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  • The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Preparing Feverishly For TEOTWAWKI

    10/26/2011 8:06:21 AM PDT · by blam · 71 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-26-2011 | The American Dream
    The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Preparing Feverishly For The End Of The World As We Know It? The American Dream October 26th, 2011 In America today, there are millions of “preppers” that are working feverishly to get prepared for what they fear is going to happen to America. There is a very good chance that some of your neighbors or co-workers may be preppers. You may even have noticed that some of your relatives and friends have been storing up food and have been trying to convince you that we are on the verge of “the...
  • Cheer-up, America! The Case for American Optimism

    10/21/2011 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2011 | Brad Lips
    Obama won the 2008 election by default, but believed he won with a mandate to implement progressive dreams. In pursuing an aggressively leftist agenda, he has done these United States a profound service; he has clarified the fundamental ideological battle at the heart of all politics -- statism vs. individualism -- and dramatized the results that flow from such statist public policies. As a result, the American people are angrier than ever with politicians of both parties. As I say, this is a very positive development. More Americans are focused on issues of Constitutional principle than ever before. They have...
  • What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

    10/20/2011 3:00:29 PM PDT · by FritzG · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 Oct 2011 | David Kestenbaum
    Planet Money has obtained a secret government report outlining what once looked like a potential crisis: The possibility that the U.S. government might pay off its entire debt.It sounds ridiculous today. But not so long ago, the prospect of a debt-free U.S. was seen as a real possibility with the potential to upset the global financial system.We recently obtained the report through a Freedom of Information Act Request. You can read the whole thing here. (It's a PDF.)The report is called "Life After Debt". It was written in the year 2000, when the U.S. was running a budget surplus, taking...
  • Slowing economy stifles stocks

    10/19/2011 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/19/2011 | Maureen Farrell
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve released a pessimistic report on regional economic activity. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) closed down 72 points, or 0.6%. The S&P 500 (SPX) shed 15 points, or 1.3%. The Nasdaq composite (COMP) lost 53 points, or 2%. The three "E"s -- the economy, Europe, and earnings -- continue to dominate. But with few reports of consequence out of Europe, investors had been focusing on the latest earnings reports, keeping stocks mostly near the breakeven line for much of the day. But stocks took a hit in...
  • "Dr Copper" Says Recession Is Around The Corner.... But May Only Be Half Right.

    10/19/2011 3:00:20 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies ^ | 10-19-2011 | Vikas Ranjan
    "Dr Copper" Says Recession Is Around The Corner.... But May Only Be Half Right. by Vikas Ranjan Oct 19, 2011 07:28:31 AM In my last blog entry on October 7th, I argued that that the bull phase in copper is far from over. The most recent drop in the price of copper is suggesting softness in demand but this could only be a temporary phenomenon. Apart from a keen interest in copper’s own investment prospects, market watchers also look at copper for guidance on the direction of the economy. As I mentioned in my previous article, since copper is...
  • Occupy LAUSD Protesters March For Education Funding

    10/19/2011 3:10:08 PM PDT · by kingu · 2 replies
    Hundreds of teachers, parents and Occupy LA protesters joined forces in a march to the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, protesting education budget cuts. The United Teachers of Los Angeles did not officially endorse the “Occupy LAUSD” march. -- snip -- Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy condemned the protesters’ claims in a news statement earlier Tuesday. The bulk of that money was used to retain 330 positions that had been slated for elimination, hire an additional 160 certificated employees and 300 clerical and other support personnel. He called the participants of...
  • Inflation: Biggest rise in CPI in 3 years (economy slowdown plus inflation-Carter Part II?)

