On March 14th 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency to contain the virus, COVID-19, and to bolster the economy in trying times. For nearly one year and a half America has lived by a whole new set of rules when it comes to stopping the spread of the pandemic.
Many Americans went out of their way to accommodate restrictions and even lockdowns. Of course, these initial lockdowns were not without consequence. We saw business and mental health in America take the brunt of this you decision.
We know that story. The story most Americans want to hear is what was the government doing behind closed doors to prepare for an event like this and how are they using this pandemic to track us and destroy our freedoms?
How They Track Us
Unfortunately, the government and its many agencies, state and federal, have been long building infrastructure to track Americans. In fact, many Americans were being tracked before the pandemic. This state of emergency and subsequent fallout gives the government greater reach and capability.
While most freedom loving people get a little nervous about things like contact tracing, it’s likely your face, fingerprints and maybe even your personal messages and emails exist in a database without your permission. A government database.
The DOD has ABIS. This is its automated biometric identification system. We are talking about a database that is growing by 20,000 people a day and already houses the faces, fingerprints, palm prints and irises of 6 million people!
Now this system was designed for military operations overseas, but this is a state of emergency we are dealing with, right?
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With agencies like the NSA and the FBI holding BILLIONS of records, messages, and emails of private citizens it is no wonder the government has been intent on controlling the narrative about the pandemic.
Of course, this type of tracking tech is not just limited to big brother.
Back in 2012 the NYT published a piece with the help of the ACLU that private cellphones were being tracked by state and local law enforcement, without warrant!
That was nearly a decade ago! Imagine what the state is capable of now and in the face of contact tracing or tracking the vaccinated, well, why not pinpoint your location using one of the 400,000 cell towers in the nation.
Government Social Media Complex
There is no more terrifying example of government overreach and tracking then in the relationship with big tech.
Not only can social media be used to distort and manipulate the narrative, but it also shuts down free speech in the public arena without coming direct from the government!
With an Apple or Google phone in everyone’s pocket, the government can now simply ask their big tech buddies about your week and where you traveled.
You are constantly tracked by your phone, in fact, Google will send you a report about where you went this week!
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From the government’s standpoint, contact tracing by using the information from your phone, well, that is just what must be done to stop the virus from getting worse.
Tracking Vaccine Recipients
Not a day goes by that we do not hear about vaccination date and the percentage of people vaccinated versus those not vaccinated. Well, the only way they can know this data is by knowing the information of those who have been vaccinated.
When they know who has been vaccinated and by which dose, they can “reach out” to let you know you need another dose or that you are due for your booster.
Vaccine Passports, Papers and Tech
In places like New York City and San Francisco, people already have to show proof of vaccination before entering certain restaurants and public events. This is not a simple trend. In fact, it was the ACLU, again, that recently penned the following quote.
There’s a Lot That Can Go Wrong With ‘Vaccine Passports’
This from an article that tried to flesh out how to better pursue the “showing of papers” in order to gain access to certain avenues of society.
The disproportionate access to vaccines and desire to be vaccinated in minority communities is already creating the worst case scenario as they are the ones being denied access to dining establishments and other services.
Strangely, it’s an old story playing out again in America with a new setting.
While you might not agree with the ACLU on much, or maybe you do, it is clear the handling of this virus, the tracking of American citizens and the potential for radical tyranny has more than just preppers taking a second look!
What Comes Next?
The question for preppers is: What Comes Next?
There are a few big ticket items that you will have to grapple with in the future as we get further down this path in our America that seems to be in a perpetual state of emergency.
The UK is in yet another lockdown while they have yet to recover from round one. France is having protests over vaccine mandates and COVID response. Canada has been basically a totalitarian state for anyone who dares meet for things like church or decides to speak against the narrative. I am talking arrest and jail time!
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On August 29th the Australian Parliament passed “Identify and Disrupt” which gives the Australian Federal Police and CIC the ability to copy delete and modify content on individuals online accounts! They will be able to impersonate the account holder and send communications at their discretion!
This is just another of many unbelievably draconian efforts that Australian Parlimant has put in place to turn a once great nation into a police state.
Many other nations like China and Iran have taken strong measures to control the population, too.
Will America fall in line like the rest of the world? Will the government strongarm the people here, too? Well, we still have our 2nd Amendment. The Australians sold all their guns to the government in 1996 and 2003, this is what they got in return!
Our battle with the pandemic is far from over. While the numbers of deaths going up give us all pause and hopefully garners prayers for an end to those dying from this plague born in China but with no world repercussions.
Lately I find myself both praying for those we have lost, and the families left behind. I also wonder if our rights as sovereign men and women will become a casualty of this virus, too! The scope of government intervention grows and grows without hesitation.
Are we being given a choice between stopping the virus and being a free people? Or is it just a poorly constructed plan built on an ideology of “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY” that has turned our response to the pandemic into such a disaster.
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Well I find it funny, that we are so concerned about here on this earth about someone watching us at everything that we do. If you are doing something wrong and if you think no one can see you. O’ but you are being watched and recorded on everything that is in your life from crib to death. But It’s not the goverment doing it.
Should we be so concerned about this time here on earth. I believe YES in both parts, here today and our eternal life, while we try and survive down here.
I don’t think that we look close enough at our time down here. We just go about our lives like nothing is wrong and everything is good until we hear of something going on in the world. Then we say thank GOD it’s not here were we live and then you go on about your life, like nothing happed. But for every action there is a reaction to what was done in the action part.
That’s where we as people have made a very BIG mistake. Our no action life style has become an infection to us. We thought that if we don’t say anything and just be quite, they won’t notice us.
Stranger danger. that is something that even adults need to watch out for.
Why do you think they took the census just before the release of this virus. Did any one notice that. Every ten years, they take a census count. Do you really believe that it’s for the greater good of the nation, state, county, city, town, community, person. NO NO NO. yes it’s sound so good BUT it’s NOT for Good.IT is a LIE… it to keep up with the people. Think about it. John and Mary were called back to there birth place to be counted and log in to the scrolls that had the names of every one that was. Well do you think that, it just stopped. HECK NO, it did not.
Butt, we were brained washed and the washing is going at light speed today.
The fall of this world was recorded in Heaven at the time God wanted to create his Eternal children. Was not planed that way, but here comes the good but bad part. THE DEVIL.
good part is that GOD kicked his most high Angel out of Heaven and this is what gets me. He deceived a 1/3 of the angels also. With that kind of influence what do you think he doing here on earth. MUCH WROSE. Just look at the chose that is here in our faces right now. KILL, STEAL, and DESTRY…
Think when the devil was trying to tempt JESUS. Remember, JESUS denied satan. Well the devil used his way of deception, so that some of the people down here would except what JESUS denied. Well all and every one that is thinking that they are doing the right thing, Well they are just helping the devil…
That’s why we are were we are today and if you do not believe that this is and is not, that is up to you, “BUT” WE will ALL see to second coming of CHRIST.
IT’S closer then you could ever imagine.
PS: The devil is real and he is here and his legion of demons.
THE KEY WORD IS DECEPTION…
Good luck out in the world that we helped create.
Red Ant, comments like yours is another example of why I’m Agnostic. I don’t trust “The Words of Men” that all religions are based upon, so I’ll wait and decide when the time for that decision comes. If there is a benevolent God(s) they will understand my opinion, if not, then nothing is gained or lost on my part.
I don’t think that red ant was out of line with his comment, but just speaking from his heart. He was not condemning anyone, just letting those with open minds know that Satan is here to seek and destroy. Sowing distrust, paranoia, and deceit among God’s children. By saying God’s children I am including all people on earth, believers and non-believers alike. Unfortunately, “when the time comes” will be too late to decide whether you love and following God through his son Jesus. Jesus said in Matthew 10:32-33, “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven”. God has given us all the capability and freedom to choose for ourselves. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15. 🙂
and so the willing sheep and the truly honest are divided, and is in standing with my opinion to be Agnostic because it will not “be too late” if any God worthy of the title passes honest judgement. I will not operate on blind faith, that is what our government as well as most religions expects and we can see the results of that both historically and up to the present day. Do you really believe in freedom of choice?
I would not take that risk. But that’s okay. You still have some kind of freedom to still say that and live the way you want to. For now…
Just don’t fear what you will see in the sky. Stand up and face what is to come. Don’t run in fear, don’t cry out for GOD’s help, don’t do nothing, But, do one thing when the time come’s. REMEMBER what was in you heart when you lived here on GOD’s Earth.
dz, I do completely believe in freedom of choice. That is why I said we are all given the freedom of choice by our Creator. It is your choice to be skeptical of the existence of a god, as it is my freedom to believe in the existence of our Creator God. I don’t condemn your for your choice, and I don’t like to be mocked for mine. Sadly, Christians are mocked for their beliefs all of the time.
I think we are all sheep in one form or another. Some are skeptical and like sheep without a shepherd, and others choose a shepherd that will lead them astray. We all choose to follow something, whether it be Christ, cultural icons, government authorities, scientist’s theories… How many can say that they sincerely have a unique and brand new way of thinking and absolutely march to the beat of their own drum. There is a saying that goes something like “You are unique, just like everyone else. I am a proud sheep, and my Shepherd is Jesus.
“Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things”. Mark 6:34.
“Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and ever, praising your greatness from generation to generation”. Psalm 79:13
The Bible tells me to spread the news of God, but, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.” Matthew 10:14. I am to tell others about Jesus, not FORCE my views upon them. I hope you have a great day! Thank you for the visit! 🙂
Truly your choose.
Thank you. and good luck with waiting till the end. But remember the END is the END. To late.
