Disaster Preparation Expert “Yoda” Reveals Secrets

“Yoda,” the code name for the Founding Editor of MagnifiedView.com, is experienced in both foreign and local disasters, and is a consultant to governments at all levels, providing advice on preparedness for natural and man-caused disasters. He has been part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and its robotic rescue challenge for disaster scenarios.

As a counter-terrorist team leader, Yoda appears on radio under a pseudonym for his safety and security.  He is currently active in counter-terrorism operations as an instructor and consultant to US and allied intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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For additional bio information, please see “Yoda’s Safe House tab” at the top of the opening page. Previous appearances may be seen throughout the website.

Yoda recommends a reality check on our preparedness efforts for natural and terrorist disasters.  He suggests the following to eliminate duplication of work and waste of time and resources to:

  • Eliminate costly, useless busy-work prepping
  • Undertake actionable tactics and techniques to survive and thrive during emergencies
  • Maintain medications––Tamiflu, antibiotics, analgesics, etc.
  • Provide equipment––glasses, hearing aids, etc.
  • Be able to be self-reliant when government is unable to respond
  • Deal with a cluster of problems––police, fire, and other public maintenance employees
  • Handle emergencies/incidents/situations
  • Compensate for reduction of first responder employment
  • Provide community involvement
  • Deal with martial law
  • Instigate practical home and business protection methods
  • Practice lifesaving skills
  • Have equipment not included in emergency kits:
  • Know how to treat water to make it potable
  • Have emergency communication equipment––police radio scanners, 2-way radios, etc.
  • Develop unique early warning systems
  • Be aware that governments are preparing for disasters––the listening audience should be doing the same

 

Go to this website to find your place for peace of mind:

www.magnifiedview.com/magnified-intelligence-forum-sign-up.

On the forum page, talk through your current financial, job, career and/or medical tight spots with noted professionals and exchange ideas with like-minded friends. For questions and/or help, contact “Yoda” or a member of his staff at: forum@magnifiedview.com.

“Yoda” has a proven radio expert guest track record with high audience approval and he’s certainly is entertaining and easy to interview. “Yoda” has a distinctive announcer voice that audiences find captivating.

“YODA” Curriculum Vitae

IPSG Counter Terrorism – Strategies – Tactics – Training

BIO FOR DEFENSE CONTRACT PROPOSALS

President of IPSG – Consultant

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Bakkalaureus der Kunste. International Angelegenheiten

( Bachelor’s of Arts) International Affairs, University of Rohrbach, Germany

LANGUAGES: Immersion language training in French, German, Cantonese, and Spanish.

Level IV-A Security Clearance – Current

Skill sets:

  • Computer proficient
  • Advanced parachutist
  • Underwater swimmer
  • SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Instructor
  • Private Pilot
  • CQB ( Close Quarters Battle ) Instructor
  • Counter-Terrorism Operations Instructor
  • International Dignitary Protection
  • Advanced Surveillance – Covert Operations Instructor
  • SERE (Survival-Escape-Resistance -&- Evasion) Instructor

Experience, Responsibilities, and Counter-Terrorism Management/Leadership Capabilities:

  • Top-tier executive with comprehensive experience in international
  • Counter-terrorism strategies, tactics, training, consulting and Field Operations management
  • Career -matriculated through field operations management positions of advancing responsibility in the US, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Management Experience:

  • An astute policy-level leader with a proven track record in conceiving and implementing complex business ventures, strategic planning, formulating goals, programming objectives, directing and coaching multi-disciplined expatriate and indigenous management teams.
  • A natural leader, positive change agent, consensus builder and problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to live and work in high-threat level venues.
  • Planned and pioneered start-up rapid growth global business.
  • Recruited and developed high performing expatriate and indigenous management team(s)
  • Directed in situ immersion counter-terrorism training programs in the US and overseas.
  • Negotiated/secured complex contracts with major public & private sector agencies under US DoS aegis.

Military Experience

  • US Air Force – Air Police – Service in CONUS and SE Asia
  • US Army – Military Police (CID ) Service in CONUS and Europe

US Army – Military Intelligence (MI) – Field Operations intelligence (FOI )

Potential Weapons for Biological Warfare, Invasive Species

Are they threats, especially in light of the bioterrorism or WMD threat to global food production?

Does this pose a threat of ecosystem destruction, the crashing of commodity markets, and eventual collapse of public health?

The answer to all of these questions is a resounding – YES!  But why don’t we hear more about this?