    10/19/2011 3:13:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/19/2011 | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Inflation took a bigger bite out of consumers' wallets over the last 12 months, with September marking the biggest rise in three years. But at the same time, monthly price increases are starting to slow. The Consumer Price Index, the government's key measure of inflation at the retail level, jumped 3.9% in September from the year before. Higher food and energy prices again were the biggest culprits, with food 4.7% more expensive than a year earlier, and energy prices jumping 19.3%. Even core CPI, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, posted a 2% gain...
  • Holidays Could Be Hell For TV Makers

    10/19/2011 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 71 replies ^ | October 19, 2011 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2011) -- It's been a tough year for TV makers and a poll and other surveys suggest it could get even tougher this holiday season. Asked if they planned to buy a HDTV this holiday season, 60.7 percent of our readers said no in an online poll taken here last week. Only 21.7 percent said yes while 17.6 percent said they weren't sure. The dismal numbers follow an equally depressing survey result last week from the Ipsos organization. The company found that 45 percent of consumers plan to spend less this year compared to the...
  • Stocks Plunge; Dow Back in the Red for the Year

    10/17/2011 2:59:02 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies
    The Street ^ | October 17, 2011 | Melinda Peer
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks finished close to session lows Monday as continued uncertainty surrounding Europe's plans to address its debt crisis yanked the Dow Jones Industrial Average back into negative territory for the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up gains from the previous session as it lost 248 points, or 1.9% to close at 11.397. On Friday, the Dow gained 166 points, which edged the blue-chip index into positive territory for 2011.
  • Verizon Now Monitors, Shares User Web Surfing Info

    10/14/2011 6:48:08 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | October 14, 2011 | Kevin Parrish
    A new change in Verizon's privacy policy grants it the right to track user browsing habits, app usage and physical location.Like the Eye of Sauron watching over the lands of Middle-earth, Wednesday Verizon Wireless announced that it is now tracking the location of subscriber devices, recording search terms and websites they visit via the wireless network, and recording their app and device feature usage. This information will supposedly be used to make mobile ads more relevant to subscribers, and to be used for "certain business and marketing reports." In a statement announcing its privacy policy changes, Verizon said that it...
  • Breitbart I Have E-Mails -Organized Plan For Occupy WallStreet Protests To Destabilize Government

    10/13/2011 8:02:44 PM PDT · by Beckett08 · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2011
    Breitbart: I Have E-Mails Showing Organized Plan For #OccupyWallStreet Protests To Destabilize Government On Fox Business, Andrew Breitbart breaks the news that Big Government has obtained and will release e-mails that prove the organized plan behind the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.
  • Owners baffled by theft of 50-foot-long Pa. bridge

    10/08/2011 12:43:55 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A 50-foot-long bridge in western Pennsylvania has been stolen, and its owners say they're baffled by the crime and have no idea who took it. New Castle Development spokesman Gary Bruce said Friday that he "couldn't believe it when they told me it was gone." A state police report says the 20-foot-wide span in North Beaver Township went missing between Sept. 27 and Wednesday. The bridge was made out of corrugated steel and valued at about $100,000. Thieves used a blowtorch to cut it apart, presumably to sell it for scrap metal.
  • Life After An EMP Attack: No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet

    09/25/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 285 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/25/2011 | Staff
    Most Americans do not know this, but a single EMP attack could potentially wipe out most of the electronics in the United States and instantly send this nation back to the 1800s. If a nuclear bomb was exploded high enough in the atmosphere over the middle part of the country, the electromagnetic pulse would fry electronic devices from coast to coast. The damage would be millions of times worse than 9/11. Just imagine a world where nobody has power, most cars will not start, the Internet has been fried, the financial system is offline indefinitely, nobody can make any phone...
  • GM expansion in China a threat to U.S. jobs?

    09/22/2011 12:19:51 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 22, 2011
    (CBS/AP) Two years after it was saved by a bailout from Washington, General Motors is trumpeting its latest investments in China. As CBS News business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis reported from Shanghai, American cars are more popular than ever in China, and U.S. automakers sell more cars there than anywhere else in the world. And while that's good news for American car companies, it makes many question what it will mean for American jobs. If you were to visit General Motors in Shanghai, you'd find a lot of what you would in Detroit The plant, says David Gibbons, executive...
  • Panic?

