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In May 1966, Columbia University sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven published what would become known as their Cloward–Piven strategy in the liberal magazine, “The Nation.” Their article was titled, “The weight of the poor: A strategy to end poverty.”
In short, the Cloward-Piven strategy is a political plan to overload the U.S. public welfare system with the goal to replace it with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”
Wikipedia summarized their strategy well: “The two stated that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would strain local budgets, precipitating a crisis at the state and local levels that would be a wake-up call for the federal government, particularly the Democratic Party. There would also be side consequences of this strategy, according to Cloward and Piven. These would include: easing the plight of the poor in the short-term (through their participation in the welfare system); shoring up support for the national Democratic Party-then splintered by pluralistic interests (through its cultivation of poor and minority constituencies by implementing a national “solution” to poverty); and relieving local governments of the financially and politically onerous burdens of public welfare (through a national “solution” to poverty).”
It’s not a coincidence that President Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983. He even wrote an article there for the school’s magazine, “Sundial.” The full article is still available on the website, Politico.com. The reporter for Human Events magazine was right by calling it “a wholesale endorsement of all sorts of leftist claptrap fashionable at the time.”
It’s also not a coincidence that those who espoused the Cloward-Piven strategy were a group of radicals who have been a part of Obama’s life and education: Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, Bernardine Dohrn, George Wiley, Frank Marshall Davis, Wade Rathke, and George Soros, among others.
It’s also not a coincidence that, with the implementation of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 “War on Poverty” and Cloward-Piven’s 1966 political strategy, the total recipients on welfare rocketed from 4.3 million to 10.8 million from 1965 through 1974.
Today, roughly $1 trillion annually is given to more than 107 million Americans who receive some type of government benefits – not including Social Security, Medicare or unemployment.
In 2007, there were 26 million recipients alone of food stamps before Obama took office. There are now a record 47 million and climbing. And that doesn’t include the expansion of other entitlements (like Obamacare) given to that skyrocketing number of so-called “needy people.”
In 2012, Forbes already summarized Obama’s “success” of skyrocketing the welfare society:
- An increase of 18 million people, to 46 million Americans now receiving food stamps;
- A 122 percent increase in food-stamp spending to an estimated $89 billion this year from $40 billion in 2008;
- An increase of 3.6 million people receiving Social Security disability payments;
- A 10 million person increase in the number of individuals receiving welfare, to 107 million, or more than one-third of the U.S. population;
- A 34 percent, $683 billion reduction in the adjusted gross income of the top 1 percent to $1.3 trillion in 2009 (latest data) from its 2007 peak.
And let’s not forget new entitlements like Obamacare, which will result in government expansion and expenditures by 2022 to the tune of:
- Federal expenditures on Obamacare will total $2.3 trillion, a $1.4 trillion increase from the program’s initial estimates;
- The combination of budget cuts and sequestration will reduce defense spending by $1 trillion, while total government spending will increase by $1.1 trillion;
- Taxes will be increased by $1.8 trillion;
- Yet, the national debt will increase by another $11 trillion.
The Heritage Foundation summarized well: “In 1964, programs for the poor consumed 1.2 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Today, spending on welfare programs is 13 times greater than it was in 1964 and consumes over 5 percent of GDP. Spending per poor person in 2008 amounted to around $16,800 in programmatic benefits.”
In the next 10 years, America will spend another $10.3 trillion on programs for the poor.
Yet, have all those trillions of dollars of government subsidy helped through past years?
In 1964, almost nine in 10 men between 18 and 64 years old were employed. By 2012, less than three-fourths of that same group had jobs, according to Fox News. By 2011, the number of Americans receiving federal welfare benefits was greater than those with year-round full-time jobs.
The truth is, since 1964, the percentage of Americans in poverty has only dismally dropped from 19 percent to 15 percent. Granted, other factors have contributed to that decrease, but the fact still remains that despite decades of government handouts, poverty levels remain basically the same.
Could it be that the reason poverty basically remains at the same levels is that the solution for it remains somewhere else than in government handouts? Now, there’s a novel idea! But solutions to poverty aren’t actually in the Obama Cloward-Piven cards. Expanding it is.
Of course, there are many other ways to increase and expand the welfare state besides just doling out more money and entitlements to the same people groups. What about increasing the number of needy immigrants flooding into our nation and loosening the laws and borders that restrict them?
That’s exactly what Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND: “I do feel this attempt to flood the border with illegals is a playing out of the Cloward-Piven theory.”
King added, “If you don’t see them bring reinforcements down there to seal the border, that means that, yes, it’s a Cloward-Piven maneuver to flood the country until we get to the point where we are an open-borders country that welcomes everybody, legal and illegal.”
