Preparedness Notes for Saturday — January 9, 2021

January 9, 1943 was the birthday of gunsmith Paris Theodore, developer of the ASP modifications to the S&W M39 pistol.

On this day in 1776, writer Thomas Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 92 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (a $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from (a $240 value).
  4. Naturally Cozy is donating a “Prepper Pack” Menstrual Kit.  This kit contains 18 pads and it comes vacuum-sealed for long term storage or slips easily into a bugout bag.  The value of this kit is $220.
  5. An assortment of products along with a one-hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  4. A transferable $150 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Round 92 ends on January 31, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.


  1. Long Live Thomas Paine! We’ve never needed more Common Sense than we need right now, today.

    Storming the Capitol by St. Funogas

    Yesterday, January 6th, 2021, was the day Congress met for the Electoral College vote to confirm that Biden was to be the new Commander in Chief.

    As I write this on January 7th I’m wracking my brain to remember a time when I’ve been this disappointed about America. The closest I can come was when Ross Perot lost the election in 1992. I haven’t voted in a presidential election since. I still vote every election but only on referendums.

    What am I so disappointed about? Not the bogus election, though Americans’ response to it was a huge disappointment. Not the fact that Biden will be the next president, heaven help us. Not the fact that the Capitol was stormed yesterday. My huge disappointment is with the vast majority of Americans, including most Republicans, and their reaction to the storming of the Capitol.

    I’ve heard more Bravo Sierra comments from the news, friends, and family members in the past 24 hours than I’ve heard in the past ten years. People eating up what the Republican “leadership” has been spouting off about how Americans should behave themselves. “They had me right up to the point where they started breaking windows,” was a common refrain from friends and family. All I could think of when I heard that was the quote about “It’s good to break a few windows now and then to let in some fresh air.” This country has never needed some fresh air more than it needs it right now at this most critical moment in our history.

    We missed the biggest opportunity of our lifetimes yesterday to finally DO something about the communists, socialists, mega-corporations, and George Soros/Bill Gates types who run this country, and turn things around, even if only for a while. At least our grandchildren would have looked back on us with pride instead of contempt when they think we could have possibly helped them escape the chains they will surely bear in the future. Instead, we deserve to die forever in their memories and 100 years from now nobody will remember us and the terrible shame and regret we’ll be feeling in a few months or years.

    I hear Republicans whining about how those nasty hoodlums crashed the Capitol and are making all other Republicans look like fools. To those people I say, quit being snowflakes and have the guts to put aside what other people think and stand up and be counted for a change. I hear Republicans whining about what an idiot President Trump is and how they’ve lost all respect for the man who would allow this to happen. I’ve never been a fan of Trump or any other politician since I abandoned the silly concept of We the People having any say about what happens in this country or that our elected officials give a rat’s behind about anyone other than themselves and their corporate sponsors. If Trump had anything to do with people storming the Capitol, and I think it would have happened with or without him, but if indeed he was the root cause, I say “Long Live Donald Trump!” He’s the ONLY president in our lifetimes who finally had the testicular fortitude to stand up for what was right and do something for We the People this week. He’s one of the few politicians who fought against the corruption that this last election was riddled with. No court in the land would hear any of the evidence for the sole reason that they were afraid of the rioting that would have ensued. Some sources are reporting Chief in-Justice Roberts was recorded saying just that. If the courts can’t be the arbiters of justice to ensure that the basic concepts this country was founded on are held to, that they work for We the People, they no longer have meaning. When they can flush justice and evidence of corruption down the toilet just so we don’t have any riots, I say… well I best not say it.

    Too many Republicans this week are saying, “We have to be civil and obey the laws of the land!” We can thank our lucky stars the Founding Fathers disagreed with that! Ask the German Jews how good that philosophy worked out for them as they were legally marched off to concentration camps according to the laws of the land. I wonder how the 75 million legally aborted American babies would have felt about the laws of a land they never got to see?

    Too many Republicans who are decrying the events of Storming the Capitol will be saying in the not-to-distant future, “Yes, we lost the country and everything we held dear but at least we didn’t lose our personal reputations! We didn’t break any laws! Those meanie Democrats can’t say anything bad about us! Whoo-hoo!” And, like Jacob Marley, their chains grew a lot longer this week and will be the very chains that will be used to further enslave their children and grandchildren in the days and years to come. What will our reputations be then?

