Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DHS to Deploy New Scanners That Secretly Search From 50 Yards Away

{As mentioned in this blog two days ago (11/26/12) UN Global Gun Ban Flimflam, The UN unanimously passed the Global Firearms Ban on November 7, 2012 (the day after our election, with the knowledge that Obama was reelected, and no longer concerned about leaving office. He will most likely now be on board)

"...when the treaty was being deliberated in July, the United States was the only obstacle preventing the global arms control regulations from being imposed on the world."

 They will have this technology available to detect if you have firearms or ammunition in your home from over 150 feet away}

The full article:

Very soon the Department of Homeland Security won’t have to touch you to know everything it wants to know about you. Using a new laser-based scanner that fires a beam from about 164 feet, the government will be able to see everything it wants to see about your body, your clothes, and what’s in your suitcase. Reports indicate that the soon-to-be-deployed scanner is so powerful that it can detect everything from “what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body.”
And what’s the most frightening part about this long distance ├╝ber-powerful pat-down? You’ll never know it’s happening.
Mission accomplished. The bridge builders at In-Q-Tel have managed to find a company so innovative that it can secretly bypass the Fourth Amendment from more than 50 yards away.
Naturally, the government wants to get this device installed in airports and border crossings as soon as possible. Genia Photonics’ website claims that their product will allow agents to detect “drug mixtures, chemical and biological warfare (CBW), explosives and toxic spills…” before they become a threat to the homeland or to the agents themselves.
The beam used in this scanner is ten million times faster and one million times more sensitive than those currently in use. Imagine the possibilities of a tool so fast and so sensitive: no longer will the TSA be resigned to plucking one or two or even a dozen people out of a security line in the airport. Now, with the Genia Photonics laser, they can scan every single passenger and know so much more than just what he’s carrying. And again, the best part about it is that passengers will never be the wiser. They will never know that their very body chemistry is being monitored and recorded by agents working on behalf of the U.S. government.
Of course, DHS and TSA will not be satisfied with merely being able to quickly detect explosives, chemical, and biological weapons and now they won’t have to be. Reading straight from the promotional material produced by Genia Photonics, the new scanning method (called terahertz spectroscopy) can “ penetrate through many dielectric materials, such as clothing, paper, plastics, leather, wood and ceramics.”
Does one often carry wood and ceramics on board an airplane? No, but one certainly finds such objects in a home. Fortunately, for Homeland Security, their new little scanner is very portable and won’t be confined to use in airports or border patrol stations.
Take this bit of boasting from In-Q-Tel as evidence of the ultimate unconstitutional use of the device:
 An important benefit of Genia Photonics' implementation as compared to existing solutions is that the entire synchronized laser system is comprised in a single, robust and alignment-free unit that may be easily transported for use in many environments… This compact and robust laser has the ability to rapidly sweep wavelengths in any pattern and sequence.
Everyone everywhere will now be a potential target for this portable, powerful laser beam. From 164 feet the government can fire a laser beam that can penetrate wood (houses?) and detect important biological data about whatever (whoever) is inside.
 In order to understand how the scanner works, read this brief description provided by Gizmodo:
The machine is a mobile, rack-mountable system. It fires a laser to provide molecular-level feedback at distances of up to 50 meters in just picoseconds. For all intents and purposes, that means instantly.
The small, inconspicuous machine is attached to a computer running a program that will show the information in real time, from trace amounts of cocaine on your dollar bills to gunpowder residue on your shoes. Forget trying to sneak a bottle of water past security — they will be able to tell what you had for breakfast in an instant while you're walking down the hallway.
Basically, if Genia Photonics can deliver on their promises, there will be few places that the government cannot go and few things it cannot know. Imagine, for example, the private information that would become available to the government if were to attach one of these devices onto a drone? The unmanned aerial vehicle could carry the scanner to with 50 yards of a window or wall and instantly detect crucial biological information from anyone on the other side.
In another scenario, perhaps police cars will be fitted with the scanners and allow local law enforcement to patrol neighborhoods surreptitiously searching for otherwise undetectable traces of drugs or explosive material without the need for a pesky search warrant or probable cause.
So, as soon as November of this year, the government could be in possession of this scanner. A scanner that detects and stores information about you on the molecular level via high-frequency lasers aimed at your body from over 160 feet away. This data will be instantly delivered to the controller of the device who will then possess a range of information about you that includes a precise “genetic analysis” of your body — and you’ll never know you’ve been searched.

