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    WWII PROPAGANDA FILM " MR. BLABBERMOUTH" 76854
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    Published on Feb 10, 2016
    MR. BLABBERMOUTH is an American documentary film by Basil Wrangell. The 19 minute short was created by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with the support of the United States Office of War Information produced. It shows the homefront of the danger of spreading rumors.

    The film is about "Mr. Blabbermouth " or " Mr. Chatterbox ", represented by different people who spread rumors during the Second World War and so endanger the morals. For example, that the US fleet to attack on Pearl Harbor was on the ground or could produce much more steel the Japanese. The film focuses on the allegations against the winning numbers. He also shows how the Americans on the home front to produce rubber.

    The next rumor that the Japanese and the Nazis would already trimmed from childhood to war and the Americans could not compete as a peace-loving people. The speaker will show how the peace-loving nation which Chinese revolts against the Japanese invaders, converted its armaments industry of one day to another and to Sun Tzu remember. This is followed by the Russian troops fighting bravely against Nazi Germany.

    It follows, this time a woman as a "chatterbox" who suspected a family, something "to make". The Federal Bureau of Investigation had had three years as opposed to France and Norway to prepare for internal conflicts. In addition, the traitors were pure amateurs in the United States. In Germany, however, which would Fifth Column fight on the American side.

    The next rumor speaks of the secret weapons of the Nazis. These rumors were simply not true. Rather, the speaker points to the new inventions, which now is used: parachutes, submarines, battleships, and the dive bombers.

    In fact, was propaganda the true secret weapon of the Nazis. It is shown a chatterbox, talking of treason within his own ranks. This is followed by images of Nazi propaganda during the Weimar Republic and after the seizure of power, as the book burnings in Germany in 1933. The Speaker has the Munich Agreement towards where Hitler also targeted rumors have spread that eventually the destruction of Czechoslovakia led. This could not happen, but the US, the documentary goes on and refers to the 9th State of the Union Address by Franklin D. Roosevelt. At the end of a blabbermouth, a shaving brush is placed in the mouth.

    This story begins with Mr. Blabbermouth, a man who made a name for himself during the "dark times" in Los Angeles. Some of the footage highlight include: At mark 00:55, the blackout in L.A., after been commanded to put off light and automobiles.

    At mark 01:52, we see Mr. Blabbermouth spouting ideas about the US navy, instilling fear in the public.

    At mark 05:58, we have scrap parts from junkyard been processed into tones of steel. The USA is producing 400,000 tonnes annually while the Japanese is producing 24,000 tonnes. At mark 06:44, we have the oil comparison.

    At mark 07:22, we have a couple developing the muscle they haven’t used for years due to insufficient gas for their automobiles which affect the public.

    At mark 07:35, we have the production of synthetic rubber which had supplemented for the automobiles.
    At mark 08:14, here blabber mouth turns to another rumour. At mark 09:10, the war between the China and the Japanese is shown.

    At mark 10:47, we see the FBI, rounding up fifth columnists and spies.

    At 13:14, the submarine Turtle is seen, as well as ironclad monitors that fought in WWII. Innovative American weapons including tanks and planes, jeeps and snowmobiles are seen.
     
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    NORTH KOREAN BRAINWASHING DURING KOREAN WAR with RONALD REAGAN 86774
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    Published on Feb 16, 2016
    Made just after the Korean War and directed by Robert Cashy, this rarely seen film entitled THE ULTIMATE WEAPON presents Ronald Reagan as narrator and host, speaking about the alleged brainwashing of American prisoners of war. Similar in some ways to the plot of "The Manchurian Candidate", the film posits the question, "What can be done in my community to stop the growth of socialism and communism?" The film illustrates how a lack of moral fiber can lead average American G.I.s astray.

    The film was produced by the somewhat mysterious group Film Consultants of California, apparently in an effort to back an anti-communist campaign that was part of the Red Scare.

    The back story on this film is that during the Korean War (1950-1953), some American prisoners of war cooperated with their Chinese captors, even in a few cases defecting to the enemy side. British radio operator Robert W. Ford and British army Colonel James Carne also claimed that the Chinese subjected them to brainwashing techniques during their war-era imprisonment.

    The U.S. military and government laid charges of "brainwashing" in an effort to undermine detailed confessions made by military personnel to war crimes, including biological warfare. After Chinese radio broadcasts claimed to quote Frank Schwable, Chief of Staff of the First Marine Air Wing admitting to participating in germ warfare, United Nations commander Gen. Mark W. Clark asserted: "Whether these statements ever passed the lips of these unfortunate men is doubtful. If they did, however, too familiar are the mind-annihilating methods of these Communists in extorting whatever words they want .... The men themselves are not to blame, and they have my deepest sympathy for having been used in this abominable way."

    In the 1950s many American movies were filmed that featured brainwashing of POWs, including The Rack, The Bamboo Prison, Toward the Unknown, and The Fearmakers. Fraser A. Sherman comments: "The possibility that advanced psychological techniques could reprogram people's minds became a permanent part of pop culture." Forbidden Area told the story of Soviet secret agents who had been brainwashed (through classical conditioning) by their own government so they wouldn't reveal their true identities. In 1962 The Manchurian Candidate "put brainwashing front and center" and featured a plot by the Soviet government to take over the United States by use of a brainwashed presidential candidate.

    In 1956, after reexamining the concept of brainwashing following the Korean War, the U.S. Army published a report entitled Communist Interrogation, Indoctrination, and Exploitation of Prisoners of War which called brainwashing a "popular misconception." The report states "exhaustive research of several government agencies failed to reveal even one conclusively documented case of 'brainwashing' of an American prisoner of war in Korea."

    US POWs captured by North Korea were brutalized with starvation, beatings, forced death marches, exposure to extremes of temperature, binding in stress positions, and withholding of medical care, but the abuse had no relation to indoctrination "in which [North Korea was] not particularly interested." In contrast American POWs in the custody of North Korea's Chinese Communist allies did face a concerted interrogation and indoctrination program. However, "systematic, physical torture was not employed in connection with interrogation or indoctrination," the report states.

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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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    Interview Techniques
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    1997 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center gov.ntis.ava20440vnb1 VP-023-97 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center - This video depicts an effective law enforcement interview using the five general stages: Introduction, rapport, questioning, summary, and close. Director: Andre Jesequel.
     
