TEOTWAWKI

TEOTWAWKI?

By The Piratearian 

Today we live in a politically unstable world. Governments, once thought secure are in financial ruin due to the cost of social programs and entitlements. The “Arab Spring” has shown that mobs can cause political systems to crumble and be overturned. Revolution is the word of the day. IRAN is on the verge of having a nuclear weapon.
In the United States we have record numbers classified as “poor”. Their livelihood has been taken away by the economy and a Presidency, seemingly intent on ensuring financial ruin and a dependency on the Government. (Spreading the wealth around)
1000’s of deadbeats, led by the unions, anarchists, self- described socialists and Marxists with names like Bill Ayres, Michael Moore, Van Jones, and covertly by the current Obama administration, are camping and protesting against Wall street #OWS . They are in our communities, causing riots, spreading disease and social unrest and threaten the world as we know it. Nancy Pelosi mentions marshal law.
Riots

Meanwhile America IS under cyber-attack from China and Russia,  with recent hacks into municipal water systems to damage pumping equipment, to try and take over our electrical grid and infrastructure. (How to destroy our infrastructure)

My question to you is… How safe are you in your home? What would happen if all of a sudden civil unrest and riots came to your town, your community? What if the police were overwhelmed as the civil unrest was nationwide? What if you needed to shelter in place for a few days, a week, a month or for 3 months?

There is a very good chance this may happen in your lifetime. If you are a parent with children in your home how will you feed them if the stores are closed or out of food? What if the hospital is overwhelmed and you cannot get medical care? What if your neighbors start pounding on your door to “share” some of your food? Do you have a plan if you are not together? Are you prepared to survive until things calm down?

I know this is much to think about and it is not pleasant.  It is much easier to stick your head in the sand and say ‘That will never happen to us.”

But what if riots happen or the internet ceases to function. What if Iran detonates a bomb or is attacked and oil goes to $200 a barrel? What if the infrastructure does stop functioning?
911 will not be there, it is up to you to step up and survive.

Anarchists

There are 5 major issues you can address NOW to increase your odds of surviving such turmoil.

They are:

Food and Water, Medical, Hygiene, Communication and Security.

Here is what I recommend you start working on TODAY, to provide you with the basics of what every home / person must have.

1.       Food and Water: at a minimum you should have a 3 month supply of food and water. Stock your pantry with your basic canned foods and staples. Include what you will need to bake bread and cook. Include comfort items like peanut butter, chocolate or other treats that are comforting, but have enough food for all the meals your family will need, plus some extra in case “friends or relatives” stop by. I found that Spam works great and can be used in a variety of ways! But canned Chilli, stew, meat, vegetables all will keep for a long time. Don’t forget the powdered milk and Nestles quick to make it taste better!
Even better is if you have a garden where you can grow your own vegetables. If so make sure you can the extras. If you are lucky enough to have some livestock even a few chickens will ensure fresh eggs and some good BBQ down the road.
For water you will need 2 gallons of water per person, per day. But you say I don’t drink that much? Remember you will need water also for cooking, cleaning, sanitary purposes etc.
A word on MRE’s. It is a geed idea to add some MRE’s to your storage, BUT these are really for emergencies. Get some MRE’s to fit individual tastes and throw 3 day’s worth of meals and water in a backpack for each person. (This will be the start of your 72 hour kit)
Do not forget that you will need a heat source to cook on. Wood, charcoal, propane all works well, but it only works if you have it! PS DO NOT FORGET ANIMAL FOOD FOR YOUR PETS!

Boo boo

2.       Medical:  With all in flux, if an emergency arises there will be nobody there to respond if you call 911, and medical care may be scarce. If you are doing more at home that you do not normally do there WILL be injuries. I strongly urge you to go online and invest in a good medical trauma kit (preferably with a book of instructions) you can spend anywhere from $30 to $1000 on one of these. But you DO get what you pay for. What would you do for an open fracture or a poisoning? What about snake or dog bites? Burns? Much to think about. You may also want to think about some first aid training, maybe get CERT trained.


3.       Hygiene: We all do every day. If the septic system still works great. If you do not have flowing water you can still use the john, but flush the nasty with buckets of used wash water.(An old friend with a septic system once told me “If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down”) Thank Bob! Otherwise you will need to build a makeshift outhouse / hole out back.  Get some lime for the smell and fill in / re dig when needed.

