More gut wrenching headlines out of Chicago, where one woman has now lost all four of her sons to gun violence.

U.S. Constitutional Free Press

A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended.

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports the victim, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, was taking shelter from the rain with a group of 10 to 12 teenagers under a canopy in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when someone jumped a fence, ran up to them, and opened fire.

Just days before, Hadiya performed with her high school band at President Obama’s inauguration.

The park is near King College Prep High School — where Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player, and majorette.

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Musical Tribute to New Orleans, Zydeco and Cajun Music Favorites

Not newsworthy in the least, but I love Cajun music and I’m posting some favorite tunes to pay tribute to the upcoming Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans. Enjoy.

Tags: Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, Zydeco music, cajun music videos, music videos, music, new orleans, super bowl 2013

Important Update to Relocation Post from Last Week

Recently I posted a article on getting out of the city which included a list of the top 100 most dangerous cities in America. This week I have added some more information to that post which includes an important video. The presentation is about 2 hours, feature length, and anyone who is relocating should definitely watch this movie. It’s by Joel Skousen. Below is an excerpt from one of his most recent global intelligence reports:

Did you Know?

The Russians are building tremendous new nuclear/biological and chemical weapons systems–all with the assistance of US technology transfers. They are deploying on average, 3 new Topol-M 6th generation ballistic missiles per month. We built our last MX over 10 years ago, and are disarming unilaterally. Further, the Russians are building huge underground nuclear bunkers and weapons production facilities in the Ural Mountains, clearly intended to function during a nuclear war. The US intelligence community (under both Republican and Democratic administrations) knows this and are actively covering for the Russians, so the American people won’t become alarmed.

Both Republican and Democratic administrations have been supplying the Chinese with high technology weapons systems for years, knowing that they, in turn, are supplying other enemies (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea) as well. Both Russia and China continue to protest against any US anti-ballistic missile system, even though such systems are purely defensive. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that ABM systems only threaten someone who intends to launch ballistic missiles someday.

President Clinton directed our military to absorb a nuclear first strike rather than launch on warning (our only true deterrent to a first strike) and to prepare to retaliate afterward. That first strike will take down all command and control, all bombers (since none are on alert), most missiles, and all satellite and submarine communications.

According to the House Armed Services Committee, the following reductions have taken place during the Clinton Administration: Strategic and General Purpose Forces from 1990 to 1997: B-52 Bombers have gone from 220 to 56. B-1 Bombers from 90 to 60; Strategic Defense Interceptor Aircraft from 36 to 0; and Army Divisions (1990 to 1997) have gone from 18 Active down to 10. Reserve divisions have gone from 10 to 8. Army Brigades (1990 to 1997) have declined from 8 Active to 3 and Reserve brigades have gone down from 27 to 18.

Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief attempts to track the insider moves underlying the major stories you hear each week. The WAB is not a primary news source–but rather, the best source of news analysis. Joel’s purpose and strong point is to help you see how world and national events are shaping up in accordance with the secret agendas of men and groups who control government. The World Affairs Brief puts together the probable set of intentions and motives of the power elite by inductively cataloging their specific actions over time.

What will you do about it?

What is the risk to you and your family if there is a major terrorist attack on a U.S. city with chemical or biological weapons? What will you do?

Did you know the US, by policy, will not retaliate on warning of a nuclear attack –effectively removing any deterrent? Are you prepared if the “unthinkable” happens –nuclear war?

Have you considered what you will do if an economic crisis threatens your pensions, investments and other so-called “guaranteed” income?

What about a major earthquake or other natural disaster suddenly upsetting the natural social order for months at a time? Could you get out of harm’s way if massive social unrest erupts in the wake of a crisis?

What about your home? Do you have extra tanks of potable water should public water supplies be cut off or contaminated? Would you know how to collect and filter your own water if none was available for a long time?

