By Ray Gano
In light of all that has taken place the last few days, I feel that it is prudent that we look at what is taking place and the possible outcome that could take place.
I know that what I am presenting is something scary as well as something that we do not want to think about.
The issue is that we have an administration that is pushing a massive race war. Lines in the sand are starting to be drawn and police and law enforcement are gearing up.
Back in May I was writing about how Russia has introduced the SATAN II missile. This is the most powerful missile now in the world and can pretty much hit any target in the world. Its range has been extended to over 10,000 miles in its attack range.
If you would like to read this article, you can read it here.
Interesting thing is that while I was looking at what Russia was doing, the US and the UN were keeping things very quiet and what came out of it?
Read this, dated May 11, the day prior to Russia’s big press missile announcement.
U.S. approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict
UNITED NATIONS — The United States has announced its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to join 28 other countries that have pledged to abide by the 18 pledges.
U.N. peacekeepers from these 29 countries are now required to act in cases where civilians are in danger.
“The Kigali Principles are designed to make sure that civilians are not abandoned by the international community again,” she said, recalling how U.N. peacekeepers left Rwanda before the 1994 genocide and Srebrenica before the 1995 massacre.
As you can see, this was reported by Military Times, a viable news source.
Only a few blogs and Fox News also reported it, but buried somewhere in their news.
Folks, this is serious.
This past weekend with the horrible attack on the Dallas Police, our illustrious leader used that to horrible situation to push his agenda “TO FEDERALIZE” state and local police forces.
Back in March 2015 Obama got one of his “yes men” panels together and “studied” what they need to do about the “police problem” our nation was having. Of course the panel’s findings was that the only way that all the police can be policed is by putting them under the hand of the federal government. Who can trust local police chiefs to do the right thing… at least according to the yes men panel Obama put together.
In May 2015, the panel published their findings in a report, titled “President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report.”
The report urges the federal government to federalize police training and practices, via the use of federal lawsuits, grants and threats to cut federal aid. So far, Obama’s deputies have strong armed and sued more than 30 police jurisdictions to adopt federal rules in a slow-motion creation of a national police system, similar to the slow-motion creation of a federal-run health-sector via Obamacare.
So when I came across this really small short article from Military Times yesterday, I was like “where did this come from and why didn’t anyone report on this?”
It is like this action was totally swept under the carpet and hidden from public view as much as possible.
What Would Cause Martial Law…A Nuke?
There are many people out there promoting a martial law situation. The last time our nation came under martial law was on 9/11 and it lasted a short number of hours.
For our nation to be able to put under national martial law, something drastic and I mean majorly drastic would have to take place.
As many people like to point to the riots and such, that is not enough to call martial law nation wide. This falls under mayors and governors, at least the way the law reads today.
The one thing that could create an need for martial law in the US would be the detonation of a nuclear device in some city. If it was detonated in a large metropolitan area like Chicago, New York, Dallas or such, then the call for national martial law would very easily accepted but the nation’s people.
Even if it was detonated in a smaller area, the call for martial law could take place.
What Would Cause Martial Law… Civil War?
This is one that I can also see, and the current riots could escalate into something like this taking place.
With home grown terror groups like BLM and The New Black Panther Party promoting armed conflict, we can literally see a race war take place.
Another thing that could cause this to come to fruition putting in Hillary Clinton when the people’s vote was clearly for Trump. So if the electoral college over rode the vote of the people and put in Hillary when Trump should have won, I could see an armed uprising for that.
Finally, I could see Obama override the 22nd Amendment, with the help of congress and senate, so that he could stay in power. This could also cause an armed uprising and thus instill martial law.
Thing is that many police and military stand with the constitution and the American people.
But a National Police force or the use of UN Soldiers, not a good thing and I believe that we would see a blood bath no matter what.
This is why this US / UN action of allowing UN Peacekeepers on US soil is a very bad thing and I am amazed that not many people have reported on this.
Because The Bible Tells Us So
For those of us who are students of bible prophecy, there are a number of verses that seem to point to a duel fulfillment when it comes to the US. Most of those point to a “daughter of Babylon” sort of situation.
The term “Daughter of Babylon” is used a number of times in scripture. But there are people out there that totally skim over the “DAUGHTER OF” part and instantly jump to BABYLON.
Thing is that I do not see the US as BABYLON, but when you read scripture pertaining to DAUGHTER OF BABYLON, like it or not, you could see America being able to hold that sort of title.
There are many that claim that “We don’t see America in Bible Prophecy.” Just because something is not there does not mean that it is not addressed in scripture. The name of our Savior JESUS, was not mentioned in the old testament, but we clearly see Him being addresses by other names and titles.
