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Well, folks, its a cold day in Tennessee with temperatures below freezing last night but supposed to warm up into the fifties by this evening. Its no wonder that my sinuses and allergies stay messed up year round.
Before we get started Id like to that everyone who sent a small donation for my birthday last week its appreciated. After a while, the birthdays just blend into the day and I dont think much about it, well not until I start aching in my bones, and then Its like oh man how did I get so old.
Preps this week...
Each Saturday, I post a featured photo here that I think readers will enjoy and find interesting let me know what you think in the comments below.New River Tennessee November 4th, 2017 I love the fall colors but I have to admit that I was a little late in the year for optimum fall colors but still a great photo I think.
This is one Muslim's dialogue and journey of discovery with some
I found a potentially unlimited source of free used industrial
strength 1.6kw UV water sterilization tubes.
From what I have been able to find out about these is at full power they sterilize water at around 300gpm per tube.
With the power source they are supposed to have they can run variable power from 20 or 25% up to 100%.
So if 100% = 1.6kw then 25% should be about 400w.
They start with a thousand or so volts and at full power use around 7 to 8 amps at 200v.
I powered one up with a...
Industrial strength UV water purifier
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is currently conducting secret negotiations with former British spy and author of the first discredited Trump dossier, Christopher Steele, in an attempt to purchase more disinformation on President Trump, again from Russian sources themselves, according to new report by author Ed Klein.
The second dossier apparently contains even more salacious charges against the President, with the ongoing negotiations to receive it being conducted by former Clinton campaign aides, many who have publicly expressed their disdain for Trump.
Hillarys people have been secretly in touch with Steele and are close to making a deal with him on opposition research that he claims has newly surfaced from his Russian sources, said a longtime Clinton adviser, according to the report.
Steele didnt release this information before now because it wasnt available to him when he put together his first dossier, the adviser reportedly continued.
Thats right, if the above quotes are to be believed, Hillary is actively working to pay a former spy for information that he directly obtained from Russian sources. In other words, Clinton is working with someone who is openly colluding with the Russians to take down the American President and she somehow believes this will eventually prove that this same president was actually the one working for the Russians.
Klein notes that all the publicity generated from the release of the original Trump disinformation dossier has brought out a number of shady characters within Russia (and their government) who are only too happy to provide information that not only hurts America but also fattens their pockets at the same time.
There are many wealthy people in the anti-Trump resistance who are more than willing to put up whatever money is necessary to get this new information, Klein quoted a member of Hillarys inner circle as saying.
In Clintons sick world she apparently thinks it is alright to pay someone to openly obtain disinformation from Russia as a means to prove that her former political opponent had help from said country.
Shes convinced that Trump made business deals with Russians with ties to the Kremlin in return for a promise to offer the Russians f...
Source - The Farms of the Future Will Be
Automated From Seed to Harvest
Link has video or robotic harvester.
Swarms of drones buzz overhead, while robotic vehicles crawl across the landscape. Orbiting satellites snap high-resolution images of the scene far below. Not one human being can be seen in the pre-dawn glow spreading across the land.
This isnt some post-apocalyptic vision of...
The Farms of the Future Will Be Automated From Seed to Harvest
Today, November 11, honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. To those veterans of our MSB readers, and all others that have served, thank you for your service. This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. Is this your first-time commenting? Then lets hear from you too! Note: For articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay
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In a startling turn of events, a Swedish radio station began playing ISIS propaganda after it was apparently hijacked by supporters of the terror group who used a pirate transmitter to broadcast over a popular morning radio show.
The station, Mix Megapol, was taken over around 8:30 A.M. CET, switching from mainstream radio to the airing of the ISIS recruitment song, For the sake of Allah which was then blasted out to residents in the countries third largest city, Malmo.
The song encourages possible western ISIS supporters to join the fight in the Middle East.
