Monday, November 2, 2009


There is so much I don't speak, of what I see. Why ? Well, I suppose lots of people have different reasons for quietly going along and not speaking. Mine, at this point, is: I've already said it, time and again. What is the point in continuing ?

And, selfishly, I'm attempting to prepare myself for the horrific sights I'll witness as more people are hungry and will no longer be able to live at the level of integrity they are used to and may unsuccessfully strive to maintain, if they intend to survive.

I used to enjoy the sounds of silence. Now my own haunts me, at times.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Migrations Of The Brown Recluse

Someone I know in northern Ohio bitten by a brown recluse spider - luckily her husband caught a few of them, stuck them in a jar to take to the hospital since the Dr. kept insisting brown recluses are a southern bug - they are NOT native that far north ie. warmer climate spider - seen by game wardens in ohio at times moving en masse - my son nearly lost his leg, and has horrible scarring with some muscle missing, from a bite of this spider - keep the info in the back of your mind - weather is weird and some bugs are migrating it appears - nasty spider with a nasty bite - might want to look them up for more info if you live in area where generally not seen - like any spider, they don't much care if they live inside or out but colder weather in the north may coax them inside

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Now This Is A Serious Rant !

I don't know these fellows but wow, what a rant ! I can't argue with their facts, can you ? Gotta dig for the truth, if you want it:

Around here, the aisles in stores have become much wider, with less merchandise; small business owners are still smiling but their stress is showing; workers and shoppers aren't smiling much anymore. The fabric is ripping; do you hear the sounds ?

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm Still Laughing !

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Needed A Laugh And Found This !!-4-Minutes-With-An-Elephant.html

I do not recommend drinking a beverage while watching, nor watching with young children nearby; otherwise have a laugh from these two clips !

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

No Bake Granola

Now here is a great idea from:

- 5 cups oats (if gluten free, make sure the oats are certified GF.)
- 1/4 cup honey * (see note below)
- 1/4 cup melted butter * (see note below)
- 1 T flax seeds
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used raisins and cranberries)

The Directions.

Put all the dry ingredients into your crockpot. You'll need at least a 4 quart.

Melt the butter in the microwave, and add. Add the honey. Toss well.

*note: if you add this amount of honey and butter, the granola will be cereal-like, and not trail-mix like. If you'd rather the granola clump together in pieces, you'll need to add more honey and butter. I tried it with the honey and butter doubled (1/2 cup each) and it still didn't clump much--so if you'd prefer your granola that way, you'll need to add at least 3/4 cup of honey. I didn't want that much sugar, and my kids are cool with eating it like this.

Cover, but vent with a chopstick. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring every so often.

If you can smell the granola cooking, go stir. It will burn if you don't keep an eye on it. But it won't burn as quickly as it does in the oven!

Dump out on some parchment paper and let cool. Eat with milk like cereal, warmed with milk like oatmeal, or as is. Seal well in an air-tight container or in a ziplock. Granola freezes well.

The blog has soooo many crockpot recipes; check them out if you need more ! She, also, encourages changing the ingredients around for the granola to suit your taste so experiment and have fun. :-)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SciFi Comes To Our Reality

♠You may want to read up on HAARP, both sides ie. the govt version and the version written about by Dr. Begich in 'Angels Don't Play This HAARP';

"The Mind Has No Firewall"

(Excerpt from Earth Rising- The Revolution by Dr. Nick Begich & James Roderick)

In another article published in the Spring 1998 edition of Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly, an article by Timothy L. Thomas appeared - "The Mind Has No Firewall." The article was perhaps the most revealing in terms of what can be expected in the future.

For decades, the United States, the former Soviet Union, and others have been involved in developing sophisticated new systems for influencing human physical and mental health. The desire and focus of this research has been to discover ways of manipulating the behavior of humans to meet political ends in the context of war-making and defense. What is interesting in all of this is the sophistication of external devices which can alter our very nature. In the article "The Mind has No Firewall" the author states:

"A recent Russian military article offered a slightly different slant to the problem, declaring that 'humanity stands on the brink of a psychotronic war' with mind and body as the focus. That article discussed Russian and international attempts to control the psycho-physical condition of man and his decision-making processes by the use of VHF-generators, 'noiseless cassettes,' and other technologies."

