This is a segment from the fourth teaching I did in Oklahoma back in January of 2016. This section covers material from chapter 3 of my book, Babylon Rising: And The First Shall Be Last, which is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Babylon-Rising-…
this January 28th of 2019 story over at the American Media Group, author Medeea Greere reminds us of ‘Main Core’, a US government ‘threat list’ allegedly containing the names of over 8 million Americans who would be ‘hunted down, rounded up and detained’ should martial law be declared, a list going back all the way to the 1982 and President Ronald Reagan’s “continuity of government operation plans”.
With that 8 million number being a VERY conservative guess as that was estimated to be how many Americans were on the ‘Main Core’ list back in 2008, long before President Trump and the era of ‘deplorables’, this Wikipedia entry for ‘Main Core’ provides a bit of context to what the mainstream media would surely call ‘fake news’. From Wikipedia.:
Main Core is the code name of an American governmental database that is believed to have been in existence since the 1980s. It is believed that Main Core is a federal database containing personal and financial data of millions of United States citizens believed to be threats to national security. The data, which is believed to come from the NSA, FBI, CIA, and other sources, is collected and stored without warrants or court orders. The database’s name derives from the fact that it contains “copies of the ‘main core’ or essence of each item of intelligence information on Americans produced by the FBI and the other agencies of the U.S. intelligence community”.
The Main Core database is alleged to have originated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1982, following Ronald Reagan’s Continuity of Operations plan outlined in the National Security Directive (NSD) 69 / National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 55, entitled “Enduring National Leadership”, implemented on September 14, 1982.
As of 2008, there were allegedly eight million Americans listed in the database as possible threats, often for trivial reasons, whom the government may choose to track, question, or detain in a time of crisis.
The existence of the database was first asserted in May 2008 by Christopher Ketcham and again in July 2008 by Tim Shorrock.
While ‘Main Corp’ allegedly dates back to 1982, ‘Rex 84′ was another previously classified US government program to ’round-up’ and ‘detain’ law-abiding American citizens who the government deemed a ‘threat’ with those documents spelling out one such possible ‘threat’ as ‘those opposed to a US military invasion abroad’.
If being opposed to illegal US military invasions of other countries made one a ‘threat’ to the US government back in 1984, what might they deem a ‘threat’ now? #MAGA hats? From this Wikipedia entry on Rex 84.:
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was a classified scenario and drill developed by the United States federal government to detain large numbers of United States citizens deemed to be “national security threats”, in the event that the President declared a “State of National Emergency”. The plan was first revealed in detail in a major daily newspaper by reporter Alfonso Chardy in the July 5, 1987 edition of the Miami Herald. Possible reasons for such a roundup were reported to be widespread opposition to a U.S. military invasion abroad, such as if the United States were to directly invade Central America. To combat what the government perceived as “subversive activities”, the plan also authorized the military to direct ordered movements of civilian populations at state and regional levels, according to Professor Diana Reynolds.
Existence of a master military contingency plans (of which REX-84 was a part), “Garden Plot” and a similar earlier exercise, “Lantern Spike”, were originally revealed by journalist Ron Ridenhour, who summarized his findings in an article in CounterSpy.
Transcripts from the Iran-Contra Hearings in 1987 record the following dialogue between Congressman Jack Brooks, Oliver North’s attorney Brendan Sullivan and Senator Daniel Inouye, the Democratic Chair of the joint Senate–House Committee.
Congressman Jack Brooks: Colonel North, in your work at the N.S.C. were you not assigned, at one time, to work on plans for the continuity of government in the event of a major disaster?
Brendan Sullivan [North’s counsel, agitatedly]: Mr. Chairman?
Senator Daniel Inouye: I believe that question touches upon a highly sensitive and classified area so may I request that you not touch upon that?
Brooks: I was particularly concerned, Mr. Chairman, because I read in Miami papers, and several others, that there had been a plan developed, by that same agency, a contingency plan in the event of emergency, that would suspend the American constitution. And I was deeply concerned about it and wondered if that was an area in which he had worked. I believe that it was and I wanted to get his confirmation.
Inouye: May I most respectfully request that that matter not be touched upon at this stage. If we wish to get into this, I’m certain arrangements can be made for an executive session.
Contingency plans by the US Government for rounding up people perceived by the government to be subversive or a threat to civil order have existed for many decades. For example, from 1967 to 1971, the FBI kept a list of over 100,000 people to be rounded up as subversive, dubbed the “ADEX” list.
Long before Ketcham and Shorrock published stories outlining ‘Main Core’, Steve Quayle was told by a former official with the EPA who later paid with his life that they had been building ‘incinerator’s’ to get rid of human bodies under toxic waste budgets in a national emergency that required the ’rounding up’ of Americans who were deemed to be threats to what we now know as the ‘deep state’.
Told by his source 15 years ago that the government had created lists of Americans, ‘red-list’ Americans to be terminated, ‘blue-list’ including law enforcement and military, ‘slaves’ to the globalists who’d help to round-up the ‘red-listers’ and who would later be ‘terminated’ afterwards themselves and ‘green-list’ Americans, those chosen to be ‘re-educated’. While the ‘red-list’ has long been considered ‘conspiracy theory’ by the mainstream media, who believes that CNN and the rest of the fake news outlets would ever report upon sinister US government plans to round-up and slaughter innocent Americans?
And with Democrats in the state of New York actually legalizing the murder of their own children as Mike Adams reports in this new story over at Natural News, how long will it be until they start murdering people for simply wearing MAGA hats, what the left have insanely compared to Nazi German swastikas? As Adams asks within his story, “do you really think they won’t murder Christians and Trump supporters next?”
While most Americans might find it hard to believe that our own public servants might ’round-up’ Americans in a time of national emergency and hold us against our will without any crimes being committed, as this new story over at Concerned US Patriots that Steve Quayle had linked to on his website Tuesday morning reports, it’s much easier to understand after what the head of FEMA Brock Long allegedly told a recent gathering of FEMA agents.
Allegedly comparing human beings to ‘cattle’ at a recent FEMA meeting, Director Long also allegedly told his agents that “citizens who question the agency’s mission should be treated as hostile combatants”. And while that claim of a source of the Concerned US Patriots story is one that we are unable to confirm at this moment, the claim absolutely fits in line with much of what we’ve been witnessing across America over the past several decades as our Constitutional Republic has slowly devolved into a ‘boiling frogs police state’ that the globalists have been building up in America ever since 9/11.
