Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #83. Thanks for being here. We are glad you stopped by to spend some time with us. We experienced weather that is wonderful here in East, TN. The leaves are golden and glisten beautifully each morning as the sun climbs out of darkness. The color has been spectacular. As the week moved forward and the rain arrived the leaves started falling like snow flakes drifting down. Soon we will be in the grip of winter. Are you ready? Have you rotated your summer to winter clothing in your back packs? Just checking.
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Some changes are coming soon to Hope for Survival. The email and website will remain the same. The HFS Facebook page will move to PARLER and MeWe. This change is in process now. The HFS YouTube page will dwindle to a close and be relocated to either Rumble or Patreon. You can locate me on PARLER at Preparedness101. Once you message me I will connect and I plan to build a specific group file for HFS followers. You can also reach me on MeWe at Butch Erskine.
I'm still figuring these new platforms out as time permits. Times are changing quickly on social media platforms as Patriots are bailing on Facebook, Fox News, and twitter. As the saying goes, "elections have consequences" and Patriots and Conservatives are jumping ship on those who censored and blocked their 1st Amendment rights. I hope you are making plans and adjustments to the new playing field. So far, I have been impressed with PARLER and the up to the second updates on conservative news by Bongino, Nunes, Levin, DeSouza, Gorka, Bannon, Hannity, Carlson...to name a few.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS continues the Thursday HFS Zoom Virtual rallies weekly. We completed week #31 in our Zoom series and spent time digging deeper in to the software programs believed to be used by the Democrats during the 2020 election. We also discussed what is your line in the sand to be crossed that will prompt you to step out to defend our nation. Lastly we dove in to the "chatter that matters" segment which allows everyone to communicate and share thoughts on topics from all preparedness areas. Ms. Taz Lady briefed the group on her personal six month project testing Egg Glassing. You can more on this project in PENL #81.
If you have interest in attending a Thursday evening “Hope for Survival” Zoom virtual rally event please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the distribution list for attendance information. This is a great group and platform to learn and build friendships. The virtual conference room access information will not be posted in open on the website for OPSEC reasons.
Moving along …
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 are 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. 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 –
Happy Veterans Day to all you warriors from the past, present, and future. Those who took the oath and call of duty in some fashion and serve(d) this great nation in some capacity. Military, first responders, police, fire, ambulance, teachers, Government, City and Township servants. Everyone who has stood in the background year after year to ensure something was provided to others. Freedom. Peace. Response. Education, utilities such as your water and electricity. Communications. Many served in some capacity supporting others to provide for many. Thank you for your service to our great nation. I include spouses, parents, siblings, and children who watch(ed) their warrior walk out the door with a chance of never returning. I salute you.
Over the past months and more so since the election, many Patriots are asking me the question "what is my line in the sand?" First and foremost, my line in the sand was signed in August 1982 when I took the oath to defend and protect our great nation. It still stands today as it does for many others. I know a few folks are dusting off their carbines and counting their bullets. Some are waiting for the bells to ring from the local square in town. Others are waiting for a letter in the mail or a post on Face Book. Okay, I'm being a tad sarcastic...a little bit.
Here is what I believe. That line in the sand is different for almost everyone. Few will be the same. A call to duty maybe? Who knows. But faith, family, and country, should weigh heavily in the decision to be made. Unless ordered to report for duty, one must weigh their priorities, pray, and soul search. Why? Once you step out the door you may never return home. This is not a reset like a video game. For those who witnessed the death and destruction on lands afar, you will understand what I'm saying. I'm not saying to not stand and defend our great nation. I'm simply saying it should be a last resort because once it starts there is no return to what many believe is a normal life. Death comes in all shapes and sizes and it isn't always about who has the biggest gun or the most bullets. As Sun Tzu said "90% of the battle is won before the war." Think about that.