The article goes on to describe that the aim of these new weapons is to control or alter the psyche or interfere with the various parts of the body in such a way as to confuse or destroy the inner-body signals which keep the living system operational. The article describes the way "Information Warfare Theory" neglects the most important factor in information warfare - the human being. Militaries publicly focus on hardware and software, neglecting the human "data-processor." In the information warfare theories put forth in the past, discussion was limited to manmade systems and not the human operator. Humans were considered in information warfare scenarios only in that they could be impacted by propaganda, deceit and deception - tools recognized as part of the military mindset and arsenal. This book publicly explores a more sinister approach, an approach which must be considered in the context of basic human rights and values which are fundamentally and foundationally based on our right to think freely. The article went on:

"Yet the body is capable not only of being deceived, manipulated, or misinformed but also shut down or destroyed - just as any other data-processing system. The data the body receives from external sources - such as electromagnetic, vortex, or acoustic energy waves - or creates through its own electrical or chemical stimuli can be manipulated or changed just as the data (information) in any hardware system can be altered."

The aim of any information war ultimately deals with human beings. The policy of the United States is to target all information dependent systems "whether human or automated" and the definition extends the use of these new technologies to people - as if they were just data-processing hardware.

The Parameters article went on to discuss the work of Dr. Victor Solntsev of the Baumann Technical Institute in Moscow. He insists that the human body must be viewed as an open system instead of simply as an organism or closed system. This "open system" approach has been held by many Russian researchers and others going back to at least the early 1970s, according to documents held by Earthpulse. What is interesting is that it has taken thirty years to be seen in the open literature as a credible view of reality. Dr. Solntsev goes on to suggest that a person's physical environment can cause changes within the body and mind whether stimulated by electro-magnetic, gravitational, acoustic, or other stimuli.

The same Russian researcher examined the issue of "information noise" which can create a dense shield between a person and external reality. The "noise" could be created as signals, messages, images or other information with the target population the consciousness of the group or individuals. The purpose would be to overload a person so that he no longer reacts to the external stimulus or information. The overloading would serve to destabilize judgment or modify behavior.

According to Solntsev, at least one computer virus has been created which will affect a person's psyche - Russian Virus 666. This virus appears in every 25th frame of a computer's visual display where a mix of color, pulse and patterns are reported to put computer operators into trance. The subconscious perception of the display can be used to induce a heart attack or to subtly manage or change a computer operator's perceptions. This same system could be used in any television or visual broadcast.

In a July 7, 1997, U.S. News and World Report article, it was revealed that scientists were seeking specific energy patterns which could be externally applied to the body of individuals for the purpose of modifying their behavior. The article addressed some of the important public revelations about these new systems. These "revelations" represent but a small part of the story.

Since we first discovered these materials we have pieced together the bits and pieces of information that weave together a more complete story. What we now know is that the most powerful weapon systems will be those which subdue populations through the use of subtle energy fields which trick the body and mind into reacting as if the signals were normal and natural. These systems can also be used to create total disorientation in people, cause "mystery" illnesses as well as be used to induce, at a distance, heart failure or significant respiratory distress, among other things.

One of the other important areas of our current work deals with the issues of privacy. Under the guise of such thinking as, "if you don't have anything to hide, why are you concerned? This is for your own safety and protection" - comes a theme voiced by every repressive regime ever to emerge out of human interactions. Fear is being used to dismantle our system of laws and civility. International drug traffickers and terrorists are the first targets of these new technologies, based on the idea that the average person will look the other way when the rights of these suspects are considered. However, except in the most extreme situations, the first questions which should be raised deal with the idea of innocence until guilt is proven, concepts of due process of law, the right to a reasonable defense and a fair trial. Who is the guiding hand that will otherwise decide the guilt or innocence of suspected persons? Should we look the other way or insist that the values on which all democratic constitutional law is based are equally enforced? Developments on the privacy front are summarized below and dealt with in greater detail later. They include:

It is now possible to follow the movements of any individual anywhere through their cell phone. In fact, in the United States, under the guise of locating people in emergency situations, it will soon be required that all cell phones have this tracking ability. It is also possible, with this new technology, to use microcircuits in these phones just like a hidden microphone to monitor the conversations of cell phone owners even when the device is switched off.

In many urban areas micro-cameras are being installed inclusive of microphone pick-ups in order to monitor "criminal activity." These cameras are being installed in numerous major urban areas and, based on miniaturization and decreasing technology costs, it will soon be possible to literally monitor entire countries.

Sophisticated computer systems are under development which are designed to read body language in order to interpret potential violent or other behaviors and dispatch authorities to the scene.

The ability to look into the homes of individual people, using very high tech infrared cameras and other technology combinations, is now available to law enforcement. These technologies allow people to literally look into the bedrooms and private activity of anyone.

The ability of televisions, through cable connections, to be both transmitter and receiver is not far away and is being tested and introduced as new burglar alarms and home safety devices.

The technology to look through peoples clothing to find hidden weapons or drugs is now in use by some policing and military organizations.

Roving wiretaps which involve the idea that whole areas of cities can be tapped in order to find a single person who might be engaged in criminal activity. It is the same logic behind collecting DNA samples to prove an individual's innocence or getting fingerprinted at the bank in order to cash a check - all are gradual intrusions into privacy.

