Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #161. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. As the world spins faster and crazier make sure you keep your feet grounded and your top cap on tight. It was a week in which the President of the United States called us, conservative Patriots domestic terrorist. Not Antifa or BLM, but you. The tide will get rougher and faster with each passing day and how well you are prepared is going to be the difference. The first step starts with you and your understanding of yourself. Do you know you?
You need to be alert to the dates May 22 and 29th, 2022. Stay alert to the upcoming vote on the UN Treaty where the U.S. will likely vote in favor of handing over your health care to the UN for a global program. Remember, equality and global. Most nations already voted in favor of this program and the U.S. is one of the last to vote from my understanding.
I continue to cross paths with lost sheep who are so caught up with the war in Ukraine they are missing other more important events taking place in America. Food shortages and supply chain break downs are increasing weekly. The continued lockdowns in China will have major implications to our national resources with no fix or effort to fix the problem. You will pay higher prices or else live on your resources put away in your preparedness planning. Hopefully it's the latter.
Heritage Life Skills is right around the corner and if you haven't signed up, your time is running out quickly. It is a great opportunity for training and a chance to meet new friends who will stay with you or life. You can find more below. Find some classes you would like and come spend a few days with us.
Life continues to be very busy and hectic here for us, but we managed the first week okay. We will do our best to continue HFS on schedule without delays or interruptions in the coming weeks. Thanks for your understanding.
Okay, let us move along.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – There was no HFS Zoom this week.
Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:
Facebook – Hope for Survival
YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival
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Odysee - Hope for Survival (odysee.com)
Parler - Preparedness101
Check out the newest HFS YouTube video at this link. If you have not, please hit subscribe and support our efforts to get the preparedness message out. Thanks. https://youtu.be/TKayDFymR7I
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Guest and Newcomers
If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional
information offered through HFS. https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/guest-and-newcomers-information-page
Hope for Survival books and HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents -: You can obtain information on the two HFS books at this link: Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family (hopeforsurvival.com)
Hope for Survival - How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life (Book 1)
Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)
HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents - We just restocked the HFS Thumb drive and have them available now. Follow this link and you will see the add at the top of the page. Blog | Survival (hopeforsurvival.com)
Heritage Life Skills 2022 - Waynesville, NC, May 20-22 - TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! Class schedule and signups are posted for your review and selection. Once again, the price for a full weekend attendance or single day visit can't be beat. This is a very affordable opportunity for loads of preparedness training and information. Not to mention, you will meet some amazing people who become friends for life in many cases. Here is the link to view this year's classes, class schedules, and instructor bios. Upcoming Events | Carolina Readiness | Preparedness & Camping Store If you have questions, please call the Carolina Readiness Supply at 828-456-5310.
If you would like to sign up for classes taught by Hope for Survival at this event, here's the posted HFS dates, times, and classes being taught.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - HFS Potluck Dinner (time to be determined)
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 830 AM to 1130 AM - Preparedness 101
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1 PM - 230 PM - Preparedness 102
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 3 PM - 430 PM - Vetting New Members (New Class)
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 830 AM - 1130 AM - Preparedness 101
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 1 PM - 230 PM - Preparedness 102
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 3 PM - 430 PM - Psychological Preparedness (New Class)
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 830 AM - 10 AM - Vetting New Members (New Class)
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 10:30 AM - 1200 PM - Protecting Your Five Mile Radius
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 1 PM - 230 PM - Psychological Preparedness (New Class)
We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.
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 - My chance to share with you what's on my mind over a cup of virtual coffee.
America, then and now - I had to run up and down the highway this week and that means I had a lot of time to think. No radio, no music, just me and my thoughts. I love admiring the towns and places in between as I journey from state to state. Wonders of yesteryear and how people used to get things done without all the advanced technology of the years. I'm running behind getting this newsletter edition finished so I'm trying to type my thoughts from the week as I consume a special West Virigina style dinner tonight. Microwaved hot dog weenies with Libby's gravy and sausage. Yes, it's really good. Don't knock it till you give it a shot. I didn't have time to fry up some hillbilly steak (Spam) to go with the gravy. Ms' Lucy is out of town and I had several hours of grass to cut and a lot of trimming to get completed before two days of rain arrives tomorrow.
I find myself thinking back to childhood when my grandfather would let me help him service a car that pulled in for gasoline and an oil check, and maybe a window cleaning. He owned three service stations in town and life was busy. But, he had time for me, his customers, and a large garden after work where he cared for his pride and joy and carried food home about dark. He worked hard. If I remembered to wear my Texaco hat and told the customer "thank you and come back" I earned a nickel. Once I had a few nickels I could buy an ice cream from his cooler or a soda pop for a quarter. I was accountable for my treats and the nickels earned to pay for them. It was a great lesson for life. Be kind, responsible and accountable for how I treated others.
My grandmother was the same when it was about paying me a small fee for help and then teaching me to save my earnings for something bigger. She was very good to explain the purpose in saving my earnings and to be sure to pay cash for my choice of purchase later on. Buying on credit was sometimes a must when buying a car or a home. She taught me about wants vs needs in life. Having money to be able to pay cash was a blessing but also a privilege. Accountability for the possessions one had was important. She always talked about the importance of working hard but taking care of my feet because I needed them no matter what. This meant spending more money on a good quality shoe. When packing the backpack I keep in my vehicle I think of a quality shoe or boot.