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, agreed that Obama “is trying to do a Cloward-Piven thing with the border. … [It’s] an open secret Obama is trying to flood Texas with illegals to make it into a blue state. If we lose Texas, and it becomes like California, then the Republicans lose the chance of ever getting a Republican elected president.”
Could Obama be that intentional and devious, as Cloward-Pivens would require him?
In his Forbes article, “Deconstructing Obamanomics: What is the Real Goal?,” Bill Frezza, an MIT graduate and a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a Boston-based venture capitalist, “raises the horrifying possibility – unlikely as it might sound – that precipitating an existential crisis in order to bring about radical change has been Obama’s underlying agenda all along. … Suppose he is methodically executing the infamous Cloward-Piven strategy – which, if it is not succeeding in its objective of totally remaking America, you sure couldn’t tell by looking at the results.”
Frezza concludes with a quip: “Yes, of course, it is possible that all of the formative influences that made our president who he is are irrelevant to the policies he is enacting now, just as it possible that we are living through a bad dream and that in the morning we will awaken refreshed in a country that is not in the process of destroying itself.”
Alas, now we all – left and right – understand Obama’s campaign and presidency primary goal to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”
(In my next column, I will detail some little-known facts how Hillary is prepared and preparing to receive “The Cloward-Piven baton from Barack” in 2016, unless of course she is stopped.)
The Cloward-Piven strategy was a blueprint for making massive disruptions in the welfare system of the United States, thus clearing the way toward reforming the system along lines more politically palatable to the authors of the strategy.
The United States welfare system in 1966 was not at all to the liking of the strategy’s authors, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, a husband-and-wife team of sociologists-cum-activists. The pair favored a centralized, federally-run system guaranteeing a minimum income for everyone, thereby wiping out poverty.
Cloward and Piven had determined that many people in the U.S. were eligible for welfare, but were not receiving it. They believed that if all these people were to apply for welfare all at once, the local welfare offices would be overwhelmed and the states would be threatened with bankruptcy.
In advocating such disruptions, Cloward and Piven were making a deliberate attempt to incite racial, ethnic, and class tensions, setting whites against racial minorities and middle class liberals against working class immigrant groups. This would weaken the already fragile New Deal liberal coalition and threaten the Democratic Party politically, which would cause the Democrats to institute a new welfare scheme in an attempt to maintain the cohesiveness of their coalition (and thus remain in power).
In supposing that the strategy could be carried out successfully, Cloward and Piven made a number of somewhat dubious assertions:
- That enough people who were eligible for welfare, but not receiving it, could be persuaded to sign up (as if the only reason people refused welfare was that they did not know they were eligible).
- That this signing up could be done quickly enough to disrupt the budgets of entire states of the Union.
- That a fiscal crisis would “set brother against brother” in that manner.
- That the Democratic Party would respond to that sort of crisis by implementing a welfare policy suggested by Marxists. Indeed, Cloward and Piven themselves later argued that during periods of civil disorder, governments would increase welfare payments by way of a bribe, but then promptly decrease them again when order was restored.
- That poverty could be wiped out by the method of a guaranteed income. Indiscriminately raising people’s incomes has led in the past to wage-price spirals.
Whether the plan actually did work is doubtful at best. Retired political strategist Robert Chandler attributes the 1975 budget crisis in New York City to an organized welfare enrollment campaign right along the lines of the strategy, but that claim is not widely made and borders on a conspiracy theory. Political scientists also agree that the New Deal Coalition fractured due to ideological contradictions regarding the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, rather than on the issue of economics.
U.S. right-wing circles love the concept of Marxists gaming the welfare bureaucracy to force implementation of their political program; from this seed they can divine a thousand different Secret Commie Plots currently in operation.
This latest posits that 2008 financial crisis was deliberately manufactured by Democrats, by getting left-wing activists such as ACORN to force banks and lenders to make bad loans to people who would otherwise have been considered too great a risk. This was purportedly done via a combination of protest tactics and lobbying for such legislation as the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), thus resulting in a financial crisis which the Democrats could then exploit by instituting a “socialist” government.
The fact that most of the bad loans causing the crisis were not in any way mandated by the Community Reinvestment Act is conveniently ignored; so is the fact that the only way the Democrats would institute a socialist government is if socialist revolutionaries stormed Congress and made them do it at gunpoint.