For anyone who still believes that the ‘red list’ might be just a ‘conspiracy theory’ even after learning about ‘main core’, we ask you to listen to former police officer and Patriot Jack McLamb in the 2nd video below, a video in which McLamb stands in front of the US Capitol and gives Americans a warning which far too many people have closed their ears to.
McLamb, a US military Veteran and retired Phoenix, Arizona police officer who died back in 2014 at the age of 69, had often spoke out against totalitarianism and the ‘new world order’, the global government that we’ve been witnessing materializing for the past several decades. And in the video, a rally for former Texas Congressman and US presidential candidate Ron Paul, McLamb warns us of the ‘red list’ and ‘blue list’ and ‘FEMA camp roundups’ of law-abiding patriots opposed to the totalitarian government that McLamb claimed was being slowly introduced here into America.
Back in 1999, McLamb wrote a manuscript titled “A U. S. Police Action: Operation Vampire Killer 2000: American Police Action Plan for Stopping the Program for World Government Rule” and while websites such as the SPLC happily defamed him, McLamb stood by his guns until the very end. From this SPLC story (saved at Archive) on McLamb’s passing.:
Following his retirement from the Phoenix Police Department in 1986, McLamb became active on the Patriot circuit, speaking at various events (often wearing his police uniform) and running a shortwave radio show where he often railed against the “New World Order” – a feared totalitarian “one world government.” He produced a periodical called Aid & Abet Police Newsletter and, most famously, a 75-page document titled Operation Vampire Killer 2000: American Police Action Plan for Stopping World Government Rule, written in 1992. McLamb also ran a group called Police Against the New World Order and made the claim that he had an 6,300 members.
Thankfully, McLamb wasn’t the only US Patriot working within the law enforcement community who’d refuse to carry out unlawful and un-Constitutional orders against the American people as the Organic Prepper reports in this new story, Sheriffs in the state of Washington are refusing to enforce un-Constitutional gun laws there.
While the state of Washington recently joined several other states across the nation in passing a series of new gun control laws that the NRA and others have argued are absolutely against the US Constitution, the Organic Prepper story correctly points out that local Sheriffs are one of the last lines of defense against tyranny and our hats off to those who refuse to carry out un-Constitutional laws against their own people.
And as Steve Quayle recently warned us, who’d really put it past the ‘swamp creatures’ still within President Trump’s government to take matters into their own hands during a national emergency based upon ‘continuity of government’ laws passed long ago such as Rex-84, NSD-69 and NSDD-55 and start rounding up, detaining and slaughtering patriots? ‘Killing in the name of a national emergency’, the American people would be toast if not prepared for such a stasi-style round-up here.
Back on January 26th we published this story on ANP within which we asked if America was now being governed by two opposing factions with proof emerging that Barack Obama and his globalist minions had been going around the world, making deals and committing treason. As Freedom Outpost had reported, the Obama regime loyalists were acting like they were still in charge and as this new story over at the American Thinker concludes, “Time for the man at the top to show who is really in charge. Before it’s too late.”
And as ANP was recently asked, why have those who loyally stood by POTUS Trump during the election been ‘thrown to the wolves’ while alleged leakers such as Kelly Ann Conway and Jared Kushner kept around and even pampered? With the recent deep state lynching of Roger Stone hinting that nobody is immune in 2019 to ‘Robert Mueller’s stasi’ and the ‘deep state’ terrorizing the masses and showing just how far America has fallen down this totalitarian rabbit hole, as John W. Whitehead points out in his new story, “no one is spared from this American nightmare”.
So while still a long shot, might a takedown of both VP Mike Pence and President Trump lead to these Orwellian programs being put into action against the American people, specifically President Trump supporters, with his supporters possibly taking to the streets ‘en masse’ against those who via coup would have successfully overthrown the results of the 2016 US election? As we have been warned, these ‘continuity of government’ laws had been put into place over the years for a reason.
While the first video below is several years old, we hear from Tim Shorrock, one of the journalists who first exposed ‘Main Core’ and while Shorrock’s book goes after the Bush administration and their blatant abuse of surveillance tactics while spying upon Americans, as those who’ve been paying attention since Bush left know, those policies were continued and increased under the ‘reign of terror of Barack Obama’ during his 8 years in office here and are all still in play in 2019.
In the 2nd video below we hear from Officer McLamb while the final video below, videographer JT Hickox takes a look at present days news stories from not only the US but Venezuela and elsewhere around the world and tells us why he believes we may be rapidly heading towards a time when a national emergency is imposed, with the ADEX list, Rex-84 and all of the other ‘continuity of government’ laws written to complete the takedown of ‘liberty’ in America fully imposed upon us.
A well-tended 400 square foot garden will feed a family of four. The trick is planning, planting, tending, and harvesting that garden right. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know to maximize your garden’s production, everything the experts don’t tell you!
How to Grow from Seeds
I like to use natural topsoil to start my garden seedlings in. I usually don’t use potting soil because it generally does not produce the results I want. I fill a large, deep baking pan with top soil and bake it for thirty minutes at 350 degrees. This sanitizes the soil and ensures that no unwanted weeds or grass will come up in your soil. I usually start on this project in the winter and I fill up a couple of large plastic barrels with lids with the sanitized soil. After I have planted the seeds in the sanitized top soil, I sprinkle the top with powdered cinnamon. This keeps away fungus that can cause damping. I cover each seedling with a clear plastic cup that I wash and reuse. This protects the seedling and keeps the moisture in. It also keeps away cold and wind. I do my seed starting on a screened-in porch. If you plant your seeds outdoors, sprinkle flavored powdered gelatin in the soil with the seeds. This will feed beneficial bacteria and provide needed nitrogen to your plants as they come up.
Starting from a Clipping
If you want to root a plant or cutting in water, add an aspirin or two to the container. Buy a cheap bottle of aspirin and grind it up before you add it to the water. This will aid in water absorption and will help the cutting to start roots.
You can easily start plants from cuttings from roses, saliva, and geraniums. Just dip the cuttings into a rooting hormone, then put them into potting soil. Spray the cuttings several times a day with water until you are sure they are rooted. Hibiscus are also easy to root this way.
