Saturday, August 10, 2013

Top 5 GMO Myths Debunked

by Heather Callaghan

What do you say to your friends and family who want to know why you are passionate about growing your own, buying local organic, and refusing genetically modified ingredients?

What do you say to the increasing amount of pro-GMO activists who call anti-GMOers dumb, heartless, and lacking real information?

Author Chris Kanthan of San Francisco has covered the five most common myths surrounding the propagation of GMO foods. This interesting video brings up some arguments we never thought of: read more about the points below, and don't be another brick in the wall!

Watch The Below Video: Debunking GMO Myths

What do you think of these top five GMO myths below? Do you have any more to add to the list?

Myth #1: We need GMOs to feed the growing world population.'s a thought - maybe we should stop wasting the food we already have... Most of us don't realize each stop along the food route that it gets wasted - it is mind blowing. The sheer amount is astronomical.

So GMOs will feed the world? But...they mostly make up junk foods which lead to disease..and ultimately hunger especially in the form of malnutrition.

Kanthan's third point involves someone who is growing tons of food in scant conditions without the necessity of genetic modification - it can be done! The person mentioned is not the only one. Also, there is a resurgence of interest in biodiversity from polyculture. Polyculture is picture of abundance, variety, and sufficiency - the opposite of biotech's dream of monoculture, scarcity, and dependence. Dependence usually doesn't equate with freedom and abundance, but oftentimes leads to world hunger.

Myth #2: We need GMO rice, genetically modified with vitamin A to prevent blindness in poor countries. 

Hmm...if only those people had a contraption to put before their eyes to help them see. In the U.S., without these and other similar items - a good many of us would be considered blind! And wouldn't it be nice for these visually-challenged people if they had naturally derived vitamin A from crops like spinach and carrots - hold the pesticides! There are thousands of varieties of nourishing rice - it would be a real shame and danger to replace them with only one genetically modified breed.

Myth #3: GMOs can reduce the use of pesticides

Bt crops are meant to reduce pesticides by having their own built-in pesticides. So let it be known that it did work charmingly well for awhile around 2003. But after a few years, pests like corn rootworm develop resistance, and super weeds are said to borrow genetic material from Bt crops and also resist chemicals. Unfortunately, a lot of farmers are responding to this failure by doubling down on pesticide use. It appears that there is a built-in saboteur that actually allows Monsanto to sell more of their Roundup pesticides while destroying farmer profits. On top of losing income, farmers don't save money either, because the price of the pesticide built in to Bt crop seed is built in to the seed prices.

Myth #4: GMOs can reduce the use of herbicides

Okay, do we really need a bunch of scientific literature to explain this one? One of Monsanto's top selling products is Roundup herbicide - are they really going to put millions into biotechnology that can eradicate most of their profits? Maybe Phillip Morris will create a cigarette that will make a person magically never want another cigarette ever again.

Monsanto is proud that the profits of Roundup continue to spike! How can they be proud of that, and claim this myth at the same time? They are also not too concerned about the varieties of weeds that are now completely resistant to Roundup herbicide. Farmers are then compelled to use tons more herbicides with few alternatives on such short notice. And...biotech companies like Monsanto love to blame these ecological catastrophes on farmers, their main customers, saying "they're using the herbicides wrong." Check their pamphlets, it's there.

Myth #5: GMOs are safe...and...ahem...Nutritious!

Not only are there a blaring lack of safety studies - like, none before getting approved by the USDA (oh wait, they do accept the safety studies done by Monsanto!) - but there are tons of compelling studies with tangible, visible proof of GMO hazards to human/animal health and the environment. If you believe another myth that GMO-free people lack real science, then head on over to the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Lastly, wouldn't a company proud of their "safe and nutritious" product love to stamp that on their food products? Yet, Monstanto spent $53 million to oppose last year's Proposition 37 labeling initiative to prevent us from really knowing which items have GM ingredients or not. The U.S. and Canada are among the very few countries who have this lack of transparency.

It appears that farmers, consumers, animals, environment, poor and hungry people and safety are really at the bottom of Monsanto and fellow biotech giants like DuPont's list.

Another great quick video dispelling some GMO myths was made by Mercola's YouTube channel and can be found here.

Definitely check out Chris Kanthan's short but informational book Deconstructing Monsanto on Amazon. The $.99 book would make a great companion to his GMO videos and can be downloaded to your PC without needing a Kindle.

