When I was looking for background information on corn prices when I wrote this blog entry one of the search terms I was using ran across a web site apparently authored by Kellene Bishop, that is an odd mix of topics, which include things like classes that she offers on how to use coupons (really? who knew?), home defense ("...the most extensively certified female NRA Instructor in the Western States...") and various other topics. It's enough of an odd mix that I really struggled for a way to describe it.
Kellene makes a point of talking about how her site does not accept advertising, and she is quite proud of that; her site basically exists to sell her courses, some tv show she's working on, and her web instructional videos, which is all fine and good, but I mention it because its central to my argument here.
My opinion? Kellene makes a living out of scaring people. Bad people are going to come to your home. The food world as we know it will end. Produce prices in the winter are higher than in the summer, and you should be warned! In fact, a recent topic has been about coming food shortages, and she's encouraging people to buy food to avoid the coming shortage. Oh yea. and take her seminars. Don't forget the seminars.
My nit to pick with Kellene is not that she has an opinion. Clearly she does. I'm fine with that. But when asked for backup for something she's said, she brushes it off. here's an example:
"Michele 02.16.2011 08:15
I’m trying to share this with my family, & they keep wanting “sources” for your info. Could you direct me to where to start them looking?
Personally, I’ve been to every sale so far this week & will keep it up as long as I can."
"Kellene # 02.16.2011 11:01
Sorry Michele, I simply do not have time for that. What I have shared can easily be found with an internet search, interviews of grocers, and USDA and UN officials, library archives to establish historical trends etc. This has been a multi-week effort but the information is certainly not secret by any means. If someone wants to wait to do something until they see the lamestream media confirm it, then that’s their prerogative. But by the time it hits Fox News, supplies will be gone.
My philosophy with this blog is “here’s the information.” Do what you want with it. But my hands are clean in sharing it and rather than spend any additional efforts in holding people’s hands to get them to do the right thing, I will instead focus my efforts in making sure that I provide peace and comfort for my family. No one has to take my word for it but I also believe that the internet is not the appropriate source to look to for a confirmation of these kinds of matters–rather a “gut check”, listening to the Spirit, etc. is the ultimate authority on the truth of all things and is usually much more convincing that any research I could point a person towards.
Pray about this. If it’s true, you’ll know it. If not, you’ll have a stupor of thought on it. It’s times like these that play out exactly why Spiritual Preparedness has the highest priority of all other principles of preparedness "
Got it. Kellene says whatever she'd like, and if you'd like to have some facts to back it up -- well, she's kinda busy. don't ask her.
She's claiming that the corn harvest -- which appears by reports to be the 2nd best USA domestic corn harvest EVER RECORDED was a disaster. Why?You'll find kellenes blog entry -- with the offending corn reference and my (edited by kellene) response in the comments here.
She's apparently had some previous controversy. You'll find it here.
Folks, the food system is fine. prices are up for corn, and the primary reason is our continued use of food as fuel in ethanol. But Kellene sure is entertaining.
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