How to Plant or Transplant Tomatoes or Peppers
Try it this way and I promise you that you’ll be rewarded with faster growing and healthier plants:
When planting any type of tomato or pepper plant, pinch off all but the top leaves. Dig a deep hole. Always add a cup of water to the prepared hole and then set the plant into the hole and put a tablespoon of powdered, unflavored gelatin in the hole as near to the roots of the plant as possible. A teaspoon of cinnamon also goes in. The gelatin will feed and encourage helpful bacteria and the cinnamon will keep away fungus and cutworms. For sweeter tomatoes, put two tablespoons of baking soda in the bottom of the hole. Cover the baking soda with an inch or two of dirt before you put the plant in the hole. Carefully fill the hole with dirt and pack the dirt down tight. Use tomato cages or wooden stakes and garden twine to tie your tomato plants up and give them support to keep them from getting blown over by the wind. If they aren’t supported, they won’t produce nearly as much and may develop fungus diseases if the plant is laying over on the ground.
Note: I suggest that everyone learn everything they can about heirloom tomatoes, which have much better flavor than modern ones.
How to Keep Deer out of Your Yard
If you follow the below tips, you can keep deer out:
Purchase motion-activated sprinklers. If the deer or other animals go near them, the sprinklers activate automatically and run them off quickly. Deer and most other animals don’t like to be sprayed by water. Sometimes something as simple as hanging up tin pie pans around the garden can keep the deer away. You will want to hang the pans so they swing freely and make noise. Move them to another spot about once a week to be sure the deer don’t become used to them and just walk around them. Human urine works great as a deterrent. Bring a container full from the bathroom and pour it around the edges of your garden. Put down fresh urine as often as you can and the deer will stay away. Hang up noisy wind chimes. As with the pans, you’ll want to move them every week or so.
From Garden to Kitchen and Back Again
When you boil or steam vegetables, don’t throw the water away. After it’s cool, use it to water the plants you are growing in containers. You’ll be surprised how plants respond to this type of water. Always put leftover tea, tea bags, and coffee grounds under your azaleas. You will end up with healthy plants with bright flowers. The quickest and best place to dry herbs is on a few sheets of newspaper on the back seat of your car. The herbs will dry out quickly, usually in 1 – 2 days. Don’t be afraid to grow your own kitchen herbs. Most herbs are easy to grow and you’ve never tasted anything as good as your own homemade pesto sauce. I grow purple heirloom sweet basil and it is so delicious. It also gives a wonderful smell to my garden. Don’t forget to compost what you don’t use. Do you stir fry? You should if you don’t. If you do, try using things like immature broccoli, baby squash, and tiny eggplants. You won’t believe the wonderful flavor of these tiny baby vegetables. Don’t be afraid to pull baby green onions to add to the mix. You can come up with some wonderful flavors this way. Blood, fish, and bonemeal are great organic fertilizers. Apply them throughout the growing season to your vegetables and flowers. Blood and bonemeal will also keep rabbits and groundhogs out of your garden and away from your plants. If you grow an abundance of cayenne pepper, keep it picked off green and keep adding it to a gallon ziplock bag in the freezer. If you wish, go ahead and cut the stems off before you freeze the cayenne. (Don’t forget to use those stems to enrich your soil.) You can add a tablespoon or two of fine diced green cayenne to soups and stews to add spice and flavor. If you’re going to be growing a garden every year, you should learn how to can as soon as possible. Growing and canning tomatoes is easy and very satisfying. Do some research and learn everything you can about canning and preserving what you grow in your garden. If you don’t have one yet, purchase a food dehydrator to preserve your vegetables. You can make wonderful sun-dried tomatoes this way. You can dry almost any kind of fruit or vegetable and if you do it right, you’ll end up with delicious treats. Store them in a tightly-covered container or freeze them in a large ziplock bag. If you make a dried mixture of tomatoes, peppers, squash, and onions, you’ll have the perfect soup mix. Add the dried vegetables to chicken or vegetable stock and you can quickly have a delicious soup. Add pasta and fried hamburger for a delicious stew. Be sure that you carefully read the instruction book that comes with the dehydrator. Save all your banana skins and let them dry outdoors. Plant them at the base of your tomato plants: It’s like giving your tomatoes a pick-me-up and will encourage growth. You can speed things along by pureeing the banana peels with water in a food processor or blender and then pouring this around the base of the tomato plants. You can use chamomile tea to prevent fungus on your seedlings. Spray it on before sunrise or after sunset for the best results. Canning is the preferred method of putting up your garden veggies because cans don’t need refrigeration and won’t spoil if the power fails. The next best solution is to dehydrate as many of your fruits and vegetables as you can. And if you plan to store a lot of fruits and vegetables you should have a small chest freezer. You can make things like squash casseroles or zucchini bread to freeze for later use. Make sure that you date and label each item so you know what it is and how old it is.
Use Leftover Fruit and Vegetable Peelings
Take all of those peelings and vegetable scraps and run them through your food processor, then sprinkle this in your soil to feed your growing plants. Peppers especially love this and will grow and produce bumper crops when you feed them this way.
Use Newspaper and the Lint from Your Dryer as a Mulch
Instead of throwing away the lint your dryer filter collects, save it in a tightly-sealed container and till it into your dirt to help hold moisture in your soil.
You can also shred your daily newspaper and add the shredded paper to your compost bin. It will help you to have healthy compost and will help to retain the soil’s moisture.
When you plant things like tomatoes, peppers, and squash, put a fist-sized piece of dryer lint in the bottom of the hole. The dryer lint will hold moisture in and around your just-planted plants, insuring that the water stays there at the roots where it is needed.
Always plant marigolds, especially near tomatoes and cabbage, to keep garden pests away.