So what do I suggest for today. Right now. Some of our legislators are on recess but should be returning to Washington D.C. very soon.. Look up their addresses and write them letters, visit their offices, call, and send non-threatening emails (unless a Democrat (kidding)). Form groups to go stand with signs outside their offices. Peaceful protest. DEMAND a full counting of all legal ballots and a full accountability of those responsible, top to bottom, who attempted to rig and rout this election. Remember, they work for us. Let them hear your concerns and demands.
Next, write a letter and email the Supreme Court. Tell them of your unhappiness and concern over what just happened in our nation and you want a full resolution in each states vote counting and if called up on to rule, you are counting on the Supreme Court to rule in this way. You can go to the Supreme Court site at https://www.supremecourt.gov/contact/contact_pio.aspx or simply contact them at Supreme Court.gov Remember, they are also paid by the tax payer and are available to legislate on existing laws, not make new ones. They are employees of the people. They do the peoples work. They answer you, me, and the citizens. So why are they dictating to we the people why pays their bill?
I would encourage you to do two additional things for yourself Purchase a copy of the book Saving the Constitution by Dr. Richard Proctor, and, go to Hillsdale College (online) and take the series of online classes titled Constitution 101. It's free and each class takes roughly 45 minutes to complete both the lecture and quiz. It is easy to say we are fighting or our Constitution but even better when we know and understand what the Constitution says.
Unless the stability of our Republic is threatened to the bring of collapse, we must utilize all avenues of resolution to their fullest, to include prayer. Right now I'm sure the legal fund to fight this fight could use donations.
While this process is unfolding, it will give each Patriot time to figure out, what is that line in the sand that draws you across. May peace and prayers be with you in your decision. And, if we meet in the town square some day as our line was crossed, I pray we all have one another's backs.
I was doing some updates to the new HFS PARLER account and noticed a newsfeed on a recent article on Rush Limbaugh. Like him or not, it was disheartening to read the hate and vile comments people left in the message block. The man is dying and he commented on life and facing a cancer death sentence soon. Comments such as "you are doomed to hell" and "your cancer can't take you soon enough" and "I hope hell has a fan because you are going to need it." Hundreds of comments such as the ones above. This isn't about a difference in ideology. This is evil hatred towards another human being.
Anyone old enough to remember the birth of the Rush Limbaugh Show will remember how this new guy took the nation by storm. He was saying crazy things that others only said within the walls of their home. He built his platform in to a multimillion dollar per year broadcast. He was and has remained the voice of the Conservative movement. He educated millions of new listeners and prompted citizens in to action across our 50 states. Like him or not, he has been a Patriot and Warrior to the Conservative movement. His children's series teaching the founding and history of our nation can be found in many American households. He contributed in many ways for many years to better our great nation. I am not a regular listener to his daily show but I do respect his work and years of continued fight to defend the Constitution.
I had to make a quick run to Waynesville, NC to link up with a Patriot brother to discuss some business and as always, we linked up at Carolina Readiness Supply. Two of my favorite Patriots, Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill stood smiling and busy as ever. The store was pretty packed out and customers buying and loading up preparedness supplies. This is a great place to get good deals on your preparedness needs and also meet like minded Patriots. Matter of fact we met four new Patriots who will be joining HFS shortly. I also ran in to another Patriot Brother who I originally met at CRS back in the summer and have grown to be friends. Like Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill, he is also a Thursday evening Zoom participant. CRS is a great place to visit, hang around and chat preparedness with Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill. For those not connecting the dots, they are also the host of Heritage Life Skills held annually in Waynesville, N.C. I want to shout out a big "thank you" to the many Hope for Survival Patriots who bring their business to CRS. You can visit CRS at https://carolinareadiness.com/ or call 828-456-5310. They are located at 72 Montgomery St, Waynesville, NC 28786. If you visit, tell Ms. Jan or Mr. Bill you are a supporter of HFS and you may win a prize. One thing for certain is you will get two big smiles and Mr. Bill will help you load your vehicle. I'm honored to call these two friends my Patriot sister and brother. Give them a shout and check them out.
