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  • The Preppers Next Door[NYC Region]

    01/26/2013 8:46:01 PM PST · by Theoria · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | ALAN FEUER
    A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed receptacles filled with equipment meant to see them through the collapse of civilization. Onto a folding table came a breathtaking array of disaster swag: compasses and iodine pills, hand-cranked radios and solar-powered flashlights, magnesium fire-starters and a fully charged Kindle with digital road maps of the tristate region. Many of the items...
  • Man, 79, disarms intruder with karate chop

    12/04/2012 7:04:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Chris Paschenko
    LEAGUE CITY — With a karate chop to the throat, a 79-year-old resident disarmed a rifle-toting man who was accused by police of being high on bath salts while trying to break into a home. Ervin Brittnacher awoke shortly before 6 a.m. Monday to a racket in front of his house in the 3000 block of McFarland Road, League City police Lt. Bruce Whitten said. “We talked to the homeowner, who said he woke up to a guy banging on the porch,” Whitten said. “It sounded like he was ripping the screen off.” Brittnacher opened the door to see what...
  • Matthew Stein: How Prepared Are You?

    09/09/2012 8:41:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 74 replies
    Peak Prosperity ^ | 9/7/12 | Adam Taggart
    There are three big buckets of preparedness. There is stuff you have. There is stuff you know. There are the skills and things you can do. This is also including your mindset. The most important is the skill set, including the mindset. You take that with you wherever you go. A lot of people have plenty of money. By all means, gather stuff. Gather supplies. Store food. Have some beans, Band-Aids and bullets -- the three B's. Beans means your food and supplies. Band-Aids means medical skills and medical knowledge, medical supplies. Bullets means the ability to protect yourself. Again,...
  • The Quick Start Guide for getting prepared

    here’s just no telling when Armageddon will occur, nor is there a date scheduled, yet, for a zombie invasion. However, all this talk lately about the debt ceiling and a looming financial apocalypse has scared a lot of people. Many of them have done very little to prepare and are wondering, “Is it too late?” You’ll know it’s too late when your pantry is empty, right along with grocery store shelves, no water comes from your tap, there’s no electricity, and fifty zombies are coming up your driveway. Until then, you have time to prepare! Here is The Survival Mom’s...
  • The Obama Administration Prepared to Deem Soldiers “Non-Essential” Workers

    04/07/2011 3:06:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 4/7/11 | John
    Americans may not like wars in the Middle East but they love the men and women who serve in them. If this story is true, and right now it seems to be, then I think Democrats have just destroyed any hope they had of benefiting politically from a government shutdown. Here’s Ace who is reacting to a story at Big Government: Apparently, it is within the executive’s power to define “essential” and “non-essential” personnel during a shutdown; non-essential personnel can be furloughed (or at least not paid until the shutdown is over). But it seems Obama is taking the position...
  • Are you prepared to live on $190 a month when you retire?

    12/08/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 8, 2010 | Blake Ellis, staff reporter
    Snips from excerpt only website: While most Americans predict they will need a nest egg of $300,000 to live on for 19 years in retirement, the average savings of 50-somethings is only $29,000, which comes out to an income of $190 a month over 20 years assuming a 5% rate of return. Even with Social Security or other sources of income, most people are not going to be able to cover basic needs with such a small amount of money, she added. The survey found that 72% of Americans now expect to work through retirement, with 39% saying they will...
  • Immune system of healthy adults may be better prepared than expected to fight 2009 H1N1 influenza

    11/16/2009 12:23:01 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 560+ views
    WHAT: A new study shows that molecular similarities exist between the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other strains of seasonal H1N1 virus that have been circulating in the population since 1988. These results suggest that healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The study team was led by Bjoern Peters, Ph.D., and Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Calif., grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The...
  • Freepers have to plan for the day when the internet is disabled or shut down

    03/06/2009 9:40:37 AM PST · by George from New England · 77 replies · 4,496+ views
    <p>We need to learn of local ham/amateur radio operators and us ham operators need to have a pre-established network with designated frequencies to get our message out and around.</p> <p>Don't wait for the day that either due to martial law or other catastrophic events, our communication paths are severed or greatly blocked.</p>
  • Chemical Incident Response Team Trains to Keep Skills Sharp (BE PREPARED)

    04/19/2008 8:03:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 73+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Scott McAdam, USMC
    Two Army chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive specialists use their equipment to detect any threats before entering a house in a simulated contamination scenario. The soldiers check all windows and doors for contamination before entering any structure in a contaminated area. Photo by Cpl. Scott McAdam, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Public Affairs. AL-ASAD — Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons are all potential threats today’s war fighter could encounter. Fortunately, every branch of the U.S. military has service members charged with protecting the armed forces from these unconventional hazards. To combat these threats, CBRN Marines with Marine...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** December 14 -16 - How prepared for Christmas are you?

