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  • Michigan, Upper Midwest Potentially Dangerous Weather

    01/04/2014 5:07:30 PM PST · by madison10 · 62 replies
    NOaa.gov ^ | Saturday, January 4, 2014 | US Government (NOAA)
    Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 406 PM EST SAT JAN 4 2014 ...SNOW AND DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS ARE ON THE WAY... .A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS OHIO SUNDAY SPREADING SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. A STRONG ARCTIC FRONT WILL FOLLOW USHERING IN BITTER COLD ARCTIC AIR FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK. OHZ020>023-029>033-037-038-047-050515- /O.UPG.KCLE.WC.A.0001.140106T0600Z-140107T2000Z/ /O.NEW.KCLE.WC.W.0001.140106T2200Z-140108T1400Z/ /O.NEW.KCLE.WS.W.0002.140105T2300Z-140106T2200Z/ MEDINA-SUMMIT-PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-RICHLAND-ASHLAND-WAYNE-STARK- MAHONING-MORROW-HOLMES-KNOX- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEDINA...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN... MANSFIELD...ASHLAND...WOOSTER...CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN... MOUNT GILEAD...MILLERSBURG...MOUNT VERNON 406 PM EST SAT JAN 4 2014 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 5 PM EST MONDAY......
  • Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming

    11/01/2013 11:45:13 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-1-13 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming. The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.
  • Residents Urged To Prep For ‘Two Weeks On Your Own’ On Quake Anny (California)

    03/11/2013 4:36:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    CBS ^ | 3-11-13 | unattributed
    Fire officials were on hand to remind the public of what a similar quake could mean for Southern California. “A lot of people don’t realize that we are earthquake prone in California, but we also could get a tsunami,” Los Angeles County Fire Asst. Chief David Stone said. “We just haven’t had one in a long time.” Residents were urged to prepare for a number of disaster scenarios, including how to cope for being at least “two weeks on your own”. “The message for a lot of us needs to be, ‘Be ready for anything’,” said Battalion Chief Larry Collins.
  • James Yeager: Hurricane Sandy aftermath is ‘medieval’

    11/03/2012 9:09:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Guns Save A Life.com ^ | Nov 3, 2012 | Frank Sharpe
    James Yeager: Hurricane Sandy aftermath is ‘medieval’ by Frank Sharpe Fortress Defense Consultants James Yeager of Tactical Response just sent this note out: “I am getting reports from my Alumni in NY. Things are BAD. The news is under-reporting the violence. Shooting and home invasions are rampant. My Law Enforcement Alumni are telling me it is like a 3rd world country… Medieval. They say this will make Katrina look like a day at Disney.” http://theintelhub.com/2012/11/02/shock-72-hours-after-grid-down-starvation-supply-shortages-food-lines-no-clean-water-no-gas-transportation-standstill/ http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/02/tensions-boil-over-at-gas-stations-as-pumps-run-dry-in-wake-sandy/ This may or may not be as bad as it sounds. Doesn’t matter as nothing lasts forever. But this should serve as a warning...
  • New Yorkers in fuel scramble as storm-hit pumps dry up

    10/31/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 30,2012 | By David Sheppard and Edward McAllister
    Drivers and homeowners scrambled to secure fuel for their cars and generators in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as storm-hit gasoline stations started to run dry. More than half of all gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut because of depleted fuel supplies and power outages, frustrating attempts to restore normal life, industry officials said. Reports of long lines, dark stations and empty tanks circulated across the region. Some station owners were unable to pump fuel due to a lack of power, while others quickly ran their tanks dry because of increased demand...
  • A Glass Menagerie Society

    10/24/2012 8:28:06 PM PDT · by jaypounder · 4 replies
    The Event ^ | 10/24/2012 | Jay Pounder
    A Glass Menagerie Society "We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else." Lee R. Raymond This week I was reminded how fragile of a society we are. As we watch the snow ball effect of the break up of the Eurozone and it's currency... we need to not forget of what is going to occur here soon if our leaders don't get their act together....
  • Here's What Obama Did To Prepare For Tonight's Presidential Debate

    10/16/2012 5:29:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    business insider ^ | 10/16/12 | Grace Wyler |
    President Barack Obama will face off against his Republican challenger Mitt Romney tonight in what is arguably the most high-stakes debate of his re-election campaign. After his poor showing at the first presidential debate, Obama faces serious pressure to put up a strong performance during Tuesday's rematch. So what's the president doing to prepare? Here's a rundown of Obama's pre-debate schedule, courtesy of the White House pool report: 1. The POTUS worked out this morning and then met up with his team to do a short 45 minute review this morning. He had pasta with chicken for lunch. 2. This...
  • Winter is coming....