    09/22/2011 12:38:36 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 17 replies
    That’s what we’ve been seeing on world markets since Thursday trading began in Asia; this morning it hit the US with the kind of sickening thud we remember too well from 2008. Amid the general hurricane of bad economic news a few things stand out. Chinese stocks fell almost 5 percent and key real estate company stocks were down by double digit percentages as fears grow that the long-delayed bursting of the China property bubble is here; the European bank crisis is deepening, with the IMF sticking to its guns about the massive capital losses faced by the continent’s banks...
  • Editorial: The Fed's New 'Operation' Is Twisted

    09/21/2011 4:50:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2011 | Staff
    Economy: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is reaching back 50 years for a "trick" to get the economy moving, but it won't work. Our problem today isn't monetary policy. It's government meddling. The idea is simple: The Fed holds $1.7 trillion in Treasury debt. It wants to "rebalance" that by selling short-term debt and replacing it with long-term Treasuries. In theory, that would cut long-term interest rates, boosting investment in both housing and business. Sounds good, but we've tried it before, in 1961. The strategy — dubbed "Operation Twist" — was supposed to keep rates low and give the economy a...
  • China buys gold, challenges US dollar

    09/18/2011 2:33:41 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 09/13/2011 | Chris Arsenault
    "They [the US and Europe] intend to weaken gold's function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the US dollar or Euro," stated the 2009 cable, quoting Chinese Radio International. "China's increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold." ..... Buying gold and allowing the yuan to be traded freely would weaken the US dollar's dominance as the international reserve currency. The move would have major implications, making it more expensive for the US government to borrow money and to...
  • College May Be Dangerous for Men

    09/13/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 13, 2011 | Phyllis Schalfly
    College is a dangerous place for men. They are not only a minority, but they are victimized by discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-male rules. In another striking proof that the Obama administration is totally manipulated by feminists, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights sent out a 19-page "DCL" (Dear Colleague Letter) to colleges and universities that should make men fear attending college at all. The letter adopts the feminist theory that in all sexual controversies or accusations, the man is guilty unless he proves himself innocent. This DCL carries the force of law, since it purports to be an...
  • Preppers Shall Inherit the Earth: Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Solutions *Micro Doc*

    09/11/2011 9:42:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 11th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    This latest micro documentary from New America Now discusses the many problems facing modern day American society, namely the US Dollar, our country’s ever growing debt, rising prices and the crisis that will ensue as a result – and how you can survive and thrive.
  • European banks face collapse under [mark to market], warns Deutsche Bank's Josef Ackermann

    09/05/2011 3:56:36 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:39PM BST 05 Sep 2011 | By Louise Armitstead
    Josef Ackermann, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, has warned that "numerous" European lenders would collapse if they were forced to book their losses on stricken sovereign bonds.Mr Ackermann said that the value of billions of euros of loans has plunged to a level that could overwhelm smaller banks. "Numerous European banks would not survive having to revalue sovereign debt held on the banking book at market levels." "We should resign ourselves to the fact that the 'new normality' is characterised by volatility and uncertainty," he said. "All this reminds one of the autumn of 2008." Deutsche Bank...
  • How to Hide ‘Treasure’ just in case…….

    09/02/2011 3:40:05 PM PDT · by E Tor · 34 replies
    How to Hide ‘Treasure’ just in case……. Everyone has at least some metallic items they would like to hide away some place for safekeeping. Some are just round precious metal objects, others are hand held items and still others are long pieces. Some will say that the time to hide away these items is really the time to bring them out. And while there is a bit of truth to that, it is still wise to have back up items if the need should arise. Introduction The best method to determine how to hide something is to take the viewpoint...
  • We Are in 'Worse Situation' Than in 2008: Roubini

    09/03/2011 11:37:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published: Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 3:50 AM ET | Catherine Boyle
    <p>The world’s developed economies are trapped at the “stall speed” of low growth and need to have greater fiscal stimulus and less austerity to kick-start growth, leading economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.</p> <p>Speaking at the Ambrosetti Forum on the shores of Lake Como, near Milan, Roubini said in an interview: “We are in a worse situation than we were in 2008. This time around we have fiscal austerity and banks that are being cautious.”</p>
  • Fed's Bullard: QE3 Possible, Depending on Data

