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Like a Hand in a Glove, Like a Key in a Lock!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Sunday, March 29th, 2020 @ 8:50pm

Like a Hand in a Glove, Like a Key in a Lock!
It's not the first time that guys like Ranger or myself have popped our noggins out of our woodchuck hole and left ourselves as targets - either of peer ridicule, black SUV harassment or worse.  We just listen to what we hear - sometimes from our intuition, or other times, like this, from "Little Birdies". . . . and then act upon it.
One LB tonight just tied up a whole bunch of yarn ends into one tidy birdnest.  Just as those roadway bollards I've been preaching about for years have just now been explained, so too have 5G, mercury, aluminum and chemtrails all come together. 

Please cause this to go viral -

Remember to click on the Tachyon link, below, and readup on it.

A CHALLENGE to the System

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Sunday, March 29th, 2020 @ 10:32am

Numerous members have been questioning the current reality (remember the Pueblo, green-screened Gulf War "reporters" and other lies?), including one who sent this in:

The evidence now coming in on CV19 is becoming overwhelming and can no longer be pushed aside by government, malfeasant allopathic (Pharma controlled) medical sources such as the CDC and mainstream media. 

The information below comes from some the of most respected sources in the world, including the US.  What I did was take the articles and shortened them; however, all sources are footnoted so as to allow anyone to pursue their own research and confirm the validity of each article.  Feel free to read each comment, you will find an obvious common thread of what all these individuals are trying to communicate: Time to wake up and retake control.  Get out and get some sun…and reconnect with humanity.

As noted previously there are recipients of this communication who live outside the US, so in some cases I have added clarification in red


March 28, 2020

America’s Corona Tsar, Anthony Fauci, Finally Admits COVID-19 Mortality Rate Similar to Flu at 0.1%

In an editorial published in The New England Journal of Medicine, several doctors including Anthony Fauci indicate that the case fatality rate of COVID-19 virus may be similar to those seen in a severe seasonal influenza.

Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology. He was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history.

What he says: All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook”

Dr Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician specializing in Pulmonology, politician and former chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.  In 2009 he called for an inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest surrounding the EU response to the Swine Flu pandemic. [These same conflicts of interest are occurring in the US with the CDC.]


What he says:  “Politicians are being courted by scientists…scientists who want to be important to get money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in the mainstream and want their part of it […] And what is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things…”


Dr Joel Kettner s professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University, former Chief Public Health Officer for Manitoba province and Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases.


What he says“I have never seen anything like this, anything anywhere near like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza…I worry about the message to the public, about the fear of coming into contact with people, being in the same space as people, shaking their hands, having meetings with people. I worry about many, many consequences related to that…”


Dr John Ioannidis Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy and of Biomedical Data Science, at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Professor of Statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. He is director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).  He is also the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.  He was chairman at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine as well as adjunct professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.  As a physician, scientist and author he has made contributions to evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, data science and clinical research. In addition, he pioneered the field of meta-research.  He has shown that much of the published research does not meet good scientific standards of evidence.


What he says“…if we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests[in the US, testing has been a completely mishandled debacle.], the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average…”


– “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data”, Stat News, 17th March 2020


Dr Yoram Lass is an Israeli physician, politician and former Director General of the Health Ministry.  He also worked as Associate Dean of the Tel Aviv University Medical School and during the 1980s presented the science-based television show Tatzpit.


What he says: “…there is a very good example that we all forget: the swine flu in 2009.  That was a virus that reached the world from Mexico and until today there is no vaccination against it…at that time there was no Facebook or there maybe was but it was still in its infancy.  The coronavirus, in contrast, is a virus with public relations…whoever thinks that governments end viruses is wrong.”


– Interview in Globes, March 22nd 2020


Dr Pietro Vernazza is a Swiss physician specializing Infectious Diseases at the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen and Professor of Health Policy.


