Checkpoints (Part 2)- Leaving the Country

*Survival tidbit

There are countless wars being waged right now. Blood soaks the ground of almost every continent. Neighbors turn against neighbors in civil confrontation. Rebels and factions challenge governments, and governments return fire. And though life on the front lines, in the trenches, as an officer or fighter is horrendous, civilian life is not much easier. War takes a great toll on the minds and bodies of the innocent people in its crossfire, and still these people persevere.

How?

Fleeing. When traveling away from the conflict zones in Ukraine you better have your ID. Soldiers at checkpoints will want passports, driver licenses or other ID proofs. They may not ask for them all the time, but if they do, you better have them. They will want to know as much about you as possible. If you get the chance to leave the country, you better have your passport ready as well. Other countries are already refusing offer asylum to refugees.

Here is where a second citizenship would be just priceless. While others are refused entry, having an EU passport would mean you could just board a plane and start over elsewhere while others are refused entry entirely or go wherever they offer asylum. Because of this, having updated documents is very important.

Many Americans fail miserably at this part and just don’t understand how important it is. Back in the day, getting stopped by the police and being caught without your “papers” meant you weren’t making it back home that night. If you couldn’t prove your ID, you were considered an enemy/extremist/spy. People have been arrested and tortured just because they had long hair or dressed like hippies. You wanted to be as gray as possible, literally gray, to avoid being thrown inside one of the Triple A’s infamous olive-green Ford Falcons, never to be seen again.

Cash is king. Food was still available in Donetsk, but people just didn’t have enough cash to afford it. With inflation being about 30% a month, food prices go up accordingly, so you’re better off with Dollars or Euros rather than local currency. They may not be accepted in some chain stores, but you can exchange them on banks or on the streets at the ongoing currency exchange rate, protecting your savings from inflation and only changing for local currency as needed.

Open an offshore account. Greece, Ukraine, Iceland, Argentina, doesn’t matter where it is, when things get ugly, the currency starts devaluating and banks close their doors you’ll want an offshore account. Maybe you keep some of your savings there. Maybe you make a transfer just in case when you hear some bad rumors floating around. Transfer fees aren’t very high and its cheap insurance.

One thing is for sure: Just like you can’t buy a gun when bad guys are kicking down your front door, you can’t open an account in a foreign country just when the local economy is about to go to hell. You need to do these things ahead of time. An offshore bank account means you can keep some of your savings abroad, move money around, move elsewhere and keep your money safe even if your country if falling apart. People in Ukraine sure understand the value of such an asset.

Be ready to bug out and know when to do so. If there is one thing we can learn from the war in Ukraine, as well as war and conflict in other parts of the world, is that not being there is the best thing you can do to ensure your survival and well-being of your family. Always have a bug out abroad plan, no matter who you are or where you live. Just think about it. If you had to leave your country today, (don’t think of all the reasons you wouldn’t, just for a second, think about it as if you didn’t have an option).

Where would you go? Do you know someone there that can help you?

Finally, know when it’s time to leave. Those that hesitate, those that choose denial when the signs are all over the place, they may live to regret that. A day too late, an hour too late may make all the difference in the world.

The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth,

Jonathan C.
Thanks to my friend Jonathan C

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Growing Good Corn

James Bender, in his book How to Talk Well (published in 1994 by McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc.) relates the story of a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

‘How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?’ the reporter asked.

‘Why sir,’ said the farmer, ‘didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.’

He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor’s corn also improves.

So it is in other dimensions of our lives.

Those who choose to be at peace, must help their neighbors to be at peace.

Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches.

And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

The lesson for each of us is this . . . if we are to grow good corn, we must help our neighbors grow good corn.

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Red Dawn Scenario

*Survival tidbit

Successful first wave attacks at different times of history have arrived sometimes disguised as something else (such as a real life “Trojan Horse” from ancient Greek writings) or simply have been a complete surprise to the public (the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941).

What avenues could a “Trojan Horse” strike the U.S. and disguise first wave attacks?

Let’s consider the following;

-Cargo Ships that are carrying surface to air missiles, helicopters, tanks, and even troops.

-Cruise Lines that are also carrying weapons, missiles, and troops.

-Commercial jets flying in to the U.S. from overseas (the plot from the first “Red Dawn” from the early 1980s where a first wave attack was launched by Russia and allies and disguised as inbound commercial jets).

