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    The Real Reasons Why The Liberty Movement Is Preparing To Fight

    Brandon Smith
    March 19th, 2013
    Alt Market
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    Years ago while writing for Neithercorp Press I penned an article entitled “One Day Soon, We’ll All Be Homegrown Terrorists”.  In that piece I described a not so far off future in which martial law, economic collapse, and the destruction of civil liberties stood imminent.  I related my views on the propaganda rhetoric of the SPLC, and how they were using false association to tie liberty groups to any deviant organization they could think of, including racists and domestic terrorists, in order to condition the American public to react to our message with immediate contempt.

    It became clear to me then that the SPLC, which had become the propaganda wing of the widely reviled Department Of Homeland Security, was helping set the stage for a paradigm shift in the U.S.  This shift would obviously include economic and social disruption, as well as political turmoil beyond anything our nation has seen for over 150 years.  But most importantly, it would pave the way for certain elements of the American populace, namely those who are awake, aware, and outspoken, to be labeled “enemy combatants” dangerous to the state.

    Though posing as an anti-racist monitoring institution, the SPLC’s primary concern has never been the KKK or “White Identity”.  Rather, the SPLC’s job has been and always will be to marginalize and defame those who stand against centralized federal power, regardless of how corrupt that power has become.  They are not anti-racists, or liberals, or concerned citizens; they are STATISTS, who only care about maintaining the superiority of a government that has been bought and paid for many times over by a gaggle of international financiers with delusions of godhood.

    The SPLC, of course, has so far utterly failed in their efforts to stop the rise of Constitutional activists.  By their own admission, “patriot groups” have expanded exponentially since 2008, and continue to develop freely even in the face of wildly absurd character attacks taken from the amoral (immoral) guidebook of Saul Alinsky himself.  The truth, once realized, is difficult if not impossible to stop.

    Unfortunately, the establishment understands this as well…

    Given a few more years, the Liberty Movement will indeed prevail in the struggle for the “infowar”.  Naysayers who claimed we were merely an ineffective and irrelevant peripheral of society are now faced with a strong and growing minority which has the power to swing state and local elections, as we did in 2012, simply by refusing to vote for oath breaking Republicans, sending the message that if the Republican party ever wants to win again, they had better run honest Constitutionalists.  Those who claimed our message was “insane conspiracy theory” must now explain the indefinite detention and rendition provisions of the NDAA, the government approved unleashing of 30,000 surveillance drones in American skies, the Obama Administration’s assassination list which includes U.S. citizens, and the push for gun registration and confiscation which is already beginning to take place in some states.

    How did we know what was coming?  Was it intuition or lucky conjecture?  Neither.  All we had to do was look at the trends of the day and use logic to discern the most likely outcome.

    Our concerns, which were once called “fringe”, are now going mainstream.  We were right, they were wrong.  Though, I wish we had been wrong…

    Just as the public is on a shrinking timeline, so are the elites.  For every burst forward in our efforts to wake up the population to the loss of their freedoms and heritage, they must speed up their plans to gain economic and political supremacy.  The harder you pull on the ends of a frayed rope in opposite directions, the sooner it is going to snap.

    Today, as never before, I believe our culture has reached the breaking point, which is why the SPLC has pushed their attacks on the Liberty Movement into overdrive with manipulative media hit pieces like this:

    As well as their latest propaganda piece “The Year In Hate And Extremism”:

    http://www.splcenter.org/home/2013/spring/the-year-in-hate-and-extremism

    The SPLC plays the role of the frantic watchman, crying out at the approach of the Mongol hordes, but their childish and ill conceived methods continue to expose their true intentions.  Is the Liberty Movement preparing for war?  No, but we are preparing to defend ourselves.  Here are the SPLC assertions of why we are ready to fight, followed by the real reasons behind our preparations…

    1)  Because Obama Is Half Black?

    No.  Obama could be neon green and we couldn’t care less.  The SPLC attempts to equate the growth of “patriot groups” with the election of the first black president, while leaving out much more likely catalysts including our current economic spiral (which they often refer to as “conspiracy theory”), or the Obama Administration’s expansion and even application of numerous unconstitutional provisions, some of which were launched by the Bush Administration.

    How does the SPLC explain the majority of the Liberty Movement’s staunch opposition to the Romney Campaign if all we cared about was race?  How do they reconcile the fact that we are just as critical of the Republican elite as we are of the Democrats?  What about the reality that many of our organizations (like Oath Keepers) are made up of numerous races and nationalities?

    They never do.  They simply ignore this information as if it is not pertinent to the issue.  The truth is, Obama is a middle man, a mascot, an easily replaced muppet.  He is not our primary interest, and his color is meaningless.  The international banks that funded his campaign and whose members occupy numerous positions within the White House, though, ARE our primary concern.

    2)  Because We Are Afraid Of An Economic Collapse That Will Never Come?

    The SPLC refers to almost everything as “conspiracy theory” because they hope that the average American is too stupid to question their rhetoric.  Calling someone a “conspiracy theorist” is the modern equivalent of accusing a person of being mentally ill; the goal is to inoculate the public against anything they have to say before they say it, even if it is the unbridled truth.

    The SPLC has consistently shrugged off economic concerns as “paranoia”, but they never qualify their statements.  Years ago I openly challenged Mark Potok and the whole of the SPLC to a debate on the health of the U.S. economy, and I reassert that challenge today.  If they think our concerns are unfounded and a source of paranoia, then they should be willing to defend their position.  I believe our financial system is on the fast track to collapse for quite a few reasons, including the fact that:

    Our official national debt stands at $16.6 trillion.  In 2008, the national debt was around $10 Trillion, meaning, we’ve added over $6 trillion in only 5 years.  (Gee, is it possible that this has pissed Americans off more than Obama’s ethnicity?)

    Real national debt including entitlement programs and future obligations is estimated between $60 Trillion and $120 Trillion.

    Our official debt to GDP ratio (the amount of capital our country generates versus what it owes) stands at 102%.  Historically, when a country crosses the 100% mark in its debt to GDP, there is a marked chance of economic crisis.  If you count all of the programs and entitlements that the Federal Government doesn’t include in its “official” arithmetic, our debt to GDP ratio is actually closer to 400%.  This means an economic crisis is ASSURED.

    The Labor Department, using what they call “adjusted numbers” places unemployment at 7.9%.  Real unemployment including U6 measurements (those people who are underemployed, and those people who have been unemployed for so long they no longer receive benefits and are no longer counted by the government) stands at over 20%.

    In 2009, 32 million Americans were enrolled in food stamps.  Today, that number has grown to 48 million.  That’s a 50% increase in only 4 years.

    The number of people on standard disability has hit a record of 9 million, and has grown every month for the past 192 months.

    For the past four years I have pointed out that China, our largest foreign creditor, only needs to do two things before dumping the dollar as the world reserve currency – find a consumer market source to replace the U.S., and, spread it’s own currency around the globe to create a viable alternative to the greenback.

    Today, China has announced a full blown transition into a consumer based economy and has established bilateral trade agreements with enough developing nations to easily replace the U.S. as an export market.

    This past month, China announced a massive “urbanization project” in which they will sell over $6 trillion in Yuan denominated bonds worldwide.  China has also surpassed the U.S. for the first time ever as the world’s largest trade market, meaning, the Yuan will now be more sought after than the Dollar as a global trade mechanism.  The Chinese are nearly ready to dump the dollar, causing an international chain reaction that will brutally devalue our currency.

    I think our economic worries are clearly reasonable…

    3)  Because We Are Paranoid Over Unfounded Threats Of Martial Law?

    In the calm before any great war, there is always an escalation of arms on both sides of the conflict.  Anyone who has carefully studied the history of modern warfare KNOWS an escalation when they see one.  At the same time, anyone who has studied the history of citizen disarmament knows that government restriction and confiscation of personal firearms almost always leads to genocide.  Over the past decade, we have seen blatant indications that domestic agencies of the Federal Government are in the midst of arms stockpiling, and, in the past two months, they are pushing harder than ever before to reduce the defensive capabilities of the American public.

    The Department Of Homeland Security has in only a few years placed orders for ammunition totaling at least 1.6 billion rounds, and new orders indicate they may be accumulating over 2 billion rounds.  The DHS has initiated a disinformation campaign through the mainstream media claiming that this ammunition stockpile, which is to be delivered over the course of five years, is for “training purposes only”.  Here is the reality…

    First, by the department’s own numbers, training and qualification exercises taking place in three facilities nationwide use a total of 15 – 20 million rounds of ammo yearly.  This means that if the DHS claims are true, they have ordered enough ammo to last a minimum of 75 years!  No government agency plans this far ahead.

    Second, the DHS and most federal and state law enforcement agencies DO NOT use hollow point pistol ammo and expensive Sierra Match King hollow point sniper rounds for “training”.  Anyone who knows anything about combat simulation training knows that you use the cheapest plinking ammo you can find, and this includes the government.  The ammo purchased by the DHS is used for one thing only; killing people.

    Third, if this ammo is being used only for non-threatening purposes, then why is the DHS now redacting order requests in a ploy to hide what they are purchasing?

    https://www.fbo.gov

    On top of this, why does the DHS need mine resistant armored vehicles?

    Or bullet resistant road booths?

    http://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/Shelters-Direct-Builds-Bullet-Resistant-Booths-for-Homeland-Security-612684 

    Why is the DHS using training targets featuring children and pregnant women?  Why has the Federal Government put plans into motion to release 30,000 drones above our heads?  Why have they instituted the passage of the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA which can be used to revoke the civil rights of anyone deemed an “enemy combatant” by the executive branch, including American citizens?  Why has Obama bypassed the Treason Clause of the U.S. Constitution in order to greenlight assassinations of American citizens?  Why has Attorney General Eric Holder stated that predator drones have not been ruled out as a weapon against American citizens on American soil?  Why has a branch of the military, Northcom, been deployed domestically in the U.S.?  Who are they here to fight?

    The government is telling us, right to our faces, that they plan to use extraneous force against us, and where else would this force be initiated on such a scale except during martial law?  The extensive militarization of any domestic government agency requires as a response the extensive armament of the citizenry, otherwise, there is no deterrent to tyranny.

    4) Because We Refuse To Accept That The World Is Changing Without Us? 

    This argument is based on a series of lies, the first one being that American culture needs to “progress with the times” and shake off the dead skin of old and “unpopular” principles.  Let’s set the record straight…

    Some principles, like the liberties embodied in natural law and outlined in the U.S. Constitution, NEVER become outdated.  They exist in the heart of mankind, and will remain as long as humanity remains.  They cannot be erased, and they cannot be undone.  They are inherent and eternal.

    They can, however, be oppressed by those who seek to dominate the lives of others.  This is what the establishment today calls “progress”.  Their version of social order is not new, nor is it even clever.  It is archaic, and has taken many forms, including oligarchy, aristocracy, mercantilism, monarchy, totalitarianism, despotism, fascism, socialism, communism, globalism, etc., etc.  The goal is always the same; centralize as much power as possible into as few hands as possible while making the enslaved population as collectivized and dependent as possible.

    The Liberty Movement is not some dying vestige of America’s past clinging to an antiquated philosophy.  We are the new wave; the messengers of an ideal of freedom that in the grand scheme of history has been around for only a blink of an eye.  Constitutional liberty IS the progress that humanity has been waiting for.  We have only been led astray by those who would sell us on our own bondage.

    The SPLC and others within the establishment accuse the Liberty Movement of arming for conflict against the government.  I am here to tell them that is EXACTLY what we are doing.  We are arming because the establishment is arming against us.  Yes, we are a threat, but only to political and corporate criminals who use subversion and violence to wrest freedom from the hands of good people.  I am not afraid to openly admit it.  I and many others will fight against any measure or man that seeks to undermine the rights of the people or destroy the founding principles of this nation.

    We will not allow engineered economic collapse to go unpunished.  We will not allow internationalists to subdue American sovereignty.  We will not allow national gun registration or confiscation.  We will not allow martial law to be instituted.  We will not allow American citizens to be imprisoned or assassinated without trial.  We will not allow any presidential administration, black or white, Republican or Democrat, to become a De facto dictatorship with no accountability to the public.

    Regardless of what they might say about us in the future, these are the reasons why we will fight, and our pledges to resist are not empty assertions.  We will stop the course of tyranny from completing in this country and in this era, one way or another.  If this makes us “extremists”, or “terrorists”, then so be it.  I, for one, am tired of the long running game of lies and reserved rhetoric.  They know a fight is coming, and we know a fight is coming.  Let’s just admit it and be done with it.  Their greatest weakness is that they have to use deceit, propaganda, media monopoly, and false flag violence in order to convince the public that they are the “right side”.  All we have to do is continue telling the truth, and stand fast…

    You can contact Brandon Smith at:  brandon@alt-market.com

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    1. crash and burn says:

      A new statistic 75% of Americnas dont trust our govt. I read this on regular main stream media. So with that being said i dont think this is a conspiracy theory any more.

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      • Be informed says:

        Reason number one. Because we that don’t CONFORM like a bunch of cows or other livestock that is being herded into a situation that is either enslavement, mass suffering, or death, We SEE and we HEAR the deception and are NOT just going to take it because like most people there is too much effort in THINKING. We use our minds and exercise our minds, NOT like the masses that let their brains become unworkable mounds of fresh that barely if all functions.

        You look at mass of people that get right back into the same destruction finacial debacles that bankrupt traits because they fail to see what has happened and what is happening. Just like someone that gets the FEVER in gambling, they can’t stop throwing their financial well being into a void that will one day take them down.

        The masses can’t figure out, even after example after example of what happens when you DON’T prepare. they think that no matter what times will return to NORMAL. Then anyone that does prepare for their families is labeled some domestic terrorist type waiting for the end of world and ready for a stand off with the government. Yet that same idiot that fails to even put a week’s worth of food away for their family would be right on the doorstep of a prepper not asking, DEMANDING that they be given everything they need. People wonder why preppers keep enough self defense.

        Much of the reasons why the masses condemn anyone that sees that their government, ANY GOVERNMENT can go bad and turn on their people is total lack of any education of history and current events. Being stupid is not a crime, stupid people just don’t live very long.

        Then before I upset myself the rest of the day, they want to take away our self defense. They want to of course take away ALL of our firearms because the government and mass media have convinced those with extremely low functioning brains that no one needs weapons, but really because no is responsible enough to have a weapon. just look at these virtual hell holes like England that won’t even allow an innocent old person to stop a dog from mauling them by using pepper spray. Cayenne pepper is a food, but like that pile of stink bloombergermaster, they want to ban food that we can eat and use to protect ourselves.

        Shall we go into how they want knives and sticks banned from protecting ourselves? They want all of us as defenseless as possible. They want us like a toothless, declawed, sawed off horns, etc. animal that can easily be driven into anywhere they want us. First step to a dictatorship or mass control of the people is to disarm them, and this means ALL weapons. WHY? Because the more defenseless a mass of people are the LESS of their SS police they have to use to force everyone into complete submission. An armed population you require one THUG per 20-50 citizens. A totally unarmed population you require one GUARD per 100-200 citizens.

