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    [h=1]Preparing For Worst Case Scenarios: Using Pop Culture Media as a Forecasting and Training Tool[/h]
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    Good Day, Readers! This segment (Part 1 of a two-part series) entails how to use the resources of “pop-culture,” such as films/movies, reality television shows, books, and even video games as training tools to help you in a post-collapse world after the SHTF. The second article will list specific citations that you can use to “game” scenarios and plan some things for yourselves and your families. The cited “resources” will also include the locations of these scenes and how to access them/where they are located.

    This article (Part 1) is meant more as an overview for you, the reader, to consider the possibilities regarding what you may not have yet considered. Please allow a personal, objective viewpoint to “leak” into the article to clear up any apprehensions or misgivings about the purpose of this article. Here is the author’s viewpoint:

    Hollywood’s film monopoly and its subsidiary industries/complementary products (books, video games, etc) have been an ever so slowly denigrating, corrupting influence over decades. Hollywood and her “handlers” have been conducting a withering direct assault stretched deeply over time upon the culture, morals, families, communities, and national sovereignty of the citizens of the United States. The assault is being conducted in order to shape opinions of the population toward compliance and acceptance of globalism and totalitarianism through propaganda, disinformation, and cultural erosion.

    That being said, the author is well aware of many factors that have been mentioned in these alternative media forums that soundly (and roundly) cover the bases concerning pop-culture, and he agrees with them. To ensure this is understood and accepted, some of these factors are listed and detailed here as follows:



    1. Pop culture “glorifies” a warrior-ethos and promotes militaristic thought within the population that can be “harnessed” toward the hard-end-state totalitarian structure: compliant, blindly patriotic soldiers working for the collective good of the state.
    2. Pop culture conditions the public “mind” to accept images of senseless violence and uphold such conduct as the newly acceptable “norm.”
    3. (When 1 and 2 are combined) it serves the promulgation of the military-industrial complex by:
      1. Upholding notions of American imperialism through force of conquest and forced integration (into the globalist “community”) that runs contrary to the true policy of American exceptionalism via leading by example without military intervention
      2. “Shaping the Shapers” – influencing members of the Congress through emotional channeling to pass legislation that favors the military industrial complex and the world government cabal
      3. Levying of funds from the consumers: an endless source of taxable revenues in the form of intellectual property that bilks the disposable income from the pockets of the people, while propagandizing them toward acceptance of a militaristic-governmental-totalitarian society
      4. Through “dramatic emotive configuring,” placing everyone on a “war-footing,” or (as with Orwell’s 1984) utilizing the precept of a “continuous threat” (even when there is none) to channel the people’s war-consciousness and have them blindly march into the battles subtly chosen by their handlers (it may be mentioned for other, nefarious purposes).
    4. The psychological conditioning of the people and the culture to accept the planned events for the future in an “Overton Window” manner (to change the existing paradigm of conduct and perception).



    All of that being mentioned, what can be done? How can we use this to our advantage while not allowing it to influence character and morals? This is the focus of concentration for the article. The aforementioned factors were listed so that you, the reader, know that the author understands the true reasons behind the use of pop-culture as a tool of the establishment to force a mindset and behavior upon the people.

    So what can we do? This is the suggestion: use what they give to us as a means of forecasting, as a training tool, and as a form or reverse psychology to know their minds.

    One of the most common complaints about “Zombie” movies that I have heard is based in legitimate concerns as outlined above: the use of such films to inure people to death on a large scale and thus “cheapen” human life, as well as condition the public to mass trauma/casualty scenarios. But what of the movies themselves? Let’s examine a series, such as “The Walking Dead,” dealing with a zombie-like virus that becomes extant throughout the world. Just in case you don’t have any of the discs from the first four seasons, they’re available at Amazon.com if you’re interested.

    Take away the zombies. What remains is that the episodes are a whole bunch of situational outlines that bear real relevance to survival situations we may face as a whole. Forget the zombies! You can substitute anything in their place and turn the apocalyptic disaster into something with a different cause, and the situations the characters in have relevance. In these post-apocalyptic scenarios, the characters face the complete gamut of all such situations as plague mankind: marauding refugees bent on taking over their food and supplies, injuries, sickness, two rival men competing for the affections of one woman, children forced to act as adults, theft, murder, and all of the ailments and horrors that humanity can undergo.

    Certainly many of you ascribe to the theory “a picture is worth a thousand words,” right? Well, here is something that can be utilized as a training tool for your survival and preparedness plans: scenarios found within films that can be used for discussion among your family or group. There are reality shows, some of which have excellent problem-solving opportunities for you to watch and discuss to use within the venues that your family has available to them. The series, “The Colony,” was really groundbreaking for a situation involving a global viral pandemic. The “colonists” were selected from a diverse group and placed into semi-controlled conditions with a host of different challenges to face in a grid-down societal collapse.

    These films can all be used as training aids and planning resources. Books are out there that contain the whole gamut of things just mentioned, such as “The Road,” by McCarthy, or “Alas, Babylon” by Pat Frank. They entail societal collapse and the hardships faced by the survivors in their day-to-day existences. They present a window that allows you to “what if” situations and apply them to real life, as well as a “what if” regarding the overall disaster: could it happen, and what would we do to prepare for it?

    Many of these potential resources can be utilized very productively. Many of them have a deep basis in scientific facts and have been written by some truly brilliant minds. An example of this is “I Am Legend,” starring Will Smith, and one of the consultants for the film was none other than Nathan Wolfe, a brilliant virologist who runs a private “pandemic tracking” firm. Who better to come up with a good apocalyptic film about a killer virus that decimates mankind?

    In the next installment a list of specific resources will be provided and the different usages in training and preparedness outlined so that you the reader can take advantage of them with your family. In the meantime consider what has been written here and keep in mind that you must win in life with the weapons you have or can make. Pop culture was intended to stultify and enslave you, reducing you to the level of beeves. How much sweeter is it than the establishment providing you with graphic training aids waiting out there to take advantage of in the pursuit of preparation and survival. Until next time, keep reading and gathering all of the information you can, because the pursuit of knowledge is ongoing and critical in all we do.


