Thursday, April 30, 2015

Raw Milk Laws In A State Of Flux, Government Agencies Pressured To Lessen Rules

Food security during any type of long term disaster scenario involves a lot of planning and budgeting. Growing and raising your own groceries, as well as having a deep supply of shelf stable food, will increases the likelihood of survival. Relying solely on what we can grow or raise is more than a bit foolhardy. One bad growing season or property invasion during the disaster could easily wipe out an entire crop and empty the barnyard.
Milk is a staple during both good times and bad. A few good milk cows and some buckets of dry-milk will help to ensure the survival of the family when a disaster strikes – and make you less reliant on ever-changing grocery store prices in the process. A growing portion of the self-reliant community wants to either drink and sell raw milk or roughly pasteurize its own milk in traditional homesteading fashion, but government regulation are thwarting such efforts nationwide.
Since 1949, the government has banned the sale of cheese comprised from unpasteurized milk, unless the cheese had been aged at least 60 days. The 60-day raw milk cheese ban was reportedly designed to protect consumers from bacteria and pathogens. The food regulation agencies reportedly feel that salmonella, listeria, and E. coli are prevented from forming after 60-days due to the salts and acids in raw milk cheese. Some cheesemakers disagree with the need for a 60-day waiting period. Such cheesemakers and dairy farmers feel that raw milk cheese is healthier and more flavorful than commercially processed cheeses. Click here to read the rest of the raw milk news report.

Fruit Prices Expected To Take Big Hike Due To Continued Honeybee Decline

Milk prices may be at an all-time low but fruit and almond prices are expected to increase substantially due to another season of honeybee population decreases. Ordering bees to pollinate crops and to start new hives for honey-making is even more difficult this year than last.
“It’s been stated that every third bite of food you take is thanks directly or indirectly to a honey bee,” said beekeeper Orin Johnson. The beekeeper is exactly right. Approximately 70 percent of all the food we eat was pollinated by honeybees. Feed devoured by the livestock we eat is also pollinated by bees. Keeping the junior high science lesson super short- if the bees die, the human race will not be far behind.

Honeybees in the California Central Valley always pollinate the fruit and almond trees which provide produce and nuts shipped around the world. The state literally requires billions of honeybees to generate a healthy and solid crop each year.
The vast amount of acreage devoted to the production of fruit and nuts puts a high demand on honeybees and will outweigh the supply in 2015. Some of the honeybees raised in California are also shipped to Idaho and North and South Dakota. The rental of beehives used to be a decent line to be in, but price increases to a tune of 25 percent, have made the honeybee rental gig big business - when you can find enough bees to fill the hive frames. Bee hive theft has also reportedly increased substantially.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Calls Up State Guard To Monitor Jade Helm 15 Training

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the state guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15. The “realistic military training” or RMT slated to begin in seven southwestern states in July, has become highly controversial and has sparked multiple conspiracy theories, along with martial law concerns.
Jade Helm 15 monitoring was requested by Governor Greg Abbott after a packed public meeting in rural Batrop County earlier this week. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, U.S. Military officials were scheduled to brief the Bastrop County Commissioners about the Operation Jade Helm 15 exercises. More than 200 people crammed into the meeting hall to hear what the special operations officials had to say and to get answers to their questions. Click here to read more about Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling up the State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15 military training.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pandemic Concerns Mount As CDC Labs Deemed 'Not Credible' After Safety Review

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is once again under fire amid decreased public confidence about the keeping of deadly and pandemic capable substances held in the agency's labs.
Biohazard safety experts recently conducted a review of the CDC labs and found them to be "not credible" under existing safety and security protocols. Good news for potential terrorists, but bad news for Americans.
The CDC investigating team found that their is "inadequate" leadership and safety training at the government labs which are tasked with handling and storing some of the deadliest substances on the planet.
 
CDC lab "mishaps" have reportedly left staffers potentially exposed to viruses such as Anthrax, the bird flu, and Ebola. Last July, Smallpox vials which were found at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention facility in Maryland were tested and deemed still active, or “alive,”  The six vials were left in an unsecured storage area since the 1950s. It will took two weeks of testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta before the exact nature of the smallpox virus was realized. Additional testing revealed “evidence of growth” in at least two of the Smallpox vials. Once the Smallpox testing completed, the CDC reportedly destroyed all six of the Smallpox vials under the supervision of the World Health Organization. Click here to read more about the CDC labs report.

Prepper Camp 2015 Offers Even More Hands-On Self-Reliance Training And Survival Experts

Daylight savings time might be making us all a little bit sleepy this week, but the turning up of the clocks also signals one very important thing – the pending arrival of spring. The winter that seemed like it would never end will finally be drawing to a close. All of us bargain hunters often consider spring the start of “yard sale season.” While I am looking forward to short-sleeves weather and tables full of on the cheap potential preps dotting front yards around America, I am even more excited about the beginning of a new prepper expo season.

