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Footwear is a critical part of prepping. Without the right shoes, bugging out is not going to be possible. You have to be able to cover some ground and be comfortable while you do it. Around your place during good times you may need footwear that is going help you get through those times when. . . Read More
You know when you click on a link sometimes it will open up the web page in a new browser tab and other times it will open up the page in the same that you were already on. Link Opens In the Same Tab This has been the original expected behavior when you click, although nowadays you dont know what to expect. If you click on a link that opens in the same tab (overwriting the existing page), you do have a choice to Go back to the original page if you want to. Link Opens A New Tab
If someone secretly installed software on your computer that recorded every single keystroke that you made, would you be alarmed? Of course you would be, and that is essentially what is taking place on more than 400 of the most popular websites on the entire Internet. For a long time we have known that nothing that we do on the Internet is private, but this new revelation is deeply, deeply disturbing. In my novel entitled The Beginning Of The End, I attempted to portray the Big Brother surveillance grid which is constantly evolving all around us, but even I didnt know that things were quite this bad. According to an article that was just published by Ars Technica, when you visit the websites that have installed this secret surveillance code, it is like someday is literally looking over your shoulder
If you have the uncomfortable sense someone is looking over your shoulder as you surf the Web, youre not being paranoid. A new study finds hundreds of sitesincluding microsoft.com, adobe.com, and godaddy.comemploy scripts that record visitors keystrokes, mouse movements, and scrolling behavior in real time, even before the input is submitted or is later deleted.
Go back and read that again.
Do you understand what that means?
Even if you ultimately decide not to post something, these websites already know what you were typing, where you clicked and how you were moving your mouse.
Essentially, it is like someone is literally sitting behind you and watching every single thing that you do on that website. The following comes from...
A new Veterans Affairs study is showing that a parasite from Vietnam could be killing veterans who fought in the war a half a century later.
Hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet. Test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.
According to Fox News, of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea. It was surprising, he said, stressing the preliminary results could include false positives and that the research is ongoing.
All those who tested positive for the parasite have been notified. Gerry Wiggins, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, has already lost friends to the disease ad he was among those who got the call. I was in a state of shock, he said. I didnt think it would be me.
The 69-year-old, who lives in Port Jefferson Station, New York, didnt have any symptoms when he agreed to take part in the study but hoped his participation could help save lives. He immediately scheduled further tests, discovering he had two cysts on his bile duct, which had the potential to develop into cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma. They have since been removed hes doing well.
But other veterans have already succumbed to the parasites cancer-causing effects. Endemic in the rivers of Vietnam, the worms can easily be wiped out with a handful of pills early on, but left untreated they can live for decades without making their hosts sick. Over time, swelling and inflammation of the bile duct can lead to cancer. The symptoms, which include...
I have used and tried some of these and they work. (2, 7, 8, 11,
13, 15 The others, I dont know about but thought they were
interesting, anyone have any other good potato uses?
1. Remove Stains
Foods like turmeric, berries and beetroot are fabulous additions to any meal, but they have a habit of leaving their traces all over your hands. It can take a lot of scrubbing with normal soap to remove...
Potato Multiple Uses
In mere months, China will have a ballistic missile completed and ready to strike anywhere in the world. And it can carry up to ten nuclear warheads.
The Dongfeng-41 missile, which is said to have the longest range of any ballistic rockets in the world, has undergone its eighth test and is now near completion, according to state-run media.
Previous reports have claimed that the missile has a range of at least 7,500 miles (12,000km) and could carry up to 10 nuclear warheads meaning it could strike multiple targets. The new missile also has a speed of more than Mach 10, or ten times the speed of sound (7,672mph) and can use decoy devices to find its way through the enemys missile defense systems.
It can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads, each of which can target separately, Xu Guangyu, a senior adviser of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association told Global Times. The missile must have matured considerably if it is to be operational in 2018, Guangyu said.
The South China Morning Post reported that China had likely tested the ICBM (Intercontinental ballistic missile) in its Western desert area in early November, but it did not give the exact location or date of the test if there was one. The warhead will be inducted by the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) in 2018 after first being introduced in 2012, the report from Chinas state-run Global Times suggests.