    The Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves today. All our ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War are hiding their faces in shame at their descendants who couldn’t grow a pair and do something more than hold up a silly piece of cardboard with some words on it, or sit at home watching Fox Snooze and decrying those who at least dared to take some action this week about the corruption which the Capitol and everything else in Washington D.C. represents. Many people are saying they were Antifa thugs but I hope to hell they weren’t. I hope they’re a taste of what’s to come when more of us decide to stand up and be counted instead of just wearing holes in the knees of our jeans praying the oxymoron that God will save this completely godless nation. We say we’re more than willing to die for our Second Amendment rights but screw everything else as long as those stimulus, social security and pension checks keep rolling in. What a miserable sorry lot we are.

    We’re more than happy to put on a uniform and go blow the hell out of a bunch of people under the guise of “freedom” so that our mega-corporations can continue to steal their resources while We the People can’t even locate those sh*tholes on a map, let alone give a crap about them. When will those same Americans put on a Continental uniform and do some REAL good for their children and grandchildren as well as the rest of We the People instead of fighting senseless battles overseas to enrich mega-corporations?

    We can all quote Sun Tzu until the cows come home but we all ignored his most oft-quoted piece of advice: “Know thine enemy.” The Left put their battle plans in print years ago in the Communist Manifesto, the three Humanist Manifestos, and a whole lot more places. It required zero covert ops to get their battle plan, no spies, no Special Forces, no Seal Teams, no satellite photos, no codes to crack, just a library card. We were too busy playing cowboys and Indians on foreign soil or playing Rambo sighting in our AR-15’s at the local shooting range to bother reading the enemy’s battle plan. The enemy was smart enough to know OUR plan though: lay down and die. Give up everything that’s near and dear to us while blabbering on about freedom, We the People, and quoting the d@mn Constitution that’s been a completely meaningless piece of paper trashed, corrupted, and ignored by all our politicians while we all stood by. Our battle plan was to talk tough and do nothing while the Left gets the job done which their battle plans call for. We frequently quoted Patton’s bastard quote and then laughed at his wit instead of acting.

    We sat on our a$$es while socialists and humanists took over the schools to brainwash our youth and then succeeded beyond their wildest imaginations. They managed to move all the churches so far to the left that Jesus would be rolling in his grave if he hadn’t gone to heaven already. Female homosexual ministers, are you sh*tting me?? John 11:35 applies way more in 2021 than it ever did in His day. Christians ignored the commandment to “go forth and multiply” and the pill and the condom became the new hammer and sickle for the leftist revolutionaries who succeeded beyond their wildest hopes to decrease the surplus Republican population all those Christians were going to procreate. The ones who were conceived were easily snuffed out at the abortion clinics found on every street corner, long before they could utter their first Pledge of Allegiance.

    And this week we’re gladly stomping harder on the accelerator of our own destruction by eating up all the Bravo Sierra propaganda being dished out by the mainstream media. We’re swallowing it just as fast as they can shovel it out, begging for more and asking what’s for dessert. We stand aghast that these “insurrectionists” would do such a thing because that’s what the left and Mittens Gag-Me Romney need us to believe. Well I have news for them: The Founding Fathers who so many of us claim to revere, weren’t Patriots, don’t you dare take their glory away from them! They were insurrectionists! A patriot is someone who pays allegiance to his country, patriot being from the Latin root meaning father, or in this case, fatherland. The Founding Fathers, every last one of them, were British citizens, fighting against their government, Great Britain. That’s the very definition of insurrection. The treasonous Colonists had no country until 1783 when the Brits finally blew outta here with their tails between their legs and sailed for home. Only then, when the Insurrectionists had a country of their own, could they finally be called Patriots.

    Everybody is in a major tizzy because some people broke a few windows this week at the Capitol. Were the Founding Fathers and Colonists violent? D*mn straight they were! When the Stamp Act was passed in 1765, 11 years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, they took up arms and rebelled against their overbearing government. That’s insurrection, not patriotism. They tarred and feathered tax collectors, many of whom died of their burns. That’s violent insurrection, not patriotism. What were they rebelling against? Unlimited government control and taxation of everything and everybody. Well golly gee, that sure describes the clusterf*ck we live in today in 2021. We revere the Founders but We the People of 2021 don’t have the guts, hearts, principles, or dedication to do what they did even though our situation is 100 times worse. And at the same time we badmouth the few souls who DID have the guts to storm the disgusting malodorous cesspool known as the Capitol this week. They didn’t do any damage remotely comparable to what the Colonists, our ancestors, did yet we eschew this week’s insurrectionists because that’s what we’ve been programmed to do by the media and the PTB who control this country. The Capitol Crashers didn’t shoot any congresscritters like the four men did on March 1, 1954, when they fired 30 rounds from semi-automatic pistols from the visitor’s balcony of the House of Representatives wounding five congresscritters. But in our ignorance of just about everything, thanks to those humanist socialist schools we grew up in, we believe the mASS media when they tell us this week’s event was a first in American history. It was the fourth, just in my lifetime.