Chris Kanthan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, has traveled to more than 30 countries, and deeply cares about politics, finance and food. He has degrees in Physics and Engineering with a minor in Economics (and, just for fun, a diploma in Paralegal). Subscribe to his YouTube channel atGMOChannel

Check out a sample of his works:
1) Interview about "Deconstructing Monsanto":
2) About Fake Food:
3) March Against Monsanto:
4) Marketing for Activists:
5) About GMO Labeling and Prop 37:
6) About Facebook Valuation:
7) About Elections in Greece:
8) About Obama's Debate Performance:

Monsanto and GMO Lies Revealed

 by: Jonathan Landsman

In May 2013, two million people in over 50 countries expressed outrage over Monsanto's desire to own the food supply through genetically-altered (and patented) seeds that threaten all life on this planet. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are when a plant or animal has been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. Whether you like it or not, you are eating genetically manipulated food without your consent.

Henry Kissinger once said, 'Who controls the food supply controls the people...' This comment plus many other dark and sinister ideas come from control hungry, greedy and, often times, dangerous people and corporations. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour - we'll expose the hidden agenda behind Monsanto.

Monsanto, the most hated corporation in the world, has a deceptive message for you

Generally speaking, many of the biggest bio-tech companies in the world would have us believe that GMOs are 'perfectly safe' and designed to 'more efficiently' feed the world. But, GMOs do not generate greater yields; effectively resist drought conditions; have greater nutritional value or any other consumer benefit.

In fact, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers' and consumers' rights. The unforeseen consequences of altering the natural growth cycle of our food may be staggering. The following is just a sample of what the experts say:

"The process of genetic engineering always involves the risk of altering the genetics and cellular functioning of a food organism in unanticipated ways. These unanticipated alterations can result in GE foods being allergenic, toxic, or reduced in nutritional value". - Professor John Fagan, award-winning Geneticist, Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA.

Back in 1998, Bob Shapiro (the eventual CEO of Monsanto) even admitted that the effects of GMOs are unknown when he said:

"But we realize that with any new and powerful technology with unknown, and to some degree unknowable - by definition - effects, then there necessarily will be an appropriate level at least, and maybe even more than that, of public debate and public interest."

Since its inception, Professor Richard Lacey, a microbiologist, medical doctor, and Professor of Food Safety at Leeds University has been strongly against the introduction of genetically engineered foods because of the health risks. Professor Lacey make an important point:

"The fact is, it is virtually impossible to even conceive of a testing procedure to assess the health effects of genetically engineered foods when introduced into the food chain, nor is there any valid nutritional or public interest reason for their introduction."

Discover the secret agenda of Monsanto and how this major chemical company has deceived the world with its genetically engineered seeds. Learn how to stop the most hated corporation in the world from owning (and poisoning) the food supply - before it's too late.

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Why millions of people are angry at Monsanto and the creation of GMOs

The facts are undeniable - science has proven that eating GMOs can cause cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration - which is supposed to protect the public from unsafe foods and drugs - is being run by ex-Monsanto executives. Can you say 'conflict of interest'?

The U.S. government refuses to conduct long-term research on the effects of GMOs on human health.

The U.S. Congress and president have approved the (nicknamed) Monsanto Protection Act which bans the courts from stopping the sale of Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds. This, alone, proves how little politicians care about you and me.

In truth, most lawmakers care more about corporate interest and getting re-elected with the help of corporate campaign contributions (payoffs), than human health concerns.

Organic farmers suffer to make a living, while Monsanto and other bio-tech companies receive corporate handouts and political favors.

Monsanto's GMO seeds harm the environment. Just google, "gmo and bee colony collapse" and you'll uncover one of the worst effects of GMOs.

This week's guest: Ronnie Cummins, Founder of Organic Consumers Association

Want to stop Monsanto from poisoning our food supply? Learn more about GMOs - Sun. Aug. 11

Ronnie Cummins is founder and Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a United States based, non-profit of nearly one million consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The primary goal of OCA is to work on national and global campaigns to promote health, justice, and sustainability. Ronnie is also editor of and newsletters, Organic Bytes and Organic View.

Since the 1960's, as a writer and activist, Ronnie has extensive experience in human rights, anti-war, anti-nuclear, labor, consumer, and sustainable agriculture campaigns. For several decades, he has served as director of United States and international efforts such as the Pure Food Campaign, and the Global Days of Action Against GMOs.