The “CRA-ACORN-Fannie-and-Freddie diddit” version of the financial crisis has actually become an official Republican explanation of the event with the release of their own alternate universe version of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report. The versions of this story range from the more moderate “CRA and F&F caused the financial crisis,” to the really wingnut “Affirmative Action caused the financial crisis!” to the extremely conspiratorial and racist “ACORN engineered the whole thing as part of a Cloward-Piven Strategy.”
- Read it here!
- About wage-price spirals
- The Wage-Price Spiral: Industrial Country Evidence and Implications, IMF
- It’s the Moonie Times, you should get that by now.
- Social Amelioration through Mass Insurgency? A Reexamination of the Piven and Cloward Thesis, American Political Science Review
- The NYC government was running deficits well before the strategy was even devised, so we’re talking about some major time travel shit here.
- Coalition-Building and the Politics of Electoral Capture During the Nixon Administration: African Americans, Labor, Latinos, Studies in American Political Development
- Ironically, some right-wing and libertarian economists such as Milton Friedman advocated replacing welfare programs with a guaranteed minimum income. Guess ol’ Milton was a crypto-Marxist.
Guys! I have an idea!
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A new piece of malware that can infect devices running Google’s Android operating system has been discovered by TrendMicro. It can allow attackers to gain significant control over a victim’s device. This new malware has been dubbed GhostCntrl. It is a new threat that is related to a piece of malware which affected hospitals in Israel, which allowed attackers to exfiltrate data. That malware was a worm known as RETADUP. Currently there are three known versions of the GhostCntrl malware. The original version allowed an attacker to exfiltrate data and exercise some control over the functions of the infected device. In the second version the malware became more capable of exercising control over even more device functions.
Both the first and second versions did not include features to obfuscate the routines the malware performed. These versions were easier to detect. However, the third version of GhostCntrl did implement techniques to obfuscate its routines, making it harder to detect. The third version incorporates the better features of the first two versions. GhostCntrl was developed through modification to a multi-platform remote administration tool known as OmniRAT. This can be verified by examining the resources.arsc file, where it can be observed that it was developed from the OmniRAT backdoor tool. OmniRAT is commercially available and was made infamous in 2015 when it became well known that attackers were using the remote administration tool to infect devices running Android, Windows, and Linux with a backdoor. A lifetime license for OmniRAT costs less than one hundred US dollars, and a cracked version of the hacking tool has also been made available.
GhostCntrl disguises itself as a genuine app such as WhatsApp and Pokemon GO. When the app is opened it will ask the victim to finish the installation. A button asking to install the app will continue to pop up even if the user tries to click out of it. Once it is installed the malicious APK file is hidden and does not have an icon. The malware then gains persistence and will run in the background and startup even when the device is rebooted. In order to fool the victim that the malware is a genuine Android app the backdoor APK will operate under the title of com.android.engine. The malware will then contact a command and control server that is run by the attacker and waits for instructions. Data that is sent and received between the infected device and the attacker’s command and control server are done through an encrypted channel.
Some of the commands that can be executed on the victim’s device by the attacker include controlling the WiFi, observing the device’s sensors, controlling the UiMode, controlling the vibration function, and controlling the infrared sensor. The attacker can also download new wallpapers and the ability to change the wallpaper. Other functions possible with GhostCntrl include obtaining a list of all of the files on the device and their details such as file size and modification date, the ability to rename and delete files.
SMS texts and media texts can also be sent from the infected device by the attacker. Even phone calls can be placed from the victim’s device by the attacker. The attacker can also delete text messages as well as the history in web browsers on the infected device. It is also possible for the attacker to upload data to the infected device. Shell commands can also be executed by the attacker. Some features that are unique to the GhostCntrl backdoor and are rarely seen in other remote access tools are the abilities to reset and change account passwords, changing data that is stored in the clipboard, playing audio files on the infected device, terminating phone calls, and controlling the infected device’s Bluetooth chip.
While Android vulnerabilities are more well publicized, iOS also suffers from serious vulnerabilities as well. Google’s primary competitor, Apple with their iOS operating system, is also currently facing similar problems with its mobile devices. It was recently discovered that there was a serious vulnerability in devices including iPhone versions 5 and later, iPad 4 and later, as well as the 6th generation iPod. The vulnerability is caused by an issue with Apple devices that contain a Broadcom WiFi chip. A talk detailing this vulnerability is scheduled to be held at the next BlackHat hacker conference in Las Vegas. Unfortunately both major mobile operating systems have been plagued with security issues and will continue to for the foreseeable future.
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President Donald Trump said the projected cost of new Air Force One aircraft was too high, so the U.S. Air Force found a way to lower it: by buying a pair of Boeing 747 jetliners abandoned by a bankrupt Russian airline.
