Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving the Flood Without Permission

by | Sep 7, 2016 | Headline News | 132 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    This article was originally published by Daisy Luther at DaisyLuther.com

    cajunnavy2(The “Cajun Navy” assisted those in need during flood, but then the government stepped in)

    Around the world, governments have recently been issuing an unsettling call for their citizens to become more self-reliant. Just this week, the governments of both Germany and Czechoslovakia warned that people should be  “be prepared for the worst case possible scenario.”

    But here in the United States, just the opposite is happening. Our government seems to have an unquenchable thirst for cracking down on those who take responsibility for themselves. There is an abundance of evidence of this in Louisiana.

    The southern state has been hit with the worst flooding in over 500 years.

    While the final numbers won’t be known for some time, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office has estimated 60,646 houses were damaged and 30,000 people rescued; other people escaped on their own. FEMA says 109,398 people or households have applied for housing help, and 25,000 National Flood Insurance Program claims have been filed. The American Red Cross called it the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey in 2012.

    This massive disaster was all but ignored by the mainstream media, since it didn’t fit the current agenda of divisiveness and racial tension. So what did the folks in Louisiana do?

    They rolled up their sleeves and took care of business.

    First, the Cajun Navy, a loosely organized group of local fishers, boaters, hunters, and guides, took it upon themselves to being rescuing people trapped by the sudden flood. Initially, the local sheriff’s department was reluctant to accept the assistance, but as they became quickly overwhelmed, they realized that they were disregarding a valuable asset.

    Initially, authorities in Livingston Parish didn’t want private citizens headed into the water, worried amateur rescuers might end up in trouble themselves, said Layton Ricks, the parish president. But as the calls from stranded residents continued to mount — at one point, Livingston officials said they were about 150 calls behind — parish officials relented.

    “Then it was like, do you have vests? Do you have insurance? Are you truly capable of doing this?” Ricks said. “And as it turned out, we couldn’t have done it without those guys. They were a tremendous asset for our people.”

    Locals who were not affected by the flood began cooking and donating food.  Others helped flood victims to begin gutting their homes so they could start to rebuild. This community in the bayou pulled together to show the world that a real emergency response begins at home, undertaken by the very people who were affected. They didn’t wait around bemoaning the lack of FEMA, Red Cross, and government aid. They got to work.

    They opened up their own shelters in local businesses that were not affected. They distributed immediate relief to those who were displaced. They performed their own rescues, organized the response, and used social media to coordinate their efforts.

    They made just about everyone in America who heard about their efforts feel a wave of pride. In fact, they were so effective at their own free-market local disaster relief that they rendered the government’s assistance all but unnecessary.

    And that is when the government said, “Oh, no. We can’t have that.”

    Of course, the government doesn’t want citizens to realize that they are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves. If people realize that they can perform independently and that it is much better than performing within the strictures of government regulations, they will be a heck of a lot harder to control.

    So, they stepped in and uttered the scariest words ever.

    “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”

    Like a horde of modern-day carpetbaggers, they began “helping” by forcing people who were struggling to rebuild to purchase permits. That’s right. They forced people to ask for permission for the right to repair their own property.

    Considering the daunting expense of rebuilding in itself, those State permission slips may make reconstruction cost-prohibitive for some, while others — given the strict regulations pertaining to the floodplain and more — may not be allowed to rebuild on their own property at all.

    “We haven’t suspended any or our requirements for permitting,” Justin Dupuy, building official for Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge, told Reason in an interview. “Before they start making any repairs, they just need to call in and check with us to see what they need.”

    Really? These people who are about to undertake a repair have no idea what they need unless they ask the government?

    Fortunately, in a small act of grace pointed out by Reason, fees for reconstruction permits have been waived by local officials — though the permits, themselves, are still mandatory, as permission to repair some of the 20,000 flood-ravaged buildings in East Baton Rouge might not be given at all.

    How very kind.

    But that isn’t the worst of it.

    They also decided to charge fees to the Cajun Navy before they were “allowed” to continue rescuing people.

    I couldn’t make this up.

    The Libertarian Republic reported:

    No good deed goes unpunished. The Cajun Navy is a group of volunteers that operates at its own expense  to rescue people trapped in flooded areas in Louisiana. They use their own boats. They risk their lives. And now that people have noticed that they are far more effective than government rescue efforts, there are plans to require them to pay a fee before they are allowed to do any good. “Don’t worry. It’s just a small fee,” legislators explain. “Maybe only fifty dollars. That would be worth it to put authority behind the Cajun Navy, wouldn’t it?”

    When the Cajun Navy members said, “No thanks” to the government who wanted to train them to do what the government wasn’t even able or willing to do, they were treated like criminals.

    That’s right. The government deployed the police to prevent these good Samaritans that we all wish now were our own neighbors from continuing with their efforts.

    Louisiana State Senator Jonathan Perry is the engineer of the licensing requirements.

    “Perry said that if members of the Cajun Navy continue on without his legislation, they will be stopped by law enforcement officials from rescuing residents past police barricades…

    Under current state law, citizens who cross police perimeters are breaking the law and could face punishment.” (Source)

    You can be assured he’s doing this for the Cajun Navy guys’ own good. He is trying to “empower” them.

    That must also be what the Red Cross is doing when they make it more difficult for good-hearted locals to help.

    Beth Yancey Houghton, a local woman who volunteered made the following post on Facebook.

    “So as we are headed back home from the River Center in Baton Rouge volunteering our nursing services Dawn and I have come to the conclusion that neither of us WILL EVER volunteer or donate to the RED CROSS. The Red Cross basically takes over the shelters and starts refusing clothes, donations and various volunteer services UNLESS they are previously contracted. So what does that mean….well, 60 boxes of doughnuts were discarded this morning becuase the delivery vendor was not in contract, hot meals were refused becuase the entity providing wasn’t contracted, and medical supplies including medications were trashed for same reason. Clothes that were “donated” needed to be left on the street unless they were “furnished” by Red Cross. As of tomorrow, the shelter we were at will be completely over taken by the Red Cross other than the medical area because they couldnt have the actual room since LSU has a contract with state to provide medical care. Its sad when the military police were helping to “protect” the medical areas from the red cross when there are so many other issues at hand. Anyway, next time to want to donate or volunteer your services, do your homework.”

