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  • Asteroid set to whiz past Earth next week

    03/03/2016 4:47:29 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 3 March 2016 | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) — A basketball court-sized asteroid is set to whiz past Earth next week — but astronomers are unsure of just how close the asteroid will come or precisely when the flyby will happen. However, you can breathe a sigh of relief: Astronomers say there’s no chance the rock will hit Earth. NASA’s team at the Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) predict Asteroid 2013 TX68 will come within 3 million miles of our planet, but have also left open the possibility it could pass as close as 15,000 miles. It’s expected the flyby will happen around...
  • The asteroid of 'uncertain orbit' that REALLY could smash into Earth, according to NASA

    02/29/2016 6:53:00 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 107 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | February 28, 2016 | Jon Austin
    AN ASTEROID set for a staggering close whistle past of Earth in just 10 days could return to strike the planet as early as next year, NASA has admitted. We are expected to be risk free when the space rock hurtles past us at as close as 11,000 miles away - 21 times closer to us than the moon - on March 8. But the US space agency cannot yet be 100 per cent certain about its orbital path. NASA gives near-Earth asteroid a condition code regarding the certainty of its travel from one to 10, with the latter meaning...
  • ...Nasa reports huge explosion of seven meter space rock over the Atlantic

    02/23/2016 4:25:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 23 February 2016 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard For
    It is believed to have exploded about 18 miles (30km) above the Atlantic Ocean, 6 miles above the troposphere, the atmospheric layer where the Earth's weather occurs. It is unlikely that anyone saw it, but it was probably picked up by the military, who record atmospheric explosions. "Impacts like this happen several times per year on average, with most going unseen," Plait said. It's the much larger impacts that we should be worried about. Nasa tracks around 12,992 near-Earth objects which have been discovered orbiting within our solar system close to our own orbit. It estimates around 1,607 are classified...
  • Vanity: Excuse me ? 30 meter asteroid within .1 lunar distance ?

    02/20/2016 9:05:26 PM PST · by Celerity · 111 replies
    You may need Java on, also this link has been giving a few people issues. The link is here (For copy/pasters) http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2013%20TX68&orb=1 Go to www.spaceweather.com and scroll down to the near-earth objects. 2013 TX68 Mar 5 0.044 LD 30 m
  • Asteroid TX68 is approaching!

    02/17/2016 2:03:07 AM PST · by djf · 31 replies
    Asteroid TX68 is coming! OK, it's probably gonna miss... but maybe not! Asteroid TX68, from it's name 2013 TX68 was discovered in 2013. It is supposed to approach closer than anything else recently, at .044 times the Lunar distance, or about 11,000 miles. Not sure why they use LD as a measurement because LD changes all the time, but so it goes... Comments or thoughts are always appreciated!
  • NASA Says “No Chance” Small Asteroid Will Hit Earth On March 5th

    02/06/2016 10:53:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    universetoday ^ | 02/06/2016 | Matt Williams
    On October 6th, 2013, the Catalina Sky Survey discovered a small asteroid which was later designated as 2013 TX68. As part Apollo group this 30 meter (100 ft) rock is one of many Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) that periodically crosses Earth's orbit and passes close to our planet. A few years ago, it did just that, flying by our planet at a safe distance of about 2 million km (1.3 million miles). And according to NASA's Center for NEO Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, it will be passing us again in a few weeks time, specifically between March 2nd...
  • 100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

    02/06/2016 2:42:17 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Discovery ^ | 2/5/16 | Mike Wall
    An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month — though scientists aren’t sure just how close. The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) — less than 5 percent of the distance from Earth to the moon — or stay up to 9 million miles (14.5 million km) away during the flyby, NASA officials said. “The variation in possible closest-approach distances is due...
  • Buy Ammo

    01/25/2016 5:04:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • BUY AMMO!

