OSLU Preparedness Seminar

Ozark Self Reliant Living University

OSLU 4th Annual

Disaster Preparedness Seminars

  • Saturday January 31 9 am to 4:30 pm

Fun and Friends Senor Center, Thayer, MO

  • Sunday February 1 9 am to 4:30 pm

Next Step 7th Day Adventist Church, West Plains, MO

All Day, FREE

Lunch and Drinks Provided for Small Donation


Full Day Event, Come and Go As You Are Able Both Days

Please RSVP to assist us in planning lunch by calling


 or email mike65807@yahoo.com






9 am Dave Lohr Survival Without Shelter

Dave is an expert in wilderness survival and will show how to make weapons, traps, what foods are good to eat or should be avoided

10 am Sustainable Heating and Cooling and Storm Shelters, Matt Fielack

11 am Sensible Alternative Energy Using Woodgas,  Dr. Jim Hart MSU West Plains

Dr. Hart will demo a prototype small wood gas stove for heating. The same technology can power a car or truck or generate electricity

12 noon Lunch – Drinks, chili, potato soup, deserts provided. Many of the ingredients used locally grown and organic. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.

1 pm Robin Gilbert – Biblical Eating, foods that heal. Robin is a well-known medical missionary who shares her knowledge of a scriptural diet that improves health and what foods can assist in healing many diseases and ailments

2 pm Scott Peterson Down to Earth Seeds. Scott owns one of the premier heirloom seed companies in  the Ozarks and has been involved in preparedness for 20 years. He will share information on heirlooms, gardening, GMOs and health improvement.

3 pm Becky Peterson Essential Oils, Becky has a wealth of knowledge on how essential oils can replace many medicines either in an emergency or as a choice to take control of your health.

4 pm Rob Robinson restoring the constitution – Rob is a veteran of both the US Army and Marine Corp and has done extensive study of the Constitution, and will share his ideas on bringing government back to the people as originally intended.




9 am Craig Wiles Threat Assessment, Physical Preparedness and Social Preparedness/ Craig is pastor of the Next Step 7th Day Adventist Church and spent many years in the solar energy business. He is a former host of a radio talk show about preparedness and travels often giving seminars  on  sustainability, preparedness and homesteading. He is condensing three hours of material into a two hour segment, so pay attention.


11 am Sensible Alternative Energy Dr. Mainprize. Dr. Mainprize has an outstanding presentation on the various types of alternative energy available and how the average person can take advantage of them either to get off the grid and out of the gas line now, or to be ready if it becomes a necessity.


12 noon Lunch  Drinks, chili, potato soup, deserts provided. Many of the ingredients used locally grown and organic. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.


1 pm Robin Gilbert  Biblical Eating, foods that heal. Robin is a well-known medical missionary who shares her knowledge of a scriptural diet that improves health and what foods can assist in healing many diseases and ailments


2pm Dawn McPherson Medicine When There Is No Pharmacy


3 pm to 4 pm Waiting for confirmation, speaker will be announced

Inflation? Only if you eat…drive, drink water, etc.

As regular readers know, the way inflation is determined does NOT include food and fuel. Absolute stupidity, right? Well, the actual inflation and actual unemployment numbers vastly outweigh the official reports. Here’s a good article about the food side of things below.

Despite Decline in CPI, Food Index Increases in December

(CNSNews.com) — Despite a decline in the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) in December, the food index increased and the price index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs hit a record high, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


Is this possibly an indication of the SDR’s? A “basket of currencies”?

A basket of grocery goods. (AP)

According to the BLS, “The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.4 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 0.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.”

“The gasoline index continued to fall sharply, declining 9.4 percent and leading to the decrease in the seasonally adjusted all items index,” said the BLS.

“The fuel oil index also fell sharply, and the energy index posted its largest one-month decline since December 2008, although the indexes for natural gas and for electricity both increased,” said the BLS.

“The food index, in contrast, rose 0.3 percent, its largest increase since September.”


(AP Photo)

“The food index rose 0.3 percent in December after a 0.2 percent increase in November,” stated the BLS. “The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 0.3 percent as the index for beef and veal continued to rise, advancing 0.7 percent.”

In addition to rising 0.3 percent over the month, the index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs also hit a record high in December.

In January 1967, when the BLS started tracking this measure, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 38.1. As of last December 2013, it was 239.151. In November 2014 it hit 260.247. And in December 2014 it hit a record high of 261.002, an increase of 9.1 percent in one year.

The price of ground beef, which hit a record high in November of $4.201, declined in December to $4.156.