Listen as Donna Miller of Your Preparation Station brings as her guest *Professor Lawrence F. Roberge to discuss his findings, **the papers he has published on the findings and the reaction of many of the top ***government officials with whom he has shared his research and proposals.

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine.

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*Professor Lawrence F. Roberge Ph.D.

  • Presently Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology at Labouré College in Massachusetts
  • Previously Assistant Professor for Goodwin College in Connecticut, where he build up the entire Science Dept. and curriculum for the new nursing program.
  • Awarded the CASE/Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year in2005.
  • Obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from Atlantic International University in 2012: Dissertation title: Invasive Species as a form of Biological Weapon.
  • Obtained his M.S. in Biomedical Science (Concentration in Physiology) in 1989 from University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA).
  • Obtained two bachelor’s degrees (B.S. Zoology/minor Chemistry & B.S. Psychology) from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985.
  • Author of the Book:  The Cost of Abortion: An analysis of the social, economic and demographic effects of abortion in the United States, Four Winds Publishers, 1995.
  • Published work includes papers on neuroscience, reproductive issues, cloning, biological weapons, chemical weapons, and biodefense threats.

** Articles & Research:

***Government officials who have been given his findings:

  • Sam Pleasant, Director – Executive Office of the President
  • Richard DalBello, Assistant Director at Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Jeff Smith, Executive Office of the President — OSTP at The White House
  •  Becky Fried, Communications & Policy Analyst at The White House
  • Jeff Morgan, Director of Operations at White House Military Office
  • Laura Rosenberger, Senior Advisor to the Deputy National Security Advisor at National Security Staff
  • Zachary Mears, Director for Strategic Planning at National Security Council, The White House
  • Ryan Gillis, Director of Legislative Affairs at National Security Staff, The White House
  • Rolf Dietrich, Chief Knowledge Officer at Science and Technology Directorate at US Department of Homeland Security
  • Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

HOUSE- U.S. House of Representatives-(202) 224-3121

  • John Noonan-Speechwriter + Deputy Communications Director at House Armed Services Committee
  • Kimberly Willingham-Director of Communications at United States House of Representatives
  • Alex Gallo -Professional Staff Member at U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services
  • Paul Arcangeli-Minority Staff Director at House Armed Services Committee
  • William Hawkins-Professional Staff at U.S. House of Representatives
  • Virginia Johnson-Chief of Staff at U.S. House of Representatives
  • Paul Anstine -Staff Director, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security at House Homeland Security Committee
  • Jocelyn Rivera Olivas-Legislative Correspondent/Staff Assistant at U.S. House of Representatives
  • Eric Heighberger -Subcommittee Staff Director at House Committee on Homeland Security

SENATE -United States Senate-(202) 224-3121

  • Stephen Vina-Deputy Chief Counsel for Homeland Security at Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Jon Rosenwasser -Budget Director at U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Jim Dolbow-Military Legislative Assistant at United States Senate
  • Bradley Bowman-National Security Advisor for Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) at United States Senate;
  • (202) 224-3324
  • Gabi Everett -Administrative Director for U.S. Senator John Cornyn at United States Senate; (202) 224-2934
  • Dan Lips-Director of Homeland Security (Minority) at US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Nominate Dr. Roberge to speak at a TED Conference

TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. Our mission: Spreading ideas.

To nominate Dr. Roberge:  http://www.ted.com/pages/prize_nominate

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Hypothermia with Doctor Bones and Nurse Amy

Cold enough for you? Learn how to recognize and treat hypothermia, what to do when a boat capsizes, or when someone falls through the ice, as well as other kinds of injuries that can occur from exposure to cold like frostbite and trench foot.

Listen to Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy who are  medical preparedness experts, with the  #1 amazon bestseller in survival skills- “The Survival Medicine Handbook”  and find out about preps and how to treat medical issues caused by extreme cold.

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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

Jennifer Elswick, a professional preparedness and disaster worker and CERT teacher, discusses her passion for helping people become prepared––especially with food storage. Jennifer tells us how to help ourselves and others in need and also the why and how of using Thrive foods for long-term storage and every day as well!

Preparedness has been a driving force for Jennifer and her husband since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. She now helps others with networking and resourcing is every aspect of family preparedness. She realizes that supporting the prepping family keeps America alive and strong.

Jennifer and her husband and I have been personally working in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief for more than 20 years––since Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida. They felt in their hearts that they should help the victims, marshalled their own and other volunteered support, and that was the true start to their disaster relief mission.

