Category — EVENTS

Let There Be Dark
by SPY_VONDEGA on OCTOBER 18, 2013 - 0 Comments in EVENTS

Lights out across America

2003: Lights out across America

On October 27th the lights will go out.

Imagine 10 days of a catastrophic blackout across the United States. No cell phone service, no ATM withdrawals, no working street lights, no available gasoline … no escape. Fact:It could happen.

Sunday week, October 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, American Blackout airs. National Geographic’s two-hour, edge-of-your-seat movie event imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack — told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones. You’ll learn what it means to be absolutely powerless. Let down by the power companies who are doing little to guard against this eventuality

Health care vs. death care: 20 ways to stay well (for less money than Obamacare)


How about instead of paying for Obamacare, we just spend that extra money on living well and healthfully? With the amount of money that families will be spending, they could make some amazing healthy lifestyle choices that would reduce their need for healthcare in many instances. It all boils down to two options: For the cost involved, would you rather pay for health care, by preventing disease with good choices, or death care, by treating disease with toxic chemicals and invasive medical interventions?

The Biggest Forcible Ponzi Scheme in History

The numbers presented are very deceiving. Most people are utterly in shock when they find out how much they will be paying. If your budget is already tight, be prepared for it to become strangling. If I were going to participate in Obamacare (which I am NOT), after subsidies I would only be paying $185 per month. But then, there is a deductible of another $5,000 per year. And then they only pay 60% of my costs, leaving me on the hook for the other 40%.

So let’s add this up. (more…)

Off-Grid amongst the power lines
by AMY SUAREZ on OCTOBER 7, 2013 - 4 Comments in EVENTS

Pocock family just want to be normal

The Pococks: Careful what you wish for

Meet the Pococks, the stars of a new BBC documentary to be shown later this month. They want to get ON the grid.

The Corporatist BBC prefers people to stay inside the system. Those who fend for themselves and live independently are likely to refuse to pay their “license fee”, an archaic national tax on the ownership of TVs and radios.

Living on the edge of one of Scotland’s last wilderness areas in Glen Affric in Inverness-shire, the Pococks are begging for electricity to be brought to their remote croft. (more…)

US shutdown hits thousands of off-grid homes
by NICK ROSEN on OCTOBER 5, 2013 - 7 Comments in EVENTS, LAND, MOBILE

Stealth van dwellers

Poorest suffer most

The National Park Service(NPS) issued a warning last week to all people residing in its parks and campgrounds, in RVs in the backcountry, or on houseboats in government owned marinas — that they will be required to leave the parks by 3 p.m. last Thursday and find other accommodations due to the federal government shutdown.

At Lake Mohave, for example, part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the park is closed to the general public. The Lake Mead NRA is operated by the National Park Service, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

When Lake Mohave facilities are on a holiday schedule such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the entrance station is closed, but visitors are still permitted to enter the park. That was not the case Tuesday, as the entrance was barricaded and a park ranger was posted there to determine who enters and who gets turned away. (more…)

Naked and afraid on the island from hell
by SPY_VONDEGA on JULY 8, 2013 - 2 Comments in EVENTS
Stoned teenagers will enjoy this humiliation,Discovery TV

Stoned teenagers will enjoy this humiliation

There is a moment on the Discovery Channel’s new reality show, “Naked and Afraid,” when Alison Teal and the survivalist ex-Marine she was paired with see their camera crew in a whole new light.

Teal, a globe-trotting filmmaker from South Kona, and L.A. bodyguard Jonathan Klay were struggling. The show drops participants in far-flung locations — in this case the Maldives — for a 21-day survival test without food, water or clothing. When it gets that rugged, nudity ceases to be a concern, replaced by the urgent need to find food. (more…)

At last – Welsh govt welcome eco-home
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 12, 2013 - 1 Comment in EVENTS

It nearly didn't happen, but local pols overruled

It nearly didn’t happen, but local pols overruled

Wales has been saying for years that it wants more environemntally freindly buildings – trouble is they keep on rejecting the planning applictions made for such homes.

Now a Welsh Government Minister has finally give=n the green light to a farmer’s new eco-home. The state-of-the-art farmhouse got the stamp of approval by the Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies. It had been initially opposed by Caerphilly council, but they were forced to go ahead by the Welsh national government.

Farmer Arthur Davies (no relation) and his family, are moving into Maes Yr Onn, Manmoel.He has “taken our dream of living at the farm and transformed it into reality,” he said. (more…)

Bilderberg Agenda 2013
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 8, 2013 - 2 Comments in EVENTS

Private annual meeting of the super-powerful

Private annual meeting of the super-powerful

The Bilderberg Group (meeting in the UK currently) operated completely in secret for two decades after it was founded in 1954, bringing together the most powerful corporate bosses with leading Western politicians and bankers to advance their common agenda. A partial list of attenders is at the end of this article. It was largely a US-European cabal and had unrivalled power until the 1980s. It was managed out of the New York offices of Kroll Associates, a particularly well-connected private Detective agency.

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher went there to be briefed on Monetarism from its founder Milton Friedman, and introduced the policy into the UK, along with deregulation of the banks, much favored by Bilderberg’s leaders from the world’s biggest banking, insurance and manufacturing groups.

So what will they be discussing this year? (more…)

‘The East’ – movie premieres
by SPY_VONDEGA on JUNE 1, 2013 - 0 Comments in EVENTS

The EastX Men star Ellen Page is co-star opposite Arbitrage actress Brit Marling in new espionage thriller The East, which was produced and co-written by 29-year-old Brit.
Speaking at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie, which also stars True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen said The East, focuses on an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks on major corporations. “These issues were something I was already interested in. The ethical murkiness is very compelling because that is what life is right now, it’s hard to know how to be alive, how to make the right choices when we see the injustice in the world and the atrocities committed by corporations in the name of profit,” she said. (more…)

Nature and Survival Shows on US TV
by TREETOPSJEN on MAY 29, 2013 - 0 Comments in EVENTS

Shark Week - hit in 72 countries

Shark Week – hit in 72 countries

There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors. However, with the hustle and bustle of daily life it can be difficult to get out there are truly appreciate all nature has to offer, if you want to share that experience with your children. But there are educational programs on TV that are a great and exciting substitute. Here are three of the best nature and survival shows. (more…)

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