What Expert Gardeners Know About Planting
Go on the Internet in the winter and very early spring and order all your seeds. Plant the vegetables that your family likes to eat. Why plant asparagus if no one likes it? The easiest plants to grow include beans, tomatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, peppers, corn, cucumbers, and potatoes. Anyone should be able to grow these. Plant your cucumbers so they can grow up a fence or trellis and you will grow far more cucumbers. Plant pole beans around the base of a tee-pee bamboo frame and the plants will grow up it and you can easily pick and enjoy your beans. Grow cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets—they will grow well there and will be easy to pick. Be sure that you keep them well-watered. Keep them picked off and they will keep producing. Be sure that you don’t try to grow things too close together. Read the backs of seed packs so you’ll know how far apart your various plants should be. If you plant them too thickly, they won’t produce as well When planting rows, measure off three feet on your garden hoe with a permanent marker so you can measure this distance off between each row. If you’re going to use your garden tiller to keep the weeds down, you’ll need to have at least three feet between your rows. Before you plant, always draw a plan out on paper. Put taller plants towards the back of the garden and shorter plants at the front so you can see everything from a distance. Keep your plants healthy by anticipating the plants’ nutritional needs. You’ll most likely need to add fertilizer while your plants are growing. This is where research is important. Always keep a journal with detailed notes that you can refer back to later. Be sure to use tomato cages or sturdy stakes to provide support for your tomato plants. If you don’t, your plants won’t produce nearly as many tomatoes and they may catch diseases. Radishes, Swiss chard, beets, and carrots can be planted up to four weeks before the last frost. They are quite hardy. It’s important to plant only the varieties of vegetables that grow well in your area. At your local farm or garden center, ask what varieties do well. Lay down sheets of newspaper before you put down potting soil or top soil. This will help to keep weeds and grass from coming up in your garden. You can also lay down sheets of newspaper before you put down mulch. You can use foam packing peanuts in the bottom of large pots to save on soil and to help with drainage. This keeps them out of the landfill and it will help to keep potted plants well-drained. Plants like rhubarb and asparagus will come back year after year. All you have to do is fertilize and keep the weeds out. I add heavy mulch once they are up and growing and this keeps the weeds out. Rhubarb pie is so delicious. I like it mixed with just-picked strawberries. When you plant things like radishes or carrots, mix the seeds with powdered, unflavored jello. Add three tablespoons of gelatin to one pack of seeds, then plant. The gelatin will provide the seedlings with needed nitrogen. If you don’t believe it, you can try an experiment: plant some with and some without. The ones planted with gelatin will be much healthier than those planted without. Plant one long, wide row with crops like radicchio, white beets, bok choy, bulb fennel, celeriac, and escarole. This way, you can get to experiment with a wide variety of tastes. You should plan to grow crops that store well, like dry beans, garlic, onions, sweet potatoes, and butternut winter squash. You just harvest and store these items in a cool dry place and they will last through the winter. Butternut squash and shallots allow you to enjoy food from your garden all winter long. You can use a small greenhouse or handmade cold frame to grow and harvest radishes and lettuce all winter long, especially in the American south. Keep in mind when laying out your garden that tomatoes and peppers must be planted where they receive 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day. You cannot grow tomatoes or peppers even in partial shade. Ideally, your entire vegetable garden should get at least 8 hours of full sun a day. Most vegetables won’t do well even in partial shade, so be sure to plan your garden where it will get as much sun as possible. For corn, do like the Native Americans did and plant pole beans near each cornstalk as soon as it is a foot high. When the beans come up, encourage them to grow up and around the stalks. You can plant pumpkins down the middle of your corn rows—this way, you can use the same ground to grow multiple crops. If you want to grow really huge pumpkins, remove all but one or two pumpkins per plant and be sure that your plants get an abundance of water and nutrients. I use miracle grow potting soil for this. I use post hole diggers to dig holes that are two feet deep for the pumpkin plants. I usually end up with healthy plants with huge pumpkins on them. Did you know that you can grow luffa gourds and have your own natural sponges that are better than any dish sponge you can buy? Plant them in full sun and allow them to mature completely. In the fall, dry out the gourd and cut the shell away. You’ll end up with luffa sponges you can use to wash your dishes with (or your body in the bathtub). And they are environmentally friendly. You can easily grow birdhouses in your garden. All kinds of birds will make nests in gourds, and your kids will love the fact that you’re growing birdhouses in your garden.
The same sweet corn 45 days later.
Expert Tips on Watering, Tending, Composting, Harvesting, and Storing
If you want to harvest your vegetables early, plant radishes, sweet peas, beans, squash, and cucumbers. If you find your green onions developing seed pods before the onions are mature, cut them off with scissors and the onions will keep developing larger onions. Never add mulch to plants your going to winter over until after the first frost has occurred. If you add it sooner, you may be providing insects with warmth and shelter from the cold. Put a ball of gardening twine in a clay flower pot with a hole in the bottom. Bring the end of the twine out the hole and turn the pot over. Put it in a convenient place in the garden and you’ll always have gardening twine available when you need it. Try to plan to harvest your vegetables in the morning when the veggies are packed with nutrients. You can preserve the flavor and nutrients of leafy green vegetables by chilling them in the refrigerator, but don’t put onions or tomatoes in there. If you do, they will lose some of their flavor. You can of course build bamboo teepees and grow pole beans up and over them. Make them really large and well-secured at the bottom and you can step inside the bean teepee to pick your crop. You can grow and enjoy a mixture of baby greens. As soon as they are a few inches high, harvest them with scissors. If you harvest your squash on a regular basis, when they’re still small, you’ll be rewarded with twice as many squash as you would have if you allowed the squash to mature. They are so delicious when the seeds in the squash are very small. Use a barrel and add sheep, cow, or rabbit manure to it, then top it off with water. Stir it every day for a week and then strain off the water and give it to your vegetable plants. The plants will get a boost and they will be a lot more healthy. Water your garden wisely. Never water in full sun. Water before the sun comes up or after it has set. Consider watering with a good quality sprinkler after the sun has set or late at night. Your garden will get a lot more water this way and it will be a few hours before the sun comes up to dry up the water. Harvest and freeze your garden in small batches as it gets ripe. If you do this, you will lose much less of your vegetables. You can, for example, put chopped peppers, cubes of summer squash, green beans, and cut-off sweet corn into ziplock plastic bags and toss them into the freezer. Use a permanent marker to mark the contents of each bag. You can freeze bags of mixed veggies this way and then use them in the winter to make delicious soups or stews. You can if you wish let your cayenne pepper turn red on the plant and then pick it. As soon as you pick it use a needle and thread and string the red pods on a long string. When you have a full thread of the red cayenne hang it up in a cool dry place and let it dry completely. You can use the dried cayenne to season foods, stews and soups with. As soon as the pods get red pick them off the plant so the plant will keep producing more peppers. You can run the dried peppers through the food processor but wear plastic kitchen gloves and a face mask while you do it. You can make the red dried cayenne peppers into a fine powder this way that you can store in a tightly covered container or you can put it into a large shaker to shake it out on foods or in your cooking. Most in-ground plants need one to two inches of water a week. Buy a rain gauge so you can keep a eye on how much natural moisture you’re getting. If your soil feels moist to the touch, it’s okay, but if you have dry, powdery soil, you need to water. Just be sure to water with a soaking sprinkler and do it when their is no direct sun. The ideal time to water is before the sun comes up or after it goes down. Every year in the late fall or winter, work well-aged manure and compost into your soil with a garden tiller. Be sure that any manure you add is very well-rotted or it will burn your plants and kill them. You can put green rabbit manure in the hole under tomatoes and peppers. I always make use of my rabbit manure this way. If your rhubarb sends up flower stalks, cut them off close to the plant to encourage it to grow foliage and not flowers. If you grow herbs like basil, cut the top third of the plant off every time it tries to bloom. This will encourage the plant to keep putting on more foliage which you can dry and use in the kitchen. If you’re going to be using dried herbs sooner rather than later, store them in a brown paper bag tightly closed in the freezer. If you have lots of fall leaves, don’t discard them. Instead, put them into a big compost bin. In a year or two, you’ll have ideal compost. You’ll need a hoe to use to chop or hoe weeds up out of your garden. The one mistake a lot of gardeners make is letting the weeds get ahead of them and then they can never get back control of their vegetable garden. As soon as your vegetable plants are large enough, put mulch around them to prevent weeds from coming up.