        AND THEY CALL US THAT SIMPLY WANT TO REMAIN FREE THE BAD GUYS.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Isn’t it amazing how free thinking people can see the lies of the political/banker criminals? If we are the minority, then we are surrounded by slaves to the lies.

          Bravo to you Mr. Smith. Keep writing what the majority here think and believe.

          Another think tptb are fearing: Our experience in fighting to win. There are more of us with combat experience than they have in their ranks.

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          • Gods Creation says:

            We can not win a war of force and guns. That is what the so called elite would like. An excuse to exterminate the population and not have to take the blame.

            Our war is for the hearts and minds of those who are still asleep. They must be awakened to who they are. The corp is fighting to prevent that from happening, but it can not.

            Even the most docile sheep has an inborn yearning to be free, It has just been stifled by corp indoctrination. As the corp has less and less to offer, these people will have more and more reason to wake up.

            And they will. The corp can only keep them happy so long as it has the ability to give them what they want.

            It is very aware that once it can no longer give the sheep their daily brainwashing and handouts, the scam will have been revealed and that human desire to be free will come out in full force.

            Many will be FORCED to learn the skill of critical thought, and survival, or die. Those who can relearn the fastest will be the most help.

            Those who can not will perish or fall into FEMA slave camps under the new and improved, exponentially more demanding Master they are under now.

            The elite know a starving tiger is about to be unleashed against them. It has happened repeatedly throughout their criminal history. It will happen again and they know it. They are preparing for it.

            They hope to control the time and place that tiger gets out so they can kill it at the door because once it’s out into the country side the war is over for the bankster crew, and so will be their lives in retribution for their crimes against every Man.

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            • Carnac says:

              yes…we can fight them (one day if need be) and defeat them. We are just as capable as the taliban, the VC, and the Mahdi army. We can hit and run. We can set fires. We can hide to fight another day. We can learn the ways of an IED or how to avoid infrared. We learn. We never fight them in a pitched battle unless we have superior numbers. If this civil war happens we must be in it for the long haul. This is going to be 20 years long, but we will win.

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      • Gods Creation says:

        EVERYTHING that conflicts with the corps story is described as a “conspiracy theory” by the corps officers, but that doesn’t make it one.

        This article shows that more people are waking up to the source of real conspiracy theories…

        The Corp. itself.

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        • John Q. Public says:

          Morris Dees, Mark Potok, Heidi Bereich—all of the SPLC—must be prosecuted at Nuremberg 2. because of their fraud, all their funds and personal assets must be repatriated.

          Keep photos and videos of them so that facial recognition software can be used when they flee prosecution.

          Prosecute the guilty; leave the innocent alone.

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        • RickInOregon says:

          I don’t know what this liberty movement is and I really don’t care and I wont judge it other than if they are proud that they’ve help to keep Obama in office then I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t give a rats ass what their motivation was or what they believe.

          The more that the statist hang the title of “Conspiracy” on things that they can’t control that end up being true, the more they enlighten people to their deception and the more they drive people to seek answers elsewhere. Those that are newly enlightened need to take heed that they are not drawn into another false belief, you are vulnerable, question everything and everyone and question their virtue and motivation. Don’t be intimidated by their attempt to humiliate you by claiming that you are not as informed as they are. Trust needs to be earned and you need to set the bar very high.

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        • Gregory8 says:

          GC: Senator Feinstein is probably calling this latest failure to get any gun control laws a “Right-Wing Conspiracy”. That nasty bitch is fit to be tied now that Harry Reid has dropped any gun control laws from any current Senate legislation as of today, the 19th. This doesn’t mean they won’t keep trying. This is only a respite to allow for further preparations. I saw that putrid sack of festering pus (Feinstein) at the State of the Union when Obama talked about getting a vote on guns. Both of them knew then it wasn’t going to pass. I was just wondering if he isn’t going to use some event, false-flag or real, in order to issue an E.O. bypassing the congress altogether. Either way, we are all on borrowed time.

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          • durango kidd says:

            Sen Frankenstein has not failed. She has accomplished what she wanted, which was to propose a radical solution to gun violence so that registration, or some other minor restraint would seem tame by comparison.

            She is like an ex-wife that continues to return to divorce court every year wanting more child support to pay for her increased spending.

            She will be back again and again and again; trying to undermine the US Constitution for her NWO masters. She won’t stop until she is six feet under and that couldn’t happen too soon for me.

            For her, and her leftist comrades, its a process. Just saying. Fortunately for US, Patriots could eliminate the NWO overnight and at 1000 yards. :-)

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            • Gregory8 says:

              DK: You’re in need of a dictionary and perhaps a lesoon in basic civics. She failed to get any legislation even into a bill let alone get it to pass. When one attemps something and they don’t succeed, that’s called failure. That’s as plain as it gets pal. Will she try something again? Of course she will. But this time she FAILED! She’s 79 and perhaps she’ll favor us with her departure from this Earth. But we still have that ‘stinking-dog-turd’ Schumer who will gladly fill in for her. This is just the end of another round in this boxing match. More to come!

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              • durango kidd says:

                Gregory*: You missed the point. It is not about Civics. It is about the “Hegalian Dialyctic. I don’t need a dictionary, but I do need spell chack!

                I did that on purpose. Mac? :-)

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            • Exactly DK!…people think youre a failure if you dont get some radical thing passed simply because it doesnt make it to a vote at this time…not true…for instance if I tell you that everytime you drink a glass of water Im proposing you get 100 lashes….but it ends up when Im done I cant get that passed but I do get an agreement “later” for 10 lashes then you think you got a “deal” and that I was defeated because I didnt get what I first proposed BUT youre still getting 10 lashes for drinking a glass of water(what a deal and oh,so reasonable campared to my initial proposal)….youre still getting screwed…youve lost rights…I WIN!…and dont worry Ill be back with some reasonable increases and other ammendments…maybe not the best example but I think most will get it! These bassturds wont stop unless they are stopped…forever!

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          • Zoltanne says:

            There are 3 bills coming before the Senate on gun control. Just watch — Feinstein’s amendment will be attached to one of them. We know how-they-work and it’s nothing more than corrupt political theatrics to destroy the citizen base, the Constitution, and moral society.

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            • KY Mom says:

              Even if one gun control bill passes. That is not good.

              It means more gun control.

              I believe their desired ‘goal’ is disarming the population. Their steps may be incremental. But, we should never forget what their goal is.

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              • Carnac says:

                You are right. No matter how insignificant a change for the worse in gun laws…it is still a step forward for the communists. Fight everything they want without ceasing.

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            • That’s her plan…

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        • Gods,

          Long time no see brother. This story tells me what I have known for the last yr. People are waking up, saw that this morning at the ammo store.. Whats being said is the sheeple ain’t going to take this shyt laying down.
          And the best part about it is the old timers are really waking up,talking about a lifetime of knowledge. Not really sure where you live, but for TX we are saying Come and Take it You M.F. and we will not move another Inch..

          DPS

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            Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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      • BigB says:

        Wow! Great article. Factual and no holds barred. I thought I was a gloom and doom guy. Brandon, you win. Thank you very much.

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      • Makati1 says:

        Not trusting and doing something about it are worlds apart. 10% of the population are on prescription drugs because they cannot deal with reality. A lot more are on illegal drugs, and alcohol for the same reasons. Then there are the 50 million who rely on the government to eat. And the 50+ millions relying on Social Security for everything. Not to mention the 20 million or so that are the government.

        If you think these people are going to rise up and do anything, I think you are mistaken. Only AFTER the collapse might they revolt, and by then, it will be too late. I look at my own extended family of 100 plus and find that there are zero that will even try to make a difference. Not if it negatively affects them or theirs. We are a cowed nation, drugged, brainwashed and addicted.

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      • Dan Morgan says:

        Well the elite have to mobilize quickly (assuming that its true that 75% are awake) b/f a significant % of the population organizes. If 75% are awake there may be enough to stop them through the political process. It would take about that many all voting for political outsiders to overcome the VOTER FRAUD machines that the elite have established in the cities. If that doesn’t work there may be enough people who aren’t too immoral and/or too weak and/or too fat and/or too stupid to actually put up a real fight to the death to stop the elite. About 5% to 8% of the citizens willing to die for the Constitution can do it depending on the level of organization. The elite are weak, immoral, fat and scared. That’s why they’re buying billions of bullets, deploying MRAPs, deploying drones, building bunkers, building FEMA concentration facilities, vilifing patriots etc. etc. etc. But the elite are clever. They plan to control the large weak, immoral, fat, brainwashed portion of the population (the 80%) who are part and parcel of the cities. And force the remaining 20% to fight against each other for scarce resources, while they shelter and wait for the best time to strike. So, the key is for the 20% to become united, cooperate, help each other, and stand united to defend our God-given Freedom.

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          • Sheeple#1 says:

            Allie wtf are you here for? To put people down? To piss people off? Lol come on man… Who the fuck are you? Accusing people of living in there mothers basement lol…. Who are you fooling? These people your talking to are American Patriots. It doesn’t matter if its in an online forum. Or at the steps of the capitol. These are the people that the hands of this great nation and the constitution will soon rest in. You better hope your on the right side. Many of these people have also served in the military. Been deployed. Fought in combat. Killed. What the fuck have you done… Many more have trained day in and out as law enforcement… Firefighters nurses the list goes on. These people true Americans. Will fight and day for a belief system they hold sacred and dear to thier hearts. I WILL DIE FOR SOMETHING. You will die for nothing. I WILL DIE ON MY FEET FIGHTING… You will die on your knees cowering. My fellow patriots do not mind this half witted clown. I and everyone else knows when the time comes you will be there.

            “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
            ― Theodore Roosevelt

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          • I think I’ll call you Benedict A.

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        • Carnac says:

          When we fought the British the majority of Americans sat on the sidelines and watched. About 12% of the American took an active part in the revolution. Most fought physically and a small percent of that 12% were spies, informants, and message deliverers. We still won. All we need these days is 10% or so to drive the government crazy. The more we succeed, more will join.

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      • jerrytbg says:

        Illuminati Waltz

        This sound you hear…not least the call…
        Rumblings … your fragile walls…
        Your fate is sealed …not known to you…
        Boundless arrogance …will not see you thru…

        Not a call to arms…nor violence make…
        Ten thousand thousand more…the ground will shake…

        Heed the warnings with eyes that see…
        Heed… or cease to be…

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      • harry says:

        All this is great and all of us can see it coming. Fast ! But what are we suppose to do? Gather up food and try to buy some land out in no-where. Not everyone has the money to even drive cross town. There is no organization to gather with un less you want to hang out with a bunch of people that play army on the weekends and when the shit hits the fan they go running into hiding and the hell with their friends. There is nothing to do but try to defend your home alone and hope they take you out quick and your family survives.

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    2. Barterman says:

      Amen and keep prepping!

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    3. Fucking pissed says:

      Well written and true. Message to the traitors; We will defend ourselselves from you and we also know where you live. Do you care about your families that are there while you are away imposing tyranny on us? You better.

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        • slingshot says:

          @ allie

          Nothing that a few minutes of education in warfare would not fix.

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            • slingshot says:

              Why would I engage a target if I could not kill it?

              Name calling does not bother me.

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                • Facebook Page says:

                  Remember some of us were trained to defeat armored tru k.

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                • Sheeple#1 says:

                  Remember… Many of us have operated in with and around armored trucks. MUHAHAHAH…. When push comes to shove and u hear some clanking and rattling and flash and bang and u look out your window to see that big DHS truck at your nieghbors house. Well that’s your opportunity. Cause after him it’s you. And we’ll if its you to begin with GIVE THEM HELL and hope your neighbor helps u.The shit is comin people I think it’s already here. Fuck you Allie you broke bitch coward. Fuck dhs truck they better drop a fuckin hellfire on me. Or just ram the fuckin truck through my house and hope I’m in the way. Cause they will have to dismount I assure you. Don’t forget about a Molotov cocktail my patriots. Followed by high volumes of fire. Tactics. Learn theirs … Master your own. Very slowly at first… THEN ALL AT ONCE! The time fast approaches.

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                • Allie,

                  Making friends fast I see..LMFAO.. When the SHTF who’s bytch will you be? And as far as beating those badass MRAP’s ask our men serving including 1 on my step son’s how effectitive that truck is against IED’s.. And just what makes you think our young men will not stand behind the oath they took??? Maybe you need to get back to studying history…

                  CATIYMF-NOMI

                  DPS

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                • durango kidd says:

                  Allie: The tires are not armored. Take out the tires first from the front. Then your partner takes out the first two or three blue helmets that emerge from the back. Then you scoot.

                  The advantage ALWAYS favor those who pick and chose their spot for an ambush. On any given day across an occupied America, the NWO could lose hundreds of troops; thousands as the insurgency expands.

                  Its called shoot and scoot. Its guerrilla warfare.

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                • Facebook Page says:

                  Dk dont think the tires are easy these arenot ordinary tires Andrew rims

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            • tired of nys bs says:

              But a lighter flint in the hollow point will

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                • BadAmerican says:

                  allie:

                  Get some sleep girl, you’ll be expected on your corner tonight.

                  …..on your knees…………..BA.

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                • Cuban exile says:

                  Allie

                  You must be a paid government worker. Trying to demoralize the readers… Clever but a common communist tactic ( I should know). The MRAP can be defeated easily. A backhoe digging a shallow trench. Sucker the driver to go over the hidden trench and the front wheel an weight of the vechile will do the rest. Fill the trench with gas and have a barbecue. You will see how fast folks jump out of the MRAP.

                  There are 3 million registered hunters in PA, OH and MI alone. That makes for a formidable guerrilla army. If Iraqis can force a Pyrrhic victory for the USA just think what the patriots will be able to accomplish.

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              • kimintn says:

                i’ve heard. 300 win mag will penetrate the armor and then rattle around inside. also, if you take out the air tanks on the right side the brakes will lock up. and they dont like water. but my pyrenese told me this and you know how unreliable they can be…..:-)

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        • Butterknife says:

          Odds are resisting or not you will end up dead at some point. A slim chance is still better than no chance.

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        • The Old Coach says:

          As one old infantryman said to a youngster “Be patient, they gotta get outta that tin can to pee, sometime or other”.

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          • I wouldnt want to be in that tin can when some good ole boys build a good hot fire in/on/under it…can you say crispy critter?…my, just roll it over on its back in the hot sun or into a lake or…. :)

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            • Burrow Owl says:

              @ REB:
              LOL!

              I dunno why, but it brings back memories of ‘the good ole’ days’ in Ensenada, Mexico… turtle soup, anyone?

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            • Feisty Old Broad says:

              I love old WWII movies and, my Pop told me many stories from his time there. I must say there is a great deal of information within these movies….sometimes the methods devised out of necessity are reusable and valid even now.
              fob

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          • Montana Max says:

            Yep sooner or later enforcement means leaving that can! and a talented individual at oh say 600m can split hairs!

