Agenda 21 comes to Queen City Avenue

The following information was compiled by Jim Fitch. Jim has been very active in fighting Agenda 21 and socialism.

Your world is being radically re-shaped

…and over the years this transformation has been given a variety of labels: Global Governance, the New World Order, Internationalism, World Federalism, International Management, World Law, and Global Democracy have all been used to describe the political side of these phenomena.

In the realm of religion and society, phrases such as United Religions, Interfaithism, Religious Pluralism, Unity in Diversity, Global Citizenship, and International Solidarity express the global change of culture, thought, and faith.

Economics, too, has its lexicon of transformation: the New Economic Order, Monetary Unions, Global Free Trade, Regional Currency Areas, the International Monetary System, and a Single Global Currency all speak to the re-shuffling of economic might.Yet all of these phrases, and more, are wrapped up and represented in one word: globalization.  

The New World Harlot Beast Tower of Babel Evil  Empire with a homosexual agenda like Sodom and Gomorrah. This is what is warned about in the Bible in Revelation and other parts of the Bible Jim 

Your community is being radically re-shaped by Global Governance right now, here in Cincinnati.

Right here in Cincinnati 
Project Groundwork (click for Project Groundwork website) 
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD)Agenda 21

 GlobalConsent Decree Information

The remediation of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), and a comprehensive Water-In-Basement (WIB) response program are key components of the Global Consent Decree that the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) has presented to the Board of County Commissioners and the Cincinnati City Council. The Consent Decree was unanimously approved by both Cincinnati City Council and the Board of County Commissioners. On December 4, 2003, the Consent Decree was filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, for review and approval.

There are two consent decrees. Both are available from the links at the left side of this page:

  1. Interim Partial Consent Decree on SSOs (see ‘Related Links’ at left) 
  2. Global Consent Decree (see ‘Downloads’ at left)

Project Groundwork

Project Groundwork (click for Project Groundwork website)The plan developed in 2006 to address the Global Decree’s requirements and to implement capacity-based sanitary sewer and CSO issues of the Interim and Global decrees was known as MSD’s Wet Weather Improvement Plan. In 2008, MSD branded this improvement effort as “Project Groundwork.”

Background

In the late 1980’s and 1990’s, the federal government, through the Clean Water Act, called for the elimination of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and a reduction of discharges from combined sewer overflows (CSOs). This action affected every wastewater system in the country, including the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD). Increased scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought the issue to the forefront in the late 1990’s as these government bodies began enforcing the ruling in large cities and leveling heavy civil penalties on those out of compliance.

In 1999, MSD, which had already begun addressing the elimination of its SSOs and reducing CSOs, entered into negotiations with the EPA, DOJ, and the State of Ohio to establish a formal remediation program that would be recognized and supported by the government, but also was affordable for local ratepayers. The resulting agreement is called the Consent Decree.
 

 Agenda 21 

Community Meetings

As part of the public review process for the Global Consent Decree, the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) hosted several community meetings. At these meetings, MSD provided an overview of the Global Consent Decree and how it will affect MSD customers and our community’s environmental health. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and offer their comments.

Links to Global Consent Decree documents are available from the ‘Related Links’ and ‘Downloads’ menus at the upper left side of this page. If you are experiencing water in your basement or other emergency sewer problems please call our 24 hour Customer Service Office at (513) 352-4900.

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The Lick Run Watershed Community Design Workshop #1
I attended this meeting to see what this was about. It was what they were talking about in the booklet, as shown below, “Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom?”. It explains that this Global Consent Decree, uses this meeting as the community “Visioning” process to identify goals for the next phase, with a rigged presentation, to create the illusion of consent and authorization for these projects. This includes the changing of building and zoning codes to UN international standards, in compliance with UN Agenda 21, the usurpation of our Constitutions, and our God-given Rights, starting with property Rights.
The UN conference on Human Settlements (HABITI 1) in 1976 established the UN policy on property rights and the blueprint for comprehensive land use planning. It included “Land… can not be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals, private land ownership is also a principle instrument of concentration of wealth, therefore social injustice. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable…” This is the Communist way and directly contradicts the principle of private propertyour Constitutionand our national sovereignty. The comprehensive planning required by sustainable development is not controlled by the local people, but instead by a coalition of international organizations to implement their vision of how everyone ought to live, as in their book called Agenda 21.
President Bill Clinton imposed that vision on America with an Executive Order and created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) by Executive Order #12852 on June 29, 1993.
 