    01/25/2016 1:19:49 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 18 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 1/25/2016 | Kurt Schlichter, Colonel, USA Ret.
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS NUCLEAR TEST SHOWS IT COULD 'WIPE OUT' US

    01/13/2016 4:07:52 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2015 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's U.N. mission claimed Wednesday that its successful nuclear bomb test showed that it could now "wipe out" the United States, as the U.N. Security Council grappled with a response to the underground blast.
  • Canadians Panic As Food Prices Soar On Collapsing Currency

    01/13/2016 4:11:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 148 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    The currency's decline is having a pronounced effect on Canadians' grocery bills. As Bloomberg reminds us, Canada imports around 80% of its fresh fruits and vegetables. When the loonie slides, prices for those good soar. "With lower-income households tending to spend a larger portion of income on food, this side effect of a soft currency brings them the most acute stress," Bloomberg continues. Of course with the layoffs piling up, you can expect more households to fall into the "lower-income" category where they will have to struggle to afford things like $3 cucumbers, $8 cauliflower, and $15 Frosted Flakes. Have...
  • Dead comet with skull face to hurtle by Earth on Halloween

    11/01/2015 7:14:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | October 31, 2015
    Astronomers initially thought the object was an asteroid when they spotted it in early October, and named it Asteroid 2015 TB145. But using the US space agency's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, experts "have determined that the celestial object is more than likely a dead comet that has shed its volatiles after numerous passes around the sun," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement late Friday. ... The space rock has already grabbed attention with its unusually high speed and big size, about as large as a football stadium at 2,000 feet (600 meters) in diameter....
  • Large 'Spooky' Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth on Halloween

    10/20/2015 6:36:56 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 75 replies
    Accuweather ^ | October 20, 2015 | Brian Lada
    A newly discovered asteroid larger than a skyscraper will wiz past the Earth on Halloween, making a dangerously close approach to the planet. The asteroid, officially named 2015 TB145, was just discovered on Oct. 10, 2015, and is expected to make its close approach to the Earth at the end of the month.Some have already given the asteroid the nickname of "Spooky" due to the fact that it's closest approach to Earth is going to occur on Halloween. Fortunately, the asteroid will miss the Earth, but it will still make an uncomfortably close approach of 302,885 miles. To put this...
  • WATCH: Kerry Won’t Commit to Following Law If Congress Tosses Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Bridget Johnson
    Pressed by a senior House Democrat at today’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit the Obama administration to following the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) noted that the deal “might be, at most, morally binding on this administration.” “The IRGC may publicly oppose this deal because that’s the best thing the Iranian government can do to pursue us to support — here in Congress to support the deal or maybe they genuinely oppose it,” he noted. Sherman asked Kerry point-blank...
  • Earl—the Rugged, Revolutionary Tablet

    06/25/2015 5:19:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    outside magazine ^ | 2-13-14 | Berne Broudy
    Your iPad doesn’t mix well with the outdoors. Even if you keep it away from water and grit, you still have to contend with the lack of internet and electricity in the backcountry. That’s where Earl comes in. This new backcountry survival Android tablet works where your smartphone or iPad would fail. The rugged tablet can forecast the weather, determine your location, elevation, and let you communicate with folks back home. About the size of an iPad mini, Earl is one tough gadget. It’s waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and it will work in temperatures from 32 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit....
  • please tell me this is not brixton tesco'[s ??? [YouTube Video, U.K. Meat Riot, Britain Starving!]

    06/17/2015 1:27:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Tears Carpenter, YouTube
    I actually cannot believe what i am seeing in tesco!! People waiting for the reduced food to be brought out, fair enough. But the staff have to tell them to wait and stay back like you would a dog while your preparing its dinner, then have to be told to let the staff out so they don't get crushed when every one piles in....literally, how there was not a fight is beyond me. I'm actually lost for words that this can happen like that in a supermarket and is let to happen nightly.....you have to watch the video to believe...
  • Harry Dent: Over $100 Trillion In Wealth Will Disappear

    05/05/2015 4:04:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 4-20-2015 | Greg Hunter
    Best-selling author Harry Dent says the stock bubble we have today is the biggest in history.  Dent contends, “Now we’re in a third bubble, and each of these bubbles peaks at higher highs, and then they each crash to lower lows.” “We’ve been looking for the Dow to peak right around here between 17,000 and 19,000.  So, we are right in the middle.  We are looking for an even bigger correction likely in late 2016 to 2017.  This whole thing has been in an artificial bubble” “We’d be in a depression right now if it were not for $11 trillion...
  • Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets, warns professor

    12/28/2014 12:12:37 PM PST · by familyop · 233 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28DEC14 | Sarah Knapton
    Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, claims that the under 40s expect everything to ‘just work’ and have no idea what to do when things go wrong...This year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are entitled ‘Sparks will fly: How to hack your home’ she is hoping it will inspire people to think what else they can do with common household objects...Ideas include using a magnifying glass and shoe box to turn a mobile phone into a rudimentary projector; how to use tin foil to make too small batteries fit correctly and how to turn a...
  • The Coming Stock Market Crash and The Death of Money with Jim Rickards