    08/27/2012 4:36:46 PM PDT · by jaypounder · 41 replies
    The Event ^ | 08/27/2012 | Jay Pounder
    Winter is coming.... The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer. - Henry Clay I love the story of the Little Red Hen. It is an amazing metaphor for what we truly should be looking for in our current society. It is what, "We The People" are missing on the most basic level. If you don't remember the story, here is a quick recap for you; Come on over to "The Event" to read more; http://www.preparespokane.blogspot.com/2012/08/winter-is-coming.html
  • Strength Through Appeasement… Obama to Share US Missile Secrets With Russia

    01/05/2012 2:48:33 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 5,2012 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama signaled Congress this week that he is planning on providing Moscow with US missile defense secrets. The Washington Times reported: President Obama signaled Congress this week that he is prepared to share U.S. missile defense secrets with Russia. In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority. As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S. officials are planning to provide Moscow with the...
  • SWAT team's shooting of Marine causes outrage [Jose Guerena Ortiz]

    11/27/2011 2:17:58 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/11 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jose Guerena Ortiz was sleeping after an exhausting 12-hour night shift at a copper mine. His wife, Vanessa, had begun breakfast. Their 4-year-old son, Joel, asked to watch cartoons. An ordinary morning was unfolding in the middle-class Tucson neighborhood — until an armored vehicle pulled into the family's driveway and men wearing heavy body armor and helmets climbed out, weapons ready. They were a sheriff's department SWAT team who had come to execute a search warrant. But Vanessa Guerena insisted she had no idea, when she heard a "boom" and saw a dark-suited man pass by...
  • U.S. executes another round of Web site takedowns (Are we next?)

    11/26/2011 6:35:55 PM PST · by Cacique · 34 replies
    CNET ^ | 11-26-2011 | Edward Moyer
    As Cyber Monday draws near and debate continues about the Stop Online Piracy Act, the U.S. government has again seized a bevy of domain names it says belong to Web sites that deal in counterfeit goods. Blog TorrentFreak ran a list of more than 130 domains it said were seized by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement division as part of "Operation in Our Sites." TorrentFreak called the move the largest such round of seizures to date.
  • Vanity

    11/26/2011 6:33:37 PM PST · by maddog55 · 55 replies
    Vanity | 11/26/2011 | Me
    Is it me or are we really going to hell in a hand basket? I'm sick of of all the BS and why don't we all do TAKE BACK AMERICA rally in the the October 2012 time frame? Seriously.. We had the Tea Party, we had gathering of Eagles, we had the Glen Beck, rally, why noy a SERIOUS TAKE BACK AMERICA RALLY in October 2012? Bring the silent majority to the front, HAMMER the opposition just before the elections?
  • Britain's Foreign Office Prepares For Riots In Europe. Sees Euro Collapse "When, Not If"

    11/26/2011 1:40:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/26/2011 | Tyler Durden
    As every major developed economy hits Bass's Keynesian Endgame, the status quo is set to change dramatically. Nowhere is this climax playing out louder than in Europe and the implicit solution of Germany-uber-alles (while seemingly inevitable though nevertheless lengthy in execution) is likely to not sit well with many of the EMU nations. To wit, The Telegraph today reports that Britain's Foreign Office is advising its overseas embassies to draw up plans to help expats should the collapse of the Euro turn explosive. Almost incredibly, a senior minister has revealed that Britain is now planning on the basis that a...
  • Walmart ruining holidays for workers

    11/13/2011 11:06:23 AM PST · by eccentric · 500 replies
    vanity | November 13, 2011 | Linda Martine
    Around the country, night workers at Walmart stores are being told to come in five hours early ON Thanksgiving. After having work until 7am that morning, they must get whatever sleep they can and then reutrn to work at 5pm for a 12 hour shift. How much time does this leave for them to spend the holiday with their family? Walmart wants to call their employees associates. No, they are just workers.
  • The 2012 Republican Nomination: Now a Close Three-Way Race (Cain in 1st, Milt, Newt tied for 2nd)