This Lick Run  meeting was the process by which the governed unknowingly give their consent, by the lack of disagreement or objection. Using their contrived dielectric theory, consensus is sometimes declared despite expressed disagreement. I was the only one disagreeing and objecting verbally in the breakout group sessions I was in. I and maybe some others disagreed in writing, but most people seemed to support this, because they set up the meeting with like-minded people to start with and most people had no idea of the consequences and implications. Some of the options to choose from are to level the whole area and return it back to nature, or eliminating the critical major thoroughfare and replacing it with bike trails. I saw someone next to me mark his paper for that. It might seem like a good idea to a few utopian young Socialist, but it is insane. It  would cause massive traffic grid lock, that would waste time and gas. 
I talked to one of the heads of the project after the meeting and he thought that gas prices should be much higher and we should have mass transit like in Europe. I said should we have the outrageous debt,  high unemployment, riots and burning the place down like in Europe too? Should we have a dictatorship like the E.U. [no elections of EU leaders] ? How about also having the World Wars like the European Socialist?
They plan to have these type of project all over Cincinnati and the areas around Cincinnati. People need to call, write, email, meet in person and find out about  meetings and attend in numbers to counter them claiming consent by lack of objection. They deny that this is part of the UN Agenda 21. This is Command Economics and Command Development, by a central committee, that is what Communist do. That is the opposite of free markets and free enterprise. Since the majority’s voice has been ignored by government, there is no real representation, unless we go out our way to get involved. When complaining and objecting, point out that this is part of the unconstitutional “Global Consent Decree“, this is being deceitfully railroaded though with a rigged process, without the real consent of the people and we absolutely have not reached a consciences, you don’t want building and zoning codes changed to international compliance, that would violate our Rights and be very destructive to the economy. 
These projects are unaffordable, billions of dollars and enact very harmful over-regulations.  While they would have some good aspects, they are unnecessary and harmful over the longer term. This is really about imposing global governance, using the religion of nature worship and social justice [Socialism]. The biggest proponents, are the worst offenders, they just use mean green, to impose red Communism.
Jim Fitch
This Lick Run Watershed Area meeting, that is the Fairmount area, including Queen City Ave. and Westwood Rd, a major thoroughfare connecting the west side of town with the Hopple St. viaduct to I-75.
other projects

Project Groundwork:
Committed to Sustainable Solutions for Our Community

MSD is pleased to present its first Sustainability Report, entitled Redefining the Future.
Sustainability Video
MSD has produced a brief video on MSD’s Sustainability efforts (Windows Media WMV format).
Qualifications Review
http://www.msdgc.org/ Learn about Project Groundwork (click for more information)
Learn about what they are doing and how we must stop them now, at Freedom 21

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Finally, a straightforward, concise (40 pages) description of what sustainable development is, its origins, how it is implemented, and, most importantly, its consequences.  Actual examples of comprehensive plans taken from communities that have undergone the “visioning” process reveal how sustainable development destroys private property rights and infringes upon individual freedoms.

The entire process is traced from the origin of land use policies, through Agenda 21,  and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, into real comprehensive plans that devastate real people.  This booklet should be hand-delivered to every elected official.  We are pricing this booklet at near cost in order to promote the widest possible distribution.  Please order as many copies as you can, and distribute to all your friends, neighbors, and especially to your elected officials.  If you can’t distribute copies, but would like to help with the distribution, please make a donation.  Learn more.
 

Buy this booklet, read it, get others to read it and get involved. If we don’t act now, they take our inaction as consent. This also involves HUD, Section 8 housing, the Street Cars, High Speed Rail and more. Socialism is the transition of a capitalist society, to a Communist Dictatorship. Jim
 

Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom

http://freedom21.org/

What is Globalization?

It is the col­lec­tive effect of the international elitist ruling class, that include the heads of  states like the Queen of England, European Royalty, dictators, etc. and control the of leaders of the other countries of the world, to pur­posefully and ‘amoral’ manip­u­la­tion that seeks to cen­tralize eco­nomic, polit­ical, tech­no­log­ical and soci­etal forces in order to max­imumize profit and polit­ical power to ruling giant global banks that stealth are also the central banks and control the giant global cor­po­ra­tions [beast], and the  false prophet elitist ruling religions [using mystic influence to deceive, usurping, taking the place of Jesus] who have hidden power and control [Harlots] and the elit­ists who run them. It is rapidly moving toward a full and final imple­men­ta­tion of Technocracy.

