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Monday, March 02, 2020

Learning To Improvise May Save Your Life As Store Shelves Are Emptied By 'Ordinary Americans' Scared Into Preparing By Coronavirus

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine


It was never clear why everyday Americans looked at those that believed in prepping for survival as if they were crazy, other than the establishment media's attempts at every turn to present preppers in that manner. No one calls those that have car insurance, crazy. No they call them law abiding citizens preparing for a possibility of a car accident. Same with home insurance, health, etc.....

Even ordinary Americans that shop once a week in order to feed their families throughout the next week without running to the store everyday, are in fact, prepping. They are simply doing it in far smaller amounts and to last less time than those prepping for long-term survival.

With that said we are seeing a number of countries across the globe as well as certain states within the U.S. that are discovering the benefits of having a stockpile of food and basic necessities, discovering all of this because they became scared as the news of the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread, much more slowly than the virus itself.

While fear may be a powerful motivator to start prepping, it is also self-defeating to wait until the last minute, then decide "Oh my, I need stuff before the shelves are empty," because by the time, many of the shelves will already be empty, as shown in a few images below. from Business Insider taken from social media users showing store shelves emptied.

Panic is never a good thing and panic shopping pretty much guarantees you get the left-overs, and most likely what is left are things that won't be very helpfull if you and yours family decide to self-quarantine or simply hunker down until further notice.


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Here is one of my favorites, where  so0me random Twitter user, Chris H, snarkily blames the Trump administration because clueless Americans that didn't have the sense to be preparing even in a limited manner, well.... ever, decided to panic shop and buy up all the N-95 masks.



Yes, in his little, tiny, Trump Derangement Syndrome infected mind, it is the Trump administration's fault that Americans, woefully unprepared, got scared into preparing by the coronavirus and ran out and empties all the store shelves.

The Business Insider article has a lot of social media images and commentary, so head over and take a look. 

We note that the images of emptied shelves are coming from areas where the user claims is three hours from a  major city. Images are coming from one end of the country to the other. Items the stores are running out of include everything from cold and flu medications, to toilet paper, and especially face masks. Stores mentioned include Target, CVS, Home Depot, Rite Aid, Walgreens and more. 

Via Daily Mail in a piece titled "Panic buying strips store shelves as people stockpile amid coronavirus outbreak with one woman turning her basement into a 'supermarket' and a man buying a YEAR'S supply of food which includes 192 tins of SPAM."

Supermarket shelves are starting to be stripped bare as Americans prepare for the spread of coronavirus.

People have been panic buying items ever since health authorities warned that Americans should start preparing for domestic acceleration of the virus.

Supplies have been flying off the shelves with people posting photos on social media showing the lack of products available in some stores and pharmacies. 

In California, some Walgreens stores had been completely depleted of cough medicines, cold and flue medications, vaporizers, masks and thermometers.

Shoppers in Hawaii were buying up flatbeds of canned goods, bottled water, toilet paper and paper towels from a local Costo. 

A supermarket aisle in Virginia had been stripped of non-perishables like pasta.

Those not prepared already, may simply be out of luck by now, unless they are willing to learn to improvise.






IMPROVISATION MAY BE YOUR ONLY CHOICE....

Masks: Face masks seem to the one item everyone is running out of and many stores have no clue when they will get more in stock.  Other have signs limiting sales to 10 per customer.

As of this writing Amazon still has face masks available, but the price has skyrocketed, where for 50 disposable masks are seeling for nearly $80 dollars and that is one of the cheaper products I have found. Others have spiked to up to 100 masks for $159.00 and 150 masks for more than $225.00.

Apparently price gouging is popular today, but at least the items are still in stock, as are respirators.

If one cannot afford the spiked prices or simply refuse to pay that much, and cannot find face masks in their area, there are some very good Do-It-Yourself videos and resources out there. 

One of the best I have found, shown below, is a clear, straight to the point,  visual how-to video to make  an antiviral face mask, using water, vinegar, Zinc sulfate, Copper sulfate and a decent sized piece of cloth.



How to make an antiviral face mask from cloth, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate and distilled vinegar.
You will need: 
1 tablespoon (50 grams) Zinc sulfate 
1 tablespoon (50 grams) Copper sulfate 
1/2 cup 5% distilled vinegar
1 liter distilled (or reverse osmosis water)
Mix Zinc sulfate, copper sulfate and water. If cloudy, it will still work but much better if solution is not cloudy and this can be achieved with distilled water.