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Obamacare installs new scrutiny, fines for charitable hospitals that treat uninsured people

by Patrick Howley

Charitable hospitals that treat uninsured Americans will be subjected to new levels of scrutiny of their nonprofit status and could face sizable new fines under Obamacare.
A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Codewhich takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Approximately 60 percent of American hospitals are currently nonprofit.  
Charity for the uninsured is one of the factors that could discourage enrollment in Obamacare, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or else face new taxes themselves from the IRS.
“It requires tax-exempt hospitals to do a community needs survey and file additional paperwork with the IRS every three years. This is to prove that the charitable hospital is still needed in their geographical area — ‘needed’ as defined by Obamacare and overseen by IRS bureaucrats,” said John Kartch, spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform.
“Failure to comply, or to prove this continuing need, could result in the loss of the hospital’s tax-exempt status. The hospital would then become a for-profit venture, paying income tax — hence the positive revenue score” for the federal government, Kartch said. “Obamacare advocates turned over every rock to find as much tax money as possible.”
Additionally, the rise in the number of insured Americans under Obamacare will make it more difficult for tax-exempt hospitals to continue meeting required thresholds for treating the uninsured, driving more hospitals into the for-profit category and yielding more taxable money for the federal government.
“The requirements generally apply to any section 501(c)(3) organization that operates at least one hospital facility,” according to a “Technical Explanation” report of new Obamacare provisions prepared by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) on March 21, 2010, the day Obamacare passed.
Obamacare’s new requirements could slam hospitals with massive $50,000 fines if they fail to meet bureaucrats’ standards.
“The hospital must disclose in its annual information report to the IRS (i.e., Form 990 and related schedules) how it is addressing the needs identified in the assessment and, if all identified needs are not addressed, the reasons why (e.g., lack of financial or human resources). Each hospital facility is required to make the assessment widely available. Failure to complete a community health needs assessment in any applicable three-year period results in a penalty on the organization of up to $50,000,” according to the JCT report.
The government is particularly interested in how and why hospitals will be providing discounted or free care to poor patients, requiring each of them to “adopt, implement, and widely publicize a written financial assistance policy” and explain the methods they use to screen applicants for assistance and how they calculate patients’ bills.
A delegate working under the Department of Health and Human Services must review the innumerable reports charitable hospitals file every three years, along with copies of their audited financial statements.
After sifting through this massive amount of information, the delegate and HHS secretary must attempt to identify trends in the hospitals’ spending and send in a comprehensive report of their findings to Congress by 2015, according to the JCT report.
Healthcare experts warn that the Obamacare’s new requirements make it almost impossible for charitable hospitals to navigate treacherous new waters.
“Nonprofit hospitals should be advised that the new PPACA requirements will play a significant role in how they operate and report, specifically when it comes to billing and collections for services provided to the uninsured. The new law leaves many gray areas and hospitals themselves will have to establish eligibility criteria for financial assistance. Following the new procedures as best they can will ensure the best chance of maintaining their tax exempt status,” wrote D. Douglas Metcalf, partner at the law firm Lewis and Roca, in a 2013 op-ed entitled “Will nonprofit hospitals disappear under Obamacare?”
The White House did not return a request for comment.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Using Your Inner Guidance System

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You have incredible powers of mind and emotions that give you timely and accurate feedback in every area of your life. You can learn how to "tune in" to yourself so you can make the right decision in every situation.

