SitRep – 08/29/20 (Part 3 of 3)

Note: If you haven’t read parts 1 & 2 you probably should. Otherwise, this article may not make much sense to you. <click here to read part 1>

 

Earlier this year I gave several warnings about not joining certain groups, essentially keeping a fairly low profile, not getting too involved…especially too publicly involved. The time was just not right due to a number of underlying issues. That’s changed.

 

Here is what I am asking, suggesting, that you do:

  1. Define your principles
  2. Focus on only significant/important issues
  3. Find your passion and work it
  4. Total and complete assessment of all 7 areas of your prepping efforts
  5. Remember balance
  6. Help/serve others
  7. Work your tail off !

Here is a little more explanation of what I mean in regards to those areas…

Define your principles –

Figure out exactly what you believe in; write it down to ensure they make sense to you. It doesn’t have to be long or involved.

Principle example: Abortion. Do you support it or not? Why? And what degree of tolerance do you have for violating that principle?

Answer example: I believe abortion to be wrong because the 6th Commandment says we shouldn’t kill (shed innocent blood), God tells us not to. The “standard” is the eternal principle to not shed innocent blood. And there is only one exception…a God-given right of self-defense. Gad has given us the right to self-defense and to defend our families. So the only exception to my principle stand would by the mother’s right to have an abortion should her doctor tell her that her pregnancy would kill her. Otherwise, I do not support abortion…period. It is also a “red line principle” of mine; something I sincerely and deeply believe in. That means if a political candidate supports abortion on demand, I won’t support that candidate.

Weigh issues against the “standards” that you hold to be of value. I use two standards; 1) the Constitution, 2) God. Just to have a more interesting debate in my head/heart I ask myself two questions; 1) What would the Founding Fathers say about this issue?, 2) What would Jesus say about this issue? The answer to those questions usually makes it very clear what my position should be.

Yes, this is all very, very subjective. That is why they are MY beliefs and MY principles. YOU have to decide what YOUR beliefs and principles are and why. If you don’t answer the “why” aspect then your principles and beliefs don’t have a solid foundation.

Focus on only significant issues –

There is a lot going on in the world, a long list of man-made and natural calamities taking place. It would be easy for a person to get distracted. I am telling you…ignore the static!

What is static? ONLY those things/issues which are NOT the most important to you and your family.

Example: “Chemtrail conspiracy theory”…now, I don’t care if you believe in it or not. My point…What can you do about it right now? This week? This month? What can you ever do about it? I am telling you the answer to all of those questions is…NOTHING! Because if the idea is true, you don’t have enough power to do anything about it.

Now, put it into perspective with other issues in your life…do you have a year’s supply of food? How about have taken an advanced FirstAid class on treating trauma wounds? You are far more likely to need food from your year’s supply and you are far more likely to need to treat a trauma would…then suffer from chemtrails. You can add to your food storage, you can take a FirstAid class far easier than cure any chemtrail issue.

Only give your time, effort, and resources to issues that are the most important…ignore the static!

FYI…90% of everything swirling around in life is static.

Find your passion and work it –

This is an easy one…find out what you love to do…then do it…a lot! For me it is commonsense prepping, working my little homestead, giving service to others, and doing family history (genealogy).

Yes, of course I do other things, the more mundane, life-required stuff. I still walk for exercise, clean my shop, take showers, and all other manner of boring (albeit necessary) tasks.

I am asking you to find out what really turns you on and then pursue it with a passion. Why? Because you can make a difference, a real difference, when you are passionate about something.

The only thing I ask of you…make sure your passions are moral and ethical. What about legal? Well, that is up to you 😉 The government has made sure that just about everything can be illegal in one way or another.

Total and complete assessment of all 7 areas of your prepping efforts –

Review the 7 Common Threats & Risks to all emergencies, disasters, and grid-down events. Then do an honest assessment of where your prepping efforts stand. Then make a realistic plan to fill the problematic gaps in your prepping. I am not suggesting that you go into debt, make your family suffer, create conflict with your spouse, inflict stress into your life…just make a doable plan to become better prepared. Plug the holes!

Remember “balance” –

Don’t get out of balance in your life. Don’t allow yourself to become obsessive with any single aspect of life. Remember the old adage…moderation in all things. I will present my wagon wheel theory examples for your consideration.

When you are balanced you are a better person…you are more of a help to others…a better parent…a better spouse…a better friend…a better Disciple of Christ.

Help & serve others –

Yeah, may sound a little strange at first, but trust me on this one. When you serve others you become a better person in almost every aspect. I am not asking you to become Mother Teresa. I am asking you to simply be of more service to others…help others. It may be something as simple as being kind to someone who looks to be having a bad day by a friendly “hello” as you pass by them. It might be something as grandiose as fixing someone’s car troubles. It could be helping the aged widow next door go to a doctor’s appointment. It might be a simple birthday card to a neighbor who lives alone. You figure out what you can do to help and serve others…then do it!

Oh, come on! Yes, don’t become obsessive over this…don’t become out of balance in serving others. But you have time in your life, in your day, to help others…so just go help.

Work your tail off! –

At this particular time, in this particular place, with all that is going on…you are needed! Your time, talents, efforts, even money are all needed. Now is the time to go operational!

Get out there and do the things that are needed. There will be time later for rest when things calm down. But right now…things are not calm…and best of all…right now you can make a difference!

Go out there into life an tackle those things that need to be done. Get ready!

Summary –

Earthquakes, wildfires, multiple and concurrent hurricanes, ravaging summer storms, violence, riots, the plague, politics based hate, and oh so much more. Yes, all of those things are happening right now at the same time. It is as if the world has been turned upside down and some great force has been released to make our lives miserable…even deadly. Well, it has. And yes, it will get worse.

But, let me assure you…it will get worse. Yeah, you read that sentence exactly right…it will get worse. Why? Well, that doesn’t really matter. How? Well, that doesn’t really matter either. What does matter is what you do!

So what is all this “do” I am referring to? It comes down to “doing” one thing…prepping. However, there are two aspects of prepping. Obviously there is the side of prepping that is easy to see…ways to defend yourself and your family, food storage, medical supplies and first aid knowledge, water storage, etc. The list could go on until I’ve covered all 7 areas. It is easy to know what to do in this respect. Let’s call that temporal prepping. Temporal meaning “enduring for a time only” in regards to our prepping. I could also refer to it as those things we can hold in our hands and the knowledge to use those things properly. But, there is another aspect of prepping I want to share with you today…a far, far more important facet of prepping.

I am referring to a mental state of mind, a person’s outlook, beliefs, intentions, and even their spirituality. Actually to me, in my way of thinking, you can add all of those terms together and summarize them with the term “spiritual prepping.” Now, don’t go getting all weirded out on me…just hear me out.

Your beliefs, your state of mind, when it comes to prepping is of key importance. It may mean the difference between surviving or not…or the person you become while surviving emergencies, disasters, or a grid-down event. If you have no solid foundation for your belief system then you will be easily swayed one or another on key issues and your behavior. If your beliefs are not founded on clear right and wrong, unmistakably understanding both, there exists the potentiality to a dark side of prepping and your behavior post-event.

Example: You claim to be a Christian…but during an incident you deny food to your extended family because they could have prepared (i.e. food storage) but bought a boat instead. Really?! Wherein lies the greater sin? Should they starve to death while your family has full bellies? What would Christ think of that attitude?

I am not telling you what to believe or what level of spiritual preparedness you should obtain. Those decisions are yours to make. I am simply asking you to be spiritually prepared as much as you are prepared from a temporal aspect.

Look at it this way…when the incident is over will you be satisfied with the person you became while the incident was taking place? Did you behave according to correct principles? If you are a Christian, would Christ himself be pleased with how you behaved, the person you became?

This is the time to be active, be bold, finish your temporal prepping. But, I am also asking you to give thought to your spiritual preparedness. It is important.

The past two days of SitRep material was extensive, detailed, involved, maybe a little daunting and overwhelming…you may not have even agreed with all that I had to say. That’s okay too.

What I hope happened during the last two days, and most specifically today, is that you listened to that little voice in your head and in your heart. You heard a message…you heard your message. Even in today’s article I made suggestions, encouraged you to action in some action areas. But, in the final analysis this is all my opinion, all my thoughts, all my…well, it is all about “me.”

What I am asking is for you to figure out how “you” fit into all of this, what you can do, and how you can do what needs to be done. So actually…it is all about “you.”

Now is the time to act!

If not you, who?

If not now, when?

Now is the time to be bold!

Now is the time to act!

 

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SitRep – 08/29/20 (Part 2 of 3)

This article is Part #2 of a 3 part SitRep. If you have not read Part #1 (published yesterday) please go read it first <click here to read it>

In yesterday’s article I covered:

        • The Economy
        • Civil Society
        • Politics (which includes the upcoming Presidential election)

This article will cover the “X-Factors”, the convergence point, and the beginning of a Call to Action.

The X-Factors –

OK, you should be ready for me to share my opinion on the “X-Factor” thing about now. I’ve held you in suspense long enough.

X-Factor #1:

The great plague of 2020 (COVID-19) is one of the biggest farces ever thrust upon the US citizens. No, not the health condition per se, because there is a health problem called COVID-19, but how governments at all levels used it against citizens. But let’s review the facts first:

  • COVID-19 is a form of coronavirus. Simply another strain of a virus that we’ve known about for something like 70 years.
  • Studies have proven that only about 2% of all patients whose death has been attributed to COVID-19 have actually died from COVID-19. Yes, that means approximately 98% of all deaths attributed to COVID-19 have not died from COVID-19. The 98%’ers all had serious, life-threatening, major underlying health problems, and they died from one of those conditions but they also happened to have COVID-19 present as well. Actually…that is not entirely true. A percentage of those deaths where COVID-19 was claimed as cause of death were in patients who only exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, they were never tested. And we know that somewhere between 20% – 40% of all positive COVID-19 test results are “false positives.” We also know that some health officials have outright lied. For instance…in July COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death for a man who perished in a motorcycle accident. Yup, died from the trauma due to a motorcycle accident and he was listed as a COVID-19 fatality.
  • Mask wearing has been proven effective in fighting the spread of COVID-19. Mask wearing has been proven ineffective in fighting the spread of COVID-19. Wearing some masks have been proven effective in fighting the spread of COVID-19. Other masks have proven ineffective in fighting the spread of COVID-19. So why all the confusion and contradictory information, especially from experts?

Wearing of masks over time has actually been proven to be detrimental to a person’s health. Rebreathing of carbon dioxide that the body natural tries to expel is damaging to the body. Rebreathing germs, viruses, and bacteria not properly expelled due to wearing a mask has also been proven to be unhealthy and damaging to a person’s health. So tell me again why various levels of government are mandating the wearing of masks?  And why are some levels of government making it a criminal act to now not wear a mask in pubic or in school?

  • And help me understand why furniture stores were allowed to be open to the public and churches were not allowed to hold services? Tell me again why fast food places were allowed to have their drive through windows or walk up counters open for business but churches weren’t even allowed to have worship services with congregations in their cars in their parking lots? Tell me again why at least one governor sent the state police out to record the license plates of parishioners who went to church. Oh, and later sent them citations.

So X-Factor #1 is the chaos of the COVID-19 situation and its use as a weaponized health condition to train citizens to be controlled, to comply.

X-Factor #2:America's Founding Fathers wanted to prevent tyranny

To fully understand this X-Factor we have to be able to agree on, or at least understand, how governments work. Governments are supposed to be formed and exist to ensure/guarantee God-given rights and protect its citizens from threats (foreign and domestic). In exchange citizens agree to support and sustain the law…becoming and exist as a civil society with rights, freedoms, and liberties.

However, we have seen throughout history that governments never stay within their “lane.” Meaning, just as with individuals, governments also lust for power and money. We sadly see that governments, once formed, quickly begin a quest to acquire more and more power.

Unfortunately power is something that only one of two of these entities can have at any given time. We know that ALL power/rights originates from God. We also know that God-given rights (natural rights) belong to people as individuals…rights are not governments’ to give. As individuals we willingly assign some of those rights/power to government in exchange for some specific limited benefits. Governments’ power come from its citizens.

Example: Individuals voting for representatives (Congress) and then empowering them to act on their behalf when creating laws. That transfers some power from individuals to the government, but it takes place voluntarily.

Unfortunately, once power is tasted, governments begin to lust for more power and begin to take power from individuals vs. individuals voluntarily transferring/assigning power.

Example: US Federal income tax forcibly takes money from citizens without their consent with the threat of imprisonment if the citizenry doesn’t comply.

As governments take more and more power, without sufficient opposition from citizens (i.e. actions such as ballot box to armed revolution), government’s natural tendency is to increase its seizure of power from individuals. And any specific power can only exist with an individual or with the government. In order for governments to have power, or increase power, it must be taken from individuals. It is a “zero sum game” situation…in the struggle for power one entity wins, the other loses.

Most of us are aware of FEMA and their vast authority when they invoke it. By law they can go so far as to seize private and personal property. Yes, meaning they can come in and seize your food, water, guns, and any other resource you have on your person, in your house, on your property. It is done under the guise of “declared state of emergency” for the greater good.

Also, many of us are aware of the dark powers outlined under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This single piece of legislation is the most contradictory of everything good that this country was founded on. By law it allows the federal government to completely and totally ignore the basic founding principles of our country. It gives vast powers to the military to override local and state governments…yes, to even replace local and state law enforcement if they so desire. It allows for the torture of US, as well as foreign, citizens. It allows for the seizure of (not the arrest of) US citizens and disallowing them their Constitutional rights.

But, there is a far more sinister, dark, and evil form of power that the government can and does wield. A while back I began looking into just how much power the federal government (specifically the President) has, that the President can invoke to suppress, partially or wholly, the American people’s rights/freedoms/liberties. In other words change our government from a Constitutional Republic into a totalitarian state temporarily or permanently.

First off…our Constitutional Republic is long gone in both theory and fact. Congress over time (230 years) has continuously passed legislation that negates most, in some cases all, of our original rights, liberties, and freedoms that our Founding Fathers blessed us with. Congress has substantially changed how government works and what powers they can wield. But the single most frightening aspect of government power has not come from Congress, not from the Constitution, and certainly not from the consent of the people. Even the Supreme Court has become an “activist” branch of our government creating law. But some of the most dangerous power that I speak of has simply been created by the Executive Branch of the United States government. I speak specifically of Presidential Emergency Action Documents (PEADs).

Yeah, probably never heard of it have you? Most folks haven’t. And there are no public PEADs, none have been declassified, and the exact contents of PEADs are not known. There is no known record of disclosed information in an interview of anyone who is, or has been involved, with creating, editing, reviewing, or even have read a PEAD. Why? Because all those persons who would have access to them, and they are very few, sign non-disclosure agreements…under penalty of imprisonment. Not even the Freedom of Information Act can get you access to any part of any PEAD…let alone a whole PEAD document.

So how are they known about at all? There have been documents forcibly released (FOIA) by various government agencies that reference a few PEADs by name, hint as to their contents, or use the PEAD reference as justification of current or future action by that agency.

An example of that would be the FBI some 60 years ago had a memo (released through FOIA) that authorized the “seizure”, not the arrest, of any person who represented a threat to the operation of the federal government. And FYI…that authorization has never been revoked, or found unconstitutional by a court (let alone even challenged). Congress has never investigated it and the Courts have never ruled on it or even had a case brought before it pertaining to its obvious violation of the Constitution.