    The Red Cross vehemently denies Houghton’s claim. Except…this:

    Nancy Malone, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, said there’s misinformation being spread around, and people are confusing the Red Cross with their partner organizations. She also said there are liabilities to feeding people food that doesn’t come from certified vendors, which is why some offers to cook hot meals have been turned away.

    But she categorically rejected allegations that the Red Cross has thrown away donations.

    “If you came today and said you have 5,000 meals to offer, well, we already had food delivered today, let’s find a way to arrange for you to help someone else or come back another day,” Malone said. “It has to be about coordination. We are held accountable to state regulations. This food has to come from a certified kitchen.”

    Perhaps, technically, they didn’t throw food away, but turned it away, even though they didn’t have enough meals from “certified kitchens” to feed everyone.

    They make it seem like a conspiracy theory that many preparedness enthusiasts plan to avoid government intervention in the aftermath of a disaster. But as you can see in Louisiana, the intervention often takes the form of exerting control in an effort to foster a culture of dependency. The rules, regulations, licenses, and permissions mean that anyone receiving help must be compliant. An article called “You’re Right to Fear Government Intervention During Emergencies” sums it up neatly.

    In a crisis, whether a natural disaster that displaces you from your home, war, or TEOTWAWKI, this is exactly how you will be treated by government so-called assistance. Red tape, bureaucrats, nonsensical rules that deny help because of more nonsensical rules. Nothing will come easy. The process will favor a few. Your needs will be met only on occasion and by pure coincidence.

    So, while the governments of Europe are actually requesting that their citizens begin prepping for the future, the very idea of self-sufficiency scares the heck out of the United States government.

    It’s important to note that their need to make us dependent isn’t only restricted to the aftermath of a disaster. They seem to do everything they can to hobble those of us who even attempt to become even a little bit more self-reliant.

    Here are a few examples of the anti-independence stance of our government:

    Most burning stoves become illegal

    In some states collecting rainwater is illegal

    Living off grid is illegal in some states

    In some areas, you can’t even camp on your own land

    Unfortunately, I could go on and on. Here in the US, we are strongly encouraged to rely on ‘the system’. In the event of a national emergency, our government seems to prefer people to line up and get a government issued MRE than to pull something out of the pantry, share with our neighbors, and calmly go about our business.

    If we become too self-reliant, then it becomes obvious we don’t need them or their ridiculous regulations. This is the greatest fear of those in power: our knowledge of their irrelevance.

    And maybe that’s the real reason for the complete lack of coverage of the flooding in Louisiana. Not only was the flood a non-story because it doesn’t fit the current narrative of Black vs. White. It doesn’t fit the narrative that we are helpless and in need of the government to save us.

    But this isn’t at all true. We are actually incredibly capable of preparing ourselves for life’s disasters and then dealing with them when they occur. (If you aren’t prepped yet, you can go here to put yourself on the path to self-reliance.)

    The Cajun people didn’t wait for rescue. They rescued themselves. They proved that they had the wherewithal to take care of the business at hand without Daddy Government swooping in to save the day.

    In fact, the only thing the government did for Louisiana was to make their lives more difficult by forcing beleaguered residents to get permission to go about the business of rescuing and rebuilding.

    This article was written by Daisy Luther and originally published at her new site DaisyLuther.com.

    Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her websites, The Organic Prepper  and DaisyLuther.com offer information on healthy prepping and world events, respectively. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at [email protected]


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      1. Beneath flood waters concealed in debris is a fine place for government trash to wind up.

        • Actually, that doesn’t work so well.

          You see, I live in an area known for flooding on occasion. and the silt deposited from the average flood is like maybe 3-4″ at most. Couldn’t hardly bury a dime with that. 😉

          • OQ, long time no hear from! How’ve you been?

          • Don’t you guys have alligators to deal with “disposals”? Feral hogs,maybe?

            • Crab bait! Swarms of crab!

          • Agree to that.

            Think ‘Deliverance’, the movie.
            Buried them ‘Good ‘Ol Boys’ in the water with stones. But what happened after the water rose from the dam? The bodies floated up.

            It will be much the same for the trash. It usually always has a way of coming back on you.

            • Comes back to haunt you just like the diaper in The baby Daffy duck cartoon. It came back.

            • Cut their stomachs open (and large intestine), and they’ll not ever float, but fill up with bottom-crud to help hold them down quite well.

              • …and wrap them in chicken wire a with rocks/chains. They will decompose and not float to the top… 😉

          • They are still dead.

        • Menzo, gators are ‘equal opportunity eaters’.. they don’t care what they sink their jaws into.

        • Down at my boat club I like to watch when the local sheriff comes in on Sunday afternoon after a day of writing summons. The two clowns on that boat bounce off of every pole, dock other boats you name it. And it usually take them about 4 attempts to get their little 24ft center console into the slip. Fisherman slip in, one shot and never even touch the dock before they are all tied up and heading home. What boat would you rather see while sitting on your roof in a flood? The govt sucks.

          • Louisiana has been a disaster waiting to happen for many decades.

            Government (Army Core of Engineers) re-routed the Mississippi River long, long, ago to its present route. Eventually the Mississippi will drown southern Louisiana permanently, if other natural disasters don’t eliminate it first.

            Anyone with half a brain should have left that region long ago. Those of you remaining there may as well live on top of the San Andreas or in Seattle, for a comparable safe location. Lt Dan is an idiot.

            You cannot fool Mother Nature. 🙂

            • But you can get CHEAP flood insurance from the taxpayers!

            • Until the creation of federal flood insurance, this property, like almost all low-lying and beachfront property, was pretty much worthless. The single largest beneficiary of federal flood insurance is rich people.