Controlling Weeds Naturally
Weed early and often. And once your vegetables start growing, mulch your plants heavily to keep the weeds out. Don’t let your garden get overrun with weeds or you will lose control. Put down sheets of newspaper around plants before you put down mulch. The newspaper will insure that weeds and grass can’t come up. Vinegar is a better weed killer than most commercial products, but don’t spray it on your vegetable plants because it will kill them, too. If you have weeds or grass coming up in cracks in cement, this is a ideal place to use vinegar, which will kill the weeds and grass and prevent them from coming back any time soon. If you’re using a string trimmer to cut weeds, spray the string on the weedeater with vegetable cooking oil and you won’t have problems with your string getting stuck or tangled.
Plant Sunflowers and Marigolds for the Ladybugs
If you’re going to turn ladybugs loose in your yard, be sure to plant sunflowers and marigolds to provide a home and a place to lay eggs.
Natural Ways to Control Bugs and Insects
Consider putting up bat houses and provide them with a bird bath to get water from. Bats also eat huge amounts of bugs. Plant mint and marigold to repel unwanted insects. To keep the mosquito population down, be sure to turn over and empty out anything that is holding water. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. Always plant marigolds in your garden, especially near tomatoes and cabbage, because the marigolds will keep garden pests away. Do you have a problem with aphids? Use a strong insecticidal soap to get rid of them. Buy lady bugs and preying mantis egg sacs from your local garden supply store in the spring and turn them loose in your garden to declare an organic war on garden pests. Unless you’re terribly afraid of spiders, let those like the golden orb weaver spider (aka writing spider) make a home in your garden. Believe it or not, every year spiders eat an amount of bugs that exceeds the weight of all the humans on earth. Encourage toads to move into your garden by providing a small pool of water and clay flower pots for the toads to use as houses. Burn a light in the garden at night and they will show up to eat the insects and bugs attracted by that light. Provide toads with a cool, dark place and they will stick around for years, helping to keep your garden insect-free. Put up bird houses and the birds will build nests there and help to keep your garden free of bugs and insects. Put your garlic and onion skins into a gallon jar, cover with water, and seal tightly. Leave the skins soaking for a week and then strain off the water. Spray this water anywhere you have aphids or spiders and it will get rid of them quickly. If you have a slug and snail problem, put out small saucers of beer at sunset and they will crawl in overnight and drown. Simply discard the contents of each saucer the next morning. Put fabric tents up over cabbage plants, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli to keep away garden pests. Sprinkle cabbage heads with cinnamon and the cabbage worms will stay away. You can make your own insecticidal soap by mixing two tablespoons of liquid soap into a gallon of water. This is an excellent solution to get rid of aphids.
Some Insects (Like Ladybugs and Preying Mantis) Are Great for Your Garden
How Do I Keep Rabbits and Groundhogs Out of My Garden?
If you’re having a rodent problem, try sprinkling ground cayenne pepper around the base of the plants that are getting eaten. This will keep them away like nothing else ever will.
If you’re bothered by groundhogs, pour mothballs down their holes. Every time they dig a new hole, fill it up again. You can also pour red pepper flakes down their holes.
A Recipe for Rabbit-Repellant:
Mix up the below ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until very smooth. Spray the solution on and around the base of your garden plants and it will keep rabbits and groundhogs away.
Two large raw eggs One quart warm water Two tablespoons Dawn dish detergent Two tablespoons hot sauce
Hair Works Great, Too
When you or a family member goes to the barber, save the hair and sprinkle it around the garden. This also will keep rabbits and groundhogs out.
Hair Is Great for the Garden
- Repellant of rodents, deer, and snails.
- Natural mulch that retains moisture, abets erosion, and deters weeds.
- Fertilizer that adds a significant amounts of nitrogen to the soil.
Squash are so delicious. Try squash fritters or squash bread. Both are delicious.
How Many Squash Plants Should I Grow?
Six to eight squash plants will provide all the squash you need for a family of 4-6. You will need to keep the squash picked off and you’ll want to be gentle removing the mature squash. I like to pick mine while they are smaller than those you see in the store. If you do this, the plants will keep producing more blooms and more squash. If you stop picking the squash, they will get so big you can’t use them and the plants will stop producing more. You should water your squash plants before sunrise or after sunset. Never water in full sun or you will damage and possibly kill your plants. I like all varieties of squash, but I usually grow the yellow butternut and zucchini types every year. Both taste wonderful, are disease-resistant, and produce an abundance of squash.
The gutters on the house feed the rainwater into the tank.
Make Use of the Rainwater
You should set up a system where all the gutters on your house feed into a large tank that has a spigot where you can attach a hose and water your garden.
You’ll need very thin wire mesh over your rain barrels or water tank to keep mosquitoes out. It’s very important that you keep your gutters clean to prevent leaves and debris from clogging the system.
Beautiful potatoes ready for harvest
Suggestions for Growing Potatoes in a Grow Box
You will want your potato plants to be about a foot apart in the potato grow box. This will ensure that they have room to grow and spread out. It’s very important to fill your grow box with a mixture of rich topsoil and well-rotted and aged compost or manure. You want to mix it at a ratio of 70 percent topsoil to 30 percent well-rotted compost or manure. When the plants are about a foot tall, give them more well-rotted manure or compost. Dig a hole about 4-6 inches around the plant and a foot deep and fill the hole with well-rotted manure or compost.
Potato Grow Box: If you follow the instructions above, you can grow a huge amount of potatoes in a very small space.