    This article may be republished or excerpted with proper attribution to the author and a link to www.SHTFplan.com.


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    Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com.


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    Related Reading:

    A Green Beret’s Guides To Survival and Preparedness (Full List)
    Strategic Relocation: Strategies and Tips
    A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget Home-Defense Techniques 101: “Early-Warning Systems and Fortifications”
    A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget-Home-Defense Techniques 102: “Defensive Positions”
    More…

     
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    1942 UNDERCOVER O.S.S. TRAINING FILM



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    A Green Beret’s Guide To Micro-Cache Escape and Evasion Systems: “Plan B”


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    This article details an E&E (escape and evasion) system to complement the bug-out measures you may have already emplaced for yourself. The system involves micro-caches for use along a preplanned route from where you’re caught when it hits the fan to your initial hide site and eventual return home. The system can be tailor made to fit your individual needs, locale, and climate. The mindset will be thoroughly explained to give you a base from which to make your adjustments to your program.

    First we must define a few things. The word micro-cache may be a big misleading, because while we are talking about one cache, the micro-cache is actually one of the component parts (or a “stage”) of the entire system, made up of 3 parts. The micro-cache system is not your primary! I place emphasis on this statement. It is your backup, your “plan B” and should be used as a last resort. If you “deploy” this system, it can serve you in good stead both in the short-term immediacy, or to place “on hold,” banking it for a longer duration for future use.

    The micro-caches are emplaced (all three stages), to 100 meters (300 feet, approx.), 200 meters, and 300 meters, away from your immediate location where you’re operating when the substance hits the fan. You must first conduct an assessment of your workweek and where you will be during the course of your day. As an example, you may work in a paper mill. Your vehicle may be parked near a main administration building, and where you actually perform your work may be ¼ mile from there.

    You may actually have varied locations that you spend during the day…an office building for your planning in the morning, and a job site a few miles away, for example. In either case, with the paper mill scenario, you must correlate 1 set of 3 micro-caches for both of your paper mill site locations, and you must have 2 sets of micro-caches for the second scenario (1 set for the planning office and 1 set for the job site). So what are these micro-caches, you may ask, and what is their purpose? Here it is:

    The micro-caches are for use individually (per stage), and preferably in combination when gathered together to add up to (1) complete backup “bug-out”/A-bag when your primary bag and supplies are compromised.


    Here is our hypothetical situation. The Chinese have just attacked with an EMP device, and the radio reports that the DEW line and NORAD have a dozen incoming ICBM nukes heading toward the U.S. Pandemonium breaks out, and the IHM (the Incredible Human Mob) manifests itself at your workplace. You leave your workplace by the back door to grab your bag and weapon from your blazer and you notice many bad things occurring in the immediate vicinity of your vehicle. You also notice many cars and trucks have smashed windows, and your rear window is one of them.

    So there is no retrieving your equipment from the vehicle.



    This is where your micro-cache system comes into play. Each micro-cache has a tiny amount of food, water, tools, medical gear, ammo, and small equipment. The micro-caches are set in a staggered, yet linear distance of 100, 200, and 300 meters respectively from your workplace. They can be set in anywhere that you are almost 100% sure they will not be compromised in any way! This is the toughest part of the job: ensuring they are safe and will be there when you need them.

    Returning to our hypothetical situation, our hero (that’s you!) proceeds 100 meters in a Southwesterly direction to micro-cache point # 1: a big niche in the wall of a storm drain’s junction point. Our hero prepped this niche by waterproofing the micro-cache in a small box and then wrapping it all up in 2 heavy-duty, large garbage bags. He then placed this into the niche and actually closed the entrance to the niche with stones and debris and then troweled over it with a 1” thick coating of cement, smoothing it out to the sides of the pipe. Now it’s a simple matter to take a stone and smash the cement, removing micro-cache 1 with all of its gear, in a tiny shoulder bag/mini backpack.

    All of the contents are intact and safe: a couple of cans of corned beef hash, two packages of ramen, (25) rounds of .45 ACP…yes, our hero is packing…a leatherman tool, a space blanket (mylar), waterproofed fire starter, matches, and a lighter, a small golf-range-scope, a couple of power bars, a 1 quart Gatorade bottle filled with water, and a ½ lb. bag of beef jerky. Our hero then leaves the location, and proceeds to the next location.

    Micro-cache point # 2 is located approx. 100 meters from point #1 in a Southeasterly direction [200 meters from the workplace] on the roof of a parks and recreation storage building. The equipment has also been waterproofed and stashed beneath the corner of a large HVAC duct where it will not interfere with any airflow and covered over with some pieces of steel plating and the gravel upon the roof. Our hero retrieves it and inspects the contents that are approximately the same as #1 tying the two small shoulder bags together. Our hero leaves toward the next location.

    Traveling in a line due South for 100 meters, he comes to micro-cache point # 3: a cemetery with a large tool shed located in the center of the grounds. Climbing atop the shed, he removes a prepositioned piece of sheet metal from the corner of the roof and recovers the micro-cache. Adding this third shoulder bag to the other two, he produces a D-ring and clips all three of them together. He has successfully recovered all of the three stages. Assuming once more a duplicate/close duplicate, let’s see what he now has with him:

    6 cans corned beef hash 6 packages of ramen
    3 fire starters 3 lighters
    3 packs of matches 3 space blankets
    75 rounds .45ACP 6 power bars
    3 quarts of water 1-½ lbs beef jerky
    1 golf range scope 1 small compass
    1 small mag lite flashlight 6 heavy-duty trash bags

    The flashlight, scope, and compass were the only things that varied per bag. The 6 heavy contractor trash bags can be used for ground cloths, expedient ponchos, or even a small hooch to keep off the rain for a while. Equipped with these items, our hero now has a little more of a fighting chance, and he proceeds to head toward his home.

    The point to the system is that it is staggered and will at the bare minimum give you at least one tiny cache with usable supplies even if the other two are compromised. For more in-depth information on caching, please refer to my previous articles on the subject. This differs in that the micro-caches are not deeply set into the ground, where they cannot be recovered when the ground is frozen solid.