He who waits until the eleventh hour usually dies at 10:30,and did you know there are no atheists in fox holes.You are condemning yourself to an eternity of punishment because of your pride.Pride comes before the fall,but yes there is a benevolent God,but also a righteous and just God who demands no less than what He gave.His Son Jesus Christ died in our place for something that He didn’t do,one without sin so that we might have eternal life with Him in paradise,and yes we are unique in that we are bodies that have souls that will last for all of eternity your choice where you spend it.
I use to think there was no God. A few more years, a few more laps around the block, and a lot more analyzing “why” things happened, I started to wonder. A few more years, and a few more laps around the block and even more analyzing why, I can’t believe he doesn’t exist. He’s real.
I have no doubt you’ll eventually come to the same conclusion, as long as you have the ability to be honest with yourself. Good luck in your journey, hopefully the road you have ahead of you is a better one than I had.
dz and red ant: Well said, both you. dz, you and ra are loved here and respected. Let there be peace. RA, your words are a light and encouragement, but to me and others, not to nonbelievers. This family. It’s fine to disagree on occasion. niio
just your soul
to dz: just your soul
Thank You! Your words are completely aligned to my consciousness and I learned a few things from your message. Yes, I did notice the urgency for the census and after throwing several of the notices away, they started calling on the phone–very aggressive!
This is the war of duality—light vs dark, good vs evil, love vs hate, God vs satan….and since the created can never be greater than the CREATOR…GOD as our Cosmic Creator always Wins! Therefore, we as love & light beings made in the image of God will win!! In actuality, we’ve already won. As instruments of God, we returned back to earth to allow the Christ Consciousness to be fully expressed through our souls. Now is the time we speak up, take action, and participate in this war against humanity. We are the Second Coming of Christ! Let’s serve God Alone, along with all the Great Ones working in the astral realm to claim victory over delusion and hand over the world to the rightful owner — God, in the religion of LOVE!
Welcome to Reawakening the Soul during this Great Awakening!
This is just the Beginning .It is Globalism to bring about the Mark of the Beast and it is going well for them . One World Government etc. Read it It is in the Book of Revelation and it is coming to pass before our eyes .
red ant – Seems to me that in your view, “preparing to meet thy maker” is the ultimate prep. Can’t say I disagree with you on that! But sometimes, it’s more helpful and meaningful to quote a passage from scripture to make a point rather than giving your own interpretation.
@ City Chick
Aren’t you preparing for the second coming.
Yes I fully agree with you on that. But when you are talking and every one is looking at you, like you are crazy. So most people will understand you telling them in your own words, under the Authority of JESUS.
Would it be right that words that no one can understand would get the message across. The bible is very specific that if you speak in tongues, there should always be a interpreter, so that you will understand the words that were said.
I think every one that reads this will understand what was said.
I can only tell you my interpretation. I’m only me.
I want to give y’all something to think about.
BASIC INSTRUTION BEFORE LEAVING EARTH
God has a right to track us; He made us. The government does not have a right to track us; we made the government. God tracks us for our own good. The government tracks us because it wants to control us.
Who are you, red ant? Do you yourself know who you are and if you do are you allowed to tell us? Is your creative use of the English language another test for us so that we are forced to look past that and see your message for what it is. A message of love and hope for those willing to listen. I’m starting to believe that at least for me you ARE the catalyst. So much new old information is coming my way that it’s starting to catch my attention. And it seemed to have started when you took a chance on me. The process is accelerating for me. It may very well be that this is the true dawn of a new age for the earth and that everything happening around us is simply window dressing. A play unfolding before our eyes that in the greater scheme of things is unimportant and meant to keep us in a state of fear. We need to move past that into a state of grace. We still need to act intelligently to maintain this body but we don’t need to do it in a climate of fear but rather in a climate of love. You were very angry in the beginning and I believe that was borne out of frustration because you could see so clearly what others could not. There are things happening around us that we cannot see but maybe that’s all part of the process too. We don’t need to fear the process as long as we keep love in our hearts. We all seem to be evolving into the next stage of existence. Each at their own pace as befits everyone’s intent. But I believe the time grows so short so all of us laggards, including myself, need to get on with it. In love and light.
And we must remember that God was also a Mass Murderer when he flooded the earth– because of the evil in the world — So , I see a lot of absolute evil in this world now, following Made up “Science” of this Virus, action taken against ONLY Christens that want to worship God in churches and the arresting of Citizens in Australia for just being outside , As I have read,Australia assisted China in DNA modification of this Virus, As did this US Government, at Ft Detrick, Maryland, that gave the Raw Bat Virus to University of North Carolina Lab, Who took Dirty Money from China to allow their virologists to work on it. and I feel that legitimizes the taking of arms , if we need to , to save our Country and our world from the evil of this NWO
DG: You’ll have to explain how God is a mass murderer. He had Noah and family running around for over a century warning of a world-wide disaster. Like Jesus predicted, as in the days of Noah. People laughed at Noah and mocked him. Shall we also get into the fact that no Bible scholar, including atheists, doubt Jesus existed and how he died.
I have family that are biologists. They worked for USAMRIID in the Hot Zone and not a hint of the US being involved in creating covid. Fauci, yes, but all work was done on creating a plague in the same place it’s been done since the Hong Kong flu, Wuhan.
You sir, are spot on, having said that, we must remember there are those who are not born again or baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire. They cannot see what we can, I continue to pray for them as well as you. God bless and stay vigilant 🕊
i know this is The Coming convergance the last 500 bible prophecies are here and happening in front of everyone right now the sky junk is part an alot of bad stuff i use a social place its got more demons an sucubus an bad junk than good satan the loser is here an needs to go away forever but the bad is rising an the parabal of the fig tree took place in 1948 and we 73 yrs into final generation not long an the rising evil is here god bless all an get ready an get off the grid asap im workin on it to
Being Druid, and not the neo druids running around in robes, I am very grateful for the freedoms we share here. I am proudly part of the movement watching the 3 movies and waking people up, and love President Trump as a leader and example. The work we are doing is watched so closely that we cannot use certain alphabet letters or specific numbers. I’m not surprised that the amount of information gathered on us is so great, but am glad. They not only have everything on us, but also on Them. Every pizza order and type. Every trip to the island, every single thing they have done to subvert our way of life and even our elections. So be it. I’m even willing to be persecuted to preserve freedom. My greatest motivation is to be able to live as I see fit, and allow you to do the same.
With that, I’m also very grateful for the churches of the world. Without guidance, the greater majority of people have no direction. Most would flounder in life. The book written to give people a direction for how to live with others and best manage their own lives is a great blessing. The teachings are a wonderful way to create a loving society. I do, however, despise how many leaders have taken from the people they are supposed to be serving. This is as evil as people who perpetrate the worst crimes against others. My upbringing was from parent to child, teaching the best ways to live on this earth and care for not just the planet but also the people. This is definitely not suitable for the masses. I was taught of the creator, but that worship is not required, just the harmonious existence of the people and the planet. I answer only to myself and those I share this life with.
Our freedoms to allow me to follow my beliefs without undue pressure from anyone else is what I fight for. This, and a bone deep belief that you have the same right to live as you choose.
The love of our people and our home is my reward.
red ant, your commentary sounds like ridiculous, babbling Mormon claptrap.
As to the article, thank you. Our founding fathers are likely spinning in their graves what with the loss of freedoms we are experiencing, including the loss of privacy. We are increasingly living under a tyrannical government.
@ JaneDough 13
(The name is a dead give away that you are not for the good of GOD’S love).
That is a name we give to the dead. When a women can’t be identified.
Yes, it dose seem crazy, to some one that dose not understand what is to come.
That is the very reason why we are were we are. Most of the population dose not see what’s going on in there lives or in the world, At leased in a spiritual mind set.
My eye’s are open to the devils way and man’s way.
You just like so so many will see the truth. BUT it’s better to see the truth now then later.
I’m sure you will in joy the coming of CHRIST. BUT it will be to late for that.
I am glad to be ridiculous, babbling mormon claptrap. Thank you for the nice compliment.
They called me worst things then that for being a prepper and a man of GOD.
BUTT. better to be that, then a brainwashed person that will REGRET one day, for not wanting to know GOD’S love.
Good Luck to “you”, when the time come’s…
O’ The Great Reset is coming, so better get all you will need. The time is short.
As far as the article is concerned I suppose that anything is possible.However it would take a vast conspiracy involving thousands of conspirators among whose ranks whistle blowers
The Manhattan Project to develop the nuclear bomb was compromised because thousands of people were involved and
some could not keep a secret.
Pay little attention to red ant.He and Illini Warrior are first cousins and drink out of the same toilet.
Funny that KAY would say, pay little attention to red ant. That’s okay if you don’t. They did not listen to JESUS either. So many souls lost from an eternal life of love. BUT the HELL that is waiting for the non believer is so very real.
Don’t worry we that are with GOD in Heaven will not HEAR the screams and the crying out.
It will be for ever. AMEN
HEY Illini Warrior, I Propose a toast. Get out the good stuff. A bottle of toilet water.
Remember there is no water in hell, not even toilet water.
If you’ll permit me, Kay, just a small correction. Security surrounding the Manhattan Project was EXTREMELY tight. It wasn’t that some couldn’t keep their mouths shut. The Manhattan Project was compromised by so-called Soviet atomic spies that successfully penetrated the program. They were people in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada who are known to have illicitly given information about nuclear weapons production or design to the Soviet Union during World War II and the early Cold War. Exactly what was given, and whether everyone on the list gave it, are still matters of some scholarly dispute. In some cases, some of the arrested suspects or government witnesses had given strong testimonies or confessions which they recanted later or said were fabricated. Their work constitutes the most publicly well-known and well-documented case of nuclear espionage in the history of nuclear weapons. At the same time, numerous nuclear scientists wanted to share the information with the world scientific community, but this proposal was firmly quashed by the United States government. Some of the most prominent people involved included Morris Cohen, Klaus Fuchs, Harry Gold, David Greenglass, George Koval, Theodore Hall, Irving Lerner, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Saville Sax, Morton Sobell, Melita Norwood and Arthur Adams.
