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Just recently, the Defense Department granted the cloud computing giant, Amazon, a provisional authorization to host Impact Level 5 workloads, which are the military and the Pentagons most sensitive, unclassified information. Amazons web services can now host some of the governments most fascinating (to the public) and sensitive information.
This further bolsters AWS (Amazon Web Services) as an industry leader in helping support the DoDs critical mission in protecting our security, the company said in a statement. The AWS services support a variety of DoD (Department of Defense) workloads, including workloads containing sensitive controlled unclassified information and National Security Systems information.
But the DoD is already using Amazons services and this is not exactly new news. The DoD is using AWS to host sensitive, mission-critical workloads, including the operational control system for the Global Positioning System, or GPS. The provisional authorization allows military customers an easier route to use AWS for a variety of other IT services.
In total, three commercial companiesAWS, IBM and Microsoftare now able to host and store the militarys most sensitive unclassified data. AWS has expanded its defense business, it remains the dominant cloud service provider in the intelligence community by virtue of its $600 million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency. AWS C2S cloud hosts classified information for the 17 intelligence agencies.
The companys Beltway presence continues to grow in lines with its federal market share. AWS recently announced a new corporate headquarters and up...
Officer Stevens shares his encounter with two armed active
shooters with large capacity AK pattern rifles. For those who carry
concealed, there is plenty to consider from defending yourself and
loved ones to capacity, caliber, and bullet weight and
configuration of your carry piece....
Situational Awareness... An Example
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expensive, plus you don't have to buy anything you already have.
It's not a NFA weapon unless you want to cut down the barrel.
Say if you have three 12 gauge pump guns you can buy a 20, and then get 16ga, 28ga and 410 barrels. At that point you will have everything worth having in a smooth bore.
It is the single shot NEF shot gun.
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7 Serious Infections from Contaminated Food and Water
Recently, I watched a few episodes of Naked and Afraid, a series that puts two individuals in extreme environments with few supplies and, for some reason, no clothes. In this program, many of the participants come down with various infections; some of which cause bowel disturbances. Life then becomes, well, even more miserable than walking around for three weeks naked in the jungle.
Epidemics characterized by diarrhea and dehydration have been a part of the human experience since before recorded history. Cholera is an example of one particularly dangerous infection that was epidemic in the past. It and other bacterial diseases, many of which are now rare, may once again become a problem in the uncertain future.
Off the grid, water quality is questionable and may lead to misfortune if not properly purified. Using bad water to cook food in a remote setting can also lead to major problems that manifest as diarrhea, and later, dehydration. When dehydration is not treated, deaths may occur.
Many diseases with diarrhea as the main symptom are caused by poor sanitation. These including the following:
Cholera: Caused by CTX, a toxin produced by the marine and freshwater bacterium Vibrio cholera. Cholera toxins produce a rapid onset of diarrhea and vomiting within a few hours to 2 days of infection. This was a major issue in Haiti after the earthquake there several years ago.
The diarrhea caused by cholera looks like water after rice has been cooked in it. In addition, victims complain of nausea, leg cramps, and other symptoms. The body water loss with cholera is so severe that it is associated with a sixty per cent death rate if untreated. Aggressive efforts to rehydrate the patient, however, drops the death rate to only one pe...
Malware that secretly steals money from users has been downloaded by millions of people. The software is intentionally designed to steal money without people realizing they have been the victims of a theft.
ExpensiveWall is software designed to cheat users out of their money without them realizing it. The malware was hidden in at least 50 apps in the Google Play store. The malwares been dubbed ExpensiveWall after hiding inside wallpaper apps. (A list of apps can be found further down.)
According to the Check Point researchers who discovered it, ExpensiveWall has been downloaded between one million and 4.2 million times but since its hidden in apps, it is difficult to tell exactly how many have been affected.
The malware registers victims to premium services without their knowledge and sends fraudulent premium SMS messages, charging their accounts for fake services, the researcherssaid.In some cases, the SMS activity takes place without giving the user any notice. In other cases, the malware presents the user with a button called Continue, and once the user clicks the button, the malware sends a premium SMS on [their] behalf.
Several of those who unintentionally installed the malware tried to warn others by leaving review messages that said things like scam or It is NOTHING like the ad on Instagram tey [sic] lie to you DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT. The comments indicate that the app(s) are promoted on several social networks including Instagram, which might explain how it came to be downloaded so many times, said Check Point.
