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Month: April 2021

Weekend Homework – 04.30.2021

weekend homework

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!

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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 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.

Want to see more like this? Check out our selection of great books from these selections…

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

“Freedom is Slavery” – What Happens to the Truth of Words When the Left Controls the Language

Then…

1984
By George Orwell

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”

– George Orwell, 1984

Here’s Another Example…

Posted at Conservative Brief: “Border Patrol Chief Resists Biden: Can’t Comply With New Liberal Immigration Terms” By Martin Walsh
“Border Patrol Chief Rodney S. Scott is resisting Joe Biden’s new order to use “non-legal immigration terms.”

Thoughtful Quote to Share…

“Words mean nothing to liberals. They say whatever will help advance their cause at the moment, switch talking points in a heartbeat, and then act indignant if anyone uses the exact same argument they were using five minutes ago.” – Ann Coulter

Editorial Comment
When a political movement changes the definitions of words to suit – or to advance forward – an agenda, we should all recognize that they are – at the same time – moving the goal posts of the truth. They do this because truth – for them – is relative. Truth is not based on a universally held belief, nor is it based on provable facts. Truth is, from this point of view, transient, and words mean whatever the Left wants them to mean in the moment. This may seem more an inconvenience than a danger, but very dangerous indeed it is.

Another Thoughtful Quote to Share…

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.” – Winston Churchill

Spring Gardening and a Few of Our Favorite Gardeners

Spring Gardening

spring gardening

Spring is here, and fresh new starts are springing up in gardens – big and small – everywhere. You’ll find below a sampling of some of our favorite gardeners, their sites, and educational videos. We hope you enjoy their tutorials as much as we do, that you learn lots, that you’ll help to support their ongoing work, and that your gardens produce nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season.

Each of these gardeners brings informative and insightful content to interested learners. Learn to grow in-ground, in raised beds, vertically, hydroponically, and in greenhouse environments. Have fun with sprouts and microgreens. Discover new plant varieties, experiment with companion planting, and troubleshoot challenges in your quest to become an ever better gardener. Grow everything from salad greens to potatoes, and so much more.

Gardening is a wholesome hobby with great rewards – fitness and fun and a food supply. It encourages physical activity, and there is a whole lot of joy in the success of the harvest. Gardens also help to build a safety net with access to affordable food grown from seed. Given the price pressures of inflation, and the risk of interruptions to supply chains, successful home gardens yield delicious edibles, and peace of mind too.

Let’s get started!

Curtis Stone at The Urban Farmer

Curtis Stone’s Educational Videos


Luke Marion at The MI Gardener

Luke Marion’s Educational Videos


James Prigioni at The Gardening Channel


Mark Valencia at Self Sufficient Me

Mark Valencia’s Educational Videos


Mike Adams at Natural News

Mike Adams’ Video Channel


You might also enjoy browsing featured books at The Repository Project

Gardens, Greenhouses, Vertical Growing and Hydroponics

6 Tips and Tricks to Producing Your Own Gardener’s Gold – The Art and Science of Composting

Here are 6 Tips and Tricks to Producing Your Own Gardener’s Gold. You’ll discover that composting is both an art and a science, and there’s a lot to learn. The more you know, the better your odds for great results in the garden. We are wishing everyone success in their growing endeavors, and are always delighted by stories of home grown fresh produce – delicious, nutritious, and lots of it!

Spring Garden Starts – 8 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Beginning Gardener

It’s spring and time to sprout those spring garden starts! The risk of frost will soon pass for most of America, and you’ll want to make the most of this year’s growing season. Experienced gardeners are already busy tending to this year’s gardens. If you’re new to home gardening, we have tips to share that will help you get started early.

The Professor’s Newsreel

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Important Issues

News covering the most important issues of this time 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
important issues

Tip of the Hat to Steve Bannon’s War Room. Be sure to track the Arizona Audit LIVE at AZAudit.org





Posted at One America News Network: “Arizona Audit Underway” By OAN Newsroom

Some of the 2.1 million ballots cast during the 2020 election, are brought in for recounting at a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 22, 2021. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

Posted at The Epoch Times: “Arizona AG Rejects Secretary of State’s Call for Probe of GOP-Led Maricopa County Vote Audit” By Tom Ozimek
“Arizona’s attorney general has rejected the state’s top election official’s call for an investigation into possible irregularities in a Republican-led audit of 2020 election results.”










