Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This will make you cry.

Tom's Journal.

Dear Friends:
   Sometimes I have a real dilemma explaining  how a real, bible smart, believing Christian can justify 'Prepping" and also understand what most young people with an I.Q. of over 70 can add up like 2 plus 2....   The answer to the question:  " If you say that you put your total TRUST IN GOD, why do you store up some canned goods, water, guns for protection and hunting, etc ??"  Of course I can and do rattle off a few well chosen scriptures where the Good Book tells us that it is wise to store up for a rainy day and other emergencies,  because we KNOW that they will come, like a 100 year flood, high winds, power outages and tornadoes.   And if we die, we know where we are going if we love Jesus and confess his name openly and try to do his will, etc.  Also the N.T. {New Testament}  Jesus tells his apostles to sell their cloak if necessary to buy a sword for the ministry journey, etc.,  and I believe and follow those good suggestions.  
    Both the Bible and our common sense and real news on the InterNet prove that we are living in the last days with times hard to deal with will be here, and are already here now, as the beginning.  And things will get so much worse, brothers, sorry to say.
      So why spend every last penny in your pocket of things you don't really need, or live "high on the hog" and take expensive vacations all the time ??  Why not invest in some sliver .9999 fine silver, and a good shot gun with ammo ?  I personally eat out too often and prob getting fat from it, but I also buy good quality food, fresh fruit often, and a few canned goods.   I don't even have a freezer at this point in my life after some one kicked me out of her house forever, and not too much furniture,  because I might move and relocate to a different state or area, and I just don't want to lug all that stuff if I don't know all the details of where I am going yet.   In that sense, I really am trusting in the Lord !   When someone tells you that they NEVER, ever want you back, and there is 'no love left in their heart for you,'  what would a normal, logical man think and do ???  Duh...   I am not going where I am not wanted, even though some folks love my retired income.... LOL.   And hey,  I am not trying to hurt anyone's feelings,  but I am a realist, and have a very firm grip on the English language, unlike the people I am living with U.P. here now... the general public in the great Northern woods.   That's a joke... Ha!   Just teasing...  but when ever I go to WalMart U.P. here, I have a hard time communicating to the check out ladies.... it's more like a geriatrics ward at some old age home... Ha!  Yet,  I know that it's a "Regional Thing" and the people up here are laid back, and that is very nice, as it helps our collective blood pressure and heart.  
    Friends,  all I really want is PEACE, kindness, some joy, and love for the remainder of my life.   AS a Soldier,  I sometimes think that these few simple things that I want are not obtainable in this life,  but surely in the next.  That is why the peace, love and promises in the KJV Bible are so dear and sacred to me.  They are more than a 7 day R and R in Bangkok,  Manila, or Hawaii like we had when we were Soldiers over in Vietnam !  And when we were done with that r and R,  we truly needed another one to recuperate... Ha!    But we came back to our old units/ companies and told some wild stories to make the other guys envious and jealous, for sure.  Smile.   And perhaps brought back a few 'trophies.'   OK,  I will get off that subject now.
       I only want to warn those of my followers/ readers to prepare them for what MUST come in the future, and hope that I have my own circumstances well prepared.

Warm Regards,


How Do You Know When Your Society Is In The Midst Of Collapse?

