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  • President Donald J. Trump Is Ensuring We Have the Strong National Stockpile and Industrial Base Needed to Meet Any Challenge

    05/14/2020 1:42:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 14, 2020 | White House
      ENHANCING OUR PREPAREDNESS: President Donald J. Trump is working to ensure a fully stocked, resilient national stockpile and a domestic industrial base capable of meeting any future challenge. President Trump and his Administration are releasing a plan to restructure the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), implementing lessons learned from recent pandemics.Our next generation SNS will be improved by increasing supplies of critically-needed items, integrating predictive analytics to determine needs, leveraging technology to provide real-time visibility of supply chains, and reducing dependency on foreign supplies.Additionally, President Trump is signing an Executive Order providing the authority to ensure America is producing critical...
  • Proclamation on National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2020

    05/03/2020 12:15:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 1, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    As we observe National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I call on Americans in hurricane-prone regions to take appropriate measures to help mitigate the devastation that these storms can produce. Through proper preparation, we can bolster our resilience against any challenge we face from these incredibly powerful storms. Accurate forecasting is crucial for communities across our country, which need advance notice to protect lives and property from hurricanes. My Administration remains dedicated to enhancing our hurricane tracking and prediction capabilities. As we have entered a new era of supercomputing, we have been able to increase our computing capacity and ensure the United...
  • Survivalists have been prepping for a disaster scenario like coronavirus. Now, many feel vindicated

    03/29/2020 12:59:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 80 replies
    RINGTOWN, Pa. - When Dan Wowak went to live alone in the wilds of Patagonia in 2016 for a chance to win a half-million dollars on reality television, he was allowed to bring 10 items. Toilet paper wasn't one of them. Wowak, a Mahanoy City native, did bring an ax and saw, a sleeping bag and a ferro rod, which you can strike to make sparks in just about any condition. He also chose fishing line and hooks, which proved invaluable. Over 51 days, he ate nothing but fish he caught in a lake: nine of them. "I lost 54...
  • Supply and Demand, Hoarding, Price Gouging -- and the Coronavirus

    03/12/2020 8:15:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2020 | Veronique De Rugy
    As the saying goes, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes." I would add, "and anti-price gouging legislation in times of crisis." Yet price increases in the face of sudden shortages are an important impetus to restore supply and demand market conditions that are closer to normal. As many of us have experienced in the past few weeks, buying toilet paper, hand sanitizer and face masks has become more difficult and more expensive. The reason, of course, is that unusually large numbers of people are rushing to buy these and other products that might prevent the spread of the coronavirus....
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Discussion with our Nation’s Governors on COVID-19 Coordination & Preparedness

    03/09/2020 1:31:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Mar 9, 2020 | White House
    Vice President Mike Pence today participated in a discussion with nearly 50 of our Nation’s governors to provide an update on the work of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, to continue coordination with governors and state and local officials to respond to and prepare for the coronavirus, and to thank governors and state and local leaders—particularly state and local health officials—for their important and tireless work. The Vice President along with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Director Bob Redfield, U.S. Northern Command and North American...
  • Initial Analysis of Murders in White Settlement TX Church

    12/30/2019 12:06:33 PM PST · by Sarcasm Factory · 30 replies
    YouTube ("Active Self Protection" Channel) ^ | 29 December 2019 | John Correia
    With apologies if this is a repeat thread, the embedded video at the linked YouTube post holds an excellent analysis by John Correia, founder of Active Self Protection, of how the shooting and armed response went down.I tried first to link to the Reddit thread where I saw this video because viewing the video through Reddit apparently skips an annoying "sign in" step at YouTube, but Reddit appears to be unwelcome at Free Republic. Nor do I know how to embed the video from YouTube itself. You may need to sign into YouTube with a Google account. Sorry about that....
  • California Turns Off a Lot More Than Just the Lights with Forced Blackouts

    10/14/2019 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2019 | Stephen Green (Vodkapundit)
    Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences. Bloomberg’s Chris Martin has a story on California’s troubles with one of my favorite headlines ever: “Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don't Work in Blackouts.” Apparently, many of California’s would-be Earth-savers had no idea that just putting solar panels on their roofs doesn’t mean they’ll have power when PG&E switches it off. As Martin explains:
  • Boil water advisory issued for nearly 900 households after Mount Washington water main break

    10/13/2019 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 12, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for nearly 900 households in parts of Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhoods after a water main broke on Mount Washington Saturday afternoon. The boil water and flush advisory applies to portions of Ridgemont, Westwood and Elliott, according to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Many residents in the area had no water service or experienced low water pressure due to the break, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. along a 16-inch water main on Virginia Avenue at Kearsarge Street, the PWSA said. PWSA officials said the break was isolated and normal water service was...
  • Prepper/SHTF Knowledge Base

    06/01/2019 12:33:55 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    Myself ^ | 6/1/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • Trump’s ‘Presidential Alert’ can’t be stopped: judge

    10/03/2018 10:12:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 83 replies
    NYPost ^ | October 3, 2018
    A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday turned down a request for a temporary restraining order that would have stopped the Trump administration’s plan to send test messages to more than 200 million cellphones later in the day. Judge Katherine Polk Failla rejected arguments from lawyers representing people who objected because they believed that the government should not be able to control what messages Americans receive on their devices. At a news conference outside the courthouse after the decision, plaintiff Liane Nikitivich said she was “not sure how terrorism is defined and who will be found to be a terrorist”...
  • REMINDER: ...10/3 at 2:18 PM EDT, there will be a nationwide test of the Wireless ...