    10/13/2014 4:37:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/18/14
    Jim Rickards, the Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor for both the Pentagon and CIA. Recently, all 16 branches of our Intelligence Community have come together to release a shocking report. These agencies, that include the CIA, FBI, Army, and Navy, they've already begun to estimate the impact of the fall of the dollar as the global reserve currency. And our reign as the world's leading super power being annihilated in a way equivalent to the end of the British Empire, post-World War II. And the end game could be a nightmarish scenario, where the world falls into an extended...
  • Letter Re: What Retail Might Look Like at TEOTWAWKI

    09/17/2014 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 9/14 | Dave
    Another thing to point out is the amount of time it takes to get back on track following a disruption in supply. Take a blizzard that shuts down a distribution center for a day. The way things work is that shipments are coming in constantly, but they are timed so that basically only the items projected to be necessary are delivered. There are not warehouses full of every item imaginable that can just be run out to a store. Now a blizzard not only shuts down the warehouse and its delivery vehicles, but it shuts down the trucking that supplies...
  • Analyst: Fall Of Baghdad Would Make Current Gas Prices ‘Look Like A Bargain'

    06/14/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    C.B.S. local ^ | June 13, 2014 | Not Attributed
    "any reduction in the flow of Iraqi crude due to the ongoing Islamic insurgency in the northern Iraq cities of Mosul and Tikrit could have worldwide economic consequences, according to oil industry analyst Phill Flynn, who said speculators are watching for the worst-case scenario."
  • The Madness Of Crowds And The Great Insanity (the coming economic collapse)

    06/08/2014 6:42:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 139 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | June 8, 2014 | Ty Andros
    Never in my 30+ year career as a market observer have I seen so many out on a limb which is about to be SAWED OFF. Those who live within the matrix are fully loaded for a recovery which is not and will not appear. Nominally the Main stream media can proclaim ECONOMIC recovery has arrived, point to the rising developed world stock markets, seemingly benign bond markets of all categories: sovereign, investment grade and Junk, Private equity, corporate buy backs and more have priced in “Happy Days are here again”. HFT, unrestrained leverage in a financially repressed world and...
  • Report: U.S. Electric Grid ‘Inherently Vulnerable’ to Sabotage

    03/11/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/11/14 | Adam Kredo
    Electric grid compounds across the country have faced an uptick in unauthorized intrusions by unknown individuals, causing concern that the U.S. grid is “inherently vulnerable” to widespread sabotage, according to a recent oversight report issued by New Jersey’s Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), which monitors the threat level. Following at least eight “reports of intrusions at electrical grid facilities in New Jersey” from October 2013 until January 2014, the ROIC’s Intelligence & Analysis Threat Unit issued a report warning that the U.S. electrical grid is “inherently vulnerable” to attacks that could wipe out power across large swaths of the country.
  • The Economy Is Going to Implode

    02/19/2014 2:56:05 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann Barnhardt explains how the whole system is over-leveraged, and that collapse is inevitable--and desired by Obama, Cloward, Piven, etc.
  • Captain & Tennille are getting divorced

    01/22/2014 3:54:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 177 replies
    EW ^ | January 22, 2014
    “Love Will Keep Us Together” duo Captain & Tennille are divorcing after nearly four decades of marriage, People reports.
  • Second Giant Sea Creature Washes Ashore -Alarms Sound Over Radioactive Gigantism

    01/09/2014 12:48:26 PM PST · by diverteach · 104 replies
    The Lightly Braised Turnip ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Butch Witt
    For the second time in recent months, a giant sea creature has washed ashore in California. First it was a rare oarfish that had grown to a freakish 100-foot length. This time it was a giant squid measuring a whopping 160 feet from head to tentacle tip. These giants look different but experts believe they share one important commonality: they both come from the waters near the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Futaba District of Japan. Scientists believe that following the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant an unknown number of sea creatures suffered genetic...
  • Selco On Collapse Survival: “Nature is Brutal… Everyone’s Life is In Danger”