The ExpensiveWall apps requested a number of permissions from users after being downloaded, including internet, and SMS access. These are fairly common permissions that most users wouldnt think twice about granting, but allowed ExpensiveWall to o...
There are a lot of reasons why fermentation is such a popular method for preserving foods. The health benefits include better digestion, tastier vegetables, value adding, and it is a method that is very easy to get right the first time you do it. This post is intended to educate fellow preppers on why they. . . Read More
Tor 0.3.2.1-alpha is released, with support for next-gen hidden
services and KIST scheduler nickm September 18, 2017
And as if all those other releases today were not enough, this is also the time for a new alpha release series!
Tor 0.3.2.1-alpha is the first release in the 0.3.2.x series. It includes support for our next-generation ("v3") onion service protocol, and adds a new circuit scheduler for more responsive forwarding decisions...
Tor 0.3.2.1-alpha is released, with support for next-gen hidden services and KIST scheduler
If youre a chicken farmer, you may already know that chickens actually thrive in colder temperatures, as theyre designed with a unique ability. They are excellent at regulating their body temperatures way better than humans actually.
However, with the winter upon us, it would be nice to help our little feathered friends as much as we can. The thing is that during the winter, your chickens require water in order to generate body heat, so its still crucial that they receive an adequate supply of fresh, clean, unfrozen water. Going without water for even a couple of hours can decrease egg production for up to 2 days.
Dehydration sets in quickly with chickens, especially in extremely cold environments. Even though your hens will drink significantly less water during the winter about 3 times less on average than in the summer its critical that you keep your girls properly hydrated during the winter.
Also, depending on where you live, wintertime survival for your chickens can be anything from a walk in the park and a day of busting bricks, if you know what I mean.
Another fact is that chickens are basically 65 percent water and shuffling back and forth to the chicken coop 3 or 4 times a day carrying heavy buckets of water in freezing cold and/or heavy snow is pretty far from my idea of having quality time during the winter months.
The problem with harsh winters and chicken coops is that water tends to freeze rather quickly in sub-freezing temps. Since your chickens need water on a daily basis, youll have to find a way to provide it to them without breaking your back in the process.
Water is involved in all aspects of poultry metabolism, which essentially means that if they dont get enough of it, your girls will not be able to regulate their body temperature properly among other things (food digestion, body waste management etc).
Also, water is very important in the production of eggs, as an egg is made roughly from 74 percent water. If your girls dont have access to enough clean/fresh water, you can kiss your egg...
Hillary Clintons delusions continue. Its been almost a year since the election, and now Hillarys blaming married women who voted for Donald Trump for her loss to the president back in November.
Still unwilling to take any responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump, Hillary continues to play the blame game. So far, shes blamed everyone from her most trusted advisor, Huma Abedin, to the infamous socialist and fellow democrat Bernie Sanders, for the disastrous campaign and ridiculous ideas she championed last year. But she doesnt stop there anymore. Now its the fault of married women who voted for Donald Trump.
According to the Daily Wire, the quintessential modern feminist Clinton says women were too scared to stand up to their husbands, boyfriends, and fathers, who told them to vote Republican, and since, clearly, women have no agency or ability to think for themselves, they listened. Of course, thats according to Hillary. But she blamed socialist women as well. Clinton made the outrageous claims in an interview with NPR, where she also blamed the so-called Bernie Bros for bullying Democratic women into avoiding the more moderate Clinton in favor of the socialist, Bernie Sanders.
You yourself in the book acknowledge that a good number of young women didnt vote for you, which is presumably not a sexist choice. They just werent inspired by your message, NPRs Rachel Martin said during an interview with Clinton, out to promote her litany of excuseserrecently released book, What Happened. I think its a lot more complicated than that, Clinton answered. I did win the womens vote. I didnt win the vote of white women, but I got more white women votes than Barack Obama did, she said.
Women will have no empathy for you because they will be under tremendous pressure and Im talking principally about white women they will be under tremendous pressure from fathers, and...
Talk about a nightmare. It is being reported that criminals were able to hack into Equifax and make off with the credit information of 143 million Americans. We are talking about names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses and even drivers license numbers. If this data breach was an earthquake, we would be talking about a magnitude-10.0 on the identity theft scale. We have never seen anything like this before, and to say that this will be disastrous for the credit industry would be a massive understatement.
What really disturbed me about this story is that this hack reportedly occurred between mid-May and July of this year
Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen.
