Why Did The Treasury Department Just Purchase Thousands of Survival Kits For Bank Examiners?

by | Dec 10, 2014 | Headline News | 167 comments

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    In recent years the U.S. government has been making massive preparations. They’ve been stockpiling food, riot gear, automatic weapons and billions of rounds of ammunition. While no one in Federal emergency planning services is talking any specifics, recent exercises over American cities and military training simulations all suggest that whatever it is that the government is preparing for is a very serious affair. One possibility, as evidenced by war gaming simulations being performed by intelligence agencies, Homeland security and the Pentagon is that the U.S. economy could collapse under the weight of trillions of dollars in debt. Another points at the real possibility of a widespread attack on the U.S. power grid that could throw the country back into the stone age.

    Whatever it is, it should be clear that preparations are being made.

    The latest eye-opener comes from the U.S. Treasury, a department tasked with managing the country’s debt as well as the banking system as a whole. According to a new report the Treasury Department has ordered over $200,000 Survival Kits for as many as 3,814 employees who oversee the federal banking system.

    It’s not clear why the federal government has ordered the kits, but perhaps they are expecting some sort of disturbance to take place and they want their employees to be prepared for it. According to Zero Hedge, the kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States and include Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Capital One.

    The “kits,” which contain items such as high calorie food rations, emergency water, first aid supplies and an emergency radio, suggest that the Treasury Department wants their people to be prepared for scenario where they may be out of contact from officials for 24 – 48 hours.

    A full list of the specifications for the survival kits has been made available by Free Beacon:

    Treasury-Survival-Kits(Full Request For Proposal Here via Zero Hedge)

    Survival kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States including Bank of America, American Express Bank, BMO Financial Corp., Capitol One Financial Corporation, Citigroup, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Wells Fargo.

    The agency has roughly 3,814 employees, each of which would receive a survival kit. The staff includes “bank examiners” who provide “sustained supervision” of major banks in the United States.

    It is not clear why the Treasury Department is ordering the kits.

    This, of course, begs the question: why?

    Does the Treasury Department know something we don’t? And why bank examiners? Is it possible someone, somewhere knows something significant is about to go down?

    They certainly understand that the U.S. economy and financial system are susceptible to massive shocks. Last year they released a report warning of a catastrophic event that could last generations should the U.S. government fail to secure additional credit:

    “In the event that a debt limit impasse were to lead to a default, it could have a catastrophic effect on not just financial markets but also on job creation, consumer spending and economic growth,” the report said.

    “Credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, US interest rates could skyrocket, the negative spillovers could reverberate around the world, and there might be a financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.”

    “Considering the experience of countries around the world that have defaulted on their debt, not only might the economic consequences of default be profound, but those consequences, including high interest rates, reduced investment, higher debt payments, and slow economic growth, could last for more than a generation,” the report states.

    It’s only a matter of time, it seems.

    And, while the survival kits purchased by the Treasury Department are basic units that provide about two days worth of supplies, it’s notable that they have purchased these kits specifically for their bank examiners. In the preparedness community we call it a bug out bag, or depending on the circumstances, a get-home bag. They are part of a broader preparedness strategy designed to provide supplemental support to those who are away from home and out of touch in the event of an emergency. So the specific kits being distributed by the Treasury Department will provide limited support at best and are not full-out multi-month preparedness kits.

    Nonetheless, we are seeing the government not only regionalize distribution centers around the country and stockpile typical “prepper” supplies, but they are also now getting their individual employees and agents prepared.

    Those who have yet to prepare for major disasters should do so now, because if whatever Treasury and other Federal agencies expect to happen actually happens then all bets are off.

    The reason, for example, that someone would need a 2,400 calorie food bar like the one in these kits is because store shelves would likely have been looted and no food will be available. Tess Pennington, author of the best selling disaster guide The Prepper’s Blueprint, explains:

    When the needs of the population cannot be met in an allotted time frame, a phenomena occurs and the mindset shifts in people. They begin to act without thinking and respond to changes in their environment in an emotionally-based manner, thus leading to chaos, instability and a breakdown in our social paradigm.

    When you take the time to understand how a breakdown behaves and how it progresses, only then can you truly prepare for it.

    Source: Anatomy of a Breakdown

    As part of a complete preparedness strategy Pennington suggests having an emergency bag similar to the one being purchased by the Treasury Department – but with a little more hardcore survival built in because during a serious and widespread emergency scenario a couple thousand calories and a survival blanket may not be enough:

    •  What’s missing from the kits above is a self defense tool. If recent events have proven anything it’s that large groups of people, especially hungry people, will turn to violence. That means you should be carrying a firearm. If you are in a state that does not allow you to do so, then we suggest adding something like a Cold Steel Rifleman’s Hawk ax to your bag.
    • Bulk up on calories because walking during an event like a power outage is going to take a lot of energy. The Daltrex 3600 calorie bar is designed to keep you loaded up with carbs and proteins, and one bar can provide an adult with enough food for two days. Put several of them in your bag and you can survive for nearly 7 days without a grocery store.
    • Walking, running and surviving is going to take water. Emergency water pouches are fine, but having a portable water filter or a Life Straw could really mean the difference between life or death should water utility plants succumb to power outages. Considering including some electrolytes to help prevent fatigue, headaches and other physical issues.
    • You never know where you’ll be should an emergency happen. It may be cold and you may need to cook your food, so having a fire starter wouldn’t be a bad idea. Ready Nutrition provides a list of some very innovative and useful fire starting tools.
    • And be sure to have a multi-tool. Among other things, they include a knife, screwdriver, and pliers, all of which you won’t need until you need them. And should you not have them you could be facing serious problems. Think back to how often you’ve used just these three items in the past and how frustrating or impossible your task would have been to accomplish without them. So, definitely put a high quality multi-tool in your kit.
    • The above list is limited but highlights some key considerations for any short-term survival kit. For a complete list of survival tools and strategies we urge you to visit Tess Pennington’s free 52 Weeks to Preparedness online series.

    Someone in the upper echelons of government understands the threats being faced by Americans. Efforts are being made from coast-to-coast to prepare for these threats. But, as even the director of Homeland Security has warned, in an emergency every individual needs to make preparations for at least a two week period during which food, gas, clean water and emergency response may be unavailable.


    Related Resources:

    The Prepper’s Blueprint: Prepare Yourself For Any Disaster

    The Pantry Primer: Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months

    52 Weeks to Preparedness (Free Online Web Series)



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      1. As Herman Cain says “Who wudda think it?”

        • I didn’t see any rubbers there
          when they stick it up our ass.

          • Didn’t see anything about body bags either! They think that there won’t be any looting going on once this happens, they are crazy!!

            • Despite trying to tell (LIEING TO) Americans that the economy is recovering and all is well, it is obvious they KNOW something ominous is coming.

              April 24, 2014…

              “Earlier this year, a select group of Wall Street Insiders were surveyed, and the results were ominous. These financial experts and fund managers predicted a 98% chance a stock market crash will happen in the next six months.”

              “the real damage is yet to come”

              “an “ominous third phase” will far exceed the damage of 2008.”

              “the crisis that we’re going to have will be much worse than the one we had in 2008.”

              Money News dot com

                • In the early 13th century St. Francis of Assisi prophesied that in the End Times the Church would be punished by a pope who is a “destroyer, not a pastor,” one who is “not canonically elected.”

                  On top of the scandalous not-at-all-Catholic behavior of “Pope” BERGoglio, we now have more revelations about how he was not canonically elected:

                  BERGoglio is manifestly, though not formally, an anti-Pope. A man cannot be the Pope of a Church to which he does not belong.

                  • Most goverment agencies are doing this including the one I am at… Part is emergency prep, part is the up tic in natural disasters and wicked weather, and part …. well….. PRAY, PLAN, PREP, FORM TEAMS.

                    • These government bug out bags should also be equipped with contact info cards for suicide lines, these damn bankers are dropping like flies, off of the 60th floor!

                      The whole industry needs to be on suicide watch!