    12/13/2013 3:56:43 PM PST · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 12-13-13 | Selco
    Right (good, truth, God…) is on my side, I (we) will prevail, win, survive… Forget it. Nobody cares for reasons and what is right and what is wrong when SHTF. If you think that you have an advantage just because you are good man you are so wrong. The first thing that completely breaks apart is the concept of good will win or “fairness.” We only have these ideas because of living so far removed from nature. Nature is brutal and good dead man is still a dead man. You’re gonna find yourself in situations when you wonder why this...
  • Watch Out for 12/11! (Vanity)

    12/09/2013 12:04:55 PM PST · by Errant · 81 replies
    NA | 9 December, 2013 | Vanity
    I was awaken several nights ago, from a dream, with a warning to "watch out for 12/11". During my life, I've had dozens of premonitions. One of the first occurred when I was a just a kid, and ignoring it caused me to learn a VERY painful and scary lesson. Later in life, a premonition and my actions because of it likely saved my life and the life of my small family. All of my premonitions have occurred while fully awake. I can not remember any significant insights I've "received" from a dream. But this one seems very different. I...
  • A Conversation with a TEOTWAWKI Survivor

    12/07/2013 8:18:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 124 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 12/13 | Rachel M.
    As I heard Paul’s story, it became obvious to me that while we often have a laser focus on preparing to survive the impending collapse, his community had gone farther and made preparations for survival after the collapse. In other words: yes, he had to have practical necessities and skills to make it through whatever came his way – but what then? After the world as he knew it ended, was his community prepared to help create a new one?
  • We’re In The Most Dangerous Moment Since the Cuban Missile Crisis

    11/08/2013 1:57:13 PM PST · by Errant · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8 Novemeber, 2013 | George Washington
    Scientists Warn of Extreme Risk We’ve long said that the greatest short-term threat to humanity is from the fuel pools at Fukushima. The Japanese nuclear agency recently green-lighted the removal of the spent fuel rods from Fukushima reactor 4′s spent fuel pool. The operation is scheduled to begin this month. The head of the U.S. Department of Energy correctly notes: "The success of the cleanup also has global significance. So we all have a direct interest in seeing that the next steps are taken well, efficiently and safely."
  • Number of Obamacare Signups Minus Cancellation Notices = Net Negative Signups for Obamacare

    10/28/2013 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 40 replies
    Oct 28, 2013 | Vanity
    How many so far have signed up for Obamacare? Democurmudgeon.blogspot ^ | October 15, 2013 | Curmudgeon Posted on Wed 16 Oct 2013 07:43:38 PM PDT by Kevmo Is this possible? The Wonkblog site shows zero accounts created so far for California, Nevada, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Washington. ------------------------------------------------------ How many have received notices of cancellation due to Obamacare? Why the health reform law Is causing thousands to lose coverage Mon 28 Oct 2013 04:55:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3084722/posts PBS.org ^ | October 28, 2013 | By: Julie Appleby and Anna Gorman Health...
  • Lessons In Urban Warfare: “People Will Die In Huge Numbers”

    09/07/2013 2:14:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 122 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 9/7/13 | Selco
    We are at interesting point in time. It might be point that changes human history if some of those who rule us (sorry to call it like that but that is situation right now) play their game and it escalates. Im happy to know most of you have already proper storage and skills to try your best when storm hits. Let’s hope we don’t need anything of this. If you have time, stop eating (but maybe get drink) and spend half hour to watch the video below. It is just out since 4th of September 2013 but shows bit older...
  • The dollar – and the USA – is toast (China prepping for final collapse of America)

    05/07/2013 10:50:10 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 82 replies
    WND ^ | May 7, 2013 | Lord Monckton
    Obama has done it. He has brought America down. It only took him just over four years. The Republicans could have stopped him. They didn’t. How did the nihilistic left succeed in destroying America? Simple. They learned just a little of the capitalism they hate, and they drove your nation into outright bankruptcy. And here is what the GOP has to say about it: just about nothing. The once-mighty United States is now the most indebted nation on Earth. In round numbers, here are just some of the vital statistics as the patient dies: National debt: $17 trillion, or $50,000...
  • Building Your Bugout Bag: The Complete Infographic Checklist

    04/30/2013 1:11:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    SHTF ^ | The Prepper Project
    Looking for a bug out bag checklist to make sure your bug out bag isn’t lacking anything critical? Instead of another long written post about bug out bags, we thought we’d put one out there in pictorial form. Hope this gives you a few ideas on items you haven’t checked off your bug out bag checklist quite yet. We know one bug out bag isn’t right for every occasion, but this is how we are packing our bags for a TEOTWAWKI scenario.
  • How North Korea Could Destroy The United States

