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    http://shtfschool.com/security/on-terror/

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    #46103
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    GeorgiaSaint
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    I logged on tonight and noted that there’s been nothing by anybody for a long time – much longer than usual. I read Selco’s new article, thanks to the email I hope everyone got, but was more than a bit surprised that the only thing here was 74’s link to it (thank you 74!!). Had I not seen that, I was going to post the link myself.

    I cannot describe in words what I felt as I read not just the article earlier today (much thanks, Selco), but more particularly the responses (six as I type this) below the article. Read them all, and contrast what we’ve got here in the US (as bad as it is) with what’s happening in Sweden (especially see response by Mellanmjölk) and the person in Brazil (Miguel). If you thought the news media controls what we know about the world, you likely still weren’t even close – at least I wasn’t prepared for the Swedish situation. I have seen absolutely nothing about what he described there at the Stockholm IKEA store. It obviously made the news wires, but disappeared almost immediately.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/08/muslim-asylum-seeker-beheads-ikea-shopper-in-sweden/

    Note the total turn-around: Ikea bans knives in order to “neuter the desire some in society feel to murder strangers.” What?!? A Muslim terrorist arrives in Sweden only four weeks earlier, goes to an Ikea store, grabs a knife, beheads a Swedish woman and stabs her son to death right in the store, and the store is worried most about Swedes grabbing knives on display in the store to murder “strangers?” And police are dispatched to the migrant camps to protect them from “backlash?” No, I am absolutely against revenge killings. But the emphasis is entirely, completely, totally bass ackwards.

    Now with that said, the above paragraph is compiled from multiple relatively obscure sources. The only mainstream source I could find in the US was Washington Post, which turned the above narrative upside down: the two men were Christian immigrants, and the whole story was so badly mistaken and far more complex than most “blogs” were reporting. Oh. And why is it that I did extensive searching and found absolutely zero stories from the Swedish press, or anything else from Swedish police or other officials, later than about 12 August 2015 (a couple of days after the random attack)? I have no idea what really happened in that Ikea store, other than apparently two people lost their lives, and one, possibly two immigrants were involved. What is absolutely clear is that the media and government have been entirely s-i-l-e-n-t on the story since about one day after it occurred, Muslim immigrants were protected, Swedish citizens were immediately cast into suspicion, and Ikea took knives off store shelves so there wouldn’t be “backlash” attacks against “strangers.” Beyond that, we just don’t know. Oh – a photograph shows a person that apparently had a VERY long neck, laying on the floor of the Ikea store – or else that head was no longer attached to the nearby body. Kind of blurry – and again, no confirmation from police, who only called it a “stabbing.”

    So that’s what the Swedish comment was referring to – which was entirely new information to me tonight.

    Of additional significance are the feelings of those outside the US about their complete inability to defend themselves in their own countries, while rampant terror is going on. We in the US must be kept in the dark about all of that, and simply have Sweden held up to us as a near-Utopian socialist model to be emulated here in the US. Uh huh! Don’t tell us what’s really going on – we natives might get far more restless.

    Selco, so much thanks for sharing what you do with us, and providing the opportunities for sharing among ourselves. I, for one, thought I was pretty well read about world news. Since being invited to the SHTF Forum, I’ve had a world opened to me that I simply did not know about. The comments from Sweden and Brazil are examples of that previously completely dark area. Knowledge is power. Without it, one operates in the dark.

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

    #46104
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    GeorgiaSaint
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    A separate trip to Google News revealed stories ONLY from 10-13 Aug 2015 — nothing any later. No updates, no nothing. There is a link below one group of stories saying there are “200 more articles” in the “Explore in depth” link, yet none exist. The same is true with the other group of stores saying there are “527 more articles” (the link also returns a blank list of zero stories).

    A couple of independent stories are worth looking at. Here’s one from Israel:

    http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/the-ikea-murders-sweden-in-crisis/2015/08/24/

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

    #46105
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    Great article Selco. Thanks again for all that you do.

