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  • 30 Signs That You’re One of Those “Crazy Preppers”

    06/24/2014 9:20:49 PM PDT · 28 of 53
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    I don’t have topo maps of the area around my home. How embarrassing!

    (But I will fix the problem...)

  • Sarah Palin ‘Waterboarding is How We Baptize Terrorists’

    04/27/2014 10:04:45 PM PDT · 18 of 58
    EternalHope to roughman
    I was water boarded during military survival training. It is unpleasant as hell, but not torture.

    So was I.

    Didn't leave a mark.

  • Saudi Arabia Confirms 20 New Cases of Deadly MERS Virus

    04/27/2014 10:17:30 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    EternalHope to Smokin' Joe; Kartographer; All
    MERS has shown a sudden and dramatic spike in Saudi Arabia, particularly Jeddah.

    The latest gene sequencing indicates no change in the virus, so presumably the spike in cases is due to some other cause.

    HOWEVER, it appears the samples were from cases that predated the current spike. How the samples were collected is also in question, with the possibility that they were NOT from victims of the current spike in cases.

    So... there is currently no medical confirmation of anything new with this virus, but that may not mean a lot.

    But there is no denying the big unexplained spike in cases. Based on my lying eyes, something has changed. We just don't know what.
    If MERS has suddenly become significantly more transmissible, then we could easily have another SARS type situation on our hands.

    Thus far it appears the known MERS cases outside Saudi Arabia are quarantined and the virus is not loose in the world at large.

    IF the virus has become easily transmissible, and this new version gets loose outside Saudi Arabia (Egypt?), then it will be clear fairly soon. It is way too soon to push the panic button. But this is certainly something to keep an eye on.

  • Ammo Prices: 4/18/2014

    04/19/2014 9:30:23 AM PDT · 8 of 19
    EternalHope to rktman

    It’s a good idea, but has a few weak spots.

    Suggestion #1:

    There are a huge range of options within each caliber. You might consider narrowing it down within each caliber to one or two brands of low end “practice” ammo. Brass casings only, and nothing in the truly junk category.

    This would create a consistent benchmark for comparison that is not distorted by vagaries on what kind of ammo happens to be available from each place at any given time. As you know, “self defense” ammo is often available at astronomical prices, but the stuff you could actually afford to shoot at the range cannot be found.

    Suggestion #2:

    If you realize the need to practice, but are not rich enough to buy ammo at today’s prices, consider air guns. Quality these days is very high. They are MUCH quieter, and in most cases you can set up a range at home. They are not considered a firearm, yet. Pellet prices are going up, but they are still affordable.

    If you are looking at small game, you can buy a silenced pellet rifle that will fire pellets with impact similar to a silenced .22LR rifle using subsonic ammo.

    I have a VERY accurate .25 pellet rifle that puts out 110 fpe. If that’s not enough, you can buy a bigger bore rifle with more power, but you lose accuracy, the noise goes way up, and the cost of the pellets goes way up as well.

  • Ukraine Claims 100,000 Russian Troops Near Border

    03/27/2014 2:00:57 PM PDT · 113 of 152
    EternalHope to Strategy

    According to Obama this must be further proof of Russian weakness.

  • How World Vision Can Regain Trust (After it Reverses Its Decision to Support Gay Marriage)

    03/27/2014 8:12:40 AM PDT · 9 of 44
    EternalHope to SeekAndFind

    Their “mistake” was not done casually. The people who made this decision must have a radically different view of Christianity than my wife and I do or they could never have made this decision in the first place.

    Their action was reversed quickly, but only after they realized they had just chased away a big part of their donor base. Their press release was good, but actual repentance by their leaders is suspect.

    Personally, it looks like rot at the top to us.

    Unless heads role over this we will reduce and/or eliminate our contributions to what we thought was a fine organization.

  • Before and After: Photos Show Mudslide's Destruction [60 Miles N.E. From Seattle]

    03/25/2014 12:54:09 AM PDT · 26 of 27
    EternalHope to 21twelve

    Very interesting link. Thanks for posting.