-Foreign Exchange “Students” (some of these foreign exchange students, many who are here from China, may not be here just for a college degree — they may be here awaiting “orders”).

Which brings us to attacks from forces already in the US.
If you’re going to set up a new government once the first government falls, why obliterate standing and operational government buildings when you can simply take them?

With millions of illegal immigrants within our borders, and tens of millions more of “legal” immigrants and non-U.S. citizens, such as international “business owners”, foreign “diplomats” and foreign “exchange students”, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to see a first wave attack including highly trained foreign special forces soldiers and foreign “secret agents” planted here for that purpose.

The international spy game is alive and well and every country has its own form of CIA, MI6, and KGB (now called the FSB), and it may not be that difficult to plant foreign agents at various levels of government and even within the U.S. military.

My bet is any scheme for an attack and takeover of the U.S. will include widespread distribution of foreign agents (China-Russia,possibly also Mexican) within U.S. borders, which has probably already taken place. And the more years that pass, the more likely these agents can get deeply entrenched into U.S. life, businesses, government, and military.

Finally, many of these foreign agents may be currently turning real U.S. citizens into “double agents” (by lies, money, or by coercion) who turn on their homeland to support a new government and new rule of law- true regime change; is it coming the America?

Credit: Derek P.

Thanks Derek. Good warning. I’ve thought that the Red Dawn Scenario was (possible) going to be the end of the USA; and not just a movie on the big screen. Art imitating life, true life. Be READY….THERE WON’T BE A WARNING SHOT.

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I recently interviewed Paul Martin about the plethora of foreign troops in Colorado. Are they here to perpetuate the continuity of government?

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Check Points

*Survival tidbit

At least 1.5 million people in eastern Ukraine have fled their homes due to the armed conflict between Ukrainian government forces and separatist groups in the eastern Donbas regions.

Recent months have shown an alarming escalation of hostilities in the regions by pro-separatist rebels—who identify with their Russian roots and seek independence from the Ukraine—and Ukrainian forces fighting to keep the regions under government control.

The elderly and people around retirement age are particularly vulnerable in this conflict as they find themselves without a home, a pension and their families.

How are these survivors making it? What can we learn from their experience living in a war zone?

In times of civil war, guns can save you, but they can also get you killed.

Are you fighting along with one of the factions involved? If not, then make sure you’re not confused with one. If you just want to be left alone, then don’t openly carry a gun. Openly carrying a weapon means you are a fighter on either side of the conflict. If you’re not with either one, BOTH will consider you an armed enemy.

(As for a check point, maybe you can get your weapon across ahead of you to be reclaimed at a later time.)

At the end of the day a gun can save your life, but in a world of no easy black and white answers a gun can also cost you your life. Keep any weapons concealed, and be ready to ditch them, sell them or cache them depending on the situation you are involved in. Just going gun-ho is not the one and only answer to all problems.

I sure would like to be armed if I was in Argentina today. If there’s trouble, 1000 bucks will most likely buy any cop’s silence. At the same time, in the 70’s during the military Junta and state terrorism, going around armed in Argentina wasn’t a good idea if you wanted to avoid trouble. If you were caught and found to be armed, the security forces would immediately assume you were a leftist terrorist, and you would be tortured, executed or go “missing”. During these torture sessions, people who were not involved would often mention the names of innocent people, just to stop the tortures. Just being in the wrong phone list of a coworker or fellow student was enough for the security forces to pay you a visit.

Get a Glock 9mm and a rifle with a folding stock. As explained earlier, you want to be able to conceal your weapons (worry about legalities later). Eventually, you may have to leave behind you rifle and even your handgun. You sure won’t be boarding an evacuation plane or train with one.

Also note, NEVER get on board a suspected emergency plane, train or boat if you suspect it to be gov’t controlled. There are still missing people to this day from disasters around the plane-et; most were presumed dead due to the disaster, but cannot be proven. However, many planes that evacuated people to safety (i.e. Hurricane Katrina) were also never reported as being seen again so be aware of this- it’s not a theory!

What about going through check points? Is it worth getting killed or arrested? Or are you better off selling you gun to someone who is staying behind, grab a few extra hundred bucks just as you board a bus or train leaving the conflict area? You want a gun that is ubiquitous, that fires a common round and has a well-known reputation. Basically, you want a great weapon that works well for you, but you also want a weapon that is eventually easy to sell as well. Conflict or not, Glocks ,AKs and Ar-15’s are great staples.