Posted at Populist Press from the Washington Examiner: “Maricopa County auditor picked as ‘expert witness’ in Michigan 2020 election case” By Daniel Chaitin
“A judge in the ever-expanding Michigan case, which is also focused on the 2020 election, said on Monday that the Florida-based Cyber Ninjas will be allowed to offer a rebuttal to a report that reaffirmed that human error, not Dominion Voting Systems machine software, led to early tabulation errors in Antrim County.”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Cyber Ninjas Are Also Part of Team Refuting Secretary of State Benson’s Letter Claiming ‘Operator Error’ in Election Results in Antrim County, Michigan” By Joe Hoft

EXCLUSIVE: Voting Machine Systems Should Be Banned from US Elections Until the Highly Suspect “Adjudication Process” Is Defined and Corrected


Posted at Bannon’s War Room from CD Media: GA SoS Raffensperger’s War on Coffee County” By CD Media Staff
“…One of those counties that Raffensperger announced he would investigate is Coffee County. The problem with the announcement is that if there is anyone in the SOS office who wanted the truth they only needed to make one phone call to know there is nothing to investigate.”

Property Rights

Posted at Citizens Against Government Waste: “All Nations Must Respect and Protect Intellectual Property Rights” By Thomas Schatz
“…Rather than celebrating the unprecedented research, development, and investment made by pharmaceutical companies in combating the COVID-19 virus and its variants with highly effective and safe treatments and vaccines, there are elected officials in the U.S. and around the world who believe that these companies should not be fully compensated for the work they did.”

Economic Secession

Posted at Bannon’s War Room from CD Media: UPDATE: FrankSpeech.com Online!” By CD Media Staff

Posted at Mises Institute: “Ross Benes on America’s Rural Rebellion” By Jeff Deist
“Politics degrades our lives in innumerable ways, from personal relationships to work to places of worship. Even sports and movies now seem to have become deeply politicized. The political class and political system in America appear intent on creating division and hatred rather than cooperation.”

Propaganda

Posted at Sara A. Carter: “VP Harris reportedly distributing her children’s book to migrant children in shelters” By Jenny Goldsberry


National Security

Posted at 45 Office – The Office of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States: Statement Dated 04.19.2021
“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. …”

Border Security

Posted at Biz Pace Review: “‘Nobody’s done more to enrich organized crime’: Border Patrol union president slams Biden on border security” By Mary Rose Corkery
“When you look at the first 100 days of this administration as evidenced by the numbers, nobody has done worse on border security than President Biden,” Judd said. “Nobody has put women and children under more danger than President Biden has.”

China

Posted at The Washington Free Beacon: “China Commissions Three Advanced Warships” By Jack Beyrer

“The Chinese naval buildup comes after a series of escalations from Beijing toward Taiwan, a democratic country and American ally. In March, China flew 54 flights into Taiwanese airspace and another 25 in early April. The aggressive behavior coincided with incursions into the South China Sea, including 220 ships landing within one of the U.S. Navy’s defense perimeters, leaving questions about the territorial security of Taiwan.”

Nuclear Iran

Posted at Townhall: “Calls for Kerry’s Resignation Mount After Bombshell Allegations Surface” By Reagan McCarthy
“Biden administration climate czar John Kerry, also a former Secretary of State in the Obama administration, is under fire for allegedly leaking information about Israel to the Iranian Foreign Minister. “

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “ANOTHER LEAKED AUDIO: John Kerry’s 2016 Meeting with Syrian “Revolutionaries” Pushing for US Bomb Attacks on Syria (AUDIO)” By Jim Hoft
“As reported on Monday — In a recently leaked audio, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said then-Secretary of State John Kerry informed him about Israel’s covert operations in Syria.”