Observation without limits

There has so far been no discussion about the personal rights and privacy issues involved. Which "molecular tags" will they be scanning for? Who determines them? What are the threshold levels of this scanning? If you unknowingly stepped on the butt of someone's joint and are carrying a sugar-sized grain of cannabis like that unfortunate traveler currently in jail in Dubai, will you be arrested?
And, since it's extremely portable, will this technology extend beyond the airport or border crossings and into police cars, with officers looking for people on the street with increased levels of adrenaline in their system to detain in order to prevent potential violent outbursts? And will your car be scanned at stoplights for any trace amounts of suspicious substances? Would all this information be recorded anywhere?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BigPic: Sun Gone Wild

{A solar flare or CME (coronal mass ejection) can cause an electromagnetic pulse that can wipe out the electrical grid and all electronics like cell phones, computers, and cars with computers '80's or newer}

How do we know the sun is moving into the most active part of its 11-year cycle? For starters, we can plainly see it.

Toward The 'Solar Maximum' NASA/SDO
Every time the sun lashes out with another beautiful but potentially threatening solar flare or coronal mass ejection, we are reminded that the naturally occurring solar cycle is approaching a “solar maximum” in 2013 and that solar activity is on the ascent. But what does that mean? If you’re having a hard time picturing an active ball of flaming nuclear fusion versus a less-active ball of flaming nuclear fusion, simply see above.
Solar maximum (and minimum) are terms that describe whether we are at a peak or a trough in the sun’s natural 11-year cycle, and they are determined by counting the number of sunspots visible on the surface of the sun during a given cycle. The most recent minimum occurred in 2008 and the sun is now building toward another maximum--a shift in activity that is very clearly visible here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

UN Global Gun Ban Flimflam

UN Global Gun Ban Flimflam

On November 7, the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted 157-0(with 18 abstentions) in favor of Resolution L.11 that will finalize the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in March 2013.
China, the United Kingdom, and Germany all voted to move the historic measure toward passage. 
As we have reported, when the treaty was being deliberated in July, the United States was the only obstacle preventing the global arms control regulations from being imposed on the world.
 ... a report issued after the conclusion of the last Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in July listed the goal of the agreement to be UN control of the “manufacture, control, trafficking, circulation, brokering and trade, as well as tracing, finance, collection and destruction of small arms and light weapons.”
That is a very comprehensive attack on “all aspects” of gun trade and ownership. Notably, the phrase “in all aspects” occurs 38 times in the draft of the ATT. The United Nations will control the purchase of guns and ammo, the possession of guns and ammo, and any guns and ammo not willingly surrendered to the UN will be tracked, seized, and destroyed.
A question that must be considered is what the UN will consider “adequate laws.” Will the globalists at the UN consider the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms without infringement to be a sufficient control on gun ownership?
The effort at eradication of private gun ownership is more insidious than it appears, however. On page 25 of the 1997 UN Secretary General’s Report on Criminal Justice Reform and Strengthening Legal Institutions Measure to Regulate Firearms  (of which the United States was a signatory), a part of the regulations agreed to by the United States is the administering of a psychological test before a person is cleared to buy ammunition.
Apparently, the UN recognizes that without ammunition a gun is no more than a club, so in order to effectively disarm a population, the UN does not need to seize all the weapons; it merely has to prevent purchase of ammunition.
How does the ATT (and the Programme of Action that undergirds it) propose to enforce this anti-gun agenda?
Section III, Paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Programme of Action mandate that if a member state cannot get rid of privately owned small arms legislatively, then the control of “customs, police, intelligence, and arms control” will be placed under the power of a board of UN bureaucrats operating out of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.
This provision includes the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in a member state to seize and destroy “weapons stockpiles.”
Again, no definition of stockpile, but by that time it will be too late to make that argument.
In order to assist these blue-helmets and their disarmament overlords in their search and seizure of this ammunition, Section III, Paragraph 10 mandates that member states develop technology to improve the UN’s ability to detect stockpiles of ammo and arms.
This will be made much easier when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets its hands on the portable invisible lasers developed by Genia Laboratories (a company created by CIA offshoot In-Q-Tel) that can detect even trace amounts of gun powder from over 50 yards away. The laser reportedly can penetrate walls, glass, and metal. DHS is scheduled to take possession of the devices before the end of the year, according to testimony presented on Capitol Hill late last year.
The UN’s effort to collect ammo from those they wish to oppress (a disarmed society is a slave society) is nothing new. The “shot heard 'round the world” on Lexington Green in 1775 was fired because British troops planned to seize the ammunition stockpile stored outside of Lexington.
Perhaps our reporting on the president’s late-night call putting the wheels of global gun control in motion will awaken modern Americans to the threat to our sacred Second Amendment rights. After all, it was a late night call that roused sleepy colonists in defense of their right to bear arms, as well. This time, however, it is not the British who are coming for our guns and ammunition, but it is the United Nations and agents of our own federal government.