    The article makes the point that engineers SHOULD have known this was a dangerous area, at least according to some experts. Obviously the experts who warned of the danger were ignored. The people who lived there thought it was safe, as did (apparently) all of the people who have been giving news conferences the last few days.

    Interestingly, the escarpment on the slide this week was 600 feet high (!), four times higher than the previous high for this spot. I have to wonder if the efforts to shore up the slope kept it from having a series of smaller slides that would have periodically relieved the stress, with a single, much bigger slide as the end result.

    I’m not surprised people wanted to build there. It is an amazingly beautiful area. Plus you can fish from your backyard. Salmon and steelhead. What’s not to like?

    We live in a similar place, including fishing from our backyard. We love our location although it is not quite as scenic. Our house is way above the flood plain, and it would take a slide similar to the one at Oso to reach us.

    Update on the death toll: They have now found 14 bodies, and the missing person list is up to 176. Hopefully some of the missing people will turn up, but it’s clear a whole lot of people died.

  • Before and After: Photos Show Mudslide's Destruction [60 Miles N.E. From Seattle]

    03/24/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · 15 of 27
    EternalHope to 21twelve

    After the slide in 2006 extensive work was done to stabilize the slope. The engineers thought the problem was solved.

    Not only did everyone think the problem was solved, no one could imagine a slide this big even if it were NOT solved.

    Guess they were wrong. Big time.

  • Before and After: Photos Show Mudslide's Destruction [60 Miles N.E. From Seattle]

    03/24/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT · 7 of 27
    EternalHope to zeestephen

    I live a few miles from there. It’s an incredibly beautiful area.

    As of now there are 8 confirmed dead but 108 reports of additional missing persons. The 108 is a very fluid number. The death toll may end up less than this, but they have 180 “possibles” on their list. There is nearly zero chance that anyone is left alive in the slide area.

    There were 49 parcels of land with structures on them in the slide area. The disaster response team does not know for sure, but an estimated 25 homes were believed to be occupied at the time of the slide. Everything in the slide area is totally destroyed.

    Anyone in a car in the slide area is also dead. No one knows how many that would be.

    The slide dammed the river, creating a small lake upstream of the slide. The lake has risen enough for the water to have found a channel out and the lake level is now stable. The last I heard there were 6 homes flooded by the new lake.

    Right now it is dry. Relatively light rain is predicted to start tonight and showery weather will continue for the rest of the week. Heavier rain is possible Friday.

    The source of the slide is still unstable, with small amounts of additional “stuff” still sliding down (I watched one happen). If the additional rain is hard enough to cause much additional material to come down then the new river channel would also be blocked (it is at the base of the slide area, NOT on the far side of the slide). Blocking the river at the same time the river is rising due to heavy rain would be a very bad thing.

    We don’t normally expect to make national news around here, but I had a friend email me from Europe this morning asking me for details. So I guess we’ve made the news.

  • Bracken: When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence (EBT SHTF scenario)

    03/24/2014 12:04:47 PM PDT · 42 of 113
    EternalHope to freedumb2003

    Good read. Thanks for posting.

    Personally I think the scenario described is overly optimistic. That level of chaos would lead to loss of electricity, which would lead to loss of water, sewer, and everything else.

    In particular, everyone who did not have access to water would panic within days. This would result in quickly spreading chaos. The death rate would be very high, with no chance of quickly restoring order.

    Hunger would be close behind, followed shortly by dread diseases we have not seen in this country for generations.

    Apparently the U.S. government has modeled this situation on a national level. The 3rd hand reports I have seen on these studies have a worst case death rate as high as 99% by the end of the first year. I have no direct knowledge of these studies, but it is easy to see how this could happen.

    Let’s hope and pray this does not happen. But it most definitely could.

  • Need help with solar power

    03/21/2014 7:28:01 AM PDT · 53 of 103
    EternalHope to Shaun_MD
    Thing is, I have limited funds to buy this stuff lol.

    Most of us have the same problem...

