Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #102. Thanks for stopping by to check out this weeks newsletter. i hope you survived the storms okay and didn't have any storm damage from winds or flooding. The trials of life are coming at us in all directions. How we handle them is what is important. How we approach and prepare will be the deciding factor. National trends still continue down the negative track, however, one has a choice to ride the spiral or get off and take control of your own life and prepare.
HFS 2nd Annual March Madness Donation Drive March 1-31, 2021 - All donations directly covers operational cost to keep licenses, software fees, video editing, website and email fees..... You can read more and donate at this link - Hope for Survival - 2nd Annual March Madness Donation Drive - March 1-31, 2021 If you have not donated please consider doing so to help maintain and improve the quality of Hope for Survival. It cost money to keep this mission moving forward. We bring HFS to you at no cost however there is a cost to website ownership and management to keep it operational. We have reached about 99% of our goal so far. Who will put HFS over the threshold to meet the set goal? This is the last week in the fund drive. Please consider helping us match our goal for 2021. HFS sends a huge "THANK YOU" for the donations received. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessings.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had Zoom Rally #47 as HFS continues the Thursday night series discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. If you aren't attending these rallies you are certainly missing out. A favorite feature of mine is the "chatter that matters" segment of the evening where all attendees can discuss any and all preparedness topics on their mind. Thanks to everyone who could attend.
Heritage Life Skills will be held May 21-23, 2021 and registration started March 1, 2021. More information about Carolina Readiness Supply and Heritage Life Skills 2021 is provided in the following link to HFS YouTube page. (266) Hope For Survival - YouTube Here is my conversation with Ms. Jan discussing Heritage Life Skills 2021.
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Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay. When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope.
Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week –
As you read through this series of thoughts, it is important you keep this opening statement in the back of your mind. My goal is not to win the debate or argument. It is to win the person to get back control of their mind.
Pull up your spenders and hang on.
In my thoughts and conversations I often wonder why we still see so much disparage in smart intelligent people. What do I mean? Still today after all the events we have witnessed through the 2020 Presidential Election and post-election, the January 6, 2021 Capitol Riots and last speech by President Trump, I encounter many who still believe a magic act is about to happen and a magician will pull former President Trump out of a hat and he will assume power of our great nation. Now, in reality, this is not going to happen. Maybe in a foreign land where the United States worked to manipulate a foreign election in a puppet nation. No way. Yes, way.
Like I have shared numerous times before, in my former life I got to witness such acts against others. Why do you think I am consistently pointing this point out? Because these are good people who are highly intelligent who are being hood winked. Why am I so confident in my statement? Because a lot of what I am living through in America today, I lived through in my former life as a witness to acts and results in foreign governments. The use of power, money and threats to persuade outcomes in favor of our nation. The powers to be can and will manipulate the populace to bite. Meaning, people will move the chair closer to the device they are being fed manipulative information to sway and follow untruths to control and sway beliefs and opinions.
This is a long standing reality in which we live. Humans will tune in to monitor every word being spewed to control the mind in millions. Psychological Operations is a powerful tool used for many years. We have witnessed this in hundreds of movies and tv shows. Many never realized when it was being used on the American people. Yea, I know, these are writers trying to provide entertainment to sale tickets and make money.. The American dream, right? Maybe look at it this way. Movies, television shows, and news stories can be put forth to gauge reactions, emotions, product sales, political support, and futuristic programs. Go back to the 1970s and remember when Star Wars hit the big screen. Crazy stuff wasn't it? Farfetched and beyond reality to most. Then President Reagan spoke about Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) which was the dream of a space based defense system to protect America. The list goes on and on. Star Wars on the big screen proved the world was open to a space based concept. The children who watched Star Wars yesterday are the engineers, scientist and leaders today delivering the reality. of SDI. Dreaming can be a reality however these dreamers put faith in their own abilities to deliver. They are ones who step out and control their minds to transform dreams to realities. What I am talking about are those who are very trusting and but unwilling or incapable to accept outcomes controlled by others. There are people, systems, networks, and masses who get paid large sums of money to set up programs to determine the best ways to sway opinions and to manipulate a thought or theory in another direction. People took SDI from a dream to reality. just like people build mind control programs for desired outcomes.