          • The porkies have a boat in my marina. Its fucking obvious these morons have no fucking clue on the water. I feel a shit coming on after reading this article….

        • I got their ‘permit’ hanging.
          Fuck police ‘barricades’ (barricades to keep out rescuers???)
          Fuck the red cross. Just don’t let them take over anything. The red cross is as corrupt as any government agency. The only ‘donatiion’ they won’t turn away is cash. Internal red cross emails calling disasters “fund raising opportunities” have been exposed.

          • When did the Red Cross become a government agency ? It gets no monies from the feds, state and local govs. It’s 98% volunteers like us.

          • The Red Cross’s Director has a salary of $600,000,a Rolls Royce, and elaborate home all paid for the Red Cross. The head of the Salvation Army has a salary of about $15,000, drives his own vehicle and pays for his own residence. Careful to whom you donate!

            • MaryM, I donate to Salvation Army on occasion. They are an honorable charity. They have honor and integrity; something Red Cross doesn’t know anything about.

              • I was a Red Cross volunteer after Katrina, until I saw the local director hide someone’s Bible they had under their chair because it might offend a muslim couple. That was the last straw.

      2. In this and many cases the govt. is just a petulant child stamping it’s foot!Time to move aside and allow the adults to deal with the problem.They are relly gonna be upset as things get more “interesting” and folks just say fuck the govt. with words,and actions.

        • I believe we’ve reached, if not surpassed, that point. (imho) Spoken differently, I DO believe that we are about to see LOTS of actions being taken since words are empty vessels that TPTB are not capable of hearing anymore. Therefore, a more firm stance and lead should be enough to raise their awareness?

          Who am I kidding except myself? No matter the people’s stance, they have but one agenda and won’t rest until they either put it in place or die trying (I like the latter aftermath, personally).

      3. This is no shit and hicks b right cus jusy small shit like the temp has changrd when i was a kid would go squirrel hunting that started end of aug and would wear jeans cus it would be in the 70’s temperature now here today its 92 degrees some thing is going on like tilt or solar flairs cus the cable has neen screwing up for the past 2 weeks but not all Chanelle s just the satellite ones

        • English isn’t your first language eh pard?

          • Is it yours?

            Learn tolerance, please.

            • F#ck tolerance

            • f… the tolerance. and I’m not american either. why should anyone tolerate you, me or some other whiny shithead. learn to write and speak, then no one will remark

              • You Need A Chill Pill.
                Go back where you came from

          • Get back in the flower bed you bad troll trying to be the grammer police judge not others less thee be judged

          • And yes i use a cell phone and being a man i have big manly thumbs so yes it gets fucked up so take your little girly thumbs and stick them up your trolling ass.You do not want to be tossed into the tree shredder its a bad place to b

            • My thumb is prob bigger than your wanker so try typing a proper paragraph useing your spank stick and let me know how that goes for ya hell you may even get a viral video out of it..

            • now..boys..boys..boys, behave, the only ones we should be having a go at is the Governments and the assholes that represent them, not EACH-OTHER, so come now…play nice.

        • When I was a kid it was about 80-85 degrees all summer. 90 was a scorcher and all the neighors would tell u it was coming. Now 90 is average and 100 get people talking. My interent goes out all the time. The cable guy came and told me something was wrong with it. He said when it is too hot I won’t have Internet and maybe storms too. Storms the Internet is great but the heat kills it. Weird whatever it is. And he said he couldn’t fix.

      4. I love that picture of the white man carrying the black man to safety. Put the caption under it, “Black Lives Matter”.

        In the article Daisy Luther says what for me sums up the entire scam of the useless “Elite” and their chosen government agents: “This is the greatest fear of those in power, our knowledge of their irrelevance”.


        • B from CA, spot on. Say what you will about Trump; at least he went down there and met with some of the flood victims and even donated some relief supplies out of his own pocket. People do remember things like that. Where was Obama? AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD ON VACATION AND ON THE GOLF COURSE. all he did was to lecture the white people in LA not to discriminate when helping people. Well, the Cajun Navy did rescue a lot of black people along with other people. THE CAJUN NAVY WERE ‘EQUAL OPPORTUNITY RESCUERS’. Where was the govt? Nowhere to be seen, zip, zilch, nada. And now they have the nerve to show up and lecture people on following ‘regulations; concerning rebuilding and getting their lives back together? I would just disregard the vermin and carry on. If any of them want to interfere with me, they’ll ‘disappear’.

          • Braveheart1776; Thanks for saying what I’ve been thinking would be my ‘instinctive reaction’ to adversity from anyone getting ‘in my face’ in the coming days who THINKS they have ‘authority’ over me and are hell-bent on using it ….down they’ll go never to be found.

        • I read relatively quickly but I am generally too busy to read such a voluminous article. No disrespect meant but time is short if you are doing enough.

          • there needs to be regulations and fees involved with a comment like this….

            • It is fast coming with the UN take over of the net.

          • No one cares

            • Especially you

          • Time may indeed be short, yet after 17+years of doing “all the things” we (and many others) have come up with we can (hopefully) state that we believe we’ve gone as far as one can go with it (prepping that is). Without a doubt this has been “a waiting game” yet as of mid-2016 “the tides have turned unfavorably” and the world is now “in a state of near shock” (and we haven’t EVEN hit the tip of the ‘berg’ yet).

            Many feel that “something if not many things” are going to occur within the next 60-days or so. I truly hate time-lines, as none have proven to be correct, except for a few …”in part only.”

            And, it has been said that on Labor Day our POTUS ‘signed America away’ to The U.N. (greatly pleasing whomever still wants us disarmed prior to ‘something’, but it’s being ‘played down’ as if our efforts with firearms would have little difference). lol… That’s fine, (and wrong), but fine with me. Hitlery would NOT be saying that she’s going to trash The 2nd A. as soon as she hits office if it were not important (to them) that we are disarmed ASAP …

            I fear for those who have not had the ears to heed the warnings (just as this site depicts, “DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU” …they heard us, but chose to not take any action (as they fully believe Uncle Sam is their best hope (and he’s a murderer …plain and simple), because TPTB made him that way.

