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Friday, March 8th, A.D. 2013
Between Friday, March 1st and Friday, March 8th, the bid prices for:
|Gold rose 0.2 % from $1,576.80 to $1,579.20
|Silver rose 1.5 % from $28.58 to $29.00
|Platinum rose 1.8 % from $1,571 to $1,599
|Palladium rose 8.5 % from $720 to $781
|DJIA rose 2.2 % from 14,089.66 to 14,397.07
|NASDAQ rose 2.3 % from 3,169.74 to 3,244.37
|NYSE rose 2.0 % from 8,874.19 to 9,054.44
|US Dollar Index rose 0.5 % from 82.29 to 82.73
|Crude Oil rose 1.1 % from $90.89 to $91.87
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Private Property and the Second Amendment
by Alfred Adask
If you Google “Mexican Drug Violence,” you’ll find over 4 million hits. The headlines on the first page tell a grim story:
• Mexico’s drug violence epidemic moving closer to capital . . . dallasnews.com – The spread raises fresh concerns that Mexico's new administration is unable to combat the drug cartels.
The Mexican drug war kills lots of Mexicans. Most are members of drug gangs. Many are ordinary people caught in the crossfire or subjected to extortion by the gangs or the Mexican police.
• Mexico drug wars; graphic pictures . . . . www.telegraph.co.uk . . . . Mexican authorities have turned to bizarre rituals including voodoo as they attempt to win the ...
• At least 26 dead in latest round of Mexican drug violence. www.rawstory.com – At least 26 people were killed in Mexico in the past 24 hours in apparent drug-related crimes . . . .
• LA Times (“Mexico Scrambles as Violence Threatens Tourism Zones”) the violence that has claimed an estimated 70,000 lives since December 2006.
If 70,000 Mexicans lost their lives to the drug war in six years, that’s over 10,000 killed per year.
Over the last decade, the recent Middle East wars have killed about 630 Americans per year, while the Mexican drug war has killed over 10,000 per year. By that measure, the Mexican drug war is 15 times as deadly as America’s excursions into the Middle East.
Seems serious, no? But from the Mexican government’s perspective, the real problem is not that 70,000 peons have died. The real problem is that the drug war is interfering with commerce.
According to the LA Times (“Mexico Scrambles as Violence Threatens Tourism Zones”),
“As deadly violence that has haunted Mexico for years threatens tourist zones, government officials and trade executives are scrambling for ways to minimize damage to an industry that is a top income-earner and employer.
The LATimes also reports in “Mexican towns, once frozen with fear, now frozen in time” that,
“In Guerrero state, drug criminals who terrorized farming communities have left a cluster of more than 20 ghost pueblos, abandoned towns from which residents fled . . . . More than 1.6 million Mexicans left their homes because of drug violence from 2006 to 2011 . . . . All of this is due to organized crime."
Tourism is off. Farmers are leaving their farms. Villages are being abandoned. Some cities are suffering economic downturn because people are simply afraid to go out on the streets to eat in a restaurant and risk being killed in gangland crossfire
It’s one thing to whack some peons, but when the drug smugglers start to impact Mexican commerce, something’s got to be done.
The first step in solving any problem is to properly diagnose the problem and its causes.
What causes Mexican drug violence?
Mexican politicians like to blame Mexican drug violence on two causes: 1) American drug prohibitions; and 2) American abundance of firearms. Let’s examine:
1) American Drug Laws.
Because drug smuggling includes the risks of being jailed, shot at and possibly killed, it qualifies as “hard, dangerous work”.
So, why, would anyone engage in the “hard, dangerous work” of drug smuggling?
For the money, of course. The smugglers deem the risk (of being shot, killed, jailed) as worth the reward (big bucks).
And why are smuggled drugs so profitable? After all, marijuana (often called “weed”) is, in fact, just a “weed”—a plant. Cocaine is a distillation of chemicals found in an ordinary cocoa plant. Opium and heroin are derived from poppies. None of these plants are exotic. None are particularly hard to grow or in short supply. So why are they or their ingredients so valuable and therefore profitable—at least in the US?