Cut face cloth. 
Dip top half into zinc/copper/water
Dip bottom half into vinegar

Let dry
Fold over and breath through.

Cover and save the liquids, they will preserve well. You can make quite a few masks from this.
You may also be able use the zinc/copper solution to disinfect your hands or fingers. Do not 'double dip'. Rather have a 'clean' person use a fine mist sprayer with the mix on your hands when you come home. 

Caution: 
Some people make have skin sensitivities to the ingredients
Don't get chemicals or liquids in your eyes
These ingredients may degrade a standard mask or valve assembly. You may prefer using treated cloth outside a standard mask or as a cloth insert.
Original patent:#9,963,611


Those items are still reasonably priced... for now anyway.

Zinc Sulfate Powder - Contains 35.5% Zinc & 16.5% Sulfur"Greenway Biotech Brand" 1 Pound

SeedRanch Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate 99.9% Crystals - 10 Lbs

20% White Vinegar - 200 Grain Vinegar Concentrate - 1 Gallon of Natural and Safe Multi-Use Concentrated Industrial Vinegar


Toilet Paper: Another lesson being learned by Americans is how fast items such as toilet paper be emptied off of store shelves, as the stories out of Hawaii are teaching us.

Key Quote: "Costco was limited toilet paper purchases to five packs per person." 

While they are still in stock, in bulk, at Amazon.... again there is no telling how long that will last, so if  you haven't already stocked up on paper towels and toilet paper, and stores start seeing a run on those items, improvization may come in handy here as well.

Wet wipes or baby wipes, while more expensive that toilet paper, still do the job. Some are flushable, but others aren't, so remember your biohazard bags.

Any type of paper product from magazine pages to newspapers, while not exactly pleasant feeling, get the job done.

Coffee filters, those can be bought by the thousands very cheaply and in a pinch, will work just fine.

Food: Another item to think about is food, especially for those that haven't been preparing at all. If one is just starting to think about "prepping" because of this latest coronavirus, meaning they do not have any emergency survival freeze dried foods, only what is in their fridge and freezer, by the time they get to the grocery store, options may be limited.

Many might think there is no substitute for food, and in one manner they would be right, but in a survival situation, protein powders mixed with water can, and will, provide the nutrients needed to survive for a while.  Sprouts, known as a "miracle food," will also provide nutrients, although the stomach may still feel empty, they will survive.




Sprouting supplies still available at reasonable prices can be found at Home Depot stores, places like Walmart,  and can be delivered fast from Amazon.


BOTTOM LINE

The point here is there are many areas that a person can use substitutions or improvisations, and Do-It-Yourself instructions to survive if the actual product is unavailable. Learning about those things can be done online, there are thousands of resources, there are also a number of prepping and survival hard cover books that can be kept around the house for anyone that may be cut off from Internet access or electricity.

We only covered a few of the items that people are panic shopping right off the shelves and substitutes, there are hundreds of ways to improvise a variety of things that are needed in an emergency situation, or even a long-term self-quarantine choice, but undoubtedly readers will have dozens if not hundreds of other little tips, tricks, ideas and resources.


See those in the comment section over at All News PipeLine


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Full Plate Today Empty Plate Tomorrow



February 27, 2020


Today's Full Plate Is Tomorrow's Empty Plate


(Italy Grocery Stores Empty Shelves From coronavirus Panic Shopping)



By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine


For those that still think that food could never become an issue in the U.S., those I refer to as "zombified," we will start this article with proof that food is already an issue. Not only  food in grocery stores in countries already panicked by Coronavirus, but the largest of Emergency Survival Food companies are running out of some of their most sought after products.

Make no mistake, many of these products may never be available from some of these companies again.

I was reminded by someone well connected within the food industry while asking around, that one of the most important points to try to get across is that the survival food we buy today, canned, freeze dried or whatever, is from last years' crops and harvests.

Think about that. Last years crops were decimated by flooding which in many cases prevented farmers from planting, then an early freeze which forced them to harvest early, ending up with only a percentage of their crops. The same foods that companies use to can, freeze dry and use in certain items for this year.

In other words, where was already an issue with food, it just hasn't been noticed yet.

Anyone that doubts that will end up being one of the first people to starve in a disaster-type scenario, a pandemic, or any type of a catastrophe.