    08/31/2011 9:09:25 AM PDT · by illiac · 6 replies
    MoneyNews ^ | 8/31/11 | MoneyNews
    The Federal Reserve could embark on a third round of quantitative easing depending on upcoming economic data but should first confirm that inflation has eased, a senior Fed official said in the Asahi newspaper on Wednesday. The Fed will need to confirm whether its economic outlook is still on track at a policy meeting next month and weigh the best options if additional easing is needed, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said in an interview with the Japanese daily. Expectations are growing that the central bank could ease policy at its two-day meeting starting Sept. 20 after minutes from...
  • Gay military magazine to be distributed at Army, Air Force bases

    08/30/2011 3:01:43 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 08/30/2011 | Ed O'Keefe
    With the military on the verge of allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly, Army and Air Force officials have approved the distribution of a magazine targeting gay service members at bases starting next month. OutServe Magazine will hit store shelves at Army and Air Force bases on Sept. 20, the day the Pentagon plans to formally end enforcement of the “don’t ask, don'tI tell” policy that bans gays from serving openly. The publication is published by OutServe, a group of secretly gay active duty service members that says it has hundreds of members currently serving in Iraq and...
  • An Amazing Indictment of Obamanomics: Banks That Don’t Want Deposits

    08/26/2011 11:52:58 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 21 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | August 26, 2011 | Daniel Mitchell
    An Amazing Indictment of Obamanomics: Banks That Don’t Want Deposits Posted by Daniel J. Mitchell I’ve commented on the failure of Obamanomics, with special focus on how both banks and corporations are sitting on money because the investment climate is so grim. Not exactly flattering to the White House. Using Minneapolis Federal Reserve data, I’ve compared the current recovery with the expansion of the early 1980s. Once again, not good news for the Obama administration. And I’ve shared a couple of cartoons — here and here — that use humor to show the impact of bad public policy. But here’s...
  • Boomer retirement could slow U.S. recovery

    08/22/2011 3:33:07 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies ^ | Aug 22 2011
    Boomer retirement could slow U.S. recovery CNNMoney 12:02 PM CDT, August 22, 2011 The aging of the U.S. baby boom generation may slow an already weak recovery as boomers sell stocks to pay for retirement, according to research released Monday from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. Many baby boomers have already sold some assets in preparation for retirement, research adviser Zheng Liu and Mark Spiegel, vice president of economic research, said in the latest San Francisco Fed Economic Letter.
  • EPA's Looming Blackouts

    08/22/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Energy: It won't matter which light bulbs we use as the administration's implementation of cross-state pollution rules shuts down coal plants across the country. Where will the jobs be when the lights go out? It's called the Cross-State Pollution Rule, announced last month, and its implementation over the next 18 months will likely result in the loss of a fifth of the nation's electricity-generating capacity. The result will be likely power shortages, skyrocketing rates and inevitable brownouts and rolling blackouts. Based on Bush-era EPA proposals that the federal courts threw out in 2008, this latest example of legislation is designed...
  • Why Powerful Men Read Ann Coulter

    08/21/2011 1:19:59 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 28 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 21, 2011 | -TWR-
    This issue seems to confuse journalists. But it’s not that complex. Powerful men are attracted to witty women, and author Ann Coulter wields a certain naughty magic. Bob Metcalfe, informed the New York Times (11 Aug, 2002), he loved reading the pot-stirring author because having “been a pundit for 10 years, media bias is one of my pet peeves. Ann Coulter is my idol — her sarcasm is bottomless, and I shook her thin hand once. Now I’m reading more of her continuing testimony about left-wing bias in the mainstream media, which troubles me greatly.” The besotted Harvard graduate and...
  • Teen Unemployment

