Two things stand out in today’s PNW. The first is this boatload of “illegal immigrants” beaching a boat in San Diego. Read the story, as it sounds more like an incursion of terrorists than your typical immigrants from Mexico. We are under a current threat of ISIS (or IS), so this isn’t unexpected.
The second thing is we’re starting to get some real reporting on the facts regarding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. As stated here and on the podcast, culture plays a large part in why Ebola is spreading so fast. When a population doesn’t believe that Ebola exists and their funerals involve the touching of the dead, it’s not difficult see why there might be a problem in controlling the disease spread.
Prepping and General Interest
- (Ed. comment: now that the panic has died down a little, we’re starting to see real reporting on the facts surrounding this Ebola outbreak.) Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Began at a Funeral
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- (Ed. comment: Illegal Immigrants? Try terrorist incursion.) Group of Illegal Immigrants in Boat Make it to San Diego, Run Up Beach
- Found: The Islamic State’s Terror Laptop of Doom
- Louisiana Parish Warns Residents After Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In The Water Supply
- Food Industry Initiative Highlights How Little The FDA Knows About What’s In Our Food
- BREAKING: Will Hayden (Red Jacket Firearms) arrested for rape
- UK Raises Terror Threat Level To Severe (From Substantial)
- Weekly News Wrap-Up 8.29.14
- ALERT: UK Terror Threat Raised to ‘Severe’ – ‘Attack Highly Likely’
Science, Nature and Tech
- Wall Street Admits That A Cyberattack Could Crash Our Banking System At Any Time
- How safe is your Money? Five Major U.S. Banks Hacked this month
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This is a curated list of news stories and articles having interested to the preparedness community. None of the above should be considered an endorsement or an attempt to push any particular agenda by the Preparedness Podcast. They’re simply presented here as an informative source.