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A Little Bit About Contra Radio Network



Sometime ago, like in 2013, I was writing this blog and it came to me that I could do the same thing but in a different format, so I did my due diligence.  I came across this site called Blog Talk Radio.  I thought perfect.  I have a blog and now I want to do internet radio.  I announced my intention on this blog, and the response was less than enthusiastic.  No problem, I will do it anyway.  After all there are others doing internet radio, why can’t I.

Easier said than done.  First I had to come with a name for my show.  Buy some extra equipment and learn how to use it.  SO the idea sat there for almost a year.  Finally in June 2014 I decided to do it.  I pre recorded my first show, and asked friends for an eval.  Most were honest,  and that was what I really wanted.  Soon after I decided to “go live”.  Complete with call in number into my “studio”,  and I advertised it on my facebook page.  Nothing really came of it for some time, yet I kept at it.  Today, I have an average of 2100 listeners a month, and over 23,000 downloads of my show as a podcast.

I am humbled that anyone on the planet would really want to hear what I have to say.  I also let my listeners know that I am grateful for their time to listen to me.  After all, they can listen to any podcast they want, there are literally thousands of them to choose from.

Some of my listeners have become internet friends, especially Kirk from Southern California.  He likes my show so much he has donated his graphic design talent to Contra Radio Network and helped me get and design my new website .  The radio show can be heard on or iTunes, as well as on the website.

I also added an RSS feed on this blog to update every time a new episode is published.  Anyway just wanted to update the blog since it has been awhile since I posted anything.  So, yes I am still here!!

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The Only 4 Antibiotics You’ll Need when SHTF


By Dr. S. Flint March 4, 2015 12:32


The most important thing you should know about antibiotics!

Never expect a doctor to phone-in a prescription for an antibiotic without seeing you first. Why? To ensure your illness is in fact a bacterial infection, as viruses do not respond to antibiotics.

For example Influenza is a virus infection – this is why your doctor will never prescribe you antibiotics for this.

Knowing the difference between a viral and bacterial illness may save you time and money. Here are four tips to help you determine when an illness could be viral or bacterial. Take this advice only when you can’t see a doctor (when SHTF):

  1. Location: A viral illness typically causes wide-spread symptoms. A bacteria usually causes site-specific symptoms, such as those involving the sinuses, throat, or chest.
  2. Phlegm color: A virus may produce clear or cloudy mucous, if any. A bacterial illness typically causes colored phlegm (green, yellow, bloody or brown-tinged).
  3. Duration of illness: Most viral illnesses last 2 to 10 days. A bacterial illness commonly will last longer than 10 days.
  4. Fever. A viral infection may or may not cause a fever. A bacterial illness notoriously causes a fever (normal body temperature is 98.6, a fever is considered greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit).

If you are diagnosed with a bacterial illness, typical antibiotic treatment is 10 to 14 days.

A person is no longer considered contagious once on an antibiotic for 24 hours and any fever has been resolved. (Source – Dr. Linda Petter)


If your symptoms do not resolve, or if at any time you develop a severe headache or neck pain, persistent nausea / vomiting or a fever, be sure to see a doctor promptly.

What Antibiotics to Stockpile

No antibiotic is effective against every type of microbe. Certain ones will kill aerobic bacteria, others are used for anaerobic bacteria, still others are effective against resistant strains, and certain people are allergic to or intolerant of various antibiotics.

Instead of buying 10 types of antibiotics (many having similar substances) you should consider 4-5 with totally different actions, so if the bacteria is resistant to one of them, you have 4 totally different “solutions” to try.

This, of course, only if you don’t have access to a clinic where they can test the bacterial resistance to these antibiotics first.

For example if you took Amoxicillin with no effect, there is no need to try other penicillin based antibiotics (Carbenicillin, Cloxacillin, Flucloxacillin, Oxacillin, Methicillin an so on) so you can exclude a wide range.

But the antibiotics listed bellow should work for most bacterial diseases, including Most Common Biological Weapons (like Anthrax – 90% mortality without treatment in the first 3-6 days).