                • TPTB damned sure know something is coming because they’re the ones planning on destroying this nation. ALL govt. agencies are prepping to some degree and their beloved DHS tells we the people NOT to prep or we’ll be considered domestic terrorists? DHS and all of the rest of the feds can go f#$% themselves! I’ve always been a prepper and will continue to do so. This POS govt. has no legitimate basis to it and doesn’t have a leg to stand on. I don’t feel any obligation to them, period!

                  • Think in terms that this government is a wounded animal that is now cornered by their own incompetence. They will lash back at any threat, devour any available food. They even will resort to cannibalism and eat their own children to survive. We really are facing a Biblical disaster.

            • Body bags and self defense weapons not required.

              Any action will not be unilateral, but will be a collaborative effort with other agencies. Body bags have already been delivered, tens of millions of ammunition have already been contracted for; Look at dates of delivery and add 4-12 months for final coordination and training.

          • Farming, Firefighting and Mining used to be the most hazardous Occupations out there. A new rising up and comer.

            Another Banker dies after becoming impaled on railings in 60ft fall

            A banker has died after becoming impaled on railings after falling 60ft from the window of a luxury penthouse in central London, which is next door to John Lennon’s former home….
            Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2866973/Banker-dies-impaled-railings-60ft-fall-central-London-home-door-John-Lennon-s-former-house.html

          • i truly believe that ALL THIS CRAP on these agencies ordering anything OUTSIDE OF AMMO is one BIG LOAD OF BS and simply ANOTHER WAY 2 loot the taxpayers.
            body bags ! wraps ! OK someone IDs elongated plastic crap as fema coffins- ??and why would fema EVEN give a s_it on BURIAL when a bulldozer does the trick ?

            the ammo’s going “somewhere” BEYOND THE agencies-==-who outfits isis etc ? where’s all their firearms and AMMO come from ?
            same as a dime going outta the USA for AIDS eboWLLa on and on-where the hell does it REALLY GO ?
            c’mon boys and girls-
            they screw us via direct taxation on income and home ownership and THEN THIS WAY.
            survival bags/asspacks NOW for bank examiners ? as if they’re gonna be around ?

            • Exactly!
              They bought this useless crap because they have way too much money to blow and some idiot functionary thought these would be nifty.
              It is a symptom of the runaway bureaucracy that is a hallmark of empires in decline.

            • Back when the big gov’t ammo purchases started being spread around in the media, there was one purchase order in particular that raised eyebrows.

              It was a purchase for however many thousand rounds for delivery to a “company” that had been formed only 3 days prior to the date of the purchase order. The understanding was that the “company” was making the purchase on behalf of the gov’t and was authorized to take delivery on the ammo.

              The owners of the “company” listed in the documents were three individuals whose first names suggested that they were female and ethnic.

              • Don’t forget those who are also Ex Military submitting bods, Double Dipping/ as they take care of their own at our expense. Military Bases today are Country Clubs for the Psychos. They spent Billions upgrading All Installations, some Air Bases, that don’t even qualify for any aircraft. Its been a feedbag / hog trough for any dick with a face and credentials submitting a bid for construction over the last decade. Then charge 1-1/2 times a bid of actual costs to pad their scam.

                You want to end all the wars, kick all the Generals out of their Mac-Mansions on Military Bases and Put them in Tents. You will see these wars get wrapped up fairly quick. Fuck Moral. Go get a real Job and contribute to society instead of destroying it and bombing innocent people.

        • Ever the opportunist, this article is taking a request for supplies and cleverly pointing readers to TESS PENNINGTON. Very clever marketing, Mac.

          • What? Promote Articles that drive revenue?

            What a capitalist whore!

            How dare he provide a forum for us scrubs?

            Free speech, and some good debates is why I am here. I click ads that interest me. Rarely I buy something. If I do, I hope mac makes his .15 cents.

          • Isn’t Tess Pennington Macs wife? I thought I read some where that she is. I may have got it wrong but if that is the case I think a little more transparency on Macs part would be good. I have the “Preppers Blueprint” and it is excellent. Well worth buying.

            So Mac is Tess Pennington your wife?

            • Indeed, she is. I didn’t feel the need to disclose that in this particular article but I see your point. Thanks for the kind words about her book – she spent a lot of time putting it together. As a side note, the web series linked to in the article above is the original version of the print book and is still available for free.


                Kentucky residents told to “prepare for action”

                UPDATE: Kentucky Residents Complain of Low Flying Military Choppers During Government ‘Alert’

                Thousands of cellphone users in Kentucky were surprised to receive an “emergency alert” from the federal government warning them to “prepare for action,” a message local authorities later blamed on “human error” during testing.

                The alert, which was was sent out to people in the Corbin and London areas of Southern Kentucky earlier today, came from the Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort via the Federal Communication Commission’s Wireless Emergency Alert system.

                The messages are designed to warn local residents of immediate safety threats in their area, but some have criticized the “government alerts” as being invasive.

                Frankfort Emergency Operations spokesman Buddy Rogers said that the alert was mistakenly sent out “during testing” and was the result of “a computer error, followed by a human error.”

                Back in 2011, the FCC began to roll out emergency government alerts to cellphone users in major cities before the program was made mandatory on all new smartphones. Although a user can opt out of some of the alerts, presidential messages direct from the White House cannot be turned off.

                This is not the first time that erroneous messages sent out via the government’s emergency alert system have caused consternation.

                Early tests of the cellphone emergency alert system in New Jersey caused panic after Verizon customers received text messages warning them that a “civil emergency” was in progress and to “take shelter,” prompting alarmed citizens to flood 911 lines with anxious calls.

                Verizon Wireless later apologized to its customers for causing alarm, admitting that the confusion was caused by a “test” of the PLAN emergency alert system.


                It is obvious these idiots running the show are getting ready for something up coming.

              • I’m glad I bought the hard copy as it is there for any emergency.
                Also her website “ready nutrition” is one of if not the best prepper site on the web in my opinion.
                Although yours is good too! : )

              • great book for someone starting out and wants to avoid making costly mistakes like some of us have… As a side note…For some reason bankers have had this survival kit for years, and alot of municipalities have had them issued to thier employees (mine also) too. I would speculate that it might have something to do with Civil Defence as we are (were as Im retired)a part of it. So I wouldnt get to Upity about it…. its about 20 years old news. Thats “about” for all you cherry picking critics.

            • I think the Daily Sheeple is connected to mac as well

              • You sir are a crazy person. The internet, and by proxy shtfplan.com was invented by al gore….

                • LMAO

          • They had so many typos in this article I stopped reading it. Even the “Government R.F.B.” had one, sorry I call bullshit on this one.

            • Federal Law requires that even the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency employees have mandatory 72 hour kits available to them at their offices (not the banking institutions they regulate) as all Federal employees are required to have. Except for our Military members….somehow not being “civilians” they are exempt.
              The OCC is just now getting that RFP item into the system, and once again, this is another bogus report designed to inflame the passions of the readers.
              Just like the alleged ammo crisis, the unprepared panic and wring their hands, while the rest of us merely yawn and can recognize the truth. Very nearby neighbor work for the OCC and brought overt his “new” 72 hour kit last night, so we could add things to it. I was laughing at the absolute bovine excrement in this “story”. Some articles are great, well thought out and well researched, others, somebody got hoodwinked but good, or, there IS something more sinister going on. Hope it is merely naivete’.

          • Jezebel, I don’t blame Mac Slavo one bit for trying to make a decent living for himself and his family which is becoming ever more difficult to do these days. I don’t know if he intended this article as marketing or not, but it doesn’t faze me one bit. You sound like you chose the perfect name for yourself. maybe you need to to some MSM sites. or better yet, go to some feminazi sites. with your name you should fit right in.

        • Hi Eppe!

          If you look at the RFQ and the contents, it is a slap in the face to anyone who might receive one.

          As a government crony, we got these years ago, almost item for item. Big red bag and everything. They are suppose to make you feel safe. It is HR mitigation.

          As a wiser man than me has said, on this very forum, oh to hell with it. You have heard it before.

          FEMA says 3 days food and water. Even when we are dead out of groceries, I have never had less than 3 days of food and water. Even when dead poor, never. Momma always said life was like water and ketchup.