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    It's Murder (1944)
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    Published on Mar 10, 2016
    Shows, in a dramatization, how seemingly innocent and unrelated remarks about military activities can aid the enemy. Tom's neighbors, a railroad worker, a telephone operator, and Tom himself carelessly give facts about an invasion that are pieced together by the enemy. A Japanese headquarters prepares to intercept the troops; Tom is killed.

    National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 38681 / Local Identifier 208.51 - It's Murder - Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945).
     
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    How to Dress to Avoid Suspicion, Blend In During a Crisis: “Be a Grey Man”
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    Survival is all about blending in.

    If you stand out, you could become like the unhammered nail, begging for unwanted attention.

    Whether you are carrying concealed or attempting to negotiate your way through a post-apocalyptic SHTF scenario, take notice that you don’t appear “militaristic” or tactical, as it will work against you.

    Mark Twain long ago observes that “clothes make the man” – and the last man you want to be in an emergency scenario is a conspiracy theorist, an obvious doomsday prepper or an overzealous gun-toting idiot who beams controversy and strange looks wherever he goes.

    Camouflauge fatigues, “fishing” vests and militia-gear will all work against your efforts, and put an exclamation mark over you while interacting with whatever remains of society, and potentially put a spotlight on your prepping efforts, your stores or retreats, and deflate your hard work to survive.

    The last thing you want to do is look like someone who wants a fight, someone who could be stolen from or someone who could become a target or mark.



    TheOl1911 explains his philosophy on finding common and even “trendy” clothing with muted colors and enough style to pass the “sniff test” that also offers advantages for concealed carry and tactical preparedness. There’s no one right answer here – but there are certainly wrong ones.

    Author Jeremiah Johnson recommends in his Green Beret’s Guide:

    Cargo pants. These are preferred because of what you can stash in them. You can hold an infinite combination of gear in them…a polar-tech cap and a balaclava, a “drive-on” (do) rag – the o.g. Army cravat. You can carry shooting gloves (leather for all-weather) and ear plugs (radians do tell!). With all of these things in the cargoes, there is still plenty of room for the main function: when you change your mags or speed loaders, you can shove the empties in your cargo pockets.

    Loosely fitting clothing will break up the outline of your body. Also, remember all of the caps and do-rags I mentioned before? A quick disguise is where you find it; need I say more. An old Russian saying: “Do not be a white crow among black crows or you’ll be pecked to death!” Make sure that you blend in as best as you can. Earth tones in your dress if you have to dee-dee into the woods. Balance your tones with the discretion of common sense. Do not try to be a walking Realtree monster right next to downtown city hall.

    Blend in and be inconspicuous; be the “gray” man in the crowd.

    Police and most trained marksmen know the techniques to spot someone carrying concealed, and otherwise looking shifty. Tell-tale signs of behavior, including subconsciously checking pockets, and changes in the gait, shifting weight to one side, or uneven clothing (from the weight of the weapon in a pocket) are all give away to the professionals. You’d do best to know them, too, so you can spot others, and avoid giving yourself away.

    Be aware of how your behavior can give you away, and dress to blend in with the local population. The styles will change depending upon what part of the country you live in, and whether or not you live in or near a city, or out in the countryside.

    Psychology of Survival- Gray Man Concept


    Instead, you should have the “uniform” of average clothing and accessories for your area, so that no one would notice you in a crowd, and few would remember you after the fact based upon your demeanor and any “give away” actions.

    Read more:

    The Prepper’s Blueprint: The ESSENTIAL Guide For Any Disaster

    Civil Unrest: You’re Pretty Much on Your Own If You Are Caught In a Riot or Other Violent Demonstration

    A Green Beret’s Guide To Planning Your Personal Posture: “First Things First: Always Be Armed”

    How Can You Tell If Someone is Hiding a Gun?


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    Forcible Entry: Excuse And Trickery By Law Enforcement - 1974 Educational Documentary - Ella73TV
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    Published on Mar 15, 2016
    Law Enforcement training film.
    Demonstrates situations in which police are excused from compliance with statutory knock and notice requirements when forcibly entering premises. Explains exigent circumstances, emergency situations, consent to enter, and police trickery to gain entry.
     
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    Obama Pushes For Widespread Surveillance State: “At This Rate We’ll All Be In Cages… Either Electronic Or Literal”
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    On Friday, March 11, Obama was in Austin, TX attempting to make his case for an allowance of a “back door” for government to enter into mobile devices. His plea is predicated on the government’s “need” to gain information for use against “war on terror” suspects, and also to find evidence to prosecute those attempting to bypass tax laws. Obama used the phrase “we” to refer to those making the decision to utilize such back door venues. The pronoun does not refer to “we the people,” but instead a nebulous “we” such as the TV series “the Outer Limits.” His “we” wants to control the vertical, the horizontal, and everything in between.

    Obama said the following at the South by Southwest Festival on Friday:

    “The question we now have to ask is: If technologically it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system where the encryption is so strong that there is no key, there’s no door at all, then how do we apprehend the child pornographer, how do we solve or disrupt a terrorist plot? What mechanisms do we have available to even do simple things like tax enforcement because if in fact you can’t crack that at all, government can’t get in, then everybody is walking around with a Swiss bank account in their pocket.”

    He uses “we” as if it applies to us, the American people. That paragraph is very interesting. Of course, none of it applies to him or any of the communists on his staff, present or former. Where’s the “back door” request for Hillary Clinton’s e-mail accounts? Where are the demands for all the data from the servers? How about Hillary’s cell phones? How about Obama’s cell phone records and e-mail account? Yes, Obama, how do we solve or disrupt a terrorist plot such as the Fast and Furious operation that placed weapons into the hands of terrorists who killed a U.S. Border Patrol Agent?

    It is a simple equation: the laws are made by them for us to obey.

    Such is a truism we are forced to deal with as daily these criminals hide behind the badge of the color of law and inflict their illegal edicts onto those who have no legal remedy or financial wherewithal to defend themselves. The end state has not happened in the U.S. but it is predictable, because it has happened with other societies. History repeats itself. It happened in the Soviet Union, as chronicled in the work “The Gulag Archipelago.” It happened with the formation of Red China. It happened in Nazi Germany. It is happening here.

    They didn’t build a $50 billion data recording and storage facility in Ogden, Utah for nothing. The emphasis on technological development is much the same as in “1984” by Orwell. Improvements in technology do nothing to alleviate any of the burdens of poverty, overcrowding, food shortages, disease, or any of the things afflicting mankind. The focus of technology is on developing new methods of surveillance, of data recording, and intrusion into people’s private lives. All of this is anent control and dominion, plain and simple.