Obama's Soviet Mistake


By Xavier Lerma
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Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganovwho only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake.
After Obama was elected in his first term as president the then Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January of 2009. Ignored by the West as usual, Putin gave insightful and helpful advice to help the world economy and saying the world should avoid the Soviet mistake.
Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war is with Iran as he fires or demotes his generals who get in the way...
He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia.  Obama's fools and Stalin's fools share the same drink of illusion.
Reading Putin's speech without knowing the author, one would think it was written by Reagan or another conservative in America. The speech promotes smaller government and less taxes. It comes as no surprise to those who know Putin as a conservative. Vladimir Putin went on to say:
"...we are reducing taxes on production, investing money in the economy. We are optimizing state expenses.
 The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country and the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.
There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results.
Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt - are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.
During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure no one would want history to repeat itself."
President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don't they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents. Obama has bailed out those businesses that voted for him and increased the debt to over 16 trillion with an ever increasing unemployment rate especially among blacks and other minorities. All the while promoting his agenda.
"We must seek support in the moral values that have ensured the progress of our civilization. Honesty and hard work, responsibility and faith in our strength are bound to bring us success."- Vladimir Putin
The red, white and blue still flies happily but only in Russia. Russia still has St George defeating the Dragon with the symbol of the cross on its' flag. The ACLU and other atheist groups in America would never allow the US flag with such religious symbols. Lawsuits a plenty against religious freedom and expression in the land of the free. Christianity in the U.S. is under attack as it was during the early period of the Soviet Union when religious symbols were against the law.   
Let's give American voters the benefit of the doubt and say it was all voter fraud and not ignorance or stupidity in electing a man who does not even know what to do and refuses help from Russia when there was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead we'll say it's true that the Communists usage of electronic voting was just a plan to manipulate the vote. Soros and his ownership of the company that counts the US votes in Spain helped put their puppet in power in the White House. According to the Huffington Post, residents in all 50 states have filed petitions to secede from the Unites States. We'll say that these Americans are hostages to the Communists in power. How long will their government reign tyranny upon them?
Russia lost its' civil war with the Reds and millions suffered torture and death for almost 75 years under the tyranny of the United Soviet Socialist Republic. Russians survived with a new and stronger faith in God and ever growing Christian Church. The question is how long will the once "Land of the Free" remain the United Socialist States of America?  Their suffering has only begun. Bye bye Miss American Pie!  You know the song you hippies. Sing it! Don't you remember? The 1971 hit song by American song writer Don McLean:
"And, as I watched him on the stage my hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in Hell could break that Satan's spell
And, as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite, I saw...
Satan laughing with delight the day the music died
He was singing, bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...
This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die
So, the question remains:
How long will America suffer and to what depths?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Federal Reserve to cause economic collapse, not fiscal cliff: Peter Schiff

November 22, 2012 By Andrew Moran
With much of the general public and mainstream media reporting on the so-called fiscal cliff that is scheduled to occur in the new year whenautomatic spending cuts take place and tax cuts for 90 percent of American households expire, Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital, sees Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a much more dire threat.

Speaking on CNBC’s “Futures Now” on Wednesday, the former Republican Connecticut Senate candidate explained if it wasn’t for the Fed’s quantitative easing policies then the United States wouldn’t have had to head off the fiscal cliff and instead eventually a much bigger fiscal cliff.

Although many are concerned over the fiscal cliff, Schiff told viewers that the U.S. needs a much bigger fiscal cliff, which consists of a lot larger cuts to the federal budget instead of cuts to future spending increases.

The author of “The Real Crash” and “Crash Proof” said that a deal will most likely be made because politicians in Washington want to portray themselves as saviors of the masses and not allowing a crash to transpire.
“If we avoid the cliff, that is very bullish for the gold market because that means that trillion dollar-plus deficits will perpetuate, and these big deficits are what’s undermining the dollar because the Fed has to print money to finance them,” said Schiff.  “The more money they create to buy up the bonds that nobody wants, the higher the price of gold is going to go.”