    08/14/2011 10:10:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | August 14, 2011 | Jeff Carter
    Was perusing the internet and saw some stories about teen unemployment. In Washington DC, it’s over 50%. The average nationwide is 25%.You might ask, “Why should teens be any different than the rest of us?” Unemployment is high all over.Teens are different because most of them are employed in minimum wage jobs. Over time, we have raised the minimum wage. The people that politicians are trying to help in general are inner city teens. Here is a chart showing how they have done.Increasing the minimum wage has killed job prospects for inner city teens. It also hurts single mothers and anyone else that...
  • It's Bootstrap Time for Generation X

    08/13/2011 12:55:19 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2011 | Reed Galen
    Richard Ben Kramer’s seminal work on running for the presidency, What It Takes, introduced the idea of the ‘looking in the mirror’ moment. It was the second when an individual awoke, looked themselves in the eye, and decided that running the rigorous gauntlet of a campaign was worth it. I believe we as a country, and more specifically those of us in the Gen X cohort, are looking in the mirror today. The question facing us is essentially the same: do we have what it takes? Folks should be forgiven for asking, “For God’s sake, what’s next?” For any number...
  • White House seeks ideas to shrink foreclosure glut

    08/10/2011 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | August 10, 2011 | By Margaret Chadbourn
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is looking for new ideas to shrink a glut of foreclosed properties held by mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are weighing down the housing market and hurting home prices. A "request for information" the administration is putting out doesn't endorse a particular long-term option to stabilize the housing market. Instead, it asks for input from those with private capital willing to work with the government on buying foreclosures and expanding access to rental properties. Another approach the White House is eyeing would allow investors to partner with Fannie and Freddie in...
  • Obama calls US AAA nation despite AA+ Rating

    08/08/2011 4:01:19 PM PDT · by Windflier · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 August 2011 | Ben Feller
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday essentially dismissed the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, trying to reassure investors and the public that the nation's leaders need only show more "common sense and compromise" to tame a staggering accumulation of debt. Seeking to demonstrate command in a volatile economic climate, Obama said he hoped the decision by Standard & Poor's would at least give Congress a renewed sense of urgency to tackle debt problems. He said that must be done mainly by taking on the politically difficult issues of reforming taxes and entitlement programs in the coming...
  • Economic Collapse & Security: I Am Your Worst Nightmare

    08/05/2011 6:43:44 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 154 replies · 1+ views
    email | Aug 3 2011 | NewAmericaNow
    Economic Collapse & Security: I Am Your Worst Nightmare By Jeff T. I am the leader of a band of 8-to-12 looters. I have some basic military training. We move from place to place like locusts devouring everything in our path. My group is armed with light weapons and can develop and follow simple plans of attack. We take what we want by force of arms. We prefer none of our victims survive because that could cause problems for us in the future. It has been six months since the grid went down. You and the other five members of...
  • Some Prepper/Survival Videos from The Patriot Nurse

    08/03/2011 3:56:55 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 29 replies
    The Patriot Nurse via You Tube ^ | May 5, 2010 | The Patriot Nurse
    FYI: I came across these videos this morning made by The Patriot Nurse. I'm not sure if they've been posted to FR before, but I did look through the archives as best I could. I've watched a couple of them. There are a few on You Tube made by this woman. Just passing along for those interested. I think she gives some good ideas. See links below for some of her videos--they'll link you to her other videos as well.
  • The next 72hs: What last minute preps to take?

    07/31/2011 9:23:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 138 replies · 1+ views
    The Modern Survivalist ^ | 7/31/11 | FerFAL
    What you would be looking at would be civil unrest in most mayor US cities and thousands of minor ones as well. Once the images of people looting and getting away with it hit the TV you’re looking at thousands of bums thinking of doing the same thing and rushing out the door to the nearest store. That gets bad pretty fast. You’re talking about looting, fires, closed stores, destruction of vehicles and private property, and given US context some gang related activity taking advantage of the lawless situation as well to settle scores. While invasion of residential properties wont...
  • Gerald Celente: “Economic Martial Law Will Be Declared”