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        • Gregory8 says:

          Allie: Those vehicles are crap. MRAPs will work only in open areas where the terrain in fairly level. Watch some of their demo videos and you’ll see they set up the senarios to where they will work. They won’t work in tight areas with limited visability and limited manuverablility. They won’t work well, or at all, at night. They won’t work in rugged terrain or terrain with lots of obsticles. Then there are the man-made problems that confront the vehicle and its contents(cops/agents). Tank traps for one; those nasty little slit trenches dug and covered over so the wheels get stuck. Paint guns for blinding the windows and ports for another. Then there’s the problem of all armor: exiting from the safety of the vehicle. Once the back door is open the vehicle is breached and open for attack and the fellows exiting are now vulnerable to attack by small bands of mobile fighters. Ambushing these folks will be easy for those who are inclined to do so because most of these cops/agents don’t have mobile armor training like the military does. And it would seem neither do you hot shot or you’d already know these things. As to your comment on the .223: when that back door does open a .223 will work wonders on those exiting and those still inside (ricochets).

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          • mirbach says:

            Another couple of things to think about regarding most APC type vehicles:

            the main rear door swings out unless jammed with a 4X4

            gun ports work inward as well as outward

            rifle barrels aren’t stronger than a sledge hammer

            only front glass has wipers

            radiator located in front – typical truck location

            high center of gravity – not suited to bad roads

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            • Thats right G8. When they exit, think of that rear opening as a picture frame and everything that moves is a target. When you start piling them up in that frame, keep pouring on the fire and let them 7.62s bounce around inside some. THEN MOVE!

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            • Gregory8 says:

              Allie: I retired from the military back in 1995. I was also in law enforcement for a time and have trained with many weapons, unlike you. Go back to playing with your dolls or bake some cookies because you’re way over your head here. I know, your daddy wanted a boy and all he got was you. From now on I and the others here shall address you as Allie aka Latrine Queen because it seems that you aren’t much good except for cleaning up arount the domestic scene. Why, because by your comments here you sure don’t know shit about military and police tactics and weapons. So don’t come back unless you bring your toilet brush !!

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              Allie the Latrine Queen: did you get your toilet brush yet?

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        • John W. says:

          Your comments are quite accurate. You should present them with a different attitude. The real question is how have we come to the point where the govt. regards regular people as the enemy.

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      • JustOneGuy says:

        @ Fp,

        Very harsh…but it needs to be noted. The bare truth is that should those who lever the world to thier advantage daily think that there will be any safety, anywhere, for ANYONE…well, that is simply WISHFUL thing.
        Till later Brother…

        JOG

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    4. slingshot says:

      Been saying it for a long time. Time to Gear Up!

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      • MadMarkie says:

        @ slingshot -

        This article and your comment regarding it are 100% correct. The PTB in the District of Criminals, both primary political parties, have known for some time that there is NO WAY IN HELL that they can meet all of their promises (future obligations)and pay off our current 16+ TRILLION $ outstanding debt. All that they can do, at this point, is to speed up the printing presses in a pitiful attempt to ‘kick-the-financial-can’ just a little bit further down the road. They realize full well just how LITTLE time there is remaining that they have left. As we get closer to the end, the more frantic and desperate their actions will become.

        Soon boys & girls, very soon I fear. Most of us will NOT survive no matter what we do to prepare. I am quite reconciled to fact that my days are numbered and that I will die when this particular SHTF. Get ‘right’ with God, harden your hearts and get ready to get mean & nasty. Something BAD comes our way.

        God Bless & good luck to you and your families.

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        • PenCRNA says:

          @madmarkie. Just four months ago I thought a friend was a little OTT for saying she and her hubby would “go down fighting”. Now I ask myself daily how I would handle different scenarios. I believe our constitutional rights (birth right) are worth dying for. I just never expected it to be on my front doorstep.

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          • Feisty Old Broad says:

            WHAT do your REALLY wish to say to all here allie? Just put it all out there and be done with it…..you are all over the place and if you are attempting to make any point….you are failing miserably….
            fob

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        • durango kidd says:

          Make a list. Check it twice. Know who has been naughty and who has been nice. All politics are LOCAL. Make every ballot count.

          Then reload.

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      • two2wisper says:

        As they push globalism ,We the people push sniperism.Target acquired…
        Check

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    5. JustOneGuy says:

      Good one Brandon,

      I ALWAYS love your ‘read’ on things…keep up the good work Brother!!

      JOG

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    6. Southern Gal says:

      I am only 42 years old and I can’t believe the changes in my country during the past 20 years. I don’t even recognize my own country anymore.

      So my question to everyone on the forum is this…how do you deal with the dread and impending doom? I try NOT to get depressed but there is NO good news anywhere…here or abroad. The Fukushima nuclear plant is ready to implode, money is being stolen in Greece, there are chemical attacks in Syria…the list just goes on and on.

      I need a pep talk…help me out.

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      • More Than Conquerors says:

        Happiness or Sadness (Depression) is a function of circumstance. Joy cannot be taken away and comes knowing, talking, and walking daily with Jesus.

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        • KY Mom says:

          Southern Gal,

          Sometimes, we all get discouraged. With the faltering economy, the global financial situation, increasing earthquakes, tornados, growing tension around the world, etc., sometimes I just feel overwhelmed.

          Over the years, many have shared words of wisdom and encouragement that have brightened my day, renewed my strength and helped me keep my focus.

          Here is one of my favorites.

          Take care!
          KY Mom

          Daily Survival Kit

          Items Needed:
          Mint
          Candy Kiss
          Tea Bag
          Eraser
          Rubber Band
          Toothpick
          Chewing Gum
          Band Aid
          Pencil

          Why?

          TOOTHPICK – to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others. -
          *Matthew 7:1

          RUBBER BAND – to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out. -
          *Romans 8:28

          BAND AID – to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s. -
          *Colossians 3:12-14

          PENCIL – to remind you to list your blessings every day. -
          *Ephesians 1:3

          ERASER – To remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s okay. -
          *Genesis 50:15-21

          CHEWING GUM – to remind you to stick with it, and you can accomplish anything. -
          *Philippians 4:13

          MINT – to remind you that you are worth a mint. -
          *John 3:16-17

          CANDY KISS – to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug every day. -
          *John 4:7

          TEA BAG – to remind you to relax daily and go over your list of blessings. -
          *1 Thessalonians 5:18

          *Relevant Scriptures

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      • wheedle says:

        http://youtu.be/YDXtHsz2q6Q

        You are not alone.

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          • John W. says:

            allie,
            Go back to your job blowing homeless guys behind the liquor store.

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              • Facebook says:

                That was a good mother insult.

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              • John W. says:

                Good comeback. Sorry for my tasteless post, you just came across as a real angry person. Fact is if it comes to door to door then we do not have a chance. My inquiry is do agree with that outcome ar are you just trying to wake people up. Some of my co workers worked on the MRAPs in 2008-2009 in Charleston when there was an emergency increase in production. I declined to go because we would be on third shift which I hate.

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        • So far, the parliment in Cyprus has refused the “help” of the IMF. Best course is to follow Iceland’s example and start arresting banksters, or better yet,feed them to the Russians they want to steal from. Let the banksters tell the Russians how “It’s what’s right”.

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      • Barn Cat says:

        God is in control. Our ultimate hope for ourselves and our world is God. God is allowing the world to go into the Great Tribulation that the Bible talks about. It hasn’t started yet but it will soon. We’re going to see a worldwide economic collapse that will lead to the one-world government described in Revelation with Satan himself possessing the man described in Revelation as the Beast.

        I expect to see the destruction of America. I expect 90% or more of the population to die. God’s judgment on America is coming but that judgment is just. I’m a born again and dedicated Christian. I have peace regardless of what happens. I’m fully prepared but I also expect the Rapture to occur before the coming world leader is revealed. Still, I expect to be here during all the chaos that the coming economic collapse will bring.

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        • Nargonstalator says:

          God has given you rights and freedom as well as the tools/ability to defend such. If and how you choose to do so is by your own free will. Not choosing to do so is stupid, but your choice as well.

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        • Heretic Historian says:

          BarnCat… I would strongly encourage you to consider the “god” they have your trusting. The Creator of all that is seen and unseen is NOT this hybrid El, Yah, Tetragrammaton character that exhibits some of the most unsavory of human traits. What makes you think TPTB left yours or any of the religions alone?

          “God is in control” is a trap. The Creator, exercising perfect love and perfect truth cannot (simply will not) control anything. Moreover, you can never be seperated from The Creator. You have been deceived to think otherwise. You are infinately powerful. The Christ came to teach this and more.

          ps. Revelation is their script. Sorry bud…

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        • High Noon says:

          eisne:
          You remind of a young guy I worked with years ago. He admitted to being a mouthy pain in the ass. He had only been married a month or so when he got a job at one of the local packinghouses. One day the women on the sausage line grabbed him, pantsed him, an painted his balls blue with government ink. Attitude adjustment.

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        • Blondie says:

          Im not surprised your single…jackass

          question is , are you smart enough to figure out why

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        • John W. says:

          What would she want with someone who is into other guys?

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      • slingshot says:

        Southern Gal.

        Do not confuse dread and impending doom with frustration. Dread and doom is overcome by prepping and being aware of the issues at hand. Dread and doom are the results of not taking the respondsiblity of living in this day and age. As others are placated and patronised we must attentive to what the real intent of their actions. Take solice there are others like you and there is a sea of change about to rise.

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      • aloneinmyworld says:

        To deal with the dread you can either do one of two things…you can go to your doctor and get anti-anxiety pills or you can do something about it. I CHOOSE to do something about it. I have supplies, I got my degree in medical assisting and continue to educate myself in every aspect that I can anywhere from sewing,gardening, to living in the woods for weeks on end with little supplies.
        This is not the country i grew up in, I too do not reconize this place and it can be scary sometimes. Im 34 years old and remember my dad telling me “you live in the United States of america you have freedom and liberties feel lucky you live here because in other countries things are alot worse”. I recently reminded him of what he said and his reply to me was that was then this is now and you know what to do. Yes daddy I know what to do. I guess there was a reason he took his little girl kicking and screaming hunting and fishing and I feel so lucky that he did.

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        • Montana Mike says:

          >aloneinmyworld<

          Your wonderful comment confirms this famous saying;

          “When I was young my parents didn’t know anything as I grew up I realized how smart they were”.

          You and your Father are very wise!!

          We would like to hear more of your thoughts/experiences.

          {mm}

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          • aloneinmyworld says:

            What would you like to know MM? Considering most people think that since I live in an apartment I can’t do alot of prepping? ummm no I do alot of prepping here. I fish and I can’t wait till hunting season opens up for in the fall for both bow and rifle hunting. ohhhh there’s my bell going off for my oven canning.

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            • Montana Mike says:

              >aloneinmyworld<

              I have missed any previous comments. Without giving up OPSEC, Is it bug in or out? What are your thoughts re joining a small group especially with your skills?
              How do you deal with those who are not prepping?
              What do you do with your hunting results? Thank you!
              Be Well

              {mm}

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              • aloneinmyworld says:

                (Montana Mike)
                Based on the scenerio that takes place it could be either or. Yes I do have multiple plans can’t put all my eggs in one basket as my mother tells me. I in a way have a small group I have my entire family living within an hour of my home location and 1 1/2 hours of all bug out locations. I am lucky that I don’t have to deal with people that don’t prep everyone in my family preps and talk about prepping constantly. As for hunting results thank you grammy for teaching me nothing goes to waste. But half of my results do go to my parents of course. There are a million and one things you can do with a deer hide and everything contained within it. If you would like to find in another place I can be found on the american prepper network forums as well.
                Peace

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            • Aloneinmyworld, you are blessed. Try and stay that way. I wish my daughter had half of the perception that you obviously do.

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              • aloneinmyworld says:

                PO’d may I ask how old is your daughter? I was raised like this yes there was a moment of insanity that I ran from it for a year but I came running back home like the little girl I was. As an older woman who is about to hit 35 I have grown in more ways than one but I don’t know so much as to think I know it all.
                If you don’t learn at least one new thing a day it is a day wasted.
                I guess I lucked out when it came to family. My grammy rest her soul survived the great depression and when I went to spend summers with her at her farm I learned so much starting at the age of 3.
                My children however needed some how would you say seeing my way of things. It’s hard to compete with the toys of today and friends. My children are in their teens and I have one tween. They now prep with me and I am much closer to them now.

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          • Floyd Jackson says:

            Its amazing how much you learn after you thought you knew it all.

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        • M.D. says:

          Make sure you have five different antibiotics in large quantities. You know, with your training, which ones to have.
          Might as well throw in large quantities of ammo for your deer rifle.
          Regards,
          M.D.

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          • Its Not Me says:

            could you list good sources, and types of A.B’s that are long term storable?

            because the ones ive delt with have a horrible shelf life

            much thanks, to anyone who can bring that info up..

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            • Merree says:

              In general medications store better if they are in powdered or tablet form. Liquids, lotions and even gelcaps are often unstable after months to years.

              The medications ending with cycline, like tetracycline and doxycycline only last 2 years, then they lose potency AND become toxic. Erythromycin is also one that degrades quickly.

              One of the longest surviving antibiotics is ciprofloxacin which as been shown to remain potent up to 13 years. It is a great antibiotic against anthrax and other bioterroism agents but it can also damage tendons or even cause them to rupture. Use it with care.

              Penicillins and cephalosporins are intermediate in retaining their potency.

              Forget about antivirals like Tamaflu. In my opinion it is just a way to drain money off of the health care system. The trials show very little antiviral effect. Possibly one or two days fewer symptoms but only if taken within 48 hours of onset of symptoms. Natural remedies can do better than that and they’re cheaper too.

              The biggest problem with storing medications is they lose potency with time. The loss relates to inherent characteristics of the compound plus the environment where it is stored.

              If you have a medication that you think is good but less potent, here is one way to manage treating an illness. Take the antibiotic until the symptoms resolve plus an additional three days. If you stop too soon, the infection will bounce back and it might be resistent. By continuing the meds a little extra you will most likely get everything under control. The seven day or ten day course of antibiotics is more a cultural tradition than a scientifically proven path.

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              • Its Not Me says:

                Much thanks for that info Merree

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              • OkieCowboy says:

                Has anyone here looked into Colidial Silver? I use it for a great many things & it works great, can be made at home, and last years if stored properly ie; out of direct light.

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                • slingshot says:

                  I have taken liquid silver for the past seven years. I only got sick twice in that time. Both times were in heavy pollen season. Works for me.

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                • JustOneGuy says:

                  Howdy slinshot,

                  Ummm, I DON’t want ot knock over any ‘sacred cows’ here but as far as INGESTING any form of silver…I wold be a little nervous. It is the case that silver is classifiably a HEAVY METAL and as such, though it might VERY well be an excellent treatment topically for wounds as a prophylactic I would VERY much be hesitant to EVER ingest it orally…if that is what yo mean by ‘taking’.

                  Heavy metals have a very bad tendency to affect the bone and marrow thereof….caution Friend. IF there are Physicians here within the group who could speak to this, I – for one- would be interested to hear what your thoughts are ‘pon this (?)

                  JOG

                  PS: the comment block below your post was ‘greyed-out’ therefor I am responding to you here…

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              • JustOneGuy says:

                @ Merree,

                Thank you for ‘weighing in’ on just such as these things, it is GREATLY appreciated!! Having seen some of what was posted below this – and being informed thereby as it were – I would like to add a small bit on the floxacins … with all DUE respect to you.