          The take on this is that this is something new. If you do your homework, Emergency Managers have been doing this shit for 13 years. I have this same bag in my office, as I advocate preparedness in the workplace.

          I would denigrate the article, but if it raises awareness, at any level, yay team prep.

          Merry Christmas everyone.

          • I kind of wondered about the contents myself… a fanny-pack-sized bug-out bag is better than nothing at all, but damn, it ain’t much, if anything.

            Either way, I only popped my head up long enough to say that things are going exactly as anticipated.

            I wouldn’t expect it tomorrow morning though – too much inertia to crash to a full stop overnight. On the other hand, I hope for everyone’s sake that you are where you intend to be post-apocalypse (location, supplies, etc), because the window of opportunity is closing fast.

            • Well, the fear was with me years ago. That said, I have never been so on alert. I hope and pray I am wrong. Paranoia would be a blessing at this point.

              If I am wrong, thank the Lord. If I am right, thank the Lord for giving me the wisdom.

              I give the fanatics a hard time here, mostly because I advocate free will, regardless of religion, race, sex, blah blah blah. I do not quote the bible, except to validate counterpoints. If it gives people strength and guidance, what a wonderful tool.

              To put a date on it? Waste of time. I got on this wagon a long time ago, and I continue to grow with it. Less fear, more knowledge.

              Good day to you sir.

              • Those survival kits wont do much good for most of those people but who cares. The kits aint balanced but then the govt aint balanced either.

                But Mac, gotta say that you blew this one up to infowars level –
                ” According to a new report the Treasury Department has ordered over $200,000 Survival Kits for as many as 3,814 employees who oversee the federal banking system.”

                Theres a big difference between a solicition for a product or service and actually making a big buy. Sensationalism gone overboard? Just stick to the fact where we can draw some real conclusions instead of adding hype to the S.

                • So each Banster Investigator Survival Kit costed $52.44 ea according to those numbers. 3x 8 oz packet of water? lol Well at least it gets them thinking.. Maybe they will be investigating the Trillion dollars of faulty derivatives and the future debt default swaps. If you and I did that it would be called Check Kiting, and be put in prison.

            • You make a good point. Things have reached the point that “something” could happen at any time. For the most part, anyone who hasn’t done the basics in prep, doesn’t have a lot of time left. Just common sense.
              To anyone trying to do the “I need to do something” thing now, just forget about it, and go back to watching tv. You’ll be happier.

              • Of course, those who have prepped and stockpiled should also “forget about it”. Anyone who doesn’t think that all entities from looters, to “the powers that be” to their very own “friends” and acquaintances won’t come and take it all away from them, is sadly disillusioned and is in for a really nasty surprise.

            • OQ, how have you been? Long time no hear from.

              • Not bad… just keeping on as best as possible. 🙂

          • It’s a low cost propaganda tool to make the rank and file feel safer. $200,000 is chump change for a government agency. If they actually gave a damn about these people the budget would be at least ten times this amount and include more capabilities, as well as some basic training.

            Is something coming? Well, I don’t claim clairvoyance as one of my special skills but I wouldn’t bet against it. The math is against the status quo and eventually it will all come crashing down. I just don’t know when.

            • I agree , this kit is nothing more than a way for employees to remain safe when they ditch the car in a snow storm or other such senario.
              I just dont think there is anything “telling” in the purchase of these kits.

              • I usually agree with your comments, hammerhead, but this time i see something totally more relevant.

                First of all we know that “worker bees” are just numbers to TPTB, however; in a lockdown situation workers may see a need to retaliate if they were not at least given some sort of comfort stuff, and protection.
                This is possibly that to hold them until the “rescue teams” arrive.

                In other words, throw the caged monkeys a few peanuts to keep them quite for a while.

                I would be willing to bet that the explanation for having these mini b/o bags on hand at the Federal Reserve level will be in case of complete power outage due to “terrorists”, or worse, a stampede of angry mobs on the facilities when they can’t get their funds due to a government ordered lock down of the fed reserve banks.

                TPTB have a plan in mind, and that plan might just be a complete implosion of the monetary system and possibly a grid down situation. If the “accident” (tongue in cheek), were to happen during business hours, it might explain the possibility of a lockdown situation.

                If the figures are right for kits for 3500 employees, it doesn’t quite line up for all Federal Reserve Banks listed below and the headquarters at DC. i would not begin to guess at the numbers of employees presently employed at these facilities.

                A Federal Reserve Bank is a regional bank of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States. There are twelve in total, one for each of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts that were created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.[1] The banks are jointly responsible for implementing the monetary policy set forth by the Federal Open Market Committee, and are divided as follows:

                Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
                Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
                Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
                Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
                Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
                Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
                Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
                Federal Reserve Bank of New York
                Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
                Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
                Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
                Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
                Some banks also possess branches, with the whole system being headquartered at the Eccles Building in Washington, D.C.

                • PASSIN – these mid level employees are most likely required to travel in government cars that probably wouldnt have any emergency kits.
                  Thats just my GUESS , and not an informed one at that.
                  This one just didnt “smell” of conspiracy to me.

                  But anything is possible , you make some good points.

                  • Agreed!

                • Yeah, but again, $200k is an accounting error, not a serious attempt at protecting people or keeping them from going nuts. Also, retaliate how? If you are presupposing a grid down situation then there are very few things they could do to harm things.

                  You also have to remember that the Fed’s banking regulators don’t just work at the Fed’s branches. They have offices at all of the major financial institutions (JP Morgan/Chase, Wells Fargo, etc.) and work essentially as employees of these institutions as well as the Fed. Thus the 3500 figure is quite feasible.

                  Also, Fed employees do not travel in government cars as they are not employed by the government. The Fed is an independent entity that is privately owned. Originally this was done to make the Fed independent of political pressures, much like the lifetime appointment of Supreme Court justices is supposed to divorce them from the political process. Unfortunately though, someone needs to own the Fed and it is these interests that likely control it. I say likely because we do not know for certain who these interest are. It is likely that they are some of the Fed’s “Primary Dealer” banks (The network of banks the Fed uses to execute it’s monetary policies. About half of these banks are US institutions while the other half are foreign.) Interestingly though, one of the individuals responsible for it’s formation was a man by the name of J.P. Morgan- how much you want to bet that the company that bears his name also has an ownership stake?

                  • Grrr… I made a slight error. I forgot that these were Treasury department employees and not Federal Reserve employees. Still though, I think the regulators still work at the offices of the big banks and not just the Fed.

              • Excuse me, but taxpayers are NOT responsible for providing items for personal use. If these items, and the bags in which they’re carried, are not restricted to official use only, then this constitutes flagrant misappropriation of public funds and malfeasance.


            • Here is how Freedom of Speech Plays out in Israel. Not sure why the US Government keep supporting these Psychopathic ZOG Terrorists, financially and Militarily??

              Israeli Troops Beat Palestinian Minister to Death at Ramallah Protest
              12-10-2014 • http://news.antiwar.com-Jason Ditz
              55-year-old Palestinian Authority cabinet minister Ziad Abu Ein was killed today during a protest march in Ramallah, when Israeli troops arrived on the scene and beat him to death.

              Abu Ein was choked and beaten with rifle butts during the crackdown and reportedly suffered a stroke on the scene. He was rushed to a nearby Palestinian hospital but died shortly thereafter.

              Though the entire killing was not caught on tape, video of the early moments of the crackdown on the protest were shown by Sky News, which included an Israeli soldier putting his hands around Abu Ein’s throat.

              The protesters were complaining about the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, and was carried out entirely on Palestinian territory in the occupied West Bank, with a march to farmland illegally seized by settlers to plant olive trees. Israeli officials defended the crackdown as simply using standard riot dispersal methods.

              The European Union and United Nations are both demanding an independent investigation into the killing, though the Israeli government insisted that the only probe will be an internal one by the Israeli military.
              Link: https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/167831-2014-12-10-israeli-troops-beat-palestinian-minister-to-death-at-ramallah-protest.htm?From=News

              You see in Israel, If you protest the Israeli’s stealing your land, as you the victim and protest on your own land and area, are treated like this.