    08/01/2011 1:23:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    causapatet.blogspot ^ | 8/1/11 | Mac Slavo
    In his latest quarterly Trends Journal (Summer 2011), Gerald Celente provides us another “history of the future,” in which he discusses global economic, monetary, and political events as they happen and what their consequences will be for months, years and decades to come. As he has said before, it is only a matter of time before a major terror attack is executed in a major Western nation. And once it happens it will send shock waves throughout the world, leading to mass global panic and a further tightening of the noose around the necks of the populace: What will another...
  • Agenda 21 Update: Family Farms Are Under Attack

    07/31/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/11 | Mike Opelka
    Is the US government starting to implement the policies of the United Nation’s plan for global management of people and resources known as Agenda 21? The latest efforts out of the Department of Transportation (DOT) seem to indicate this is happening. And they are starting by targeting America’s farming communities with costly and oppressive regulations. In Late May, the DOT proposed a rule change for farm equipment, and if it this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America – costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many...
  • The Market Does Something It Hasn't Done Since The Worst Of The Financial Crisis

    08/02/2011 4:50:04 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-2-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    CHART OF THE DAY: The Market Does Something It Hasn't Done Since The Worst Of The Financial Crisis Joe Weisenthal Aug. 2, 2011, 4:15 PM Today's huge drubbing for stocks makes 8 straight down days for the Dow. The last time this happened? The depths of the financial crisis, in October 2008. Just saying.
  • Cops nab bizarre Prospect Park poachers (Brooklyn, NY)

    07/30/2011 6:37:18 PM PDT · by Renfield · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Brooklyn Paper ^ | 7-29-2011 | Natalie O’Neill
    Cops have busted a group of oddball poachers in Prospect Park — a band of vagrants that was trapping and eating ducks, squirrels and pigeons. Parks officers wrote four tickets — two for killing wildlife and two for illegal fishing — totaling $2,100 in fines during a two-day period last week. BoroDeal The city would not immediately release details of the incidents, which occurred on July 17 and 18 — just days after park-goers told rangers about a “Beverly Hillbillies”-like scene on the southeast side of the lake, near the ice skating rink. “This is a dodgy group,” said park-goer...
  • Doomsday Preppers Nat. Geo. Ch Airs:Sat. Jul 30 at 8 PM/ Sat. Jul 30 at 11PM/ Mon. Aug 1 11 AM

    07/29/2011 11:30:01 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 10 replies
    National Geographic Channel ^ | Alan Madison, Senior Producer
    With all that said, my time with these four families did influence my thinking about being prepared. Gliding the endless, overstocked aisles of my brightly lit supermarket, I inexplicably paused in front of the canned beans. "These, as all times, are uncertain," I mulled and started to reach for a can. Pictures of the families near the tsunami damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, evacuating their wind and water battered homes, quietly queuing up for food and water, seeped, like the radioactive water into the ocean, into my thoughts. I glanced around — I was alone. I fast plucked a...
  • Why Are Traditionalist Feminists Wedded to Social Security

    07/26/2011 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 26, 2011 | Sabrina L. Schaeffer
    Washington is in a stew about the debt ceiling. With massive spending cuts and significant tax increases on the table, special interests are frantically trying to protect their goodies, from targeted tax breaks to the vast array of spending programs. But why are traditional feminists pulling out the stops to prevent a long-overdue, fundamental reform of Social Security? Two female Democratic lawmakers – Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D) and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) – recently led a contingent of female Democratic colleagues in the House in sending a letter to President Obama, urging him against reforming entitlement programs...
  • Down On The Farm

    07/25/2011 7:03:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 25, 2011 | Staff
    Environment: Aren't organic fruits and vegetables superior to conventionally grown food? Shouldn't consumers always choose organic when given a choice? Not necessarily, says a Scientific American blogger. In a series she's calling "Mythbusting 101," Christie Wilcox takes a look at four beliefs closely linked to organic food. Her July 18 blog takes each of them and exposes the accepted fiction. The first myth: Organic farms don't use pesticides. According to Wilcox, more than "20 chemicals (are) commonly used in the growing and processing of organic crops that are approved by the U.S. Organic Standards." The pesticides used in organic farming...
  • Rapid Washer