Genetic predisposition-to-violence studies which involve the concept that certain genetic markers can be identified which show who is likely to exhibit criminal behavior are now ongoing. Once identified, the individual can be medicated with mood altering drugs in advance of such anticipated behavior. During the Bush administration, this program was almost implemented in urban school systems in the United States. The $400,000,000US initiative was stopped when those engaged in real science began to object. Now, nine years later, this issue is again surfacing, the interesting point being that the same indicators in terms of personality for criminals are the same for non-conforming elements of society which produce the leadership within countries.

Mandatory bank transaction reports including "reporting suspicious activity" are also being initiated in a number of countries around the world.

These are but a few of the things that are happening now and are presented here only to give indications of the general direction of these invasive technologies."♦

Here is the website for Begich:

I suggest we all learn how to change with ease, the frequency of our thinking on any given day, depending on how we are 'feeling'; it may just be incoming 'cell messages', directing us in a way we wouldn't normally 'choose' to go. And, of course, unplug phones, internet and digital tv's before bed; oh and add some sort of music to confuse any other incoming cell missiles from surrounding equipment. It really is becoming a pain in the neck to be concerned with living, considering these 'conditions'. Maybe we should all just 'go along and get along' ? Sorry, I don't think I can 'go along' without at least trying to live under my own 'power'; since I have great faith and experience with the power of the mind, I think I'll keep plodding along my own way, directing those signals back from whence they come.

FYI: The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) is managed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Sheldon Z. Meth, the Program Manager, as of March 9, 2006, on the official DARPA page for HAARP states that the high frequency transmitting array at the HAARP Research Station, Gakona, AK has been completed.

Did you note the dates ?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

When is it enough to say you did your best ?

I stopped talking about what's happening to 'just anyone' months ago, but there were/are still a few very special people, I continued attempting to reach. However, I've now come to a point where I can't continue to put energy where there is no action on their part.

Part of preparing emotionally, will include 'letting go' of loved ones who aren't doing their own homework, and have concluded they prefer to go along with the crowd and think you are crazy. It is what it is; move forward and don't look back. If they don't see the need to prepare by now, it is doubtful they will. Remember the old saying: 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink.' ? Just enjoy them and don't even try to talk about what they find too disturbing and pure craziness. Love them while you can.

It's a little like gardening: you prepare the soil, plant a seed, sometimes it grows and sometimes it fails. Enjoy the fruit of your labors instead of thinking about the seeds that failed to germinate.

Ergo: rest your heart. Your words fell on deaf ears; so what? You did your best and that's all you can do regarding others; even when they are people you love the most. Now get to work and finish up your preps and stop talking about it 'cept with those who are doing the same. It's time to toughen up; you can't single handedly save those who won't help themselves, though you may be able to plan for a few. If you don't have the resources, then you don't have the resources. Share what you can, and don't fret the rest. Play with the guitar frets instead ! Yes, that means: don't forget how to play and laugh, smile and sing as often as possible ie. it may be work not to lose your humanity amongst the stress and strife. Hug someone now and then.

If you must cry about it, do it now; there won't be time later.

With a salute to my fellow 'canaries' ! :-)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's Sneaking Up On You: Prepare !

Largest Issue: world population - nearly 7 billion on a planet with resources that will support only 8 billion - many must die, one way or another - watch for changes in attitudes from above toward the masses ie. less to no regard for life (remember, actions speak louder than words) - don't expect your civil liberties to be respected. Prepare emotionally !

Next big financial issue: derivatives bubble will probably pop this fall - at present, China is not buying long term US govt bonds - they have a concern US govt may fail - keep some cash at home in case of 'bank holiday'.

Food: grain shortages/crisis due to 'rust' disease, spreading fast - US has no wheat reserves, among other things such as cheese - container shipping is down 30% - trucking down 30% - prepare for food shortages and hyper-inflation

If there is a big flu hit starting this fall, it will complicate things significantly.

It's right around the corner folks - brace for turmoil and chaos within the next year. If you have thought about doubling up on living space with others, do it now and again: prepare emotionally !

****Please don't sacrifice your ethics and values. How you conduct yourself during turbulent times, is a reflection of who you are and what you stand for.

Tidbit: clove oil, applied with a q-tip on a painful tooth relieves pain - if you can, learn how to pull a diseased and continually painful tooth in the event there is no dentist available to you

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moments suspended in time ? Embrace them !

As we pass through this episode in the evolution of planet and man, we wait upon our personal kairos', with an attitude of readiness, to act with decisiveness, as they each pass. Wouldn't be good to miss any fleeting segments of time, each constituting eternity in a moment. In the aftermath, readiness to act is the gift of expectation and revelation.

