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  • EMP: An Elaborate Hoax or a Legitimate Threat?

    05/15/2018 9:47:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | May 14, 2018 | Daisy Luther
    As a prepper and avid reader of post-apocalyptic fiction like One Second After, Alas Babylon, and Going Home, an EMP has long been on my mind as one of the most catastrophic threats we could face. After reading numerous reports from the Congressional EMP Commission, I figured that the reality of such a threat was a given. So when I recently wrote about making Faraday cages, imagine my surprise when I saw this comment: I appreciate the attempt to help people prepare for all kinds of disasters, but I’m going to have to throw a conversational bomb into this room,...
  • EMP Commission warns ‘blackout’ of electricity, food, water to last ‘year or longer,’ (TR)

    05/14/2018 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 113 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    In this May 21, 1956, file photo, the stem of a hydrogen bomb, the first such nuclear device dropped from a U.S. aircraft, moves upward through a heavy cloud and comes through the top of the cloud, after the bomb was detonated over Namu Island in the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said his country may conduct a "historic" hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean. Many experts think North Korea wouldn't do something so risky, but it's hard to rule out given North Korea's steadily expanding nuclear and missile tests. AP Parts...
  • Why Science and Experience Command That You Buy an “Assault Rifle”

    05/07/2018 12:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kurt SChlichter
    It must be nice walking through life believing that the paradise the founders built here in North America is the natural state of man, and that we can therefore forgo the difficult and dangerous tasks associated with defending it. But some of us don’t have the luxury of illusions. We know that peace and civilization are not the natural state of man, and that the black swan events that we have somehow convinced ourselves could never happen do happen with startling regularity. And this is why you should buy guns and ammunition.Specifically, you should own, at a minimum, a modern...
  • We know you lie.

    03/27/2018 5:44:02 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 42 replies
    Cascade Free Zone ^ | March 27, 2018 | xeroxero
    When you say “common sense” we know that’s just a term of art. We know you are lying. When you say “we don’t want to take away your guns” we know you are lying. When you say “we support the Second Amendment” we know you are lying. When you say “we only want some guns” we know you are lying. We are quite able to look around and see what has happened to the people who believed that they were just agreeing to some “common sense” gun laws. It’s happened all over the world, there are some nice stories, Darb.
  • U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable to Unprecedented Waves of Attack

    03/27/2018 4:42:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/27/18 | Adam Kredo
    The U.S. electric grid has become increasingly vulnerable to what the federal government is describing as an unprecedented wave of attacks that threatens to cripple the nation, according to a new investigative report that warns the energy industry is lagging in efforts to boost physical security of these critical sites. Amid a wave of increasing attacks across the country on key power stations, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, has been struggling to force the power industry to enact a series of security improvements meant to stop would-be attackers and terrorists from crippling the nation's infrastructure. Since 2014,...
  • Six months after the Hurricanes of 2017, a tale of experiences and lessons learned (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 11:52:20 AM PDT · by cll · 62 replies
    Free Republic | 3/23/2018 | CLL
    Now that the hoopla about the Trump Administration’s “poor response” to the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean last September has died down considerably, and since my life has now almost returned to normal, I’d like to share my experiences during the storms and their aftermath. I do this to set some things straight about what actually happened, to share the practical things we did to deal and cope with the disaster in the hope that someone will find the information useful for their own preparedness, and also as a kind of mental dump of all the...
  • Britain 'four meals away from anarchy' if cyber attack takes out power grid

    03/17/2018 2:50:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    yahoo ^ | 03/17/2018
    The warning comes weeks after the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said Russia had been spying on the UK’s energy infrastructure and could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths if it crippled the power supply. America this week blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the US power grid.  Energy and security experts say a cyber attack is one of a number of so-called “black sky hazards” that have the potential to knock out power for days, weeks or even longer across large parts of a country, or even continent....
  • “I Haven’t Eaten Meat In 2 Months” – Venezuelan Oil Workers Are Collapsing From Hunger On The Job