FOOD CHAIN IS BROKEN

The same day that ANP received an email from a emergency survival food supplier warning that "Fear of a Pandemic is depleting inventory throughout the emergency food industry," one of our long-time readers, Susie, left the following comment in our comment section:

FYI : I was checking "My Patriot Supply" for some freeze-dried stuff, etc., and they have posted a notice, that many things can be up to 28 days delayed (for shipping to customer). They are normally a 2-day shipper !!! I don't know if this applies to everything, or not ?? I did go ahead and order what I was looking for, but who knows when it will arrive ??



When we received the email which contained the graphic above, our first thought is of course they would push their product at a time of uncertainty, folks do not get into the food supply business unless they intend to supply consumers food, but seeing Susie's comment right then, had us doing some research.

What we found is quite concerning.

A search over at Augason Foods, shared on social media, shows that the "4-person, 1-year emergency shelter-in-place food supply kit," priced at over $5,100, is out of stock already.





Augason Farms and My Patriot Supply are not the only places we are  hearing reports of supply shortages, as a look at the only wholesale website for Cotsco is showing one of their largest bulk packages, the "Mountain House 1-year food storage, 2,814 services," prices at $4,999.99, is also out of stock.




Here is the message on Numanna's home page:





While there are still some emergency survival items left at Amazon, we are nothing those are going fast as well.

Seeing the pattern?

Recommended and RelatedDare To Prepare - 6th Editon 2018

We are being told that the largest of emergency survival food companies can't handle more than 1,000 kits, packages and/or long-term supplies at this time, and given the shortages in crops last year, the supply chain may make ordering in bulk impossible in the foreseeable future.

Also, proving that once again how unprepared people are for a disaster scenario, using Italy as an example here because the videos have already started coming out, panic shopping, this time because of the Coronavirus, has stores shelves already empties.








People that have been prepping, whether a little at a time or have been for years, are well ahead of everyone else right now because if their grocery stores' shelves empty, they can still feed their families.

Here is one last thing to remember before we move along to our next bullet point. In a time of emergency in the United States, the government has the right to assume control of all major food sources, including farms, manufacturing, school cafeterias, basically any place that stores any stockpile of food.


ACT AS IF THERE IS NOTHING MORE COMING....................

"Reality based knowledge dispels fear" - Steve Quayle via phone, February 27, 2020

Inevitably when we write prepping pieces we will get trolls that only come to... well... troll. They scream fear porn, or snarkily remind people to be very afraid, implying that those that write prepping pieces want people to be scared.

One really has to wonder about those people and why they would not encourage everyone to prepare.

It is the exact opposite, as we at ANP have stated consistently, if a person is as prepared for any eventuality as they are capable of being, then there is never a reason to be fearful or scared.

Personally I liked Steve's quote far better, so after he said that to me, I asked if I could please quote him. As you can see above... he said yes!

Quayle, who has been recommending prepping for survival before prepping became a movement, also made another point. I am not using a quote but paraphrasing because honestly, I was writing what he was saying down so fast I am having trouble reading what I wrote.

The basic point is that as we see store shelves emptying around the globe from this panic over coronavirus, by people that obviously haven't prepared before, we are nothing a disconnect as people assume when the supply chain clears food will automatically become available again when they should be assuming it won't.

At least then they will be prepared if it doesn't, and if it does, the food won't go to waste.




DEHYDRATING, CANNING AND GROWING

We have dealt extensively with learning to grow our own foods, from lighting to sprouting to hydroponics to books showing how to grow indoor gardens year round, which is very handy for those of us that have very cold, long winters.

We'll provide those links to the growing section after we discuss canning and dehydrating your own meats, vegetables, fruits and other foods.


When it comes to prepping books, when I mentioned I was going to add a section on canning, Quayle recommended, highly, Holly Deyos book, Dare to Prepare, making it clear her book is one of the best prepping books out there.

Dare To Prepare - 6th Editon 2018

Canning is a method to preserve food in airtight containers after the foods are process. Canning, done correctly can provide a long shelf life, at least long enough to get your own gardens producing so that you can feed yourself and can your extras to store more food.