If you are brave enough, take a few minutes to read this discussion on a theory to the Q following and see how much of the theory is what I suggested months ago to the HFS readers. Addicted to Hope: The Qult of Qanon – OffGuardian (off-guardian.org) (Thanks Festus for sending this to me. Honestly, it was like reading my past points and a repeat of many conversations we have shared over the past few years. We have been doing this a while and well, some things just stand out.) If you still aren't convinced of the power the media has over a person or group, be brave and read this article. Boulder Shooting Suspect Ahmad Al-Issa Posted Anti-Trump Messages. (thenationalpulse.com)
Now, lets be clear. I'm not comparing anyone to the shooter or past shooters. I'm simply saying the mind is a fragile thing and if not controlled it can go from a follower to one possessed through information being fed in to it. Professionals realize this and use tools against the minds of good people to control a narrative to achieve specific outcomes. Think of how convincing Attorney Sydney Powell was through the post election debacle. She was a hero to Trump followers. This week she swore under oath that no reasonable minded person would believe what she was spouting off about Dominion servers and software. Remember the old joke from childhood, "jump,.....how high?" Millions jumped because they wanted her words to be true. •Sidney Powell: 'No Reasonable Person' Would Believe Dominion Theories Were Fact (lawandcrime.com)
Watching these good people is like watching the Dow Jones daily chart. Up and down, down and up. Moods up and down. The lower their satisfaction falls the more prone they are to bite on any source available for more news to support their need. Is this a choice? Maybe not. They must be fed false truths to get through the day. It is an over used old control mechanism. It is a sad truth. Media paralysis is addictive and controlling to the masses. It didn't just start. This has been the track record throughout history. Several months ago I wrote in a PENL a "what if" scenario. What would be the easiest way to keep millions at bay on the porch to keep them from moving from their home to the streets to cause problems? All while Seattle, Portland, and other cities burned, heroin use sky rockets, homelessness increased, crime increased, murders and suicides off the charts. Those at bay believed that HOPE was on the way. They remained tuned in to the disinformation movement and never raised an eye to see what was happening. Right? Americans got accosted in eating establishments and standing in their own driveways. The legal system was one sided and failed to provide equal justice as promised by our Constitution. The script read "keep the faith and remain calm, help is on the way." The law abiding populace who lived their entire life following the rules and laws of the land remained calm and never went past their mailbox because they believed help was on the way. And historically that would be a fair decision that we all would make. The movie is real and in the streets. It is growing and the tide has turned, not in our favor. While many wonder "what should I do" the powers to be are using this as a weakness to capture the masses.
I know, about now a few will internally think "my mind is strong and I can't be manipulated or controlled." Have you ever suffered from sleep deprivation? Lack of food or water? Take a chair in the bathroom and put about 1 inch of water in the bathtub. Now, make the room silent and start a water drip. Time yourself to see how long you can mentally handle it. Without the Saturday Night Fever music in the background, go in a dark room and turn on a strobe light. How long did you handle it? Does a loved one or friend have certain traits that annoys you? Why? You ask them to stop it and yet, they still do it. It is your mind that can't handle it. Why not learn to condition your mind to get past it instead of being annoyed?
Something I would offer to these individuals and everyone else. For those who remain on the fence and unsure about all the events occurring around us, get straight with yourself and your faith. If you are not one of faith, you may wish to reconsider. Open your mind and your heart. Talk to someone who can answer any questions you may have. It is worth your time. I have been on the other side of the fence.
Think about this. How on earth can one put so much time and attention in to the events we are living through and give all the untruths so much credence to be true yet say you can't believe the Bible? The life we occupy here on earth is filled with evil, problems, and hate, that causes stress. Through faith, the Bible can bring you peace and a clearer understanding. Think about it. Look at all the crises taking place around the world today. These natural occurring events are happening almost daily. Earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, less sun spots, and such, happening more often. How about all the UFO sightings recently and segments of the government starting to open up about their existence. The likely occurrence of a natural disaster is more likely than the magician pulling former President Trump from the hat. Will we soon be told the truth on alien life? We have UFO's flying over our military bases and our government is openly talking about it without grave concern. Hmmm. Our elite are sending our seniors to their death by putting Covid-19 infected patients in retirement homes. How much more can a nation take? Through all of the negatives there is light at the end of the tunnel. Stop laughing, there really is. It is all in how we approach our day and what we allow to enter our minds. I share emails with many of you during the week and we share negative topics taking place in the world. But, I can tell through how you write and word your points, these events are not bringing the person down. Your faith is stronger and above all the negatives surrounding us.
Laws are being passed to control the masses and our human rights are no longer supported by lawmakers who don't support our ideology. We must love and participate in our faith, with our family and mankind, and our great nation. It won't be long until we will no longer be welcomed here. Digital Covid-19 passports, controlled access to your family, food, and hard earned dollars and restrictions on movement will be part of our near term future. It is happening fast. Are you ready? Wars are brewing all around us between nations, people, classes, race, and socio-economic. We must be careful to not allow 5G, AI, Virtual Reality, digital technology, the great digital reset and a one world government skew our ability to stay grounded on truths. Patriot brothers and sisters, this is not a movie and you can't get up and walk out because what you see will keep you from sleeping tonight. We must focus on what we know to be true. Go stand in front of a mirror and check to make sure you aren't being pulled from a hat. Don't let the joke be on you. Just remember, it is a personal choice and this is just free advice coming from one who managed to get out of the same hat, across the fence, and now I live with internal peace to the world around me.