Emergency Preparedness has always been a way of life for them––they hadn’t a name for it until that point in time, but they discovered their inner prepper and have continued to be  preppers since that event. They recognize that people need to have a little more of everything stored to get their family through such occurrences, and that weather-ret or ; they can happen at any time.

Ken and Jen have formed an amazing network––a prep family––that has brought us to where we are today.  It has been wonderful journey that has blessed them for more than 20 years.

They teach people how to affordably purchase long-term food storage and emergency items can be purchased affordably.

How to acquire Non-GMO, MSG-free and healthy food––including an organic line of items.
Using Thrive foods on a daily basis and saving money.  Stop wasting time, money and throwing food away.
Establish networking and preparedness with proper groups of people and create a preparedness community.

Contact: Jennifer Elswick / Thrive Life Independent Consultant

Email: ThriveWNC@gmail.com

Jennifer’s Thrive page: Thrive WNC.strivelife.com

Jennifer’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/WNCThriveFoods

Contact Jennifer: (828) 243-7877

Newsletter http://mad.ly/52ea44  / ThriveWNC@gmail.com
www.thrivewnc.shelfreliance.com/ThriveWNC

LinkedIn:    Jennifer Elswick – Asheville, NC
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ThriveWNCFoods

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Sites Referenced in the Interview:

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Learning from Doctor Prepper™

Doctor Prepper™  has recorded over 680 preparedness  radio shows; but few have interviewed him….Now, almost 75 years old,  but with more energy than most people 1/3rd his age, James Talmage Stevens  AKA:  Doctor Prepper,  is an entrepreneur, author, publisher, radio show host and owner of the Preparedness Radio Network™.  He is also an all-around nice guy who is loved by his fans and is a wealth of knowledge  and encouragement to those of us trying to prepare our families to get back to basics.

Doctor Prepper’ s Making the Best of Basics-Family Preparedness Handbook– is now in its 29th printing. With over  800,000 copies sold, it is the best-selling preparedness book of all time.

The Preparedness Radio Network­™, with almost 5 million downloads,  is also the  #1 preparedness radio network,  where consumers looking for preparedness information spend more time,  than on ANY of the other top 50 preparedness websites.

Listen and learn lessons and preparedness tips from someone who has been an inspirational leader and educator in the preparedness field for over 25 years.

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Where are the African American Preppers?

In this episode of Your Preparation Station Hostess, Donna Miller is joined by her friend,  Keith Iton of FoodSurvivalStore.com.

Keith Iton is a graduate of Syracuse University  and holds a Bachelour’s Degree in Political Science. He is a former employee of the FOX network affiliate WSVN channel 7 in Miami, Florida.  Keith has been interviewed on national television on the 700 Club concerning emergency preparedness as well as numerous radio interviews.

Keith is currently the owner of the emergency preparedness website FoodSurvivalStore.com  The only preparedness company that accepts full BARTER as payment.  He is also a managing partner of Addai Investments Precious Metals.

Donna and Keith discus his preparedness philosophy and the catalyst that got him started. And we’ll find out why he did not appear on National Geographic Doomsday Preppers.  Keith also discusses his walk of Faith with the Lord and Bible prophecy and the rapture in the light of Preparedness.

Then we’ll discuss some reasons there are not many African Americans involved in Prepping and if there is a cultural barrier.  Keith will share some of the stories that you’ve encountered along his journey.  And importantly, we’ll discuss what others can do to make preparedness more inclusive of the African American Community.

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine.

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Medical Waste Nuclear Dirty Bombs, Anthrax, and Smallpox with Dr. Tom Stoner

How easy is it for a terrorist to launch a biological weapon attack against the US? Well, come to find out- you should be VERY concerned. Listen to a doctor who served in the USAF Medical Corp from 1995 to 2005 where he worked to control the threat of Anthrax and Smallpox to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Find out why he believes that a dirty bomb using nuclear medical waste, small pox and weaponized anthrax are among the top threats facing us from terrorists. Find out about realistic vaccine availability, as well as other preparedness first aid needs such as suture and wound care management, bleeding control, and basic life support from Dr. Tom Stoner, a medical doctor who is also a preparedness expert, author, and disaster preparedness speaker.  Warning: Some photos are gruesome!

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Frigid Weather and Colic Horse Care

This week, “Frigid Weather Horse Care Tips and Colic” is the name of the game! Join Sheri “The Organic Pet Lady”, on Pet Prep Radio as she welcomes guest, Kelly Connor, Founder of Charming Acres Horse Rescue and Stables, from Gap, Pennsylvania. We have a really nice discussion about caring for horses in extreme conditions and learning some subtle signs of how to identify Colic, that ruthless killer of horses! Stop by and enjoy some great tips and some genuine conversation!