    Obama asks for “…mechanisms… to even do simple things like tax enforcement…” in such a nonchalant manner.

    Oh, what about how James Clapper declared Iran the foremost supporter of terrorism, and Obama was the one who enabled the Iranians to obtain $12 billion in taxpayer funds to continue funding terrorist operations? What “mechanism” do the American people have to prevent such things? Impeachment? Elections? Yeah, we see how well all of that has been working.

    Obama still has almost a year left to continue gutting and destroying the country. If elections even occur, what will change? In the meantime, the Bill of Rights continues to be under assault and shredded. At this rate we’ll all be in cages…either electronic or literal, as the U.S. turns into the Hotel California. We’ll be prisoners here of our own device who can check out any time we like…but can never leave.

    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.

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

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    How To Survive Occupied America: “Red Dawn Just Started… And You’re In It”

    Forced Economic Free Fall the Precursor to Collapse: “The World Is About To Enter A Global Depression Unlike Anything Seen Before”

    The Trigger: If This Ever Happens You Know You’re Days Away From Nuclear War

    Jeremiah Johnson’s Green Beret Survival Guides


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    Use Of Force By Federal Law Enforcement - 1993 Educational Documentary - Ella73TV
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    Published on Mar 15, 2016
    Department of Justice, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

    "Use of Force" uses a dramatic recreation of an illegal but peaceful demonstration that gets out of hand to look at the different levels of provocation a police officer might encounter in his or her everyday job and the proper level of force that officers should use.
     
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    Freedom And You (1962)
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    Published on Mar 24, 2016
    "An American citizen suddenly finds his town taken over from Communists in this dramatic feature film, narrated by Jack Webb, and is jolted into a full realization of the importance of his civic responsibilities." 1962 Armed Forces Information Film #120, AFIF-120, produced by Warner Brothers Studios. The prologue alludes to the Soviet spy town of Vinnytsia in the Ukraine.

    This film was edited into a half hour version and released as Armed Forces Information Film #142, AFIF-142, Red Nightmare, in 1965. Also see the 1960 CIA film about Vinnytsia: Small Town Espionage
     
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    Dystopian Fiction of Yesterday is the NWO of Tomorrow: “The Shift is Toward Totalitarianism”
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    Many of the things that are happening this very moment have direct parallels in literature of the past. Whether it is an account such as the “Gulag Archipelago” by Solzhenitsyn or a work of “fiction” such as “1984” by George Orwell is irrelevant. Elements of the history or the storyline (regarding the former and the latter works) are now becoming thoroughly inculcated into the fabric of modern reality.

    All of the measures taken by the Soviet Union to crush and control its population are beginning to manifest themselves today in the United States. The courts are “stacked” to reflect the decision of the regime and not to rule by law. The Military Industrial Complex contracts are still being shuffled, along with government policies that just happen to substantiate those business interests with kickbacks for all. Laws serve political and corporate interests, and the lawmakers themselves do not represent any of their constituents: they are self-serving thieves, selling out their country and its populace for money and power.

    The police departments have (for all intents and purposes) been “federalized,” with budgets and marching orders becoming increasingly dependent upon federal and not local or state policies. Sheriffs who follow their appointed roles as duly-elected law enforcement officials upholding Constitutional guidelines are being “phased out” of existence. The changed demographics of “forced” insertions of illegal aliens and “refugees” into populations are rapidly negating the remainder of the two-party system to ensure that the Democratic party takes control ad infinitum.

    Orwell envisioned it. His work is labeled a work of fiction, although all of the measures Oceania pursued are either currently in place in the United States or they’re being developed. There is mass surveillance, increasing by the day. The “internet of things,” as coined by former General David Petraeus, is almost primed to allow “telescreens” to watch our every movement, and a camera on every corner to back them up. Orwell hated totalitarianism, having been exposed to it in his short but accomplished lifetime, and he knew man’s propensity was to move toward the enslavement of his fellow man.

    The development of new weapons by DARPA and the MIC are not toward a foreign enemy so much as the purpose of using them against the citizenry. Drones, robots, nanotechnology, and every other “gizmo” able to be employed are all being drawn from behind the black curtain to unleash upon the citizens. Also, the world’s situation is directly paralleling “1984” as three great spheres of influence…Europe, Asia, and North America…are being created by the powers that be. Global governance in “thirds” is probably the NWO end state, as outlined by Orwell for a very significant reason: control with as much ethnic and cultural homogeneity as possible.

    It stands to reason that an Oriental (“Eastasia,” in “1984”) empire/totalitarian state would control the Oriental nations, rather than split it up between populations that are not as closely related linguistically and culturally. We are seeing those shifts of influence into the divisions outlined by Orwell now, as the nations jockey for position and power. Just as in “1984,” where it stated that even two of the super-states in alignment and concerted efforts could not together topple the third, perhaps the same is with our world.

    The shift is toward totalitarianism, and the populations have been (and are being) conditioned to accept, if not embrace, collectivist thought and socialism. A good example was a film called “the Mutant Chronicles,” in which there were four great super-states that were organized not as nations but as corporations, that made war with one another over resources. We see the blending of government and corporation today in virtually every facet of life, with the illusion of elections and the illusion of choice upheld to keep the population around the dullard state of consciousness.

    What will save us from this? Will we be able to save ourselves from it? The more and more one watches freedoms disappearing by the day, the more one must wonder if there is a way to stem the tide. Orwell and Solzhenitsyn…visionary and historian…gave us blueprints to follow…checklists with which to use as frameworks of reference for what is befalling us daily. Someday it may be that the brief period of freedom enjoyed by the American people may be categorized as a “work of fiction” in a future that may not even allow anyone to read it.

    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.

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

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    Forced Economic Free Fall the Precursor to Collapse: “The World Is About To Enter A Global Depression Unlike Anything Seen Before”

    The Trigger: If This Ever Happens You Know You’re Days Away From Nuclear War

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    Character Traits And Skills That Are Hard To Find During A Crisis

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    I have never lived through a national scale crisis and like most people, I hope I never have to. That said, with the growing instability present in the state of the world today it would be rather foolish to assume that the near future holds nothing but fairy dust, unicorns and gumdrops. Preparation is a necessity.

    Many Americans cannot yet relate to the concept of full spectrum crisis, but most of us have at least experienced localized disasters. In order to understand what a national emergency might look like, one simply needs to examine the microcosm of localized disasters and then imagine the same exact problems but magnified 1,000 times.