The foundation of PEADs actually started with the concept that a President must be able to act quickly to protect the country, whereas Congress acts slowly and cannot respond in a timeframe adequate to a national emergency. And that is exactly where the abuse started…declared national emergency. When a President declares a national emergency some of the powers he gains through FEMA and NDAA are completely outside of the Constitution and virtually unchecked. And PEADs provide authority even further outside of the Constitution and with virtual immunity from the Judicial Branch of the US government. In other words…it provides everything needed for the United States to become an authoritarian/totalitarian state during a declared national emergency. But, what if a President didn’t stop there…and invoked a perpetual state of emergency? What if he canceled or delayed elections based on a declared national emergency? What if he disbanded Congress…or at least forbid them to travel?

So why don’t we know more about PEADs? The simple answer…security classification. PEADs are classified so secret that even members of Congress are not allowed to read them. In interviews with people that might know about PEAD contents, when asked a question in reference to a PEAD, they answer, “I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of PEADs.” That is government speak for, “I know about them, they exist, they are very powerful, and you are not worthy to know anything about them.”

How convenient is that! The very documents capable of destroying the United States Constitution, shred rights/freedoms/liberties, to establish a totalitarian state…and no one outside of those doing the dirty work can even read them. And the court system, including the Supreme Court, has absolutely no say-so in it…because they too are not allowed access to them.

What does all this mean? The government of the United States has become corrupt to the point where it no longer recognizes God-given rights, has overthrown the founding principles of the Constitution, has all but destroyed most Constitutional rights/freedoms/liberties, has sized power after power after power from citizens, and has changed the way our government was designed to work. Additionally, it has given itself the final, complete, and all-encompassing powers needed to complete the transition from a Constitutional Republic founded 240 years ago to a totalitarian state whenever it wishes to do so. How? Simply by declaring a national state of emergency.

So X-Factor #2 is the US government giving itself unlimited powers completely outside of the protections of the US Constitution.

X-Factor #3:

To continue we have to be able to agree on a few things:

  1. The US economic situation is unstable, and it has been, and is being intentionally destabilized,
  2. The existence of COVID-19 has thrown the US into a very chaotic world touching every aspect of our society…and changing it.
  3. US society is now uncivil and getting worse. Getting worse to the point that we could make a case that we are on the verge of a civil war.
  4. The US political system has reached a point of…well, it is exactly what our Founding Fathers warned us about…political acting as nothing more than two opposing self-interest groups vying for power.

So if you can agree with me on those things we can go on to talk about this X-Factor. AT this point in time we have a destabilized economic situation, a destabilized society, a destabilized political system and a health crisis. What is the common thread? Destabilization.

So X-Factor #3 is destabilization.

Convergence Point –

Convergence Point

So why all the suspense and drama…even coining the term X-Factors? Well, I didn’t exactly create the “X-Factor” term…I am simply applying the term to our current situation.

To understand where I am coming from right now you have to go back to my presentation of the “convergence” at the very beginning of this SitRep in Part #1. Convergence is the intersection, joining, merging, coming together of two or more things. At this time I am referring to the convergence point.

Our society consists of a destabilized economic system, a Basic emergency preparedness for emergencies, disasters and grid-down. check listdestabilized society, a destabilized political system, and a severe health related crisis. These destabilized aspects in the United States has created chaos, is creating chaos, and will continue to create chaos. They have come together to create the convergence point.

So where am I headed with all of this? I will answer that with a question…

When you have enough chaos what happens?

The chief mission of a guerrilla insurgency, a primary tactic of the CIA, when trying to overthrow a foreign government, is simple…create a destabilized society.  And that destabilization generates sufficient chaos causing the populace to cry out for change…safety and security. It is a tried and proven tactic for thousands of years…and it works…history proves it works. And that is to be feared.

And it can only be defeated with one counter measure…day light. And I am not referring to sunshine as such. But the analogy is spot on. What is the best disinfectant against bacteria and viruses? UV light. What is the most abundant form/provider of UV light? The sun. So shedding daylight on something that needs disinfecting is the best, surest, easiest form of killing the virus/germ/bacteria that is causing the infection.

In this situation shedding light on the situation means standing by correct principles and exposing the evil taking place around us. And to me that requires forgetting politics.

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
George Washington,  1796

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
John Adams, 1789

Nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties.
Alexander Hamilton, 1787

Yup, to fix our situation along with shedding daylight on what is happening we must forget politics, forget political parties. Don’t look at it in terms of Republican/Democrat, left/right, liberal/conservative, BLM/Proud Boys, III’s/AntiFa, etc. Forget all of that! If you stick with those political positions and views you are in direct opposition to our Founding Fathers. Our Founding Fathers’ actions were dictated by understanding correct principles, abiding by them, being bold, and standing up for those principles.

The Agenda –

Why? How?

The people who are running this overthrow show, those who have targeted the US at this particular time in this particular way are not part of any political side…they are their own side. Those behind all of this are not members of a political party; they are not liberals, not Communists, not Progressives, not Democrats. They are also not Republicans, not conservatives, not the so-called right. They are none of those! But, they are using all of them, both sides regardless of political position.

They are using all of those groups against each other…they are destabilizing and creating chaos by using all the those opposing groups against each other. Why? To create chaos. Why? So eventually people, the “populace” will ask for, then beg for, then demand safety and security…cry out for peace and stability. And those behind this mess have the perfect answer…and you won’t like it.

Their answer is not rights, freedoms, and liberties. It is not a Constitutional Republic. It is not founding principles based on eternal principles. It is not “…all men are created equal…” It is not “We hold these truths…” It is not “We the people…” It is none of those things. But, it is safety and security, it is peace and stability…or else! And, it is delivered by force through tear gas, night sticks, flash-bang grenades, guns, and military vehicles.

Please remember this simple truth spoken of by one of our wisest Founding Fathers…

The answer of those who are trying to destroy us, their answer to our problems of today, in the plainest of terms…authoritarianism…totalitarianism. You see, the elitists know that you can’t be trusted, to know what is best…so they will tell you what is best. They will give you only options that they deem appropriate…they will force safety and security on you. They will see to it that you live in a peaceful and stable world by forcing it upon you. And you are not going to like it. Well, you won’t like it if you are a person who enjoys rights, freedoms, liberties, and the ability to exercise agency.

And if enough destabilization is created…if enough chaos is created…most people will beg for their plan, they will beg for safety, security, peace, and stability. They will plead for it…demand it. And that same populace will be all too eager to give up rights, freedoms, and liberties in exchange. We’ve seen just that in the last 5 -6 months. People, previously known as patriots and conservatives, are all too willing to accept, even taking great pleasure in, seeing military armored vehicles and soldiers standing on our streets enforcing curfews. Seeing even peaceful protestors and journalists beaten and shot by federal law enforcement troops…others abducted by military uniformed personnel into unmarked vehicles. How quickly they forgot the struggle of 240 years ago and the evils that our Founding Fathers overcame. How quickly these so-called Constitutionalists give up rights and liberties for a little safety and security!

To resist this scheme of those that would see the complete destruction of the United States…to resist their cunning, their evil…it can only be done with correct principles.

POLITICAL PARTIES WILL NOT WORK, DOES NOT WORK, HAS NOT WORKED!!!!!

Only understanding and standing by correct principles will we have any chance to defeat those that wish us harm…and destruction. We must become our Founding Fathers.

I have spoken before about “principles vs politics”…it is our only hope. And I’ve shared my opinion on what principles to adopt. For me I have adopted two sets of principles; 1) Constitutional principles, 2) eternal principles. They are not conflicting, they are not mutually exclusive. They are compatible and complementary. They work perfectly hand-in-hand.

Let me be absolutely clear in what I believe and advocate…

  • Being part of a political party will add to the problem and serve to overthrow the Republic.
  • Being part of a political entity or movement (i.e. BLM, AntiFa, or any left-wing or right-wing) will add to the problem and serve to overthrow the Republic.
  • Favoring any political group (i.e. Communist, Marxist, right-wing, conservative, Republican, Democrat, etc.) will add to the problem and serve to overthrow the Republic.

Why will this add to the problem and serve to overthrow the United States? Because any of the above will create divisiveness, destabilization, and chaos when dealing with the opposite group. They are all the perfect examples of tribalism.

How will this add to the problem and serve to overthrow the United States? Because is plays into the hands of the ruling elitists of pitting us again each other…manipulating us into becoming a tool in their hands…one tribe against the other…all tribes against all others.

How does adopting correct principles “fix” anything? Because when we do what is right we are following correct principles for the right reason. It is never the wrong time to do the right thing. Doing right is the only thing that will overcome the opposition who are doing the wrong things…doing the evil things.

Yes, we may lose a battle from time to time…but we can and will win the war. And the war is not what many/most think…the war is actually good vs evil. Put yourself on the right side of this war through adopting and adhering to correct principles. And, be bold in doing so!

Be bold and stand up for correct principles…speak against anyone, any group, any organization that forwards opposition to those correct principles.

Now is the time to act!

If not you, who?

If not now, when?

Now is the time to be bold!

Now is the time to act!

 

note: tomorrow I will share some additional thoughts and put forward some suggestions.

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SitRep – 08/29/20 (Part 1 of 3)

There are times when I, as well as others, “connect the dots” and show how something has occurred that is not readily apparent to everyone but various data points exist, and existed, to show it would or has happened. Then there are times when a series of events, called strains (a.k.a. trends), come together to produce a large and significant situation. That “come together” action is called convergence. It is interesting to read the formal definition of convergence. However, in the context of this article…it is the meeting, joining, merging of several strains of major occurrences taking place in the world…specifically the United States. And that convergence…well, it is producing a mega-storm of potential destruction that could change the face of the United States forever. And I am not talking a good change.

Before I get into the meat of the article me explain, or rather “re-explain”, how I present material. I provide “predictions” in terms of probability. I don’t remember ever saying that such and such will (as in 100%) happen in regards to the material contained herein. I present it in terms of what I think will happen…but in terms of only the probability of it happening, not the certainty of it occurring.

Example: Earlier this year, after the plague started, I laid out the case for the collapse of the US economy. I gave a timeframe for that collapse in 4 – 6 weeks from the time of the article’s publication.  In that “prediction” was my assessment that the collapse probability was better that it would happen, than it would not happen. Did the economy collapse? No, at least not in the traditional sense of the term, nor did it collapse like I saw the potential for it to. It actuality did collapse further and deeper in some aspects than I thought it would…but didn’t collapse in the sense that it ceased to function. So the collapse beat my expectation on it’s probability. More on the “economic collapse” later.

This SitRep article uses the exact same concept…probability. And there is a significant difference between the percentage of probability of something occurring vs the certainty of that event occurring. In this article I am saying there is a high likelihood, or high probability, of events taking place…not their certainty. Now that all of the clarification is out of the way…on with the SitRep.

In this article I will explain how four areas of concern (AOCs) have matured and are now merging together to create an impact that I feel compelled to write about…to warn you about. Fortunately, for those of you that have been following my website and reading my SitReps and Immediate Action Warnings…none of this will come as a big surprise.

Also, something a bit different from me…this SitRep consists of three parts. Today’s part covers the first three AOCs. Tomorrow I will cover the 4th AOC and Summary. And finally I will provide my thoughts on some specific issues in regards to this SitRep and make some suggestions.

AOCs –

Basic emergency preparedness for emergencies, disasters and grid-down. check listThe areas of concern I will be referring to are:

  • The Economy
  • Civil Society
  • Politics (which includes the upcoming Presidential election)
  • The X-Factors
The Economy –

As mentioned just a few paragraphs above, earlier this year I presented the probability that the economy would collapse before or during the summer. While the economic collapse did not occur in the traditional sense of the word or as I expected it would, let’s review a few things:

  • The unemployment situation is in massive trouble. While the administration is touting the job creations numbers (i.e. 1.5million jobs created in a previous month) they conveniently neglected to also point out that 1.1million people filed for first-time unemployment the previous week. If it were not for the special supplemental federal unemployment benefit of $600 per week, the economy would have been decimated along with tens of millions of families months ago.
  • The Federal Reserve (Fed) has created as much as 15 trillion dollars of “funny money” since the beginning of the plague. Yes, the Fed has digitally created that money out of thin air with nothing to support it but the full faith and credit of the US government.
  • The Fed is now virtually the sole purchaser of US treasury notes and bonds. Why? Because no one else wants to buy them. Well, that is not entirely true. Other countries and some individuals would buy them…if the yield (interest rate) was high enough. But, allowing the interest rate to that level in the free market system would expose how precarious the credit rating of the US actually is. So the Fed conveniently steps in buys those government notes… keeping the interest rate artificially low.
  • There is a substantial amount of information out in the financial world stating clearly that the US credit, financial outlook, etc. is diminishing…actually falling to dangerous levels. While not degrading the US government credit rating, as has been done in the not too distant past, they use terms such as the “outlook” for US government economic stability is weakening. Another way they go about it is stating things like, “US economy recovery potential is softening.” But the signals are there, in abundance, and all showing that, as is well-known around the world, the US economy, propped up the Fed, is extremely unstable, headed downhill, and in a very precarious position right now.
  • The Fed has been pumping about $150 – $250 BILLION dollars per week into the US financial system…banking and the stock market. Without this massive influx of cash the US economy would have ceased to exist months ago.
  • The money that I just mentioned…has all been digitally created…yes, meaning “funny money”. But worse than that…it is money that the US government is borrowing…and adding to the national debt.
  • Due to all of this digital creation of money and massive borrowing of funds by the US government…and then it being artificially pumped into the banking system and stock markets…we are seeing a substantial reduction in the dollar’s purchasing power. That is also known as inflation. Granted, inflation is not being seen in all aspects of the US economy, the dollar’s purchasing power is being felt by all US citizens except for the very rich.
  • In terms of who owns the underlying mortgages of private property in the US…the federal government is now the largest private landowner in the US. And yes, the federal government is already the largest public landowner in the US.
  • The federal is also virtually the sole holder of all student debt in the US. And essentially the only game in town for student loans. And the student loan default and delinquency rate in historic territory.
  • The days delinquent for residential mortgages, car loans, credit card balances, and car title loans is also growing substantially…as in growing into collapse
  • Business bankruptcies are at historic levels.
  • Commercial real estate is becoming over built, sitting more and more empty.
  • The trend in personal bankruptcies is indicating that we are looking at historic levels in the near future.
  • Small business brick and mortar businesses are closing their doors at an historic pace.

I won’t keep going on, you get the picture. The picture is simply this…the US economy sucks! We are in precarious, if not perilous, times from an economic perspective. You might well point out the stock market performance as contradictory evidence…and you would be right to do so. It is doing amazingly well this year…and specifically during the plague. Why? That’s an easy one. Another question, maybe more appropriate, would be “How?” And that answer is just as easy. The Fed. Yup, the Fed has been pumping 10’s of billions into the stock market…each week. That’s the “how.”

Going back to the “Why?” Well, that answer is multi-fold; 1) to transfer massive amounts of wealth to the Fed’s member banks and the rich ruling class in America, 2) to artificially prop up the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency, 3) to give a high-profile example of how well the US economy is doing…albeit a “false front”.

Economic X-Factor : a wealth transfer economy and inflation as a tool.

Economic Summary –

We have never, ever seen economic times like this in the history of the US or the world. But, that is not the point. The point is…”Why is it all happening now?” And that is why it one of the top convergence factors…but also just a part of the convergence. By itself the economic situation is not insurmountable. In combination with the other convergence factors…well, wait for the “Summary” at the end of this article.

Civil Society –

I actually chuckled when I typed the above term. I had to ask myself…What civil society?!