I do believe that America is being addressed as a “Daughter of Babylon.”
I digress and need to stay on topic.
The Daughter of Babylon is talked about in the prophecies of Jeremiah (chapters 50 and 51), Zechariah (chapter 5), Isaiah (chapter 47 and elsewhere), and of course John the Revelator (chapters 17 and 18 in his Apocalypse).
Here is a short sampling of these verses:
Daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. (Psalm 137:8)
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. (Isaiah 47:1)
They shall hold the bow and the lance: they [are] cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, [every one] put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon. (Jeremiah 50:42)
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon [is] like a threshingfloor, [it is] time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come. (Jeremiah 51:33).
Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest [with] the daughter of Babylon. (Zechariah 2:7)
When you do research we can see that war and bloodshed does come to the shores of the Daughter of Babylon. It is this fact that I am focusing on and not trying to promote some sort of time table of actions.
Like it our not our nation is facing some serious times and the bible tells us to be prudent when God warns His children of hard times coming down the road.
Last Days Prophecy
Many people may disregard this warning of a coming civil war / martial law / civil disturbance of some sort because things do not line up according to their take on the last days.
Please note that I am NOT stating that we are or are not in the tribulation or such. What I am pointing out is that there is scripture that points to the cause and effect of The Daughter of Babylon.
So please do not think that just because “A” has not happened that “B” can’t happen.
NONE of us have a view into the future and I will admit that I am speculating here as well. Thing that I look at is history and the fact that man constantly repeats his horrible history about every 100 years.
The historical fact is that the world is due for another war on par with that of World War I & II. It has been about 100 years since WWI.
This is why I strongly believe that we could see some sort of armed uprising / civil disturbance / martial law take place in the US.
What ever the catalyst is that causes it is not the issue, we need to focus on the outcome, not waste time on what caused the outcome. Leave the cause to the history books, we need to focus on the here and now so that we can be of use and better help our fellow man down the road.
What Can We Do To Prepare For Civil War / Martial Law / Civil Disturbance
1 – Get our food pantry in order & Get proper amounts of water on hand
2 – Get our medicine cabinet in order
3 – Gear up to protect the Home & Family
I will cover each of these in detail below…
Get our Food Pantry in Order & Proper Amounts of Water on Hand
I have been warning people for some time now that one must have food and water on hand. A family needs to have at least 90 days’ worth of food and water. This is a minimum.
Stocking Up The Pantry
I know that I keep harping on this, but you MUST look at your food as an investment.
Food is money, food is something to barter with. If you are able to grow and raise food, you are in a very strong position.
In fact, look at anything that you use in day to day life as a hard commodity. I say this because “IF” there is an armed uprising or such, there will be a run on stores and shelves will empty in a matter of hours due to herd mentality.
The goal is to NOT be part of the herd.
By having a month or so worth of food on hand, this is money you will not have to spend down the road, thus the cash on hand can be used for other things.
“IF” there is some sort of armed uprising and martial law is called we will instantly see a run on food, and other essential items. The rise in demand will cause a form of hyperinflation that will kick in and prices will rise drastically.
Example, what you buy today might only cost $1.00 where in a time of civil war / disturbance that same item may cost $5.00, $10, $50+
The key is that because you thought ahead and purchased, you saved money and most likely saved your families life.
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Proverbs 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
There is a Russian proverb that says… ” When it happens you will know that it is true, by then it will be to late.”
Getting Your Water Storage Started
In regards to water, get some bottled water on hand quickly. This will help you get your 90 days of supplies started. Rule of thumb is one gallon per person per day.
You can also purchase sturdy garbage cans and fill them with water, but you need a way to filter it so you can drink it. Pouring it through several cotton towels will do this in a pinch. You are looking to filter out dirt, debris, and the occasional bug that flew into the water.
NOTE – This is NOT a long term water storage solution, just a short term. If you do not use this water in say seven days, empty it out and put in new fresh water. There are water purification kits that you can use to keep the water longer, but best is to keep rotating as needed.
Food That I Recommend
Many people have asked me about all the different foods out there. I have to admit that I have tried a lot of the foods and many are not any good. They taste like salty cardboard mixed with a few dehydrated veggies thrown in. Think over glorified Ramin noodles.
THRIVE LIFE FOODS – At the top of my list is THRIVE LIFE Foods. We have been using THRIVE Foods for over 6 years. We raised our two youngest kids on it and my oldest son is raising his children on it.
Yes it is the Cadillac of food, but I refuse to skimp on my family’s health, welfare and nutritional needs.