AGENDA 21 vehicle ownership and private property – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8YCLzlpDlw&feature=related
 

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Thoughts on being prepared from Chuck Baldwin

I recently came  across this article and I thought it was worth sharing.

This column is archived at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2009/cbarchive_20091215.html

One does not have to be a prophet to know that we are on the precipice of
some potentially catastrophic–or at the very least, challenging–days.  In
fact, most of us are already in challenging days, and some are already
enduring catastrophic events. That is, if one would call being out of work,
losing one’s home, facing life-threatening medical conditions without any
prospect of medical insurance, several families being forced to live in one
house due to homes being foreclosed, etc., catastrophic.

The potential for an escalation of cataclysmic events, however, is very
real. Only a “blooming idiot” would call someone who attempts to prepare for
“the day of adversity” a Chicken Little now. Anyone who does not see the
storm clouds on the horizon isn’t paying attention.

For example, can one imagine what would happen if terrorists nuked a major
American city or cities? (Once again, I encourage readers to go get the
videos of the CBS TV series ” Jericho ” to get an idea of how quickly life,
and even civilization, could change.) Imagine if there was another 9/11-type
event. What would happen if some form of Zimbabwe-style inflation hit the
US? What would happen if anything disrupted the distribution of Welfare
checks, or food to local grocers? Imagine a Hurricane Katrina-style natural
disaster in your town. I think people everywhere are beginning to awaken to
just how vulnerable we all really are.

As a result, people from virtually every walk of life have recently been
asking my thoughts on how they should prepare. Therefore, I will attempt to
share with my readers some of the counsel I have given these folks.

First, a disclaimer. I am not an economist; I am not a survival expert; I am
not a firearms expert; I am not an attorney; I am not a physician. In fact,
I am not an expert in anything! For several years, however, I have tried to
learn from others. I am an avid reader. My work has allowed me to travel
extensively. I have had the privilege of sitting at the feet of–and
learning from–many of America ‘s most learned, most trained, and most
qualified “experts” in a variety of fields. What I write today, I have
learned from others. I’ve formed my own opinions and priorities, of course,
but everything I’m sharing has been said, or written about, before. But if I
can share something in today’s column that will help someone be better
prepared for the days to come, then my goal will have been achieved.

Location:

First, analyze your living conditions. Where do you live? Do you live in an
urban or rural environment? Is it a big city or small town? Do you live in
an apartment or condominium? How close are your neighbors? Do you even know
your neighbors? Would you trust them if the electricity was off and they
were hungry? Could you grow your own food, if you had to? How easily could
you secure your home? If you live in a cold weather environment, how long
could you stay warm without electricity? These are the kinds of questions
you need to ask yourself now.

Over the past several decades, masses of people have migrated into large
metropolitan areas. More people live in urban areas than at any time in
American history. While this may be well and good for times of prosperity,
it is an absolute nightmare in any kind of disaster. Does anyone remember
what New Orleans looked like after Hurricane Katrina came through? Can
anyone recall what happened in downtown Los Angeles during the 1992 riots?
Needless to say, any inner-city environment could become a powder keg almost
instantaneously, given the right (or wrong) circumstances. And the bigger
the city, the bigger the potential problems.

If you live in the inner city, I suggest you consider moving to a more rural
location. Obviously, now is a very good time to buy property (especially
rural property), but the downside is, selling property is not as favorable.
If you can afford it, now is a great time to buy a “safe house” outside the
city. If you are fortunate enough to have family or some true friends
nearby, you might want to put your heads–and some resources–together in
preparation for serious upheaval. Obviously, a team of prepared people is
much better than being alone.

If you must stay in your urban location, have some commonsense plans in hand
in the event of a major disaster. Get to know your neighbors: find out whom
you can trust and whom you can’t. Keep some extra gasoline on hand, in case
you need to get in your car quickly and leave. Have several exit routes
planned ahead of time, in case roads are blocked. Have a “bug-out” bag
containing essential ingredients to live on for 3 or 4 days. If leaving is
not an option, have a plan to secure your home as best you can. You’ll need
to think about things such as food, water, medicine, warmth, self-defense,
etc. But at this point, to do nothing is absolute lunacy!