    I'd put what you have together, make sure it works. It's not as easy as you might think.

    Then I'd add more solar panels and batteries as the money becomes available. You need at least one more battery and two more panels before you need to expand the other parts of your system, so right now at least part of the initial cost is covered.

  • Need help with solar power

    03/21/2014 7:07:47 AM PDT · 25 of 103
    EternalHope to Shaun_MD

    You need lots more solar panel capacity, plus lots more battery storage capacity.

    You have a single 100 watt solar panel. You can calculate its output, roughly, by: Watts = amps x volts.

    So 8.33 amps x 12 volts = 100 watts.

    In other words, the solar panel you have will put out about 8 amps.

    You’ve got a good start with your inverter and your charge controller, but you need at least 2 more panels and at least one more battery to utilize your inverter and charge controller capacity. And that will not be nearly enough to power the things you listed.

    I’ve got my own 12 volt system. I have 375 watts of charging capacity, but here in the Pacific NW we tend to have a few cloudy days...

    Even on a cloudy day I get some power, but not nearly the rated amount. I can run a pellet stove for a few hours, recharge batteries for flashlights and lanterns, and recharge batteries for a low power laptop. That’s about it.

  • 2016 Republican Presidential Update: A New, Familiar Name at the Top: Jeb Bush Leads the Pack.

    03/20/2014 7:36:30 PM PDT · 18 of 65
    EternalHope to SeekAndFind

    NO WAY will I ever vote for Jeb Bush.

  • Barter Goods

    03/20/2014 7:33:34 PM PDT · 6 of 45
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    If a total reset is in store then I don’t think barter will be an issue for a while. Just surviving while the locusts swarm out of their holes will be difficult enough.

    AFTER the swarm has burned itself out barter may become relevant. Until then, self defense and keeping a low profile are the order of the day.

    (Let’s hope it isn’t a total reset.)

  • Take These Steps Today To Survive An International Crisis

    03/20/2014 6:23:01 PM PDT · 8 of 57
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    For those with eyes to see, the signs are everywhere. The vast majority of the people who will eventually prep have already started.

    If you haven’t, then today would be a good day to start. But if you are reading this then I’m pretty sure you have already begun. This thread is preaching to the choir.

    For those few people on this thread who are still on the fence about prepping:

    If you wait until it is obvious that the “time to prep has come”, you will find that millions of other people have come to the same conclusion at the same time.

    At that point it will be too late.

  • Original tea partyers returning to GOP fold

    03/09/2014 10:17:02 PM PDT · 13 of 79
    EternalHope to 2ndDivisionVet

    The GOPe and me are done for good.

    I rather fight a known enemy than have to watch my back against an enemy who pretends to be my friend.

  • A Run On Ammunition Has Begun:

    03/06/2014 10:48:20 PM PST · 49 of 96
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    Ammo is incredibly expensive, if you can even get it.

    Reloading supplies are incredibly expensive, if you can get them.

    You can still get pellets and pellet guns. Lots of options too. Very accurate.

    Great for practice. Great for teaching new shooters to shoot. Great for small game, especially in .22 or .25 caliber.

    Not great for self defense, but better than nothing.

    Not sure how long until the run starts on pellets...

  • Super Megaliths

    03/02/2014 12:15:55 AM PST · 11 of 30
    EternalHope to SunkenCiv


    Thanks for posting!

  • Food Rationing: It Will Break You Down Mentally

    02/28/2014 11:08:10 AM PST · 72 of 107
    EternalHope to Sherman Logan
    Just curious. Potatoes are really cheap. It would seem logical to me to buy potatoes at the store and use my limited garden space to grow more expensive stuff.

    You can't buy potato seeds. You have to already have potatoes in order to grow more of them. If we are in a SHTF situation it will help to have some naturally grown potatoes in storage if you plan to grow more.

    There are other things to think about too. The potatoes in the store have generally been treated with something to keep them from sprouting. This makes them difficult to use in your garden. Potatoes from the supermarket may also be more susceptible to potato blight.