The three minute song then aired for nearly a half hour before the station even realized what was going on, eventually being alerted to the terror propaganda by concerned listeners who phoned into the station.
This is of course very serious, particularly because they had been playing a song about ISIS recruitment, a spokesperson for the station told local news outlet 24Malmo. We see this as a very serious incident and have therefore reported it to the police.
A Swedish radio station says a pirate broadcaster briefly broke into its Friday morning show and broadcast an English-language pop song urging Westerners to join the Islamic State group.
Jakob Gravestam, a spokesman for the Bauer Media group that operates the Mix Megapol station in Malmo, Swedens third largest city, said in a statement that the incident would be reported to police and the Swedish government agency that monitors electronic communications, among others.
The 24Malmo news site said the song entitled For the Sake of Allah was played for about 30 minutes on the FM and Internet-based radio station that is part of a private radio network airing in 24 cities across the country and claims to reach 91 percent of Swedens 10 million people.
Local news reports have claimed that it is so far unknown if the pirate transmitter was actually operated by supporters of ISIS but one can imagine that this is indeed the case.
The Swedish Security Service has reported that over 300 people have left the country to fight for ISIS since the terror group began its propaganda campaign to entice westerns to join their cause.
This puts Sweden in second place after Belgium for ISIS fighters per capita who have left their home countr...
I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a
particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked me for
a couple of dollars for dinner.
I took out my wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked,"If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?"
"No, I had to stop drinking years ago," the homeless man replied....
"Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?" I asked.
"No, I don't waste time fishing," the homeless man said.."I need to...
A couple of dollars for dinner!!
With the Grid-ex exercise coming up this month (Emergency
simulation of the hours/days after a CME or EMP), I have been
gathering up the gear I need to participate now that I work for a
healthcare facility. I will admit to cheating and talking to one of
the exercise planners who is a fellow Ham, and know that all
telephone and cell will be out, and failures of the repeaters will
follow soon. I am hedging my bets with my portable HF set-up to
communicate with the SC emergency management...
Amateur radio post SHTF
Do you want to know how to run a pellet stove during a power outage? If you have a pellet stove and rely on it for your heat, then pay attention to this article. Should your electricity go out during the winter (severe storm, snow/ice, high winds), your home or cabin will get cold quick! Its really not that complicated to set this system up. I will first run through the calculations to exemplify typical power consumption of a pellet stove. Then well see what we can do to keep it running during a power outage / blackout. How
During a grid down situation or anytime that you are having to live a little rough you might have to find a way to keep cool without AC. People lived without AC for a long time and had to work hard while they did. Here are some tips and options for beating the heat without. . . Read More
Gizmodo released an article entitled US Homeland Security Wants Facial Recognition to Identify People in Moving Cars, on 11/2/17 by Matt Novak. The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since the President took office, however, it has not halted that growth. Instead, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing its tentacles and extending their reach. Akin to an infestation of weeds, the roots are deep within the fabric of our communications networks: telephones, CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) cameras, the Internetall are thoroughly permeated.
Here is an excerpt from that article:
The proposed program would allow Homeland Security to maintain a database of everyone who leaves and enters the US that would now include photos taken by spying robot-cameras at every border crossing. Not only does DHS want this new facial recognition program to work without anyone having to exit their vehicle, the agency wants it to work even if the travelers are wearing things like sunglasses and hats. DHS also wants it to work without cars having to stop.
Seems they really want our information for their database. There is something more. One of the readers on the articles website who uses the handle Artiofab posted this comment that is important, as he lives on the Texas border with Mexico:
11/02/17 12:31pm Hi everybody I live near the US-MX border so Im happy to give informed opinions on this topic, since I know that a lot of the audience at Gizmodo dot com apparently lives closer to the US-CA border.
Near the US-MX border along major US highways there are these interior checkpoints. If youre traveling into the US (e.g., if youre in New Mexico and youre driving north) you stop your car, a USBP agent asks if youre all US citizens, you say yes, they let you keep going.
