By Michael Snyder | End of the American Dream | Feb. 6, 2019

Scientists tell us that someday the “Big One” will strike California and large portions of the coastline will plunge into the ocean “almost instantly”. Could it be possible that we are a lot closer to that day than many had anticipated? Over the past several days, there has been a lot of shaking along the North American portion of the Ring of Fire. In particular, during a 24 hour period over the weekend one area of the California coastline was hit by 10 earthquakes of at least magnitude 3.0, and this created such a stir that it made the front page of the Drudge Report. The following comes from a local California newspaper

Ten earthquakes of preliminary magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.5 struck off the coast of Northern California between Saturday and Sunday, the United States Geological Survey reports.

Hopefully all of this shaking will turn out to be nothing, but many are concerned that they could potentially be “foreshocks” of a larger event.

Once the first quake hit early on Saturday, they just kept happening one after another

The first earthquake struck early Saturday morning at a magnitude of 4.3, while a second earthquake, of 3.2 magnitude, rumbled about 30 minutes later. Three additional earthquakes hit between 4:30 p.m. and 5:38 p.m. Saturday in the same area, registering magnitudes between 2.9 and 3.6, USGS reported. A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck that night, at 11:37 p.m.

The geological activity continued into Sunday. USGS reported four earthquakes near Petrolia between 2:18 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. The earthquakes ranged in magnitude from 3.4 to 4.5.

Further south along the Ring of Fire, Mexico was hit by an even larger earthquake on Friday

A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It was centered about 10 miles from the city of Tapachula in Chiapas state and struck at a depth of 40 miles.

If you follow my work on a regular basis, then you already know that I have been regularly documenting the dramatic rise in global seismic activity.

The crust of our planet is cracked, and we are just floating on the pieces. Now those pieces appear to be getting increasingly unstable, and that could mean big trouble for all of us.

I know that the weather is nice and that there are lots of good paying jobs out there, but at this point I don’t know why anyone would still want to live along the California coast. In a previous article, I shared a quote from a news story about a scientific study that had come to the conclusion that a massive earthquake “could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly”…

The Big One may be overdue to hit California, but scientists near LA have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake.

They claim that if a major tremor hits the area, it could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly.

The discovery was made after studying the Newport-Inglewood fault, which has long been believed to be one of Southern California’s danger zones.

And there probably will be little to no warning when that occurs.

One day it will seem like everything is just fine, and then disaster will strike.

According to Cal State Fullerton professor Matt Kirby, it is something “that would happen relatively instantaneously”

Cal State Fullerton professor Matt Kirby, who worked with the Leeper on the study, said the sinking would occur quickly and likely result in part of California being covered by the sea.

“It’s something that would happen relatively instantaneously,” Prof Kirby said. “Probably today if it happened, you would see seawater rushing in.”

In other words, by the time you have figured out what is happening it will be too late.

Meanwhile, scientists are alarmed by the drama that continues to unfold at Mount St. Helens.

Most Americans think that it no longer poses an imminent threat, but the truth is that the area around the volcano has been very active in recent years

Since 1980, the area around the volcano has experienced tens of thousands of small earthquakes and numerous minor eruptions.

Most notably, as of 2004, the volcano has been continuously erupting lava, which has created a large dome that is still growing.

Scientists tell us that the dome is “now taller than the Empire State building” and that it continues to grow about five meters a day

He added: “What is really phenomenal is how much rock is still coming out of the ground.

“It’s now taller than the Empire State building.

“It’s coming up at five metres a day, more than 200 metres wide and it’s right here in our back yard.”

It is just a matter of time before we see another eruption like the one that we witnessed back in 1980.

We live at a time when global seismic activity is going to continue to increase, and North America is going to get hit particularly hard because the entire west coast sits directly along the Ring of Fire.

And if you have been a regular reader of my work for a long time, than you already know that I am even more concerned about Mount Rainier than I am about Mount St. Helens. But that is a topic for another article.

I know that there are a lot of people out there that plan to leave the west coast once things start getting really crazy, but when it comes to major seismic events, you might not get any warning.

Hopefully there will not be a major seismic event in the U.S. in the very near future, but without a doubt global seismic activity is on the rise, and all of this shaking on the west coast has a lot of people very, very nervous right now.


