Sign of the Times?

Nebraska was the last state in the union to pass Safe Haven laws and in there inability to agree on a maximum age, a bill was passed without an age restriction. This has resulted in people dropping of many of their older children, I mean teenagers… according to the target new article: five 17-year-olds, two 16-year-olds, six 15-year-olds, two 14-year-olds, three 13-year-olds — have been abandoned, along with eight children who were 11 or 12. Five of the children dropped off have been from out of state. To me, that’s pretty amazing, but it begs the quiestion: Are these people … Continue reading

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It's Official – The Economy Sucketh

The National Bureau of Economic Research, a private organization, proclaimed today that we entered into a recession in December 2007. Yup, you read that right: December 2007. It took this whiz-bang groups of economists a full year to figure out what you and I already knew; that the economy sucketh. Here are some informational points to consider: Manufacturing is at a 26-year low. Employers have cut 1.2 million jobs in the first 10 months of this year. It’s expected that number will increase to 1.5 million jobs lost when the November figures are tallied. It took the “geniuses” a full … Continue reading

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Everyday Items You Can Stock On Now

Sometimes, it’s hard to start preparing because it can be a daunting task. When you start to seriously think about all the things that you should do to prepare, it’s easy to get so overwhelmed that you either give up or start focusing on the wrong things. Here’s a list of common everyday items that most people use on a daily basis. They’re cheap enough that you can stock up on a whole year’s worth for relatively little money. Inflation is going to drive the prices on these (and everything else) up, so take advantage of it while you can. … Continue reading

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Have a good, safe Thanksgiving folks!

Take a day off, be with your family and loved ones, load up on food and other, um, liquid consumables *cough cough*- and be thankful for what you have. Tomorrow, it’s back to prepping, and replenishing some of those supplies you used. Here’s wishing everyone sees a good Thanksgiving day in the year to come too. Be well -Greg

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$7,700,000,000,000!

So, you really believed the Federal Government when they said that it was only going to cost the American Taxpayers $700 Billion for the bailout. I don’t think the ink was even dry on that paper when it already began to increase. The Federal Government is prepared to give away $7.7 Trillion dollars of your money. Isn’t that nice of them? Read the Bloomberg article. I don’t remember giving anyone in the government permission to spend our money like that, but they’re doing it anyway. Why? Because they can. What does it mean? It means we’re in for a whole … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Supplies

One of the main tenets of preparedness is having sufficient supplies – to enable you and your family to be comfortable and enhance survival during a disaster, and also to aid those less fortunate. One of the issues we deal with as preparedness advocates and practitioners is bulk storage, small item storage, inventories and moving all of the things that we accumulate, if need be. As we get more advanced the problem just becomes that much more difficult to deal with. If you’ve ever had to truly evacuate, you’ve developed a deep appreciation for just how bulky things are and … Continue reading

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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?

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-6257 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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