Because they’re prohibited by law in the US.
What’s the price of marijuana in countries where its use is legal or generally tolerated? A fraction of the price in the US where marijuana use is prohibited by law. What’s the price of cocaine in Colombia where cocoa trees flourish? A fraction of the price in the US where cocaine is prohibited by law. What’s the price of opium in Afghanistan where poppy fields flourish? A fraction of the price in the US where opium is prohibited by law.
The profit potential in drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and opium is huge in the US precisely because the US government has passed laws to make them illegal. If drugs were legalized, the profit potential would evaporate and no sane man or organization would engage in the hard, dangerous work of driving tunnels under the Mexican-US border. If drugs were legalized, the amount of violence associated with “drugs” (actually, with “drug profits”) would also vaporize. (How many people are killed each year for a legal carton of cigarettes or a legal six-pack of beer?)
The major addictive ingredient in all “illegal drugs” is exorbitant profits. If those drugs were legalized, their enormous profit potential disappears and so does the incentive to smuggle and, often, even use drugs.
Mexican gangs aren’t fighting among themselves and with the Mexican police so they can get high. They’re fighting for control of the $13 billion market for trafficking drugs into the US.
America’s legal prohibitions against such drugs is the cornerstone and cause for their profitability and also for the resulting violence as gangs fight for those profits.
Thus, America’s drug prohibition laws are correctly viewed as a major cause for the drug war violence in Mexico.
2) American Firearms
Mexicans have a constitutional right to have firearms. However, one report claims that there’s only one gun store in all of Mexico (in Mexico City), and the bureaucratic and administrative process of actually acquiring a firearm is virtually “impossible” to negotiate. The net result of Mexican gun control laws is that the Mexican people are almost completely without modern firearms.
In a recent report on “U.S.-Mexican Cooperation,” the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) wrote, “The United States supplies 90% of the weapons that are confiscated in Mexico, according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.”
Another CFR report claims that 95% of all cocaine smuggled into the US flows through Mexico.
Thus, Mexico smuggles 95% of all cocaine into the US—where cocaine is prohibited by law. And America smuggles 90% of all firearms into Mexico—when gun ownership is prohibited by law. America smuggles guns into countries where they’re illegal—and therefore highly profitable. Other countries smuggle drugs into the US where those drugs are illegal—and therefore highly profitable.
If it weren’t for the Mexican and US government’s prohibitions on drugs and guns, we wouldn’t see the drug wars, gun wars or organized smuggling between Mexico and the US. Both governments’ prohibitions on drugs and firearms cause those items to become particularly profitable and then grounds for violent struggles to capture those profits. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the fundamental cause of drug violence in the US and gun violence in Mexico is each nation’s government’s legal prohibitions.
Look at the story of U.S. alcohol prohibition in the “Roaring Twenties”. That prohibition resulted in huge profits in alcohol, and huge violence as gangs fought to control the alcohol market—same thing as today’s drug control and gun control laws. When the prohibition laws were repealed, the huge profits in alcohol disappeared and the violence ended. That’s proof that it wasn’t the alcohol that caused the violence. It was the prohibition laws that caused the violence organized crime.
Nevertheless, it’s fashionable for Mexican politicians to blame the 70,000 deaths caused by the Mexican drug wars on: 1) American drug laws; and 2) American gun laws.
3. A third cause?
I suggest that there may be a third cause for Mexican violence: Mexican Gun Control
Just as American prohibition on drugs makes drugs enormously profitable in the US, Mexico’s prohibition on arms makes firearms enormously profitable in Mexico.
Could it be that Mexico’s gun control policies are as responsible for guns being highly profitable in Mexico just as Obama’s gun control threats have been responsible for spurring increased demand and higher prices for guns in the US? Absolutely.
More importantly, could it be that because they’re unarmed, the Mexican people are forced to not only abandon farms, villages and towns, but even parts of their economy? Could the “organized crime” that plagues Mexico have grown to become so large and so “organized” if the Mexican people had sufficient firearms to fight the criminals?