    11/11/2011 8:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2011
    􀂃 In the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich’s support continues to slowly grow, and he is now tied with Mitt Romney for second place, while Herman Cain just edges both of them out for the top spot. Both Cain and Romney have lost support since late October. 􀂃 61% of Republican primary voters say the sexual harassment accusations against Cain won’t make any difference in their vote, but 30% say the charges make them less likely to back him, and that rises to 38% among women. Cain has lost support among women since last month – from...
  • OK everyone only 23 Shopping Days left until Thanksgiving!

    11/01/2011 10:03:03 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    01 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet
    What is everyone's favorite Thanksgiving Recipe and/or Tradition?
  • MARKETS DESTROYED AROUND THE WORLD: Here's What You Need To Know

    09/22/2011 1:55:07 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-22-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    MARKETS DESTROYED AROUND THE WORLD: Here's What You Need To Know Joe Weisenthal Sep. 22, 2011, 3:59 PM But first, the scoreboard: Dow: -387.37 NASDAQ: -79.69 S&P 500: -36.19 And now, the top stories: * The "day" really started yesterday around 2:20 when the FOMC released its highly anticipated "Operation Twist" announcement. Markets were already down modestly heading into that, but the selloff got serious after that, and stocks really fell out of bed. To some extent, the selling was a "sell-the-new" kind of thing, and perhaps to some extent some were disappointed that Bernanke didn't go further. Alongside the...
  • Fires break out across Central Texas

    09/04/2011 9:53:08 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 18 replies
    KVUE ^ | September 4, 2011 | KVUE
    Fires broke out across Central Texas Sunday. The hot, dry, windy conditions made the job that much harder for firefighters. Authorities say 14,000 acres have burned in Bastrop, destroying 300 homes. The fire is near FM 1441 and Highway 21. People in the areas of Wilderness Ridge, Cedar Creek and Alan Creek were evacuated. Four shelters have been set up in the Bastrop area for evacuees. An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 acres of 6,500-acre Bastrop State Park have been burned in the ongoing Bastrop County wildfire. Another fire on Griffin League Ranch is moving south and forced the evacuation of...
  • how did you convince your spouse to be a prepper? (and not think you're nuts)

    09/01/2011 2:11:41 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 39 replies
    me ^ | 9-1-11 | wobbly bob
    how did you convince your spouse to be a prepper? (and not think you're nuts) Post your interesting , amusing , and/or somber antecdotes here. IE: I convinced her the money saved on growing food could be used for some killer pedicures.
  • 'Netanyahu should prepare himself for the cage!' Iran warns Israelis they should flee

    08/16/2011 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 8/16/11 | Reza Kahlili
    Editor's Note: The writer is the author of "A Time to Betray," a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Iran is warning Israel that its citizens should flee the Middle East or face annihilation. The chief commander of Iran's Basiji forces, Brig. Gen. Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, recently stated that Iran has no option but to destroy Israel. Ratcheting up the war of words, Naghdi is now threatening Israelis in the "occupied lands" that they are surrounded by mujahedeen of Islam bent on their destruction. "I quote our supreme leader, Imam Khamenei, who clearly stated...
  • Anthony Weiner and pregnant wife Huma sell Queens apartment as they prepare for first child

    08/06/2011 7:19:17 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 39 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 6th August 2011
    FULL TITLE: Moving on and out: Anthony Weiner and pregnant wife Huma finally sell Queens apartment as they prepare for first child As the Weiners try to put the year's events behind them, it was only natural their marital home - Anthony Weiner's former sexting headquarters - should be one of the first to go. Thankfully for the couple, after putting their Queen's two-bedroom apartment back on the market - after quietly taking it off during the scandal - they have finally found a buyer. Their 875-square-foot home on Ascan Avenue was listed at $449,000 in June.
  • NASA Head Issues Agency-Wide Preparedness Alert: "I Became Aware of Some Things..."