Using Your Inner Guidance System
We know that the body has a natural bias toward health and energy. It’s designed to last for 100 years with proper care and maintenance. When something goes wrong with any part of our body, we experience it in the form of pain or discomfort of some kind.
We know that when our body is not functioning smoothly and painlessly, something is wrong, and we take action to correct it. We go to a doctor; we take pills; we undergo physical therapy, massage or chiropractic. We know that if we ignore pain or discomfort for any period of time, it could lead to something more serious.
How to Tell Right From Wrong
In the same sense, nature also gives us a way to tell emotionally what’s right for us and what’s wrong for us in life. Just as nature gives us physical pain to guide us to doing or not doing things in the physical realm, nature gives us emotional pain to guide us toward doing or not doing things in the emotional or mental realm. The wonderful thing is that you’re constructed so that if you simply listen carefully to yourself-to your mind, your body and your emotions-and follow the guidance you’re given, you can dramatically enhance the quality of your life.
Just as the natural physical state of your body is health and vitality, your natural emotional state is peace and happiness. Whenever you experience a deviation from peace and happiness, it’s an indication that something is amiss. Something is wrong with what you’re thinking, doing or saying. Your feeling of inner happiness is the best indicator you could ever have to tell you what you should be doing more of and what you should be doing less of.
The Messenger
Unhappiness is to your life as pain is to your body. It is sent as a messenger to tell you that what you’re doing is wrong for you.
Very often, you’ll suffer from what has been called "divine discontent." You’ll feel fidgety and uneasy for a reason or reasons that are unclear to you. You’ll be dissatisfied with the status quo. Sometimes, you’ll be unable to sleep. Sometimes, you’ll be angry or irritable. Very often, you’ll get upset with things that have nothing to do with the real issue. You’ll have a deep inner sense that something isn’t as it should be, and you’ll often feel like a fish on a hook, wriggling and squirming emotionally to get free.
Divine Discontent
And that is a good thing. Divine discontent always comes before a positive life change. If you were perfectly satisfied, you would never take any action to improve or change your circumstances. Only when you’re dissatisfied for some reason do you have the inner motivation to engage in the outer behaviors that lead you onward and upward.
Listen to yourself. Trust your inner voice. Go with the flow of your own personality. Do the things that make you feel happy inside and you’ll probably never make another mistake.
Action Exercises
Here are three steps you can take immediately to put these ideas into action.
First, listen to yourself and trust your own feelings. If there is a part of your life that causes you stress and unhappiness, resolve to deal with it.
Second, identify those areas of your life where you are dissatisfied or frustrated for any reason. What changes should you, could you make?
Third, remember that nature wants you to be happy, healthy, popular and prosperous. Any deviation from those conditions is a signal to you that action is necessary.

Rockefeller Family most evil Americans in History?

by bwinwright

In my opinion, the Rockefeller Family is the most evil family in American history, by far! Beginning with William Rockefeller, father of the John D. Rockefeller who founded Standard Oil, a snake oil salesman, notorious womanizer and accused multiple rapist, the Rockefeller family has been responsible for more serious crime than anyone in American history.

William’s grandson John D. Rockefeller Jr. was the key figure behind monopolizing the American Medical establishment about 75 years ago. Using his vast wealth and enormous political influence, he helped create the American Medical Association (AMA), bribed every medical school, gained control over medical licensing, and forced all medical doctors to practice allopathic medicine, the slash, poison, and burn form of medicine, the patentable and most profitable form of medicine. Of course, this form of medicine has never been very effective, only expensive.

The medical use of natural herbs and other non-patentable forms of medical treatments, which had been effective for thousands of years, were essentially banned by Rockefeller’s Medical Establishment. Cures for cancer were vigorously rooted out, suppressed, and banned as well.

The stories of Royal Raymond Rife and Harry Hoxsey, alone, are enough to justify my belief that the Rockefeller family is the most evil and destructive family in American history. But this is just the tip of a very large Rockefeller criminal iceberg.

If you visit the website Educate Yourself, you can read several lengthy articles about this horrible, treasonous, and murderous Rockefeller Family. By leading the movement to actively suppress cures for cancer and heart disease, alone, this horrible family has been instrumental in causing the social and economic destruction of millions of American families and the untimely deaths of millions of trusting and innocent Americans.

When you discover how the major pharmaceutical companies, along with the criminal FDA, and a corrupt justice department has literally poisoned the American people, you will be shocked and amazed. The truth about fluoride, aspartame, the cholesterol scam, the margarine scam, toxic vaccines, Chemtrails, and a host of other toxic substances intentionally forced upon us is as disturbing as it gets.

The Rockefeller led American Medical Establishment not only suppresses all medical cures but they actively work to intentionally make Americans sick with cancer, heart disease, and many other serious illnesses. Their goal is to make a fortune treating these many serious illnesses before killing off millions of us prematurely. If that’s not evil, what is?

The Rockefeller family also funded the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations with a large grant back in the 1940’s. Tavistock hired Dr. Sigmund Freud to start the ball rolling. Their ultimate objective was to figure out the most effective ways to manipulate and control the mass consciousness.

Since the 1940’s, Tavistock trained and programmed individuals have infiltrated and assumed the leadership roles in virtually every think tank, major university, organized religion, corporation, mainstream media, secret society, and governmental department and agency. The Rockefeller family, especially David, has been instrumental in the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderberg Group, all treasonous organizations responsible for fomenting illegal wars, controlling the global illegal drug business, orchestrating economic terrorism and chaos, committing genocide, and worse.

Of course, while the Rockefellers are, in my opinion, clearly the most destructive Americans, they have merely been agents of the House of Rothschild for the past 100 years. The House of Rothschild has been the keeper of the Vatican Treasury since 1823, and of course serves the wishes of the Jesuit Superior General who controls the Vatican Treasury.