    Multiple locations give you multiple chance of being able to obtain assets for yourselves when the conditions of the frenzied mob prevail. In addition if you had been able to leave your workplace with you’re A-bag and equipment, you can leave all of your micro-caches intact for a future time. You can also simply decide, “I won’t be able to take them out later, and I’d better grab them now,” and then retrieve them. Either way they’re yours and you have prepped beforehand, increasing your chances for survival.

    As mentioned earlier, this is all food for thought, as your situation and conditions will vary considerably. Such is why a good, accurate assessment should be made of your locations. It needs to be done in a manner that it is set up with nobody knowing about it except your closest loved ones. I hope this article sheds some light on a technique that may give you an added advantage if the substance hits the fan. Hopefully you’ll never need it, but if you do, I hope you have it in place when it happens. Take care of yourself and your preps, and fight the good fight.


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    Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.

    This article may be republished or excerpted with proper attribution to the author and a link to www.SHTFplan.com.


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    Related Reading:

    A Green Beret’s Guides To Survival and Preparedness (Full List)
    Strategic Relocation: Strategies and Tips
    A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget Home-Defense Techniques 101: “Early-Warning Systems and Fortifications”
    A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget-Home-Defense Techniques 102: “Defensive Positions”
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    [h=1]Timeless World War 2 Lessons, by T.W.[/h]
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    After recently reading a number of books on intelligence, subterfuge, spying, and survival in World War 2, I have been led to compile a list of lessons that we can draw on today.

    [h=4]Preparation is Key[/h]The best spy masters and espionage groups built up networks of contacts around strategic areas before the invasion or war. This allowed one to gain information without being seen as suspicious. If your spy doesn’t know the language thoroughly, errors in translation lead to disaster. A few weeks in language school is rarely enough, but that’s what many operatives received during World War 2 because there were too few people fluent in critical languages to avoid sending poorly trained people out. World War 2 exploded in part because the British waited for an expected internal coup to kill Hitler, many of which failed, instead of building up their defenses in the interim. This added to the severity and duration of the war. Today, we should learn the lesson to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best, instead of putting all our faith in someone else taking the risks to solve the problem. Those who stocked up on supplies before the war were in a stronger position than those who relied on markets day to day. They were less desperate for essentials and able to barter for what they needed, as long as they weren’t condemned for hoarding and saw their supplies confiscated. Having a hiding place for the stored goods well before shortages begin is far more secure than being seen stocking up during the frenzy.

    [h=4]Who to Choose, Who to Trust[/h]Never use a politician in a spy or espionage ring. It risks the politicization of information, such as targeted leaks to improve one’s situation or suppressing details of failure to make oneself look good but hurting the overall objective. The people forced to retire early are the ultimate insiders to the organization’s current members and may be financially strained or angry enough to work with a rival group to gain information by leveraging those contacts. A proactive group identifies those who have valuable knowledge and disaffection with the government and lures them into spying before the other side does. Anyone who brags that they are a spy cannot be trusted to be one, though there is the remote chance the person is doing so to improve their cover by seeming to boast idly. Applying strict standards of ideological or national purity can drive out many who can support your movement but aren’t radicals. The Jewish espionage groups in World War 2 formed by kids who weren’t allowed in variation national resistance groups come to mind. Applying strict moral standards to your crew, especially at the lowest level, can hurt information gathering and espionage. For example, rules that say you can’t talk to smugglers and former convicts for information can prevent you from learning what is going on in the underground or black market.

    [h=4]On Human Nature and Human Resources[/h]Reward sources and supporters, and where possible protect them. The U.S. made a major mistake after pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan by giving refugee status to Muslim Syrian refugees while neglecting to give refuge to Iraqis and Afghanis who risked their lives to be translators for American troops. Likewise, the neglect of the Pakistani doctor who found Osama Bin Laden and silence by the federal government as to his imprisonment and torture has destroyed potential information sources in the entire Middle East (and the unspoken reason why Western polio workers started to be killed en masse after Bin Laden’s death). However, people who became spies for the money are prone to becoming double agents for even more money. It is the little details that can get someone captured. For example, many criminals on the run today are found through their girlfriends or wives who make contact with friends and family to let people they know hear that they are safe; her contact with them then leads the authorities to him. Many events occurred because someone received intelligence warning of an event and didn’t believe it. Per the book Burn After Reading: The Espionage History of World War 2 by Ladislas Farago, Colonel Oster informed Norway of the impending Nazi invasion, which the Norwegian military attaché refused to believe; this is one case in point. The invasion of Norway, though, occurred on the day Colonel Oster said it would. Spy networks are as often filled with unwitting dupes as willing friends and mercenaries who act for money. Be careful of people who would join a movement so they can use it for revenge or abuse of people they don’t like. Spy rings in place too long become lazy and complacent. Those created in the 1920s were often incapable of acting with speed and effectiveness during the invasions of the late 1930s and 1940s. Sun Tzu pointed out that one could scheme with women, and World War 2 certainly saw prostitutes used as information sources, with the Germans even taking over a brothel and having specially trained girls sent to entertain high ranking men and elicit information from them. This is why people who used such sexual services were seen as having a strike against them after World War 2 when applying for security clearances. On a side note, the sexual promiscuity of homosexuals was another reason for disqualifying them, and the lowering of these standards in the name of political correctness is why Bradley Manning (Chelsea Manning) was in a position to leak the information he did. The lesson to learn from this is that those who bed hop with either gender generally cannot be trusted with secrets, but they can be used to get information by those willing to exploit pillow talk.

    [h=4]Propaganda and Getting the Word Out[/h]The appearance of strength can be as important to defense as the actual defenses. It is more important if it deters an attack that the defenses might not stand against. Here’s a quote from Burn After Reading– “All secret services have special branches whose war time job is to concoct lies and to spread useful rumors.” Spreading useful rumors is easier and often safer than coming up with new lies that can be traced back to you. Under slander laws in many jurisdictions, you can be prosecuted for lying to officials or intentionally spreading negative lies about others, but repeating rumors is neither a lie nor slander since you’re not the source. In the same book, Burn After Reading, the best propaganda was often a variation of what the enemy already used. For example, when the German soldiers received pamphlets with a list of French whorehouses, a pass good for one free service per day and locations where they could get condoms and treatment for STDs, the pamphlets were copied exactly and distributed through Germany with a note to women that this is how well their men were treated.