    I wish I could face my ancestors right now, especially those who fought in the Revolution and my grandmothers who stayed home while the Continentals were away, kept the home fires burning and raised the kids in a proper way, so I could beg for their forgiveness. We should have been 100,000 strong storming the Capitol until not another one of us could fit inside! We should have copied a page from the Left’s battle plan and occupied the Capitol demanding the courts and Congress hear the evidence for the most corrupt election in America’s history instead of them and the rest of us weenies worrying that the rest of the world would finally discover that we’re just another of the world’s banana republics.

    But we’re too nice to be able to accept this kind of anti-social insurrectionist behavior. We’d much rather be the nice guys who finish last instead of the Patriots who made a difference. Well, the Founding Fathers and Revolutionaries thought “nice” was something that should be reserved for Grandma at Christmas time and when it came to fighting for what’s right, nice has no place in the battle. Nice in 1776 was for snowflake sissies while our not-so-nice, treasonous, insurrectionist ancestors were pumping lead into the representatives of their own government, the Redcoats, while giving their all for God and Independence.

    I’ve never been more disgusted, more embarrassed, or more ashamed to be an American and a former Republican, than I am today. And the very worst part is that I have to stifle 90% of what I would like to have said for fear of the Brownshirts at the NSA. May the Founding Fathers and our ancestors forgive me and all the rest of We the People!

    Disclaimer: I don’t share my thoughts because I think it will change any minds. I share my thoughts to show people who already think this way that they’re not alone.

    1. Sadly, the entire Capitol rally was co-opted by leftists. The memory of Ashli Babbitt’s sad death will forever be tainted by the image of a tattooed BLM/Antifa “activist” buffoon wearing Viking horns. It is impossible to galvanize public support when a vocal and all-too visible minority in the ranks at a public event is there with the intent of destroying the image of the majority of participants.

      1. Thanks JWR for taking the risk to print this, I thank you sincerely.

        We never know what to believe anymore but the guy who was sitting in Pelosi’s chair seemed to be genuine enough if news reports are correct. Just thinking out loud, I think if this had been totally co-opted by the left they would have been setting some fires and smashing the place up once inside. It would have been easy enough to get some Coleman fuel inside via whiskey flasks or those thin Ronsol lighter fluid cans. If they were Antifa, they would really have wanted the protesters look as bad as possible and light some fires like they’ve been doing all summer. They’d also be smart enough not to have their photo taken in Pelosi’s chair. Seems like Antifa knows more about OPSEC than most.

        Thanks again for printing this.

    2. Thank you, St. Funogas.

      When I first heard the headlines, I was grinning like an idiot at the thought of We The People having stormed the capitol. (My husband was aghast as he read them to me.) I knew it was going to get twisted eighteen ways to Sunday in the media, and all of the usual double standards would apply, but I was SO hoping that it would provide a wake-up call to some of the wishy-washy Congresscritters. I guess I was naive. It was horrifying to hear that some of the Senators who had been planning to challenge the elections results then CHANGED THEIR MINDS! COWARDS! And really disappointing to figure out that a lot of it was false flag after all.

    3. St. Funogas… I often feel I am alone but I know I am not… it is comforting to know who are likeminded… TY… by the way I was there and witnessed much… the MSM narrative does not align with my observations… as you know much was not reported

    4. “As I write this on January 7th I’m wracking my brain to remember a time when I’ve been this disappointed about America. The closest I can come was when Ross Perot lost the election in 1992.” ~ St. Funogas.
      (GGHD) = I’m old enough to remember, Ross Perot. The FAKE NEWS on behalf of our Elites, mocked and laughed at Ross Perot and his supporters.

      From Wikipedia about Ross Perot. (For those that don’t remember or never heard of the man)
      “The “giant sucking sound” was United States presidential candidate Ross Perot’s phrase for what he believed would be the negative effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he opposed.”

      The phrase, which Perot coined during the 1992 US presidential campaign, referred to the sound of US jobs heading south for Mexico should the free-trade agreement go into effect.