(I have no personal anecdote about what happens if you dont say yes. I have some secondhand anecdote about what happens if you are transporting a small amount of substances that the US considers illegal. But thats tangential) If youre traveling towards Mexico, you dont have to stop. Instead you drive past one of these.
by Chad H
During the most recent years of my adult life, my finances have changed significantly, which forced me to seek additional ways to support my family. In my chosen career (firefighter) I have gone back to school in order to obtain additional training to become a Paramedic. The additional skills I am learning will allow me to provide better care for people in need, and give me more useful skills for a post SHTF scenario.
I have also taken on a second career as a handyman, doing odd repairs and to-do lists in my off days. Both of my current careers as a firefighter and as a...
A movement has started and people are calling for folks to
boycott the NFL on Veterans Day. Seems appropriate to me. Please
pass along and join others who plan on boycotting these spoiled
millionaires that have chosen to turn entertainment into a
A Facebook group now has more than 70,000 members calling for a boycott of all NFL games on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 12-13.
The group is encouraging people to avoid watching football on...Click to expand...
Survival Medicine Hour: Active Shooters, Respiratory Infections Curbing the active shooterThe shooting at a Texas church came fast upon the Las Vegas shooting and the shooting at a church in Tennessee. it seems like you cant get away from headlines about some deranged, disgruntled, or politically motivated person out to do harm to innocent people. Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP discuss some common sense tips for average citizens and some advice for our society to prevent becoming soft
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Also my other book The Preppers Guide to Surviving the End of the World, as We Know It: Gear, Skills, and Related Know-How are available in paperback and kindle from Amazon.
Now Confirmed: Fusion GPS and the Clinton Campaign, Paid and Colluded With Russia Lawyer, for Entrapment Scheme...
As weve pointed out, the supervolcano phenomenon is hardly unique to Yellowstone National Park, where a long dormant volcano with the potential to cause a devastating eruption has been rumbling since mid-summer, making some scientists uneasy.
Surprisingly active supervolcanos have been documented in Italy, North Korea and, now, Antarctica after scientists at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to support a theory that the breakup of Antarctic ice may be caused in part by a massive geothermal heat source, with output close to the scale of Yellowstone National Park.
Of course, if accurate, this theory would help rebut the notion that man-made climate change is in part responsible for the melting ice, Russia Today reports.
A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume, a hot stream of subterranean molten rock that rises through the Earths crust, may explain the breathing effect visible on Antarcticas Marie Byrd Land and elsewhere along the massive ice sheet.
While the mantle plume is not a new discovery, the recent research indicates it may explain why the ice sheet collapsed in a previous era of rapid climate change 11,000 years ago, and why the sheet is breaking up so quickly now.
I thought it was crazy. I didnt see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it, said Hlne Seroussi of NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Seroussi and Erik Ivins of JPL used the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM), a mathematical depiction of the physics of ice sheets developed by scientists at JPL and the University of California, Irvine. Seroussi then tweaked the ISSM to hunt for natural heat sources as well as meltwater deposits.
Your EDC wallet can be a true lifesaver if it has the right things in it! To keep you prepared at all times, here are a list of things you need to keep in your wallet!
Our EDC wallet is one of the things we always check before we leave the house, because we know how important it is. It carries the things essential to our everyday lives, such as credit cards, extra cash, and whatnot. However, some people stuff it with things they dont really need! They keep things like expired gift cards or their old IDs in it. Remember, your life can be a lot more convenient if your EDC wallet has only the items you need. Scroll down and check out the things that will make your wallet extra useful!
Credit cards are safer to carry than cash, and they can come in handy when you find yourself in dire straights. For example, there may be circumstances when you need more cash than what you currently have. This is the part where your credit card swoops in and saves the day. Furthermore, its better to carry two cards in your EDC wallet in case one of them is declined.