Despite the rally in the stock market, Schiff is cautious because he says that all of the increases are due to inflation and not because of real economic growth or earnings are improving.  This means that the U.S. dollar is eroding and that investors need to own something other than Federal Reserve bank notes, such as gold, if they want to evade “destruction.”

“The problem is the more money central banks have to print to keep buying up these Treasuries the less the Treasuries are ultimately worth because you’re destroying the value of currency that they’re denominated in.  This is very bullish for gold,” stated Schiff.

“The politicians are trying to scare us with a fiscal cliff. All the fiscal cliff means is we have to start paying for all this government.  What’s really scary is all the government we have.  If politicians want to spare us from the fiscal cliff, cut government spending so we don’t have to pay for it.”

Economic Collapse News reported that Schiff foresees gold hitting $5,000 per ounce and he reiterated his stance, but noted that he doesn’t know if it’s going to be in a couple of years or not.

“I do believe gold will ultimately eclipse $5,000.  I don’t know how high it’s going to go because there’s no ceiling on how low currencies can go.  There is no intrinsic value to the dollar, there’s no intrinsic value to any fiat currency.  There’s no limit to how much money central banks will print,” added Schiff.

He cited the Fed chairman, who noted that he is considering stepping down in Jan. 2014, as saying he will print as much money as possible until the economy recovers.  However, as Schiff has repeated numerous times, printing money does not generate economic growth nor does it produce jobs.

“It’s going to prevent the economy from recovering; it’s going to destroy jobs.  So he’s going to print money indefinitely, so there’s no bottom on the dollar and there’s no ceiling on the price on gold,” concluded Schiff.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Almost 50,000 want Obama to weigh in on Texas secession

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Updated today at 9:36 PM
·         LINK: Texas secession petition
DALLAS – The Obama administration may soon weigh in on what nearly 50,000 citizens have signed their names in support of –– Texas secession. 
The White House website has a section set aside for anyone with a U.S. zip code to submit a petition regarding “issues that matter to them.” For Arlington resident Micah H., that issue would be withdrawing –– peacefully –– from the union. 
Never mind that Texas lost that right on March 1, 1845 when it was annexed by the United States under the Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas
For 49,026 citizens at the time of this writing, it is, in Micah’s words, “practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union.” 
“And to do so would protect it’s (sic) citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government,” the petition states. 
So why does this matter? Well, should a petition posted to the White House We The People section get 25,000 names attached, the White House staff will take a look at it, shoot it to the “appropriate policy experts” and craft an “official response.” 
Maybe. The site’s terms of service give the president some wiggle room: 
To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.
However, Micah’s petition is part of a trend. Texas is just one of 21 states –– from Kentucky to New York –– that have been posted to the site requesting the right to ‘peacefully withdraw’ from the union. These have cropped up since President Barack Obama won reelection.
The Lone Star State’s petition was posted on Friday and passed the 25,000 threshold shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday. It passed 30,000 names about 90 minutes later. 
Part of the reason Texas is getting so much attention on this and, North Dakota –– which also has a secession petition –– isn’t, is because Texas is currently the only state petition to reach that 25,000 mile-marker. Louisiana is about 6,000 short with 19,608 names while Alabama and Florida are neck-and-neck for third place with 8,562 and 8,509 signatures, respectively. 
Secession speak, though, has been part of our state's lore for the past few years. Gov. Rick Perry, in 2009, was speaking to what CNN described as an “energetic and angry tea party crowd” and flirted with the idea of breaking away from the U.S. at some point. 
"There's a lot of different scenarios," CNN reported Perry as saying. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."
There’s a Texas Nationalist Movement and a Republic of Texas group, both of which promote secession. Actor Chuck Norris, the purveyor of what is perhaps the state’s finest roundhouse kick, has expressed his support of the movement. 
During Perry’s stumble-filled run for president, The Texas Tribune's Jay Root reported that critics combing for criticism fuel found a seldom-seen video wherein the governor said Texans are “thinking about that (secession) again.” 
Why, just last week, Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy found a Facebook post written by Hardin County Republican treasurer Peter Morrison that advocated “separating” from the union. The post has since been removed.
Says Kennedy of the vanished writing, "Let each go her own way," he (Morrison) writes, demanding an "amicable divorce" from the U.S. and from the "maggots" who re-elected President Obama."
Well, if President Obama ever wanted to speak on the issue, there may perhaps be no better time –– almost 50,000 are waiting. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Peter Schiff: Obama 2.0 & the Fiscal Cliff