                Ciprofloxacin is a pusrely synthetic anitbiotic orginally developed in the latest part of the 60′s at the behest of the govenment to assist in treating some of the worst of the infections encountered by our troops in Viet Nam. It’s effect is extraordinary across a wide vsriety of pathogens especially anything which has or relates to the class of those things which engender ‘septicemia’ in Humans. It is SO powerful in that contexr that it can – literally – be used to take the place of the human immune system for short periods, under the high dose circumstance.

                It is not – however – without it’s drawbacks which as Merree notes above primarily relate to connective tissues in the body. The entire class must NOT be administered to anyone who is in any of the phase’s of life called ‘rapid growth’ since it has the ability to permanently stunt the growth of the connective tissues of any who so recieve it. Were it the case – and ONLY the case – that life itself were under DIRECT threat and NOTHING else was available..then and then would I ever contemplate admministering such to the very young or teenagers. The category of ‘rapid growth occurs – idoiosyncratically (individually) – both between the ages from infancy to about 4 years old and MOST especially during (or near) the time of Puberty…before during and after…to be clear here. Additionally, it is the case that the actual chemical name of Ciprofloxcin is “Quinalone Carboxylic Acid”…note the use of ‘acid’ at the end of that, several things are implied. As an acid it is the case that such is VERY stable if well-treated…yes, exactly what you would think by that description…since the stoichiometry of any such ionically bound compoundsassures stabilty so long as the compound is not adulterated IN AMY WAY…NO contact with anything. Helps to keep same in a dark place – as is the case with all complex chemicals which wil be stored for long periods. Part of the effectiveness of the family derives from it being an acid compound…imagine nitric or some other STRONG acid coming into contac with your skin…same penetrates through SKIN alomost as if it were ‘tramsparent’ and reaches the heart in only freactions of a second…THAT fast. Therefor the drug is very capable of moving through human tissue to get to places that other drugs might not so readily reach. Also, no…it’s is not a STRONG acid so it’s not the circumstance as with those who are…STRONG is to be treated with EXTREME respect at all times…death can result from only a few drops of such coming into contact with human skin..if those are very concentrated…”10 molar” or above.

                Whew, done with THAT!!

                Merree, I have a question for you; you mention the cycline’s as being subject to degradation (rapid) which is a thing most knowledgeable people are aware of and state that doxycycline is onesuch as these. Another name for doxycycline is Vibramycin, Yes? Is – explicity – your injunction thereon in effect as well. I have long known of the frail nature (in storage) of Erythromycin but am unsure of the state of decay rate for Vibramycin itself…is this the case Friend? Thanks in advance for your response here!

                JOG

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                • Merree says:

                  Vibramycin is the brand name that one company uses for doxycycline. As far as I know it has the same limitations as generic doxycycline. I haven’t seen any comparisons between generic and brand name compounds but I would only consider it safe to use doxycycline/Vibramycin within 3 years.

                  Thanks for the post about ciprofloxacin. I have always have mixed feelings about using it. It does a great job against a variety of infections but it is not entirely safe. If people appreciated the side effects of antibiotics I think they would be used with more caution.
                  I think it is always best to try natural remedies first and save antibiotics for the big problems.

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                • allie says:

                  Tetracycline can become toxic. As in Kill You.

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                  This one is very true…….

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                • kimintn says:

                  @ jog there are several other broad-spectrum antibiotics that are plant based and store well. they have the bonus of being replenishable if someone in your group has a green thumb. true, they work a bit slower than pharmacuticals and need to be used a few days longer, but store well. check into oregon grape, goldenseal, and the ever popular echinacea. these also work well as antivirals and antifungals, but for flu virus black elderberry works best. tinctures store longer than glycerites, and capsules are easier to store but in my opinion are not as effective.

                  for topical wounds zoltanne is right; honey is excellent, as is plain sugar if it is all you have. plantain leaves make good dressing covers esp for burns, and literally grow like weeds. they can be saved every season so you have dressing changes for winter months. hope this helps some.

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                • JustOneGuy says:

                  Merree,

                  Your response block has ‘greyed-out’, same as was my reply to slngshot (above), so then I’ll respond here…

                  Thanks for the info very much! I have a working knowledge of the wide variety of anti’s out there, but keeping up with the nomenclature once you’re compelled to get into the ‘trade names’ area is impossibly difficult…as you as a physician are wholly aware.

                  I concur whole-heartedly on your approach to modern anitbiotics…truly the less used the better. Wheresoever it is the case that something can be treated by a natural organic the benefits are manifold. Especially from the perspective of replenishment…some potent anit-biotics are possibly to manufacture safely in a less-than-we-have-now techno;logical framework, bt most of the newer (Potent) ones are impossibly diificult to produce without the range of technical instrumentation which we now possess….and WON’T have after any ‘Fall’ occurs. A pleasure ‘speaking’ with you Merree, thank you for your time. God Bless and Keep you.

                  JOG

                  PS: I hesitate to ask you another question, but there is below (in this forum) an interchange between myself and ‘slingshot’ wherein we are debating the use of INGESTED colloidial silver….I am very concerned about this as one of my relatives succumbed to a virulent form of leukemia subsequent to HMP (Heavy Metal Poisoning) and – to my knowledge – Silver is classifiably just onesuch…if perchance you might weigh-in there I would be grateful…to the LEFT or to the RIGHT, as it were…HMP is VERY difficult to swerve once the tissue burden is passed beyond a particular point. Many thanks Friend…Auf Weidersehen….

                  JOG

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                • you can feel free to post those jqp. if it is not showing up, email me, because i would not censor this type of info and it may be getting automatically pulled by the Akismet filter. thanks.

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            • Lady of the Lake says:

              Not Me, don’t forget about medicinal-quality honey — that’s one thing I’m stashing lots of. Even in non-SHTF medicine it’s done extremely well in handling diabetic and MRSA lesions that haven’t responded to other treatments. Slather some on a bandage when you have a wound that’s not healing.

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              • kimintn says:

                my bad lady of the lake. sorry for crediting z with the honey post…i must have it tucked in the cobwebs of my brain that she’d mentioned it before.

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                • JustOneGuy says:

                  Howdy (again) kimintn,

                  I understand your confusion here…lately I’m about frazzled trying to keep up with everything being posted. As a person of ‘academic derivation’ I have a COMPULSION to respond to any civil question and to cite the source ALWAYS…lately that’s becoming, well, impossibly difficult WRT things here at the site. The SHEER number of comments now, as opposed to a year ago, is becoming daunting…to say the least.

                  I suppose we shouldn’t complain about what is effectively, “An excess of wealth” here. ;)

                  Till later all, God Bless and Keep, everyone…

                  JOG

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          • aloneinmyworld says:

            MD, I am in progress of obtaining my medical supplies including antibiotics and what not. Ive been collecting ammo for awhile now and have only a small amount I would like to have just in case no more was available. My backup plan is my bow.
            I am just happy that I trained with a NMD and have been studying plants for medicinal purposes.

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        • Aloneinmyworld,

          Take your kids hunting and fishing and you will never have to hunt your kids! Life is very short, I never count the the seconds I make the seconds count..

          NOMI-CATIYMF,

          DPS

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          • aloneinmyworld says:

            DPS,
            My kids do go hunting and fishing with me. That is what we are doing this spring break we are fishing and hunting the forest for edible plants. We will be enjoying the great outdoors and they wont have their ipods and other devices.

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      • Dee in NC says:

        I learned a long time ago that you can only controll or change your own outlook and feelings. By being as ready and prepped as you can – can you feel in controll of yourself and your situation as possible. The first step is always your immediate area only then can you address the larger items or area. You can only affect the moment because the past is the past and the future has not happen.

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      • the cooking mom says:

        Sort through your preps and be thankful for what you have.
        Be thankful for your health.
        Then go make a loaf of homemade bread and….

        KEEP PREPPIN’

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      • don't tread says:

        I agree, Southern Gal. I’m approaching 57 years old, and have seen way too much change for my laid back southern mountain heritage. But, with God’s help and a lot of study and research i have come to grips with it all. I don’t necessarily like it, but these things must happen. All we can do is adjust as well as possible and ride out the storm with faith.

        The article here by Brandon, has some good points and layed out very well. Although, some will agree, it is nothing that the majority of us don’t know about already. We know the lines are already drawn. We know who “we”, the prepared ones are; and who “they” the delusional ones are. We come out on top in the end. It’s just wading thru their bullshit until then that is going to take some sacrificing, and standing up for what is right.

        You say you need a pep talk. I think we all can use one at times, so I’m sharing a little piece of distraction from the norm. It’s called “The Dream”. Hope it helps.

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        • M.D. says:

          Pep talk? Learn to field strip your M1 Garand and load ammo for it. Don’t have an M1? Practice with what you have. Dry fire it daily.
          Something about letting the hammer fall and watching the front sight stay pin pointed on target.
          Practice skills. Stay sharp.

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            • slingshot says:

              Allie

              Why don’t you bring something to the table?

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                • slingshot says:

                  @allie

                  I would agree that at this time an engagement with this vehicle would be certain death to the untrained. But in previous wars, soldiers have been trained and with the right equipment can destroy the enemy. Time, tactics and improvization.
                  What is your reason behind the negativity with no solutions?

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                • BadAmerican says:

                  @allie:

                  Yeah, big scary truck.

                  I could make it into a nice smokey joe, pork already included. Think outside the box,ie, force multipliers.

                  Big truck, have a plan — check.
                  Ten guys, have a plan —- check.
                  Drone, have a plan ——- check.
                  Golden horde, have a plan -check.
                  Out of milk, have a plan –check.
                  Already thinking you lost, priceless.

                  …best plans start with an open mind……BA.

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                • allie,

                  The quickest way I can think of losing a fight, is to convince yourself the fight is lost before it starts. A psychological defeat is worst than any military defeat.

                  I see you name calling and insulting other folks here, but what would you do if that tank rolled down your street? What would you do?

                  Compliance is not an option when you know you will lose you freedom forever. The 250 million people who were slaughtered by their own tyrannical governments in the last century is enough to convince me that compliance only leads to a slower form of enslavement or death.

                  As a naturalized citizen I took an oath on a bible before witnesses that I would loyally defend the Constitution of the United States against any enemy, foreign or domestic, and that’s exactly what I intend to do, if or when push comes to shove. Believe it!

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                • Rick:) says:

                  As a builder and fabricator, I used to think my very sturdy steel and concrete buildings would last “forever”.

                  Until I saw those two 110 story, extremley well constructed towers fall in an hour. By a few meatheads with a plan.

                  Anything can be destroyed. I hope they think their safe in those rolling fucking tin cans. This ain’t Afganistan. There are some smart,equiped and ingeniuosly deviant, pissed off Patriots waiting to go to work.

                  Hate to feed the trolls.

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                • Facebook Page says:

                  Allie. There a few of here that have tAken out trucks like this. And ten men are easy if i have my 50.
                  And the vets that you decide to engage with are the ones that havee experience to teach.

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                • John W. says:

                  So what’s your point? Does that make you happy or are you trying to say some planning is in order? Sooner or later anti armor tactics will appear as will the weapons. After a bunch of troops have their families among the victims of the Federal JBTs I would expect a whole lot of stuff being available.

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            • Its Not Me says:

              with ammo currently like it is, what are his choices? allie…
              there is no sense throwing good lead down range to end up with a M1 baseball bat at the end of it all
              than you got nothin

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                • Sgt Stryker says:

                  @allie You ever been in combat? From the way you talk, I’d say No! You sound like the type that in any type of SHTF scenario, you’d curl up into the fetal position and wet yourself.

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                • Facebook Page says:

                  No you were being an ass.

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                • 2simple says:

                  Dude you’re such an obvious troll – nice try making us think you’re a girl. No one’s buying it. Not sure what you hope to accomplish but may I just say…….FAIL!

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            • Sgt Stryker says:

              @allie

              You must have never went through Marine Corps bootcamp. Spent a week, sighting in and dry firing. One good drill to do while dry firing is to put a dime on the end of your barrel and squeeze the trigger without having the dime fall. It’s to work on trigger control. Dry firing is a great way to prep on the 4 fundementals: site alignment, site picture, breathing and trigger squeeze. And I’ve seen plenty of uparmored vehicles that have been taken out by “7th century nomads” with less firepower then is available here. Knowledge is a bitch.. to those that think you don’t have any.

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                • Sgt Stryker says:

                  WOW! you really are clueless. Don’t know what you’re talking about, so figure no one else does either. And to correct my spelling when your reply is full of mis-spellings really shows you got nothing. Finally I’m sure I’m old enough to be your Dad….hey, wait a minute. Tell your Mom I said Hi!

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                • Troll killer says says:

                  Allie

                  another dumb assed troll like eisenkreuz ( iron cross )
                  go back to your occupy wall street mentality crowd
                  your not wanted here.

                  go call your friends on your Obammy phones and eat your Ebt bought food
                  troll

                  is kindergarten closed today or cant you find some children to molest ?

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                • You daddy is ashamed and embarressed about the day he EVER laid eyes on your momma and ended up with you. My gosh what a dissapointment…..

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                • John W. says:

                  Stop lying. You know damn well you never met your daddy.

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              • Facebook Page says:

                With all this talk about dry fire…

                NEWBIEs. There are weapon out there that dont take kindly to dryfiring. Research before doing it.

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                • Kulafarmer says:

                  Better to use snap caps, rimfire dont like dry fire, think it screws up the chamber, pellet gun is good for practice, just an idea,

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      • Nehweh Gahnin says:

        There is a lot to be concerned and pessimistic about, Southern Gal, and at times, yes, it can become even depressing. I think that many like me, however, are completely ready for this merry-go-round to stop. Like sicking up a poison, I can no longer abide by the toxic effects of the system, and I eagerly await its demise.

        I know that very many people will die. I and my loved ones may very well be among that number, although the whole point of prepping is to reduce the probability that we are the ones to be culled. The mass of sleep-walking zombies will be decimated, though they do not even perceive the problem. The reason you are stressing is because you DO perceive the problems.

        The most depressing thing about Fukushima for me is when I contemplate that there are presently 437 nuclear power plants in operation worldwide (http://www.euronuclear.org/info/encyclopedia/n/nuclear-power-plant-world-wide.htm), and when the collapse comes and the electricity goes off, those plants do what Fukushima did. (The Fukushima reactor acted as designed when the earthquake struck, inserting its cooling rods to stop the fission reaction, but the tsunami that struck 55 minutes later knocked out the generators powering the cooling system, and the failures cascaded from there. http://tech.mit.edu/V131/N13/yost.html)

        437 Fukushima’s may be more than our species, or the Earth’s other species, can survive. This assumes the electricity will go off. I wish I could believe that is a faulty assumption, because while I am ready for whatever fate awaits me, I earnestly want my children to have a chance in a simpler and more personal world.