Now, don’t get me wrong…I am not referring to individual people, or even specific small groups. I am referring to the whole of US society. And our society is anything but civil any more. I originally included the next section’s topic “Politics” in this section…but quickly realized that politics needed its own section. But, back to civil society.

I won’t go into painful discussion on this subject. Simply turn on the TV, read the news, watch the videos, listen to the reporting, and talk to people you know and you get an idea of how uncivil society has become.

The obvious is just that…we can see the classic example in BLM/AntiFa protests that turn into riots, especially when confronted by opposing groups…it becomes uncivil and quickly…sometimes violently. But, we are also seeing it in the COVID “masked vs. unmasked” confrontations. We see it in teachers striking to not go back to school…and parents demanding that face-to-face classes restart. We see it in proponents of COVID-19 treatments…and those who oppose those treatments. We see it in those who want restrictions of rights and freedoms in favor of safety and security…and those who want freedoms and rights…including the right chancing to die of COVID-19.

We see peaceful protests corrupted and turned into violent clashes, rioting, looting, and all manner of criminal activity against their own community. We peace officers try to fight criminals and maintain the peace…then it turns into chemical warfare, thug-like violence, military armored vehicles, and military troops being used against US citizens.

We see a middle-class, middle-aged couple defend their home against trespassing criminals known for rioting, looting, and destroying…then they are arrested by police, police confiscate their weapons, and the judicial system charges the couple with criminal activity.

I could go on and on about the breakdown of society…and the exponential falling apart of society since the onset of the COVID-19 plague. But do I need to…or do you see it clearly enough?

There is an old saying about the times that try men’s souls. To me, in my lifetime, I’ve seen stressful times/events do two things; 1) good people become better people, 2) bad people become worse. Yeah, yeah…I know that is very judgmental of me. And that judgement is very, very subjective in terms of my personal observations. I understand all of that. But do you disagree with my statement? Do you find that stressful times/events make bad people better and good people worse?

And please, don’t chastise me on using language such as good and bad in terms of who people are. And I am talking about the “real” person, the inside person…NOT who they appear to be on the outside. And just for your information…I almost used the terms “good and evil” vs “good and bad”…so you got off easy. Yeah, yeah, I tried/trying to be a little more soft and tender.

So, I think we can pretty much agree that society has become anything but civil…especially true when you start bringing in politics into the equation. But, have you ever asked yourself the question…”Why now?” Why is society becoming so uncivil right now…during this particular time in US history?

Hold that thought…

Politics –

Oh Boy!

If there was ever a can of worms…it is now…and it is discussing politics. But, I am not going to talk about politics in the traditional sense of the word. Why? We all know the state of politics… it has never been more divisive than it is now. The Republicans and Democrats are eating each other alive…and themselves as well. And actually…they are eating the entire country alive in the process…eating way at the very foundation and fabric of the United States.

But, if you have been following me for any length of time none of this is a surprise…I’ve been pointing out the details of it for a very long time. And most of all…our Founding Fathers warned us about political parties and their inherent evil. They warned us against them, warned us about not joining them, clearly warned us that political parties would destroy our Republic. And our Founding Father were right…they have destroyed our Republic. The United States of America is a dim shadow of what was built over 240 years ago. A shameful, dim shadow at that…thanks to political parties and their blind lust for power…and I speak of Republicans as well as Democrats.

But today, right now, in the summer of 2020 we are seeing our political system at its very worst…at its most destructive. We are seeing demonization that is unprecedented. We are seeing for the first time such things as multiple former Presidents coming out and publicly speaking in terrible demeaning terms of the current President.  We are seeing a sitting President personally attacking individuals at a level that was unimaginable until just a few years ago. We are seeing demonization of both sides by both sides…demonization at unthinkable levels. And the media…well, they have fallen to such partisan depths of muck and mire that I need not even take the time to give specifics or details.

Have you asked the question…”Why?” and “Why now?” The answers to both are important.

In my opinion, in my way of thinking, the answer to “Why? Is very simple…the lust for power. No, not the less extreme, quest of power…but the extremist…”lust” for power. And not power in terms to fix or restore America…and certainly not restore the Constitution or the founding principles of the Republic…no, not at all. But the demonization as a tactic, a despicable and evil tactic, used in politician’s raw lust for power, for authority, for subjugation.

To me I see this demonization as using a nuclear bomb on the battle field by both sides, with troops from both sides still on that battle field. The Generals’ lust to claim victory…their lust for power…overshadows the idea that they kill all of their own troops along with all of the enemy troops in the use of that nuclear weapon.

Yes, that means that our politicians, both sides, are killing the American Republic in their lust for power. And the worst part…they know they are killing the American Republic.

So now let’s talk about the election for a moment. I started talking about this a couple of years ago. No one will win this election, both sides, everyone will lose. I explained it as this…the outcome of the winning political party will be contested by the opposing political party. I stated that fraud and interference (foreign and domestic) will be claimed by the losing side. And we are seeing both political parties lining up thier arguments…putting the ideas in the heads of Americans.

One political party is demanding wide-spread general mail-in voting. And we know for a fact, indisputable fact, that there has been and will be widespread fraud and abuse via mail-in voting. It will simply be a fraudulent election process. And a process not even allowed for in the Constitution.

At the same time we have leader of the opposing political party talking openly about delaying (i.e. canceling) the election. And to be clear…there is no Constitutional authority for that to be done.  However, I chose my words carefully…and that is an X-Factor to be discussed later.

We are also now seeing more reports coming to the surface that Russia interfered with the last Presidential election. Of course they did!!! That is the job of their state department and spy agencies…that is not news and it is not new. And FYI…the United States does the same thing!! The US State Department and US spy agencies have done it for nearly 120 years. And in many cases when those US government agencies can’t swing an election…the CIA simply goes in and topples the sovereign government of that country. And when it is unfeasible to topple a government the CIA has simply killed, or attempted to kill, the foreign country’s leader. So when Russia, or any other country, interferes with our election…well, it is called karma…or payback…or business as usual. Whatever you call it…it is common…and the US does it as much, or more, that any other country in the entire world. And everyone in the US government knows it…and yes, that includes all the national level politicians.

But again, that is not the issue! The question to ask is this, “Why all the posturing of political parties to be able to claim election fraud, and why all the reports of past and future election interference, and even talking about delaying the election…why now?” The answer in the political X-Factor.

This concludes Part #1 of the 8/29/20 SitRep. I will publish Part #2 tomorrow.

 

 

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The 7/17/2020 SitRep Action Plan Explained…

I’ve had more than a few requests to explain my Action Plan that I included at the end of my SitRep – 07/17/20. So I took a few hours this morning to write some of my reasoning behind what I suggested as items for your action plan. As always, some of the items may apply to you, some might not. Even those that apply to you are to be used by you as you see fit. Let your instinct be your guide. Only YOU know your situation and what is best for you, your family, and your community.

I hope this makes sense and you find value in what I put forward. I think if you ponder it…no, I am sure that as you ponder these 16 items you will find the value, the nuggets, that will help you in going forward.

If you haven’t already read the SitRep – 07/17/20 – Warning! you may want to do so before reading this post <click here to read it>.

Here is each of the 16 items and some thoughts on each:

  1. Implement a plan to fill any holes in your emergency preparations based on the 7 Common Risks & Threats.

We have seen in the last 6 months what it is like when folks aren’t prepared for even the most simple and basic of issues and disruptions of the supply chain and services. Do you want to run out of toilet paper? Of course not. But, what disappears from the shelves next…do you have enough to get by? We have an overall idea of what might come next…I want you to be prepared for it so you and your family do not suffer. And, the 7 Common Risks & Threats covers the bases when it comes to ALL aspects of emergency preparedness. Each one of those Risks/Threats are common to every emergency, disaster, and even grid-down. If you have used that as a guide you will be prepared, you will be ready, and you will not fear.

Why work diligently to fill the holes now? Why not now? You know what is coming.

  1. Do NOT join any militia of any kind, or any group that vocally expresses blanket support for police.

Sounds strange that these two are lumped together. But I have my reasoning. There are groups out there, some are referred to as militias, but they go by other names as well. And these groups are militant and express unconditional support for law & order, police departments, and anti-AntiFa, etc. They have been showing up in communities well-armed, some in full battle rattle.

However, some of these groups have questionable leadership, suspect motives, and doubtful ability to understand and stand-by Constitutionals rights of folks. They act tough, they strut around, and show off their latest cool tactical gear. But, beware!!

All of these groups either have government special agents (i.e. FBI) or confidential informants that are keeping their respective law enforcement agencies fully aware of what is going on…well, their version of what is going on. There is a huge list of instances where these “moles” have reported misinformation back to their handlers…and in the past it has led to arrests, malicious prosecution, wrongful imprisonment, and in some extreme cases…death. Police departments are desperate right now to prove themselves…don’t get caught up in something like that.

More importantly…don’t get caught up in a group, however well-intentioned, who may do the wrong thing at the wrong time, in the wrong situation…and it goes horribly bad.

This is not the time for joining a militia or any similar group.

  1. Do look for Peace Officers who respect and honor the Constitution…in good times and bad. Then tell them you appreciate them and stand by them when the time comes…and the time will come.

As I’ve pointed out for years…there are good guys out there who carry badges! And the good ones are fairly easy to spot…they are the police officers (a.k.a Peace Officers) who are not killing people by kneeling on their neck, they are not the ones arresting journalists, they are not the ones shooting peaceful protesters with rubber bullets, they are not the ones whisking protestors off in unmarked vans while not wearing agency identification, they are not the ones posting mocking or racist material on websites, etc. You know who they are. They are not the ones who will justify their acts by saying, “I was just following orders” or “I don’t make the laws, I just enforce them.” The good guys will stand by the Constitution, rights, liberties, and freedoms even when it is not popular with their political bosses or their fellow officers. They are the ones who know that “To serve and protect” means to serve and protect citizens…NOT serve politicians or political agendas. They are the ones will to stop other officers from “tuning up” suspects…or stop them from killing a man in handcuffs, on the ground, begging for his life, while one of the badge holding tough guys…well, you get the idea.

And the good guys with badges NEED your support! They need that face-to-face where you sincerely thank them, buy them lunch, give them a bottle of water on a hot day, and any number of heartfelt gestures. They need that support now…and they will need your support in the future. And in the future the support they need may well be of a more physical nature.

Let the good guys know that you recognize them, appreciate them, respect them, and are there for them. Be actively engaged in this effort! The good guys with badges need to know that the public has their back…or at least you have their back.

  1. Do NOT generally talk to folks about forming any armed group.

Right now most law enforcement agencies, all federal law enforcement agencies, have an all-out effort to identify “threats” and that means people capable of and willing to cause violence. And as the FBI has been directing these efforts for nearly 20 years…potential domestic terrorists are at the top of their concern list. And the list that the FBI and DHS uses to identify potential domestic terrorists apply to almost exactly anyone who is a prepper, Constitutionalist, Christian, veteran, food storage advocate, etc. And they are specifically looking for any “groups” who advocate violence. And yes, that means any group who support the Second Amendment and who want to protect their family and community.

Especially now…if you become associated with, or attempt to form, any group who is armed, expresses a desire to protect your community or protect your personal property….you will fall directly in the bullseye of one or more law enforcement agencies…and almost assuredly at the federal level…meaning the FBI. And don’t think you can do so under the radar. The FBI has a massive network of undercover agents and confidential informants who are all ready, willing, and able to suck you into their web.

Stay away from these kinds of activities.

  1. Stay very aware of what is happening in your community. Keep your Situation Awareness at its peak.

I am sure you’ve noticed that protests have occurred from coast to coast. Obviously all the big cities…but also in small towns. A nearby town, population under 12000 people, had BLM protestors and a few AntiFa mixed in. However, they were largely ineffective, ignored, and didn’t cause any notable problems. But…they were there and who knows what might spark a real problem. But, that isn’t the real threat…at least not in this situation. Just yesterday I ran into some a large number of folks doing some “target practice” out in the middle of nowhere while I was riding in my UTV. Normally no issue…but they were drinking and blowing up more than a little tannerite. As a couple of us were talking four of the 20 – 40 age group took their AKs & ARs and just let loose with extreme rapid fire for a whole 30-round mag each. Then the hooting and hollering as the smoke cleared…

“That’s just what those AntiFa guys will get!”

OK, so maybe the beer and false bravado of a gun rush was talking. But, there is some truth to what they said. How much truth is debatable. But, what if a group of folks like this actually geared-up and went after a relatively benign group of protestors in the community? Or even went after a group of looters? Leave the bad guys to the police and those protecting their own personal property and businesses. Don’t get involved in armed vigilantly groups.

Be aware of what is happening in your community, the potential flash points, and even the smallest of threats. It might just get out of hand.

  1. Stay off social media where controversial topics are discussed such as militias, armed resistance, etc.

This ties into earlier topics. Law enforcement agencies have people combing through social media looking for potential targets. And I mean anyone who they can classify, rightly or wrongly, as a potential threat…especially “groups.” And once they have put you on the list…you never, ever get off it. You are in their database forever…and always a potential threat!

If things get bad (I could just as easily say “when”) and law enforcement starts to round up folks, who will they come for first? Second? If/when they want to send a message to those who would oppose ant-Constitutional actions…who are they going to look at as their biggest threat or easiest target…and what will they do?

Just trust me on this…you don’t need this kind of attention right now…or in the future. Don’t bring a spotlight on yourself in this way. And I am telling you point blank…federal law enforcement agencies are all over social media looking for targets of opportunity. Don’t be one!

  1. Read, understand, and use all of my Immediate Action Warnings that I have produced since the beginning of 2020.

I don’t have all the answers. I do have some. I issue those Immediate Action Warnings for a reason…sometimes for a whole host of reason. Sometimes I have inside information that I cannot, and will not reveal. Sometimes it is just common sense and some folks may just need a little nudge. Whatever the case…read the warnings and listen to what your instinct tells you needs to be done for you and your family. Then act on it!

  1. Have discussions with your neighbors to get an idea of where they are with everything that is happening.

What I am talking about here is just to get a feel for what is in their head and heart. Whose side are they on? Will they be on the right side when it hits the fan? Will they be a threat or valuable ally when times get tough? Are they a raging liberal AntiFA supporter…or worse, a law & order extremist?

Just get to know who your neighbors are…it will pay off big time!!  And they might even invite you over for a BBQ.

  1. Prepare for the potential second wave of COVID-19 this fall.

COVID-19 is in its third major mutation…that has made it much more contagious. However, it appears that its lethality is lower. So you are more likely to get it, and less likely to die from it.

However, the next natural mutation would be for COVID-19 to become more lethal. That’s just how viruses work. Their mission is to find hosts, feed off them, and move on. A “survival of the fittest” kind of thing.

Right now people are outside much more, and that means more social distancing, and more sun whose UV rays kills viruses. But as fall approaches, and especially if schools open back up, we will be in much closer proximity to each other, less sunlight, and a perfect breeding ground for the spread of the virus. History has proven that over and over.

If those in power see a spike of the nature we could be looking at in the fall they will react in more dramatic and draconian ways. They already have a good feel for what powers, Constitutional or otherwise, that they can wield over their respective populations. And you could see extreme measures taken…far worse than what we’ve seen so far. And with it being a presidential election cycle…well, let your imagination dictate what could happen. Don’t get caught lacking in your prepping.