Air Force officials are now finalizing a contract with Boeing for the two planes, according to three defense officials with knowledge of the deal. The Pentagon could publicly announce the deal as soon as this week.
“We’re working through the final stages of coordination to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft and expect to award a contract soon,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said in a statement.
The Air Force is not expected to disclose the specific value of the contract, but officials said that the military is getting a good deal on the planes. Boeing lists the average sticker price of a 747-8 as $386.8 million; the actual amount paid by airlines and other customers varies with quantities, configurations, and so forth.
“We’re still working toward a deal to provide two 747-8s to the Air Force — this deal is focused on providing a great value for the Air Force and the best price for the taxpayer,” Boeing spokeswoman Caroline Hutcheson said in a statement.
The 747s that will be transformed for Presidential transport were originally ordered in 2013 by Transaero, which was Russia’s second-largest airline until it went bankrupt in 2015. Boeing built two of the four jets in the order, but the airline never took ownership of them.
Typically, an airline makes a 1 percent down payment when it orders a plane, then pays the balance in installments. Transaero did not fulfill its scheduled payments, according to an industry source.
“Aeroflot absorbed most of Transaero’s existing fleet, but declined to pick up Transaero’s 747-8I orders worth $1.5 billion at list prices,” FlightGlobal reported last month.
So Boeing flight-tested the two completed jets and put them in storage. Flight tracking data shows that the aircraft, numbered N894BA and N895BA, were last flown in February, to the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, a sprawling facility in the Mojave Desert whose hot, dry air prevents corrosion. This “boneyard” is largely occupied by retired commercial jets that still bear the liveries of Delta, FedEx, British Airways, and Cathay Pacific. Other planes, unmarked, sit with their engines shrinkwrapped in anticipation of one day returning to flight.
Boeing has been paying to store the two 747s in new condition while searching for a buyer, which allowed the Air Force to negotiate a good deal for them, sources said. It’s similar to the way car dealers discount new vehicles from the previous year when new models hit the lot.
Turning a standard 747 into a flying White House requires more than a blue-and-white paint job. After the Air Force takes ownership of the planes, contractors will give them a state-of-the-art communications system, defensive countermeasures, and hardening to withstand an electromagnetic pulse caused by a nuclear explosion. New custom interiors will have conference rooms, offices and seating for White House staff, guests and journalists.
The Pentagon’s 2018 budget request, sent to Congress in February, shows that the Air Force plans to spend nearly $3.2 billion between 2018 and 2022 on two new Air Force One jets. Trump would likely fly on the new planes if he is elected to a second term.
The 747s currently flown as Air Force One are 747-200s, older models that started flying presidents in the early 1990s.
Nicknamed the “Queen of the Skies,” the four-engined 747 has been a tough sell in recent years. Airlines instead have opted for cheaper-to-fly two-engine planes like the 777. Boeing has likely built the last passenger 747; any future orders are likely to be for cargo versions.
United and Delta, the last two American carriers to fly older models of the 747, plan to retire the plane from service by year’s end. Just last week, the iconic aircraft made its last planned domestic revenue flight, a United trip from Chicago to San Francisco.
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Post-Modern Civilization Ends When This Red Line Is Crossed
What is perhaps the single most important article ever posted on this website went almost completely unnoticed last month. How is it that the most urgent message ever to appear at The Millennium Report was hardly read? The concerned post rendered a lucid and accurate account of the most critical elements of these fast-moving and apocalyptic End Times.
This crucial exposé (posted below in its entirety) presents an extremely cogent case for the most significant determining factor that is now dictating the destiny of the planetary civilization. It clearly spells out an ever-intensifying, yet relatively unknown, predicament on planet Earth—one that could potentially cause the collapse of civilization and downfall of the human race.
Just how compelling is this rapidly unfolding doomsday scenario? It appears to represent the real back story that is driving the many major moves now being played out on the global geopolitical chessboard. The numerous political and military maneuvers are now so fast and furious that they reflect something quite HUGE going on in the background. Which begs the question—“What has sent all of Western civilization into such a death spiral?”
KEY POINT: If nothing else this exposition provides a much needed admonition to the power elite who now control the destiny of humankind. No one gave these individuals the authority to make such highly consequential decisions that will impact every human being. Not only did they unlawfully and covertly acquire their inordinate power and influence, they did so at this pivotal juncture in world history in order to dictate the future outcomes for all concerned.