        • Proof Of Life – For the Ignorant unwilling to do the research, Here you go. Where did Life come from?

          Most of Earth’s Water Came from Asteroids, Not Comets
          12-10-2014 • http://www.space.com-Charles Q. Choi

          Comets are some of the solar system’s most primitive building blocks, with many dating to soon after its formation. Scientists think that these dirty snowballs probably helped seed Earth with key ingredients for life, such as organic compounds.

          The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft is helping scientists learn more about the role these icy nomads have played in the evolution of the solar system and life on Earth by analyzing the composition of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. In August, Rosetta became the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, and in November, its Philae lander became the first probe to make a soft touchdown on a comet’s surface. Rosetta is also the first mission to escort a comet as it travels around the sun. [See images from ESA’s Rosetta mission]

          Now, Rosetta has helped solve a mystery about how Earth became the watery world it is today. Before Rosetta began orbiting Comet 67P/C-G in August, it was using an instrument known as ROSINA (short for Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis) to analyze the chemical fingerprint of gases in the comet’s fuzzy envelope. Scientists focused on data from the instrument regarding water to help uncover whether asteroids or comets delivered the water in Earth’s oceans.

          Proof of Life Link: http://www.space.com/27969-earth-water-from-asteroids-not-comets.html

          • WWTI:

            Your article is for the ignorant unwilling to do the research of the Bible.

            Your relatives might have oozed up from the ocean, then swung from trees, then learned to walk on their hind feet, glad to tell you WWTI, mine did not!

            • Granny, You are no different than a possum or a snail in a garden. All came from the same place, including the Monkey over Billions of years. Ever do a DNA search of your origins? And if God was starting from scratch why did he make so many dumbass ugly people. He sure screwed up big time.

        • eppe says:
          Comment ID: 3243880
          October 12, 2014 at 11:04 am
          Now WWTI says the Sun is the master of the universe, what a dipshit. The Sun is just a star, burning out, in time will collapse, and the Earth will expire. We will expire. That is why I say there is a greater power controlling the entire universe. Our souls are worth something.

          **eppe, the Sun is more than just a star, it is life, it provides light, warmth, photosynthesis, plant growth / the ocean tides, life. So are you prepped for the sun to burn out? When exactly is that going to happen oh wise one from BumF GA? lol

          • WWTI, watch your mouth about GA. GA is a fine state with fine people in it, including my family. You wouldn’t stand a chance around them, so go f#$% yourself!

      2. With all of that I didn’t see any fire power.
        Hell remember all the guns and Ammo that they got last summer?
        Well now we know where to go to get some stuff.

        • I sure am glad I am retired. Spend most of my time at home. If it happens, I’ll just watch on tv or listen to radio as to how festivities are going down. God Bless James

          • It’ll be like the Dawn of the Dead remake, only the zombies will be obozos clowns, running around looting & pillaging…

            That was a great movie BTW. The ending was awesome, I was hoping for a sequel. I was hoping for a Zombieland sequel as well, but that doesn’t look like its going to happen.

            In any case, I think zombie flicks hit the nail on the head if the SHTF here in America, except these zombies will be faster and using tools.

            • “D”
              Just remember that the Zombies in the movies have to be shot in the head. These won’t.
              Aim Small Miss Small!

        • O/T

          Hi Sarge.

          You may not have seen my comment a few articles ago, but it seemed like you lost it some. In print. I did not egg it on, just said wow.

          With me you are damaged goods. Hell even when I am drunk posting I don’t go that extreme!

          A few no names have posted with concern. I will be the first to say I was shaken, or even awakened by your comments. I work with law enforcement everyday. Not just with cops, but the full justice system – judges, lawyers, victims. I am not some ignorant troll going along with the media.

          All I can say is, you seemed angry, and made some powerful statements. I and others are like WTF. This is not the Dale we know and love.

          • For those of us who missed it, what did he post???????

            • Sgt. Dale said

              Fight with a Cop and resist arrest and you will get your ASS KICKED. AGAIN YOUR CHOICE!!!


          • “T”
            I’m not to sure what you are referring to. I do know that over the last several weeks/months. I’ve got kicked around so much over things that are not true like “hands up don’t shoot” That never happened, Some fat guy with high blood pressure, hearth and lung problems that has been arrest over 30 times and several for resisting arrest. It comes to a point where I for a short period of time I JUST DIDN’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT PEOPLE WHO FIGHT WITH COPS, when all they had to do is what the cop said in the first place like put your hands behind your back you are under arrest, but no they try to run or fight of the cops.
            I know that there are some bad cops out there! YOU CAN’T BLAME ALL OF US! Like some do on this site and in the real world!
            We don’t write the laws the people you elect do. You see it is what YOU/the public want by electing them and when we enforce the laws they make. We get shit on. We don’t write laws we enforce laws. There are a lot of dumb laws out there that I don’t enforce and won’t enforce. I just give warnings.
            We aren’t Peace Officers any more because the people you and I keep electing keep throwing the tax money they get down the hole for Leaches and Zombies that suck the life blood out of you and I. Because of that they need more money and they now have us being revenue collector’s.
            You see this is the only profession where you are DAMNED IF YOU DO AND DAMNED IF YOU DON’T. A weather man/woman can be wrong 50% of the time a, Doctor can make the wrong prognosis 25%, A pilot can make a bad landing or go to the wrong airport 10% of the time, But let a Cop make a mistake 1% of the time and the WHOLE DAMN COUNTRY WHATS TO KILL HIM AND HIS WHOLE FAMILY. WE NEVER ASKED TO BE MADE GOD! (BECASUE GOD DOSN’T MAKE MISTAKES) BUT YOU WANT THE SAME RESULTS.
            I’m human, and yes I get pissed. So all I can do is say I’m sorry! That doesn’t mean I won’t get pissed again because I know I will. You see when I came on this site. I just wanted you folks to know that there was a lot of LEO’s out here on your side, and we are also pissed at TPTB!
            What I would like to know how many on this site have been called PIG, SCUM, MURDER, just to name a few. From what I have seen only the LEO’s that have come onto this site to give you INFO.
            I’m I going to defend my profession? You DAMN right I will. The reason! Is because when I became a Cop I did it to help people, and from what I have see and done in my 30 years is just that. Like I said in around 375 days no more Sgt. to kick around, but I will be damn glad to help you out when called!
            Just to let you know I don’t drink or do drugs. When I run into a problem or think that the whole world hates me I turn to GOD! GOD is the only true place to go and after spending some time with him praying I feel better and start all over again with my life. I put it in his hands!
            Just remember the Dale you guy what to know is just a man like you and has a boiling point, just like you. So I hope I answered your questions. and gave you some insight as how I feel and why I wrote the things I did.

            • Sgt. Dale I asked you a question on the other thread to a post about not letting police in and telling them that their warrant is not valid.

              The question was “is this true?” It doesn’t seem that it could be to me. I thought a warrant was a valid legal document?

              Thanks in advance.

              • C3PO
                I’m sorry it took so long to get back to you. Been hitting the reloading bench heavy! The warrant is signed by a judge it is valid. You tell a cop with a warrant he can’t come into your house or car they will just go in any way. Please don’t try to stop them. If the warrant is invalid let your Attorney fight it in court, don’t fight it at the scene.
                The have search warrant. Don’t say anything. If you can set up cameras in your house just let them run and don’t say anything about them.
                Stay cool.

                • Remember the following phrase: “I intend to cooperate fully with your investigation THROUGH MY LAWYER. Pardon me I need to make a phone call.”

            • Great post.
              I respect you. A lot.

            • Sgt. Dale,

              I believe you are a good policeman and TRY your best each day.

              You face many challenges. I am sure you have faced many dangerous situations and seen horrible things that (most of us would never want to) you would like to forget.

              I doubt I would have the necessary restraint if I had to arrest one who had abused a child.

              We have a very good sheriff and good policemen here.

              I believe this administration is PURPOSELY inflaming tensions with the police. Hmmm. The MSM keeps the message alive, “All cops are RACIST.”

              Then, the administration will feel justified when (at some point in the future) they will say they HAVE to call in UN troops to keep order.

              God bless you! May you be safe!