The Atlanta-based company, one of three major U.S. credit bureaus, said Thursday that criminals exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.
So why didnt we learn about this until September?
Somebody out there really needs to answer that question for us.
And even though the 143 million number is being thrown around constantly, according to USA Today we may never know the true number of victims
When asked if theres a way to quantify how many people have been harmed, John Ulzheimer, a credit expert and former employee at Equifax and credit score firm FICO, said: Theres no way to know, and there may never be a way to know.
Personally, I dont see how Equifax can possibly survive after this. Their stock price is already crashing, and now it has come out that they had put a...
Tor 0.3.1.7 is now released! nickm September 18, 2017
There's a new stable Tor release series available! After months of work, you can now download the source code for Tor 0.3.1.7 from the usual place on the website. Packages should become available over the coming days, including (we hope) a Tor Browser release before the end of the month.
Tor 0.3.1.7 is the first stable release in the 0.3.1 series.
With the 0.3.1 series, Tor now...
Tor 0.3.1.7 is now released!
New Tor stable releases (0.2.8.15, 0.2.9.12, 0.3.0.11) with fix
for hidden service security issue nickm September 18, 2017
Hello! We found a security issue in the hidden service code (CVE-2017-0380, TROVE-2017-008) that can cause sensitive information to be written to your logs if you have set the SafeLogging option to 0. If you are not running a hidden service, or you have not changed the SafeLogging option from its default, you are not...
New Tor stable releases (0.2.8.15, 0.2.9.12, 0.3.0.11) with fix for hidden service security...
Is our nation breaking apart? The following sentiments excerpted from a few recent comments on Modern Survival Blog are likely indicative of how lots of frustrated conservative Americans feel. I am not a conspiracy nut, however I firmly and logically believe that some of what has been going on has been intentionally orchestrated and funded. When 97% of the news is negative towards traditional American ideals and anyone who represents it is attacked, this is not coincidence nor is it conspiracy. It is orchestrated. A question is why? I already have a pretty good idea why. However Ill let you
Learn about the plants in your area. I live in Northern California and every spring you see acres of yellow flowers. Most people ignore them, but a few know that you are looking at wild mustard. They are good to eat and you can make mustard from them.
Some people eat the flowering tops just before they open. They are cooked like broccoli. My wife was raised eating the leaves. The tender young leaves are used for cooked greens or in salads.
To Cook, wash the greens well and cook in salted water. Wild mustard can be somewhat sharp when raw and somewhat bitter when cooked. Blanching it or boiling it in water for a few minutes will remove the bitterness (the longer you boil the less bitter itll be). It can be used like spinach in any recipe.
Chickens and the rabbits love the dried stalks as a treat in the spring and summer.
Wild Mustard grows in most of the U.S. You will see it in the spring to early summer.
Mustard plants are most easily identified by their small and plentiful yellow flowers, growing in clusters atop a long stem. If you look carefully at this picture, youll see that each of the flowers has four small yellow petals, and theyre in a cluster
If you have any doubts as to the identity of the plants I recommend you review the video at the following link
A good rule in foraging for wild plants is to always find a local expert to learn from, there are lots of poisonous plants out there.
A woman from Arkansas was left on the brink of death after being bitten by a poisonous baby spider. As she slept, Claressa Coleman was bitten by a brown recluse, and it almost cost her her life.
Speaking for the first time about her terrifying ordeal, Coleman said, I cant believe a baby spider nearly killed me! She felt a little pinprick in the night, and she assumed she had been bitten by a mosquito. She was unaware of the tell-tale symptoms of a brown recluse bite, such as the black mark where she was bitten and the bouts of vomiting. But the blood tests confirmed the doctors suspicions. Coleman was allergic to the baby spiders poison, which caused her kidneys to fail. She also had convulsions in her stomach every five minutes, leading doctors to believe she could be pregnant.
Colemans entire body swelled and she became almost unrecognizable. Doctors gave the 29-year-old woman blood tests and dye injections which indicated she had the poison from the notorious brown recluse spider in her body. The arachnid is one of North Americas three venomous spiders, alongside the black widow and Chilean recluse. Doctors believe that Coleman was bitten by a baby spider despite the fact that its impact on her body was far from small.
The spider had bitten directly into an artery, injecting its poison straight into her bloodstream, so it raced through her body quickly making her much iller and more susceptible to its venom. She was also allergic to the venom, which made her month-long hospital stay agonizing.
After her kidne...