The 4 Antibiotics You’ll Need


1. Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and infections of the ear, nose or throat.

Amoxicillin is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called clarithromycin – the second one – to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection.

Update – at the suggestion of Dr. M (comment area): Augmenting is also a very good option. It’s basically an upgraded amoxicillin (contains amoxicillin + clavulanate potassium) but with increased (mild) side-effects: stomach discomfort with mild cramping and diarrhea. I know it’s OK for most of people. I personally tried it 2 times and I had the bad luck of happening to me.


2. Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body.

Clarithromycin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and respiratory system. If the bacteria seems to be resistant to Amoxicillin, this is the next best thing one should try when SHTF.

Contains Erythromycin and can be substituted with. Don’t take both antibiotics at the same time.

Update – at the suggestion of Dr. M (comment area):  Zithromax (also a macrolide antibiotic) is a very good (better in many ways) substitute for Clarithromycin. But it is less active against Helicobacter pylori.


3. Ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones.

Ciprofloxacin is useful for anthrax, urinary tract and prostate infections, diverticulitis and many forms of pneumonia and bronchitis.

4. Metronidazole


Metronidazole belongs to a class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazoles.

Metronidazole is used to treat parasitic and bacterial infections including Giardia infections of the small intestine, colon infections, liver abscess, vaginal infections (not yeast), fungating wounds, intra-abdominal infections, lung abscess and gingivitis.

How to store antibiotics?

Every antibiotic has its own particular decay rate, as proteins (oligopeptides) are subject to hydrolyzation, the main form of attack (heat and moisture are the enemy).

So, if you plan on long term storage, the individual foil packs are the best choice. Then pack them in sealed containers with dessicants to be sure.

For how long is it still safe to take antibiotics after the expiration date?


The American Medical Association (AMA) conducted a study and concluded that the actual shelf life of some products is longer than the labeled expiration date.

Manufacturers put expiration dates on for marketing, rather than scientific, reasons,” said Mr. Flaherty, a formal pharmacist at the FDA. “It’s not profitable for them to have products on a shelf for 10 years. They want turnover.”

With time, most antibiotics simply become less effective.

So maybe the question should be “for how long these antibiotics are expected to still have effects?”

Amoxicillin (tablets) – 5 years after the expiration date;

Clarithromycin and Doxycycline (tablets) – 5 years after the expiration date;

Ciprofloxacin (tablets) – 10 years after the expiration date;

Metronidazole (tablets) – 3 years after expiration date;

I hope you found this information useful. This is a guest post from Dr. S. Flint.

SPREAD THIS: 11 Things the Media Refuses to Report About Amtrak


Since the media is now positively drooling over the chance to blame Republicans for this tragedy, here are 11 things about the Amtrak crash that are practically guaranteed not to make it on CNN.

1. The Federal Government Owns and Operates Amtrak

Because train travel is an 18th century invention, by 1971 the passenger train business was virtually dead, having been replaced by planes and other forms of transportation. Instead of changing with the times, the federal government decided it would be a wonderful idea to form Amtrak.

Nothing says progress like staying with the 1800s!

2. Amtrak Loses Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year

A law was passed in 1997 that required Amtrak to become profitable by 2002. Yet since 2009, Amtrak has lost somewhere around $2 billion.

The federal government can’t even follow its own laws — not that that’s a surprise.

3. American Taxpayers Subsidize a Service They Don’t Use

Most Amtrak lines service what’s known as the Northeast corridor, where the crash took place. Most of the taxpayers subsidizing this government owned and operated service do not live there. So we (and future generations) are funding yet another government service almost none of us use.

4. A Very Small Percentage of the Population Use a Government Service We All Pay For

There are more than 300 million people in America, yet ridership is only around 25 million per year. Yet these ridiculously low numbers won’t stop the government from continuing to fund Amtrak.

5. Amtrak Has Already Been Subsidized to the Tune of a Whopping $45 billion

Since the government took it over, Amtrak has sucked up about $45 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies over the last 44 years. Just what that money could have actually been used for … medicine, food, advancements in technology. Or how about lowering tax rates?

But the government decided it would be better to use it to fund a train.