Dammit Armin quit being smarter than the rest of us.
Not to be anti-Semitic, but notice how many names on the list are Jewish. While off topic, it always amazes me how many Jewish folk are anti second amendment. One would think after the experience of Nazi Germany, first declaring private possession of firearms to be illegal unless one were truly an Aryan followed by transport to various work centers, followed by the Jewish uprising in Warsaw that tied up a full German reinforced infantry division for several months the Jews would have gotten the message about the value of the Second Amendment.
That is compounded by the Japanese-Americans and their love for the Demonotic Party when it was Demon in Chief F. D. Roosevelt who signed the edict imprisoning them in concentration camps for the duration of the war. Plus the black love of the Demonotic Party which also was the party of the KKK. In addition, as late as the late, great LBJ being quoted as saying, “We pass this grate (not a misspelling or wrong word choice) syssiaty bill and we will own the nigger vote for the next 100 years.”
Mysteries of human nature that I am unable to fathom.
Hello Kay. Who are you picking on today? Didn’t your parents tell you that if you didn’t have anything nice to say about someone to keep your mouth shut? Didn’t your parents teach you that there is a big difference between constructive criticisms and out right defamation of character? Didn’t your parents teach you to speak in a manner that would be sure to reflect on you and your family, i.e., your character in a positive light? Rather than pay attention to the comments made by red ant and Illini warrior, I’m afraid all of the attention here is now on you.
Hey, CC. I know I’m going to get blasted for this but is it possible that red ant is THE messenger and we’re not supposed to kill the messenger? Maybe he is the catalyst. Some of his stuff is actually starting to make sense to me. He’s extremely resolute in his belief in God and adamant in his religious beliefs. And he’s being very good lately. His posts are quite measured and he’s not yelling and screaming at everyone. It seems that life does move in a spiral. The fourth dimension is time. I’m being guided to info I haven’t thought about for at least 30 years. And it was very important to me at the time. And now it’s taking on a whole new meaning for me. Understanding is deepening for me. In love and light.
Thank you for that nice comment, that I might be the messenger.
The messenger was JESUS CHRIST, not me
I’m just a nobody that loves his Lord and Master, “The Messenger”
Just being a good servant for My Father, “GOD”
You know that GOD is working on you. I believe that your mom is having a hand in it.
You know what is and what is not.
Thank you and you are a brother in Christ to me.
LCC it has been awhile as I have been very busy. 53 weeks until retirement.
I totally agree with you. Always has mystified me as well. You would think no one in modern history would be more pro Second Amendment than Jews. A completely unrestricted one at that.
Amazed at how the Dems have been successful at rewriting history and any minorities at all can’t see that as well. To me it is one of the great oxy morons of my life that BLM supports old white Democrats. Just…..wow.
I also love that whole party switch narrative. Yet they can’t give a single name. Imagine one day the entire US Senate and House just get up and switch. The limited IQ that it takes to believe this baffles the mind! Glad to see you are still up for a good conversation!
Put downs on either side of the belief divide aren’t productive. Each of us makes decisions and answers for our own life.
Our nations governing bodies, like most others, descends into seIf serving distrust of its citizens. Yes I believe in an enternal government rulled by its creator. But I also live somewhat subject to earthly rulers. I don’t have to agree with often corrupted mankind. But knowing leaders are corruptible is a good thing to examine and watch. They distrust us, not because of any threat, but from distrust caused by their own corruption of heart. It’s a good reminder to walk cautiously before all powers that be. The more corruption, the more they will demand controll.
Agreed, clergylady. We all need to make more of an effort to be more positive especially on these pages. Everyone’s opinion is as valid as anyone else’s. Criticism, if necessary, can be constructive instead of destructive. THEIR strategy has always been one of divide and conquer. The thing that keeps them up at night the most is if we ever organize and fight them as one unified group of people of like mind. So glad to see you on here again. We’re obviously aware of your situation. From the bottom of my heart my most sincere condolences on the loss of your life partner. Hopefully your children will be alright. In love and light dear lady. 🙂
Gee Grandpa, what started World War Three?
Covid and Greed, boy…………………….COVID and GREED!!!
Or, THE button, stuck in the down position due to an errant piece of bubblegum. LOL! Wish I could remember better, TAL There’s so much darn info in my poor noggin right now sometimes it’s hard to find the right shard. And it’s late and I’m tired. Came across a video on utube about one of the times we were THAT close to nuclear war. Think it happened sometime in the sixties. The gist of it was that a soviet radar technician saw what he thought was a pre-emptive strike against his country by the US. He had VERY little time to decide go or no go. He went by his gut. Decided no go. He took a HUGE risk. If he had been wrong his country would have been destroyed. Apparently that one relatively unimportant technician avoided thermonuclear war. He was honoured by his country. Sometimes that one innocuous event or person can change history. In love and light.
Armin – Actually, I think that’s great. Red ants’ comments are sincere and like most of the rest of the folks here, his comments are made to share information and be truly helpful, not hurtful. BTW, your comment on the Manhattan Project was spot on too.
Thank you, CC. Too kind. Appreciated.
TAL: who ever said WWII ended? Creepy people like Taliban and hamas were trained by their fathers, who were trained by SS and gestapo Muslims took in. For that matter, the dnc allowed in hundreds of war criminals and never batted an eye. this is just a minor escalation of what is to come. niio
I always find it amazing what families supported Nazis and somehow retained their social and poIitical power here.
The second WORLD war ended, red. But the “conflicts” since then have continued unabated. We haven’t had real peace since the end of the last world war. Keep us distracted. Have us focus on conflict and hate instead of peace and love. I’m starting to realize that love is the only thing that truly matters in our lives and in this universe. In love and light brother.
Armin: the war was declared over. Politicians outlawed dope. Telling little kids how smart they are, so smart they could be president some day, provided the DBI doesn’t catch them first, only works so many times.
500,000 SS and Gestapo disappeared in 1944-’45. A lion’s share went to Stalin. More to Franco. the rest went to Muslim nations that had become nazi nations during the war. This was done only if leaders promised to continue the war. Stalin and Franco owed Hitler their lives. An elitist communist, he gave help to any socialist who asked. Just, help with the war.
Germany developed the A-bomb. Stalin was to get it, but Patton was asked by senior nazis to help. That was why he cut off to the northeast to a small, backwater state called Thuringia and the labs in Ohrdruf. We fought USSR troops there, forcing them back.
How many wars has the USSR perpetrated? We are still fighting WWII. niio
I usually enjoy these comments sections. Not so much today thanks to the unprovoked religious rhetoric.
bob: from both directions, at that, for and against.
This article was not what I expected from the title “How This Pandemic Allowed The Government To Track Preppers” I felt it was a broad article about how Government is tracking EVERYONE. If you have a cell phone, If you have ever filled out a census form, If you have been vaccinated, if you have purchased a gun through “legal” avenues…. How is this telling of anything that is prepper specific. I was let down with the content as it seems to be pretty much common sense items and about the over-reach of government as a whole. Preppers and off grid living people usually don’t practice much of what is outlined in the article. Just my opinion though and could be a wake-up call to others new to the prepper train of thought. Agree with another commenter that stated that the found fathers would be spinning in their graves to see what has become of the US! Makes my heart truly sad!
Why would you worry about them, they are dead.
Shouldn’t you be worried about what “GOD” thinks, instead of people that were here and now there not.
I bet you GOD is more mad, them.
See how we are more concerned about some think, that is nothing.
Instead of some thing that will before ever.
I know what you are saying… I think. My point of the forefathers is that it makes my heart sad seeing what was once a great country, built on freedom of thought, speech, religious freedoms, and freedom from governmental and “church” tyranny, dividing and seemingly on the path to ultimately fail! I do not worry about the people who came to this land seeking to form a country of freemen, but of the fall of a great nation that they envisioned.
@ Krystal Morre
It also makes GOD’S heart sad to give his all and watch it be destroyed and GOD gave more then we ever could give.
I AM SAD FOR GOD.
red ant: better worry about them because they’ll be among our judges. niio
Are you saying that I will be judged by Ben Franklin or John Adams or George Washington. ETC.
Sorry they were common folks like you and me. we will bee judge by the creator thru his son JESUS.
Not them. sorry but NO WAY.
red ant: If we’re to judge angels, why not humans?
I thought the same thing. Very misleading, and frankly a waste of time.
To help protect yourself, DITCH THE CELL PHONES.
Stop using social media.
You can be online BUT you have to be smart about it like NOT using Windows and MAC – both have multiple built in back doors.
Your ISP spies on you too.
Use a VPN from another country that doesn’t keep logs.
PAY CASH for everything you can.
Hello, have you ever heard of a social security number? You have been tracked since birth, get over it.
NOW is the time to choose whom one is going to SERVE! Tomorrow is tooo late! Satan was defeated by our Messiah’s death! The ONLY WAY evil can be found in a believer’s life is if one has SOMEHOW, thought something. did something contrary to YeHoVah GOD’s WORDS and allowed him in! His Kingdom is NOT of THIS WORLD! He told us so!! And those of us who truly attempt to follow Him will be found with Him wherever He chooses to send us!
Thank you, crazy squirrel for ways we can protect ourselves, though I have no idea what some of these items are.