Posted at Just the News: “John Kerry denies telling Iranian foreign minister Israel attacked Iranian forces in Syria” By Alex Nitzberg

Russian Military – It’s Time To Take Them Seriously

Checkmate: For Twenty-Two Years You Were Warned

“…. everything I have said today is not a bluff – it is not a bluff, believe me – and … those who live in the past … unable to look into the future … [should] stop rocking the boat we are all in which is called the Earth.”
VLADIMIR PUTIN, 1 MARCH 2018

We may be in more trouble than we initially thought.

This essay by JR Nyquist about Russian military capability may be one of his most concerning yet. It is a follow-up to his previous article which we commented on, AVAILABLE HERE. Please read the entire post, then see the summary points below.

In his State of the Nation Address, Vladimir Putin said, “Russia ranks among the world’s leading nations with a powerful … defense potential,” Putin added, “The next few years will prove decisive.” Then the Russian leader adopted the tone of that kinder guy whose soul George W. Bush claimed to have glimpsed. Putin admonished his countrymen that Russia must not fall behind technologically. Cities must be expanded and other “large-scale” projects must be embraced. Putin spoke of “family farms” and shrinking the state’s share of the economy by state sponsorship of “start-up entrepreneurs.” With these and other deceptive flourishes, the Russian President plodded toward a stunning presentation. The speech turned from boring promises of a shiny socialist future (without using the “s” word), to Stalin’s trick of making his victims soil themselves.  

PLEASE read the entire article here…

Editorial Comment: So, to summarize JR Nyquist’s assessment of Russia’s capabilities:

1. They have increased their long-range high-precision weapons carriers by 12 times, and the number of guided cruise missiles by over 30 times.

2. They now have the Sarmat missile, which weighs over 200 tons, and can launch 10 large warheads, 16 smaller ones, or a hypersonic boost-glide vehicle.

3. They have developed nuclear powered strategic arms (missiles) that do not use ballistic trajectories – this means that they are unpredictable, and therefore, virtually undefeatable.

4. A nasty little submersible drone that can travel up to 185 kilometers per hour and can withstand a depth of 1000 meters – oh, and it can carry a 200 megaton cobalt 59 nuclear warhead that can create a 500 foot tidal wave on any of our coastal cities, and render the area uninhabitable for years.

5. They have successfully tested and deployed a hypersonic aircraft missile system that is not 5 times faster than the speed of sound, it is 10 times faster than the speed of sound. Aircraft carriers are defenseless against it.

6. They have hypersonic high-precision weapons systems that can hit targets at intercontinental distances and adjust their altitude and course as they travel.

7. They have troops that have been armed with laser weapons for at least a year.

It may be time for a serious reassessment of American military capabilities… Nyquist raises a number of significant concerns. Among these, we have the useless and failed F35 aircraft that tears itself apart when it engages it’s gatling gun. We also have the Ford CVN nuclear powered aircraft carrier, which after four years still has not completed its post-delivery test and trial period. We are woefully behind in our defensive capability, and the direction of the current administration leaves much to be concerned about.

Robotics – Risks on the Horizon

Posted at ZeroHedge: “China Unveils ‘AlphaDog’ – An Affordable Alternative to the Terrifying Robo Dog” By Tyler Durden

A quote from the article: “It’s only a matter of time before these machines are outfitted with weapons for war.”

Editor’s Comment: Advances in technology are often both fascinating and terrifying.

We see within these the ways in which life can be improved, and history is replete with examples. The convenience of electricity. Life saving medicines. Travel made possible with commercial flight. In big ways, and small ways, life is more comfortably and longer lived in the presence of innovation and invention.

The danger for all of us lies in the use of these very same technologies for dreaded and dark purposes. Evil coexists with good, and its presence cannot be denied. The electricity on which we’ve become so dependent could be taken from us in a cyber attack, or with the sudden strike of an EMP. Modern life-sustaining and life-saving medicines, now produced and traded internationally, might be withheld in an act of economic retaliation, or an act of war. Organs intended for transplantation are said to be harvested in some countries from the condemned, but while these human beings – no matter their alleged crimes – remain living. In acts of terrorism, planes are hijacked and used as weapons against the very cultures and countries that made the celebration of flight possible. We should never forget the horror of September 11th even as we mark the 20th anniversary of that terrible day in 2021.

