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  1. #1 Preparing for civil unrest by Claire Wolfe 
    Preparing for civil unrest

    By Claire Wolfe

    The most remarkable thing about civil unrest is that there hasn't been more of it.

    Politicians are making a hash of this country—and much of the rest of the civilized world. We know it. They know it. They know we know it. But we don't feel we can do anything much to stop them.

    That right there is the pre-condition for civil unrest—when people are frustrated and politicians are nervous.

    Worse, that was how things stood before last fall's crash. Before pols on both left and right launched the biggest mass transfer of wealth in history—transferring our wealth (what we had left of it!) to their friends on Wall Street and in the banking industry. In other words, that's how things were before things got bad!

    Now everybody's talking about the ongoing catastrophe (even if we are in a momentarily sunny mood). But almost nobody is talking about the logical—maybe even inevitable—consequences of cynical or desperate politicians abusing an already fed-up populace: civil unrest.

    I mean people taking to the streets. Or mass resistance. Or crackdowns because the government fears we might do something to upset its apple cart. It's going to happen. Somewhere. At some time. It's going to.

    One of the few VIPs to mention the matter openly was Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor and the ultimate insider's insider. He commented on the millions of unemployed or soon-to-be-unemployed and the "...public awareness of this extraordinary wealth that was transferred to a few individuals at levels without historical precedent in America." He told "Morning Joe" Scarborough, "Hell, there could be even riots." I'd say that's an understatement.

    Although few in power are talking about it, rumors abound that governments at many levels are planning for civil unrest. One rumor is about a document supposedly being circulated right now among top federal officials. It's called the "C&R Document"—with C&R standing for "conflict & revolution." The much-storied paper is said to be a plan for controlling the American people when we get out of hand. True? Who knows. But the very rumor tells us a lot about these times.

    Other things are not mere rumor. When the federal government established a North American Army command in 2002, its purpose wasn't to repel foreign invaders. It was domestic operations—something long and rightly forbidden by the Posse Comitatus Act. In February of 2009, when military commanders in Canada and the U.S. signed a pact allowing their armies to operate inside each other's country they didn't even bother to get authorization from Congress—an illegal and unprecedented move. And once again, the purpose was handling "domestic civil emergencies."
    Some of you are probably familiar with Claire already through Backwoods magazine. There is a lot of information in the article. Scary information.

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    Never heard of her or Backwoods Magazine but I like what I have seen of writer and the mag.

    What happened to some law-abiding citizens in LA and MS after Katrina should be instructional to us all. The police were seizing weapons and conducting inappropriate searches.

    Interesting article.
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    Never heard of her or Backwoods Magazine but I like what I have seen of writer and the mag.

    What happened to some law-abiding citizens in LA and MS after Katrina should be instructional to us all. The police were seizing weapons and conducting inappropriate searches.

    Interesting article.
    "Backwoods" is a very interesting mag. Most people could benefit one way or another from reading it.
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    I'm a little late, but let me recommend Backwoods Home's book "Emergency Preparedness & Survival Guide". I bought it more than a year ago and it's been invaluable.
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    I never had some of the talent needed for the do it yourself homesteaders in backwoods mag. but I have always loved looking at their passed issues.
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