    [h=4]The Importance of Leadership[/h]The British have kept the identity of their head of MI5 secret for years, even in the person’s obituary. The secrecy of the organization is iron clad and strictly maintained. Any effort you want to keep secret needs that secrecy strictly maintained from the top down to have a good chance of succeeding. The quality of an espionage group depends on the quality of the people in charge of them. Bureaucratization of intelligence services in World War 2 hurt efforts that needed secrecy as much as they needed creativity. Underlings afraid to report bad news to a superior are as likely a cause of misinformation at the top as deliberate feeding of bad information by spies. This is due to a leadership problem.

    [h=4]Know How to Know Someone Is On Your Side[/h]World War 2 included a large number of wireless transmitters and mobile operators. The British learned who a number of German wireless operators were and trained their own people to imitate the German’s style of tapping out Morse Code, so that the Germans receiving the broadcasts thought they were talking to the real German operatives in England. This can be seen as a precursor to someone hacking your Facebook page or getting your phone and sending messages while pretending to be you; as long as they are a good enough imitation, they pass as you until they make a mistake or fail to show up for an in-person meeting. Relying entirely on digital communications to talk to someone makes it both easier for the communications to be monitored and someone to impersonate your contact, if not be a fake one altogether. Don’t assume that the person on the other end is who they say they are, much less trust them unconditionally without verification. Agent provocateurs may lead rebellions to identify the partisans for roundup and execution. An entire OSS team was caught by the Nazis in Slovakia and killed this way. Mao’s Hundred Flowers Campaign to let people air their grievances against the Communists publicly in a show of tolerance before arresting them and killing them was another. It can be difficult to identify provocateurs, but if the era of openness is too good to be true, it is. Likewise, a plainly visible website and invitation-only forum as the perfect place to start discussing grandiose plans with people who you’ve never met is also a mistake. Some people play both sides to stay safe. For example, some people cozened up to the Nazis to stay safe while hiding Jews or feeding intelligence to the resistance. That can make it hard to know who to trust, but it should be understood so that you don’t rule out someone who plays nice with a rival in order to protect family or hide illegal activities.

    [h=4]Hiding in Plain Sight[/h]Those who have a legitimate excuse for their activities have the best cover. For example, during World War 2, Japanese spies were designated junior diplomats to have an excuse for their radio transmitters. However, the spies didn’t socialize like the higher ranking ones. Looking like you are no one can get you farther than pretending to be someone. Many spies have gotten far by pretending to be dullards, like Mary Bowser in the Confederate President’s house. The best way for a group to meet is somewhere they are inconspicuous. People in uniform meeting at an alma mater, younger people at a social venue, and so forth avoid suspicion. According to the book Masquerade by Seymour Reit, gun emplacements were hidden in old wooden shacks, bridge abutments, tool sheds, innocent shops, and one as a marble war monument. Try to hide things in plain sight by building around them or integrating them into the landscape. Otherwise, use the unused spaces that might otherwise be neglected, like the newly dug subway line in London turned into an assembly line for war manufacturing during World War 2.

    [h=4]Intelligence and Analysis[/h]Recommended courses of action on what to do per intelligence reports tends to be vague as a compromise between various conflicting sources of information. That is unless the reports are used as an excuse to take a desired course of action, which fits an existing plan or agenda. In that regard, detailed recommendations in response to an intelligence report where other recommendations were vague are like the standard liberal response to a mass shooting to outlaw the types of guns and registration of owners that they have always wanted. Beware of recommended actions that they’ve always insisted upon. During World War 2, people who escaped a raid were often caught because a calendar with a doctor’s appointment was discovered or notes with the next time and place of meeting. The little details could give them away. Information gathering doesn’t have to be a cloak and dagger affair. Hair dressers at an Italian salon frequented by officers’ and officials’ wives were trained to ask leading questions to get information for the Allies. Code breaking and cryptography didn’t negate the need for observations on the ground and information not in the reports. Code breaking can yield tactical information in advance of an attack like the location of the fleet, but it doesn’t yield much strategic information. Code breaking may be done by people who don’t know the language, when it is a matter of piecing together the puzzle. Human archeology is based on the idea that people have left behind a lot of trash throughout their history. You can find useful information in documents and other items thrown away. However, it is even better to pay the janitor to save papers from destruction and deliver them to you. People like to talk. The skill intelligence needs is how to ask questions to gather useful information without arousing suspicion. Intelligence will be faulty and full of mistakes, both due to misinterpretation and deliberate misinformation. Balance sacking your best people for mistakes that aren’t their fault and tolerating faulty sources with lots of excuses or good connections.

    [h=4]Technical Details[/h]The best way to undermine a monitoring or analysis group is with a deluge of information. This is why businesses that want to hide incriminating information send thousands of pages of documentation, to be seen as complying with discovery orders while minimizing the risk that incriminating information is found in time to be used. Data in the modern age is easily modified or corrupted. True information comes from those on the ground or in the know. You cannot simply rely on databases to find the truth, when it is so easily altered or destroyed. During World War 2, a simpler version of this was creating false paper trails for fake identities. If you need to disarm a bomb and have little else at hand, douse it in water. You have a good chance of shorting out something electrical and stopping it. Due to the extensive monitoring via many nations’ intelligence organizations, the old fashioned methods of sending messages are again the most private. A letter is unlikely to be opened and scanned and read by a government official, though such orders can still be used by the Post Office. Written messages sent within harmless packages are unlikely to be read or reviewed. It isn’t as fast as a text message or phone call, but it is far more secure.

    [h=4]Summary[/h]While technology and science have advanced, basic human nature hasn’t changed, and techniques and problems from earlier eras are just as workable today. Learn from the lessons of the past so that the mistakes aren’t repeated.


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    Escape Illegal Restraint: A Comprehensive Guide That Could Save Your Life
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    Our goal with this video was to pool together all the different methods and techniques we've demonstrated over the years here on YouTube into one definitive resource on how to escape illegal restraint.
     