              KY Mom

              • Go find a new profession. Cause nothing changing for the better.

              • KY C3PO Steve
                I want to thank you folks.
                It is a tuff job but I wouldn’t want to do anything else.
                Yes I have seen thing and had to handle things that would make a Volcher PUCK!
                Also there some people out there think they know it all but have never had to walk a mile in a Police Officers shoes. These are the first to call a cop when a dog poops in their yards. Cry when someone parks in front of their house and they think they should get first dibs on the spot.
                Like the two below. They have no idea what it is like.
                If I don’t tell you later on in the month you guys have a very, very good and Merry Christmas and New Year!

            • Dale, this gaggle of self pity you just spewed forth confirms beyond the shadow of a doubt what a major psychopath you really are. One day your post is don’t argue with a cop or he’ll kick your ass! The next day it’s sob sob, boo hoo hoo, nobody loves me, I’m just tryin’ to be a good guy, blah blah blah. You don’t need a partner to play good cop/ bad cop, you can manage it all by yourself with your split personalities. Here’s a newsflash for you dale. NOBODY is appreciated in their jobs anymore these days!. If you want a job where people are going to love you, than be a movie star. You chose to be a cop so PLEASE stop your bitching and whining about it, it’s enough to turn an honest man’s stomach for Christ’s sake.

            • F**k you Dale,
              You chose to be a cop, you cops have “SELECTIVELY” enforced laws in this country for years. Do not think that the man on the street has not noticed that the laws your group chooses to enforce do NOT pertain to the cops. Now your group is choosing to take on the roll of protectorate of the banking class and the political class, as they rape and pillage the man on the street. To make that choice and not expect any repercussions was simply foolish on your part. You made your choice, “Sack up and handle it”!!

              • Anon and SD
                Have a Merry Christmas.

                • BY the way sarge, the word is spelled vulture, I guess you don’t have to be to intelligent to wear a cop’s badge,do you.

                  • Oh, One more thing dale, you’re right, I have no idea what it’s like to be an arrogant asswipe who can throw his weight around with impunity solely because he wears a badge. I don’t believe I ever want to have an idea of being a total chickenshit like that. Your problem is you are not used to discussion in an open forum like this, you’re just used to hearing yes sir/no sir from the poor bastards you pull over for speeding, that is, when you feel like getting your sorry ass out the car. Merry Christmas.

                    • Anon, you’re wrong about Sarge. you can believe whatever you like. I’ll still tell you to go f#$% yourself anyway.

                    • Oh trust me friend…this SOB sarge’s infractions go way beyond telling people what to do and giving out illegal and unconstitutional court summons (speeding tickets).

                  • Today they won’t hire you with an IQ over 100.

                    I would say that this practice has been in place a lot longer than we are being told.

            • Good evening, Sarge. I don’t blame you for venting like you did one bit. On occasion we all have to deal with morons. BTW, everything you said my retired cop relatives would agree with. You would hit it right off with them. Just remember that Braveheart will still be in your corner regardless.

              • Right braveheart, wrap your lips around dale’s badge and suck now.

                • Anon, go f#$% yourself!

        • Even the IRS was issued Hollow Points, and their employees given AR-15 Range Training. lol I guess it beats the Pocket protector and calculator.

          One of the next most dangerous Jobs in America- Tax Collector when SHTF.

      3. It’s happening! Soon anyways. Be ready to fight the govt, your sheeple neighbors, and even your brothers. You know, the psycho ones that support torture, embrace death and destruction, and like to cry “‘Murica”.

      4. do you shower? where does the water come from?
        oh gee my 52 gallon water tank. hummmmmmmmmmm?

      5. The banksters need way more stuff to survive the reckoning but they won’t make it when the day comes. This list is a joke. My son takes more to his two day camping trip.

      6. I think they are going on a field trip to fire their ‘service weapons’ and some or all of that ammo DHS requisitioned for them. They are Bank Examiners…a decongestant goes so much further than a K-Bar!

      7. As someone else mentioned on ZH, this appears to be a “shelter-in-place” type of kit. The 2400 calorie food bar is one of the items which seems to indicate such a contingency.

        • That’s exactly what it is. It is for when they may get stuck inside one onf the banks when it all goes down.

      8. that “survival kit” will help them survive exactly what?

        too funny

        • Don’t look at them as being something that will make them realistically “survive”. Look at it as they know the outright theft of your money from your bank account is coming and will cause massive bank runs and rioting at banking locations that will cause the employees to hunker down and attempt to wait out the angry mobs outside…

          • That would be my first guess.

        • A run on the banks when the dollar collapses?

          The people waiting outside the banks who are trying to withdraw their cash might be a little annoyed and irritable. The bank employees will shelter in place until military units can arrive to perform rescue operations.

          • “The bank employees will shelter in place until military units can arrive to perform rescue operations.”

            1) There are approximately 93,000 bank branches in the US, not counting credit unions or brokerages (WSJ).

            2) Around 39% of the US Military is overseas right now (Wikipedia – quick peek). Could be more, could be less.

            Not seeing a sufficient number of cops+troops (especially after you account for tooth-to-tail ratios) to cover all those branches. Unless you;re working in the main BoA/WellsFargo branch of a metropolitan area, it’s gonna take longer than a Clif Bar’s worth of rations for ‘help’ to arrive… and that’s not counting the widespread panic that will hit every grocery store, WalMart/Target/Whatever, Home Depot, etc…

            • Yea, OQ, that does bring up another important point; Bank Examiners?

              According to what I have been able to read, there are something like 10,000 high level examiners across the USA and it’s territories. The 3500 number doesn’t quite fit there either.

              • I guess it depends on how big your bank is… 😉

          • The sad thing is that the employees of your local bank branch are just average schmucks like the rest of us. Unfortunately, they will be the ones who are targeted when it all falls apart as the pawns must always suffer for the needs of the kings. It would be nice if the angry mobs would target the architects of the collapse this time but sadly they will probably burn their own neighborhoods instead. The oligarchs will just sit back and drink expensive wine while watching the rest of us suffer at the hands of our own kind.

            • yep.

            • Winston…EXACTLY RIGHT. No one should direct their outrage and anger toward a minimum wage teller or even a branch manager at any bank. The focus should be on VP and above specially the CEO’s of the whore houses of wall street.

        • Satori..your question is the most relevant question asked here!

      9. Torture Report Delights Joe Walsh: Rectal Feeding Is ‘Job Description’ Of An ‘American Hero’


        “Radio host and former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh suggested on Wednesday that anyone who participated in torture techniques like rectal forced feedings or chaining prisoners naked to the floor were “American heroes.”

        well its official

        the word “hero” now means jack shit

        • A lot of military folks won’t drop their egos and support this shit too. Few men are heroes. A brainwashed soldier with no philosophical outlook on life is definitely not one either. Sadly years of propaganda will be hard to change.

        • The good ol’ warmongering “right wing” knuckleheads. Yeah, they’re going to save the country, keep voting Republican because they are SO much better than the Democrats. Some day people will finally get it,but it will be AFTER they have stolen all of your money and land. As Selco said during his time in a war zone, “Stupidity was punished very harshly”.

      10. So . . . government agencies ordering survival kits. DHS ordered billions of rounds.
        Government losing money by the trillions. Russia just finished a massive program of
        bunker building. Financial markets are flat out lying about the numbers. Obama trys
        for our guns after Sandy Hook and the result is everybody buys more guns. The UN is
        taking out guns. . . so buy more. Ammo is scarce get it while you can. Preppers
        prepare. Solar flares, earthquakes, ebola . . . good heavens I’m so distraught I can
        hardly sleep.

        But is everything as it seems? The problem is everyone thinks in a linear fashion.

        So what if the government found out a few years ago that an alien invasion was inbound.
        I know . . . crazy thought. Outside the box thought. But think about it. If the
        government was to announce the aliens are coming and present the facts society would
        blow apart. Complete breakdown and panic. But if you wanted society to prepare for
        such a thing and do it on the sly what would they want you to get to be ready?