My grandparents grew up poor. After marriage they lived in a coal camp in southern WV where life and work were very hard. Long days for little pay, but they appreciated every dime earned. My dad grew up in a coal camp and told me stories about life over the years. It was not easy and to those who survived, the memories lasted long after they moved on to a better life. I'm not so sure our citizens today would survive in this environment because of the hard work and low pay. Many of the stories I was told, families lived life like many envision life being during a disaster or grid down situation. It was painful and everyone had to work and pull their weight to accomplish chores and responsibilities.
Why am I talking about my grandparents and the coal camp? Whenever I encounter another cracked block in the nation's foundation, I think back to the things they taught me. It is important to remember what makes you who are and how you grew to be the person you are today. Never forget it.
I was passing through the Chattanooga area recently and stopped to meet Ms. Lucy as she was heading east while I was headed west/southwest. We picked a McDonald's to meet, and our order was a snack and three drinks. This particular McDonald's had no workers in the front as they have already converted to the kiosk process where the customer uses a screen to select choices and then paid by a credit card. A receipt was printed, and we had to pick up a plastic sign to set on our table. The sign had a number which matched our order and it said "have a seat, your food will be brought to you when completed.
I was in a hurry because I had a few hours more to drive and check in at the B @B I was staying at for the first part of the week. After about 20 minutes I went to the counter and asked about my food. A lady about 60, stoned out of her mind, pointed to the counter where my food was bagged and waiting for me. COLD. She said "I called your number and you didn't come get it.? I showed her the plastic sign which read the food would be brought to my table. She shrugged her shoulders and replied "I was busy." I wasn't happy but I didn't have time to giver her my rules of being responsible.
Sadly, this is the new America. No one wants to work and many who are working do so without motivation, desire, effort, and often stoned. Many companies are so desperate for employees they no longer drug test. It is what we must accept and realize this is the new America. Not only is McDonald's now using kiosk, so is Lowes in my local town, as is our local grocery store and Wal Mart. Banks will very soon so get ready for it. But, no one is talking about the people losing their jobs. Where will they go? What will they do? As the stock market drops like my bag at McDonalds, the government appears to be heading towards a major recession.
Anyone who watched video clips of the meltdown of elected officials and protesters in front of the Supreme Court Building would understand this is beyond average protesting. It is evil and appears demonic. It is very cult like, and elections will not resolve this anger and hate. It just prolongs it to grow and get worse. It must be dealt with. One middle aged female protester held a sign that read "I wish my mother would have aborted me. ."Really? The most Supreme Court in the land is locked in their homes with fences around their property over a leaked upcoming opinion. People are going mad, and one must ask is the system to blame?
How has the world's leading superpower gone from a feared nation with the worlds greatest military to a nation where a the Health and Human Services Director, who is transgender announces genital mutilation is a form of health care and tax payers should foot the bill. If they aren't killing the unborn they destroying God's children. What happened while we slept? We now have a federal level misinformation director under homeland security where your thoughts will be managed. We, as adults need our thoughts managed yet the Democratic party wants to lower the voting age to allow kids who can't figure out their own sex vote for the leader of the free world. Silence your thoughts and stop spewing the truth because you are corrupting the sheep of the world.
How has our nation gone from being self-sufficient, and the No 1 provider of oil and natural gas, and paying less than $2 per gallon for fuel to over $4 per gallon for regular gasoline and blaming it on the war in the Ukraine? It doesn't pass the smell test fellow Patriots. Do your homework and check out where we get most of our oil and fuel. It's north and south of our border. Remember when Covid-19 first started, and we witnessed pictures of oil tankers lined up in the gulf region with nowhere to download their load. There is a push to get us off petro and using electric vehicles very soon. Why? The national grid will not support a nation our size going all electric on the highways, unless the number of vehicles on the highways is controlled. How could that be possible?
Step out of your comfort zone and imagine what I am about to tell you. Imagine living in a society where everything you do, say, type, and buy, is monitored and controlled by big brother. What? Imagine a society where everything is all digital. We are on our way now and citizens are jumping up and down for the next upgraded version. Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart TVs. Smart appliances. Smart grid. Do you honestly believe the development of smart technology was to make us happier? It has made us more dependent and thinking less on our own. Just ask Alexa, she will tell you the weather, a recipe, sing a song, the news, and on and on.
Wait until society is controlled and operated via all the digital platforms our nation is built on. Imagine you go to take a Sunday drive and your automobile doors won't open and a message pops up on your smart phone saying "I'm sorry Mr. Jones, you posted a negative comment in the email to your brother about the new administration. You are being punished and you lose 50 miles off your monthly authorization to travel." Or, you stop by the local market on your way home from work and buy three bottles of wine. When you go to check out, it won't scan so you try it again and you get the same results. You check your phone and find a message from big brother saying "I'm sorry Mr. Jones, you have already purchased five bottles of wine this month and you have passed your authorized limit." Imagine watching a television show with a family member and during a conversation with a person in the room, you comment about how jacked up a new policy is that was briefed by the government earlier in the day.? You go to work the next day and your boss tells you that you have been fired because of the comment you made the previous evening. Your desk has been packed up and security escorts you to the door. Think this sound crazy? It is already in place in China, and it is believed Google already has the developed platform in place waiting for deployment. Many believe segments are already collecting information on each of us and a social credit score is developed. Your ability to function in society will be based on how compliant you are. You think it is bad now, just wait. It was announced this week that Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 are being expedited to be in place sooner than 2030. Are you ready?
There is a growing movement amongst our younger generation that believes they are not full human and a form of human technocracy. They believe the digital world and constant time on smart devices and computers has transformed their brains to the new world that