November 9, 2012 By Andrew Moran 
Shortly after Economic Collapse News published its article entitled “Analysts predict massive inflation, $2300 gold by 2014,” Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital and former Republican senate candidate, published a video talking about the implications of President Barack Obama being reelected.
In the video, Schiff talks about what a second term for Obama means for the United States, the markets, the U.S. dollar and gold.  Schiff noted in the YouTube description that the near 20-minute video omits the possibility of a Mitt Romney administration repealing Obamacare and Dodd/Frank.
“Such a possibility is now completely off the table. As neither of these horrific laws were fully implemented during Obama’s first term, the extent of the damage they will inflict on the American economy will not be evident until his second,” wrote Schiff.  “Therefore, it makes perfect sense that the U.S. stock market would be marked-down to reflect the permanency of these laws. However, the biggest mark- down will likely be reserved for the dollar, and the American standard of living that depends on its purchasing power.”
As ECN reported Wednesday, many are predicting a collapse of the U.S. economy and even if it doesn’t collapse it still will not get any better because the national debt will reach $20.3 trillion by the end of his presidency, the budget deficit will exceed a trillion dollars again in 2016/2017, taxes will soar and the economy will remain weak.
The video is below:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OK.. So America Decided it Wants to be a Socialist Nation

What do we do now? Well, if you haven't started your prepping list yet, you better get started now. Go to my April 30, 2012 blog and get started right away. The value of the dollar will never be higher than it is today. If you can afford it, buy enough food to sustain your family for up to 3 years or more. Set up a pantry in your home, your own private little grocery store. When you need something, take it from your pantry and then when you go to the store, buy it and put it behind the item on your shelf. This helps you rotate your stock and keep your inventory fresh. This is exactly what the grocery store does.

The main reason you need to do this is that when hyperinflation begins, everyone else will be scrambling to buy a $1,000 can of beans while you are saving up those same dollars for a few weeks and paying off your mortgage, while eating your $1.35 can of beans that you purchased now.

If you live in or near a large town or city with a population over 15,000, consider selling your home and buying one further out. The greater the population, the further out you will want to move. Don't completely isolate yourself though. You will need others around you to help with security. The best scenario would be to find a small community of like minded people. If you can do this now, before hyperinflation set in, it will be much easier to pay off the loan. Which scenario would you like to be in:

Buy a house with a $100,000 mortgage now and pay it off with a week's worth of wages later, or wait and try to buy the same property for $1,500,000 in hyperinflationary dollars.

Take an inventory of all your talents and try to figure out what you can do to provide goods or services in an 1800's way of life. Hone up on those skills so you can hit the ground running when the final SHTF comes along.

I didn't mention all the other stuff, like guns and ammo, silver, etc., because it's covered in my 'Prepping List' blog.

Last, but not least, if the government declares any form of Marshall Law, and tells you that you have to give up your guns... or like in the FDR days, your gold and silver... WILL YOU???

Your final fate rests with that decision alone.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

FYI... Just in case

Headquarters, Department of the Army,     April 2005

February 2010

Fear and loathing in the voting booth

November 5, 2012 6:40 PM By WILLIAM F. B. O'REILLY (excerpt)
Harvard historian and author Niall Ferguson believes it is, and if he's right, Tuesday's election may truly be the most important in our lifetimes.
Ferguson, who believes America's growing debt crisis is its real Frankenstorm, first outlined his fears in a 2010 essay in Foreign Affairs magazine.
"Great powers are complex systems, made up of a very large number of interacting components that are asymmetrically organized, which means their construction more resembles a termite hill than an Egyptian pyramid," he wrote. "They operate somewhere between order and disorder. Such systems can appear to operate quite stably for some time; they seem to be in equilibrium but are, in fact, constantly adapting. But there comes a moment when complex systems 'go critical.' A very small trigger can set off a 'phase transition' from a benign equilibrium to a crisis -- a single grain of sand causes a whole pile to collapse."
Ferguson cites in his writings the sudden collapse of empires throughout history, from the Holy Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, with debt being the underlying cause of the downfall. Those who find the notion of rapid national decline alarmist might recall how quickly the economic collapse of 2008 occurred, erasing 40 percent of the average American's wealth until this day. They might also note that every penny of Federal Emergency Management Agency aid going to New York and New Jersey right now is borrowed, either from China or against future generations.

Friday, November 2, 2012

DHS FEMA Armored Fighting Vehicles

Seen recently... just so you know. DHS (Department of Homeland Security) ordered 2500 of these. Coming to a town near you! If you just figure the lower 48 states, that's 52 armored fighting vehicles per state! Better start your prepping list!