    If you decide to grow potatoes, I suggest you buy seed potatoes that are certified to be disease free. (See, I learned at least a bit about this before giving it a try. Just not enough...)

  • Food Rationing: It Will Break You Down Mentally

    02/28/2014 10:54:38 AM PST · 66 of 107
    EternalHope to bgill
    I fully expect hussein to pull something at any moment so a good day is any day he hasn’t. Our GOP isn’t going to bat an eye when it happens as they’ve plotted and planned right along with him.

    I agree, but think they are trying to "set the stage" first. When he makes his move it will be more likely to succeed if it can be spun as a rescue rather than the final move in the establishment of a dictatorship. The media, Hollywood, academia, and liberals in general will go along with it if he can give them a plausible excuse.

    The reason I think time is short is that I do not believe he will risk losing his window of opportunity through a huge electoral loss this November. So if things look bleak for the Democrats this summer I expect him to make his move before he loses the Senate.

    If he is not at risk of losing control of Congress, then I think we may have another year or so before it happens.

    Regardless of the timing, I simply cannot see Obama going away peacefully. If he cannot keep power he will burn the house down on his way out the door.

  • Food Rationing: It Will Break You Down Mentally

    02/28/2014 10:41:43 AM PST · 64 of 107
    EternalHope to Sherman Logan

    Thanks for the calorie per acre info. All I knew was that the Russians considered potatoes the best choice if you were limited by space.

    I haven’t got growing them figured out yet, but someone else on this thread has been kind enough to give me some tips. I’ll also spend some time lurking on the gardening thread.

    Apparently even apartment dwellers can grow potatoes if they have a deck with sunlight and know what they are doing. Emphasis on “know what they are doing”. I clearly do NOT, but MIGHT be teachable...

  • Food Rationing: It Will Break You Down Mentally

    02/27/2014 6:25:20 PM PST · 11 of 107
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    Learn how to garden. Consider potatoes, one of the best sources of both calories and nutrition (be sure to eat the skin too).

    In the days of communism, the Russians encouraged their people to grow potatoes on the little plots of land the commissars gave their higher ranking worker bees. Supposedly potatoes gave more calories and nutrition than anything else that could be grown in that amount of land.

    So... We tried growing potatoes last year and failed miserably. We DID get some potatoes, but not nearly as many as we should have.

    We’ll try again this year and hopefully do better.

    Moral of this story: Learn now, when you can afford to make mistakes. It ain’t as easy as it looks...
    Different topic: Everyone wants to know WHEN the SHTF will start. None of us knows, but I personally believe time is short.

    One reason is that Obama is at risk of losing control of the Senate, and many of the new guys will not be the spineless weaklings we call “Republicans” now. Obama can not tolerate opposition, and will not tolerate losing power.

    Obama has laid the foundation for social chaos, and could trigger it at will. He has also built the domestic army he needs to impose marital law in response. This could even keep him in power indefinitely, but would need to be done before he loses control of Congress.

    Yes, I think he would stoop that low. In fact I’m SURE he would if he felt he could pull it off.

    If he decides to make a move like that he will need to do it relatively soon. No later than this summer.

    I do not know if he will actually do this, but I think it prudent to set a goal of being “ready” no later than July.

    Something else could be coming instead, or multiple things at once. But there is one thing I’m sure of:

    Something wicked this way comes.

    Be ready.

  • An Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.

    02/27/2014 1:04:25 PM PST · 16 of 22
    EternalHope to Nachum

    I hope it does not come to this.

    Molon Labe.

  • Hunger Ravaged Starving Hordes Gather In Syria: “The Devastation is Unbelievable”

    02/26/2014 6:47:39 PM PST · 19 of 47
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    The hour is late.

    Those who have eyes to see already know: Something wicked this way comes.

    None of us know exactly what, when, or how. But make no mistake: Something wicked this way comes.

    Kartographer has been trying mightily to sound the alarm, to convince people they must prepare, and to give them tools to do so. Thank you for that, Kartographer.

