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Weekend Homework

It’s (almost) Friday! Hoping you have great plans in the works for the weekend, and want to share with you a little bit of “Preponomics Homework” to inspire your thoughts, and encourage the ongoing development of your preparedness plans based on the news last week of the Colonial Pipeline attack.

First the background, and the question follows…

gas shortages

Background: Over the last several days, gas shortages resulting from the shut down of the Colonial Pipeline fuel delivery systems have sounded the national security alarm, and provided important warnings. This is an excellent opportunity for us all to review not only our individual strategies for maintaining access to fuel, but also to consider our emergency plans for all critical infrastructure. Failure of any aspect of critical infrastructure can lead to dangerous, and potentially unrecoverable, conditions. Remember: critical infrastructure is not just a national security issue to be attended by the government. It’s an issue that affects us as individuals, families, and communities – and one we must proactively address as part of our preparedness planning.

The Question: What steps should be taken to secure the critical infrastructure that protects, supports, and sustains my home and family? Here are a few suggestions…

Fuel for Vehicles and Other Transportation

  • Am I keeping a full tank of gas in every vehicle?
  • Do I have a least 4 high quality gas cans filled, stabilized and safely stored?
  • Do I have alternatives to transportation by vehicle?

Household Systems and Security

  • Do I have a generator in place and a sufficient fuel supply to keep my refrigerator and freezer running in the event of a power outage?
  • Do I have access to drinkable water and the ability to purify water if needed?
  • Do I have sufficient food supplies, and the ability to prepare meals for an extended period of time if the power goes out?
  • Do I have rigorous home security measures in place, and the capacity to protect and defend my family and myself?

Communications

  • How will I communicate with family, friends, neighbors, or emergency services personnel if I cannot access my cell phone or the internet? Have I considered quality two-way radios for short distances, and a good HF radio for communication over long distances?

Health and Wellness

  • Do I have an extended supply of prescription medications on hand as well as first aid supplies?

HINT: Survival is one of those pass-fail kinds of courses. A passing answer shall not include “there is nothing I can do”.

For discussion, check out our GAB.COM and our BRIGHTEON.SOCIAL pages. Stay safe everyone!

Surprise Geomagnetic Storm – Flash Traffic

This was unexpected. The Earth experienced a strong, level three geomagnetic storm last night, jacking up the KP Index to a level 7. NOAA, NASA, the ESA and IPS in Australia all failed to predict this. The reason this was so unusual is that the solar wind speed peaked at only around 500 kps, which is stronger than ambient solar wind but much weaker than a typical CME (coronal mass ejection). In other words, there is nothing in the history of studying these events to suggest that a mild CME from the eruption of a small plasma filament, that barely hit the Earth with a glancing blow would produce such a strong geomagnetic storm. Now, although a level 7 KP reading isn’t necessarily worrisome in terms of a solar kill-shot, there aren’t many possible explanations for such a strong storm from such a small CME.

geomagnetic storm

So, what does this mean?

As many know, the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening significantly. In 2000 is had lost 10% of it’s strength since the 1800’s, another 5% was lost by 2010, and we know that further losses were measured in 2015 and 2017. What this event suggests is that it may actually be much weaker than we realize. This makes the Earth extremely susceptible to future solar storms, and we are now entering solar cycle 25, with sunspots and space weather ramping up to a peak in 2025. The risk to the grid, and thus our way of life (electricity) is considerable.

So, we’ll ask again: What are YOU preparing for?

Learn more about this, with actual science, rather than political posturing or conspiracy nonsense, by visiting Ben Davidson’s site: SuspiciousObservers.org. Stay safe everyone.

The Professor’s Newsreel

The Professor's Nnewseel

Important Issues

News covering the most important issues of this time, including political persecution, is linked below and organized by subject areas. You’ll see that the balance of coverage will adjust with the unfolding of events and changing conditions through the days, weeks, and months ahead. Our goal is to keep our readers informed and connected with the media in ways that help everyone to build a bigger and more complete picture of the world in which we’re living – and in so doing, to encourage lifestyles dedicated to awareness, self-sufficiency, and preparedness.

We hope you’ll share – in every good way – with others. Do this with dignity, respect, and courtesy. Make places for differences in viewpoint, and individual perspective. Learn to listen, and practice this skill daily. Life is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and each of us can learn from those whose journeys have been different from our own. Stand on the right side of history. Do so with confidence, and humility. Thank God for every blessing in ALL THINGS.

Election Integrity

Posted at CD Media: “BREAKING: Maricopa County Deleted Entire Database 10 Days Prior To Turning Over Equipment To Audit” By CD Media Staff
“Maricopa County deleted entire databases prior to turning over election equipment to the AZ Senate for the forensic audit now occurring. The Senate President Karen Fann today sent a letter to the County Election’s Board for an explanation. The letter can be seen on the tab below.” Download the letter HERE

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “First Georgia, Now Arizona – How Many More Secretaries of State Illegally Certified Their 2020 Election Result Without Having Legally Mandated Chain of Custody Documentation on Every Ballot?” By Joe Hoft

Posted at Peter Narvarro: “The Navarro Report” By Peter Navarro, PhD
“The three volumes of the Navarro Report provide a demonstration that President Trump had a good faith belief that the November 3, 2020 Presidential election results, were, indeed, the poisonous fruit of widespread fraud and election irregularities…” Download the full Navaro Report HERE

Posted at Just the News: “Election integrity revelation: Detroit bragged that use of Zuckerberg funding ‘created new normal’” By Natalia Mittelstadt
“We have created a new normal in terms of how voters expect to vote in the City of Detroit,” reads the report. “The funding structure established must be preserved for future elections. We are requesting grant funds for the current year.” Download the City of Detroit Grant Report HERE

Justice in America

Posted at Information Liberation: “‘Who Executed Ashli Babbitt?’ Rep. Paul Gosar Grills Fmr AG Rosen; Demands to Know If Nick Fuentes Put On No Fly List” By Chris Menahan

Posted at NOQ Report: “BRAVO: Rep. Paul Gosar Stands Up for Ashli Babbitt, Demands to Know Who Executed Her” By JD’s Curated Links
“Babbitt was an an unarmed Air Force veteran who was shot at close range by a Capitol Police officer during the protest. Her killer has never been named and the Department of Justice has decided that he will not be charged.
During the hearing, Gosar asked Rosen for the name of her killer. He referred to Babbitt as “a young lady, a veteran, wrapped in an American flag that was killed in the U.S. Capitol.””

J.R. Nyquist

Posted at J.R. Nyquist: “When the Lion Kills the Fox; Or, When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” By J.R. Nyquist
Another outstanding essay… don’t miss the discussion below the post.

Socialism, Communism, and Color Revolution

Posted at Townhall: “Biden is Burning America Down” By Spencer Brown
“Joe Biden is on a mission to destroy. Decked out in aviator sunglasses and a very questionable grasp on reality, the president is set on ushering in a wave of radical changes that will give Democrats unfettered ability to silence opposition and a blank check to fund their leftist pet projects.”

1st Amendment, Free Speech, Censorship, and Cancel Culture

Posted at Judicial Watch: “SMOKING GUNS: Government Officials Push Big Tech Censorship”


Border Security

Posted at The National Pulse: “‘Alarming Uptrend’: Border Patrol Continues Intercepting Felons, Sex Offenders At US Border” By Natalie Winters
“Last week, agents arrested a man who had been convicted of sex crimes in New York. “Taking him to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing, record checks revealed that the Mexican national had been previously convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree by Forcible Compulsion,” Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notes. “The man also was a registered sex offender in New York State,” the agency added.”