The Mexican government—especially the police—are corrupt from top to bottom. The “mordida” (the “little bite”; a bribe) is a Mexican institution. Mexican drug smugglers could not exist without the support of the corrupt government officials who are more interested in receiving bribes than dispensing justice.
As a result, there are two gangs in Mexico: the government and the drug smugglers. Both of these gangs are armed. Both gangs seek to exploit the unarmed Mexican people.
The drug-smuggler-gang won’t protect the people and neither will the government-gang. Both gangs are bent on robbing the people. When we see the government-gang fighting the drug-smuggler-gang we are watching a struggle that’s morally identical to a turf war between the Bloods and the Crips.
So, given that both gangs exist only to exploit the people, who will truly protect the people except for the people, themselves? And how can the Mexican people protect themselves against either of the gangs that are armed, if the people are disarmed? Without their own firearms, the Mexican people will be robbed and exploited by one or the other of the two gangs who still have firearms.
Mexican gun control is at least partially responsible for the rise Mexican Drug War. If they people had adequate access to firearms, they could do what their government has largely refused to do: shoot or at least intimidate the drug smugglers.
Without firearms, the Mexican people cannot expect to avoid being robbed and therefore have no effective right to private property
The right to own private property
I believe that the essential feature of any prosperous economy is the right to own private property. If I work hard, I can acquire my own land, home, automobile, etc., and hold those items as private property to the exclusion of all others. Therefore, in a society where we can all own and hold our own private property, almost all of us are motivated to work hard. The result is usually a maximum of whatever prosperity is possible for a nation, given its level of natural resources, education, etc.
But what happens to the prosperity of a nation where there’s no right to private property? What is your incentive to work hard if you won’t personally receive the benefits of your labor? The only persons who have an incentive to work in a society that doesn’t guarantee the right of private property are government officials and employees who are motivated to work hard in order to control and exploit the property earned by the vast majority of the people. Without a right to private property, the fundamental “work” is not production, but institutionalized theft.
The former Soviet Union operated a collectivist society which denied the right to private property. Result? The people of that society refused to work hard. Instead, they joked: “They pretend to pay us, we pretend to work.” Eventually, the Soviet Union collapsed and ceased to exist. Much of the reason for that collapse was a system of government that denied the right to private property and thus denied the people a legitimate incentive to work hard.
• I can’t prove it, but I believe that the right to keep and bear arms is essential to a nation’s prosperity.
Because, being shot takes all the fun out of theft. So long as I have a weapon, robbers—including the government—are much less likely to steal my private property. On the other hand, once a man or a nation is disarmed, it’s so much easier for government to steal his wealth and his labor. (Look at Mexico. Whole communities are being abandoned, at least in part because the people are disarmed.)
We can look back at history to see how many governments imposed gun control that didn’t then rob or even kill its own people. If we do, we’ll see a strong correlation between gun control and 1) high taxes (theft), 2) denial of the right to private property (theft), and 3) a fundamental conflict between those who are in the government and those who are not.
Those who want prosperity but think they can have it without the right to private property, are ignoramuses and fools. Those who think that the right to private property doesn’t ultimately depend on the right and duty to “privately” and “personally” defend your private property from robbers and government, are ignoramuses and fools. Those who think they can adequately defend their private property against robbers and government without the right to keep and bear arms are ignoramuses and fools who’d surrender their own prosperity and that of their neighbors based on an irrational fear of arms.
• Look at Mexico. Mexico has gun control and 70,000 deaths by guns in the past six years—about 11,000 homicides per year. America also has about 11,000 homicides by guns each year. But America’s population is almost three times that of Mexico’s. Thus, Mexico—with strict gun control—has almost three times the rate of gun-murders as the US. And, despite our government’s best efforts, the US still has a much higher standard of living ($50,000 per capita annual income) than Mexico’s ($15,300 per capita annual income).