Provisions:

During a major disaster, food will quickly disappear. Living for over 3
decades on the Gulf Coast , I can tell you with absolute certainty that
whenever disaster strikes (usually an approaching hurricane, for us), food
and provisions at the store sell completely out in a matter of a few hours.
People panic, and within hours, you cannot find food, bottled water, ice,
generators, batteries, candles, etc. In a matter of hours, every gas station
in the area will be completely out of gas. Not days. Hours!

Furthermore, almost all disasters include a complete loss of electricity.
The water supply is compromised. Bottled water becomes more valuable than
bank accounts. Dehydration becomes a very real and present danger. I
remember witnessing a man offer an ice vendor $100 for an extra bag of ice
during Hurricane Ivan. My wife and I went 2 weeks (14 days) without
electricity in the aftermath of that hurricane. Believe me, I got a taste of
just how precious bottled water, ice, batteries, generators, fuel, etc., can
become.

I suggest you have a supply of food and water to last at least 2 weeks. A
month would be even better. Personally, I can live a long time on tuna fish
or peanut butter. You can purchase MREs from a variety of sources, as well
as “camp-style” packaged food from stores such as Academy Sports & Outdoors.
Of course, bottled water is available everywhere during normal times. Stock
up! Plus, I suggest you have some water purification tablets or a Katadyn
water filter on hand. And, if you are able, prepare to grow your own food.
Canning food is another very helpful hedge against deprivation. If your
parents were like mine, this was standard operating procedure.

Get a generator. Keep a supply of fuel on hand. Stay stocked up on
batteries, candles, portable lights, first aid supplies, and personal
hygiene items–especially toilet paper. Trust me, during times of intense
and prolonged disaster, toilet paper could become more valuable than money.
I also suggest you never run out of lighters or matches. You never know when
you’ll need to build a fire, and during a prolonged survival situation, fire
could save your life. If you live in a cold weather climate, you probably
already have some sort of wood stove or fireplace.

Obviously, you need to take stock of your clothing. Do you have clothes
suitable for extended outdoor activity? What about boots? During a disaster,
you would trade your best suit from Neiman Marcus for a good pair of boots.
Do you have gloves? Insulated underwear? What about camouflage clothing?
These could become essential outerwear in the right conditions. Plus, any
“bug-out” bag will need to include spare clothing.

And one more suggestion, while we’re on this subject: the best resources in
the world are of little use if one is physically incapable of making good
use of them. In other words, GET IN SHAPE. During any kind of emergency
situation, physical exertion and stamina become immensely important.

Commodities:

I suggest you have at least some cash on hand. Just about any and all
disasters will result in banks being closed for extended periods of time.
That also means credit card purchases being suspended. You need to have
enough cash to be able to purchase essential goods (if they are even
available) for an undetermined amount of time.

Of course, some survival gurus insist that during any cataclysmic climate,
precious metals will become the only reliable currency. But when most of us
are trying to feed our families and pay our bills, it is difficult to get
excited about buying gold and silver. Obviously, I would never recommend
that anyone jeopardize the present on the altar of the future. My parents
made it through the Great Depression with canned goods and garden
vegetables; gold and silver were certainly not a priority with them. And
maybe it should not be with you, either?

In fact, in a disaster, what is considered a valuable commodity can change
rather quickly, as the barter system takes a life of its own. What is
valuable is determined by what you need and how badly you need it. In a
prolonged disaster, simple things such as toilet paper, canned goods,
ammunition, and clothing could become extremely valuable; while cars, video
games, televisions, etc., could be reduced to junk status. In antiquity,
wars were fought over things such as salt.

Speaking of cars, remember that during a prolonged “national emergency” that
might involve some sort of nuclear attack or widespread civil unrest, an
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) might be employed; in which case, most every
late model vehicle would be completely inoperable. Accordingly, if one can
keep an older, pre-computer-age vehicle in good working order, he or she
might be driving the only non-government vehicle capable of going anywhere.

Self-Defense:

Needless to say, during any kind of disaster, your safety and protection
will be completely up to you. If you really think that the police are going
to be able to protect you during an upheaval, you are living in a
dreamworld.

In both the New Orleans and Los Angeles disasters, police protection was
non-existent. Lawless gangs quickly took control of the streets, and people
were left to either defend themselves or swiftly become the helpless prey of
violent marauders. In fact, in New Orleans , some of the policemen actually
abandoned their oaths to uphold the law and joined with the criminals,
turning their weapons upon the public.