    From my personal experience with local crises, I can say that the worst threat comes not from the event itself, but the ways in which people choose to deal with the event. That is to say, for smart, courageous and prepared people with the right traits and skills, there is no such thing as a crisis. For stupid people who overestimate their abilities or who let fear dominate their thinking, any crisis becomes an insurmountable moment of utter terror.

    The right people in the right place at the right time — no crisis. The wrong people in the right place at the right time — total destruction. Therefore, the key to surviving any crisis is to have the right people in place, and to be well away from the wrong people.

    The question is, who are the right people? How do we identify them? And, how do we examine ourselves and determine if we are ready or unready? Here are some of the increasingly rare character traits and skills that make a crisis manageable for any community.

    The Ability To Act Without Permission

    This is one of the hardest character qualities to find in people in a moment of crisis. Remember back to any crisis moments you have personally experienced and ask yourself how many people around you actually tried to solve the problem immediately, and how may stood around waiting for someone else to take the lead?

    During larger scale disasters this frequently manifests as widespread apathy. Thousands or even millions of people milling around for someone in “authority” to tell them what they should do rather than taking measures themselves. I am not a big believer in leadership by dictation. The moment you give one or very few people the power to dictate the actions of entire groups, your society is already doomed. However, I am a believer in leadership by example because I have seen it work.

    Unfortunately, people who have the ability to lead by example are few and far between. Without people of this quality within your community, it is unlikely you will survive. Decisiveness wins the day.

    The Ability To Teach

    When I mention the ability to teach, I am not referring to people who we designate officially as “teachers” or people who call themselves teachers. Most teachers do not actually know how to teach anything.

    I am thoroughly convinced that the ability to to teach, to transfer knowledge in a way that people can easily understand and replicate, is an inborn skill — a few people are gifted with it, most people are not. I have seen men and women with expert level knowledge in numerous fields of study who are bumbling buffoons when it comes to passing that knowledge on to others. This is because it is not enough to have mastered a skill set; you must also be able to read other people and figure out how they process information. You have to be highly intuitive to teach, and this is not something that can be learned, it is something that comes naturally.

    Finding great teachers during terrible times is the best way for a community to strengthen rather than weaken. It is also the only way that a society can rebuild after a collapse.

    The Ability To Think Outside Of The Box

    Crisis scenarios sometimes require imaginative solutions in order for the threat to be removed. Thinking outside of the box means a person is unafraid to gamble, and also unafraid to enact measures which have no precedence in history. Thinking outside of the box is not guaranteed to work, but it is a desirable trait when predictable responses are likely to fail.

    An outside-the-box thinker is a kind of inventor – he invents or engineers a mechanism that no one else could have conceived of because he does not see the crisis in front of him in linear terms; he does not see it as a situation he is trapped within. Rather, he sees the crisis as if outside the bubble looking from above. Many people have done this at least once in their lives; few people are able to do this on a regular basis.

    The Ability To Stay Calm

    It is truly amazing how few people are able to recognize they are in the midst of an emergency or disaster and remain calm and collected. Keep in mind, people who are apathetic during a crisis are not “remaining calm,” they simply are too ignorant to understand the gravity of the situation. Remaining calm requires you to see the danger and to act accordingly without panic.

    Vetting people for such a character trait is pretty easy; just watch how they respond to smaller stress events. Do they run and hide every time literally or psychologically, or do they stand their ground and work out the problem? Do they let their emotions take full control, or do they manage them?

    Reactionaries can make any crisis far worse by their mere presence. Get rid of them, or teach them how to manage stress if you can.

    The Ability To Direct Force Intelligently

    Sometimes a crisis is not a natural event but a man-made event, and the only way to stop the crisis is to eliminate the man or men responsible. This requires self-defense, and self-defense requires force. Sadly, when most people do direct force to stop an attack rather than cowering in fear they tend to do it haphazardly and without intelligent direction. They simply lash out in anger, and sometimes the wrong people get hurt in the process.

    This is kind of like using a shovel rather than a scalpel to scoop out a tumor.

    The ability to direct force intelligently requires not only a propensity for acting without permission, but also in some cases remaining patient. When action is taken, it must be done with precision and insight. Finding a person who appreciates this methodology is like finding a four leaf clover nowadays.

    The Ability To Psychologically Process Carnage

    Disasters are usually messy and horrifying affairs leading to grisly and macabre scenes. The key is to be able to process the sight of such carnage without being mentally broken by it, while also maintaining one’s humanity. I call these people “quiet professionals.”

    People who think that dealing with the pain and death of others requires you to act like a robot have missed the point entirely and are not safe and functional people to have present in a crisis.

    Instead, it is vital that we continue to hold onto our empathy, but not let it disrupt our ability to take action to help those who are suffering. Anyone who simply shuts off all emotion is likely a sociopath, and while sociopaths do have a knack for functioning well in grisly jobs they also have a knack for putting other people at risk. Sociopaths are incapable of caring about others, while quiet professionals take responsibility for others despite the ugliness of the situation.

    The Ability To Self-Sacrifice

    This is not a quality that can be easily seen in other people. Situations that actually call for self-sacrifice usually occur only in the worst of times, and it is nearly impossible to know for certain how anyone, including ourselves, will act when that time comes.

    To be clear, self-sacrifice by itself is not a noble quality. There are people out there that long for martyrdom, but they do so in the name of personal glory rather than in the name of saving others. Not only should self-sacrifice be enacted only when it is certain to save lives and no other options are available, it should also only be enacted without selfish aspirations of promoting one’s own legacy. Such an attitude invariably leads to disaster rather than redemption.

    The Ability To Recognize When Others Are More Qualified To Accomplish A Task

    It is vital that people have the ability to take initiative during a crisis and get things done. But, it is also vital for people to recognize when the person next to them is better qualified for a specific task.

    “Leadership” — good leadership — is about deferring responsibilities in a practical way. If you cannot do this then you are not a leader, you are an annoyance or an obstacle. I have seen far too many people in leadership positions sabotage their own efforts by refusing to hand over responsibility to those better suited to certain tasks.

    If you are a motivator, but not a teacher, then motivate your best teachers to teach rather than trying to take charge of both tasks and failing miserably. If you are not skilled in a particular area, then don’t try to micromanage people who are. Finding people who are “doers” is a fantastic thing, as long as they can refrain from overstepping their realm of ability and stepping on the toes of others.