            ONE THING EVERYONE CAN COUNT ON FOR A FORE_WARNING of impending doom is when you catch wind that all military bases have shut their gates and all places “off-base” are off-limits. Just thought I’d toss that one in as nobody has mentioned it (that I’ve noticed), and it’s a danged fact that all military-bases (of all types), would be tighter than a knat’s ass JUST prior to “The Main Event” – – THAT —-is what I am watching closely for, monitored 24/7/365.

            I would also appreciate some advice from any one of you that has a moment and knowledge of COMMO radios (like CB or ‘whatever’). My old Motorola ‘walkie-talkies’ are ‘questionable’ as for reliability (we just recently discovered). Possible ‘split’ crystals or ? (Older models that were ‘hammered’, repaired, but just older electronic parts that give-up-the-ghost even with non-use).

            In this day and age, what would y’all suggest as being the radio with the best range (in heavily wooded and mountainous regions)? I’m willing to spend what I must to get into gear that won’t fail us, within a reasonable limit of (give or take a few hundred), about $500.00 for a set, or less as they would be only subjected to ‘light-duty’ usage at most.

            Any truth to that sh*t? (We can’t find a damn thing to support or deny it), which is not surprising true-or-not.

            • I have no idea where the last two lines of my previous post came from! Creepy…

              • Baofeng UV 5r . $28 each and they make the old motorola radios look sick. Digital audio 2 meter and 70CM. Can program for GMRS as well. Store them in a tin and wait for the EMP

            • There’s a couple of good magazine’s out there and they have web sites American survival guide and off grid (avalible at most grocery store’s i’ve read great article’s on communication equipment to buy go online to there site and search,hope this helps.

      5. I’m from the government and I’m here to help. Ha fing ha. What the hell does govt do efficient? Absolutely useless. Too many morons in charge, no accountability when they screw up, and no common sense anymore. Permits to build on your own property when you are spending money in the economy? Fuck Em. That’s just plain retarded. We need a real life purge, say one week? Can’t do much in 24 hrs.

        • Government is efficient at being inefficient.

      6. Said this in previous post,earth has tilted.Hunting season is my favorite time of year.When I get out of my truck.load up my climber(EARLY in the Morning).I like to look at the night sky and reflect on Gods wonder.The Milky way runs at different angle across the sky,noticed last winter.Thought it was me,pulled out the old compass,nope its moved!
        Maniac –out

        • Also the solar flares affecting the satellite cable channels when it gets dark around 9pm the channels come back on and are good with no problems untill around 6am when the sun starts up then they start breaking up and durring the day no signal but non sat channels are ok

      7. I’ve posted this before
        and no doubt will post it again

        “Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong.” Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.

        emphasis on the words “TRAGICALLY WRONG”

        the mindset of many who work in government,particularly at the upper levels is pathologically sick
        as this article proves

        • Satori, this is one more example of govt. employees having the WRONG attitude toward the people. It’s the same govt. parasites who are ‘TRAGICALLY WRONG’.

        • The US Government Preps for themselves to survive disasters on our Paid Tax Dollars. – Remember locate the air vent shafts, pour gasoline down them, followed by a lit road flare.

          ~WWTI… So How’s that Tyranny working for ya now down there…??

      8. I stopped and put out a truck fire on the side of the road once using the extinguisher I carry.

        Police and firefighters arrived ten minutes later, I described the fire, exactly where it was and that I had put it out. The police and firefighters went ballistic on me, screaming at me for interfering and putting people’s lives at risk? It was as though I had committed a crime, by putting out a fire in a vehicle that carried 150 gallons of fuel and who knows what cargo. I was ordered to leave the area and told never to do this again.

        Phucks em if they can’t take a joke. The trucker was quite grateful, I saved a $100k Kennelworth plus his load. Now he just needed a tow and some repairs to get back on the road, instead of a totaled burnt hulk.

        • I have helped with similar fires, but didn’t get bitched out for doing it. You should have gotten the guys insurance info. Usually the Insurance company will pay to replace/recharge the extinguisher and for flares. I helped out on one fire and used up all my road flares. The CHP gave me twice as many as I used to replace my stash, I couldn’t talk them out of an extinguisher though, so I was out $20.
          I’m not a trucker, just a prepper.

        • PTPO, I’m not surprised about the cops going ballistic, but the firefighters too? Usually firefighters and EMTs are the only ‘first responders’ I have any use for since they do help people. cops are just totally useless government thugs with a total anti-public mentality. cops serve government and NOT the public according to the federal and state supreme courts. Since you were truly the ‘first responder’ on the scene, many kudos to you.

      9. I really feel for the people in Louisiana. But they are just beginning to see the over reach of Democrats. We here(Hawaii county)have all those permitting rules, until recently you had to get a permit to replace a sink fixture or repair a toilet wax seal. Now you don’t need a permit, but the repair must be done by a licensed contractor, not the homeowner. Solution; we just ignore them, do what needs to be done and make sure the government doesn’t have enough money to enforce anything but the most egregious violations.
        That is the trick, starve the government of money
        The Red Cross is about the worst people you want to see. They charge for everything, and impose stupid rules, given that they are operating in a life or death situation. To be fair the Red cross helped me once, in hind sight, I should have just struck out on my own, I was young and foolish then.
        Bottom line is avoid the government at all costs, the only thing it can do well is kill, and any fool can do that.

        • Rellik, I couldn’t agree more. The ‘authorities’ in LA really showed their true colors on this one. If I was in that Cajun Navy I would be armed when going out in the boat to rescue people and if any govt. trash tried to stop me, I’d give him ONE CHANCE ONLY to back off or I’d turn him into ‘gator bait’. Gators don’t care who they sink their jaws into, as long as the person is edible. The Red Cross is definitely in the same sewer with govt. Back in 79′, my wife and I got flooded out of our home and not knowing any better, went to the Red Cross for help. We were turned away from a shelter, couldn’t get food, clothing, not shit. We learned the hard way about Red Cross. Never went to them again and never donated a dime to them either. Just as bogus as the day is long.