Monday, July 20, 2009

What's water got to do with it ?

hmmmm I wonder if this could be the reason my solar plexus are on high alert:

and could this be related to earth changes relative to the approach of the planetary line up with the center of the galaxy: winter solstice 2012 ? The black hole at the center of the galaxy, with capacity to increase 'sucking' power against our gravity ?.........(gravity just happens to decrease when the planet is approaching a polarity shift).

did you know the December tsunami in 2004 altered the earths' axis and shortened the day by 2.7 microseconds ? the whole earth 'shuddered' and other earthquakes were triggered as far away as Alaska ?

You may be thinking, as I did when I first read these stats: such small changes, they couldn't be 'that' important. Well, think about the scale we are looking at here: it's changes to the planet, galaxy, universe - perhaps those small changes are more important than we think ? A tooth is small in comparison to humanoid size but it can be pretty important to the function of the organism.

Changing water levels could just be one of many upcoming geographic changes we see, approaching a major shift in the earths' crust, if indeed we are looking at a 'wobble left' or 'wobble right' in a possible upcoming change of earths' axis.

'Course there is lots of debate about whether there is any value in writings pertaining to the planetary line up. And difficult to find any scientific studies related to it, to peruse for more technical understanding of just what it might mean to life on planet earth.

In the meantime, I'm not too crazy about the 'anomaly' of a rise in ocean levels along the entire eastern seaboard of the USA.

And the sounds of nature are still 'off'; way too quiet.

Friday, July 10, 2009

And The Beat Goes On:

What in the world ........? :

IOU's from CA are now to be considered 'securities' ? Last time I looked, it was against the law to be paid in anything but monies, unless you specifically agree to be paid in another form. And I can't help but wonder how many pennies on the dollar your IOU 'security' will be worth when you attempt to convert it to the dollars originally owed you ! (As a 'security', it can potentially be 'traded' and thereby be susceptible to varying worth.) yikes

It is also my understanding that if a business accepts IOU payment(s) from the State, said business must follow the law and pay their employees in monies ie, it’s against the law for businesses to pay employees in IOU(s). If CA can do this and more states find themselves in the same financial fix, in times to come, the same thing will be coming to all of us, in one form or another ! Small businesses don't qualify for 'bailouts'. (These businesses are contracted by the State for services, so what happens if the small business breaches the contract by cause of 'unable to fulfill' ?) This action will put many out of business; ie. where are they supposed to get the monies to pay employees and restock, when they 'must' accept the IOU offered in payments or bill the State and wait GOK's how long, for payment in monies ? double yikes !

soooooooooooo laws were broken that got us into this mess and now laws are broken, in a duplicitous attempt to get us out, by changing the rules/laws as the ‘game’ progresses - what’s wrong with this picture ? Have you noticed how much of all this mess is impacting the working 'little people' ? Now I see in todays news, AIG is currently trying to get a special 'ok' to pay for past, unpaid bonuses to their execs with bailout monies. I'm getting fed up with 'news'; how about you ? And, how about prosecuting the original fraud ? Nope, I still haven't been diverted from THAT issue; I love the Constitution.

Worth in Critical Thinking ?

Has anyone else sensed what the news is selling, is fear and divisiveness ? It strikes me as a way to deflect attention from the fraud committed against we, the people. First, I noticed, how the 'finger' was being pointed at 'people' who weren't living within their means ie. the burst mortgage and credit bubble. Now, correct me if I'm wrong but weren't the banks, at one time, pretty adept at assuring a mortgage app, if approved, could be repaid, under the applying persons credit history, outstanding loans and wage ? What ? The banks suddenly got stupid or careless ? I doubt it. With the reading, I've done, it looks like the most recent financial fiasco started with the Federal Reserve allowing hidden information related to credit default swaps and fraud being given the lack of light to proliferate in, until someone stopped playing the game and said, "Wait a minute. Something doesn't seem right here, I don't want to play anymore." Then the whole 'scam' collapsed. By the way, it was the big banks participating in this and we see no investigation nor anyone being held responsible for it. Indeed what we see is government bailing out the biggest 'defrauders' and prosecution of the likes of Madoff (who in the larger scheme of things is a little guy compared to the greater fraud against 'we the people').

Next began the media fingers being pointed at what to be afraid of, whether a new flu, pandemic of one sort or another, or a different race of people or religious belief. Now, it's such things as: it's easy for 'someone' to figure out your social security number, encrypted info exchange on the internet has a minute piece of time, wherein 'someone' can access it, or 'oops, a cyber attack on our govt websites attributed to China or North Korea. Oh, BUT, we are lauded as Americans that we don't riot like we see in other countries about anything related to the worldwide financial crisis. So, I have to wonder how stupid we, the people, are to buy any of this. Are we being deliberately anesthetized so we stay 'civilized' while our society marches toward poverty ?