You don’t know how many times I’ve seen reported rapes, robberies and muggings on the news and the, thank God surviving victims could have turned the outcome had they been armed. It’s a nasty evil world out there- not everyone likes the world, plants, or even your life. I believe in God to protect me, I do. But when I go out into the rain, I still get wet.

Don’t get me wrong, keep your guns if you can. It’s like rain aforementioned, an umbrella or shelter is great protection from the elements. That’s how I look at guns and knives. I’d rather have one and not need it, than need one and not have it. Be sure to read up on gun safety. So many people have been injured or dead because they don’t know how to use or keep a gun.

The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth,

Credit: Jonathan C.

Thanks Jonathan once again. Have a great weekend!!! To all !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gifts From the Heart

According to legend, a young man while roaming the desert came across a spring of delicious crystal-clear water. The water was so sweet he filled his leather canteen so he could bring some back to a tribal elder who had been his teacher.

After a four-day journey he presented the water to the old man who took a deep drink, smiled warmly and thanked his student lavishly for the sweet water. The young man returned to his village with a happy heart.

Later, the teacher let another student taste the water. He spat it out, saying it was awful. It apparently had become stale because of the old leather container. The student challenged his teacher: ‘Master, the water was foul. Why did you pretend to like it?’

The teacher replied, ‘You only tasted the water. I tasted the gift. The water was simply the container for an act of loving-kindness and nothing could be sweeter. Heartfelt gifts deserve the return gift of gratitude.’

I think we understand this lesson best when we receive innocent gifts of love from young children. Whether it’s a ceramic tray or a macaroni bracelet, the natural and proper response is appreciation and expressed thankfulness because we love the idea within the gift.

Gratitude doesn’t always come naturally. Unfortunately, most children and many adults value only the thing given rather than the feeling embodied in it.

We should remind ourselves and teach our children about the beauty and purity of feelings and expressions of gratitude. After all, gifts from the heart are really gifts of the heart.

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Pioneers

Perhaps the most relevant period in history preppers refer to is the time of the pioneer settlers, and for good reason.

The pioneers (Our European ancestors) taught us about cooking on an open fire (particularly in cast iron pots), baking (bread and hardtack, the latter having an unbelievable shelf life of 50 years – source), grinding grains, herb gardening and herbal medicine, how to build a root cellar, bartering and things like sowing, knitting, carpentry, masonry.

The pioneers were very skillful people indeed. Since we’re talking about them, it would be wrong not to mention they invented Pemmican, a high-energy food used by Native Americans. The original pemmican recipe consisted of dehydrated meat, berries and nuts.

Though preppers are honest, hard-working patriots, there’re still some lessons to be learned from the power-hungry mobsters who rose to power during the 1920’s.

The first lesson is funny if you’re familiar with the term “comfort foods.” This refers to those items that will bring comfort post-collapse such as alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, sweets etc. The infamous Italian-American organization rose to power from illegal alcohol trade in a time when it was prohibited. People still needed booze and they’d pay big bucks to get it on the black market.

The other lesson to be learned from the American Mafia is trust. Because they were so eager to become rich and powerful through illegal means, they couldn’t trust anyone.

This is exactly what it will be like for you and me in times of social unrest, when Martial Law, gov’t sponsored terrorism, food rationing, lack of clean water and medical supplies will be common.

Tough times require tough decisions. The only question is, will you be able to make them?

Always Safe, Always Prepared

Credit: Frank Mitchell

Thanks as always Frank. Great question. I suspect many won’t know what to do in a “bad” situation. Much like today, they will rely on someone or something else that does.

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Plants and People

Plants grow best when we pay attention to them. That means watering, touching them, putting them in places where they will receive good light. They need people around them to notice if they are drooping at the edges or looking particularly happy in the sunlight. The more attention a plant receives, the better it will grow.

We need to be noticed in the same way. If we notice a family member or friend is drooping, perhaps we can pay some special attention to him or her. All of us need someone to care about how we are and to truly listen to us.

We can share and double someone’s happiness by noticing and talking about it also. We help the people around us to grow by listening to their droopy edges as well as their bright days.

People need this as much as plants need light and water.

Lk 6:28 “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.” (KJV)

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