    07/22/2011 8:44:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    YourTube ^ | 7/22/11 | Kartographer
    I just ran across this handy little device and wanted to share with my fellow Preppers: This washer uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through the clothes, without excess friction (which also reduces the wear on your clothes). This washer uses minimal water and because of the agitation motion, less soap. Use in a bucket, sink or tub. It also rinses your clothes using fresh water. A great item to have with your emergency and outdoor supplies.
  • New Debt Proposal From Harry Reid

    07/24/2011 6:10:16 PM PDT · by swamprebel · 39 replies
    TMP Editors Blog ^ | | July 24, 2011, 8:33PM | David Kurtz July 24, 2011, 8:33PM
    Not sure whether the headline from Harry Reid's statement below is "Talks Break Down -- Again" or "Democrats Agree To Nearly $3 Trillion In Cuts With No Revenue Increases":
  • Poll needing your input | What should the USA Government do to avert a potential Financial Fiasco?

    07/24/2011 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 47 replies
    LinkedIN ^ | 07/24/2011 | Russell Shostak
    What should the USA Government do to avert a potential Financial Fiasco? Russell Shostak • 65 votes • about 1 month left Cut Spending (No Sacred Cows)Increase Taxes (Corporate & Individual)Raise the Debt Ceiling (No Strings)All or Some Combination of the AboveDebate and Delay{%22section%22%3A%22vote%22%2C%22poll_id%22%3A143164}&trk=link-polls-results-vote 
  • Obama allows for possibility of US default

    07/22/2011 3:57:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama for the first time is allowing for the possibility that the U.S. may default on its financial obligations. At a hastily arranged White House appearance on Friday, Obama said: "If we default, then we're going to have to make adjustments."
  • Feminism Can't Divorce It's Debt To Capitalism

    07/21/2011 7:38:37 PM PDT · by billflax · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/21/2011 | Bill Flax
    Modern feminism erupted upon Western culture in 1963 with Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, which smeared suburban households as “comfortable concentration camps.” Friedan was a communist who knew little of housework. Her husband even furnished a maid. Yet she charged that tending the hearth repressed homemakers who would find greater contentment in roles historically filled by men. Were feminists true to their purported ideals — penetrating previously masculine domains and liberating women from reliance on men — they would adore Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. As the world actually turns, conservative women find feminists their shrillest critics. But their achievements,...
  • What Republicans Must Do to Win in 2012!

    07/21/2011 1:34:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 20, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    The new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on the debt ceiling crisis reinforces points made in the new issue of National Affairs in two important articles, the first by AEI Vice President Henry Olsen, and the second by Weekly Standard writer Jay Cost. What the poll reveals, as NBC’s Deputy Political Director Mark Murray writes, is that “Strong majorities of Democrats and independents prefer that Democratic congressional leaders make compromises in this budget debate, while almost 70 percent of independents want Republican leaders to do the same.” For me the key phrase in Murray’s comment refers to the desire of independents....
  • S&P: U.S. Debt Could Reach ‘Junk’ Rating by 2030, Absent Entitlement Reform

    07/14/2011 3:10:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/14/11 | Edwin Mora
    U.S. federal debt could potentially be downgraded to junk status by 2030 if the government does not significantly reform entitlement spending, according to a study by Standard & Poor’s, one of the three Wall Street credit ratings agencies. The S&P study, which shows the effects of rising entitlement-driven federal debt on the federal budget and debt rating, indicates that if entitlement costs are not brought under control soon, America will see its coveted AAA debt rating evaporate. S&P said that the weight of retiring Baby Boomers would drive government debt to unsustainable levels, forcing the ratings agency to severely downgrade...
  • Geithner says hard times to continue for many (Til your gone)

    07/10/2011 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | July10,2011 | AP
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) says many Americans will face hard times for a long time to come. He says President Barack Obama rescued the United States from a second Great Depression and will keep working to strengthen the economy. But Geithner says will be some time before many people feel like the country is recovering. Geithner tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that it's a very tough economy. He says that for a lot of people "it's going to feel very hard, harder than anything they've experienced in their lifetime now, for a long time to come."