What he says: “..we have reliable figures from Italy and a work by epidemiologists, which has been published in the renowned science journal ‹Science›, which examined the spread in China.  This makes it clear that around 85 percent of all infections have occurred without anyone noticing the infection…90% of the deceased patients are verifiably over 70 years old, 50 percent over 80 years…if we close the schools, we will prevent the children from quickly becoming immune…we should better integrate the scientific facts into the political decisions…”


– Interview in St. Galler Tagblatt, 22nd March 2020


Frank Ulrich Montgomery is German radiologist, former President of the German Medical Association and Deputy Chairman of the World Medical Association.


What he says: “Anyone who imposes something like this must also say when and how to pick it up again…but did not slow down the virus spread within the lockdown.”


– Interview in General Anzeiger, 18th March 2020


Prof. Hendrik Streeck is a German HIV researcher, epidemiologist and clinical trialist.  He is professor of virology, and the director of the Institute of Virology and HIV Research, at Bonn University.


What he says“The new pathogen is not that dangerous, it is even less dangerous than Sars-1…the special thing is that Sars-CoV-2 replicates in the upper throat area and is therefore much more infectious because the virus jumps from throat to throat, so to speak.  But that is also an advantage: Because Sars-1 replicates in the deep lungs, it is not so infectious, but it definitely gets on the lungs, which makes it more dangerous…you also have to take into account that the Sars-CoV-2 deaths in Germany were exclusively old people…”


– Interview in Frankfurter Allgemeine, 16th March 2020


Dr Yanis Roussel et. al. – A team of researchers from the Institut Hospitalo-universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Marseille and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, conducting a peer-reviewed study on Coronavirus mortality for the government of France under the ‘Investments for the Future’ programme.


What they say: “…problem of SARS-CoV-2 is probably overestimated, as 2.6 million people die of respiratory infections each year compared with less than 4000 deaths for SARS-CoV-2 at the time of writing.”


– “SARS-CoV-2: fear versus data”, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 19th March 2020


Dr. David Katz is an American physician and founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center


What he says“I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near-total meltdown of normal life — schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned — will be long-lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself…the unemployment, impoverishment and despair likely to result will be public health scourges of the first order.”


– “Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?”, New York Times 20th March 2020


Michael T. Osterholm is regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. [The University of Minnesota School of Medicine – affiliated with the Rochester Mayo Clinic – is considered to be among the top sources of medical research in the US, along with Harvard and Stanford Universities.]


What he says“…consider the effect of shutting down [the private sector]… [T]he best alternative will probably entail letting those at low risk for serious disease continue to work, keep business and manufacturing operating, and “run” society, while at the same time advising higher-risk individuals to protect themselves through physical distancing and ramping up our health-care capacity as aggressively as possible. With this battle plan, we could gradually build up immunity.”


– “Facing covid-19 reality: A national lockdown is no cure”, Washington Post 21st March 2020


Dr Peter Goetzsche is Professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen and founder of the Cochrane Medical Collaboration. He has written several books on corruption in the field of medicine and the power of big pharmaceutical companies.


What he says“No such draconian measures were applied during the 2009 influenza pandemic, and they obviously cannot be applied every winter, which is all year round, as it is always winter somewhere…should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this…and we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time…but remember the joke about tigers. “Why do you blow the horn?” “To keep the tigers away.” “But there are no tigers here.” “There you see!”


– “Corona: an epidemic of mass panic”, blog post on Deadly Medicines 21st March 2020


All of the above interviews and articles can be found at the Off-Guardian:




DEB's Items for trade

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Saturday, March 28th, 2020 @ 3:29pm

DEB's Items for trade

----- Original Message -----

From: Deborrah Pursifull


Sent: 3/28/2020 2:59:15 PM

Subject: Items for trade

Have an almost new twin mattress & boxspring with frame and two foam mattress toppers go with it.

Looking to trade for:

Clean garden and/or compost soil approx. 5 cyd.

2 Cant hooks or 2 Peavy hooks (to move logs)

6' to 8' tall deer proof fencing approx 100 ft

8' or 10' Fence posts approx 25

Welcome, KAY from SAGLE!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Saturday, March 28th, 2020 @ 9:53am

Welcome, KAY from SAGLE!