    06/13/2011 10:59:27 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 295 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/13/2011
    NASA head Charles Bolden issued a weekend statement through the NASA Headquarters of Emergency Operations advising employees and their families to prepare for unforeseen emergency and/or disasters. Some key excerpts from the video statement follow: They've given me a few minutes just to talk to all of you in our NASA family about emergency preparedness. NASA recently participated in a FEMA exercise called Eagle Horizon that was a part of a continuity of operations of government exercise that we do annually, and I became aware of some things that concerned me about family preparedness... ... So, what I'm asking all...
  • Prepare for an Economic Meltdown

    02/25/2011 6:31:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2011 | Matt Towery
    In 2006, I examined a series of surveys we conducted nationwide and then predicted a collapse of the housing market. Plenty others followed with similar forecasts and postmortems over the following months and years. But my column was among the first. I've made predictions about other slowdowns in the American economy. I've been mostly correct, although in 2010, I suggested that the stock market ultimately would plunge. Turned out that it climbed instead of descending. The fact is that it's easier to predict the weather next month than to get an accurate read on the future of the stock market....
  • The Natural Laws of Collapse

    01/29/2011 6:08:32 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    www.culturechange.org ^ | 1-20-11 | Adam D. Sacks
    That birds fly and pigs don't is a consequence of laws of nature governing physics and biology. Nothing that transpires on physical planet Earth is any different: the laws of nature are inviolate. Always. [1] This is a truism, and should be readily apparent, as it indeed often is in indigenous cultures where people are entirely dependent on natural forces and what is close at hand. But this truism is rendered invisible by technological and bureaucratic power, the delusional quality of human exceptionalism, and the complexity of civilizations, especially but not exclusively of recent industrialized civilization. That is, we have...
  • Dems prepare defense of healthcare law in face of repeal threats

    12/21/2010 2:07:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/10 | Julian Pecquet
    Democrats are preparing a spirited defense of the healthcare law in the face of Republican efforts to dismantle it. Statements from lawmakers, advocates and the administration reveal a multi-pronged strategy as Democrats prepare to deal with a new Republican-controlled House that has made repealing the new law a top priority. Democrats say they'll use the repeal debate to detail what they call the law's benefits, while simultaneously attacking Republicans for wasting time — and money — refighting old battles and pushing back on court rulings against it. Ways and Means health subpanel Chairman Pete Stark (D-Calif.) unveiled
  • US dollar: Prepare for a prolonged devaluation

    10/28/2010 9:41:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/28/10 | Scott Boyd
    Those nagging whispers warning that the United States is heading for an Argentina-like currency crisis are getting louder. The prospect of a prolonged devaluation of the US dollar is just one more challenge in what has already been a difficult period for savers and investors. Have we really reached the point where the greenback is in danger of becoming an “also ran” currency? (Snip) This correction has already started as millions of unemployed Americans can attest. The Federal Reserve has conceded that unemployment will remain elevated through 2011.
  • Airline passengers mistakenly told to prepare for crash landing

    08/27/2010 10:20:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | 8/27/10 | Kevin Gallagher
    Passengers aboard a British Airways flight were stricken with fear after hearing a false announcement warning them their flight to Hong Kong from London was going to crash. As the flight flew over the North Sea on August, 24 passengers heard this message echo through the cabin: “This is an emergency. We may shortly need to make an emergency landing on water.” Reports the Sun newspaper of London: Michelle Lord, 32, of Preston, Lancs, said: “People were terrified, we all thought we were going to die. They said the pilot hit the wrong button because they were so close together.”...
  • Mortuary Staff Prepares Uniforms for Fallen

    03/09/2010 4:01:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 448+ views
    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., March 9, 2010 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Toro slides ribbons onto a rack, then clips the rack onto a brand-new dress uniform, the finishing touch on a lengthy process to ensure the proper medals and decorations are in place. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Toro measures the distance between an insignia and ribbon rack while preparing a uniform at the uniform shop of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Feb. 23, 2010. Toro prepares uniforms for fallen soldiers’ remains. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for...
  • Airmen prepare BEAR base for troops in Afghanistan

    03/02/2010 5:16:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Airman 1st Class Sondra Escutia, USAF
    3/2/2010 - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Holloman Air Force Base Airmen began the movement of approximately 150 truckloads of assets that will directly support joint and coalition forces in Afghanistan Feb. 24 here. Members of the 49th Materiel Maintenance Group, the Air Force's only Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources base, have been working countless hours to prepare the equipment for movement since they were notified of the tasking in December 2009. BEAR base is supplying 480,000 square feet of AM-2 matting that will be used to expand the expeditionary aircraft operations throughout Afghanistan. The amount of AM-2 matting...
  • Prepare for a Keynesian Hangover