      In the second 1992 Presidential Debate, Ross Perot argued:

      We have got to stop sending jobs overseas. It’s pretty simple: If you’re paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for factory workers and you can move your factory South of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor, … have no health care—that’s the most expensive single element in making a car— have no environmental controls, no pollution controls and no retirement, and you don’t care about anything but making money, there will be a giant sucking sound going south.
      … when [Mexico’s] jobs come up from a dollar an hour to six dollars an hour, and ours go down to six dollars an hour, and then it’s leveled again. But in the meantime, you’ve wrecked the country with these kinds of deals.

      Perot ultimately lost the election, and the winner, Bill Clinton, supported NAFTA, which went into effect on January 1, 1994.”
      Wikipedia isn’t completely clear. Ross Perot was an Independent Candidate. George Bush [the Elder] was the Republican Candidate, and Bill Clinton was the Democrat; all in 1992.

      1. NAFTA was NOT really about all the jobs going down to Mexico, either. NAFTA just helped create Mexico (and Canada) as a ~door into the USA, exploited by the Globalists. …. Communist China with its Slave Laborers created a thundering ~Hurricane of job loses in the USA, with all the Cheap goods. … Walmart, Amazon and many other places could be merged and renamed, ChinaMart.

      2. NAFTA created the Trump movement in the USA. The Elites and their minions mock the Trumpsters today.

      3. To repeat myself from an earlier comment. = The Elites and their cronies have declared a War on Trump voters, their values, and their lifestyles (No suburban homes, private cars, etc.). … +Trump voters have been the object of humor for the Elites long before we became actual Trump voters.
      Trump replaced NAFTA with a ~new Trade Agreement. = “He (President of Mexico) said the new agreement, which replaced NAFTA on July 1, will help to generate more jobs and stem migration from Mexico to its northern neighbor.” [mexiconewsdaily on July 8, 2020.]

      Trump made sure the wages for workers in Mexico increased BIGLY with the new agreement. … As said previously, Mexico under NAFTA was just a door for many things actually made in China. Mexicans did actually make things; but also just placed actual China made products into cardboard boxes.

      The Globalists, their minions, and Communist China brought about the political defeat of President Trump. … Unfortunately, many Elites understand Wealth and Power, as something just for the Ruling Elites.
      The Bidens, Clintons, Obamas, Bushes, and many Elites (Wall Street) seem to be often pictured in the Fake News photographs, as smiling and laughing, as they are making bank on the destruction of America.
      A comment about the Dollar Amounts used by Ross Perot. The Wages and Prices are NOT increasing. The actual value of the American dollar is going down. It just takes more dollars to buy things now days. = It’s called Inflation. …. Young people need to plan accordingly.

      1. Hey GGHD, thanks for the input. Ross Perot became my hero after I read On Wings of Eagles in about 1986 or so where his team rescued a bunch of his employees after Iran fell to Khomeni. The left has tried to trash both Ross Perot and the great true story behind the book.

        I hoped he’d win the presidency so we could finally have a businessman at the helm how understood money and finance. In hindsight, thank goodness he didn’t win. He couldn’t have accomplished much since all the slime balls in Washington would have trashed him and no maverick could ever get anything done there.

    5. StF, what a righteous (as opposed to self-righteous) rant. You gave voice to what many of us believe. This function of SB is one I greatly appreciate, as well as the forum to disagree with each other in a civil way.

      I am especially grateful for your words here: “We’re more than happy to put on a uniform and go blow the hell out of a bunch of people under the guise of “freedom” so that our mega-corporations can continue to steal their resources while We the People can’t even locate those sh*tholes on a map, let alone give a crap about them. When will those same Americans put on a Continental uniform and do some REAL good for their children and grandchildren as well as the rest of We the People instead of fighting senseless battles overseas to enrich mega-corporations?”

      One of my heroes, Marine Major General Smedley D. Butler would be cheering your words. In fact, here are his words:

      In the next few paragraphs, I admit to being a nitpicker, former newsletter editor, don’t cha know.

      You damage your credibility in this statement. I was curious about the veracity of what you said and looked it up.
      “When the Stamp Act was passed in 1765, 11 years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, they took up arms and rebelled against their overbearing government. That’s insurrection, not patriotism. They tarred and feathered tax collectors, many of whom died of their burns.”

      Here is what I found.