Folks, this is a prepper website. While someone who is religiously oriented may consider that preparing to meet a Supreme Being might well fall under the prepping category, I feel that is a highly personal matter that should only be shared with others upon request and in a private manner. In my opinion, it falls in the same realm as sexual orientation. I really don’t care what someone’s sexual preferences are as long as they keep it to themselves. If you want professional advice, then consult a professional on the matter. The same with religion. If you want religious advice, seek it from a religious person, I don’t care what you beliefs are but on a prepper site, please keep them to yourself. I am sure there are lots of websites that welcome discussions on religious matters. Here my preference is to keep the discussions on the here and now and let each individual worry about his own preparations for a life in the hereafter.
This article was about government oversight of our daily lives. In that regard, you can purchase for a nominal sum, a metallic fiber bag in which to place your phone as you travel about. The drawback to that is that then you are not in constant contact which so many folks feel is absolutely essential to their well being. As a cheaper alternative, place your phone in a metal canister like an ammo can. Again, that means that you are out of contact, but your location is also unknown to government snoops. You have to decide what best suits your purposes. During the Christmas season, the 99¢ stores will be selling cheap metal cans of various sizes and shapes. Go shopping for one that fits your phone and keep it for those times when you want to be screened from goobermint snooping. If there is an emergency, removing the phone from the can will once again put you in touch with the world.
Along those line, on another site which is fairly accurate as best I can tell, I learned that the Federal Reserve wants to start tracking all transactions involving $600 and up. So if you buy a $650 dollar rifle, not only will the records be on file with your local gun dealer and the BATF in the District of Corruption, and for some states in the state capitol, but the Federal Reserve will also have a record of that transaction. lNow I don’t know what interest the Federal Reserve has in my property tax bill or a college graduation present to my granddaughter or the money I take out for my grocery purchases or even if I treat myself on my 85th birthday to an 85 year old cabernet sauvignon. The minimum used to be $5,000 in cash transactions but now they want to make it all transactions above $599.99, cash, check or credit card. That is a mighty big computer to store all that data and be able to sort through it in any meaningful time. In addition to the number of individuals, how many small businesses are there that conduct numerous transactions a day. The local mechanic does a $650 transmission overhaul and you pay him in cash because at the moment you are trying to cut back on credit card transactions to keep the interest on the charges down. How many of those transactions take place a day? The only hope is that it will so overload the system that it all breaks down.
I have read that with all the spying devices in the various snooping agencies turning in electronic data that analysts are so far behind in their work looking at data that has been prescreened by computers to cut out clutter that those analysts frequently fall so far behind, that dangerous events don’t get looked at until long after the event has happened or has become moot.
I understand that frequently in Schizomento, the folks screening gun applications get so far behind that in order to catch up they either approve blocks of applications or turn down blocks of applications just so they can clear their desks of backlogged applications. It’s called information overload and we all suffer from it to a greater or lesser degree in our daily lives.
I have great respect for you LCC. But I have to disagree with you. Even if it is a prepper site.
GOD’s calls his children to “spread the gospel”, even if its here on this site or any were else.
I know that there were people on here that would say what you have said or much worse. But I listen to a much much higher power then what I am told to do by some one that dose not want to see or hear about the Gospel.
My wife ask me why do you put your self thru this and have people kick you and call you names and you no that they hate you for talking about GOD and JESUS. Here is what I told her. My reason for all that I have to go thru on this earth is because,
JESUS died for ME on a cross.
If I am asked to leave this site. It will be by the owner of this site. Claude Davis. Not any one else’s. If I am asked, I will leave in respect to to the site.
Sorry, Red Ant, I have great respect for your prepper and general life skills knowledge and usually give your posts a thumbs up but to me you sound no better than the Mohammadans who advocate the same line. The only difference which is a hair’s width difference is that you have given up the killing part whereas the Mohammadans are still mired in the 8th century where all religions advocated the convert or be killed philosophy.
On a topic closer to the topic of the main article, I have copied a portion of a post by the JPFO, which contrary to a portion of my earlier post stands for Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, which is a Jewish group that recognizes the danger of government confiscation of firearms. They learned the lessons of WWII and firearms confiscation and how a small, ill-armed group can forestall one of the most formidable armies the world has seen.
The Jews who started the Warsaw Uprising started out with only a few handguns, but using them to kill off Wehrmacht troopers here and there, were able to hold off a reinforced German division for several months. If they had received even minimal support from the Allies, they might have opened a new front in Poland.
NOW TO THE TOPIC AT HAND: This from the JPFO website: “Many Second Amendment supporters haven’t heard of the Biden Administration’s proposal to greatly widen IRS reporting requirements regarding bank accounts. In essence, if you have more than $600 in your account, or you make more than $600 in transactions in a year, the bank has to report the transactions to the IRS. That’s just about everybody.
This is one of the most dangerous below-the-radar threats to the Second Amendment we’ve seen. For starters, this adds a massive reporting requirement for banks and financial institutions. Just what sort of Second Amendment-related financial activities will get reported? Here’s a short list:
• Ammunition purchases.
• Donations to pro-Second Amendment groups
• Firearms purchases
• Purchases of firearms accessories
Congratulations, the IRS can start drawing up a list of gun owners, all thanks to the transaction data they force banks to hand over. What could possibly go wrong? ….. ￼
“WOW” I must of hit a nerve. I have been called a lot of things before. But never been call a Muslim. I fill that, that was a hurtful come back, because you felt like you should say something to me that would HURT me. Why would you say such a thing like that. Maybe a “religious nut”, BUT to call me that is “not cool”. You must have looked hard to find that.
BUT, you put that on every one in here, because I know that I’m not the only one that Believes in GOD and JESUS.
So, what I have been saying about GOD and JESUS is me being a (follower of the religion of Islam). “REALLY” that is a far cry from what I post and how you see what I wright in my post.
Thanks for that. Yes it’s a big time stab in the eye, BUT You were not the first that I have encounter and you won’t be the last.
I thought that you said, that WE COULD AGREE AND DISAGREE, but I see that only applies to those that set the tone.
I will turn the other cheek
Chuck, This may be foremost a prepper site but so much of what is happening today has a spiritual element to it. The covid plandemic has a real spiritual aspect to it, particularly because so much of the draconian heavy hand of the authorities was aimed at places of worship. Part of being a Christian is to be more sensitive to God’s leading in much of our lives. As we are getting so much misinformation from the authoritative figures with the support of all types of media, we need that sense from God for wisdom when all the voices around us say something different. As we have found out, the deep state has been pretty sneaky for a long time and those people we thought weren’t so bad years ago, when we weren’t as aware of the deep state, have turned out to be significantly rotten to the core. You and I do not agree on how private to keep our faith but I do appreciate all of your comments.
You mentioned purchasing a metal container to store electronic devices in. I read somewhere along the way, that the metal can needs to be insulated from the electronic device. Have you found that to be necessary?
The cash idea might already be subverted. I don’t know what the strips of plastic within the bills do. Could it be possible for the strips or any other portion of the bill to have a paper thin electronic messaging device?
It is easy to insulate the electronic device inside the metal can. Cut cardboard to fit the dimensions of the can, including a piece of cardboard for the top of the can. Make sure it fits snugly against the bottom, edged and against the sides for the top. Ask a friend to call you on your cell phone. If you hear it ringing in the can, you know the can is not secure and you need thicker metal and more cardboard insulation. If that is the case and you can’t find two cans to fit inside each other, then wrap your phone in cardboard and then wrap the cardboard in aluminum foil and then place inside the cardboard insulated can. I guarantee that will cut off all messages and not let the goobermint track you.
Lacking that and if you have $25 laying around that you don’t know what to do with, you can go to disaster preparer.com and order their phone isolation bag which is supposed to cut off all tracking of your phone by anybody.
For those who are interested, Dr. Arthur Bradley has several devices which are supposed to protect your car and your whole house from electromagnet pulses of any source. He has a variety of other devices which are helpful if they work. I make no representations as to the viability of the devices. If you get the phone isolation device, it is easy to test, just have a friend give you a call when your phone is in the bag and see if the friend’s call gets through. If it does you know you have a piece of junk. If it does not. You know the goobermint can’t track you.
The downside as I pointed out earlier is that if you need to be connected 24/7/365, then the bag won’t allow you to be so connected. If the boogermint (that was a typo but I liked it so much I decided to stay with it) can’t reach you that means no one else can either.
LCC – Here in the big city, the Orthodox Jewish community members are very conservative, strong mobilized and ardent supporters of the Second Amendment. It’s those ultra-liberal Hollywood types by you that have lost their way, are so misguided and uninformed about the importance of the Second Amendment.
As far as I know, Lin, the purpose of either the plastic or metal strips in our plastic bills (yes we have had plastic money for some time now…could that be considered ironic?) is for security purposes making it that much more difficult to successfully counterfeit our fiat currency. Funny that Fiat cars are useless and our fiat currency is worthless. H’mmm. LOL! As far as I know there is no hidden agenda with the strips in the bills.
LCC, I have met several in the JFPO. They are smart and motivated.
Ok, Chuck. I’ve left the best for last. One more and then I’m done like dinner. My hands are starting to look like claws from all the typing. 😉 Ok. Gov’t keeping track of everything we do, say and think. Smart phones. If you don’t want Big Bro to know what you’re doing throw your effing smart phone in the lake. Not practical for most. I know that most people that own one are addicted to it. I know my neighbours are. They may as well have it surgically attached. The day may come when it’ll be mandatory for everyone to have a “smart” phone. To do all their banking, shopping, etc. and if you don’t have one of those phones it’ll be impossible for you to function in society. The chip spoken of in the bible is now in those smart phones instead of under our skin. Same result. Different method. The smarter our technology the dumber people become as they rely more and more on their newest fad of the day. How many people still know how to drive a stick? How many can still parallel park without the car doing it for them? If the ECM fries. Oops. We’re stuck. Metal mesh bag good idea. You can also double wrap it in foil. Tightly. Or if you want to be absolutely sure take the batteries out. Can’t be that difficult. I’ve heard that even if you turn your phone off they can still use it to “monitor” you. Don’t know. Don’t care. Don’t own one. Never will. I figure I have 20 years left at the most. I can manage that long without one. Same for your so-called smart TV’s. Another thing I can do without. The only downside to using an RF blocker is that once you reach your destination BB will once again know where you are. They just won’t know how you got there. But all that doesn’t matter if you use a newer car to get from point a to b. The gps in you car let’s everyone know where you are at any one time. If there’s a true extended down crisis then all the cell towers are down. The they’ll just send out the drones to kill you. Send in the drones. LOL!