  1. Prepare for increased violence when/if colleges and schools reopen.

Colleges are historical hotbeds of unrest and violence when it comes to social issues. Kids at that age are full of energy, seeking direction, susceptible to all manner of evil, and easily motivated to violence. Beware! If the anarchist leadership can maintain the momentum they’ve built up there could be real trouble. Just as a second wave of COVID-19…we could be looking at a second wave of violence. This would especially be true if another George Floyd situation occurred…or a situation that the propagandists could make one to appear as such.

This has the potential to be a huge flashpoint! Not just the anarchists and politicians will take advantage of it…look for the violent right to become much more active.

  1. Prepare for a horrific Presidential campaign season.

I’ve been writing and warning about this for a couple of years now. And for good reason! Not only do we have historical perspective of what the “politics” could look like…we now have the widespread violence aspect increasing. And I am telling you point blank…there is political violence coming.

The violence will be from both sides. AntiFa and the leftists will want to confront Trump supporters. And there will no shortage of Trump supporters who will welcome the opportunity to violently confront those on the left. And violence will occur…and it will be deadly.

I expect to see a level of violence on par with the Democratic National Convention of 1968…or worse. Be careful, be cautious, be aware, be smart. And of course…don’t believe what the politicians say…or the media.

  1. Prepare for the fallout from whoever wins the election…especially if the Dems sweep Congress and the Whitehouse.

Another topic I have talked at length on for the last couple of years. Suffice to say, whomever wins…the opposition is not going to like it…not at all. Not only will there be spin-off violence from the election, there will political knee jerking. If the leftist Democrats win expect there to be a long list of rights restrictions, liberty/freedom killing legislation…a full-on Communist/Marxist agenda attempted. And a radical and violent reaction from their opposition.

If the Republicans win…they will be emboldened and attempt to implement more of their agenda. And it too will be violently opposed by the left. And that opposition will in-turn be met with a violent reaction from the right.

This election cycle is a “lose-lose” situation filled the potential of violence…extreme violence. Be careful, be cautious, be aware, be smart.

  1. Hone your critical thinking skills and dig for accurate information…distrust the media and distrust all social media even more…especially prepper social media websites.

Accurate and truthful information will be very hard to find. It will be out there to be sure. But, both political parties, all political candidates, will not be advocating and promoting truth. They will, as politicians do, advocate only that which supports their own agenda…personal or party.

Treat all media and politician information as false and fake. Be especially watchful for “deepfake” media. Use your own skills, your own mind, your own sources, and find the truth. And then pass that truth on to all those you realistically can.

In the coming months truth will be a rare commodity…an endangered species.

Prepper social media websites especially, and most prepper websites in general, have developed some serious issues. Some have gone full-on hard right militant and violence prone. Some have gone into some very weird directions that I won’t go into. Some have particularly problematic and questionable leadership that have…well, gotten themselves into some deep legal trouble. Be very cautious about social media sites right now…especially prepper social media websites…there are some real problems at the present. And…they are rife with confidential informants working for all manner of federal law enforcement agencies as well as local agencies. Be very wary!

  1. Push to reopen churches and religious practices wherever and whenever possible.

As we’ve seen…government officials have taken very opportunity to further the leftist agenda of subverting the right to religious freedom that is guaranteed under the First Amendment.  Don’t think for a minute that it has gone unnoticed by these politicians that they have the power to so easily crush something as fundamental as the right to worship. It is not a mere coincidence that the right to worship, freedom of religion, has been so easily crushed. Push back! Support this valuable, essential, right!

  1. Support your local businesses whenever practical.

As I look around the three local communities in the area where I live I see more and more closed local businesses. The lights are going out! The big entities such as Amazon are doing fine…growing actually. But, your local businesses may be suffering. Support those local folks whenever you possibly can. As the larger retailers grow…the power of the average person shrinks…and the potential for government/corporation cooperation/coordination grows. And that ain’t good for lights, liberties, and freedoms…not good for you!

  1. Avoid Facebook, Instagram, Google and other big tech firms as much as you can.

There is a whole host of reason for this. But, the number one troubling reason that I see right now…intelligence. No, not the kind that means “smart.” The kind that means “information.”

It is scary right now, horrifying actually, the amount of information that these tech giants are gathering.  Yes, they are gathering personal information of every kind on individuals. But, far more troubling…they are gathering massive and I mean MASSIVE- amounts of information at the macro level. And with that information they can very, very accurately predict what populations, or sub-groups, will do. Specifically what a reaction would be to any number of actions imposed upon the populace. AND THAT IS VERY DANGEROUS! ! !

Why? You already know the answer. With that kind of information comes power…power over people…control, control of the worse kind. Power at an unreal level…the kind of which we’ve never seen before. It is terminal cancer infecting us. It is killing our freedom to choose faster than anyone ever dreamed possible. And by law or coercion…all of that information is available to the government…government bureaucrats and the politicians.

The more you use any social media website, any major search engine, and any online retailer, any online news service, any debit/credit card, you add to that information base. And each and every day their power grows…and our freedoms shrink.

Stop thinking globally…think locally. Actually, stop thinking/acting nationally…think/act locally. Don’t feed the beasts if you can help it.

 

 

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SitRep – 07/17/20 – WARNING !

This SitRep is critical and I am asking you to read it in its entirety. Please feel free to pass it on to those who you feel will benefit from it.

This SitRep differs slightly from most of my previous SitReps in that I provide some pretty specific suggestions in the Summary / Action Plan section.

It’s been 2-1/2 months since my last SitRep…and I write this one with all seriousness and deliberation. Please don’t take it lightly…or worse yet, disregard it all together.

The topics I will cover in this SitRep are:

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Society
  • Civil War
  • Economy
  • Politics
  • The Plague
Civil Rights

First off… civil rights is equal social opportunities and equal protection under the law. And that concept comes straight from the Declaration of Independence –

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” 

The US does have a history of not fully implementing that concept. However, in the mid-1960’s that implementation was finally codified. Unfortunately, some folks have not actually accepted that…and in some strange ways. First off, there is prejudice in the US…many flavors of it. But the worst possible example of it is our two-tier legal system. There is no question that those with power and money tend to fair far better in the legal system, especially the judicial system, than regular folks and especially lower income folks. Politicians and the super-rich tend to be almost immune at times to prosecution for their criminal behavior. And certainly we have seen that the Department of Justice has been used as a weapon against citizens more times than we care to think about.

Now we are seeing a two-prong approach to the demand for civil rights. First are those who feel they have a legitimate claim to correct present and past injustices. Right or wrong, their claims are heartfelt and sincere. Then there is the second prong…dark and sinister. They are those that wish to use the legitimacy of actual civil rights abuses and the civil rights movement for their own benefit…their quest for power and money. They are the ones who take a peaceful protest for justice and protection from abuse…and then turn it into a cesspool of anarchy with violence, looting, destruction, and wanton disregard for everything that is good in our society.

All the while the primary violation of civil rights, a two-tier legal system, continues its march into the abyss unabated.

Civil Liberties

First off…civil liberties include the freedom of conscience, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, the right to security and liberty, freedom of speech, the right to privacy, the right to equal treatment under the law and due process, the right to a fair trial, and the right to life. In other words, freedom from arbitrary interference in one’s pursuits by individuals or by government. This concept also comes straight from the Declaration of Independence –

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

We now see a two-prong attack against civil liberties. Wait, don’t get confused. We know that governments (local, state, and federal) have been infringing upon our civil liberties for a very long time. It became pervasive and virtually unrestrained about 120 years ago with the advent of the Progressive movement. And please don’t get tangled up in unreality…Republicans have done little to nothing to protect our civil rights. And in many cases they have done far more damage to our civil rights than the Progressives. And essentially Republicans are Progressives as well…just a slightly different flavor. And Progressives love authoritarianism.

Back to the two-pronged attack upon civil liberties…

The government attack is plain to understand and easy to see. Their motive is just as obvious…their quest for totalitarianism. But, what/who is behind the second prong? You already know the answer to that. The ruling class…also known as the “elites.” There is a long list of participants in that group, chief among them is the media (i.e. print media, TV, etc.). But that list also includes the super-rich and the old money families. Recent additions are tech corporations such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

All of the second prong wish to see the elimination of civil liberties. Meaning;

  • Limitations on free speech through the elimination of anything they deem to be “hate speech” or even “hurtful speech.”
  • Limitation on religion through the elimination of religious practices or symbols from the public space and even limitations of the same in the private space.
  • They have already waged a successful campaign against the right to life.
  • They also use one crisis after another to eliminate the right to assemble…especially for religious purposes.
  • They have virtually eroded any hope of due process when a person, or company, runs afoul of their principles.

I could go on and on but you are already all to familiar with their activity in destroying the very foundations of civil liberties.

Civil Society

First off…civil society is seen also as a “normal” concept of civic values.  In other words, a shared set of norms and ethics (i.e. good and evil), in which free citizens on an equal footing live under the rule of law.

Let’s work over the government, all government first. Can you show me any level of government where they adhere to a decent standard of ethics? How about equal footing under the law? How about the rule of law? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In today’s world we see politicians get away with unspeakable acts of criminal behavior. We see massive corporations allowed to run amuck while politicians receive huge campaign donations from those same companies. We see government treat citizens more like serfs than citizens with God-given, Constitutionally guaranteed rights. We see all too often weaponized bureaucracy.

Then there are individuals, and tribes of like-minded individuals, who intentionally destroy any semblance of norms or ethics. They refuse to accept the reasons for fences before tearing them down. They demand preferential treatment, all the while trampling on the rights of others.

No, a civil society in America is long gone.

Civil War

A civil war is an intense conflict, often involving regular armed forces, that is sustained, organized and large-scale. Well, it’s here!

We’ve been in a “soft” civil war for the better part of 20 years. It began in earnest after 9/11/2001 when the Patriot Act - citzens are suspectsRepublican Conservatives, with the help of Progressives, implemented the Patriot Act, gave massive amounts of power to the NSA, and added to the already anti-Constitutional NDAA . And have no doubt…it is has been getting worse ever since.

But, we’ve seen a dramatic escalation in our civil war…and that has been going on intensely since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the USA. I am referring to two aspects of the civil war in particular; 1) the dramatic assault of civil liberties by all levels of government, 2) the outbreak of violence by the anarchist arm of the Progressive movement.

And as #2 increased we saw a dramatic and anti-Constitutional response by government. As the outbreak of violence occurred and increased the police should have been activated to deal properly with the criminals. However, what we saw was abhorrent. Rather than arrest looters and those destroying both public and private property we saw law enforcement use excessive force against peaceful protestors. We saw journalists targeted and assaulted…some gassed, some shot, some illegally arrested. Then we saw politicians and law enforcement allow violence to increase to the point where military troops were placed on the streets of America.

The Insurrection Act of 1807 is authority for the President and/or Congress to mobilize the military in the during an  instance of citizens rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government. Kind of interesting considering the specific wording of the Declaration of Independence…

“But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

Most normal, average, people would see insurrection as being rebellion, trying to overthrow the federal government. However, interestingly enough insurrection now means any opposition to government authority…including protests.

Now, some folks might think there is protection through a federal statute known as the Posse Comitatus Act, enacted in 1878, which forbids the use of the US Army for domestic law enforcement purposes without the approval of Congress. Since the US Air Force derived from the US Army, the courts have found that the Act also applies directly to the Air Force as well. Interesting that it wasn’t until 2013 that a directive of the Secretary of Defense included the US Navy and the Marine Corps.

But don’t be fooled…there is NO protection from the US military being used against US civilians in regards to domestic law enforcement. All the President has to do is invoke the Insurrection Act and US military troops flood the streets of America and the the Posse Comitatus Act become null and void.

And we have seen that in the last few months…and we will see more of it.

And let me be clear…while the Founding Fathers saw the evils of authoritarian governments, they also outlined the right and duty to overthrow those governments in the Declaration of Independence. And the Founders, once the American Revolution was won and our freedom assured…those same Founders enshrined certain rights and limitations on government within the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Within a few short years politicians and government bureaucrats began to whittle away at the rights of citizens to have a government by the people and for the people. They forgot a keystone to America…

“…to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

Now, there is also another aspect to the Civil War taking place in America today…Cultural War. We saw this during the Communist revolution in Russia as they tried to eliminate all vestiges of their history. Then again we saw Communist China implement their cultural revolution. But, the most striking example of culture warfare, and the closest example to what is happening in America today, is what happened in territory controlled by Islamic extremists/terrorists…also know as ISIS. From 2013 – 2017, under the guise of religion, ISIS followers destroyed anything of historic value that didn’t conform to their radical interpretation of their religious beliefs. We are seeing the same thing in America…but it isn’t ISIS here, it is AntiFa, anarchists, Progressives, Democrats. And they are trying to destroy America’s history…anything that doesn’t conform to their interpretation of their radical and extremist political views.

The cultural war in America is a subset of the civil war taking place. It is just as violent and destructive as we’ve seen previously in history…just as radical, just as extreme, and for the same end goal.

Economy

I love it!!  A couple of weeks ago I heard a Trump spokesman rave about the historic number of new jobs created. They gloated and pontificated on that accomplishment.  Interesting…the US population loses nearly 50million jobs and falls to historic, Depression Era level of unemployment and some nitwit makes it sound like adding 2.5million jobs (5% of the jobs lost in the previous 4 months) is some amazing feat of genius economic engineering. And the media let them get away with that bragging…and they forgot to mention one minor detail…there were approximately 5.5 million people that filed first time unemployment claims during that same time period that only 2.5million people found a job. So more than twice as many people lose their job as find one…and this administration forgets to mention it…and essentially ignores it…while spewing economic propaganda. Have we become that collectively stupid? Or do they just think we have?

Now, normally I would not point it out, worry about it, or bring it to your attention. But for this SitRep I must. Why? Because the economy is in terrible, horrible, shape!!

Just in the last 10 days several major restaurant chains are looking at, or have started, bankruptcy proceedings. We are talking Checkers, Chuck E. Cheese, Steak and Shake, and several other name brand franchises. This adds to a long list of earlier bankruptcies and door closings. Brick and mortar retailers are being decimated. And it will get worse.

The government is readying another stimulus round including direct payments to citizens. Would they being doing that is the economic numbers were good? Of course not. The economy is in terrible condition and a poor outlook indeed.

Just a little side note…have you noticed some businesses have experienced “cash” shortages and have reduced the number of electronic cashiers that will accept cash or give change? Yup, the Fed has acknowledged that there is a cash shortage. They say is is due to the mints having problems producing coinage and paper money…and people hoarding cash. And if you are wondering what they think…they let this little tidbit slip out when answering questions on the shortages, “…it’s not necessarily a bad thing to move away from physical cash and coins…”

Huuuummmmm……..just saying…..