      After the enactment of the Stamp Act, it was common to threaten or attack British government employees in the colonies. No stamp commissioner or tax collector was actually tarred and feathered but by November 1, 1765, the day the Stamp Act tax went into effect, there were no stamp commissioners left in the colonies to collect it.

      Tarring and feathering was successfully used as a weapon against the Townshend Duties (including the tea tax which led to the Boston Tea Party). In Parliament they hotly debated how best to punish the Bostonians. one member argued that “Americans were a strange set of people, and that it was in vain to expect any degree of reasoning from them; that instead of making their claim by argument, they always chose to decide the matter by tarring and feathering.” Fearing that the practice was getting out of control and was harming their image, Boston leaders called a halt to the practice. Elsewhere in the colonies, it persisted as a way to intimidate and punish loyalists.

      The practice was occasionally very violent and resulted in death, but most of the time the purpose was humiliation.

      Okay, enough nitpicking for today. I reckon I will go out and cross-country ski for a bit. Leave all the country-cares behind me for awhile.

      Carry on

      1. God Bless, the United States Marines.

        There are videos by the real Marine Major General Smedley D. Butler on the Internet.
        The one linked by Once a Marine; Always a Marine, has a man speaking the General’s words. … I’m NOT disputing the man in the video; some people can talk and act. Other people can carry-out the deeds.

        Our country is filled with Patriotic Americans. People would be wise to have their preps in order. There is good advice here at SurvivalBlog. People need to check their preparations, to see if, they can survive some hard times.

        Two of the videos by the ~real Marine Major General Smedley D. Butler are:

        1. ~Major General Smedley Butler bares plot by ‘Fascists’ in Newtown Square Pennsylva…HD Stock Footage.~ Jun 8, 2014, CriticalPast. (little over 1 minute long.)

        2. ~Smedley Butler speaks about US politics at Newtown Square in Pennsylvania HD Stock Footage~ Jun 9, 2014, CriticalPast. (Also, a little over 1 minute long)

        His words in the videos should be of interest today. In the first video, the General said this: =

        “… interest in all this, is to preserve

        our democratic institutions.

        I want to retain the right to vote by

        the right to speak freely and the right

        to write. If we maintain these basic

        principles, our democracy is safe. No

        dictatorship can exist the suffrage

        freedom of speech and press.


        This is GGHD = I recently thought the idea that 1 person had 1 vote ~ was part of the ‘equal protection’ clause of the US Constitution. Was our US Constitution changed without my knowledge?

        I plan to watch more Marine Major General Smedley D. Butler videos, in the near future.

          1. Marine Major General Smedley D. Butler videos show, when I place his name into the DuckDuckgo search engine. Then clink ‘the video heading’ ~ I end up with much better results, than searching through just YouTube.

            There’s obviously repeating videos. But, there’s an audio book of his on line; also a pfd on line too.

      2. Hey Marine thanks for the response and I stand corrected on the tar and feathering after Stamp Act. I should have checked more references and/or taken that refresher course on reading comprehension. 🙂

        And yes, I have Smedley Butler’s book in my library. It’s a great read and I’d be embarrassed not to have it in my collection. lol

        Here’s a home schooling link that has a cartoon with the caption “Protesting the Stamp Act.”

  2. On this day in 1776, writer Thomas Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries.

    I have to admit, when I first read this I read “Common Sense” and my brain skipped directly to “Although little used today”

  3. We all know the routine :
    35 national major news outlets for the LEFT publish “we need to denounce these acts of these Patriots “
    1 major news outlet for the RIGHT (Fox y) publish the 100s of senators congresswomen mayors and host of other Black political leaders demanding the LEFTist riots continue as we need to see real change in burning down our cities for a LEFTist take over.

    Then Twitter permanently barring Trump
    Then the second Impeachment trial against Our President Trump to begin immediately
    Then … well you Know the narrative.

    They want America to fall in alignment with every other world country in the name of fairness and equality. Next disarm us all. Only then the globalists can subjugate Americans into their world order of control.

    I will not denounce what happened at the capital of I were a senator due to the Democrats can’t denounce their riots costing 100-billion in city arson, looting, occupying, murder, and mayhem.

  4. Hear what Joel Skoulsen had to say about Jan. 6

    BTW, have to agree with St Funogas. My sentiments exactly. Even my own family were involved in the destruction of the country by their selfishness and greed. They understood, yet decided to be complicit. We are no longer the kind of people as Adam’s once defined as worthy of the Republic, a moral and religious people.