Super Station 95
March 16th, 2016
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This article was originally published by the Super Station 95 newsroom. 
As economic turmoil worldwide becomes increasingly apparent, We have been receiving messages from readers expressing some concerns on the public “perception” of collapse. That is to say, there are questions on the average person’s concept of collapse versus the reality of collapse. This is a vital issue that I have discussed briefly in the past, but it deserves a more in-depth analysis.
What is collapse? How do we define it? And, are some of the notions of collapse in the public consciousness completely wrong?
It’s funny, because skeptics opposed to the idea of a U.S. collapse in particular will most often retort with a question they think we cannot or will not answer – “So, Mr. Smith, when specifically is this supposed collapse going to take place? What day and time?”
Our response has always been – “We’re in the middle of a collapse right now; you really can’t see it right in front of your sneering face?”
The reason these people are incapable of grasping this kind of answer is in large part due to the popular mainstream conceptions of systemic collapse. These are conceptions that are for the most part delusional and not in line with the facts. The public idea of collapse comes predominantly from Hollywood, and not from personal experience. For the masses (and some preppers, unfortunately), a collapse is an “event” that happens visibly and usually swiftly. You wake up one morning and behold; the television and phones don’t work anymore and zombies are at your doorstep! Yes, it’s childish and cartoonish, but anything less than a Walking Dead/Mad Max scenario and many people act as if all other threats are benign.
This is the driving reason why many Americans are absolutely oblivious to the economic instability that is rampant and blatant within our system the past few months. They might see the same signals that alternative analysts see, but these signals do not register in their brains as dangers.
Look at it this way; say you told a person their whole life that a tiger is a 10-foot tall behemoth with four heads that breath fire while urinating flesh-rending acid. Say you make movies and TV shows about it and they never have any experience to the contrary. When they finally come across a real tiger, they might try to pet the damn thing instead of running in terror or searching for a means of defense.
To use another vicious animal analogy, when we encounter skeptics with false assumptions of what a collapse actually is, we are often reminded of that woman in Anchorage, Alaska who jumped an enclosure fence at the zoo to get a closer picture of Binky the polar bear. These people have been made so inept when it comes to identifying threats that they will continue arguing with you as the animal takes a football-sized bite out of their meaty thigh.
So what is the root of the problem beyond Hollywood fantasies? Well, the problem is that social and economic collapse is not a singular event, it is a PROCESS. Collapse is a series of events that sometimes span years. Each event increases in volatility over the last event, but as time goes on these events tend to condition the masses. The public develops a normalcy bias towards crisis (like the old “frog in a boiling pot” analogy). They lose all sense of what a healthy system looks like.
It is not uncommon for a society to wade through almost a decade or more of violent decline before finally acknowledging the system is imploding on a fundamental level. It is also not uncommon for societies to endure years of abuse by corrupt governments before either organizing effectively to rebel, or caving in and submitting to totalitarianism.
But how does one recognize a failing system? How does a person know if they are in the middle of a collapse rather than on the “verge” of collapse? Here are some signals I have derived from research of various breakdowns in modern nations and why they indicate we are experiencing collapse right now…
The Criminals Openly Admit To Their Crimes
The surest way to know if your society is in the midst of disintegration is to see if the criminals who created the instability in the first place are openly discussing a collapse scenario or warning that one is imminent.
A year ago, central bankers presented little more than a chorus of recovery propaganda. Today, not so much. The Royal Bank of Scotland is now warning investors to “sell everything” ahead of a “cataclysmic” year in markets.
The Federal Reserve’s Richard Fisher has admitted that the Fed “frontloaded” (manipulated) stock markets into a bubble and that payment is about to come due in the form of severe economic volatility (up to 20% crash in equities).
The Bank for International Settlements, the central bank of central banks, has a track record of warning the public about collapse conditions – right before they happen, leaving little or no time for people to prepare. They have followed their habit by warning in September and December that a Fed rate hike would “shatter” the uneasy calm in markets.