Kay, thanks to you and so many others from Cocolalla Cowboy Church for joining us!

Public Name:
Kay Jorissen

Town / Group:

Cell or best tel #:
3608(on website)

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Essential Oil education. Some plant/forage knowledge. Sewing the basics. Canning basics

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
MREs, boefang radios, Preserving meat from a freezer

I am a mother of 2 and a wife. We go to the Cowboy church. I would like to meet our community and get knowledge from others on how to be prepared for many circumstances!

How did you hear about us?:
Met Russ at church.

Above all, find your Inner Peace at this time . . .

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Thursday, March 26th, 2020 @ 10:30pm

First, directions to sew an approved face mask:

Above all, find your Inner Peace at this time . . .

Been trying to make good use of the opportunity provided by self isolating to find an inner calm. Heard some advice on the radio last night - It said to have inner peace we should always finish things we start,  and that we all could use more love for others in our lives. I looked through the house to find things that I'd started and hadn't finished, so I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Whiskey, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiumun srciptuns, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner piss. An telum u luvum. And two al bee hapee wilst in de instalation.

YOU ASKED: How Do I Edit my Profile, Address, Preferences???

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Thursday, March 26th, 2020 @ 8:53am

Sign in to inwp.
To the right of the Greetings box, see & click:
You are a member of this group
Edit Membership

Welcome, Anita ("CASSTER") from SAGLE!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 @ 11:49pm

Should we explore having "ZOOM" type teleconferencing meetings and classes?
If so, who is experienced in setting them up?  I'd be happy to moderate meetings as any I've done all these years, but I'd appreciate a techie or six to schedule & set these up with me.

It's wonderful to have friends and family from neighborhoods and churches join this Family of Preparedness!
We have a talented Mom joining our ranks!  Welcome . . .

Anita Palmer

Public Name:

Town / Group:
Sagle, Idaho

Cell or best tel #:
1-208-62 (in members' section)

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Small animal butchering, canning, dehydrating.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Ham radio operations

I am here to get connected to others in my community. As a family we raise our kids to be producers not consumers, to love the Lord God, to protect our community and our country.

How did you hear about us?:
Cocolla Cowboy Church


E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Sunday, March 15th, 2020 @ 1:25pm



Thanks, Ed!!

Welcome, MAGNOLIA (Athol) and JAMIE (Athol)!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Friday, March 13th, 2020 @ 12:20am

Who would like BRIAN to bring some 55 gal food grade barrels out to Sunday Afternoon's workshop?  I just bought 10 from him @ $12 ea.  Call or text him ASAP if you want some delivered - 2o8 69I 7I53  

The Mormon church has cancelled services worldwide.
 - Freezer needed; call Ben Horton (407) 304-8377
 - Post Falls: garden plaza assisted living is now in lockdown.
 - Some of the best "early alerts" are posted at ;

is a remarkable young lady in a great family, always ready to share her knowledge and help others.
Jamie (scroll down) is a fascinating lady who has also followed Divine Guidance to be in this area (and she's a good shot, too!).
We hope you both can come out to join us this Sunday, 2PM at Blanchard Grange for our Short / Cold weather Gardening Workshop!

Magnolia Fry

Public Name:
Magnolia Fry

Town / Group:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Hand to hand combat

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Firecraft/Thermo regulation
Canning meat
The functional home and stead
Root cellars
Game processing
Making bone broth
Herbs medicinals
Edible forest plants and medical plants
What can you do with dairy
Easy crops and profits
Cabin making
First aid
Where to get and purify water in any environment
Security in the home, property, back door woods
Radio communications
Smart investing

4-H and FFA member. Advanced green belt in Kodan Kan Marshial Arts under Michael McLain Foley. Small scale homesteader and prepper.

How did you hear about us?:
A member

Jamie Wise

Public Name:

Town / Group:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Buy and sell real estate.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Gardening, prepping, building an community, ham radio.