I remember a personal experience I had some 20 yrs ago. I was at happy hour with friends. Since I don't drink alcohol, I was at full capacity to notice the shenanigans of one of my acquaintances. (I have nothing against alcohol; I just can't handle it ie. I get very happy and start hugging everyone, along with getting very silly. Then I feel like I've been run over by a Mack truck for 3 days after. Not worth it and I don't need a high to enjoy life so I pass.) Ok, back to what happened. This was a very small, bar and snack mixing place for lawyers, investment bankers etc. It was long and narrow with the bar going nearly the whole way down one side and a few booths on the other side and a few tables at the front, along the window. So I was sitting on one of the bar stools about 3/4 of the way toward the back of the bldg. The place was wall to wall people with all seats occupied and the rest in 'standing room only' space. We'll call the fellow I was observing "John". So I notice John at the front end of the bar talking with a few people for awhile. Then he moves onto a few other people and talks with them for awhile until he eventually gets to the crew I'm with. Here is the 'good' part. He moved on AFTER he had created a controversy amongst each group and left them to argue it out, with a self satisfied grin. When he attempted to 'get me and my crew' started along the same path, he was confronted and initially, played dumb. When he realized he'd been found out, he smiled and said it was a way he'd found to entertain himself because most people are susceptible to their 'passions', at the expense of greater principles. That was a huge lesson for me and I'll be ever grateful for it. He was a top notch trial lawyer, by the way.

Are we the people being manipulated, distracted and dishonored ? Are our passions being used against us ? Is it possible to have and exercise ones' passions and still be capable of critical thinking ? What do you think ? It is very easy to get 'pulled in' and 'turned on' by a passion, afterall. It shouldn't be so easy to 'whip us up' but I'm afraid, when it's a 'hot button', the potential is always there. Anyone for a crowd 'wave' ? I'm not, but thanks for the invitation !

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

'It's in the air' but what's the message ?

Something has been disturbing my solar plexis aka 'early warning system'. As a result, I've been more aware than usual to anything I sense as unusual. So: it's too quiet; been too quiet for several months now. The sounds of nature are different, subdued or nonexistent at times. Now, slugs usually, being nocturnal, I'm seeing before dusk and while I didn't use to see them except when conditions are humid or wet, those behavioral criteria don't seem to matter to them, currently. The birds singing is out of step or none to be heard (aside from normal silent periods). Nature is too quiet regardless of the weather. When there is the sound of nature it isn't the normal 'song'. When nature is out of step with it's usual ways, what is it responding to that we humans don't sense, other than, maybe, through our 'extra-sensory' ? Something is hanging in the air affecting natural behaviors; a kind of anticipation. What is it saying ?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wizards in the heat of collapse

Question: What does what we are seeing/being told say about the big picture ?

I've been doing alot of reading; writings of people much smarter than I am about financials/economics. There seem to be two predominant groups: one saying wake up, the math doesn't work for the touted recovery expected 'soon'. And two: the group that says there are signs showing there will be recovery, albeit a slow one. Then there are some screaming bloody murder about the stupidity of political and corporate wizards thinking/instituting the current mode to recovery ie. paper money printing with new financial/economic warlords. Okay most of these actions being taken are good for the corporate world and squeezing the average citizen with a whole lot of their money 'disappearing' into financial never never land. That, in itself, diverts attention away from the big picture; people have daily survival on their minds. Another faction is saying outright, the PTB are downright stupid. Others say they are doing the best they can. Personally, I don't believe there is stupidity being exercised but I would very much like to know what is being withheld, cause things just don't add up.

Overall, the big picture looks to me like, there is a deliberate move to make America poor and at the same time I see significant efforts to incorporate more laws to potentially exercise more control over world populations. If that's true, and the PTB aren't 'stupid', then what would be the reason for it ? I think we need some cool heads, disregarding the propaganda to figure it out. In my opinion, it's about more than greed; it's about survival of the fittest and having enough resources to start over with enough minions to serve. So is there information the average person doesn't have access to or is it about the nearly 7 billion inhabitants on a planet with resources that will only support 8 billion ? Hmmmmmm now where did I put my crystal ball ?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

News isn't news anymore;

it's a marketing tool, selling and manipulating adaptive social change/thinking. It can be rather amusing seeing it from this perspective. And we can each choose what group we want to belong to, too: those who are prepared and those who aren't and won't be. You can hear, sometimes on the same station, a stat that says the economy has turned a corner. And an hour later, another stat that says the opposite. Spend money; save money. Buy stocks and goods. Don't buy and save instead. Don't worry; be happy ! See ?

