The Sign of Jonah

But he answered and said unto them,

An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Matthew 12:39

 

christians-crucufied-syriaIn the ancient city of Mosul, Christians have been told they must convert to mohammedism, face the sword, or leave forever.  Christianity in Iraq is on the brink of extinction.  Churches have been laid to ruin, property plundered, and families brutalized and murdered.  The same in Syria, as reports of the crucifiction of Christians who would not renounce their faith have emerged.

 

 

Also this week the tomb of the prophet Jonah was destroyed.

The destruction of Jonah’s tomb was not an attack on archaeology. It was an attack on both those Christians living in Iraq today and on the rich  Christian heritage of the region.  (read more)

The sign of Jonah is recognized as representing the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.  I have no personal revelation that the destruction of the tomb in Mosul is in any way related to the Scripture that I quoted to begin this post, but it was the very first thing that occurred to me when I saw the video report on cable news.

chinese river turns redSigns and wonders….  How about the river in China turning tomato-soup-red in the matter of a couple of hours? In fact, blogger  Moar Kardoudi has documented several other yet unexplained recent instances of rivers running red.

Yet another European river turns ‘blood’ red overnight, this time in Northampton, UK 06 Jan 2014
Another European river turns ‘blood’ red overnight, this time in Slovakia! 03 Dec 2013
River turns blood red overnight in The Netherlands, 01 Nov 2013
Waters at Bondi Beach, Australia turn blood red, 28 Nov 2012
Yangtze River turns red, 07 Sep 2012
Lebanon: Beirut River mysteriously runs blood red, 16 Feb 2012

In America, the list of scandals and power grabs by President Obama grows longer with each passing week.  Presidential approval ratings have fallen to their lowest levels since the Jimmy Carter debacle, with no end in sight.  And yet, he keeps the gas pedal  to the floor, the Cloward Piven strategy stretching the nation to the breaking point.

With so many people oblivious to current events, blaming the blameless for their own problems and struggles, and captivated by the poisonous demogoguery of souless, sold-out politicians, how can our society do anything but crash and burn?

And so, I remain by day a businessman.  By night, a father, grandfather, and husband, trying to keep my head in a world spinning out of control.  King David once said that his rod and his staff provided him comfort.  With me, it is my carbine and my food pantry.

I fear this will end soon.  Badly.

 

 

The Monday SHTF Thread

Water is the most important resource for survival. At least 60% of the adult body is made of it and every living cell in the body needs it to keep functioning. Water acts as a lubricant for our joints, regulates our body temperature through sweating and respiration, and helps to flush waste.

The maximum time an individual can go without water is maybe a week — an estimate that would certainly be shorter in difficult conditions, like the normal summer heat in the south. Having water, and having the ability to purify water is paramount to your preparations.

You’ve probably heard about the “LifeStraw” as a way to be able to use contaminated water as a source of drinking water. This Lifestraw “non-review” is by IamZeke at Survivalist Boards should open some eyes:

LifeStraw was created with a specific purpose and that was to filter drinking water to remove biological pathogens in remote rural 3rd world locations. For its original intent it is a decent product. But most of us have access to numerous product options and most of us live in 1st world locations where found ground water is typically contaminated with organic toxins. Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, petrochemicals, industrial runoff, and post-consumer runoff are all easily found in open ground water around and downstream of modern civilization. Even rurally you can can find a lot of this stuff. The LifeStraw does absolutely nothing to mitigate this issue. Whereas biological threats are a hit and miss these toxins are everywhere. LifeStraw by physical design does not connect to other products, so any attempt to add toxin removal with be a lash-up DIY affair of dubious effectiveness.

Furthermore, the LifeStraw lifespan is highly dependent on the purity of the water. Sediment rapidly shortens its lifespan and it has no method to backflush it effectively. The Sawyer line has a much longer lifespan and recognizes the need to backflush. It is purpose built to enable that necessary function. That brand is also built to connect to other devices which gives you the option to filter toxins. The Sawyer Mini model is now costing barely more than the LifeStraw.

Of course, some of you like the portability and “completeness” of a straw system. Fact is that LifeStraw is in the minority when it comes to straw systems in regards to toxin control. You will need to do your research on price and confidence, but you can get multi-stage straw systems that filter both biological threats and toxins from these companies: Aquamira; H2O Survival Straw, NDUR, Aquagear, Diercon, and Seychelles. I’m personally a fan of the Seychelles because I like their upfront nature about their testing and their variety of straw options, but any of these brands offers toxin removal that LifeStraw does not even make an attempt at.

So, buy the LifeStraw, or do some research like IamZeke.

Nice work, dude.

Second, is a pdf that I received from a fellow Mississippian. How do you use pool shock to make normal household bleach, and then purify water? This explains the process pretty well

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Free Preparedness Downloads

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12-12-12. T Minus 9 days and counting till TEOTWAWKI

I’m watching the 12-12-12 benefit concertRoger Daltry of The Who looks to be about 100 years old.  But the music still rocks – without a doubt.

Nine days till  <<THE END>>.  Here’s what the hedgehog sees as he peeks above the rim of his burrow:

Over a half  million family farms threatened by Obama’s new death tax.

Large “Ball of Light” crashes in Sweden.

More on the mystery orb:  UFO recovery team dispatched.

Obama plans direct talks with Iran.

Iran admits exporting drones to Chavez

Next 9-11:  Iranian death squads are here.

h/t Stan Deyo

Got any good linkage?  Post ’em in the comments section….

Teotwawki: T Minus 10 days

(((Polar shift to occur in 10 days)))

The polar shift theory encompasses everything we’ve ever considered to be a disaster — all rolled into one mega disaster, as predicted by the Mayans.  Earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, drastic temperature changes, you name it.  When north rapidly becomes south, and south rapidly becomes north, everything changes. 

So, there you have it.  December 21, 2012, ten days left, and counting.

Other disaster scenarios, partial scenarios, and just plain old bad stuff:

Could the Ebola virus now be airborne? 

15 signs that the economy is getting worse, not better,

Falling Down,

Obama at “max damage potential” right now.

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Three months to live

Writing a blog post generally begins with an idea, followed by a quick run-through, getting as much down as I can without losing the original inspiration.  After that, a quick edit or three, and finishing touches of a photo, then a title.

Today, I began with the title first.  Now I’m trying to backfill with a post.

Today is Friday, September 21, 2012.

Today, there are 46 days till Election Day.

Today, according to the Mayan calendar, we’ve got three months to live.

Today, Mississippi State is making final preparations to raise their record to 4-0 against another Sunbelt Conference opponent.

Today, if the Mayans are correct, the December 20, 2012 football polls will have Mississippi State ranked #1, and scheduled to face a Big-12 opponent, probably Oklahoma, in the BCS National Championship Game.


This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread, End of the World edition.

WFFOT:  And I feel fine.

 

 

update:  this is too good not to post

 

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