Preparedness conventions and expos abound in the spring and summer months. Such events have become so popular and profitable that indoor expos are being created on a smaller scale even during the chilly winter months. I have attended and been a presenter at prepper expos, and interviewed organizers of events held around the nation. Although most are great event hosted by folks knowledgeable about self-reliance, others are merely glorified trade shows.

A new kid on the survival block emerged last year, Prepper Camp™, and took the preparedness community by storm. The camp, which was the brainchild of Survivalist Gardener Rick Austin, focused on preparedness education. Many hands went into the planning and operation of Prepper Camp™ 2014, as Rick is quick to point out, but it was well worth the effort – and the drive regardless of where you live in the country. This is not an empty claim or a paid endorsement.

 We drove 10 hours pulling a trailer stacked full of firewood and primitive camping gear to get to Saluda, North Carolina where Prepper Camp™ was held at the Orchard Lake Campground. About nine hours into the trip, my husband Bobby’s Blazer had what we thought was a radiator issue – the smell of an overheating vehicle at night on the side of a mountain is most assuredly not a welcome scent. Since we were virtually straddling a state line and in the middle of no where, AAA got very confused about which office in which state should come to our aid.
Click here to read the rest of the report about Prepper Camp.

Weaponized Weather Fears Voiced By CIA? Is Our Food Supply Safe?

If the government, any government, can manipulate the weather, what does that mean for our food supply? Weaponized weather tensions could lead to a World War 3, according to some scientists. Tampering with Mother Nature is a scary thought. What if something goes wrong when the scientists attempt to make clouds pour rain during a drought? What if a rogue nation is more advance in weather warfare than us and uses their skills to wreak havoc during the growing season?
Weaponized weather may sound like science fiction or a whacko conspiracy theory, but it is allegedly a real possibility. Russia and North Korea might be able to control the weather, according to alleged concerns by CIA officials in the geoengineering field. CIA staffers are reportedly fearful that “hostile nations” are attempting to “manipulate” weather around the globe. Click here to read the rest of the chemtrails weaponized weather report.

Agenda 21: Multiple States Passing Laws To Protect Property Rights, But Few Americans Are Even Aware Of The Mounting Threat Against Them

Agenda 21 has attracted the attention of lawmakers across the country, finally, - but the masses in America are still virtually unaware of the potential threat to property rights and states rights posed by the biodiversity plan.
A detailed map of America created by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity shows exactly what the country would look like if the United Nations Agenda 21 plan takes hold in the United States. The Bundy ranch and Tommy Henderson Texas ranch battles with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) caused some to grow more concerned about the amount of land already owned by the federal government and a perceived push to utilize environmental laws to pressure residents away from rural growing and grazing areas.
 
The United Nations Agenda 21 biodiversity plan is a voluntary and non-binding resolution is reportedly focused only solely on sustainable development. A total of 178 United Nations countries adopted the Agenda 21 plan in 1992. The global initiative is based upon a program which would in theory abolish poverty and protect “fragile environments” by properly managing cities.
The United States is a signatory country to Agenda 21. Congressional approval was not required to become a signatory since the plan is non-binding. In America alone, more than 500 large and moderate-sized cities are members of an international sustainability organization that reportedly supports the implementation of Agenda 21.
Rosa Koire is likely one of the most outspoken opponents of Agenda 21. She first became aware and concerned about the “communitarianism” or regionalist movement while working as a real estate appraiser. Koire retired at a fairly young age at least in part, to tour the country and educate others about what she wholeheartedly seems to view as a dangerous and liberty infringing movement which surpasses partisan politics.
Click here to read the rest of the Agenda 21 report.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Illegal Immigration: Will Current Polices Spark Economic Collapse And Decrease National Security?

Illegal immigration and immigration reform remains a major bone of contention in Congress, with a flurry of warring executive orders and law changes likely coming in the near future.
Does the current enforcement (or lack thereof) of existing immigration laws lay the groundwork for economic doom and increase national security risks? Folks who live in border states have been crying out for border security enforcement for decades and their voices got a lot louder last summer when hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant children walked across the line between Mexico and Texas.
State and local law enforcement officers have been struggling to maintain order and protect private property in border states and are often called to task for daring to adhere to federal laws. Several recent legal and fiscal issues could drastically impact American taxpayers not just in border states but around the country.

Joe Arpaio is being blocked for conducting illegal immigration workplace raids by a federal judge. The Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff and his attorneys are prepared to fight the court order. Sheriff Joe Arpaio had been conducting raids which targeted suspected illegal aliens working at Maricopa County businesses until Judge David Campbell ordered the actions stopped last week.
Sheriff Arpaio cannot engage in any more illegal immigrants workplace raids while the federal preliminary injunction remain in place. The Maricopa County raids reportedly resulted in approximately 1,000 identity theft arrests. The illegal immigration raids conducted by Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies sought individuals using fake or stolen Social Security numbers and other identifying documents in order to gain employment.
Click here to read the rest of the illegal immigrants national security report.

