Prepper News Watch for May 2, 2013

Prepper News Watch

The most important article today is the one by Matthias Chang, at If you don’t know what a bank is or how it views your money, you need to read this article. Heck, even if you think you know, you should read it. It will be quite the eye-opener for most people, and provides the foundation to answer many questions people have about what banks can and can’t do with your money. You’re likely to find the answers quite different from what you think.

If you have find a news story or prepping-related article, send it in.

Special Attention

  1. No Bank Deposits Will Be Spared from Confiscation | Global Research


  1. From listener Paul:Detroit Takes Top Spots On List Of Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In America « CBS Detroit
  2. Another Day, Another Temper Tantrum From Mayor Bloomberg | Zero Hedge
  3. North Korea sentences US citizen to 15 years’ hard labour for ‘hostile acts’ | World news |
  4. Boston police announce three arrests in marathon bombing investigation | World news |

Freedom Issues

  1. From listener Paul:School 244 in Flushing, Queens, becomes first public school in nation to serve only vegetarian meals: officials – NY Daily News
  2. EFF: Google Will Protect Your Data From The Government, While Apple Will Betray You
  3. GUN WATCH: More Guns, Less Crime: Vindicated
  4. GUN WATCH: MO:Lawmakers aim to arm teachers and lower age to carry concealed weapons
  5. GUN WATCH: Illinois AG Madigan wants more time to decide how to keep citizens defenseless
  6. Guest Post: This Is What It Means To Be Free In America | Zero Hedge
  7. GUN WATCH: NC:Eagle Scout, Honor Student, Do the right thing, have your life ruined.
  8. Mock DHS News Report Depicts Gun Owners as Terrorists
  9. NRA-ILA | Arizona Governor Brewer Signs Two Pro-Gun Reforms into Law
  10. NRA-ILA | Erie based Magpul begins making ammunition magazines outside Colorado
  11. GUN WATCH: A tale of two rallies


  1. ECB “Technically Ready” To Ask Depositors To Pay Banks For Holding Their Money | Zero Hedge
  2. No Bank Deposits Will Be Spared from Confiscation | Global Research
  3. Goldman Confirms Global Slowdown Is Deepening | Zero Hedge
  4. Stocks sink as economic outlook dims; Dow off 138 – Yahoo! News
  5. 22 Facts That Prove That The Bottom 90 Percent Of America Is Systematically Getting Poorer
  6. Federal Reserve blames Congress sequester cuts for US economic woes | Business |
  7. Former Fed Governor Warsh Admits “There Is No Plan B” | Zero Hedge
  8. Just Two ‘Recession’ Indicators | Zero Hedge

Science, Nature and Tech

  1. GM wheat could permanently damage human genetics by silencing hundreds of genes throughout the body
  2. 20,000 People Apply for One-Way Ticket to Mars
  3. Scientists concerned at H7N9 bird flu outbreak that has killed 24 people | World news |

Prepping and General Interest

  1. THE COUNTDOWN TO WORLD WAR 3 – The Petrodollar System Is Teetering On The Brink of Collapse As China Moves Against The U.S. Dollar | InvestmentWatch
  2. Oregon Health Experiment Shows That Having Health Insurance Is Different Than Being Healthy – Forbes
  3. Building Your SHTF Gunshot Survival Kit
  4. PREPPING: What Will You Miss? – SHTF In Hindsight |
  5. Fractional Reserve Banking: It’s Not Your Money… You Only Think It Is! | Mark Nestmann | FINANCIAL SENSE
  6. Arizona Becomes 2nd State To Make Gold & Silver Legal Tender | Zero Hedge

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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