    The worst possible scenario I can imagine is to have a community in which leadership is not shared according to expertise to some extent. Identify micro-managers and mini-tyrants early, or suffer the fate of a completely dysfunctional community in the face of unprecedented challenges.

    It is perhaps not coincidental that all of the above character qualities are growing rarer as our culture grows more and more unstable. The notion of preparedness for crisis revolves far too much around collecting supplies and menial skills and not enough around collecting people of excellent character. That is to say, true preparedness is about building up necessary supplies and talents, but it is also about organizing with uniquely qualified people. Ignoring the latter task is to set yourself up for inevitable failure.

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    The ultimate survival tip: A quick and easy way to break free from duct tape restraints . . . just in case
    • Simply raise your arms over your head as far as you can
    • In a swift movement, swing your arms down while pulling your wrists apart
    • The hack causes the tape to tear and should allow you to escape


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    1942 WORLD WAR II SABOTAGE Propaganda Film DON'T TALK 27464
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    Made in 1942 and nominated for an Academy Award, this MGM short is entitled DON'T TALK. It was part of the so-called "Crime does not Pay" series, and focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime. After a valuable shipment of manganese is blown up at a material plant, the FBI try to find out how information on the manganese shipment was found out. They get a lead on one of the plotters, Beulah Anderson, who as a waitress in a café gets to pick up all kinds of scuttlebutt from the innocent but loose talking clients. Once they figure out how she is sending the information she gathers, the FBI sets a trap. The moral of the story is: Don't Talk!

    MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series got started in an interesting way. After the Production Code ax fell most gangster pictures were no longer viable. The same thing happened to horror films, for other reasons. Warner Bros. took the lead by making a crime film. In this new type of film, former Public Enemy James Cagney played one of J. Edgar Hoover's "G-Men" and hunted down gangsters, while still behaving a bit like a gangster himself, at least in terms of swagger and style. MGM caught the lawman-hero bandwagon by inaugurating Crime Does Not Pay, an anti-crime, pro- good citizen series that would serve as sort of a consumer guide to warn middle America against the evils springing up around them.

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    THE HOAXSTERS COLD WAR ANTI-COMMUNIST DOCUMENTARY 88294
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    Made in 1952 and produced by the legendary Dore Shary, THE HOAXSTERS is an American documentary film written by Herman Hoffman, about the threat posed by communism to the American way of life. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film compares Hitler and Mussolini to a carnival barker and a snake oil salesman, and connects their outrageous talk to that of the Bolsheviks, in particular Josef Stalin.

    The film includes the voices of Marilyn Erskine, Howard Keel,
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    HANDLING TOP SECRET MATERIALS 1960s COLD WAR ERA INSTRUCTIONAL FILM 88244
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    Produced during the Cold War by the Department of Defense, MEMORANDUM ON SECURITY was shown to defense workers and researchers, to establish the rationale behind and methods used for handling top secret, confidential, and classified information in national laboratories and defense installations. The film makes a direct appeal to the individual to guard against the theft or compromising of information through carelessness. (Interestingly, all the scientists shown in the film are men!) Deputy Defense Secretary Donald A. Quarles (1957-59) is shown in the film, discussing the Cold War and the race against the Soviets for world domination, a race in which "there is no well defined goal".

    Donald Aubrey Quarles (July 30, 1894 - May 8, 1959) was a communications engineer, senior level executive with Bell Telephone Laboratories and Western Electric, and a top official in the United States Department of Defense during the Eisenhower Administration. He served as both Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

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    What is YOUR body language saying? Infographic explains the secret meaning behind the way we sit, stand and even how our eyes rest on someone else's face
    • Eighty per cent of communication is non-verbal though body language
    • Handy cheat sheet claims to be able to show you how to read the signs
    • If a person opens their hands, it is a clue they are open to conversation


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    Shooting for Survival circa 1974 FBI Firearms Training Film; Police Gun Training
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    Published on Apr 13, 2016
    FBI & Police Training playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    Firearms playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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    "Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation TRAINING FILM: Basic rule for survival against hostile fire is to take cover. Defensive firearms training that includes technical skills and target practice survival skills for law enforcement agents. Scenes of agents taking cover and scenes of target practice are shown throughout."

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    Law Enforcement Support & Training

    The FBI works to enhance the criminal justice system's effectiveness and efficiency at all levels—national, state, county, and municipal. One of the key ways the FBI does this is by serving as a national focal point for criminal justice information by providing accurate and timely services to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement organizations, the private sector, academia, and other government agencies.

    The Bureau also provides law enforcement training for police and intelligence officials at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. A number of programs are available, each offering opportunities to educate national security professionals across the nation and around the world. Classes are highly selective and stress improving leadership skills, incorporating the latest investigative techniques, sharing best practices, and fostering an esprit de corps...

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    Survival Skills

    Each year, U.S. law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level are killed or wounded in the line of duty, proof-positive that policing is a very dangerous profession. Even seemingly routine arrest warrant situations or domestic disturbance calls can turn deadly in an instant.

    With the safety of all officers in mind, the FBI designed its Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival (LETSS) Program in 1992. Since then, we've trained thousands of FBI task force members, police officers, and international law enforcement personnel...at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, regionally throughout the U.S., and internationally.

    About the training.
    The LETSS training is designed to give officers the skills and mindset required to identify and handle critical situations in high-risk environments. Basis survival techniques taught include hallway and stairway movement, room entry, clearing techniques, subject control, and handgun skills. Other sessions include: mental and physical preparation, arrest planning, ballistic shield deployment, low light operations, and use of motor vehicles in arrest situations.

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    Firearms.
    Since the mid-1930s, special agents have been authorized to carry firearms. Agents rarely fire their weapons in real-life situations, but they must be experts with firearms when they leave the Academy and must maintain their skills throughout their careers. Today, agents in training must qualify with a Bureau-issued handgun and shotgun. For the handgun, students must shoot a minimum of 80 percent or better on two of three record attempts on the qualification course. The cumulative score must average 80 percent or better on all three record attempts. For the shotgun, trainees must shoot a minimum of 80 percent or better on one of two record attempts. The students must also demonstrate familiarity with the Bureau submachine gun and the Bureau carbine. Agent trainees fire approximately 3,900 rounds of ammunition during their 20 weeks at the Academy. They also participate in drills using simulated firearms training equipment—much like a sophisticated video game—that tests their ability to make split-second decisions in life-or-death situations.
     
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    Just a little food for thought................