Folks, whatever you may believe, I hope you understand that the people who have the most gold make the rules. If you want to connect the dots, you will not find the necessary information from the mainstream media. In order to come to grips with this incredibly profound truth, you must first be de-programmed.

Begin with Educate Yourself. Check out Eustace Mullins, Daniel Estulin, Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. David Ray Griffin, Dr. Steve Pieczenik, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, Dr. Morgan Reynolds, Richard Gage, Eric Jon Phelps, Craig Oxley, Jeff Rense, Gerald Celente, Max Keiser, Bob Chapman and Gordon Duff. There are many more valuable sources of truth, none of whom you will find in the mainstream media.

After maybe 100 hours of reading and listening to these serious truth researchers and learning about what is really happening you may be sufficiently de-programmed to both understand and accept the real truth about the evil ruling elites running our planet.

Hopefully, when enough people know the truth, the power in this truth will establish the morality, justice, and freedom human beings should have.


The Next Terrorist Attack – What The Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You (Video)

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You’ve probably heard the media talking about the impending terrorist attack, but here’s what they aren’t telling you.
Fear is a powerful motivator. When faced with imminent death, real or imagined, even the laziest and most out of shape couch potatoes find it in them to sprint to safety.
Fear isn’t nearly as effective as desire for tasks that require intelligence, like drawing a picture or writing software, but for low level, fight or flight reactions that don’t require much reflection, like getting a nation to go to war for example, fear gets the job done.

They dont call them sheeple for nothin’.  Reality can be manipulated like it is now.  Al-qaeda is a threat, be scared of al-qaeda when in reality al-qaeda is just a black op branch of the CIA.  Maybe even other organizations too like the Taliban who is aled by someone you never see and whose funding among other things come from US allied donors and the poppy fields gaurded by US soldiers in Afghanistan.  Its all very shady and confusing.  False flags work, we know that because 9-11 worked so well.  Unfortunately for TPTB, its been almost 12 years now and like any distant tragedy, people forget what it feels like.

(VIDEO) The Next Terrorist Attack - What The Mainstream Media Isn't Telling You

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Young woman's ovaries destroyed by Gardasil: Merck 'forgot to research' effects of vaccine on female reproduction

by: Jonathan Benson

A newly-published study has revealed that Merck & Co., the corporate mastermind behind the infamous Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), conveniently forgot to research the effects of this deadly vaccine on women's reproductive systems. And at least one young woman, in this case from Australia, bore the brunt of this inexcusable failure after discovering that her own ovaries had been completely destroyed as a result of getting the vaccine.

Published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal (BMJ), the harrowing recount of this young 16-year-old girl's experience should give pause to all parents currently being pressured by their doctors into having their young daughters jabbed with Gardasil. Robbed of her natural ability to experience full womanhood, this young woman experienced early menopause, in which her ovaries completely shut down before they were even able to fully develop.

Entitled Premature ovarian failure 3 years after menarche in a 16-year-old girl following human papillomavirus vaccination, this latest case study provides solid evidence that Gardasil is, at the very least, a serious threat to normal ovarian function. Not only was the damaged girl examined and verified to have had healthy ovaries prior to the shots, but there were no other identified factors besides Gardasil that could have possibly been involved in her sudden ill-fate.

Worse is the fact that information later obtained from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the case -- TGA is Australia's equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. -- revealed that Merck had never even conducted safety testing on Gardasil in relation to its effects on women's ovaries. According to the report, Merck had only tested Gardasil's effects on male testes.

"Although the TGA's Australian Public Assessment Report for Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent Vaccine, February 2011, does report on the histology of vaccinated rat testes and epididymides, no histological report has been available for vaccinated rat ovaries," explains the report. "[A] histological report of the ovaries of vaccinated rats remained unavailable beyond a numbering of the corpora lutea present at postweaning euthanasia following the first litter."

In other words, Merck either intentionally or accidentally -- either option is completely unacceptable, by the way -- failed to check whether or not Gardasil has the potential to damage young women's reproductive systems, even though young women have always been the primary target market for the vaccine. Only recently have young boys been pulled into the Gardasil fray, despite the fact that the long-term side effects of the vaccine in males is still largely unknown.

Gardasil loaded with additives known to damage female reproduction

As reported by investigative journalist Heidi Stevenson, there are at least two additive ingredients in Gardasil that may be responsible for damaging women's ovaries. These ingredients are polysorbate 80, an emulsifying preservative, and L-histidine, a natural amino acid. Both of these ingredients are, of course, used in processed foods, which millions of people consume every day. But injecting them into the body has a much different biological effect than simply consuming them.