Israel

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “THOUSANDS Protest in Chicago Against Israel Carrying Palestinian Flag – Chanting for Israel’s Destruction” By Nick Mastrangelo

COVID-19

Steve Bannon’s War Room: Steve Bannon’s Interview with Colonel Lawrence Sellin

gain of function

Posted at The National Pulse: “EXC: Fauci Funded Researchers Headlined Wuhan Lab ‘Gain of Function’ Conference” By Natalie Winters
“Recipients of grants from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases headlined a Wuhan Institute of Virology conference focusing on “gain of function research and gene editing,” The National Pulse can exclusively reveal. “

Posted at The Epoch Times: “WHO Official Glosses Over China’s Draconian Handling of CCP Virus Pandemic, Calling It ‘Comprehensive Approach’” By Meiling Lee
“A World Health Organization (WHO) official on May 10 claimed that China’s “comprehensive approach” has contained the transmission of COVID-19 in the country, while glossing over the Chinese regime’s heavy-handed methods used throughout the pandemic.”

China

Posted at The Washington Free Beacon: “Kerry Admits Slave Labor Fuels China’s Green Energy Supply Chain” By Adam Kredo
“During testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Kerry was pressed on his recent comments suggesting that China’s ongoing genocide against the ethnic Uyghur minority should not “get in the way” of a climate deal. Some 80 percent of the world’s solar panels are produced in China, and the United States has determined that at least a portion are made by Uyghur slave laborers in the country’s Xinjiang province. Asked about the issue, Kerry was forced to publicly acknowledge that slave labor fuels the green energy market.”

Iran

Posted at The Washington Free Beacon: “Biden Pressed to Cancel Iran Talks as Tehran-Backed Terrorists Attack Israel” By Adam Kredo
“More than 40 Republican senators led by Marco Rubio (Fla.) petitioned the White House late Wednesday to “immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided,” according to a copy of that letter exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “The United States must not do anything to enrich Israel’s enemies, such as by offering sanctions relief to a regime that seeks to destroy Israel,” they write.”

Biden’s Tremendous Marxist Assault on America – Flash Traffic

“U.S. Army Generals Warn Of Biden’s “Tremendous Marxist Assault” on America.”
By Natalie Winters, Posted at The National Pulse.

“Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty”, the letter opens.”

It’s 2021. How can anyone NOT be a prepper in these times?

Colonial Pipeline… No Gas Shortages???

Then…

White House Tells Americans There’s No Gas Shortage House Before Some Pumps Run Dry”
By John Hawkins, Posted at The Dan Bongino Show
“Yesterday, the Biden White House reassured Americans over and over that there was no gas shortage and no reason to worry about the supply of gas….”

…and Now!

The pumps are running dry.

But wait, there’s more…

In Midst of Massive Gas Shortages Crazy Insane Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Orders Shutdown of Pipeline
By Joe Hoft, Posted at The Gateway Pundit

And this…

WATCH: Pete Buttigieg calls Biden pipeline crisis a ‘major wake-up call’”
By Libby Emmons, Posted at The Post Millennial
“Is the Biden administration having any preliminary discussions about potentially taking over the pipeline to restore the flow if the company is unable to do it themselves?”

Thoughtful Quote to Share…

There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ” – James Madison

Editorial Comment

Pay close attention, America. There is much to be learned from the current crisis involving the Colonial Pipeline. We must attend to the vulnerability of critical infrastructure, and defend it against enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Read more about Emergency Survival Planning here…

Truth, and Lies

  • Discerning the truth in a world filled with lies is a daunting challenge.
  • Beware of the use of insults and derision.
  • Beware of the use of mockery and absurdity.
  • Do not be fatigued when the fight for truth is long, and hard.
  • Beware of gas lighting tactics. When lies are told often enough, they may start to sound true.
  • Never accept a lie as the truth.
  • Truth is reasoned and reasonable. It is not governed by dogma.
  • Truth can and should be respectful, even in the face of differing views.
  • Truth rests on a solid foundation. It should be compassionate and forgiving, but the foundation on which truth rests should be sound and steady.
  • Truth is often discerned in quiet contemplation and prayer.

Survival Preparedness and Planning – Go-Bags and BOBs

Class Notes
Go-Bags and BOBs.

Our focus today is on the importance of flexibility when it comes to preparedness. The ability to travel to a safe location is critically important to every survival plan. This is true whether an emergency finds us out and about traveling and trying to get back to our shelters, or needing to move from one location to another. We often think of “movement” in terms of travel by car or truck, but expanding our vision beyond the safety, security and convenience of a vehicle is also important. Emergencies often come with surprise elements, even when we are otherwise prepared. With this in mind, we should check in on our BOBs and Go-Bags routinely, and prepare ourselves for multiple contingencies.

go-bags

The categories we want to cover in our BOB and Go-Bag supplies include:

  • Food and Water
  • Shelter and Protection from the Elements
  • First Aid, Prescription Medicines, Personal Hygiene, and Sanitation
  • Sources of Light, Tools for Communication
  • Maps and a Compass
  • Safety and Security
  • Important Documents
  • Multi-Purpose Miscellany

Keep close to your thinking these basic objectives:

  • Surviving the Acute Phase of an Emergency Situation
  • Securing Access to Help or Rescue on Site if Possible
  • Traveling for Help or Rescue as Necessary
  • Extending the Survival Time Horizon
  • Arriving Alive on the Other Side of the Crisis at Hand

Here are a few suggestions for ways to think about both supplies and strategies:

Some supplies may require protection from extreme heat or cold. Think of everything from ready-to-eat snacks to chapstick and even prescription medications. Rather than storing these permanently in a trunk or vehicle space otherwise enclosed, it may be helpful to have a stash bag of personal supplies near the front door or otherwise in an accessible and easy to check spot. We should make traveling with these special care Go-bag supplies part of our usual routines. They should be with us every time we head out – even if it seems we’ll only be gone for a short on a quick errand. Establishing this habit may one day save our lives.

We’ll want to build water proof containers into our vehicle storage plan. Water is life saving, but it can also cause devastating loss when supplies are lost to water damage. There is no need to risk it. We must build in fail-safe redundancy to our water-proofing strategies with multiple layers of protection. Ziploc bags are great for storing items you need to keep dry, then seal them inside a hard plastic food container. These protective measures may also prevent unwelcome visits from mice.

We must consider relative accessibility alongside safe storage. If we’re trying to escape a vehicle through a window in an emergency, the critically important center punch neatly tucked into the trunk becomes useless in the moment when it is most needed. It must be kept close by and easily reachable, but also secured so that it does not become a dangerous projectile in the event of any jarring force or the impact of an accident. This is just one example, and a place to begin imagining many other possibilities. We can create thought experiments for ourselves, and apply these to every item intended for use in an acute emergency. One way to do this is to sit in our vehicles and test our reach and access points. How difficult would these tasks be if we were dazed or disoriented, found ourselves in the dark and unable to see, if we were turned around, or if we could only use one hand? Visualize trying to find the center punch while under water on a dark night, while the vehicle quickly fills with water is a good exercise. Seconds count. We should practice our reach and access with all of this in mind from the driver’s seat, the passenger seat, and the back seat.

We should practice seasonal rotation of those items that are permanently kept in BOBs and Go-Bags. We might also consider supplies that are important to a specific area, kind of terrain, climate, or even the time required for the arrival of rescuers. Survival scenarios have a lot of commonality, but each has its own unique or distinctive elements as well.

We all need a good back-up plan or three. If our vehicle is disabled for any reason, we cannot resupply fuel, or roads are impassable or blocked, we’ll want the best back-up options we can create. Keeping a multi tool and a toolkit and supplies in the vehicle, such as drive belts, a battery booster, spare headlights, a tire repair kit (and a spare with actual air in it) and a hand or foot-pump is essential. We want to include a broad range of communications tools. Think cell phones. Satellite phones. Ham radios. CBs. Signaling mirrors. Flares. We should also plan for alternative methods of travel should we have to abandon a vehicle in search of safe haven or help. A bicycle that can be quickly pulled from the trunk and assembled. A stroller or a small wagon. Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. Good quality socks.