My husband Paul and I just moved to the area a few months ago to be closer to our kids and grandbabies. I ran in to Russ today and had a great conversation with him and looking to connect with like minded people.

How did you hear about us?:
Russ Spriggs

Welcome, DAVID from CAREYWOOD!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Thursday, March 12th, 2020 @ 10:57am

David Evans

Public Name:
David Evans

Town / Group:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Survival, communication, shooting, off grid living

I’m here because I know I can learn from this group but also I really want to be more prepared for what’s to come. I enjoy going to the range and enjoy my family time. I have a wife and one 2 year old daughter.

How did you hear about us?:
My wife who saw a post on a Facebook group

Updates, plus Welcome, SUMMER from PRIEST RIVER!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Saturday, March 7th, 2020 @ 2:08pm

I few years ago, I started telling you guys about thr pop-up roadblock bollards, ready to deploy at any time.  I said to keep your bug-in stuff with you when you went anywhere, incl S of Kidd Island Rd near Worley. 
One of you just sent this in:

Hey Russ,

I found this to be a VERY enlightening 2 min clip of retractable bollards being used:

It is a stress test/commercial by Avon Barrier, one of the companies that makes them.


A couple weeks ago, I wrote about using Benzalkonium Chloride for cleaning survival equipment, oxygen masks, flight helmets etc during my military career.

For those having a hard time finding sanitizers, please see (also affordably available by the gallon @ Amzn): - I just bought a couple gallons & use it in 2 oz. pump spritzers.  Hop to before they sell out, also!

Check the bottom of this email for TACHYON virus protection, too!


Jim & Pat McGinty Present Cool /Short Season Gardening Class next Sunday 3/15, 2PM @ Blanchard Grange!) 


TOMORROW - Sunday 1/8-

Cocolalla Cowboy Church (see our calendar) 10AM service then afterwards (11:45) POT LUCK and what may be our last Q&A Preparedness Session & mini radio class  / programming . . . for quite some time.

After that, it's hunker down & circle the wagons time.

Summer Cantrall

Public Name:
Summer Lynn

Town / Group:
Priest River

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
I'm still learning a lot but I know (beginner) how to make Yogurt, butter, I've made Kombucha before. Learning how to make herbal remedies. Learning edible and medical plants that grow in our area and gardening.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Bow hunting, butcher meat chickens and rabbit . How to render lard. How to make soap. Canning and preserving food. The learning list is a big one.

My husband and I have lived in Idaho for about 17 years. We recently bought acreage in Priest River (2 years ago). We have 3 boys. We are wanting to be self reliant and get to know the community around us. We have met some great people in the area.

How did you hear about us?:
Shannon Herd

GOOD COVID-19 Info Sent by my Brother Michael (Perfusionist)

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Monday, March 2nd, 2020 @ 5:40pm

During a cardiac surgery such as a heart bypass, the patient’s life support is managed by perfusionists, who use a heart-lung machine to help replace heart and lung function.  This allows surgeons to operate on a non-beating heart during surgery.

Good morning all, I am sure everyone has been getting all kinds of forwards re the Coronavirus, however I received this one and personally think it makes more sense to me, that's just my personal opinion so I am sharing .The author is James Robb, MD UC San Diego

Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

Dear Colleagues, as some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources. 

The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April. 

Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.:

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove. 

3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts. 

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been. 

6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:

1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.

Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average - everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth. 

2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you - it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth - it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.

3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.

4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY "cold-like" symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available. 

I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT, there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.

I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. You are welcome to share this email. Good luck to all of us! Jim

James Robb, MD FCAP

Need comments on BZK, please! (also H2O2)

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Thursday, February 27th, 2020 @ 10:53pm

Nearly 50 years ago (egads!), I was a Survival Instructor for Uncle Sam.  We used benzalkonium chloride for everything from topical wounds to cleaning out oxygen masks.  So, I got to thinking, and did a little lookup on Amzn & found "BAC-D" for critters - 

  • Kills 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses; steroid free
  • Provides extended protection against germs for hours after drying
  • Safe and effective Anti-microbial for use on cuts, scrapes, burns, and lacerations
  • Does NOT dry, irritate or damage healthy tissue; non necrotizing
  • BAC-D technology is a Patent-Pending process using 0.13 percent benzalkonium chloride, an antimicrobial agent recognized by the and the EPA.  BAC-D is alcohol- and saline-free, killing 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, including Staph, MRSA, E. Coli and Salmonella without drying or irritating skin.