While the price of beef declined, the price of fresh whole chicken per pound increased 0.5 percent, and grade A eggs hit a record high price.


(AP Photo)

In January 1980, when the BLS started tracking the price of this commodity, Grade A eggs cost $0.879 per pound. By this December 2014, Grade A eggs cost $2.21 per pound. A decade ago, in December 2004, Grade A eggs cost $1.199 a pound. Since then, the price has increased 84.3%.

Each month, the BLS employs data collectors to visit thousands of retail stores all over the United States to obtain information on the prices of thousands of items to measure changes for the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI is simply the average change over time in prices paid by consumers for a market basket of goods and services.

The business and economic reporting of CNSNews.com is funded in part with a gift made in memory of Dr. Keith C. Wold.

Seed Swap in Missouri

This is in south central Missouri, but hopefully it will be really well attended! Especially in light of the fact that the powers that shouldn’t be are shutting down seed saver swaps all across the country to “protect us” from possible disease…

3rd Annual Willow Springs Seed Swap January 29
The third annual Willow Springs Seed Swap and Garden Seminar will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the historic Charles Ferguson Building in downtown Willow Springs. Heirloom seeds for vegetables, herbs and flowers, along with seed potatoes, are welcome. Call 417-469-1167 or 417-252-0935 for more information.

Venezuela Major Crisis

Seems like something we should all take notice about. The petro dollar is coming to the end of it’s run.

Venezuelans Throng Grocery Stores Under Military Protection

Shoppers thronged grocery stores across Caracas today as deepening shortages led the government to put Venezuela’s food distribution under military protection.

Long lines, some stretching for blocks, formed outside grocery stores in the South American country’s capital as residents search for scarce basic items such as detergent and chicken.

“I’ve visited six stores already today looking for detergent — I can’t find it anywhere,” said Lisbeth Elsa, a 27-year-old janitor, waiting in line outside a supermarket in eastern Caracas. “We’re wearing our dirty clothes again because we can’t find it. At this point I’ll buy whatever I can find.”

A dearth of foreign currency exacerbated by collapsing oil prices has led to shortages of imports from toilet paper to car batteries, and helped push annual inflation to 64 percent in November. The lines will persist as long as price controls remain in place, Luis Vicente Leon, director of Caracas-based polling firm Datanalisis, said today in a telephone interview.

Government officials met with representatives from supermarket chains today to guarantee supplies, state news agency AVN reported. Interior Minister Carmen Melendez said yesterday that security forces would be sent to food stores and distribution centers to protect shoppers.

Photographer: Noris Soto/Bloomberg

Empty shelves sit in a supermarket in the La Boyera part of eastern Caracas on Jan. 9, 2015.

‘Into Desperation’

“Don’t fall into desperation — we have the capacity and products for everyone, with calmness and patience. The stores are full,” she said on state television.

President Nicolas Maduro last week vowed to implement an economic “counter-offensive” to steer the country out of recession, including an overhaul of the foreign exchange system. He has yet to provide details. While the main government-controlled exchange sets a rate of 6.3 bolivars per U.S. dollar, the black market rate is as much as 187 per dollar.

Inside a Plan Suarez grocery store yesterday in eastern Caracas, shelves were mostly bare. Customers struggled and fought for items at times, with many trying to skip lines. The most sought-after products included detergent, with customers waiting in line for two to three hours to buy a maximum of two bags. A security guard asked that photos of empty shelves not be taken.

Police inside a Luvebras supermarket in eastern Caracas intervened to help staff distribute toilet paper and other products.

‘Looming Fear’

“You can’t find anything, I’ve spent 15 days looking for diapers,” Jean Paul Mate, a meat vendor, said outside the Luvebras store. “You have to take off work to look for products. I go to at least five stores a day.”

Venezuelan online news outlet VIVOplay posted a video of government food security regulator Carlos Osorio being interrupted by throngs of shoppers searching for products as he broadcast on state television from a Bicentenario government-run supermarket in central Caracas.

“What we’re seeing is worse than usual, it’s not only a seasonal problem,” Datanalisis’s Leon said. “Companies are not sure how they will restock their inventories or find merchandise, with a looming fear of a devaluation.”

The price for Venezuela’s oil, which accounts for more than 95 percent of the country’s exports, has plunged by more than half from last year’s peak in June to $47 a barrel this month.