    12/28/2009 8:25:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 514+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/28/09 | BENN STEIL
    In 2008, as the U.S. economy teetered under the weight of years of reckless credit expansion, the Bush administration decided against proposals to sweep out the bad debts from the banking system and then fix the regulatory structure—an approach based on tried and tested models from the S&L crisis and other financial crises. We will pay the price for this decision in 2010. That's because the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve are plowing forward with Plan B: Nationalize credit creation and "stimulate" the private sector by spending in its stead.
  • Soldiers Prepare for Iraqi Elections

    12/17/2009 5:20:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 161+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Natalie Hedrick, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Dec. 17, 2009 – With Iraq’s national elections approaching, U.S. soldiers are preparing to support the Iraqi army and police while remaining in the background. Four women from Najaf, Iraq, walk down the street as U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, drive past during a reconnaissance mission, Dec. 3, 2009. The soldiers were checking out polling sites in the area for Iraq’s upcoming elections. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Natalie Hedrick  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The soldiers of the 3rd Infantry...
  • Heat Kills Boy, 11, Lost With His Mother In Death Valley

    08/07/2009 10:04:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,697+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 07, 2009
    Heat kills boy, 11, lost with his mother in Death Valley The two were stranded for days in a remote area. The child's mother is being treated for severe dehydration. Associated Press August 7, 2009 An 11-year-old boy died in the intense heat of Death Valley National Park after he and his mother became stranded and survived for several days on bottled water, Pop-Tarts and cheese sandwiches, authorities said Friday. Alicia Sanchez, 28, of Las Vegas was found severely dehydrated and remained hospitalized in that city a day after being found with her dead son, her dog and a Jeep...
  • 'Proud Hungarians must prepare for war against the Jews'

    06/01/2009 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 817+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 6/1/2009
    Given our current situation, anti-Semitism is not just our right, but it is the duty of every Hungarian homeland lover, and we must prepare for armed battle against the Jews." This quote appeared in a newsletter published by an organization calling itself "The trade union of Hungarian police officers prepared for action". Hungarian law allows police officers to organize in trade unions of their own. The union - by its own definition - aims to protect the professional interests of those unionized, and not to partake in political activity. However, the law does not prevent the union from distributing a...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth's 'modern survivalists' are ready for layoffs - or war

    04/06/2009 10:24:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies · 2,348+ views
    Dallas Star-Telegram ^ | 4/5/09 | MELODY McDONALD
    "I refer to myself as a modern survivalist, which means I don’t do without," Spirko explained. "I have a nice TV; I have nice furniture. We are not living in the sticks, but I take all of these things very seriously."
  • CA: Governor tells staff to prepare for warming

    11/15/2008 4:26:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,051+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/15/08 | Matthew Yi
    Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order Friday directing state agencies to study the effects of global warming and recommend how the state needs to adapt to such changes in land use planning and building new infrastructure. "Given the serious threat of sea level rise to California's water supply, population and our economy, it's critically important that we make sure the state is prepared," Schwarzenegger said in a written statement. The executive order was signed after a conference Friday in Long Beach on global warming and water infrastructure that was sponsored in part by the state Department of...
  • Prepare for 'important message', NKorea diplomats told: report

    10/18/2008 5:48:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 699+ views
    Google | AFP ^ | 10/18/08
    TOKYO (AFP) — North Korea has ordered its diplomats overseas to get ready for an "important announcement" that may be related to the health of its reclusive leader Kim Jong-Il, a Japanese newspaper said on Saturday. Pyongyang has told diplomats around the world to stay in one place and refrain from travelling, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, quoting several unnamed sources familiar with North Korean issues. The sources speculated the message could be related to North Korea's relations with South Korea or the health of Kim, Japan's best-selling daily said, adding that the announcement was expected in a few days.
  • Families Prepare for Stryker Brigade’s Homecoming

