Author Archives: Rob Hanus

Unemployment to Increase Dramatically with Retail Closings

Retail stores are the end result of a long line of commerce. Those items you buy at the mall aren’t made locally. Raw materials are formed into base product, which is shipped to factories to be be fabricated into parts, which are shipped to a final assembly plant. Not every product takes this path, but you get the idea. Every time you buy a pair of shoes, you keep a lot of people in a job. When people spend less money, the retail shops can’t stay open because they’re not making enough money. Not only do the people who are … Continue reading

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Three Major Threats We Face

There are three major threats that we face in this nation, and globally.  You should keep these threats in mind as you go about preparing.  Unfortunately, as individuals, there is nothing we can do to reduce the likelihood these threats, as they are already in motion.  All we can do is make preparations to mitigate the effects of these threats. The threats are Economic Crash, Food Shortage and Terrorism. The first two are happening now and the third will happen eventually. Each of these events, on their own, would be bad enough, but their occurrence during one of the other … Continue reading

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Gun buying becomes more frenzied

Interesting statement at the top of the page of a national retailer of weapons and ammunition -Mike

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See how long that took? Yep, folks, here we go. Not that we ever stopped to begin with…. “H.R. 6257: Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008” introduced June 6th, 2008, but sooner or later will be either A)headed to commitee or B)have the wording introduced into other bills.  Some interesting verbiage to note, too: (b) DEFINITION OF SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPON- Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding after paragraph (29) the following: ‘(30) The term ‘semiautomatic assault weapon’ means– ‘(A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the firearms in any caliber, known as– ‘(i) Norinco, … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Economic Crash, pt 1

I emailed the link for my post on the “Crash of 2008” to all my family and friends, as I want them to be aware of what’s coming and what they can do to prepare.  One of my family members wrote back asking questions about various topics, some from previous emails that I’ve sent to them.  The below addresses those questions (and more), as I think everyone can benefit from these concerns. “… do you think it’s necessary to get a tent? Do you anticipate the need to leave the house and go somewhere to camp out?” I think a … Continue reading

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Post-Election Gun and Ammo Hysteria

If the post-election gun and ammo buying hysteria isn’t proof of why preparedness is needed I don’t know what is. Gun sales have increased and many places, Internet and traditional, are reporting that they’ve been almost bought out of their stock. It’s this mad rush for suddenly (perceived) scarce resources that “preppers” try and avoid. All of this over something that has yet to happen, all of this based on what might happen, has sent people rushing for guns and ammo that have previously been available without question. Now think if this was something necessary to life, like food or … Continue reading

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The Crash of 2008

It’s interesting to note how some people view the current economic crisis as something that’s going to clear up in a few months.  Is it just me, or are these people simply not paying attention?  I suppose that they could be choosing to ignore it, as that’s what many people do when faced with something they think is too overwhelming. I think it’s clear that we are in a major economic crash and this is only in the first few months of what will probably be a depression that will last several years; longer if the FedGov keeps trying to … Continue reading

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