Apocalypse Packets - A Thanksgiving reading list

Glenn said he was putting together packets of information to share with his family over the holidays - and he has decided to share these stories with you!

Below is the audio he is burning to a CD for his family:

Part 2:

Part 3:

And the stories you need to share:

Daily Caller - Euro Breakup

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/22/forex-processor-cls-bank-testing-euro-breakup-scenario/

Market Oracle-Global Balance Sheet Depression Making Second More Dangerous Credit Crisis Inevitable

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article31685.html

Yahoo News -Anonymous Targets Pepper-Spraying Police Man

http://news.yahoo.com/anonymous-targets-pepper-spraying-policeman-195228075.html

Illegal Immigrants suspected in 30 border fires in Arizona

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/11/illegal-immigrants-border-fires-arizona.html

CNN - IN video, White House shooting suspect calls himself 'modern-day jesus'

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/18/us/white-house-shooting-profile/index.html

The Blaze - Cyber Hackers Infiltrate Illinois Water Utility: 'This Could Get Ugly'

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/cyber-hackers-infiltrate-illinois-water-utility-this-could-get-ugly/

The Blaze - Atlantic: 'This is how Terrifying Cairo is Tonight'

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/atlantic-this-is-how-terrifying-cairo-is-tonight/

The Blaze-Hamas and Fatah Set to Join Forces in Unity Deal, Worrying the U.S., Israel, and Jordan

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hamas-and-fatah-set-to-join-forces-in-unity-deal-worrying-the-u-s-israel-and-jordan/

The Blaze-Chris Matthews - Obama's Not Happy in White House

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-matthews-has-harsh-words-for-obama-i-dont-have-a-sense-that-hes-ever-had-a-meeting/

The Blaze-'Occupy CUNY' : NYC Students Drop Books on Police in Chaotic Tuition-Hike protest

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/occupy-cuny-nyc-students-drop-books-on-police-in-chaotic-tuition-hike-protest/

The Blaze-Man Al Qaeda 'Sympathizer' Arrested by NYPD in Plot to Bomb Cops & Troops

The Blaze-3 American Students Arrested in Egypt for Firebombing Police During Protests

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/3-american-students-arrested-in-egypt-for-firebombing-police-during-protests/

The Blaze - Joseph Stalin Appearing on Campaign Posters in Russia

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/joseph-stalin-appearing-on-campaign-posters-in-russia/

The Economic Collapse - The Police State Vs. Occupy Wall Street: This Is Not Going to End Well for Any of Us

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-police-state-vs-occupy-wall-street-this-is-not-going-to-end-well-for-any-of-us-2

The Economic Collapse - 17 Quotes About the Coming Global Financial Collapse That Will Make your Hair Stand Up

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/17-quotes-about-the-coming-global-financial-collapse-that-will-make-your-hair-stand-up

Palestinian Media Watch - Kill a Jew, Go to Heaven

http://www.pmw.org.il/STORAGE/special%20reports/Kill_A_Jew.pdf

Palestinian Media Watch - PA Depicts a World Without Israel

http://www.pmw.org.il/main.aspx?fi=449

Zero Hedge - Why is the IMF Giving More Funds, When the G20 Won't?

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/why-imf-giving-more-funds-when-g20-wont

Zero Hedge - Presenting the Swiss (Black) Loch Ness Monster

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/presenting-swiss-black-loch-ness-monster

Zero Hedge-Futures Plunge As Fed Discloses New Stress Test: Fears US Banks Will Need to Raise Tens of Billions in New Capital

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/futures-plunge-fed-discloses-new-stress-test-fears-us-banks-will-need-raise-tens-billions-new-c

Zero Hedge- Live Feed From the Protester Occupied Electric Power Company in Athens

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/live-feed-protester-occupied-electricity-power-plant-athens

Business Insider - An Economic Perfect Storm is the Most Likely Scenario

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-22/markets/30427889_1_eu-banks-french-election-belgium

Business Insider - The New Price Era of Oil and Gold

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-22/markets/30427497_1_oil-prices-sales-outlook-interest-rates

Business Insider - Billionaire Howard Marks on "The Ultimate Worry: Tyranny of the Majority"

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-19/wall_street/30418838_1_tax-burden-tax-reduction-easy-answers

Business Insider: Wall Street Has A Much Bigger Worry Than Obama

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-19/wall_street/30418843_1_wall-street-memo-republican-party

The New York Observer - The New Doom

http://www.observer.com/2010/wall-street/new-doom?show=print

IBankCoin-Drinking Good Wine to Wash the Pain Away

http://ibankcoin.com/flyblog/2011/11/18/drinking-good-wine-to-wash-the-pain-away/

Business Insider - The Run on Europe Begins, As Global Investors Head For The Hills

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-21/news/30421328_1_italian-debt-banks-socgen

Business Insider - Right Now Officials in Brussels Are Threatening To Cross A line That Will Set Off Panic

http://www.businessinsider.com/brussels-capital-controls-jefferies-2011-11

Business Insider -EUROPE:  Print or  Perish

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-19/markets/30418860_1_endgame-geek-deficit

Wikipedia - INDUSTRIAL WORKER

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Worker

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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