Face it, folks: in any kind of disaster, you must be able to defend
yourself, or you and your family will be meat for these animals of society
that will quickly descend without mercy upon the unprepared, unsuspecting
souls around them. This requires that you be armed! It also requires that
you be skilled enough to be able to efficiently use your arms.

Therefore, I strongly suggest that you purchase firearms sufficient to keep
you and your family safe, and also that you practice sufficiently to know
how to proficiently use them.

Now, when it comes to a discussion of which firearms are preferable for
self-defense, the suggestions are as varied as the people who proffer them.
These are my suggestions:

I believe every man (along with his wife and children of adequate age)
should be proficient with the following weapons: a handgun in .38 caliber or
above, a .22 rifle, a center-fire hunting rifle, a semi-automatic battle
rifle, and a shotgun.

My personal preference for a self-defense handgun is either a .45 ACP 1911
(either Colt or Kimber) or a .40 S&W. In the .40 caliber, my favorite is a
Glock 23. In the 1911, I like the Commander size configuration. I also like
the Glock 30 and 36 in .45 caliber. My wife prefers to carry a Smith &
Wesson .38 caliber revolver in the snub-nose, J-frame configuration. But
this is primarily due to the reduced weight of these weapons for carry
purposes. If needed, she could make a good accounting of herself with a
Glock 19 in 9mm. If you are someone who has never owned and seldom fired a
handgun, I recommend you buy a Glock. They are as simple as revolvers to
operate, reliable, and almost indestructible. Plus, they provide increased
magazine capacity, and are safe. They are also very easy to disassemble and
clean.

For a .22 rifle, I really like the Ruger 10/22. For a hunting rifle, my
suggestion is either a .270 or .30-06 caliber bolt-action rifle. (If I had
to pick one, I’d pick the .30-06.) I prefer the Remington Model 700 BDL, but
there are several fine weapons in this configuration and caliber by numerous
manufacturers. For a battle rifle, I suggest an AR-15-style weapon in .223
caliber. Here I prefer a Bushmaster. (Please, I don’t need to hear from all
you .308 lovers out there. I love the Springfield M1A, too.) For a shotgun,
I suggest a 12-gauge pump. Here I prefer a Winchester Model 1300, which is
not made anymore. So, you’ll probably have to choose between Mossberg and
Remington.

Whatever you choose, practice with it to the point that you are able to use
it proficiently. And be sure you stock up on ammunition. A gun without ammo
is reduced to being either an expensive club or a cumbersome paperweight.

Spiritual Power:

I firmly believe that man is created to have fellowship with his
Creator-God. I really don’t know how people can face the uncertain future
that we currently face without the spiritual knowledge, wisdom, comfort, and
power that is made available through Jesus Christ. I believe the maxim is
true: “Wise men still seek Him.” I strongly suggest that you seek to possess
a personal relationship with God’s only begotten Son.

That we are facing challenging days is a certainty. Exactly what that means
is yet to be determined. I trust that some of my suggestions will help you
be better prepared for what lies before us.

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Water Containers

Here is a link to a website that a member of the team sent in. If you can’t use a rain barrel you may want to consider something on this site although the larger containers are similar in price to a rain barrel. Some are made of PE plastic and some are HDPE which is more suitable for drinking purposes. Click on the “view product” link and look at the material it is made of. You could keep a container like this on hand and fill it up if you suspect you will need extra water in the near future. I can’t say I would recommend them for storing water long-term though.

http://www.containerandpackaging.com/itemlist.asp?itemtype=Plastic_Drums

Be Prepared – A summary of our last meeting

Our last meeting was all about being prepared for emergencies. The last post on this blog listed plenty of websites to research so I will not be going  into a lot of detail but here are somethings to get you started with the basics.

WATER: Having a supply of food is great but you won’t get far without water. I believe you can survive three days maximum without water. If the power goes out at the pumping station you will not have tap water. To be prepared you must have a way to collect water and then filter it. You might have a creek nearby or even a pond. If you do not I recommend getting a rain barrel to collect rainwater. There are several types of  filtering systems available. There are pocket filters that campers use like Katadyn filters or portable tabletop filters systems like the Berkey. You can also have a system tied to your tap but that is dependent on the water supply working. Most blogs seem to recommend the above brands but look around to see if you can find something that suits your exact situation.

If you do not want to invest in a filter you can also purify with household bleach. The method can be found in several of the books I will be recommending.