6 Ways to Curb Active Shooters Attacks
The recent shootings in diverse settings greet Americans with tragic news on a regular basis. Gunmen identify soft targets in diverse settings, from concerts in Las Vegas to church services in small towns.
it should be clear to you that there is no place safe from the bad intentions of the deranged, disgruntled, and politically-motivated. Vehicular attacks, bombings, shootings, even stabbings indicate that were likely to be in for a rough ride in the future.
You might think that the successes achieved of late by active shooters are random occurrences. New records for casualties, however, show there is a blueprint that is being refined to deadly effect.
The selection of soft targets is becoming a science, and is leading to higher numbers of deaths and injuries. If those with bad intentions are getting better at creating mayhem, it stands to reason that our society must get better at thwarting those intentions. Here are six ways that would, in my opinion, decrease the number of shooter incidents (and casualties):
Thoughts on Tampons as Survival Medical Items (Joe Alton MD says: Today we have a guest post by Eric Richard, Registered Nurse, former Army Combat Medic, and founder of Medical Survivalists Facebook Group. Tampons are commonly on survivalists lists of survival medical supplies as a way to stop bleeding; but are they really effective for anything more than the purpose for which they were manufactured? Eric gives his opinions below:) So Im still seeing posts and comments about tampons
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Were going to really get into this one in a second. Here is another subtlety:
We covered most of the thought of that in the first article. But wait! Theres more!
Oh, thats a deep one! The drives that you may have are the same weaknesses and drives that hamper other peoplethe ones you will have to face on the Day of Collapse. Lets summarize this and not blow away the English-speaking minds:
Perhaps this sounds as if its a psychological treatise. Perhaps. Consider this: theres a great deal that can be learned and accomplished in the application of this pseudo-science, as most people consider italthough many behavioral patterns and actions are spot on. Know yourself, and know your enemy. What are you? What is your enemy? Well, there was a psychologist by the name of Abraham Maslow. He came up with a needs pyramid with the hierarchy of needs as human beings run. Here it is:
According to Eastern Kentucky University, disasters are unfortunate events that almost always end with individuals losing their lives. Perhaps the biggest difference between a natural disaster and a man-made is the human intent to cause environmental damage. A man-made disaster can generally be divided into different categories like terrorism, transportation hazards, environmental accidents, and technological ... Read more...
The post Disaster Preparedness: Surviving a Man-Made Disaster was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.
This interview excerpt about the lessons on gunfighting, supposedly said by the legendary lawman, gunfighter, and frequent movie subject, Wyatt Earp, comes from a 1994 book written by Stuart Lake, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal. You can find the book online at a hefty price since its long out of print.
Some people commenting on the book have questioned some of the historical accuracies, but the interview itself seems to get high marks for being right from Earp. You can read the whole thing about 1,525 words online (http://bit.ly/2waEHAQ among other places). For a man who learned his lessons on gunfighting in the mean and dusty streets of some tough cowtowns, Earps teachings ring true today, nearly 90 years after his passing. (Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848, and died peacefully, not from bullets on January 13, 1929.) I have shortened this for length, but have not altered his words, with my comments below each quoted section.
I was a fair hand with pistol, rifle, or shotgun, but I learned more about gunfighting from Tom Speers cronies during the summer of 1871 than I had dreamed was in the book. Those old-timers took their gunplay seriously, which was natural under the conditions in which they lived. Shooting, to them, was considerably more than aiming at a mark and pulling a trigger. Models of weapons, methods of wearing them, means of getting them into action and operating them, all to the one end of combining high speed with absolute accuracy, contributed to the frontiersmans shooting skill. The sought-after degree of proficiency was that which could turn to most effective account the split-second between life and death. Hours upon hours of practice and wide experience in actualities supported their arguments over style.
BUILDING THE PREPPER ARMORY part 2
Host: Dane The Gunmetal Armory Audio player provided!