Within this context, we should consider carefully how robotics has changed our world, and will continue to do so. Some of these applications will save life. Others will extinguish it. Without so much as a moment of human hesitation, robots with the capacity to kill will do so on command, and absent any conscience. In the hands of the soulless whose decisions are made with little more than the press of a button, there will be no mercy. Distant to pain and suffering and death, robotics will make too easy the decision of one human being to end the life of another, or perhaps many millions of others.

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Election Integrity

Posted at One America News Network: By OAN New“President Trump Says Project Veritas Proves CNN Committed Campaign Violations” OAN Newsroom
“President Trump commented on a recent report by Project Veritas that covered CNN’s bias. In an interview that aired Friday, Trump called the work done by investigative reporter James O’Keefe “incredible.””

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Arizona Republicans STRIKE BACK – File Motion of Their Own Against State Democrats” By Jim Hoft
“Next week the Arizona Supreme Court will rule on a motion brought by the Arizona Senate that the courts do not have the authority to infringe upon the Senate’s ability to manage the audit as they see fit and that any civil action by the Democrats to stop the audit through continued court action crosses the line of separation of powers afforded by the United States Constitution.”

Arizona Republicans

Posted at CD Media: “BREAKING REPORT: Maricopa County Judge Handling Audit Challenge Recuses Himself Last Minute Before Hearing” By CD Media Staff
“It is reported that the judge handling the Democrat Challenge to the Maricopa County, AZ election audit, which is sure to show massive election fraud if allowed to be completed, has recused himself less than 24 hours before the hearing on Monday.”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Far-Left Media Hack Admits to Sneaking Inside Arizona Audit Room at Veteran’s Memorial Center without Proper Credentials Before Ballots Arrive in Attempt to Discredit Process” By Jim Hoft

Posted at Just the News: “Growing number of black leaders embrace voter ID, reject Biden’s Jim Crow claims” By John Solomon
“Mark Robinson knows a thing or two about the political appeal of voter ID. After all, he became North Carolina’s first ever African-American lieutenant governor last November running as a Republican who vowed to restore voter identification for the state’s elections.”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Democrats Lose Their Minds When NC Lt. Governor Mark Robinson Calls Them Out On Voting Integrity” By Mike LaChance

International Espionage – Trade and State Secrets

Posted at The National Pulse: “Coca Cola Researcher Convicted For Stealing $120 Million in Trade Secrets” By Natalie Winters
“Dr. Xiaorong You worked with The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta as a principal engineer for global research at Coca-Cola from December 2012 through August 2017. She also served as a packaging application development manager for Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, granting her access to trade secrets belonging to additional companies such as Akzo-Nobel, BASF, Dow Chemical, PPG, Toyochem and Sherwin Williams.”

Posted at The Washington Times: “Hundreds of U.S. scientists feared compromised by China” By Ryan Lovelace
“More than 500 federally funded scientists are under investigation for being compromised by China and other foreign powers, the National Institutes of Health revealed Thursday. The federal health officials told a Senate committee that they are fighting to keep up with large-scale Chinese efforts to corrupt American researchers and steal intellectual property that scientists hope will lead to biomedical advances.”

SCOTUS Watch

Posted at the Washington Examiner: “Supreme Court to hear first major Second Amendment case in a decade” By Nicholas Rowan
“The court accepted the case in an unsigned order, noting that the justices will consider only “whether the state’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”” More like this…

Government Accountability

Posted at Townhall: “Infrastructure Bill Should Benefit America – Not China” By Will Coggin
“The $2 trillion infrastructure plan may be the mother of all spending bills. And without changes, the major winner is set to be China… As things stand, much of the $2 trillion in U.S. taxpayer dollars will wind up lining the pockets of China’s big businesses, all of which are part of the Chinese Communist Party’s apparatus. “

Political Persecution and The Scales of Justice

Posted at The Epoch Times: Maryland to Probe Chauvin Defense Witness’s Tenure As State’s Chief Medical Examiner” By Jack Phillips

Border Security

Posted at the New York Post:DHS Whistleblower Says Border Guards are ‘Burned Out’ from Biden Policies” By Emily Jacobs
A Homeland Security whistleblower is offering a glimpse into how officers facing the brunt of the illegal immigration crisis are faring — saying Biden administration policies “were implemented  irresponsibly” by people who are removed from the situation on the ground and “do not have any sense of realism.”