    MUST WATCH & SHARE MARAUDERS, LOOTER AND GANGS DURING SHTF, WROL, ECONOMIC COLLAPSE
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    This is a very well done video that really drives the message home.

    mirrored upload from New America Now http://www.youtube.com/user/NewAmeric....
     
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    Combat Counterintelligence 1942 US Army Training Film; World War II
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    Published on Apr 20, 2016
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    "On the danger of giving up information to the enemy.R.1: dramatization makes comparison of activities of professional sports scout to the information gathering activities of the enemy. Lessons stressed; do not carry cameras, diaries, engraved lighters and the like into battle. They are potentially useful to the enemy. R.2: shows two dramatized examples of careless behavior that resulted in giving up information which in turn led to disaster for friendly troops."

    US Army Training Film TF11-321

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    United States Army Counterintelligence is the component of United States Army Intelligence which conducts counterintelligence activities to detect, identify, assess, counter, exploit and/or neutralize adversarial, foreign intelligence, international terrorist organization, and insider threats to United States national security.

    Military and civilian personnel trained and appointed to conduct counterintelligence investigations and offensive counterintelligence activities are credentialed and titled as Counterintelligence Special Agents and carry badge and credentials identifying their status as federal law enforcement officers. These agents have jurisdiction in the investigation of national security crimes such as treason, spying, espionage, sedition, subversion, foreign sabotage, and acts of terrorism directed by foreign intelligence operatives involving Army personnel, while other criminal matters are investigated by United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. In other branches of the U.S. military, the counterintelligence mission is performed by the Office of Special Investigations for the Air Force, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for the Navy and Marine Corps, which also conduct general criminal investigations for their respective services. The Army continues to keep these two investigative units separate, even though joint investigations happen periodically.

    Most Army counterintelligence units and personnel operate today under the auspices of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, with the 902nd Military Intelligence Group responsible for counterintelligence activities and operating field offices within the continental United States. Historically, the United States Army Counterintelligence mission was performed by the Corps of Intelligence Police during World War I, the Counterintelligence Corps during World War II, and later by the now defunct U.S. Army Intelligence Agency...

    Special Agent Duties

    Counterintelligence Special Agents conduct activities to detect, identify, assess, counter, exploit and/or neutralize adversarial Foreign Intelligence Security Services, International Terrorist Organizations, and Insider Threats to the United States Army and U.S. National Security. Duties may include the investigation of national security crimes using special investigative procedures; conducting long term surveillance and intelligence gathering missions; processing intelligence evidence; preparing and distributing reports; conducting counterintelligence source operations; debriefing personnel for counterintelligence collections, and supporting counterterrorism operations. Senior counterintelligence personnel provide guidance to junior special agents and supervise their training, as well as conducting liaison and operational coordination with foreign and U.S. Law Enforcement, Security, and Intelligence Agencies... Seasoned counterintelligence personnel may also be assigned to U.S. Army Special Forces...

    Special Agent Designations

    If military, Counterintelligence Special Agents are designated by enlisted military occupational specialty 35L, warrant officer military occupational specialty 351L, or commissioned officer area of concentration 35E; if civilian, the 0132 series. On 1 October 2007, the former enlisted specialty 97B, Counterintelligence Agent, was redesignated as 35L, Counterintelligence Special Agent, to group all Military Intelligence specialties in the 35 series. In addition, the rank requirement was returned to a minimum of Sergeant/E-5, matching that of other special agents throughout the U.S. Armed Forces...
     
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    Stay Alert, Stay Alive (1967) - U.S. Army Vietnam Training film
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    Stay Alert, Stay Alive (1967) - U.S. Army Vietnam Training film
    Documentary on the special training soldiers received upon arrival in Vietnam. Special techniques for survival in Vietnam and jungle warfare. Watch documentaries and war movies at http://www.manicmovies.com
     
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    Possible End Game: The United States Has Created a Climate That Could Easily Be Transformed Into a War

    Jeremiah Johnson
    April 25th, 2016
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    Most readers have been watching, as the U.S. and Russia seem to be positioning themselves along Cold War lines. The posturing is not confined to maneuvering military assets; it also runs along economic lines, in which most warfare is at least based if not a major or the sole impetus. Each power has sought to cement its claims/presence in areas bordering the sphere of influence of, or the actual territory of the other power. Such posturing can be dangerous and lead to an incident that escalates into the uncontrollable.

    Recently the news media has been abuzz with the Russian fighter aircraft buzzing the U.S. in the face: first the incident with the two fighters coming within 30 feet of an American naval vessel, and another separate incident involving aerial theatrics around a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft (a Boeing RC-135 intelligence-gathering spy plane). The U.S. responded in kind on April 20 by allowing a guided missile destroyer, the U.S.S. Cook to encroach upon Russian borders while conducting maneuvers near Poland. The U.S. claimed that Russian aircraft were doing fly-by’s to intimidate the destroyer.

    Unlike the puissant response by John Kerry, feigning anger and doing nothing with the Russian aircraft incidences of the past two weeks, Russia is not playing with the destroyer incident. The Russian ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko is reported by Reuters to have made the following statement:

    “This is about attempts to exercise military pressure on Russia. We will take all necessary measures, precautions, to compensate for these attempts to use military force.”

    This statement by Grushko was not limited to the incident with the Cook. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has affirmed in the past week the intention of NATO to deploy command and control centers in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania. Exercises are currently being planned and prepared in Estonia by NATO air assets, to include participation by Sweden and Finland, both non-NATO members. The exercises are scheduled to commence on April 28.

    Although the exercises are superficially being dubbed maneuvers to help with control of civilian airports and coordination with them during “an emergency situation,” in reality they are both posturing and stationing aircraft on Russia’s western flank. Also, the mainstream media barely mentioned the fact that last month, NATO fighter aircraft approached a Russian aircraft carrying Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defense Minister who was en route to inspect military facilities and readiness in Kalingrad, toward Russia’s western border.

    Much has also been mentioned by NATO of Russian “aggression and encroachment” regarding Ukraine, still beset by more than a year of fighting in its eastern region between Ukrainian forces and ethnic Russian separatists. NATO has condemned Russia for supplying these separatists with equipment, materials, and personnel. Russia has responded to this accusation by declaring eastern Ukraine to be mired in a civil war.