FOOD: Most books suggest starting out with a three-month supply but the most important thing is to start! You can never predict when you will need extra food. You should store the food in low light /low humidity/even temperature if at all possible. If you have limited space you can even store under your bed but make sure it is in air tight containers. To quickly get started you can buy peanut butter, rolled oats, beans and canned fruits and vegetables. Make sure you have a hand-operated can opener. Make sure you develop a system of rotating your supplies and make sure the date is clearly visible when stored. Don’t forget pets and any special needs for children.

OTHER: Other things to consider:

1. Cooking alternatives: Outside grills/camp stoves/ fire places & cast iron skillet.

2. Light Sources: Flashlights w/ batteries, candles, oil lanterns, plenty of matches preferably water proof.

3. Bartering items: Cash in small bills (may not be reliable), liquor in pint bottles, cigarettes, ammo

4. Medicine: See if your doctor can prescribe an extra supply of your prescription medicine. A first aid kit is also valuable.

5. Sanitary supplies: Make sure you have lots of extra personal sanitary items. Also hand sanitizer will cut down on the amount of water you may need to use.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

These are good books to get started. I have provided the Amazon link. Make sure you check out the used books for cost savings and also search eBay or other sources for the best price.

Just In Case by Kathy Harrison – Excellent book that touches on most preparedness/survival topics.

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Case-Self-Sufficient-Unexpected-Happens/dp/1603420355/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1298341534&sr=1-1

Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook by Peggy Layton

http://www.amazon.com/Emergency-Food-Storage-Survival-Handbook/dp/0761563679/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298341664&sr=1-1

Independence Days by Sharon Astyk

http://www.amazon.com/Independence-Days-Sustainable-Storage-Preservation/dp/0865716528/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298341786&sr=1-1

Also the Boy Scout Handbook (preferably published before the 1970s) and the Army Field Manual on Survival are good reference books.

We will be bringing these books and other material to the next several meetings if you would like to view them before purchasing. I believe the library should have some of  these books as well.

Be Prepared – Valuable Information

At our last meeting we discussed the importance of being prepared. Robert is a member of our group who has been proactively planning for the unexpected. He has taken the time to pass this information on to you. Thank you Robert! Here is what he has to say:

First of all I’d like to begin by stating that I’m not an expert on Survival or Prepping, but have been frantically researching and learning by trial and error some of the following. I am still learning and open to what others have to share…