One of the things I like about THRIVE LIFE Foods is that they have what is called “The Q.” What you do is choose a wish list of food, associate it to your “Q” and then associate an amount, anything over $50 a month, and then tell them what day they can hit your credit card. About seven days later your first batch of food you chose from your wish list shows up on your front porch.
Pick the food, pay and forget it. It keeps showing up every month with more items from your wish list.
Another thing that THRIVE LIFE has is non-GMO and also Organic foods available. This is a real plus over many of the other companies out there that are in the survival food arena.
If you are interested in THRIVE LIFE Foods, then check out our Thrive website –
NOTE – If you are wanting to order over $500 worth of food, please contact, I might be able to save you some money by running it through my back office. Contact me at email@example.com and lets set up a time to talk.
AUGASON FARMS FOODS – Augason Farms runs a close second in my book when it comes to emergency / bulk food. I have tried them in the past and they are really good. The great thing is that they also are sold on Amazon and the prices are pretty affordable when you look at the nutritional value as well as the really great taste that you are getting.
One of the recommendations that I make is for Augason Farms 30-Day Emergency Supply Pail Storage Food. One thing about this is that they have calculated over 1800 calories a day, where some of these other “survival buckets” only have calculated 1200 calories a day.
Don’t want to go for the full 30 day meals, then Augason Farms also has their “Augason Farms Lunch & Dinner Emergency Food Supply”
For just over $65 you can get 92 servings / half a month’s supply of lunch and dinners. If you couple this with the 30 day supply, you will have a very well rounded food supply for a solid month.
Augason Farms – 30-Day Emergency Supply Pail Storage Food
Augason Farms Lunch & Dinner Emergency Food Supply
SURVIVE2THRIVE – 40 DAY/NIGHT 100% ORGANIC FOODSUPPLY
I learned about Survive2Thrive from my friend Steve Quayle and found out that this is the only Certified Organic, Non-GMO Grab & Go Food Storage on the market today.
Survive2Thrive created this 40-Day Organic Emergency Food Supply because the majority of food storage option available are absolutely horrible. They are just empty calories that are loaded with GMO’s, preservatives, and extremely high levels of sodium while offering very little nutritional value. I personally can’t imagine thriving on such ‘food’, and I use the term loosely here, for any length of time. If you are looking for Non-GMO, Certified Organic Food Storage that will keep you healthy for a long period of time look no further. Shelf Life is 10-15 years if stored properly!
To learn more about SURVIVE2THRIVE – Check out the following link….
FILES THAT CAN HELP YOU GET STARTED
Download The Food Prep Lecture Show. I produced this show several years ago. Some stuff is dated, but the information is still on track. Click and listen >>>>
Download my Food – Water – Medicine Here
This is my Power Point lecture. You can flip through this as you are listening to the lecture I gave on MP3
Download 52 Week Plans Here
These are plans to help people purchase needed items over a 52 week period. THESE ARE THE BASICS, this is to help you get started, this WILL NOT keep your family totally healthy in the long term. You need to have long term survival food on hand, but this can give you goals or help you get started if you feel overwhelmed.
Get Our Medicine Cabinet In Order
I wrote a very in depth two-part article about getting your families first aid kit in order.
You can read it here –
With the onset of any war / civil uprising, medical health quickly depreciates and medical help becomes almost non-existent. Diseases like the flu and other viral sort of sicknesses go on the rise.
In 2009 Tracye and I lived through the swine flu pandemic that took place in New Braunfels Texas. We learned a lot living through that. What follows is a list of items that helped me and my family during the pandemic we experienced in 2009 with the H1N1 Swine Flu.
These are the very same supplements that I keep on hand all the time.
Sambucol (black elderberry) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Sambucol
Colloidal Silver – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Silver-Sol
Echinacea – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Echinacea
Propolis – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Propolis
Ginger Root – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Ginger-Root
Vitamin C – Rosehips – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Rosehips
Activated Charcoal – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Activated-Charcoal
When we lived in Texas and was in the middle of the H1N1 Swine flu mini pandemic I got these items as fast as I could and the moment anyone even sniffed, I gave them the following…
- A shot glass of Sambucol (it comes with its own little glass)
- 3-4 sprays of Silver Sol Colloidal silver spray
- 2 caps Echinacea (400 – 500 mg ea)
- 2 caps propolis (1000 mg ea)
- 2 caps ginger root (500 mg ea)
- 2 caps rose hip / vitamin C (500mg ea)
- 1 cap charcoal (280 mg)
To this day if either of us are feeling some sort of bug coming on, we instantly dose up on all of these so that it raises our immune system. All of these items help boost the immune system and increase antibodies.