If you’re a semi-luddite like myself with no smart appliances who uses the desktop for everything then your ISP knows all that you’re doing anyways. Unless you’re a terrorist or pedophile then they don’t care what you’re doing. They’re more interested in your money than propriety. In Canada we now have a choice of two ISP’s. Bell or Rogers. They’re both scoundrels fighting for a monopoly. Rogers just bought up Shaw. Rogers is very aggressive and expansionist in its policies. It would be too bad if we ended up with only one choice.
I’ve also heard that all electronic communications go through a number of sites worldwide and unless they pick up certain trigger words they just don’t care. They can’t. It’s information overload. You aren’t important enough.
I’ve also heard about that $600 BS. I’ve known about it for approx. 2 weeks. I can’t believe that the FED would be interested in transactions involving such paltry sums. Apparently they have nothing better to do. I’ve also heard that the FED’s end game is to become the headquarters of the new world order. That would be ok right? They’re such an honourable, trustworthy organization run by men of the highest caliber.
There’s something strange going on with MasterCard. I don’t own a credit card. Nah nah nah nah nah nah. LOL! Apparently they’re now seriously considering tying your credit card purchases to your carbon footprint. If your purchases exceed your carbon allotment they freeze your card. Lovely. It’s time for all these c*cksucking organizations to be brought to their knees.
That’s all I can thing of at the moment, Chuck. In love and light.
I didn’t want to mention that about the list of names, Chuck, because of the possible anti-semitic implications but I DID notice. Thanks.
With 5G, Artificial Intelligence and super computers all here, there will be no back log in data analysis and no overload. Especially when they already know which individuals that have been on the radar screens.
I also agree that it is our duty to Spread the Gospel. Especially now because even if the Rapture isn’t close at hand, which I hope isn’t true, our lives are at stake because the Govt can snuff out the conservatives just like they are practicing Genocide under the pretense of Covid.
Prepping our soul should be first on our list.
LCC: I agree with most. Please remember, dems hit religion first as a means of control. Yes, agreed, it needs to tone down here out of respect for others who do not believe, but are still ‘family’. niio
May we outlive their ability to catch up with the snooping. Not out of guilt, but out of disdain for the snooping in general. One day they may figure out the snooping was mostly a waste of time, energy, and resources.
are we missing something big here ? The ultimate tracking is being formed in congress as we speak. First we have the banks track every movement of $600 or more. Heck $600 is a months grocery bill….. then every move you make, or item you buy is tracked. The final stage is to do away with cash… period. Then private ownership of anything is only by the blessing of government. And people are blindly doing it now…. sad.
PB-Dave: I believe that is the ultimate goal. We all will be issued a government credit card and all transactions will have to be performed on that card from buying a newspaper from the news rack to buying a house. The money you earn at whatever job you do will be paid to the government to be deposited to your government credit card less a handling fee. Except for black market items which will probably be handled by trade or by precious metals will be transacted on the credit card. All coins and currency will be declared illegal and it will be a federal crime to possess currency and coinage. As with gold coins, they may be exempt if they are jewelry. My mother had a gold $10 piece that she had made into a necklace when possession of gold coins was prohibited by the demonokratic president, F. D. Roosevelt.
I am glad that I won’t be around to see the world ruled by some bureaucrat in the unUnited Nations.
See Orwell knew exactly what he was talking about….
And at the time everyone thought he was writing a work of fiction. And you never know, Stoneware, he may have been privy to some “insider” info. Freemasons perhaps? In love and light.
Armin: Prophet but not religious. He started out as an anarchist and kept up a lot of his old friendships. Loved history and the future alike, and read what he saw comparing both. niio
Stoneware: Yes! and Washington. niio
Is this a proselytize or prepper newsletter?
@ Hazel Simone
No one is here to change your view. only you can do that and it is a prepper site.
ra: Jesus, the ultimate prepper! “If you have not a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” niio
I’d have to go with red ant on this one, Hazel. I don’t think anyone is trying to covert others from one religion to another. I know that sometimes we get tired of all the religious rhetoric but it’s still their right to voice their opinion. I know that I’m one of the people most guilty for going off topic. And when I do I can just see people rolling their eyes and saying, not again. 😉 But I refuse to discuss religion or American politics on a public site. My religious beliefs are my own. They’re private and they’re no one else’s bloody business. I’ve learned that I just don’t know enough about the nuances of American politics and when I have tried to discuss them I’ve just made an ass of myself. I’ve learned my lesson. In love and light.
I enjoy it when people go off topic. It makes the conversation more real and less regimented. If someone’s core beliefs are not exactly like my own, that’s all good.
In my opinion, the ultimate prepper attitude would be prepare your home for collapse of society, prepare your heart and soul for the beginning of eternity. 🙂
“But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36
Hello All, just some info on what is really going on. We have been lied to from the beginning on everything that is taking place right now. This FALSE Pandemic was a well implemented plan to put us where we are at this moment. The mark of the Beast is the so CALLED VACCINE. You can check on what is really going on with UNCENSORED NEWS by many who have come forward and put their lives in danger at: Brighteon.com and InfoWars.com
Both sites have proven, documented evidence on everything. Also we are in the End Of Days. The reason those in power are trying to Kill everyone with a Death Shot is because of a coming Catastrophic Event that will be here at the end of Next year or possibly January of 2023. If you read the Bible with its prophecies of things that come (must do a bit of research to associate Existing Country names with Historic Names in Bible), you will see everything is playing out and the coming Catastrophic Event is part of it. Those in power can’t afford to have people survive before this, as they can’t defend themselves due to the lies and millions/billions of deaths they are creating. Over 500,000 Americans have been killed by the so called “Vaccine”. Millions around the World have died and their goal is 7 BILLION by the end of next year. They simply want you dead…. Do the research people and stay alive. God will not interfere with this / Man must and it states Man must stand up and take on the fight in the Bible. The coming will happen, but unfortunately all those with the Mark of the Beast will not be saved. Also covered in the Bible. This so called “Vaccine” is also called the Luciferian Shot for a reason. 1 in 40 deaths are recorded in Vaers. Only 1 in 40. Whistleblowers are coming forward, class actions are being done, Tribunals are starting to be set up around the world to charge EVERYONE complicit in this Mass Genocide Program wtih “Crimes Against Humanity and Treason” for some as well. The only thing that is not FAKE about this Pandemic is the “Delta Variant” which is killing people right and left and is caused by the “Vaccine/Death Shot”. It has a Self-Replicating Spike Protein in it that is deadly to Humans and Animals. Those who get the shot are a walking, contagious, killing host to everything and everyone they come in contact with. You could not make up a better Sci-Fi movie if you tried. It puts your immune system into overdrive causing a myriad of Rare Auto-Immune Disorders, Blood Clots throughout the Body resulting in Heart Attacks, Strokes, Seizures, Skin Disorders, Heart Disorders, and the worst of these is the rare auto-immune disorder where the body turns against itself eating the brain. This is caused because the immune system is in constant overdrive. We have Fauci to thank for this. And Bill Gates contribution is the wonderful inclusion of Nano-technology particles found in this killing Death Shot. They are programmable and target the Brain, The Cardiovascular System and other major organs. You are also monitored on the Cloud courtesy of Bill Gates. He applied for the patent on the Nanos in The Spring of 2019. Fauci holds all 4 patents on the proteins used to kill you as well. Now they are getting desperate due to people becoming aware of this, so they are dropping it from the skies just like they did in Italy, New York and several other countries in the Beginning.
And COVID19 was nothing more than a crap mix of cold viruses. That has been proven. The PCR tests were FAKE. Admitted by CDC and Fauci that they could not determine a virus at all. So we have a FAKE Pandemic with FAKE PCR tests used for the sole purpose of getting you to line up for the actual BIO-WEAPON DEATH SHOT. Using Communistic Protocols to spread fear, lock down people, destroy infrastructure, re-educate our Children to be “Anti” everything except Communist and offer them the Wonder Shot that will kill everyone. They don’t call our governing, geriatric ruler, Bejing (sp) Biden for nothing. We have been sold out to China and Iran from the Obama Administration and all those associated with the extreme Leftist movement.
Do the research, Stay Strong and Believe in whatever Faith you Choose. Knowledge is Power and Becomes Living Wisdom When Implemented. Dismissed……it is nothing.
Yeah, religious feelings are fine and noble, but efforts to convert the audience are wasted words. Honor God when you post, give thanks to God, advise old sinners like me to get right with God, but then post something interesting! Despite his sometimes happily creative grammar I bet Red Ant has some good solid worldly knowledge to share.