Mr. and Mrs. Patriot
Preparedness covers many different avenues of your life. Food, water, shelter, security, medicinal, communications .... But what about your day to day life and privacy. So often I hear preparers talking about their fears from Big Brother. Rarely will I hear anything about the invasion of privacy from Big Corporations and High Tech efforts to target you and manipulate your information or continually run adds on topics you just spoke about around your phone or Alexa device. You may want to watch this short video from Ted Talks and CEO of MeWe.
Okay, lets move along to the news…
Preparedness News –
1.. From 4Patriots - https://4pclub.com/mOnzR - For those looking for a smaller solar generator set up, this may be your deal. The price is roughly $400 through Nov 17, 2020. One of our Patriot sisters recently purchased three. This is not to power your home or large demands but will power smaller basic needs. (Thanks to our Patriot sister in NC for submitting this to HFS)
2. From Ken Jorgustin - Modern Survival Blog - https://modernsurvivalblog.com/weather-preparedness/generator-maintenance/ - Do you plan to use a generator as part of your preparedness redundancy? When was the last time you conduct maintenance? Check this out for some recommendations.
3. From Todd - Prepared Christians - https://www.preparedchristians.com/community-preparedness/ - This is one of the top topics preparers want to discuss in our weekly rally meetings on HFS Zoom. How do we go about bringing along our neighbors in our plans?
4. From Brandon Smith - Alt-Market - https://alt-market.us/get-ready-for-chaos-regardless-of-who-ends-up-in-the-white-house/ Lets get ready to rummmmbbbbllleee. Okay. Just not yet. This is a good article. Much you have read in pieces the past weeks. Let me ask you a question, if you grabbed your bag and pee shooter today and went to the street, if someone stopped you and asked "what are you fighting for," what would be your answer? Would now be the time to fight or if and when the courts start appearing to fold on the President? Maybe show a presence and let them know we mean business? The enemy is approaching your house and you have one bullet. Of the 100 you need to make the one shot count. Can you decide which target is the most beneficial?
Other News –
1. From Liberty and Finance - http s://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f4eLwWdVMk&feature=youtu.be - This is a great video with a Constitutional Attorney discussing the election and where we are today. It is a bit long but worth the time invested. (Thanks Festus for sending this my way)
2. From Matt Palumbo -Bongino - https://bongino.com/biden-coronavirus-adviser-calls-for-4-6-week-lockdown - What a clown show. Remember Obama Care author? Yea, the same guy. Ezekiel Emanuel is the voice echoing more lock downs to come.
3. From Tass News Agency - https://tass.com/defense/1222673 - With the apparent Middle East Peace Deal at the fingertip distance, this could be a problem. A Russian Naval Logistics port in Sudan puts major Russian defense capabilities across the way from Saudi Arabia.
4. From John Whitehead - Rutherford Institute - https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/end_the_governments_war_on_americas_military_veterans - Constitutional Scholar JW lays it on the line with a hammer on the Government for their continued labeling and treatment of a select group of American Veterans. Sign the line, take the oath, get shot at, maybe come home, get a hand shake and a smile, now we are going to label you and track you. How about that for "welcome home." (Thanks Festus for sending this my way)
That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters. Stay alert and strong.
Thanks much for your time to read the PENL and hanging with us at Hope for Survival. 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.
Keep the faith and continue doing great things for yourself and others. Do a good deed for a stranger this week. Keep the emails flowing. Bring new friends and help spread the word on Preparedness. Visit the HFS YouTube page and check out the numerous preparedness videos. Subscribe and hit like. It’s a minimal price to pay for free information. I appreciate you sharing the great things you are doing with your plans and progress moving you forward. Keep charging ahead.
Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation as we continue to resolve our election. May peace be cast upon us and protect us regardless of the election results. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots. May we all be protected from the growing evils surrounding and attacking our families daily. Say a special prayer for one of our Patriot sisters who will be undergoing surgery Friday and starting her recovery process around the time this PENL is posted. 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.
Keep charging and 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. We are a blessed nation and we must continue to be great people.
Bravo Echo Out,