Monthly Archives: February 2012
No. First of all I teach everyone to avoid bad places and situations. But if that does not work, and it does not always work, then… I teach:
-Kids to attack and escape.
-Healthy young women and men, who can run, how to attack and escape if possible or kill if not.
-Overweight or out of shape people to stand their ground and to render their attacker either incapacitated, unconscious or dead…because they normally cannot run fast enough to escape.
There are only 3 ways to survive a violent attack:
How do we accomplish these tasks when we’re under attack? Let’s briefly review these one at a time.
Incapacitation: You must injure your attacker in order to escape. I’m not talking about causing pain, but actual injury. Snap an ankle so they cannot physically pursue you (as long as they do not have a gun), or gouge out the eye balls so they cannot see, crush the testicles so they cannot walk or run, break the clavicles so they cannot raise their arms, crush the throat so they cannot breathe….Do you get the picture?
Unconsciousness: If they are asleep (due to a choke) or knocked out due to a blunt force trauma or hypovolemic shock, then they will not be able to pursue you.
Death: Unless you’re being attacked by a zombie or vampire, your attacker cannot pursue or harm you when they’re dead. This needs no other explanation.
9 Year Old Survives Attack using 1LessonSelfDefense.com
7 Year Old Survives Attack using 1LessonSelfDefense.com
There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion.
The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved. Ludwig Von Mises
I will no longer be posting daily economics related articles and information. I will be working on self defense videos. Thanks, Coach David
From The Daily Crux:
We know many readers have already claimed their free subscriptions to Stansberry Radio — our colleague Porter Stansberry’s new weekly radio show — but this week’s episode is too good not to pass along.
This week Porter and co-host Aaron Brabham welcome renowned speculator and free market guru, Doug Casey. Longtime readers know Doug’s interviews are always worth a listen… and this one is no exception.
Doug shares his thoughts on a huge range of topics, including: Why “income inequality” has become so extreme… The unbelievable way he made his personal fortune… His prediction for this year’s U.S. presidential election… His take on the euro crisis and the “End of America”… What he’s doing with his own money today… And the one thing every investor should do immediately.
Listeners will also hear Porter’s secret for using trailing stops with the world’s best dividend-paying stocks, what Porter learned during his last vacation, and much, much more.
You can access the episode immediately by clicking here.
Interview of me done by Jason Hartman’s Radio show.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean politics will not take an interest in you. – Pericles, 430 B.C.
(Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator)
L: Doug-Sama, I’ve heard you say you think the US is setting Iran up to be the next fall guy in the wag-the-dog show – do you think it could really come to open warfare?
Doug: Yes, I do. It could just be saber rattling during an election year, but Western powers have been provoking Iran for years now – two decades, really. I just saw another report proclaiming that Iran is likely to attack the US, which is about as absurd as the allegations Bush made about Iraq bombing the US, when he fomented that invasion. It’s starting to look rather serious at this point, so I do think the odds favor actual fighting in the not-too-distant future.
L: Could they really be so stupid?
Doug: You know the answer to that one. We’re dealing with criminal personalities on both sides, and criminals are basically very stupid – meaning they have an unwitting tendency to self-destruction. One thing to remember is that most of those in power in the West still believe the old economic fallacy that war is good for the economy.
L: The old broken-window fallacy. Paraphrasing Arlo Guthrie, it’s hard to believe anyone could get away with making a mistake that dumb for that long. Our friends at IHS put together a great, brief video debunking the fallacy.
Doug: People like those in power still suffer the delusion that it was World War II that ended the Great Depression for the US. Actually, it was only after the end of the war that the depression ended, in 1946. In his book World Economic Development: 1979 and Beyond, Herman Kahn documented long-term growth throughout the 20th century. Between 1914 to 1946 – a very tough time, with WW I, the Great Depression, and WW II – the world economy still grew at something like 1.8%. I believe real growth would have been several times as great, were it not for the state and its products. But people still believe that spending money on things that explode and kill and destroy is somehow good for the economy.
L: I suppose they think it’s okay if it creates jobs here and destroys lives and livelihoods “over there.” But aside from the fact that it’s not safe to assume today’s enemies are not capable of bringing the battle onto US soil, it still ignores the fact that you’re spending money on stuff that gets destroyed – like broken windows – and that impoverishes us all. Worse, the cost is not just economic.
Doug: That’s right. This coming war with Iran has the potential to turn into something resembling WW III, with enormous consequences.
February 1st, 2012
James Cameron, the Hollywood producer responsible for blockbuster films like Terminator, Titanic and Avatar, is reportedly preparing to exit stage left. While the move for the Canadian born Cameron may initially be perceived as a rejection or denouncement of American policies and ideals, Cameron, who has made campaign donations to the Democrat Party in the past, most notably during the 2004 Presidential election where he supported democrat John Kerry, may have ulterior motivations, as evidenced by where he’s planning on moving and what he’s planning on doing once he gets there.
From time to time we get a glimpse into the goings on of the well connected. This may be one of those moments:
Cameron has successfully applied to buy 1,067 hectares (2,636 acres) of farmland in New Zealand. In an application filed with the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office, Cameron says he and his family “intend to reside indefinitely in New Zealand and are acquiring the property to reside on and operate as a working farm.”
As we’ve outlined before, farmland is one of the only reasonable physical assets to hold in the event of a major crisis, as you’ll be outside of highly populated metropolitan areas, you’ll have the ability to produce your own food, generate your own energy, and, more so than your urbanite and suburbanite counterparts, stay away from the chaos that will ensue during a major upheaval.
Liberty Media CEO James Malone, like director James Cameron, has also taken refuge outside of major cities at his ranch on the Quebec border, giving him and his family an immediate international bug out plan in the event of an emergency. Another sign from the elite is that large net worth individuals and investment managers arebuying up and taking physical delivery of precious metals, which in our humble opinion, is a leading indicator that large in-the-know investors are preparing for a loss of confidence in the stability of the global economic, monetary, financial and/or political systems.