    But the majority of the people in our beloved land cannot be reached by any human alarm. They are living in denial and cannot be reached. They will not see this coming until it is already upon them. And then it will be too late.

    The same comment applies to many, many Freepers.

    May God have mercy on our souls.


    02/26/2014 6:09:11 PM PST · 103 of 273
    EternalHope to PROCON
    God is in charge, I’m not worried, just pissed!

    Mostly well said.

    But I've got to admit I'm worried.

    Something wicked this way comes.

  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 7:56:07 PM PST · 37 of 94
    EternalHope to G Larry
    As long as they don’t TROLL here on FR........

    They DO.

    It's been very effective too.

    As the article makes clear, it's not just disinformation. Many good Freepers have left because they could not stand the personal attacks.

    Stupid and/or extreme comments (and articles) have also been posted in order to provide examples that can be used to discredit FreeRepublic. This has also worked.

    You may even notice the site runs slow sometimes...

    It's a wonder FreeRepublic is still around.

  • True Nature of Survival

    02/22/2014 10:37:04 PM PST · 34 of 40
    EternalHope to Ellendra

    BB guns are generally not powerful enough for hunting small game. If you are a good enough shot you can kill small pests with them, but a more humane choice would be a pellet rifle.

    BB guns are excellent for practice. The cost is very low, and plinking can be fun. “Killing” cans is teaching a skill at the same time.

    Once you move up to pellet rifles you have a lot more choices and a lot more power to work with. Some can reliably take down a coyote, and the most powerful can take down a deer.

  • True Nature of Survival

    02/22/2014 10:07:08 AM PST · 28 of 40
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    Our own government is trying to disarm us. Thus far the Constitution has prevented this (just barely), but we are losing this fight. The time is coming when the government itself will come for our guns, and label those of us who resist as criminals and/or terrorists.

    If you are not yet armed, by all means do so now. When you do, you will find the ammunition you need is literally ten times (or more) expensive than it was six years ago, and you may have trouble even finding it.

    PARTIAL SOLUTION: Consider air guns for practice purposes and small game hunting. The cost is still within reach, and the quality is outstanding. Given the problems with ammunition cost and supply, some web sites that used to sell only firearm ammunition are now advertising pellet guns as an affordable alternative for practice and small game hunting purposes.

    A high quality pellet rifle costs less than a medium quality hunting rifle and is more accurate. Ammunition is still plentiful and cheap although there are a few spot shortages.

    Side Note: Air guns are not considered firearms. Hence they can use built in noise suppression. Many are quiet enough that the neighbors will not even hear them.

  • The GOPe RINOS are starting to believe that grassroots tea party conservatives are their enemy

    02/22/2014 1:02:36 AM PST · 68 of 111
    EternalHope to Jim Robinson

    The GOPe has betrayed us.

    There is nothing lower than a traitor.

  • On The Acceptance Of Evil...

    02/20/2014 8:19:03 AM PST · 6 of 16
    EternalHope to pastorbillrandles

    Very well said.

    Thanks for posting!

  • Is the GOP Already Dead?

    02/12/2014 8:23:12 AM PST · 11 of 44
    EternalHope to pgkdan

    Is the Republican Party already dead?

    As far as I’m concerned, yes.

  • Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.

    02/12/2014 8:07:38 AM PST · 9 of 63
    EternalHope to Din Maker

    If the preferred “GOP Establishment” candidate is nominated I’ll be voting 3rd party.

    Millions like me will do the same.

    This is how political parties die.

  • Widespread riots now in my country. My thoughts on riots.

    02/11/2014 2:54:55 PM PST · 23 of 23
    EternalHope to Kartographer

    If you just woke up to the fact that you may have to rely on YOURSELF for your own protection, then you may be thinking about buying a gun.

    By all means do so. But you will find the cost of ammunition has skyrocketed, and you may not be able to find it at all.

    Just having a gun is not enough. You must know how to use it, and you must practice. In today’s United States that may not be possible simply because of the cost and lack of availability of ammunition.

