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  • How to Survive: Lessons from Puerto Rico

    10/08/2017 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    The takedown of the Puerto Rican power grid by Hurricane Irma will, we hope, provide a teaching moment. The United States power grid is vulnerable, and the consequences of a widespread failure, especially if lengthy, will be a disaster of monumental proportions. This should not be a new realization. Serious analysts such as the Foundation for Resilient Societies and the EMP Commission have been warning us for a long time. The warnings have been ignored or even actively opposed by the electric power industry. America's electric grid can be brought down by sabotage or by natural forces, such as the...
  • ANTIFA: NATIONWIDE ANTI-TRUMP RALLY ON NOV. 4

    09/29/2017 11:52:52 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 70 replies
    LibertyNation ^ | 08/21/17 | JAMES FITE
    Since Donald Trump won the presidency last year, the streets of have teemed with leftist activists united in their collective outrage. Various protesters have wreaked havoc across the nation. Now, Refuse Fascism’s Andy Zee hopes to amass an army for what may be the final battle in their war against the United States. Millions of people will gather nationwide in a coordinated protest to remove Trump and Pence from the White House beginning November 4 – nearly a year to the day after the election – and they insist they will not relent until the mission is achieved.
  • Puerto Rico should have been ready for Maria

    09/27/2017 10:31:48 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 27, 2017 | Eddie Borges
    El Coquí, the one-inch musical tree frog that is Puerto Rico’s cultural icon, has more common sense than the island’s public officials. When rising temperatures made the coast inhabitable and caused the extinction of many of their species, the survivors moved up to the mountains, where it was cooler. Meanwhile, nearly 70 percent of the island’s human population and all of its power plants are still on Puerto Rico’s coast. This raises two questions. Why didn’t island officials, like Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, prepare for a disaster they knew was coming? And how...
  • How to Survive the Apocalypse

    09/23/2017 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 88 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/23/17 | ALEX WILLIAMS
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  • US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms

    09/22/2017 7:25:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    NST ^ | September 23, 2017
    US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms By Reuters - September 23, 2017 @ 10:01am NEW YORK: Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have US survivalists convinced that the end of the world is nigh. And they are clearing store shelves to stock bunkers in anticipation of Earth's final chapter. Sales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment have spiked in recent weeks as so-called "preppers" get ready to ride out any disaster, whether natural or man-made. Inspiring their actions: images of people helpless against floodwater from Hurricanes...
  • 'How do we survive?': fearful Californians prepare for nuclear attack

    09/15/2017 9:04:18 AM PDT · by familyop · 125 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 September 2017 | Andrew Gumbel in Long Beach, California
    Hal Kempfer, a noted international security expert, is getting a roomful of California public health officials and emergency responders to think about the unthinkable – a nuclear bomb exploding at the port of Long Beach, about four miles away...News out of North Korea has created a mini-bonanza for local manufacturers of nuclear fallout shelters. But more important to the vast bulk of the population, Kempfer says, is having some rudimentary knowledge of what it means to “shelter in place"...Sandy Wedgeworth, the public health emergency management coordinator, said she and her staff felt energized, not depressed, by what they learned from...
  • Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits

    09/14/2017 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    CARACAS - Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages. The “Rabbit Plan” is an effort by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to boost food availability. Authorities have also taught citizens to plant food on roofs and balconies of their homes. Maduro’s adversaries dismiss such ideas as nonsensical, insisting the real problem is a failed model of oil-financed socialism that was unable to survive after crude markets collapsed. The...
  • 5 Essential Tips for Disaster Preparedness

    09/10/2017 5:08:57 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Sanders
    When it comes to natural disasters, probably everyone is thinking of Hurricane Harvey and its destruction in and around Houston. In addition to that devastation, there are also wildfires raging in southern California and Montana (hundreds of people have had to evacuate). Aside from those terrible disasters, most people don't spend much time thinking about chemical spills, blizzards, tornados, riots, or terrorist attacks. Now that I have your attention, are you taking steps to protect yourself and family in the wake of a disaster?
  • Solar Eclipse Warning "Apocalyptic Solar Flare / Hurricane Irma / Harvey / North Korea / Yellowstone

    09/06/2017 11:00:52 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 102 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 6, 2017 | Paul Begley/BP Earthwatch
    Just had the largest X-ray Flare in history while the biggest Hurricane in history is in the Atlantic. CME from previous X-5 Flare is going to hit Earth tonight around 5-6 PM EDT. The initial estimate of the arrival of the X-10 Flare is 6-7 AM EDT on 8 September 2017. This could be a repeat of the 1859 Carrington Event. We could be doing Irma without electronics or electricity.
  • New York's forgotten fallout shelters back in spotlight amid N. Korea threat

    08/14/2017 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    france24.com ^ | 8/12/17 | Sam Ball
    On a sunny August Friday, people stream past the ornate, Art Deco US Post Office building in Manhattan's East Village, where its forlorn and faded "Fallout Shelter" plaque is an ominous reminder, however distant, of today's nuclear threat. The yellow and white metal sign on the Cooper Station Post Office is one of perhaps thousands that can be found scattered throughout the city -- largely forgotten relics of the days when the threat of annihilation via a Soviet nuclear attack seemed like a very real and terrifying proposition. But as the war of words between US President Donald Trump and...
  • Big Plans on the Hard Left for November 4

    08/16/2017 6:43:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    One thing overlooked in the uproar over Charlottesville is that this was, evidently, merely a dress rehearsal for a much larger-scale effort planned for this Autumn. Activist groups on the left evidently have something big in store for November 4th. The idea seems to be a revival of the 1971 “Days of Rage” – an effort to shut down the country as a whole to force a change in government. Thanks to one of many political mailing lists that AT finds itself on, we received an email last Sunday from the “Stop Mass Incarceration Network,” a little-known left-wing agitation group,...
  • Preparing for the eclipse!!