        • Google “Red Cross scandals” and see what pops up

          the Red Cross-worst charitable organization ever

      10. Interestingly Louisiana has such a stellar track record in emergency response with Katrina and is well known for being the pillar of honest government that predates even the infamous Long brothers.

        • Lol.

      11. We do not need this government, the government needs the people. They are the parasite that is killing the host, it’s time for a dose of penicillin. Keep your powder dry.

        • Bob Smith, welcome, but it’s going to take MORE than penicillin to deal with these parasites.

          • Try some Zyclon-B Gas as I heard it works very swell to kill Fleas that transmit Typhus disease to humans.

            And you thought it was really used to kill Humans right?!!

          • Yah Braveheart. PM’s like lead and brass come to mind… (and a mindset that would make a train stop and take a dirt road as soon as it ‘saw’ ya)! 🙂

        • Amen, let er rip

        • Bob Smith, yes sir. We don’t need the government nearly as badly as they need We The People. Our largest problem appears to be that the government is fundamentally going to get rid of itself by changing ….changing to a new religion (Muslim), placing The USA under totally new laws (Sharia) in (who knows) how many attempts will be made to trash The Constitution and her Amendments? (Can’t wait to see them try to shove THAT down our throats as the backlash will be beyond incredible, and decidedly will badly damage their ill-gotten schemes).

          Was it just yesterday that Obama put the first Muslim “justice” into a chair? Obama just never, ever stops does he? Just keeps shoveling the shit into an ever-deepening pile and doesn’t remotely think he’ll be held accountable (to someone not entirely happy with him), at SOME point during all this bullshit.

          Final thought: Last night I had a bit of a dream where Hitlery was ill and Obama simply staged a false-flag event, and being that Trump was the only eligible candidate, Obama used his mighty pen to create a higher position than POTUS, called CZAR, and ‘worked around’ the illegalities of serving a 3rd Term by simply bumping up his ‘rank and privileges’ (and in the dream the people went for it like lemmings running to their deaths).

          Now, since TPTB have been TRYING to initiate a race-war for who-knows-how-long, I do believe THAT would start a divisional crack that would cleave America into countless ‘sects’ (because I do not believe that everyone is going to be on the right boat when the time comes , and will resist the people trying to prevent America’s destruction, causing their own damnations in the process). Yeah, one of a million “possibilities’ I know, but quite viable, and in lock-step with all-else that is presently happening.

          Last, I’ve carried a nicely ‘cast’ Bronze SEAL/UDT ‘coin’ in my wallet since retirement (it is given to you to ensure you’ll always have ‘fair winds and following-seas’). It has done me well since 1990, yet at my last visit to The VA I was informed by my doctor that every-last-damn-part of my medication/treatment ‘plans’ are either going to be changed, or dispensed with …and that was followed by a small list of ‘threats’. Needless to say I am going to use a different source of medical from now on, as it is obvious that The VA is going to try to ‘quell’ as many ‘able’ veterans as possible by ‘screwing them up worse than they came home as’ (because the more they can keep nailed to a bed, the fewer they’ll be facing on the streets in the days to come.

          That’s the reward for putting in a career with Uncle Sam. Okay, now that you have retired you need to go meet your maker sir, as we can’t afford, nor want, to have to fight you OR have you training others to do the same. (In my humble opinion of course). *The timing is just to ‘pat’ to be anything else, despite their trumped up stories of medication overdosing and “the like” (typically called suicide as they put you in such a terrible state of mind via “chemical-controls’ that death becomes the only option to “the clouded mind.” (again, imho).

      12. If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
        Ayn Rand

      13. Clearly it’s about the govt wanting the money from the permit fees and everything else. Louisianans have some serious cleaning out to do of their ‘leaders’

        • Not just the money, but they like that also.

          They really want subservience from “We The People”. Anything less is unacceptable. This has been the practice for a long time, it’s just more pronounced and in-you-face now.

      14. Southside, they’ve got an abundance of places to ‘disappear’ their govt. scum.

      15. In a state with a large alligator population how can you
        have a government tax payer funded parasite problem?

        • RMS1911, welcome, and that is a damn good question. Sounds like now is the perfect time to ‘solve’ the problem.

          • Sounds to me like them gators might be getting hungry. No bigger parasites to feed them than government idiots that are part of the problem

      16. Wow,,, more doom and gloom,
        Not really a surprise

      17. Just wait till the Guberment pulls the plug and we the prepare rise up.

        THE GUBERMENT WILL S#$T!!!!! I will enjoy seeing the brown mart in their pants. The Guberment in DC has forgotten that WE ARE THE GONERMENT!!!!!


        • Sarge, the govt. dildos have no idea what they’re going to be facing. we can and will be their worst nightmare.

          • Im planning on it

            • We’ve decided that we may as well look forward to it, and get it done as briskly as possible.

              There’ll be surprises that nobody has foreseen at this time, because what ‘they’ believe they have is a “sure thing” that we’ll not be able to wriggle out of …so goes the mind of a non-patriot.

              I’m not scared of a ‘people’ who believe that killing yourself in order to kill others will win you a place on Allah’s right hand, and all the other nonsensical (and downright human, not spiritual, beliefs. (Such as ‘so many’ virgins or whatever-the-hell it’s supposed to be). That’s ‘smacks’ of the colored folks who are decidedly always worried about their dongs “over and above” everything else.

              In short, insanity is rampant within all facets of government. American patriots are EVERYWHERE (and becoming well-versed in what’s really going down around them).

              TPTB time is running short, I pray, but for us (preppers or not), we are facing years of WORSE than Depression Era events. Far worse and for a longer period of time.