Many people have seen bracelets or signs WWJD meaning What Would Jesus Do, it is a reminder for Christians to determine What Would Jesus Do in this situation or that. I’d like to modify it a little by making it more personal by changing the J to a Y to the following questions:
1. If you were driving down the road and saw a pothole – WWYD?
2. If the weather report states that there’s an 80% chance of snow with an accumulation of 3-4 inches – WWYD?
3. If hurricane winds blow up from TX, or thunderstorms or the power grid like what happened in NE OH or CA were to go down like a couple of years ago – WWYD?
4. If the Mississippi fault or New Madrid fault line or any other fault line were to be reactivated and an earthquake were to occur – WWYD?
5. If the “almighty dollar” were to be devalued to 10% of what it currently is worth – WWYD?
(these are just a few questions that we could ask ourselves to “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”)
Some other questions I’d like to share are:
1. What is the state’s motto?
2. What is the scout’s motto?
3. What is the Prepper’s motto? (hint- it’s in the quote above)
4. The old preacher used to say: “Do you know Jesus and are born again?” “If you were to die today, do you know where you’re going? To heaven or to hell?”
just something to think about…
In prepping I believe that we should prepare ourselves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually – our last meeting we mainly focused on physical preparation.
First things first, get a paper and pencil to make a list to prioritize and customize what your personal customized list may be. I like to begin with prayer and ask for wisdom (James 1:5)
Focus on the Basic Essentials:
  1. Water
  2. Food
  3. Shelter
  4. Clothing
  5. Transportation
  6. Hygiene
  7. Medical needs
  8. Ways of Communication and Information resources
  9. Alternative Energy
  10. Comfort items and Entertainment
  11. Self-Protection
  12. Items for trade or barter
Ask yourself how long you could do without the above items on the list. Some may be more important than others or something maybe be missing or could be eliminated; at least with a list you could prioritize and check off what items you have or need to acquire.
Here are some useful terms for research:
  1. EDC- Every Day Carry (what you will carry everyday to be a bit more prepared – ie a multi-tool, or swiss army knife, or pocket knife.
  2. BOB- Bug Out Bag (a backpack or something similar that contains items that you can survive away from home for 24-72 hours; items that you may consider: a change of clothes, toiletries, food, water, cash, blanket, self-defense, etc.,)
  3. GOOD- Get Out Of Dodge (same as above)
  4. SHTF- Stuff Hits The Fan (natural disaster, flu outbreak, dollar collapse, etc., which brings about chaos, rioting, looting, roving gangs, etc.,)
  5. WROL- Without Rule Of Law (when the police can’t establish law and order in society due to any type of scenario from lack of money, rioting, SHTF etc.,)
  6. TEOWAKI- The End Of the World As We Know It (“We ain’t living in Cincinnati (Kansas) anymore”, times are so bad that it’s not the way it used to be with WROL and before SHTF)
  7. Survivalist anywhere from a Rambo type of guy or gal that can live minimally with just a good sharp blade like a bowie-knife, or the rich elite that live in Deep Underground Military Bases that are stocked full of long-term storable food, heirloom seeds, water, alternative energy generators, NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) and EMP (Electrical Magnetic Pulse) proof living quarters.
  8. Prepper-prepares for worst case scenarios and everything in between (“Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best”)
People that I personally believe will do well or better than the average American (that is caught up in the trivial-like Inside Hollywood or American Idol) in those type of worst case scenarios:
  1. God’s people (Psalm 46)
  2. Mormons
  3. Amish
  4. Appalachians
  5. Former military
  6. Farmers
  7. Boy’s or Girl’s Scouts or similar organizations like 4-H etc.,
  8. Survivalist
  9. Preppers
Local Resources:
  1. GFS, Sam’s Club, Meijer, etc., for food and various supplies
  2. Gorman Farms (off I-75 take the Glendale-Milford exit) for ideals on how to have a garden or raise livestock ie chickens, ducks, etc.,
  3. Mt. Healthy Hatchery (on Winton Rd. near Compton Rd) a source for baby chicks
  4. Jones Fish and Lake Management (www.jonesfish.com in Newtown, OH – 513 area code, it’s close by and a good source with those with ponds)
  5. Tractor Supply Company (for your hobby farm and gardening needs)
  6. Harbor Freight (cheap tools)
  7. Bass Pro (outdoor survival and hunting stuff)
  8. Farmer’s Market, wholesale meat stores
  9. local gun stores: Afields, Arms and Accessories
  10. craigslist, meetups (local internet resource and groups
Recommended reading:
  1. Dare to Prepare by Holly Drennan Deyo (www.standeyo.com ) a comprehensive book with 67 Chapters, with over 620 pages jam-packed with various topics such as Urban Survival, Water Storage, Treatment, Procurement (4 chapters), Food Pantry, Generators, Natural Disasters, Sheltering In Place, Preparing Your Vehicle, Pandemic, NBC attack, etc., it comes with many pictures, illustrations, charts, references, sources.
  2. Preparing for The End Of The World As We Know It by James Wesley, Rawles (smaller compact book jammed pack of information for long-term survival)
  3. Patriots: A novel of the coming Collapse (highly recommended reading)
  4. Foxfire books
  5. The American Boys Handy Book by David R. Godine (good for kids as well as adults, i.e. fishing, trapping, knot tying, hunting, camping, etc.,
  6. Mother Earth News (a magazine that emphasizes self-sufficiency)
  7. Hobby Farms (another magazine with helpful tips, even for city dwellers for backyard chickens and gardening)
Recommended videos:
  1. History Channel’s: After Armageddon (on Youtube)
  2. Glen Beck’s Worst case scenario with Gerald Celente (Youtube)
  3. The World According to Monsanto (google)
  4. Food, Inc. (google)
  5. Jericho ( a TV series that shows how a small town or community survives after a false flag nuclear attack – SHTF, WROL, TEOWAKI scenarios-fiction)
  6. Defiance (based on a true story on how a group of Jewish people survived in the woods away from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia)
  7. The Hiding Place ( a true account on how a Christian survived in a Nazi Concentration camp)
  8. The Core (magnetic polar shift, solar flares, birds dying – fiction)
  9. Endgame (a documentary on the global elites plan for mankind – Youtube)
Recommended websites:
  1. http://www.thenewsurvivalist.com/index.html
  2. http://www.shtfplan.com/
  3. http://www.survival4chicks.com/
  4. http://www.homesteadernews.com/
  5. http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.com/
  6. http://www.ohiopreppersnetwork.com/
  7. http://doctorprepper.com/
  8. http://www.prepper.org/
  9. http://www.wildernessoutfittersarchery.com/
  10. http://www.mthealthy.com/
  11. http://standeyo.com/
  12. http://stevequayle.com/index1.html
  13. http://sweetcornorganicnursery.com/store/
  14. http://www.eldoradoheirloomseeds.com/
  15. http://www.non-hybrid-seeds.com/
Closing remarks:
Pray and ask for God for Wisdom and Protection, Prepare, Research, Network, DIY, and most of all don’t lose Hope – “With God All things are possible”
If you’re concerned about hyper-inflation, high rising of food costs or GMO foods, please check out these links:
https://silversaver.com/(an easy way to save and protect your assets w/ silver)
http://yh3.myefoods.com/index.html (long-term storable, Non-GMO Emergency Food)