    So what to do? Get something cheap you can practice with.

    A .22 used to be a good choice for inexpensive practice, but no more.

    There is an inexpensive practice alternative: Realistic, high quality, pellet guns and high quality BB guns.

    You can buy BB pistols than look and weigh the same as their “real” equivalent. Many of the higher quality BB pistols have been designed specifically as an alternative for practice with their equivalent hand guns. The kick is much less, of course, but they function similarly and even have blow-back slides. They are accurate enough to help you learn how to hit something, and they are quiet enough to shoot in the garage or basement without waking the baby.

    Pellet rifles have come a LONG ways as well. Many better pellet rifles will cost as much as a hunting rifle but the ammunition is still very inexpensive. You can actually afford to shoot them. The more powerful ones have almost as much energy as a .22 rifle, are MORE accurate, and can be used for hunting small game. Many of them have built in silencers and can be fired without disturbing the neighbors.

    Lastly, practicing with them is FUN!

  • Cheap Shot: ABC Invokes Sarah Palin in Story on Violent Little League Coaches

    02/06/2014 4:47:35 PM PST · 5 of 25
    EternalHope to Kaslin

    Apparently they have to keep attacking.

    That means they’re still afraid of her.


  • Former Federal Energy Official Says April Attack On San Jose PG&E Substation Was Terrorism

    02/05/2014 5:56:15 PM PST · 19 of 41
    EternalHope to rfreedom4u
    This attack happened in April of last year. Why did we not hear about it?

    I heard about it, as did many Freepers. The MSM called it simple vandalism.

    The real question is, "Why is the MSM picking it up NOW?"

    BTW: The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on this today. The rest of the media coverage may be because of the Wall Street Journal article. Which still begs the question, WHY REPORT IT NOW?

  • It's over: Jeb Bush will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    02/05/2014 4:30:20 PM PST · 44 of 139
    EternalHope to Carbonsteel

    Jeb Bush would be the perfect nominee.

    Plus #1: He would lose so badly that the Republican Party would be destroyed. Good riddance.

    Plus #2: He would be so awful a pick that the door would open to a 3rd party candidate. Ted Cruz? Sarah Palin?

    In a three way race a Cruz/Palin or Palin/Cruz ticket would have a VERY good chance of winning.

    So... Go ahead GOPe! Make my day!

  • Elite Insider Predicted Massive Crash in 2012: “Very Large Probability… Around March 4, 2014″

    02/04/2014 7:07:13 PM PST · 71 of 77
    EternalHope to jsanders2001

    Good article. Thanks for the link.

    Adding in the reporter, that’s 4 mysterious “suicides”, possibly all with a common link. Find the link and you may find a very powerful conspiracy. You would not want to be the ONLY one to find the link...

    One common thread seems to be the German investigation of commodities manipulation, possibly including both oil and gold. I doubt the common thread would be pension funds since a German banker would not have a connection.

  • Elite Insider Predicted Massive Crash in 2012: “Very Large Probability… Around March 4, 2014″

    02/03/2014 11:17:57 PM PST · 49 of 77
    EternalHope to Kartographer; jsanders2001; VerySadAmerican

    A lot of comments on this thread are about dead bankers. Here’s some info I found on a thread at another site. I cannot vouch for it’s accuracy, so put it in the category of interesting rumor.

    The dead bankers:

    1. Deutsche Bank executive Bill Broeksmit, 58, found dead at his home in Chelsea, south west London, on 26 January.

    2. JPMorgan Chase & Company vice president in technology operations Gabriel Magee, 39, who died after falling from his London headquarters on 28 January.

    3. Chief economist at Russell Investments (a VERY high profile investment advisory firm), and former US Federal Reserve economist, Mike Dueker, 50, found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State on 31 January.

    The “common link” between these bankers, MIGHT be:

    A. Sometime in 2013 two JP Morgan whistleblowers confessed that their bank manipulates the gold and silver markets.

    That whistleblowers have come forth is widely reported, and this part of the story can be considered confirmed.

