Prepper News Watch for February 21, 2013

Prepper News WatchBelow you will find a collection of stories and news articles that may be of particular interest to the prepper. Some, are just interesting. If you have an interesting and prepping-related item, send it along to and I’ll include it here.


  1. Sent in by listener Robert H: Stop Demonizing Preppers –
  2. 5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion | Consciousness TV
  3. America In Decline?
  4. Pentagon Notifies Congress of Likely Furloughs |
  5. North Korea Threatens South With ‘Final Destruction’ At UN Meeting
  6. Identity fraud in U.S. is on the rise, report
  7. The 4 Best Conspiracy Theories About The Russian Meteorite

Freedom Issues

  1. Maine Governor Signs Emergency Action To Stop Newspaper From Publishing Gun Owners’ Data
  2. Don’t Accept the Check
  3. California: County Ordinances to Ban Possession and Sale of Certain Ammunition and Require Reporting of Ammunition Sales is Scheduled to be Heard Tomorrow
  4. Gun-control bills pass Colorado House: Was Aurora a tipping point?
  5. Drones Large and Small Coming to US – Yahoo! News
  6. Budget cuts may weaken gun background checks, feds say
  7. California Gun Confiscation Program Heralded As Model For Nation
  8. Have Any More Gun Makers Stopped Selling To Anti-Gun States? (Hint: Yeah, Lots More)


  1. High gas prices push car dealerships to charge for test drives – DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG
  2. Killing the Dollar: G20 & IMF Push for Global Fed, Global Currency
  3. Jobs & The Economy – This Time It’s No Different
  4. US Mint Revises Gold and Platinum Pricing Grid Resulting in Higher Prices — Mint News Blog
  5. 20 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead
  6. The Federal Reserve’s First Century | The Beacon
  7. Fed minutes show concerns about bond purchases
  8. Crunched consumers are cutting back
  9. Congress prepares for sequestration
  10. U.S. Banks Actually Bigger Than Entire U.S. Economy By One Measure: Report
  11. Detroit Deemed ‘Financial Emergency’
  12. Homebuilding takes a breather; wholesale prices up

Science, Nature and Tech

  1. Oracle updates Java again to close serious security flaws
  2. FYI: Do Meteor Showers Ever Run Out of Meteors?
  3. Apple Java Update: Mac Owners Should Go Download This Security Fix Right Now
  4. How to Wage Your Own War Against Food Waste
  5. Stick-N-Find | StickNFind – Home of the StickNFind, StickNFind Pro, and MeterPlug

Prepping and General Interest

  1. The Chart That Tells You All You Need To Know About Gold
  2. Gold and Silver Update: “Have the Courage of Your Convictions and Hold Fast”
  3. Riots Across America – The Great Depression
  4. This Is America’s Last Steam-Powered Sawmill
  5. ATV Tracks Keep You Going Even in Deep Snow
  6. Smith & Wesson Adds Concealed-Carry Garments to Women’s Clothing Line

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.

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