Contributed by Michael Snyder of EndOfTheAmericanDream.com

Michael Snyder is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is publisher of The Most Important News and the author of four books including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.


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By Mac Slavo | SHTFplan | February 5, 2019

The at-home DNA testing company, FamilyTreeDNA has admitted to giving DNA samples to the F.B.I. (Federal Bureau of Investigation.) Although the company apologized for failing to disclose the fact that they were sharing DNA with the F.B.I., customers are still rightfully angry at the privacy violations and abuse.

As the government attempts to track and treat every single citizen as a criminal, they use “the greater good” as an excuse to force at home DNA companies to give them samples from people.  If it’s to solve a murder, it’s ok, right?  Not if you want privacy and seek to protect the privacy rights of others, it’s not.

FamilyTreeDNA was caught in a bold lie proving they don’t care about your privacy. According to the New York Times, in the booming business of consumer DNA testing and genealogy, FamilyTreeDNA had marketed itself as a leader of consumer privacy and a fierce protector of user data, refusing, unlike some of its competitors, to sell information to third parties. But unbeknown to its users, the Houston-based firm quietly and voluntarily agreed in 2018 to open its database of more than two million records to the F.B.I. and examine DNA samples in its laboratory to identify suspects and victims of unsolved rapes and murders.

Regardless of how the DNA was used, the idea that a private company willingly gave citizens DNA to the government was too much for most. FamilyTreeDNA confirmed that they were violating their own privacy promise on Thursday.  In a report by Buzzfeed News, where the confirmation was first noted, there was a significant backlash among FamilyTreeDNA’s loyal users who felt betrayed and this betrayal ignited yet another debate over privacy and ethical issues with investigators using genealogical sites to solve crimes.

The company’s president, Bennett Greenspan, wrote an email to users on Sunday.  In the email, Greenspan defended the agreement with the F.B.I. but apologized for not revealing it sooner. “I am genuinely sorry for not having handled our communications with you as we should have,” Greenspan wrote, according to a copy of the email obtained by The New York Times. “We’ve received an incredible amount of support from those of you who believe this is an opportunity for honest, law-abiding citizens to help catch bad guys and bring closure to devastated families.”

It’s also an absolute privacy violation and non-consensual one at that, especially considering FamilyTreeDNA, who vowed privacy from the getgo, isn’t even apologizing for their bald-faced lie that they are a “leader of consumer privacy and a fierce protector of user data.”

“For the greater good”:

the phrase that always precedes

the greatest evil.”

― Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski


Contributed by Mac Slavo of SHTFplan.com, where this article was originally published.


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By Suzanne Hamner | Freedom Outpost | February 4, 2019

Since New York passed the most abominable baby murder legislation to date with Virginia attempting to pass baby murder legislation even more heinous than New York, the deafening silence from America’s religious organizations is absolutely astounding.  At what point will America’s religious organization leaders and congregations stand up to declare these pieces of legislation as nothing more than murder for hire of the unborn or newly born infants?  Will it take the proposed law in Vermont to do so?

Western Journalism reported:

A Vermont bill supporting abortion is being attacked as “the most radical abortion legalization statute in the world.”

A bill introduced with the support of 90 out of Vermont’s 150 House lawmakers asserts that “every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or to have an abortion,” US News reported.

As noted by the Catholic News Agency, the bill says that “a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under Vermont law.” [Emphasis mine]

Do you understand how far this law goes?  A fetus is a baby.  A fertilized egg or embryo is life.  So, under the proposed Vermont law, an unborn baby, a human life, does not have any type of rights period independent of the mother.  What moral superiority gives these individuals the authority to determine who has rights and when those rights begin?  Pay close attention to what one of the bill’s sponsors say about this.

“It’s important to codify what is currently allowed in Vermont,” said Democratic Rep. Ann Pugh, one of the bill’s sponsors.

“My understanding is that the majority of Vermonters support what is current practice in Vermont. And what this law does is to codify, or put in statute, what is current practice,” she said, according to Vermont Digger. “If we need to make changes, that is what the legislative process is about.”