Personal Data Collection – Flash Traffic

Posted at GAËL DUVAL: “Google abuse of dominant position: some facts about the Google Android operating system and personal data collection.”

data collection
Editor’s Comments: If you own an Android smart phone, you are using the Google Android Operating System, unless you have installed an alternative such as Lineage OS. Nearly everyone should be aware by now that Google spies on it’s “customers”, logging their location data, tracking everything they look at in Google Chrome (if you haven’t downloaded and switched to Brave Browser, do it now), and every single email that they send and receive with their Gmail account. You might as well leave your living room and your bedroom curtains open all day and all night, because that is exactly what you are doing electronically with your smart phone.

Read the article linked above. Be aware of the data you are sharing, either knowingly or unknowingly. There are some changes you can make right now that can reduce the amount of data you are providing to them by installing a VPN, such as NORDVPN, and setting the controls so that it is always on, and starts when you boot your phone. Set the “kill switch” so that your data stops if the VPN server goes down, and for goodness sake, from within the VPN interface, change the DNS settings to something other than Google’s DNS servers (which are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4). Change them to Cloudfare’s servers, as an example, which are 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. If you do not want a VPN, for some reason (I’m unaware of any reason NOT to use one), you can install the Cloudfare DNS App.

We have more ideas in this article, and will continue to update and provide as much information as we possibly can to help you reduce your electronic footprint, regain some of your privacy, and stop providing the giant data miners and multiple government agencies with a complete record of your daily life. You have the right to privacy, but you have to actively exercise it… you can no longer take it for granted.

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USPS – Trashing Ballots, Now a Spy Agency

Then and now
Then…

Posted at Townhall: “We Have Another Postal Worker Busted for Trashing Ballots” By Matt Vespa

Posted at Breitbart: “Two Pennsylvania Postal Workers Federally Charged With Throwing Away Mail” By Joshua Caplan

Posted at the New York Post: “USPS worker arrested at Canadian border with bin of mail, undelivered ballots” By Jack Hobbs

Posted at The Epoch Times: “Up to 280,000 Ballots ‘Disappeared’ After Trip to Pennsylvania from NY: Amistad Project Director” By Jack Phillips

…and Now!

Posted at Forbes: “Is the Post Office Monitoring Americans’ Social Media Posts? Some Republicans Are Raising Concerns” By Alison Durkee

Posted at The American Thinker: “The Post Office is Spying on Americans” By Andrea Widburg

Editorial Comment
Perhaps the role and responsibilities of the USPS should be carefully considered following a thorough and transparent public investigation of all of the above. As is the case with many institutions, there are many dedicated employees who work hard to provide the best service possible to the public. It is especially unfortunate given the investment of those so dedicated, that co-existing with them would be the rot of corruption. This must be resolved, and the integrity of our institutions restored.

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Political Persecution

Posted at the Gateway Pundit: “30-Yr-Navy Chaplain Veteran Targeted AGAIN By TSA After Standing On Steps Of Capitol and Voluntarily Spealing to FBI, Telling Them He Saw Antifa Breaking Windows (VIDEO) By Patty McMurray
“Ever since US Veteran Pressley Stutts voluntarily agreed to speak with FBI agents about standing on the steps of the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, during the infamous Capitol building protest, he has been flagged and repeatedly searched by the TSA every time he travels.”