You can shell out $11 for a cute little 4 oz bottle (reviews at:  or get a big honkin gallon for $39 delivered and use your own spritzer bottle at

Looking for ideas & comments on that, along with Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (I know, it has to be refrig'd & keep the liquid off your skin!)- See:

he One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases

Madison Cavanaugh

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Remember, we've gotten to where we are now by helping & guiding each other . . . not by being sheople.  I was taught at a young age to get the difficult things done early, because the impossible may take a little time.  Our fortune is within OUR reach, not being dictated by some corrupt sustem.  Let's continue to pool our experiences and knowledge.  Just as poison plants are found in nature, their own remedies are found growing in the same ecosystem; just look around and identify them.  So, too, we can find our protection and peace of mind in the midst of apparent chaos. . . . if we work together (and keep COMMs open!!).
Send me your comments!
Thanks and Blessings to all - 

SURVIVAL with SHORT-SEASON Gardening! ($5 Donation Requested) - 3rd Sunday Workshop Series

  • Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Blanchard Grange, Mason Ave, Blanchard ID

    3rd Sundays Workshop Series,
    March through October:

    • 8 people attended

Pilot Crackers, Peasant Bread, Top 50 Survival Blogs

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Monday, February 17th, 2020 @ 11:12pm

Pilot Crackers, Peasant Bread, Top 50 Survival Blogs

Ranger Rick Reminds us that this is the "Hot List" of places he checks frequently ( , and so should we!  Also, check out the news headlines twice a day at  . . . 

The Top 50 Survival Blogs

By admin on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 | Comments Off



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Readers Choice








The Survival Podcast










The Survivalist Blog





Skilled Survival





The Prepping Guide





The Prepper Journal





Prepper Website





Modern Survival Blog





Backdoor Survival





More Than Just Surviving





Modern Survival Online





Doom And Bloom





Urban Survival Site





Survival Monkey





The Survival Mom





Ready Nutrition





Preparing For SHTF





Urban Survival





Preparedness Advice Blog





Simply Canning





Preppers Will





Survival Life





Survival Cache





Be Survival





The Survival & Emergency Preparedness Blog










Off Grid Survival





My Family Survival Plan





American Preppers Network





Ed That Matters





Tin Hat Ranch





The Survival Doctor





Survivalist Prepper





True Prepper





SurvivalKit Blog





Tactical Intelligence










The Apartment Preppers Blog

WHY WE PREP: China Can Shut Down Our Pharmacies, Hospitals in Months

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 10:44pm

Expert: China Has ‘Global Chokehold’ on Medicine, Can Shut Down Our Pharmacies, Hospitals in Months

China could effectively shut down America’s healthcare system within months given the one-party state’s “global chokehold” on the manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies, explained Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine.

Gibson, senior adviser at the Hastings Center, offered her remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Ed Martin.

Mansour noted how the coronavirus outbreak in China has exposed America’s dangerous dependence on Chinese production of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed for domestic drug production.

Gibson said, “If China shuts the door on exports of medicines and the ingredients to make them, within a couple of months our pharmacies would be empty. Our healthcare system would cease to function. That’s how dependent we are.”


Gibson added, “Say there’s a coronavirus outbreak in the United States, God forbid, and a lot of people end up in hospitals with severe cases. The medicines needed to care for them if they can’t breathe and are on a ventilator — fentanyl and propofol — [are made in China]. We depend on China for the raw materials. If they go into shock, the epinephrine and dopamine we need to care for them, we depend on China. If they have bacterial infections, we depend on China for the antibiotics.”

