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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fallout Videos


Its Time to learn this stuff!
A lot of these videos are outdated from the Cold War Era. The basic principles are still the same
I will be adding videos frequently. Its very hard to find up to date info on radiation and fallout (Go fucking figure)  Anti terrorism Act it protects us but also prevents the good people from information that may help in a time of need.
Understanding mass / weight principals and density is a good place to start.
BE SAFE BE EDUCATED AND SURVIVE


Thursday, August 28, 2014

General Bushcraft Videos Via Youtube


This List Will Grow As I Find New Material.
and will be permanently embedded at the bottom of my Blog

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I want to apologize for the lack of updates and post recently. to those of you who have kept an eye out and followed this blog. I was recently very ill and did not have the energy to do much of anything. However i am recovering and feeling much better and will be posting very frequently now.  Thank You for hanging in there...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

survival words of wizdom

Survival is not just about what you have 

Its more about what you know

Knowledge can Provide

Monday, August 11, 2014

Old sayings with a new age twist

Money is the Root of all Evil.

Um No, Humanity is but money is the fertilizer that makes the evil root grow.

Stop the greed !

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A fear of Past and Present

Source: http://pixography.tumblr.com/post/50262052748/surreal-gallery
Scary how history begins to show its ugly face in a repetitive circle of fear of hate and destruction. Lets hope it just remains in paintings and the past.



This is a good short start up video if your interested on focusing on Radiation disasters and related effects. I have been studying radiation and fallout intensely for 15 years. Because of the conflicts accruing in the Middle east and the on going issues with Russia and N.A.T.O.  I felt this was an appropriate post. I will be covering this throughout the next few months. I will provide video and written references as they become available and include old personal references of mine.   

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bread and Country: The Rise Of The Prepper: How Uncertain Times Are I...

Bread and Country: The Rise Of The Prepper: How Uncertain Times Are I...: Prepping is a term used to describe a variety of lifestyles. For the vast majority of people, the term is thought to describe an individu...





This young lady hits it right on the head.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Home Security Tactics 101 Video Review





Ok lets talk about this...Always know your sources obviously this is coming from a company that makes a profit off of selling alarm systems.

  • (Please Research) Professional Burglary 

This particular video focuses on what they call professional burglary. First and foremost before spending mega bucks on security. Figure out what you are protecting against. Checking your local statistics for crime in your neighborhood is a great first step. professional burglary in my area is very rare. 
I live in the city on one of the major cross streets. The houses in my neighborhood are very close to each other. This makes burglary harder to achieve in my area. In most cases this type of crime takes some planning. Usually scoping out to see when the house is empty and easy access to goods. On average these people do not want conflict they want a clean in and out scenario. Having a house full of weapons doesn't help if your not there to use them.  Great lighting and well secured doors and windows help deter this type of Robbery. For professional burglary, alarm systems are great and dogs are even better.   

Statistically most professional burglars are armed with a handgun. But remember they are not after you they are after your stuff. Getting home and realizing you are being Robbed is by no means a reason to play the hero to save your new 60 inch T.V. Just because you have your trusty side arm with you. Your Shit can be replaced, your life can't. 

Ninety percent of the time a vehicle will be used to remove hardware from the residence. If you can find it and take down a description and plate number if its hasn't been removed.  Also any other information needed to give the authorities. Silently call them, the element of surprise can work in your favor here. Every home is different and you know yours best. Take time in planning whats best for you to prevent this type of crime. 




  • (Please Research) Home Invasion

This is probably the worst and most dangerous of all the burglary scenarios. A very large percentage of these are drug related in my area. This is a forced entry situation. Regularly the individual or individuals intend to use force to achieve their goal. Usually in search of money, drugs, guns or things of value to support a habit or addiction of some sort. 

This in my book is a desperation move making it top level on the danger scale. Desperate people do dangerous things. People involved in home invasions are always armed and intend to use possibly lethal force. Lighting a good dog and firearms may save your life or prevent the intrusion altogether. Knowing when you may have the upper hand could be the key to your success. 