This time, were going to be talking about Building the Prepper Armory: Part 2. In the next installment of Building the Prepper Armory, were going to talk about various accessories, Optics, calibers and which calibers to stockpile, primitive weaponry, slings and sling bows, archery, blowguns, ammo for the more primitive of these weapons, and a whole lot more.
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If you don't have any trees or wood power line poles around you may not need a chain saw.
The first thing you need to know about chain saws is they are dangerous. Way more dangerous than a gun and will kill you the first chance they get.
Chainsawing through minor disasters up and down the east coast from 2006 to 2014 from thunderstorms and hurricanes when I was at Langley to ice storms in Maine I have discovered a few things about...
Survival chain saw
A controversial Drexel University professor, who is already suspended from campus over comments he made following the Las Vegas Massacre, is now arguing that the recent Texas church shooting was specifically caused by whiteness while also attacking news outlets who reported on his previous disgusting comments about the attack in Vegas.
In an interview with the left-wing show Democracy Now!, professor George Ciccariello-Maher once again shared his disgust for all white people while specifically pinning the blame for the church attack on the existence of whiteness itself.
Whiteness is never seen as a cause, in and of itself, of these kinds of massacres, Ciccariello-Maher said before adding, despite the fact that whiteness is a structure of privilege and its a structure of power, and a structure that, when it feels threatened, you know, lashes out.
The discussion, titled What Makes White Men So Prone to This Kind of Behavior?, then goes into a sort of rant about the dangers of white people feeling vilified which apparently causes them to conduct mass shootings.
Ciccariello-Maher was previously suspended from campus for a series of Tweets that blamed white people in general for the horrific Las Vegas attack.
Its the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid.
George Ciccariello (@ciccmaher) October 2, 2017
But liberals will drown out all discourse with a deafening chorus screeching gun control.
George Ciccariello (@ciccmaher) October 2, 2017
To believe that someone who would shoot down 50 people wouldnt circumvent any gun law you pass is the height of delusion.
George Ciccariello (@ciccmaher) October 2, 2017
In what the entire mainstream media machine is calling a bombshell report, the openly Democrat aligned Washington Post has published an explosive piece that claims that the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama, Judge Roy Moore, had a series of inappropriate relationships with teenagers some 34 years ago.
The alleged incidents took place between 1977 and 1982 and range from asking a 16-year-old girl out to supposedly touching a 14-year-old, all of which Moore has strongly denied.
According to The Washington Post:
It was early 1979 and Moore now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.
He said, Oh, you dont want her to go in there and hear all that. Ill stay out here with her, says Corfmans mother, Nancy Wells, 71. I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.
Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
I wanted it over with I wanted out, she remembers thinking. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over. Corfman says she asked Moore to take her home, and he did.
Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the three women say that Moore forced them into any sort...
After North Koreans heard from their state-run media (propaganda) that Donald Trump had said some harsh things about life in the isolated nation, they fired back. And many believe Trump will ignite a war between the United States and their own country.
North Korean state media reported that Trump had spoken on Thursday, but did not include concrete details of his speech, in which the President slammed Pyongyangs human rights abuses.The North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun characterized Trumps words as garbage spewing like gunpowder out of Trumps snout like garbage that reeks of gun powder to ignite war.Coverage on state television and in newspapers focused on a small number of protesters outside the National Assembly, despite the fact that they were outnumbered by those rallying in support of the US President. CNN
A panel on MSNBCs Meet the Press Daily on Tuesday made some false claims about the hero who used his own gun to stop the mass shooting at a Texas church. The media outlet lied on-air quickly alerting anyone who listened to their fake news narrative.
If you didnt know that the mainstream media were all left-leaning democrats, this will surely ice the cake. MSNBCs panel on Tuesday lied out their backsides off to the public. New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor and host Chuck Todd falsely claimed that NRA instructor Stephen Willeford did not shoot at the Texas church shooter and did not stop his rampage.
