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  • Tempers flare as millions in California endure power outages from PG&E

    10/10/2019 6:54:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 179 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 10. 2019 | Taryn Luna, Maria L. La Ganga, Patrick McGreevy, Joseph Serna
    Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the state’s largest utility shut off power to millions of Californians in a drastic attempt to avoid the killer wildfires that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres, caused billions of dollars in damage and spurred cries for widespread change in how electricity is delivered over the state’s aging grid.
  • PG&E power outage begins 2nd night

    10/09/2019 7:31:30 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 113 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Tony Bizjak
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shut down power to 500,000 homes and business – an estimated 2-million-plus Northern California residents – creating the largest blackout in state history. The move, designed as a massive defensive tactic to avoid wildfires amid high winds, created confusion, consternation and angry responses from both the public and public officials.
  • The Coming War on China (John Pilger) | Full Documentary | Reel Truth

    10/08/2019 5:07:50 AM PDT · by sushiman · 27 replies
    Reel Truth Documentaries ^ | 7/2/2019 | Reel Truth Documentaries
    The Coming War on China, from award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn’t – that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war. Nuclear war is not only imaginable, but planned. The greatest build-up of NATO military forces since the Second World War is under way on the western borders of Russia. On the other side of the world, the rise of China is viewed in Washington as a threat to American dominance. To counter this, President Obama announced a...
  • SHTF Knowledge Base

    09/30/2019 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/01/2019 | 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...
  • God, Guns, and Grit: Why America Needs The Reliant (movie)

    10/02/2019 8:26:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2019 | James A. Hope
    The Reliant, an action film coming to select theaters on October 24, is not a typical faith-based film and the secular community is taking notice. It was made apparent when the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an R rating. Although it had no foul language or sex scenes, and less violence than Disney movies given a PG-13 rating, the screenwriter and producer of the film, Dr. J. P. Johnston, had to appeal to the MPAA to get it changed. The hate mail the producers have received and the trash articles written by those opposed to the film’s nod...
  • The use of “technicals” by military forces to round up citizenry as part of genocide.

    09/26/2019 8:26:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies
    Metallicman ^ | sep19 | editorial staff
    The use of “technicals” by military forces to round up citizenry as part of genocide. This post looks into the role that (so called) “technicals” play in national upheavals. A “technical” is a pickup truck that has been modified into a mobile heavy weapons platform. These machines have been commonly used in just about every national conflict over the last two decades. Here, we look at the role that they have, and why there are used. As opposed to other vehicles constrained for other purposes. Summary A technical is a light improvised fighting vehicle, typically an open-backed civilian pickup truck...
  • Microsoft chief Brad Smith says rise of killer robots is 'unstoppable'

    09/21/2019 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 21st, 2019 | Robin Pagnamenta
    The rise of killer robots is now unstoppable and a new digital Geneva Convention is essential to protect the world from the growing threat they pose, according to the President of the world’s biggest technology company. In an interview with The Telegraph, Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, said the use of 'lethal autonomous weapon systems' poses a host of new ethical questions which need to be considered by governments as a matter of urgency. He said the rapidly advancing technology, in which flying, swimming or walking drones can be equipped with lethal weapons systems – missiles, bombs or guns –...
  • Pandemic could kill up to 80 million people -- and the world isn't ready, experts say

    09/18/2019 1:05:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    KCCI ^ | 09/18/2019
    Between 2011 and 2018, WHO tracked 1,483 epidemics worldwide, including Ebola and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the report said. These epidemics and pandemics devastated many of their host countries -- the West Africa Ebola outbreak resulted in a loss of $53 billion in economic and social cost. These huge economic costs translate to severe real-life consequences -- lost jobs, forced displacement, inaccessible healthcare, and greater mortality. While disease, epidemics, and pandemics have always existed, greater population density and the ability to travel anywhere in the world within 36 hours means disease can spread rapidly through a country and then...
  • Dorian triggers 'panic, pillaging, looting’ in Bahamas

    09/06/2019 7:10:32 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 76 replies
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  • Hurricane Dorian Live Thread II

    09/02/2019 7:50:54 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 714 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 2 September 2019 | NHC/NOAA
    Catestrophic Hurricane Dorian was assigned Category 5 status by the NHC Sunday, September 1 at 0800. Since then Hurricane Dorian reached maximum sustained winds of 185 MPH, with gusts exceeding 220 MPH, and storm surge 18-23 feet above normal tide levels as it made landfall across Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Dorian became the strongest hurricane in modern records for the Northwestern Bahamas. Dorian has wrought extreme wind and flood damage to Abacos and Grand Bahama Island as it crawled slowly across the Northern Bahamas. All interests along the Atlantic coast should continue monitoring conditions and forecasts as powerful...
  • Fall Garden Planting | How to Grow Cool Season Vegetables

    09/01/2019 12:25:56 PM PDT · by orsonwb · 20 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | August 31, 2019 | The How Do Gardener
    VIDEO: Plan, Prepare, and Plant your Fall Garden. 10 Master Gardener Tips to grow your best cool season vegetables ever. Far from being the end of the gardening year, fall offers abundant opportunities for cool weather crops.
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    08/31/2019 11:21:19 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/1/2019 | 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...
  • A middle finger to Red Flag laws - do they really expect us to keep all of our guns in one place?

    08/28/2019 9:20:15 AM PDT · by Enge1934 · 55 replies
    8/28/2019
    Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love pvc. Sometimes you just have to admire the chutzpah of the Commie-Democratic party. They live in an insane fantasy world were unicorns leap over rainbow pride flags and we are all just one more law away from living in complete peace and harmony. The only thing is that one law keeps on changing, this time around it’s magic of confiscating guns with red flag laws. To hear them talk, all they need is the power to send in a SWAT team in at 3:00 AM on a no-knock warrant, kill everyone...
  • The Fantasy of Central Bank "Growth" Is Finally Imploding

    08/28/2019 7:23:53 AM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    of two minds.com ^ | 27 august 2019 | charles hugh smith
    Having destroyed discipline, central banks have no way out of the corner they've painted us into. It was such a wonderful fantasy: just give a handful of bankers, financiers and corporations trillions of dollars at near-zero rates of interest, and this flood of credit and cash into the apex of the wealth-power pyramid would magically generate a new round of investments in productivity-improving infrastructure and equipment, which would trickle down to the masses in the form of higher wages, enabling the masses to borrow and spend more on consumption, powering the Nirvana of modern economics: a self-sustaining, self-reinforcing expansion of...
  • Why Gold Prices Are About To Skyrocket Even Higher

    08/13/2019 9:06:44 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-12-2019 | Charles
    The gold bears have finally caved under the deafening barrage of fiscal and geopolitical catalysts, from Fed hints to intensely brewing conflict with Iran. But there is one key trend that stands to push gold up beyond $1,700--regardless of the day’s news. Of course, it’s difficult for the bears to ignore a nearly $50/ounce gain for gold, which is now trading well above its 5-year high.
  • 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....
  • An Examination of the New Violent Left in America

    08/01/2019 6:50:31 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Sparta Report ^ | August 1, 2019 | The Tactical Hermit
    Since Donald Trump was elected President in 2016 and the left-tards started throwing public temper tantrums akin to five year-old’s who do not get their way. The general consensus in the Conservative Patriot Community was “What do we really have to fear from a group of people with purple hair who don’t even know which bathroom to use?” But recent tragic events at the ICE Detention Center in Washington State requires all of us to prudently re-evaluate the REALISTIC THREAT LEVEL these people and their organizations really pose. Sun Tzu tells us in The Art of War that in order...
  • 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...