Other things that you can add and that will be VERY HARD TO FIND if there is a some sort of civil uprising are as follows
Medical Treatment Tools
Electronic Ear Thermometer – NO ORAL – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Electronic-Ear-Thermometer
Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blood-Pressure-Monitor
Stethoscope – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Stethoscope
Tongue Depressors – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tongue-Depressors
Medical Eye Goggles – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Medical-Eye-Goggles
Fenix Flashlight – five brightness levels – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Fenix-PD35-Flashlight
Purell Hand Sanitizer with Aloe 8oz – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Purell-Hand-Sanitizer
Notebook for recording vital signs & keeping patient notes.
Over The Counter Medicines You Need To Keep On Hand
Any medicines that fight a flu or other viral diseases will also become harder and harder to find as well as any supplies associated to the Flu.
Because the Flu is an immunosuppressive disease like Ebola, the following OCT medicines will also become harder and harder to find.
Medicines like …
Bayer Aspirin – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Bayer-Aspirin
Extra Strength Tylenol – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Extra-Strength-Tylenol
Children’s Tylenol – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Childrens-Tylenol
Boiron Oscillococcinum – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Oscillococcinum
Cold-Eeze Immune Support – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Cold-Eze
Thieves Oil – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Thieves-Oil
Vicks Nyquil Cold & Flu Daytime & Nighttime – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Vicks-Nyquil
Quantum Health Thera Zinc Spray – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Zinc-Spray
Benadryl 25mg capsules – 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed for nasal congestion, allergy, or itching if applicable – http://preview.tinyurl.com/PZ-Benadryl
Tums Ex – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tums-Ex\
Caffeinated Tea – Helps relieve headache – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Caffeinated-Tea
Files To Help You Better Prepare Medically
I put together a zip file a few years ago that have11 ebooks including – Where There Is No Doctor and the ebook “Preparing For The Coming Pandemic…
Click on the following URL
This will download a ZIP file and once you get it to your desktop, you can double click on it and it will open up.
Gearing Up To Protect The Home and Family
I do not advocate offensive violence, but I do believe in protecting one’s family, the innocent and in maintaining a defensive posture.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Like it or not, now more than in the last 100 years we are living in a time where we may see war on our own shores. We may have seen foreign invaders/ UN Peacekeeper due to our serious military weakness or we may see some form of civil war, due to the racial hate, religious hate or between liberal or conservative ideals.
Believe it or not, our nation is ripe for revolution. My hope that it is a revolution at the ballot box and not one being fought on a battle field.
As bad as this sounds, people need to be prepared to defend.
I know that this sounds really “John Wayne” / Mall Ninja, but it is better to be prepared with gear ready to go than not.
Condor is a company that puts out some pretty good gear. It isn’t totally military grade, but it is pretty good gear for the price.
First thing that I recommend is getting a Cross Draw Tactical Vest.
Here are specs for the vest…
– Right side features 3 ammo pouches, large shell carrying pouch, and a shooting pad. – Left side features a pistol holster for most medium-framed pistols, 3 pistol mag pouches that are adjustable to the height of most normal-sized mag.
– Vest is mounted on tough nylon mesh material which aids ventilation. – Shoulders on vest can be adjusted with long velcro strips, and also have 2 mental D-rings for the attachment of carabiners or other material.
– Vest zips up in front and can be secured additionally with a pistol belt (included) threaded through the loops on the bottom. – Interior of vest has two zip-up document pockets left and right.
– Rear of vest is double-ply mesh which allows for the addition of a hydration bladder. – A carrying handle is provided as well as strips across the back for the addition of camouflage material or other pouches.
– Left and right sides can be adjusted for width via drawstrings
This is the vest that I have ordered and what I am gearing up.
I like that there are many pockets, pouches. I also REALLY like the fact that I can put my camel back water bladder in the back and will help me stay hydrated.
Again this is not military grade, but for civilian use and being prepared it is an excellent vest.
The added belt with two mag pouches are good to keep pepper spray, stun gun or even another tactical folding knife like the Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL.
MOLLE strips on the back also allow you to clip on dump bag to hold spent magazines as well as a small pack of sorts that might carry a day’s rations and a first aid pack.
Allen Company makes a great pouch that will secure to the back of the vest and it can hold a good amount of necessary items.
Specs for this pouch…
Rugged 600D material, with three layers of MOLLE on the face of the pouch
10″ x 7″ x 1.5″ overall dimension, with 6″ x 10′ zippered pocket
Two D-Rings on the top for attaching a neck strap
Organizing loops that are great for handgun mags or tools
Corded suspension system allows the pouch to be open up to 90-degrees
This or even two of these pouches on the back of the vest will help you keep needed gear without weighing you down.