    10/03/2018 7:45:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Homeland Security Twitter ^ | October 2, 2018 | Homeland Security
    REMINDER: Tomorrow, 10/3 at 2:18 PM EDT, there will be a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, in coordination w/ @FCC. You’ll get a message on your phone with a tone & vibration. This is not a text & your phone number is not shared with anyone.
  • Chaos erupts in North Carolina Walmart as residents stock up on

    09/13/2018 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    North Carolina residents rushed to stack up on food, water, toilet paper and other necessities as 'monster' Hurricane Florence is set to touchdown in the state early this weekend. A rowdy crowd was shown in a Facebook video shared by an employee from the supermarket off Glenn School Road in Durham Tuesday pushing one another and shouting as they hurried around the store to gather their supplies. Police officers were even spotted making their rounds around the Walmart to ensure the safety of shoppers. One officer is seen restraining a young boy as another shopper drops several bottles of water.
  • Hurricane Florence supplies scramble: Video shows chaotic scene at Durham Walmart

    09/12/2018 6:48:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 87 replies
    ABC 11 Durham ^ | September 12, 2018
    DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- It was a chaotic scene at the Walmart on Glenn School Road in Durham as people scrambled to get water and other supplies. An ABC11 Eyewitness recorded the video as people pushed, shoved, tugged in efforts to get their cases of bottle water and other supplies and Walmart workers and security tried to keep order.
  • After Irma, new energy for Interstate 75 relief

    02/16/2018 5:09:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | February 16, 2018 | Cindy Swirko, Ocala Star Banner
    OCALA, Fla. In mid-2016, a regional task force that spent almost two years exploring ways to improve safety on a crowded Interstate 75 decided to take a conservative approach: make changes to the highway rather than build or expand other roads. Then Hurricane Imra blew into Florida and thousands of people trying to flee its path got stuck, many of them in Ocala and points north and south. Now, a new road with a potential route through Marion and Alachua counties may be back on the table, if not exactly speeding ahead. "I think they are going to do it...
  • US Agency to Hold Briefing on How Public Can Prepare for Nuclear War

    01/07/2018 4:25:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | January 6, 2018 | Tom Ozimek
    US Agency to Hold Briefing on How Public Can Prepare for Nuclear War By Tom Ozimek January 6, 2018 8:31 am Last Updated: January 6, 2018 12:28 pm A U.S. federal agency has scheduled a briefing for how the public can prepare for nuclear war. “While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps,” stated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its website. The notice about the briefing, scheduled for the Jan. 16, features a photograph of a mushroom cloud and notes that “planning...
  • Churches Vow to Arm Themselves in Wake of Shooting

    11/06/2017 4:48:38 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/05/17
    Churches around the country are rattled after the horrendous attack today in Texas — understandably so. I went to our church's evening service tonight — a Baptist church in a small town, not unlike Sutherland. We arrived late due to inclement weather in the area and found the doors locked from the inside. One of the deacons, acting out of an abundance of caution, had locked the doors and was "on patrol" in the lobby. There were conversations afterward about how churches can/should prepare for an active shooter situation. I know several men (and probably a few women) in our...
  • Dereliction of Duty – The Perfumed Princes who Sold out the US Military.

    09/20/2017 11:20:37 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 16, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is in Deep Kimchi. The US military is a non-military, military in 2017. Since late 1991, the military has been attacked by leftists and militant feminists who were determined to transform the last bastion of masculinity in American society. With the help of traitorous enablers in the military and civilian government officials, their efforts have been more successful than their wildest dreams. A Maoist cultural revolution has slowly engulfed the military, with the results that today’s US armed forces are totally feminized, led by perfumed princes, focused on things that have nothing to do with war fighting...
  • 5 Essential Tips for Disaster Preparedness

    09/10/2017 5:08:57 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Sanders
    When it comes to natural disasters, probably everyone is thinking of Hurricane Harvey and its destruction in and around Houston. In addition to that devastation, there are also wildfires raging in southern California and Montana (hundreds of people have had to evacuate). Aside from those terrible disasters, most people don't spend much time thinking about chemical spills, blizzards, tornados, riots, or terrorist attacks. Now that I have your attention, are you taking steps to protect yourself and family in the wake of a disaster?
  • Hurricane Irma: Massive effort to ship fuel into Florida, ease gas shortages

    09/08/2017 1:54:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/8/17 | foxnews
    The Trump administration has waived a key statute to allow for “as many ships as possible” to bring fuel into Florida, as part of a massive effort to ease gas shortages for Florida residents and others in the path of Hurricane Irma. “We’re bringing in as much supply of refined fuel as possible,” Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser, told reporters on Friday. The move was made in conjunction with state officials in Florida who are scrambling to get fuel to the pumps and alleviate gas shortages. Florida has taken several steps to expedite those shipments.
  • New York's forgotten fallout shelters back in spotlight amid N. Korea threat

    08/14/2017 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    france24.com ^ | 8/12/17 | Sam Ball
    On a sunny August Friday, people stream past the ornate, Art Deco US Post Office building in Manhattan's East Village, where its forlorn and faded "Fallout Shelter" plaque is an ominous reminder, however distant, of today's nuclear threat. The yellow and white metal sign on the Cooper Station Post Office is one of perhaps thousands that can be found scattered throughout the city -- largely forgotten relics of the days when the threat of annihilation via a Soviet nuclear attack seemed like a very real and terrifying proposition. But as the war of words between US President Donald Trump and...