Political Persecution

Posted at Judicial Watch: “Adam Schiff’s Secret Subpoenas”
As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton discussed Friday, Judicial Watch is fighting to overturn a recent court ruling which alleges the House of Representatives enjoys “absolute immunity from inquiries about the subpoenas” they ordered on Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Devin Nunes, and a number of other prominent conservatives. As Fitton explained, Rep. Adam Schiff committed “a radical abuse of the impeachment power [when] he issued secret subpoenas.”

Election Integrity

Posted at One America News Network: “President Trump: Dems Won’t Be Allowed to Steal Elections Again” By OAN Newsroom
“The question I get asked more than any other question is ‘can you assure us that our vote in 2022 and 2024 will count?’ and we will assure you, we’ll never let that happen again and we haven’t stopped working on that,” President Trump stated. “By the way, we’re not stopping.”


Posted at the Gateway Pundit: “BREAKING – HUGE UPDATE in AZ: Democrats in Arizona Won’t Post $1 Million Bond So Election Audit Continues” By Joe Hoft

Posted at Just the News: “Cruz: Democrats want to ‘federalize elections,’ stay in power ‘forever’” By Daniel Payne

Posted at The Epoch Times: “Montana Governor Signs 2 Election Integrity Bills; Democrats Sue, Claiming ‘Voter Suppression’” By Tom Ozimek

Posted at the Gateway Pundit: “What Happened to $16 Million Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office Received Before the 2020 Election?” By Joe Hoft

Government Accountability

Posted at Citizens Against Government Waste: “Biden’s Boondoggles Will Railroad Taxpayers – The WasteWatcher” By Cody Leach

Scales of Justice

Posted at Becker News: “‘I Didn’t Want to Go Through the Rioting’: Juror in Chauvin Trial Makes Stunning Admission over ‘Guilty’ Verdict” By Kyle Becker

Posted at Townhall: “Jurors in Derek Chauvin Case Being Kept Sealed After Courts, Lawyers Receive ‘Unprecedented’ Emails” By Rebecca Downs
“On Friday afternoon, days after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three counts in the death of George Floyd, Judge Peter Cahill ordered the names of the jurors to be sealed for no sooner than 180 days, the Hill reported.”

Border Security

Posted at Whatfinger from Fox News: “Amid border surge, DHS planning to increase number of migrants released into US” By Adam Shaw, Peter Hasson

Posted at Breitbart: “Biden Stops Fining Illegal Aliens Who Do Not Depart U.S., Cancels Their Debt” By John Binder

Flash Traffic – Named and Shamed

Posted at The National Pulse: NAMED & SHAMED: The “Journalists” Who Went On Chinese Communist Party Junkets, Then Delivered “Favorable Coverage.”
By Natalie Winters

  • “CUSEF newsletter from 2009 and 2010 reveal the following journalists:
    Vox Co-founder and New York Times columnist Ezra Klein;
  • Vox Co-founder Matthew Yglesias;
  • CNN Senior Political Analyst and The Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein;
  • New York Times Reporter Bradford Plumer;
  • Associated Press Vice President and Editor Marjorie Miller;”
  • Read the entire article here…

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Election Integrity

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Posted at The National Pulse: “Over 1 in 3 Americans Rejecting Coca-Cola After Georgia Voter Integrity Interference” By Catherine Salgado

“Over one third of Americans say they are less likely to drink Coca-Cola following the company’s interference in the debate surrounding voter integrity laws passed in the state of Georgia.”

Posted at Populist Press from Rumble: “Exclusive Inside Look at Center Housing Maricopa Audit of 2.1 Million Ballots – Bannons War Room”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “MUST READ: Soros and Clinton Connected Arizona Sec. of State, Katie Hobbs, Is Preparing to Fight the Senate Audit of Maricopa County Rather Than Support Election IntegrityBy Joe Hoft
“Billionaire George Soros and Clinton nonprofit empire dollars are providing their biggest bang for the buck in Maricopa County Arizona right now as their Manchurian candidate, Arizona’s Secretary of State, Democrat Katie Hobbs, prepares for the Maricopa County forensic audit to take place. “

Posted at Populist Press: “Dominion Caught in Maricopa County… They Just Showed Their Cards – Bannons War Room”