Chat with Survival Instructor Chuck Hudson Cat Ellis Herbal Prepper Live Audio player below! Herbal Prepper Live is back live this week. We are having a prepper chat with our repeat guest, Chuck Hudson. Chuck is a former combat medic, former EMT-P, and survival instructor based in New Mexico. Chucks specialty is ditch medicine, working Continue reading Chat with Survival Instructor Chuck Hudson
Do more with less. Its a motto that most survivalists live by; but it doesnt stop at your emergency preparedness plans Its something that you can take with you across all aspects of your life, especially your next camping trip.
Weve been working hard to update this list and think youre going to find these unique camping hacks both fun and useful.
Impress your friends and little ones and make life easier with these
When the season calls for some time away from it all, no one else is more excited to put the preparedness or survival skills to the test than folks like us. And there is no better way to approach camping than with these unique and surprising hacks. Of course, the traditional Boy Scout survival skills are always welcome, but its also refreshing to think out of the box sometimes. Check out these camping hacks we have pulled from our previous posts (plus some new ones!) Just remember, the great outdoors does not solely belong to you. The plants and animals have as much right to it as you do. Lets share and enjoy nature together.
What you need to have and what you should have
First Aid Kits or Medical Kits are absolutely essential to you and your families continued survival in any situation. Quite simply, without a medical kit and the knowledge how to use it, you will succumb eventually, certainly water, shelter, food and fire are important. However, without a medical kit, especially individuals with young children, older individuals and physically or mentally disabled individuals are doomed to an agonizing death.
When I put together my medical kits (yes I have many of them) I do so intentionally looking at...
Following North Koreas sixth nuclear test, nations across the globe are ramping up defense systems and bracing for the worst. But it isnt only radioactive risks scientists are worried about now. North Koreas nuclear tests could disturb mountains in the Changbai range, along with the still-active Mt. Paektu, triggering the first eruption since 1903.
I was a member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense which studied ways for NASA to defend the planet from asteroids and comets, explains Brian Wilcox of Nasas Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology. I came to the conclusion during that study that the supervolcano threat is substantially greater than the asteroid or comet threat.
According to Newsweek, Chinese authorities closed part of their border as radiation fallout fears intensified in the wake of North Koreas sixth test. China has limited access to a nature reserve on its border with North Korea after a mysterious series of seismic shakes at the rogue nations nuclear test site were detected less than 10 minutes after it conducted its latest test, which also triggered a sizable tremor. The severity of the tremors prompted Beijing to close the site over fears that underground detonations by the North Koreans at a facility near Punggye-ri could lead to rockslides, or worse, trigger an eruption of the active supervolcano Mount Paektu, according to Disclose.tv.
The volcanic site, which is sacred to North Korea, is located right on its border with China. Chinas closure is in effect for a 70-mile-radius around the detonation site. A blast from this supervolcano could be catastrophic, with ash traveling thousands of miles, potentially causing hundreds of thousands of deaths.
A new article in scientific journal Natures Scientific Reports states that an underground nuclear explosion test near an active volcano constitutes a direct threat. Scientists wrote that it c...
In a survival situation, food may not be your priority. However, as the crisis prolongs, food will become an important item on your survival list. You should not let yourself starve when there are all sorts of wild plants you could live on. Follow these tips for a successful foraging experience. When the brown stuff ... Read more...
The post Tips For Foraging Safely During A Survival Scenario was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.
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Canada has a pot problem, as Quartz Media recently warned us, but its a lucrative problem to have. One thing holding back this $8-billion market (Forbes Magazine, April 13, 2017) is supply, and one little-known company plans to be the steward of it in a big way.
When Canada legalizes recreational marijuana in less than a year, in line with a bill pushed through by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, legal supply is likely to be limited. There may not even be enough even if we are only considering medical marijuana usage.
The supply picture is so fantastically tight that Health Canada has had to streamline the approval process for growers because medical marijuana users have tripled in number since last year alone, according to Quartz. When it becomes legal recreationally, a Deloitte report estimates the economic impact will be worth $22.6 billion annuallyin other words, more than the combined sales of beer, wine and spirits.
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Many of you monkeys know me, many know of me.
A select few know who I am.
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself: My name is Don Pontious and I am the author of Some Helpful Tips for Prepping and Some Helpful Tips For Bug Out Bags. I am also the host for the Talk Radio show for preppers, and about things related to prepping: In Case Of Emergency.
