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Sunday Pictures (2015-07-05)

July 5, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Looks like a full moon – taken July 2

Time to take a break. Look around. Look up, look down, look around… There’s a world out there other than that of the 2-legged variety and all its associated issues…

Here are a few more from this week:
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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2015-07-04)

July 4, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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(My flag)

Today is Independence Day, July 4th. I wish you a great day while reflecting on our freedoms and independence, and the ways in which you can keep them from slipping away. Hint: First step: Don’t be mute. Talk about the issues with others when appropriate.

That said, lets reflect upon this past week (and perhaps concerns or plans for the coming week). While the country of Greece appears to be going down in financial flames, many of us wonder whether or not it will set off a chain reaction of contagion or some sort of derivatives collapse. Most all developed nations are broke and in debt beyond their ability to pay. If ‘they’ (the International Monetary Fund IMF, and the European Central Bank ECB, -the lenders) must face the reality as Greece essentially defaults, it will be the first time that this hard but very real truth is exposed in a very public way (non-payment). What will happen next? We shall see. Will they be bailed out yet again by some other entity? We shall see. It is a rickety and dangerous situation not only for them (Drudge headline this morning: GREEK BANKS PREPARE TO RAID DEPOSITS), but it might prove to be very dangerous for the rest of us (a developing financial collapse). This is one reason that I prepare.

On that note, what have you done for your preparedness this week?

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Let Independence Day Inspire You, Not Terrify You

July 3, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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The mainstream media lapdogs for the administration’s alphabet agencies are seemingly conducting a psy-ops campaign to associate independence with terror. There are all sorts of non-definitive warnings and alerts that this fourth of July might involve ‘terror’ due to all sorts of non-specific ‘chatter’, and we all better be afraid about it because big brother says so…

It seems that prior to all of our major holidays the .gov agencies all come out and start ‘warning’ us that ‘something might happen’… I for one am getting tired of it. They try to ‘scare’ us, but what are we supposed to do? There’s nothing that we can do – except celebrate and enjoy the holiday as we always have. Don’t let them scare you. ‘If’ ‘something’ ever were to happen – well then, we’ll deal with it.

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How The Mainstream Media Will Spin Unemployment

July 2, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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image: zerohedge

This is a simple lesson in how the current administration and its willing accomplices in the mainstream press ‘spin’ the unemployment facts into so called ‘good news’.

What all Americans will hear on their alphabet channels tonight is that the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.3%, such as this AP headline today “US Employers Add 223K Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls To 5.3 pct”. Great News! WhooHoo!!

As unusual, nearly all economic news is slanted to the ‘good’. Thus, many or most Americans have no clue (because they don’t dig below the surface of today’s propaganda) that REAL unemployment is much worse.

Here’s another fact about this so called good news, something that you will not hear on tonight’s news, and it’s not so rosy a picture…

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Use Non-Insulated Canteen For Outdoor Survival

July 2, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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I’m just putting it out there for those who may not have thought of this – it’s best NOT to use an ‘insulated’ canteen for outdoor survival, and here’s why…

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11 Most Popular Tools For Outdoor Survival

July 1, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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The following is a list of eleven popular tools (in order of popularity) to be used for outdoor survival, based on input from preppers themselves:

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The Collapse Is Picking Up Steam

June 30, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Greek crisis: ‘We rely on imports. Soon even the most basic goods won’t be available’ as all banks in Greece remain shut apparently until at least Thursday as ATM’s run dry and store shelves around the country have emptied. Social unrest is looming…

The Greek finance minister has just confirmed it will default TODAY.
Greece will NOT pay its IMF payment.

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the central bank of central banks, has just warned that the world is defenseless against the next financial crisis…
(Please read that again.)

The NYT has just reported that the default wave has jumped the Atlantic and has hit Puerto Rico whose governor has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, “The debt is not payable.” “There is no other option.” – an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions…

In US “capital markets” virtually all the same hedge funds who are ‘long’ Greece (on hopes of some central bank bailout), are also long Puerto Rico. Quote: “…some of the most “respected” US hedge funds will suffer a gruesome bloodbath.” (NYT)

The Chinese market is in an all out crash – The Shanghai Composite was down nearly 20% in just four days as the Chinese Plunge Protection Team finally arrived and ‘threw the kitchen sink’ at the stock market, deciding to go ‘all in’ stocks. This led to an unprecedented 11% swing from the lows – this was the single biggest intraday swing since 1997 and the largest point swing since 1992! China’s markets are imploding…

It seems the collapse is picking up steam…

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