I will not go to in depth on decision making for Home Invasions. Each one is different, could be an individual or multiple armed intruders. You Know the layout of your home and your family strengths and weaknesses. If you don't, start to learn them well. Intimidation and fear is almost always the intent therefor knowing how others in your household will react may make things easier and help get them through the attack safely.  Teaching your family or friends code words may be helpful also. 

It is never a good idea to depend on one thing for your home safety and security. Knowledge is the key. I frequently have conversations with my sons about home security and what they should and should not do.

Even the bad guys experience fear during dangerous and intense situations . It's because of this that quite a few fatality's occur in a home invasion. The more comfortable and in control that the intruders feel the more likely they are to let their guard down some and it may give you an opportunity. No ladies That doesn't mean offer them coffee and a sandwich.  Please remember the object is to survive!!

In a SHTF situation the game changes drastically and there may be a long term loss of power in which case alarm systems will be useless. Anarchy and chaos calls for much more drastic measures. Yet learning to deal and be prepared for a home invasion is definitely a stepping stone in the right direction. I will cover SHTF security in a separate and much more in depth blog entry.  


Below I have included a playlist of home security tactics that I felt were relevant for this entry. This list will grow and I will include a permanent link to it at the bottom of this blog. This is not a list of the best weapons for home defense. That is a totally different subject and there are millions of articles and videos available on it.

Video number ten is a list of guard dogs. The order of the list is the personal opinion of the submitter. I have trained many different breeds of dogs for home security over the years. Including a handful included in the video. Finding the proper dog for your specific environment and needs is crucial, both for you and the animal.

Do not just get a dog bread for protection without proper training and experience! An untrained or miss treated dog of the caliber that are listed here can be disastrous to you  your friends or your family if you don't know what your doing. In my opinion Dogs are one of the best security tools you can have and also a loving friend. Yet if handled incorrectly its just as dangerous as a loaded gun.  


   
    



Saturday, June 21, 2014

3 Stealthy Concealed Carry Tricks


My Particular Interest in this link is not for the the first two entries which are great advise indeed. Entry number three controlling your temper is my main reason for this post.
I will apologize ahead of time for beating a dead horse. Lets get straight to the fuckin point. Being a survivalist and or a prepper involves dealing with self defense and weapons. However there is a line between that and being a motivated killer. Waiting for SHTF day because you want to try out your arsenal on the zombies makes you more of a killer than a survivor.  learning to control anger should be the first and most important step to becoming a good survivalist.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Encrypted Web Traffic and Apple’s Mobile Messaging Vulnerable to Statistical Snooping | MIT Technology Review

Encrypted Web Traffic and Apple’s Mobile Messaging Vulnerable to Statistical Snooping | MIT Technology Review

I posted this because I thought it was relevant. SSL encryption is the main and often the only way for the public to secure internet and other forms of communication and provide privacy. As Preppers and survivalist our privacy is often of major importance It should also be our given right, That however is becoming a thing of the past.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mental Survival Short Motivational Quotes

Without Struggle There Can Be No Progress
Fredrick Douglass (1857)

Things can always get better. If we remember this it helps us to think ahead. stressing out and dwelling on issues makes progression more difficult. A good survivalist works to remedy any unexpected problem. Adapt and concur, Even the best preppers cant anticipate all outcomes of any situation. Keeping a clear head and using forward thinking techniques is vital to a positive resolution.    

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bushcraft Doc


Great documentary on basic bushcraft
well worth the watch and it can bee watched in HD 1080p 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Getting Along

Checklist for getting along with others

All five of these tips can be applied to a conflict or survival type situations. Communicating well under duress is vital to resolving issues. As any good survivalist knows choices made under stress and pressure may make the difference between life or death.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Original Survival Weapons

Great Survival Vehicles





Who's going to make the American version?