When I was watching President Trump today, and he was making his argument that [the shooter] was essentially stopped by someone with a gun, I kept thinking, but he killed himself, Alicindor falsely stated. The shooter was not stopped, there was not a big gun fight and I think there needs to be a fact check on how this got stopped in the first place.
The narrative here as you saw with Mike Huckabee and the president is a little bit off the rails, Todd responded. Which was also a bold-faced lie. Wouldnt it be nice if a liars pants actually caught on fire?
But Willeford knows what he did. When he heard the gunfire, he grabbed his AR-15 (the scary ones that no one should own and Democrats want to ban) and ran out of his house barefoot to engage the shooter. He was able to shot the gunman twice. I know I hit him, Willeford said. He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his window.
Willeford and another civilian got into a vehicle and chased the suspect at 95 mph until he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch. He killed himself before the pol...
Washoe County Nevada has experienced a viral meningitis outbreak. So far, 47 people have contracted the disease and 43 have had to be hospitalized and the outbreak is still ongoing.
Health officials expect the outbreak to get worse. The outbreak is still ongoing, says Washoe County Health District spokesperson Phil Uliabarri said. Uliabarri added that the cases are all still being investigated. Ulibarri says the county is working with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) during its investigation. According to the Washoe County Health District, there are now 47 cases of viral meningitis in the county since July 15, up from the more than 30 cases reported in October 2017.
What makes this challenging is that the virus may be passed on from an infected person for up to two to nine weeks after they feel better and have returned to normal activities, Ulibarri said. So even if people do [an] environmental cleaning in certain areas, that area could be contaminated by another individual who was previously ill or who had contact with a sick person.
And getting the vaccine wont do you any good. Nevada students enrolled in seventh grade after June 30 were required to be immunized with the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, commonly referred to as the MCV4. That current vaccine targets only bacterial meningitis and would not work against a viral outbreak such as this one.
There is an unfortunate correlation between crises and catastrophes and mass psychology. For those with a decent long-term memory, you may have noticed that the frequency of attacks and tragedies taking place today around the world is far above and beyond what occurred 10 years ago. So much so that many in the public have moved beyond the point of outrage and have now embraced complacency.
The mass shooting issue, for example, once inspired fevered debate over gun rights. Not so much anymore. While I am happy that the relentless attempts by leftists to exploit every shooting as a tool for their gun grabbing agenda have taken a backseat, I see a trend in another direction which is equally dangerous. That trend is a move towards acceptance that these things happen, instead of a healthy discussion on real solutions (and no, more gun control is not one of them).
A decade ago the Vegas shooting would have inspired media and social discussion for at least a year. Now, the story disappears in two weeks and is replaced with 10 others. I will be surprised if the latest church shooting in Texas in which 26 people were killed stays on the news feeds for more than a few days.
Where does this complacency come from?
It is a complex problem, but one that I think relates to the state of decline within any particular society. In Carl Jungs The Undiscovered Self, Jung mentions a consistent element of latent sociopathy and psychopathy within most cultures. Perhaps 10% of people within a society are latent sociopaths and psychopaths, and around 1% or less represent full blown sociopaths/psychopaths. Most of the latent people will never become truly dangerous if they are living within a culture that is healthy and morally balanced. In fact, those with inherent sociopathic traits can become very high functioning human beings who are adept at careers that many other people avoid (surgeons and career soldiers are two examples).
However, in the event that there is cultural rot and a degradation of principles, environmental influences come into play and latent sociopaths/psychopaths have the potential to mutate into something far more dangerous. Jung examines this dynamic as an explanation for the...
An unexpected night might be rare but it is something to be prepared for. Fortunately there are a lot of inexpensive options out there that can get you through a dire situation. Not all survival bags are for every situation though. Your climate is a big factor in what you need to have. When it. . . Read More
Roughly two dozen Democrats in the Senate have banded together to create a bill that bans assault weapons and the bump stock.
The coalition of comrades is being led by (unsurprisingly) Dianne Feinstein of California. Were introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason: so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote, Feinstein said in a statement.