    It was a set up, a ‘buffulo jump’. It is remotely possible for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act, or more likely, move on the Foreign Interference EO. One could visibly see that Trump is exhausted and demoralized. He reportedly left to a secure place in Texas and is surrounded by loyal military. He must realize that he and his family have no place to hide, and will be hunted down. It is in his own self interest to go on the attack. He may need some time to collect himself. Fortunately he may have more fuel for the fire. Pelosi’s laptop was photographed as being left on, and unsecured, just before it was taken by what may have been Spec Ops mixed in with the crowd.

    I say it is not over until it is over, but it will be over on Jan 21, 2021, unless Trump acts. Otherwise the Republic will be lost, and the country fragmented…It will naturally be Balankized, quickly turned into Venezuela, then perhaps Rwanda, and then Zimbabwe. Best we can do is to defend the American Redoubt, or whatever part of the country that can be defended. Too many American’s are willingly ignorant, and brain washed, and totally with a moral compass of any kind. And many patriots are stuck in the big cities, red and blue, and are far from being self reliant. No food, no fight.

    I’ve seen the hand of God in my own life, and share some of it here. I should be very dead, but was preserved. It can happen. Pray hard. It is usually the darkest before dawn.

  5. A commenter named Balloon-Rising left a link to a video on the Economics article today. One of the persons in the video stated on his website and on Parler that there will be a presidential address tonight. Has anyone else heard this?

  6. I’m (GGHD) going to use a military analogy about our election. … We are in a dense fog right now. We can’t see what’s occurring. We’re not sure about the people speaking to us. Big Tech is shutting down our communications.

    Stay calm; hold our positions; don’t act rashly. … There’s a lot of US Military trained people (Officers too) here at SurvivalBlog. ~~>Stay here at SurvivalBlog for good information. [In the recent Congressional Votes; a lot of politicians displayed their true loyalties.]

    Let’s wait until the ‘Fog’ clears. Trump acts confident. The betrayers of America act scared.
    [They lack real voters at the polling places; they want to put Trumpsters on the run!] … According to Rasmussin on January 08, 2021 = Trump has “48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.”

    We’re NOT alone; people need to stay confident and complete their preps in case of a disaster. [We have to hold our position at least until the fog clears. By January 20th, we’ll know, what’s up.]

    This is a long quote taken from the Nye County, Nevada, GOP Chairman on January 8, 2021, at nyegop(dot)org. If the quote becomes edited it can be found. +There is a lot of information like this around. There’s a reason America’s opponents here in OUR country look scared. Many of our opponents are true Benedict Arnolds.

    “As I (Chairman) write to you today, I have no doubt that this letter will find many of you crushed under the weight of despair or perhaps lost in a maze of confusion. It is my hope that by the time you finish reading this letter you will be able to confidently join millions of others who support the president and another four years.

    Let me be clear: Trump will be president for another four years. Biden will not be president. Yes, I know those are shocking words in these crazy days.

    I have been approached by many saying, “It’s over…” and “Trump conceded the election…”. Nothing of the sort has taken place. Go back and listen to the videos all the way through. At no point does Trump even mention Biden’s name. At no point does he say he concedes. He does say that there will be a peaceful transition to a new administration and he does say that this is only the beginning. Those phrases are important to note. Indeed, we will have a new administration made up of a new vice president and cabinet as the current ones have all made their treason complete. I will touch on this in more detail shortly.

    We do well to remember that for more than four years Donald Trump has been five steps ahead of everyone in every attempt to derail him, impeach him, or confound him. For example, he announced on election night in the early hours of the morning that he “didn’t want a dump of ballots at 4AM.” What happened in just a few short hours at almost exactly 4AM? A huge ballot dump took place which showed that he already knew that it was going to take place. That was a public word to the enemies of our country that he was on to them. Also, consider the recent incident at the capitol building in DC. Trump was late to his speaking engagement and then spoke on a number of rehashed things to the crowd of 500K+ but this created a problem.

    You see, if Trump had spoken on time and briefly, the MAGA crowd would have been at the capitol building with the Antifa faction and likely would have been drawn into the fray by accident and confusion due to the crowd size. With Trump speaking late and long, the MAGA crowd was PROTECTED and SEPARATED from the Antifa groups. It would be very clear that the disguised Antifa people were 95%+ of the people in the building. Again, Trump countered because he was steps ahead of them. This was clearly a staged event meant to blame Trump supporters and try to frame Trump so the 25th amendment could be used by Congress but it failed. Nevermind the numerous videos showing the police opening the gates for Antifa (they didn’t fight their way in) and then leading them throughout the building.