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thinking Quote #1


When I am involved in a conflict physical fight or serious argument. I deal with the situation as if i am unarmed even if I am. Taking away power makes us think more evenly and clearly. Always use your head first...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wild edibles site link01


My Family Survival Plan.com

52 Plants in the wild you can eat


I Really like this site this is a good intro to learning some good common edible plants with clear easily identifiable color pictures. Identifying edible plants is a great tool to have in your mental toolbox. perfecting it however can take a lifetime. So stop screwing around and have at it...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

"I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching they are your family."
Jim Butcher
When it comes to true survival hatred only gets in they way.....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Steps to Surviving with Others (self discovery03)



In my last Self Discovery entry we touched upon figuring out who we are as far as our reactions to stressful situations are concerned. By now some you may be thinking "what the hell does it matter. I didn't visit this dam site for a counseling session. Well there is a point and that is achieving our goals as efficiently and safely as possible.

Here's the facts: trying to change other people can be a waist of time and precious energy and 99% of the time ends up in failure. Adapting our self to a situation and to other people will produce a much higher success rate. A large portion of society has serious control issues and feels threatened when their control is put in the line of fire. Someone who feels threatened can quickly turn from an ally to a possible vengeful enemy. Knowing were you fit in and the limitations of your abilities is more productive for you and the rest of your group and in turn my gain valuable allies or friendships.

In self discover part two we went over a simple math approach to figuring out what our average response is to stress. Now we have to learn when to engage and when to step back or adapt based upon this discovery.

Cool, now I get to tell a story..

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Once upon a time a long time ago when I was just a young lad, lol, ok sorry I wont tell it fairy-tail style. I'm pretty confident your not my 7 year old son.

In the late 90's a friend and I started a private security company called shawnesee Security. Our company consisted of around 30 people: military, gang members, yes I said gang members and professional and non-professional martial artist. All different races, upbringings and financial statuses. Let me tell you we were a very non typical group of people back then.

Our company was for hire for anything from individual home protection to working riot and crowd control. So maybe your thinking were does the riot part come in. A large amount of our customers were and still are in the hardcore music venue, so pit control sometimes with very large crowds. For those of you who have never seen a mosh pit. Imagine a circle of a few hundred hyper and pissed off pre-adults. Some juiced up on alcohol, energy drinks and often many other drugs to top it off. Dancing full contact and throwing kicks and punches at the same time.To add to this ticking time bomb there were often groups / clicks and gangs present. Dealing with a bunch of hardened criminals was easier and considerably safer, trust me I've dealt with both.

Believe it or not there is a kind of respect of unwritten rules within these pits. Minor or unintentional injury is common place and totally acceptable. Intentional injury or major damage infliction however, is cause for a fight or worse. Sometimes bad people that know the rules are there deliberately to take an opportunity to inflict harm in the mist of chaos. This event just happens to be one of those times. Two guys both with groups of friend who had previous conflicts decided this would be a great time to do each other in.

Having such a variety of different skills and personality's seems like it would be a very problematic management issue.The training procedures for a new security member of our group lasted around 2 months. Sixty percent of which consisted of self awareness training. The other 30% was learning group awareness skills. Group awareness training pretty much consisted of us beating the crap out of each other. This was done respectfully after dinner and a few beers. That may sound bad but learning each others abilities is key to the success of this type of organised security.

Within the group of assigned personal there was a hierarchy of command. This is common place in the security business. This one however differed in that it was a rotating chain of command or tap out as we called it. Every one of our security personal was taught leadership skills. yet at any given event only one lead officer was calling the shots for any active confrontation or problem.

Here is an example of how this system worked.  Our team is hired to work a hardcore show. Its a good size crowd and the Pit or mosh pit has formed. We have eight officers assigned to the pit. Four in uniform on the outside (inactive) watching and listening for problems. Another four (active) in plain clothing within the pit itself. This group is what we call Leads. Their purpose is to help maintain stability of the pit area by action and distraction. The four inactive officers are the evac / safety group. Their job is to disperse the crowd and prevent unwanted exterior intervention.

 The four gentlemen that we had as pit leads were: Rob a former Skin Head, Jim a martial arts instructor and certified nut case, Dusty (USMC) and myself  at the time acting floor boss. Initially Rob spotted the two groups standing off (like a 12 o'clock showdown) and signaled to the the rest of us. In many security scenarios this signal would activate a group rush or show of force and intimidation. Not for us, Robs signal simply meant that he was going to intervene. At this point Rob became the acting lead officer. He calls the shots and just needs to find a distraction method to gain a point of entry. He has already sized up the two groups involved and is ready to make his move.