Baltimore Riots Highlights Why Americans Should Prepare For Civil Unrest

The Baltimore riots sparked a resurgence of the Blue Lives Matter hashtag – #bluelivesmatter. The hashtag initially surfaced on social media during the Ferguson riots in response to the Black Lives Matter hashtag. Overnight, Americans from across the country tuned into their favorite 24/7 cable news station to watch the violence and carnage occurring in west Baltimore after the Freddie Gray funeral.
The Baltimore police were alerted to an alliance between three rival gangs, the Bloods, the Crips, and the Black Guerilla Family in the early afternoon hours yesterday. The gangs allegedly agreed to a partnership that would involve them putting aside the turf wars and violence they wage against one another and turn all their power and angst towards the police.


The Baltimore Police Department was placed on high alert over the warning just as another threat emerged against them on social media – this time the promise of chaos stemmed from local teenagers. Click here to read more about the #bluelivesmatter movement and the Baltimore riots.

Jade Helm 15 – Everything You Need To Know About The Controversial Military Training Exercises

Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theories, facts, and speculation have dominated online headlines for weeks. The massive realistic military training to take place in seven states this summer has many preppers and Second Amendment extremely concerned. Operation Jade Helm rumors range from concerns about the abrupt Walmart store closings for the biggest plumbing problem in history to the surface-to-air missiles tests in Texas.
Operation Jade Helm involves 1,2000 special forces team members being dropped into seven southwestern states as a part of realistic military training exercises. The special operations military exercises has become highly controversial. The soldiers will be ordered to “operate undetected” among the civilian population in the western states. Jade Helm 15 is slated to begin in July and will last for eight weeks. For the purpose of training, residents in the entire states of Utah and Texas will be deemed “hostiles.”
Jade Helm will take place in both cities and small towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. Some of the Army Special Forces teams will be dropped from airplanes while carrying traditional military weapons loaded with blanks. Jade Helm 15 has some concerned the drills are too realistic. Some Americans and Second Amendment activist groups have expressed concerns that the realistic military training exercises designed for Operation Jade Helm are merely thinly veiled drills to practice for future martial law orders.
Click here to read the rest of the Jade Helm 15 report.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bird Flu Pandemic Warnings Issued, H7N9 Mutating, H5N2 Infecting Thousands Of Turkeys

The H5N2 bird flu strain was among the first to cause increased concerns for health and agriculture experts. The flu strain has killed 429 people in 16 countries since 2003 and infected almost 800 more. The H5N2 strain of the bird flu has already killed 15,000 turkeys in Minnesota alone. The most recent pandemic caused by a flu strain was the H1N1 swine flu outbreak in 2009. There are now reportedly 48 different subtypes of the flu virus. H7N- bird flu has killed 227 people since 2013 and infected 622 others.
The United States has some of the most fertile farm land in the entire world. Is there really a need for chicken imports from China in the first place? Protecting the sanctity of the food supply and taking steps to maintain a high level of food safety should be a top priority for the federal government. Relying on second hand information regarding the improvements being undertaken to thwart the various strains of bird flu materializing in China is not exactly reassuring for American consumers.
Growing your own food and stocking up on long term food storage buckets could make a substantial difference in the lives of your loved ones should a bird flu pandemic strike the United States.
Click here to read the rest of the bird flu report.

Self-Reliance Tips For Homesteading Newbies

Buying the perfect homesteading property, planting rows and rows or crops, and purchasing long term storage food as a part of a backup plan is a good start to becoming more self-reliant, but those preps alone will not ensure success or long-term survival.
Living off the grid or making the decision to live more self-reliant existence in a rural area takes planning, lots and lots of planning. As with all things worth doing, embarking on a self-reliant lifestyle should start with a solid foundation, and some homework. The best self-reliance tips involve both research and education. Developing a plan that suits your family’s needs is crucial to both successful implementation and survival.
Know how to use and fix what you buy. Spending a lot of money on necessary survival items will not provide the expected benefits if the family does not learn how to use them, continually practicing with them, and keeping them in perfect working order. When the lights go out is not the time to open a box and begin reading the directions by candlelight.
Developing a more self- reliant existence will most likely improve your overall physical and mental health. Teaching children how to prep offers a multitude of fun family excursions and quality time outdoors. Do not approach the creation of a self-reliance lifestyle on a rigid time frame, but as a long-term goal with many adaptations required along the way. Develop realistic goals and celebrate those successes as a family. Click here to read more of the homesteading tips for beginners report.