News outlets aren't independent of corporate America anymore and the corps need us to spend and produce to keep their paradigm intact. What investment does corporate America have in telling us the truth? Humpty Dumpty may still be sitting on the wall but the cracks are massive and tell a tale of their own. Shake the air and soon we'll all see the thousands of itty bitty pieces where we live and in the streets. Not quite time for that yet; there are still a few things to put in place before we find the rug pulled out from under middle America, completely. Give it a whirl and try watching the news with this in mind and see what you think !

Monday, April 27, 2009

Change; What is your associated fear ?

Foregoing the definition of change, I've been thinking about why human beings are fundamentally afraid of it, generally speaking. Theoretically, it would appear it relates to one, or more, of the 6 main fears, plaguing the individual human psyche and they are:

fear of poverty
fear of criticism
fear of ill health
fear of loss of love
fear of old age
fear of death

It would appear, there are few people who have dealt with what they fear most in order to deal with change from the most beneficial mental/spiritual place during changing times. I have one left to deal with and, of course, it has the most aggressive hold on me, so again, I have some work to do !

Caveat: Even if we find we are excited by an upcoming change, there is generally, one or more of these ghostly fears lurking in one corner of the mind or another. Ergo, it would behoove each of us to search out our ghosts and deal with them accordingly.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Considerations not to be put off for another day:

A few things you can do now, aside from stocking up (which goes without saying). Get a dog; one the appropriate size for your living situation. They make lots of noise when you're home and someone may be thinking about breaking in to loot and possibly harm you. They are an effective alarm system and are great companionship. Yes, there are associated costs but the benefits far outweigh them. Having a cat doesn't hurt either. (Can be an outdoor cat.) They eat mice which could be an annoying problem in coming times. Mice like to eat through packaging to consume stored grain/edible goods. (If you don't want a cat, stock up on the old fashioned mouse traps and store all foodstuffs, in a cool place, in plastic mice proof containers.) And last but not least, make sure you have some kind of weapon in each room of your home for each adult in the household. The kitchen is no problem; generally, there are lots of things here from the kitchen knives to a heavy duty frying pan. Baseball bats are good too, if you have enough room to swing one, in a close encounter of the 'bad kind'. Take a self defense course. It might be a good idea to get as much stocking done now before hyperinflation sets in and the price points become impossible for anything but the absolute necessities.

Tidbit preps:

Get some old fashioned fly papers to hang and lots of fly swatters. Fly swatters are good for insects too. Old newspaper, folded and rolled will fill in nicely for fly swatters but newspaper may be hard to come by eventually.

Learn how to set up a few easy to do, noisy, booby traps for the weak, entry points of your home (windows, especially ground floor). Add an extra deadbolt to your doors, if you live in an apartment, and someone else has a master key for the regular doorknob lock. Learn to live in a state of awareness, even in your own home.

Think about teaming up for errands and shopping. It saves gas and adds an extra element of safety as opposed to wandering around alone. This is an important issue and will become more important as more services are cut back and more people are angry and desperate. Practice becoming more aware of your surroundings and who is near and/or approaching. Have an exit strategy planned ahead of time to avoid confrontations. Watch for anyone appearing to follow you home or someone loitering near the entry to your home while unloading purchases.

Learn how to make some wonderful, hearty, inexpensive soup and feed some hungry folks now and again. Just sharing the recipe along with the basic principles could save a few lives. (It's all in the bones !)

PS If you have a sliding glass door, make sure you have a bar to insert in the track when the door is closed and locked. (if you don't want to buy a bar, cut down the handle from an old broom to fit the space with no more than 1/2" opening between the end of the handle and the sliding glass door.)......................... and don't forget to get some old fashioned handkerchiefs; paper goods may eventually reach a premium in cost .

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Talking heads are amazing aren't they ?

I've been watching, learning and preparing since I last posted. Here is what I'm thinking:

It's truly amazing how long the troubled economy has been propped up thus far. Like hot air spewing forth from the earth in geyser form, TPTB keep pumping it up on falsehoods, skewed statistics and the masses have no clue what to do about it or haven't yet awakened from their sorry slumber. Sooner or later, floating the economy precariously atop a mountain of hot air, and freshly printed dollars, won't work anymore. How long can the picture be made to look as though something 'good' will happen in the short term ? I say: just until everything is in place to defend the ruling elite from the angry masses, when the economic avalanche reaches the front doors of 80% of the American population and there are so many with no roof over their heads and no means with which to continue filling their heads with propaganda. (Well, I suppose, the homeless camps could install PA systems to keep everyone 'updated'.) When will that be ? That would be when more people lose jobs, go on unemployment, the current unemployed find no jobs but run out of unemployment benefits and the newly unemployed run out of theirs. There will be a tipping point as the cycle continues. When hyperinflation arrives, hits the food prices and bellies go empty, watch out. This depression will be much worse than the 1929 - beginning of WW2. Why ? Because there is generational 'selfism' well in place; it's in the bones. It's all about the 'I' with little left over for others/community. And sharing for the purpose of safe community will be a difficult, if not an impossible transition for many. None of it bodes well for survival of all. Perhaps 40% will make it through alive. That's not terribly optimistic, is it? Well, remember in 1929 people still knew how to survive, doing without alot of what we are used to today. They had their own wells, gardening skills, knowledge of pre-industrial living and savings. Some still hadn't torn down their outhouses yet. Today, we live in a precariously built civilization. What would you do without the electricity that brings water to your home, powers your gadgets, and lights your nights ? What would you do if your means of communication is no longer available ? Do you have a plan in place for emergency meeting up with your loved ones ? Satellites have a bit of trouble with solar flares if no one closes the protective shields in time or hasn't the time needed to close them. The power grid is old and susceptible to cyber attack, natural cause shutdown of regions, large or small. Alternate means of transportation: do you have something planned or purchased when gasoline is beyond your budget and/or means ? Believe the talking heads and don't prepare at your own peril. A word to the wise.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Short Update

So I have to have 2 teeth pulled/get a bridge to replace them and get new glasses (the eyestrain is becoming obnoxious) and I'm hoping to have all this done before hyper-inflation sets in. I probably won't get the teeth done until after the Combat Field Medicine Emergency Training Class I'm taking is completed in March but the glasses are a must have now, as is the hands on training. This opportunity fits in nicely with my Shiatsu, a lifetime interest in herbs for healing and CPR/First Aide over the years. Unfortunately, I'm afraid I'll have occasion to use most of the knowledge but good fortune for whomever may need it !

I had the chance to discover this past weekend, my grief work is complete and I experienced complete joy instead, when confronted with the subjects of my grief. So I'm celebrating by musing on the purity of joy :-) It's satisfying to know I'll have my best capacity to offer when/if my skills are necessary.

On the crisis, well, I think I've posted or have links posted that address anything, anybody interested could need for study of surviving the coming times so I won't belabor that point. The signs are there for those that see. Other than that, all I'll say, is: we all have to keep vigil, in the attempt we don't overly 'contract', when things get tough, but attempt to keep a spirit of sharing, to the best of our ability amid our personal circumstances and resources. This will be a very real issue and the temptation great to find a hole and crawl into it when the climate of social need requires we all share what we can.

I got this in my email today from a friend; she forwarded it from one of the biggest haters I know that she received it from. Paradox here somewhere ? Yes: it never hurts to evaluate how much of an inspirational piece applies to us :-) to contemplate on this myself:

Hater/ By Maya Angelou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their
time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever
good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters...

That's why you have to be careful with whom you share your
blessings and your dreams, because some folk can't handle seeing
you blessed...

It's dangerous to be like somebody else... If God wanted you to be
like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right?

You never know what people have gone through to get what they

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they
don't know my story...

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

We've all got some haters among us!

Some people envy you because you can:
a) Have a relationship with God
b) Light up a room when you walk in
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man / woman to hit the curb

(if he / she isn't about the right thing)

e) Raise your children without both parents being
in the home

Haters can't stand to see you happy.
Haters will never want to see you succeed.

Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be
on our side.

How do you handle your undercover haters?
You can handle these haters by:

1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are

2. Having a purpose to your life: Purpose does not
mean having a job. You can have a job and still be

A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be.
Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

3. By remembering what you have is by divine

prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live...when its your
time to leave this earth, you 'want' to be able to say, 'I've lived my
life and fulfilled 'my' dreams,... Now I'm ready to go HOME!

When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, 'Don't look at
me...Look at Who is in charge of me...' ...................End of Poem

I love you all, wish for you the best of everything and the strength to endure. I'll continue to post for as long as I can. Be well and stay safe. Peace !

Friday, January 23, 2009

Where are the facts and are they worth knowing ?

I read this several days ago:

Perfect Space Storm Could be Catastrophic on Earth, Study Concludes By Robert Roy Britt, Editorial Director posted: 07 January 2009 09:03 am ET A new study from the National Academy of Sciences

and there is that date again: '2012'.
Ok so what facts do we have about the year 2012. I see lots of prophecies and conjecture but how about scientific fact ? There seems to be enough to satisfy my need for it, relative to sunspots/cycles etc. but definitely not enough re: proposed pole shift in 2012. However, I have seen some interesting blurbs by scientists over the last several years; just no legitimate articles or studies I can find to do some in depth reading to see what I think about the scientific 'evidence' that may have been submitted. Only a scant few pieces of information re: from soil samples/ice core samples showing pull of gravity lessens prior to a pole shift/astronomers showing the alignment of the sun and several planets with the center of the milky way (where there just happens to be a black hole)/gravity has lessened over the past 10 + yrs or so and now an anomaly the size of a medium sized nation in the Atlantic Ocean south of the equator with the characteristics of gravity in the northern hemisphere.