              If we do NOT prove to be MOST FORMIDABLE, then most any other country would be emboldened to send in their troops to give us a second round …such as China or Russia. China is a greater threat imho (at this moment in history anyway). All could change in an instant though, just as it did in Rome. 1, 2, 3 = GAME OVER

        • GONER-MENT. (I like that…alot). 😉

        • Sgt. Dale says:
          Comment ID: 3606755
          “September 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm
          Just wait till the Guberment pulls the plug and we the prepare rise up.

          THE GUBERMENT WILL S#$T!!!!! I will enjoy seeing the brown mart in their pants. The Guberment in DC has forgotten that WE ARE THE GONERMENT!!!!!


          Incorrect Sir.
          Small arms are NO match against US government military grade weaponry.
          Iraq had military weapons: tanks, air assets, artillery. Were seasoned in war.
          Did not help them one bit. Soldiers that did not give up died.
          Iraq soldiers simply died. No fuss no muss. Just dead.

          Jade helm was exercise for US military to cut off US cities that may resist
          the “changed” Obamunista NWO UN controlled USSA.
          US military has been purged by Obamunista of those American officers loyal to America.
          The US Military will likely go along with and follow orders to Murder their own people.
          There is a reason the military accepts FOREIGN NATIONALS as soldiers now.

          Civil war will ALLOW Obamunista or Hitlary to unleash US military weapons on American cities. They WANT that excuse. They are TRAITORS.
          Air superiority, tanks/artillery, bio weapons, nukes, wins modern wars.
          The US government WILL unleash all of that on the American People.
          That is reality.

          We are all in trouble.
          Only someone INSANE wants a civil war. The war will not be limited.
          Traitors in US government office will wipe out American cities.

          Have you ever been under artillery barrage?
          Ever seen cluster bombs wipe out hillside?
          Ever seen the devastation of air sorties on soft targets?

          ***No Sir. the US government will not hold back on destroying Americans.

          America is controlled by TRAITORS. Otherwise BOTH Obama and Hillary would be in jail. There is proof positive that TRAITORS are currently running things.

      18. Never forget , these asshøles started this war.

        Do whatever it takes to survive. Shoot shovel shut up.

        MOLON LABE

        • Captain, agree. There was a mantra we old time cops went by in the DC area…..ASK ‘EM, TELL ‘EM, TAKE THEM. Well now, remember Katrina, taking folks guns on the waters, as they retreived their property from their hunting camps, etc. (Not forgetting what happened in the 9th ward home raids), it has come down to….No, you are not taking my shit w/o a warrant, then shoot their asses out of their boats, and continue about your business of self protection and assisting your neighbors. If the shots didn’t pass through, dump the guns, and then go about your business. They are either with us or against us.

          • In reply to my reply, (guess that’s OK), just finished this month’s Guns & Ammo where they always have a “Cooperism”, a 1 or 2 line PROFOUND statement by the consumate expert on handgun combat, esp. the mindset to be successful. And I quote, “I hope it never comes to a choice, but if necessary any American worthy of the name, would prefer to live in a lawless anarchy, than in a tyrannical police state”
            -Col Jeff Cooper, 1958.

      19. Didn’t Poland, Ukraine, and Russia tell their people to stock up at least 10 days of supplies??

      20. Some of you asked for this article by the congressional research service commissioned by congress to determine proposals for FEMA in the after math of Katrina. This is related to that article about the 5 million water bottles FEMA requisitioned the other day, but also applies to this article. FEMA was mandated not to turn down any voluntary efforts. It is also in this article because the same thing happened during Katrina blood Samaritans (Cajun Navy) were turned down then. Also read at the end of this report about firearms to be confiscated if you wish to be rescued. If the feed does not come up check under the 2007 congressional research study regarding Katrina response. Make sure to look for the 2007 issue.



      21. Mac

        A security warning is coming up on your site on my screen.

        Never seen it before. Something about certificate

        • Are you using an anonymous network?
          Like TOR?
          If so, it can happen from time to time.

        • Prob just a spam virus on your phone or computer try deleating your history and cookies cus i get it sometimes on beforeitsnews

      22. WED,It was the Germans,Chech’s,and Finland I believe.The Russian people started on their own,when Putin got rid of his top Generals,usually means conflict coming!
        Maniac –out

        • No doubt about that only bad thing is for us its gonna be both internal and world wide like fighting a world war and civil war at the same time only worse cus both will be fighting here on our soil and not limited to just a foriegn land.. your not gonna know who to shoot first

          • Thinking civil will start first then while we’re distracted /occupied with that is when Russians chinese ect will take advantage of the opportunity. Dont beleive me?? Ask hicks cus we’re not crazy and there are no skittle shitting unicorns commin to create utopia. .

        • If you use one gallon per day for one person you need 10 gallons of water. The problem is storage and for a family of five. The size of a 55 gallon drum in area min. Then see how much area 50 – 1 gallon containers take up. Five gallon containers would soon be at a premium.

          Warnings of government to store food and the major movement of military armor and troops is not a good sign.

          I fear the sneaky son of a Bi@ch in the White house is up to something.

          The way he worked the TTP treaty in is the same way he is preparing the country for war. Under the guise of a natural disaster he can claim he warned us.

          Now he has nominated a Muslim for a D.C. judge.

          • Anon, well with pitcher pump,Sawyers lots of Sawyers!
            Maniac –out

            • Pitcher pump.

              The seal can wear out quickly on some pumps and would be prudent to check the inside cylinder walls because they may have a rough surface. Might have to fine sandpaper them to keep the seal going longer.
              Also in a pinch we have used a sock slid over the seals and tied to the piston to get water up when the old/worn seals failed.

              • Anon, often-times one can make use of pine-pitch inside the pump to seal the air-leaks, and get better performance. Of course, this won’t work below freezing (unless you have erected a ‘pump house’ out of sod or ??? to prevent freezing).

                We are blessed with an artesian (overflowing) well and several springs – – three of them have flowed steadily for the entire time we’ve lived here, including the well.