“This is the worst it has ever been — I’ve seen lines thousands of people long,” Greisly Jarpe, a 42-year-old data analyst, said as she waited for dish soap in eastern Caracas. “People are so desperate they’re sleeping in the lines.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Andrew Rosati in Caracas at arosati3@bloomberg.net; Noris Soto in Caracas at nsoto9@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Andre Soliani at asoliani@bloomberg.net; Philip Sanders at psanders@bloomberg.net Nathan Crooks, Randall Woods

Taking Your Money Because They Can…Civil Forfeiture

This is both frightening and hilarious. It does have a bit of adult language, so  be aware of that. This has been documented in serious fashion previously, but this comedic approach may really drive it home for some people.

The video is about 16 minutes long, and if you want to get why the “war on drugs” is so corrupt, you need to stay around until the end where a couple loses their home because their son brought $40 of drugs into their home…The house was guilty of a crime, see.


Sterilization Via Vaccination

As many who are skeptical of vaccines know, sterilization sometimes occurs along with other horrific side effects of vaccination. The article below deals with a recent, and extremely upsetting aspect of this issue. The only missing link is an obvious line to Bill and Melinda Gates….

‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government.

According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine.

“We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.”

Dr. Ngare, spokesman for the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, stated in a bulletin released November 4, “This proved right our worst fears; that this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine. This evidence was presented to the Ministry of Health before the third round of immunization but was ignored.”

But the government says the vaccine is safe. Health Minister James Macharia even told the BBC, “I would recommend my own daughter and wife to take it because I entirely 100% agree with it and have confidence it has no adverse health effects.”

And Dr. Collins Tabu, head of the Health Ministry’s immunization branch, told the Kenyan Nation, that “there is no other additive in the vaccine other than the tetanus antigen.”

Tabu said the same vaccine has been used for 30 years in Kenya. Moreover, “there are women who were vaccinated in October 2013 and March this year who are expectant. Therefore we deny that the vaccines are laced with contraceptives.”

Newspaper stories also report women getting pregnant after being vaccinated.

Responds Dr. Ngare: “Either we are lying or the government is lying. But ask yourself, ‘What reason do the Catholic doctors have for lying?’” Dr. Ngare added: “The Catholic Church has been here in Kenya providing health care and vaccinating for 100 years for longer than Kenya has existed as a country.”

Dr. Ngare told LifeSiteNews that several things alerted doctors in the Church’s far-flung medical system of 54 hospitals, 83 health centres, and 17 medical and nursing schools to the possibility the anti-tetanus campaign was secretly an anti-fertility campaign.

Why, they ask does it involve an unprecedented five shots (or “jabs” as they are known, in Kenya) over more than two years and why is it applied only to women of child-bearing years, and why is it not being conducted without the usual fanfare of government publicity?

“Usually we give a series three shots over two to three years, we give it anyone who comes into the clinic with an open wound, men, women or children.” said Dr. Ngare. “If this is intended to inoculate children in the womb, why give it to girls starting at 15 years? You cannot get married till you are 18.” The usual way to vaccinate children is to wait till they are six weeks old.”

But it is the five-vaccination regime that is most alarming. “The only time tetanus vaccine has been given in five doses is when it is used as a carrier in fertility regulating vaccines laced with the pregnancy hormone, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) developed by WHO in 1992.”

It is HCG that has been found in all six samples sent to the University of Nairobi medical laboratory and another in South Africa. The bishops and doctors warn that injecting women with HCG , which mimics a natural hormone produced by pregnant women, causes them to develop antibodies against it. When they do get pregnant, and produce their own version of HCG, it triggers the production of antibodies that cause a miscarriage.

“We knew that the last time this vaccination with five injections has been used was in Mexico in 1993 and Nicaragua and the Philippines in 1994,” said Dr. Ngare. “It didn’t cause miscarriages till three years later,” which is why, he added, the counterclaims that women who got the vaccination recently and then got pregnant are meaningless.

Ngare said WHO tried to bring the same anti-fertility program into Kenya in the 1990s. “We alerted the government and it stopped the vaccination. But this time they haven’t done so.”

Ngare also contrasted the secrecy of this campaign with the usual fanfare accompanying national vaccination efforts. “They usually bring all the stakeholders together three months before the campaign, like they did with polio a little while ago. And they use staff in all the centres to give out the vaccine.” But with this anti-tetanus campaign, “only a few operatives from the government are allowed to give it out. They come with a police escort. They take it away with them when they are finished. Why not leave it with the local medical staff to administer?”

Brian Clowes of Human Life International in Virginia told LifeSite News that WHO was not involved in the Nicaragua, Mexican and Philippines campaigns. “They try to maintain a spotless record. They let organizations like United Nations Population Fund and USAID do the dirty work.”

In the previous cases, said Clowes, the vaccinators insisted their product was pure until it was shown not to be. Then they claimed the positive tests for HCG were isolated, accidental contaminations in the manufacturing process.