Many over-the-counter supplements sold in the U.S. are at least partly manufactured in China, Gisbon noted. “We can’t make [vitamin C] here anymore. That comes from China.”

America has lost much of its manufacturing apparatus for medicines to China via globalization, explained Gibson. “With our medicines, it’s not just the active ingredient [that is made in China]. It’s the raw chemicals, the molecules, the white powdery stuff, that we also depend on China for. That’s where China has the real global chokehold.”

Gibson explained how generic drugs manufacturers around the world are dependent on China for raw materials.

“Another shocking thing I discovered is that India and its huge generic [drug] industry — they’re the top generic producer in the world, although I think China’s going to overtake them in about five to ten years — even India depends on China,” Gibson stated.” [India’s] generic industry would shut down within weeks and months without those core components, and you see it in the Indian press, right now, that they’re already concerned about this because this coronavirus in China is really disrupting supply chains.”

China uses predatory mercantilist policies — including dumping — to undercut American and Western drug manufacturers, just as the communist state did with steel and other commodities, noted Mansour.

Gibson recalled, “I documented China’s penicillin cartel. There’s an incredible story of how we lost our penicillin manufacturing plants. These are huge industrial facilities, big fermentation plants, and China came in and knocked them out in the U.S. and even India by dumping it on the global market at really cheap prices — keeping it low for several years — and then the price goes back up again.”

Gibson went on, “So we can’t make penicillin, and this was the playbook for how we lost aspirin manufacturing, vitamin C, and so many other antibiotics that we rely on. We’re talking about last-resort antibiotics, medicines to treat sepsis, MRSA, [and] C. diff. These are the antibiotics you give to your kids for ear infections, or you take if you have a tooth infection of staph infection.”

Gibson warned, “We are so vulnerable. These are infectious diseases, and we depend on China to treat them.”

American politicians have been absent on the issue of domestic hemorrhaging of drug manufacturing capabilities to China, Gibson said.

“Nobody did anything about it,” lamented Gibson. “This has been going on for almost 20 years. In fact, no one wanted to even expose it. That’s why it took so long to figure this out and to put it out there, to reveal our dependence. It’s really quite remarkable. The American public’s been thrown under the bus.”

Mansour asked why American politicians allowed domestic manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies to be outsourced to China.

Gibson replied, “There was country-of-origin legislation introduced in Congress around 2008 that would require companies to state on their packages where their product is made, and it was killed immediately. So I asked someone in the industry, someone who worked there for more than 30 years, ‘So, what’s going on here?’ and this person said, ‘Well, the industry thought it probably wouldn’t be good for business if their customers knew where their medicines were coming from.'”

Gibson continued, “Our military is dependent on China. So the young men and women in the South China Sea on those aircraft carriers, they’re dependent on their adversary for their medicine.

Gibson reflected on the testimony of Larry Wortzel, a 32-year veteran and retired Army colonel, regarding contaminated blood pressure medicines made in China. Wortzel’s comments were made during a 2019 hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

“It was spellbinding,” recalled Gibson, “for 90 seconds, he described how he got three different blood pressure medicines. They were made in India but the ingredients came from China, and it had rocket fuel compounds in it. … He said, ‘If I’m getting it, that means our active duty military are all getting it.’ This is how far down we have come in our standards with our medicine.”

“There are no short-term solutions,” Gibson stated of measures to restore America’s medical manufacturing capacity. “We have lost so much of our industrial base to make our own medicines, and you don’t create that overnight. … the FDA has proposed some measures, going forward, that drug manufacturers produce risk management plans and require them to identify alternate sources in case there are future disruptions.”

Gibson continued, “You know what the problem with that is? So many of these manufacturers [are now] Chinese domestic companies that are now ramping up from ingredients to making generic finished drugs. So now, 90 percent of the generic drugs sold in the United States [are linked to China]. They’re birth control pills, antidepressants, HIV/AIDS medicines, medicines for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, diabetes.”