Politics

Oh boy! A topic sure to stir the pot, ruffle some feathers, rock the boat…and all the other appropriate clichés. But, there is a bottom line here…our country is headed for a political nuclear bomb. I’ve explained it before in general terms, let me restate:

  1. Both political parties are preparing their constituents to claim “fraud” or “outside influence” if their candidate loses.
  2. Die-hard Republicans think their candidate can’t lose. Nothing could be further from the truth. Trump is in real and serious trouble. The numbers can/do lie, but there comes a point where some truth cane be seen because the numbers become so overwhelming. Trump is twice as far behind Biden as he was behind Clinton. And don’t forget…Trump lost the popular vote by the millions. And several key states have changed their Electoral College voting process so their delegates must cast their Electoral College votes for candidate who won the popular vote. Trump has far more going against him than for him. And that is especially true according to the poll numbers in swing states he won last time.
  3. Die-hard Democrats know that Biden can’t win. First of all, Biden in in a diminished mental state and getting worse. He also has a horrific history of being a sexual “creep” that will surface even more so in the general election campaigning. Biden can’t even begin to rise to a level sufficient to debate Trump. Trump will make him look like some kind of mentally incompetent fool that can’t form a cohesive sentence. But, trust me…the Democrats have a plan…and it ain’t Biden.
  4. Those that wish to further their anti-Constitutional, authoritarian agenda are planning to use the COVID-19 plague to their advantage this election cycle. It is called “mail in ballots” and it is proven to be corrupt in every aspect. And they will use it to their gain. But, their true purpose may not to be simply to win the election. While backing vote-by-mail, they will also seed dissent that there is wide-spread fraud in the process by both sides. That will in-turn create even more division between members of the political parties and it will create a sense of election by fraud regardless of who wins the Presidency. And that my friends serves their purposes quite nicely…further dividing America…and creating the fertile ground for violence.
  5. The Republicans stand a very high chance of losing control of the Senate. I believe that is a done deal unless an unexpected event occurs to change that outcome. If the Democrats win the Senate then America is in horrible shape. Yes, even if the Republicans win the Presidency. If Trump wins reelection and the Dems control Congress…then they will stop Trump at every turn, investigate ad nauseam, and cause mayhem whenever possible to create an environment in which to impeach Trump. If Trump loses and a Democrat gains the Whitehouse and the Dems control Congress…God help us! And I mean that sincerely…only God will be able to help us if the Democrats take control of the government. Their radical extremist ideology will crush us.
The Plague

We know that COVID-19 is in its third major mutation. The first was relatively harmless, at least in terms of fatality. But, the two major mutations that it has gone through now makes it far more transmittable, more contagious. However, it is not more lethal. Actually, originally only about 2% of all deaths attributed to COVID-19 were actually COVID-19 deaths…the other 98% had co-morbidity. Meaning that the patient likely died from a major health condition (i.e. heart disease, respiratory distress, diabetes, etc.) vs from COVID-19. Lately the experts are stating that the number of people that actually have is 10 times higher than first expected. That means the mortality rate is actually 1/10th as bad as previously reported. So the true fatality rate may be in the area of .002 – .01% range.

Unfortunately we will never know the true figures/statistics because the government and health care profession have so perversely corrupted the real numbers that the truth will never be known.

But this is a fact for sure…the government is using this plague crisis to their full advantage!

Just one simple example…CBD shops have been allowed to remain open, Walmart has been allowed to be open, as well as other businesses and government offices. But…churches were ordered shut down and police patrolled church parking lots throughout the country looking for folks trying to exercise their First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

And you guys have seen terrible, horrific examples of government abusing citizens and business all in the name of enforcing executive orders restricting, and in some cases eliminating, Constitutionally guaranteed rights.

Those things have not occurred unintentionally.

Summary and Action Plan

Civil rights, civil liberties, a civil society, and the economy have suffered immeasurably in the last 6 months.

Civil war broke out and will get worse. I am telling you, warning you, that there is going to be a slingshot effect. We have seen AntiFa, mainstream Democrats, liberals, and Progressives take to the streets in the worst of anarchist examples.  They have looted, destroyed, attacked, taken over public spaces, and caused mayhem throughout the country. We have seen police and the military react in the most un-American fashion shooting peaceful protestors, gassing others, and illegally arresting and harassing journalists to name just a few of their reprehensible acts. And all the while allowing stores to be looted and burned, citizens to be attacked, parts of entire cities to be taken over. And worse of all examples of despicable acts…refuse to answer 911 calls for help like they did in Atlanta. We’ve see police officers ambushed, murdered in cold blood, by those claiming to be warriors of social justice…all the while they are actually nothing but psychopathic killers.

We’ve seen politicians encourage illegal and un-American behavior…even walking with those monsters to show their support. And worse of all…standing by, even supporting, the destruction of statues, monuments, and memorials. And have no doubt…this is intentional and deliberate. How so?

Remember a couple of things; 1) Obama ran on a platform to “fundamentally change America”, 2) his wife Michelle stated “…we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history…” Don’t think for a minute those were casual words or political slogans. They were telling us exactly what was coming…the Progressive agenda. An agenda that has been in-place and in process for 120 years. Don’t doubt them! They simply voiced what the Progressives have been doing for a very long time. And as we see the destruction of memorial, monuments, and statues…we see the violent manifestation of Michelle’s words,  “…we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history…” And they are doing it violently through absolute destruction of history…and demonetization of all who would attempt defense of history. Behaving just as ISIS did during their reign of terror.

Let there be no doubt…civil war has broken out and it is violent. Can it get worse? Yes! Let me explain…it will probably come in its most virulent form from the law & order extremists…and the ignorant. Meaning this…the “slingshot effect.” We see violence, destruct, war, and other despicable acts taking place. We have also seen the beginnings of non-official opposition. Some store owners and some homeowners took up arms and defended their property. Good on them!!!!  They are acting within their God-given, Constitutionally protected rights. But, there is more developing…stewing in the pot…bubbling right below the surface…armed non-official opposition that will turn violent.

Who are they?

Some are called militias…unfortunately. Some are called by other names. Some are loosely associated individuals. Many are backed directly, or indirectly by the same people who are fostering the current destruction and anarchy. At some point the opposition groups and/or individuals will fight back, open fire, strike out…and it goes bad, really bad, from there.

I spoke with a reliable source who has been looking into this and he confirmed that he knows of a radical racial group who have armed up and looking to strike out at anyone who is not of their race. And several groups are growing intolerant of their taunting. Violent conflict between the two groups is inevitable.

And it is worse…there are some well-intentioned folks who are joining militias, or forming armed groups for defense…and the stories continue. The problem lies not with their intentions of the good folks, but the actions, intentional or inadvertent, that will escalate this low-level civil war.

And I am telling you without reservation…this is a civil war.

What actions should you take? You probably already have a pretty good idea. But let me make some suggestions:

  1. Implement a plan to fill any holes in your emergency preparations based on the 7 Common Risks & Threats.
  2. Do NOT join any militia of any kind, or any group that vocally expresses blanket support for police.
  3. Do look for Peace Officers who respect and honor the Constitution…in good times and bad. Then tell them you appreciate them and stand by them when the time comes…and the time will come.
  4. Do NOT generally talk to folks about forming any armed group.
  5. Stay very aware of what is happening in your community. Keep your Situation Awareness at its peak.
  6. Stay off social media where controversial topics are discussed such as militias, armed resistance, etc.
  7. Read, understand, and use all of my Immediate Action Warnings that I have produced since the beginning of 2020.
  8. Have discussions with your neighbors to get an idea of where they are with everything that is happening.
  9. Prepare for the potential second wave of COVID-19 this fall.
  10. Prepare for increased violence when/if colleges and schools reopen.
  11. Prepare for a horrific Presidential campaign season.
  12. Prepare for the fallout from whoever wins the election…especially if the Dems sweep Congress and the Whitehouse.
  13. Hone your critical thinking skills and dig for accurate information…distrust the media and distrust all social media even more…especially prepper social media websites.
  14. Push to reopen churches and religious practices wherever and whenever possible.
  15. Support your local businesses whenever practical.
  16. Avoid Facebook, Instagram, Google and other big tech firms as much as you can.

Most of all…get ready! Yes, get ready…period! There is an underlying violence bubbling beneath our feet. Our society is under attack, it is being destroyed, the American way is being trashed and decimated. Our history and our culture is all but gone in many respects…and all of it is under attack. And it is all by design.

Those that wish for an authoritarian government are winning and will win if we are not vigilant in every aspect of the word. With opposing sides, multi-faceted, pitted against each other…and violently so…there is only one winner. And that winner is the group that wishes to see a totalitarian state…with themselves as the ruling class. And yes, that means the rest of us simply will be serfs providing for their every whim.

Now, I would encourage you to prepare to defend yourself, your family, your property, and your community. I would also suggest you consider that you defend physical representations of our history and culture…but do so 100% non-violently. Yes, non-violently. Here’s why…let’s say you decide that you will defend a monument erected for a local hero that has been targeted for destruction by the Progressive anarchists. Do not take a weapon with you. Join others and surround the monument/statue and do not let the criminals near it. If they attack…DO NOT use a weapon to defend yourself. Have people there with video and audio capability to record what happens. Allow the police to intervene and do their job. If they don’t…then you have gathered very valuable additional intelligence on your community. Then prepare and react accordingly.

Am I panicking or trying to cause a sense of panic in you…or even trying to raise the collective stress level? You know me better than that! I am not.

What I am trying to do is give you my best “read’ on what is happening and will probably happen in the coming days, weeks, and months. I did that back in the first month of 2017 with the coup against Trump, I did that in the weeks before things got violently ugly this year. I have providing actionable intelligence to you for years…and have been generally spot on. This SitRep is in that same vain…prepare for what is coming…and it is coming. Some sooner than later.

Please don’t get caught unprepared!

 

 

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SitRep – 05/01/20 – WARNING !

OK, gonna be down & dirty…a lot of ground to cover and Immediate Action Warnings coming out later today. To get the information out I will provide less background than normal. So either believe me or not. Do your own research or not. Prepare or not. It’s all up to you.

Coup Taking Place –

Yeah, we are back to that. Remember, I was right back in 2017 when I broke the news, named names, and laid it all out…I was 100% right then…and I am right now.

The deepstate, democrats, the FBI, and others have been unsuccessful in overthrowing President Trump, not for lack of trying. However, they have not been savvy enough, Trump has been smarter than them and used direct contact with the public to overcome his enemies. But all the evidence I am seeing now is Trump is not, and cannot, beat COVID-19. Well, more specifically…the “use” of the COVID-19 panic by his enemies.

I have written about this upcoming election in pretty plain terms…everyone loses. I believe Trump has now less that a 10% probability of winning. The latest evidence, with the numbers to prove it, show that if the US uses mail-in ballots for the election this fall Trump would have 0% chance of reelection.

Dubbed “cheat by mail”, numbers show that Virginia has 11,000 dead people ready to receive mail-in ballots, Pennsylvania has 800,000 inactive voters that would receive mail-in ballots. If I just make a conservative low-end estimate of the potential voter fraud using a real-life example of PA, that means there are approximately 13 million inactive/dead/ineligible registered voters on the books in the USA ready to receive mail-in ballots.

But, let’s say I am off by half and there is only 6.5million. And  make it even more fair…only half of them are fraudulent when election day comes…that is 3.25million mail-in ballots that are used fraudulently in the 2020 Presidential election. Remember, Trump lost the popular vote by millions in 2016. Think about this…in 2020 he loses by millions more…let’s say he loses by 4 – 5 million votes that include the fraudulent mail-in ballots. Do you think there is any chance the Electoral College saves him? Even if the Electoral College somehow did swing in his favor…would the majority population accept it? Nope!

Electronic balloting would be even worse by an order of magnitude.

The coup against Trump has changed, Trump is losing and Trump has little chance of reelection. At least at this point.

And there is serious talk now that the Republicans could lose the Senate. Well, if they do, which I believe stands at about 50/50 probability right now, then the country will end up in another revolution within 4 years…period. And in the meantime the Democrat controlled federal government would push an all-out socialist/Communist agenda.

War –

Within the last 48 hours China claimed that it “expelled” a US warship from the South China Sea. Let’s disregard the truthfulness of it for a minute and just focus on the claim…it is frightening…at least from a “war” prospective. And let’s not forget that they are promoting more and more that COVID-19 is a US bio-weapon. I am telling you…China is pushing us towards an armed engagement at best, an all-out war worst case.

And of course they are having help from the Russians…who are helping to destroy our energy industry, specifically the oil industry, by pumping oil at an historic rate vs. demand driving oil prices down…and shuttering American oil company doors in the process.

Economy/Fed –

The Federal Reserve (Fed) has admitted to creating nearly $7tillion dollars of fresh debt in the last month+. However, nowhere do you find a corresponding rise in the US national debt to match it. And the only way the Fed can raise money to pump into the economy is by creating US debt. So what has happened? It is “off-book” meaning there is no accounting of the Fed on how it raised that money and the US government is not admitting its involvement. That should shake you to your very foundation.

But it gets worse…the Fed is admitting to an increase of 40% of its assets. Yes, you read that right…it’s assets. Those assets include; T-Bills, municipal bonds, bank loans…and stocks. Yes, stocks. So part of this whole mess means that the Fed is becoming rich. And as the stock market continues to improve the Fed gets richer and richer. And who is the Fed?  A private corporation of private banks.

Remember I mentioned the largest transfer of wealth in the history of the US through the COVID-19 panic? Well, now you are seeing a small slice of it. But that is not the significant part. The Fed creates nearly $10trillion (actual number vs admitted number) to pump into the economy and where is the corresponding debt accounting for it? Nowhere to be found…but that is not worst part. The worst part is the mammoth devaluation of the dollar. The actual value of the dollar has been devalued by 30 – 40% in the last 6 weeks. How? The Fed simply created more money, $10trillion, with ZERO underlying increase in anything tangible to back-up that “funny money” creation. It was created out of thin air!

25million people have become unemployed in a little over a month. Let that sink in for a minute. How are they collecting unemployment benefits now? How long will they stay unemployed receiving those unemployment $’s? How does the US pay for the $’s? How does the US get 25million people back to work?

In the last 10 years the USA has created a little over 20 million new jobs. So I ask again…how long does it take the US to put those 25 million people back to work? And what happens to those people and the US economy while trying to get those people backs to work?

Food –

I’ve written about the food chain issues, I warned about food shortages, I’ve given you warnings this could turn into a world-wide crisis. It’s here…or at least the beginning stages of it. Want proof?  President Trump just a couple days ago invoked the Defense Production Action to keep food production going. I verified yesterday of the seriousness of the problem. Sure, we’ve heard presidents of companies, including Tyson Foods, talk about closing plants, lack of employees, huge reduction of product going into the food distribution system. Yesterday I personally confirmed it with my sources. Pork is the first hit, poultry is close behind, beef not too far off.

There will be increasing food problems…mainly food getting to the stores for retail consumption.

Summary –

Probability of violence, war, food shortages, coup, etc. have all gone up significantly!  Urgent to prepare now as much as you possibly can.

Avoid prepper fatigue, news overload, and don’t over react, panic, or scare others…just step up prepping now!

Watch for Immediate Action Warnings.

 

 

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SitRep – 4/25/20

To say I am pessimistic about the future of the USA would be somewhat of an understatement. And I mean that wholeheartedly…unfortunately.

Economy –

Oil: Oil is absolutely collapsing…and that is bad thing beyond belief. First off, you may be enjoying a reduction in fuel prices at the gas pump…no complaints there. But the bigger picture is far more ominous. I have written before about a significant destabilizing effect it has on oil producing nations’ economies such as Russia and Saudi Arabia. Drastic reductions in national incomes from oil and gas production can lead to those countries taking drastic actions to maintain stability among their populations.

Once aspect of the oil price war is China coming out on top. No, not as an oil producing nation but as a net oil consuming nation. Their oil and gas costs drop dramatically. And as regional oil producing nations destabilize, do you think China will miss an opportunity to take advantage of that situation?

But, the primary concern I have is our domestic oil production. It hasn’t been that long ago that the US became, not just oil independent, but a net oil exporter. Being oil independent is a very stabilizing event for the US on the world stage. Oil producing countries such as Russia and Middle Eastern countries lose their ability to affect our economy and foreign policy when they can’t blackmail us through oil.