    08/31/2007 6:04:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 372+ views
    FORT LEWIS, Wash., Aug. 31, 2007 – There’s a sense of giddiness here as families prepare for their “Arrowhead Brigade” Strykers to return home after a 15-month deployment to Iraq. An advance party from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) is slated to arrive at neighboring McChord Air Force Base on Sept. 3, finalizing groundwork for almost 4,000 more troops to fly in beginning Sept. 11. Jubilant and frequently tearful reunions will play out again and again over the next week to 10 days, as one plane after another touches down to bring the full...
  • Prepare for cyber terrorism

    05/18/2007 8:58:07 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 750+ views
    news24 ^ | 5-18-2007 | Staff Writer
    London - US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte said in an interview published on Friday that cyber attacks, such as the one unleashed on Estonia this week, will "become more of an issue" in the future. Estonia had urged its allies in the European Union and Nato to take firm action against the cyber attacks that have hit the Baltic state amid a bitter row with Russia over a Soviet war memorial. "We need to prepare ourselves because this is likely only to become more of an issue in the future," Negroponte told the Financial Times and other European...
  • How to prepare for alien invasion

    04/25/2007 3:52:37 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 120 replies · 2,404+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, April 25, 2007 | Scott Hillis
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When the aliens finally invade Earth, you may wish you had listened to Travis Taylor and Bob Boan. And if the invasion follows the plot of a typical Hollywood blockbuster, they might also be the guys called in at the last minute to save the day. After all, they have written "An Introduction to Planetary Defense," a primer on how humanity can defend itself if little green men wielding death rays show up at our cosmic doorstep. And yes, they're serious. "The probability really is there that aliens exist and are old enough to have technology...
  • West must prepare for Chinese, Indian dominance: Wolfensohn

    11/25/2006 8:05:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,463+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/25/06 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Western nations must prepare for a future dominated by China and India, whose rapid economic rise will soon fundamentally alter the balance of power, former World Bank chief James Wolfensohn has warned. Wealthy countries were failing to understand the impact of the invevitable growth of the two Asian powerhouses, Wolfensohn said in the 2006 Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture at the University of New South Wales at the weekend. "It's a world that is going to be in the hands of these countries which we now call developing," said Australian-born Wolfensohn, who held the top job at the...
  • Gaza Militants Prepare For Showdown

    09/27/2006 6:22:10 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 398+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-28-2006 | Harrey de Quetteville
    Gaza militants 'prepare for showdown' By Harry de Quetteville in Jerusalem (Filed: 28/09/2006) Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are rearming and retraining for an imminent military showdown with the Israeli army, intelligence sources disclosed yesterday. Yuval Diskin, the head of Israel's intelligence service Shin Bet, said 19 tons of explosives had been smuggled into Gaza in the past year. Other senior Israeli officials indicated that Palestinian fighters were acquiring more effective weapons. Palestinian militants at a news conference in Gaza on Sunday It is understood that Israel may use the unresolved kidnapping of a soldier in June as an...
  • Kyoto Isn't Working, Prepare For Climate Change, Say Scientists

    09/03/2006 6:40:32 PM PDT · by blam · 103 replies · 1,590+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-4-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Kyoto isn't working, prepare for climate change, say scientists By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 04/09/2006) The Kyoto agreement to cut greenhouse emissions is "ineffectual" and the world should prepare for the effects of climate change, the nation's biggest general science meeting will be told tonight. Developing drought-tolerant crops, constructing flood defences, improving building insulation or banning building close to sea level are as important as cutting emissions, according to Frances Cairncross, the president of the British Association and chairman of the Economic and Social Research Council. "We need more sheltered public spaces. It is going to be either sunnier...
  • Milwaukee Organizers Prepare for City’s First Freedom Walk

    08/29/2006 7:02:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 354+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2006 – Troop-support volunteers in Milwaukee are gearing up for the city’s first Freedom Walk, a local organizer said today. Emily Lindeman, Operation Homefront’s chapter president for southeastern Wisconsin, said Milwaukee’s two-mile-long Freedom Walk is scheduled Sept. 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the city’s War Memorial. “We’re going to be walking through Veterans’ Park, which is a park right behind the War Memorial,” Lindeman said, noting there will be a 9/11 memorial service before the walk. Lindeman said Operation Homefront, a co-sponsor of Milwaukee’s Freedom Walk, is a national nonprofit volunteer group that provides emergency support...
  • Programs Help Prepare, Support Families Through Deployments