        Well, I mean, think about it. If I wanted all the people that mattered to get armed and
        prepared and I wanted to hide the truth . . . could they have done it any better? We
        know they are preparing for something beyond the scope of anything we have ever seen.
        Come on a billion rounds of hollow point .40 cal ammo when there are only 500 million
        people in the US. Makes no sense . . . even for idiots in government. Democrats and
        Republicans all lying in sync. Obama getting everybody fired up. Revolution is so
        close you can feel it in the air. They are getting us ready to fight. But fight what?

        This all seems choreographed like some big dance step. Yeah I know global elites are
        going to take over and make us all slaves etc . . . except what if golbal elites aren’t
        from around here. Reagan eluded to it in a speech long ago and other hints have popped
        up. I know we are being lied to. . . and on a massive scale. What if the scale is bigger
        . . . much bigger then we thought?

        Hey what could happen . . . this is GOD’s world and he is still in charge. Sleep well !


        • Hammer meets nail…

          I’ve been banging away at this for a very long time also…
          I still believe it’s going to be a natural disaster…

          Say, a magnetic pole shift, producing a 20 to 30 degree crustal shift…

          Try and wrap your mind around that one.

          • Problem with solar output ( Maunder Minimum ) ushering in a mini ice age with EXTREMELY VIOLENT weather ,

            Think super storm sandy everywhere on a weekly basis until the atmosphere reaches equilibrium. Gulf stream changes or dissipates . Famine, civil unrest and A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF CIVILITY could occur when civilization is put under extreme stress.with dwindling resources.

            Happened before in 1645-1715 known as the little ice age. Other events that are approaching statistically evident ( statistic event horizon) I would be really concerned with the San Andreas and New Madrid coupled with this and other events that are “black Swan” these area are over due for an event .

            Sometimes a convergence of insignificant small events on their own can merge into a catastrophe of biblical proportions. This mixed with incompetent leadership and a reactionary dependent class ( free sh*t army ) is the recipie for disaster.

            Something is coming what it is and what the event will be may be of unknown origin.

            Do not have a MENTAL MAGINOT LINE mindset, stay open to different scenarios prepare for the most likely that will have the greatest success. Only you know what you need prepare for the worst hope for the best .


            Semper Fi 8541

            • Which ever it may be or any combination of …

              They will not tell us until they have to… and even then…

              So, yes, I agree…

              • I’m with you on this Night Breaker


            • @ NightBreaker.. We are beginning to see some of this. I read somewhere NASA predicts a 30 year “cold spell” starting last year. Its hard to figure out what the PTB are preparing for such as a nuke war, economic collapse or severe weather change, but they are preparing. (aside from this recent bs article)

            • I knew a guy just like you on another website back in 2010/2011. He was supposedly a “consultant” for the DOD and he supposedly had contacts with NASA (Never A Straight Answer) or had previously worked there himself. He preached all this maunder minimum crap too for over a year and then the winter of 2010/2011 came and went and not only was there no beginning to a maunder minimum, but the spring of 2012 was the WARMEST ever on record.

              After everyone started questioning this great go to know it all guy…..he disappeared. But not until after he had a bunch of people believibng his hyped up crap and scared and wasting money on things they didn’t need…..at least not at that time.


              • Iz was not me man , but this information is out there from reputable sources , anytime you have a change such as this it is accumulative , it doesn’t effect the climate all at once there is usually a lag , the earth is a vey complex and dynamic entirety , Didnt work in atmospheric sciences , worked in Aerospace Engineering at NASA prior to my now employment . I am not a know it all , the more I seem to know the less I know , LOL.
                It’s just something you should look into and judge for yourself, we could all be wrong or not…….

                Semper Fi 8541

          • or a worse case scenario—a combination of things at the same time?? Sometimes, we don’t think big enough. When one disaster happens, it can easily set off the combo pattern, where one thing leads to the other. Nature tends to work that way. So does chance.

        • Yea, I think you are hitting very close to the actual nail.

          There are aliens coming. As I read from the Word, i understand there will be an army that comes with Satan after he and the Archangel Michael have their Heavenly War, and they are all “kicked out” of that dimension of Heaven and “cast” to the Earth.

          Will they have shape shifted to appear as ET? I don’t know, but I think they will appear as normal looking humans, as God created them. However; they will be in their indestructible/spiritual bodies, and no weapon upon this earth can kill them. They will be doing the work of Satan while he is pulling off his role of Antichrist on Earth, and to the world.

          As Christ said, Luk 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
          Luk 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

          So, it will be again, that these “fallen” angels that were here in Noah’s time will be here again, and will be entering into relations with earthly women.
          There will be 7000 according to the clue we are given in Revelation, when they are spiritually and physically killed at Jerusalem.

          Another important point, the part of the “locust army” that has survived underground and under the Antartica Ice Pack,(by the few of us that understand), will come up from the earth and be seen around the world. They will definitely appear as aliens, in their flying vehicles/craft. Who are they and where did they come from?

          There are two possibilities and explanations, which may be right on both occasions.

          They are the lost souls of the hybrids/giants that were the result of the fallen angels and their relations with flesh/earthly women, from Noah’s time. They won’t appear as their flesh bodies in giant form, because they were killed. Their souls were shifted into the bodies we have known as ETs. Remember they have great intelligence because of their ties to the powers of darkeness, thru Satan and his fallen angels.

          Also, there could have been a remnant of the fallen angels that hid, and never made it back to heaven into that dimension, after God removed them at the time of Noah’s flood.

          Remember, they are two totally different, entities.
          The “geber/ghibbore/Giants/(Mighty men in the KJV translated from the Hebrew word “gibbowr”, came “from” the Fallen Angels; their offspring.

          Some confusion has surfaced in recent times. The word nephilim is used to describe the giants. However the plural of the word means rejects and the root is ‘naphal’, which means “fallen”. Which wood better fit the description of the angels/sons of God that “refused to be born of woman”, and came/fell to earth to seduce woman.

          The giants are given two different meanings by dr.Strong’s, according to the Hebrew. One is that of Rephaim (a distinct tribe) and the other is that of Nephilim (which is masculine noun). The giants were of both male and female and had offspring, so the masculine noun distinction (Nephil) doesn’t quite fit.
          Geber/ghibbore is a better fit when coupled with Rephaim, as given by the Hebrew manuscript.

          Anyways, whatever one wants to call them they are coming and these people known as TPTB probably have been in contact with them and received much advanced knowledge and weaponry thru them. God knows their so-called secrets and His plan trumps any and all plans they have.

          Our defense can only come from the Lord and God’s Holy Word. We are instructed to “put on the whole gospel armour of God to stand against the wiles/evil/firey darts, of the devil. That gospel armour my friends is the Knowledge and Spiritual Truth that only comes from the Word.

          Many, many, men and women will die from heart attacks and suicide when all these strange beings start showing up on Earth. Satan, as Antichrist will do much to settle folks down, but many like the “rapture followers”, will be depressed and distraught because they had been taught they would escape all these things.
          Many will “snap” and lose all control.
          It ain’t gonna be a pretty time for atheists, either.

          • It has been my understanding now for many decades that the Bible is, “paraphrased history”…

            Wrap your mind around that one, and don’t spare a single tangent…
            Explore them all!

      11. Crap I have more then that in my glove box…Its a feel good over nite bag for gov employed victims…”See we care about our employees” “Look out for that bus, you might fall (pushed) under it”

      12. I see nothing in that kit that will help them with a 1 oz. slug traveling at 1600 fps…….

      13. It’s just enough to hold on till FEMA gets to them.

        I know they won’t be coming to help me.

      14. Gotta love those wet naps. Five of them. Use them wisely.

      15. At my wifes bank last year they gave a similar bag to every employee.

        • tintguy – Maybe they are preparing for a Bank Run, usually the the course over a long Holiday weekend when “They end the current monitory system and convert to a new type of Dollar” everything is resent, and them come Monday they issue new money at a fraction of your current bank balance. Even though I believe Silver will still drop further in Value, I would start collecting a few coins a week and average down or up, as it maybe the only real currency when the system crashes. Gold will most likely be confiscated by the Government, so the Govn’t Thugs can settle their debts to foreign nations. They may give you a grocery card for food in exchange for your Gold or take it by Bullet. Your choice. There will still be underground trading for Gold. Silver is too vast and too many uses including medical uses for that to be taken. So I would start looking at collecting Silver just in case after you have the rest of your preps in place.