Such a revealing exposé ought to be required reading for every inhabitant on the planet; for it conclusively explains the present and rapidly devolving plight of humanity. It also distills down the whole techno-scientific megillah regarding the greatest single challenge now confronting the world community of nations. Truly, what is discussed below the red line represents the biggest threat to humanity, greatest danger to the biosphere and worst menace to future generations.
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The ketogenic diet is one of the most effective that I’ve come across and one of the more straightforward (as opposed to easy!) to follow. In a nutshell, when you’re on a keto diet, you eat a very low-carb, high-fat diet. That means goodbye pasta and bread, hello cheese and oils. It’s pretty much the opposite of what we’ve been taught our entire lives. But it works if you follow the keto diet food list.
What makes the keto diet work so well is that, with little glucose from carbohydrates in our bodies, we have to burn something else — fat — for energy. The keto diet can cause the body to burn fat quite quickly (hurray!).
But even if you’re not trying to lose weight, the keto diet might appeal to you. By limiting sugars and processed grains, you lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating an array of heart-healthy fats, like nuts, olive oil and fish, can decrease your risk of heart disease. And while some people stick to a super strict keto diet, with 75 percent of their diet coming from fat, 20 percent from protein and just 5 from carbs, even a less intense, modified version can help you reap the keto diet’s benefits.
But eating keto doesn’t mean eating just any kind of fat or stuffing your face with ice cream. Instead, it’s about mindfully choosing foods that are high in healthy fats and low in carbs. If you’re not sure where to begin, have no fear. There are some really delicious, good-for-you keto recipes out there that are begging to be eaten.
25 Keto Recipes
Looking for a way to add in extra healthy fats and protein to your diet? These fat bombs have you covered. They’re made from avocados, which are loaded with monounsaturated fats and vitamins, along with protein-packed eggs. Use homemade mayonnaise to make these extra healthy.
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Do keto recipes include bread? Yes! Satisfy your bread cravings with this keto-friendly recipe. This loaf is made with gluten-free, low-carb almond flour that’s light and fluffy thanks to a great tip about separating the eggs.
Get a load of veggies and cheese with this ingenious keto recipe. You’ll dry out the cauliflower, then bake it into “bread” slices that get stacked with cheese; use a high-quality, organic cheddar here. It’s worth it!
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This low-carb chicken pad thai is one of the best keto recipes for replacing Asian takeout. It’s got all of the flavors that come with normal pad thai, like ginger, crushed peanuts, tamari and chicken, but all served up on spiralized zucchini instead of carb-heavy noodles. Best of all, you’ll have this one on the table in just 30 minutes.
The beauty about the keto diet is that sometimes you just haven’t eaten enough fat in the day, and so you chow down on “fat bombs” to make up the deficit. These chocolate bombs are one of the yummiest ways to do that. Just mix butter, cream cheese, cacao powder and a small amount of sweetener for some chocolatey goodness that’ll do your body good.
Grass-fed butter is a terrific way to add quality fat into your diet. Plus, it’s full of health benefits: this type of butter is anti-inflammatory, better for your heart than standard butter and full of MCTs, which boost your immune system.
But if you’re not ready to eat a stick of butter solo, just make these cinnamon bombs. By simply adding vanilla extract, cinnamon and sweetener to your butter and letting them cool, you have a little treat that’s full of healthy fats and tastes like frosting.
You’ll often find keto recipes calling for mayonnaise. But why waste your money on store-bought varieties that are filled with ingredients like canola oil when you can make your own at home? You’ll be surprised by how easy mayo is to whip up at home, and it lasts until your eggs expire!
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Potatoes and gravy are total comfort food — and luckily, there’s a keto version. These are made with cauliflower, which is quite low-carb, particularly when compared to potatoes. Made with cream, butter, rosemary and parmesan, this mash is creamy, full of flavor and smooth. You’ll finish it all off with a stock-based gravy, that would be perfect on a roast, too.
Fortunately, keto recipes can also include quiche. This one looks fancy, but it’s effortless to put together. With just a handful of ingredients, including high-protein eggs, lots of cheese and zero grains, it’s awesome for serving at brunch.
Everything is better with cheese — including zucchini. This low-carb, high-cheese gratin replaces potatoes with fresh green zucchini and makes a perfect side dish or light main dish.
This keto recipe is a double win. Not only is it low-carb and creamy, but you just dump all the ingredients into the crockpot and let it works its magic. With herbs like rosemary, oregano and thyme all making an appearance and juiced chicken thighs as the protein, this is one stew you’ll make over and over again.