Gardening Tools and Tips
In the spring, before you start using your shovels or hoes, coat them with car wax. If you do, the dirt will come off them easily and won’t cling. Repeat this about every month and the hoes and shovels will be so easy to use. You can ask for used peanut oil at local restaurants and cafes and use it for the same purpose. Apply a heavy coat in the fall to keep the tools from rusting over the winter. Buy a sturdy basket with a carrying handle to carry small garden tools to the garden. Invest in a couple of good-quality garden gloves. This will make it so much easier for you to work in your garden. You should know that the better your soil is, the better your garden will be. You should purchase and have a soil test kit to test your soil and know what you need to add to maximize your garden’s production. Always wash your garden tools and put them away in a cool, dry place. Spray the metal parts with vegetable oil in the late fall when you put your tools away for the winter.
Open the Video We have been into Pennsylvania for over 25 year helping those abused, ritually abused and seeking to expose the underground of predatory perpetrators. I can tell you of over one hundred victims we have worked and there are thousands more waiting for help …and we could publicize the names some of the predators.
We have spent thousands of hours with victims of the most sever and vile abuses. Though we have targeted dark underground of satanic ritual abuse, the sexual abuse within the catholic system was overwhelming evident but the satanic ritual connection was still suppressed. The generational sexual pedo-rape abuse among the Amish-Mennonite communities is a major issue and needs to be publicly addressed. In these cases there is the need for massive exposure, perpetrators being removed and the abused given extensive help.
Pelosi Has Traveled to Mexico City-Twice!
I have held this information for about 24 hours. From two confidential deep-cover sources, the CSS has learned that Pelosi has traveled to to Mexico City twice. Why?
Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic party’s attempts to block the wall despite overwhelming support for the wall by more than half of America. Further, there is significant evidence that the wall is needed needed indicate there is an unknown reason for their defiance and the roots of that defiance lies in.
In May of 2016, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited the President of Mexico along with other Congressmen, including little known Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke who recently said that it was time to ditch the Constitution. Funny how the same names keep appearing. What these Democrats discussed was never revealed.
So, what was America’s biggest Mafia Princess doing in Mexico City? Actually she has been there twice. It is apparent to some that Pelosi is coordinating her domestic agenda with that of these planned incursions of the migrant caravans.
These event certainly point to the fact that Pelosi and the current Mexican President are on board with this plan.
On the CSS radio show, the founder of the New California movement, Paul Preston, has related what he knows about the caravans. First, the bulk of the newest caravans are not going to be crossing into the United States. Paul’s sources are telling him that their mission is to arrive in Mexico and create havoc for Mexico with the paramilitary forces that are embedded in these caravans. When the Mexican grid is taken down, millions of Mexicans will stream north and storm the US border looking for a safe haven. This will provide the cover for guerrilla forces to make their way into the United States. Before dismissing this information as speculative, one might want to consider the following intel:
The following was sent to the CSS by a confidential source that has begun to prove their worth as a source of information:
Mexican authorities sent warning to FBI that Los Zetas terror teams are receiving Cuban arms like mortars, explosives, long range sniper rifles, and large caliber tripod mounted machine guns to launch cross border attacks. Several Mexican Army Humvees were stolen last week and are on local garages having extra armor welded on. Be interesting to see if Laredo FBI even bother to alert local authorities.
Since the immigration wars area product of the Axis of Unity, it makes perfect sense that Cuba has involvement on our border to the detriment of the American people.
Interesting, that last night Fox News covered this sector in their news. Fox is reporting that this sector is under the cartel command of a man wanted in the US for attacking US citizens at a consulate. This area was being highlighted in the report as being an area where a wall is needed.
By all accounts, it is interesting to note that these developments are developing into an all too familiar pattern. These guerrilla forces are planning to use the fleeing refugees who will be storming our border as cover to carry out paramilitary operations inside the United States. Many are aware of this plot.
From a deep-cover ARSOF source:
Dave, You have written extensively about a Red Dawn force. You are going to look like a prophet. This is not a direct land invasion, because what you speak of is covert. Stick with Laredo, this is only but one of the incursion sites for these planned paramilitary forces. There will be several incursion points from the various intelligence we are getting. I remember a piece you wrote about a Texas Ranger who tipped you on planned paramilitary attacks against small towns and their police forces. I believe you wrote about this about 4-5 years ago. This will soon become a reality. This is why the President put the troops on the border.
The Calexit Connection
There is a CALEXIT connection as well. Calexit’s participants included George Soros, ex-California Governor Jerry Brown, former Attorney General and present Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, the Mexican consulate, various drug cartels, ISIS, The Bank of China, factions of the Chinese government, ex-Obama administration officials such as Eric Holder and the United nations among others.
Calexit was a separatist movement designed to place the State under the control of the UN. The desired effect would be to cause a severe economic decline in the rest of the country. California is responsible for 13% of all agriculture in the US and a higher number in retail.
Civil disruption will be at its highest peak in California.
This story is a work in process. It is clear that the Calexit movement has fizzled but it remnants are still very dangerous to border security.
I am satisfied that the Axis of Unity is indeed in charge of invading the US with forced immigration and the implantation of 5th column forces. The forces of Calexit, the Axis of Unity from which these attacks are coordinated. I am satisfied that Pelosi is coordinating these events with her domestic agenda. There is much more to come on this story.
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.
He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”
While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, said Dr. McHugh, these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”
“This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken – it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.”
The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature. It is a disorder similar to a “dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight,” said McHugh.
This assumption, that one’s gender is only in the mind regardless of anatomical reality, has led some transgendered people to push for social acceptance and affirmation of their own subjective “personal truth,” said Dr. McHugh. As a result, some states – California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts – have passed laws barring psychiatrists, “even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor,” he said.
The pro-transgender advocates do not want to know, said McHugh, that studies show between 70% and 80% of children who express transgender feelings “spontaneously lose those feelings” over time. Also, for those who had sexual reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery.”
“And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs,” said Dr. McHugh.
The former Johns Hopkins chief of psychiatry also warned against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the transgendered, such as young people “susceptible to suggestion from ‘everything is normal’ sex education,” and the schools’ “diversity counselors” who, like “cult leaders,” may “encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery.”
Dr. McHugh also reported that there are “misguided doctors” who, working with very young children who seem to imitate the opposite sex, will administer “puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous – even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility.”