So, the majority of Vermont residents support what is in current practice, which is what this new legislation seeks to “codify”.  If that is the case, shame on you residents of Vermont!  God, not government, is the bestower of rights.  God precedes this government and all government.  You have zero authority to deny rights to human life.  Moreover, you need to learn the difference of what is a right and what is not.  Pay close attention to the last one on what is not a right – anything a politician flattered you with by claiming you have a right to it.

As a refresher, the Supreme Court does not make legislation, only renders decisions.  Therefore, the decision in the case of Roe v. Wade does not legalize the murdering of the unborn.  And, the Supreme Court is not the final arbiter of what is or is not constitutional.  If you disagree with any of this, please cite within the Constitution for the united States of America the Article, Section and paragraph that refutes these statements.  It was Alexander Hamilton, who wrote in Federalist No. 16, that it is the people who are “the natural guardians of the Constitution.”

Vermont Governor Phil Scott supports the murder of babies and claims the bill “might not be in its final form”, saying it has a “long way to go to get through legislature, …”.

At a hearing on Wednesday, critics attacked the law.

Western Journalism continued:

“This bill isn’t protecting all women’s rights,” said Patricia Blair of Bennington, who lost twins after a car accident in 2010. “It’s only protecting the rights of women who choose death for their children.”

Sharon Toborg of the Vermont Right to Life Committee was concerned about the bill’s apparent embrace of late-term abortions.

“While most Vermonters do consider themselves pro-choice, that does not mean that they support unrestricted abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy for individuals of any age as H.57 proposes,” Toborg said.

She also raised concern about the bill’s prohibition against any public entity interfering with a woman’s right to obtain an abortion.

“Such terms as ‘interfere with’ or ‘deprive’ or ‘restrict’ are undefined in the bill, so it is unclear what the true impact of this legislation might be,” Toborg added.

One needs terms defined to understand the true impact of this legislation?  You have got to be kidding me!  If government, state or federal, can illegally and unconstitutionally legislate away the God-given individual unalienable rights of an unborn child with or without the support of the people, then that same government can seek to illegally and unconstitutionally legislate away the God-given individual unalienable rights of anyone at any age.  This is the impact of this legislation.  Wake up, Ms. Toborg!

One cannot be supportive of the “right to life” and supportive of murdering babies at any stage of pregnancy at the same time.  “Most Vermonters do consider themselves pro-choice”.  That choice is only on the side of the mother who wants to murder her baby.  What about the baby, a human life that should be protected, but instead does not have a choice?  The baby did not tell the mother to create it – that was a choice of the mother, except in rape or incest.  However, rape or incest still does not justify the murder of a baby.  If any Vermonters are Christ’s followers, those Vermonters cannot be “pro-choice”.  That is total hypocrisy and blasphemy of God’s laws.

Republican Rep. Patrick Seymour pulled his support for the bill because he prefers the bill have limits on late-term baby murder and did not think the law was necessary.  Where is his outrage at a government body illegally and unconstitutionally stripping away the unalienable rights of an unborn baby, who cannot speak for him- or herself?  It isn’t there.  Moreover, he stated more people have expressed their support for his change of position than have criticized him.

In an Op-Ed in National Review, Wesley Smith of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism said the Vermont bill is even more concerning than similar bills in Virginia and New York that have received more media attention. He labeled it “the most radical abortion legalization statute in the world.”

“Vermont’s goes all the way to creating an absolute right to an abortion, at any time in the pregnancy and for any reason, with no limitations as to method,” he said, noting  there is no language “about distinguishing non-viability of the fetus from viability.”

“There is nothing mentioned about what to do with a born baby that survives abortion,” he wrote.

Seriously?  The rights of the baby were stripped by legislation while still in the womb!  If it doesn’t have the right to life while in the womb, why would Vermont allow it to assume rights outside the womb?  And, if it does have the right to life outside the womb, at what point does that happen – beginning the descent down the birth canal, crowning, before the umbilical cord is severed after birth, if the baby survives?  Remember, the baby has no independent rights.  So, who speaks for the baby after it is born, if that is when it obtains independent rights?  The right to life is a basic human right that God bestowed upon man.  Again, where did these legislators and others receive the moral superiority to legislate when a life assumes the rights God gave that life?