We should all keep multi-purpose miscellany and practice our skill sets. We may be able to improvise solutions with anything from twine to safety pins, duct tape to dental floss. We should constantly be channeling our inner MacGyver. Think glue, a sewing kit, and even zip ties. Practice emergency survival skills including problem solving challenges on our own and with others. When seconds count, our quick thinking and fast appropriate action may be critical to the outcome. An essential addition to our go-bags is the SAS Survival Handbook.

Always file a flight plan. Our spouse, children, parents, and a close and trusted friend should know where we’re headed, along what path, by what means, our expected date of return, and have ways to contact us. They should know how to help rescuers locate us in an emergency, and when to sound the alarm.

Remain steady. Stay well. Be safe everyone!

Durable Trades: Book Review

Durable Trades

Durable Trades: Family Centered Economies That Have Stood the Test of Time.
By Annie St. Francis – Reprinted with permission from The Repository Project
Rory Groves has produced an outstanding work that will inspire individuals, families, and communities. Beautifully written, and timely, Durable Trades is philosophical and practical. It’s historical and current. It’s contemplative and guiding. In addition to the careful research given to each of the Durable Trades described, Groves also shares thoughtful perspective, personal insight, and sage wisdom hard won. The result is surely to be a connection with readers who seek a simpler, more sustainable, and grounded direction in the career choices that will govern their working and even their family lives.

Organized around three primary sections, Durable Trades begins with thoughts about the fragility and transience of the systems on which we depend, the level at which human beings have become disposable in the post-industrial world of machines, the consequences to individuals, families, and communities, and the unsustainable nature of it all.

From this springboard, he makes the case for a return to traditional understandings of the nature of work, our understanding of real wealth, and the role of faith in our lives. Within this context, Groves examines more than 60 trades with scores and discussion that cover historical stability, resiliency, family-centeredness, income, and ease of entry. Authors to apothecary. Farmers to farriers, and the foundryman. Leatherworkers. Loggers. School teachers. Shipwrights, and silversmiths.

Groves’ conclusion returns the reader to an important conversation about the lies of the modern culture, the value and import of dignity and discipleship found in traditional work, and the foundations upon which we can build a resilient future.

Durable Trades includes an Appendix with additional resources organized by categories:

  • Family Economy
  • Culture, Faith, Agrarianism
  • Farming, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency
  • Historical Trades & Traditional Skills
  • Tours & Attractions

…and an invitation to Continue the Conversation.

Groves also includes a summary table of the Durable Trades, describes the Methodology in his scoring process, and an extensive Bibliography. It’s well worth checking out… BUY IT HERE!

Want to see more like this? Check out lots of great titles from these selections from The Repository Project

Country Living, Homesteads, and Rural Lifestyles

Gardens, Greenhouses, and Hydroponics

Small Family Farms, Ranches, and Animal Husbandry

Aquaponics, Aquaculture, Tank Raised Fish and Pond Care

Cooking, Baking, Home Creameries, Food Preservation and Root Cellaring

Traditional Arts

Homeschool and Lifelong Learning

You might also review our article on Emergency Survival Planning. Stay safe, everyone.

Weekend Homework

Weekend Homework

It’s Friday! Hoping you have great plans in the works for the weekend, and want to share with you a little bit of “Preponomics Homework” to inspire your thoughts, and encourage the ongoing development of your preparedness plans.

First the background, and the question follows…

Background: Preppers understand that even the best efforts cannot prevent every adversity, and are typically found building skills and stocking supplies with the goal of surviving a disaster “after the fact”. They’re wise to do so because there are no good substitutes for practiced skills and a solid stash of supplies. These are essential when navigating forward through a survival scenario. Even so… Preppers, many of whom understand risk aversion quite acutely, all too often fail to engage preventative efforts where those involve political and cultural concerns. A serious danger in this is that there is no true escape from the environment that surrounds us all. While preparing to survive the aftermath of any catastrophe, we should also do everything we can in the present to prevent such a catastrophe from unfolding. Prevention is our first place position as people committed to preparedness.

The Question: How can you maintain your preparedness efforts and survival planning while simultaneously working to prevent the very adversity for which you are preparing? HINT: Survival is one of those pass-fail kinds of courses. A passing answer shall not include “there is nothing I can do”.

For discussion, check out our GAB.COM and our BRIGHTEON.SOCIAL pages. Stay safe everyone!

The Professor’s Newsreel

The Professor's Nnewseel

Important Issues

News covering the most important issues of this time, including political persecution, is linked below and organized by subject areas. You’ll see that the balance of coverage will adjust with the unfolding of events and changing conditions through the days, weeks, and months ahead. Our goal is to keep our readers informed and connected with the media in ways that help everyone to build a bigger and more complete picture of the world in which we’re living – and in so doing, to encourage lifestyles dedicated to awareness, self-sufficiency, and preparedness.

We hope you’ll share – in every good way – with others. Do this with dignity, respect, and courtesy. Make places for differences in viewpoint, and individual perspective. Learn to listen, and practice this skill daily. Life is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and each of us can learn from those whose journeys have been different from our own. Stand on the right side of history. Do so with confidence, and humility. Thank God for every blessing in ALL THINGS.

Election Integrity

Posted at Populist Press: “BOMBSHELL: Maricopa County Didn’t Have Control Over Machines…”

Posted at Bannon’s War Room (h/t Populist Press): “Evidence: Voting Machines Had Unauthorized Implant to Circumvent Security in Michigan” By Elizabeth
“Matthew DePerno, constitutional attorney in Michigan, revealed the forensic evidence shows Dominion voting machines had an unauthorized implant installed to circumvent its own security features.”

Posted at The Arizona Daily Independent: “Maricopa County Admits To Withholding Routers Demanded in Senate Subpoena” By Terri Jo Neff
“Maricopa County officials have not fully complied with the State Senate’s election audit subpoenas, a decision made to avoid causing a “significant security risk” to data utilized by numerous law enforcement agencies, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said Monday.”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Kansas Legislature Rallies Around Election Integrity Reforms, Overrides Democrat Governor’s Veto” By The Right Scoop
“The Kansas Legislature has voted to override the veto of Democrat Governor Laura Kelly on some election-related reform bills — which reports said were meant to plug the issues raised during the 2020 election.”

Posted at Citizen Free Press: “Minnesota Senate Passes Voter ID…” By Kane
“At MPR, Tim Pugmire reports, “The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate has passed a requirement that voters show a photo ID, even though opposition from DFL Gov. Tim Walz and House majority Democrats makes it unlikely to become law this year…”

Political Persecution

Posted at Judicial Watch: “Biden FBI’s Raid on Rudy Giuliani is ‘Retaliation’!” By Tom Fitton

Posted at the Washington Examiner: Alleged second Steele Dossier on Trump emerges in British media as John Durham closes in” By Daniel Chaitin
“Word of a second anti-Trump dossier by British ex-spy Christopher Steele emerged this week in British media following significant developments in the so-called “Russiagate” controversy.”

4th Amendment – Search and Seizure

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “In Effort to Bypass Spy Warrants, Biden Admin to Partner with Private Firms to Surveil So-Called ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Online” By Cristina Laila
“The Biden Administration will be partnering with private firms to surveil “domestic terrorists” online. In other words, since the Biden Admin can’t spy without a warrant or probable cause/ongoing investigation, they will outsource it to the private sector. The Department of Homeland Security can only browse through open social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook etc. and cannot assume false identities to infiltrate private messaging apps…
However, there is a plan in the works to circumvent the Department’s limits so the government can monitor online chatter in private messaging apps like Telegram.”