Other resources to learn more about canning, include the following:

A to Z Canning and Preserving for Total Beginners : The Essential Canning Recipes and Canning Supplies Guide

The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: Everything You Need to Know to Can Meats, Vegetables, Meals in a Jar, and More

Canning and Preserving for Beginners: The Essential Canning Recipes and Canning Supplies Guide


Dehydrating And Freeze Drying: One of the most common misconceptions I have noted is that people use the terminology freeze dried and dehydrated as if they are exchangeable. They are not.

An explanation of the differences can be found at the ReadyStore website, but we will link to products that allow both methods, although dehydrators are far less expensive than freeze dryers, but the foods also have less of a shelf life.

The prices ranges of the products below fluctuate because what one can afford, another might not be able to.

Dehydrators:

Presto 06300 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator, Standard

Electric Food Dehydrator Machine, Professional Multi-Tier Kitchen Food Appliances, Meat or Beef Jerky Maker, Fruits and Vegetable Dryer with 5 Stackable Trays

Chefman Food Dehydrator Machine 6 Tray BPA Free with Adjustable Digital Timer and Temperature Control Touch Screen

Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine - Digital Adjustable Timer | Temperature Control | Keep Warm Function | Dryer for Jerky, Herb, Meat, Beef, Fruit and To Dry Vegetables | 10 Stainless Steel trays

STX International STX-DEH-1200W-XLS Dehydra Commercial Grade Stainless Steel Digital Food Dehydrator

Tribest Sedona Express SDE-S6780-B Digital Food Dehydrator, Black with Stainless Steel Trays


Freeze Dryer:

4-Tray Medium Red Freeze Dryer with Mylar Starter Kit

Harvest Right Large Freeze Dryer


Because the freeze dryers are so expensive, we did find an excellent piece over at "BeSurvival" that explains how to freeze dry food, with or without a machine.

Don't forget containers, whether airtight canisters, buckets or Mylar bags, and oxygen absorbers,

Growing food indoor year-round: Below are a set of links we have previously published to learn and grow your own food throughout the year. One day you may only have the food you have grown to dehydrate or freeze dry.

Some books with excellent review scores:

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days

Indoor Edible Garden: Creative Ways to Grow Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables in Your Home

Other items for growing food indoors: (Related: The 8 Best Vegetables to Grow Indoors)

900W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum, with 100pcs Dual Chips LEDs, Double Switch, Adjustable Rope Hanger, Grow Bags, Daisy Chain Plant Growing Lamp for Hydroponic Greenhouse Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

AeroGarden Sprout LED - Black

Burpee Organic Premium Potting Mix, 8 Quart

CicoYinG 2-Pack 10 Gallon Potato Grow Bags - Plant Growing Bags w/Drainage Holes & Access Flap & Handles, Garden Bag Plant Pot for Grow Vegetables, Plant Bags Fabric Pots w/4Pcs Plant Labels


BOTTOM LINE - OTHER TIDBITS

A couple other points to consider include things like portion control, because if the food becomes scarce, always assume it is going to stay that way and if it doesn't, then nice surprise, but if it does stay that way, better to ration your food wisely than run out and have to fight for food.

Always act like there is nothing more coming.

Make no mistake, we are not recommending that anyone use their rent, or utility money to go out and panic shop, but if you are planning a vacation or a big spend on something less important that survival, think about using some of that to prepare, just in case.

We'll end this as we began it.... today's full plate may very well be tomorrow's empty plate... so act accordingly.






Thursday, February 27, 2020


February 25, 2020

Our Worst Nightmare Is Underway As Zombified Americans Are Unprepared To Protect Themselves And Their Families From Coronavirus



By Susan Duclos - All News Pipeline - Originally published at All News PipeLine


While ANP has recommended readers protect themselves as we watch the spread of the COVID-19 virus across the globe, we note that typical everyday Americans that appear to only get their news from the establishment media and believe what they are being told by them, are acting clueless, almost comatose and zombified as if there is no danger whatsoever to them, their families or their communities.

We have provided readers' recommendations, links for protection items, emergency survival food, suggested indoor year round gardening  along with books to learn how to grow food inside in case we have to hunker down long enough to use up all the emergency survival freeze dried foods.

One aspect of protections for ourselves and our families that we have not addressed is family that lives outside of our homes, especially those living in big cities, and how to help them if reports of COVID-19 coronavirus has spread to a city near them or worse, in their city.


While some would says each is on their own, others would be hard-pressed to deny safe haven to family or close friends that need a place to run to, but to offer help, while minimizing the risk to our own lives, there are home preparations and modifications that would have to be made before allowing anyone that has even potentially been exposed to enter our homes.