      16. one thing you can be sure of is that the people you voted for are going to take care of the bankers and corporations that they enabled to make it possible to rob your dumb asses. Soon you will be fighting to stay alive in the country your forefathers fought to secure for you. You have now become total idiots.

      17. If you’re a fairly high up bankster underling, who refuses to take a big cut in pay, you are probably going to want a parachute in that kit.

      18. Its a security blanket thing. Just ask Linus.

        • Just 10% of the Populations owns 80% of the Stock Market. Follow the Money for the scandal. They are taking care of their own.

      19. Hell they’ve propped up the banks and stock market with trillions over the years…and continue to do so..so what’s a measly $200,000?..nothing!

        Fanny packs..big deal..standard issue for years..

        All that has to occur is to promise free nfl packages and beer to the populace and nearly all will succumb to the bait(..oh wait..we’re almost there anyways..) to prevent any possible bank runs.

        As a society..the damage is already done folks..way over done..

        Until they have extracted every damned penny from us..life will continue unabated..there will be no rioting, no bank runs, no ending the fed etc etc etc…

        Murka is toast…the so called freedom /patriot movement is null and void say for a few pockets of resistance…the republican landslide has amounted to..wait a minute..total betrayal…aca funded,immigration funded,ndaa funded..need I go on?

        Oh yeah..voting counts..elections have consequences..really?

        The fools that voted for this last republican debacle have just been fooled once again..all in lockstep with dear leader and the opposition party…

        It’s all kabuki theater…



        For what?

        Only God knows that answer..


      20. So many are making fun of the small size of this survival kit.
        I agree, they could do “much” better.
        But, “Something” is better than “Nothing”.
        Is that not what we all have been preaching for years?

        • This measly kits are for when the Populace surrounds the Banks for the Lynching. They can barricade themselves in the Bank for a few days, till they assume they will be rescued by the National Guard. WRONG!!

      21. It will be entertaining to watch 3814 bank examiners be relieved of their survival kits at gunpoint.

        • I have a feeling those Bank Examiners will be part of the NDAA Crew, Drilling into Safety Deposit Boxes to look any and all Gold loose out there. Only an idiot keeps anything in a Bank Safety Deposit Box. I would rent one a put a bag of SHIT in there.

      22. Something is better than nothing.

        Along with my gallon of water, flashlight, couple cans of food, to augment this kit. I should live a day or two more in a crisis.
        Are these kits lulling many into a “I am Ready For Anything Mode”? More likely they want you to shelter in place.
        So what do I take from this article?

        Time to check the BOB. How is the car doing? Does it need servicing. Tire pressure O.K. Battery, engine oil, Transmission oil and coolant. Escape route not under construction. Review family procedures.

        Do the simple checks now to avoid the “Big Pain In the Ass” should all go south.

        • Sailboat at saltwater house’s dock near Canada border, check.
          New bottom paint, check.
          Sails in good shape, check.
          Solar panels, enough to run entire boat system, check.
          Desalinator, check.
          HAM radio aboard, check.
          SHTF bags ready to grab, etc, etc, check.

          • BTW I plan to BUG IN, but if necessary…

          • Steve, Remember 90% of the Great Lakes were frozen over last Winter. Check Mate!! You’re Screwed!!

      23. A 72 hr kit FOR BANKERS!!! ???????

        Should they not have one already ??

        Are these people to shit simple they can not help them selves?

        I guess if they have one of these maybe they think they will be back to work after a long weekend ?????

      24. Peanuts.

        The real value is for more weapons. Say, a million or so for a hellfire that destroys a 30,000 dollar pickup truck that DC .gov probably paid for in the first place.

        Break some windows.

        Fix some windows.

        More GDP.

      25. Maybe they are getting them because of THIS.

        Can you say Goodbye to your bank account and or pension? You best get on this one. Stay Vigilant.

        VIA Campaign for America’s Future

        Right now some members of Congress are once again doing Wall Street’s bidding – and putting the economy at risk.

        They’re taking advantage of a must-pass budget bill to attach an amendment that would let big banks go back to gambling on derivatives, the exotic financial instruments that blew up the economy in 2008, and stick taxpayers with the bill for cleaning up their mess. This latest amendment was literally written by Citibank’s lobbyist – and it shows.

        We need to act now to stop Wall Street’s back-room deal. You may have heard that a bipartisan budget agreement is now moving through Congress. But there is still time to tell your representative to stand up and stop this dangerous attempt to rig the rules for Wall Street.

        Please call your House member right now – the main switchboard is 202-224-3121 – and tell your representative to stop this deal while there’s still time.

        Here’s what needs to be said:

        I’m a constituent. My name is…

        I’m calling about an outrageous provision that Wall Street lobbyists and a few House and Senate leaders are trying to sneak into the budget agreement. It would let the biggest banks go back to using taxpayer subsidies and guarantees to gamble on the riskiest derivatives – the exotic financial instruments that blew up the economy in 2008.

        This would be a huge giveaway to a tiny handful of the biggest Wall Street banks, and it would put the country’s financial and economic stability at risk. Please do all you can to remove this provision from the spending bill, and make it clear that you will oppose the bill unless it is removed.

        Scout says “If .gov doesn’t want to regulate derivatives, let them eat THEIR losses. – Do they share their profits with us????

      26. so when you or I prep as individuals its normal, but when private companies, banks, or federal agencies do it, its a conspiracy? while I will agree this can be seen as an indicator of trouble ahead, I cant fault them for prepping. I have been working on getting the folks I work for to buy into the concept of prepping for a couple of years and its gone well. We are probably the only large workplace you’ve seen with food and water as well as trauma kits/blowout bags.

      27. And do y’all plan to stay home with all your “preps”? IF everything go’s Tango Uniform. You will have what you have with you at the time. EVERY THING ELSE, is just blind stupid luck. One thing’s for certain; You WILL die, easy or hard; Soon or late, and there is not one thing you can do to stop it. How long you live depends entirely on how tough and how lucky you are. As the line in “The 13th Warrior” go’s, “Hide in a hole if you wish. You won’t live one moment longer. Fear profits a man nothing”.

      28. On the grand scale it seems like a small thing. I am inclined to think some politico’s relative might be selling survival kits. We have a congressman here that makes parachutes for the military.

      29. In the 1970’s a top KGB Col. by the name of Yuri Besmenov defected to the West. (Check Him out on UTUBE) He then spilled his guts as to how the Communist movement planned to destroy such countries as India, Canada, and the U.S.

        It comes in 4 stages. Obama, and his people, have been preparing for stage 3 since he came to power. Which is why Obama has signed Executive Orders giving The Feds total power in a Crisis. Also the Feds take control of all National Guards, and many Police Departments too. It’s why such Departments as Education and the IRS now have SWAT teams. It’s why they’re buying so much ammo and redeploying Armored Cars inside the U.S. It’s why The White House/Federal Government is filled with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s why Queen Barry proclaimed his totally illegal Immigration decree…… WHY?…to get people angry!

        The Crisis stage can be seen with Ferguson, which is why Queen Barry told the Communists organizing the riots to “Stay the Course”….not “Simmer Down”.

        To stay in power Obama past 2016, Obama needs CRISIS, be it Civil War, or some sort of Black Swann event. Besmenov said that one of two things usually occur in Stage 3, either Invasion or Civil War. Then Martial Law and Dictatorship.

        Pray for those you love.


          EVERYONE, please, read this.

          Any other gems you can offer, Sinner??

          • Article & Youtube link…

            Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov Explains Our Four Stages – “The New Normal”…

            “Information came to us back in the ‘80’s from a former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov, who defected to the west.
            (Yuri explains in a youtube interview which is linked here.)

            The four stages needed to take down a nation.

            Stage 1. DEMORALIZATION – Elimination of American Exceptionalism, fundamental change of national identity, structural deconstruction of foundational principles, elimination of religion. Embedding a new societal design upon the psyche of generations through ideological academia.