    08/28/2006 6:10:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 327+ views
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006 -- As members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit here make last-minute preparations for their upcoming deployment, Staff Sgt. Danny Sava and his family are getting their own affairs in order so they’re ready for another long separation. Marine Staff Sgt. Danny Sava, his wife, Julia, son, Anthony, and daughter, Alyssa, stroll past a sign at the top of a stairwell in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s command headquarters that marks the days until Sava’s upcoming deployment. “E-22” marks “Embarkation minus 22,” or 22 days until Sava and 2,300 fellow...
  • First Vietnamese-American to Serve as a Military Advisor to the New Iraqi Army

    07/18/2006 4:46:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1,180+ views
    PRWEB ^ | Jul 8, 2006
    (PRWEB) July 8, 2006 -- As Independence weekend celebrations spread throughout the United States, V.I.P. Promotions Founder/CEO Tommy Nero interviewed U.S. Army Captain James Van Thach while he was spending his July 4th, weekend deployed to Baghdad, Iraq on his first overseas tour of duty. "It's so unusual these days, Captain Thach, to find young people even thinking about devoting their lives to something greater than themselves May I ask why you volunteered to join the Infantry after finishing Touro Law School?" "Mr. Nero, there are higher callings in life than just focusing on building a very comfortable lifestyle for...
  • Airmen prepare base for return to Iraqi control

    06/26/2006 9:38:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Bryan Bouchard
    6/26/2006 - CAMP AL RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq (AFPN) -- In order for coalition troops to leave Iraq, the Iraqis must first be prepared to take over operations from the coalition. Part of accomplishing that task involves coalition forces training and validating the new Iraqi military. Four Airmen assigned to a small forward operating base about 10 miles outside Baghdad are responsible for that training. "Our job is to train, advise and mentor the Iraqi force to help them transition to taking over their country and getting coalition troops back home," said Maj. Derek Jenkins, the senior military adviser from the Coalition...
  • Iraq-deployed Marines prepare for emergency rescues in Al Anbar province

    06/06/2006 5:54:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 268+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin
    AL ASAD, Iraq (June 6, 2006) -- Sipping on bottled water, rifle in hand and wearing a good 60 pounds of body armor on this sprawling U.S. military airbase, Lance Cpl. Emanuel Cantu says he doesn’t mind training for combat in Iraq’s blistering 110-plus degree temperature. In fact, he says he loves it. After all, four months of serving in Iraq as part of a quick reaction force has helped the 31-year-old Marine lose more than 20 pounds, but more importantly, he says he’s found his niche in the Marine Corps – training to save lives. “I feel like I’m...
  • Deployed Moms Prepare to Celebrate Mother's Day Away (Get the Kleenex)

    05/12/2006 6:28:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 354+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2006 – Spending Mother's Day thousands of miles away from their kids is going to be no picnic for more than 7,400 military moms deployed in support of the war on terror. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christine Buckley, deployed to Djibouti with Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, has been home only twice to celebrate Mother's Day with her sons, ages 8 and 6. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert S. Taylor, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Many say they're planning their own celebrations thinking of their children and calling home,...
  • Working Military Dog Section on fort prepare for variety of roles (WOOF!-WOOF!)

    04/16/2006 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 950+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — It’s early in the morning, the sun has yet to start its rise in the east and the only lights breaking the darkness on this Southern Arizona Army post are the soft orange illuminations from street lamps. But already there are stirrings as GIs begin to awake, stretching their muscles, yawning and occasionally growling their discontent knowing ahead of them will be chow, physical exercises, training and duty before the work period ends. It’s a routine part of a soldier’s day. And in today’s Army, a sense of security is also part of soldiers’ lives, developed through...
  • What You Should Do To Prepare For An Epidemic (DHHS)

    03/13/2006 10:10:32 AM PST · by blam · 285 replies · 5,447+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-12-2006 | Lara Setrakian
    What You Should Do to Prepare for an EpidemicStock Up on Essentials and Have an 'Outbreak Plan'How To Protect Yourself Bird Flu How Would You Know If You Had Avian Flu?A Bit of Context on the Bird Flu Threat How To Protect Yourself By LARA SETRAKIAN March 12, 2006 — Will there be an outbreak of avian flu that threatens humans? Many experts disagree on when or if a human pandemic will occur, but do say there is a chance that the virus could mutate, leading to widespread infection. In that case, the best thing you and your family can...