Mountain House Sale at Ready Made Resources and Camping Survival
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Increased Tension With China
I mentioned a few weeks ago that China aired on their state-run media that they had, as the Washington times puts it “Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.” Now China has implemented an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADZ). For a better understanding of why this is a problem, here is an article from CNN called Why China’s new air zone incensed Japan, U.S.. From the article:
“It declared that aircraft in the area must report their flight plans to China, maintain two-way radio and clearly mark their nationalities on the aircraft.”
This is China trying to bolster its claim over a series of Japan controlled uninhabited islands. China has said any flight that does not comply with the Air Defense Zone will face unspecified defensive actions. China sent fighter planes to inspect Japanese and US planes in the area.
First, on China having plans to destroy America with Nuclear subs, as I have previously mentioned, it doesn’t surprise me at all. In fact, it would surprise me if the homeland of Sun Tzu did not have a plan. However, what does surprise me a little, is that they released it on their public television for their public to watch. They also aired maps of strikes on Los Angeles and other west coast targets, and the potential radiation maps.
I don’t believe that this was for the consumption of the Chinese people. I think this was simply China flexing a bit.
Now onto the “Air Defense Zone (ADZ)”; this is China flexing even more. Their ADZ encroaches on our ally, Japan, and is on the northernmost part of Taiwan, another US ally. I don’t think this, in and of itself, will amount to much, but it will increase the tension in the area. The US has rightly told China to “bugger off” in not so many words, but has since told commercial flights that they should abide by the Chinese request.
I do expect more flexing, and suspect it will get more aggressive.
The Problem with Antibiotics
I have covered pandemic in the past, and have mentioned that it is one of the “big ones” that I am the most concerned with. The article I wrote called Flu and Pandemic Preps to Buy Now lists some of my thoughts and has links to other articles from me on the topic.
In a recent article from theWeek.com called Why the post-antibiotic world is the real-life version of the zombie apocalypse, it explains part of the problem we are facing with drug resistant super bugs.
The article mentions Alexander Flemming, the man who discovered the first antibiotic, Penicillin. He stated:
“It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them… There is the danger that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug make them resistant.”
The article explains that it can cost pharmaceutical companies a billion dollars in research for a new antibiotic. The article also explains that since antibiotics are not an ongoing medication, there isn’t as much of an upside when compared to medications that treat chronic illnesses.
Another part of the problem that the article doesn’t cover is how frequently doctors prescribe antibiotics when they simply aren’t needed.
The bottom line is that we are seeing more and more antibiotic resistant bacteria and less new medications to combat them.
So what can we do? To be truthful, I don’t have a great answer. I do have a few thoughts. First, avoid crowds. I can’t even count how many times the kids have come home from school sick because they were subjected to a sick person in close proximity.
I don’t like crowds to begin with, but if I start to see reports of flu-like symptoms spreading, I plan on hunkering down as much as possible.
If you’re sick, realize that antibiotics will only treat bacteria, not virus, so don’t demand antibiotics for every single thing! If you are given antibiotics, take the recommended dose for the recommended time. By not doing so, you are making your body’s response to that bacteria less effective and making the bacteria more resistant to it.
Another thing we can do is look at herbal remedies. This isn’t a topic I know a lot about, maybe Jim Moore or some of the other knowledgeable people can chime in.
One item I have done a little research on is Elderberry. It can be used in a variety of ways and is effective when used against flu symptoms, the common cold, coughing and other maladies. Here is an article with some information on Elderberry Tinctures
On a side note, in Revelation 6:8 we’re told that:
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”
Many of you are familiar with the verse, but have you ever considered what is meant by, “and with the beasts of the earth.”? I don’t to see a real life Jumanji, with Rhino’s, Elephants and Lions roaming the streets.
I read one person’s thoughts on the subject some time ago, that the Bible might be referring to viruses and bacteria. I’m not sure if they were right, but it would make a lot of sense.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the topics I brought up, so please chime in with a comment or send me an email.
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