As it turns out, polysorbate 80, which also goes by the names Tween 80, Alkest, and Canarcel, has been shown in studies to damage female reproduction. Not only does this chemical additive greatly accelerate sexual maturation in women, but it also tends to reduce the weight and function of both the ovaries and the uterus. Similarly, L-histidine, when injected into muscle tissue, can cause the body to develop an autoimmune response to the natural substance, which can lead to many of the serious side effects being observed in many young girls who have been jabbed with Gardasil.

Be sure to read the following two reports by Heidi Stevenson to learn more about how Gardasil appears to damage female reproduction:

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The Home Invasion Dilemma – Discussion & Scenarios

My intent is to discuss, in a scenario based format, the dilemma posed by the increased risk of armed home invasion and your potential responses to it. Firstly, let me lay out my assumptions for this discussion:
1) Current ‘Law Enforcement’ policy has seen the proliferation of co-called ‘SWAT’ teams. ‘SWAT’ refers to a ‘Special Weapons and Tactics’ Law Enforcement team. However, due to insufficient selection and training for these teams, there is little ‘special’ and ‘tactics’ about them. Thus, for the purpose of this discussion I will be referring to them as ‘Home Invasion Teams’ or HIT teams.    
2) You and your family are law abiding citizens, for what that is worth in the current climate of authoritarian tyranny. As such, you are not expecting a home invasion. You would have no reason to do so. At worst, you may be in contravention of some unconstitutional local statute or ordinance, such as selling milk, or harboring Bambi, keeping standard capacity rifle  magazines, or some such other non-crime.
3) If you actually expected a home invasion, then you would adopt different tactics. You would not be asleep in your home. You would prepare a defense and probably not actually be in your home. That is all a different topic, such as home / retreat defense in an SHTF environment, something that I cover in detail in ‘Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival.’ Similarly, the assumption is that if you suffer a home invasion, the intent of the HIT team is not expressly to kill you and your family i.e. there remains a veneer of legality over this activity. However, death is still a very likely possibility as the result of a HIT raid. If there is no longer any veneer of legality, and you are suffering from kill squad attacks, then refer back to the SHTF point, and you have no choice but to establish defenses to repel marauders, or bug out, or both.
4) There are an increasing number of ‘no knock’ nighttime raids by HIT teams. There are also an increasing number of these raids that target the wrong address. There are also an increasing number of criminal (i.e. non Law Enforcement…er…) home invasions and a number of these raids have seen criminals wearing police/SWAT style uniforms – er…just to clarify, they were impersonating Law Enforcement, and they were not actually Law Enforcement personnel….still with me? I know, it’s confusing nowadays….the problem being that with a ‘no knock raid’ there is no announcement or expectation of a Law Enforcement visit. Back to point 2 above, you are ‘law abiding’ people, not a meth lab or some such other den of criminals
5) These HIT teams are often established but poorly or inadequately trained. The focus is no longer to ‘serve and protect’ but to hurt, threaten, endanger and control citizens, while ensuring that the ‘officers’ look to their personal safety. The focus is on the ‘officer’ “going home at the end of my shift.” This means that the HIT team tactics may be poor. They lack restraint. They are fearful. They lack fire control and discipline. If they raid your house, everyone in it, including the animals, is in great danger.
6) The better way for Law Enforcement to deal with a visit to a home would be to phoneahead and discuss the matter. And/or send a couple of deputies or plain clothes detectives. You know, the way it used to be done when ‘Officer Friendly’ may have existed. If your grass is too long, in contravention of the homeowners association and local ordinances, perhaps they can discuss that. Maybe even offer to mow it on their time off. You know, hearts and minds and all that….However, if it is felt that there is sufficient threat of violence from the home, then have a HIT team on standby, secure the perimeter, place overwatch. You know; all those sensible tactical things. You know, for when the home is lived in by pesky tea bagger and constitutionalist types, crazy white cracker white gun clingers i.e. the holy grail of domestic terrorism. No: reserve your no knock 0300hrs raid for the den of drug dealers and actual criminals.
Ok, so enough of the assumptions. Let’s take a look at this. We are going to have, for this scenario, a no knock raid at 0300hrs. You are the husband of a family with a wife and young children, and at least one dog. You are preppers and Patriots and you have firearms and ready gear. You personally have a tactical ‘crash bag’ with your personal tactical gear, battle belt, plate carrier (PC) and ruck. You have weapons readily available in the house in case of a home invasion: something like a handgun, shotgun or AR15. However, with young kids, these are not right there on the nightstand, they are either in a safe or up somewhere high, like on hooks in the closet. You only have the ammo readily available that is loaded into that firearm. The rest is in your gear or in the safe.