The comparison between the US (with the right to keep and bear arms) and Mexico (with strict gun control) is not an aberration. Jews For the Preservation of Firearms reports that after gun control was established:
1) the Ottoman Empire (1915-1917) killed over 1 million Armenians in two years (500,000+/year);
2) the Soviet Union killed 20 million of their own people between 1929 and 1945 (over 1 million killed per year);
3) Nazi Germany (1933-1945) murdered 20 million civilians—almost 2 million per year;
4) Nationalist China (1927-1949) killed 10 million—almost 500,000 per year;
5) Not to be outdone, Red China executed between 20 and 35 million civilians during 16 years in three separate purges between 1949 and 1976—perhaps as many as 2 million per year during each year of the various purges.
Similar results can be found in smaller nations like Guatemala, Uganda, Cambodia, and Rwanda. Not one of the nations opting for gun control recognized private property rights. Not one of the nations opting for gun control achieved prosperity while gun control was in effect.
According to political scientist political scientist R. J. Rummel, “In the 20th century, democide [murder of civilians by their own government] passed war as the leading cause of non-natural death.”
Get that? According to Mr. Rummel, during the 20th century, more people were murdered by their own government than were killed by a foreign government in the midst of a genuine war.
Virtually all of these two hundred million deaths of civilians by their own governments came after the people had been sufficiently stupid and/or self-destructive to agree to surrender their arms to their government.
Simply put, if Mr. Rummel’s studies are correct, gun control caused more deaths in the 20th century than war.
Think international war is bad?
Domestic gun control is worse.
The 2nd Amendment was intended to protect us against our own government. It doesn’t only protect our freedoms and our lives—it also protects our right to private property, our prosperity and standard of living.
Lose your guns; lose your private property; lose your personal and national prosperity; and, maybe, lose your life. Bet on it.
No one really wants you disarmed except the gangs (private or governmental) who plan to rob you.
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3 Last Minute Survival Scenarios
We know that waiting till the last second is not a good idea, but for some it is the only option. So we have taken three possible average scenarios and broken them down for you. All scenarios will include a family of 4 – Mom, Dad and two kids under high school age – living in the suburbs of a megaplex city...
1. You have a few cases of water
2. You have some freeze-dried storage food, maybe a 30 day supply.
3. You have some sleeping bags and some basic camping supplies.
4. You have a general idea of the area to which you want to go.
5. You think maybe something might happen in which case you could need to get your family out of the city.
6. All supplies are in the garage, ready to load into your minivan should the need arise.
You live in a suburban area of a mexaplex city – first and foremost, where the hell are you going to go? If you are starting out with only a general idea of where to go, you are planning to fail. Knowing exactly where you are going and a little preparation are very much in order. Even if your plan is to squat on BLM land, National Forest Service land or private land, just having a general idea of where you are going is dangerous. You, see, in your suburb of a megaplex area, how many other people have the same general idea? Of those of like mind, most likely that's a very high percentage. So have something better than a general idea. Knowexactly where you are going and if it's remote enough, you can hide supplies (not what you must have for survival, but that which you would like to have with you there) in the trees. You just need a cammo cargo net and some rope. Hoist it high into a tree, hidden by the foliage.
Here is an idea I've been discussing with people lately. Call it "Free Advice": If you have no where to go then the National Forrest my be your best bet. There are several very remote FREE National Forrest camp grounds, http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/list/nflist.htm that you can take advantage of. There is one around here (20 miles away) that is very remote and almost no one comes around unless its elk season (Sept. thru Dec.). So before you decide on a campground, check out what dates are the hunting season. Some National Forrest campgrounds have water, some have toilet dumps, most have toilets, some have showers... I have even seen a laundrette at one, and almost no one ever using it. The occasional park ranger will pass by. The Free campground space can by used for 14 consecutive days at a time. Some park rangers interpret this to mean that you must leave the park others interpret it that you have to move to another space in the same campground every 14 days. Either way, if you had to leave the park for one day, only to return the next day, that works, too.
Next to consider is, what would prompt your leaving? Most everyone completely ignores this one because they believe that when the time comes, they'll "just know". What is needed is a clear-cut definition of what event would prompt your bugging out. Even if you jump the gun and get to your survival location too soon, you can always go back to suburbia if you feel the coast is still clear. Some possible guidelines would be: war in Syria or Iran, a banking holiday, if you see military troops in your town setting up check points.