Then I had a thought. If our government studies the sex life of fruit flies why wouldn't study of the issue of planetary line up and possible pole shift warrant more study? Well maybe it did. And maybe the results are broad in interpretation from: nothing happens to all hell breaks loose. If you were a leader of a country and knew something potentially calamitous was going to/might happen in a given time period, what would you do ? Talk to other nation leaders (since it would be a planet specific event not regional planet event) ? Would you inform the people you govern ?

I asked this question of several people and all concluded there would be no point in alerting people because there is nothing anyone could do to stop it nor any way to mitigate the consequences. And of course, if an alert was given, panic would ensue. That may be true for the 'masses', but do you believe nations wouldn't be trying to figure out how to survive with the pieces (and people) they have left, if any, to govern ?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dig it up !

If all you're doing is watching the news, you are missing the markers for what's coming to this country very soon. Our news outlets are very carefully monitored re: what they air. If we are told the truth before it's deemed we 'need to know', a panic would be difficult to control. There are alot of things being done/prepared under the 'umbrella' of terrorism, presumably of the foreign kind. But did you know, under the Patriot Act, anyone can be arbitrarily suspected of terrorism and all the individual rights we've been accustomed to become void, in those circumstances ie. you have no rights and there is no provision for accountability required by the government acting on it's 'suspicion' ?

Watch this case as it develops and note the level of authority exerted:
It should be interesting since the majority have no clue this kind of action is allowable under the Patriot Act, by Executive Order or Homeland Security Dept. directives.

And watch where our troops are stationed at home, as they return. Civil unrest is happening around the globe and increasing by the day from the global financial crisis. With more people out of jobs, unable to find new ones and losing their homes there will be many more going hungry here. More businesses, big and small, going out of business means more jobs lost and less goods to choose from. Soon you may not be able to communicate with loved ones as they disappear into the void of this global economic disaster. What plans have you made ? Hungry people will do most anything to survive and the more of the 'hungry us', the more threat of violence becomes more than just an idea. Then we will all experience less freedom than we have known in our past life in the USA.

So dig up the news that isn't being reported in the mainstream and read, so you aren't caught completely unaware. The next 90 days should be very interesting and revealing ie. what we can expect in the way of returning to the 'good 'ol days'. I'm not holding my breath. Bush/Cheney and gang left a mess leaving the new administration with few options.

Tidbit: non electric:
if you've canned foods and lost your heat, the canned goods aren't viable if they've frozen

Friday, January 9, 2009

Have you noticed ?

Remember after 9/11 the White House invited hollywood film/TV people to a closed door meeting with TPTB ? I remember thinking, at the time, how odd that seemed. Take a look and see what you think: History channels 1 and 2/Nat'l geographic etc. ie. economic depression/war chronicles/apocalypse/prophets/gangs and their history etc.; add to that, programming on Marine, Army and Navy Seal survival training along with Bear Grylls and Les Stoud survival shows. Update: tonight there was a 2 hour program on the History channel called: Black Blizzard (about the dust storms of the 1930's).

I've been taking notice of how many times a mental 'bell' goes off in my mind as I note various choices in channel programming. It seemed a subliminal message at first (2002), now more blatant; old history teaching old living lessons ? Attempting to acclimate the hardheaded among us to prepare for the coming hardships ? I first noticed a significant programming change after 9/11; really started coming full force around the December holidays 2008 when a program (loosely related to Depression 1929) covered all the economic news up through and including the end of October 2008, leaving the impression the worst is yet to come. I have never seen such a short prep time for a feature docu/type program, airing. At the very least, it seems an effort to frighten people to action.

And while I composed this, Barack Obama was speaking for the 3rd day in a row BEFORE his inauguration; his message: 'dire' consequences' related to the economic crisis if lawmakers don't pass his stimulus AND he isn't sure it will work. So preparing for 'dire' would seem sensible, no ? Cause if it isn't 'dire' it WILL be mighty uncomfortable, regardless of how well the govt handles this crisis. Can you see the avalanche barreling down the hill at you yet ?

Tidbit question: what is the unemployment rate today under the 'old system' of calculating same? my guess: we are already in double digit unemployment stats and already in an economic depression predicted to get much worse since we currently sit atop the tip of the economic iceberg................keep in mind, it's still melting

take a look:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

See how fast it can all change.

The countries present condition is so tenuous we are likely to experience this thoughout the regions; take a look:

From the oil drum blog (link on left)

if the link doesn't work, check the archives for the title/article:

Scenario 2020: The Future of Food in Mendocino County