    I say all this as only two examples out of many that at no point has our president been in a fight of desperation.

    Now you may ask, “Why hasn’t Trump arrested anyone yet? Why did this have to go all the way to Congress?” Multiple reasons: first, Trump has been adamant in following the rule of law and the Constitution. He gives everyone, no matter how dirty, an opportunity to do the right thing (sometimes with warnings such as the phone call with the Georgia Secretary of State recently). He pushed cases through the courts, he presented evidence to the legislatures, and he even told the vice president to do the right thing. But with the betrayal by Pence and Congress, the treason is now complete and nobody can say that Trump did not allow the process to finish before acting. Second, in order to drain the swamp you have to know who are the swamp creatures. They can blend in very well with the crowds. But the false event in the capitol revealed the final traitors for who they were regardless of party affiliation. Trump flushed them out of hiding.

    I need to take a moment to speak on Pence. With his treason completed, many of you may not know of his dealings and political posturing prior to the infamous day in the capitol. Pence was already wheeling and dealing way back during the 2016 election season with…wait for it….Paul Ryan. Remember Ryan? The RINO speaker of the house? Look at these emails that were recently revealed:

    Pence-Ryan Emails

    Pence was also involved with a scheme to oust Trump sometime during his first four years that was orchestrated by Rod Rosenstein and supported by the Clintons. The plan: get rid of Trump, become president and then appoint Rod Rosenstein as the new VP. Why would they want that? Because they felt Pence could be controlled. See these links for the 3 part series for more information:

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

    More could be said but I don’t want this letter to become more of a book than it already is. Suffice it to say that when Trump said at the DC rally that he hoped Pence would do the right thing, he already knew what he was going to do but was, yet again, giving the man space to choose to do the right thing.

    Now, nobody has been more supportive of Trump than Lin Wood. This man’s career has been fighting defamation lawsuits which means that he doesn’t say things, no matter how outrageous they may seem, without them being true as he knows the consequences of slander. With this in mind, Lin Wood has become a fountain of information and leaks of hitherto unknown information revealing some of the depths of corruption and evil in our highest offices. This is the same man who recently said that arrests are coming over the next few days. He called Pence a traitor well before the counting of the elector votes on the 6th. But did you know that he also said that the president, following the capitol incident, left DC on a “Doomsday” aircraft (used for communications in the event of a nuclear war) with his family and was in Abilene, TX. This aircraft was confirmed by both flight trackers and eyes on the ground. In short, he is a trustworthy source of information. If you have a means to follow Lin Wood on Parler, I would highly recommend that you do so to stay abreast of things taking place. You can also listen to this podcast: Podcast

    So, what comes next? I don’t have the particulars but I can give you milestones to watch for as the coming days unfold:

    Expect the emergency broadcast system to be activated. The FCC just recently released a memorandum speaking to the requirements under Federal law to send messages from the president to the public. See this link

    Expect confusion. We are in a battle for our republic against elites that are attempting the very coup that they are accusing Trump of doing. In battle, there will be disinformation but know that plans are being fulfilled.

    Expect high profile arrests to take place over the next 12 days and at any time. You may wake one morning to find someone in high office is no longer there.

    Expect this to be a bumpy ride to the very end. This is not a television show where things are resolved in 45 minutes.

    Expect more bombshell evidence to be released between now and Jan. 20th.

    Expect some sort of internet blackout or outage: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Gmail are likely going to be affected. If you don’t have alternate forms of communication established now, it would be a good idea to start forming them even if it’s just checking on your nextdoor neighbors.

    Expect Trump to be inaugurated on Jan 20th!

    Expect the executive order from 2018 and/or the Insurrection Act to be enacted. This DOES NOT mean martial law. Remember that we have been under a state of emergency since 2018 which gives the president many powers to act.

    These things may happen out of the order listed and some may happen multiple times. As I have been watching closely, many things have been and are in play as we speak. Remember that Trump has not and will not give up. He actually takes his oath of office to defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic very seriously. This is why they are so panicked in DC: they know that Trump will fight while Congress just rolls over.

    I’ve mentioned this before but it bears repeating. None of us would have believed what we all now know except that Trump and his team have painstakingly taken the time to show the public. Want to show what Congress thinks of you? Highlight that the stimulus bill only sent $600 to each American but billions to other countries (payoffs, money laundering). Want to show the extent of collusion with the CCP at all levels of government? Bring multiple lawsuits against the election fraud from the local courts all the way to the Supreme Court which will show just how brazenly treasonous the judges are. Want the public to see how rigged the election system has been for many years? Present the evidence openly as we have seen.