    GS, it is hard not to notice how quickly stories that don’t support the liberal agenda disappear, if they ever appear in the first place. That it is happening across the Western world is terrifying. To me it is just another facet of the reluctance of the White House and their sycophants to utter the words Islamic terrorism or radical Islam and to go to the lengths that they do to deny Islamic terrorism even exists no matter how many people are murdered. Were 9/11 to happen today I expect the reaction out of the White House would still not include the words Islamic terrorism. No doubt the official word would be that they suspect it was engine malfunction rather than a deliberate act. The worst part is that 25% of the population would accept that explanation verbatim. It is a” Brave New World” indeed. Thankfully they do not control the internet. Yet.

    #46106
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    Another prime example of the role the media is playing in the suppression of news of what is really happening is that of South Africa. That post-apartheid SA has grown more violent and with a deteriorating infrastructure and economy is ignored while Western media portrays the most newsworthy story coming out of SA to be Oscar Pistorius’ ongoing legal drama. How often has Sweden been held up by the left as the model of what we should be, yet we hear almost nothing of how badly their multicultural experiment with Muslims has gone?

    For all these reasons and more, Selco reminding us that things are heating up and that it has his attention is a sobering reminder that the media isn’t always on the side of giving people the information they need.

    #46111
    Leopard
    Leopard
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    South Africa – You Tube video on new documentary Tained heroes

    http://sbeta.iol.co.za/news/politics/afriforum-movie-takes-on-anc-1961570

    The African National Congress’ (ANC) violent campaign to silence its opposition during the liberation struggle will be revealed in a new movie, “Tainted Heroes”.

    In South Africa people throats get slit daily. Not only with Farm murders. You might only find articles in the Afrikaans news like Marula Media

    Selco article on terror… I read the article and after a few minutes I felt really really sad. For our water is so close to boiling. And the fear is so real. First it was only at night and now so many people are getting attacked during the day. You stay in your area; you know you should stay armed and ready. Today I learned that they muffle the sound of breaking glass by putting a cloth over the object they use to break a window. I filled up containers with water for they do not bother to fix broken water pipes and we are running very low in our local water reservoir. I read the news and learned that the students are planning on causing chaos again in the new year. That means in a few weeks, the riots start all over again. If you add the economy, and the food crises because of lack of rain. We stay inside our houses at night. I do not visit friends after dark. Our children grow up in a completely different way we did. We were outside on our bicycles the whole day. We could go and visit our friends all by ourselves on the other side of town.
    They “control” us. Yes, with fear. And we need to be one step ahead to survive every single day. I will fight back when the day comes. I hope I will be able to be faster and stronger than my opponents.
    I will be thinking about this article – I will try to change my way of thinking – to have less fear

    #46124
    chester
    chester
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    South Africa – You Tube video on new documentary Tained heroes

    http://sbeta.iol.co.za/news/politics/afriforum-movie-takes-on-anc-1961570

    The African National Congress’ (ANC) violent campaign to silence its opposition during the liberation struggle will be revealed in a new movie, “Tainted Heroes”.

    In South Africa people throats get slit daily. Not only with Farm murders. You might only find articles in the Afrikaans news like Marula Media

    Selco article on terror… I read the article and after a few minutes I felt really really sad. For our water is so close to boiling. And the fear is so real. First it was only at night and now so many people are getting attacked during the day. You stay in your area; you know you should stay armed and ready. Today I learned that they muffle the sound of breaking glass by putting a cloth over the object they use to break a window. I filled up containers with water for they do not bother to fix broken water pipes and we are running very low in our local water reservoir. I read the news and learned that the students are planning on causing chaos again in the new year. That means in a few weeks, the riots start all over again. If you add the economy, and the food crises because of lack of rain. We stay inside our houses at night. I do not visit friends after dark. Our children grow up in a completely different way we did. We were outside on our bicycles the whole day. We could go and visit our friends all by ourselves on the other side of town.
    They “control” us. Yes, with fear. And we need to be one step ahead to survive every single day. I will fight back when the day comes. I hope I will be able to be faster and stronger than my opponents.
    I will be thinking about this article – I will try to change my way of thinking – to have less fear

    “I will be thinking about this article – I will try to change my way of thinking – to have less fear”

    Yep. Don’t let fear block your capability but use that emotional content to drive your goals. My .02

    #46127
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    And a good 2¢ it is, Chester. That’s the essence of what Selco has been trying to teach us. At least those of us here have the opportunity to get that concept reinforced regularly by each other. Thanks.