The former Chief Economist of the BIS now says the economy is in worse shape than it was in 2008 and is headed for a larger fall.
What happened between last year and this year and why are these internationalists suddenly so forthcoming about our economic reality? The fact that central bankers are the cause of our current collapse leads me to believe that such admissions are designed to deflect guilt. If they put out a few warnings now, they can then later claim they are prognosticators rather than culprits, and that they were trying to “help us.” Beyond that, the reality is that our situation was just as dire in 2014/2015 as it is today; the difference is that now we are about to enter a new phase in the ongoing collapse, a much more detrimental phase, but still a phase of a breakdown that has been progressing since at least 2008.
The Fundamentals Break Through The Manipulation Barrier
Governments and central banks do not have the capacity to artificially create demand for goods or a supply of well-paying jobs in a crashing economy. What they can do, though, is hide the visible problems in supply and demand with false numbers.
Experts examined such false economic statistics in great detail last year in a six-part series titled “One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes.” We will not cover them all again here. We would only point out that recently the fundamentals of supply and demand have begun to break through the deceit of manipulated numbers, and this is a sign that the collapse is about to move from one stage to the next.
With global shipping and trucking freight in steep decline, with retail inventories in stasis and current oil consumption falling to levels not seen since 1997 despite a larger population, the mainstream can no longer deny that consumer demand is crumbling. If demand is falling dramatically, then the financial system is in the middle of falling dramatically; there is simply no way around this truth.
Stocks And Commodities Become Violently Erratic
Let’s be clear, if stock markets represent anything at all, they are merely lagging indicators of economic instability.  Stock markets are NOT predictive indicators of anything useful.  Therefore, any person who does nothing but track equities each day is going to be completely oblivious to the bigger picture behind the economy until it is too late.  They will be so mesmerized by the green numbers and red numbers and lines on minute-to-minute graphs that they will lose all sense of reality.
Violent swings in stocks are a sign of a financial system that is at the middle or end of the collapse process, not the beginning.
It is also important to note that extreme shifts in stocks and commodity values to the upside are just as much a signal of instability as shifts to the downside.  For instance, if you witnessed the recent 9% explosion in oil markets and thought to yourself “Ah, the markets are being stabilized again and nothing is different this time…”, then you are an idiot.
Of course, the next day oil markets lost almost all of the gains they made the day before.  And this is how markets behave when they are about to die; they expand and implode chaotically each day on nothing more that meaningless news headlines rather than hard data.  This heart attack in equities inevitably trends downwards as the weeks and months pass.  Keep in mind, equities are down nearly 10% from their recent highs, and oil is down approximately 50% in the past six months.  Every time there is a dead cat bounce in stocks skeptics come out of the woodwork to call alternative analysts “doomers”, yet they are nowhere to be found when markets come crashing back down.  They are not looking at the overall trend because their short attention spans hinder them.  Again, extreme swings in markets, whether up or down, are a sign of progressing collapse.
Deterioration Of Cultural Values, Heritage And Identity
Many have written extensively over the years about the Cloward-Piven strategy; a strategy used by collectivists to destabilize social systems by dumping overt numbers of foreign immigrants into the population without demand for integration. This process has been obvious in the U.S. and Europe for quite some time, but only now is it peaking to the point that collapse is seen as an inevitable result by the public. Europe is worse off than the U.S. in this regard as millions upon millions of Muslim immigrants are injected into the EU’s already dying body; immigrants that intend to transplant their culture from their own failed societies rather than adopting the values and principles of the societies that have invited them in.
Natural-born Americans and legal immigrants with aspiration of integration appear to be fighting back against the Cloward-Piven strategy with some success by holding onto traditional American values despite being labeled “barbarians” and “racists.” Illegal immigration, though, is still completely unchecked.