Isnt there a similar tool already in play? Its called a ban on murder. But Democrats dont appear to care. They are concerned only with the destruction of rights. Congress previously enacted an assault weapons ban in 1994, but that legislation expired in 2004. It also failed to stop the Columbine shooting in Colorado, which happened in 1999. So claiming an assault weapons ban will work is naive at best, and fundamentally flawed at its core at worst.
The Democratic legislation would ban the sale, production, and transfer of military-style assault weapons, with some exceptions (because the government has to remain armed), though owners of these weapons would be able to keep those they already own. The bill would also ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
It also would require a background check on any future trade or sale of an assault weapon covered by the legislation, require any guns grandfathered under the bill to be securely stored, and prohibit transferring high-capacity magazines.
The main issue here is that its only a matter of time before the comrades on the left are successful at disarming the citizenry. For a nation already in the grips of soft tyranny (the United States is ranked 23rd in the world for individual freedom. So much for the land of the free), it wont take much more for the few freedoms we have left to evaporate. Gun rights may be the only thing left keeping us in the top 50 on that...
How many times has this happened at your place of work? You notice that one of your coworkers is sick. Maybe not terribly sick, but definitely sick with something. Maybe its a cold, or maybe its something worse. The thing is, theyre at work potentially (highly likely) spreading their sick to others instead of staying at home until theyre better. Why do we see people who are sick at work? One guess is that they are either saving their sick time for vacation days or theyve used them all up already. Another guess is that they feel the need to
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Medical officials are sounding the alarm that this years flu season could be a bad one. Although its early, they have already noticed that the vaccine created is going to be mostly ineffective.
According to CNN, last years seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated those results. Thats better than other years vaccines too. Even if vaccinated, people had very little protection against the flu anyway and its causing concern.
The limited effectiveness in last years vaccine was due to a mutation that occurred in the influenza A (H3N2) vaccine strain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This vaccine mutation resulted from an egg-based manufacturing process commonly used today. And this years vaccine is also far less than perfect, said Scott Hensley, author of the new study and an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Add to that, he said, this could end up being a pretty bad flu season.
Its no secret to anyone who has read my website for a while that The Tightwad Gazette books changed my life. If you dont know the story, heres the CliffsNotes Read the rest
The post What Ever Happened to Amy of The Tightwad Gazette? appeared first on The Organic Prepper.
Hurricane Harvey put a huge dent in my hometown, with close to 200 businesses and 20% of the homes here flooded, some up past their rooflines. Its been a tough couple of months. Our home was spared but if the flood waters had continued to rise for just a few more hours, we wouldnt have been so lucky.
Piles and piles of house guts as I called them quickly lined the streets, and in some cases are still there, waiting to be picked up. Needless to say, the mounds of wet carpet, sheetrock, furniture, clothing, and every type of belonging you could imagine drew flies, rodents, bred mosquitoes, and, unfortunately, attracted a certain group of human predators who focused on bedraggled families as their next victims.
You can see from this photo how many, many people have lived in the weeks, and now months, post-Harvey.
Now, dont get me wrong. The community here was and continues to be outstanding in their level of support. Our church was one of the leaders in organizing work crews who went into homes and helped shellshocked owners do what had to be done dismantle the remnants of their secure lives, leaving them with nothing but concrete floors and wall studs. It was backbreaking work, but Texas Strong was a reality, every single day.
The worst in human nature came in the form of those who had no shame in taking advantage of my community in every possible way. Looters, of course, arrived to go through homes that had been temporarily abandoned, taking off with what very little the homeowner had salvaged. I now completely understand the sentiment, Looters will be shot.
Homeowners, in their rush to gut their homes and start the drying process, piled things in the front yard to sort through later, but soon discovered that ANYTHING left outside was considered fair game. At different hours of the day and into the night, cars prowled these neighborhoods...
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