You are asleep and not expecting a home invasion. At 0300hrs the first you may know of the raid may be something like the following, or a combination:
1) Flashbang on a pole crashing through a ground floor window and detonating – hopefully not in the same place as your sleeping daughter.
2) Your dog barking at the front door.
3) Ram smashing into your front door (entry team stacked up behind)
4) Security motion sensor light coming on outside.
They may or may not announce with shouts of ‘Police’ as they smash the door. Even if they do, you will likely not hear this clearly and anyway this is what criminal home invasion gangs do anyway (er…). The stronger your perimeter security, such as your front door, the more delay you will have and time to come rapidly awake, orient and make a decision as to what to do. At this point, the only choice you have is to grab a firearm to defend your home and family against what must be a criminal home invasion. You haven’t done anything wrong, right? Why would a HIT team raid your house at 0300hrs?
So you leap out of bed in your pajamas, grab a weapon (handgun/shotgun/AR), and run to cover the entranceway, however your house is laid out. You may be on the ground floor or covering it from a stairwell, for example. Depending on your reaction speed and the time it takes for the stack to ram through your defenses, depends on how the relative positions of you and the stack will play out. They may still be stacked outside, or they may already be boiling into your entranceway.
This is where we bring in our different scenarios, and how they may pan out:
A)  Realizing that this is a Law Enforcement raid, you decline to open fire. The stack comes in through the door. If you decline to fight, you better drop that weapon before they see it, or they will riddle you with bullets. At this point, you are putting your trust in the restraint of the HIT team. They now own you, your house and your family. Remember, they are poorly trained and afraid. They want to go home at the end of their shift. Your safety is not really their concern, only as far as any liability goes. If they kill or injure anyone, they will cover it up and get away with it. You are encouraged to pursue these actions within the system of the courts, but there will never be any satisfaction to be had there. The courts are corrupt and stacked towards the HIT team.
Oh yea, and they just shot and killed your beloved family pet as they made entry.
Remember: It is very important to note that any danger created by the HIT raid is unnecessary and purely created by the actions of the HIT itself. The very methods they use are creating danger, in particular for the home occupants. The HIT is liable, pure and simple, for their unnecessary militarized actions. Any threat to “officer safety” is greatly overborne by the threat to civilian victim safety, and entirely avoidable by the use of civilized methods, as opposed to the current thuggery.
What to expect? If you are not killed immediately, you will have weapons pointed at you. You wife and kids will be rousted out of bed, the family dogs killed and laying around thrashing in front of them. Rifle barrels will be pointed at your family. Death is only a twitchy trigger finger away. You and your wife will be screamed at, cussed at, thrown to the ground and restrained. If you argue you will be tasered and beaten if not shot, until you ‘stop resisting.’ Anyone in your house who is slow to react, such as a handicapped adult looking relative or child, or an ornery old WWII veteran from the Greatest Generation, risks being shot and killed for not immediately complying with orders.
The HIT team now owns your house and your family. They will tear it apart looking for whatever it is they are looking for, even if it is the wrong address. Your kids will be segregated until a social worker arrives to take custody of them. They are now wards of the state until you are freed. You property will be torn up. You will be cussed at and threatened by HIT team guys looking like military in their full gear. They will take all your legally owned firearms and you will never see them again.
In my opinion, the only way to justify this submissive response is if you feel that opening fire will threaten the safety of your wife and children. You choose to submit to this outrage because on the whole you feel it is the less risky approach to keeping your children alive. Similarly to being captured by an enemy in war, sometimes to fight to the last is just suicide when you may need to swallow your pride and live to fight another day.
If this happens to you, then when all is said and done you have a choice. You can choose, as encouraged to do, to pursue a futile and expensive battle in the courts. That is the decision to remain in the Matrix. Or, having now seen to the safety of your family, go get your gear and wage war to the death against the agency(s) that attacked your house and you family, killed your dog(s) and humiliated you and your wife. However, if you choose course number two, know what it means. It means your death, at some point, however many you take with you. Also, it means the death of your reputation: the child porn that will be placed on your computer, the reports from neighbors that you were a ‘crazy loner survivalist type who collected guns’, the allegations that you physically and/or sexually abused your dogs and the occasional squirrel. Make your decision. Some will never bend the knee to tyranny, whatever the cost. If you step outside the Matrix, you will be tracked and killed however long and whatever resources it takes. Are you up for it?