                When we first purchased, the well had already been bored and had a hand-pump (hand-made) that used a ‘stack’ of inner-tube-rings (carefully cut?) that made an excellent seal for nearly five years. The old-timers “had a way” with things that has been nearly lost.

          • less than $20 buys a Water Bob – 100 gallons of storable drinking water … use it in your bathtub – water trough – even part of your pickup bed – just support the bladder ….

          • Ah! So it IS true! Son of a bitch…. That should be enough to tell everyone what they’ve been waiting to hear in order to ‘place’ a decision.

            We need to prepare for war against a Muslim “Under Siege” scenario, coupled with (only God knows what). (What we are in need of is intel that is all but impossible to get or extract …and I doubt our local sheriff has a lot of info to pass on to the people, being he’s already on the wrong side of the fence, though so far he appears to want to resist (fight), and not enslave. I pray the majority of them are like-minded.

            I hate saying it, as I used to ride shotgun with a state trooper after retirement, but there’ll be damn few badges I’d trust from this moment on (and no way I’d attempt a cross-country venture once things start getting ‘dicey’ as “too many developments” seem to be reaching a fruition we never saw coming (nor thought of). Instability is quickly becoming the new normal. In the closest tiny village, is a small medical building that is barely able to keep its doors open due to lack of payments or business.
            Across the country many doctors are being forced out of private practice and signing on with hospitals just to make ends meet …and that’s NOT a desirable element to have happening at all. It is a trend in the wrong direction for everyone, and is being forced upon the doctors by our government and their “nasty tactics” to render The American Doctor into a mere shell of what they used to be. Now, an appointment averages 10 mins with an LPN (for Triage/Vitals), then another 10 with your Primary Physician, and then your doc and his nurses spend hours filling out government paperwork to record every aspect of your visit that day (to the degree of ridiculous amounts of time wasted when they could be attending patients in the hospital, etc). But no, let them die …we want intel and lots of it. Thanks for letting me ‘rant’ a bit.

            Barring being vaporized by nukes, this may well turn out to be one of the bloodiest theatres in history.

            • This is also why they want to mandate 90 vaccines to all Veterans who get any kind of medical care from the VA. If you won’t comply they will cut you off. That’s why all the states are trying to pass these mandatory vaccines for everyone. They need everyone sick or dying. They know a fight would be too costly.

      23. Czechoslovakia? :)))

      24. Democrats want you to depend on them. But it the other way around as most of them wear depends,

      25. Notice how we now have so many local “Counsuls”? a govnt local and state counsul for everything one can imagiane.

        Ironic that the real true meaning, in english language, of the word “Soviet” is/means…Counsuls!

        Once the jewdeobolshevik kommies overtook eastern europe nations, they created more “soviets” aka “Counsuls” than one could count….All designed to vastly control litteraly every tiny detail of the citizens lives and actions etc.

        Even as late as 1980’s era when russia was still fully under jewdeokommie controls…I once read in an article written by an actual russian man and victim of kommie rule, that to simply Buy a new automobile he firt had to get permission from a “soviet aka counsul”, and then had no option for a car Loan at all due to no such methods of bank loans existed during kommie rule there.

        So that russian man stated that it took aprox 12+ years just to finally recieve written formal permission to buy a new car!…BUT..he figured it weren’t too bad to wait over 12 yrs since it also took him about 16 years to save up enough Cash money to make that Purchace once the permission agreement papers came anyways!

        Reading this article about the victims woes after the floodings and I can’t help but to see in my minds eye the stuff that happened in 1917 and onwards russia and poland and ukaine et al nations due to the kommies idiotic backwards methods to govern folks.

        And if allowed to proceed without question and nobody ever trys to halt it, it always ends with another Holodomere event with at least 7 million starved to death by pre design plan, and all in less then 18 months time frame!….The Lucky ukrainians were them what got the famous Bullet to back of skull/head shot and for them folk death came quickly as compared to those starved slowly to death. In just less than 18 months time over one full Third of former ukrain population were Dead!

        And every year the bolsheviks remember such events and celebrate within their synagogues of Satan on that special day of, Purim.

        • Them Guys:

          Interesting breakdown of that word.

          Foreign students often come to America from Japan who can not speak English well, if at all. But these same students read English better than Americans. This, of course, gives them a tremendous advantage while they are learning to speak English once they arrive on our shores.

          I googled common root words and got some common prefixes and suffixes.
          It occurred to me that it would behoove children in grammar school to learn to read using phonics but more to the point; by learning to read, write, and define the meanings of these commonly used roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

          Those consuls sure are SOBs.


      26. “Louisiana State Senator Jonathan Perry is the engineer of the licensing requirements…”

        The Cajuns performed countless improvised rescues brilliantly because they have been in these boats and these swamps since they were two years old, and they are very smart and tough.

        Nobody saw shitweasel lawyer Sen. Jonathan Perry out there rescuing wheelchair-bound elderly victims out of attic windows.

      27. We do we put up with these fools?
        Fire their dumb ass!
        Idiots like this should be on the unemployment line.
        We need for Common Sense to return to this Country.
        Just ignore everything they say and do what is right.

        • John, I fully agree.

      28. Just read on beforeitsnews how climate change is going to dessimate coffee crops by 2020 may God have mercy on us..


        • SPOOK, I’m a free thinker and proud of it!

      30. It is good to see the people of La. helping each other. This country needs more of that. Show the picture of the black man being carried to safety by the white man to BLM and ask for a comment.

      31. This is how we once started; When in the course of human Events it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with anothe, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Stationto which the Laws of Nature’s God entitle the, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
        You know where it goes from there… We hold these Truths to be self-evident…

      32. Interesting to consider the government’s “seal the area off” strategy. If you are in such an area, you won’t be able to drive out and then be able to get back in (via car). Likewise you won’t be able to get friends or family to bring you anything you don’t have – but need (medicine, clean up supplies, etc).

