Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The "Petro-Dollar."

Tom's Journal.

Hi Friends,
    Many of you who read my humble Blog/ Writings, already know what must come shortly, even if  the good, smart, Mr. Donald Trump does wonderful things to help our Country, and slow down, at least, the inevitable 'Crap Storm' from happening.   And it all boils down the  $$$   "Petro Dollar"  being changed to a more stable, 'Gold Backed Currency' like Chinese Yuan !   They, the Russians, the "BRICK Countries," and many others have been working to this end, for many years now.   And they finally got their foot in the door, and their own national Currency approved by the World Bank !    Now,  how many Americans even KNEW about this ??  They were too busy eating pizza, and watching their stupid, goofy, TV shows, while their brains were vegetating --- if they were working at all.    Yes!   I know these are strong words -- but this stuff will hit us and blind-sight us, when our pants are down.   Well,  all the smart money is betting that there will be riots soon after our world collapses and crumbles.

It's all going to be dumped on Mr. Trump's lap so he gets the blame,  but then we Conservatives and Patriots all know who set all this up, and left Trump a rotten chicken....  duh.  But that will be a moot point, and academic.  
   Will the few, the smart, the Preppers be smug as they/ we drink a cold beer ?   No!   We shall also mourn for all the children that we CANNOT FEED, take care of,  because it will be just like the true  biblical story of  Noah and the Ark,  found in the book of Genesis.   And it always happens this way that the Lord God of the KJV Bible always, but always gives warning long before the calamity happens !!   But most humans just continue in their goofy, merry way, eating and drinking and marrying.... which are all normal things in life....  but they take no note of the coming Judgment -- and perish in the waters.   Sorry,  I am just relating the facts.  

Just like the kind Nurses at the VA help me lose weight, by giving me suggestions on cutting back on certain foods, and soda pop,  Patriots and Preppers, started doing the RIGHT THINGS years ago !!   And everyone make sport/ fun of them and laughed !
    Well,  Friends,  right now, "the Wolf is at the Door."   Satan and his demons are having a big party, as they continue to "Mislead the entire inhabited Earth."    I, personally,  don't plan to be on that 'highway to hell.'   I am not rich, nor do I have a lot,  but I am trying to make ready the best way I know, and praying hard every day, too.  

So...  how long have you all known these things ---- and how many of you have even started to prepare for hard times ??   Some of you say that the Lord will take care of you.   But I know and can quote plenty of scriptures where the Lord doesn't care for lazy, or stupid people !    Number One:  We all need to pray for the Glory of Father God.   Number Two:  We need to get as close to Jesus as possible.   3.  Pray for Wisdom and strength to prepare and help others IF we can.

Have a great day!

Tommy Schuckman

Prepping Is a Moral Obligation

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You have a moral obligation to be prepared in case of a crisis. In general, there are countless reasons to be prepared for emergency scenarios. Some reasons are going to be special to you as the individual. In this article, I explain why with three (3) core reasons, reasons that apply to the average Joe.

Economic Hardship

It is reality that our modern Western culture revolves around the dollar. Our American dollar is the world-wide currency of exchange when it comes to petrol – to oil. What does this mean? It means that if Russia or China want to buy oil from Saudi Arabia, they have to pay for said petrol using American currency. Because of this, the American economy is also the global economy. If the American economy falls, so to will the vast majority of the world’s economies.
The American economy is a fragile thing, held afloat by the Federal Reserve through printing of excess currency. The printing of money is a tactic requiring delicate handling, as it must be balanced between debt owed to foreign parties and between inflation. Too much available currency leads to devaluing of currency, which will lead to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation leads to bail-ins of establishment banks – the same events we saw in Greece, and which appear to be unfolding in Italy and in Germany.
Here are two (of many possible) eventualities that will cause our existing global economy to collapse.

The first will be OPEC changing the petrodollar to a different currency. Russia and China both desire this to happen, as it is likely one of their two currencies will be the future petrodollar. The second eventuality is China cashing in on American debt. In either instance, the American economy as we know it today will immediately cease to exist. We may recover, but only after significant social upheaval.
On a family level, online news sources have indicated more than half of Americans had less than $1,000 in savings, with a quarter of Americans having less than $100. It is an everyday reality that more and more of us are living paycheck to paycheck, unable to meet – let alone exceed – our daily living expenses. American families are one disaster away from homelessness and poverty. Indeed, the number of Americans qualifying as “middle class” has been steadily shrinking.
Basic preparedness – the stockpiling of food and water rations – is an investment in future stability when an economic hardship does occur – be it global, national, or individual.

Physical & Spiritual Health

The social elite and wealthy upper-class have long known the clear-cut benefits of both gardening and of preparing for the future.
Stockpiling food and water, combined with gardening, will create peace of mind. Just having as little as three days of emergency supplies helps to ease the stress of that grocery budget. Spending time in nature is an investment in emotional and spiritual health, even if that nature is your own backyard.

Gardening is also physical exercise, though light and easy enough for even elderly people to perform. Being crisis prepared requires at least rudimentary physical fitness. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for physical and emotional health. Vitamin D is best acquired through absorption of sunlight rather than through consumption of food or vitamin supplement.
I can tell you from personal experience as a former corporate wageslave, sitting behind a desk 8/40 a week leads to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin deficiency has been linked to the ever-growing rates of depression, anxiety, and obesity. Each of these – depression, anxiety, and obesity – are major liabilities in a survival scenario.
Crisis preparation is even better when planned as a family activity. Forgetting the need for family coordination to survive, there is a strong correlation between familial connection and family activities. When including your children, family, and friends, you create an environment of positive energy – you are creating happiness. Additionally, you are establishing positive emotional relationships with your family and friends, creating emotional foundations that will last the test of time.
On the subject of physical fitness – the most likely survivors will be the slender and athletic individuals, those who burn the least calories for the most efficient productive activity. Yoga is a physical activity that basically any person, be they short and stocky or long and thin, can learn and benefit from.
More so, Yoga is an emotional and mental practice. Yoga is intended as an outdoor practice. It teaches us how to connect with our inner divinity. Yoga creates strong minds and strong hearts. Through connecting with nature, meditation provides access to the spiritual prosperity which we all seek. Yoga has been shown to increase flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and joint strength – things all of us desire.

Personal Responsibility

As recently as World War 2, it was common for American families to have ‘victory’ gardens. In times of the Pioneer, a family survived or perished on their own terms (though a like-minded community would certainly help.) In Victorian and Medieval eras, a healthy, expansive garden was a sign of both wealth and prestige. In the modern world, drought-stricken areas such as Australia are looking to Permaculture as a means of water-conservation and a way to reduce carbon footprints.
Here in America, there is a counterculture trend of ‘back to basics’ or ‘simple’ living. For most, this concept is only a daydream spoken of in idle, wistful, and meaningless chatter. For others, homesteading and prepping is viewed in the distinctly negative manner of the “tin-foil-hat wearing conspiracy theorist.” Modern socioeconomic and main stream media would have us believe we can forever rely upon existing infrastructure for all of our needs and wants.
Unfortunately, this is entirely false.
Simply look to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Look to the earthquakes which ruined Haiti and Fukushima. Hurricanes Wilma and Charlie, or even Andrew in 1992, are further examples of how our modern society collapses at the slightest hiccup.
Desperate people do desperate things, especially when their ears are filled with the cries of their hungry children.
Preparing for the future is a functional, productive, and (potentially) an environmentally friendly solution to future hardships. Even if you don’t believe in the more “tin-foil hat” issues of future strife, we as parents, as family members, and as friends have a moral and personal obligation to prepare for emergencies

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