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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #226

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #226. Thanks for being here and sharing your time with us. We appreciate you. Here we are, the first weekend in August 2023. A blink or two more and 2024 will be upon us. My goodness, what a year it has been.

We hope you had a productive and safe week on your end. It appears most of us experienced another exceptionally hot week. Hang on, the current forecast around me shows some really good weather ahead the next week. I will be in WV towards the end of the week and their nights show low 60s and a high on Saturday of 71. WHAT! Sounds pleasant for sure.

We had the opportunity to enjoy a great evening with two of our community HFS families sharing a meal and talking preparedness over a great meal. It is always a joy and never often enough we have time to do these things as of late. I truly appreciate the efforts put forth by my HFS brother and sister keeping things moving along during the many periods through the year when I'm not available. Thank you.

Thanks to all of you for your support each week and returning to read the PENL. Some weeks its difficult pulling everything together to promote HFS on Facebook, the website, YouTube, and the Thursday evening Zoom group meetings. We are still pressing ahead the best we can.

I want to give a huge shout out and a loud "amen" for the great healthy news I got this week regarding one of our Patriot Brother, Alabama Rebel, down in northern Alabama. God is good. Thank you for sharing this fantastic news with me. Hope to see you late next week.

I would like to wish my brother from another mother, Festus, a very blessed and happy birthday. May your new year be happy and healthy daily. It's your day so grab a book, kick back, and take a nap if you can and if not, in your dreams. Thanks for all you have done and do to support me and HFS.

Let us move along....

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HFS Thursday Zoom Session #114 was conducted and the group had discussions on psychological operations, mind manipulation, and the individual ability to focus on preparedness. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Check out HFS YouTube. - The newest HFS YouTube videos posted this week. : Yes, three new videos for your viewing.

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Guest and Newcomers

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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 (

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 (

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 -

What is a conundrum?


"A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one. You'll probably never need one again."

The definition of the word Conundrum is: Something that is puzzling or confusing.

Here are six Conundrums of creeping Socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized. 2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims. 3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government. 4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer. 5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other Countries only dream about. 6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about, yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.

Makes you wonder who is doing the math. By the way....

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering....

Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What's interesting is that the first group worked for their money, but the second didn't.


National Security -

National security should be a concern on the minds of every American citizen. Right? It has been roughly 22 years since September 11, 2001, and I ask, what did we learn, if anything? We learned the Patriot Act was in the best interest of American citizens, right? We heard rants and chants of "build the wall" for years in the hopes of protection our border from the millions of intruders and then realize the only person to be jailed at the border was the gent who was accused of illegal fund raising to pay for the wall.

We hope and expect our federal government, elected officials by state who represent their voters and American taxpayers. We watch and wonder why our government is flooding our nation with illegals across the border. Some say for voting. I disagree. They have proven they can cheat with the voting process and win. Some point out most of the illegals are military aged males. Maybe. Why is the United States spending billions and hundreds of billions of dollars on all the space and coastal defense weaponry and radars, yet our southern border remains unprotected. Our national intelligence services say China is our greatest threat while our government continues selling off thousands of acres to Chinese Corporations owned by the Chinese government. Are you feeling kind of set up about now?

Well, the latest Chinese story to be uncovered will not hit the news cycle at 6 pm or CNN for that matter. Did you know a Chinese Bio-Lab was discovered......ready for California outside of Fresno I do believe. It was discovered in a remote building and would not have been discovered had it not been for the green water hose partially sticking out within view. Do you realize how easy it would be to create another Covid-19, or far worse, and unleash it on Americans? Or send to the border and have all the illegals being loaded on buses and moved around America, transport it to the American people. Sounds like a great book huh? Well, what if it is part of a plan? We could call the book "While Americans slept." Or, "What they forgot to tell you." Or, or, or. So, check this out. The Discovery of an Illegal Chinese Bio-Lab in California | LCF Ranch | NewsBreak Original or another perspective on the topic, "I've Never Seen Anything Like This" - Mysterious Chinese Bio-Lab Discovered In Remote California City | ZeroHedge

Hey, I like Chinese food as good as the next guy. Crab Rangoon made right is the best. But anyone believing the Communist Government of China doesn't have a long-term plan to bring down the United States, well, keep eating Chinese food thinking it's authentic. You can read for yourself. The Secret Speech of General Chi Haotian – J.R. Nyquist Blog (

There is another silent threat that gets little to no discussion regarding our debt, our lendors, and the future. This is one is very hard to trace and track but people way smarter than me seems to believe many of the financed homes around America are actually owned by the Chinese government. What? Many American banks holding financed deeds by millions of Americans are actually the first tier and levels above the local bank or lender, the Chinese government backs the loan from the financial side. True or not, I haven't been able to follow the money, but I have read this several times over the past years. So, the beautiful, financed home with your hot tub may actually not be yours in the long run. Just don't stop your monthly payments on it.

Okay, all you homeowners with paid off mortgages stop smiling because your property can be confiscated as well under different federal policies during National Emergencies. I do believe the National Defense Authorization Act, signed annually, by the President, authorizes such actions. Not just your home, but your food, animals, transportation, and other resources.