    08/19/2017 12:06:21 PM PDT · by djf · 155 replies
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    OK! I am getting ready to drive the 200 miles or so south towards Salem/Eugene Oregon. I figured it's also a good time to test my survival skills, somewhat lightly. So far I have packed: three cans of Chef Boyardee, three cans of sardines, two cans of Dinty moore stew. Forks and knives and spoons as well. A garbage bag for the empty cans. My three cameras, well, two cell phones and an older Vivitar camera. I have an extra gallon of gas in my trunk, plus oil and ATF. Anything else? Any hints/tips?
  • Musings On The After-Eclipse

    08/23/2017 5:43:07 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 70 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 23 August 2017 | Karl Denninger
    My daughter and I drove up to Andersen, SC for the eclipse, leaving Sunday early in the morning and hanging out there Sunday afternoon and evening.Let me first put an accolade out to the Hilton Garden Inn -- great people, and very accommodating.  We wound up having to run-n-gun at the last minute as one nasty cloud threatened to obliterate our shots of the totality, but that gamble paid big; we were able to get into the clear with time remaining, and were set up and "on-point" about 3-4 minutes before totality was achieved.The totality itself was surreal.  Photographs, no matter how...
  • Potentially Catastrophic Hurricane Harvey Approaches Texas Gulf Coast

    08/24/2017 8:44:29 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,395 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 8/24/20017 | NOAA/NHC
    Potentially catastrophic Hurricane Harvey approaching Texas Gulf Coast. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsNHC Local Hurricane Statements Corpus ChristiNHC Local Hurricane Statements GalvestonBuoy Data near Harvey
  • In Houston Area 911 Not Responding – Pleas For Help Over Social Media

    08/28/2017 6:32:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 81 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    At this time 911 is not responding, and pleas for help are going out on social media. https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAqOnSF?m=en-us When the rainfall turned torrential late Saturday night, and water began pouring into his living room, KeRon Hooey sloshed down the block to the highest ground in the neighborhood: his neighbor’s two-story house. He and 10 others, including two elderly neighbors, spent the night on the second floor, watching the waters rising out of the nearby Buffalo Bayou and spreading across their quiet subdivision, Wood Shadows II. All night, Hooey dialed emergency numbers – 911, 311, the Coast Guard, local police stations...
  • Cat 2 Irma Rapidly Intensifying in Eastern Atlantic -Trunc

    08/31/2017 8:37:54 AM PDT · by metmom · 54 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | August 31, 2017 | Jeff Masters
    Above: Microwave satellite image of Irma at 4:24 am EDT Thursday, August 31, 2017. An eye is visible as a lighter spot in the solid ring of red that is the storm’s eyewall. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey. Here comes trouble. Hurricane Irma built an eyewall over the warm waters of the Eastern Atlantic on Thursday morning, and is now rapidly intensifying, becoming a Category 2 hurricane with 100 mph winds at 11 am EDT. Irma is the fourth hurricane of this active Atlantic hurricane season, and comes three weeks before the usual September 21 date for the season's...
  • North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game

    09/03/2017 8:16:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 435 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 201 | ANTHONY FUREY
    North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game BY ANTHONY FUREY, POSTMEDIA NETWORK The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough. But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.” This is the first time it has...
  • Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

    09/03/2017 9:12:20 PM PDT · by bigbob · 126 replies
    The EMP Commission was established pursuant to title XIV of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law by Public Law 106-398; 114 Stat. 1654A-345). Duties of the EMP Commission include assessing: - the nature and magnitude of potential high-altitude EMP threats to the United States from all potentially hostile states or non-state actors that have or could acquire nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles enabling them to perform a high-altitude EMP attack against the United States within the next 15 years; - the vulnerability of United States military and especially civilian systems...
  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread

    09/04/2017 2:02:19 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,083 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | NHC/NOAA | NHC/NOAA
    While thoughts and prayers are with our Texas FRiends and neighbors, we are at the peak of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season. Hurricane Irma continues its trek from Cape Verde across the pond and toward the Hebert Box (see below). People with interests in the Southeastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico should be alert to the forecast path updates for this powerful storm. It is important to note that the average NHC track errors are about 175 and 225 statute miles at days 4 and 5, respectively. Hurricane Irma originally had a small wind field. In the past 24 hours,...
  • Hurricane Irma Public Advisory

    09/04/2017 8:03:03 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    NHC ^ | Sep 4, 2017
    ...HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS... ...HURRICANE WATCHES ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO...