As we watch the socialist democrats get crazier and crazier, we need to be prepared. Over the next several days I will post various ideas to protect yourself and family. Subjects, water, food, and a list of the minimum you need to handle a disaster.
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1- 3 day supply of food: Ready Network dehydrated food; other non-perishable ideas are peanut butter; canned fish; dried fruit and nuts!
2-Whistle to signal your team or call for help. Compass for orientation!
3-Flashlight. If you use Ready Network Grab and Go pack all illumination is solar charged, but you may want to also keep a few batteries of various sizes!
4-Cell phone with solar charger
5-Solar powered radio!
6-First Aid kits! Poison extractors and medicines to be discussed more in depth later!
7-Water purifying systems!
8-As much bottled water as you can carry. You’ll need at least 1 gallon per person per day for drinking and cleanliness! Our Grab and Go pack contains 3 water purification systems!
11-Paper towels and toilet paper!
12-Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties! A digging shovel for sanitation!
13-Sleeping bags and or blankets for everyone in your party!
14-3 changes of clothing and underwear! An extra pair of shoes and extra socks.
15-Feminine hygiene products!
17-Matches. Keep in waterproof containers. Strong wind lighters and matches are very useful!
18-Emergency tools such as hatchet, hammer, wrenches, pliers and light chains that will saw wood.
19-Respirators, dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape to filter contaminated air!
20-Soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Any item used for hygiene not listed that you need!
21-Copies of important documents such as insurance documents, deeds, ID’s, bank records, birth certificates and passports! Keep in waterproof, portable containers that you may find at our www.readynetwork.com/battista store! Local maps are also useful! Reference material about medicine, first aid, and survival hints such as found in our Ready Network grab an go pack!
22-Travelers checks may not be useful in every emergency! Carry cash, silver coins and gram size gold! Remember, an ounce of gold is too much for a tank of gas or a meal!
23-Household chlorine bleach. Do not use scented, color safe or bleach with additional cleaners! With a medicine dropper you can make disinfectant with 9 parts water and one part bleach. Chlorine can also help treat water for drinking with 16 to 20 drops per gallon of water!
24-Don’t forget fun things for children and your pets food and water. Pencil and paper are useful. Ink runs when wet so have plenty of pencils.
Most of these items are easily available at your local market. Many of the other items are contained in the Ready Network Grab and Go pack! Ready Network has a full array of survival and camping items from solar generators to food; heirloom seeds to silver and gold; nutritionally infused coffee to tools, water purification tools, virtually everything necessary to have an enjoyable camping trip or to survive the most horrific situations!
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“…mainstream right is a bit different. It’s not as well organized, for a start. The vast majority of right-of-center Americans aren’t actually very interested in politics, because they’re focused on work and family. When right-wingers do get annoyed about a political issue they’re less likely to do anything about it, for the same reason – they’re busy getting on with their lives. On the other hand, if they do get pushed hard enough that they decide to take action, they’re a lot more capable of creating some serious unrest. A lot of that is down to the simple fact that the right has more guns than the left, and tend to know how to use them.”
Editor’s Note: This article is written by Giurgi C. and does not necessarily reflect this website’s options and beliefs, but it portrays some scenarios that are likely to happen.
Prepping is a safeguard against a whole range of possible scenarios, and everyone has their own opinions about what’s most likely to happen and what would be the biggest threat. There’s one thing pretty much everyone can agree on, though, and that’s that widespread civil unrest is going to bring on a social collapse, at least in the affected areas and maybe right across the country.
Who’s likely to cause this civil unrest, though? Does anyone have the ability to throw large parts of the USA into chaos? We’ve all seen often enough how local issues can spark unrest in a neighborhood or even a small city, but could the same happen on the scale of a county, a state, the whole Midwest or Atlantic seaboard?
Yes it could, and the most likely way it’s going to happen is that some incident upsets politically active people – not just in the town where it happens, but across the state or the country – so much they decide enough is enough, and try to bring about a radical change. That’s happened hundreds of times throughout history, in all sorts of countries – and while the USA is unique in many ways, it’s not unique enough to be immune from the threat of mass civil unrest.
Experts don’t argue about whether unrest could happen in the USA. It could; that’s a done deal. What they do argue about is where it’s most likely to come from. Any part of the political spectrum can be pushed into rebellion but for that to happen to the majority who’re pretty much in the center, things really have to be bad. More usually, when unrest happens it comes from either the right or left. It doesn’t always come from people who could be labeled as extremists either – often it’s people who’re identifiable to one side of center, but not particularly hard line.
Left or Right: Who Wants to Fight?
Listen to anyone on the left and they’ll tell you that the biggest threat of civil unrest comes from heavily armed groups on the “far right” or “alt-right”. On the other hand, speak to anyone on the right and they will say that the real danger is the organized and violent flash mobs of Antifa and other “far-left” groups. Are they both correct, or is one – even both – wrong?
There’s no doubt that left and right both have extremes who’re more than willing to use violence. There aren’t a lot of them on either side though, so it’s unlikely they could directly cause widespread civil unrest. What they might be able to do is cause enough trouble to provoke a backlash from the mainstream on the other side, and that really could become civil unrest.
Thanks to the media it’s right-wing extremists who get the most attention, but in fact, their numbers are very small. There are neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in the USA, but most of them are tiny and too disorganized to cause any serious trouble. There have been lone wolf terrorists on the American far right, with Timothy McVeigh being the most notorious. They’re sometimes capable of committing serious atrocities, but mass civil unrest is beyond them.
Left-wing extremists are more numerous, unfortunately. The largest extreme left group in the USA right now is Antifa – but, with an estimated 15,000 hardcore members, even Antifa isn’t big enough to create civil unrest at a national level. Law enforcement could put down an Antifa uprising inside a couple of days. The far left might not like that, but it’s still a fact.
But what about the mainstream left – the tens of millions of Americans who see themselves as on the left of the spectrum, but reject extremist positions like Marxism? Could they reduce the country to chaos? Yes, they could.
Mainstream leftists don’t have the enthusiasm for violence that groups like Antifa are notorious for, but they do have an endless appetite for getting involved in causes. Any perceived “injustice”, from border control to employment policies, is likely to attract a horde of protesting lefties. Usually, nothing much happens beyond legitimate political protest, but sometimes things can get out of control.
If there’s a large protest movement, and its members feel they’re not being taken seriously, tempers can rise. If the people who’re getting angry are well enough organized this is where civil unrest can break out – and the problem is that large parts of the left are very well organized. This end of the political spectrum is closely linked to labor unions and a large, interlocking network of pressure groups; they’re very good at spreading messages, exploiting social media and getting people mobilized.
Many on the left also don’t have a lot of respect for the society we live in. They would like to see it “reformed” into something that fits their ideas better, and this attitude makes it easy for them to justify breaking the law. That’s why left-wing protests are prone to violence and looting; if everything you see around you is a symbol of oppression and inequality, it’s tempting to lash out.
The mainstream right is a bit different. It’s nothing like as well organized, for a start. The vast majority of right-of-center Americans aren’t actually very interested in politics, because they’re focused on work and family. When right-wingers do get annoyed about a political issue they’re less likely to do anything about it, for the same reason – they’re busy getting on with their lives.
On the other hand, if the right does get pushed hard enough that they decide to take action, they’re a lot more capable of creating some serious unrest. A lot of that is down to the simple fact that the right has more guns than the left, and tend to know how to use them. Any large, heavily armed, combat-effective insurgency in the USA would pretty much have to come from the right; the left just doesn’t have many people with those sort of skills.
Both liberals and conservatives have the potential to create mass civil unrest if they decide they want to. That shouldn’t be a surprise; people are people, whatever they believe, and while some belief systems seem to encourage violence in their followers any of us can be pushed to rebellion by the right factors.
If conservatives rose up that would be more disruptive, and more dangerous to the government. Firstly, conservatives are more heavily armed; secondly, they have an inbuilt respect for law and order, so for them to start overthrowing society they have to be very angry.
Realistically, though, the political left is the main threat when it comes to civil unrest. They’re organized, they get upset easily and there are a lot of them. Most unrest in western countries is caused by leftist groups, and the USA Is just as vulnerable as anywhere else. Our citizens might be better armed to protect themselves, but mass action by the left could still tear society apart in a hurry. If that happens, all the systems we rely on in everyday life will soon fall apart across the whole area affected by the disorder – and, unless you’re prepared for that, you’re in for a pretty hard time.
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“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
– President Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is a beautiful lagoon in the Hawaiian Islands that is named for the lustrous jewel that is formed when a piece of sand irritates a clam into coating it to protect itself. This harbor also houses the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet, and has been an important part of the American Naval placement in the Pacific Ocean since 1887. Little did anyone know at that time that an attack on this harbor would bring the entire might of the American Military into a war it was desperately seeking to avoid. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day honors the men and women who died in the Japanese attack on this beautiful harbor one December day in 1941.
History of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
The History of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is the history of the attack itself, an attack which took place on December 7th, 1941. The attack was devastating, killing over 2,400 citizens of the United States from the time it began at 7:48am Hawaiian time and ended just 90 minutes later, making the attack incredibly devastating. Multiple ships were lost during the attack, though things could have been much worse.
Intelligence gathered after the attack indicated that there was intended to be a third-wave of attacks to hit the island, complete with an invasion fleet intended to take the island and prevent it from being used as an American base of operation. The purpose behind this surprise attack? America was well positioned in the Pacific to interfere with Japanese fleet maneuvering, and it was hoped that by launching this assault they would cripple the US Pacific Presence and be able to control the ocean unhindered.
How to celebrate Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Celebrating Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is your opportunity to show your support for those veterans who are still alive from the Pearl Harbor bombing, and pay your respect to those who give themselves in service to our country and its security every day. All over the US there are ceremonies to honor these men and women along with the rest of the surviving WWII veteran’s, of which there were 855,070 in 2016. Servicemen all over the world deserve the respect of their countrymen, and the war affected us all, so even if you aren’t American, pay your respects to those who serve.
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Some experts are convinced that a large quake, WHICH IS expected could destroy the area FROM MONTEREY COUNTY TO LOS ANGELES.
WORSE YET, a scenario can unfold which could see earthquakes causing nuclear deaths that far outweighs what would happen in the event of an actual nuclear exchange between two nations! Fukushima, we know, had a meltdown in at least one unit caused by the earthquake, independent of the tidal wave that crippled the other reactors.
Still, when “a whopping 134 earthquakes within three miles of that 4.6 tremor were recorded” last week, as the Daily Star confirms to be the case, not much is said. ARE THEY HIDING SOMETHING?
When “a series of 10 mini-earthquakes struck Monterey County in the US …” since last week, almost nothing is said about the threat to that power plant.
It is even reported that a “4.6 magnitude quake 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, along the San Andreas Fault” was recorded, the largest one so far. We are seeing a lot of activity. This means that, no matter how dire the quakes and aftermath may be, the death toll will be insignificant compared to what the ruptured nuclear power plants may unleash.
Those who have studied this worrisome activity say that a magnitude 7 earthquake or stronger is due to hit the area. These are many of the same prudent minds who were ignored as they warned that Fukushima was about to happen. Powerful names like Westinghouse and General Electric (TEPCO) are behind the reason the media is so awfully silent on such a dire matter.
Of the 134, “only 17 were stronger than a 2.5 magnitude and six greater than 3.0,” according to data compiled from the USGS.
Ole Kaven, a USGS seismologist, predicts aftershocks from this activity, too. “This one has been a quite productive aftershock sequence. We suspect there will be aftershocks in the 2 to 3 [magnitude] range for at least a few more weeks.” We have been on the lookout for smaller earthquakes, as well.
Regardless of what the nuclear industry likes to try and convey, we are ill-prepared for a strong quake and sadly, one seems due to hit the area. While these smaller shakers are not enough to cause a meltdown, these are but harbingers or whispers of what is to come. These can be thought of a banshee warning mankind of the violent shaking that is to occur.
This area is set to see a lot of rocking.
For over 150 years, terrible pressure has been accumulating on the San Andreas fault, and it is not even the only active fault line in the region. California has 300(!) active faults and Seismologist Lucy Jones of the US Geological Survey, says that San Andreas is the most threatening at the moment.
“When we have a big San Andreas earthquake it’ll be felt in Las Vegas and in Arizona. It may be felt in the Bay Area,” she warns. “The damage and death unleashed by an earthquake that size would be catastrophic.”
She envisions “more than 1,800 people would die, around 300,000 homes would be destroyed and £160billion ($213billion) in damages would be incurred,” yet that is child’s play compared to the real threat seen NOWHERE in the article.
How will any nuclear power station hold up as this happens beneath it?
It would take only one reactor to meltdown, melt out (explode from within), or melt through (to the water table) to be the end of American life as we define it. The authorities have already shown that they are more than willing to hide, downplay, and deny all data, so if a disaster happens, we WILL be lied to.
In no time at all, cancers, heart issues, blood traumas, and diseases too graphic to think about is so close to a turkey feast, will show the depth of their lie.
However, by then it will be far too late for that to matter.
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Two articles explain why Canada could turn into another Venezuela!
Hey, Trudeau, your “most expensive (HEALTH CARE) system in the world cannot meet the public’s needs.”
“Canada’s healthcare, to paraphrase Hillary, ‘leaves no citizen behind,’ but THIS MOST EXPENSIVE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD CANNOT MEET THE PUBLIC’S NEEDS. Although Canada’s Universal healthcare is excellent once the person is in the system, the key words are “in the system,” and it’s not always “universal,” with wealthier provinces better funded than others. It is true that their efficiency channels the funds more to care than to administration, but patients are assessed in terms of “outcome” and what is acceptable to the voters. This is reminiscent of Sarah Palin’s warning of death panels, where the medical boards evaluate the person’s age and quality of life before deigning to provide costly medication and therapy.”
They Paved Canada and Put Up a Parking Lot! AND OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SOCIALIST CANADA!!
The cover of the August 2017 issue of Rolling Stone magazine displays the image of Justin Trudeau, and the first headline, “Justin Trudeau, Why Can’t He Be Our President?”
Aside from his not being an American, the American people have finally elected to withdraw from their detrimental socialism and return to our Constitutional Republic. Unfortunately, Canadians have reversed their course toward a more intense socialism.
Trudeau promised real change, the same vague promise made by then-candidate President Obama in 2008. To reflect his multiculturalism, Trudeau chose a cabinet of thirty, based not on competence, but on gender, ethnicity, and disabilities, yet there appears to be not one observant Jew among them to handle the antisemitism in schools and media and to represent the one percent Jewish population most victimized by hate crimes in an increasingly dangerous Canada. He pledged to legalize recreational marijuana, and to change the electoral system, except that he finds this to be unnecessary now that the very process got him elected.
A globalist, Trudeau promised to welcome 25,000 more Syrian refugees in 2016, without vetting facilities, compared to the 10,000 accepted by the Conservatives. Interestingly, immediately following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, he accepted 33,200 refugees, a number that soon became 46,700, representing the same belief system and increasing violence to that one percent and more. I am reminded of the song, “They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot.”
Canadian-born, then-15-year-old Omar Khadr, had been taken by his father to join Al Qaeda. Captured at 16, he pled guilty to planting ten landmines and murdering an American soldier by throwing a grenade at Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, in a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan. US Sgt. Layne Morris was also severely wounded by the explosion and blinded in one eye. Convicted, and after serving eight of his 40-year-sentence in Guantanamo, the 24-year-old Khadr was released to Canada where he would spend the remainder of his sentence.
Despite his being dropped into a war zone by his own father, however, he sued the Canadian government for breaching his rights (as a minor) under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and received $10.5 million and an apology from the Canadian government. Years before, Omar’s father had been arrested and imprisoned for being an Al Qaeda financier in the jihad bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Pakistan, and his mother wanted to raise her six children outside of Canada, away from Western social influences. This is just one of many unvetted families who have emigrated to the west. Trudeau has indeed brought change. Instead of this family’s paying for their crimes, they are receiving payment for their crimes. Inviting and rewarding terrorism has resulted in increased crime against Canada’s Jewish citizens and will ultimately affect all infidels. (ME THINKS A WALL IS NECESSARY AT THE CANADIAN BORDER.)
Honor killings are on the rise in Canada, sanctioned by sharia, blamed on the challenging process of integration but never experienced with previous immigrants. They include a 16-year-old daughter of Pakistanis who was killed for wanting to wear western clothes and get a part-time job, like her peers; a 19-year-old daughter whose crime was to stay out all night; a first-wife and three daughters found drowned in their vehicle in a canal, and 13 other such cases under investigation.
The results of Trudeau’s tenure in office thus far range from disappointing to disconcerting. Unable to cap Canada’s budget deficit at $30 billion over three years as expected, after a year in office, Trudeau blames the previous administration for weak economic growth. Considering Trump’s roaring economic growth within his first six months, Trudeau’s excuse is feeble. And, rather than keep his promise to help to defeat ISIS, he has promised humanitarian support for Iraqis and Syrians.
Rolling Stone magazine also bore the headline, “How the Trump administration is destroying the EPA.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government, which was created to protect human health and the environment by enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. Created in 1970, this bureaucracy had burgeoned, by 2016, to 15,376 full-time employees, with a budget of $8.1 billion. The Trump administration proposed a 31% budget cut to $5.7 billion and to eliminate a fourth of the agency jobs. This is improvement, not destruction.
The EPA’s increased jurisdiction has encroached on private property, making it more difficult for farmers, ranchers, those in agriculture and homebuilding to meet stringent water supply regulations. The US Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, The American Farm Bureau Federation and others filed a lawsuit to stop the EPA, which uses the pressure of social media for covert propaganda for their own purposes, violating laws and increasing prices of produce. Farmers depend on a fair regulatory system that protects the environment and does not force them to raise strangling prices on consumers.
As Mark Levin explained, “The EPA is destroying the middle class; it’s destroying working people in this country; it’s destroying coal miners; it’s destroying oil jobs; it’s destroying trucking jobs. The EPA is destroying our smokestack industries. The EPA is doing more damage to our economy and hardworking men and women in this country than any country in the world. The environmental movement is a communist movement.”
Complying with EPA regulations costs the U.S. economy $353 billion per year — more than 30 times its budget, more than Denmark’s entire national GDP in 2011. The annual cost of the global warming industry is, conservatively, $1.5 trillion, enough to reduce our taxes and national debt – for the “possibility” of reducing our temperature by 0.048°C (0.086°F) by the end of the century, the same temperature reduction one experiences traveling down an elevator.
By shrinking its budget to two-thirds, its workforce to one-fifth, and limiting its regulatory powers, Trump is redefining and narrowing the EPA’s focus to its original purpose of 1970, to improve our water and air while also cultivating job growth. Superfund sites (land previously used for chemical dumps) will fall under the purview of the states, rather than further drain the federal budget.
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Brian Lindenberg | April 16, 2012
In my last article for BenefitsCanada.com, I compared and contrasted the state of healthcare in this country at the time that the basic principles for the Canada Health Act were conceived (in 1961) and today.
As the federal government is about to undertake a review of this legislation, it’s important that all Canadians formulate a point of view on the future of our healthcare system. Employers in particular have a vested interest in the outcome of these deliberations, given the interrelationship between the public system and employee benefits programs.
First, an important acknowledgement: the healthcare debate is charged with emotion. Canadians from all walks of life have different experiences with our healthcare system, and these form our opinions. My own experiences with our system have been generally favourable—others I know have had completely difference experiences. Additionally, there are those Canadians who are also health professionals working within the system who are constantly asked to do more with less. The perspectives of the multiple stakeholders are of equal importance in the deliberations of the future of healthcare in this country. Weighing each perspective is the next-to-impossible task put before the government as it develops a template for Canada’s healthcare system that will last another 50 years.
So with this very important caveat, let’s consider THREE THINGS WORKING WELL IN OUR CURRENT system and SIX THINGS THAT DO NOT!
What works well
No Canadian is left behind – Unlike in the U.S., no citizen of this country is denied access to healthcare based on whether or not he or she can afford to pay. This is a point of pride for many Canadians and clearly distinguishes us from our neighbours to the south. Universal healthcare defines us as Canadians.
Excellent standard of care – Once you are in the system, the standard of care is excellent. For example, health outcomes in the areas of cardiovascular disease and many forms of cancer are far better than in the U.S., which suggests that we are doing many things right. Of course, the operative words here are “once you are in the system.” Clearly, reasonable access to care is an issue that this country must address. (??? HOW COME I MET SO MANY CANADIANS WHEN MY WIFE AND I SPENT SIX WEEKS, FOLLOWED BY MANY VISITS, TO MAYO CLINIC???)
Funds go to healthcare, not administration – For the most part, our Canadian system efficiently allocates funds between healthcare provision and healthcare administration. For every dollar spent on healthcare funding, far less gets spent on administration than in countries such as the U.S. Our system is FAR FROM PERFECT, but in relative terms, it is not bad.
What does not work well
Our healthcare system is costly – Canada has one of the most expensive healthcare systems in the world. We can look to many OTHER COUNTRIES to see SUPERIOR HEALTH FOR LESS MONEY. Our single-payer model works in theory, but, in practical terms, it has not delivered the results that one would have necessarily expected with respect to value for money.
Healthcare decision-making is political – Healthcare decisions are often made based on “political palatability” or what’s acceptable to the voting public versus what makes sense from a financial sustainability perspective or in terms of health outcomes. The decision-making process is complicated and often slow, and results in small incremental change rather than fundamental change. We are likely at a point in time where we need to ask the tough questions—but the politics of decision-making will get in the way and we may not get to where we need to be.
ACCESS to care is A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM – Restrictions on government funding has limited access to care—wait-lists are routine, and Canadians are increasingly having difficulties accessing the services of family physicians. The system has not kept up with the demands and expectations of the patient.
The healthcare system is NOT VERY NIMBLE – Our healthcare system is huge and, therefore, not very nimble. Although many provinces are trying to change this, our system remains focused on acute and chronic care—addressing the problem once it becomes a problem. Most experts agree that the focus should shift to prevention and health promotion. This is a monumental shift that is going to take time. The system has also not kept up with the changing face of illness and treatment. For example, physical health remains the primary focus of the system while mental illness represents a significant cost to the Canadian economy and society. Drug therapy is used extensively in the treatment of injury and disease, yet these costs fall largely outside of the public system.
NOT ALL CANADIANS ARE TREATED THE SAME – We have a UNIVERSAL healthcare system and yet—in some respects—this is also A MISREPRESENTATION. HEALTH CARE across the country is far from consistent with access to care defined, in part, by your province of residence. And this gap will only get larger as resource-rich provinces such are Alberta and Saskatchewan are able to invest more on a per capita basis than the other provinces. Health transfer payments are supposed to compensate for these funding imbalances; however, the fact of the matter remains—our healthcare system is far from universal.
So where to from here? Many of the basic principles embedded in the Canada Health Act still work. However, this important piece of legislation needs to be modernized to reflect the realities of today.(MAYBE IT NEEDS TO BE REPEALED AND REPLACED). The principles of public administration and the guidelines for what is “medically necessary” in particular need to be reviewed to ensure that whether what was anticipated in 1961 still works today. And we need to ask the hard questions—the questions no politician wants to ask—to ensure that we establish the most appropriate path for our future.
We can probably all agree on the objective—to develop a framework for a cost-effective, efficient healthcare system that responds to the medical needs of all Canadians. How we get there is subject to debate. But we do need to get there, and the debate needs to start now.
Brian Lindenberg is a senior partner and the health and benefits leader at Mercer Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in the employee benefits field.
These are the views of the author and not necessarily those of Benefits Canada.
“Entities are not to be multiplied above the necessary.” I try to use this principle to understand Russia – if there is a more simple way to explain something, then this way should be closer to truth than a more complex one.
“Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies… many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping…
The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.”
What is ironic about all of this is that on the other end many on the Right are thinking the war is over and are going back to sleep!
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Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies…Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping…”
Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse – December 23, 2016 3205 Comments
Trumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies.
Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping.
Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies. In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday. The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.