Back in the day there was an old hippie bumper sticker that said, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". It is also true that CNNFOXABCNBCCBSMSNBC et al will NOT have a news flash that says "Marshall law will be declared in 30 minutes, so if you're going to boogie, do it now!" Just remember, if you wait until there is clear unambiguous proof that it's time to go, you just might find yourself in a traffic jam and no further.
For transportation, a minivan is not going to get you any place safe enough. Consider getting something more robust, such as an older pick up truck (pre-95 is best – simple electronics, less susceptible to EMP and solar flares) with an extend-a-cab or club-cab for the kids. The RV market has collapsed. Prices have never been lower on used RVs of all types.
With a pickup truck you could get a cab-over camper quite inexpensively. These slip into the cargo area of a pick up. Most sleep 4 or more, have a toilet, shower, water storage tank, oven, range, sink, dining area, a closet and cabinet space. With the economy the way it is, watching craigslist you will find great bargains. Most people are paying in the neighborhood of $500 for an older but still serviceable cab-over camper. If a pick up truck is just not something you can do, then you may want to consider a Coleman-type pop-up camper, which can be towed behind even some compact cars with ease (also about $500 on craigslist). You can use either type of camper to store everything you will need to take with you to your bug-out location, and you'll be able to just hook up and go when it's time, no need to think about what to bring. It's the ultimate "bug-out-bag". You can have hundreds of pounds of food and water and supplies in it, without having to crowd the supplies and the family into the minivan.
If the only water you have is a couple of cases, that won't do it. A case of water is about 2-1/2 gallons of water on average. How many cases can you carry? If you have a cab-over or pop-up camper, both have a fresh water tank to store in the area of 150-200 gallons of water. Check and see if the place you have chosen for your bug-out has any access to water – lake, pond, stream, river, pump, well, etc. The average person, under Spartan conditions, can just get by on one gallon per day – 2 quarts to drink and a couple of quarts for cooking and hygiene. Consider the water you'll need if your food is dehydrated or freeze-dried! So for 4 of you, with a 200 gallon water tank, you would have enough for about 50 days.
If all you have is freeze-dried or dehydrated items for food, you will want to have some items to supplement that, so that you don't experience appetite fatigue. We would suggest some of the following be added to your supplies for long-term evacuation:
Plus any family favorites, just to break the monotony.
Also, throw into your packing some board games, deck of cards, books, etc., toilet paper and RV toilet sanitizer (blue stuff). If you have extra jeans, socks, shirts, sneakers, shoes/boots – the clothing you bring can be used outdoors with ease – as well as toiletries should also be packed. Don't forget to include a first aid kit. For some of you it will be a military medic/field surgical kit, for others it will be some antiseptic, gauze and tape, depending on your skill level.
1. You (and your family) are going to stay in your suburban home.
2. You have 6 cases of water
3. You have 6 cases of Dinty Moore Beef Stew and a few miscellaneous canned goods.
4. You have a shotgun
5. You don't want to tell your wife and kids what may be coming up in the near future because it will rock their world. Besides, "they'll think I'm nuts."
In this scenario, there is no need to have a bug-out time definition. But you still need to know what to look for so that you know when to hunker down. So, again, some pre-defined conditions bear strong consideration. What to do, when such and such a thing happens, including a rendezvous place for children to meet you for picking up.
Food will be your biggest concern. Let's first deal with the "having". You'll need to have food. Basically, nothing different than the previous scenario, although not having to consider transportation, you can store more of it. More importantly, you'll need to be covert. Being in the suburbs means being around lots of people. Lots of hungry people. The smell of cooking can attract predators – of all kinds: hungry neighborhood dogs and cats going feral, not to mention your neighbors, themselves, who undoubtedly are hungry. The smell of your cooking anything is going to bring people either knocking on or breaking down your door. What would you do if your kids hadn't eaten in a week and you smelled food?