National Security

Posted at The Epoch Times: “Texas Moves Ahead With Bill That Could See Halting of Chinese Wind Farm Project” By Jennifer Hsi
Editor’s Note: This is HUGE, folks… “The Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act was passed by unanimous vote by the Texas Senate on April 26. The legislation, introduced by Republican State Senator Donna Campbell, would ban individuals or companies connected with China, Iran, North Korea, Russia from entering into contracts relating to the state’s critical infrastructure.”

Border Security

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Enough Fentanyl to Kill 3 Million Americans Already Seized by Northern Border Patrol Since October” By Jim Hoft
“A lethal dose of Fentanyl is 2 milligrams. So far over 14 pounds have been seized by US Border Patrol on the Northern Border.  Although this represents a small portion of the almost 540 pounds seized by US Border Patrol (North, South and Coastal) this year, lethal drugs like Fentanyl and Heroin seized specifically on the Northern Border have been steadily increasing since 2018.”

Posted at The Washington Free Beacon: “DEA Official: Mexican Cartels Smuggling Fentanyl Across Border with Impunity” By Jack Beyrer
“It’s a national health threat, it’s a national safety threat,” Donahue said. “[The cartels] do not fear any kind of law enforcement … or military inside of Mexico right now.”

COVID-19 and SARS-COV-2

Posted at The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (h/t ZeroHedge): The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?” By Nicholas Wade
“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach three million people. Yet the origin of pandemic remains uncertain: The political agendas of governments and scientists have generated thick clouds of obfuscation, which the mainstream press seems helpless to dispel.”

fact-checker

Posted at Great Game India: “EXPOSED: Facebook’s Independent COVID Fact-checker Site FactCheck.org Funded By $1.9 Billion Vaccine Lobby”
“A so-called independent fact-checker website FactCheck.org is exposed to be funded by the same $1.9 billion vaccine lobby group that it is supposed to check. The site is a Facebook partner whose articles are used to censor critical voices on the social media platform. It is headed by the former CDC director, which is again a conflict of interest.”

Communism, Socialism, Color Revolution, and the Radical Left

Posted at The National Pulse: “EXC. A Top U.S. Teacher Training Org Is Partnered With A Chinese Communist Group Promoting ‘Socialist’ Nursery Rhymes” By Natalie Winters
“The Erikson Institute – one of America’s premier graduate schools training teachers and influencing classroom curricula – is engaged in a “long-term cooperative relationship” with a Chinese Communist Party group overseeing the regime’s Communist Youth League and publishing books including “nursery rhymes embodying the core values of socialism” and magazines praising Xi Jinping and Karl Marx, The National Pulse can reveal.”

Posted at PolitiCrossing: “Enough! The Turning Point Has Been Reached” By Jim Cathcart
“…What does Satan look like? Remember all the images of the devil that show him as a red skinned, horned monster? That’s not what The Great Deceiver looks like. He looks like the people in City Councils, School Boards, State Capitols and the US Congress who enable all this hatred, racism, violence, lawlessness and lying.”

A Thoughtful Quote to Share…

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism by vote. It’s merely the difference between murder and suicide.”Ayn Rand

Sidney Powell – Character and Courage

sidney powell

Sidney Powell is a skilled and experienced attorney with an acute legal mind, and a commitment to the Constitutional Republic of these United States. Now in private practice, Sidney is a former Assistant United States Attorney, and the author of Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Today she is dedicated to investigating election fraud, and to restoring integrity to American elections. Despite the harsh treatment she has received from the mainstream media and having been subjected to litigation, Sidney Powell and her team persevere in their pursuit of the truth. They do so honorably and with dignity, and respect. Our support for Sidney Powell, and other great patriots like her, should always reflect the same, and govern the ways in which we conduct ourselves.

Below you’ll find ways to follow news and updates directly from Sidney Powell. You may also enjoy her Conservapedia Page which includes an extraordinarily detailed timeline of events, and an extensive list of linked references. Sidney is a fearless champion among us as she leads the charge to RELEASE THE KRAKEN. Entries are in review for the Kraken Logo, and a winner should be announced soon!

Learn More About Sidney Powell’s Plans for Memorial Day Weekend in Dallas…

For God & Country Patriot Roundup 2021 at The Patriot Voice

News and Updates from Sidney Powell…

Sidney Powell’s Website

Defending the Republic at Defense of the Republic

Sidney Powell at Conservapedia

Reading in the News…

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Sidney Powell: We Are Living Under a Communist Totalitarian Regime” (AUDIO) By Cristina Laila

Posted at The Epoch Times: “Sidney Powell Says Democrat Governor’s Request for Sanctions Is Too Late” By Jack Phillips

Sidney Powell’s book, Licensed To Lie: “This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice’s destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron, Alaska Senator Ted Steven’s, and more. The common thread through it all is a cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. Still in the news today–Robert Mueller’s “pitbull” Andrew Weissmann and other members of Obama’s inner circle–are wreaking havoc on our Republic. This is the book that began exposing “the Deep State.”” Buy it here!

A Thoughtful Quote to Share…

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain

Reading Homework – The Truth about Covid-19

The Truth about Covid-19, by Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins

Available 17 May 2021. Buy it here… Full disclosure: We have not reviewed this work at this time, but will do so as soon as available. In the meantime, please consider ordering this book to learn what Dr. Joesph Mercola believes about this deadly disease and the ramifications of it’s release and the cost to all of us.

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FROM THE DESCRIPTION: Multiple New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins, founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association, team up to expose the truth–and end the madness–about COVID-19.

Since early 2020, the world has experienced a series of catastrophic events–a global pandemic caused by what appears to be an engineered coronavirus; international lockdowns and border closings causing widespread business closures, economic collapse, and massive unemployment; and an unprecedented curtailment of civil liberties and freedoms in the name of keeping people safe by locking them up in their homes.

We are now living in a world that is increasingly ruled, not by our democratic systems and institutions, but by public health fiat, carried out by politicians who rule by instilling fear and panic.

In The Truth About COVID-19, Dr. Mercola and Cummins reveal new and emerging evidence that:

  • The SARS-CoV-2 virus was, indeed, lab-engineered and emerged from a negligently managed bioweapons lab in Wuhan, China
  • The global pandemic was long anticipated by global elites who have used it to facilitate and hide the largest upward transfer of wealth in human history
  • PCR testing, case counts, morbidity, and vaccine safety and efficacy data have been widely manipulated and misrepresented
  • Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are known to worsen COVID-19 outcomes, but the junk food industry continues to push its agenda at the expense of public health
  • Safe, simple, and inexpensive treatment and prevention for COVID-19 have been censored and suppressed to create a clear path for vaccine acceptance
  • Effectiveness of the vaccines has been wildly exaggerated and major safety questions have gone unanswered

The good news in all of this is that we can take control of our health and that, together, we have the power to unite and fight back for our health, democracy, and freedom. The time is now for a global awakening. As Dr. Mercola and Cummins remind us, this is the fight of our lives.

In the meantime, read our report, We Deserve the Truth – When the People Trusted to Protect and Preserve Public Health Falter or Fail in a Test of Honesty, It’s an ALL STOP.

Project Veritas Legal – Flash Traffic

Project Veritas presents: OLIGARCHY (Official Video)

FABULOUS! MUST WATCH!

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Project Veritas Legal: Project Veritas exposed CNN’s “propaganda” just a few weeks ago, leading to viral videos that eventually resulted in James O’Keefe’s permanent suspension from Twitter.
To honor Twitter’s outrageous collusion with CNN to censor journalism, Project Veritas has produced an epic response to the Mainstream Media and Big Tech OLIGARCHY.