        If the intent is to round up people within the sealed off area, they will be able to stop anyone trying to get in and question them. So, you are going to take some supplies to Morgan Jones? Now we know that Morgan is inside the round up area. Where were you going to meet him? Oh, we’ll take them. And Morgan is rounded up.

        Lots of things to consider if the government seals off an area – especially since you may not have good Intel on where, how, or why!

        • Remember all the people from New Orleans who were stranded in TX because La. would not let them return to their homes? I guess they hadn’t been ransacked enough yet, or perhaps they had not had time to kick in all the doors looking for firearms or other ‘stuff’ to hang people with. (Illegally of course, as they can do very little legally-speaking and it seems each day tightens nooses around many necks, none of them political necks, so THAT needs to change and FAST!

      33. They can try to enforce this on people in Louisiana, but all that is going to do is piss them off. I am from Plaquemines Parish. When integration was forced on public pools, they were closed and back filled with dirt. Little parochial school my sister attended was firebombed. Now, that wasn’t necessarily the right thing to do, but it illustrates the attitude of many people to the government telling them what to do.
        My father was full on French speaking cajun. Folks down in South Louisiana have a variety of ethnic names which include Spanish, French, Slavic and German due to the many different waves of immigration through the centuries. The terms Cajun and Creole are often confused. A Creole is more likely to refer to people of color… lighter skin individuals related to a time frame of Spanish rule. Cajuns are descended from Acadian from Canada who hot kicked out and deported when they would not swear allegiance to the British throne. They were Catholic you see, and the British had split from the church by then. Today’s Cajuns retain the passive aggressive gene, myself included… even though I am only a halfie.

        • I love the women down there with those BRIGHT colored eyes (so they wear sunglasses to avoid stares from ppl like me).

          It was explained to me once, where those eyes came from, but time has stolen my memory. No matter. Those eyes are “man-killers”!

      34. Godsoldier, who to shoot first,any body uninvited,you want to talk you better come by yourself with a white flag!There will be snipers on you and outer perimeter,have to work with others ,I too believe it could come from all sides!FSA First to thin us out,than UN or Gubermint,and maybe foreign troops.No coffee by2020 hell hope I live that long,be used to it by then.I’ll miss beer,lol
        Maniac –out

      35. It should be noted that thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Mormon Helping Hands'” arrived and made quite an impact according to several media reports. In addition to local Church members and full-time missionaries, many of these good folks traveled hundreds or more miles to help and remain on site.

      36. I remember buying up coffee back in the early 80s because they predicted crop damage in S. America and resulting shortages. I was a prepper back then and still am.

        The folks who got flooded here in Louisiana have lost a lot but most of the folks I know (family and friends) have banded together to help each other. Help and handouts are always welcome, it is ‘lagniappe’ on top of what we do for each other as family and neighbors! The flooding was a natural disaster exacerbated by man-made barriers that formed a wall causing floodwaters to back up. Many folks didn’t expect the flooding and for the floodwaters to rise so high and so quickly. By the time people woke up to the danger there was no time to escape let alone save precious belongings and preps!

        Neighbors helping neighbors, that is what it has always been about. TPTB, FEMA, the Red Cross, and other organizations may mean well but they are more interested in protecting ‘their’ turf/jurisdiction/source of power/revenue and ‘making hay while the sun shines!’

        Thank you Daisy and Mac for this very well written, informative, and well researched article and for drawing attention to some important issues as the extent of the flooding and disaster unfolds here in southeastern Louisiana.

        With appreciation to all,

        Louisiana Eagle

      37. The Cajun Navy is undefeated! Led, of course, by Admiral Boudreaux. Watch out for those flat doggies.

      38. All the info you need is in youtube search survival.
        My favorite are Cantetbury,Taromovies and Reallybigmonkey. Thank God your not in cold weather area

      39. The Feds have NO JURISTICTION in this State matter.

      40. Americans are known as coming to the rescue of fellow Americans. The guy that gave the red cross 60 dozen donuts to help feed the displaced. The red cross turns around and tosses, because it’s Not one of their vendors????? Are you kidding me, really pisses me off………

      41. So it sounds to me like the good ol people of Louisiana ought to be taking advantage of the situation and make some of these government officials officially disappear into the statistics

      42. Bottom line…it’s the LAWYERS. They have made it so the Red Cross can’t make a move without risking some sort of legal laibility, and now the LAWYERS in the state legislature want to require you to get “permission” to help your fellow man in his time of need. And the legal profession wonders why it’s held in such low esteem by just about everyone…

      43. F*CK the government. That is all.

      44. Certified “vendors” is part of the racket of the Red Cross. Only cronies and insiders get the contracts to get paid over market value. This is why the Red Cross only wants cash money donations. It is a money making operation for their approved “vendors”. Donate a truck of say bottled drinking water and they say they don’t have anywhere to send it. SELL them a truckload of bottled drinking water because you are a relative of a congressperson and they bend over backwards to accommodate and pay you. They need cash also to pay the million dollar salaries to the executives of the Red Cross sitting in fancy offices in DC.

      45. If allowed, the government will have you request permission to save yourself from any situation. You may not do anything without their permission. Where do you get permission to get permission ?

        Saving yourself is like your Rights, you have them whether the government admit it or not. You do not need the permission of a government or any one to live out your rights. You do not have to get permission to do anything out of your own free will.

        There are two kinds, some are aliens, and others are human. Stay human.

      46. Permission to survive? No one needs any stinkin’ permission!

      47. Watching Louisiana federal response on c span and their problems are rediculous. Attention
        Government shills the proper response by FEMA should run like a well oiled wartime
        Military machine with “generals on the ground immediately ” with full power to get the job
        Done not waiting 21 days for someone to show up! Also with the full power of the us military or reserves, and VOLUNTEERS!
        To help our citizens get first water and food and then shelter. Park the f-ing trailers all over the place so people can get to work. We did not beat the japs waiting for basic supply response
        For a f- ing month we OCCUPIED the war zone! Get off your asses or get out of their way!

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