On Monday, Steve Quayle linked to an outstanding piece over at Survival Dan 101, dealing with setting up a home quarantine room, and some of those suggestions are incorporated below, along with some additional ideas.




Pick A Home To Set Up A Quarantine Room: If members of your family live in close proximity to each other , there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to set up multiple quarantine rooms in different homes.

Discuss it. Choose one home, preferably a house versus Aunt Betty's apartment where neighbors live on top of each other and it is harder to isolate anyone that has been possibly exposed to COVID-19 or any other virus.

This is smart for a number of reasons.

First: You are not chancing multiple homes having the virus inside, so it will be easier to keep contained.

Second: There is a much higher chance that there is another entrance/exit close to the quarantine room.

Third: Setting the quarantine room up becomes much less expensive because all working age family members can chip in for the items needed to set up the room. With only one room being utilized, no need to purchase the set up items for more than one location.

Fourth: A house has a better chance of having a garage, which if prepared properly, would be a great quarantine room and keep those possibly infected out of the house altogether.

For the purpose of this article, we would rather err on the side of caution, so we are assuming no garage quarantine room, for whatever reason.


Some ideas via the Survival Dan piece along with some of our own suggestions mixed in.

Drop cloths, duct tape: No matter where you set up your quarantine, you’ll want to get plastic drop cloths to help you limit the contagion. You’ll need enough drop cloth to cover the access to the room in curtain layers. Hang two layers at the entrance. One to enter the room, and then hang another curtain barrier with three feet of space between trap contagion. You may also like to cover the windows to keep the contagion from spreading or use a containment zipper at the entrance of your quarantine room. You’ll need basic supplies to set up your room within a quarantine room using drop cloths and securing them in place with duct tape. Remember duct tape has infinite survival uses!


Gray (Duct) Tape - 2in. x 55 Yard Length(Made in U.S.A)

CCS Chicago Canvas & Supply 6 Piece Set - 9 feet x 12 feet Plastic Drop Cloth - (9 x 12 1 MIL)


You can also use thumb tacks or push pins to hang the plastic drop cloths, although I do agree with Survival Dan that duct tape can be used for a variety of things, so that should something everyone always has on hand as part of their preps.

U Brands Push Pins, Clear Plastic Head, Steel Point, 200-Count - 658U08-24


Antiviral tissues: Antiviral tissues help limit the contagion with a moisture-activated layer that kills 99.9% of Cold & Flu Viruses. Having Kleenex on hand is a comfort, but having antiviral facial tissues is mostly important for reducing exposure to others.

Kleenex Professional Anti-Viral Facial Tissue Cube for Business (21286), White, 3 Boxes


We'll add other disinfectant wipes here as well, since constant attention to make sure hands, and surfaces are virus free at all times is critical to keeping any type of sickness or virus from spreading.


Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfecting Wipes

Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes, 20 Count Soft Pack

PDI Sani-cloth HB Germicidal Disposable Wipes 6" X 6-3/4" (1 Pack of 160)

PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes, Alcohol Formula, Fragrance Free, 300 Count Individually Wrapped Hand Wipes

Care Touch Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer Wipes - 10 Travel Packs of 20 Count Each - Antibacterial Moisturizing Sanitizing Wipes with Vitamin E Aloe for Baby to Adult 200 Wipes Total

PureGreen24 (32oz) Disinfectant, Kills Deadly Germs Including 2019 Flu & MRSA Without The Use of Toxic Chemicals

PureGreen24 (32oz 2 Pack) Disinfectant, Kills Deadly Germs Including 2020 Flu & NoroVirus Without The Use of Toxic Chemicals
PureGreen24 (Gallon) Disinfectant, Kills Deadly Germs Including 2020 Flu & NoroVirus Without The use of Toxic Chemicals

Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfecting Cleaner Refill, 128 Ounce

DuPont Industrial & Scientific 1414 Large TY122S Large EACH Disposable Elastic Wrist, Bootie and Hood Tyvek Coverall Suit 1414 White

Spray Nine 26801 Heavy Duty Cleaner/Degreaser and Disinfectant - 1 Gallon

Coleman Dish and Hands Camp Soap Sheets, 50 sheets





Gloves, Suits, and Biohazard Bags: We cannot overstate the need to protect yourself and your family. Gloves, suits and biohazard bags for waste or other items coming from within the quarantine room, is a must. They can always be used for other things should they not be needed for a sickness.


MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Small, Case/1000 (10 Boxes of 100)
MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Medium, Case/1000 (10 Boxes of 100)
MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Large, 100 Count, Pack of 10

Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles with Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Coating (S3970DF ) - 19369, Navy Body, Clear Lens


As far as the suits are concerned, not only should a supply be available for the caregiver, but enough disposable suits should be available for the patient or person in quarantine as well in case they have to leave that room for any reason.


DuPont Coverall Suit - Respirator Fit Hood, Elastic Wrists, Elastic Ankles, Storm Flap Over Zipper

3M Particulate Respirator 8233, N100

Sellstrom S30120 Advantage Series All-Purpose Face Shield

Oakridge Extra Thick 10 Gallon Biohazard Safety Bags (50 Bags) - 24"x24"


Another suggestion from Survival Dan is the biohazard toilet.

Ensure your quarantine area has a toilet: Infected patients should have a separate bathroom and toilet, and this can be as simple as a camping toilet. The sick can’t do their business where everyone else does or they will spread the contagion and you can create a biohazard toilet or buy one. In addition to the sanitation supplies listed above, you need to set up a commode.


Emergency Zone Honey Bucket Style Toilet Complete Set with Liner and Chemicals. 1 Pack

Other recommendations found at the Survival Dan articles includes, but is not limited to, sanitizing the patient before entering the house quarantine location, laundry considerations, medications, and a mini kitchen.

Read the entire piece here, because I want to focus my last point on those mini kitchens, which can be set up in the quarantine room, which limits the need for the caregiver to be constantly exposed to the person or persons in quarantine.




Mine-Kitchen: Obviously we are not talking about a full kitchen and all the appliances, but having a hotplate, a pot or pan, plastic utensils and paper plates that can disposed of after each use, paper or plastic cups, so remember a healthy amount of garbage bags!

This is when freeze dried foods will come in very handy, especially the powdered milk, eggs, and butter, which can be re-hydrated in amounts small enough just to use and there is no need for a refrigerator. Plenty of water to wash and cook to re-hydrate the foods.


Recommendation: Personally I would suggest staying away from products made in China where the coronavirus first originated.... just sayin'.

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BOTTOM LINE

Many Americans are walking around absolutely clueless as to even the existence of COVID-19, and those aware of it mainly have no idea that entire cities are being locked down across the globe, people are being forced to stay home, banned from going out or being in gatherings, schools are being closed.... in other words, they have no idea how nasty this virus is, or how fast it has spread to dozens of countries already.


As with any type of event, preparation is key. If one plans and then prepares accordingly, then the stress of the possibility of being caught unprepared is nonexistent.





Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Censoring 2020 Has Already Begun As Big Tech 'Pulls Out All The Stops' To Prevent Independent Media From Countering The 'Official Narrative'

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine


They Want Us Gone Before The 2020 Elections




As more and more Democrats throw their hat in the ring, already announcing they'll be running for president in 2020, big tech has begun to pull out all the stops to prevent Independent Media (IM) from bypassing the mainstream media narrative by not only limiting the reach of IM articles and video reporting, but actively hiding reports that do not conform to their narrative, while Microsoft is attempting to blacklist entire websites, such as Drudge and Breitbart by declaring them fake news.

YOUTUBE CENSORS 'BORDER-LINE CONTENT' AKA CONSPIRACY VIDEOS

YouTube, a site made popular by videographers that questioned the official narrative, quite literally turning it into the biggest videoplatform on the Internet to date, although others are now becoming pretty popular given YouTube's recent censorship practices, has decided to flip the very creators that made them so big, a huge middle finger by announcing that they would be hiding content they consider to be "conspiracy."

Via Google's blog post on the new changes:

We’ll continue that work this year, including taking a closer look at how we can reduce the spread of content that comes close to—but doesn’t quite cross the line of—violating our Community Guidelines. To that end, we’ll begin reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.

"Reducing recommendations" is code for censoring, hiding videos from users even if they are searching using specific terms. If YouTube deems the informative video to be out-of-the-box, something that questions the official narrative, AKA "conspiracy" theories,  then a user will not be able to find it in the recommendations, which is supposed to pull up videos most searched for by the user to recommend content they are interested in.


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