With the price of crude oil hovering around $16 a barrel our domestic oil industry has to grossly curtail operations. That is bad enough. But, the real problem comes once the economy recovers. It is very difficult to ramp up oil production to meet skyrocketing recovery demand. That could well make us a net oil importer again. And worse yet…many of our domestic oil production industry companies may never survive.

Real-Estate: I have been watching the real-estate market closely…the macro market. And once again…not good. A strange phenomena is taking place; 1) there is a notable drop is sales activity, 2) there is no corresponding drop in home prices. Sellers seem to be holding steady on home prices even though there is a drop in the number of home buyers. Without lowering home prices many buyers will hold off purchasing waiting for lower bargain prices. And with skyrocketing unemployment many earlier potential buyers are now unable to qualify, let alone pay for a new home.

Regardless of how fast we can turn the economy around there is going to be a lag in people wanting, and able, to buy new homes…they will be trying to simply catch up on paying delinquent bills. But, I do see a “surge” of home buying once we turn around, but it will be short lived and only from a small percentage of people who were able to whether the financial storm. In the mean time I still see a 30 – 40% drop in home sales in the coming months, maybe a year.

Bankruptcies: There are companies that specialize in assisting retail companies in going out of business. They work with those retailers to hold “final sales days”, sell off fixtures and other assets, sell building and real-estate, etc. In other words…they help retail business close their doors…normally including bankruptcy.

The top companies in this field are getting flooded with calls from retailers. And one expert made a statement that should be terrifying for our economy…he said, “A thunderstorm of bankruptcies in retail are about to rain down on Wall Street thanks to the aftershock of the coronavirus.”

This appears to not apply to just a few major retailers…but dozens. And it is being confirmed by Wall Street investment firms now. We could be looking at a change in the retail world the likes the United States has never seen before.

Depression: You’ve heard media pundits talk openly about a recession from government’s actions regarding COVID-19. In the shadows those same pundits have hinted about the potential for a depression. I’ve spoken openly about it, as a few others have. Now we have government officials talking about it. Just days ago the Governor of West Virginia stated we could be looking at a “full-fledged depression.” And his only qualifier was this…if we don’t get our economy open and running again within 30 days we are done.

Now, one governor does not set the course for the USA, nor does a single governor saying it, mean it will happen. But, it opens the door for others to speak their mind. If you see “depression” become a topic that is openly and more freely discussed…then bank on it.

State and local governments are now seeing significant shortfalls in normal funding sources, primarily taxes. Los Angles, California for example is expecting to fall hundreds of millions behind this fiscal year. Layoffs, pay cuts, and reduced replacement hiring is expected. Cuts and/or reductions in services is also anticipated along with those personnel/payroll actions. And we are now hearing talks about state governments going bankrupt.

Politics –

Something I’ve been watching since this whole COVID-19 thing began…the election this fall…and any possible disruptions or outright cancelation. Yeah, call me paranoid but when you have something like this touted worldwide plague…TPTB and a long list of politicians and other power brokers will think of a way to use it. And use it to their advantage…big time!

We know that the coup against Trump began during his campaign, developed into an official FBI field operation after his election, and became an interagency coordinated operation after his inauguration. All that has become documented fact through numerous official government investigations and investigative journalism.

What I find interesting is two-fold:

  1. Just as the final report was due out from the DOJ, from a supposedly bulldog investigator, COVID-19 breaks out and everything is put on hold.
  2. I raised the alarm of a potential COVID-19 impact on the election back at the beginning. Now we are hearing regular news leaks, government sources, and plenty of politicians speak of three things…mail-in voting, election results being delayed, and Trump delaying the election. First off I don’t give any credibility to Trump delaying the election. But, the other two issues are real and should be of grave concern. First is the mail-in voting…easily corrupted and manipulated by those who so desire…from the political parties on the ground all the way to the state governments who coordinate counting the final tallies. Second is any delay in the results. And I mean “any” delay means that the results have been corrupted/manipulated. And if Trump would be officially reelected I guarantee that the Democrats and the violent left will scream that the election is tainted and throw the government into a crisis…or overthrow it outright.
Government –

You already know the following to be true:

  • Massive new federal debt, kind of debt acquired in a year now acquire in weeks
  • Massive new state police powers acquired, rights, liberties, and freedoms taken from people…especially religious
  • Massive misinformation, deceit, and propaganda

Statistics and poll numbers now prove it.

Society –

Anti-anxiety medications up over 1/3rd. People are stressing out and becoming medicated even more than before the crisis. Worse yet could be the self-medication going on…drug and alcohol abuse.

We have gone from hearing about food chain disruptions now turning into worldwide famine

The country is now basically splitting the country into two. One side are those benefiting from the transfer of wealth taking place (the rich) and those benefiting from the power grab (i.e. politicians and government workers). On the other side are those losing the wealth and power. Those who are now unemployed, losing their small business, losing their life’s savings, and being forced to stay home, etc.

Threats, Risks, & the so far “unknown” –

I’ve seen a lot in 65 years…a President killed and another almost, seen a dozen wars, several mild recessions, a couple of tough ones, seen stock markets near-crashes, watched real-estate bounce up and down like tennis ball, watched the country go from relatively free conservative country to a raging liberal/progressive cesspool, and even watched as various flu seasons killed nearly 80,000 people at a time. But, I’ve never seen a time in the US as we are seeing now. And as you well know…it ain’t good!

I am backing up on my “probability” estimate of an economic and/or societal crash in the USA. I still think the probability is there…but less than 50% on both now. Why? Because I am seeing indicators that show that a “crash” is not what is wanted by the powers in control. At least not a crash yet. Why not now? That is the real question…and I am not a 100% sure I know the answer. But, I do think they want more wealth transferred from the average person to the super-elite-ultra-wealthy-power-players. So no crash…yet.

But do not think for a minute that I consider that means we are out of the woods and life will go back to normal. Nope! No sir, life will never, ever go back to normal. We are looking at a massive reset of what is considered “normal”…and it ain’t good. I think we are looking at some cataclysmic times ahead. How bad? Well, let me explain it in terms of “threats”…

I am now on day #4 writing this SitRep. I’ve been researching the different issues and making sure I had my facts down right…let’s call them the “dots” if you don’t mind. But isolated facts, issues, or events don’t mean much if they don’t mean something together. Being able to see the relationship of each individual dot to the others, if such relationships do exist, is the vitally important aspect to all of this. That process is called “connecting the dots”…and this morning I think I put it all together while I was pondering what was happening and why.

I am sure ya’ll beat me to the punch on all of this and I am simply playing catch up. But, please indulge me and see if what I write next will help you.

Let’s review the facts, the absolute facts: 1) We know a massive transfer of wealth is taking place…to the tune of trillions of dollars. Those trillions are going to the super-rich, the world’s monetary elite. 2) Government at every level is growing stronger. Meaning they have significantly more power over people now than they did just a few months ago.

But, this morning I still knew that to be true but also felt there was something else happening…something that dwarfed both of those by an order of magnitude. Then it dawned on me…Overton Window!

“Joseph Overton observed that in a given public policy area, such as education, only a relatively narrow range of potential policies will be considered politically acceptable. This ‘window’ of politically acceptable options is primarily defined not by what politicians prefer, but rather by what they believe they can support and still win re-election. In general, then, the window shifts to include different policy options not when ideas change among politicians, but when ideas change in the society that elects them.”

That rang a bell the likes I haven’t seen/felt in a very long time. We are seeing the most significant, massive, historic Overton Window shift in perhaps the last 100 years! I think even deeper, longer, more significant…and only the start to a more historic set of events.

Let me share this with you first… Death Stats in the USA:

  1. About 650,000 die each year from heart disease
  2. About 600,000 die each year from cancer
  3. About 170,000 die each year from accidents
  4. About 160,000 die each year from COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, & asthma
  5. About 145,000 die each year from stroke and cerebrovascular diseases
  6. In the 2017 – 2018 flu season over 80,000 died from the flu

So far from COVID-19 the government claims about 55,000 people have died. But 1/2 of the country believes the government is lying about those numbers. But, let’s say the government stat is correct.

We have a relatively minor cause of death occurring in the US but we see the economy ruined, unemployment the highest since the Great Depression, “social distancing”, toilet paper shortages, and all levels of government able to shut down society, etc.. For goodness sakes we are seeing mothers arrested for having their children in a public park!

Why? Why the reaction, overreaction, to this event?

I explained the first two: 1) transfer of wealth, 2) government power grab. But it is the third that is the devastating! An Overton Window shift.

We are seeing a massive shift in acceptable public policy. Meaning: what we, the public, are will to accept from the government…what we are willing to accept them doing to us.

How else could you explain what the government is doing? Mandating 6’ social distancing, shutting down eating in restaurants, closing schools throughout an entire state, controlling how many people can be in a store at one time, and the list goes on and on…and on…and on…

Another way to look at it…we are being “trained” to accept what government dictates…for our own well-being.

And that should scare the hell out of you!  But, it gets worse. Ask yourself

“What are they training us to accept next?”

Summary –

I can’t possibly summarize what I’ve already shared…you either believe it or not. It is entirely up to you. So I will use the “summary” section to share with you what I think you should consider doing…and what I am doing.

The most simplistic way to explain it…”Prepare to live as independent of the system as you possibly can.”

Yup, that simple…and that monumental. But, I am telling you, the more you can survive independently of the system the most likely you will be to retain your freedom, rights, and liberties…as much as possible. The more dependent you are on the system, the more you will be controlled…and  that means the more rights, liberties, and freedoms you will lose.

Let me share this with you…THIS IS NOTHING NEW!!!  I’ve been explaining in detail for years how to accomplish this. You must recognize that there are, and will be, 7 threats/risks that you will have to mitigate. To understand those threats/risks and information on how to address each, read the articles:

Of course you MUST read/know 7 Common Risks/Threats

If you read those articles now you understand the basics. Now what? Have a plan!! Before you develop that plan I suggest you read the following articles. If you have already read them, review them again.

OK, now for the specifics…ah, no! You have to develop your plan, specific to your situation. But I would suggest a couple of things:

  • Stay aware and find others that are similar minded
  • Be flexible and adaptable, work with others to be the same
  • Put in a garden, help others put in a garden
  • Keep your vehicles at least 3/4 full of fuel
  • Keep at least one 5gal can of fuel safely stored
  • Have multiple ways to cook food
  • Have multiple ways to stay warm
  • Have a bugout location identified and at least 3 ways to get there

And the list goes on.

But here is the #1 thing you can do to survive what is coming…KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!

I am telling you plain and simple…you must know who you are, what you believe in, what you know to be true, and how far you will go to back that up. If you are not firmly anchored as a person you will fall prey to government, wolves, the fear mongers, the hype hustles, the control freaks, and every other danger/threat/risk that is coming.

If you don’t have a firm foundation…build it now! If you have a firm foundation…reinforce it now! And help others to do the same. When all is said and done this won’t be about wealth transfer or government control…it will be about who you are…or what you allowed them to make you to become.

This is the largest transformation of society this world has seen in 100 years…maybe longer. You will either fall victim to those change merchants…or you will hold fast to the rock, your foundation…and you will have helped others to do the same.

Be careful…be aware…be vigilant…be prepared. It is coming.

 

 

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SitRep – 4/16/2020

This a very focused SitRep today…I almost made it an Immediate Action Warning but decided against that move. Reason? No specific action to be taken. Well, almost none. I will explain more in the Summary. This will be a very narrowly focused SitRep.

Authoritarianism & Draconian Actions & Potential for Violence

We all heard about Rhode Island and Delaware state troopers pulling over out-of-state drivers in regards to violations of COVID-19 Executive Orders. We’ve seen that Pennsylvania troopers are issuing tickets for stay-at-home violations. And of course California is simply off the charts for their enforcement actions. But it is now growing exponentially worse…

New Mexico: Within the last two weeks the ultra-liberal Governor of New Mexico clamped down her state. She imposed extreme Executive Orders (EO) controlling the state’s population. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham comes from a strong political family dynasty in New Mexico. Her family has been running New Mexico in one form or another for generations. Grisham herself is a strong abortion supporter, a radical environmentalist, and anti-gun extremist. She was also caught in the Azerbaijan scandal shortly after her election to Congress. She was caught accepting travel funding, money, and gifts from the radical Muslim authoritarian government of Azerbaijan.

Grisham’s EOs went far beyond any Constitutional authority she actually has. First she shut down gun shops…not to control the spread of COVID-19, but to stop guns going into the hands of those that were worried about the potential of coming violence…those who wished to protect their families. Her state troopers literally forced the closure of gun shops. Next she forced general merchandise stores to rope off areas of their stores that sold “non-essential” goods. Then this past week her state trooper thugs showed up at farm and ranch supply stores and ordered them closed as well. The store employees and owners were threatened with arrest if they refused to comply with the demands of law enforcement.

Kentucky: Last week the leftist Governor of Kentucky ordered church’s to cease and desist, stopping church members from meeting together. The C&D Order was given just before Easter to stop Christians from celebrating Easter. Now, you might think it is coincidental…it’s not. Andy Beshear (63st Governor of Kentucky) is the son of Steve Beshear (61st Governor of Kentucky). Steve Beshear is a rabid anti-Christian and proved that while he was Attorney General of Kentucky. He started his campaign against Christians almost immediately after his election as Attorney General of Kentucky decades ago. One of his first attacks was forcing the removal of the Ten Commandments from public schools. Back to the current Governor, his son Andy. After Andy was elected Attorney General of Kentucky he immediately began attacking the then republican governor in the court system…using public taxpayer funds to unseat his political rival. So we have an autocratic political family, who have proven themselves to be anti-Christians, using taxpayer money for their own personal benefit, actually attacking Christians…and the Constitution’s Freedom of Religion!

“Attack”…how? Not only did Andy issue the EO banning Christians from meeting, he ordered his jack-booted state troopers to conduct surveillance operations of churches on Easter Sunday. They were to record license plate information, use that information to obtain names and addresses of the vehicle owners, and turn that information over to the State Health Department. Then the health department personnel will contact each person and issue a 14-day quarantine order. This was all verified by Breitbart news. And it actually happened according to USA Today!  Not only that, there were nails, tacks, and screws found at church parking lot entrances. Did the cops do that? Probably not. But, the Governor’s influence and anti-Christian attacks against Christians and churches sure motivated someone to attack Christians.

Michigan: Michigan is one of those states that is an oxymoron. On one hand it is an extremely liberal/progressive state. But, then you have a sizable militia presence as well…and they are not on the political left to be sure. So who is the Governor of Michigan who issued the extremely strict authoritarian stay-at-home order? Governor Gretchen Whitmer who is a strong abortion advocate, rabid anti-Trumper, and huge tax advocate. And yet another member of a very strong state political family dynasty…an autocrat.

A protest yesterday in the state’s capital called ‘Operation Gridlock’ was organized by rights advocates in opposition to her authoritarianism. Of particular note brought up by the protest organizers…”heart surgeries are banned as non-essential, but abortion clinics remain open” and Easter was cancelled by the Governor of Michigan. What was the Governor’s reaction to the protest…she threatened even stronger enforcement of existing orders…and imposing new, even stronger orders restricting citizens travel/movement and right to assemble. Now that is a perfect, to the letter perfect, example of a dictatorial leader.

And the list goes on and on…

We have all heard the nightmare stories from the leftist states along the east and west coasts. Those radical authoritarian steps taken to shut down rights, liberties, and freedoms of those states’ citizens. But, we are seeing more and more of those actions taking place…even in the mid-west. In every instance of these radical Draconian measures that I have investigated, I’ve seen that those politicians behind the orders are radical leftists. And I mean the most radical of these left-wing extremists and/or Progressives. They are drunk with their own power…and now it is turning oh so obvious what they are doing and it is showing signs of the beginning of violence…politically motivated violence.