As we live through this chapter in history, it is often worth reflecting on our national history to remember where we traveled through. We celebrated the famous Patrick Henry speech from March 23, 1775 where he delivered his famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. Listen closely to his words and compare what he says to where we are today. Though the calendar has traveled, can we say the same about man and events today?
Okay, lets move along to the news…
Preparedness News –
1. From Rebekah Pierce - Survivalist Blog - How To Live Without Electricity for the Rest of Your Life | The Survivalist Blog - This may be one to save and print for future uses. Short or long term knowledge and how to adjust to this loss of a key resource is important.
2. From Rhonda Owen - Preppers Will - Growing Healthy Eats With Grow Bags (prepperswill.com) - This is a great opportunity for those in tight limited spaces to grow vegetables with minimal resource requirements.
3. From Ashley Adamant - Practical Self Reliance - How to Grow Elderberries (practicalselfreliance.com) - Adding elderberries to your available medicinal kit would be a huge plus in any case. Cough syrup, pancake syrup, daily doses or a little nip at night. This is a win win resource to include.
4. From Tara Dodrill - Homestead Survival Site - 40 Drought-Tolerant Plants for Your Survival Garden (homesteadsurvivalsite.com) - This is a great article to print and include for future use possibly in drought stricken areas.
Other News –
1. From Mike Maharrey - Tenth Amendment Center - To the Governor: Tennessee Passes Bill to Ban Common Core Textbooks | Tenth Amendment Center - Another southern state takes legislative steps to ban Common Core Textbooks. This is a step in the right direction for our children.
2. From Mike Maharrey - Tenth Amendment Center - South Carolina House Committee Passes “Constitutional Carry” Bill | Tenth Amendment Center - Anyone who is legally authorized to carry a firearm can now do so without government red tape requiring a license to do so. This is a state law so I would imagine it does not apply within the state when on federal property. This would be worth checking out for laws and requirements.
3. We all see what the media wants us to see. Here is what they don't want us to see. This is one block in a single major city. Imagine what the nation looks look where the camera is turned off.
4. From Ryan Matters - The Guardian -Addicted to Hope: The Qult of Qanon – OffGuardian (off-guardian.org - In case you missed it above I reposted the article here. This is a great article and something I have been speaking out about for at least six months.
5. Are you paying attention to where science is heading with DNA modification? This is a great video on the CRISPR program and DNA modification. (Thanks to our Patriot Sister from MD for submitting this excellent video) https://youtu.be/EH4DmsNiZ3U
That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters.
Thanks for your emails and messages. I enjoy hearing from you throughout the week and sharing your preparedness projects and accomplishments.
Thanks for your time to read the PENL and hanging out with us for a while. We all have different desires in news and what we read at different points in our day. Hopefully HFS has provided information to stimulate your thinking and the realities around us. It is important for you to keep your feet and minds grounded as the world continues towards an unknown destination. In my Thoughts for the Week I bounce around to share what's on my mind for the week. I try to stay positive and upbeat and often thoughts are unrelated to preparedness and about life. I continue to be cautious to what I post simply to avoid the "woke" radar.
Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. We pray for good health and wisdom. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. Please pray for the former President and his family. May your faith remain strong and answers to the unknown provided. God is good and may our prayers blanket and protect you and your circumstances. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots. Please pray for many who continue to struggle through this period in our history. Please pray for our Patriot sister in the Asheville area who has been sick for nearly a month. Pray you gain strength, get your health back soon. Prayers for strength and good health for your husband as well. Please pray for our Patriot brother in North GA who underwent back surgery and is now home mending. May each day be a new day of strength and mobility. Please pray for our Sister Patriot in Huntsville, AL who took a fall in January and is still going through numerous medical procedures to get to a point of recovering. Please pray for our Sister Patriot in NC who will undergo surgery in early April to hopefully fix a prolonged medical issue that causes her pain constantly. Prayers to her and her husband for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Please pray for wisdom, energy, and efforts as the Carolina Readiness crew puts the final touches on the upcoming Heritage Life Skills event. May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation. Amen
As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community and nation needs us now more than ever. We can't bury our heads in the sand and hope it will pass over. The hole will only get deeper. The headwinds are strong against us but we must keep charging. Have a safe week. Don't allow the events around us to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on hope. Remember we are a blessed nation and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow. Keep charging.
Bravo Echo Out,