    There are also underlying economic issues to all of this. As mentioned in previous articles, the entire involvement of NATO wanting to “assist” Russia in her support of Syria was nothing more than an attempt to oust Assad. This, in turn took a back seat to the desires of NATO and the U.S. to annex a portion of Syria in order to enable a natural gas pipeline from Qatar into Western Europe for the purpose of negating Russia’s Gazprom from supplying Western Europe with natural gas. Basically, the Russians solidified Assad’s position, bombed the insurgents into submission, left supplies and advisers with Assad, and withdrew from the board. The U.S. was left stultified with egg on its face.

    Now the BRIC nations are starting their markets up in earnest, backing their currencies with gold and trading in Shanghai, China, and Moscow in Russia. These two nations, incidentally are #1 and #3 respectively regarding gold production. The former produced 490 tons in 2015, and the latter put out 295 tons that year. The two nations account for 25% of the gold production for the world. Those are staggering numbers. In addition to production, China and Russia have been building up their reserves of gold astronomically.

    They are ranked 5th and 6th respective to gold reserves. The U.S. is listed as “#1” but this is another faux pearl attached to others on a string, such as phony employment numbers and the inflated GDP as reported by parrots of the media and business insider networks who are, in reality inside of the pockets of the administration and the Federal Reserve.

    Another point of interest that may have a great effect is that Congress is in the midst of passing legislation to hold Saudi Arabia partially accountable for the 9-11 attacks.

    The Saudis responded with informing the state department that they will call in assets and all accounts payable if that is the case. This could really domino and also spell an immediate end to the Petrodollar. Wouldn’t that be interesting? Congress would hit the Saudis up with a bill, and the Saudis would pay us in “fiat” Federal Reserve notes, maybe cutting off the oil supply as well. Payment of the bill then may as well be in toilet paper.

    To summarize, akin to ancient Rome, the United States has over-extended herself. She has created a climate that could easily be transformed into a war on a slight pretext. Wars, as it is well known are also a means a nation can extricate itself from debt and financial responsibility. The dying Petrodollar system has been on life support for some time, and it appears other nations such as the BRIC’s are taking the initiative to return to a true monetary standard. This is the same gold and silver standard that the U.S. should never have left in the first place.

    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.

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    Taking Risks: Once Too Often - 1950 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
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    Published on Apr 30, 2016
    This safety film depicts the precarious daily adventures of a soldier on leave who eventually loses his life by taking a chance once too often. From falling asleep while smoking, to driving while not paying attention to the road, his reckless actions were always going to be his downfall.
     
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    Counter-Terrorism Training: "Vehicle Ambush Counter-Attacks" circa 1976 California State Police
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    Published on May 8, 2016
    FBI & Police Training playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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    Counter-terrorism training film produced by the California State Police and placed in the National Archives by the US Agency for International Development. Includes instructions for ramming cars as a defensive measure.

    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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    Counter-terrorism (also called anti-terrorism) incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism.

    If terrorism is part of a broader insurgency, counter-terrorism may employ counter-insurgency measures. The United States Armed Forces use the term foreign internal defense for programs that support other countries in attempts to suppress insurgency, lawlessness, or subversion or to reduce the conditions under which these threats to security may develop...

    In response to the escalating terror campaign in Britain carried out by the militant Irish Fenians in the 1880s, the Home Secretary, Sir William Harcourt, established the first counter-terrorism unit ever. The Special Irish Branch was initially formed as a section of the Criminal Investigation Department of the London Metropolitan Police in 1883, to combat Irish republican terrorism through infiltration and subversion.

    Harcourt envisioned a permanent unit dedicated to the prevention of politically motivated violence through the use of modern techniques such as undercover infiltration. This pioneering branch was the first to be trained in counter-terrorism techniques.

    Its name was changed to Special Branch as it had its remit gradually expanded to incorporate a general role in counterterrorism, combating foreign subversion and infiltrating organized crime. Law enforcement agencies, in Britain and elsewhere, established similar units.

    Counterterrorism forces expanded with the perceived growing threat of terrorism in the late 20th century. Specifically, after the September 11 attacks, Western governments made counter-terrorism efforts a priority, including more foreign cooperation and shifting tactics involving red teams...


    United States

    - U.S. legal issues surrounding this issue include rulings on the domestic employment of deadly force by law enforcement organizations.
    - Search and seizure is governed by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
    - The U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act after the September 11 attacks, as well as a range of other legislation and executive orders relating to national security.
    - The Department of Homeland Security was established to consolidate domestic security agencies to coordinate anti-terrorism, as well as national response to major natural disasters and accidents.
    - The Posse Comitatus Act limits domestic employment of the United States Army and the United States Air Force, requiring Presidential approval prior to deploying the Army and/or the Air Force. Pentagon policy also applies this limitation to the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy, because the Posse Comitatus Act doesn't cover naval services, even though they are federal military forces. The Department of Defense can be employed domestically on Presidential order, as was done during the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Hurricane Katrina, and the Beltway Sniper incidents.
    - External or international use of lethal force would require a Presidential finding...
     
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    1955 U.S. Army training film TF 21-1973 Escape.

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    Understanding the Progressive Agenda- Part 1, by DBS
    By Hugh James Latimer | May 19, 2016 - 7:00 am | Current Events & Politics, Economics & Investing


    For years, I have been feeling shocked by the amount of strange happenings, those that I couldn’t explain; they just didn’t make sense. More and more, I would get angry, frustrated, and upset with how these events and their origins occurred. I have a feeling that many like-minded patriotic Americans may feel the same way, especially since 9/11.

    Not only has our society change since that day but so has our culture. As a Desert Storm Marine and now a retired fire chief, I have found that our society and culture changed so quickly. It seemed each year the changes had been growing and growing. I had thought that maybe I was getting older and less knowledgeable of the new pop culture, but I also found myself wondering what was wrong with all of these headlines, cable TV programs, legislation, new rules, new taxes, free money, crazy home loans, embellished financial markets, persecution of the Bible, downplay of religion, and more. I could go on, but I think you also feel the same. That is why we are here with the great resources of SurvivalBlog. We are all looking for answers to those strange questions and feelings we have as a community. So many events, over the past 15 years, just don’t make any sense to us.

    I have had so many strange feelings that have caused me anguish and have pushed me to make changes in my life and my awareness. However, I had not found out exactly why! I didn’t know why people felt “off”. So, since I am a problem solver and I needed to know why, I began to pursue the origins of my frustrations and started my research.