Robert

Be Prepared – What If..?

Here is a video recommended by one of our members. Here are some observations he provided:

This is probably one of the best series I’ve seen in a long time. It gives you a SHTF type of apocalyptic scenario and what to expect and gives clues on how to prepare – and this is not so-called “crazy YTubers” but experts in their respective fields…(might be good to share w/ family and friends that are skeptics – prayerfully consider)

Topics included:
1. Global Pandemic
2. beginning stages of societal collapse
3. Bugging In
4. critical SHTF (Zombie/Gangsters)
5. Bugging Out
6. Psychological/ emotional changes
7. Items to take
8. Bug out vehicle/Transportation
9. etc., etc., (make sure to watch the whole series)

It does not include hyperinflation or dollar devaluation which is the slow deterioration of society in which we now witness, if our eyes are open.

Good series anyway.

1. Pray and ask God’s wisdom
2. Prepare
3. Warn those who have ears to hear
4. form a team
5. network
6. alternative forms of communication, if the internet goes down
7. Focus on basic essentials (physical)
8. then comfort items (psychological)
9. then barter items
10. Don’t forget to pray and stay in God’s presence everyday!
found out about this series either through shtf plan or ready nutrition websites

I believe that it is prudent to prepare, but still rely on God’s divine providence to supply all our needs.

Good examples from children’s stories are: The grasshopper and the ant, or The Three Little Pigs, etc.

Normalcy Bias

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normalcy_bias

Normalcy bias

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The normalcy bias refers to an extreme mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of the government to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred that it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.[1]

Possible causes

The normalcy bias may be caused in part by the way the brain processes new data. Research suggests that even when the brain is calm, it takes 8–10 seconds to process new information. Stress slows the process, and when the brain cannot find an acceptable response to a situation, it fixates on a single solution that may or may not be correct. An evolutionary reason for this response could be that paralysis gives an animal a better chance of surviving an attack; predators are less likely to eat prey that isn’t struggling.[2]

Effects

The normalcy bias often results in unnecessary deaths in disaster situations. The lack of preparation for disasters often leads to inadequate shelter, supplies, and evacuation plans. Even when all these things are in place, individuals with a normalcy bias often refuse to leave their homes. Studies have shown that more than 70% of people check with others before deciding to evacuate.[2]

The normalcy bias also causes people to drastically underestimate the effects of the disaster. Therefore, they think that everything will be all right, while information from the radio, television, or neighbors gives them reason to believe there is a risk. This creates a cognitive dissonance that they then must work to eliminate. Some manage to eliminate it by refusing to believe new warnings coming in and refusing to evacuate (maintaining the normalcy bias), while others eliminate the dissonance by escaping the danger. The possibility that some may refuse to evacuate causes significant problems in disaster planning.[3]

Examples

Little Sioux Scout camp in June 2008. Despite being in the middle of “Tornado Alley,” the campground had no tornado shelter to offer protection from a strong tornado.[4]

New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. Inadequate government preparation and the denial that the levees could fail were an example of the normalcy bias, as was the thousands of people who refused to evacuate.

Prevention

The negative effects can be combated through the four stages of disaster response:

  • preparation, including publicly acknowledging the possibility of disaster and forming contingency plans
  • warning, including issuing clear, unambiguous, and frequent warnings and helping the public to understand and believe them
  • impact, the stage at which the contingency plans take effect and emergency services, rescue teams, and disaster relief teams work in tandem
  • aftermath, or reestablishing equilibrium after the fact by providing supplies and aid to those in need