Ham

4.       Communication: Your phones are out, computers down, no electricity. How will you know what is going on? Invest in a good AM/FM radio / multiband. (You can buy them with cranks to charge up the batteries!) Many people enjoy becoming HAM radio operators. With a HAM short wave radio you can communicate with others all over the world. Think about it.

Shotgun

5.       Defense: Many do not like this but YOU will need to have a way to protect yourself, your family, your supplies and your home. This can be as simple as a baseball bat, some mace, a taser or a firearm.
Personally I highly suggest you invest at least in a shotgun. 12 Gauge pump action shotgun. In most cases this will be enough to scare most troublemakers.(Make sure it has a loud click click, when you rack a round!) But if you are willing to learn how to use guns, invest in a gun lock / locker. Buy a good Shotgun and a few handguns. Make sure you have enough spare clips and ammo to use for an extended stay. When people get hungry things will get ugly. And if they want your food how are you going to protect the things you need to stay alive?
If it comes down to the life of your family or the intruder who is breaking into your home / shelter, you will need to step up and protect yourself.

If all else fails and you need to skedaddle, make sure you have a 72 hour kit for everyone in your home. Include the MRE’s, a change of clothes, a knife, compass, small first aid kit, etc.
But most of all be prepared!
You do not want to be stuck saying “I should have listened to the Piratearian!”

http://www.redcross.org/preparedness/cdc_english/foodwater-1.asp
http://familysurvivors.com/lds-food-storage.htm

http://www.redcross.org/preparedness/cdc_english/sip-1.asp

http://www.primermagazine.com/2008/learn/hero-training-the-best-weapons-for-home-defense
http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

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A 52 year old Pirate at a Rap concert

By The Piratearian
Today I really feel old.
Last night I was persuaded to take my two teenagers 14 and 16 year old boys, to their first concert.
Now first a little background. My parents took me to my first concert in 1974. Winterland, in San Francisco.  We had great seats to watch the Doobie Brothers. Let’s just say that I did not smell the same coming out as going in as the smoke was so thick.
I spent my formative years in the Bay Area and attended almost all the major concerts, in intimate clubs to major sports arenas. (Oakland Coliseum Stadium Day on the Greens!). I saw the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dead, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, you get it, the best of the best of the age. So I can reasonably say I have witnessed some of the best musicians of my generation. I also was able to witness the behavior of hundreds of thousands of concert goers in various states of inebriation. There were fights, drunks and flower children dancing under the influence of LSD.

So it was with some interest and yet some trepidation that I attended the Mac Miller concert at the Celebrity Theater last night in Phoenix. The Celebrity Theater holds around 3000 and the seating is in the round, what is cool is that the stage spins, much like the old Circle Star Theater in Redwood City, CA.

Now who is Mac Miller? Malcolm McCormick AKA Mac Miller is a 19 year old Jewish kid out of Pittsburgh, PA. He has stuck with an independent studio in Pittsburgh and just released his first album which will be number one on the Billboard 200 Monday, Blue Slide Park.
http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/mac-miller-talks-blue-slide-park-video-track-1005489952.story#/column/the-juice/mac-miller-talks-blue-slide-park-video-track-1005489952.story

So back to the journey…
My son had selected the “early entry” tickets which was actually kind of nice as I did not have to sit my 50 year old body in a massive line of people for 5 hours. As it was my boys convinced me we had to go early. We arrived at 17:30 for a 20:00 show. I first noticed that I was more than 30 years older than most of the attendee’s, though after a while I saw one or 2 that was in my generation and not part of the security staff!

We were able to get in at 18:30 and proceeded down to get our seats. We ended up about four rows back from the stage, behind the orchestra / Mosh pit. (But evidently kids today do not know how to Mosh! No dancing, they just stood there and bounced occasionally waving their hands in the air)

By 8 the joint was jumping and the first act came on. Casey Veggie.  A rapper with a pretty good beat, but there were the usual pants on the ground (how do they keep them up?) and a couple guys waving towels and gesturing while the lead singer rapped.
Now at first I am thinking OK this is pretty tame, then the smoke started to rise. Now as this is a smokeless facility security was doing their best to catch the stoners, it became a cat and mouse game with the stoners for the most part getting away with it.
The next band was almost a duplicate of the first, more gesturing and rapping and pants on the ground.