6. Amtrak Is Set to Receive Another $7 Billion Over the Next 5 years

The same media that is telling you that Amtrak is underfunded because Republicans are terrible and evil is not telling you that Amtrak will receive $7 billion in handouts through 2020.

7. Amtrak Is Not Underfunded; It Is Criminally Mismanaged

The average onboard employee of Amtrak made $41.19 an hour as of 2012. Meanwhile, in the rest of America, railroads that contracted out services to private companies paid their employees $7.75 to $13.00 an hour. On top of that, regulations and poor oversight allowed employees to pocket $185 million in overtime pay in 2013 — because $41.19 an hour isn’t nearly enough.

8. American People Subsidize $60 of Every Amtrak Ticket Sold

When you break down the numbers the math is painfully clear. If only 25 million people ride the train, that means that for every person boarding a train, the American people are paying $60.

According to Amtrak’s website, a ticket from New York City to Washington, D.C., will cost $69. You do the math.

9. Taxpayers Subsidize Passengers Who Can Afford to Make Amtrak Profitable

Most people who ride Amtrak are not poor Americans trying to get to work. They are people who could afford to pay the ticket price, or find another way to get to work, including many of our liberal media friends who are crying for more federal spending.

But the government has decided that you and I and everyone else who pays taxes should subsidize the train ride for people who could easily pay for it themselves.

A 1997 Cato Institute Study makes this painfully clear, and there is no reason to suspect anything has changed since then:

“The poor are less likely to travel by Amtrak than by most other travel options. Only 13 percent of Amtrak passengers have incomes below $20,000. The average Amtrak rider has a higher household income than the average taxpayer. In fact, the clientele for Amtrak Metroliner service between Washington and New York consists largely of Wall Street traders, K Street lobbyists and other affluent business travelers.”

10. There Is No Good Reason for The Government To Own Amtrak

Other than  the screaming media pundits, there is no justifiable reason not to give Amtrak away for free to a private business that can make it profitable and save the taxpayers billions. Of course that would mean the government would lose control of something, which is an unspeakable horror to the liberal elite.

Many on the left would simply be terrified that they might have to pay for something they use. Well, that’s how capitalism works: You use something, you pay for it. Don’t like it? Maybe Russia would subsidize a ticket to Moscow.

11. The Amtrak Derailment Might Be Yet Another Failure of the Federal Government

Although it’s far too soon to say what caused this terrible crash, we do know who owns Amtrak — the federal government. We also know that Amtrak consistently wastes money on unnecessary lines and exorbitant labor costs instead of investing in safety (H/T Breitbart).

If the infrastructure of the line is found to be responsible for this crash, the blame should lie at the feet of the federal government, which has no business trying to run Amtrak in the first place.

SPREAD THIS: 11 Things the Media Refuses to Report About Amtrak

Black Reverend Writes "What If White America Just Said No" Essay… And It’s Going Viral


Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, a black man well-known for his criticism of the black community, just dropped an eye-opening truth bomb in an essay that quickly went viral.

“As I watch the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but compare the behavior of blacks in that city to that of spoiled rotten children,” Peterson wrote at the beginning of his powerful op-ed.

Though he criticized the black community for their violent, racially motivated actions after a black criminal was killed by police, his primary point was that if “white America” would stop fearing being labeled as racists and condemn the actions of the blacks who burn down cities, change might actually take place.

He drove that point home using Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon as an example, pointing out how he immediately surrendered to radicals in the black community and tried to sympathize with them, which was awkward and futile, at best.

“Nixon tried to appease the black mob and prematurely called for a ‘vigorous prosecution’ of Officer Darren Wilson,” Peterson wrote, explaining how his efforts backfired, didn’t gain an ounce of respect from the black community and actually increased racial tensions.

Concluding his compelling piece, Peterson made three assertions based on a world in which whites said “no” to being labeled “racist” for calling black cultural failures for what they are — failures.