Posted at The Epoch Times: “Montana Governor Signs 2 Election Integrity Bills, Democrats Sue Claiming ‘Voter Suppression’” By Tom Ozimek

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Elections Integrity Org Identifies 12,547 Illegal Votes Included in Georgia’s 2020 Election Results – Exceeds Margin of Victory in the State” By Joe Hoft

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “BIG UPDATE: New Hampshire Officials Will Select Audit Team Next Week – Forensic Audit Will Be Completed in Next 45 Days” By Jim Hoft

Surveillance State

Posted at The National Pulse: “US Postal Service Conducting ‘Covert Ops Program’ To Monitor Social Media Posts, Rally Planning” By Natalie Winters
“Leaked documents reveal that the U.S. Postal Service has been running a surveillance effort – the Internet Covert Operations Program – to track “inflammatory” social media posts made by Americans.”

Cybersecurity

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “China Behind Another Cyber Attack in the US – Hacked Into US Computers and Networks Accessing Systems Remotely” By Joe Hoft

Posted at Reuters: “China-linked hackers used VPN flaw to target U.S. defense industry – researchers” By Christopher Bing, Raphael Satter
“At least two groups of China-linked hackers have spent months using a previously undisclosed vulnerability in American virtual private networking devices to spy on the U.S. defense industry, researchers and the devices’ manufacturer said Tuesday.”

The Scales of Justice

Posted at the Mises Institute: “George Floyd and Generalized Justice” By Jeff Deist

SCOTUS Watch

Posted at Populist Press from Fox News: “Liberal dark money groups drive efforts to pack the Supreme Court” By Joe Schoffstall

Posted at Fox News: “Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett scores book deal: reports” By David Rutz

Pandemics, Contagions and Biological Warfare

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “EXCLUSIVE: A Smoking Gun? Was China’s Military Fully Aware of COVID-19 in November 2019?” By Joe Hoft

The Chinese Communist Party Has an Extensive Research Network Supporting Biowarfare

Nuclear Iran

Posted at The Washington Free Beacon: “Congressional GOP Introduces Largest Package of Iran Sanctions in History” By Adam Kredo
“The legislation, dubbed the Maximum Pressure Act, would formally codify the Trump administration’s tough sanctions campaign on Iran and force the Biden administration to submit any revamped nuclear deal with Iran to Congress for review before it is approved. The bill, spearheaded by the Republican Study Committee, was unveiled during a morning press conference on Capitol Hill with former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who led the Trump administration’s efforts to isolate Iran and defund its regional terrorism enterprise.”

Border Security

Posted at Townhall: “Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott: Biden Is ‘AWOL’ on Border Crisis By Reagan McCarthy

Posted at The Western Journal: “Trump Tried to Ban TikTok, Now Cartels are Using It to Recruit American Teens to Smuggle Migrants” By Garion Frankel
Last year, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with the blessing of then-President Donald Trump, led an effort to ban the popular social media app TikTok in the U.S., culminating in an Aug. 6 executive order aimed at accomplishing that very goal.”

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The Tides of War
Tides of War
Russia in recent weeks has reportedly massed an estimated 85,000 troops near its border with Ukraine. The concentration of Russian forces there is the highest since 2014, when Moscow annexed Crimea. Pictured: Ukrainian soldiers in a trench on the front-line facing Russia-backed separatists in the Lugansk region on April 8, 2021. (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Posted at the Gatestone Institute: “China and Russia: The Guns of April”
By Gordon G. Chang
“All the elements for history’s next great conflict are now in place.”

Russian troops are massing on the Ukraine border, Chinese vessels are swarming Whitsun Reef of the Philippines in the South China Sea, and China’s air force is flying almost daily through Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone. Chinese troops for almost a year have been dug in deep in Indian-controlled Ladakh in the Himalayas. Two large aggressors are threatening to break apart neighbors and absorb them.

The Global Times, an unofficial Communist Party tabloid used by Beijing to signal new policies, on April 12 posted a video of Hu Xijin, its editor-in-chief, warning that Beijing would overfly Taiwan—in other words, fly into Taiwan’s sovereign airspace—to “declare sovereignty.”