I gave in to the baring of my info to the Government years ago. For one thing, in my terribly irreligious youth, I got so drunk one night I ended up in jail charged with stealing my own car. I told the Judge it was my car, he agreed that was an airtight defense. The thing is, when the local cops arrest you they send all your info to the National Crime Information Computer. Doesn’t matter if you were innocent and stupid, ever since if I get stopped for a traffic violation and they run me through the NCIC it comes back with grand theft auto and I get to go squat on the roadside while they search my pickup. Then a few years ago I had the opportunity to do some contract work for the FBI Headquarters in Dallas. I had to submit to a complete background check just to fix some wiring issues. You fill out all the forms, then they buzz you past the bullet proof glass entry doors into the lobby. An agent comes out and takes you through the blast proof steel door into the offices, then down to the lowest level of the building where you figure they torture rabid Muslims and raving Eschatologists like Red Ant, they hook you into a computer that fingerprints, photographs you, scans your retinas and checks your underwear for skid marks, I guess all the info goes by encrypted satellite to the 17 intelligence agencies and every Barney Phife out there…it’s scary. Anyway, they have my number, they can come for me anytime they want. Even worse, I’m, getting my Covid vaccination booster
tomorrow, they’ll be able to switch on the Zombie chip attached to the spike proteins as soon as the SHTF.
Drivers License, vehicle registration, property tax, income tax return, my professional licenses, Medicare, Social Security, I am without a doubt Uncle Sam’s little b.
YOU JUDGE!!?? As erudite as you are and knowing what you know about the vaccine you’re getting your booster shot? Bottom line; it’s everyone’s choice to make that decision for themselves. Let me know when your vestigial tail starts re-appearing. 😉 In love and light.
ravin Eschatologists like red ant.
keep it coming, if it makes you fill better to belittle some one. I’ll be your Huckleberry.
Here is my good worldly knowledge, don’t drink your bath water…
Republicans sold out with the patriot act
@ Judge Holden……He said tongue in cheek. LOL! But thank you, Judge, nonetheless. 😉 The credit goes to Wikipedia not me. A little paraphrasing and that’s what I got. It’s a great general source of information. The internet can be a wonderful resource if used properly. Something didn’t quite sit right about what Kay had said regarding the Manhattan Project So I looked it up. I knew that the security surrounding the Manhattan Project was VERY tight. For obvious reasons. And the name that people know the best are the Rosenbergs. It’s all a game anyways, Judge. Whenever one country is developing new technology other countries get wind of it and try to steal it. Right now I believe the best fighter planes out there are gen 5. Next up is gen 6. Where is it all going to end? Autonomous planes piloted by AI so smart there will be no more need for human pilots? A real “Skynet” in the making? Developing AI scares the bejeezus out of Elon Musk. Maybe for good reason. The most stupid thing that the West ever did was build factories in China. Did they not think that the Chinese would steal all the Western technology. This was the Chinese plan all along. Let the naive West build all their factories there and then steal all their technology. What some forget is that the Chinese are NOT our friends and are very good at long-term thinking. Their plans are measured in generations not years. And so now we have the problems with China that we do. They have shot themselves in the foot with the worsening Evergrande situation though. Which could end up having more of a negative impact on the world financial system than even the developing conditions in the US. There are also rumours that China might be willing to go to war over Taiwan. I don’t consider myself smarter than anyone, Judge. People like you, LCC, red, Kit, CC are much smarter than I’ll ever be. I’m not saying this to make myself appear more. That’s just the reality.
Yours was a noticeably good post, just had to nudge you a little.
We sent all our tech factories to China and now we can’t get them back. I heard an interview with Steve Jobs years ago, he was explaining he couldn’t quit China and move Apple back home because the USA had quit teaching math and he couldn’t find enough engineers here to staff the factories.
I read somewhere Evergrande’s problems are part of a major effort by Xi to take power away from all the billionaires, to not let the tech companies in particular manipulate his government the way our tech companies manipulate ours. Sounds like our brilliant too big to fail banks might have some serious exposure to the coming downfall of Evergrande. Not a failure like we had in 2008, the Chinese state plans all this.
Taiwan could sink in the sea and the Taiwanese drown for all I care. Taiwan is not worth one American life or a single inflated U.S. dollar. The majority of our Congress wants to go to war with China if they attack Taiwan. Stupidest thing I ever heard. If the Taiwanese want independence bad enough to dig into their cities and make the Chinese bleed for every block then I would say they deserve freedom and just might earn it .
America would lose in a direct war with China or Russia.
Hear, Hear, Judge. Well said. If the Taiwanese want freedom they should be willing to fight and die for it. No one appreciates freedom unless they are willing to die for it. One only needs to look at our foreign adventures since 1950 to realize that.
Armin: That commercial flight you take only has pilots and co-pilots to satisfy union demands and as a sop to passenger conceptions. The plane can fly itself, taking off and landing. Some pilots let Oscar, the name I have heard cockpit personnel use in connection with the flight computer do all the flying. Other pilots like to keep their skill levels up so they don’t have to spend too much time in the trainer when they go back to company training headquarters to do simulator training. If you don’t pass you have to take it over until you do pass on your own nickel. Don’t get paid for do-overs and don’t get flight time credit for training at all. The impetus to to spend as little time at the trainer as allowed by regulation.
The crash a few years back by the Korean airline captain was due to the fact that he had never performed a VFR landing. He had always been talked down by the tower. I don’t know why he didn’t engage Oscar and let Oscar land the plane, Anyway he clutched having to do a VFR landing at SFO and crashed the plane. As I understand the situation there wouldn’t have been any fatalities at the crash scene except the crash crew truck ran over a passenger killing her. A complete goat rope from the get-go.
I have just finished a book about the U2 shoot down over Russia in 1960. Toward the end of the book the author talked about an SR71 upgrade that flew over 80,000 feet elevation at Mach who knows how fast and is completely automated. That was back in the late 70s. That was 40+ years ago. Who knows what miracles have been wrought since then that we don’t know about? If the writer of a history book knows about a plane that I didn’t know about and perhaps no one reading this post knew about, one can only wonder what exists that few know about.
Be careful with Wikipedia. Not everything up there is factually correct and presented completely. It’s convenient now, but in my view, it’s also a globalist tool which would enable anyone in charge to change the history of the world with the press of a button!
Wikipedia good, CC. Physical books better. Too bad they only last about a century.
CC: when researching for an author, I’m not supposed to use Wikipedia. No matter what the owner does, people will go in and change articles and so on. Poor guy, he had a great site. niio
@red: you have to be vetted to edit Wikipedia entries. There’s a whole string of hoops you need to jump through to get vetted, such as proving your credentials and describing what makes you an authority on topics you are APPROVED to edit. The general population can’t just login and change entries.
Bob: read what others have to say, then stop judging me. I have the credentials. And doubtless so do many here. Where are yours to make claims against me?
City Chick, You are completely right about not relying on Wikipedia. As an example of how unreliable Wikipedia is, In the June before our current VP was nominated to be the running mate, her Wikipedia page was edited 408 times. Her page was scrubbed of various aspects of her record, mostly by one person. Almost anyone can write their own Wikipedia information.
Better to build yourself a little library. Buy books, especially non-fiction books, and hold on to them! The Lost Ways series of How-to books are an invaluable resource and deserve a place on the shelf in your library.
I am a firm believer in building a strong (physical) library as part of my prepping activities. I like to find auctions and sales from schools that are getting rid of old text books and browsing my local vintage book stores. I have a collection of biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry books from jr high level through the first couple years of college. One of my favorite books is a home economics book my mother had from 1957! 🙂 I also think the Lost ways series is important.
False. Please see my comment to red right above this.
Bob: Prove it, please. As a manuscript researcher, I am not allowed to use Wikipedia as reference material, and yep, every reference to an author has to be tagged. why do you think the owner has to beg for a few dollars from people? He cannot get advertisers to pay his costs.
I might try the lining of the metal box. I often leave my phone at home as I don’t have anyone who depends upon me and needs to connect with me quickly. For longer road trips, it would be good to have the phone available.
I have wondered about EMF frequencies. I am guessing that some stores sometimes kick up the level of EMF shooting through their stores. I lean in the direction of being more sensitive to those signals but not always so it got me wondering. Walmart and Fred Meyer seem to be the highest with their signals at times.
Not everyone is as forgiving as you, Lin, re going off topic. You’re too kind.
As far as being sensitive to EMFs, how does it affect you? Is it a humming in your ears? I often get that in large stores, but have written it off to tinnitus.
It may also be the fluorescent lights, M.K., creating that humming sound. If the ballasts are starting to go bad they will make a humming noise. Most stores wait until the ballasts completely fail before replacing them. They think it is cheaper that way.
If you want to know about the devil, Lucifer and Satin (all 3) and why we are having so much trouble here on earth, you can find out the truth in the greatest book ever written IMHO, and it really enhances the Bible. Few people know that the earth has been in quarantine with the evil ones on a prison planet with their powers gone, ever since the Lucifer rebellion against God. This is the main reason for so much trouble on earth. If one wants to learn more about the next life and much about God’s huge organization and universe you can find out the truth and know more than 1 in a million people know in the book urantia.org that is totally FREE. On the website look to the top left and clk on “read” to see 196 chapters where you will learn all about angels, Jesus, God and all the inhabited planets along with the total history of urantia (name of our earth) – last 1/4 of the book (25% longer than Bible) is the day by day life of Jesus , born Aug. 21st 7 BC. BTW, there is no wrath of God, hell or anything but “love” in God. Look over the book to lose all fear of death and find the most beautiful stories written 1st hand by those watching over you – not by man like most of our religious history. Most interesting area is between chapters 40 to 50 – you’ll love the book! Hard copy avail. on Amazon also & is in 22 languages.
Interesting, Ted. First time I’ve heard the Urantia book mentioned on these pages. I ran across it maybe 40/45 years ago. If we think of this earth as a prison planet with the quantum fields shut down puts a whole different spin on things. I’ve also run across the books by Drunvalo Melchizedek detailing info on the flower of life and related subjects. Something else I need to re-read.