The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution for the united States of America protects and guarantees that no person shall be denied life without due process.  And, every individual has the right to self-defense.  Babies, infants, and children lack the capacity to defend themselves.  Who, then, is to defend the right of the most innocent among us to the right to life.  Usually, it is the mothers and fathers;  however, mothers are declared by politicians to have the right to decide to kill their baby and hire someone to murder that baby, denying the baby the right to life and due process.  And, to secure the mother that “non-right” and protect the executioner physician, nurse or midwife, the State of Vermont illegally and unconstitutionally legislates the rights of the baby away.

Have the majority of these people lost the ability to think or do they stop short of thinking about what this legislation means because it is so heinous no one wants to acknowledge it?  These people are in a state of cognitive dissonance of the most epic proportion.  This legislative move by Vermont is so atrocious, evil, Nazi-esque, and heinous it is difficult to even express calmly the opposition to this State’s legislature’s depravity, much less the State’s population that would support an anti-life stance that goes this far.

Here’s perspective for you – this nation was so horrified at the false story of babies being thrown out of incubators in Kuwait by Iraqi soldiers, which was part of an extensive PR campaign to sell Congress and the general public on military action in the Middle East, we entered into a war that secured oil interests, not secure human rights for Kuwaiti nationals.  The vote was so narrow to engage in military action in Kuwait that the babies thrown from incubators hoax may have worked in the Bush administration’s favor.  Now, however, several States are ready to engage in a real throw-babies-from-incubators scenario under the hoax of “women’s reproductive rights” – a thing politicians have flattered the public with claiming women have a right to engage in murder for hire involving their born infants.

So, to repeat again, where is the outrage from every religious organization in the country?  Where are not Christ’s followers gathered in the thousands at State capitols throughout the nation protesting these heinous, evil pieces of legislative garbage?  Where is the lamestream entertainment enemedia that talked about the false Russian collusion on the part of the Trump administration 24/7 for months even after the allegations were determined to be false?

Wait, is that them now?  Nope.  Crickets.


Contributed by Suzanne Hamner of Freedom Outpost, where this article was originally published.

Suzanne Hamner (pen name) is a registered nurse, grandmother of 4, and a political independent residing in the state of Georgia, who is trying to mobilize the Christian community in her area to stand up and speak out against tyrannical government, invasion by totalitarian political systems masquerading as religion and get back to the basics of education.


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By Dagny Taggart | Organic Prepper | February 1, 2019

It sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick science fiction novel: a system that uses artificial intelligence to translate people’s thoughts into intelligible, recognizable speech.

But fiction it is not: a team of neuro-engineers at Columbia University did, in fact, develop such a system. Information on the technology was published yesterday in Scientific Reports.

In a press release, Columbia University explained how the system works:

By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain. (source)

Previous fMRI scanning research has shown that when people speak (or even imagine speaking), telltale patterns of activity appear in the brain. Distinct (but recognizable) patterns of signals also emerge when we listen to someone speak, or when we imagine listening. We previously published an article about similar technology being used in China but Columbia’s tech goes much further.

Translating thoughts into words has been challenging, until now.

After early attempts to translate brain activity into recognizable speech failed, the research team turned to a computer algorithm called a vocoder that can synthesize speech after being trained on recordings of people speaking.

“This is the same technology used by Amazon Echo and Apple Siri to give verbal responses to our questions,” said Nima Mesgarani, PhD, the paper’s senior author and a principal investigator at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

What will this new mind-reading technology be used for?

Dr. Mesgarani explains,

“Our voices help connect us to our friends, family and the world around us, which is why losing the power of one’s voice due to injury or disease is so devastating. With today’s study, we have a potential way to restore that power. We’ve shown that, with the right technology, these people’s thoughts could be decoded and understood by any listener.” (source)

While this development could be life-changing for people who have lost their ability to speak due to injury or disease, the possibility of abuse is concerning, to say the least.

Dr. Mesgarani and his team plan to test more complicated words and sentences next, and they want to run the same tests on brain signals emitted when a person speaks or imagines speaking.

Ultimately, they hope their system could be part of an implant, similar to those worn by some epilepsy patients, that translates the wearer’s thoughts directly into words, Dr. Mesgarani explains:

“In this scenario, if the wearer thinks ‘I need a glass of water,’ our system could take the brain signals generated by that thought, and turn them into synthesized, verbal speech. This would be a game changer. It would give anyone who has lost their ability to speak, whether through injury or disease, the renewed chance to connect to the world around them.” (source)

So…you only have to think something? What could possibly go wrong?