Festus sent me a very good article from the American Policy Center titled Why Private Property Matters that you may wish to check out below.

Again, we have lived our life surrounded by laws and resources we believed to protect us, our family, and property. Many of these laws existed, we just didn't pay attention. We trusted our officials sent to Washington, DC to represent us and protect us along with our family values. Look at where we are today and ask, what happened? We have a conservative government holding hearings on the existence of alien life invading America and total ignorance and the ignoring of illegal aliens invading our borders.

Is it possible we are transitioning from a national cold civil war to a warm civil war? Put on your seat belt because more restrictions are headed our way. You are living with a man posing as a woman deciding your national health policies. It's okay for boys to be girls in the bathrooms of your granddaughters, a defense department focusing on warriors in skirts and high heels, and a conservative super majority focused on putting more restrictions on who can own firearms. Had enough yet?


Preparedness - Have you ever traveled around the United States or even global locations and during your visits to cities you see the nut job standing on a box on a street corner yelling, maybe with a megaphone, discussing some topic that sound out in left field? When I lived in the United Kingdom I used to go to London and listen to people climbing on the "preach box" to rant on a topic. Yea, well, now I know how they feel. Ha. Years of singing the "you better get prepared" message to many. Yea, whatever.

I spent roughly 5-7 years teaching preparedness classes before forming Hope for Survival. You better get prepared because it's coming. Yah, yah, yah, blah, blah, blah. If you visit this website, you have read it before. Right? Admit it.

What is my point? Well, the same message we have been sharing for years is now hitting the mainstream voices. They boldly climb from their roost to deliver their message. Money problem with economics. Food problem globally. Fuel issues with OPEC. Crime problems. Gun problems. Blah, blah, blah. Problems all over the place. Agree?

When these problems start being amplified by voices from people with status, connections, power, and influence, people start to listen. The level of the broadcast doesn't matter to me because the most important point is for good people to get the message to what is coming and start building a self-reliant insurance policy.

This is a great interview of Catherine Austin Fitts by Pastor Alan Jackson from Allen Jackson Ministries of Murphysboro, TN on Warnings of a Central Bank. This is worth your time to hear.

Preparedness News -

1. From Logan Jensen - Meat Eater - How to Identify Your Property’s Soil Type | MeatEater Wired To Hunt ( - One of the most important steps in gardening yet one of the most ignored steps. Good read.

2. From Katherine Patterson - Ask a Prepper - Read This Before Stockpiling Water In Blue Barrels - Ask a Prepper - Water. Maybe the most ignored resource for understanding the criticality of it. Hmm, it looks clean. Hmmm. It has no odor so it must be good. Do you know for a fact the water is clean and healthy to consume? How are you storing your water for emergencies? Oh, you have bottled water from the local stop-n-rob store. It's guaranteed to be clean and healthy, right? Not so fast Johnny Fire Hose. You need to know how to check and treat water, period. Store purchased water can be equally as toxic. You don't know how long it has been in the bottle, where it was stored before coming to the store, and how long it was left in warm to hot temperatures in a truck, warehouse, or cement pad. Have you ever grabbed a bottle of warm bottled water stored in your car and it taste like the plastic bottle? Check this out, Bottled Water Tastes Like Plastic When Kept In A Hot Car ( Be safe.

3. From Ken J. - Modern Survival Blog - Fuel Stabilizer For Generator Use ( - Have you considered this step to protect your generator?

5. From Jack Phillips - Epoch Times - CDC Warns Red Meat Allergy Caused by Ticks an ‘Emerging Public Health Concern’ ( - Wonder when the CDC will announce we must wear mask while eating beef? Beef is deadly you know. Wonder how many of our wealthy private flyers rebuke beef to save the planet?

Other News -

1. From Paul Sacca - Blaze Media - 'This is madness': Illinois Gov. Pritzker signs bill allowing non-US citizens to become police officers - Conservative Review - As the world turns, I hope people now understand why I enjoy the hit movie Dumb and Dumber so much. Just look around us and tell me we aren't living in Dumb and Dumber Part 5 today.

2. From Nisha and John Whitehead - The Rutherford Institute - The Rutherford Institute :: Whether You Live in a Small Town or a Big City, the Government Is Still Out to Get You | By John & Nisha Whitehead | - Don't blink or someone will see you, find you, know you, control you. Is this the new America we are living in?

3. From Fern's Ag Reader - Successful Farming - Climate, broadband among farm bill goals of New Democrat Coalition ( - Sounds crazy doesn't it? Farming bills focused on climate and broadband? Think about it, most farming equipment today requires internet access for large tractors and combines connected to GPS. Home many ears of corn would one have to sell pay monthly payments on a half million dollar combine?

4. From Revolver News - China's 15-Minute Cities have one very diabolical design feature... - Revolver News - Coming to a city near you. Are you ready?

That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters.

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. 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.

The HFS family needs lots of prayers right now. We have several sisters and brothers in great need of uplifting.

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.

As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community, and nation need us now more than ever. Stay focused on your local community and things that will impact you around the nation. Don't allow the events around you to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on faith and 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,

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