    I now have enough knowledge and answers to feel more comfortable with awareness, and I’ve reached a point where I now feel more comfortable and a bit more at ease. I have a lesson that I teach my family. I tell them that the worst thing you can do is to ignore a problem, and the I give them steps to find a solution:

    1. Identify the origin,
    2. Set a plan, and
    3. Follow through with the plan, until another is needed to adjust for the best outcome.
    In my continued studies and search for the origins of my frustration, I recently found multiple websites with great articles that gave me some of the final pieces to the answers. Now this information may be hard to digest for most people/Americans. It will depend on your level of awareness and acceptance of possibilities. At this time in my life, I allocate more time to analyze people, TV, social media, and advertisements, always looking for the origins of their behavior and actions. So I feel that maybe sharing my results may bring more discussion and ideas to the forum with an end result of finding more resolve.

    The Progressive Agenda: “Left, Liberals, Obama/Clinton”, Democrats, et cetera
    For those who are not aware, some of the origins of Democratic party were slave owners. Please also research LBJ and his comments after laying the foundation of the welfare state. Another interesting comment came from the NBA commentator, Charles Barkley. All of these statements and history will come together at the end of this paper. Since the 1960’s, there has been a movement known as Liberal thinking. I feel this movement started with good intentions, since the 60’s were of such chaos and change. However, underlying those good intentions were a few select leaders that had a common theme. I believe this theme had been hiding and found a vehicle to use their ideology. Since the McCarthy hunt on communists, those ideologists needed another vehicle that was more subvert to change this country into their utopia. The Progressive Agenda has its roots in Communism and Marxism. This may or may not be a shock to you. If this is not a shock, you are aware and should keep reading. This is not a history lesson, and I will not supply a time-line of events. This is more of a foundation for future thought.

    Global Warming
    Since the late 60’s, have you noticed a change in our culture as a “Western Middle Class” culture? I would first look at the claims for climate change, peak oil, et cetera. Currently, in 2016, the celebrities of Hollywood keep talking and pushing the topic of “global warming” on their agendas, even though our ice caps have stabilized and there is proof that the solar cycle was a good contributor to the warmer climate over the last 24 years. Why?

    Family and the Bible
    Now look at the attack on the family structure. What are the divorce rates now, compared to the 1950’s? Where are the family units? Where are the traditional roles? Also look at the attack on religion, by those proponents of scientific evolution. How many headlines do you read and people you know who no longer believe in the Bible? Why?

    Tools of Marxism
    These are the tools used to “break” up the success of the western middle class culture. These are the same tools of Marxism. Why are they being used? Well, since the success of post-war America’s middle class was the greatest in history, no empire has had such a large and wealthy middle class. That is why we had such a great lifestyle. Unfortunately, we may never see it again.

    All those McMansions, expensive cars, vacation homes, real estate investing, and wealth in the middle class was too much for the wealthy elite. Having a wealthy middle class truly meant that they all had less! Those wealthy middle class people were using up all the resources for their profits rather than the elite’s. So, the elite had to make some changes.

    How could they stop the successful expansion of the middle class before they were able to have a compounding effect on their next generation. A generational wealth transfer was going to be a real problem in the next 40 years. Each generation that could expand their nest eggs into a doubling affect on their wealth would result in the ruling elite being diluted all the more!

    Before they could find a way to steal the middle class’s wealth, they had to make sure they would eliminate any financial education to our middle class children. I know in my public schooling, I never received any financial education. I was not taught how to write a check, what is savings, or how to become financially independent.

    Instead of learning financial education, I was taught just to go to school, find a good job, get married, both of us have successful careers, invest into your 401k, and retire! Oh, by the way, we were also taught sex education in school and told not to get pregnant and that kids are really expensive! Furthermore, free condoms, birth control, abortions, Welfare state, link cards, WIC, and section 8 are available if you mess up! The meaning is don’t have many kids. If you do have kids, the government will help make sure that they grow up without a financial education, so as not to threaten our wealth and power. I look back on that now, and it starts to make more sense. I am upset that I was duped.

    It sounds weird, but the wealthy elite saw the successful middle class as a threat to their power. By slowing the birth rate of the successful, wealthy middle class, the elite could keep more of this country’s resources for themselves. Thus, with more of the resources and now a better financial education, they could again turn to putting more wealth into their pockets for their families’ fortunes. Population control was about hoarding and eliminating the threat to their wealth and power.

    But how could the elite get America to accept this elimination of the American dream that they just sold to us after WWII? Well, they used the Rothschild technique of creating chaos to turn a profit. Wars had to be started, the middle class divided, instill the idea of separation of church and state, create racial riots and economic recessions, reform education, destroy of the family unit, buffoon the patriarch member, promote the feminism movement, increase the divorce rate, create circumstance for latch key kids, and promote the popularity of two incomes/no kids (DINKS). All these techniques will lead to fewer children of a successful middle class, thus creating a reduced chance of a compounding generational middle class wealth! Hint: Does this sound like Karl Marx?

    Population control was working well, until we had a Washington DC outsider win the Presidency for eight years. However, after that hiatus, the master wealthy elite plan of population control was back on track.

    I believe those eight years were a wake up call for the wealthy elite. They knew that they had to control and manipulate all major elections in their favor. It seems that was the last election in which the middle class had a real impact on the results. Since that era, we just vote to keep ourselves distracted and to give us the feeling that we have a say, as the winners were and are not selected by us. The elite were in charge, so I’ll write form their perspective for awhile.

    Population Control is Working, or is It?
    Population control of the successful middle class was working. Now we (the elite) moved on to setting up more government regulations that could steal back the wealth of the middle class. We decided to also print dollars to steal their wealth with devaluation and give them easy-to-obtain debt. Without a good financial education, the middle class would crater under the ease in obtaining more debt. Now we can charge them fees for being overdrawn and overdue! They won’t and don’t know how to manage wealth. (Remember? We didn’t allow them any financial education.)

    Well, that is an easy explanation of what happened since the 1999 Act that deregulated the ruling elite– the Glass-Stegall Act. If you are not familiar with this deregulation of the banks, please study and use a filter. In essence, it was the beginning of the end of our middle class wealth. It started slowly with overdraft fees, then ATM fees, and then moved to force the middle class into bankruptcy.

    2009: Oh Wait—Our Home Loan Friends Are Losing Their Wealth!
    We (the elite) were concerned that our friends were losing their wealth because we allowed so much middle class debt. All of those middle class people are not paying back all of their loan payments. Now, what? We can’t have our banker friends lose their wealth. How about we just print up some dollars, give it to them, and they can save themselves. “Hey, Alan, can you start the printing press and we promise Ben will shut it off.” Yikes! Yea, right?

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