    12/14/2007 5:20:05 PM PST · by snugs · 175 replies · 487+ views
    14th December 2007 | Snugs
    How prepared are you for Christmas? A lot of singles I know and who live on their own do not really do much for Christmas in the way of decorations or buying any special food etc for Christmas. A lot of them get an invite for the day to spend either with friends or family members and therefore their sole preparation is buying a few gifts for the people likely to be at this event and maybe contributing either monetarily to the host/hostess or taking a few food/drink items on the day. So as a single you think you are...
  • Rudy Giuliani Will Be Prepared For Alien Attack

    10/15/2007 11:53:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 90+ views ^ | 10-15-2007 | ap
    Sunday, during a town-hall meeting in Exeter, Giuliani assured a young questioner that preparedness will be key for all crises, including those from outer space. "If (there's) something living on another planet and it's bad and it comes over here, what would you do?" a boy asked. Giuliani, grinning, said it was his first question about an intergalactic attack. "Of all the things that can happen in this world, we'll be prepared for that, yes we will. We'll be prepared for anything that happens," said Giuliani, who mayor during the 9/11
  • This hurricane season, Hispanics better prepared

    06/06/2007 2:50:48 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 14 replies · 472+ views ^ | 06/06/07 | Andres Caballero
    With the 2007 hurricane season formally under way this month, the federal government says it has taken new steps to protect and serve growing Hispanic communities in its path more effectively. Latino organizations are making some special efforts to counter as many as 21 named big winds ranging from Chantal, Dean and Erin to Humberto, Lorenzo and Pablo. Tropical storm Barry set things in motion in the Gulf of Mexico June 1 but never reached hurricane force. Prior to Barry came Andrea, also popular in Spanish, as the first named storm, but she was barely noticed. The season is expected...
  • Casey Says Army Must Be Prepared for ‘Persistent Conflict’

    05/11/2007 5:24:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 437+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 – The U.S. military is involved in a “persistent conflict,” and the Army must be prepared to handle the commitment, the Army chief of staff said today. Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke to reporters in the Pentagon today in his first interview since he took the position a month ago, after commanding coalition forces in Iraq for almost three years. “The enemy that has attacked us and we are fighting in places around the world isn’t going to fold up and go home,” he said. “They are going to continue to press us.” Casey...
  • Being a 'Brat' Prepared Professor for Top Job

    04/28/2006 5:26:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 311+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2006 – Mark S. Wrighton was just entering his teen years when the Navy moved his family from Patuxent, Md., to Argentia, Newfoundland. Naval "military brat" Mark S. Wrighton took what he learned from his youth and succeeded in the academic world. The former chemistry professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is currently the chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. Photo by Joe Angeles/WUSTL  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At the time his father was a flight engineer on an extension of the Distant Early Warning Line. The early 1960s Cuban missile crisis was...
  • No-Fly Zone Duty Prepared Pilots for OIF Missions

    04/12/2006 4:51:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – Many U.S. pilots who patrolled the skies of Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War would later put that experience to use during Operation Iraqi Freedom, an F-16 pilot who flew combat missions over Iraq early in the war said here yesterday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the then-vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, brief reporters at the Pentagon on Sept. 30, 2002, about the continuing attempts by Iraq to shoot down coalition aircraft patrolling the no-fly zones in the north and south of the...
  • Rumsfeld: Military Prepared for 21st Century Challenges

    01/26/2006 4:38:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – Through challenging the status quo and questioning old assumptions, the Defense Department is becoming a more capable force ready to face changing conflicts, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here yesterday. All the military services have made changes in equipment, practice, attitude and culture to make them more relevant to today's battlefield culture, Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon news briefing. "There's a clear awareness that our military must be ready for unforeseen eventualities while incorporating lessons learned from previous and current conflicts," he said. The Navy is a prime example of the benefits of these...
  • Lessons From Katrina Exposes Liberal Fallacies

    09/06/2005 11:47:50 PM PDT · by Brutus1964 · 1 replies · 412+ views
    Oblogatory Anecdotes ^ | 06/09/2005 | Ken Bingham
    The events in New orleans last week reminded me of an incident a few years ago. There was a restaurant in a mountain resort that kept an eagle in a cage for many years. Patrons would feed the majestic bird, but were left with a feeling that it was wrong to keep the magnificent eagle confined to a cage where it was unable to fly free in the wild. Many called for the restaurant to free the bird and allow it to fly in the open skies the way nature intended. When pressure mounted, the owners relented and decided...
  • Fighting Griffins prepared, ready for success in Iraq