Summary –

We are nearing a boiling point…a tipping point…whatever you want to call it…it is getting very close. We’ve are seeing more and more criminal activity, we are seeing more and more violence, and now we are seeing protests springing up against all of this uncalled for restriction of rights, liberties, and freedoms. We are seeing our economy destroyed every single day, massive unemployment, massive new government debt, food bank lines growing longer, food supply chain shortages, vegetable seed shortages, manufacturing grinding to a halt, and the largest transfer of wealth in the history of this country. And you have to ask yourself…How much longer till the explosion happens?

And when/if that explosions takes place it will be unrealistic in every sense of the word! And it is getting closer every single day. And that isn’t happening by accident. Political and other subversive power-players are moving us ever closer to the “explosion” by plan and design. Why?

When there is fear, panic, violence, unrest, and massive threats of every kind…people will DEMAND that it be stopped, fixed, eliminated. And government will be all too happy to oblige…and they will “fix” it. But the cure, or fix, will be kill any last vestiges of the Constitution, rights, liberties, freedoms, or the hope of any. The governments’ cure for what is developing will be authoritarianism. And that will lead to totalitarianism.

Back on 4/11 in my SitRep I spoke of the economy crashing in 4 – 12 weeks. I still hold that to be the probable case. Now I am seeing a better than 50/50 chance of our Constitutional Republic crashing, in conjunction with or independent of the economic crash. And that crash could occur within 3 – 9 months. Yes, I just said we could well see the destruction of the United States as we know it within 3 – 9 months…the probability is now better than 50/50!

What can you do?

Go back and read the articles, especially the previous SitReps, I lay out exactly what to do. Actually, this entire site is designed for, and all the articles written for, just such grid-down events. It is up to you to educate yourself or not. I suggest you do…and then plan accordingly.

Plan for a dister, emergency or grid-down now.What should you plan to do? The short answer is…the GOAL should be to survive and thrive. How you do that is entirely up to you…your PLAN.

Each person, each family, each congregation, each community is different…so should the plan be different. But, I suggest you get started…quickly.

 

 

 


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SitRep – 4/11/2020

Well, it’s struck close to home…and now we will see where it ends up…won’t we.

For a month now I’ve been laying out what is happening, what will happen, the fraud, the fake, the hoaxes, the cowardliness, the turncoats, the hustlers, warnings, etc. Well, has any of it struck close to you yet? It has us.

US Government & Medical Community Fraud –

Last week I began investigating the actual COVID-19 death count, its reliability, any possible fraud in it, and why the reaction to it. Well, before I could complete my investigation and write an article on it my wife sent me a Youtube video. They were looking into much the same thing and produced a great video that really hit it. But, let me tell you what I found before I embed the video for you to watch.

Let’s say you had an uncle that was in a car accident, he was thrown through the windshield, and died as a result. What would the cause of death be? Probably listed on the death certificate as “massive head trauma” or something similar. Now, let’s say that during the autopsy they found he had a somewhat low iron deficiency in his blood. Would you expect to see the cause of death changed to “iron deficiency” on his death certificate and the county coroner now claim in news reports he died due to “iron deficiency”?

Yeah, I didn’t think so. But, that is exactly what the government is doing with COVID-19!!

So, a person dies last week from a heart condition (i.e. heart attack). And while performing the autopsy the coroner tests for COVID-19 (post-mortem). And the patient tests positive for COVID-19. Would it accurate to say the dead person died from COVID-19? No idea, right?!?! Maybe, maybe not…who knows at this point? Did they have an iron deficiency too? How about a cold? How about an ingrown toenail?

So here are some of the stats regarding folks  who’ve died recently classified as COVID-19 deaths… with underlying health condition (most patients had more than one underlying condition), percentage of deceased with the condition:

  •     Diabetes, 41%
  •     Chronic kidney disease, 31%
  •     Obesity, 28%
  •     Cardiac, 23%
  •     Pulmonary, 18%
  •     Neurological, 5%
  •     No underlying conditions, 5%
  •     Immuno-compromised, 4%
  •     Chronic liver disease, 1%

It was Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, that first officially revealed this information earlier this week. And it should be noted…almost every other country in the world doesn’t do this! So why does the US do it?

Money and power.  The more scared we are of COVID-19…the more power we willingly give up to all levels of government to restrict and control us. The more scared we are of COVID-19…the more money the federal government can spend. It is a vicious cycle of evil…and we’ve fallen victim to it…once again.

What we know for sure…the government is purposely providing false numbers of COVID-19 deaths, that is undeniable. And we know they are taking rights, liberties, and freedoms from us. We also know that the actions taken by government is killing the economy. And We The Sheeple….are allowing that to happen. Sad.

Economy –

Experts are now predicting record number of corporate and personal bankruptcies in the coming 12 months, breaking all previous records by substantial amounts. The primary reason will be record debt loads. How many bankruptcies? It could easily hit 1,000,000…probably far more.

Now, in 2010 the number of bankruptcies hit 1,500,000 due to the Great Recession. But, this time the dollar amount of bankruptcies would exceed the 2010 numbers. And in 2010 we didn’t have the huge unemployment numbers we have now. It could be another economic blood bath. Record bankrupcies on top of record unemployment on top of record debt on top of record GDP drop. Not good, not good at all.

Jobless claims just hit nearly 17,000,000…representing 10% of the US workforce. And it all happened in just a month’s time! Think about those repercussions.

Hits Close To Home –

I reported earlier about increases in crime…and more increases to come. Weird statistics are coming out…overall there is a decrease in crime reports (call volume), decrease in traffic violations, decrease in drunk driving, etc. But, other areas of crime are increasing…vehicle theft, commercial burglaries, home burglaries, looting, domestic violence, etc. And virtually all crime experts are saying the longer the COVID-19 crisis continues the more crime will increase. And that makes sense considering all of the newly unemployed, close living conditions, stress/tension, economic problems, and large releases of prison populations taking place.

One of the areas that is seeing a very large spikes are home burglaries. And now it has struck close to home. I live in a very rural area between two small towns, 7 miles to one town, 15 to the other. I live almost two miles off a paved road on an unmaintained county road. Our acreage is located at nearly the end of a dirt road…two neighbors past me, then only a wash on the end. Our neighbors are about 400 – 800 yards away from our house depending on the direction you look. To our east…well, I could easily say we don’t have any neighbors.

A couple days ago a few of us folks got together to talk about life under COVID-19 and what we might do for the future. I related that I had foot prints show up near the dirt road, came across my fence, walked around some old sheds still standing, walked about 80 yards looking around, then crossed back over the fence back to a waiting vehicle.

One of my neighbors talked about two instances in the previous 2 days of unknown folks on the road at his place. One drove by in an older model pick-up that is not from our area. Slowed down to look his place over, then drove on. Another stopped at his gate, called him over, and asked him a number of questions. Questions that they should not have been asking.

And now…last night I got a text message from him saying another neighbor had a break in. The victim has a farm in the bottom land, about 1/3 of a mile from me, and 1/4 mile from the closest neighbor. The criminals broke into the house and stole stuff, did a little damage, details unknown. I will know more later today.

Now, add that to a Facebook group that has started chatter over the last 10 days about a lot of outside folks coming into our general area (not just our small rural corner). Lots of folks that aren’t normally around, some never before seen. The concern is palatable…making locals nervous.

Later today we are getting together to discuss options and start a plan implementation. I will go check on neighbors places to see if there are problems there this morning, before the meeting. About half of the property owners are not residents here and live somewhere else, coming here on weekends, short vacations, holidays, etc. We will make sure their places haven’t been broken into.

Summary –

Bottom line…keep your eyes open folks! It is happening…and getting worse. No one knows where this will all end up…but it isn’t looking good. No, not at all.

 

 

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SitRep – 4/6/2020

I could make the statement, “Right now the world as we know it is falling completely apart.” Yes, the the prepper term TEOTWAWKI would apply.

And I would be right…and I’d be wrong. Let’s face it, you’ve been reading news articles and watching the news on TV and the Internet. You may have even read all the conspiracy theories running rampant recently. Or you may have watched one of many podcasts promoting the latest notions of the “why’s” of current events taking place. Some may be right, or at least partially so…most are full of half-truths or outright lies. But not everything is bad, not everything is lost, not all people are baked full of craziness…there are some bright spots out there…and they are growing.

One of the brightest of those areas is more and more folks recognizing reality. An area I have been very concerned about for the past nearly two months was the panic resulting from those promoting fear, panic, and hysteria over COVID-19. And clearly the hype-hustlers have won. However, more and more people are beginning to wake up and realize that this virus is not nearly as deadly as the “cure” we are seeing. I know I’ve been hinting at it, whispering it, for almost a month…and now I am telling you flat out the cure that America is implementing will kill our country. Period!

Now, I am not saying that the United States of America will cease to exist. The USA will still be here and so will most of its people, most of its industry, some of its retailers…and of course its many levels of government will flourish and grow. It’s the rest that will be gone…or is rapidly dying…or will be greatly diminished.

Let me explain…

One of the advantages of being a senior citizen is age…years of living, called experience. Those of us with some years under our belt have seen things come and go in our country throughout our lives. And what I see now makes me more concerned for America than I have ever been. And that is saying something.

Collectively America has turned into a country of sissies and cowards…frightened of our own shadows, fearful of being around others, terrified of another person’s cough or sneeze, and grateful for government intervention, even pleading for it.

During WWII our soldiers would storm beaches while machine gun bullets would drop them like flies. Marines would endure months of malaria, dysentery, and foot rot…then go root out fanatical Japanese soldiers charging them in human waves of suicidal killing machines.

After 9/11 the country came together in unity supporting our first responders and each other against a radical religion of terrorists sworn to destroy all but their own. But, that is the last show of unity I have seen in this country..then we rabidly turned on each other. But our problems started way before 9/11.

In the Korean War we lost to a third-rate country. In Vietnam we lost to an even smaller fourth-rate country. But through our experience in Vietnam, we learned that war was a purely manufactured war run by unscrupulous men who held no morals or ethics. We, as a nation, were no longer naïve, uninformed, or willing to accept the pabulum that a government was all too willing to serve us. As more and more clarity began to emerge through media, and eventually the Internet, we learned some of the darkest secrets of our government…and we demanded more and more truth. And through that questioning, came skepticism, finally came cynicism.

However, the government always has a plan to deal with uncooperative citizens. The government over the decades grew programs that cured problems…or at least we thought so. The Democrats, and to a similar degree the Republicans, became masters at manipulating the public. And what better way to manipulate people than dependency. Social Security checks, unemployment benefits, food stamps, housing assistance, disability assistance, college grants/loans, and the list goes on and on and on. But the bottom line was always the same…government was the cure. Why? Because their message was always the same…us lowly people couldn’t take care of ourselves, we had to depend on the government to save us…and it taught us to fear what might happen if that benevolent government didn’t come to our aid.

Obviously there are plenty of exceptions to the “people” I am referring to. There were and are plenty of strong folks out there who are rugged individualists, able to take care of themselves independent of government aid…and we use to call many of them preppers. But most US citizens have become people with weak Obama on Bike - Beta or Omegaback bones, sissies, whiners, and cowards…fearful of life without the government and fearful of taking responsibility for their own lives and families. That mentality flourished and grew under President Obama to the point it almost overwhelmed all of America.

In 2008 Obama said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” And he made good on that prediction. He oversaw the implementation of the metro-sexual, the wussification of America’s males and worse. His vision of making everyone dependent on the government almost became the winning overarching theme…but, by a very slim margin America rejected that concept and elected Trump as President.

Well, technically, more voters in the US supported the Progressive vision led by Hillary Clinton. Nearly three million more voters voted for Clinton than Trump (48% vs 46%). So the people, by a notable margin, embraced the Progressive/Obama/Clinton vision of America’s future rather than a stronger male vision of who America is. Only the Electoral College prevented Clinton from becoming President.

What does all of this do with the current virus situation?

Remember the yeas after 9/11? We, as a nation, embraced authoritarian legal concepts. We applauded every new move by the government to restrict travel, increase surveillance, use secret courts, and we expressed unfettered respect for America’s secret police agencies such as we are being lied to about the Patriot Actthe FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. We begged and pleaded for more safety and security…even at the expense of Constitutional rights. The liberals and conservatives worked together in support of their political leadership to pass law after law after law that continued to chip away at American freedoms, rights, and liberties. Remember that?

We are there once again…embracing the government as the solution to our collective weakness, our cowardliness, and begging the government to save us once again.

And “save us” they are…the same way they always do…taking our money and our rights/liberties/freedoms. And they are doing it quite well…and we are applauding them for it…and begging for more of their cure.

But let me digress just a bit…

Coup & the FBI

Remember back in March of 2017 when I laid out the information regarding the coup against Trump, named names, and specifically named the FBI as a primary player in the coup leadership? Well, well…the Washington Post on March 31st reported on the DOJ investigation results, and guess what? The DOJ report states there was widespread criminal and unconstitutional activity by the FBI.  And the FBI began its criminal activity against the Trump campaign and lasted well past his election into his presidency. And…that was only the tip of the iceberg of the criminal activity of the FBI.

But not to worry…not a single indictment, not a single criminal charge, not a single firing, not a single demotion for any FBI personnel resulted from the DOJ investigation. Deepstate protecting its own…the US government at its finest.

But, for those Americans who wish to have their eyes open to the reality in America…this latest report is only yet another confirmation that the FBI is a septic tank of morals and ethics that have been in-place since its inception. And it will never change…but it will get worse. The FBI is a primary federal law enforcement agency responsible for protecting the deepstate…the FBI is nothing more than America’s KGB. And this is the perfect example of what the US government is and what it is capable of.

Economy

Man, what can I possibly say that you don’t already know. The economy has been shredded, it is falling apart, it will get worse, and it will never ever be the same. And for the first time ever…I can see the probability over 50% of it crashing in the very near future…months at best, weeks at worse. And I mean crashing!

Auto industry reports are showing as much of a 30% reduction in vehicle sales in the last month. That is a horrifically bad number. That is a game changing, economy crushing, number. And there is another side of this…if the economy would turn around quickly…the auto sales numbers would lag by a substantial margin as people got caught back up on paying mortgages, rent, utilities, credit cards, etc. before buying new cars. And on top of that, auto workers tend to be better paid middle income folks. And the fewer vehicles sold, the more auto workers unemployed/laidoff, and the less money they spend into the economy. A vicious cycle.

And the experts are now predicting 33% of all mortgages will go into default in the next wave…within the year. 33%!!!  How will the lenders be able to deal with all of that? How will people deal with, react to, losing their homes?

And then there is the train wreck of people paying rent…and landlords unable to pay their mortgages and bills.

Jobless claims for the third week of March was just under 300,000. The fourth week of March it was 3.3 million. The last week of March was almost 6.7 million. That is staggering by any measure!! If it doubles again in the next report the crash could be just weeks away. But think about it… more than 10million people lost their jobs in just 3 weeks!!

But, you say that the unemployment checks may grow by $600 per week to those collecting unemployment. That’s good, right? Well, where is that money coming from? We don’t have any surplus money in the federal budget…the states certainly don’t. So all of this cash going out to folks to ease the pain is in the form of new debt…printed money with ZERO value behind. And we already know that the Federal Reserve (Fed) is buying US T-Bills because no one else is buying them. Sound desperate?