Also, enjoy our newest feature on Pet Prep Radio, music from some great unsigned bands-This week, once again, we welcome one of Cleveland’s own from the Metal Scene, “Shades of Remembrance” and the cut, PERPETUAL LIES, from their newest project, “VEIL”!  Seriously good Metal!

Join us each week on Pet Prep Radio with Sheri The Organic Pet Lady every Friday

LIKE us on Facebook, SUBSCRIBE to us on YOUTUBE, FOLLOW us on TWITTER! If you are not into the social networking, please visit us at our website for great resources on rescues, rescue transportation and life saving tips for your pets! PetPrepRadioShow.com.

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Walking the Ancient Pathways with Tony Nester

Tony Nester, one of the Nation’s most prolific bushcraft and outdoor survival experts, discussed his wilderness skills company and how it provides information, classes, books, DVDs, and entire courses for the public.

Ancient Pathways is Tony Nester’s wilderness skills company specializing in desert survival and primitive technology. The company was conceived and established in 1989. Tony personally has more than 24 years’ experience teaching outdoor survival and guiding wilderness trips.

The focus of all Ancient Pathways courses is to provide hands-on training in practical survival skills and outdoor safety techniques, and emphasize direct experience with the valuable skills people need to take care of themselves––indeed, thrive––in the wilderness. Tony is also a long-time faculty member of the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park.

Tony has been a Survival Instructor and Outdoor Consultant for:

  • U.S. Military Special Operations Units
  • Private corporations
  • National Weather Service
  • National Transportation & Safety Board (NTSB)
  • Popular Mechanics
  • FAA
  • US Border Patrol
  • Maxim Magazine
  • Army Special Operations
  • US Air Force
  • Travel Channel’s
    Bizarre Foods Show
  • National Geographic
  • Outside Magazine
  • Reader’s Digest
  • FOX News
  • Ojibwa Indian Tribe
  • Backpacker Magazine

Tony has extensive experience working with the media and film industry and has provided survival training for actors Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex) and Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) along with working with Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods.

Tony has been featured in numerous media outlets including on NBC News, the Travel ChannelMaxim Magazine, the New York Times, and the Discovery Channel.

Endorsements from a well-known expert:

“We were safe with Nester.  A survival expert who knows the woods and desert intimately.”  (Jay Stowe, Executive Editor, Outside Magazine)

Tony was a special guest of  Andrew Zimmern on a segment of the Travel Channel’s popular show Bizarre Foods. Tony guided host Andrew Zimmern out for a wild foods trek in the desert.

 

In addition to extensive experience in wilderness survival, Tony has a BA in Anthropology and is an Emergency Medical Tech (EMT-B).

He is the author of numerous books on outdoor survival through Diamond Creek Press, and writes a popular monthly column for Outside Magazine.

Diamond Creek is Tony’s independently-owned publishing business in Flagstaff AZ, and has released the following Instructional DVD Series and books:

 

Tony Nester’s Practical
Urban Survival Series
Volumes 1 & 2

Diamond Creek Press is home to pragmatic, field-tested, how-to books on survival and self-reliance. An independently-owned publishing company based in Flagstaff AZ. Owner and author Tony Nester is a full-time survival instructor dedicated to providing reliable information and skills that really work while researching methods for survival and safety in both urban and wilderness settings.

 

When the Grid Goes Down
Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear
for Making Your Home Self-Reliant

A Survival Book by Tony Nester

Disasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear and a handful of critical skills that you and your family will be able to prevail in an urban crisis.

Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic.

 

The Modern Hunter-Gatherer

A Practical Guide to Living off the Land
A Survival Book by Tony Nester

This innovative book illustrates, with detailed photos, the essential methods for harvesting, preserving, and cooking small game, fish, edible plants, and how to reduce your dependence on “the system.”

Recapture the excitement of wandering on the land unencumbered while depending on nature’s resources and the skill in your hands.

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Surviving A Disaster
Evacuation Strategies and Emergency Kits for Staying Alive
A Disaster Survival Book by Tony Nester

 

The most effective means of surviving a disaster is to have the essential gear and plans in place beforehand and this comes only from developing a mindset of self-reliance.

This book takes you through the mental attitude, scenarios, planning, and gear for overcoming natural and man-made disasters where you are forced to evacuate your home.