LifeSiteNews has obtained a UN report on an August 1992 meeting at its world headquarters in Geneva of 10 scientists from “Australia, Europe, India and the U.S.A” and 10 “women’s health advocates” from around the world, to discuss the use of “fertility regulating vaccines.” It describes the “anti-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin vaccine” as the most advanced.

One million Kenyan women and girls have been vaccinated so far with another 1.3 million to go. The vaccination is targeting women, according to the government, in order to inoculate their children in the womb against tetanus as well. The government says 550 children die of tetanus yearly.

In covering the contest of words the pro-government Nation found plenty of women who had been vaccinated and were now pregnant, even one who was the wife of a former Catholic priest who left the Church to marry. The paper ignored Kenya’s reliance on the Catholic medical system, while setting the bishops’ stand in a questionable historical context of irrational responses “largely based on religious beliefs,” the more recent murder of vaccination teams in Nigeria, and even of CIA conspiracy theories.

Why would the UN want to suppress the population in developing countries? “Racism,” is Brian Clowes’ first explanation. “Also, the developed countries want to get hold of their natural resources. And lately, there is the whole bogus global warming thing.”

Dr. Ngare said it was the Catholic Church’s hope that the government could have resolved the matter quietly by testing the vaccine. “But the government has chosen to be combative,” forcing Kenya’s bishops and Catholic doctors to go public.

WHO’s Kenyan office and several WHO media contacts in Washington, D.C. failed to respond to LifeSiteNews enquiries over a 24-hour period.

Global Inventory Control…NAIS, ADT, but in England

For many of us who fought against the National Animal Identification system, it was apparent that the goal was total inventory control. Globally, not just in certain countries. Here is an article from England that illustrates the future of animal agriculture here in the US if we don’t stay vigilant. Please don’t buy that “we beat NAIS”, they simply changed the name and moved the penalties to the states instead of to individuals from the fed level enforcement.

Suffolk farmer fined nearly £50,000 for cattle offences

Author: Suffolk Trading Standards Published: 3rd November 2014 14:58

Suffolk farmer fined nearly £50,000 for cattle offences

Suffolk farmer, Eric Moss and his company ARP Farms Limited have been fined a total of £47,450 today for not disposing of cattle carcasses properly, and not registering the births and deaths of cattle under animal health legislation.

The offences were discovered following joint inspections last year by Suffolk Trading Standards and Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) at Botany Farm, Farnham, Saxmundham.

When Trading Standards initially inspected Botany Farm, cattle corpses were found in open areas around the farm in varying stages of decay and several cattle did not have ear tags for identification.

Without cattle identification and traceability, any meat consumed cannot be traced back to its origins and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be free from diseases such as BSE.

Despite ongoing advice to Moss, from Trading Standards and AHVLA, to ensure he inspected his cattle regularly and dispose of dead cattle compliantly, more corpses were discovered on further inspections.

Eric Moss was fined £6,000 for 3 x Animal By Product offences.

ARP Farms Ltd were fined £9,600 for 3 x Animal By Product offences.

Eric Moss was fined £5600 for 2 x Cattle ID offences and sentenced to 4 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

ARP Farms Ltd was fined £12,000 for 2 x Cattle ID offences.

Eric Moss was also fined £250 for a Bail Act offence for not turning up at court for a hearing in April this year.

A total of £14,000 was awarded for costs.

Today’s fines follow a previous prosecution against Moss and his business ARP Farms Ltd when he pleaded guilty to charges concerning Cattle Identification and Animal By-Product legislation in November 2011.

Councillor Colin Spence, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for public protection, said:
“Prosecutions such as these are rare but when a farmer has received repeated advice and warnings but has chosen to ignore animal health legislation that could potentially put animals and humans at risk to disease, Trading Standards has no option but to take robust action against them.

“The court has sent out a clear message that anyone who continues bad practices such as those carried out by Mr Moss and ARP will be dealt with severely.”

Lee Nunn, Suffolk Trading Standards Officer, said:

“The vast majority of the Suffolk farming community identify and dispose of their dead animals and take on board Trading Standards advice.  This collectively provides the public reassurance that effective animal disease control measures are in place.”

“We would encourage the public or farming community to report any instances of farm animals they have concerns about to us on 03454 04 05 06.”

Mr Moss has also pleaded not guilty to Animal Welfare allegations.  Offences include causing unnecessary suffering to cattle and his failure to provide adequate food and shelter to his cattle under Welfare of Farmed Animals regulations. A trial concerning these offences will be heard at Ipswich Magistrates Court at a later date.


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