“China’s on track to gain control of our generic drugs, and so the FDA has proposed that it’s going to ask manufacturers to tell us what their plan B is,” added Gibson. “So we’re going to be effectively relying on Chinese companies to help us out in a future emergency.”

Gibson noted, “China’s stated aim is to become the pharmacy to the world with its own companies. And what we’re seeing with Western generic drug companies, they’re collapsing because they can’t compete.”

Gibson said, “There’s a chapter in China Rx called “Made in China, Sue in America? Good Luck.” One of these reasons for the cheap price is that Chinese companies assume no liability for the quality of their product. When there was this huge recall of blood pressure medicines in the U.S. and around the world, it was because of a single company in China that made the active ingredient that had carcinogens in it — these rocket fuel compounds — and they knowingly sent product to the United States, knowingly knew that it didn’t meet U.S. standards, and it went on for four years before we picked it up.”

Gibson continued, “What we’re seeing is not just our supply coming from China, but the quality that is diminishing, and the FDA’s leverage to protect the public is just falling apart. Look, the FDA had to recall inspectors from China because of the coronavirus. It’s going to be months before [FDA] employees go back there, and they volunteer for those positions. The agency can’t [compel them]. Who’s going to want to go?”

Gibson added, “Just imagine you’re an FDA inspector over there and you’re in this big Chinese plant and you write a report, and you see some very serious violations, do you think the Chinese government will ever want you back in the country? Would you ever want to go back? Would you be afraid of retaliation?”

“I think we have to prepare for a future where the FDA will have virtually no leverage in China to really protect the American people,” assessed Gibson. “[The FDA] is already making trade-offs between substandard medicines and preventing shortages in medicines. It’s allowing stuff in that doesn’t meet standards, because we have no choice.”

Free market solutions can’t correct China’s mercantilist undercutting of Western drug and medical supply manufacturing.

“Some are saying, ‘Let the free market fix it,'” noted Gibson. “There is no free market. We wouldn’t allow this for our nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers to operate, because we’d be making them in China. We need to think of our medicines as a strategic asset. Not as something cheap that we outsource to a country that has a lot of problems.”

Gibson added, “It’s not a free market. They cheated [with] subsidies to these Chinese companies, so it’s very hard for any U.S. or Western company to compete, because you’re competing not with Chinese companies, you’re competing with the Chinese government.”

“We’re losing our manufacturing base,” warned Gisbon. “It’s just collapsing before our eyes. It’s the reason why we have really poor quality medicines now coming in.”

Gibson quoted a physician she spoke with, “We’re becoming like a developing country with our medicines.”

Gibson proposed federal industrial policy to renew domestic manufacturing of medicines and medical products.

“I would have our federal government invest in helping to rebuild our industrial base using advanced manufacturing technology that can produce our medicines much more cheaply, safely, with less environmental footprint, and fully, from soup to nuts from those core raw materials to finished drug in one location all here in the United States,” Gibson advised.

Gibson added, “There will be opponents who say, ‘No, we should let the market do it.’ The market will never do this. They’ll never make this investment. So we have to decide as a country, do we want to have some degree of self-sufficiency in our ability to make medicine? Do we want our military not to be dependent on China for pharmaceuticals to treat chemical and biological agents?”

“We’ll be depending on China to help us out when we run out of medicines,” warned Gibson. “The absurdity of it is extraordinary. We have to decide as a country, do we want to have some capacity to make our own medicines, or not?”

“Would you trust taking a last resort antibiotic for your child that was made in China?” asked Gisbon. “Would you trust it? Would you trust a chemotherapy if your child has leukemia? More than ten percent of the generics that have been tested in the U.S. don’t meet standards, by the way.”

Gibson went on “Most Americans don’t trust. They remember when thousands of dogs and cats died when a Chinese company contaminated pet food, and hundreds of humans died when the Chinese did a very insidious and sophisticated operation to contaminate a blood thinner widely used in hospitals.”