Purge In Baltimore? Baltimore Police Threatened By Black Guerilla Family, Bloods, And Crips In United Gangs Partnership To ‘Take Out’ Cops

Baltimore police will be targets of attacks by united gangs in response to the Freddie Gray death, according to a warning issued following Gray’s funeral earlier today. The Black Guerilla Family, the Bloods, and the Crips gangs have agreed to unite in an effort to “take out” Baltimore law enforcement officers, according to “credible information” received by the police department.
A release regarding the Baltimore police threat posed by the Bloods, the Crips, and the Black Guerilla Family was issued to the media around noon on Monday.
“The Baltimore Police Department/Criminal Intelligence Unit has received credible information that members of various gangs, including the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods, and Crips have entered into a partnership to ‘take out’ law enforcement officers. This is a credible threat. Law enforcement agencies should take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers. Notification will be sent via NLETS. Further information will be sent through appropriate channels. Media is request to distribute this information to the public and law enforcement nationwide.”
Click here to read the rest of the Baltimore purge - Baltimore police threatened by Bloods, Crips, and the Black Guerilla Family report.

No Thanks CNN: Prepping Star Turns Down Network Special Over Media Bias Concerns - Rick Austin Interview

Rick Austin, a best-selling author, survival expert, sought after speaker and television personality, turned down what many looking for publicity would have considered the opportunity of a lifetime – to be featured in a CNN special television series. Austin is the host of the number one rated show on the Preparedness Radio Network.
Austin, also known as the “Survivalist Gardener,” is a leader in the preparedness industry and one of the most recognizable self-reliance experts in the nation. Austin’s homesteading skills and survival advice have been featured on NatGeo’s Doomsday Preppers, Doomsday Castle, Mother Earth News, the American Survival Guide, and most recently, on a Newsweek’s Off Grid special edition – alongside the likes of Les Stroud from Discovery’s Survivor Man series.

Rick Austin and his wife, “Survivor Jane,” a significant self-reliance personality herself, were spotlighted in the highest rated Doomsday Preppers episode of all time. Survivor Jane created the viral Twitter hashtag, #preppertalk. The survival focused couple also garnered the most positive comments social media comments in the history of the series.

Click here to read the rest of the No Thanks CNN Prepper Rick Austin interview.

Solar Storm Threats To The Power Grid Could End Life As We Know It In America

Every minute of every day we face a deadly threat in America, yet very few are paying attention to the problem. A downed power grid would change life as we know it more than virtually any other doomsday scenario ever could; and is far more likely than a plethora of the apocalyptic scenarios contrived by Hollywood producers.
Solar flares hit Earth on March 16, but few noticed. The solar storm or sunspot activity have made the Northern Lights effect possible. While many around the nation were debating the Blood Moon prophecy and the best vantage points to watch the expected eclipse on Friday, others were more keenly focused on the vulnerability of the power grid.
Going back three decades, the United States electrical grid loses power 285 percent more often than it did in 1984, when record keeping began. The power outages cost businesses in the United States as much as $150 billion per year, according to the Department of Energy.



By most estimates, it would take a minimum of three months to possibly an entire year, to garner new transformers after a power grid failure. Like most things we buy at the store, transformers are not made in America. If a grid-down scenario impacts the entire planet, the companies in China and Germany where such components are made, will not be able to manufacture or ship the parts to the United States.

As both the American Blackout original film by National Geographic and the Lights Out Saga independent film series (still in production) reveal, life as we know it would cease to exist if the nation is left without power for only a short period of time. If America loses power the nose dive the economy would take would be of epic proportion. The masses would starve, and many of our friends and neighbors would fall victim to violent acts by both marauders and desperate starving folks who had never committed a crime before in their lives. Click here to read the rest of the solar flares power grid report.

Agenda 21 Hitting Colorado?

Property rights and restricted land use for generations to come have caused concern for some Colorado residents. The land conservation easement tabled for the moment in the Palisades area and Mesa County, have renewed fears that Agenda 21 mandates are continuing to emerge in America.
Colorado county commissioner Scott McInnis is leading the effort to halt rubber stamp approval of all conservation easements which could have a massive impact on the rights of property owners decades into the future. McInnis is a recently elected county commissioner and former congressman. The Colorado conservation easement involves a 22-acre property which is largely comprised of peach and apricot trees.
If the land use agreement is ultimately passed, anyone who purchases the land in the future will be forced to adhere to stringent usage guidelines.While the current issue on the table is for just a modest amount of acreage by rural standards, McInnis and those oppose to the deal fear that similar past and future approvals could create an Agenda 21 atmosphere and have a negative impact on the local economy and overall property rights. Click here to read more about the Agenda 21 Colorado scenario.

So, You Are Going To Bug Out To The Forest After The SHTF, Better Read This Report First!

How many times have you heard someone say, “When the SHTF I am just going to bugout to the woods,” and think that such a “plan” is a simp...