In the EU, the long campaign of cultural Marxism has made natural-born Europeans perhaps the most self-hating people on the planet as well as the most passive and weak. Organized opposition to massive immigration programs in the EU should have taken place years ago. Now it is far too late, and the European system is finishing a social implosion which should have already been obvious to average citizens.
Open Discussion Of Totalitarian Measures
When corrupt leadership moves from quiet totalitarianism to more open totalitarianism, your society is in the FINAL stages of collapse, not the beginning of a collapse. The U.S. in particular has been slowly strangled with subversive legal directives and political policies ever since the so called “War on Terror” began. However, there are now multiple signals of a much deeper and open tyranny in the works.
A few recent examples stand out, including Barack Obama’s insistence that the office of the president has the legal authority to issue executive orders that affect constitutional protections such as the 2nd Amendment. As many liberty movement activists are aware, there is absolutely no constitutional precedent for the use of executive orders and such powers are not mentioned anywhere in the document. They were simply created out of thin air to be used by the federal government and sometimes state governments to supersede normal checks and balances.
While numerous presidents have issued executive orders, including some that were outright tyrannical, like Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s unconstitutional internment of Japanese Americans into concentration camps, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been the most subversive in their bypassing of the Constitution. Obama, in particular, has tried to hide the number of executive actions he has taken by issuing hundreds of“presidential memorandums,” which are basically the same dirty play by another name.
These actions have been progressively setting the stage for the removal of checks and balances entirely in the name of crisis management. They are so broad in their nature and vague in their definitions and applications that they could be interpreted by federal authorities to mean just about anything in any given situation.
If executive actions are not scary enough, corrupt politicians are now becoming blunt in their demands for dominance. Two Republican Senators, Mitch McConnel and Lindsay Graham, are calling for unlimited AUMF-style (authorization of use of military force) war powers to be given to the president. Such powers would allow the president to project U.S. military forces anywhere in the world for any reason without review or time limits. This includes the use of military forces on U.S. soil.
The rationale for this is, of course, the threat of ISIS. The same group of terrorists the U.S. government helped to create.
And finally, if you want perhaps the most nonchalant admission of future tyranny in recent days, check out former General Wesley Clark’s call for “disloyal” Americans to be placed in internment camps through the duration of the war on terror, a war that could ostensibly go on forever.
One could argue that all of these measures are meant only to deter “Islamic extremism.” I would point out that government officials could have stemmed that tide at any time by enforcing existing immigration laws, or, by stopping all immigration for a period of years until the problem is handled. Instead, they have allowed open borders to remain, and have even imported potential terrorists while focusing Department of Homeland Security efforts more on evil white guys with guns.
If we accept the violation of the constitutional rights of any group of citizens, if we allow the concept of “thought crime” to become commonplace, then we leave the door open to the violation of our own rights someday. And that is how tyrants trick populations through incremental collapse; by applying despotism to a claimed dangerous minority, then expanding it to everyone else.
America is sitting near the end of the spectrum in terms of economic collapse and in the middle of the spectrum in terms of social collapse.  While more violent events are certainly gestating and are likely to be triggered in the near term, we should not overlook the reality that collapse is happening in stages all around us.  This process gives us at least some time.  All is not lost yet, and the steps we take to organize and prepare today will affect how the collapse process unfolds tomorrow. People who continue to ignore the outright evidence of collapse based on false assumptions of what collapse should look like are only preventing themselves from taking proper action until it is too late. Make no mistake, our system is dying. We cannot allow our false perceptions of this death to cloud the reality of it, or our response to it.
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We can be Happy with the Truth.