To be Continued.....Ah isn't that irritating.
If I finish the story and cover everything at once it will be a very long read. The average attention span on an individual internet site is around 10 minutes now (much longer for porn). You still have more to see on my blog.  Besides I want you to visit so much you feel at home. So Ill get the popcorn and drinks ready for; Steps to Surviving with Others (self discovery 03-II).




Thursday, May 15, 2014

Here is a link to a great site Global Incident Map. I check this frequently. Personally I'm not sure how accurate it is so please don't hammer me with questions (as I find out more info i will update this post). The Site has links to disease outbreak maps, HAZMAT and Forestfires and others. This link will be at the bottom of my page permanently as well. Anyone who can attest to the validity of these maps please post a comment, or send me an email thanks.

I received a very informative email from Morgan Clements at Global Incident Map responding to this post and explaining their sources and tools. After speaking with Morgan I have a much better understanding of their services. This is a great company and I am looking forward to seeing what they in-store for the future.

The Email is listed below :

Hi Kyle,

Just a quick note to say thank you for mentioning us in your blog, and linking to us.

Your blog post asked about the validity of the maps. We are probably a bit biased J

However, the maps are primarily populated with data from open-source media, which in this case mostly means news reports. With each item on the maps we give credit to the originating author/publisher, and point the user to the actual article on the news website where they can go read it in full if desired.  It could be CNN, or Fox, Xinhua in China or BBC in the UK, or any other news media from anywhere in the world.  We are also a-political, with no particular agenda or any political advertising, we have no grants or other outside funding other than subscription revenue and ad revenue, with only one of our maps requiring a paid subscription and the rest being free public services.  Two of our maps bring in data from various governments, the earthquakes map and forest fires maps, in which case we are mostly populating the maps with that data that is provided by USGS or similar agencies throughout the world. We’ve been mapping terrorism events since 2006 and the other maps have been created somewhere along the way since. We also have quite a number of new maps planned for release within the next couple of months.

I don’t normally check out every blog that mentions us but the name of yours intrigued me. It looks like you are a bit of a prepper/survivalist, with an interest in psychology, and in those areas we share a common interest.

Feel free to keep in touch, thanks again for the mention and link, and best of luck to you.

Kindest regards,
Morgan Clements
Publisher GlobalIncidentMap.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Steps to Surviving with Others (self discovery02)

In part two we will dive deeper into figuring out how we respond to different situations. This is the first part in a process of learning how to correctly use our abilities to solve problems that we may encounter.


Enemy of The State
Shoot out scene

In the above clip is a famous shootout scene were our hero (Will Smith) has set up a meeting with a Mob boss and the N.S.A. In this particular situation He used two on going problems and combined them to get explosive results. Of course in the end it works out in his favor (That's Hollywood for you!).

Just a mental note, I would not recommend this type of conflict resolution unless there was absolutely no other possibilities. Like i said, "that's Hollywood" and your actual chances of  walking away from that without collateral damages or fatality is 1 in 1000.


  • Step 1: Just Who the Hell am I 
This is the most important and key step to figuring out what tools we have available inside our toolbox we call a brain. Everyone's toolbox is filled with different tools and accessories.  For some it may just be filled with a large lump of shit. That's ok, shit makes fertilizer and promotes growth when processed right.

How do I deal with stressful and intense situations? Do I become angry and aggressive or have a tendency to withdraw and become passive. we have all seen an action movie or two were the big climax scene is a standoff between good and evil. Often in films the fight comes to a breaking point. Sweat and tension builds both sides are tired and injured. Yet negotiations may start to be thrown out on the table.
We always called this the calm before the storm (back in the good old days).

In many cases we are lead to believe that everything will work out peacefully....but then. Here comes that guy or girl: the one who lost all the money, had a bad day at work, caught his wife with the neighbor or just had a bad fucking week. He or she has their own agenda and comes out guns blazing and gets everyone killed in the process, except for the hero of course.

So which one are you; the smart cunning hero, the angry its all about me guy, the I want to run the other way person or none of the above.