    08/20/2005 3:54:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 2,145+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 20, 2005 | Cpl. C. Alex Herron
    AL ASAD, Iraq - (Aug. 20, 2005) -- As the Black Knights of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 return home, HMM-266, the Fighting Griffins, have taken the helm and are supporting the forward deployed 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing in the Al Anbar province. The Fighting Griffins arrived Aug. 10 and has worked side-by-side with their predecessors for the past 10 days. The Black Knights have allowed the Fighting Griffins a chance to familiarize themselves with the region before turning over responsibility Aug. 20. “HMM-264 has been showing us what it takes to provide support for the entire II Marine Expeditionary...
  • China: We'd nuke U.S. if provoked over Taiwan - Major general;"Beijing prepared to use WMDs vs.US")

    07/14/2005 3:51:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 86 replies · 1,995+ views
    A Chinese military official says Beijing will use nuclear weapons against the U.S. if the Americans attack the Asian nation in a fight over Taiwan. "If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons," Zhu Chenghu, a major general in the People's Liberation Army, said at an official briefing, according to the Financial Times. Speaking at a function organized for foreign journalists, the official noted the definition of China's territory includes warships and aircraft. "If the Americans are determined to interfere [then]...
  • The Next London Bombing

    07/11/2005 10:46:07 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 672+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | July 11, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    In a confidential report, Young Muslims and Extremism, prepared jointly by the Home and Foreign offices in mid-2004 and presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair, we learn something about the inner thinking of the British government. Leaked to the Sunday Times of London, the report is now available in four parts in .pdf format at the newspaper's site.Its goal is "to encourage moderate Muslim opinion to the detriment of extremism" and to that end proposes an "Operation Contest." Along the way, it contains much of interest in it, including these points: "A number of extremist groups are actively recruiting young...
  • Yoko Ono has the No. 1 single on the dance chart(has to be thefirst sign of the apocolypse)

    11/07/2004 9:49:02 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 60 replies · 2,277+ views ^ | 11 7 04 |
    CHARTED: Yoko Ono, 71, has the No. 1 single on the dance chart, "Every Man Has A Man Who Loves Him"/"Every Woman Has A Woman Who Loves Her," a mix of techno beats and her somewhat off-key vocals that delivers a message in favor of same-sex unions. "This is a victory not just for me but for all Americans who are against the administration's decision to ban gay marriage," Ono says about the success of the tune, as quoted by the BBC.
  • Shock Winner Curtis the Best Prepared at Sandwich

    07/21/2003 6:51:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 20 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/21/03 | Mark Lamport-Stokes
    SANDWICH, England (Reuters) - American rookie Ben Curtis defied almost every notion of golfing logic to win the British Open Sunday, but in one respect he was the best-prepared player at Royal St George's. The 26-year-old from Ohio, a 300-1 outsider, had played just two rounds of links course golf before the start of the week and was ranked a lowly 396th in the world. But he got in more practice than anyone else by being the first player to arrive at Sandwich, the move paying off as he held on to win the world's oldest championship by a shot....
  • Army Chief Says Israel Prepared For Iraqi Attack

    09/15/2002 5:53:50 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9-15-2002 | Megan Goldin
    Army Chief Says Israel Prepared for Iraqi Attack Sun Sep 15, 7:39 AM ET By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli army chief Moshe Yaalon said Sunday that Israel was prepared for an attack by Iraq as a conflict with Baghdad loomed after Washington said it would act against Saddam Hussein with or without world support. Iraq fired 39 Scud missiles armed with conventional warheads at Israel during the 1991 U.S.-led Gulf War but Israeli officials fear this time Baghdad could fire non-conventional weapons if it feels the United States is about to oust Saddam. Yaalon said Israel's armed forces...
  • We have no choice. Living without liberty is not living

    05/23/2002 2:10:40 PM PDT · by Chuckster · 17 replies · 329+ views
    Received via email | Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret)
    I WILL NOT FORGET I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindlers' List," and asked myself, "why didn't the Jews fight back?" Now I know why. I sat in a movie theater, watching "Pearl Harbor," and asked myself, "why weren't we prepared?" Now I know why. Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, the actions of evil people. On September 11, dozens of capable airplane passengers allowed themselves to be overpowered by a handful of poorly armed terrorists because they did not comprehend the depth of hatred that motivated their captors. On September 11, thousands of innocent people were murdered...
  • Brokaw-Bush Had Detailed War Plan for Al Qaeda on Desk 2 Days Before 9/11

    05/16/2002 4:45:28 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 110 replies · 278+ views
    MSNBC Cable and the NBC Evening News ^ | May 16, 2002 | Tom Brokaw
    I think this is the White House providing the story to MSNBC and the NBC Evening News.Cable channels higlighting it on the hour, no link yet.