Note: If you don't look around at the rest of this blog, you're missing a ton of information...

DHS MRAP (Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicle)

Video Explanation Of the DHS MRAP

Updated 2/7/2013: Has anyone seen these or know what they're for?
Seen on I-20 west bound between Atlanta and Birmingham.

An American Civil War on the Horizon?

In the last few years, the Department of Homeland Security has went on a literal ammunition buying spree, purchasing over a billion and a half rounds of ammunition alongside other police state weapons such as armored checkpoints and high power sound cannons.
report published on in July of this year documented the buildup and its connections to what DHS must believe is an impending civil war.
“This astonishing amount of purchased ammunition has led many to speculate and believe that homeland security is actively preparing for what they believe will be a bloody and extremely violent American uprising and or civil war.
When you couple this large-scale buildup of ammo with bulletproof checkpoints, law enforcement bulletins labeling everyday Americans as possible terrorists, and a series of videos that painted middle class Americans as the new Al Qaeda, you can clearly see that at least portions of DHS are planning for some sort of violent confrontation with the American people.”
Sadly, many Americans believe that the DHS is either completely good or simply not powerful enough to takeover the country.
Obviously both those claims are complete hogwash. An agency that was actually for the people would not be ordering over a billion rounds of ammo to be used inside the country or creating videos that portray everyday Americans as possible terrorists.

It may or may not happen. If it does... are you ready???

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Buying Silver Locally

If you want to buy pre-1965 silver coins, do a search on "coin dealers" in your area. For example "coin dealers Atlanta". As you look over the dealers, you want a dealer that uses the word "exchange" in their list of services. 

A dealer who focuses his business on numismatics (a person who studies rare coins), is buying and selling coins based on collector value, not silver content. Try to avoid these dealers. If they are your only available dealer, let them know up front that you are not a collector and you want your purchase to be based on silver content, not collector value. Make sure they have a troy ounce scale available to weigh your purchase. 

You also need to know if your state charges sales tax on your exchange. This could be a significant hit to your silver value. If your state charges a sales tax, look for a neighboring state that doesn't charge anything. Remember, this is merely a currency exchange, not a purchase. The federal government considers silver and gold as a form of currency. So make sure you tell your dealer that you are exchanging your dollars for silver value. Some states do charge a tax though, so beware. Check to see if your state does. You will make your purchase in dollar currency. Do not use credit cards, checks, etc. Use the largest denominations possible to keep the bulge in your pocket from being noticed.

When you are ready, call the dealer and tell them what you want to do, make an appointment and keep that appointment. Take your cash with you. If there are other customers in the store, don't expect the dealer to engage in small talk. His focus will be on watching what goes on in the store and also making sure he doesn't make a mistake and loose money. 

The most typical way to buy pre-1965 coins is in face value bag lots.

When buying silver by face value (FV), meaning the sum of the dimes and quarters, the actual silver content in troy ounces (toz) could vary by as much as 10%, which is between 660 and 723 toz.  The average is about 715 toz. The reason for this is that used coins don't contain as much 90% silver content as new coins.

For example:
A typical $1,000FV bag of pre-1965 silver dimes and quarters will weigh about 715 toz due to their being well used and worn over their lifetime. A bag of new coins could weigh about 723 toz, but their value to collectors would be much higher than their silver content, so don't expect to get close to that amount.

If a bag has been circulated between buyers and sellers many times, the bags may have been culled by collectors looking for coins with collector value. If these coins were not replaced with like FV coins, the bag will weigh less, down to the lower range of 660 toz, about 8% less than the average of 715 toz.

Why is this important? The difference between 660 toz and 715 toz is 55 toz. At an average current spot price of $32/toz, that's a difference of $1,760. A $1,000FV bag of silver weighing 715 toz, at $32/toz, would be valued at $22,880.

When you buy silver, you will pay what they call spot+. The + is the amount that goes to the seller to cover their operating costs of running a business. Typical addons to the spot price should be around the following. This is only a guide. If it's much higher, then shop around for someone closer to these spot+ rates.

Using a spot price of $32/toz for dimes and quarters:
(Add the value and the fee to get your cost)
FV            Spot+       Avg Value     Seller's Fee
$5              8%               $114            ~$9.16
$10            5%               $229            ~$12
$250          4%            $5,720            ~$229
$500          3%          $11,440            ~$343
$1000        2%          $22,880            ~$458