Emergency Survival Planning

Class Notes

Our focus today is emergency survival planning. Preppers often lean into long-term planning. They build on strategies for the stashing and storage of long term durable goods, and shelf-stable supplies. It’s understandable. Many of the scenarios imagined require more than 3 days’ supplies until rescuers arrive. The hard reality is that a catastrophic event is likely to leave us on our own, and relying on ourselves and perhaps the few who surround us for our very survival. We have a lot to cover in this regard, and together we will!

For today’s class notes, we’re going to focus on a much shorter survival time horizon. In order to survive across long stretches without aid or assistance, we must first survive the acute phase of a serious crisis.

Remember the Rule of 3’s.

* You cannot be more than 3 minutes without breathable air.

* You cannot be more than 3 days without drinkable water.

* You cannot be more than 3 weeks without food.

In order to survive in the longer run, you must survive the first 3 minutes, the first 3 days, and the first 3 weeks.

Building on the Weekend Homework, let’s take the opportunity this week to look at the steps you can take to improve your survival odds in the early phase of a disaster. The goal is success.

Let’s get to it.

You cannot be more than 3 minutes without breathable air.

In the Age of Covid, paper masks come to mind, but these are relatively ineffective by comparison to other options. You might consider and research N-95 quality disposable masks alongside more durable equipment including emergency escape respirators, cartridge-based reusable respirators, supplied-air systems (SAR), and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Be sure that you have access to your protective equipment. In an emergency that compromises breathable air, your PPE will serve no good purpose sitting in a box in the attic or garage.

You cannot be more than 3 days without drinkable water.

Emergency Survival

Water is essential to life. Those who are without it become refugees within 3 days. Periods of crisis are complicated enough by virtue of their very nature. Never complicate further any crisis when complication can be prevented with a few preventative steps. Remember! Water is essential to life.

Always have clean water in good supply, and close at hand. Keep a solid stash of bottled water, and rotate through its use much the same way you would rotate through the shelf-stable foods kept in your home pantry.

Consider a product like the WaterBrick which stores 3 1/2 gallons in what we have affectionately come to call “the blue cube”. Larger storage systems are also available and very affordable.

Add water filtration straws to your BOB or go-bag.

Keep emergency filters and the equipment needed to boil water. Be sure you have a gas powered burner as a back-up to electric appliances. Always know how to use your equipment safely, be sure it is in good working order, and have replacement parts or back-ups. A portable camp-stove is a very good option.

Have a supply of unscented bleach and water-purification tablets on hand as well.

Legacy Food Storage has an outstanding post on water filtration here.

The CDC has helpful information and instructions which make an excellent review: Making Water Safe in an Emergency

You cannot be more than 3 weeks without food.

Shelf stable food is sustaining through a time of crisis – physically, and psychologically too. There are also many options available from storage strategies used for familiar foods found in a typical grocery store to “just add water” meals packaged for much longer time horizons.

You might use a Food Saver system to vacuum pack your stores, or want to try dry oven canning to extend the shelf-life of dried beans.

Food grade buckets with good quality screw-top lids combined with silica gel packets and oxygen absorbers are good solutions.

A number of long term survival food suppliers package complete meal plans in stackable containers for ready and convenient use. Just tuck ‘em away until you need ‘em.

Also a couple of supplemental suggestions… Keep salt on hand, and dried herbs for flavor. Try to achieve diversity of food for balanced nutrition and a variety of flavors. Tasty snacks are helpful alongside full meals. Calculate the amount of food you’ll need generously. Emergency situations often call for a lot of physical activity, and the expenditure of calories. How about your pets? They count on you for their very survival, and must be considered in your preparedness planning.

Be prepared as well to help others. You may need the capacity to help someone outside your immediate household. Disasters come with tremendous loss – of life, of property, of survival supplies. Even those who are prepared may suffer losses, and may need the help of others willing to help them build or rebuild their survival bridges from catastrophe to recovery.

Preparedness should not be a lifestyle pursued by the few, but instead by the many. It should be as much a part of our thinking and planning as is morning coffee or the weekend BBQ. Preparedness should be part of and ingrained within our culture. We have done a great disservice to ourselves, and generations to come, in not making it so. It’s time to turn this around, and make true the course of human civilization.

It’s time to get started.

We Deserve the Truth – When the People Trusted to Protect and Preserve Public Health Falter or Fail in a Test of Honesty, It’s an ALL STOP.

Then…

Fauci Admits Why Americans Were Initially Misled About Wearing Masks By Leah Barkoukis, Posted at Townhall
“Now Fauci has admitted that the reason Americans were initially discouraged from using them [face masks] is because there was a shortage…”

…and Now!

Fauci explains why vaccinated Americans should still wear a mask By Jackie Salo, Posted at the New York Post
“What happens is that you might get infected and get absolutely no symptoms, not know you’re infected, and then inadvertently go into a situation with vulnerable people…”

Face Masks
Thoughtful Quote to Share…

“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or the company parted; or like a physician, who hath found out an infallible medicine, after the patient is dead.” – Jonathan Swift

Editorial Comment

No one really knows what to believe anymore, and it’s understandable given all the half-truths, no-truths, and outright lies we’ve been told about all concerns COVID. Public trust has suffered terribly. Politicians and public health professionals have lost the confidence of far too many people. The consequences are difficult, and I sincerely believe the consequences have resulted in the deaths of people whose lives might otherwise have been spared and saved. Parents. Grandparents. Aunts. Uncles. Cousins. Brothers. Sisters. Sons. Daughters. Real people.

Masks make the point, and have become the ubiquitous example of a catastrophic public health failure. In the beginning we were told that we did not need to wear masks, that we would not know how to wear masks, and that masks would not work.

Now we’re told that we must wear masks. In fact, we might need to wear multiple layers of masks. The requirements – and enforcement actions – have become so Draconian that people now view the wearing of masks as a submission to tyranny, and those who demand their use as tyrants. The declaration that we now must wear masks is made by the same people who told us at the beginning of the crisis not to wear masks, that we did not need to wear masks, that we would not know how to wear masks, and that masks would not work.

Recently revealed was the “real reason” we were told not to wear masks in the early days of the pandemic – and that “real reason” had nothing to do with the effectiveness of appropriate PPE. The “real reason” was that there was a shortage of PPE.

ALL STOP.

Seriously, that is an ALL STOP.

This is, in my view, a complete and total disregard for life. My life. Your life. All our lives.

How was it that while dangerous pathogens were actively used in research, our medical capacity to address any public exposure – intentional or unintentional – was so critically limited, and so woefully inadequate? Why was this work allowed in any form or any place?

Masks are just one part of the controversy. Great doubt and heated debates have followed with regard to social distancing, and now vaccines.

The failure to inform us truthfully about the origin and nature and consequences of this virus made “informed consent” utterly impossible. Who among us could be expected to make any reasonable risk assessment absent the truth? We were left without the ability to make choices based in truth for ourselves and our loved ones. All of this is entirely inexcusable.

We are long overdue for a full and transparent investigation, and one should be immediately forthcoming. We must be able to rely on the truthfulness and trustworthiness of the people and institutions entrusted with our public safety and national security. Integrity must be restored.

The Professor’s Newsreel

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Important Issues

News covering the most important issues of this time, including political persecution, is linked below and organized by subject areas. You’ll see that the balance of coverage will adjust with the unfolding of events and changing conditions through the days, weeks, and months ahead. Our goal is to keep our readers informed and connected with the media in ways that help everyone to build a bigger and more complete picture of the world in which we’re living – and in so doing, to encourage lifestyles dedicated to awareness, self-sufficiency, and preparedness.