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    FBI training film demonstrates hostage rescue methods and capture of hostage takers. Hostage rescue team coordinators talk about weaponry, communications equipment, and other gear.
     
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    https://youtu.be/eu0T3CQRj5s

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    http://metanoia-films.org/

    The U.S. Department of Defense defines psychological warfare (PSYWAR) as: "The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives."

    During World War II the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff defined psychological warfare more broadly stating "Psychological warfare employs any weapon to influence the mind of the enemy. The weapons are psychological only in the effect they produce and not because of the weapons themselves.

    This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy‚ and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.

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    Beder, Sharon -- Consumerism: an Historical Perspective

    Chomsky, Noam -- What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream

    Darwinia -- WWI Propaganda

    Ewen, Stuart -- Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture

    Lazere, Donald -- American media and mass culture

    Lutins, Allen -- An Eclectic list of Events in US Labor History

    Millies, Stephen -- The Ludlow Massacre and the Birth of Company Unions

    Parenti, Michael -- Super-Patriotism

    Simpson, Christopher -- The Science of Coercion

    Smith, Sharon -- Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States

    Snow, Nancy -- Propaganda, Inc., Selling America's Culture to the World

    Stauber, John and Rampton, Sheldon -- Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq ; Toxic Sludge is Good For You

    Tye, Larry -- The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays & The Birth of PR

    Interview with the filmaker for those interested
    - http://v-radioblog.blogspot.com/2010/...
     
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    What Spot Will You Be Shot, Robbed, Killed? Felons On The Loose? Prop 47?
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    Arm Yourself Now Is The Message. We Can't Predict Our Future
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    Vietnam Training Report No. 11 "Stay Alert, Stay Alive" 1967 US Army; The Big Picture TV-708
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    https://youtu.be/awKC_DL1GBM

    Published on Aug 28, 2015
    more at http://news.quickfound.net/intl/vietn...

    "This film portrays the strenuous six-day, eighty-hour training period which the replacement soldier received in Vietnam. This training was designed to supplement the soldier's stateside training with more specific training that reflected the climate and terrain conditions in which he eventually fought." Soldiers training in the film are assigned to the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division.

    Also released, with a different "wrapper," as "The Big Picture" episode TV-708.

    The Big Picture TV Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    Vietnam War playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

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    The 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles")—is a modular light infantry division of the United States Army trained for air assault operations. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord (the D-Day landings and airborne landings on June 6 1944, in Normandy, France), Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and, perhaps most famously, its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium. During the Vietnam War, the 101st Airborne Division fought in several major campaigns and battles including the fight for Hamburger Hill in May 1969.

    In mid-1968 it was reorganized and redesignated as an airmobile division, then in 1974 as an air assault division. These titles reflect the division's shift from airplanes as the primary method of delivering troops into combat, to the use of helicopters. Many current members of the 101st are graduates of the U.S. Army Air Assault School. Division headquarters is at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In recent years, the division has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The division is one of the most highly decorated units in the United States Army and has been featured prominently in military fiction...

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    In mid-1965, the 1st Brigade and support troops were deployed to the Republic of Vietnam, followed by the rest of the division in late 1967. The 101st was deployed in the northern I Corps region operating against the Vietnam People's Army (NVA) infiltration routes through Laos and the A Shau Valley for most of the war. In almost seven years of combat in Vietnam, elements of the 101st participated in 15 campaigns. Notable among these were the Battle of Hamburger Hill in 1969 and Firebase Ripcord in 1970.

    Within the United States, the 101st, along with the 82nd Airborne Division, was sent in to quell the large and violent 1967 Detroit riot.

    Firebase Ripcord

    On 12 March 1970, the 3rd Brigade of 101st began rebuilding abandoned Fire Support Base Ripcord which relied, as with most remote bases at the time, on a helicopter lifeline to get supplies in and the personnel out. The firebase was to be used for a planned offensive by the 101st to destroy NVA supply bases in the mountains overlooking the A Shau Valley. Located on the eastern edge of the valley, and taking place at the same time as the Cambodian Incursion, the operation was considered covert.

    As the 101st Airborne planned the attack on the NVA supply bases, the North Vietnamese Army was secretly observing their activities. From 12 March until 30 June, the NVA was sporadically attacking the Firebase. After weeks of reconnaissance by the NVA, on the morning of 1 July 1970 the North Vietnamese Army launched a surprise mortar attack on the firebase. The resulting 23-day battle between the 101st Airborne and the North Vietnamese Army was the last major confrontation between United States ground forces and North Vietnam of the Vietnam War.

    During the 23-day siege, 75 U.S. servicemen were killed in action, including 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry commanding officer Colonel Andre Lucas, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, and 1st Lt. Bob Kalsu, one of the few American professional athletes to be killed during the war. During the entire battle (including the siege), 250 members of the division were killed.

    Fighting from four hilltops, surrounded, and outnumbered nearly ten to one, the division's forces were defeated but managed to inflict heavy losses on the enemy before an aerial withdrawal was ordered on 23 July 1970 while under heavy mortar, anti-aircraft, and small arms fire, ending the siege. After the division withdrew from the firebase, USAF B-52 heavy bombers were sent in to carpet bomb the area...
     
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    PRIVATE SNAFU "SPIES" WWII CARTOON CHUCK JONES 76164
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    https://youtu.be/Ing_wT7scek

    Published on Sep 3, 2015
    A brilliant cartoon, Spies is part of the Private Snafu series of animated shorts produced by Warner Bros. during World War II. Released in 1943, the cartoon was directed by Chuck Jones and features the vocal talents of Mel Blanc. Plot: Private Snafu has learned a secret, but the enemy is listening and he'd better zipper his lip. However, Snafu - little by little - lets his secret slip (by telling the audience, calling his mom, and drunkenly relaying it to a bar girl who works as a Nazi spy): His ship is about to set sail for Africa at 4:30. The information is picked up by spies and quickly relayed to Adolf Hitler, who orders the Nazis to attack the American fleet - which they do, shooting Snafu with torpedoes when he falls in the water. He then ends up in Hell boiling in a cauldron, demanding to know who leaked the secret. Adolf Hitler as well as Hitler's staff then appear as demons and reveal that he gave away the secret he was entrusted to keep, and then showed him a mirror that revealed a horse's ass.