    02/24/2018 10:26:29 AM PST · by blam · 111 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-24-2018
    Those who are unfamiliar with Venezuela’s unprecedented economic collapse might be surprised to learn that the country’s oil production has only slowed, even as the price of a barrel of crude has risen in most international markets. Unsurprisingly (it’s Venezuela), there’s a macabre explanation for this phenomenon: The workers at PDVSA – Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, which once showered Venezuelans with oil wealth – are literally collapsing due to hunger and exhaustion as workers defy their government handlers and flee their jobs in their desperation as the value of their pay has been completely erased. Bloomberg spoke with several workers...
  • 2017: The Dollar Fell, Gold Rose and My Friend Won a Bet

    12/20/2017 3:00:42 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Mike Fuljenz
    A year ago, in their December 26, 2016 issue – their last issue for 2016 – the Barron’s Commodities column carried the headline, “The End of a Gold Era.” They quoted leading Wall Street banks like Bank of America, which said that Fed rate hikes will be “a key headwind to gold.” The London Bullion Market Association, however, was more bullish than usual in their 2017 predictions. The summary statement of the LBMA survey said: “2017 will certainly be an eventful and unpredictable year given the high degree of geopolitical uncertainty, with a more nationalistic U.S. President in residence and...
  • The sell-by dates you shouldn't swallow because they're a myth (tr)

    12/04/2017 10:48:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | JOANNA BLYTHMAN
    Hurrah for the Co-Op! I’m no fan of supermarkets, but I’m delighted by its decision to introduce a ‘10p aisle’ to sell food that is past its ‘Best Before’ date in a determined effort to reduce waste. The Co-Op isn’t known as an innovator, so it has stolen a march on Tesco and Sainsbury’s with an initiative that means a selection of products — tinned goods, dried foods etc — will stay on sale for one month after their ‘Best Before’. I believe this is perfectly timed to take advantage of the public’s desire for a return to common sense...
  • How to survive an APOCALYPSE: Expert reveals the five key things city dwellers should do (tr)

    11/25/2017 12:35:42 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2017 | CECILE BORKHATARIA
    From Hurricane Irma to the Northern California wildfires, this year has seen its fair share of natural disasters. These disasters may have you thinking about what you should do in the eventuality one hits your city - how do you prepare and should you think about leaving? According to an expert, a lot of what drives large-scale evacuations is mass hysteria and fear, and most natural disasters don't require an immediate evacuation because they can be predicted, for example hurricanes. However, there are certain things city dwellers can do in preparation for a sudden disaster. John Renne, the Director of...
  • What to Do If All Hell Breaks Loose on Nov. 4th (Antifa)

    11/04/2017 2:59:56 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 99 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | November 3, 2017 | Daisy Luther
    Tomorrow is November 4th, the date that has been bandied about by wannabe Communists and people who hate the President since last summer as the starting date of their uprising. Cities across the country have planned events (find the list of locations here) and I’ve gotten photos from people in small towns all over the place of signs with the ominous warning, “November 4th It Begins.” Now, before we delve into prepping for this, please know that there is every chance this is a tempest in a teapot. It’s most likely that anywhere from 20 to 200 people will...
  • On November 4th The Antifa Insurgency Against Donald Trump And His Supporters Will Begin

    11/01/2017 9:14:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | October 31, 2017 | Michael Snyder
    Are we about to see chaos in the streets in major cities all over America? Antifa and other radical leftist groups are promising that a series of protests will begin on November 4th that will never end until “the Trump/Pence regime” is “removed from power”. And as you will see below, Antifa has openly and publicly embraced violence and the Department of Homeland Security says that they have engaged in domestic terrorism. Hopefully these “protests” will fizzle out after a few weeks, because political organizations that believe in “the necessary use of violence” have no place in our society....
  • ANTIFA Leader: “November 4th […] Millions Of Antifa Supersoldiers Will Behead All White Parents”