While there are some very positive applications to mind-reading technology, it’s not all good. Can you imagine the ramifications if law enforcement used this kind of technology? Or workplaces? Or courts of law? What about interrogations of prisoners or enemy combatants? Keep in mind if we have this technology, other countries will too.

Everything could change dramatically and not necessarily for the best.

It’s pretty darned scary to imagine what might happen if people had the power to forcibly read your mind.

Things are moving really fast in the world of technological advances.

Earlier this week, we learned there now exists technology that can beam a voice right into your head from a distance. We also learned that a company called Cooler Screens has created a store fridge camera system that takes photos of shoppers, which an AI system then analyzes. Oh, and that system also has “iris tracking” capabilities and allows companies to observe shoppers in “real time” (in other words, spy on them).

In the past, the late Dr. Stephen Hawking, as well as Elon Musk, have warned that advances in artificial intelligence could eventually result in the end of humanity. In fact, in one interview, Musk said, “With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon.”

With this rapid progression of technological advancement, one has to wonder…how close are we to technological singularity?

What do you think of this mind-reading technology?

What are your thoughts on this information? Do you think the mind-reading technology is a good idea? In what ways do you think it could be abused? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


Contributed by Dagny Taggart of TheOrganicPrepper.com

Dagny Taggart is the pseudonym of a professional journalist who needs to maintain anonymity to keep her job in the public eye. Dagny is non-partisan and aims to expose the half-truths, misrepresentations, and blatant lies of the MSM.


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By Daisy Luther | The Organic Prepper | Jan. 28, 2019

We’ve had all sorts of articles on this website about technology run amok, like videos that are undiscernable from reality and doorbells that monitor the entire neighborhood and China mining data from the brains of workers. But this one takes the creepy sci-fact cake.

According to MIT, (Edited to add: the website where this paper is hosted is now offline) there now exists technology that can beam a voice right into your head from a distance.

What? That’s crazy!

While it sounds like the wild claim of a person suffering from a mental illness – “The government is telling me to do stuff and only I can hear them!” – it’s all too real.

In a paper published on Friday in the journal Optics Letters, the MIT team describes how it developed two different methods to transmit tones, music, and recorded speech via a laser.

Both techniques take advantage of something called the photoacoustic effect, which is the formation of sound waves as the result of a material absorbing light. (source)

But…is this technology really new? Or are we just now finding out about it? Watch the video.

An unknowing recipient of such messages would think that they had gone insane.

Of course, they’ll only use their powers for good.

Don’t worry, though. According to MIT, this technology will only be used to help humanity. Yep.

They believe further research will allow them to scale up the transmission distance, which could make the technique useful in dangerous situations, such during a mass shooting — authorities could beam instructions directly to individuals without anyone else hearing them.

“We hope that this will eventually become a commercial technology,” researcher Ryan M. Sullenberger said. “There are a lot of exciting possibilities, and we want to develop the communication technology in ways that are useful.” (source)

Think about it –  susceptible people could literally be convinced they were hearing the voice of God.

Talk about someone getting in your head.

The intrusiveness continues to get worse.

We have cameras everywhere. Facial recognition is expanding. Social media has somehow convinced people to tell everyone everything about them on platforms that can never be erased. Our phones can pinpoint our daily routines to the point that authorities (or advertisers) could figure out where we’d be at any given time.

And now someone with the right technology could talk to you secretly via lasers into your head in a way that only you could hear while you are out in public?

Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve crossed the Rubicon.

Those in charge have committed so fully to a dystopian future that I can’t imagine any way our society could turn back unless an event occurred that took us backward for centuries. Sometimes I wonder if that would be as bad a thing as people think. Is it possible that turning back the clock on “progress” is the only way any modicum of freedom survives?

What do you think about this technology?

What do you think about the idea of someone beaming a voice into your head? Would you welcome secret instructions during an emergency? Do you find this as creepy as I do?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


Contributed by Daisy Luther of TheOrganicPrepper.com

Daisy is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting, homeschooling blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper.


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