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  • Study Finds Rise In ‘Doomsday Prepping’ Due To Mainstream American ‘Culture Of Fear’

    08/10/2019 10:19:27 PM PDT · by familyop · 68 replies
    Study Finds ^ | August 10, 2019 | John Anderer
    CANTERBURY, England — “Doomsday prepping” or stockpiling food, medicine, weapons and other supplies in case of an apocalyptic scenario has long been considered peculiar behavior only exhibited by conspiracy theorists and other extremists in the United States. However, such prepping has actually been steadily on the rise in the U.S. over the past decade. So, what’s causing this surge in stockpiled rice packets and underground bunkers? One group of researchers say it is an ever growing sense of impending doom in American culture. Many have speculated that this surge in doomsday preppers over the last 10 years was linked to...
  • Igniting Civil War

    08/07/2019 9:45:22 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 86 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 6th, 2019 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    Government sponsorship of violence against opponents or complacency in the face of incitement to violence is a powerful tool of political repression. Regimes such as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Nicaragua, China, and other tyrannies have used such tactics to great effect. When mobs attack anti-government demonstrators, for example, the police either disappear or stand by watching. In American cities run by Democrats and on the U.S. college and university campuses, the authorities increasingly have been standing by as radicals do the dirty work of beating up or silencing conservatives. In societies riven by mutual hate, the people who control the police...
  • Civil War Cycle Heating Up In America – Charles Nenner

    08/08/2019 9:47:16 AM PDT · by blam · 77 replies
    USA Watch Dog ^ | 8-7-2019 | Greg Hunter
    Renowned geopolitical and financial cycle expert Charles Nenner thinks the probability for war and civil unrest is coming around in an intense cycle not seen for decades. Nenner says, “Years ago when we talked about my war cycles, I said I am more worried about internal social war in the United States than outside wars. I think there is a bigger chance in the United States than in Europe. They say it’s Trump’s fault . . . . I say it’s the other way around. If the Democrats would just get things organized and people would not get that angry....
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    07/31/2019 3:46:43 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Myself ^ | 8/1/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • Realizing the Full Implications of the Forthcoming Catastrophe

    07/27/2019 11:20:53 AM PDT · by amorphous · 49 replies
    Economic Prism ^ | 26 July 2019 | MN Gordon
    Roman poet Virgil penned these words in his epic, The Aeneid, roughly a generation before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. They can be loosely translated to, “the descent to hell is easy.” Those who’ve traversed this passage can attest to the veracity of this axiom. Though not apparent in the milieu of Virgil’s poem, for our purposes today, we’ll extend its application to the insidious progression of currency debasement. What short utterance more aptly characterizes the steady degradation, as currently practiced by today’s church of state? Yesterday [Thursday], for example, the House acted with untroubled ease to further America’s...
  • “Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We Are Experiencing Shortages On Many Of Our Canned Vegetable Items”

    07/19/2019 12:12:25 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 138 replies
    tecb ^ | 7/16/19 | Michael Snyder
    I know that this headline is alarming, but it is actually a direct quote from a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket. And as you will see below, similar notices are being posted in the canned vegetable sections of Wal-Mart stores nationwide. I would encourage you to examine the evidence in this article very carefully and to come to your own conclusions about what is happening. At this moment, social media is buzzing with reports of shortages of canned vegetables all around the country. But so far, the mainstream media is being eerily quiet about all of...
  • Perimeter defense alarm.

    07/08/2019 7:58:36 AM PDT · by kaintucky · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 2019 | Taofledermaus
    12 Gauge Perimeter Trip Alarm* Made of 6061 Aluminum, this unit utilizes a spring-loaded firing mechanism and a trip trigger. When the trigger is disturbed while loaded with a 12 gauge Flash Bang, the unit will discharge. This device is compatible with flares and pepper gas depending on situation and requirement. Fithops.com
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    06/30/2019 11:43:11 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    Myself ^ | 07/01/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • Thanks to Equifax breach, 4 US agencies don't properly verify your data, GAO finds

    06/14/2019 5:45:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNet ^ | 6/14/19 | Alfred Ng
    Multiple government agencies are relying on a security measure that can be easily bypassed thanks to massive breaches like the Equifax hack, the US Government Accountability Office has found. In a report released Friday, the government watchdog group found that the US Postal Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have still been using "Knowledge-Based Verification" to make sure people who apply for benefits online are authentic. This verification method asked applicants questions like their date of birth, Social Security numbers and addresses, assuming that only the applicant would...
  • Prepper/SHTF Knowledge Base

    06/01/2019 12:33:55 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    Myself ^ | 6/1/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • Record slow planting puts 2019 crop at risk

    05/21/2019 7:02:14 PM PDT · by Western Phil · 78 replies
    Farm Futures (Farm Progress Daily) ^ | May 21, 2019 | Bryce Knorr
    A cold, wet spring that caused record slow corn planting has the 2019 crop squarely behind the 8-ball. To recover lost potential, production must run the table with near-perfect conditions the rest of the growing season. Otherwise, a smaller crop could wipe out much of the surplus USDA forecasts for the coming year. While the slow start doesn’t doom the crop, the unusual political and economic environment of 2019 could make recovery more difficult than in other years with major delays. Related: USDA crop progress: Corn fails to reach the halfway mark USDA reported only 49% of the crop planted...
  • What the Progressive Socialist Liberals have in store for Conservatives (parts 1 through 6)