We hope you’ll share – in every good way – with others. Do this with dignity, respect, and courtesy. Make places for differences in viewpoint, and individual perspective. Learn to listen, and practice this skill daily. Life is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and each of us can learn from those whose journeys have been different from our own. Stand on the right side of history. Do so with confidence, and humility. Thank God for every blessing in ALL THINGS.

Election Integrity

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “HUGE: Arizona GOP Leader Kelli Ward Sounds the Alarm – Dem Secretary of State Hobbs is Sneaking Dem Operatives from Biased Org’s into Maricopa County Audit” By Joe Hoft
“Arizona GOP Leader Kelli Ward is sounding the alarm.  Deep State players from Democrat Not-for-Profits (NFPs) were snuck onto the Maricopa County Audit these past couple of days.  They are as corrupt as their ‘non-biased’ NFPs are and have no business being on the audit floor.”

Maricopa County Audit

Posted at Breitbart: “Texas Sends Message: Voters Advance Two Republicans, No Democrats To Special Election Runoff” By Ashley Oliver
“Two Texas Republicans will advance to a congressional runoff race following a crowded special election Saturday that had been House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) one opportunity — out of the six congressional special elections taking place this year — to add a seat to Democrats’ extremely slim House majority.”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “HUGE! Tennessee Will Require Watermarks On Absentee Ballots” By ProTrumpNews Staff
“The Tennesse Legislature approved a bill that would require watermarks to be placed on absentee ballots. The Senate passed the bill 27-0. Only one member of the legislature voted against the bill.”

Posted at The Right Scoop: “Florida passes new voting laws amid phony controversy over Georgia law”

Posted at Citizen Free Press from The Hill: “Democrat Lawfare groups ask DOJ for ‘immediate’ federal intervention in Arizona Audit” By Max Greenwood

Posted at Just the News: “Disputed GOP election in Georgia underscores bitter divide of post-Trump Republican Party” By Daniel Payne

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “US Election Integrity Group Release Another Report – This One Includes Excellent Recommendations for Election Reform” By Joe Hoft

United States Constitution

Posted at Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum: “Consent of the Governed” By Dr. Dan Eichenbaum

SCOTUS Watch

Posted at The Federalist: “What You Need To Know About The Big Gun Rights Case The Supreme court Just Took” by Margot Cleveland
“The Second Amendment provides: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In 2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court held the Second Amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.” The Heller decision further held that an individual’s right exists regardless of his service in a militia, reasoning that the “militia” clause served as a prefatory clause, explaining the purpose of the protection contained in the operative clause, but not limiting the individual right.”

America First Agenda

Posted at The Washington Examiner: “Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene launching rally series” By Emily Brooks

Political Persecution

Posted at Thread Reader from The Last Refuge: “There are no honorable ‘rank and file’, that is a myth.”


Posted at Revolver News: “Feds Just Launched An Official “Test Run” – Conservative Activist Placed On “No Fly List” … Could You Be Next?”
“Every day, the Globalist American Empire becomes more thuggish and blatant in using its power to punish dissenters. Every day, it sees what new outrage it can get away with. This week may have brought a new high tide of oppressive behavior by our ruling regime, as the federal government apparently stripped an American citizen, charged with no crime, of his basic right to travel the country.”

Posted at The National Pulse: “EXC: FBI Raids Alaska Spa To “Recover Pelosi’s Laptop” Stolen From U.S. Capitol, Owners Reveal” By Raheem Kassam and Natalie Winters


Posted at Uncanceled News from NewsMax: “Florida Passes Bill Preventing Social Media Companies From Banning Politicians” by Nick Koutsobinas
“The Florida House and Senate passed legislation this week that would prevent social media companies from banning politicians. It is now headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk for his signature. Fines for violating this law could cost social media companies $250,000 a day for statewide politicians and $25,000 for other elected officials. However, the bill would still allow politicians to be suspended for two weeks and their posts taken down if they violate the social media company’s terms of service.”

Posted at Judicial Watch: “Corrupt Biden DOJ Abuses Giuliani and Trump, Smoking Gun Docs On Govt & Big Tech Censorship” (VIDEO)


Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Giuliani: DOJ Secretly Went into My iCloud Account in 2019, Invaded Attorney Client Privilege as We Were Defending Against Phony Impeachment” By Cristina Laila

Cybersecurity

Posted at Krebson Security: “Experian APO Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans”
“Big-three consumer credit bureau Experian just fixed a weakness with a partner website that let anyone look up the credit score of tens of millions of Americans just by supplying their name and mailing address, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Experian says it has plugged the data leak, but the researcher who reported the finding says he fears the same weakness may be present at countless other lending websites that work with the credit bureau.”

Posted at the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information: “Identity Theft – Protecting Your Identity

Border Security

Posted at the Center for Immigration Studies: “Inside a Cartel Smuggling Operation Into West Texas” By Todd Bensman

Posted at Conservative Playlist and Sister Site Uncanceled News: “Biden Says Trump to Blame For Border Crisis Because He Wouldn’t Share Info During Transition…or Something” By Patriot Editor
“Biden is once again trying to blame Donald Trump for the crisis that the new president created at the border with his own rhetoric, but his bizarre explanation needs some unpacking. He told NBC News Today co-host Craig Melvin that the problem was due to what happened during the presidential transition. It should be noted that only 9,000 border crossers were apprehended by the border patrol in December 2020… there were more than 171,000 in March.

Posted at Breitbart: “Paoletta: Joe Biden ‘100 Percent’ Violated Federal Law By Withholding Border Wall Funds” By Sean Moran
“Former Trump administration lawyer Mark Paoletta told House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) Thursday that the Joe Biden administration violated the Impoundment Control Act by withholding federal funds for the border wall.”

Biological Warfare, Pandemic, Contagion

Posted at Bloomberg: “U.S. Tells Citizens to Leave India as Covid Crisis Deepens” By Angus Whitley
“In a Level 4 travel advisory — the highest of its kind issued by the State Department — U.S. citizens were told “not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so.” There are 14 direct daily flights between India and the U.S. and other services that connect through Europe, the department said.”

Posted at The National Pulse: “REVEALED: The Scientists ‘Debunkin’ The Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Admit Being ‘Collaborators’ and Honorees Of Chinese Communist Party” By Natalie Winters
“Several researchers used by leading corporate media outlets to debunk claims that COVID-19 originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology have previously attended events or accepted awards from the controversial lab, The National Pulse can reveal. “

Terrorism and National Security

Posted at The Hill: “A nuclear ‘Pearl Harbor’ in our future?” By Peter Pry
“Dec. 7  mark[ed] the 78th anniversary of Imperial Japan’s 1941 surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, beginning America’s desperate struggle to survive and win World War II.
A nuclear “Pearl Harbor” may begin, and end, World War III.
Like the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in 1941, most U.S. nuclear forces today are “sitting ducks.” Bombers are not nuclear-armed or maintained on strip alert, and most missile submarines (SSBNs) typically are in port. “

Posted at 45 Office:“Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America – 04.19.21”
“If Joe Biden wants to keep our Country safe from Radical Islamic Terrorism, he should reinstitute the foreign country Travel Ban and all of the vetting requirements on those seeking admission that go with it, along with the refugee restrictions I successfully put in place.  Terrorists operate all over the world and recruit online.  To keep terrorism and extremism out of our Country, we need to have smart, commonsense rules in place so we don’t repeat the many immigration mistakes made by Europe—and the USA prior to “Trump.””