Cooking hot food in the suburban environment could garner you a lot of negative attention. For these reasons, ready to eat foods (jerky, dried fruits and vegetables, cookies and crackers) are most desirable. For some of you that might be military MREs. We don't recommend them as a steady diet – too much GMO and MSG to name a few – but in this case they may be useful against hunger while maintaining a low profile.
The power that pumps water to your house may well be disabled. That means that you will not have water coming from your faucet, nor to your toilet for flushing. The -Mart stores sell 5 gallon water bottles (like those used in water coolers) for about $5 each. Get yourself as many as you can, fill them and cover them up where you have your storage items. Refer to the above scenario for daily requirements. Also, fill all your sinks and bathtubs with water while you still have power. Place a garbage bag over the sinks and bathtubs to keep the dust out of the water. Often times forgotten, your water heater has a spigot at the bottom of it, from which you can access the water in there as well – usually anywhere from 20-40 gallons of additional, usable water.
Some rules about toilet water usage... "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down." Save the water from washing up (gray water) to use – as little as possible – to do the flushing. Pour it into the bowl until the "brown goes down". If you want to pour your gray water into your toilet tank, add rocks (too large to get into the flapper hole) or bricks into the tank so that they take up some of the unnecessary water space.
Now, for these scenarios, here is a lesson in "How Not to Be Seen" (with a tip of the hat to Monty Python). For evacuation scenarios, if you are in a very secluded part of say, the National Forest or private land, it's a safe bet that if you encounter other people who are not part of your group, you will be encountering trouble. So my advice would be, "if people move in, move out" and choose another camping sight.
Avoid having large, smoky fires that would attract others. Do most of your fireside cooking during the day and avoid night time fires completely. Also, avoid loud talking, loud music, etc. Don't think that because you can't see anyone around you, it's okay to play your Lead Zeppelin CDs at 800 decibels and no one would notice. You would be surprised how far sound travels in the wilderness, without car noises, people noises, etc., drowning it out.
For Suburban How not to be seen, use no night time lights, even if you have plenty of candles and flashlights. If you do need to illuminate something, do it discretely and for a short time, preferably in a room that has few windows. It's a good idea to put heavy drapes on your windows also, as long as there are no gaps. Avoid going outside and therefore being noticed. If you have a garage, put your car into it. A car parked outside lets others know there are people inside – not what you want to do. The car battery can be used as a 12 volt power source if needed, and you can hook up a 110 AC power inverter to use as a house current power source.
"I don't want to tell the wife and kids what may be coming up in the future because I don't want to shake their world." Better to have them prepared than having to follow your instructions while they are in a panic. Like in the movie Knowing , when the little girl's mother panics, grabs the kids and drives madly toward a cave she knows (so does everyone else), it's not a good situation. It doesn't end well. Even if your family thinks you are a tin-foil-hat-wearing loon, if you have at least told them in advance what the trigger point would be, when that point arrives it will be that much less of a shock and they will be apt to be much more on board when the time comes. At some point they'll have to face it anyway. Better they be prepared than blissfully ignorant until that point.
1. You (and your family) are already living at your survival retreat.
2. You are off the grid, self-sufficient and lovin' the life!
3. When TSHTF, it will just be another day.
Way to go!
From the authors of Surviving Survivalism – How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock, available at survivingsurvivalism.com.
by Herbalist Wendy Wilson
I once saw an interview on TV with a popular author of novels. I don't read such books but I found what the author said to be fascinating. She was asked what it takes to write a best seller? She replied with one word, "Marketing." In our modern age we need to stop and think about how far the marketing approach goes. We are convinced to purchase just about everything we buy; soda, snacks, cars, insurance etc. We are persuaded through marketing to select the next President of the US Some might say that they see or hear the advertisements but that they are not the only thing that influences them. What if there were techniques in the marketplace, in politics, in the workplace and everywhere else that are used to make you think you came to your decision all by yourself when in fact you were manipulated? And what if these tactics were used in order for you to accept GM foods and the new healthcare? Let's take a look.
