Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared.
This Week in the News
You wouldn’t know it by watching the news, but there are actually important things going on in the world that have nothing to do with the Presidential election. Today, we’ll talk about some of these non-election-related events on Survival Saturday, like the Dakota access pipeline, Russia, Venezuela, and our dystopian future.
For election coverage, go on over to my other website, DaisyLuther.com, which is all Hillary, all the time, right up until the election. (My goal there is to cover the stuff that the MSM is trying to sweep under the rug about their darling.)
The Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Are Being Brutally Attacked by Law Enforcement
Have you been aware of the ongoing protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe about a pipeline being forcibly built across their watershed via eminent domain? They have been joined by other tribes to form a coalition of water protectors who say that the pipeline is a violation of a treaty established between the Sioux and the federal government. (Here are the important things to know about the protest. Trust me, you’ll want to read this.)
Everyone who was paying attention breathed a sigh of relief when the US Government for once took a stand on behalf of the little guys back in September.
“The federal government ordered a halt to work on a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline in the Upper Midwest on Friday, handing a temporary victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and other opponents of the project…
…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it wouldn’t authorize construction near Lake Oahe, a culturally important location to the tribe, until the agency determines if it needs to reconsider its previous approvals under the National Environmental Policy Act.” (source)
Unfortunately, the government’s willingness to do the right thing was short-lived. Work has resumed on the pipeline and all hell is breaking loose – but not by who you might think. Protestors have been non-violent, but law enforcement has been absolutely brutal. They’ve beaten up on young people, old people, and independent journalists covering the story. Hundreds have been arrested.
These people are protecting their water sources and their way of life, and they are being brutalized by our own government. The story you’re getting on the mainstream is that the water protectors are standing there and that the police are standing there and that it is a relatively calm affair.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. The AntiMedia (who would get a major journalism award if real journalists got such awards) has provided truthful coverage, and it is ugly. Every single person who is against government overreach should be supporting the water protectors. Right now, this affects some people up in North Dakota. But what about when someone wants to build something across your land? What about when someone wants to seize your home? What about when Agenda 21 comes to your back yard?
Here’s what really happened at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. It’s on film. It’s ugly. You owe it to your fellow human beings to witness this and be outraged. Go here to learn what you can do to help.
With all of this “progress,” is humanity at risk of becoming obsolete?
Thousands of jobs each year are being turned over to computers as humans demand higher wages and better benefits for unskilled labor. We’ve all ended up on the endless loop of talking to customer service robots on the phone or going to a checkout counter and discovering it is push button and digital.
Is this all part of a greater plan to make the bulk of humanity utterly dependent on the whims of a few?
I don’t watch a lot of documentaries, but last night my daughter and I watched Obsolete. This film is available for free on Amazon, and it isn’t one of those dry, boring ones that keep you shifting in your seat in order to stay awake. It’s fascinating from the moment you hit play. When it was over, we sat there in silence for at least a minute, aghast that we could see the whole thing happening around us right now.
I can’t recommend this highly enough. Everyone should watch it. Let me quote Morpheus (from the Matrix) for a moment here. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
This documentary is the red pill. Take it if you want to survive the future that is coming for us all.
Watch Obsolete then come back over here and let’s talk about it. I think this will spark a very interesting conversation. How will you prepare for a future in which humanity is largely obsolete?
Meanwhile in Venezuela…
Things are still awful there, although there hasn’t been as much news coverage. Basically, this is how life is now for Venezuelans, and recovering from this collapse could take decades.
Currently, the people of the country are revolting against the unpopular president, Nicholas Maduro. A campaign had begun for a recall election in order to replace Maduro, but authorities halted the process. The electoral council cited fraud when faced with huge numbers of signatures on a petition. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets.
The demonstrators were protesting “what they call a sharp turn towards authoritarianism. The Maduro government has jailed opposition leaders, stripped Congress of its powers and cracked down on the press.”
As for Maduro, he has blatantly threatened to jail anyone who tries to remove him from power, via elections or legal means, ironically citing the Venezuelan constitution:
“If they launch a supposed political trial, which is not in our constitution, the state prosecution service must bring legal action in the courts and put in jail anyone who violates the constitution, even if they are members of Congress.”
What’s more, in a conversation with the American DEA, Maduro’s nephew says that Venezuela is at war with the US, which is news to most Americans. Efrain Campo was busted doing a quick cocaine deal in order to make money for the Venezuelan First Family. He was caught attempting to smuggle $5 million of Columbian cocaine into the US. The Charlotte Observer reported:
Efrain Campo…was recorded saying “we’re at war” with the Americans and laughing about sending opposition leaders to jail, according to the transcript, which was filed in federal district court in New York.
“We need the money,” Campo said, according to the transcript. “Why? Because the Americans are hitting us hard with money. Do you understand? The opposition . . . is getting an infusion of a lot of money.”