            Peer pressure by elites upon academics and society to convince that prior values were inherently flawed, racist, prejudiced etc. National identity is diluted with aspersions toward historical references. National history is re-written, re-defined, and molded to fit the new intended behavioral model and create the new values.

            Stage 2. CRISIS – Creation of economic, financial, and national security crisis. Also includes social crisis and breakdown of previous self-evident restrictions on moral behavior.

            Cloward Piven approach to overloading the system, ie more takers than producers. The crisis produces benevolent leaders who will promise to deliver “things” (Hope and Change) to meet people’s needs through Social and Economic Justice.

            False illusions that the situation is under control if certain strategic directions are followed (Bailouts, Stimulus, Jobs Bills, Regulations of industry, Unconstitutional Power Grabs, Dismissal of Historical Laws, Changes in legislative processes, Changes in checks and balances of power etc).

            Stage 3. NORMALIZATION – The uncomfortable feelings of change including losses of freedom are absorbed and accepted.

            Lost national identity becomes accepted as the norm within the new societal model.

            A period of national rebranding transition where people are so overwhelmed by the change they become numb and begin to accept a ‘new normal’.

            This period of normalization lasts indefinitely as the progression is continually advanced and acceptance takes place in small controlled doses.

            (New limits on behavior, Regulations, TSA Patdowns, Intrusions into privacy, Controls into daily life) These things begin to be accepted as “just the way it is now”…

            Stage 4. DESTABILIZATION – Unlike the period of “Crisis” the people who helped orchestrate the change are now no longer needed.

            The new overarching centralized governmental model begins to take control.

            Leftist usurpers who initially thought they were going to be part of the new power structure begin to realize they were used and manipulated and they themselves become the new enemy.

            Because they have first hand knowledge of the agenda they are the primary target for elimination. They may simply be disregarded, obfuscated, thrown out, or they may be collected, imprisoned, or worse killed. There is no longer room for dissention.

            Dissent is only possible within the free system that has now been deconstructed. Therefore the leftist purpose is served once the destabilization is complete. Totalitarian Government takes control…”

            Bezmenov’s quote: “This is what will happen in the United States if you allow all these schmucks to bring the country to crisis, to promise people all kind of goodies and a paradise on earth, to destabilize your economy, to eliminate the principle of free market competition, and to put a Big Brother government in Washington D.C. …”


            • KM,Sinner,

              Thanks. It is not new info but it is good to have it at our fingertips. KM, you are always resourceful with your postings and it is much appreciated here in Louisiana.

              Louisiana Eagle – out and about!

        • The Massive Drop in Oil is the “Black Swan Event” you all been looking for. Just wait for the real pain that ripples through the economy, when Oil goes below $40 a Barrel. Banks that made Bogus loans to oil drillers that default, will take a beating, and how they recover will be to steal yours and my Money!! Just wait. PREPARE!!

      30. Scout.. You intentions are good but doing so is very similar of a gang rape case. You can’t ask the first rapist to stop the second one.

      31. Wait, what?

        These kits are $200,000.00 ea? And there’s only a few days of food and water in the kits? Holy fuck who’s money did they use on THAT? I could put those kits together for < $200.00.

        • try reaing it correctly sometime …

          $50+ each …. they are spending $200,000 all together

          Obammy spends that on a lunch for his illegal immigrant relatives

          • According to a new report the Treasury Department has ordered over $200,000 Survival Kits for as many as 3,814 employees who oversee the federal banking system.

            Must be the new grammar.

        • Scout, Thanks for the link.

      32. Unlikely reason: Does the Fed govt think that if their building is under siege that these kits will hold them over until the Army arrives? Fanny packs… The Fed employees will be running down the halls, avoiding zombies and hiding? Where are the hand guns and ammo (likely ordered a few years ago as part of the 1.6 billion rounds). Likely reason: Your Federal govt agencies know they must spend their full allotted budget amount available each year or their budgets will be slashed in future years. There is no incentive for govt branches to save the taxpayer any money. So the office managers spend.

        • They are most likely stocking stuffers for their minions

      33. if you were responsible for employees that were on the road 100% …. and prepared a car trunk storage GHB for each one


        • I supply them with a Fanny packed full with Cyanide Tablets. And label them as water purification tabs. lol

      34. 2 things…

        1. There will not be a run on the banks or it will be the shortest run ever. My sister in law is a branch manager at a BOFA. I asked her how much money is in the bank. Fact is, in my little town of about 25,000 people, except on paydays, she said there is only about $16,000 at her branch not including coins. First person there, usually some guy that pays attention to what is going on and has some cash, will pull all of it out the first minute something happens. After that, everyone else gets bumpkiss!!

        2. All of these things, ammo, MRAPS, coffins, weapons, and now survival kits, are being pre-staged in these areas. Local LEO will not use them. The dissident round up teams from DHS will use them. Why roll into a little town with all kinds of MRAPS and gear when you can just drive in nice and quiet and gear up, take action, and scoot out of town.

        I could be totally wrong, but thats what I would do.

        • be aware of “silent bank runs”

          this happened with Wachovia some years ago

          people don’t line up outside the bank for their money

          they move it on-line which is what happened with Wachovia
          not many people know this

      35. What!
        no blood clotting agent? nothing to dress a non-lethal wound , (you know the type)

        yer dead

      36. We all need to “keep our eyes on the ball” and always be mindful of who and what we are dealing with. This administration is actively trying to collapse the American financial system, and that could include misinformation designed to create a run on the banks.
        You need to ask yourself why would a US Government department go out and purchase stuff for bank employees. Really? Do not allow yourself to be misled and manipulated by half-truths and innuendos that may be masquerading as “News”.

      37. It’s my observation that most of this Federal Government give away stuff (including military equipment), is just lobbyists getting their clients products bought by the taxpayers. I was shocked to learn that about 90% of all “foreign aid money” is spent in the US. Lobbyists getting the taxpayers to buy their clients excess stuff and give it to foreign countries that probably didn’t even want it.

      38. Republican Congressman Rogers says that there is an elevated threat to US facilities overseas. Probably because his wife owns Aegis Security and has a $10 Billion a year contract with the US State Dept. for security of those facilities. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a website that showed all political connections for those that do big business with the government? A website that shows the relatives of politicians and their crony connections to the taxpayers pocket. The system is corrupt. And everyone in it is corrupt. No exceptions. Voting won’t change that, only blood.

      39. We hear this time and time again – The Stock Market Will Crash. Often this statement includes projected dates, but the banksters continue their robbery of the people. I understand the downfall occurring! I’ve gone from $80k plus commissions, to 45k without commissions, to finally unemployment. I’ve applied for over 125 jobs in the past 60 days, and have received 3 responses all for less than I am making on unemployment. I’ve targeted everything from worldwide managerial positions to dishwasher jobs, and nothing! I just wish the EMP, CME or collapse would happen for God sakes!

      40. Brick of extra small condoms for each banker…

      41. Why are they stockpiling? Probably because there was a war on overseas and the US had heaps of stuff they could give out to any Gov. Dept. that wanted it for free……………..DUH.

      42. Honestly, I think if the treasury knew something and was actually concerned they would be buying better equipment for their workers. This comes across as minimal at best. I would gather that due to popular TV shows and reality survival shows the eggheads at the treasury have jumped on the bandwagon and got “survival bags” as bonuses for their workers. I recall when I was working full time in a factory the boss ordered us all road side emergency kits for our cars as a bonus gift. This reminds me of that. If the government was really serious they would be going to the pentagon and getting supplies under the table so to speak. I bet these are bonus gifts for workers.

      43. It DOES make one wonder, doesn’t it? Oh well, better to be safe than sorry I guess.

      44. What decent, respectable survival-equipment business is going to sell these items to the US govt?

        Frankly, I would like to know–because I will do my best to avoid EVER patronizing their business myself.

        After all, you don’t sell survival gear to the chickens in the hen-house… and then sell it to the foxes too.

      45. OY VEY!!! Of course they know the SWHTF soon. How bad will it get I guess depends on where you live. I hope it can wait a few more years but I doubt it.

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