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  • U.S. Stockpiling Fighting Vehicles Near Iraq Ahead of Anti-ISIS Offensive

    12/29/2014 6:58:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 22, 2014 | By Paul D. Shinkman
    Since June, the U.S. military has been slowly stockpiling massive amounts of its gear coming out of Afghanistan at a depot in Kuwait adjacent to a bustling commercial port, in preparation for ultimately shipping it across the border into Iraq for an allied offensive against the Islamic State group, US News reports. Air Force Maj. Gen. Rowayne “Wayne” Schatz admitted, "from June to December, we’ve worked a lot on moving items into Kuwait," including 3,100 vehicles, most of them MRAPs. While the military stands by President Barack Obama’s repeated pledge that he will not put U.S. combat forces on the...
  • Congressman To DHS: You’re Going Through 1,000 More Rounds Per Person Than The Army

    04/26/2013 11:17:44 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 121 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Apr. 26, 2013 | Dean Garrison
    Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah-3rd District) had serious questions for DHS representatives on Thursday. Fox News reports: Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their “massive” bullet buys. “It is entirely … inexplicable why the Department of Homeland Security needs so much ammunition,” Chaffetz, R-Utah, said at a hearing. The hearing itself was unusual, as questions about the department’s ammunition purchases until recently had bubbled largely under the radar — on blogs and...
  • Changes coming to couponing?

    06/20/2011 9:23:46 AM PDT · by simplesimon · 49 replies
    GreenBay Consumer ^ | 6/20/2011 | The Bargain Sleuth
    The above article describes changes that could be coming to coupons / couponing. I've not read anywhere else but at source link about Red Plum, Smart Source and P&G suing eBay or any of the coupon clipping services. Just wanted to give a heads up as stores are changing policy due to the extreme couponing show. And getting coupons from sources other than your local Sunday paper may be temporarily delayed.
  • Stockpiling food against economic uncertainty

    04/18/2011 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 90 replies
    The laundry room of Tamara Huffman’s split-level here in the Shenandoah Valley is filling up with cheese powder and freeze-dried ham, at the ready should her husband, Brian, lose his job anytime in the next 25 years. She carves a little bit out of their already tight budget every month to buy some more. This sort of stockpiling was once the purview of survivalists preparing for Armageddon. But Huffman’s fear isn’t the end of the world so much as the $5 basket of grape tomatoes she bypassed the other day at her local supermarket.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Sensible Stockpiling

    02/20/2011 7:23:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 109 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | February 20, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, many of you have learned some of the fundamentals of the art of couponing and you have gone HOG WILD! Suddenly you are stockpiling vast quantities of FREE (or almost free) stuff. However, you might also find out that you are quickly running out of space for storing all those freebies. Welcome to the club. When I first began couponing in a big way nearly 2 years ago, I went overboard in the couponing department. Suddenly I had like a year's supply of toilet paper covering my walls. However, after a few weeks I had to ask myself...
  • Load Up The Pantry [Flashback to April, 2008]

    05/23/2010 7:11:30 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,682+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2008 | BRETT ARENDS
    Load Up The Pantry By BRETT ARENDSMay 23,2010 I don't want to alarm anybody, but maybe it's time for Americans to start stockpiling food. No, this is not a drill. You've seen the TV footage of food riots in parts of the developing world. Yes, they're a long way away from the U.S. But most foodstuffs operate in a global market. When the cost of wheat soars in Asia, it will do the same here. Reality: Food prices are already rising here much faster than the returns you are likely to get from keeping your money in a bank or...
  • UAE (Dubai) eyes three-month food stockpile

    04/28/2010 5:40:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 312+ views
    Maktoob ^ | 4-26-10 | unattributed
    DUBAI – The UAE cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to build up three-month stocks of rice, flour and other staples to boost food security following the European travel chaos that disrupted supplies, local daily the National reported. “In cases of emergencies states can stop exports to other countries ... We can’t put all of our eggs in one basket,” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan was quoted as saying. The food stock build-up is aimed at ensuring stocks are not vulnerable to severe price increases or supply disruptions, the newspaper said. The country, which is reliant on imports...
  • Can you survive economic crisis?

    03/08/2009 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 66 replies · 3,419+ views ^ | March 8, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Booming preparedness industry says Americans are stockpiling To some, the term "survivalist" conjures images of camouflage-clad men stockpiling freeze-dried food in a mountain cabin, but in the current economic crisis, the people quietly preparing to survive catastrophe may just be your next-door neighbors. In his column in last month's Financial Times, business and technology expert Ade McCormack writes, "The world is in crisis and with it the world of business. Many of us have two plans. Plan A involves President Barack Obama performing some economic magic. Plan B involves a revolver, a vegetable patch and a subscription to Survivalist Monthly."...
  • Repost: (+) THE ART OF THE (WEAPONS) CACHE (+)

    11/08/2006 7:21:48 PM PST · by SW6906 · 170 replies · 10,539+ views (defunct website?) ^ | March 1, 2001 | Travis McGee
    This is a repost from 2001. Here is the original (locked) threadSad to say, the march of anti-constitutional laws continues to quicken the pace. Today tens of thousands of law abiding citizens face becoming "armchair felons" because they are not gullible enough to comply with mandatory registration and licensing of long owned firearms. Collectors have been raided on bogus pretexts, then arrested for "paper violations", and had their assets seized. It's a shame, but in many jurisdictions your AR-15 or SKS is an "outlaw rifle", and you are at risk every day that you keep it in your house. It...
  • AP: Iran stockpiling high-tech small arms (through legal weapons deals and a U.N. anti-drug program)

    03/25/2005 11:30:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 497+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 3/25/05 | George Jahn - AP
    VIENNA, Austria - Iran is quietly building a stockpile of thousands of high-tech small arms and other military equipment - from armor-piercing snipers' rifles to night-vision goggles - through legal weapons deals and a U.N. anti-drug program, according to an internal U.N. document, arms dealers and Western diplomats. The buying spree is raising Bush administration fears the arms could end up with militants in Iraq. Tehran also is seeking approval for a U.N.-funded satellite network that Iran says it needs to fight drug smugglers, stoking U.S. worries it could be used to spy on Americans in Iraq or Afghanistan -...