        Not much of a pep talk, eh? I probably made you feel worse. Sorry…

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        • Kulafarmer says:

          Reality is a bitch isnt it, a few weeks ag i had a wakup call, had a moment that i was going to pass out and think it was my heart, mini stroke, all the preps and guns or ammo or tactics will fix that will it? Man is the most destructive species on the planet, the only one that destroys, pollutes and wastes resources like they will go on forever, whoever came up with the idea of nuclear power plants ya gotta wonder about,

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      • TheOptometrimist says:

        Stay focused on the global shit exactly like you are doing. It only gets worse when you look what is happening closer to home.

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      • JustOneGuy says:

        Howdy SG,

        Maybe this will help…

        We are just what we are, just Folk as it were. We get up, go to work, take care of the kids and pay our taxes. WE weren’t meant to take on anything a whole lot bigger than that…

        My beleifs are mine…and mine alone. They include a ‘Him’ up above amongst other things along that line. I NEVER ask or tell someonme BELEIVE as I do…or else…anytime. No one has the RIGHT to tell ANYONE else what to Beleive..or not. Having said that, I DO have a faith that the One who made Me knows Me….and I have fairly good reason to think that – quite undesrvedly – I am LOVED by that something more than my poor little Mind can grasp. When I deal with my nieces and nephews it is the case that when one of those comes to me to earnestly ask for my help I simply cannot refuse them….the same compulsion exists from the higher strata above us down to us as well, or at least so I beleive.

        Humankind has spent several thousand years going through an infancy, then a childhood. Sometime around the time of the Founders a new thought spread from this place into the World at large and in so doing We entered into a ‘Puberty’ of sorts. That is now coming to it’s end as such always does and We stand now at a place and in a time when a Last, Final leap must be made which will carry us all into a new thing altogether…a maturing of the whole of Humanity….Human Adulthood.

        Such things are not done without struggle and trial – just as our teenage years are fraught with trials and uncertainty – yet we make it through these…do we not?
        A NEW DAWN is about ot break over the whole of this World and upon everyone living on it. It will not come from above – thogh we MIGHT get a little help along the way ;) – but instaed it will come from that which makes us like anything which we could hold to be greater than ourselves – our mind, or spirit and our will to be greater…and better. Human dignity will be restored.

        There are forces around us who cleave to the notion that we must all be lead as children all the time, that we are otherwise incapable of attending to our own affairs as Adults…they are wrong – though it will take time and effort to prove that so.

        None here among us are any better than any other is…we are all brothers and sisters beneath it all and much of what has been done – in Evil – in the World of late stems from the doings of those who would make us to not beleive that. I say again…they are WRONG.

        KNOW this: Night IS coming – if not already here – to be sure. But just as is in the natural World so too it is the case that a new Dawn will follow and all those who live to see that Dawn will REMAKE the WORLD. All things have a beginning and a beginning is a delicate time, what comes will require ALL to lend thier strengths and thier voices to what is to come…have Faith, firstly in YOURSELVES and for those of you who beleive in that which is beyond this, in Him also. Look for the Dawn…it is not far off now!

        JOG

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        • don't tread says:

          Very good, JOG.

          I knew we were on the same page, and it ain’t facebook.
          That place sucks and I don’t trust it. If I can’t contact my friends without making a public spectacle, then i need to rethink those friends.

          I feel many will live to regret all the personal info they have put out across Facebook and myspace,etc.etc.

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      • Southern Gal,

        How do I deal with the dread and impending doom?

        I reload 223 Remington, 308 Winchester, 50BMG, 45ACP, 10mm ammo and 12ga shotshells. It’s very therapeutic and relatively cheap.

        Every time I hear something crazy in news, like Cyprus, I spend a few hours in my reloading room. I really should get out more :)

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        • M.D. says:

          Best medicine going, YH.

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          • M.D.

            No matter how dark the economic or political landscape is outside, when I hold in my hand a nice shiny new cartridge fresh off the reloading press, it always puts a smile on my face :)

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        • BigB says:

          YH,

          Life is to short to waste it all on some thing that is going to happen down the road. Prepare as best you can and make sure you and yours smell the roses now and again. You can’t appreciate the wonder of life if you don’t experience it. It is what it is and will be what it will be. Happy thoughts.

          BigB

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        • Montana Mike says:

          >YH< When you do get out, What what does the retail picture look like regarding pistol, rifle ammo and reloading supplies in your area??
          Is there any 22lr anywhere?? anyone!! very interested!
          Keep pulling that lever: you can never have enough ammo.

          {mm}

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          • Montana Mike… 2 weeks ago I bought 500 pieces of once fired Federal 308 Win brass from Brassman Brass for $120. The price has increased roughly 70% over the past 5 years. I was also able to pick up four 8 pound kegs of Alliant E3 shotshell powder at Weidner’s for $101 each. That’s the best price on E3 shotshell powder I’ve found so far. Primers .224 & .308 bullets are almost impossible to find except on auction sites. I’ve been buying primers, brass, powder, bullets, lead shot, hulls and wads in small batches since 2007 before DHS cornered the ammo market. Powder prices are somewhat stable but bullet prices are definitely increasing. There is a ton of 22LR ammo available if you are willing to pay extortion prices on Gun Broker. That’s what I’ve found so far.

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        • Kulafarmer says:

          Thats what i was up to not 10 minutes ago, loading up some new 308 brass with 175g SMKs
          Been having fung improvising heavy steel 12 gauge loads for self defense.

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      • Ugly says:

        Southern Gal….you need some positive stuff in your life. To feel good, go down to the Post Office and buy a whole stack of those ‘forever’ stamps.

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      • Paranoid says:

        As I have said before: You need a dog, we have been keeping them for over 40,000 years because they are good for us. They will listen to our problems, They know what’s really important, love, friendship, caring. They neither know nor care about all the crap we worry about, that we cannot fix. We worry about the National Debt, FDIC, Credit swaps, Cypress, and a dozen other things that we have no control over. They worry only over those things they have some control over: Food, going out, balls, tummy rubs.
        Find someone you like to rub your tummy and feed you a good steak. The Univers is indeed unfolding and you can only deal with it, So you might as well relax.

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        • Its Not Me says:

          Who has unconditional love for you test….

          Lock both your spouse and dog in the trunk of your car for 3 hours..

          once you open it up, you will see who is the one who has unconditional love for you.

          yes people , relax its just a dam joke

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        • Paranoid says:

          Comment slightly off thread, I will defend my home; but thoughts of attacking an armored “tank” are foolish. Not that it cannot be done; but it’s almost impossible to be needed. The Gov at this point is truthfully bankrupt. They get in a civil war with their own taxpayers they won’t last a week. It’s not guns or ammo they will run out of; it’s money. They keep on this stupid track there is no need for anyone to even break the jaywalking laws.
          Right now the Gov has to borrow 100 Billion a month to keep going. They can get it from lots of people, they get in a war at home, who is going to lend them more? Relax, keep your head down and watch. Do nothing to make yourself a criminal even in their paranoia. The Gov has a horrible enemy, that is going to bring them down. As POGO said years ago: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” At this rate the Gov is going to ruin itself; you don’t need to do a thing.

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          • Paranoid,

            You might be right about attacking a tank. But let me ask you this, If in a battle where would you have you Mech.force? I would think it would be in cities with more then 400,000 people. And like you say its all about show me the money. Go to war with the American people and you will loose you tax money fast.. And No Bucks means No Buck Rogers..LOL

            NOMI
            DPS

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          • I think Sun Tzu said something to the effect of: If your enemy is self-destructing, stay out of his way”.

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          • Barterman says:

            Good advice would be to prep like hell.It wont be that simple. Peace

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          • Do nothing to make yourself a criminal even in their paranoia.

            That’s an option, no doubt a prudent one. I’d rather flip the bastards off. It’s always fun to seek the perfect level of resistance that one can just barely get away with.

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      • Gods Creation says:

        You learn to say screw them Aholes, I am not going to let them ruin my life, or run my life.

        The corp wants you to believe it is omnipotent, but it is far from it. It’s only weapons are fear and intimidation. You overcome them with faith (in something) and a knowledge that you have done all you can do to protect what is yours.

        The rest of the world can go to hell in a hand basket so long as that does not affect my little corner set aside in Bum Fuk.

        I have done as much as I can to convince as many other people as I can that THEY hold the POWER over their own lives. They don’t need permission from the corp to exist. They don’t need a license to travel or exercise other Natural Rights.

        Most don’t believe me, and all that confirms is that they are not FREE, but instead have submitted to the lower power.

        Freedom is a CHOICE that the corp has most people afraid to make. Don’t be one of them. Just try to be as self sufficient as possible and be a good Man.

        Fight the battles when they come, but they probably never will. The corp has to give the impression that it is following the Law.

        At least for now.

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          • Merree says:

            Speak for yourself. You know nothing about my life.

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          • YOU hold almost NO power over your life.
            You are delusional if you think you do.

            In many ways I hold no power. The government could send its goons crashing through my door any time they please. I could be hit by a meteor. I could die in a car crash. So what? Every day I make 1000 decisions and see them through. Life is like that. Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t. You might try watching Joseph Campbell’s “Power of Myth” if you want to get a more positive perspective on life. That’s assuming you have any interest in doing anything other than nurse your bitterness and spread as much bile as you can across the world.

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          • Those that say they can and those who say they cant…theyre both right!

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      • john in al says:

        Put your trust in Jesus. We ALL get depressed about the current
        affairs. These times were all laid out in the bible.Cheer up, think about the day your having instead of the future. The bible told of this happening and it’s all according to the gospel.BUT, we WIN in the end. NOW, Live one day at a time, enjoy today as if it were your last day on earth. Treasure the moment, the day, enjoy the present, the future will be here soon enough. I say the NWO can not threaten me with Heaven, but I will send a few of them to hell in the showdown.

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      • Kulafarmer says:

        Tough question,
        No easy answers, i get in a funk wishing for something decisive to happen so at least we dont have this huge unknown black cloud hanging there, it compounds when people around me start treating me like im craycray,,, honest, am just a regular old 40something guy who is perhaps a bit too much of a realist! Anyway, getting out of the funk? Listen to some tunes, work in the garden, do whatever makes ya happy, better to keep the crap in the perifory, lifes short

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      • Dick says:

        Each day you have is a blessing. Taking care of your preps IS important but living your life IS as well. There are things that you enjoy that sometimes get pushed back when you fall into what may be. Enjoy your free time, enjoy your friends and family, have a good meal, do something for yourself and just let things be. If the SHTF those things can be taken from you and your memories are what will then be used to keep you going.

        CATI

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      • Barterman says:

        Live one day at a time being as happy as you can. Hug your loved ones as much as they ll let you. Tell them how much you love them, Thank God everyday for what you have. keep prepping and be watchful. Its all good till its not. Peace.

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      • RickInOregon says:

        Southern Gal, I’ve found that being constructive and proactive empowers me. Learning new skills that puts control in your hands is very rewarding. For me I’ve been trying to learn homesteading skills such as productive gardening, backyard farming, food preservation, wood working using hand tools, as well as some off grid home appliances like solar oven building and cooking, rocket stove building and cooking, cooking with a dutch oven, cooking in the fire place and then adding some education on home remedies for common illnesses and discomforts using wild plants and medicinal plants that I can grow in the herb garden. The point being, the more you can learn to do for yourself the less you need to depend on others and independence is a comfort in these crazy times.

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          • RickInOregon says:

            Oregon is already one of the bluest states in the union, one more lib won’t change a thing, anyways all the high office holders are from the northeast, all cali transplants do is keep the real estate market going and try to fit in with Portlandia.

            In all honesty, it would take a lot to get me to leave this state. The outdoors is great and the variety of the ways to enjoy it is concentrated in a beautiful area.

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        • John W. says:

          RickInOr,
          How are you going to depend on anything solar in Oregon the land of endless clouds and rain? Not as bad as Wa. State but pretty bad. Ever go for a ride on the Rogue in the mail boats? That was a fun day. Bunch of relatives in the Hillsboro area.

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      • Highspeedloafer says:

        Southern Gal,
        I am from the south also. I woke up about 3 years ago. When it first happened to me I was in a constant state of frenzy. I spent every spare dime I had on preparing for hard times. I tried to convince all my friends and neighbors to get prepared. Fast forward 3 years and I am still getting ready for hard times. My dad gave me a love for gardening and the outdoors and my mom taught me the bible and to have faith in God. I am no longer concerned about my future,(this world is not my permanent home) but the future of the people I love and care about. I would encourage you to seek the Lord through his Word and through prayer, get in a good church and find others in your community who feel like you do.

        God’s grace is sufficient….

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      • Grasshopper says:

        Southern Gal, YOU’RE NOT ALONE!!! I think the important thing is to have balance– yes, we need to prepare, take time for health, exercise, meditation on God and time researching the truth. Its easy to get caught up in all this! But I think we need to focus mainly on anything that uplifts us– gets our mind on God/Love and that’s different for every person. There are websites on the Internet that are very, very inspiring and I try to spend time each day on those websites as well as the “doom and gloom” that is happening in our world.. Its not easy!!! We NEED peace, so please take time for health, exercise and anything that reminds you of Love… that would be my advice. ; )

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      • JustMe says:

        Southern Gal,

        America has changed exponentially over the last 20 years, by orchestrated design. Amazing to witness the fall first hand, is it not?

        I was told 25 years ago, who is behind what is going on, and told 20 years ago, by a Fed, that America was about to fall from within.

        The only pep talk I could offer, is get right with whatever Diety you may believe in, and remain true to yourself. Gather your courage, I’ve noticed many women have more courage these days, than white male persons (notice I did not say MEN). It may well take couragous and intelligent women to have thier significant others to grow spines and brains again.

        Just be aware, the parasites want more than a police state with them in control; this is about more than just gun ownership, and/or freedom of speech. It will soon be about raw survival, the parasites will only leave you two coices, and neither of them are good.

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      • Butterknife says:

        One word, faith.

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      • Merree says:

        Southern Gal,
        First of be thankful that you’re worried.It means that you’re alert to your environment. You have the insight to know when to worry and this is the first step to protecting yourself.

        Then the next step is to take action. I find my worry/depression decreases when I am making efforts to make my family safer. Physical exercise can do the same thing.

        Take a little time to enjoy whatever things are special to you. I am saddened by how many people live out their lives without ever being present in the moment and really appreciating the good things that surround them.

        And if you get the 2am in the morning and was that a mosquito or was it a drone type panicked feelings, it can help to have a pot of hot tea. Valerian or peppermint are good for calming the nerves. (with a fly swatter on the side, I suppose.)

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      • z-71 says:

        So. gal I got 20yrs. on ya lotta changes, I’ve experienced war, only to come home and lose an arm defending my wife in my own home from a crazy man she’s still with me thank God and would have given the other one or it all and proud to do it. I see the changes you do, and all I can do is prepare the best I can for the changes that I belive we all can see. Being depressed can be a motivator to get prepaired without letting it take over. By the way that crazy man was my son so being depressed is always knocking on my door but he just visits I want let him in like other bad thins I don’t want in my door. Not sure this could be called a pep talk?

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      • JayJay says:

        Southern Gal, 62 here, so double that!!
        I could never describe my carefree teens and early adulthood to a teen now.
        Unreal.

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      • JayJay says:

        Southern Gal…I look at the BIG picture displayed in Revelation…we can’t change it; it’s coming; prepare.