This is what we have to discover. One of the best ways that has worked for me is to take mental notes. when I get involved in a conflict at work or with a family member. Going back over the situation when the feelings involved have passed and breaking it down step by step. By doing this it enables me to get a better understanding of what was going through my mind at the time. I always remember that feelings have a direct and often bad impact on achieving my goal. Even for the well educated and trained person self reflection is ongoing and can and should last a lifetime.

This breakdown method can be used in all aspects of life. Not just in the climactic shoot out scene which hopefully most of us will never encounter.


Once enough incidents have happened over a period of time then its time to do the math. No I'm not going to throw a major college level trigonometry problem at you (I fucking hate math). Just a simple equation of figuring out the Mean / average of how I respond in stressful encounters. For this purpose we have to relate our feelings to responses. Here is a picture of a feelings wheel that is a great reference for relationships between feelings.

Tumblr blog 




Anger=aggressive response, Fear=withdraw or escape and passive aggressive=intellectual or problem solving.

This is just my personal choice, you create these feeling relationships how ever you see fit.I can already hear the tough guys now "I don't feel fear!". Uuum, bullshit, if you don't  feel fear than your an N.B.C or sociopath and you should seek help (fear hides itself within anger sometimes).

 I tried to make this as simple as possible for my needs. The more variables you add the more complicated the math of course.

Ok so, by using our average  basically out of 10 stress related incidents I responded: aggressively 6 times, passive aggressively 3 times and withdrew once.  My results 60% / 30% / 10%, So I'm pretty much an asshole most of the time, lol. Some of your results may surprise you or maybe you knew them already. Remember the object is to figure out how to funnel our individual skills correctly. This is just a step its not meant for judgement. Every good survivalist knows that everything has its use for something. That's the purpose of this Self Discovery series.

Next: Self Discovery Part 3 (Turning shit into shineola)

In part 3 we will talk about our average responses and learning to target them accurately within a conflict. 





Monday, May 5, 2014

Steps to Surviving With Others (Self Discovery01)


A fight for dominance
Throughout our lives we all go through our battles. Some of them are necessary conflicts and some are not. The hard part is determining which ones are productive and non destructive. or can result in a loss or fatality in your behalf. I have chosen this picture of a kangaroo mating battle because it is a great representation of a battle for survival. Two animals fighting (sometimes to the death) for the ability to insure that their genetics remain prevalent. This for their species is a part of the natural process of reproduction. 

Ok so lets change focus to us, I mean humans. I'm assuming if your reading this you are one (this is the fun part). Most of the time we fight for the dumbest and most un-productive shit imaginable. The really stupid thing is that at the time we may believe it is the right thing to do. Why do we feel its right at the time? Its because we are usually: angry, pissed off, enraged, scared, desperate or hurt. 

These feelings are part of our self preserving nature and are great. If they are used correctly that is. If they are abused or not understood they can cause disaster.  Feelings interfere with logic and greatly change the way we interact with our surroundings. In any survival situation this can mean the difference between success or failure. 

It is up to you to figure out different ways to deal with your feelings. It takes training and a lot of self awareness to hone in on the proper use of feelings. Here is a link to a simple article about dealing with conflict (How to diffuse an argument).

In part 2 of Self Discovery I will dig further into different ways to figure out just who we are as individuals and methods to start utilizing our individual talents.

     


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Development of Massive Licences Plate Database


Homeland Security Seeking To Develop Massive License Plate Database



Im sure this has been in process for a long time...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Prepping to Getting Along With Others

This article is a short introduction to Steps to Surviving With Others.
It will be followed by a step by step on methods to finding the right support groups.

Getting along with other people is a Major part of securing your mental and physical survival. Yes people suck there are some serious assholes running around (ok a lot of them). The point is to figure out why they act the way they do. Even though some of those great survival movies and hardcore Doomsday Prepper shows may make you feel you can go solo. In a true end of days type situation you probably cant make it on your own.

Ive been prepping for over 20 years but I am aware that all the guns and Amo in the world is not going to do the job if I'm going it alone. You Will Eventually Be Overtaken By Zombies or Organized Groups. This includes whatever may be left of our government trying to restore order.