Tom's Journal.

Hello Friend, Readers, and Fellow Believers,
   We have a rainy day U.P. here in Norway, MI, but  Spring is so close, and I am happy about that !   Not too many heating days $$$ and bills.
   Politics on TV just bore the heck out of me,  but I want to at least know what is going on, although some things never change... all the lies and baloney, etc.   I also know that I must puzzle so many people when I enumerate all the bad things going on and the dismal future of our country,  [See: Genesis 12: 3] plainly written in the KJV Bible [and I just ordered 2 more nice, leather bound, DEFINED KJV bibles, from:    for about $44 each, but large print for easy on the eyes, readying.... Smile.   But at the same time that I tell people about the scary times ahead of us on earth ---  I can still be very HAPPY and JOYFUL ! !  Yes !  'When you see all these things happen, lift your heads high because you know that  your salvation/ deliverance  is near [nigh].'  -- and that is scripture!   Yes,  my poor old back is hurting now [Ahhh!  I just figured it out that it is raining and that causes me discomfort !  Duh...]  ....  but I know that it will get better some day, up in heaven!   Even for a miserable sinner man like me, who has NOT set the proper example for much of my life, although I have been a serious student to the Bible for the past 40 some years.  I know that I have the Holy Spirit in me and the God given knowledge that I am in,  and part of God's family, and I know where I will be going.   Sorry to say that most Catholics cannot say that, and don't know their bible at all, generally speaking.  And I was raised in that religion and attended a Catholic school in Milwaukee, and LOVED the Church !  Until I cam home from Vietnam and had many questions that the church and priests could not answer... sorry, but it's the truth.   But many Protestants are just the same, and woefully. and willingly,  ignorant, on purpose and lazy, sorry again...   if they only knew what will soon come and "visit them..."      I hope for the RAPTURE,  but if I die before that time,  I know where I am going, dear friends, and so can all of YOU !!   And if you email me,  I might even give you my cell phone number to talk about Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  
   Now,  the reason that I quote scripture so often is because that is the highest Source of wisdom and knowledge in the Universe.  If it were just MY opinion, conjecture, or "belief,"  what would it be worth??  For I am just a simple, tired, disabled, sinful, old man of age 67, and feeling every day of my past, all the terrible woes of war and accidents are knocking on my head and body, every morning that I get out of my beautiful, super comfortable, king size bed that I am blessed with !   ONLY those who are too lazy to crack open that Grand Book, poke fun at it and criticize it !!  Hey!  I repeatedly tell you all that the KJV Bible is written on a 5th grade reading level,  yet people grit their teeth and refuse to even open it up and take the time to read and study it !!  Shame, on their pig headed, lazy, shameless attitude !  And the time will come when they wished they would have studied it to learn the real Truth, and power of it's contents...  Shame.    From my vast experience over many years of sharing the Word,  ONLY those who never even read the Bible are the ones with all the STUPID, crazy, weird, view points concerning the Bible, those who put it down, shame !  They have not even bothered to crack it open once!    Let them wallow in their supreme ignorance and reap the whirl wind of terror soon to come to the entire world, including the good old USA !!    But if I do the best I can to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ, AND TRY HARD TO KEEP MY OWN NOSE CLEAN,   I sleep very well at night.  I am happy that Father God uses me as one of His "tools" to share the Gospel and the truth of the Bible, as much as I can, in my advanced age.    I am "dust in the wind," and know my place, and have no problem at all being a lowly servant of the Most High God in the universe, and Jesus Christ.  And as a good Soldier, I know how to take orders and carrying them out to completion.   There is absolutely NO SHAME in being a Soldier of Christ !
      Any average American with an I.Q. above 70 can plainly see and discern that the dude in the WH is purposely allowing the criminal element to infiltrate our porous borders with the intent of doing us harm,  major harm.  And our electrical grid is very weak, old, and unguarded !!  Also, beware:  our enemies all have the EMP weapons that would put us back into the 'horse and buggy days' -- in the dark,  over night !   Is it any wonder than that the bible never once even mentions the USA, or America in any way, shape or form,  when it does mention other countries that will get involved in Ezekiel 38, and the war again Israel ? !  If we even still exist,  we might be a 3rd world country or owned by a few others, slaves and piss poor forever, and milked of all our natural resources, for sure.   We bought this on ourselves for sleeping too late and making all the wrong choices, promoting a "mammy state", a Welfare State, with a 4th generation of WELFARE $$$ recipients, never learning the skills of hard, useful work.  And the percent of "Working People" is now dwarfed by those sucking the public teat !  Folks, common sense says that we simply cannot go on like this $$$$ !  Our paper money is WORTHLESS, too.   Invest in Silver, friends.
    But, as I said before,  I sleep very well, if I can control the pain in my back, knees and feet, etc.   I should be at the Gym right now pumping iron--- lifting weights to help me lose weight and feel better all around, and that why I pay my monthly dues $$$ at the Gym, even though it's a long ride for me.   Ahhhh,  rainy days always get me down.   And now it's time for lunch and I didn't even eat breakfast,  I don't eat right, and then I get so hungry that I then, over eat... dang !   At least I eat a lot of fresh fruit.   I have the opinion that as I eat out so much-- that I may be gaining weight instead of losing weight, and short of breath too much.   But I am blessed with a descent income by the good Lord, and if I am hungry, I find food and get it.   I should never talk about my income,  but I am so happy to be finally paying down my debt [that I didn't make all by myself.... duh...],  but my strong back ground in Finance with PFS Investments taught me to pay off one CC [credit card], and then double down on the next one by paying double or triple on the next CC.  That, my friends, is how you WIN !  Mr. Trump knows these things too.    I don't care for his attitude and harsh talk/ mean talk about his opponents and super sarcasm.   But I think that he can and will get the job done.  I only HOPE AND PRAY that he is a true Christian, and not a fake like the last guy who cheated his way into the WH..... duh.     Anyway you look at things, we Americans are still in a pickle and so close to a steep cliff/ fall off, which our train racing at full speed, and something has got to give, dear friends and readers !   Most of us will get hurt really bad when our economy melts down, including me.   I have not had a real vacation for about 20 years !!   
    I am also willing to talk to my old pastor, K.S., any place, any time.  I am a man of my word, or at least try hard to keep my word, if possible.
   OK,  I must do something productive today, and get my shoes full of mud out side.  