“A number of hospitals are having to test certain medicines because physicians see that there’s just something not working,” stated Gibson. “So we have this 18 percent of our GDP in our healthcare system, and we’re relying on these components from China that are essential for helping people recover, that make a difference between life or death. It’s insanity.”

“Food was used as a weapon of war” in World Wars I and II, said Gibson, warning of the political weaponization of medicines.

“Our medicines can be weaponized,” Gibson observed. “China can withhold them. China has threatened the United States with drug shortages in the past, it had nothing to do with the trade issue.Think of the leverage you give to a country when it controls your antibiotics.”

Eighty-five percent of the America’s strategic national stockpile of medicines and medical supplies depends on China, Gibson noted.

Gibson concluded, “We have to diversify away from China and bring some manufacturing of essential medicines back home to this country.

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THANKS, Alan & Brenda! - Welcome, JERRY!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 6:20pm

Many thanks to Alan & Brenda for stopping by, and a huge thanks to all who came out to visit in Newport!

So, write back and tell me, folks, how many want to get a CERT Training in or near Newport?

Also, Thanks, JERRY from ATHOL,  for joining us!

Jerry Seeley

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Carpenter skills

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Corona virus and second amendment rights

Need to be updated in are local communities on what to do in emergency situations

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I've been quiet the last couple days . . .

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Thursday, February 13th, 2020 @ 10:26pm

I've been quiet the last couple days . . . . 

For one thing, I've been catching up on my own neglected business after the marathon Ranger & I had prior to Tuesday evening's meeting.  Dozens called to apologize for not being able to attend, yet we still packed the place with about 60 concerned citizens!  Check the calendar at www, for upcoming meetings and topics.  Of course, they may change at a moment's notice!
Ranger and I are available to speak to your neighborhood, church or family groups; we also do personal consultations and training (  Other for-fee consultants include Thomas (alternative Power), "Doc" Dave (Medical preparedness) and others.  

Good on you - all of you - for your attendance, your interest, and your contributions - both of information and donations!  We certainly appreciate you and applaud your efforts in helping yourselves and our community.  
It's time to pass the word of the "Emperor's New Clothes" - you are seeing what SO many refuse to accept. 

Without a doubt, you will be mocked for what you say and how you prepare.  Say what you are Guided to say, but don't waste your time in trying to convert someone.  Instead, buy more peanut butter or 50 lb sacks of oatmeal.  Think of all the wonderful tax deductions you'll have later this year as you donate so much because "they" were right.

Another reason I've been "quiet" is that the situation is shifting . . . not daily, not hourly, but by the minute.  At what point do I holler out with more info?
Well, for one thing, let's try this as an eye-opener:

The phone here has been ringing as if I was the City Editor's news desk (I'm not!).  Folks want updates, cures, more training, more info, food sources, etc. -  Ranger and I have been doing our best (for years) and will continue to do so.  Tell your friends to sign on to and read through past email notices. Also, read through the Forum & Blogs sections, esp medical and Communications.

This world is, quite literally, spinning out of control.  Arm yourself with Truth and Knowledge.  One of the best sources I've found is ; looks wierd, but I've YET to find him wrong!  New stories are constantly being posted.  Here's some light reading (ha):

As always, we are here to help.  Call if you need assistnce!

Thanks and Blessings!


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E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 @ 6:25pm

Welcome, DANNI JO, from Priest River!

Thanks so much for joining us, Danni Jo, both at last night's meeting and here in our group!
Maybe you'll be able to join us this Saturday, also . . .

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Danni Jo Lindsay

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Priest River

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I can fruits/veggies/meat, home school, gardening, hunt, fish, sew, tap trees, make all of our hygiene and cleaning supplies, getting ham radio certified, some survival and medical skills, run a chainsaw and drive a few types of heavy equipment, tend livestock.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Ham radio, fairaway cage, solar power, trapping, tanning hides, marksmanship.

I live on a homestead and don't consider myself a "prepper" in a sense, but I don't like the way things are going in our country right now. So I'm preparing for the worst. I enjoy the outdoors, simple life, and the little things.

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I came to the Corona Virus meeting

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