    B. The above scandal has recently led Europe’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, to withdraw from the appropriately named gold and silver price “fixing”, as European regulators investigate the manipulation of precious metals prices by Western banks.

    This part is also widely reported and confirmed.

    C. The following is the part I CANNOT confirm:

    Deutsche Bank executive Broeksmit, called among the “finest minds” in his field, and Russell Investments Dueker, ranked among the top 5 percent of economists by number of works published, were a big part of the European investigation into JPMorgan gold and silver price manipulation.

    Their “inside man” was JPMorgan tech guru Magee who oversaw the banks computer systems, including the programs used to manipulate the gold price fixings.

    If the above is true, then all three “suicides” are connected.

  • Theory: Republicans Want to Win the 2014 Election Narrowly, Without the Tea Party

    02/03/2014 4:08:25 PM PST · 30 of 44
    EternalHope to SMGFan

    I USED to be a conservative Republican, but the Republican Party elite does not want anything to do with actual conservatives. I’m one of the people Mitch McConnell would like to punch in the nose. (It would be fun to see him try...)

    I’m still a Conservative, but no longer a Republican. I’m part of a movement looking for a leader.

    Sarah Palin is a natural for this, but as far as I can tell she has decided NOT to pick up the mantel of leadership.

    Personally, I think she decided demonization by both parties and the national media has damaged her so much that any campaign by her would not be in the best interest of the country or the conservative movement. She is still helping from the sidelines, and I am still sending her money. But I no longer expect her to carry the burden of leadership.

    Ted Cruz may be our best hope. He does not have Sarah’s charisma, and so far I do not see him catching fire. Both parties and the national media are trying to destroy him, of course. So far they have not, so perhaps I am under-rating him.

    Regardless, the Republican Party will never see another dime of my money and not a minute of my time.

  • 2-2-2014 SUPERBOWL THREAD: Drive for History

    02/02/2014 10:28:27 AM PST · 71 of 268
    EternalHope to McGruff

    Don’t forget Sherman and Crabtree have a history, including an off season charity event at which Sherman claims he tried to patch things up and Crabtree started a fight instead. (I haven’t heard Crabtree’s version, but there seem to be witnesses who back up Sherman’s story.)

    Yes, Sherman lost it when he went off on Crabtree on national TV. He had also just made the biggest play of his career, and then been stiff armed in the head by Crabtree long after the play was over. Crabtree was way out of line.

    Sherman talks too much, but he backs it up on the field. Off the field he seems to be a really good guy. Nor is he a “dumb jock”. He did not just go to Standford, he graduated from there. He thanks God for his success, and seems to really mean it.

    Sherman should not have lost it when he was interviewed, even though it was in the heat of the moment. He has apologized for it, and avoided further controversy in spite of media attempts to bait him into further stupid statements during the media blitz prior to the Super Bowl.

    As for whether he is really as good as he says he is, he’ll never get a tougher test than he’ll get today. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  • 2-2-2014 SUPERBOWL THREAD: Drive for History

    02/02/2014 8:23:38 AM PST · 12 of 268
    EternalHope to doug from upland

    The addition of Percy Harvin changes the dynamics of the game. Harvin is the superstar receiver the Seahawks have lacked most of the season.

    The big question about Harvin is not his innate ability. It’s how well he will mesh with the team when he hasn’t been healthy enough to play more than a few downs with the team all season. It’s a team sport.

    The Seahawks were already superior to the Broncos on special teams and defense. If Harvin juices the offense as much as he is capable of then the Seahawks offense will be too much for the Broncos as well.

    My guess is that Harvin will be at full strength personally, and mesh well with the team. If he does, look for a Seahawks blow out.

    (Yes, I’m a Seahawks fan... Go Hawks!)

  • 20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown

    01/23/2014 7:19:11 PM PST · 8 of 52
    EternalHope to Kartographer
    Yes, a global economic meltdown is coming.

    No, most people don't see it. Nor will they see it until it is too late.