Joel Skousen is a world-renowned expert in home security and Constitutional law. Joel, who publishes a weekly comprehensive analysis of world affairs, is also the author of books on home security, law, and government. His latest two books, The Secure Home and Strategic Relocation–North American Guide to Safe Places, address the myriad economic, biological, and political threats that face families living in today’s complex world. The books also serve as guides for families wishing to relocate to a more secure area and become self-sufficient. In addition, Joel is available to consult privately with individuals to design high security residences and retreats, or to develop contingency plans for emergency situations.

My updated article is on the site front page and here is the video report. Feel free to forward, share and re-post this material if you or someone you know if trying to make plans to relocate and get out of the city. Thanks.

Tags: Joel Skousen, relocating, bug-out retreats, time to get out of the city 2013, rural lifestyles, preppers, preparedness, career change, relocation, country living

 

But then again we all knew that. We’re in the same boat here in the US at 16.3 trillion in debt and counting…

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9832845/France-totally-bankrupt-says-labour-minister-Michel-Sapin.html

Michel Sapin made the gaffe in a radio interview, which left French President Francois Hollande battling to undo the potential reputational damage.

“There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state,” Mr Sapin said. “That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away from that objective.”

The comments came as President Hollande attempts to improve the image of the French economy after pledging to reduce the country’s deficit by cutting spending by €60bn (£51.5bn) over the next five years and increasing taxes by €20bn.

Data from Banque de France showed earlier this month that a flight of capital has already left the country amid concerns that France’s Socialist leader intends to soak the rich and businesses. The actor Gérard Depardieu has renounced his French citizenship and decamped to Russia in protest, while David Cameron said Britain…

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US Military Drone Technology Capable of Extensive High Resolution Surveillance Over Vast Land Areas: DARPA Update

Over the weekend PBS aired a new documentary revealing just a few of the incredible advances which have been achieved by DARPA in advancing the US military’s drone surveillance and warfare technology. For fighting terrorism overseas and replacing “boots on the ground” with “drones in the air” this is all an unparalleled blessing, which will save American soldiers’ lives by the thousands. But for civilian Americans on the home front it all presents some disturbing new surveillance actualities with which we must all cope.

A larger and more powerful “eye in the sky” developed by DARPA will inevitably be used for domestic surveillance, crime fighting, discovery of illegal marijuana grows, policing the US borders and keeping an eye on the civilian population in general. Here’s a clip:

One of the most hideous news reports I have had to endure reading, conditions in North Korea beg the urgent question: Isn’t there something the world can do to put an end to the suffering of the North Korean people? It seems almost a crime in and of itself that world leaders allow these inhuman atrocities to continue to take place in the macabre fascist nation, decade after decade. My stomach turned over when I read this story.

The Extinction Protocol

January 28, 2013NORTH KOREAHungry parents in North Korea have been caught eating their children to avoid starvation, according to reports. One father is said to have been executed by firing squad for killing his two kids for food. And it has sparked fears there could be further cases of cannibalism in the country. The Sunday Times told how undercover reporters recorded several horror stories from inside the poverty-stricken nation. They included one man who dug up his grandchild’s corpse to eat and another who boiled his child and ate the flesh. Thousands of North Koreans are feared to be starving to death while their chubby leader Kim Jong-Un regularly dines on banquets. It is claimed that more than 10,000 people could have died from in the provinces south of the capital Pyongyang alone. One informant in South Hwanghae, said: “In my village in May a…

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So, it’s not just me huh? Several years back I tinkered with FB for about 4 months. After I joined [ under my real birth name and present name ] three of my “long lost friends” from high school found me after 30 years. We began to dialogue via email. Over the next 6 weeks they dropped away one by one as they discovered not only was I not a liberal [ Whaaat? A gay woman who’s NOT a liberal. This can’t be! ] but worse, I did not vote for Obama. These “friends” decided amongst themselves over that period that something must be wrong with me, and they all three gradually dropped away from keeping in touch. So now I know at least one thing that Facebook is good for: it’s really good for finding and bonding with people who are just like you, down to the fine nuances of how they vote and what they believe to be true. One can find and attach oneself to these “yaay, you are just like me!” groups and blow spitballs at everyone else, right? Isn’t that the gist of what social networking is for? Oh, sorry, I left out surveillance. It’s good for that too.