B)  You open fire through the door. At this point, the scenario could go many ways. They could make entry and kill you. You only have the rounds that you have in the weapon that you grabbed. You may or may not take some of them down by hitting them in the face/head/hips/legs outside of their body armor. For this option B, you don’t kill any of them and they make entry. If they do not kill you straight up, which they will likely do, then we are back to option A but you are, if alive, definitely going to jail while you fight the case of the justified use of force. Recently this happened and the guy that fought it from jail ended up hanging himself in his cell when he eventually lost the case. If you are released on bail, you have the choice of staying inside or stepping out of the Matrix. Know the cost of stepping out.
C)  You open fire, hit a couple of them in the stack as they are trying the ram the door in. Remember, policies have changed recently in Police Departments to where they will try and intervene immediately to an active shooter situation. However, active shooter is different to a barricaded armed suspect. In that situation, HIT teams will not make entry, but cordon and lay siege until it can be resolved. By resolved, look at Waco and Dorner – death by fire trapped in the building.
So you hit a couple of them, cause chaos and they pull back. At this point it is likely that the house is not fully cordoned off, not yet covered by overwatch sniper teams. It’s not an entry made after a long siege, at least not yet – they probably just showed up in whatever ride they have nowadays, like an armored vehicle, and de-bussed onto your front lawn before stacking up at your door. It will become a siege now they have been repelled. You may therefore have a small window to escape, but not with your family. You may decide to take this option, grab your gear, and step outside of the Matrix.
If you do, then you are on the run. You better know how to take to the hills and survive out there, wet cold/hot, hungry, thirsty, dirty, smelly. If you do this, know the consequences, there is no going back. You have to assume that your family will be able to safely give up the ensuing siege without being harmed. You now have to duty to engage in offensive operations against the tyranny that brought this outrage to your home. This is the John Rambo option, without the Special Forces Colonel coming to take you back in at the end.
D) You hit a couple of them, they pull back – you run and grab the rest of your gear and weapons but remain in the house. Know that they will never give up. You are now on the news holding your family hostage. They will establish a cordon around the property and it will then be too late to escape without being killed by snipers. Don’t even think about trying to escape with your wife and kids. You may negotiate for the safe exit of your family. After that, you either give yourself up or die in the house. The siege will never give up, it will never go away. If you give yourself up, then you will go to jail and have to fight the case that you shot a couple of HIT team members. The more of a firefight you engaged in from your property, the more you are likely to be killed or never get out of jail. Also, the more likely that they will light the whole house up with indiscriminate fire and potentially injure or kill your family members. Or burn it down around you.
Just to take this back to introductory assumption number 3: defending a home from inside is not a viable option. It is ultimately folly.
There are two main themes through this post:
1)  The need to take account of the safety of your family. In fact, this is really the only reason why a Patriot would submit to such tyranny, with the other exception that he is captured asleep where to fight would be suicidal folly AT THAT TIME. It has been suggested, and I agree that it needs to be done, that I write a post on family safety in an SHTF/Resistance scenario. That post will follow soon. I do write about this very thing in my novel: ‘Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises.’
2) The need to consider what your actions would be following such a situation happening to you. Do you remain in the Matrix futilely thrashing about against the injustice of your wrecked house, infringed liberty, dead dog and humiliated family? Or do you make plans to step outside of the Matrix and wage war? Will others rise with you? Likely not, you will just be a news event until they get you. Don’t shelter in a cabin and die by fire, right! Keep low, move fast.
Meanwhile: Nothing to see here folks. He abused his dog, he was crazy. Move along. Let’s all get back to typing our outrage on our keyboards as the slow soft bureaucracy advances the tyranny.
When does tyranny become tyranny? When it is already here right?
For an interest video, HERE is the link to another one of those SAS Training videos that I have been posting. This shows a little of what the SAS Counter Terrorism Team gets up to, and how they do it. These guys, back in the day, originated all this hostage rescue stuff that has now become ’SWAT’ – ‘all the gear no idea’ HIT teams.  Note that they show and use Waco as an example of how not to do it!
(BTW: the show is about real terrorism, not the current fake stuff we are being terrified with nowadays.)

(VIDEO) SAS Survival Secrets - Guardians Against Terror - Episode 1 FULL

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