"Am I now become your enemy because I tell you the Truth?"   ---Galatians 4: 16.

"Iron sharpens Iron."  ---Proverbs 27: 17

Warm Regards,
Tommy Schuckman

Above is a picture of me  "pumping iron" at the Gym, working on my triceps.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Captain Obvious and those who wish to do harm

Winning the March Madness Captain Obvious Award is Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security, John Roth. Reuters reports that Roth told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that, "We may be admitting individuals who wish to do us harm, or who do not meet the requirements for a visa." He blamed the antiquated paper processing system that he estimated will take another billion dollars and three more years to update and automate. Roth said the system was more suited to "an office environment from 1950 rather than 2016." While it is obvious that we are letting terrorists and criminals into the country, it is also obvious that border security is lacking as a matter of White House policy. 

Roth's testimony is a harbinger of the problem. The political policy wonks, aka the "president" and his minions, have allowed tens of thousands of criminals and Islamists to enter the country at will. So much so, that the system to protect Americans from such is stressed to the point of ineffectiveness. It's where politics and practicality clash. The "president's" policy has put all Americans in harms way and Captain Obvious John Roth says "we may be admitting individuals who wish to do us harm." This is the result of policy based on remaking America into a socialist nation. This policy will cause death and destruction. This policy will continue under another Democratic Administration or under some Republicans.

Moreover, the Center for Immigration Studies has analyzed the "president's" immigration policy from data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The analysis concludes that since 2010, ICE has released 124 aliens who have been charged with 135 new homicides--some have been released multiple times. In 2014, ICE released a total of 30,558 criminal aliens. These aliens had already been convicted of 92,347 crimes before they were released by ICE. As of July 25, 2015, a total of 1,607 aliens had been convicted of a crime after being freed by ICE. The total number of new crimes for which these aliens were convicted after ICE released them was 2,560, including: 298 dangerous drug offenses, 185 assaults, 40 weapons offenses, 28 sex offenses, 10 sex assaults, four kidnappings, two arsons, and one homicide. 

It is obvious that these people do not wish to follow the law, nor do they want to assimilate as Americans. The political goal by Democrats and some Republicans is to promote anarchy to trigger socialist change. The Bible is very clear about how to handle immigrants. Exodus 22:21 says, "You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him." This is repeated in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. In context, Exodus 12:49 says, "One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the foreigner who sojourns among you." This is also repeated in Numbers and Leviticus. One law for all. In this context it is God's law, but these people neither want to submit to the laws of the nation or to God's laws. If they are here illegally, they have broken the law as their first act. Hard as it is, policymakers must address this, otherwise our country is in danger.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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