No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
Samual AdamsLiberty Alert
Reader Terry from FL, alerted me to a handout produced by the FBI for Surplus stores. Apparently, our illustrious Federal Bureau of Investigations has determined that patrons of Army/Navy surplus stores are a potential terrorist threat. They have directed surplus store owners and employees to report suspicious activity such as:
- Buying items in bulk
- Purchasing waterproof ammunition and match cases
- Buying Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's)
- Purchasing gas masks, night flashlights etc.
The FBI has also encouraged surplus stores to:
- Require valid ID for all new customers
- Keep track of purchases
- Make note of suspicious people/vehicles
They close their "Communities against Terrorism" flyer with:
Preventing terrorism is a community effort. By learning what to look for, you can make a positive contribution in the fight against terrorism. The partnership between the community and law enforcement is essential to the success of anti -terrorism efforts.
Some of the activities, taken individually, could be innocent and must be examined by law enforcement professionals in a larger context to determine whether there is a basis to investigate. The activities outlined on this handout are by no means all-inclusive but have been compiled from a review of terrorist events over several years.
So in other words, you might not be smart enough to determine evil intent, but "they" are! This is a Liberty Alert if I have ever seen one. It smacks of the Fusion Centers springing up in communities all over America. If you would like to read the FBI flyer in it's entirety go to OathKeepers - they are watching out for the Constitution and the people. Thank you for the link Terry!
Survivalist/Prepper Casting Call
Michelle Reindal, producer from Screaming Flea Productions has asked me to pass along a reality show opportunity for serious survivalists/preppers. Screaming Flea is currently casting a pilot episode for a 30 minute television show featuring two people/families with extensive TEOTWAWKI preps, preferably with a bunker or other eye-popping preparedness features. The purpose of the show is to educate people about the prepping movement. They would like to feature preppers that their audience can relate to and present them in a not-out-of-their mind light. During the course of the show, the preparations will be evaluated by "experts" in the preparedness field and a determination will be made as to their viability in a real-world TEOTWAWKI situation.
Of course, being the skeptic that I am, I asked a bunch of questions before I presented the opportunity to you. Concerned about OPSEC, I asked about the ability to retain a modicum of anonymity. Michelle assured me that the participants could remain anonymous, as could their location, although their "region" would be disclosed. Their "experts" will be real preppers/survivalist and not just academics. They are interested in people that are prepping for any real-world event, be it a natural disaster, grid-down situation, financial collapse or any other conceivable scenario.
If you are interested in being in a reality TV show about preppers, please contact Michelle Reindal at Screaming Flea Productions via email. Her email address is: email@example.com