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Why be resilient in your life?

Some may ask why be resilient, why develop independent income streams, why develop community ties and why produce some of your own food or support its production locally? Here ya go…

Iran
Madonna fans beg Netanyahu to hold strike until after her performance: http://www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/israeli-fans-beg-pm-to-hold-off-iran-attack-over-madonna-show-1.412014

Syria
Assad contemplates use of chemical weapons in Homs: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/assad-forces-mull-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-homs-opposition-says-1.411954

Mexico
US extends travel warning: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/10/us-usa-mexico-travel-idUSTRE81903520120210?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&rpc=22&sp=true

Soverign Debt Crisis
Belgium firefighters turn hoses on police: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/10/hose-belgian-firefighters-soak-police
Fresh wave of strikes in Greece after government agrees to EU demands, then EU increases demands: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2098933/Greece-swallows-tough-new-round-austerity-measures-amidst-hopes-SECOND-bailout-deal-worth-110bn.html

Erosion of Civil Liberties
Homeland Security monitors Drudge, Twitter: http://www.infowars.com/group-forces-congressional-hearing-on-big-sis-twitter-drudge-spying/
TSA denies woman flight due to lack of female screener and her refusal to allow man to pat her down: http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-no-female-tsa-agents-means-no-flight-for-denver-woman-20120209,0,7106350.story

Militerization of Law Enforcement
LAPD sets up domestic “War Room”: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/02/08/lapd-pioneers-high-tech-crime-fighting-war-room/
NYPD wants mobile scanners, avoids 5th amendment: http://gizmodo.com/5876989/the-nypd-wants-mobile-weapon-scanners-for-drive+by-patdowns

Domestic drone use: http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/congress-trying-fast-track-domestic-drone-use-sideline-privacy

Crop failures
Further drought in Texas expected: http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/02/climate-science-experts-predict-intensified-drought-in-texas/
Latin American wheat and corn production estimates fall: http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/futures-fall-on-supply-fecasts_2-ar22174
Monsanto incorporates key ingredient of Agent Orange: http://civileats.com/2012/02/01/monsanto%E2%80%99s-new-seeds-could-be-a-tech-dead-end/
Land damage traced to Monsanto: http://grist.org/food/the-chemical-treadmill-breaks-down-and-the-superweeds-did-it/

Energy crisis
Canada-China reach oil deal: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/China+Canada+reach+deals+uranium+travel/6126213/story.html

But, regardless, there is also this: Romans 8: 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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