    A scene in which Private Snafu becomes drunk is musically accompanied by an excerpt from Raymond Scott's composition, Powerhouse.

    Private Snafu is the title character of a series of black-and-white American instructional cartoon shorts, ironic and humorous in tone, that were produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. The films were designed to instruct service personnel about security, proper sanitation habits, booby traps and other military subjects, and to improve troop morale.

    The series was directed by Chuck Jones and other prominent Hollywood animators, and the voice of Private Snafu was performed by Mel Blanc. The character was created by director Frank Capra, chairman of the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit, and most were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Philip D. Eastman, and Munro Leaf. Although the United States Army gave Walt Disney the first crack at creating the cartoons, Leon Schlesinger of the Warner Bros. animation studio underbid Disney by two-thirds and won the contract. Disney had also demanded exclusive ownership of the character, and merchandising rights.

    The goal was to help enlisted men with weak literacy skills learn through animated cartoons (and also supplementary comic books). They featured simple language, racy illustrations, mild profanity, and subtle moralizing. Private Snafu did everything wrong, so that his negative example taught basic lessons about secrecy, disease prevention, and proper military protocols.

    Private Snafu cartoons were a military secret—for the armed forces only. Surveys to ascertain the soldiers' film favorites showed that the Snafu cartoons usually rated highest or second highest. Each cartoon was produced in six weeks. The shorts were classified government documents. Martha Sigall, employed at the ink and paint department, recalled the government security measures imposed on the staff working on them. They had to be fingerprinted and given FBI security clearances. They also had to wear identification badges at work. Workers at the ink and paint department were given only ten cels at a time in an effort to prevent them from figuring out the story content.

    The name "Private Snafu" comes from the unofficial military acronym SNAFU ("Situation Normal: All F*cked Up"), with the opening narrator merely hinting at its usual meaning as "Situation Normal, All ... All Fouled Up!"

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    This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
     
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    " SNAFU " G.I. JOE WORLD WAR II FIGHTING MEN TRAINING FILM 76234
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    https://youtu.be/4OZg79wqs04

    Published on Sep 4, 2015
    Entitled SNAFU, this wonderful WWII training film is part of the "Fighting Men" series, designed to psychological prepare troops for the rigors of combat and Army life. It features various scenarios about SNAFUs -- situation normal, all fouled up (or "f-d" up!) As the narrator says "in war, the abnormal is normal. You can't predict the turns of battle." Rifles can jam, bridges will not be ready, food won't be delivered on time. The point of the film is that troops have to be prepared for bad times, bad situations, and keep their morale up and keep fighting no matter what.

    Features footage of air combat, African American engineering troops building a bridge while singing (5 minute mark),

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    Invasion USA: Divide and Conquer Tactics



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    It has become an almost daily event that Russian troops are seen around America in many different situations. Some are seen in Russian uniforms, some in American uniforms and others in civilian clothing. Some have been seen with military vehicles and aircraft and some with DHS vehicles. They are blending into areas in many different ways. Is there a specific reason why?

    There is an old Chuck Norris movie called Invasion USA. As part of the plot mercenaries dressed as cops drive up to a local gathering spot and open fire on the youngsters there killing some before they leave. When the real cops arrive responding to the shooting they are attacked by the people thinking more cops are coming to kill again.

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    Private Snafu: Spies 1943 US Army; Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc, Cartoon Animation
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    https://youtu.be/ni1G11ugXLc

    Published on Oct 22, 2015
    more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_...

    "Private Snafu: Spies - Department of Defense. Department of the Army... This animated film features the goofy, simpleton Private Snafu, voiced by Mel Blanc. In this short, cautionary tale, Private Snafu has a secret: his ship leaves for Africa at 430. He's determined to keep it, but bit by bit it slips out, and eventually, the details end up right on Adolf Hitler's desk, and the ship is attacked." Directed by Chuck Jones.

    US Army film MISC-929

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    Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    Private Snafu is the title character of a series of black-and-white American instructional cartoon shorts produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. The character was created by director Frank Capra, chairman of the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit, and most were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Philip D. Eastman, and Munro Leaf. Although the United States Army gave Walt Disney the first crack at creating the cartoons, Leon Schlesinger of the Warner Bros. animation studio underbid Disney by two-thirds and won the contract. Disney had also demanded exclusive ownership of the character, and merchandising rights. Nel (2007) shows the goal was to help enlisted men with weak literacy skills learn through animated cartoons (and also supplementary comic books). They featured simple language, racy illustrations, no profanity, and subtle moralizing. Private Snafu did everything wrong, so that his negative example taught basic lessons about secrecy, disease prevention, and racial equality.

    Private Snafu cartoons were a military secret—for the armed forces only. Surveys to ascertain the soldiers' film favorites showed that the Snafu cartoons usually rated highest or second highest. Each cartoon was produced in six weeks, compared to the six months usually taken for short cartoons of the same kind.

    Most of the Private Snafu shorts are educational, and although the War Department had to approve the storyboards, the Warner directors were allowed great latitude in order to keep the cartoons entertaining. Through his irresponsible behavior, Snafu demonstrates to soldiers what not to do while at war. In Malaria Mike, for example, Snafu neglects to take his malaria medications or to use his repellant, allowing a suave mosquito to get him in the end—literally. In Spies, Snafu leaks classified information a little at a time until the German Japanese enemies piece it together, ambush his transport ship, and literally blow him to hell. Six of Snafu's shorts actually end with him being killed due to his stupidity: Spies (blown up by enemy submarine torpedoes), Booby Traps (blown up by a bomb hidden inside a piano), The Goldbrick (run over by an enemy tank), A Lecture on Camouflage (large enemy bomb lands on him), Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike (malaria), and Going Home (run over by a street car).

    Later in the war, however, Snafu's antics became more like those of fellow Warner alum Bugs Bunny, a savvy hero facing the enemy head-on. The cartoons were intended for an audience of soldiers (as part of the bi-weekly Army-Navy Screen Magazine newsreel), and so are quite risqué by 1940's standards, with minor cursing, bare-bottomed GIs, and plenty of scantily clad (and even semi-nude) women. The depictions of Japanese and Germans are quite stereotypical by today's standards, but were par for the course in wartime U.S...
     