    10/30/2017 1:55:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 166 replies
    GP ^ | 10/30/17 | Lucian Wintrich
    Tom Bloke, considered to be one of the leaders of the domestic terrorist group ANTIFA, took to Twitter today to threaten violence against “white parents” and “small business owners”.   can't wait for November 4th when millions of antifa supersoldiers will behead all white parents and small business owners in the town square — Tom Bloke (@21logician) October 30, 2017 Adding to the open display of anti-white racism and coupled with violence against small business owners (for whatever reason), the top-rated subtweet doubled down:What is “AntiFa” – a.k.a. “Anti-Fascists”, “ANTIFA”, “Antifa”? A historically relevant and radically far-left domestic terrorist organization...
  • Is George Soros Funding Riots Planned on November 4 Nationwide?

    10/27/2017 7:20:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Lombardi Letter ^ | 10/27/17 | Benjamin A. Smith
    Is George Soros Funding Riots Planned on November 4th?  Is George Soros funding riots planned on November 4 in America? That’s the claim by several web sites on the alt-right end of the political spectrum. We’ll analyze what we know, and how strong—if any—financial and logistical ties can be traced back to Soros-connected groups.The claim first surfaced in an October 20, 2017 piece penned by the Conservative Review. In it, they attempt to link  Soros as a main financial backer for a consortium of groups led by Refuse Fascism. The article describes Refuse Fascism as a a “big-tent movement from...
  • 8 Items That Disappeared Immediately after Hurricane Harvey

    10/28/2017 7:13:31 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 60 replies
    Ask a Prepper How to... ^ | October 27, 2017 | James Walton
    There is a parallel between the core basics of survival and those things that nature takes from us in one of these powerful hurricanes. When I think of survival and the very basics, there is shelter, water, food and fire. As the powerful winds and punishing rains of Hurricane Harvey approached Texas people were most concerned with these survival basics. It was immediately apparent that there were many people unprepared to deal with the aftermath of this storm. Most resources were gobbled up in storm prep and no one really knew when trucks would return to Houston to restock shelves....
  • House GOP Fears Wave in 2018 as Money Woes Grow

    10/22/2017 4:32:38 PM PDT · by familyop · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Oct. 22, 2017 | Josh Kraushaar
    House Republicans are growing increasingly alarmed that some of their most vulnerable members aren’t doing the necessary legwork to protect themselves from an emerging Democratic tidal wave. In some of the biggest media markets, where blockbuster fundraising is a prerequisite for political survival—most notably in New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston—Republican lawmakers aren’t raising enough money to run aggressive campaigns against up-and-coming Democrats. Of the 53 House Republicans facing competitive races, according to Cook Political Report ratings, a whopping 21 have been outraised by at least one Democratic opponent in the just-completed fundraising quarter. That’s a stunningly high number...
  • Some thoughts on how we might get from where we’re at now to a Second Civil War

    10/11/2017 8:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    Foriegn Policy ^ | October 10, 2017 | Thomas E. Ricks
    Lt. Col. Robert F. McTague, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense office of Second Civil War affairs If we have a second Civil War, trying to understand what is happening will feel more like Ukraine in 2014 than Virginia in 1861. Our first Civil War was primarily about slavery, but that was in the context of social and economic models in the South that were ripe for extinction. The South’s reaction was to launch a last-ditch effort to maintain and prop up its way of life at all costs, so it was visceral and violent. Likewise, Trump’s election was an angry,...
  • How to Survive: Lessons from Puerto Rico

    10/08/2017 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    The takedown of the Puerto Rican power grid by Hurricane Irma will, we hope, provide a teaching moment. The United States power grid is vulnerable, and the consequences of a widespread failure, especially if lengthy, will be a disaster of monumental proportions. This should not be a new realization. Serious analysts such as the Foundation for Resilient Societies and the EMP Commission have been warning us for a long time. The warnings have been ignored or even actively opposed by the electric power industry. America's electric grid can be brought down by sabotage or by natural forces, such as the...
  • How to Survive the Apocalypse

    09/23/2017 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 88 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/23/17 | ALEX WILLIAMS
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