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

    #46141
    Toby C
    Toby C
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    member6

    Interesting comments Guys, good to hear the latest article was of use and interest. I’m living over in Sweden and will be writing more soon about the situation being faced here, but yes, I am already aware the ‘bad’ news stories here are suppressed VERY quickly and rarely are reported outside of the borders…

    Selco made a great point when we were discussing the writing of this post that unnecessary fear really hampers or clouds ‘good judgement’, it’s very reassuring to read in these comments that people are doing their best to stay calm and objective to really help their decision making process. I think we are loosing way to many good people to ‘hype and hysteria’, and again, this forum continues to be the ‘quite port’ in the storm…

    Great to be in here :)

    #46142
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    Toby, one of the advantages of discussing, analyzing, and monitoring SHTF topics is that we have in large part already gone through the emotional adjustment and reaction. Most of us won’t be like deer caught in the headlights because we have already accepted that SHTF will come in some form, and we have discussed what those forms might be. This in turn allows us to be less fearful I think. Going about life being more aware of the possibilities allows for a greater level of confidence.

    Yesterday my wife had surgery at a large urban hospital in Massachusetts that sits between a good neighborhood and a bad neighborhood in a city with a high crime rate. I have seen this city noted a couple times as having a cell linked to terrorist groups. Whether that is true or not I don’t know but I very much observed my surroundings at all times and was mentally prepared. As an aside, there was absolutely no visible security anywhere which was not reassuring. When I was entering the hospital there was also a Mid Eastern looking type guy who was leaving who I could tell was also being very observant. That wasn’t reassuring either given the state of the world. I’ll be glad when she is discharged tomorrow and we get on the highway heading north again.

    #46149
    Toby C
    Toby C
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    That first paragraph was a really great summary. Thanks MB I may well be quoting you on that. Brilliant phraseology! :D

    #46156
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    74
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    rnews

    In the sports world athletes use visualization to mentally prepare for their events. It allows them to perform advanced skills without thinking as they do it. Mb’s description parallels the mental process.

    #46159
    Leopard
    Leopard
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    A few years ago I took my son for his first lesson in Sambo (almost like Systema ) The main instructor was born in the Ukraine. Every time, before I leave, being a typical mom, I would show him his asthma pump. I’ve put it into his shoe.
    The third lesson, the instructor walked over to me while the children were warming up. He took the asthma medication out of the shoe and put it in my hand. He calmly looked at me and said. “I’ve got you cell phone number. Please do not remind him that he has got asthma.”
    Now – think about the fear that your child might get an asthma attack during exercise. Not knowing where his medication that opens the airways could be. Then think about a child that from that day were not reminded that he has got asthma. We stopped using the chronic medication over a fairy short period of time. And a few months later the doctor said ‘I am not going to subscribe more medication because I can see that you are not following my advice anyway. He is fine.
    Yes, he is still allergic to dust mites and in an SHTF situation we might need medication. We can learn to think in a different way and have a wonderful life with less “what if’s”

    #46160
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    Good advice. I see people who over medicate all the time. Part of it is their personality. Part is the medical & pharmaceutical industry pushing too hard. With childhood asthma sometimes people outgrow it if the parents will let them. My son did and it seems your son has too. The same can be said for certain pollen type allergies. My son had that too and it went away when he adopted the old-time remedy of a teaspoon of local honey each day. Local means local, not the grocery store stuff from halfway across the country. Honey from 20 miles away max. Ours comes from a neighbor so it is real local. Our eggs, beef, and maple syrup all come from neighbors too.

    Rather than terming this freedom from what if’s, I see it more as freeing oneself from dependencies. I say that given how much effort we put into being ready for the many SHTF what if’s.

    #46164
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    Excellent, Leopard. I truly worry about what will happen to MANY people that are currently on daily medication of any sort. What happens when the supply chain is cut? In individual and family cases, it could be very painful or very physically uncomfortable. And in the case of psychactive medications, it could be not only horrible for the individual and those immediately around him/her, but for society it may be a disaster.

    Anything anyone can do to be off “required” medication is to the benefit of all – often not just the individual. Thanks for sharing that, Leopard.

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

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