WANTS AND NEEDS
In the marketing industry, the king of marketing tactics is to sell you what you don't need. The old school marketing often used by salesmen would be to ask you to voice your objections so he could counter them. Taking the king of marketing a step further, we have tactics that will compel you to accept and make purchases on what you know is wrong It will convince you that "wrong" is "right" and we see we live in times where this seems to be evident. How does marketing accomplish this? It doesn't happen overnight. It is a continuous exposure to psychological marketing techniques called desensitizing, jamming and converting. The truth is separated from the equation and you are manipulated to think the lie is the truth.
In 1988, Marshall Kirt and Hunter Madsen used the psychological marketing techniques and wrote about it in their book, After the Ball The book is essentially an outline to change the mindset of the American people from opposition to acceptance on any particular topic. Author Marshall Kirt, is a Harvard graduate and a researcher in neuropsychiatry. Hunter Madsen holds a PhD in politics from Harvard and is an expert in public persuasion and social marketing. So, in a nutshell how does their technique to convince you to go along with what you don't want or need? They change the way you think and feel by breaking your current negative associations with what is objectionable to you and replaces it with positive associations. They will prey upon your doubts and exploit them. The new technique to get you to accept something you know is wrong or you don't need is to not talk about it and act nonchalant and as normal as possible. Once you accept that, then one by one the other differences that would normally repel you become accepted. They wear you down morally. You are in essence being seduced.
So, how do these psychological tactics work in order to desensitize you? The media pounds you with images on what the public believes to be wrong, however it is presented in the least offensive way. The attitude of the masses then becomes, oh well, (shrug shoulders) and let's move on. Within the new marketing they also employ fear and not just fear of the unknown but terrorism. This is intended to suppress any dissent the public may exhibit. You are afraid to speak out. You become afraid to speak out in support of your faith. Political correctness and the hate speech laws were launched on this tactic known as "jamming." The real goal in all this is to convert you from being an opponent to being a supporter to all that is wrong. How can they accomplish this? They use psychological tactics to change your emotions, mind and your will through propaganda. An example is Planned Parenthood. There is noting about this organization that has anything to do with parenting and has everything to with death. Your moral conscious is converted to believe that a woman has a choice when there is no choice; there is only life and death. You can't get more innocent than an unborn baby and God says He hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16-19). Thankfully many women rather that incur the wrath of God (even in instances of rape) will have the baby and keep it or give it up for adoption. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health, women who have abortions have a high risk of suicide http://www.lifenews.com/2004/03/02/nat-359/ and
http://afterabortion.org/2005/womens-suicide-rates-highest-after-abortion-new-study/. There is the Dakota Court of Appeals reviewing a case regarding the link between abortion and suicide http://www.wnd.com/2011/12/375317/. The state of Illinois has ruled that abortion providers must provide information regarding all abortion risks, including suicide http://afterabortion.org/2012/all-abortion-risks-must-be-disclosed/. Then there is the added layer of Marxism and how the US is being slid into it http://www.morningstartv.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america.
This conversion of the American mindset is a planned psychological attack with propaganda fed to the citizens spoonful by spoonful through the media and social networking. This is designed to overthrow a Christian country. They take all the moral objections this great country had and corrupt them. This is known as classic brainwashing. A successful example would be that after Obama's first election many believed they did not have to pay their mortgage and the government would take money from tax payers to pay it.
Another tactic they employ is to rewrite history with lies. This really upsets the applecart. Americans become doubtful of their founders and the principles America was founded on. This is how the devil operates – causing you to first doubt and sin is quick to follow.
"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Psalms 11:3
Canada has been subdued by this new marketing as well as some European countries. America is a work in progress and some damage is already done. We live not in the age of truth but manipulation and deception. The result is that people will believe a lie and wrong is right and right is wrong (Isaiah 5:20 and II Tim 3). Don't allow yourself to be desensitized and give up. This is indeed a brutal marketing campaign but God says to fight against such things and to run to the battle with all righteousness. When you think the battle is too big to be won don't forget the Lord steps in and fights for his righteous people. Like-minded people can bring morality, common sense and freedom back to America .