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      • Southern Gal,

        I’m only 50 yrs old and the only way I know to deal with the doom and gloom is try and be happy, live your life like there is no tomorrow, walk away from the computer at least 3 days a week.. And if that doesn’t work well get out your guns and go blow the hell out of something, after that have a couple of drinks and get back to prepping.. When in doubt fake it till you make it…

        NOMI,

        DPS

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        • Orwellian States says:

          Southern Gal

          I turn 67 on Friday. Wow, has this country changed since I was a teen. My wife and I keep busy with our preps. We moved to our BOLocation. Two weeks ago I purchased an old 8N tractor as we live on 50 mountain acres in TN. We hang in there for our two grandchildren – age 8 and 4. Watching out for them is our reason for being. We all live together. Getting back to gardening again. Going to church with hard working mountain folks. We’re getting our priorities right and being proactive. hang in there.

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      • durango kidd says:

        Southern Gal: If you need to lift YOUR vibration, just repeat the name of JESUS, over and over and over again, aloud. There is POWER in the name of JESUS. The spirit of the Lord will come upon you and comfort you. And every power must kneel before the name of JESUS….

        Try it while you prep and clean your guns. :-)

        United WE are invincible. 100 million American gun owners hold the future of this nation in their hands. Organize, communicate, volunteer, donate, and vote.

        Engage your EMPLOYEES or be enslaved by them.

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    7. Chilton says:

      Good article. I think we should start to plan secondary roles for our family survival groups. Start to turn them more into a militia and find other like minded groups to link up with.

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        • Feisty Old Broad says:

          @allie…..you DO realize that anyone with hacking skills can find you as well as they can find us….don’t you? Fear mongering goes both ways dear…the good people who post here are attempting to help others, and yet, there are those who most likely know who each and every one of us are…..does that frighten us? Nope. Does that make us mindful of stating what is on our minds? Nope. People here are Patriots and are not fearful of pathetic postings from the likes of you…
          My Friends…..Be Well, Be Well Informed, Be Well Prepared and May God Bless Us One and All
          fob

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      • Chilton,

        No need for that brother, the Militia is out there you just need to find them. Then you will see what is really being said. You know the the talks that go on in the parking lots away from the camara’s..

        CATIYMF-NOMI,

        DPS

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    8. SPLC has the number of liberty movement conspiracy groups at over 1300 but that doesn’t even take into consideration the small local unseen groups that are in every community in this country. The ones that don’t blare their intentions over the media but silently go about their business. Here SPLC and your IVY league “fellows”…can you count the number of fingers I’m holding up?

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      • They Shoot DogsDon'tThey? says:

        SPLC… SPLC… SPLC… WTF is the SPLC?

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      • Richard Chen, Morris Dees and Mark Potok better have a good “Hidey Hole” when this kicks off. Thats just three of those at Stinkin’Polecats Law Center that have gained my attenion.

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        • Correction “Richard Cohen” (forgot the “o”)

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          • durango kidd says:

            Allie; We don’t threaten anyone here. WE assess the behavior of those individuals and groups who constitute the basis of the NWO and conclude what the likely outcome of unconstitutional actions against OUR God given liberties will mean for trespassers and traitors.

            The NWO will reap what they sow. Karma is a bitch. And so are you. :-)

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              • durango kidd says:

                Allie: My intention is to defend the United States of America from ALL enemies foreign and domestic, when that time arrives. That is the oath I took; that is the oath I will keep in defense of America.

                The NWO is a threat to the USA. It is both a foreign and domestic threat as these Globalists and Dual Citizens have infiltrated the American government, and promote the dissolution of the US Constitution and the establishment of the North American Union under UN auspices.

                The penalty for treason is death. That is not a threat. That is the law of the land. Suggest that you read the Constitution.

                Engage your employees or be enslaved by them. :-)

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          • allie, I don’t make threats ’cause that is a childish thing to do. I am known though for keeping a promise and thats a virtue.

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    9. wheedle says:

      Where’s your money ?

      http://youtu.be/YDXtHsz2q6Q

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      • Not fugin likely. Won’t be an unarmed Bonus Army this time. We’re always armed. WWII vets taught us that.

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      • anonymous6.8 says:

        Can you cite sources other than the usual “the sky is falling” suspects for that? On what do you base your supposed expertise about what the Russians think and are doing? The average Russian citizen considers the average American to be in the same boat they are in … having no power to much affect what his nation does. In case you haven’t heard, while there are some residual communists older folk, the younger crowd is Rus nationalist but not communist. Putin and company are nationalists. Their military, including their elite units, focus on defending Russia. They would no more cooperate with our power elite than a horse would sprout wings and fly. Your “the russians are here waiting to murder us in our beds” sounds good to people who have no knowledge about Russia or its people. Calling that claim bullshit sounds disrespectful to you, so I’ll just say Horsefeathers.

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        • durango kidd says:

          Good analysis. According to rumors the Russians have already rejected a plan to participate if an armed insurgency were to begin in America.

          It will be UN/NATO and Blackwater troops. But hey! Mercs can be eliminated from 1000 yards just as easily as UN troops. Shoot and scoot.

          The EU will have its hands full with their own citizens, not to mention the radical Islamists IN THEIR MIDST when the shtf. Paris will be destroyed just like Damascus and by the same people!

          Anyone who comes to take OUR guns is a legitimate target.

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    11. slingshot says:

      Have you ever given thought as to whom we are going to fight? What is the difference in the composition of our so called enemy and US? What principles are we fighting for and to what extent are we willing to achieve victory.
      Half of our country have forgotten our Founding Fathers words of Wisdom and what they bestowed upon us. Most do not care and have let the doctrines of foreign government infiltrate what we held so dearly because we had not the fortitude to stand up and repel the attack. If and when we do take up arms, we can find comfort that our principles far exceed that of our enemy. We will not become slaves in any form.

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        • slingshot says:

          @ Barn Cat

          Be that what it may be but a negative attitude to begin with does not foster a positive outcome. Are you saying we can not defeat our government should it become tyranical and highly oppresssive? If so, why are you here? I also feel you have condemn our cause from the beginning. Is that a fair assumption?

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        • Grasshopper says:

          When one thinks of the consequences of what happens if we lose, we have no choice except to win…

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        • Smokey says:

          True enough, but when they consistently take 5 or 20% casualties with each act of opression, they will either quit or get so desperate they alienate the entire population.

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        • Sgt Stryker says:

          @BC So what you’re saying is it won’t be like Afghanistan

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            • Anonymous says:

              My comment was directed at his statement about citizens(afghani’s) rising up to an oppressive government(us military), and we are trying to help them, not oppress them. Maybe you should go play with your Barbies

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        • Anonymous says:

          Barn Cat

          A dumbass like Dorner in California, has a death wish. He wrote a 22 page letter warning his targets and let Everyone know who he was — HE HAD A DEATH WISH !!

          Most I know would tell NO ONE who the target is – and – a good 300 yard dear rifle and a few gallons of gas will make a real mess of a target.

          I think TPTB know this and it is XACTLY why gun control legislation is being pushed so hard !

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          • They are hoping they can disarm us before things REALLY go belly up. If .gov was omnipotent, they wouldn’t be worried about a few guys with ARs.

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        • durango kidd says:

          Barn Cat: You obviously have NO military training. Zip. Zero. Nada. Join your local Sheriff’s Posse if you need backup and training. Make that connection now.

          Freedom Cells would not engage a NWO invasion force directly. Shoot and scoot. Read Sun Tsu. I think there is a link at SHTF Epitaph.

          If 1000 Freedom Cells across the country each took out one UN trooper per day, the losses for the UN would be staggering in a single month. That is why the Japanese rejected the idea of an invasion.

          WE are too well armed to occupy, and that is why the commies want to disarm US first. as long as Americans have their weapons, they will keep their freedom.

          Aim for the groin. The NWO thugs and Merc’s will be wearing armor. Blow their balls off. Officer’s first!!!

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        • John W. says:

          It will be over so quick most will not believe it. what are you going to do when they grab your kids or wife and let you know that the only way you will get them back is in exchange for your guns. That is why they want the 4473 and any other chain of ownership. Turn off orders for your power, water and other utilities will be pretty prsuasive. They have it all planned out.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I’m with you brother, I will fight as hard as possible,as well as 23 so far of my friends.the anger has built almost to an apex,one shot from them,it’s on.
        1776
        NOMI

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      • BigB says:

        @Slingshot

        “Have you ever given thought as to whom we are going to fight?”

        Hours and hours have I spent. My conclusion, at whoever comes at me or mine. They must attempt to draw first blood for me to have full vindication for my wrath that will be forthcoming. I will not feel any remorse for what I will do if I in my heart know that I was not the cause for the pain and suffering I will most assuredly inflict.

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        • slingshot says:

          BigB

          It is very important to get your head right and that others around you are of the same mindset.

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          • slingshot says:

            They take them out in Iraq.

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            • The Old Coach says:

              And we’ve got thousands and thousands of vets who have seen up close and personal how they do it. And it won’[t involve head-to-head combat with their tanks, except as aq diversion. Asymmetric warfare is a well developed craft, widely understood everywhere. Including here.

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              • slingshot says:

                No! I am not building bombs. The vehicle is not invincible. Fire will do a trick on it. I do resent you making that comment and that I should be watch.
                Because of your comment I consider you as dangerous to my God Given Rights as Senator Feinstein would be with Her gun control bill. Maybe you are just an OBAMA TROLL. I thought I was having a reasonable, intelligent dialog but I see I was wrong. You are beyond my reach. I will not answer or question no more.

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                • Eisenkreuz says:

                  Don’t feed the troll.

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                • allie says:

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                • Archivist says:

                  The Wikipedia article on MRAP gives clues on several ways to take one out, none of which involve explosives.

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                • JustOneGuy says:

                  Back again,

                  Ummm…doesn’t his one look like a reincarnation of ‘Survival Slut’ from the other day. Look at the underlying here Y’all…

                  JOG

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              • High Noon says:

                Hi Nina

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              • Troll killer says says:

                allie seems to be mentally challenged and un able to hold her urine in her body perhaps we should take up a collection for a case of depends for Old Allie Cat

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              • durango kidd says:

                No, Allie, it is people like you who obviously need to be watched. A Rogue government has shredded OUR Constitution, impoverished OUR middle class and run up OUR debt while enriching themselves; transferred OUR means of production off shore, while simultaneously encouraging tens of million of illegals to invade the nation; and then require the American taxpayer to subsidize them while they take OUR jobs, while proclaiming that America is a nation of laws; when that Rogue Administration ignores OUR laws, is unspeakably evil.

                That you unflinchingly support such TREASON in your posts shows US who side you are on. The penalty for TREASON is death. Death to TRAITORS!

                That’s not a threat. That’s the law of the land. :-)

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                • durango kidd says:

                  BTW, I’m launching rockets in the park this weekend, to practice taking out drones. Wanna come see? :-)

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                • durango kidd says:

                  Allie: I like it just fine here in the USA with its Constitution that annotates my God given rights. You seem to be the one that supports the gun grab, drones, spying on Americans, and gay rights … you leave!!!

                  I LOVE America, love it or leave it! :-)

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          • BigB says:

            I guess it is all in how you prep and what experience and knowledge you have. You should not judge a person until you know a little more about them. Besides if I can’t do it by myself I just might have some friends who I hang out with that can. With your attitude I imagine you don’t. Do you know how to make napalm? Do you know how to make a thermite grenade? I doubt it. So you see Betty Crocker I just might be the kind of guy who could do it.

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            • slingshot says:

              Yes, BigB

              Hard to tell what anyone knows on this board. ;0)

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              • BigB says:

                That’s a fact. There is one guy who used to be on this board who was one of my instructors in Ranger training. Now that guy was a bad ass. I can’t remember what his handle was but he was a good guy. I figured out who he was when he mentioned some thing that only a few guys who knew him would know. He never posted again. I would like to hook up with him again. So if you are out there Sgt. R****y let me know. BB 3/3 ACR

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                • durango kidd says:

                  Allie: No S.E.A.L.S. ? WE are all SEAL Team America. Seal Team America could eliminate the NWO overnight and at 1000 yards.

                  Semper Fi, Sweetheart! :-)

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              • BigB says:

                Didn’t say I was making it, just that I know how. You need to find some place else buddy. You don’t seem to have the mind set for a big boy prepper web site.

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                • durango kidd says:

                  Allie: ALL veterans are threats, didn’t you know? Nappy says so. The government trained US to be killers in their service. Now they fear US.

                  They should if they think they are going to strip US of OUR rights. If America was worth dying for in Viet Nam, its worth dying for on American soil.

                  Sweet dreams!

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              • Archivist says:

                Rust and soda cans, powdered and mixed approximately 50-50 by volume. Does that scare you? Good.

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          • Eisenshitz, are you crossdressing again. Bad, bad, girl (or whatever).

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    12. OutWest says:

      History will prove out who was “fringe” and who wasn’t,
      in “The Land Of The Fee, An The Home Of The Slave”…..

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        • OutWest says:

          E.
          Yah, kinda like that Patriot on the horse in the picture
          at the start of this great article,
          the “fringer” Paul Revere.

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            • OutWest says:

              allie
              IT only took about a post and a half to figure out you
              are just another insect troll !! Go back to the rock
              you crawled out from. Where is the Orkin Man when you
              cockroaches slither around this site! You sound like
              finx under another alias, to me. Eat shit and die, MFer.

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      • RickInOregon says:

        Eisenkreuz,

        I don’t know how you came up with the percentage for the Tea Party, sounds like bull shit numbers that were pulled out of your ass but the gist of what you are saying about those willing to cut what has already become part of the fabric of this country is true. Once a social program has been here for more than a generation then it becomes part of what’s expected from the government. One of the things that piss’s people off is, how can you cut what you’ve forced me to pay into for all my working life when it’s your fault that’s it’s so mismanaged, so fuck you and figure something else out.

        Eisenkreutz, Obamacare is your generation’s social security, how will you handle it when future generations blame you for it?

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      • Fee Fie Foe Fum says:

        Fee Fie Foe Fum
        You are a troll
        You get a red thumb

        The facts you create are anything but
        Now go get a life you’re stuck in a rut

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      • John W. says:

        You and common sense have never been acquainted. Never will be. The Tea Party did not raid the SS accounts.

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    14. My Take says:

      Southern Gal, I hear ya. I really need to limit my intake of news. I choose to involve myself in sewing, canning, herbalism etc; all worthwhile skills if/when tshtf but valuable too even if we never reach collapse. Focusing on drafting sleeve patterns or whatever keeps my mind from dwelling on terrifying things. I keep up with the world situation, but I don’t let fear control me.