Now at this point I was pretty impressed at how well the crowd was behaved. There were a few drunks and many stoners, but there were never any threats of violence.
My eldest tried moving to the pit, then realized it was much more comfortable in the seat I had saved for him

Now it was time for Mac Miller to hit the stage.  When he did, smoke came from every corner of the arena! It turns out that he is ridiculed for only singing about, “Getting stoned, getting drunk, and getting laid” his words.  This now explains why there were so many shirts and hats saying “Dope!” I though “Dope” was just a saying as in “He’s dope” But now I realize that Mac Miller is a major stoner and is not afraid to tell everyone.
Had I known this I might have thought three times before bringing my kids!
And he lived up to the ridicule rapping about teen rebellion and having fun, getting drunk, getting stoned and having sex. Now he does have a unique style often pausing as if he is thinking about what he was going to say which is quite different from what I expect from rap. He also did a nice tribute to his mother and grandfather who told him to do what he believes in and don’t let anyone stop you.
But I do have to say Mac puts on a great show. Yes he had his pants down way too low, but he is a creative rapper / musician. I enjoyed “Best Day Ever”  “Senior Skip Day” and “Knock Knock” (Warning Graphic language) At one point he even sat down with a beautiful Gibson guitar and went though some samples of some classic songs like Sweet home Alabama!
His show was upbeat, the worst I can say is that there were too many f-bombs dropped and that he should never have lit up that joint on stage! But by the time his profanity laced song “Donald Trump” came on I was done.

Now the funny thing was my boys thought the crowd was wild. “Look he’s stoned” “She’s drunk!” or “I just saw a guy get arrested! He was in handcuffs and there was cocaine spilled all over!”
I just smiled thinking that this was one of the best behaved crowds I had ever seen at a concert! Most kids were polite and not too loud.
I think I will let them have their fun in thinking the “Best night of their life” was at this really wild concert!

How times have changed!


Imam Mahdi and Iran

The Piratearian 11/8/2011

In Revelation 6: 3-4 “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, come and see.”
“And there went out another horse that was red and power was given to them that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.”

Now I am skeptical of bible prophecy, but there are many who are seeing the signs of these things starting to come true. It is worth investigating and researching, just to get an understanding of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s mindset.
If he really is delusional, the world, Israel and the United States is in extreme danger. Please read with this understanding.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes he himself can bring forth the “him”, the 12th Imam, the Messiah, Imam Mahdi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPDsHSCNUtY&feature=related

I have a great fear that President Obama is blinded by his goal to support and encourage the “Arab Spring” and take credit for it, that he is ignoring the threat that could turn the destruction of Israel into World War III.

Who is the 12th Imam Mahdi?

“According to  the Shiite version of Islam the 12th descendant of Mohammed, known as the 12th Imam or the Mahdi, (Also known as the “Hidden Imam”) went into hiding in 941, some 1300 years ago. At an earlier time of rising tensions, the 10th imam was forced from his home in Medina by the powerful Sunni caliph in Baghdad and was sent to live in Samarra, where he could be kept under closer supervision. Both he and his son were believed to have been poisoned by the caliphate. Fearing such persecution, Muhammad al-Mahdi, who was just a child when he became the 12th imam. Then he is said to have gone into what Shiites call occultation, a kind of suspended state from which it is believed he will return. Shiites believe he will reappear when the world has become full of oppression and tyranny. They believe that he is hidden in the Jamkaran well in Iran, which is a place of pilgrimage for believers who drop their requests for help into the well in the hope that the Imam will read them and come to their aid”. http://www.inplainsite.org/html/imam_mahdi.html#Who Is

The Shiite’s believe and pray for the return of the Mahdi. That he will eliminate the infidels and pave the way for peace by his followers.
To answer their prayers Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sees himself in the role of bringing him back. He sees himself as a prophet. Of course he is a false prophet, but it has been told that many false prophets will rise. Matthew 24:11 “and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people”.
Iran has been allowed to become a nuclear nation (“for peaceful purposes only”) and may only be weeks or months away from having a fully functioning Nuclear weapon. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iaea-says-foreign-expertise-has-brought-iran-to-threshold-of-nuclear-capability/2011/11/05/gIQAc6hjtM_print.html

Scientist’s from Russia has been rumored to still be assisting Iran complete the trigger mechanism that starts the chain reaction.