What is ironic about all of this is that on the other end of the political spectrum interest in prepping is probably the lowest that it has ever been in the history of the modern prepper movement. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about how it was like “a nuclear bomb went off in the prepping community“, and nothing has changed since that time.
In fact, since I originally wrote that article we have gotten some hard numbers that show how dramatically optimism about the future has surged among those on the right.
Just before the election, CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey found that only 15 percent of all Republicans believed that the economy would improve over the next year, but after the election that number skyrocketed all the way up to 74 percent.
But among Democrats it is a different story altogether. That same CNBC survey found that optimism about the economy on the left fell by more than half after the election. At this point, it is sitting at just 16 percent.
It would be hard to overstate how negatively many on the left feel about Trump. We have seen many of them take to the streets to angrily protest his election, and according to the BBC others have decided to stockpile food and guns “in preparation for social and economic collapse”…
In America, stockpiling weapons and food, in preparation for social and economic collapse, has tended to be the preserve of right-wing libertarians and foes of “big government”. But the Liberal Prepper Facebook group – up to now a small band – reports a big increase in enquiries.
“A lot of people are worried that not only will [a Trump presidency] fail but that it will fail spectacularly to the point that we are going to end up on in one or more critical situations that we are just not prepared for,” says Jeff, 36, one of the group’s members.
So could we see “social and economic collapse” under Trump?
Despite the wild optimism that we are seeing on the right at the moment, without a doubt this is a possibility.
It is funny how a single election can change our perspective on things so dramatically. During the Obama years, it seemed like the left was constantly talking about disarming everyone, but now Trump has sparked a renewed interest in gun ownership among many liberals. Prominent progressive author Ana Marie Cox is just one example…
Witness Ana Marie Cox, a popular progressive writer with gigs at MTV and the New York Times. “So who else has been researching basic disaster prep stuff?” she polled her Twitter audience on Wednesday. “Bc—congrats, right wingers—I do not trust the government to help anymore!” Her next tweet extended the holiday merriment to our nation’s Second Amendment enthusiasts: “Getting my rifle out of storage this week.”
And did you know that leftists even have their own gun organization?
It is known as “the Liberal Gun Club”, and since Trump’s victory it has experienced a huge surge in membership…
Lara Smith, national spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, says her organization has seen a “huge” rise in enquiries since November’s election and a 10% increase in paid members.
US gun sales hit record levels in October amid fears a Hillary Clinton election victory would lead to draconian gun control measures.
The election of Donald Trump, who was backed by the National Rifle Association early on, was thought to bring an end to panic buying. Shares in gun manufacturers even dropped by as much as 18% following his victory.
Instead, FBI background checks for gun transactions soared to a new record for a single day – 185,713 – during the Black Friday sales on 25 November, according to gun control news site The Trace.
Many on the right have responded to Donald Trump’s election victory by deciding that the battle is over and that it is time to go to sleep. But many on the left have been suddenly awakened and are now preparing for extremely challenging times ahead.
I hate to say this, but in this case those on the left that are busily preparing are showing much more wisdom than many on the right that have chosen to abandon prepping altogether at this point.
Of course most of those on the left don’t really understand the storm that is approaching. All they know is that Trump is “really bad” and therefore they need to try to get through the next four years the best that they can. Here is more from the BBC…
“We are not looking for end of the world Mad Max-type scenarios, we are not looking at a zombie apocalypse,” says the author of a left wing survivalist blog, who also reports a surge in interest since Trump’s victory.
He says it is “fairly easy to predict” an economic collapse under Trump but adds: “No matter what, the country is still going to be here in four years, there’s going to be another election.”
I would have to agree that a major economic downturn is quite likely in the very near future. We have been on the greatest debt binge in history during the Obama years, and it is inevitable that this bubble will burst.
Donald Trump basically has two choices. He could try to prolong this debt bubble for as long as possible, but that would make the ultimate outcome even worse. Or he could try to deal with the crisis right away, but that would mean an extraordinary amount of pain for all of us.
No matter who won the election, we were going to have to deal with the consequences of decades of incredibly foolish decisions sooner or later.
Let us certainly hope for the best, but without a doubt those that are preparing for challenging times ahead are showing incredible wisdom, and this includes both liberals and conservatives.
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