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Antifa Terrorists Issue Direct Physical Threat To Portland Mayor: Resign Or Else…” By Brock Simmons

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Trump Supporter Infiltrates ANTIFA in Northern California, Finds Their HIT LIST of Police and Republicans! (VIDEO) By Jim Hoft


Communism, Socialism, Color Revolution, and the Radical Left

Posted at the NOQ Report: “Cuban refugee: Americans have digested ‘poison pill of communism” By WND
“Former Cuban refugee Maximo Alvarez warned in a speech at the Republican National Convention last summer that many Americans have swallowed the “poison pill” of communism, but now he says they’ve “digested” it.”

Posted at WND: “A nation without police: The coming madness” By Patrice Lewis
“…Stupid politicians are listening to stupid anarchists who want license to rampage across urban areas without repercussions. Law enforcement is under violent siege as they battle these monsters night after night, month after month. Police are leaving the profession in droves; not just because of the working conditions, but because stupid city governments refuse to support them.”

Posted at NOQ Report: “Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police marks grim murder milestone by calling out radical Mayor” By Scott Boyd
“In a Tweet, they (Baltimore City FOP) said, “100 murders so far in 2021. The largest number at this point in recent memory. @MayorBMScott, how’s the reimagining going? @BaltimorePolice needs cops NOW! Not enough to adequately patrol or investigate. #500copsshort #cityincrisis @GLFOP””

China

Posted at CD Media: “US Populists Are Winning, But CCP Will Go Kinetic, And Biden Will Help Them” By CD Media Staff
“If you haven’t noticed, the American populists are winning the war for public opinion. Former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne declared he commissioned a poll recently that showed around 64% of the American citizenry believes fraud was instrumental in the official outcome of the 2020 presidential election.”

Posted at the Washington Free Beacon: “National Security: China Takes Big Step Toward Independent Space Station” By Jack Beyrer
“China successfully launched the main elements of its independent space station late Wednesday night, a major step in Beijing’s goal of having a fully independent space station by 2022.
The Tianhe module, which will house computing technologies and living space for Chinese astronauts aboard the space station, blasted off from southern China. The module is the first of 11 launches the Chinese space agency plans to undertake to put its space station—called Tiangong, or the heavenly palace—into operation by the end of 2022. The launch also presents security concerns, as many of the technologies China uses in outer space have military functions.”

Russia

Posted at NewsMax: “Russia: ‘War Is Inevitable…Cyberwar’” By Peter Pry
“War is inevitable,” according to Russia’s Simonyan, “I do not believe that this will be a large-scale hot war, like World War II, and I do not believe there will be a long Cold War. It will be a war of the third type: the cyber war.”

Posted at JR Nyquist: “Death Knell of the Anglo-Saxons?” By JR Nyquist
“…Last week the head of U.S. Strategic Command, Admiral Charles Richard, told the House Armed Services Committee that the expansion of Russian and Chinese truck-mounted nuclear missiles was “breathtaking.” He said the United States does not have survivable missiles of this type. He added, “We are seeing a very rapid expansion of Chinese [nuclear] capabilities.””

Nuclear Iran

Posted at Just the News: “Security adviser: US intel believed Kerry’s unauthorized talks with Iran undercut Trump” By Natalia Mittelstadt

Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Lays out Plan to Control the Global Internet: Leaked Documents – Flash Traffic


Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Lays out Plan to Control the Global Internet

Posted at The Epoch Times: Chinese leader Xi Jinping personally directed the communist regime to focus its efforts to control the global internet, displacing the influential role of the United States, according to internal government documents recently obtained by The Epoch Times. In a January 2017 speech, Xi said the “power to control the internet” had become the “new focal point of [China’s] national strategic contest,” and singled out the United States as a “rival force” standing in the way of the regime’s ambitions.

…If the Chinese regime were to gain control over more root servers, they could then redirect traffic to wherever they want, Gary Miliefsky, cybersecurity expert and publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine, told The Epoch Times. For example, if a user wants to go to a news article about a topic deemed sensitive by Beijing, then the regime’s DNS server could route the user to a fake page saying the article is no longer online.

Read the entire article here…

Editor’s Comments: We have been worried about this for some time. Between the crackdown on free speech in our own country, and the massively growing threat of the CCP, it appears that measures are being taken to limit or prohibit any discourse that conflicts with the “official narrative”. This is why it is so important to speak actively with your representatives, share this information with as many people as you can, while you can, and to support the growth of free-speech platforms like gab.com, brighteon.social, and others. Additionally, learning to run a TOR server is going to be an important backup plan in the event that ICANN is compromised and domain names are seized. You can learn how to do that here (link requires the TOR Browser). Also watch for our own backup TOR server to be up and running in the next couple of weeks. Do not give in, and do not allow any more of our freedoms to be stolen from us. It’s easier to protect what we have than to try to take it back after the fact.

Weekend Homework – 04.30.2021

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Weekend Homework – 04.30.2021

It’s Friday! Hoping you have great plans in the works for the weekend, and want to share with you a little bit of “Preponomics Homework” to inspire your thoughts, and encourage the ongoing development of your preparedness plans.

First the background, and the question follows…

Background: Preppers tend to be foreword looking, diversified in their thinking and preparedness strategies, and skilled in risk assessment. Even so, there is always the possibility of one or more areas not as well attended as others, or a blind spot. This can create one or more places of weakness in an otherwise excellent emergency planning strategy. Have you reviewed your prepper lists?

The Question: What is your Achilles’ heel? …and what steps do you need to take now to resolve the most important areas of weakness in your preparedness planning?

For discussion, check out our GAB.COM and our BRIGHTEON.SOCIAL pages. Stay safe everyone!

The Professor’s Newsreel

The Professor's Nnewseel

Important Issues

News covering the most important issues of this time, including political persecution, is linked below and organized by subject areas. You’ll see that the balance of coverage will adjust with the unfolding of events and changing conditions through the days, weeks, and months ahead. Our goal is to keep our readers informed and connected with the media in ways that help everyone to build a bigger and more complete picture of the world in which we’re living – and in so doing, to encourage lifestyles dedicated to awareness, self-sufficiency, and preparedness.

We hope you’ll share – in every good way – with others. Do this with dignity, respect, and courtesy. Make places for differences in viewpoint, and individual perspective. Learn to listen, and practice this skill daily. Life is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and each of us can learn from those whose journeys have been different from our own. Stand on the right side of history. Do so with confidence, and humility. Thank God for every blessing in ALL THINGS.

Election Integrity

Posted at Populist Press from Real America’s Voice: “HUGE! 97% of NO ID Ballots Were FRAUDULENT” Interview by Steve Bannon

Posted at Populist Press from Real America’s Voice: “‘A Freight Train’ of Election Audits Are Coming!” Interview By Steve Bannon with Attorney Boris Epshteyn

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “2006 Pima County, AZ Investigation Found Computer Technician Exported Election Data from Voting Machines and Manipulated It Offline to Get the Outcome They Desired” By Jim Hoft
“This $2 Billion proposal was to add a sales tax for roads. It was defeated on the four prior occasions, and polls had it losing for the 5th time. But the bond measure won in a landslide 60/39. The lawsuit brought by the Libertarian Party found that election databases were replaced, and more.”

Posted at Just the News: “Conservative group says Coca-Cola CEO won’t respond to request to discuss new Georgia voting law” By Nicholas Sherman
“Job Creators Network, a conservative advocacy group, says Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey won’t respond to its request to discuss Georgia’s voting law despite saying earlier that he was open to discussion with advocacy groups.”

Surveillance State

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Newly Declassified Report: FBI Spied on Americans without a Warrant in Search for ‘Right-Wing’ Domestic Extremists’ Despite Being Warned it was Unconstitutional” By Cristina Laila
“The FBI once again spied on American citizens without court-ordered FISA warrants. The FBI went around the FISA court and looked through NSA communications in search of ‘far-right domestic extremists’ despite being warned several years earlier it was unconstitutional (Fourth Amendment violation).”