  1. If whites said “No,” Sharpton and Holder would be out of business.

  2. If whites said “No,” it would give misguided blacks a chance to examine their hearts and repent of their wicked ways.

  3. If whites said “No,” their children would be inspired by their courage.

Peterson pointed out that this is all possible, ending his op-ed with, “This kind of transformation is possible for America, but only ‘if …’” (H/T WND)

The reverend raised a plethora of solid points, including the fact that a majority of the black community rushed to false judgment about Darren Wilson before he was given a chance for due process, simply for what Peterson called “racial vengeance,” which is exactly what’s happened in every similar case since — including the complicated situation in Baltimore, with police charged in the death of criminal Freddie Gray.

It’s too bad that we don’t have more Reverend Petersons to drown out the race baiting from men like Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and President Obama, who are doing far more harm than good.

We agree with Peterson that white leaders, and whites in general, need to refuse to accept being labeled as “racist” for condemning the lawless or morally corrosive actions of anyone, including blacks

Do They Listen?

Now for something a lighter.

Have you ever wondered if your better half actually listens to anything you say?  Have you ever been told by your better half that “you don’t talk to me.?”  Has your response been, “You don’t listen to me when I do talk to you.?”  Well I have had this conversation numerous times with my queen.

Tonight, I finally decided to lay the trap and spring it.  While we were relaxing after dinner tonight, the queen was watching her scripted dramas on Bravo.  You know the Real Housewives of _______ (fill in the blank of your favorite drama queen show).  So while she was engrossed in the program, I was online doing the monthly bills, checking the bank accounts, getting the annual property tax bill ready for mailing tomorrow, I asked her take care of the tax paperwork and put the receipts and such in a safe place.  She didn’t even blink, shift in her seat.  Nothing to indicate she had heard me.  I watched her for 2 minutes.  Never even looked over at me.  But she did pick up her glass of sweet tea and guzzle from it, put it back on the table.  Never even noticed I was watching her.  Went right on engrossed in whatever faux drama was unfolding on her hi def television. 

Waited a few more minutes, then waved my hand in the air.  Bear in mind she is less than 6’ from me.  I am sitting to her right front at her 2 o’clock position.  Again, nothing.  No response.  Her eyes intently focused on the non sense playing out on the tube. 

Again I sit there watching her for about 2 more minutes.  Staring at her, like a deer in the headlights.  Nothing.  No response.  I thought maybe she went into a food coma or something.  Nope she is awake.  I sat there and watched her glare bore into the drama unfolding before her on Bravo.  Even engrossed in the commercials. 

Now I am starting to wonder if I am more uninteresting than I thought.  I knew I was, but this was starting to get disconcerting to my ego. 

So then it hits me.  So I think to myself “ say something outrageous and out loud.”  “Briiliant !!” I think to myself.  But what to say.  Then it hits me.  So again I stare at her like the deer.  Then I wait for a break in the drama, there it is, pull the trigger on this stupid statement….. “You know I was thinking about having a sex change operation.”

There it is the words hanging on the air.  Nothing.  Just keeps watching those screaming squirrels on Bravo.  I then just go about finishing our family business.

Half an hour later she gets up from the couch, and heads down the hallway to perform an unknown task.  I get up from my seat, and follow her.  I asked if she liked her episode of The Screaming Squirrels?  She says, “They’re alright.”  “Uh-huh” I say. “Did you hear me say anything to you?”  “ She goes about her business, and replies, “I thought you said something, but I really didn’t hear you.”  “Really?” I say.  “What do you think you heard?”  She says “I don’t know.”  I tell her “I know for a fact you don’t listen, I told you I was thinking about getting a sex change operation, and you just sat there, comatose.”  She laughs at me.  Or maybe she is laughing at herself.  On second thought, No, she is laughing at me. 

Well at least I got the satisfaction of proving to her she doesn’t listen or hear me. Now this presents a new dilemma, damn it!!!!

Why doesn’t she listen or hear me?  Well when I find the answer to that question, I will let you all know.  Until that time……

Subculture of Criminality

It has come to my attention of a new term.  “Criminal Subculture”.  I didn’t know or wasn’t sure what the definition of this term.  So I did some quick research on the web and came across this definition.  In the article and video, the Police Chief of Gulfport, Mississippi, Chief Leonard Papania,  put it very well I think.  Sure he is talking local, but I do think it can be put across as a national dilemma.