Interesting point about Satan…Satan is actually a title meaning roughly the equivalent of “prosecutor” or “accuser”, as in a prosecuting attorney.
Meaning…the devil is a lawyer (which makes sense, lol) but also the one who has the job of pointing out all of our sins to God.
However, believing Christians have had our “priors” wiped out by the blood sacrifice of the Most Perfect Lamb of God. Just as on Earth, observant Jews of the time would have a lamb, doves or some other animal sacrificed according to Mosaic law to temporarily expunge their sins, God sent a part of Himself to Earth in human form (Jesus) to permanently pay for our sins, past, present and future. He did this because the corruption within the Temple organization had tainted the sanctity of the sacrifice and also because of the millions of people who weren’t covered under the old Covenant between God and the Chosen People. These people were doomed to hell because of a technical loophole that the devil cheerfully exploited, so God had to find a way around it by creating a perfect and acceptable sacrifice, untainted by the corruption of mankind or the constraints of Mosaic law in order to save all people who accepted and believed in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
I figured his DOB would have been in the spring, not so much the fall.
Back to Red Ant’s original post. Surprised nobody mentioned it, but Mary and JOSEPH not Mary and John had to go to be counted. Just a light chuckle, ’cause everything else in this thread is pretty serious!
@ Rick Fortune
Yes I see that now. I did not even catch it.
Thank you for noticing that mistake that I made in my post.
Good eye !!
Again Thank you…
@red ant Thank you for that really nice response, red ant. I’m slowly starting to understand you a little better. If Jesus was the messenger for his time perhaps you’re one of the messengers for this time. And as this time is much worse it could be that we need more than one messenger to spread the word. You’re a very brave person, red ant, and I believe you have a very good heart. We need to look past your “happily creative grammar” as someone else mentioned and listen to the essence of your message. I believe you write from your heart. And I agree with you that I’m being “worked” on. From my perspective I would call them my spiritual guides and from your perspective, angels. I also believe that I’m not the only one being worked on. This is a time of great change and many are needed to help move this planet forward to it’s next higher level of existence. Perhaps even consciousness. Many will not survive the change. This is the great awakening and many aren’t ready for it. The great evil that is active on this planet at the moment seeks to, as much as possible, hold us back from achieving our collective destiny. Now is not the time to let it divide us. Let nothing deter you from spreading your message of love and hope. Different parts of what you say will resonate with different people. Not everyone will always agree with all that you have to say and that’s ok too. Perhaps that’s at least partially due to their own lack of understanding. Me included. We’re all on a journey together and we’re so lucky to have found all these wonderful friends in this space that we can rely on in these times of great challenge and great opportunity. Keep doing what you’re doing, red ant. I believe it’s important. You could very well be the catalyst that we need. In love and light.
@Miss Kitty Hey, Kit. Nice to see you on here again. As always your posts are amazing. There is SO much I want to say about your post and SO many questions I have. I’ll keep it as simple as possible. Was it not only in the Judaic tradition that Satan was called the adversary or the prosecutor? Is that why we want to kill all the lawyers? 😉 Was Satan also called Lucifer which means the shining one or the morning star which funnily enough is also the name applied to the planet Venus? Venus can be both the morning star and the evening star. Is it also true that Lucifer was the favourite of all the angels of God and when he fell it would have wounded God grievously? What do you mean when you say that Satan exploited a “technical loophole”? I have looked and can’t find the answer. As always, Kit, I find your comments fascinating. Have a wonderful weekend and always keep love and hope alive in your heart. In love and light.
Ooh, boy! You do ask the tough questions! I’ll do my best to answer, but some I don’t know. Yet. You’ve given me some projects, ha ha.
Ok, first question was “is the devil referred to as the Satan only in Jewish tradition?” I don’t know. I’ll try to find out.
Second question, “Are Lucifer, the devil and Satan all the same individual?” Yes. The name Lucifer means “light bearer”, and it was believed that Lucifer carried the sun. He was a favorite archangel of God’s, but then Lucifer began to think that he knew better than God and questioned the rules he was required to follow in heaven. He led a third of the other angels in a rebellion against God, with the aim of deposing God and ruling heaven himself. It didn’t go the way he planned, and he was defeated and he and his army were cast out of heaven. Lucifer was allowed to come to earth and meddle in human affairs until the Second Coming of Christ. (Not sure why he was given that privilege, but maybe it was to give humans a clear choice of who to follow.) As Lucifer was a favorite of God’s, I can only assume that God was upset, as a father would be if his son tried to kill him and take over the family business. That’s probably why he sent Lucifer here…to give him a chance to think it over and hopefully repent and apologize and come home. In the book of Revelation, it goes into a little bit of that possibility, but also points out that it isn’t too likely to happen, even with yet another second chance.
The loophole I refer to is the use of blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. This was a common practice throughout the Ancient world, and sometimes human sacrifices were used. The Ancient Hebrews were forbidden human sacrifices, and could only use warm blooded animals fit for food under Mosaic law. The animal had to be a perfect specimen, without any blemishes, growths, broken bones or disease. The loophole to which I referred was that often people would not be properly contrite, would use an imperfect animal, or otherwise invalidate the sacrificial cleansing. The sacrifice was supposed to expunge the sin of the person for whom the sacrifice was made, and if they or the priest performing the ceremony was ritually unworthy, it was invalidated, whether or not the person who requested the ritual knew of the violations or not. Picturing appearing in court and finding out that your lawyer had bribed the cops to lose the evidence against you. Now picture God as the judge and The Satan being the fallen and probably still pissed off Archangel Lucifer, who was working behind the scenes to make sure that your defense was corrupted and utterly useless. No chance of getting out of the maximum sentence, right? Not unless you are given another Advocate to defend you. That Advocate is Jesus, and he not only wiped out your rap sheet, and all the evidence of against you, but He also paid all of your fines and served your sentence for you. But only if you agree to accept Him as your Advocate and agree that He has paid off your debt to Justice (God). Otherwise, you won’t be saved from God’s justice and it will give you a whole new appreciation for the term tough but fair. Don’t forget, “the wages of sin is death”…in other words, you are facing the ultimate death penalty.
To read more about this subject, I would suggest a good translation of the Bible with footnotes, and a concordance, which is an index by specific words or topics that you can use to look up specific passages. There are some excellent commentaries out there, too, but I would suggest shopping around for some that you like. Your local library should have some resources, or some churches will have a resource library and may let you use it for study. Doesn’t hurt to ask.
Hope I’ve given you some answers, and I’ll try to find out what I couldn’t answer.
Have a great weekend!
I do wish there was an edit button!
To clarify the example of the corrupt defense attorney… I should have said that they tried to ILLEGALLY get rid of the evidence… and got caught and are facing charges themselves. And that Jesus LEGALLY got the evidence overturned.
So do I, Kit. I sometimes succumb to happy finger syndrome and miss things in my final edit. And then it’s a mess. In love and light.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to explain that to me, Kit. Makes a lot of sense. The example of the corrupt defense attorney helps to further clarify the issue. I understand. If the ritual or blood sacrifice wasn’t done exactly properly and all the i’s crossed and t’s dotted then the ritual would be invalid and the only way for your karma to be completely wiped out would be to accept Jesus as your saviour. Meanwhile the fallen angel working in the background against humanity trying to grab as many souls as possible. After all it’s right in the word saviour. Save our souls. Just one small correction, Kit. The first question I asked wasn’t whether it’s only in the Judaic tradition that says that the devil is referred to as Satan but whether it’s only in the Jewish tradition that Satan is referred to as the “prosecutor” or the “adversary” which you alluded to in your first post. You’re very patient with me, Kit. I appreciate that very much. You’re an excellent teacher. And as the “student” I figure it IS my job to ask the hard questions. I figure those kinds of questions help both the student and teacher to grow. I didn’t ask enough questions when going through school but the public school system isn’t set up to accommodate the questioning mind. It’s just an assembly line process set up to give us the basics and get us ready to labour in the workforce for the rest of our lives until we’re too old and infirm to continue any longer. I would love to sit down with someone and go through the bible verse by verse starting of course with Genesis and being allowed to ask any questions I wanted as the study progressed. Most couldn’t handle it and would end up punching me in the face out of sheer frustration because the hard questions I would ask they wouldn’t be able to answer. You’re a shining gem, Kit, with a huge heart filled with kindness and compassion. In love and light.
Miz Kitty: Satan is a semitic name, and all languages related to it use the name. niio
True, and the bulbs are often expensive and hard to replace. It could also be a reaction to medication or allergies making my ears stuff up. Lots of reasons.
