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  • 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...
  • Elite German state police accused of funneling ammunition to 'Prepper' scene

    06/13/2019 2:17:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.12.2019 | ipj/msh (AFP, dpa)
    Charges of breaching Germany’s War Weapons Control Act, its civil arms law and fraud had been laid against the four accused, said public prosecutors in Schwerin, the regional capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (MV) state on Wednesday. All the officers worked for the state’s arm of the SEK. Lorenz Caffier, Christian Democrat (CDU) interior minister in the state’s grand coalition cabinet headed by Social Democrat Manuela Schwesig, said he was “profoundly shocked and bewildered” by the turn of events and promised an “airtight” investigation. Regional prosecutors, acting on findings of a 2017 probe by federal prosecutors, effected the arrests on Wednesday...
  • 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...
  • 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 · 38 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...
  • The 'Doomsday' Scenario: Here's What to Expect if the Shutdown Drags On

    01/12/2019 4:28:38 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 71 replies
    NBC News...Fakenest Maximus ^ | 1-10-19 | Dareh Gregorian
    The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts "months or even years," as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News. The doomsday scenario might be unlikely — the longest the federal government has ever shut down is 21 days, a record that will fall if the current closure lasts until Saturday — but it is chilling. "We'll be in no man's land," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, told NBC News. If the worst were to happen, experts say the devastating impact would be widespread: 38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps...
  • China, Russia Building Super-EMP Bombs for ‘Blackout Warfare'

    01/24/2019 6:20:45 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 91 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | January 24, 2019 | Bill Gertz
    A report by the now-defunct Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack, for the first time reveals details on how nuclear EMP weapons are integrated into the military doctrines of China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. "Nuclear EMP attack is part of the military doctrines, plans, and exercises of Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran for a revolutionary new way of warfare against military forces and civilian critical infrastructures by cyber, sabotage, and EMP," the report states.
  • WEAPONS FOR THE SUBURBAN PREPPER

    02/07/2019 4:28:13 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 113 replies
    American Partisan ^ | February 7, 2019 | NC Scout
    ne of the most commonly talked about topics in the preparedness world is some form of “what weapons do you need to survive XYZ?” or “The top 5 must have weapons”. Many of these articles and videos, however, seem to follow a one size fits all approach to weapon selection. As prepared citizens, we need to make sure that we not only have tools to use, but that those tools are the ones best suited for the job. Many of us are working with small budgets for preparedness supplies, and thus I think that there are crucial aspects of weapon...
  • Trump signs EMP executive order

    03/29/2019 6:29:07 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/2019 | Peter Pry
    https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/436224-finally-a-presidential-emp-order-that-may-save-american-lives?amp
  • Food Crisis 2019: An Outbreak Of African Swine Fever Is Devastating Global Pig Population

    04/04/2019 10:03:00 AM PDT · by LucyT · 40 replies
    TMIN The Most Important News ^ | April 3, 2019 | Michael T. Snyder
    An absolutely devastating disease is wiping out herds of pigs all over Asia, and most people in the western world don’t even realize what is happening. Since it was first detected last August, there have been 116 officially reported outbreaks of African Swine Fever in China, and since that time it has rapidly spread to surrounding nations such as Cambodia and Vietnam. African Swine Fever is not harmful to humans, but the vast majority of the pigs that catch it end up dead. It spreads very quickly and there is no cure, and this outbreak has already driven global pork...
  • Prep/SHTF Knowledge Base

    04/01/2019 1:47:25 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Myself ^ | 4/1/2019 | 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. In order to get access you need to send me a PM then I will give you a link and an access code. Once you're in you can find a directory list in each folder. You can download 1 file or everything there in one big zip file. You would need to have some basic book readers,...
  • Patagonia [Survivalist Truck] Is $465K Of Off-Road Camping Goodness

    03/22/2019 9:59:40 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    Motor1.com ^ | 22 March 2019 | Chris Bruce
    Global Expedition Vehicles offers a huge range of options, so that someone can tailor a Patagonia to their needs....To keep the adventure going even longer, there are solar panels available for the roof. If even more electricity is necessary, a diesel generator is available, too. A heating system can keep the cabin toasty and water hot even when the vehicle's engine is off.
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    03/13/2019 3:46:49 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Myself ^ | 3/13/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have set up a folder on the cloud for Preppers and SHTF situations. Right now it has almost 900 files and is about 7GB in size, with sections on prepping, homesteading, gardening, survival, etc. It is a labor of love, something to keep me busy while I was organizing my stuff. Hopefully it is just a beginning and it will end up as a knowledge base for those who like to get ready for the coming storm. It is on a protected site so you need a decryption key to get in. You will also need some basic files...