    04/05/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 398 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: The administration moves an advanced missile defense system to Guam because it knows a single low-yield nuke detonated at high altitude could send America back in time a hundred years. The announcement Wednesday by the Defense Department that it would soon deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), a missile defense system inherited from the Bush administration, to Guam underscores the seriousness of the threat from North Korea, whose actions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rightly said, "present a real and clear danger." This move comes after the Obama administration reversed its previous scuttling of Bush administration...
  • MARC FABER: Not Even Gold Will Be Able To Save You From What Is Coming

    03/27/2013 8:27:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/27/13 | Matthew Boesler
    Here's his explanation: When you print money, the money does not flow evenly into the economic system. It stays essentially in the financial service industry and among people that have access to these funds, mostly well-to-do people. It does not go to the worker. I just mentioned that it doesn't flow evenly into the system. Now from time to time it will lift the NASDAQ like between 1997 and March 2000. Then it lifted home prices in the U.S. until 2007. Then it lifted the commodity prices in 2008 until July 2008 when the global economy was already in recession....
  • Habemus Papam: Pope Francis

    03/15/2013 12:18:37 AM PDT · by papertyger · 18 replies
    Surviving in Argentina Website ^ | March 13, 2013 | Fernando "Ferfal" Aquirre
    Everyone is talking about the new Pope Francis, former Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and there’s indeed lots of reasons to be excited about it. This is a man that just a few days ago, would take a bus and then walk into some of the worst shanty towns in South America, on his own. Even cops have to organize so as to enter by the dozens in these places, even hundreds when trying to arrest someone hiding there. He would visit them, baptize children there, help organize soup kitchens and spend time with some of the poorest, most needy people...
  • Bracken: A Review Of “A Failure Of Civility”

    02/25/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 81 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 24, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    “A Failure of Civility” A Book Review by Matt Bracken First, let me apologize for the poor writing quality of this review. Normally, I write an essay and spend days and days polishing it. Not this time. I’m currently in between my “pretty” essays, but this review is just pure business, like a claw hammer you picked up at Home Depot to bang nails. Pretty has nothing to do with it, so let’s get on with the job. Second, let me apologize to the other very kind authors who have sent me their books to review over the past months....
  • Why Iran Already Has the Bomb: If NK has the bomb, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran

    02/14/2013 1:16:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Tablet ^ | February 14, 2013 | Lee Smith
    The White House and President Obama’s supporters insist that he’s making his first trip to Israel next month to assure the Jewish state that if push comes to shove with Iran, he’ll have Israel’s back. But North Korea’s nuclear test Tuesday morning could indicate that it’s already too late for that. If North Korea has the bomb, then for all practical purposes Iran does, too. If that’s so, then Obama’s policy of prevention has failed, and containment—a policy that the president has repeatedly said is not an option—is in fact all Washington has. If this sounds hyperbolic, consider the history...
  • Bang For Your Buck: A Guide To Affordable & Reliable Firearms For Preppers

    01/25/2013 6:39:08 PM PST · by dynachrome · 120 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1-24-13 | IK
    Rifles Your needs: Hunting, varmint control, “just in case” Why: While some people may use or need a rifle for home defense, all the rifle owners I know use their rifles for either target shooting or hunting and varmint control. They use a different kind of gun for personal or home defense. However, for the sake of argument let’s say that the proverbial excrement has hit the rotating airfoil and that you, despite the fact that you get your meat from the grocery store and don’t run into coyotes at the bus stop, could be called upon to defend all...
  • When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

    09/04/2012 5:37:03 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 613 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | September 4, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. In fact, the proximate spark of the next...
  • The One-Hour Meltdown

    06/06/2010 11:52:21 PM PDT · by Windflier · 102 replies · 182+ views
    How to Survive Hard Times ^ | July 22, 2009 | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    Introduction The following is just my opinion. It is nothing more than my opinion. I have nothing to substantiate or prove any aspect of my opinion. My opinion is simply the logical conclusion of a law-abiding sixty-year old Christian grandfather who has both an engineering degree and an M.B.A. degree and who has seen both good times and hard times during his life. The Current Situation: At the present time every nation in the entire world is facing serious financial and social stress. If only a few nations were involved then it might be possible to contain the upcoming meltdown...
  • Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