    Even this week we have sworn testimony out of Italy that the Leonardo defense contractor used satellites to change the votes from our election in the USA from Italy. These Dominion voting machines were actively sending data to Germany, Serbia, China, Iran, and now Rome. This corruption is MUCH bigger than any of us expected but none of us would have believed it until now. This is why things seem to have taken so long.

    Now, the American public is awake and ready to take back their long forgotten responsibilities to hold the elected officials accountable. I have heard from many of you how upset you are with the obvious and willful disregard for the truth and for justice.

    As the days unfold, let’s maintain communications among ourselves and try to help our neighbor to understand what is happening. Turn off the television as they have demonstrated they are clearly only falsifying the media to maintain control over your thinking. Do not despair but pray for our country, for Trump and his supporters, and for a national repentance to be stirred nationwide.

    The next 12 days will be something to tell the grandchildren! It’s 1776 all over again!”
    We can all hold out for another 10 days, until the fog clears.

    1. Well I hope you are right No I pray that you are
      Tring to make plans on what to do if this all goes south
      Move to Texas if they are leaving the USA ?
      Move out of the country ?
      Fight but WHO,WERE,WHEN ?
      Or just put are heads in the sand
      If they (add name here ) can steal this from us I have lost all hope for the USA
      You think the last year was bad you ain’t seen nothing yet

      1. Not my words, but a prediction by the GOP Chairman of the GOP in Nye County, Nevada. … Steve Pieczenik said similar things on the Alex Jones InfoWars show, weeks ago.

        I can only speculate, that there is some effort to have Trump Supporters remain calm, and NOT act rashly. …. It’s a military procedure to settle down the people that might NOT ~wisely, hold still and steady.
        We know:

        1. Congress certified the Election Results.
        2. Biden is suppose to be inaugurated on the 20th of this month.
        3. Trump has listed the ways the election was stolen. There is a LOT of evidence of a stolen election in 2020. The Georgia Senate 2021 voting results are also suspicious.

        4. Trump is still President until then 1/21/2021. Can he ~undo a stolen election, and Congressional certification of a stolen election?

        5. If Trump can change things, the Biden supporters will riot and commit crimes; that’s their nature. “We Stole the election fair and square!” = being implied already.

        6. If Biden is inaugurated, Trump supporters will realign their lives to give LESS ‘support’ to the Federal Government. … We will work for the next election.
        [With Biden political actions, and lack of many Republican activities, there will be a recession or depression. Many politicians could careless, if that happens.]
        7. This respite, is a good moment to get all the preps in order. We seems we just might be in, for a rocky boat trip.
        [Big tech and their cronies are silencing Trump supporters already. … Some of the policing agencies are after the Trump supporters.]

        8. God Bless the USA, and hopefully a peaceful 2021 with the RAT crime families in jail. … … Biden already said he wants to start up the ‘useless and endless’ wars again, and start rooting around in the public tax-dollars, like a HOG once again. … Biden has a history of graft and payoffs.

        People need to get their preps in order. Check the advice given up in the ~headings of the SurvivalBlog page. The Democrats are crazy drunk on Hubris right now.
        The Washington DC Swamp is deep and full of villainous people.

    2. GGHD, I am so naive! All this time, I thought Pence was a good guy.

      Thank you for sharing what you did.

      No one else has mentioned it but the evening before the capital gathering, my Apple/McIntosh laptop was SHUT OFF just after 10:30 pm PST.

      I didn’t even personally know anyone going to the capital or have ANY communications of any kind with someone going. Yet, the PTB turned off my computer, went black, until mid morning the next day, when it mysteriously worked just fine again.

      1. Krissy,

        You’re not alone.
        I thought Pence was a good guy too, and a Christian. … We’ll have to wait and see how it ends up. He may be working for Trump, for all I know.
        Are that many of the Republican truly part of the Conspiracy, or just regular Jelly Fish politicians without any backbone?

        I don’t know what to say about your computer. … It might be something as simple as your provider company shutting down for a while. My Internet goes down, when a drunk driver smashes into cable equipment around here.

  7. I so want to believe. I so want to be patient and confident. I so want to stay the course, fight the good fight and keep the faith. But the immortal words of Newt keep coming back:

    “It won’t make any difference.”

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