For many reasons, one of which was OPSEC considerations, I did not reveal...
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One of the items that is regularly reported on, but quietlynot alarming anyoneis the situation developing in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States. At the forefront is Ukraine, as the U.S.-orchestrated coup of 2014 and the subsequent annexation of Crimea by Russia created a line to develop into a Second Cold War. This is the root of the current tensions where both Russia and the U.S. are continuously posturing against one another.
The root of the matter lies in the undue influence that was secured by Georgy Schwarz (also known as George Soros) with the purchase of John McCain. An article just surfaced on September 13, 2017 entitled Power Games: What McCain, Soros, and the Clintons Have in Common, by Ekaterina Blinova of Sputnik News. The article gives a brief history of The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a non-profit organization profiting on the campus of Arizona State University. This non-profit organization has received minor donations, such as $1 million from the Saudi Arabian government in 2014.
Financial ties between McCain and Soros have been exposed in the past, and that the two have had a nebulous relationship since 2001. Interestingly enough, it was McCain who was the leading proponent behind the regime change in Ukraine. Assisted by Victoria Nuland with Obama and Hillary Clinton acting the part of Zardoz floating invisibly in the background, supplying the authority, and with Sen. Lindsey Graham as a lapdog-collaborator, it was McCain who orchestrated the coup above-board.
Beneath the boards was Soros. The reason Soros funded Maidan (the right-wing ultra-nationalists of Ukraine) and approved of Arseniy Yatsenuk (a globalist scientologist who currently resides in California) was to grab Eastern Ukraine for himself. Soros planned on dumping $50 million, backed by political control via McCain and the other Munsters, and financially by the IMFall wrapped up in the NATO Hegemony.and buying himself one third of Ukrainewith all types of natural resources from coal to mineralsfor 1/1000th of its actual worth.
Soros plan fell apart, because he did not count on the Russians seizing Crimea to secure Sevastopol (their Black Sea Fleet HQ) and access to the Mediterranean. He also did not count on Ukrainians of Russian national derivation revolting in Eastern Ukraine against the installed puppetry of Yatsenuk (Yoda) that eventually morphed into Petro Willy Wonka Poroshenkos Kiev government...
I have been in the progress of rebuilding my deck and my fencing
since sometime last year (it seems to never end). The windstorms
took down several sections of the fence last winter. It was 10
years old and I decided to rebuild it since it was showing its age
with wood rot in several areas and a couple of broken 4X4 post. At
the same time, I tore down my pergola and the deck it covered, back
to just framing. I replaced a couple of joist that were twisting
and I had to pull out and...
Yard's Retreat Project
One of the most important characteristics of survivalists, preppers, and their ilk is the ability to concede that no matter how improbable it may be for a situation to arise, it is still possible.
With the current state of affairs of the world being the way they are, there is nothing in the news that can truly dissuade a prepper from this concept. That being said, what if a nuclear war occurs? No, really: what will you do, and what actions will you take when it begins?
We have covered the topic of preparedness for a nuclear war before, but we have not discussed immediate actions to take within the first hours that such a nightmare becomes a reality. First, let us mention again Cresson Kearneys work Nuclear War Survival Skills, and downloadable from the internet. It is the end-all, be-all for information on preparedness for a nuclear war.
The topic for this article is immediate actions to be taken when nuclear war presents itself; however, stress and emphasis must be made on preparations beforehand. You want to garner all of the supplies possible beforehand and prepare a fallout shelter before the football game kicks off. This will cut down on the scrambling when it all comes about. There will be enough confusion in the works, and you dont need to make any more for yourself through a lack of readiness by not having supplies you need in place. Lets cover some basics questions you need to answer for yourself and your family.
If theres one thing we know about President Donald Trump its that he is probably the most transparent President in history insofar as sharing his personal views is concerned. If hes thinking it, then theres often a chance that the rest of the country will soon know about it via his social media sites. Of course, his off-the-cuff remarks are often a bit too controversial for his detractors to handle, and a recent Retweet of a meme he happened across online and shared with his 38.5 million followers is no exception:
The Daily Sheeple (@TheDailySheeple) September 17, 2017
Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017
As you can imagine, Social Justice Keyboard Warriors immediately sprung into action.
encouraging violence against women shameful
Liam Daly (@liamdaly) September 17, 2017
Cindy Bergevin (@CindyBergevin) September 17, 2017
Leah Santat (@LeahSantat) September 17, 2017
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