…The defense has sought to paint Campo and his cousin as victims of a U.S. political plot against the Venezuelan government and has asserted that they didn’t have the knowledge or capability to pull off such a complicated transaction.
We’re irritating the snot out of Russia…
Lately, the Powers That Shouldn’t Be (great phrase borrowed from my friend Mel at Truthstream Media) have been going out of their way to paint Russia and Vladimir Putin as the biggest threat to America. A bigger threat, even, than Hillary Clinton, and boy, that’s a stretch. I’m pretty sure you can put all of these recent headlines together and get a picture of where this is headed. (Hint.) There are many more, but I don’t want this post to be a lengthy novel about idiocy.
- Russia Kicked Out Of UN Human Rights Council; Saudi Arabia Reelected (Because everyone knows the Saudis are a bastion of human rights)
- Russian, US Military Planes in a Near Miss over Syria
- Russia Makes the End of Disarmament Deal Official
- No matter what Russia does, the West is against it
- Clinton’s “No-Fly Zone” over Syria Will Not “Save Lives”. It Will Lead to War with Russia (Warning of JCS Chairman General Dunford)
- A Clinton Presidency Will Bring “A Hemispheric Government”…And War with Russia
- VP Biden Threatens Russia, Moscow Tells Citizens To Check Gas Masks And Bomb Shelters
- Russia Flexes Military Muscle with Recent Deployments
But the biggest stench of anti-Russia, pro-war propaganda emanates from this:
- How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History
- Obama administration accuses Russian government of election-year hacking
- U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections
What total horse poop. This one seems a bit more accurate:
For whatever reason, the world seems to want a war with Russia, one of the biggest nuclear powers on the planet. This will make tons of money for the Military Industrial Complex, but trust me when I tell you, the rest of us will be royally screwed.
For the record, I’m not pro-Russia. I’m pro-not-getting-nuked-because-our-moronic-leaders-are-picking-a-fight.
The Organic Prepper got a face lift!
You may have noticed things are looking a little bit different around here!
I moved to a simpler platform so that you can find things easily. I stuck with a very plain white background to make things easy to read, removed annoying things that pop-up and move, and am looking for other ways to make things easier for you guys. A few things to note:
- The top spot on the upper right-hand side is a search bar if you’re looking for articles about a specific topic on this website.
- Across the top of the homepage is a menu with links to my food storage website, the different categories on this website, and my books, which are all available on Amazon.
- Most recent articles will appear first and older articles that are currently pertinent will appear after that. 🙂
It’s not fancy but the hope is that everything is easier to find now. Personally, I love the crisp, clean look of it. We’re still working out a few bugs, so let me know if you have any issues whatsoever.
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Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites. 1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2) The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived; and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. Her work is widely republished across alternative media and she has appeared in many interviews.
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“Maduro’s nephew says that Venezuela is at war with the US, which is news to most Americans”.
That’s because, like the overwhelming majority of Washington’s wars, Americans never feel the brunt of it. It’s Venezuelans who are suffering.
Have you ever heard the old South American joke that asks, “Why is there never a revolution in the USA?”
“Because there’s no US embassy in Washington DC”.
To all intents and purposes, the only serious threat to the actual existence of the USA and its people is the Russian thermonuclear arsenal. (Unless the Pentagon’s biowarfare boffins have been working on something insidious and deadly that I haven’t heard about). As you know, if Putin pressed THAT button the whole of the USA would become uninhabitable in about 30 minutes.
So the only really important job of the US government is to keep Russia happy. If you find yourself locked into a cage with a one-ton grizzly bear, would you (a) offer it honey, berries, etc. and adopt a submissive posture; or (b) poke it with a stick until it bites your head off? Not to suggest that the Russians are actually violent and uncivilized; in fact, their behaviour has been almost unbelievably forebearing and patient.
I’m curious about folks opinion; if Venezuela was given free it’s rein and the leader left, what would be the path to restoring the country and it’s economy?
Just a comment on, “… irritating the snot out of Russia”. While I would never want to see our country get involved in a nuclear exchange with Russia, I do believe that we may have been misled by our leaders into believing that such an exchange would lead the end of life on this planet. We see Russia preparing their citizens by building bunkers and running drills to prepare everyone to use them. Then I ran across this book that dispels all of the myths about a nuclear war with Russia. It is a good read and I would suggest that everyone read it. It is “Nuclear War Survival Skills” and can be found on Amazon.
As usual, we are being sold out by those we have elected to look out for our best intrest.
Thank you for the book suggestion – I’ll check it out 🙂
On becoming “Obsolete”… with the overwhelming portion of the population becoming dependent on the government for everything, wouldn’the that make it easier for TPTB to control the people. But I guess that’s what those psychopaths want.