The Scales of Justice

Editorial comment: Whether or not any person accused can ever receive due process, a true and accurate finding of facts, and a verdict based in the law, is in question. Doubts are understandably created in environments where there is any attempt to intimidate or otherwise influence one or more parties to a case. This is true whether those efforts are aimed at the prosecution, the defense, the judge, the jury, the victim, or the accused. It is also true whether those efforts are aimed at parties to a case directly, or indirectly by way of harm threatened to a person’s family, friends, workplace, place of worship, or surrounding community. Mob action – even the threat of mob action – should not be tolerated. Serious and sobering questions must be raised. We must consider justice within the context of the Constitution for the sake our Republic and every citizen within it. The fact that politicians involve themselves in active cases, despite their leadership responsibilities, is terribly troubling. All of this is before us as a nation, even as we also understand that beneath the great weight of it, are human tragedies involving two men whose life paths intersected on one fateful day, Derek Chauvin and George Floyd.

Posted at Freedom First: “Chauvin’s ‘verdict-by-mob’ on threats from domestic terrorists marks the end of America”By JD Rucker

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “BREAKING: CHAUVIN VERDICT REACHED – GUILTY OF 2nd DEGREE MURDER, 3rd DEGREE MURDER and 2nd DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER – Guilty on ALL COUNTS!” By Jim Hoft

Posted at Citizen Free Press: “Biden just tampered with Derek Chauvin jury…” By Kane

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “Kamala Harris Says Guilty Verdict in Chauvin Trial ‘Will Not Heal the Pain that Existed For Generations’ Due to Systemic Racism (VIDEO)” By Cristina Laila

Posted at the NOQ Report: “Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey taints jury by implying Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd” By Blaine Traber

Posted at the National File: “Minnesota Law Enforcement Source Reveals Thugs Threatened to Murder 100 Police Officers” by Jack Hadfield

Private Property Rights

Posted at the Mises Institute: “The Sword of Damocles Hangs over Every Property Owner” By Connor Mortell

Election Integrity

Posted at Populist Press: “Lin Wood Just Announced Major Victory Today”

Posted at The Gateway Pundit: “DISTURBING DEVELOPMENT: Windham Officials to Choose “Windham Incident” FORENSIC AUDITOR in SECRET!” By Jim Hoft

Government Accountability

Posted at the Mises Institute: “Biden’s Big Spending Plans Will Not Revive the Economy” By Frank Shostak

Energy Independence

Posted at One America News Network: “Sen. Manchin: Democrats Turned Their Back On W. Va.” By the OAN Newsroom

Border Security

Posted at Populist Press from the Washington Examiner: “Arizona governor declares state of emergency and surges National Guard to border” By Jake Dima

8 Suggestions for Learning Morse Code – The Universal Language of Telegraphy

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By Annie St. Francis – Reprinted with permission from The Repository Project
Morse code is a way to communicate using dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers. It’s a universal language, and was developed by Samuel Morse, and used as an effective way to communicate via telegraph. First used in the mid-1840s, Morse telegraphy transmitted communications by making indentations on a paper tape in response to electrical signals. Clock style mechanics moved the paper tape along as the message was being received. This is a fascinating part of communications history. Still used today by amateur radio operators, Morse code is an especially useful tool for communicating during times of emergency and poor radio conditions including sunspots and CMEs. Many hobbyists understand the value of preserving this skill, and sharing it with others just discovering an interest in radio!

Ready to learn a new language? Here are a few tips to help you get started!

1) Learn the basic signals, and study the Morse code alphabet. There are many who believe that the study should be focused significantly on the training of the ear. This is understandable since Morse code communicates with the use of sound. There are also more visual learning strategies. Do read on!

2) Practice saying the “dits” and “dahs” out loud and in the correct ratio and rhythm. A “dah” should last about three times as long as a “dit” when spoken. As you practice the sounds, the length of each will come more and more naturally – and very much like the native language we use in our daily lives.

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