    The mess we are in cannot be fixed, and we are past the point of no return.

    No one knows WHEN the actual crisis will hit. That will only be known AFTER the fact, not before.

    However, THIS is certain:

    Once it becomes clear to enough people that a crisis is imminent a run on basic supplies will start. Eventually, the masses will notice. Once “everyone” sees it the herd instinct will kick in. Stores (and banks) will be empty within hours.

    We've seen this happen over and over, but never everywhere at once. What happens then is anybody’s guess, especially in the cities. You can bet it will be ugly.

  • The Return of the Twelfth Imam: A prophecy has been fulfilled.

    01/06/2014 9:53:38 AM PST · 26 of 39
    EternalHope to SeekAndFind

    The background info on the Mahdi is real, but that does not mean this new found “prophecy” is real.

    Is David Solway, the author of this article, credible? Even if he did not make this “prophecy” up, was he fooled by someone who did?

    The “prophecy” is most definitely referring to our Dear Leader. But BO does not have to be the Mahdi to cause the trouble referred to, and he is clearly doing so.

    All in all, the references in the “prophecy” to basketball and teleprompters are way too pat. Likewise with the big ears and funny head movements.

    However, if Solway and the Iranian Mullahs really have seen this “prophecy”, then we can count on the Mullahs stirring up as much trouble as they possibly can, and soon. The world is in big trouble.

    But we already knew that.

  • Muslim cleric: Saying "Merry Christmas" worse than alcohol, fornication, and murder

    12/26/2013 12:57:55 PM PST · 12 of 42
    EternalHope to markomalley

    Merry Christmas!

  • If We Could Start Our Own Country Called "Free Republic", What Would Our Constitution Say? (Vanity)

    12/05/2013 11:22:57 AM PST · 27 of 165
    EternalHope to OneVike

    Absolutely Essential: Terms limits, including judges.

    Essential: ALL laws sunset (no more than 25 years). They may be passed again, but otherwise they expire.

  • Tea Party Flap Over McConnell 'Nose Punch' Threat

    11/26/2013 11:57:49 AM PST · 10 of 21
    EternalHope to cotton1706

    Even though we are the majority of the GOP, I do not see any way to undo the rot at the top.

    Even if we lose an election or two in the process, it’s time for a new party.

  • Ted Cruz: Obama is Abusing Power

    10/30/2013 12:33:57 PM PDT · 14 of 25
    EternalHope to Kaslin

    As I recall, Sarah Palin (and a few others) have been saying essentially the same thing. (No, I don’t have links and do not intend to spend the time finding them.)

    The difference is that Cruz used slightly stronger wording. He is also the highest profile person currently in office with the guts to state the truth.

    You can bet the farm the same people who destroyed Sarah Palin will attempt to do the same thing to him. That includes the leadership of the Republican Party (may they rot in He!!).

    In my opinion, Cruz has become the leader of the resistance. He is thus our last faint hope for saving our once great country.

  • Oh my: McCain hinting at retirement in 2016?

    09/13/2013 7:28:00 PM PDT · 20 of 39
    EternalHope to 2ndDivisionVet

    John McCain will NOT be missed.

    I thank him for his service, but I’m not sure he was EVER a good Senator. He certainly is NOT now.

  • It's Been an Honor

    09/13/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT · 92 of 282
    EternalHope to MestaMachine

    May God bless you.

    Thank you for all you have done.

  • Voter rebellion, tea party rebellion

    09/01/2013 1:10:44 PM PDT · 27 of 150
    EternalHope to Jim Robinson

    Extremely well said.

    Absolutely agree.

    Personally, I think a Palin/Cruz or a Cruz/Palin ticket would win.

    I also think Obama and his MSM allies would make sure our cities explode into flames at the same time. If so, it would be a price worth paying.

    Unfortunately, I am not sure the country will survive until then. We may already be past the point of no return financially, the moral fiber of the nation has vanished, and the world situation is falling apart as well.

    I never thought our country could fall so far so fast. Apparently we were ripe for a fall.