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The World Is About to End? Are You Ready?

By Skip Coryell | From ClashDaily.com | On Sept. 7th, 2013

Some days I feel like Noah. For the past five years I’ve been preparing for something that’s never happened before. The world is about to end. In the beginning people looked at me and laughed, then they went back to the important questions in life such as:

Who has the hottest bikini bod in Hollywood?

How did Carrie Underwood fall on stage and hurt her foot?

What did Khloe Kardashian eat for breakfast?

Is it fair for me to say we live in a shallow country? I dare say if America knew for sure the world was ending at 5PM Eastern Standard Time tomorrow, most people would be saying things like:

“But the world can’t end tomorrow! I have nothing to wear!

“Where is it happening? I need to film this and get it on YouTube.”

And, of course, our fearless and clueless leaders would all join hands in a circle around the Washington Monument and sing all known verses of Kumbaya while Barack Obama fiddled in their midst as America burned.

Okay, so that’s a worst-case scenario. Or is it? Syria and the Middle East is about to burst into flames. Russia and China are reconsidering the US dollar as the world reserve currency. The planet’s climate is warming to apocalyptic levels. No, I mean cooling. Wait, it’s warming again – or something like that. (Let’s just agree that it’s changing.)

And then there’s global pandemic, jihadi’s trying to bring down western civilization, seventeen trillion dollars of debt, power-grid failure, rampant immorality of Sodom-like proportions, global famine, super volcanoes, asteroid impact, giant solar flares, nuclear annihilation, reversal of the earth’s magnetic field, alien invasion, plants self-actualizing en masse and taking over the world, the Stay-Puft marshmallow man cloning himself three times and riding into town as the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Hey, don’t make fun of me. It could happen! Or not.

Perhaps I’m getting carried away now, but it is fun to speculate as we await global disaster. Truth be told, fewer people make fun of me now than ever before. In fact, more and more people are asking me how to get started in preparing for the coming of doomsday. I always refer them to James Wesley Rawles classic book How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It. There’s just no sense re-inventing the wheel.

This is harvest time for me, so I’m exhausted by definition as I stay up to all hours of the early morning canning, drying and freezing food. Just last week someone gave me apples and grapes, so I pulled out my trusty Power Juicer Ten Thousand (who says you can’t put a Corvette engine in a juice machine?) and went to work. I had those bad boys juiced and canned in no time flat. Okay, so the dog got too close and was sucked into the vortex. Around my house we call that protein. Besides, she shouldn’t have been standing so close to the blades. I’ll buy a new dog down at the Korean market next week.

Next week we’ll slice and dry turnips and can beets. In a few weeks it’ll be the early doe season, so I’ll go out and play whack-a-deer with my shotgun. The freezer is almost full so I’ll pressure cook Bambi into a fall-off-the-bones mixture and pack him in quart jars with some salt, pepper and garlic. In short, if it’s not nailed down it gets juiced. If it doesn’t move, I can it in quart jars. I pressure-cook the vertebrates and dehydrate all plant life. (I just love it when a “plant” comes together.)

Now, where was I? Oh yes, the world is about to end and you need to prepare for it. Over the next few weeks I’ll be writing about prepping. In particular I’ll be answering the question: What are the mistakes and weaknesses in your prepping plan and how do you fix them? Let’s face it, it’s impossible to be completely prepared for global disaster because there are just way too many apocalyptic scenarios out there. Never before in the history of the world have there been this many ways to destroy civilization as we know it.

I have to be honest with you. I find preparing for the end of the world as we know it to be a very exciting exercise. I love it! The way I see it we’re all going to die anyway, so we might as well go out with a bang, or a whimper (TS Elliot).

Perhaps that’s why I write apocalyptic novels. It gives me a way to experience and prepare for the pending disasters. It’s just good, clean fun for the whole family! While you’re waiting for next week’s first installment on how to find the mistakes and weaknesses in your prepping plan, do your homework. Go to Amazon and check out the apocalyptic novel The God Virus. I don’t recall the author’s name right now. Who was it? Oh! That’s right. His name is Skip Coryell. (Insert shameless act of self-promotion here.) In this novel I chose total power grid failure as my apocalypse. I’m sorry, but it’s just fun to destroy the world on paper, I mean eBook. Some people prefer to write the world the way it is. I choose to write the world the way it should be.

See you next week. (Unless the world ends.)

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Google Breaks Silence RE: Mystery Barges

From TechCrunch.com | On Wed., Nov 6th, 2013

“Google has issued a statement (finally?) about its months’-long mystery barge project. The barges, which are anchored in both Portland, Maine and San Francisco, have been the topic of intense interest since multiple reports surfaced last month…”

READ MORE: http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/06/google-says-its-using-mystery-barges-as-interactive-space-where-people-can-learn-about-its-technology/

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About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Obama’s Ex-Bodyguard: Scandals ‘Worse Than You Know’

Published on Nov 1st, 2013 | From TheBlaze.com

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino – “It’s to the point where these (Obama) scandals in and of themselves would be huge, backbreaking scandals are just lost in the ‘scandal fog’ of this administration,” he said in disbelief. “It’s worse than people know; I’m not trying to scare you either.”

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Peter Schiff Warns Yellen’s Nomination Means Any QE Taper Expectations Are “Delusional”

By Peter Schiff via EuroPac.net | On October 9th, 2013

Janet Yellen

Now that Janet Yellen has been named to lead the Federal Reserve the global financial markets should factor out any possibility that the Fed will diminish their Quantitative easing program anytime during her tenure. In fact, financial forecasts should assume that not only is a taper off the table, but that the QE program is now more likely to be perpetuated and expanded.

Unlike her predecessors, Janet Yellen has never had a youthful dalliance with hawkish monetary ideas. Before taking charge of the Fed both Alan Greenspan, and to a lesser extent Ben Bernanke, had advocated for the benefits of a strong currency and low inflation and had warned of the dangers of overly accommodative policy and unnecessary stimulus. (Both largely abandoned these ideals once they took the reins of power, but their urge to stimulate may have been restrained by a vestigial bias against the excesses of Keynesianism). Janet Yellen, who has been on the liberal/dovish end of the monetary spectrum for her entire professional career, has no such baggage. As a result, we can expect her to never waver in her belief that stimulus is the answer to every economic question.

The Federal Reserve was originally charged with the single mandate of maintaining price stability. In recent decades that mission evolved into a dual mandate of seeking price stability and full employment. I believe that a Yellen led Fed will return once again to a single mandate, but now it will focus only on employment. Based on her clear beliefs in the ability of dovish monetary policy to relive human suffering she will be inclined to dig in her heels into the ongoing QE program more than anyone else President Obama may have appointed. This is terrible news for the U.S. dollar and the U.S. economy.

For now at least the crisis in Washington has squelched any immediate discussion of a taper in the remaining months of 2013. Any predictions that a Yellen-led Fed will somehow show more resolve towards responsibility in 2014 or 2015 should be looked at as delusional.

Peter David Schiff (born March 23, 1963) is an American businessman, investment broker, author and financial commentator. Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist[1] of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a broker-dealer based in Westport, Connecticut, CEO of Euro Pacific Precious Metals, LLC, a gold and silver dealer based in New York City, and CEO of Euro Pacific Bank Ltd., a full service bank based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Schiff has appeared as a guest on financial television shows and been quoted in major print publications. He is host of The Peter Schiff Show, an audio show broadcast on terrestrial and internet radio[5] and was formerly host of an internet podcast called Wall Street Unspun now archived as podcasts. In 2010, Schiff ran in the Republican primary for the United States Senate seat in Connecticut, but lost to Linda McMahon.

Schiff is known for his bearish views on the US economy and US dollar, and his bullish views on commodities, foreign stocks and foreign currencies. Schiff also voices strong support for the Austrian School of economic thought, first introduced to him by his father.

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Walmart Shelves Cleared During Weekend Food Stamp Panic

From Mansfield, LA (KSLA) | On Sunday, Oct 13, 2013

Photo taken of nerly empty Walmart coolers over the weekend

Photo taken of nearly empty Walmart coolers over the weekend.

Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.

The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended…

READ MORE: http://www.ksla.com/story/23679489/walmart-shelves-in-springhill-mansfield-cleared-in-ebt-glitch

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

World Should ‘De-Americanise’, Says China Following Default Fears

From Telegraph.co.uk | On Monday 14 October 2013

US default fears prompts China’s state-run media call for the world to “de-Americanise” as Christine Lagarde warns of “massive disruption the world over the looming prospect of a US default on debt prompted China to call for the world to “de-Americanise”, amid warnings of a new global recession…

READ MORE:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-politics/10376017/World-should-de-Americanise-says-China-following-default-fears.html

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About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

James Wesley Rawles: Homesteading, Relocation & Resilience

From PeakProsperity.com | On September 28th, 2013

Full description and comments at: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/83076/james-wesley-rawles-homesteading-relocation-resilience

James Wesley Rawles is a former US Army intelligence officer who now runs the popular prepping site SurvivalBlog.com. In today’s podcast, Chris and Jim discuss the more practical aspects of prepping, including the frequently-asked topic of relocation (“Where should I live?”)…

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About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

The Decline Of Western Civilization Will Be Televised

Over the weekend I was watching the Boston police illegally enter homes and force innocent families out onto the street at gunpoint, all in the name of finding one 19 year old Muslim radical. There’s no use iterating how I feel about the events I saw, since unfortunately it seems very few people outside of the Prepper and Patriot communities seem to care about the sad state of our country anyway. For many, as long as Honey Boo Boo is being piped into the living room idiot box uninterrupted, most people are comfortably content with the decline of Western society.

But, over the weekend, Bostonians got a taste of what less than 50% of us voted for.  For those not in the know regarding current US politics, what we saw play out was actually the “hope and change” the President has been so excited to show us. I feel a great sadness for those families affected by the illegal activities of the Boston Police, knowing that a good number of the families affected were suddenly faced with the realization that the country they thought they lived in is actually nothing more than a romantic memory, a decrepit shade of its former self. That my friends is the honest truth.

I encourage anyone living in a city here in the US to move to rural surroundings, before this all gets exponentially worse.

Go America.

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Eye Witnesses Speak Out: U.S. War Preperations Underway

From ShtfPlan.com | On Monday, April 8th, 2013

Report: “Intelligence Says There Will Be An Attack on American Soil”

“Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are heating up, with rhetoric from the North Koreans suggesting that an attack of some kind is being planned. This isn’t the first time the North Koreans have made threats against western powers and their southern neighbor, but the level of American response is unprecedented. The United States and our allies have re-positioned Naval battle groups, deployed Aegis missile defense systems, and a host of other technology to counter-act any potential threat…”

READ MORE:

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/report-intelligence-says-there-will-be-an-attack-on-american-soil_04082013

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About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Keeping Tabs On The North Korean Satellite

Real Time Satellite Tracking of North Korean Satellite KMS 3-2

KWANGMYONGSONG 3 (KMS 3-2) is supposedly a North Korean Earth observation satellite, which according to the DPRK is designed for weather forecast purposes, and whose launch is widely portrayed in the West to be a veiled ballistic missile test. Some believe the satellite includes a secondary payload consisting of an Electromagnetic Pulse device (EMP) which is intended to be launched and exploded above a target nation, rendering the vast majority of  electrical systems and devices within the blast radius permanently destroyed. Both Russia and China have been thought to have aided in designing such a device along with North Korean scientists and their military.

http://www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=39026

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About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.