Many employment/financial experts are now saying that the next report will show “Depression Era” unemployment numbers. And all indications now point to them being right. I was hesitating to report what I was feeling until I saw the “trend line”…and no hesitation now. The trend line clearly shows unemployment headed towards depression.

The Fed as World Bank & The Fed Treasury Swap…weird wording, terrible implications. Bottom line…the US Treasury Department working with the Fed is pumping huge amounts of dollars into the world economies…we’re talking TRILLIONS!  They are creating dollars (I explained how that is done previously) and “lend” those dollars to the central banks (Fed equivalent) of other countries. They are doing so to ensure that the world has enough “liquidity” to prevent banks from “seizing up”…meaning that there is money in the banks’ cash drawers to give to people when they want to withdraw savings or write a check.

The other side of that liquidity methodology is the “swap” side. The US Treasury Department, through the Fed, is buying back US Treasury Bills that foreign countries are cashing in. The other countries need money to pay their bills so they are selling the T-Bills they own. No one wants to buy those T-Bills right now…so the Fed buys them to prevent that market from collapsing. But to buy them the Fed has to create new money -backed by new debt- to purchase the older T-Bills the other countries are selling. They are effectively swapping one T-Bill for another…paying off an older debt with a newer debt. If there was one advantage to this “swap”…the newer debt (i.e. T-Bill) is at a lower interest rate than the older one. But, it is still a debt…money we don’t have and no possibility to ever pay off.

Jim Cramer, well known Wall Street financial expert, said on 4/3, there is “…the potential for a brutal depression ahead.” While he acts a little bizarre sometimes and is as much an entertainer as a Wall Street expert…he is usually right about his predictions. He joins a lone list of other experts making that statement.

Glenn Beck, author and talk show host, is saying essentially the same thing. While Glenn Beck is another one that can at times sound silly, although entertaining, his research staff is second to none. And they are saying the same thing…with the stats and numbers to prove it as a very high probability.

So here is my bottom line concerning the economy…as of now I see it as a better than 50/50 probability the economy will crash within 4 – 12 weeks. Now remember, that means an almost equal probability that it won’t.

I’ve been maintaining for years that the economy is spiraling downward and it won’t/can’t change that trajectory. And, I’ve also maintained that we could wake up on any given morning and the economy has crashed due to some event. Well, that “event” appears to be developing right now with all the major data points indicating a crash.

Let’s say that the economy doesn’t crash. Hear this…it will be changed more that we can imagine. The economy will never be the same again. It will be more unstable, more government controlled, less opportunity, far more debt, and leaning far, far more towards big corporations vs. small businesses…and of course…government dependency.

Over the last two weeks I have been watching closely what is happening to small businesses…and it ain’t pretty! In the three towns close to where I live I am seeing more and more businesses with permanently shuttered doors. They simply can’t handle the drastic downturn in their income stream. And small business income is taking a hit primarily due to the actions of government intervention. Governments, at all levels, ordering their closure to prevent the spread of the virus. Also affecting them…customers staying away from businesses due to the “fear” that has been created by the government, media, and others who are promoting it.

Whether it is a crash or not, the economy and businesses will never, ever be the same. And what the economy and businesses become, if they survive…will not be what we know now. America is fundamentally changing…for the worse.

When asked yesterday what aspects of U.S. life he expects to see altered as a result of the pandemic, Mark Cuban, billionaire businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner said, “Everything!”

Something to remember…the federal government will do everything within its power (i.e. print money, send stimulus checks, bailout banks, pour money into the stock markets, etc.) to save the economy. The Fed has already stated there will be no limit to which they won’t go to save the economy. Why? If the economy goes the United States government will collapse. And along with the USA…the entire world’s economy will collapse as well. If that happens…a world war is inevitable.

Self-preservation will win…the US government will stop at nothing to save the US economy…even if it means fundamentally changing it. So expect change in…everything.

Coming Violence

Back on 3/13/202 I issued an Immediate Action Warning regarding coming violence. The violence is no longer coming…it is here. TX burglaries are up 20%, NY business burglaries up 75%, and there are now news articles and pictures all over the Internet of businesses boarding up because they are expecting more burglaries…and soon, looting and violence.

The governor of NY recently made the statement that if Trump tried a quarantine of New York it would be a “declaration of war”. We know that NY is a major center of the COVID-19 outbreak. NY is a natural epicenter due to the intense density of citizens into a small area…it inevitably would spread quickly. And Trump declaring a quarantine would be a highly likely and medically responsible thing to do to keep NY residents from spreading the virus. But, the Democrat governor (Progressive extremist) threatened “war” with a Republican president!!  The irresponsibility is easy to see…the potential ramifications could turn violent on a scale we’ve not seen since the Civil War.

Experts and government officials are also closely monitoring Michigan for the potential of widespread violence (i.e. rioting and looting). The state’s unemployment infrastructure has fallen apart and residents couldn’t file for unemployment. The 800 help line number broke down and was unusable. The computer system running the unemployment process failed because it was overloaded. And the Internet benefit filing site was overwhelmed and quit working. Several articles appeared reporting on the situation and it was ugly, the state government simply failed, and is failing to get people registered for unemployment benefits. That means no money for the people to pay bills, pay mortgages/rent, buy food, etc. And how do you think residents will react to that if it goes on for any real length of time? What happens when it spreads to other benefits and other states…or occurs on the federal level with the individual stimulus checks?

Another aspect of the COVID-19 panic, articles are now reporting an increase in domestic violence. Agencies that deal with domestic violence are seeing a notable increase as more family members are kept in close proximity to each other, the stress of job losses, financial crisis, the constant stream of hyped-news, etc.  As families break down…so goes the country.

War

In my previous SitReps (3/18 & 3/26) I spoke of war, specifically with China. And I am seeing that threat of war growing. There are now politicians in Washington speaking specifically that China is to blame for the pandemic…and should pay for it. But they are not speaking in theoretical terms…they are speaking to the “intention” and “responsibility”. There are even politicians talking about China literally paying the US government to deal with virus here in the US.  The payment would be the cancellation of over $1trillion that the US owes to China via voiding US T-Bills. Seriously!  How do you think China would respond to such an act of the US government? How do you think they are reacting now to the very idea it could be formally proposed in Congress?

Here is the real question…why would anyone in Washington even make that suggestion? Ponder that one.

We are also seeing a significant increase in China navy resources actively taking over fishing areas in the China Sea. China has specifically targeted Indonesia’s fishing fleets recently.  They have recently become more aggressive in dealing with other countries, including Europe, over control of not just fishing rights, but also  sovereign control of areas located in the South China Sea.

Finally, I read an article yesterday plus several more articles this past week that confirmed what I spoke about on March 18th and again on the 26th…we are growing increasingly closer to a potential war with China. If that happens…well, you know what that means.

The Government

One of the most disturbing initiatives that has come out of Washington in a long time is the “See Something, Say Something” program that the Department of Homeland Security started in 2010. That is clearly and unmistakably an authoritarian government program…urging citizens to report “suspicious activity” of one another to law enforcement. It is a tool widely used in Communist countries and previously in countries such as Nazi Germany under Hitler. It is nothing more than a tool straight out of the book 1984 to pit one citizen against another, to destroy trust in each other. It is another aspect of “divide and conquer” strategy…to create a compliant citizenry.

Now we see the governors of California and New York actively encouraging its citizens to “snitch” on each other for violations of stay-at-home orders or business closures. Some government leaders are even offering rewards for such snitching.

Just lately we’ve seen the Department of Justice seize privately owned medical supplies, unlawfully seized, from a private individual. That person was accused of “price gouging” and his privately owned property forcefully taken from him. Also, the governor of New York just signed an Executive Order that authorizes state troopers to seize medical supplies from hospitals and redistribute those supplies as the state sees fit. That is a page straight out of Communism.

Those moves should be of grave concern to you!

I have been stating for years that during times of emergency FEMA, and the government in general, has virtually unlimited power to do as it pleases. And we are now seeing that. What this means…no food storage, no water storage, no emergency preparations of any kind -public or private- is safe and out of the reach of the federal and state government. The government can, and now proves it will, seize whatever it wants as it deems necessary. Freedom and rights destroyed!

The fact that the government, regardless of level, would seize private property is unconscionable. But, much worse than that…most people are applauding it and supporting it! I read comments from some folks who claim to be Conservatives and patriotic…Christians and Constitution lovers…and they also support these totalitarian acts. That is the real scary part to this…making these authoritarian acts acceptable…even laudable by people, Conservatives/Patriots/Christians, who only thought they loved this country and our freedoms. But, it turns out…they love safety and security more than freedom and liberty.

What are the Democrats up to? In my previous SitReps I spoke of them using the current crisis to fundamentally change America. California Governor Newsom made it crystal clear recently what their intentions are, the crisis is an “opportunity reimaging a more progressive era.” And they are serious! Sadly…many Conservatives and preppers are right there with them helping them with that plan.

One of the saddest examples of government behavior, all too representative, I’ve witnessed so far during this COVID-19 panic…Captain Crozier of the USS Roosevelt was relieved of command. Background note: I served two years on a US Navy carrier and understand that life. Capt Crozier tried to tell his Navy superiors that their orders were not working to take care of the health of the ship’s sailors when his ship was struck with a COVID-19 outbreak. The Navy ignored his recommendations and requests to deal with the outbreak…sailors were getting sick, the outbreak spreading, and threatening death of his men from the virus was imminent.

Finally the Captain wrote a detailed letter to the Pentagon detailing his requests and reasoning, his pleading for the Navy to take care his men. The Pentagon ignored his letter and requests. The letter was then leaked to the press; some say it was the Captain himself who leaked the letter. It matters not who leaked it…he was relieved of command…effectively ending his Navy career on a charge of by-passing the chain of command. Although his original requests went directly to his superior whose stateroom was mere feet away…and those requests were rejected.

So we see the US government punishing a leader who was desperately concerned for the health of his men. Rather than help him, they fired him. Rather than admit that their actions were inadequate, they removed the man who pointed out their mistakes. A typical government move…yet another sad example of our pathetic federal government in action…the deepstate at work.

Martial Law

Let me make this clear…the rumors are not true. The federal government has no intention of implementing martial law in its plan to deal with COVID-19. However, should violence reach an intolerable level in reaction to Draconian state and federal government actions dealing with COVID-19, then martial law could/would be used. But honestly, don’t expect it on the federal level.

However, we are already seeing instances of parts of martial law being implemented at the state level. NY seizing private property, MA state troopers stopping out of state drives for no probable cause or reasonable suspicion of a crime, Governors/Mayors/Sheriffs ordering businesses closed, ordering people to stay home, county roadblocks, etc. So to a certain degree we are already seeing instances of martial law.

State governors have much more flexibility to implement martial law than the President. And we are already seeing governors doing so. And we will see more of it…and in some cases…to the extreme. If state governors increase their use of martial law we will see a corresponding increase in violence. Violence not just directed at law enforcement trying to enforce those measures but against communities/business in general. The first person shot by law enforcement for martial law purposes could well start a violence spiral that would only stop after much bloodshed.

The first instance of complete martial law on the state level, and more so on the federal level, will cause an exponential spike in widespread violence, rioting, and looting.

Post Office

Remember back on 3/26 I wrote about the trouble the Post Office (USPS) was in? Well, finally someone else caught on. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) who heads Congressional oversight of the USPS, a couple of days ago put it bluntly about the USPS folding, “We need to start thinking in those apocalyptic terms because we are about to face the apocalypse.”

Did you hear him? He used the term “apocalypse”…how does that strike you?

What happens to the USPS? Who knows at this point. But, I bet there are some big corporations salivating at the thought. And many politicians and other Washington insiders right now are thinking about large deposits to their bank accounts and an increase in their power if the USPS folds.

If something happens to the USPS see it as a major mile post that something more dramatic is about to happen.

Black Swan Event

The question has been posed to me…Is this a Black Swan Event? Well, a Black Swan Event is an occurrence of an event that wasn’t predicted that is beyond the realm of normal expectations or the probability of occurrence was so low as to be at all realistically possible. It includes the reaction(s) to the event as well as the event itself. And the results from that event changes history in a major and significant way.

My answer to the question… is this, theCOVID-19 panic, a Black Swan Event? Yes, unquestionably so.

Now let me explain why. Not because of the pandemic itself. We’ve had far, far worse outbreaks of health concerns. We’ve had flu seasons in the US alone that killed 80,000 people (2017-2018 flu season). What is making this an unexpected event of such a magnitude is the actions that world governments, especially in the US, are taking as the result of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unparalleled in modern history…and undoubtedly a Black Swan event.

The Spanish Flu of 1918 killed 20,000,000 – 50,000,000 people worldwide, almost 700,000 in the United States. COVID-19 has killed 65,000 worldwide and 8,500 in the US…so far. So COVID-19 is .13% (that’s point one three percent) as deadly worldwide and 1.2% as deadly here in the US. But look at the extraordinary and extreme measures that the governments worldwide are taking.

The true aspect of a Black Swan Event is its impact and historical perspective. And we can barely see the true impact it will have on the US at this point. But I can assure you of this…it will be devastating in many ways.

Summary

This section could almost be as long as the entire first part of the SitRep…but I won’t punish you that way.

Here’s the bottom line:

  • A Black Swan Event has occurred
  • The economy is wrecked and getting worse…potentially could crash within weeks to months
  • Job loss and business closings are rampant and growing
  • US debt, private and public, is growing exponentially
  • All levels of government are growing more and more authoritarian and Draconian
  • People who we previously thought were patriots and Constitutionalists are turning out to be exactly the opposite
  • People believe the main stream media…and are more and more falling prey to their manipulation
  • Progressives are ramping up their plans, goals, visions…and actions
  • Our country is being destroyed from the inside…we are eating ourselves
  • Our country will probably not recover from this as a Constitutional Republic with a capitalist economy
  • We are probably watching the destruction of the United States

On the positive side:

  • This is not the Spanish Flu, tens of millions will not die from COVID-19
  • The US will come out of this…eventually
  • You can survive this, your family can survive this
  • We will see people for who they really are based on their actions during this crisis
  • For those who have the right outlook…faith will increase
  • For those who do the right thing…we will be better people individually when this is all over

But, you ask…What should you do about all of this? What can I do about all of this?

Same thing you have been doing, or should have been doing, for years. Just do more of it and much quicker. Fill in your prepper gaps. Acquire practical skills for use in an changed job market. And more!

Over the next days and weeks I will make more suggestions and more recommendations as the need makes itself known. I will only do so when I see a clear solution for a specifically identified problem. But, you probably already know what to do…just proceed!

More than anything though, I want to share one word of warning that I feel is imperative…DO NOT OVERREACT!

There are some unscrupulous people out there enjoying promoting fear…trying to cause panic. Don’t fall for it!!  Use a level head, use your common sense, your intuition, your training, your planning…and make wise thoughtful decisions.

Along with that I want to advise you to start eliminating the static in your life. Start weeding out that which is distracting you. Whether it is social media addiction, hours of news article reading, visiting radical prepper sites, or avoiding the constant stream of misinformation coming out of the media and the Internet…get rid of it. Focus on what is important and what is applicable to your situation and to your planning.

Please ignore the static…it will only make things more confusing.

Hang in there, do your best, help others, share with those around you, keep good security, stay Situationally Aware, increase your faith, love your family, stay positive, avoid all the negative you possibly can…and be the person you were meant to be.

Times are desperate right now, I dare say very desperate. But I say to you…do not despair, do not fear…do not take desperate actions. Remember this, there are only two important things in this life…God and family. Believe in, have faith in, trust in, and take care of those two things…and you will be fine.


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