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    15. braveheart says:

      Brandon Smith, thank you for this excellent, spot on article; I couldn’t have said it better. The SPLC, before 911, was a mouthpiece for the ADL, ACLU, NOW, NAACP, Planned Parenthood, and all other dangerous, communist subversives working to destroy this nation. Before even Y2K, the FBI and other federal agencies were depending on antiwhite, anti-American propaganda to guide them in their investigations of white people and always accepted whatever SPLC told them as gospel without question, without reservation. That’s govt. agencies for you; our tax dollars at work. Everyday the feds, through words and actions make it clear what kind of intentions they have toward this country and its people. The only time you can believe what a govt. agency says is when they say they’re out to get you. The rest of the time don’t believe anything they say about anything. NEVER, EVER TRUST GOVERNMENT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! NEITHER DHS NOW ANY OTHER GOVT. AGENCY HAS ANY BUSINESS CALLING LAW-ABIDING, PATRIOTIC AMERICANS “DOMESTIC TERRORISTS” OR ANYTHING ELSE! As far as I’m concerned, I don’t have any obligation whatsoever to this evil govt. considering what they have planned for us. They don’t have one legitimate leg to stand on. They’re the ones who are ruining this country. THEY CAN ALL GO MAKE LOVE TO THEMSELVES! LET THEM COME AHEAD AND TRY TO TAKE MY GUNS OR ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE! IF THEY WANT TO COMMIT SUICIDE BE MY GUEST! I’M NOT SURRENDERING TO THEM! NOBODY IS ALLOWED TO HURT ME, PERIOD! There, I’ve thrown down the gauntlet. Now I just have to wait for the party to get started. Mac, I’m on a roll today, thanks to this subject. I’m so sick of this evil govt. conspiring against us. The only thing I cou owe them is some hot lead when they come for me. NOMI CATIMF live free or die braveheart

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        • Grasshopper says:

          NOT. If they could destroy us with a “click of the mouse” would they be hoarding all the ammo, guns, tanks and so forth they’ve been buying?

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        • Cameraman says:

          Eisenuts..MY One Click goes BOOM!
          FOAD

          Semper Fi

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        • John W. says:

          For once you are right. All your bank accounts, SS checks, Medicare, drivers license and all kinds of other things can be modified /removed with the click of a mouse. your credit destroyed you house put into forclosure. the system depends on people with good intentions being in charge in positions of trust. we have reached one of those forks in the road where that is not the case. Then again it is hard to argue that the American people do not deserve just what may be coming their way.

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    16. Stay Frosty says:

      An excellent, well-penned document by Brandon Smith. I look forward to reading more of your work.

      Over the past few years I have been in a state of uneasiness due to the calamity of our nation. This uneasiness has now grown ten-fold. The writing is clearly written on the wall. All one has to do is merely conduct their own research to see the eery similarities to that of Nazi Germany.

      If you’re out of shape, now is the time to run those laps and push those weights. Now is the time to invest in hard assets and commodities. Now is the time to mentally prepare yourself for what is truly coming. Study up on farming, tactical movement, first aid, etc. The government is growing bolder by the day. Seek God now and come to a personal relationship with Jesus.

      Stay frosty, my patriotic friends

      Romans 13:4

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    17. OutWest says:

      One can only hope that things will change when people
      realize it really is “Us against Them.”

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    18. mountain man 6-1 says:

      Well, I guess it’s about time to gather up my little stack of Preps.and head up to the mountains,from where I came! Maybe it’s for the Best because I’d never be put in a nursing home anyway! Take my chances with Nature and NOT black-hearted PEOPLE!! Haven’t trusted the GOV’t.since I was 15 and AIN’T gonna start NOW!! Good Luck All!!

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    19. braveheart says:

      Souther Gal, I’ll be glad to offer my $0.02 to you. I, too, am so disgusted, sick, heartbroken, etc. over what’s been done to this country since the 60s. I just turned 56 this past Saturday and even on that day I was depressed. But I know where I stand on the NWO and that I’m going to fight it when the time comes. My late wife came here in 1967 as a refugee from Cuba after losing half of her family to Castro’s butchers. It was only during our honeymoon that she told me about her experiences under Castro’s tropical tyranny; she blew me away with the things she told me. I lost her six years later to a drunk driver. She was more than my wife, lover, best friend; she was my hero for withstanding the hell she went thru in Cuba and living to talk about it. I understand it’s your own decision to make. My advice is stand up and fight any way you can. I don’t think it’s worth it to surrender to anyone who would have bad intentions toward you. But that’s just my $0.02. I hope I’ve been helpful to you. braveheart

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      • RickInOregon says:

        Braveheart,

        Happy Birthday

        and I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re a better man then I, I wouldn’t know how to carry on if I was to lose my wife.

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    20. Eisenkreuz says:

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      • We await with baited breath….amuse us!

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      • Cowboy45 says:

        Yeah, whatever

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      • Walt Kowalski says:

        I’d prefer you keep your narcissistic rambling rants to yourself.

        You have nothing to say that I’m interested in hearing.

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      • WARFACE says:

        DUDE..You have worn out your welcome. This site thrives because experienced preppers and a lot of people who are up to speed on whats going on in the world and you treat people on this site like shit. You sound like you have a severe inferiority complex. First you are a student, then you are a rich investor, then a sailor and a bush pilot. GEEZ! As the article above points out, Patriots and preppers are being vilified in the eyes of the sheep and if anyone came here and read your rantings, they could understand why. I don’t normally attack anyone but I am sure that others would agree, we have had enough of you. I am sure infowars would love to have you.

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        • Not so Much says:

          Well put.

          Eisen stunk up the economic collapse blog for awhile then I noticed him stinking this place up too.

          I doubt he would be welcome anywhere outside occupy wallstreet or democrat underground.

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      • FreeAmericanPatriot says:

        Now that is a great idea. I have one suggestion that may help you with your valuable work. If you would print that on toilet paper, many us will find that so useful.

        FAP out

        NOMI

        Molan Lobe

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      • Fee Fie Foe Fum says:

        Fee Fie Foe Fum
        You are a troll
        You get a red thumb

        If 300 pages is all that you’ve got
        I assure you, you won’t make it, you’ll rot

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      • Sybil (AKA) elisenkratz,

        Glad to see you are still here and pissing everybody off again.
        BTW is Allie your sister side or what? Man you know the make drugs for this problem right? And if you are taking these drugs, up the dosage brother it can’t hurt..

        NOMI
        DPS

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        • BigB says:

          Dam it DPS! I wanted to use that line all night! Anybody else notice that they don’t comment at the same time? Mom must be making them take turns. :)

          BigB

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          • Merree says:

            Eisenkreuz
            I have noticed that you are trying hard to be more polite and careful with your words. Your ideas are coming through clearer and very few of them seem like attacks anymore.I am glad to see that.

            The problem you will have for a while is that you have lost the benefit of making a good first impression. It will take a while to convince people that you have made a change. They are still expecting you to go back to your previous demeanor.

            I have noticed that a few people have accused you of some negative posts that were actually from someone else. If you can continue to work on remaining civil these things will improve with time.

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      • John W. says:

        You are truly a legend in your own mind. A very small legend.

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      • SmokinOkie says:

        Better make it a thousand pages, whippersnapper. I’m low on TP.

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    21. don't tread says:

      The Dream

      As I walked out the front door into the warm morning sunshine, I realized it wasn’t my usual house, but was a rather small brick house with a one car garage, and small lawn with neat and clean landscaping. In fact all the houses were the same, and there were hundreds. Clean streets and everyone’s mailbox had their names on them. The whole development was in the middle of a, rolling grassy plains. There was one road in and out, with nothing but rolling hills as far as one could see in any direction.

      Dingo began barking at something in the street, as I wiped the sleepies from my eyes and focused; it was a shiny red and chrome, large Peter-car (Peterbilt truck). The doors were open and no trailer. I called for the little woman. We climbed in and Dingo assumed his usual position with hind feet on a cooler in the back floor board and front paws on the center console arm rest. He likes it there, so when we make a sharp left turn he can lean on momma’s shoulder, a right turn and he’s leaning on pappa. All the while staring intently out the windows for other dogs that look like they might attack(all look that way to him). Occasionally giving momma a little lick kiss. Road trip ready as always. So, road trip it is.

      Off we go past the neighbors mailboxes, with names on the boxes like; Be Informed, God’s Creation, Paranoid, Ugly, REB, JayJay, JOG, Fiesty Old Broad, and booger. As we neared the exit I saw Durango Kid ripping open a morning paper to the stocks/commodities section and 22winmag next door, eyeing him over the top of a coffee cup. Then the big sign;”Now Leaving Mac-ville”, “Ya’ll come back now!
      Then I realized, this was home, and these were my friends and neighbors.

      As I turned out on to the big road I looked back across the low rolling hills and the homes were too numerous to count. Many folks were out on their lawns, waving and smiling. As I started up thru the gears, and the big diesel purred and the turbo charger whined and whistled with music starting to come out of the speakers, Dingo let out a happy bark as we gained speed and the little woman just smiled. She was tapping the armrest to the beat of the music, from times, before her real musical appreciation began. The tunes changed with every five miles; first it was the Box Tops, then the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, the Doors and CCR. The road was smooth and rolling and it seemed as though the big shiny red hood was twenty feet long. Dingo stared through the windshield looking for any other animal to growl at. Then came an old song by the Animals, House of the Rising Sun, that had me smiling of memories of all the girls I had loved before, and their “open” generosity of free loving with no strings attached. Well, except maybe a left hand smoke or a bottle of Strawberry Wine.

      As Sam Cooke began singing Cupid, we started down a smaller road, in the North country, winding thru a mystical forest and then a sign said “Welcome to Daisyland”.
      We parked and walked by a brook through a cool evergreen forest, past a little log cabin with the smells of fresh baked goods filling the air and mixing with the damp clean pine aroma. Little trails led off in different directions with names posted, like Meadowlark Lane and Deerborn Park. A big marionette fell out of a tree, it was Randy from PeeWee’s Playhouse. Arms flopping and big wooden head spinning around with that gruff, bully-like voice and comical look; “No littering and play nice, cause I’m watching you”.
      The whole thing was like an adult version of an outdoors PeeWee’s Funhouse. A large bunch of oversized daffodils would open their eyes and mouths and begin singing a chirpy little song as we walked slowly past. In the brook were beautiful rainbow colored trout, jumping and flopping in unison like dolphins. A meadow in the distant, with Bluebirds and Sparrows, and some deer fawns hopping around and playing with bunnies. Then by the trail was a big outcropping rock ledge with a big pot of gold and silver coins tucked underneath. As if by instinct, wifey reached in to touch and a big moray eel poked out and wagged his head as to say, “Not here”. Dingo was at the end of his leash growling and barking out, “let me at him, I’ll chew his ass up”. Come on boy, you can’t go there.

      What a thrill we had, as we got back in the truck and headed down the road. We were given so many things to ponder on, from our trip into Daisyland. Winding back down the highway, grooving on the tunes, and flying like the wind. The big diesel moaned as we hit the triple digit speeds. The music and miles clicked off as we came upon a sign which read…. “ Two Miles to GSO National Forest & Park.” A man walking near the sign was leashed with a big pit bull. Dingo lunged over my arms, attached to the steering wheel, and crashed up against the side window, snarling and digging into my legs with his hind feet. Barking and growling with that look towards me; “Let me at him Dad, let me out and I’ll chew his little ass up, let me, let me, please.” Momma said “Hell no, Dingo, get in that sleeper right now and play with “smackey” (his little Harley clothed stuffed pig toy). He just sulkily, crawled back there and began licking, his one ton Brahman bull nards that dangled from his 15 lb. terrier body; with an occasional snarl.

      Here we are, entering the Great Smokin’ Oakie’s National Forest & Park; where the trees and tales grow bigger by the day. A place where you can forget the serious bull crap of life and journey thru a more interesting part of life. The roads go out in every direction and lead to places of excitement and sometimes past the good and to the edge of fear and danger. More down to earth, are the picnic areas where you can stop at the nearest roadside park and enjoy life with family and get the truth out in the open. As we drive, I see a family having a picnic and an old man walking hand in hand with his very young granddaughter. Surely, he was taken back by her innocence of life, truth, and all it’s wonders; and she was captivated by his experience and adventures. We take a right turn and wind along to wide open spaces of hills, valleys, meadows, ponds, and forest parks with waterfalls and with a herd of elk passing thru. Off in the distance we see the dust cloud stirred up by a herd of wild horses running like the wind. Manes and tails wisping in the air. Stereo is playing the old John Denver song, “Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong….”.

      Back on the highway for sometime, we pull into the Ho-Jo, food, phone, gas and lodging. Go in for a bite, and over in the corner at a big table I see; Eisen, eeder, John Q.Public,Facebook Page, and Joe from nc. Looks like they’re in a deep conversation over burgers & fries. Looks like PO’d Patriot, slingshot, Zoltanne,Achilles Heel and shootit, are in the mix from another table. We see many others there, Kindle, McLovin, Burt the Brit, Kulafarmer,CanadaCanuk, and a legendary dude called Manos. We see folks from down under, and up yonder. People from all races, and their variations of skin color, and facial features. We wonder if any of these folks live in our neighborhood.

      Feeling a little home sick, and then pow!; we’re back on the road and an old favorite tune is playing from the early seventies; one of my all time favorites from the Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, “Quilt Album”. “Oh Country girl.. you make sunshine of the rain…;” as I look at sweetie tapping her hand to the rhythm, as I used to do on the drums playing HonkyTonk music in my youth. We see buttes rising from the rolling plains, like I remember from crossing the plains of Montana. Casting shadows on the tall waving amber fields of grain, and some, so majestic you wanted to walk up to them. Then, turning into “Mac-ville” again with American Pie coming thru the speakers . People stirring around. “Hey, there’s Walt Kowalski, ScoutMotto, Lori and kimintn. Twodogs, (down Dingo, not two of your kind,no I can’t play tug-of-war now we’re almost home), Archivist, AnonL, Mal, and Satori. There’s Obtuseangler, JRS, and Scrotus. Wow, a bunch more; looks like they are having a block party. I see mailboxes with names like; Daisy & Family, The Okies, VRF and Ya’ll Beware, My ole tarheel buddy, Highspeedloafer, and Montana mike and granny….”

      Wanting to see more, we take the long way around the development to get to our house. There’s a street with new houses and no names on the boxes yet. We see houses with pets in the yard, (calm down Dingo), and more mailboxes, some with just “Anonymous”, and others with names like, jerrytbg,Highnoon,KYmom,Norseprepper,palerider and Oddquestioner. There’s GFG,possee , and Rickinoregon on the sidewalk. More mailboxes with names like sixpack,Slavo,Oldcoach and lastmanstanding. As we turn on to our street; “Crystal Blue Persuasion” is playing, and there’s Cooking mom, Southern Gal, Roy, hillbilly sc, and Prepping Preacher, and on the corner is 230jhp and 41magman and Horse’sass. What a great bunch of neighbors.

      We pull up to the house, and get out with the closing verses of the 1822 song, “Home, Sweet Home,” in my head… ‘Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
      Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home!

      Next door, I see Piper Michael and HisArmsWide. Who’s that sharp looking fellow with the long hair and beard, wearing sandals and a white robe, walking with them? He’s walking towards the big red Peter-car. As he starts to climb in, He turns and says, “Good day, Tread” (Hey,that’s what my friends call me!!), and a very good day it is. Beginning to drive off into the sunset; speakers blaring an old Grass Roots tune, “Sooner or Later, love is gonna get cha…”; waving as he fades away into the sunset, I hear him say, “I’ll be back”!