 

Desert Survival
Tips, Tricks, & Skills
An Outdoor Survival Book by Tony Nester

Now Available on DVD

Few books on desert survival have ever contained such detailed examples of the fundamental skills necessary for traveling and hiking in the land of little water.

Containing over 30 photos and a wealth of field-expedient methods related to arid land survival, this book is an excellent outdoor guide for the first-time visitor or veteran desert explorer.

 

Practical Survival
Tips, Tricks, & Skills
An Outdoor Survival Book by Tony Nester

Filled with photos and field-expedient survival techniques, Practical Survival is the 1st in a series of how-to survival books that will show you the mental attitudes and outdoor wilderness skills necessary to handle an unexpected backcountry emergency.

“Practical Survival is presently being updated and will be out in an expanded edition soon.”

 

 

Bushcraft Tips & Tools
An eBook by Tony Nester

Recommendations for basic bushcraft gear and tips for increasing your competency in long-term wilderness living. Packed with practical advice taken from years of teaching field courses and experimentation on extended personal trips, this book covers strategies for enjoying the wilderness with your hands and a few simple tools.

Topics Include: Tarp and Bedroll Types, Bushcraft Blades, Axes and Saws, Firearms & Food Procurement Tools, Region-Specific Gear, Wilderness Ethics, Clothing Recommendations, Trail Food and Cooking Implements.

 

Bug-Out Gear for Travelers
An eBook by Tony Nester

Most people in the survival or preparedness community spend a great deal of time and expense to outfit themselves with quality bug-out gear for an urban crisis. All of that changes when you board a commercial flight for work or pleasure and the majority of the well-planned kit gets left behind due to travel restrictions.

This book covers the pertinent emergency gear every business traveler or vacationing family should carry to prevail during a disaster. It is specifically designed with current flight and railway restrictions in mind. If you are a traveler, consider preparing a stripped-down version of your bug-out bag with Tony’s suggestions in case you ever have to survive in a disaster-riddled city away from home.

 

 

Grand Canyon Survival:
Gear & Garb
An eBook by Tony Nester

The Grand Canyon region is one of the most visited wilderness areas in the world. Many hikers embarking on a day trip or overnight outing are unprepared for the triple-digit temperatures, elevation gains, lack of shade and desert conditions associated with the inner canyon.

Grand Canyon Survival Gear & Garb prepares the hiker for backcountry emergencies that they may find themselves in while venturing beyond the rim. The book explains water and electrolyte requirements, strategies for coping with intense heat, preparing physically before your trip, essential survival gear for both short and long-term canyon explorations and the essential garb every desert traveler should have. Also covered are sections on common survival myths related to obtaining water from cactus and solar stills along with a helpful Q & A chapter for first-time visitors to the Grand Canyon region, written in a straightforward style, enlivened with anecdotes from his own extensive experience as a guide at the Canyon, Tony offers a practical book for both day hiking and overnight backpacking trips.

 

A Vehicle Survival Kit
You Can Live With
An eBook by Tony Nester

The 7th volume in the Practical Survival Series presents field-tested gear and methods in case you break down in the wilds or on the highway. It provides an extensive look at the essential recovery, survival and emergency items that every traveler should carry.

Accompanied by real-world stories of survival taken from the author’s 23 years of teaching field courses, this experientially-based eBook covers the basic skills that can help you prevail during a roadside emergency.

 

Survival Gear You Can Live With
An eBook by Tony Nester

A quality survival kit is one of the critical keys in prevailing during a backcountry emergency. Survival instructor Tony Nester shares what essential gear to carry and how to design a tailor-made kit to fit your specific needs.

Drawing upon the past 23 years of teaching field courses, Nester provides a pragmatic look at the key elements that should go into a personal survival kit and the steps to help ensure that you don’t get lost in the first place.

Misty Marsh, Thrive Where You Are

Misty Marsh talks with Doctor Prepper™. As a wife & mother of four children (six year-old twin boys & two daughters ages 4 and 2 1/2), she stays quite busy. Misty is a preparedness blogger at YourOwnHomeStore.com. She writes, “I learn right along with and often from my readers.”

Misty has been a THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) consultant for nearly 3 years, is a member of the Advisory Board of Consultants for THRIVE Life, and “believe[s] firmly that the best and most important reason for being prepared and self reliant is because it improves our day to day quality of life. I’m not motivated by fear.  I’m motivated to prepare for life!  I want to provide the best life I can for my family and children. I want to be prepared enough that I can better give to others who may not be quite so lucky!”

Sit back and enjoy this heartfelt interview with your trusted Host & his talented Guest.

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