@LCC I do very well realize how sophisticated the newer commercial jets have become. Especially planes like the airbus with their side sticks. No more center control column. One size fits all. I can imagine that the pilots are there to satisfy union and safety requirements. But I think the main reason they still have pilots on planes is if something goes wrong. Even the best technology is not 100% foolproof. Like an engine throwing a couple of turbine blades. An engine fire. Losing an engine. Or two. Landing gear not coming down. Losing the hydraulics. Losing the electronics. Landing in a 40mph crosswind. Hitting a downdraft where you lose 20,000 feet out of the 33,000 in minutes. Losing the avionics and any number of other things that I don’t even know about. You can only program the plane’s AI for so many scenarios. It would be the same for so-called autonomous cars. I would never trust that kind of car completely. Nor would I ever be completely at ease in such a vehicle. You would always need at least one trained person on board to monitor the car’s performance at all times in case something went wrong. And be ready to jump in and take control of the vehicle in case something happened. Sort of like the movie; I, Robot. Will Smith and a passenger are speeding along in one of these “smart” cars. And then he flips it to manual. His passenger is aghast. Scary. If you get the chance, Chuck, go to utube and watch some of these pilots land one of these huge jets in a 40 or 50mph crosswind. You’ll be amazed. These pilots are GOOD! But that’s one of the things they train for. Contrary to popular belief if one of these monstrous modern jets lose all power they don’t just drop out of the sky. They just become a really crappy glider with something like a 10:1 glide slope. Something like that. Don’t quote me on the numbers. In other words for every 10 feet they go forward they drop a foot. Even with the engines dead most times they can make it to an alternate airport. At that point let’s just say they become THE priority. No one likes filling out all that ppw if things go awry. 😉 You mentioned the Korean airliner. It sounds like a passenger was trying to land the jet. The pilot had no business being at the controls. You said visual flight rules which means the weather was clear and they had plenty of ceiling. IFR would have been different. Some pilots are slow in getting their IFR rating. In a commercial jet even if the copilot doesn’t have their IFR rating you HAVE to have one person on board that does. And that has to be the pilot. So I don’t know what really happened on that Korean airliner jet. Heck even I could manage to get one of those big jets down safely if the weather was cooperating that day. And the plane was working properly. I’m not bragging. I could do it. I’d just have to get hold of ATC and ask them for the nominal landing speed of the jet and the flap settings at those speeds. Then just aim for the middle of the runway and grease the landing. My first try might be a bit of a hard landing and I might even blow a couple of tires but I’d get the jet down safely. And if it was a newer plane and it had a good autopilot just switch it on and follow ATC instructions. I tried to look up which Korean airlines crash you’re talking about but here’s been a……few. As for the SR-71. One of my favourite planes that leaked fuel while it was parked on the ground. 😉 I could say so much about it but that’s for another time. The Blackbird’s service ceiling was 85,000 feet which is a little over 16 miles high. Whew! Max speed was mach 3.32. 2,200 mph at 80,000 feet. At altitude you could quite easily see the curve of the earth. That would be SO cool. Take a flat earther with you and blow their minds They say that technology is supposed to be 50 years ahead of what they’re telling us. Massless drives? Antigrav technology? Working bases on the far side of the moon?
Armin: I’m an old Heinlein fan. He was the first ‘survivalist’ I ever read. niio
Unfreakin’ real, red! Had no idea. Bob Heinlein was actually the first sf writer that got me interested in the genre. He had a such a quirky sense of humour. Loved reading his books Used to get that little magazine every month. Analog. I believe that’s how they spelled it. Something or other Campbell was the editor. Every time that I read sf my imagination just soared. I was actually able to put myself right into the stories. Hours would go by but to me it seemed like seconds. Much more innocent time. I miss those days. Sigh. 🙁 Now I have to concern myself with paying my taxes. Insurance. Monthly bills. Food. And as much as possible staying abreast of what’s going on in the world right now. There is some darn weird stuff going on. Thank goodness I’ve always had a prepper mentality. Next thing on my list is my last purchase of TP for the year and see if I can still get some more canned food at reasonable prices before they’re hiked again. Might also be the time for me to start thinking about getting my gun out of storage. Cleaning it. Making sure it works and having it on hand just in case. In love and light brother.
Armin: Dad used to read his stuff to us at bedtime. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is total revolution. When I write, I mention his work is proscribed by the world government. Heinlein said the best sort of SF is a horse opera set in outer space.
H. Beam Piper was another great. Fuzzy Papers!
You’re so lucky, red. I had to do it the “hard” way. 😉 My parents worked like slaves to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. For that I will always be eternally grateful to them. Don’t know why I was always drawn to sf. Now Apple has released the “Foundation” series. Really looking forward to it. Have read the Foundation books many, many years ago. Asimov was one of the greats along with writers like Clarke. And now we’ve arrived here. Chaos and destruction all around us. Sigh. Hope this is the real shift into a new energy. Really tired of the old, dark, destructive energies. Running across more and more videos that are telling me that love is the true foundation of the universe.
Armin: Try being 4 or 5 and planting your share of a half ton of onion sets. Or picking baskets of tomatoes each day. Loading tons of potatoes or cabbage. Bootlegging dairy and meat, and Uncle Dimy’s ‘special’ stuff to the back doors of bars. We worked like dogs and loved it. We had no idea we were poor till we moved to town. Dad made 5/hour as a welder, but the friggin union was always calling strikes till the company closed. He got a job miles away only to have the same happen there. Years later, someone outed the union bosses. The dnc, union, and Euro steel manufacturers were in cahoots to close down US steel production.
That’s the thing about children, red. They’re in the moment. They know nothing about being poor and having to work as hard as the adults. If they grow up with it that’s the normal for them. You probably gained one heck of a work ethic from that experience. As long as children are loved by their parents that’s really all that matters to them. I was lucky. At four or five I was still allowed to be a kid. When I was about 3 or 4 my mum left me with her parents for about half a year or so. Best time of my life. I never did find out why she did that. When she came back to pick me up I hardly recognized her. When we came to Canada in the mid fifties we ended up in what is now Kensington Market. At that time it was a rat-infested slum. Now it’s a trendy boutique area. I didn’t see the rats or the dirt or the poverty. I was allowed to be a kid. We had a coal-fired furnace to heat the flat in winter. Sometimes the apartment was filled with smoke from that furnace. When we needed wood we had to scavenge for it. We had so little money my mum had to haggle with the neighbourhood grocer for a cabbage. They scrimped and saved and eventually we were able to move a little farther out where we stayed for the next thirty years. When I graduated from high school as my graduation present they divorced. After that let’s just say I had a…..troubled youth. I’m amazed that I’m still alive after all that. So much has happened to me that I should be dead by now. And that I’m not makes me wonder if I’m still alive for a reason. As if I’m still supposed to do something important. I just don’t know what. Now so much esoteric knowledge is coming back to me that this MUST be for some higher purpose. I was ALWAYS the seeker. I just didn’t know what I was looking for. Still don’t. Don’t know where the haystack is. Much less the needle. In the next little while I have to take a leap of faith and make a very important decision which may change the course of my life in ways that I can’t even begin to imagine now. And I’m scared to death of that change. In love and light.
As I understand, a plane, any plane is a highly crafted technical piece of equipment. That said, it is unfortunate that foreign airlines do not train crews and maintain aircraft to the same standards as US Airlines do even though they are suppose to to fly into and over US airspace. In many respects, self regulation is no regulation. In my opinion, all routine aircraft maintenance for US. carriers should be done here in the US. We need to open our eyes to Open Skies.
Hey, CC. You are definitely correct! That’s got to be the understatement of the year. 😉 Even something like a small Beechcraft Baron (piston aircraft) is one complicated piece of machinery. And if you’re talking about a small jet like the Citation or Lear or Gulfstream that’s a WHOLE other level. Here in N. America (talking the “civilized” countries like Canada and the US….Mexico is a lost cause) the aircraft industry is a HIGHLY regulated industry. The pilots know their stuff. They don’t mess around with aircraft maintenance in both our countries.
Japan Airlines has the best safety record. Cubana airlines the worst. if you’re flying to Cuba use any other airline rather than Cubana. Then you might actually make it there alive.
Airlines and other commercial operators of large, or turbine-powered, aircraft follow a CONTINUOUS inspection program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States, or by other airworthiness authorities such as the Transport Canada Civil Aviation Directorate (TCCA), or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Each operator prepares a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) under its Operations Specifications or “OpSpecs”. The CAMP includes both routine and detailed inspections.
Maintenance program is listed as A, B, C, D with “A” being the “lightest” check.
As far as I know the small piston-engined planes have to undergo an annual inspection.
The A check is performed approximately every 400-600 flight hours, or every 200–300 flights, depending on aircraft type.
The B check is performed approximately every 6-8 months.
The C check is performed approximately every 20–24 months, or a specific number of actual flight hours (FH), or as defined by the manufacturer.
The D check, sometimes known as a “heavy maintenance visit” (HMV), is by far the most comprehensive and demanding check for an airplane. This check occurs approximately every 6-10 years. It’s a check that more or less takes the entire airplane apart for inspection and overhaul. Even the paint may need to be completely removed for complete inspection of the fuselage metal skin. Such a check can generally take up to 50,000 man-hours, and 2 months to complete depending on the number of technicians involved. It also requires the most space of all maintenance checks, and as such must be performed at a suitable maintenance base. The requirements and the tremendous effort involved in this maintenance check make it the most expensive, with total costs for a single D check in the million-dollar range.
And then there’s the Airbus A-380. The world’s largest airliner. The complexity of that plane has to be comparable to a modern nuclear submarine. See if I can find some stats on it that’ll blow your mind.
It’s wing area is 9,100 sq. ft. My house is 1,200 square feet.
Max. takeoff weight is approx. 1.3 MILLION lbs. or 650 tons.
Carries just a little over 85,000 US gallons of fuel.
Powered by 4 turbofan jet engines each producing 78,000 lbth making for a total thrust of over 300,000 lbth. In comparison the F-35 lightning produces 28,800 lbth in intermediate power and 43,000 lbth in max power.
It has more than 330 MILES of wiring.
It takes 34 people and 15 days to repaint one. The paint is five layers thick and weighs almost 1500 lbs.
Each of them costs approx. 1/2 a billion dollars.
It’s fly by wire. Pilot has a sidestick (joystick) which inputs into a computer which controls the flight surfaces. Like playing a video game.
And it’s wicked complicated. Watched a video of them building one. Couldn’t believe how much went into it.
Major structural sections of the A380 are built in France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Due to the sections’ large size, traditional transportation methods couldn’t be used, so the major sections are brought to the Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant assembly hall in Toulouse, France, by specialized road and water transportation. Some parts are moved by the A300-600ST Beluga transport aircraft. A380 components are provided by suppliers from around the world; the four largest contributors, by value, are Rolls-Royce, Safran, United Technologies and General Electric.
In love and light.