In my opinion if we allow Ahmadinejad and Iran to have nuclear weapons the whole balance of power will shift in the Gulf region, and the imminent threat of nuclear war will hang over their heads like the Sword of Damocles. Ahmadinejad has stated that Israel must be eliminated. The world cannot allow this to happen.
But we must ask why is China and Russia supporting Iran? What is their goal in all this?
Too many questions for me to answer, but the big question is, are President Obama and Hillary Clinton really up to the task of stopping Iran? Will they properly utilize the CIA and other intelligence resources? Does Leon Panetta have the Cojones to push Obama to do the right thing and take out Iran’s nuclear program or at least destabilize the government?

Perhaps they should listen to one of the brightest minds in international relations not in government at this time.
(11-06) 06:02 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) —

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the U.S. should consider even tougher penalties against Iran’s government and “be doing everything we can to bring it down.”

Rice tells ABC’s “This Week” that the U.S. should never take the option of military force off the table when it comes to dealing with Iran.

She says the current Iranian government is trying to obtain a nuclear weapon and has repressed its own people. Rice says “the regime has absolutely no legitimacy left.”

Diplomats have told The Associated Press that the U.N. atomic agency plans to disclose intelligence this coming week suggesting that Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/06/national/w060211S71.DTL#ixzz1d2ISJPPI

Will they listen to Condoleezza?

For more on the ancient Prophecy written in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 and how it relates to Iran http://www.truthnet.org/islam/Islam-Bible/12Gog-Magog-Russia/Gog-Magog-Russia.htm

As I previously said, I am not sure what will happen, but I do know that something must be done to stop Iran from completing a Nuclear weapon. The world as we know it is in great peril.
The question is, who will stand up to Iran? Will the current administration leave Israel hanging? Or will Israel create an alliance with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with the other Gulf States?

This is the Cuban Missile Crisis of our time. I do not think that President Obama will be able to channel JFK on this one.

And finally, what if the prophecy is right?
If so there are some dark days ahead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTRxXvQY0s

What if you woke up one morning and there was no internet?

What if you woke one morning and there was no internet? It was “out of order”.  You pick up your iPod and there is no signal? Your cable TV is out.  The corner gas station is out of gas because the truckers never got the order to deliver it? Work in America grinds to a halt as there is no email. Your VOIP phones systems do not work.  Traffic lights do not work. Soon grocery stores will run out of food. If you don’t have a “land line” you do not even have a phone at home to call the fire department or police. Soon that phone dies. What would you do? Now the electricity goes out as the grid can no longer be controlled without communication.
Do you have a plan?
Do you have a 72 hour kit filled with essentials? Do you have food, medical supplies, water? Think about it. Your only link to the outside world is a battery operated radio.
Now you hear that America is under cyber attack. Nuclear power plants scrammed as a virus was planted that automatically shut them down. Refineries and chemical plants overloaded and shut down or suffered debilitating damage. Critical infrastructure across America is shut down. We are sent back to the stone age. Soon as people run out of food or water, they go out in search of more. They break into closed stores, into houses. Mobs form in the inner city and riots break out, unrest spreads to the suburbs. The police responding to an emergency plan hunker down and do their best, but are soon overwhelmed. If you do not skedaddle, you bunker at home and protect you home and your family.
“TEOTWAWKI”  (Look it up)

This sounds like a work of fiction, but our society has become so dependent on the internet and technology that this could become the new reality.

There are new viruses called son of Stuxnet and Duku. These have been created to embed themselves inside critical infrastructure and machinery and go to sleep. Only to awake when a signal is sent or they find their target. They then send instructions to shut down or have machinery operate so they would self-destruct. This is just the beginning.

http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/18/8384786-son-of-stuxnet-virus-could-be-used-to-attack-critical-computers-worldwide?chromedomain=openchannel

Other powers (Nations) are currently attacking America, already probing our infrastructure. They have hacked into critical systems, our chemical plants, water plants, refineries.
It is being predicted that the next world war will be a cyber war.
Are we ready? NO.

What will you do? Can you even imagine it?
It is not pretty, but there is a very good chance that the scenario I have written about will happen in our lifetime.

Be afraid, be very afraid.