President Wilson’s Deathbed Comments About the Fed Were Right

Thomas Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of the United States
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Woodrow Wilson was the was the 28th President of the United States. He served from 1913 to 1921 and had one big regret of his presidency. A decision that would end up haunting him until the day he died.

Here’s what Wilson said on his deathbed: 

“I am a most unhappy man.
I have unwittingly ruined my country.

A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit.
Our system of credit is concentrated.
The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men.

We have come to be one of the worst ruled,
one of the most completely controlled
and dominated governments in the civilized world.

No longer a government by free opinion,
no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority,
but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

If you’re not clear on this, President Wilson was talking about the Federal Reserve. He realized that a group of men had tricked him into securing passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. He never got over it.

Interestingly enough, the Federal Reserve Act promised that the new central bank was going to “bring monetary stability” to the United States. Nearly 100 years later, look where we are:

15.5 Trillion Dollars of National Debt

I don’t think it’s working. Do you?

 

Are Levitating Homes the Solution to Natural Disasters?

Levitating Homes - Japan's solution to natural disasters
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Japanese researchers have developed an airbag-like system that keeps your home afloat during natural disasters and helps reduce impact.

It is near the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, more technological advances have been developed to prepare the country for possible future natural disasters. One of the most interesting inventions is the home levitation system, which is strong enough to lift your home off the shaking ground, and keep it as unaffected as possible.


Levitating Homes - Japan's solution to natural disasters

When your home is in levitation mode, an indoor control regulates how your home floats. The result being everything in your home remains balanced. A home can be lifted up to 3 centimeters or approximately 1.2 inches. When the earthquake is over, the compressor is turned off and the home gently returns to its foundation.

Air Danshin System Inc. is the creator and claims the airbag-type system is not only effective but costs 1/3 of the cost of other earthquake-proofing systems and needs little maintenance. The company hopes to continue installing this system to larger buildings, such as downtown offices and high-rise apartments, as they are potentially more dangerous and need efficient ways to keep the structures safe.

Even before the 2011 earthquake, Japanese researchers have been developing ways to keep buildings secure from natural disasters. In 2010, an elastic iron alloy was created as an alternative resource to make buildings more adaptable to shifting outdoor conditions. The alloy contains a shape-memory set of wires that architects would theoretically integrate into structures, making buildings flow with the earthquake’s movements but maintaining the wall’s shape by being stretchy enough to not fall apart.

In an event of a tsunami, a floating home system has been invented, using a similar system as the levitating home which lifts the house onto a bed of durable foam. When a flood occurs, the Float House is kept safe for up to 12 feet of water by essentially turning the home into a boat, with enough battery power to sustain electrical uses for up to three days.

While these innovations are fascinating, it’s good to take extra precautions to prepare yourselves from natural disasters.

The video below shows what the levitating system looks like in action. It shows the developers testing it out on two live humans.



You have to admit it’s an interesting idea.

We should remind you that even if you have one of these systems, you will still need food, water and supplies to get through a disaster. Just because your home is unaffected, everything else will still be affected. Therefore the need to still be self-sufficient for a proper time.

 

FEMA Puts Out Contract for Camps to House “Displaced Citizens”

FEMA Puts Out Contract for Camps to House Displaced Citizens

FEMA is looking for contractors to construct temporary emergency camps inside the United States which can be ready for occupancy within a 72 hour time frame. They will be used to house emergency responders as well as “displaced citizens”.

The National Responder Support Camp contract, posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, calls for contractors to:

“provide all necessary supervision, professional staff, labor support, material, supplies and equipment as necessary to make a RSC within a disaster-impacted area anywhere within the CONUS (Continental United States) within 72 hours after notification.”

The camps are primarily designed to house emergency responders, but will also be utilized to shelter “displaced citizens,” who will be “given the first opportunities for employment within the camp,” according to the solicitation. The camps will be able to service up to 2,000 people at one time.

The 72-hour camps are designed to deal with natural disasters, terrorist attacks, National Response Framework activities of federal agencies, National Special Security Events, “or any other situation where FEMA or an agency working through FEMA needs a RSC.”

The 72-hour camps will be secured with fencing and barricades and will also serve to create areas that are “off limits” to certain occupants. Entry into the camp will be controlled through a photo ID system for all occupants and visitors.

Medical treatment facilities, dining facilities, mobile showers and “morale welfare and recreation” facilities are all required as part of the contract.

FEMA’s latest efforts to satisfy the demand for emergency camps represents a continuation of preparations on behalf of the federal government to prepare for civil emergencies and potential social disorder.

In December, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano directed ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the U.S. She called for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.

A provision within the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law by President Obama on New Years Eve, handed the government the power to have American citizens arrested and detained without trial. However in the past week, Obama has signed a Presidential Directive that exempts U.S. citizens from being held indefinitely.

This begs the question. If American citizens are exempted, then why are the camps being built? Oh right. It’s for the first responders.