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    Self Defense and Disarmament circa 1960 LAPD Los Angeles Police Dept Training Film
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    https://youtu.be/NwmFCMmjn8c

    Published on Oct 25, 2015
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    "INSTRUCTIONAL FILM: Illustrates Los Angeles Police Department training program to increase ability of their personnel to defend themselves and to disarm adversaries. Demonstrates value of judo, wrestling, and similar techniques." Placed in the National Archives as a result of having been distributed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

    see also: "Defense Tactics" circa 1960 FBI
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    see also: "Kill or Be Killed" 1943 US Army
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    Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H) is a lethal or non-lethal physical confrontation between two or more persons at very short range (grappling distance) that does not involve the use of firearms or other distance weapons. While the phrase "hand-to-hand" appears to refer to unarmed combat, the term is generic and may include use of striking weapons used at grappling distance such as knives, sticks, batons, or improvised weapons such as entrenching tools. While the term hand-to-hand combat originally referred principally to engagements by military personnel on the battlefield, it can also refer to any personal physical engagement by two or more combatants, including police officers and civilians.

    Combat within close quarters (to a range just beyond grappling distance) is commonly termed close combat or close-quarters combat. It may include lethal and non-lethal weapons and methods depending upon the restrictions imposed by civilian law, military rules of engagement, or ethical codes. Close combat using firearms or other distance weapons by military combatants at the tactical level is modernly referred to as close quarter battle. The U.S. Army uses the term combatives to describe various military fighting systems used in hand-to-hand combat training, systems which may incorporate eclectic techniques from several different martial arts and combat sports...

    Hand-to-hand combat is the most ancient form of fighting known. A majority of cultures have their own particular histories related to close combat, and their own methods of practice. There are many varieties within the martial arts, including boxing and wrestling. Other variations include the gladiator spectacles of ancient Rome and medieval tournament events such as jousting.

    Military organizations have always taught some sort of unarmed combat for conditioning and as a supplement to armed combat. Soldiers in China were trained in unarmed combat as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1022 BCE to 256 BCE)...

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    Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

    Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it was originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. The term is derived from Latin, and means "arts of Mars", the Roman god of war. Some authors have argued that fighting arts or fighting systems would be more appropriate on the basis that many martial arts were never "martial" in the sense of being used or created by professional warriors...
     
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    [h=1]Letter: Love Thy Neighbor…Trust No One.[/h]

    November 6, 2015 - 8:13 am


    Hugh,

    First let me say that I am a Christian and have followed JWR for many years and appreciate his Christian values when dealing with survival/WROL/collapse scenarios. Today, my faith was tested and I felt compelled to share my experience with you and your readers.

    My back story: Five years ago in 2010, I moved to eastern Tennessee to work. I lived in employer provided housing, but purchased a remote property along the Cumberland Plateau for camping, exercise, and hunting. Being of the prepper mindset, I built a small cabin, cleared some of the wooded property and began to assemble my cache of items. The property is located on a side road, of a side road, of a side road per JWR, but I did have two neighbors about one mile away. I came to know my neighbors and extended a friendly Christian hand by helping with their home projects and such, but never revealed my preps or feelings about world events. During this time, I also built food plots on my property to attract wildlife with the plan of being able to provide food for my family during a time of crisis. Also, watching the birds, squirrels, and deer forage is relaxing and something I did to respect the animals I harvested for food and to become more familiar with my retreat location. Prior to my purchase of the property, locals, including my neighbors, had hunted there without regard for property boundaries or fear of trespassing charges because the previous owner hadn’t visited since his purchase at auction in 1962. At the start of every deer season, I offered a day or two that they could hunt the power line on my property, providing I was there, and only mature bucks be taken.

    Flash forward to today: I started the morning by spreading some shelled corn at my property food plot. A young doe had been visiting my site with yearlings, and I thought it would be a good treat for them. After a day at the flea market searching for a few “Tools For Survival” recommendations, I drove back to my retreat property for some R&R. I noticed ATV tracks leading up my driveway and through the woods. Following the tracks led me to a large pool of blood less than six feet away from a mineral lick I had placed for the deer in the spring. My first thoughts went to the young doe and her fawns, and then my blood began to boil at the thought of such a blatant act of poaching and trespassing. Who would do such a thing? Who would take such a risk for so little reward? As you may have guessed, it was one of my neighbors; the doe was dead, and he was the one that I consider a close friend. “Call the Game Warden!!” my wife yelled, but risking retribution on a cabin full of preps when I’m out of town was not worth burning that bridge. So without calling, texting, or smoke signals, my neighbor brought an eleven year old relative to hunt (this weekend is Youth hunting weekend) and taught him to ignore property lines and baiting laws while testing my faith and belief in “Love thy neighbor…”

    It gets worse; my neighbor/trespasser tells me they were in the woods and saw me when I visited earlier this morning. Now I must admit, I was pretty upset about the deer and the trespassing and my neighbor explaining that he “didn’t think I would mind”, but what made all of that seem meaningless was the fact that I had been under surveillance and never would have heard the shot that just blew my brains out at a location that my family will depend on in a WROL setting by two hunters in camo with basic hunting skills. I am not a Navy Seal, but I do have a routine of checking my surroundings and perimeter, and I was unable to detect an eleven year old and an adult in a semi-cleared wooded area that I visit on a daily basis.

    I have heard JWR and other experts comment on the “siege” scenario where the bad guys wait you out or snipe you when you come out of your bug out location, but I think it is somewhat of a disservice to simply say they will run after you or “fire some rounds in their direction”. What I would like is more discussion of proven and affordable means of retreat security from this type of threat. lf there is no practical way for the middle class to defend ourselves in a nation full of hunters and stores stocked with Mossy Oak, we are all lying to ourselves about surviving any thing more extreme than weather disasters. I know we should “team up with like-minded friends and neighbors”, but after today, my faith in anyone other than my direct family unit doing the right thing under the extreme duress of a societal collapse has been shattered. It is my opinion that no one outside of your shelter should ever be trusted during such times.