Another item that one has to strongly think about is a good pair of gloves. I have written about gloves in the past and so many people do not understand how a good pair of tough gloves can really help save your hands.
Mechanic’s makes some great gloves, but a good pair of motorcycle gloves that are made to take the road rash is something that will stand up.
Freetoo Full Finger Cycling Motorcycle Gloves are some of the best out there. They are comfortable, but also take a beating. This is something that you will need to consider if you are being placed in a tactical situation where you need to get down on the ground and really rough up your hands.
Condor Tactical Cross Draw Vest – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Condor-Tactical-Vest
MOLLE Rig Pouch – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-MOLLE-Rig-Pouch
Freetoo Tactical Milspec Gloves – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tactical-Milspec-Gloves
I have written a number of articles on weapons but to give you my choice, I personally like the following…
Handgun – Glock 17 9mm loaded with hollow points for home and personal carry. Get a few 30 round mags for this if needing to think about some serious lead down range.
Shotgun – Mossberg 500 pump or Remington 870 pump 12 guage with a slection of different rounds from slug, 00 Buck, small game. Also look into pepper rounds and bean bag for non-lethal.
Long Range – Mosin Nagant with a Monte Carlo nylon stock. Put a solid rail on the top for a scope and you have a great weapon that can reach out and touch someone. Total cost for this setup should run around $150 – $200, not including scope.
Short to Mid Range / Urban Fighting – I am partial to the M-4, a shortened version of the AR-15, that or a good ol paratrooper version of the AK-47. Both are great.
This is a good all around range of weapons.
If you throw in some of the blades and swords that I recommend, you will have a nice line of weapons that can answer just about any sort of defensive situation you might have to get into.
Musashi – 1060 Carbon Steel – Samurai Sword – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Musashi-Clay-Temprd-Katana
Blackhawk Tatang Knife – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blackhawk-Tatang-Knife
Cold Steel Voyager XL Clip Point – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-CS-Voyager
Tactical Tomahawk and Military Compass – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tomahawk-and-Compass
I know that what I am saying here is rather disturbing. But I feel that it needs to be said. Our nation is in a very bad place in time. I pray to God that what I am saying does not come to fruition, but the way the current administration is pushing our nation to a civil war / civil disturbance, it is not helping the matter and in fact adding gasoline to the fire that is already burning.
Charles G. Finney stated something very profound that may explain what and why things are happening today.
Here is what he said…
“Worldly desires, appetites, and feelings prevent true Christianity — the human will is, in a sense, enslaved by fleshly and worldly desires. It is therefore necessary for God to awaken people to a sense of guilt and danger and thus produce an opposite excitement or feeling and desire. This counter-feeling breaks the power of worldly desire and leaves the will free to obey God.”
Our nation desperately needs God, but we have been living a slew of lies thinking that we are serving God, when in reality we are serving ourselves.
John MacArthur wrote an outstanding article titled “When God Abandons A Nation.”
If you wish to read it online, you can read it here – http://raygano.com/when-god-abandons-a-nation/
In this article he talks about 5 dominate lies we as Christians and a culture have accepted in these last days.
Lie #1 – Life is random…life is random. We’re all products of evolutionary chance, no purpose, no creator, no accountability.
Lie #2 – Truth is relative. No absolutes, no standard, you just kind of have to flow around public opinion but you can change public opinion, as we well know.
Lie #3 – People are basically good, oh if they go bad, somebody abused them. Somebody else is to blame, they lack self-esteem, they have psychological problems based on environmental failures.
Lie #4 – Thanks to Rick Warren and Joel Osteen, everyone can change his own life, get control, take charge, become the person you want to be. You have the power to be whatever you want to be.
Lie #5 – The goal of life is self-satisfaction. You’re really after feeling good about yourself, being satisfied with who you are. You hear people say, “This is who I am, take it or leave it and I’m happy who I am. This is me and I’m just out there.”
Because we have bought into these lies is why Finney’s statement is so profound to me.
“It is therefore necessary for God to awaken people to a sense of guilt and danger and thus produce an opposite excitement or feeling and desire. This counter-feeling breaks the power of worldly desire and leaves the will free to obey God.”
Bible prophecy or not, this is where we are today in US History.
We have forgotten God and He will do what He deems necessary to wake us back up to the truth. If it means guilt and danger, then He will do it.
The thing that we who are a wake and have been watching need to do is to prepare so that we can make it through that storm and make it to the other side so that we can be ready to serve and help our fellow man. It will be at that time that man will be ready to hear the good news of the gospel, and we need to make sure that we will be there so that we can share it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org