      After waking up and thinking WTF, did I just dream that? It seemed so real and in color.
      I don’t do drugs anymore so what caused that? I remembered we had grilled steak for supper. The meat came from the ‘(d)mum-n-law’, and she buys from the “cheap” store. That’s it, South American beef from free range cattle that graze on the mountainsides; and feed on shrubby little green bushes that are cultivated and maybe some weird looking mushrooms too. It’s got to be that beef, or African Wildebeest, imported as beef. Where’s the Beef?

      Anyways, we are buying as much as we can afford and making it into jerky. Imagine the bartering possibilities with hundreds of lbs. of that stuff when the SHTF. Sales pitch: “Eat this shit & take a trip; while never leaving the farm”.

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        • don't tread says:

          Let’s see bub,

          Eisen has referred to all us preppers as “dumbass idiots” before. He has blamed the problems we are facing; on conservatives, on the Jew’s, all gun owners (even made the comment that, thanks to us he was able to sell his gun for a profit, and didn’t need a gun for protection). He also blamed the problems with gov/economy/collapse on all the baby boomer (older folks) generation.
          Eisen has admitted he is pro-gay/gay marriage. A Soddom & Gommorah society is ok with him. i think i remember him making a pro-abortion statement. That kind of liberal mindset has got us in trouble with our Creator and ruining the minds of our children/grandchildren.

          After being critized many times, he then trys to fit in with preppers by saying he put a portable shitter in his bedroom closet. That doesn’t make him a prepper. It just proves he must like the smell of feces. Maybe his underlying message was that he is a “closet queer”, and the smell of shit is fine with him.

          I’ve stated many times that I’m not worried about my eternal destination because i have been washed by the blood of the lamb, and I’m proud of it. I haven’t heard him say anything about his salvation.

          So I have to say, Yes! Eisen has problems.
          The only problem i have is that I have, what feels like, a 45 year old mind, in what feels like a 75 year old worn out body; and i don’t always capitalize i.

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            • Sounds like to me you were once a band member for “Twisted Sister”. They’re not around anymore so you can drop the costume.

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            • don't tread says:

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              Eisen

              I’m not getting into a pissing contest with you over anything. That’s a waste of time.

              However; I guess it was your schizoid counterpart that said they had made a big profit off of their gun sale because of “people like us running the price up”. Now, if i mis-read and my memory fails me, i apologize for the mistake. Joe in NC could have made that comment. It does sound like something he would say.

              Anyways, my mom is 76 years old and living in a nursing home, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for eight years now. She knows no one by name and if she recognizes any family, she doesn’t show it. Why you stooped so low as to bring someone’s mom into the discussion, is just more proof that you have a screw loose.

              Step up the meds, and relax a bit. It will all be over soon and you get to answer to your Maker for your stance on the homosexual perversions, and the murder of innocent fetuses.

              My prayer for you “kreuz-in”: Dear God, It appears that Eisen is “kreuz-in’ for a bruisin”; so please open his eyes, ears, and heart by whatever means necessary before it is too late. I pray that your will be done, and I do sincerely thank you for all my friends and blessings. i pray these things in the name of our Lord & Saviour and your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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            • John W. says:

              I almost feel sorry for you. Dumb ass.

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          What table did you put me up.

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          • don't tread says:

            No offense to you FP or JqP. I had you two at the table with the pricks, because i knew you guys could throw back anything those clowns, e & e and Jnc, can dish out.

            We can always count on you two to put up a good fight. Thumbs up.

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      • Ghost Rider says:

        @Don’t Tread. All I can say is wow. I agree with Southern Gal, really needed something to bring it all back in to perspective. I’ve been following this site for a little while now, but never commented before. I guess I didn’t think I had anything informative to contribute. I probably still don’t, but “The Dream” finally made me realize that half the reason I come back to SHTFplan is that I look forward to the comments from all the people you listed above. All of you are my unofficial support group. Helping to keep me focused and to continue to make the right decisions. So thanks.

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        • don't tread says:

          @
          Ghost Rider

          You are an inspiration to all of us as well. I think I speak for most that were mentioned by name, as well as other regulars, when I say, it is gratifying to hear from someone like youself that has been a reader and shows appreciation for Mac and all the contributors.

          We strive to keep each other informed and bring new people into the “fold”. We sometimes disagree and say our piece and move on. I have no hard feelings towards anyone that i have had words with. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, but I stand strong on my beliefs that are grounded in biblical truths.

          I’ve spent many years on so-called christian sites and have been treated like shit by many people that didn’t like me putting biblical truths in their face. I’ve been called a troll,a liar, and a follower of Satan(plus many words I won’t repeat) on those sites. I’ve been moderated,chastised,threatened and banned on those sites. I’ve been treated like a regular human being here, and not condemed for what i believe in.

          Like you, I was a reader of this site “only”, for a long time before i commented. What i read back then was much different “overall” than what i see now. i think most of the trouble makers and users of disgusting language have moved on. I use salty language sometimes,as a lot do, but never use the Lord’s name in vain, and had rather not hear it used.

          So, again I say, welcome; and don’t be a stranger to commenting. I’m sure Mac appreciates it. I know we appreciate him!

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          • dude, christmas is a satanic pagan holiday, as is easter (Ishta)

            halloween is all saints day…… or all souls day…… clearly satanic

            and bonfire night came from BONE-FIRE night (sacrificing dead children on huge fires)

            we are living in a satanic system, with satanic days of the week, satanic names for the month, satanic ritual holidays

            everything is satanic and pagan except for the name

            i’m highly spiritual aswell but I can understand why those people may call you satanic for following the bible….. do a bit of unpleasant research and you will find that all of gods holidays have been replaced with SATANIC, MATERIALISTIC, CAPITALIST festivals of ignorance

            you know this is the truth… much respect brother

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        • JustOneGuy says:

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          @ Ghost Rider,

          First post?…Then “Be Welcome here” Friend! It is good to ‘see’ and be ‘seen’, to be sure. You say that you feel like you don’t have anything to contribute…I assure you, EVERYBODY has something to contribute here. Beyond the vast amount of knowledge and wisdom that this place represents – in sum – it is the case that ALL of THAT resides prediminantly in individuals, and that most here think of themselves aa just simple ordinanry people ‘with nothing to contribute’.

          INIVIDUALLY, we are weak, frail and oftimes helpless in a variety of circumstances….BUT together… TOGETHER, there is NOTHING which we can NOT accomplish…TOGETHER there is NO obstacle which cannot be overcome…NO circumstance wherein we lack for the KNOWLEDGE of how to proceed….Indeed, TOGETHER.

          If you will, let that be food for thought for a time….again, Be welcome in this place Friend, and Well-Met!!!

          JOG

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      • JustOneGuy says:

        GREAT STORY DT!!

        Brother, THAT was a wotk of Puurre imagination!! ;)
        I feel right at home there already! ;)

        JOG

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      • Facebook Page says:

        You have no idea what it would take to get into my silo.

        And there creams forthat smellysnatch your trying to fill.

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      • Facebook Page says:

        You have no idea what it would take to get into my silo.

        And there creams forthat smellysnatch your trying to fill.

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      • Montana Mike says:

        >don’t treadSouthernGal< and those who chose to share comments afterwards.
        Thank you for that story. It means much to those who care and those in need of a lift.

        {mm}

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      • Zoltanne says:

        So how much you sellin’ that jerky for, DT?

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        • don't tread says:

          Come over with some extra 22 ammo and we’ll shoot some targets and I’ll give you some.

          Other than friends, it depends on what kind of barter items are on the table.

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          • Zoltanne says:

            Mmmm….psychodelic jerkey….Chew it up and shoot some targets while taking a magic carpet ride in the air. Could be a fun time! ;-)

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            • SmokinOkie says:

              Zoltanne, you read my mind!

              And, don’t tread- wonderful story! Welcome back to the hood. Did you remember to get me some AA batteries while you were out?

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              • don't tread says:

                Howdy neighbors.

                Oh, I guarantee there is fun. I have a skeet/clay thrower aimed off the side of the mountain, 500 12 ga shells loaded, and five cases of clays.

                After were done shootin’, I’ll throw some marinated venison loin steaks on the grill and pull out a gallon of my best muscadine/wineberry homemade wine, and we’ll kick back and tell some stories.

                Oak, I’ve got four recharageables coming off the solar charging unit. You’re welcome to them.

                Tread, Peace out.

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      • Journalist says:

        I don’t post as often as some, but I am among you

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      • Feisty Old Broad says:

        @Don’t Tread…..What a wonderful dream! I have to admit that I am hoping that it was a vision you had rather than just than a dream :). I have mentioned before that I wish for a way for all to find safe haven if the need to bug out leaves friends wondering where they can rest and refuel, so to speak, which was my idea for another underground railroad…..now I know what our “signs” could be….our SHTF monikers… you will be welcomed in my home if the need ever arises for you all….and your kin attempting to get to you as well…unfortuneatly I have not devised a way to post to you all how to find and recognize me…any suggestions?
        May GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS US…
        fob

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      • Wonderful DT… very inspirational.
        (Sorry it took me so long to catch up, been very sick…)

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      • Ugly says:

        Eisen, you young dufus. Europe has been ran by socialists for a long time. The Dems here loved Europe and clinged to their style of socialism. Where are the Talking Heads today?

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      • John W. says:

        There are no conservatives in European govt. Socialist city all the way.

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    23. Anonymous says:

      The propaganda must be increased because even some of the mouthpieces are starting to have doubts.

      I just wish the mouthpieces could be as entertaining as Sadam Hussein’s “Iraqi Bob” because some comic relief would be good, but instead we just seem to get frothing-mouth loon’s.

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    24. SeriouslyNow!!! says:

      A banner ad for “Anger Management Therapy” in “MY CITY” is showing up at the top of this page! Come on man!

      Anger Management Therapy? For visiting SHTFPlan?

      You never know who’s in bed with whom. Scoot over, Mac!

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    25. Ugly says:

      10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3,…..?

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    26. Dr. Seuss says:

      They are dumping fear on our doorstep. We will do the same

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    27. Its Not Me says:

      A defense contractor and former U.S. Army officer has been charged with communicating national defense secrets to a 27-year-old Chinese national with whom he had a romantic relationship.

      According to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court Monday in Hawaii, Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 59, who held a top secret clearance, transmitted “national defense information regarding existing war plans, information regarding nuclear weapons, and relations with international partners,” to an email address known to be used by the woman referred to as “Person 1.”

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    28. braveheart says:

      Be Informed, good afternoon, sir, and once again, you are right on target. When the balloon goes up, all of those lost souls that still don’t “get it” will be in for the biggest shock of their lives. Whenever the feds make their move to try to disarm us, I believe they’re going to encounter far more resistance than they think. We’ve got to get organized, get some leadership, and make those bastards PAY for what they’re trying to do to us. We have no other choice but to fight. I’m not surrendering, period! Like General George Patton once said, “The only way you poor bastards can keep from dying for your country is to make the other poor bastard die for his.” Braveheart

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    29. Bill says:

      Great article. Snowing like mad here in northern Michigan. Tired of snow… Looking forward to garden time.

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      • Chip says:

        Have lived that far north. Early garden coming up in TN as of yesterday. I get under conviction to plant a garden right after Christmas and start making plans. Been planting one for 61 years. Preppers should be aware that 100 years ago spring was not as happy a time as you might imagine. All the home canned goods were gone and no one had a home freezer. There was not much to eat except wild dry land cress and water cress cooked with a little left over cured side meat. Of course the chickens were beginning to lay eggs again, but the fresh cow was eating green onions and the milk tasted awful. The folks in their late 80ies with a good memory are a good source of information for preppers.

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      • JayJay says:

        One of my rose bushes is leafing and it’s forecast 25 degrees tomorrow night!!!
        Out come the buckets.

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    30. braveheart says:

      Eisenkreuz, we’ll be happy to listen to any advice you have on any survival-related topic. I don’t think you’re a troll. I only ask you to calm down and stop the insulting of good people. I don’t have any problem with you attacking our enemies. That is right and proper; I do plenty of that myself. The only reaqson I’m on a roll today is the nature of the article. braveheart

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    31. Its Not Me says:

      Lord , make me fast and accurate
      let my aim be true, and my hands be faster than those who seek to destroy me
      Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do me or mine harm.
      Let not my last thought be ..If I only had my gun.
      And Lord, if today is truely the day you call me home,let me die in a pile of brass.

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    32. slowpoke66 says:

      I have only posted about four, five times but I am kinda hurt I was not included in the neighborhood:{
      Prep On.

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      • the cooking mom says:

        If you’re a real sensitive person,
        This is NOT the place to be!!!

        KEEP PREPPIN’

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      • don't tread says:

        @ slowpoke66

        At least you have the guts to say what you feel. i didn’t set out to make anyone feel left out or alienated.
        i had a dream that was similar and pulled an okie, and got carried away a bit. However; there is a lot of truth to “the dream” and the story leaves room for neighbors in the new section. LOL.

        I don’t really know a lot of these people, but I feel a connection and kindred spirit to most. I’m truly sorry if anyone took the story to heart and felt left out. If anyone felt left out and you want to be included in the sequel, just leave your handle under the “reply” section under the story. I’m planning on grilling some of that “cheap meat” this friday evening. Thanks.

        PS…. the little woman just informed me that she felt left out also, because i named our dog “Dingo” and not hers. So here goes… I will say her nick name that i call her most days. “Floss” was the little wifey with me. If i want her attention immediately I say “Flossy”!

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      • Canada Canuk says:

        @Slowpoke66….I was just thinkin the same thing…but then again, I do live in Canada, and that dream was probably in the USA… sure seemed like a real nice neighborhood though!! …..and may I add, a real nice story!!! take care all, CC

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        • don't tread says:

          Thanks CC. I did remember you at the restaurant. Guess we didn’t go down your street though. Daisy is in Canada and had a mailbox there too. later.

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          • Canada Canuk says:

            @don’t tread…..Sorry, I guess I started “scanning” the “Dream” at first, then it got so interesting, that I must have been looking at the mailboxes!! I DO see myself in the restaurant…..and I sure am in GOOD COMPANY!!! Thanx…this was such fun to read!! Take care, CC

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    33. slingshot says:

      My hunting buddy walked up on me, while I was filling sandbags. He stood there, didn’t say a word for about 20 seconds. Then blurted out, “I’m not going to ask”.

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    35. braveheart says:

      Don’t tread, that was one helluva dream you had. It’s not me, I like that prayer you posted; i’ll definitely remember it. Braveheart

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      • Its Not Me says:

        Thanks BH..I wish I could call it mine, It was pulled off the net..I hit enter too fast and lost my place as to where i found it, but the feeling of it, is genuine..

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      • don't tread says:

        Thanks braveheart!

        I did have a similar dream, but I admit I had to embellish some to get my point across.
        And, “Its Not Me”, I enjoyed the shooters prayer.

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    36. GEO-LITHIC says:

      STUPID people who started the GUN grab in Washington went to far and folks came out from a lifetime of slumber. So Escape the city, Prep hard and be ready for anything!

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