The chief puts it this way “ This violence is concentrated to certain and consistent areas,” said Papania. “These violent crimes are not random. Much of this violent crime is associated with illegal sales of controlled substances. There is also a criminal subculture that is so contrary to the actual culture we live in. This subculture is indifferent to law, law enforcement and the moral standards that all our community lives by.”

“I’m sick and tired of hearing this no snitching. Don’t work with the police,” Papania said. “It’s the same group of people who will go bellyaching how good a person these criminals were right before they died. It’s sad, because we shouldn’t be losing our young people to crime, but we sit back and we allow this. If we allow them to live these lives that they’re living, how are we supposed to be surprised when they lay dead in the parking lot? When we see them leave with guns. When we know they’re not going to work. When they’ve got fat wads of money. When they are depicting this life on Facebook. How can we sit back and wonder why did this happen?”

“In every community in our city, there are people who are working with us to eradicate crime. However, there are those who are turning a blind eye and even defending the criminal lifestyle that are leading up to violent crime,” said Papania. “We live in a media age. Look at Facebook. Look at how many of our young people are depicting themselves with drugs, guns and money. This criminal subculture, and to some degree even mainstream media, is glamorizing this lifestyle. We accept that. That’s our national profile now. Speak ill of the police and glamorize criminal lifestyle, and then y’all wonder what we’re going to do about it.”

When you think about it, we seem to have a part of our culture that celebrates the murder and death of police officers, but are offended and outraged about sleep deprivation of terrorist.  Listen to the lyrics of many of the rap music.  Degradation of women,  violence towards law enforcement, celebration of drug use and trafficking, gun violence towards one’s enemies or rivals.  Celebration of greed.

Then we have the MSM.  These so called responsible journalist encourage the rush to judgment, whenever there is a police shooting, justified or not..  They deliberately withhold information or deliberately take quotes out of context to further their political agenda, regardless of who it harms.  They do all this with the knowledge that they will not be held liable or accountable for their actions. 

Then we have the gutless politicians who cave to perceived threats of violence, as opposed to letting the investigations come to conclusion, then base their decisions on informed fact.  Instead they cower in fear of being labeled by the the most vocal critics.  They fear the media repeating the baseless charges of racism, cover up, and any other term you can think of.  Citizens scream No Justice, No Peace, demanding social justice.  Whatever the Hell that is. The politicians cringe and cower and cave in.  They let these people yell threats of violence to the community at them during press conferences and do nothing but cave into their demands of instant justice.  When the citizens turn into rioting criminals, they blame the police, etc.  What they won’t do is blame their own failed, tired policies that took their toll on the very community they were designed to “help”. 

Then once the community is damaged by the so called Social Justice protesters, they demand the more investment into their community from the corporations and the taxpayers.  (Here is a question.  When do the politicians learn that throwing money at a problem will not solve the problem?)  If I am a corporation, I will not invest anything into ANY community that has rioted and destroyed investments that I have already invested or other companies who have lost their investment.  I will take my money to another community that appreciates the investments made into their community.

Truth of the matter is that since the passage of the Great Society programs of the 1960’s to combat poverty in the U.S., billions if not trillions of dollars have gone into these communities, to no avail.  They have their local leaders continually demanding more money. funny it never seems to be enough, and the plight of those it was intended to help, never seem to get it.  Perhaps it is time to stop throwing good money after bad, and take a good long, hard look before throwing, wasting more money. 

In the meantime, we have a criminal subculture that is flourishing.  This is the same subculture that says don’t cooperate with Police, blame others for your failures, do not take advantage of the free education you were handed, do not try to better yourself, as it is easier to be a victim.  You notice that when a thug is killed by either the police, or another citizen who was about to be Thug’s next victim, the family of Thug comes out and says “Thug was well liked and he was going to school to be a __________ .“(You fill in the blank).  Which is ridiculous considering that Thug was engaged in a criminal enterprise when he was capped. 

So is the Chief right about the Criminal Subculture?

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