The Fight Against Tyranny

Posted at Mises Institute: “Local Nullification: A Way to Fight Both State and Federal Despots” By James Ketler
“Throughout American history, decentralists have championed “states’ rights” as the winning strategy for freedom, but what if that’s not enough? After all, states, in many cases, have themselves become instruments of grave tyranny. What are citizens to do when their own state governments impose onerous restrictions, regulations, and mandates upon them? In recent years, the answer has become clear: local governments can interpose themselves between the citizens and the state government by refusing to uphold unjust laws.”

Government Accountability

Posted at The Epoch Times: “Biden Draws Ire From Republicans and Pushback From Democrats for $6 Trillion Spending Spree” By Tom Ozimek
“President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion in early-term spending initiatives—his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that passed with zero Republican votes, along with his proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan and $1.8 trillion American Families Plan—have drawn sharply critical reactions from Republicans, and more muted criticism from some Democrats, for their lofty price tags.”

Posted at Zero Hedge: “Biden’s ‘Go Big’ Plan Will Leave America’s Middle-Class “Addicted to Government…& The Democratic Party” By Tyler Durden
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said it best: Biden’s latest $1.8 trillion plan rejects the old social contract of work for benefits…So much for the “safety net” to prevent poverty. This is now about mainlining benefits to middle-class families so they become addicted to government – and to the Democratic Party that has become the promoting agent of government.”

Posted at The US Debt Clock: The U.S. National Debt Clock – Real Time

Censorship and Big Tech

Posted at Judicial Watch: “Judicial Watch: Documents Show CA State Officials Coordinated with Big Tech to Censor Americans’ Election Posts”
“Judicial Watch announced today that it received 540 pages and a supplemental four pages of documents from the office of the Secretary of State of California revealing how state officials pressured social media companies (Twitter, Facebook, Google (YouTube)) to censor posts about the 2020 election.”

Supply Chain

Posted at Freight Waves: “Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for shipping ‘tsunami’” By Greg Miller
“The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. Does this mean the capacity crunch in the trans-Pacific market is finally easing? Absolutely not, warned Nerijus Poskus, vice president of global ocean at freight forwarder Flexport. “It’s not getting better. It’s getting worse,” he told American Shipper in an interview on Monday. “What I’m seeing is unprecedented. We are seeing a tsunami of freight,” he reported.”

Propaganda

Posted at The Liberty Loft: “Gohmert Blasts Democrat’s Double Standard in Joint Session Speech” By JD Washington
“Charlotte, NC — The dominating news topic of the day will no doubt be President Joe Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress. He said a lot of controversial things that mainstream media will love and conservative media will report against. While those things are important, there is a glaring double standard that must be looked at.”

Political Persecution
Political Persecution

Posted at The Liberty Daily from CBN News: “Trump Comes to Giuliani’s Defense After FBI Agents Raid His Home and Office Over Ukraine Dealings”

Posted at The Federalist: “DOJ Targets Journalist Investigating Biden Family Ukraine Scandals” By Tristan Justice
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Costello said the warrant sought communications between Mr. Giuliani and individuals including John Solomon, a columnist who was in communication with Mr. Giuliani about his effort to push for Ukrainian investigations of President Biden before he was elected.”

National Security

Posted at Judicial Watch: “Dozens of Gitmo Captives Confirmed to Reengage in Terrorism after Release are At Large”
“Dozens of captives verified by the U.S. to reengage in terrorist activity after being released from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay are at large, a recently declassified intelligence report reveals… In it’s latest disturbing update, ODNI discloses that the whereabouts of 69 former Gitmo detainees that the government is certain returned to terrorism is unknown.”

Border Security

Posted at Frontline America with Ben Bergquam: “Angel Mom’s Fight For Freedom And Call Out Kamala Harris On Freedom Tour” By Kari Donovan
“Ben Bergquam, the founder of Frontline America and reporter for Real America’s Voice (RAV), kicked off the first stage of his “Save America Freedom” Bus Tour with his partner Jeremy Herrell from Live from America and made a stop in Texas where they caught up with two Angel Moms, women who have lost a child to an illegal immigrant.”

Posted at Sara A. Carter: “War Correspondent: ‘It’s a war out there’ on the border” By Jenny Goldsberry
“Over a month has passed since Vice President Kamala Harris was named the Biden administration’s Border Czar and she has yet to visit the Southern border or give a press conference on the current migrant surge. Now, reporters are visiting the border themselves to get the real story. Michael Yon has reported on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, he’s reporting on what he describes as another “war” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted at Citizen Free Press from Fox Business: “Maria Bartiromo meets illegal invaders during LIVE hit at the border…” By Kane

China

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “China Is Taking Full Control Over Hong Kong – Free Hong Kong Is Dying” By Joe Hoft
“Beautiful and world-class Hong Kong is disappearing.  The city that was once considered the freest in the world is no longer in the running.  China has basically fully taken over the city.”

Nuclear Iran

Posted at The Washington Free Beacon: “Pompeo Pushes Investigation Into Kerry for Leaking Secrets to Iran” By Adam Kredo
“A leaked audio recording of Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, who worked closely with Kerry when the 2015 nuclear accord was negotiated, catches the Iranian official claiming the former Obama administration secretary of state informed him about at least 200 Israeli strikes on Iranian military positions in Syria. That Kerry shared these intimate details “to his astonishment,” according to the New York Times, suggests Kerry may have been disclosing classified information. It would also represent a stunning betrayal of America’s closest Middle East ally. Israel relies on the United States to protect shared intelligence from its top regional enemy.”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “LEAKED AUDIO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif ‘Jokingly’ Suggested Kidnapping Obama’s Daughter to Get Nuke Deal Done” By Cristina Laila
“Iran, Zarif said, “scored six goals against the opponent” when the country was down 6 to 0. Zarif also recalls “jokingly” suggesting that he kidnap one of Obama’s daughters and bring her to Iran in order to guarantee the United States signed the deal and made good on its implementation.”

Book Review – The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre

By Annie St. Francis – Reprinted with permission from The Repository Project
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! An excellent source of inspiration and ideas for anyone just starting out, and seriously interested in the self-sufficiency of a small scale homestead. Editor Carleen Madigan shares great tips for success in every aspect of a small homestead from garden planning for maximum plant diversity and production to the summer fun of making your own ice cream.

Lots of extras are built into each enjoyably readable chapter. Recommendations for raspberries includes region specific recommendations for variety selections. Her chapter on fruit trees includes primers on pollination, pruning, and a recipe for old-fashioned peach preserves. Essential herbs capture the imagination, and Madigan covers the subject well with an overview of 32 popular choices. Discover flavored vinegars and learn to make your very own herbal teas. Explore the possibility of growing wheat, and expand the ways in which you cook with grains. Add grape vines to your garden, and perhaps nut trees too. Keep chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. Goats. Sheep. Cattle. Rabbits. The Backyard Homestead shares important perspective and tips for the small scale care and keeping of farm animals to meat preservation including the use of smokehouses. Homesteaders also have a great love of dairy for all its uses, and this title covers the basics of making delicious cheese, and the special treat of homemade ice cream just right for a sundae or summer cone.

The Backyard Homestead includes helpful resources for each of the subjects, a bibliography of other Storey books readers might find interesting and helpful, a USDA Hardiness Zone Map for gardeners and growers, a selection of municipal codes related to the keeping of chickens, and a well organized subject index.

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Country Living, Homesteads, and Rural Lifestyles

Gardens, Greenhouses, and Hydroponics

Small Family Farms, Ranches, and Animal Husbandry

Cooking, Baking, Home Creameries, Food Preservation and Root Cellaring

A Thoughtful Quote to Share

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” – Abraham Lincoln