Everyone has something in common no matter how small it may be. Weather its that you like the same kind of food or your kids are the same age. By all means be cautious of who you engage with or your friend may turn out to be your enemy (trust me I've learned my lesson the hard way).

As a survival minded person my goal is to; One figure out what we have in common and Two if any of our things in common are usable resources for survival. Third is to figure out how to make things work with minimal conflict and high production and proficiency. This should be treated almost like a marriage in my mind.

Having family as your support is great and is usually a given aspect of being a prepper. If we drawl the line there we are putting restrictions on our resources and growth. In the following month I will share methods that help me to figure out my family's needs and how to utilize them to incorporate the assistance of other people.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Learning a combination of Urban and Busch Craft is great a prep tactic.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Greed, Greed, Greed seams like a horrible sickness. Put Aids on the back burner for this one. If everyone wants everything there will be nothing left to have. Part of the problem with having a prosperity for everyone policy in your country. Don't get me wrong freedom and prosperity are our human rites but when anything gets abused bad things await. The hardest thing about getting rid of the greed in our lives is totally changing the way we think and live.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blood Moon Eclipse (Apocalypse Sign?) First of 4 for 2014


Heres The Article Blood Moon Eclipse.

Yes It's Kinda Creapy  "and the moon shall turn to blood" check all the prepper gear.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Understanding Differences

Vanity and self reflection or being self centered  are attributes that we focus on for the existence of our short lives. I can hear some readers saying "I'm not vain i don't focus on myself." Well yes you probably do Its a totally natural trait.
Think of it this way, the life you know is yours and only yours. Therefor when dealing with any situation or conversation we reflect on our individual situation.

That's being Vain

It's ok to be vain to an extent i guess as long as its not interfering with your survival and inter human relations.
if people don't like being around you it may be time to check your vanity levels. I'm just saying i had quite a few years (mainly the teenage ones) that i was a self centered mess.
Yeh yeh the young ladies liked it, made them feel secure i guess but I got in a lot of fights. As I got older I realized that it was counter productive for everyone around me including myself.

The point to all this is that if we only focus on ourselves we will probably end up alone. Either by nature, the hand of a god or gods or by humanity itself. The last one is what I believe to be a very possible outcome.

Vanity is a direct relation to greed which is the topic of my next blog post.

Monday, March 31, 2014

General Intro

The economy is in a very tough state right now in the United States. This and many many other catalyst has made people change their attitudes and way of living. Times are Ruff, yes every generation throughout history has said that. (Because I am an American currently living in the U.S. I will only give my opinion on the conditions, situations and state of mind of people living here.)

Many people believe that the conditions in this Era are the worst its ever been. The Doomsday Clock is at the highest point ever.

Its so tough now that many people have become numb and or given up on life and the pursuit of happiness in general.  I cant tell you how many times a week i think about living on a desert island or in a rain-forest somewhere.

Photograph by Sergio Pitamitz

This looks great! Not because of the crystal clear water or the beautiful rock formations or even the patches of green plant life. There's no people..Um why not me! This brings me to what i really want to talk about in this article. Yeah the weather is increasingly getting worse and yeah the polar ice caps are starting to melt ect ect. Ultimately i believe it will be us that does this place in and humanity along with it. 




Its been said in many movies Terminator 2 being one of my favorites that we are genetically pre-encoded for our own demise. I don't know about the genetics part so much but i know that we are certainly weak to greed  and hate.

We built this volcano of greed and now it may be to late to reverse the process of destruction.
Surprisingly enough I actually like most people (until they start talking). 

There is a saying that a friend of mine used that i really like "There are people that get it and there are people that never will." This saying can be applied to many different situations and in many different ways.
Here is what it means to me. 
Some people are perfectly fine living in their own world. All they need is what they own and their surroundings. In other words they have no interest in anything that goes on around them unless it directly effects them.

On the other foot, their are people who look at the big picture and absorb and take in the world as a whole. A realization or recognition of cause and effect

http://thepicturebookteachersedition.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-importance-of-cause-and-effect_26.html


How you perceive cause and effect is a choice and may be determined by that persons surroundings and history. In its own way, Choice of cause and effect is a subconscious survival  mechanism.