    HJL Responds: Sadly, many today (including Christians) have not been taught to respect that which belongs to another person. They have also been well conditioned to believe that the end justifies the means. With that said, having surveillance on you (potentially through rifle glass) is disturbing indeed. There are measures that can be taken, but you run into the old conflict of usability vs security. It is possible to create a completely secure location, but at the same time, you make it practically unusable. Only you can decide where the comfort zone between usability ands security are for your location. It is near impossible to survive on your own in a hostile situation, but trusting others to be with you means that you will have to deal with issues like this at times. When it comes to property, I still believe the old age is spot on: Good fences make for good neighbors. Those fences don’t necessarily have to be physical either; they can be mental and emotional. As uncomfortable as the thought is, you probably need to have a heart-to-heart talk with your neighbor about respecting boundaries.



    http://survivalblog.com/letter-love-thy-neighbortrust-no-one/
     
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    Spies: The Case of Comrade "T" - 1956 - United States Army Training Film
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    https://youtu.be/rECol7XfEuA

    Published on Oct 26, 2013
    United States Army training film, gives an example of a foreign secret agent unable to get information in various jobs in America because of good security.
     
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    Espionage Target: You 1964 US Armed Forces Training Film
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    https://youtu.be/-YRIygu_13w

    Published on Dec 21, 2014
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    "Exposes the worldwide operation of the Sino-Soviet espionage system and shows how Communist agents used any means to obtain vital information from military personnel. Reconstructs three actual cases to demonstrate various facets of espionage techniques. Explains how agents of different nationalities probe for vulnerable areas, such as loneliness, indebtedness, fast money, sex and the sporting life. Portrays the agent as he subtly approaches, ensnares and involves his victim until it is too late for the victim to retreat. Purpose: Information on communist espionage methods."

    Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espionage

    Espionage or, casually, spying involves a spy ring, government, company/firm or individual obtaining information considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome and in many cases illegal and punishable by law. It is a subset of "intelligence gathering", which otherwise may be conducted from public sources and using perfectly legal and ethical means. It is crucial to distinguish espionage from "intelligence" gathering, as the latter does not necessarily involve espionage, but often collates open-source information.

    Espionage is often part of an institutional effort by a government or commercial concern. However, the term is generally associated with state spying on potential or actual enemies primarily for military purposes. Spying involving corporations is known as industrial espionage.

    One of the most effective ways to gather data and information about the enemy (or potential enemy) is by infiltrating the enemy's ranks. This is the job of the spy (espionage agent). Spies can bring back all sorts of information concerning the size and strength of an enemy army. They can also find dissidents within the enemy's forces and influence them to defect. In times of crisis, spies can also be used to steal technology and to sabotage the enemy in various ways. Counterintelligence operatives can feed false information to enemy spies, protecting important domestic secrets, and preventing attempts at subversion. Nearly every country has very strict laws concerning espionage, and the penalty for being caught is often severe. However, the benefits that can be gained through espionage are generally great enough that most governments and many large corporations make use of it to varying degrees.

    Further information on clandestine HUMINT (human intelligence) information collection techniques is available, including discussions of operational techniques, asset recruiting, and the tradecraft used to collect this information...

    Modern history

    The Cold War involved intense espionage activity between the United States and its allies and the Soviet Union and China and their allies, particularly related to nuclear weapons secrets. Recently, espionage agencies have targeted the illegal drug trade and those considered terrorists. Since 2008 the United States has charged at least 57 defendants for attempting to spy for China.

    Different intelligence services value certain intelligence collection techniques over others. The former Soviet Union, for example, preferred human sources over research in open sources, while the United States has tended to emphasize technological methods such as SIGINT and IMINT. Both Soviet political (KGB) and military intelligence (GRU) officers were judged by the number of agents they recruited.

    Targets of espionage

    Espionage agents are usually[citation needed] trained experts in a specific targeted field so they can differentiate mundane information from targets of intrinsic value to their own organisational development. Correct identification of the target at its execution is the sole purpose of the espionage operation.

    Broad areas of espionage targeting expertise include:

    - Natural resources: strategic production identification and assessment (food, energy, materials)...
    - Popular sentiment...
    - Strategic economic strengths...
    - Military capability intelligence...
    - Counterintelligence operations...
     
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    Defense Against the Spy - 1967 CIA Training Film / Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
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    https://youtu.be/y8R9ZZJEH_o

    Published on Aug 20, 2012
    The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) presents a case study of devices that were used for espionage purposes during the 1960's.

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. For more infomation about the CIA visit their website https://www.cia.gov/ .
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    Undercover - 1940's American Secret Agent Training / Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
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    https://youtu.be/z4jyfaA9teg

    Published on Aug 20, 2012
    Office of Strategic Service (OSS) training film that analyzes the preparation, arrival, establishment, and "prevalent cover" for secret agents by presenting one movie within another, as introduced by Col. Robertson, chief of Schools and Training at the OSS.

    The film gives examples of agents discovered because of inattention to details, good cover versus bad cover, and emphasises proper attitude, study, and importance of support staff. Explains ways to infiltrate territory. Illustrates effective and ineffective spy methods by comparing two agents. Ways to camouflage or dispose of revealing evidence are discussed. Explains techniques of blending into other cultures and preparing for sudden departure, how to choose residence and how to avoid suspicion in a foreign country.

    WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.
     
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    https://youtu.be/vPBKWm2iZjc

    Published on Nov 15, 2015
    Here are some things to keep in my when you shop during the holidays.
     
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    FBI : The Techniques and Mechanics of Arrest - 1960's Law Enforcement Training Film - Ella73TV
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    https://youtu.be/rMJMsIPhw4s

    Published on Oct 11, 2012
    Federal Bureau of Investigation training film: Proper and improper arrest procedures are portrayed. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover inviting law enforcement officers and other such agencies to use FBI training facilities. Emphasizes precautionary measures in making arrest to avoid endangering lives of officers or bystanders. Points out that officers should know fundamentals of a successful arrest and that there is no such thing as routine arrest.

    This film made available courtesy the United States National Archives and Records Administration. .
     
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    https://youtu.be/AoQVyC20pNs

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