    05/15/2019 4:52:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 16AY19 | Editorial Staff
    This is a multi-part posting. The amount of content is enormous and the scope is too broad for a couple of paragraphs. Please follow the arrows to move between the different sections. Also note that this article covers a very politically-incorrect subject matter, and supporting photos and writings are very graphic. This is not for children or people of tender sensibilities. What I intend to lay out here is that historically, there are predictable elements of societal evolution. These elements can be unsavory and distasteful, but that does not mean that they do not exist. They do exist. Historically, we...
  • Ammo Stockpiling: Why You Can Never Have Too Much ~ Rebuttal

    05/12/2019 1:44:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 101 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    -In a recent article on AmmoLand News, a case was presented as to why stockpiling of more than a few hundred rounds of ammunition was unnecessary. It was an interesting take, but much too limited, in my experience. In the end, the authors put in a disclaimer: stockpile as much as you want.The self-imposed limitations of the presentation were this: They only considered four reasons to stockpile ammunition. They limited the scenarios applicable to those reasons. Here is a quick critique of the four reasons they listed not to stockpile ammunition: 1. Self-Defense – not unreasonable, in that a...
  • New data indicates America on the verge of civil war, and neither side will back off

    05/02/2019 1:20:13 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 241 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/2/19 | Vicki Batts
    Will the United States soon enter a second civil war? Polling data from Georgetown University shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe a civil war is coming down the pike — and most people aren’t actually willing to make the changes necessary to stop it. Across the board, Americans are doubling down on their political values and are refusing to compromise on the issues tearing the country apart.
  • Former CIA Officer Warns Leftist Violence is Going to Get “Very Very Bad” Over the Next 2 Years

    05/02/2019 7:59:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 132 replies
    Summit News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    “There are going to be beatings and probably shootings, and shooting at police”. Former CIA officer Kevin Shipp warns that leftist violence is going to get “very very bad” over the next two years in response to President Trump indicting the plotters who tried to remove him from office. During an interview with USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter, Shipp, a former manager of high risk Counter Terrorism Center protective operations with the CIA, predicted that there would be arrests of deep state figures who were involved in the scandal. “This was a coup. It was a conspiracy. It was criminal activity....
  • SHTF/Prepper Knowledge Base

    05/01/2019 12:49:22 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    Myself ^ | 5/1/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • T'was the 18th of April in 75: The midnight ride of William Dawes, Samuel Prescott and Paul Revere

    04/18/2019 6:48:29 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/17/2019 | Harpygoddess
    Paul Revere gets all of the credit, but he never actually finished that famous ride, and in fact warned the British that the Americans were coming. William Dawes and Samuel Prescott were left out of the poem and subsequently most elementary history books: it was actually Samuel Prescott who completed the midnight ride. In addition to Dawes and Prescott, dozens of other men helped spread the word that night. Revere started other express riders on their way before leaving Boston, and he also alerted others along his journey. They too began riding, or shot guns and rang church bells to...
  • Bethesda murder trial: Tunnels under house a ‘death trap,’ prosecutors say

    04/11/2019 4:34:26 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | April 10, 2019 4:21 pm | John Aaron | @JohnAaronWTOP
    Beckwitt’s attorney, Robert Bonsib has characterized the tunnels as a do-it-yourself version of Cold War-era bomb shelters, saying Beckwitt was concerned about the nuclear threat from North Korea. Bonsib has also called his client an “unusual individual.” Beckwitt addressed a 2016 hacker conference wearing a flame-retardant suit in which he gave a presentation on destroying electronics. (Michail S. via YouTube) Prosecutors said the man behind a secret tunnel project in Bethesda that turned deadly should be convicted of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter because he disregarded public safety. Daniel Beckwitt, 27, is on trial regarding the tunnels created below the...
  • 2019 from a "FOURTH TURNING" Perspective

    01/01/2019 10:08:14 PM PST · by vannrox · 46 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 31DEC19 | Administrator
    “An impasse over the federal budget reaches a stalemate. The president and Congress both refuse to back down, triggering a near-total government shutdown. The president declares emergency powers. Congress rescinds his authority. Dollar and bond prices plummet. The president threatens to stop Social Security checks. Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling. Default looms. Wall Street panics.” – The Fourth Turning – Strauss & Howe Strauss and Howe wrote their book in 1996. They were not trying to be prophets of doom, but observers of history able to connect events through human life cycles of 80 or so years. Using...
  • Going after our food supply

    01/04/2019 1:57:43 PM PST · by Twotone · 95 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | January 4, 2019 | Kathleen Marquardt
    A couple weeks ago, Tom DeWeese sent out a letter about the World Wildlife Fund and beef. It reads in part: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the top three most powerful, radical, anti-free enterprise, UN environmental groups in the world. And WWF has succeeded in taking over the American Cattle industry! The WWF has forced cattlemen to follow radical Sustainable rules through the establishment of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. They are getting away with this industry grab because the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is now under the control of the World Wildlife Fund. And the...