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Your Allergies and Chiropractic
by Dr. Stefanie Gross-Rodsater D.C.
The yellow film sitting on top of the cars is doing more than sending us into the car wash...for many, it's causing itchy throat, watery eyes, congestion and a constant runny nose. But why doesn't it affect everyone? If there's an allergy floating around out there what makes one person susceptible to it, when it doesn't make all of us susceptible?
NERVOUS SYSTEM IS KEY
The nervous system is the key which controls every aspect of your body, including your immune system. The nervous system is the master controller of the body. The spine protects the spinal cord thus protecting the messages that are carried over the nervous system. If one of the vertebrae on your spine is out of place, it could be putting pressure or irritating one of your nerves. Maybe the nerve that controls your sinuses, your head, your throat or your immune system is making you susceptible to having allergies? The nervouse system and the immune system have such a multiple or connections that they could correclty be referred to as a single system. The nervous system senses damage, infectous agents and foreign bodies with the help of chemical release of the immune cells and deals with these problems by deploying different types of immune cells to carry out specific procedures. Disturbances in the nervous system (subluxations) diminish the ability of an individual to sense and repair the damage and combat infections, cancer etc., and your health suffers.
A CENTURY OF CARE
Allergy suffers have praised chiropractic care for over a century. The goal of chiropractic care is to locate and correct subluxations (a.k.a. serious nervous system stress). Chiropractic care enables the immune system to function more effectively. Chiropractic patients were found to experience a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care. Cancer patients and those with serious diseases experienced a 400% greater immune competence than people who did not.
So, the next time you are suffering through allergy season, think about chiropractic care to give you the extra edge and help your nervous and immune system work more
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What's Ailing America?
The Military Who Violates Their Oath to Protect Us
by Rebecca Carley, MD
Over the past week, a true American hero by the name of Bradley Manning admitted "guilt" in regards to his "unauthorized disclosure of state secrets" when he released information to Wikileaks.
One of the "state secrets" he released was a video of a helicopter crew that opened fire on innocent children and journalists in Baghdad:
The comments made by these helicopter killers demonstrate their bloodlust. These are the psychopaths being created in the military and then unleashed on innocent civilians in foreign countries, where "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind". George Orwell
These evil acts are done in the name of "counter terrorism". WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS, PEOPLE? We are paying for these atrocities, and doing nothing to stop what is going on. SILENCE IS CONSENT IT IS AIDING AND ABETTING PURE EVIL.
Of course, we will now start experiencing the same as our traitor in chief has determined he has the authority to create "kill lists" and use drones that we pay for to kill Americans without trial. At http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans?lite , you will see it mentioned that "In a separate talk at the Northwestern University Law School in March, Attorney General Eric Holder specifically endorsed the constitutionality of targeted killings of Americans, saying they could be justified if government officials determine the target poses "an imminent threat of violent attack."
WHAT IS MORE VIOLENT AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL THAN USING A DRONE TO KILL UNCONVIVTED AMERICANS FROM THE AIR?
Those who join the military are just as hoodwinked as medical doctors who take the Hippocratic Oath to "first do no harm". The oath taken by the military can be found here:
Note that soldiers take an oath to "defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC." However, this is followed by an oath to "obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over them". The problem comes in when the president and officers over them are committing treason, as Bradley Manning has discovered
The military also kills its own soldiers who become a threat because they realize what they are actually being used for, as sports hero Pat Tillman found out when he signed up for the military because he believed the 9-11 myth, and then found out that the military was being used to guard the poppies in Afghanistan
It is shocking to me that women are signing up for the military, and now are going to become killers in combat as well. http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/23/military-to-open-combat-jobs-to-women. This in spite of the fact that they are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire
As I have reported before, one way the military creates killers and rapists is by vaccine induced damage (read "Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality" by Harris Coulter, PhD). I suspect they are inoculating soldiers with rabies virus to make them even more rabid.
That's it for this week. Please share with others, IF you care that humanity is being destroyed by the psychopaths that control the world. If you are consenting to the genocide because that is your "job", may you reap what you are sewing ASAP.
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