This is a curated list of news stories and articles having interested to the preparedness community.
I don’t generally post political commentary on this site, as it’s a site about preparedness, but completely ignoring what happens politically is also not good. There were a few news articles over the holiday weekend I needed to comment on.
In this country, we are suffering a group of people that seem to be desparately bent on destroying what this country is, its values, its honor. This article seems to explain why: Pew Survey: 60% of ‘Solid Liberals’ Not Proud to Be Americans . If you’re not proud to be an American, isn’t it time to leave the country? This country isn’t perfect, of course, but not being proud to be an American is a big part of with what’s wrong with liberals. They skewed sense of thinking is destroying everything great about this country, and now we know why.
Another article that I wanted to comment on was this one: IEA Says Digital Devices Wasting Billions in Standby Mode. How can anyone seriously worry about the miniscule amounts of electricity being “wasted” in standby mode and, at the same time, be pushing for electric cars. Electric cars create a greater demand for electricity from electrical power plants. These are the same power plants that environmentalists want to shut down because they create “too much” pollution. Don’t let them pull the wool over your eyes, folks. Electrical cars are not good for the environment. Simply because you don’t see the polution doesn’t mean that it’s clean energy.
Lastly, there’s this article: Record Growth in Antarctic Sea Ice Continues. We keep hearing that the earth is warming and we’re headed for certain environmental doom if we don’t enact legislation to curb our industrial habits. It doesn’t matter that real science shows us the earth has been cooling since 1997. It doesn’t matter that the Antarctic has record ice (and the ice that is melting is due to underwater volcanoes). It doesn’t matter they have been caught red-handed lying about global climate change. They still think we’re too stupid to know what the truth is and cannot wait to shackle us with their environmentalist laws. Climate change happens, naturally and continuously, with and without humans.
Prepping and General Interest
- Dog Activity #1 – Dog Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.)
- How to Build an Outdoor Mud Oven
- We’ve Been Looking At Prepping All Wrong, Literally
- Smart Tools for Saving Backs when Bugging Out
- 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Burglars
- Calcium Hypochlorite for Treating Drinking Water, The Good and the Bad
- Survival Fishing Without A Pole
- Simple DIY Aquaponic System Made With Barrels
- Grid Terror Attacks: U.S. Government Is Urged to Takes Steps for Protection
- Before You Go Solar – READ THIS
- Surviving Extreme Summer Heat Without Air Conditioning
- Ruger 10/22 Spare Parts Kit : What You Need to Know to Keep Your Ruger 10/22 Shooting for the next 100 years!
- 5 Chores That’ll Still be There When the Grid Goes Down
- The 4 Rules of Property Protection – TinHatRanch
- Food storage recipes for your sweet tooth
- Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard
- Survival Medicine Hour: Face Masks, Radiation, Tsunamis, Lemon Grass, Skin Cancer
- Will You Die From Heat Stroke If The Grid Falls?
- Surviving Large on Small Stuff
- Preppers: It All Looks Good On Paper
- Myth-Busting: 1″ per Yard Shotgun Pattern Spreads – The Firearm Blog
- 3D Printed Ruger Pistol Demonstration by Buck O’ Fama
- Are you 100% Self Sufficient? Probably Not… – ThePrepperProject.com
- Emergency Notebooks
- Experts Predict Airport Chaos As Police Hunt ‘Invisible’ Bomb Threat
- Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing Border
- US increases security at foreign airports, focus on cellphone, other electronic devices
- Subaru recalls 660,238 cars and SUV’s
- Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.4.14
- Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group Has ‘No Influence,’ Produces No Results
- Letter: Illegal Aliens Who Exposed Border Patrol Agents to Scabies May Have Been Released into Population
- MS: More Success for Mississippi Carry – No Gun Signs Removed
- Missouri Amendment: Gun Ownership an ‘Unalienable Right’ State Must ‘Uphold’
- Guarantees Of The Right To Arms In State Constitutions
- Independence Day? 79 Percent Of Americans Are Completely Okay With The Current Level Of Tyranny
- Ukrainian Journalist: “Let’s Borrow From The US Constitution; They’re Not Using It Anymore”
- Part-time America: Makers who are also Takers
- Signs of the Collapse: Record Number Unemployed – 92,120,000 Not Working, Not Looking
- Foodflation – Since QE3, Breakfast Is Up Over 24%
- The Almighty Dollar Is In Peril As The Global ‘De-Dollarization’ Trend Accelerates
- Money Bubble Will Pop-John Rubino
- 14 Million More on Food Stamps Under Obama
- Why Obamacare Is Pushing Up Health Insurance Premiums
- France Assures Push Against Petrodollar Is Not A “Fight Against Dollar Imperialism”
- CEO Of One Of The World’s Largest Energy Majors “Sees No Reason For Petrodollar”
- Being young increases your odds of being unemployed in the US: 40 percent of unemployed workers are Millennials. The long-term impact of young unemployment.
- Part-time working nation: The number of people working part-time for economic reasons jumped by 275,000 in the latest month of data. 6.1 million Americans not in the labor but want a job now.
- Nonfarm Payrolls +288,000, Unemployment Rate 6.1%; Voluntary Part-Time Employment +840,000; Full-Time Employment -523,000
Science, Nature and Tech
- Using Google Glass to steal your passwords
- 4.6 Quake Hits SoCal
- “It’s Either Do It, Or You Die” California Regulators Clamp Down On Water Waste
- Virus Plagues the Pork Industry, and Environmentalists
- What Can We Expect from This Year’s El Nino?
- National Weather Service: CA’s Drought Getting Worse
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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.