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12. Fathead Nachos
Keto recipes that include nachos?! Oh yes. You’ll begin by making the fat head tortilla chips first. Did I mention you’ll use two types of cheese for this step? Delicious. Next, you’ll load them up with a meaty sauce and finish them off with your favorite toppings, like guac, salsa or sour cream. While these make a delicious snack, they’re frankly filling enough to share as a meal.
Can you really make a gluten-free, low-carb macaroni and cheese that tastes good? The verdict after trying this keto recipe is yes! Cauliflower, that magical vegetable, stands in for macaroni here, but it’s really the cheese and kefir that make this one stand out.
Kefir is a fermented milk-like drink that’s rich in probiotics and great for your gut. We’ll also use sheep and goat milk cheese, which is a smart option for people who are lactose intolerant or just want to vary up their cheese. You’ll love serving this, and your family will love eating it.
Why top a burger with cheese when you can stuff it instead? You’ll envelop each patty (your choice of turkey or beef) with a mixture of cheeses, garlic and jalapeño, then grill or broil to perfection. Each bite is better than the last.
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These keto muffins are a bit labor intensive, but they’re a delicious way to kick off the day. Made with coconut flour, butter, cream cheese and fresh blueberries, you’ll never believe they’re gluten-free when you see how light and fluffy they are. A crowd favorite!
16. Keto Oatmeal
Hemp hearts are rich in fat, and oatmeal is a great way to use the healthy ingredient. This collection of hemp-based oatmeal recipes has seven different variations to get your breakfast fix in. I especially love the pumpkin pie and maple walnut versions.
This juicy chicken has so many rich, delicious flavors happening at once that your taste buds will get a workout. You’ll mix spinach, artichokes, garlic, cream cheese, mayo and two types of cheese into a creamy paste, spread it all over the chicken and bake. Bubbly, cheesy goodness awaits after just 40 minutes, with little hands-on time.
For a complete keto recipes list, we must include pizza — and this is the ultimate keto white pizza. It’s got a crisp crust, white sauce, juicy chicken and fresh spinach. If you’re following a keto diet, this pizza is a must-have for weekend nights.
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This keto recipe is just as simple to make as a normal loaf of zucchini bread, with no crazy ingredients necessary. It’s full of warm flavors, like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, plus it freezes well. Great to have for breakfast or as a snack.
Anything tastes good when it’s stuffed between these cheesy shells! These are so simple to make: it’s just baked cheese! Stuff these with your favorite meats, veggies (bell peppers and onions are great here), taco fixings and, of course, more cheese!
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I love the low-carb take on traditional burgers: smaller patties nestled into portabella mushroom buns. These are simple to make and are made using a grill pan on the stove, so you can enjoy them year-round.
I don’t want to ruin the secret ingredient for this keto recipe, but suffice to say, it makes this mousse deliciously creamy! It’s ready in just minutes, perfect for a last-minute dessert or late night chocolate craving.
23. Thai Beef Satay
Marinating the beef in this keto recipe infuses it with an impressive amount of flavor in just 15 minutes. While that happens, you can quickly mix together the peanut sauce and accompanying salad for this Asian-style weeknight meal.
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If you’re missing traditional burger or sandwich buns, these keto-friendly buns will hit the spot. Using a stick blender, the dough is ready in seconds, and then they’re finished off in the oven for fluffy buns that are just begging to be topped with your favorite meats and cheeses.
25. Vegan Alfredo
This rich and cheesy alfredo is not just keto and low-carb, it’s vegan, too! You don’t need to be vegan to appreciate how smooth and creamy this saucy favorite can be when made with almond milk, cauliflower and nutritional yeast. Keep it low-carb by serving over zucchini noodles.
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From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can affect more. Because Leaky Gut is so common, and such an enigma, I’m offering a free webinar on all things leaky gut.
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Let’s just say that the unthinkable becomes the real and happening. Let’s take this article and go over it. This will be a segment in three parts, the next ones being immediate actions taken at work and at home. I’m hitting on traveling first, as there are so many vacationers jaunting around happily over the landscape. All kidding aside, traffic is congested during the summer, extending traveling time on the commutes. Let’s game the scenario, and here it is.
Here’s the scenario:
You’re cruising down the highway in your 2013 four-door sedan, having just dropped the kids off twenty minutes ago to the swim club. Now you’re on the open highway with a heavy traffic flow…about 5 miles from the edge of town and 7 miles from work. You’re listening to the radio, when suddenly it crackles and goes dead, along with your engine. You look around and pumping the brakes manage to slow down and then drive off the road onto the shoulder, just feet away from the back bumper of another vehicle.
The vehicle comes to a stop, and you try the ignition again. You look at your watch, a Casio G-Shock, to find there is no display. You reach for your cell phone. Nothing. It’s dead. There are perhaps a dozen cars around you…half to your front and half to your rear. All of them have stopped, and most of the drivers have gotten out. You hear the sound of an engine, and looking up, see a ’58 Ford pickup truck weaving in and out of the stalled traffic, moving toward your rear, away from town. The book “One Second After” has just played out in real life. The United States has been attacked by an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) weapon. You’re 15 miles from home, and the “S” has hit the fan.
On Friday 7/29/17, North Korea just successfully tested an ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) and experts from four different countries including the U.S. have determined that they have the capability of striking the U.S. anywhere. That means the optimal point for an EMP strike (dead center of the continental U.S., at 300 km above ground) is not only their prime target but also attainable.
15 Tips to Get Safely Home Following an EMP
Back to our scenario. Most will be clueless and unprepared. Let’s do it up, down and dirty with the steps that you should take if you are “Citizen X” outlined in the scenario:
1. Have a plan already in place: That means to formulate one right now, f you haven’t already done so.
2. If there are a lot of people around, such as in the scenario, then immediately grab your gear and get out of there. What gear, you may ask? We’ve “gamed” much of this to the point of nausea, but let’s list out those essentials:
“Go/Bug Out Bag”: This guy already needs to be packed and ready, in that vehicle that will become a 3,000-lb. paperweight. Three days’ supply of ready-to-eat food, one day’s worth of water and the means to filter more. Compass, flashlight, knife, first aid kit, poncho, jacket/sweatshirt, extra socks, map, light sleeping bag, fire starting material, small fishing kit (hooks, line, bobber), sewing kit, MSW (Minor Surgical Wound) kit, extra cash ($20 denominations and smaller), ground pad, extra clothing (hat, OG bandana, etc.), and ammo.
Weapon: Please don’t feed me “legal information,” or “I can’t do that in my state.” These are “sink or swim” rules. If you don’t have a weapon now, you may not have one later. If you don’t have the fortitude to take that weapon and be ready to use it when the time comes, then you probably won’t survive this or be able to help your family. One rifle, one pistol, with ammo for each.
Grab that bag and put it on, securing your weapons. Then secure the vehicle, closing the windows and locking it up. If nobody is around, throw it into neutral and push it off the road. Camouflage it with branches and leaves…taking care not to cut them from the immediate area that you stash it. Most likely it’ll be “violated,” so now is the time to take the stuff you need and get it out. If the scenario above applies, just secure the vehicle and get out of there.
3. Traveling: Do not walk on the roads. Skirt the road with about 50 meters (that’s about 150 feet) between you and the edge of the road. Stay away from people unless you know them and trust them…both qualities are emboldened.
4. For Metro People: If you are out in the suburbs or open road, and you must return to the city? It may be better for you and your family to arrange for a rallying point outside of the city. If that isn’t possible, then you should exercise extreme caution. Allow the nearest family member to secure the home and then wait for you. Travel when it’s dark to be on the safe side. Your visibility is cut down, and so is the visibility of those who may be hunting you.
5. Long distance to go? Forage along the way. Refill your canteens/water bottles whenever you’re able, and take note of any freestanding water supplies or “blue” features (that’s the color of water on a military map) for use in the future. DON’T MARK YOUR MAP! If someone gets a hold of it, you do not want them to be able to find your home. You must commit the route to memory and adjust your steps accordingly.
6. Dealing with the Stress of the Event: The power is not coming back on…ever…and it really has begun…the Day After Doomsday is here. Take a deep breath and concentrate on your training, your preparations. If you don’t have any, then this piece is a wake-up call to get moving! The best way to do it is immediately accepting what has happened without dwelling on it. Concentrate on the tasks at hand: navigating home, scouting what is in between, and foraging for anything you need. You have a job to do! Reconnaissance! We’ll go over that now.
Reconnaissance: You must see on the ground what is in between you and the happy Hallmark home you’re returning to. You should take note of any places that hold medical supplies, food, or anything you may need for yourself or your family. You should take note of possible refuge sites to hide if you and the family hightail it out of the home instead of having a “Walton Family Homecoming.” You must take note of water features, danger locations (cliffs or impassable terrain features), as well as dangerous individuals. Yes, the ones who were jerks before all of this? Wait until you see how they’ll be now, with no controls exercised over them.
7. Best Advice I can Give: Travel at night. This may be impossible for several reasons. Firstly, if it’s an all-out nuke attack, there may be the problem of radiation for you, in which case you’ll have to either reach home immediately or seek shelter immediately to remain in place for several weeks. Secondly, you may have other family members that need to be attended to and cannot wait for a long time. The kids in the scenario are a prime example. If it is an EMP only, there will be a “quiet period” of about 6 to 12 hours before everything breaks loose and the sequel to the movie “The Road” begins in real life. Darkness is the best time to travel. It hides you and helps you to cover your tracks until the morning light.
8.The rest of the family: They must KNOW THE OVERALL PLAN AND HAVE A PLAN OF THEIR OWN TO FOLLOW UNTIL YOU GET THEM OR UNTIL THEY REACH HOME. This is all going to take some preparation on your part and remember the saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don’t put it off!
9. Avoid people, families, and groups of people. Your goal when traveling is to be invisible. I wrote some articles on how to hunt and how to avoid the manhunt. You may want to refresh yourself on those points, and follow a few basic rules I keep in my own mind and heart:
- When a disaster occurs, everyone is your “friend” even when they are not
- There is no interest but self-interest outside of you and your immediate family
- Whatever you need and have, they also need and want
- They will kill you for the barest of essentials of what you’re carrying
- Don’t talk to anyone: don’t exchange information, pleasantries, and do not tell anyone anything about yourself, your family, your general destination, or your home…it can be used against you later…and it will be
10. Coming home: Don’t walk right on in. Use a roundabout route, and go to a spot where you can watch your house for at least half an hour or so before making your “triumphant return.” The S has hit the fan, and this is not the return of the Prodigal…you’re just going to tiptoe in. But before you tiptoe through the tulips and the window, keep in mind that Tiny Tim and his gang of marauders may have done it before you. That is why you want to watch the house closely. Best Advice I can give: Have your kids/spouse put up a long-distance-visible sign/signal so that you know everything is either OK or that you’ll have to come in and rescue the family. For example, if the birdhouse is still on the corner of the porch, then all is well. If the birdhouse is gone, or if it’s sitting on top of the post that holds the mailbox…well, time to play CQB (that’s Close Quarters Battle) and clear the house of the rats.
11. Never underestimate anyone’s ability to take your family members hostage: That goes for the “friendly neighbors,” most of all…the biggest rats on the block. If that happens, guess what? You’re now the HRT (that’s Hostage Rescue Team), or you better have a couple of guys such as this in your survival group/pod/neighborhood unit. The hardest guy or gal in the world will “cave” when their son or daughter is being held at gunpoint by some goon.
12. You’re Home…Now, Time to Fight! That’s right! Just when you thought it would be cozy and comfortable…just you and the family and your happy supplies…here comes a whole bagful of “Gummi Bears” down the block…only these bears are armed with baseball bats, zip guns, chains, and crowbars. Armed also with about a week of BO (that’s Body Odor), all twelve of them combined still have an IQ of 50, tops…and here they are, at your door. They don’t want Halloween candy, by the way. You just walked twenty miles. Say, remember that article I wrote about using ginseng, and drinking coffee to help you keep alert and awake? I hope that one comes to mind because it’s about to become a “festival” at your house. We’re going to cover more on this in the next segment.
13. Obtain that “second set” of electronic equipment. Oh yeah, the one JJ continuously warns about! Well, now that all your electronics that were exposed are junk, I hope you made some Faraday cages and stashed an extra one of those radios…or even several, for those of you who thought long-term. You need to find out what’s going on. Ham radios may help if you shielded them. So may CB’s and satellite phones.
14. Arm the Whole Family: by the time you reach home, every family member either accompanying you (small children and toddlers excepted) should be armed. Time to really see how tight and full of solidarity you are as a real family unit…one that must fight in order to survive.
15. Exit Stage Left: You may just find that the homecoming isn’t; that is, you must write it off as a loss and get out of there…it’s either destroyed and burning or occupied by the marauders. Unless you have the skills and the ability to deal with all of them, it is better to retreat and stay alive. You need a plan in place in order to make this work.
We’ve covered a lot of information here. This is all designed to stimulate those creative thought processes. The thinking alone is not enough: you must formulate a plan and then implement it. A plan without action is of no use. A plan executed too late is a tragedy: a funeral dirge getting ready to play. Don’t be too late to formulate your plan for you and your family. If the lights go out, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the party’s over…and the party may be one that never comes to an end. Fight that good fight each and every day! JJ out!
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.
Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.
Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.
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Enoch. /ˈiːnɒk/ noun (Old Testament) 1. … proper name, in Old Testament eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from Latin Enoch, from Greek Enokh, from Hebrew Hanokh, literally “dedicated, consecrated,” from hanakh “he dedicated,” whence also Hanukkah.
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