Such action comes “close to child abuse,” said Dr. McHugh, given that close to 80% of those kids will “abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated ….”
Water is essential to survival, even more so than food. Even in the best of conditions, you probably won’t last more than 10 days without access to clean, drinking water, but you might be able to survive for four to six weeks without food. At the same time, it is important to either purify, filter, or sterilize your water before drinking it. While dehydration is a valid cause for concern, drinking unclean or contaminated water might just be worse, as this may expose you to waterborne bacteria or parasites. SHTF will really happen if this causes you to develop diarrhea, as you will lose even more of what little water you have left in your body. Secure your own supply of clean water by making your own DIY water filter. (h/t to MDCreekMore.com)
Before making your own homemade water filter, you should first be familiar with the proper terminology. Most people, including preppers, tend to use the words filtration, purification, and sterilization interchangeably. While there is some overlap between these terms when it comes to how many commercial filter units operate, these terms do not all mean the same thing.
Filtration involves the removal of solid matter and some emulsified liquids. Purification involves the removal of non-water substances, such as those in emulsions or solutions. Sterilization involves the elimination of harmful microbes. Some filter units may even include layers of activated charcoal to filter out solid matter and remove heavy metals. Also known as activated carbon, activated charcoal utilizes chemical adsorption to remove contaminants and impurities.
Building your own homemade water filter is much more cost-efficient than buying a completely new one. A DIY water filter also allows you more freedom to customize your filter to better suit your personal needs and preferences. The process is so simple that it will only take you around 20 minutes to build your own water filter.
2 Black Berkey purification elements (or any other purification elements of your brand of choice) rubber washers wingnut fasteners 2 5-gallon food-grade buckets with lids food-grade spigot (preferably the size used for large water coolers) drill with 1/2- and 3/4-inch drill bits
Take one of your food-grade buckets and drill two holes at the bottom using your drill and the 1/2-inch drill bit. These holes should be around four to six inches apart. Take the lid of that bucket and drill two holes through it using the drill and the 1/2-inch drill bit. Make sure these holes match up perfectly with the holes at the bottom of your bucket. Take the second bucket and measure a spot around two inches from the bottom on one side of the bucket. This will serve as the hole for your spigot, so make it so it doesn’t touch the bottom to avoid damage. Once you’ve found the right spot, drill a hole through the side of the second bucket using your 3/4-inch drill bit. Install your purification elements through the 1/2-inch holes that you drilled at the bottom of the first bucket. Carefully secure your purification elements using your rubber washers and wingnut fasteners. Make sure that you do not overtighten the nuts as this could damage your purification element and cause it to leak. To assemble your water filter, first take the bucket with the spigot. This will serve as your base. Next, place the lid 1/2-inch holes on top of the bucket with the spigot. On top of the lid, place the bucket with purification elements installed. Keep the holes aligned so that the tubes of the purification elements extend through the lid below it and into the lower bucket with the spigot. Pour water into the upper bucket. This water should drip down through the purification elements and collect in the lower bucket. Cover the upper bucket with the remaining lid. Whenever you feel thirsty, simply turn the spigot on and fill a glass with your clean, drinking water.
Learn other ways to secure your supply of clean water by going to CleanWater.news.
Many of Planned Parenthood’s practices surrounding abortion are unconscionable. Whether you agree with abortion in theory or not, it’s hard to get behind an organization that was caught trafficking the body parts and organs of the babies it murders for profit. Now, they’ve only added to the list of reasons not to support them by proudly sponsoring the Women’s March, whose leaders have been accused of anti-Semitism.
As the biggest single provider of abortions in America, Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions each year, and their political arm works tirelessly to influence elections and implement liberal policies around the country. Undercover videos that came to light in recent years showed top execs from the group wining and dining agents who posed as buyers of baby body parts and cutting deals with them.
More than 25 percent of the $1.3 billion in revenue Planned Parenthood brings in each year comes from private donations, and these include corporate contributions. That’s right; companies you patronize could very well be handing over some of your hard-earned money to a group that has no respect for human life.
If you’d rather not support the systematic murder of unborn human babies, here is a list of 60 companies and nonprofit organizations that have directly funded Planned Parenthood. The list, which was last updated on June 21, was compiled by a “conservative watchdog for corporate activism” called 2nd Vote. You can also see the list on their website.
2nd vote believes that Americans have another way to make their voices heard besides at the ballot box, and that is the vote you can make with your wallet. If you currently support any of these businesses, it may be time to start seeking alternatives that don’t help fund this baby-killing organization.
- American Express
- Bank of America*
- Bath & Body Works**
- Ben & Jerry’s*
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Charles Schwab
- Deutsche Bank*
- Fannie Mae*
- Freddie Mac*
- Frito Lay**
- General Electric*
- Groupon (partners with Planned Parenthood)
- Jiffy Lube**
- JPMorgan Chase
- Johnson & Johnson*
- Kaiser Permanente
- Kraft Heinz*
- Levi Strauss*
- Liberty Mutual*
- March of Dimes (individual chapters)
- Mondelez International*
- Morgan Stanley*
- Progressive Insurance*
- Susan G. Komen
- United Airlines*
- United Way (individual chapters)
- US Bank*
- Wells Fargo
- WD-40 Company
*In these cases, the company’s giving is via matching gifts to Planned Parenthood.
**In these cases, the organization’s parent company gives money to Planned Parenthood.
***In these cases, the organization’s parent company matches gifts to Planned Parenthood.
2nd Vote also has a list of 243 other businesses that have financially supported third-party groups that are known to fund Planned Parenthood.
If you do decide to take your business elsewhere, drive the point home by contacting these companies and letting them know why you’ll no longer support them. Tell them you don’t want your money going to an organization that rewards its “salespeople” with pizza parties for meeting abortion quotas and harvests the organs of partially-born babies for profit.
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Russian Interior Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov said that the transfer of local combatants from the Pakistani-based Daesh [ISIS] to Tajikistan may be linked to the preparation of a provocation against Russia.
Daesh fighters are being transferred on unidentified airplanes from Pakistan to the border of Tajikistan, near the southern Russian border, said Interior Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov.
According to Zubov, it could be the preparation of a massive provocation that could affect Russia.
“Daesh fighters are being mass-transported on unidentified aircraft from the territory of Pakistan to the border of Tajikistan. It seems that massive provocations are being planned with the future expulsion of large numbers of refugees and with all the consequences for Russia,” said Zubov.