    01/19/2013 3:23:13 PM PST · by blam · 84 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-19-2012 | M.D. Creekmore
    Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down M.D. Creekmore January 19th, 2013 The Survivalist Blog This article has been contributed by M.D. Creekmore of The Survivalist Blog. The very idea of leaving the security of your home to “bug out” to the woods has never sat well with me – In nearly every instance it’s better to hunker down or “bug in” than to bug out. I mean, why leave the safety and familiar surroundings of your home, for the open and unforgiving wilderness. For many people this is their first line of preparation against disaster, unfortunately, most will end up joining...
  • Doomsday Phobia: China Goes Nuts For End Of The World After Screening Of Apocalyptic Movie '2012'

    12/16/2012 7:01:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Doomsday Phobia: China Goes Nuts For End Of The World After Screening Of Apocalyptic Movie '2012' BY IBTimes Staff Reporter | December 13 2012 10:06 AM While many have written off the possibility of the end of the world this Dec. 21, 2012, some have made extreme moves in fear of doomsday and have even developed a phobia for the event. People in China have been acting out in panic for the end of the world after a screening of doomsday film "2012." According to the Asia Times, a screening of the 3D film "2012" in China last month has...
  • What is your ‘rule of three’ plan on your Guns?

    12/07/2012 11:39:48 AM PST · by MercedesB · 38 replies
    N/A ^ | December 07, 2012 | Un. Known
    Most preppers should be familiar with the ‘rule of three’ – this means having one main method of an important function and a backup for it and a backup of the backup. It doesn’t necessarily entail 3 versions of the same thing but distinctly different ways of accomplishing a priority task. In the case of personal security arrangements, the main or level 1 version would be firearms within easy reach within a structure. These would be the primary weapons used for hunting and defence. And while it’s been said that the time to hide weapons is the time to bring...
  • Government Issues Statement Debunking End of the World: “Just Rumors”

    12/05/2012 8:27:47 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-5-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Government Issues Statement Debunking End of the World: “Just Rumors” Mac Slavo December 4th, 2012 With the purported 2012 Mayan Apocalypse calculated to take place on December 21st rapidly approaching, thousands of letters have poured into government agencies like NASA from citizens concerned about the end of the world. Doomsday fears surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar, a possible collision with a mystery “Planet X” theorized by some researchers, and pole shift popularized in the Hollywood movie 2012, have forced the government to issue a rebuttal debunking the claims at their USA.gov web site: Scary Rumors about the World...
  • The Post-Election Public Mood: It’s About to Hit the Fan

    12/04/2012 4:27:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 124 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gordon Runyan
    Freedom Outpost has previously reported on the fact that gun sales represent at least one booming sector of the American economy since the re-election of Barak Obama. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to interpret that piece of data in terms of sociology: What must people be thinking? That’s a legitimate question, and it’s easy to think of an answer. Horror icon, Stephen King, has a theory that the same sort of “weather vane” indication of the public mood can be discerned from the popularity, or lack thereof, of current scary movies. In his nonfiction book about creating horror fiction, Danse...
  • The Day The World Ended

    11/22/2012 10:27:48 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-22-2012 | Mac Slavo
    The Day The World Ended [Micro-Documentary] Mac Slavo November 21st, 2012 From the creator of the widely popular The Day the Dollar Died: The First 12 Hours of a US Dollar Collapse, comes a simulation of what the world may look like in the very near future. WATCH: THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (PART 1 of 2): CONTINUE: Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 2 of 2]
  • How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia

    11/20/2012 7:39:58 PM PST · by dynachrome · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11-16-12 | KEITH O’BRIEN
    On a clear morning in May, Ron Douglas left his home in exurban Denver, eased into his Toyota pickup truck and drove to a business meeting at a Starbucks. Douglas, a bearded bear of a man, ordered a venti double-chocolate-chip Frappuccino — “the girliest drink ever,” he called it — and then sat down to discuss the future of the growing survivalist industry. The fact that Douglas not only told me where he lives but also invited me to visit him would be considered a huge mistake by many in the prepping world. Revealing your location runs the risk of...
  • Ebola may go airborne

    11/16/2012 5:15:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques, a new study suggests. Transmission of the virus — which causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever in people and primates — was thought to require direct contact with body fluids from an infected animal or person. But in the new study, published online November 15 in Scientific Reports, piglets infected with Ebola passed the virus to macaques housed in the same room even though the animals never touched. “The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good,” says Glenn...