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Medicines and a Nanny State

Just recently a friend has been having issues with pain. He is suffering from stomach pains and the NHS can’t find anything wrong. They have performed several tests, scans and nothings shows up. They are stumped.

He is taking new pain killers to reduce the pain although they only reduce the pain not eliminate it as they have limited how many he can have of the old pain killers that removed the pain much better.

The problem for him is that the new pain killers they are giving him have implications in the long term and he can’t keep taking them. The ones that don’t have issues and the ones that perform pain management better are now restricted issue and can no longer be prescribed as they were before, special issue or something. There have been changes in the NHS to reduce costs and make savings and these are one of the many changes that have been made to support that.

About time you may ask but these changes are making peoples lives a misery with additional pain while they are still performing SJW operations at expensive cost. Such is the inefficiency and management of our public servants.

On the plus side he seems to have changed his stance on our government. Nanny states seem to be less of his liking. 🙂

So it seems that it is not just after events that we will have issues with medicines. If this continues to increase scope, and it will with the NHS being a broken and inefficient behemoth, then we may have to start looking at alternative medicines now. As our access to legal but restricted medicines reduce we will need to look outside our nanny state to get alternatives and I don’t want to be buying from abroad as we cannot be sure of the quality. I don’t want to be making my own because I know it isn’t going to be as good as commercial produced medicines.

It will still be better than what I can get legally though as it can augment what I can get from our nanny state. To this end I’m going to revisit our previous look at alternative medicines. I was already looking at some solutions with a previous member of Survival UK, Ken Eames, and Ken did a few courses for us. Have a look in the archives for his work. You can start here.

It’ll improve our readiness and perhaps even help my friend.

Woods Update – Apr 2017

Weather has improved dramatically. I’ve spent a little bit of time in the woods sorting out some more stuff.

Put down some bases in the new location for the bees. Hopefully this will be a better place than last time and that the bees will thrive. Will need to replenish my bee stock in the next month. That is going to be expensive but needs to be done.

Started with one of the secondary ponds. Put some barley in a week ago and it seems to have cleared up the algae. Interestingly enough all the other ponds have reduced algae in as well so that is good. I’m going to plant some water plants in there over the next few weeks and follow it up with some fish at the end of the quarter.  Looking at getting some fish now and feeding them up at home before moving them to the pond. Then we will see how it goes over the summer.

Still need to get the base done for the shed but just not getting the time. Will take a week off in a couple of weeks and see what I can do then.

Put in a couple more raised beds for veg and fruit so will have more food stocks.

Today I’m officially fed up of eggs. I have so many eggs from the chickens that even after I have distributed them around most of my family are fed up with them as well. I love eggs normally so luckily a gap of a few days will soon restore my liking.

 

Stalin would be green with envy

If he was alive Stalin would be in his element. He would be green with envy at what was made public this week regarding the monitoring of the free worlds citizens. He was ahead of his time in political terms and without the technology available now. Think how much he could have done with what our government has as its disposal now.

Now everyone knows that the KGB, sorry, the intelligence services there to protect us from foreigners, has built up a massive database that records everyone electronic footprints. Although in theory they are legal protections in place we can see from the reports that they are ignored by SJWs who use them illegally but in their eyes for a good cause so it is worth it. The Wikileaks information shows that they have subverted companies and forced them to put backdoors in that bypass any security that is layered on top of the compromised operating systems.

So even those who have denied the fact that we are treated as criminals by our own government have now seen proof that it is so and unsurprisingly many don’t have an issue with it being the sheep they are. Many doesn’t mean all and several people have commented that they are concerned with this overreach of state powers. Hardly overreach when they say what they are doing but nobody raises any issues and ignores any negative feedback but that is life in a democracy.

Now we all know that the bad guys have been aware of this for some time and don’t use the Interweb for any serious work, just to coordinate and recruit with only the thickos being caught as they go about their individual acts of terror without any real support from any key players. That is why the policy of allowing people to be indoctrinated is so dumb. However they need us in fear and therefore accepting of the surveillance.

It shows that you can’t use any computer based system, phones, smart TVs and many basic systems have been compromised. Anything that you can talk to is always listening and sends its data to a central server so it can be analysed. That is why government security protocols require you to leave your smart phone out of the office. It listens to everything and you can’t turn it off. Nokia is producing the old style 6310 for those that don’t need a smart phone but I wonder if they will be forced to put a back door in that. You want an old style one that has no backdoor and you can be sure of that. Although several phones from even a decade ago had the capability of being turned into remote listening devices without the users awareness so you must check and not assume.

Windows 10 licensing actually says that all data in there is scanned and recorded back at Redmond and I have no doubt that there is an element of control in there. Forced upgrades mean that if there is a new requirement they mark it as a mandatory security upgrade and you automatically download and open your system up. No wonder so many computers are bots when backdoors are opened all the time and once the backdoors are shared everyone can use it. That is why I don’t use Windows but even with Ubuntu I rely on the community to keep an eye out for any attempts to compromise it.

Best though if you are careful around any electronic devices. These are now trojan horses for anyone who is using them.

Bottom Line, Don’t put anything on these systems that you don’t want the Stasi to know. Don’t talk about anything compromising near any electronic devices, phones even TVs, and if you must use a computer keep it offline and not connected to the internet, not even for updates.

When you are online or around smart devices watch what you are typing, what you say and what you purchase with cards. They are out to get you.

Quality Clothes

I’m a great believer in purchasing quality kit although I do see benefits of buying cheaper goods where it is practical. The reduced costs has it own obviously benefits and in most cases there is no real difference.

One area that I do believe there is a difference is in clothing. Cheap clothing never seems to last anywhere near as long as good quality clothing. Although you must remember that simply paying a lot for some designer labels doesn’t mean that it is quality clothing. Quality clothing will last as long as it is treated well and looked after.

I’ve this cheap pair of steel toe capped trainer like shoes I bought at ASDA for ÂŁ20. They are comfortable and go well with my jeans. They don’t look like they have steel toe caps and nobody thinks anything of them. Normally a pair lasts me two years.  I have several in my preps waiting to be called on.

Since I have had the woods I have had to replace them every few months as they keep on wearing out. The seals leak and my feet get wet. So I purchased some proper boots, look similar, cost three times as much and so far have lasted me a year and they don’t look like they are giving up any time soon. In a similar way a jacket bought for me as a present has lasted me longer than I can remember. It has faded slightly but still together and wearable.

At the moment we can just go out and replace our clothes without issue. Buying cheap is an option but after an event that isn’t going to happen. Clothes are going to be required for our lifetimes and they are needed to protect us from the elements as well as the rough and tumble of living. That rough and tumble will be a lot worse after an event and clothes that may seem good now will need to be able to survive a lot more when we are living rougher.

The only problem is that you really need to feel the quality of clothing to gain an understanding of it. Look at the seams, the thickness of the cloth and you can see the difference. It also costs a lot more, usually even more than designer clothing, but be aware that even most of the expensive designer clothing is not made to last. So avoid mail order unless you are buying something you have already decided is quality gear.

Once you find something you like them make sure it fits correctly. No point in paying for good quality if it doesn’t fit as you won’t get the benefit from it if you don’t wear it.

So buy the best you can afford. You won’t have a second chance and your very survival may depend on your choice of clothes.