Earlier, the director of the Commonwealth of Independent States Counterterrorism Center Andrei Novikov stated that Daesh terrorists had been transferred to Afghanistan and Pakistan after being defeated in Syria and Iraq.
Last year, Syrian state media reported that US-led international coalition helicopters evacuated Daesh leaders from different areas of Deir ez-Zor province. The coalition, in turn, denied all charges.
The US has helped 40 ISIS commanders escape from a Taliban prison in Badghis, in northwestern Afghanistan, the Iranian news agency Tasnim reported two days ago.
The 40 inmates, all foreigners, were taken by helicopter to an unspecified location after US troops attacked the prison and killed all security guards two weeks ago.
The agency, which plans to disclose more details of this operation soon, said the deputy head of the Badghis provincial council, Abdullah Afzali, confirmed the facts.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, intensified its operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2015, countries that it aspires to include in a province of its “caliphate”, the so-called Wilayat Khorasan (or ISIS-K, for its acronym in English) .
In Afghanistan, which consists of 34 provinces, the presence of ISIS is centered in areas close to Pakistan, although jihadists also seek to establish themselves in the northern regions bordering the nations of Central Asia.
Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government?
Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency?
Main Core is the code name of an American governmental database that is believed to have been in existence since the 1980s. It is believed that Main Core is a federal database containing personal and financial data of millions of United States citizens[clarification needed] believed to be threats to national security.
The data, which is believed to come from the NSA, FBI, CIA, and other sources,is collected and stored without warrants or court orders. The database’s name derives from the fact that it contains “copies of the ‘main core’ or essence of each item of intelligence information on Americans produced by the FBI and the other agencies of the U.S. intelligence community”.
The Main Core database is alleged to have originated with theFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1982, following Ronald Reagan’s Continuity of Operations plan outlined in the National Security Directive (NSD) 69 / National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 55, entitled “Enduring National Leadership”, implemented on September 14, 1982.
As of 2008, there were allegedly eight million Americans listed in the database as possible threats, often for trivial reasons, whom the government may choose to track, question, or detain in a time of crisis.
The existence of the database was first asserted in May 2008 by Christopher Ketcham and again in July 2008 by Tim Shorrock.
As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as Main Core that the U.S. intelligence community has been compiling since the 1980s.
A article on Washington’s Blog quoted a couple of old magazine articles that mentioned this program, and I was intrigued because I didn’t know what it was. So I decided to look into Main Core, and what I found out was absolutely stunning – especially in light of what Edward Snowden has just revealed to the world.
It turns out that the U.S. government is not just gathering information on all of us.
The truth is that the U.S. government has used this information to create a list of threats to national security that the government would potentially watch, question or even detain during a national crisis. If you have ever been publicly critical of the government, there is a very good chance that you are on that list.
At the time, the shocking information that he revealed did not get that much attention.
That is quite a shame, because it should have sent shockwaves across the nation…
According to a senior government official who served with high-level security clearances in five administrations,
“There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived ‘enemies of the state’ almost instantaneously.”
He and other sources tell Radar that the database is sometimes referred to by the code name Main Core.
One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.
Of course, federal law is somewhat vague as to what might constitute a “national emergency.”
Executive orders issued over the last three decades define it as a,“natural disaster, military attack, [or] technological or other emergency,” while Department of Defense documents include eventualities like “riots, acts of violence, insurrections, unlawful obstructions or assemblages, [and] disorder prejudicial to public law and order.”
According to one news report, even “national opposition to U.S. military invasion abroad” could be a trigger.
So if that list contained 8 million names all the way back in 2008, how big might it be today?
That is a very frightening thing to think about.
Later on in 2008, Tim Shorrock of Salon.com also reported on Main Core…
Dating back to the 1980s and known to government insiders as “Main Core,” the database reportedly collects and stores – without warrants or court orders – the names and detailed data of Americans considered to be threats to national security.
According to several former U.S. government officials with extensive knowledge of intelligence operations, Main Core in its current incarnation apparently contains a vast amount of personal data on Americans, including NSA intercepts of bank and credit card transactions and the results of surveillance efforts by the FBI, the CIA and other agencies.
One former intelligence official described Main Core as “an emergency internal security database system” designed for use by the military in the event of a national catastrophe, a suspension of the Constitution or the imposition of martial law.
So why didn’t this information get more attention at the time?
Well, if Obama had lost the 2008 election it might have. But Obama won in 2008 and the liberal media assumed that he would end many of the abuses that were happening under Bush. Of course that has not happened at all. In fact, Obama has steadily moved the police state agenda ahead aggressively.
Edward Snowden has just made that abundantly clear to the entire world.
After 2008, it is unclear exactly what happened to Main Core. Did it expand, change names, merge with other programs or get superseded by a new program? It appears extremely unlikely that it simply faded away. In light of what we have just learned about NSA snooping, someone should ask our politicians some very hard questions about Main Core.
According to Christopher Ketchum, the exact kind of NSA snooping that Edward Snowden has just described was being used to feed data into the Main Core database…
A host of publicly disclosed programs, sources say, now supply data to Main Core. Most notable are the NSA domestic surveillance programs, initiated in the wake of 9/11, typically referred to in press reports as “warrantless wiretapping.”
A front-page article in the Wall Street Journal shed further light onto the extraordinarily invasive scope of the NSA efforts:
According to the Journal, the government can now electronically monitor, “huge volumes of records of domestic e-mails and Internet searches, as well as bank transfers, credit card transactions, travel, and telephone records.”
Authorities employ “sophisticated software programs” to sift through the data, searching for “suspicious patterns.” In effect, the program is a mass catalog of the private lives of Americans.
And it’s notable that the article hints at the possibility of programs like Main Core.
“The [NSA] effort also ties into data from an ad-hoc collection of so-called black programs whose existence is undisclosed,” the Journal reported, quoting unnamed officials.
“Many of the programs in various agencies began years before the 9/11 attacks but have since been given greater reach.”
The following information seems to be fair game for collection without a warrant:
the e-mail addresses you send to and receive from, and the subject lines of those messages the phone numbers you dial, the numbers that dial in to your line, and the durations of the calls the Internet sites you visit and the keywords in your Web searches the destinations of the airline tickets you buy the amounts and locations of your ATM withdrawals the goods and services you purchase on credit cards
All of this information is archived on government supercomputers and, according to sources, also fed into the Main Core database.
This stuff is absolutely chilling.And there have been hints that such a list still exists today.What in the world is happening to America?What in the world are we turning into?