Once the Dongfeng-41 goes into service, Chinas ability to protect its own safety and to prevent wars would greatly increase, said Guangyu. In July, a propaganda video from China claimed that Beijing owns about 2,500 ballistic missiles. In the video, Dongfeng-41 is highlighted as one of the worlds top five intercontinental missiles.
Some are saying that this is a message to president Donald Trump, although PLA denies those accusations. The development of this missile was also...
Just a few tips I got in my email today....FWIW....
Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.
1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling....
25 uses for Coffee Filters...
Being an atheist and writing against radical Islam isnt an easy
job. I made a secret Facebook profile a year ago and have been
using TAILS OS since January 2017. I am not sure, it was TAILS 2.XX
version, it worked fine except for few problems while browsing
3.3: Cant use TOR browser for more than 10 minutes
An old backpacker's trick for melting snow into drinking water
when hiking at altitude is to set out a pan of snow in the morning
and put a black stone on top of the snow. Leave it in the sunlight
all day and you have a pan of water that evening. Omit the stone,
and you still have a pan of snow at the end of the day.
Reference Using dark tiles to heat a pool via absorption of...
Survival tip of the day (Ongoing Participation Thread)
I've put together the classic pvc water drill and will be
starting to drill in a day or so, but some loose ends.
I am often approached by pastors, deacons, and other church
members in positions of authority with questions about church
security. The interest is usually in forming some sort of security
team of volunteers and is focused on the legal concerns inherent in
doing so. I believe that these well-intentioned inquiries are often
born of misconceptions about what security really means. I feel it
is important to truly understand what the goals of church security
ought to be and what can be done...
Church Safety and Security
The 134 earthquakes that have had the San Andreas fault line rocking and rolling this past week are igniting fears that the big one could be just around the corner.
According to The Daily Mail, in the last week, 134 earthquakes have hammered a three-mile stretch around Monterey County on the San Andreas fault. Fresh fears have been raised that a huge earthquake is about to hit California after a swarm of recent tremors in the area.
Of those earthquakes, 17 were stronger than 2.5 magnitude and six of them were stronger than 3.0, with more tremors expected in the coming weeks, experts warn. It follows fears raised last week that the Big One is about to hit after a series of ten mini-quakes struck the same area. The swarm included one 4.6-magnitude quake that was felt in San Francisco more than 90 miles (145 km) away. The 4.6 shock was followed by 9 smaller aftershocks. The largest of these aftershocks measured a magnitude 2.8, Annemarie Baltay, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, told SFGATE.
This one has been a quite productive aftershock sequence, said Ole Kaven, a US Geological Survey (USGS) seismologist. We suspect there will be aftershocks in the 2 to 3 [magnitude] range for at least a few more weeks, he said. There have not been any reports of injuries, writes San Francisco news outlet SFGate.
Experts have continuously warned that any activity along the San Andreas fault line is a cause for concern because of the soaring population that would be affected. Any time there is significant seismic activity in the vicinity of the San Andreas fault, we seismologists get ner...
Following the tragic and bizarre shooting that occurred in Las Vegas last weekend, theres no doubt that stricter gun control measures are coming. Even President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are expressing a willingness to go along with new firearm laws. Just how far will the freedom robbing attack on American 2nd Amendment rights go?
In the immediate aftermath of the Vegas bloodshed, Democrats wasted no time calling for a bevy of new gun laws. And...
Gun control you should prepare for right now
First, if there is a more appropriate forum, please feel free to move this thread there.
During the time I have been an active member of this site (had joined sometime before really becoming active), we have gone from living in the city full time, to spending a lot more time at the farm. Some of our completed projects have helped accomplish this. This includes temporary container housing, wireless internet with an outside antenna, an outside covered kitchen added to her...
Didn't notice before, how good our chickens taste.
Evidently a good guy with a gun, can be just as dangerous to
church congregants as a ,bad guy' with a gun.
Good Guy with a Gun Accidentally Shoots Himself and His Wife in Church
Husband and wife shot in church by accident...
Sometimes a good guy with a gun in church can be as hazardous as a bad guy with a gun.
Would you like to know how to escape handcuffs using a paper clip? This is a badass skill to learn and one that you might actually save your life someday!
Handcuffs are not the most complicated of locks and this trick is not really a big secret. In unfortunate times and if someone abducts you for a reason, this might come in useful. With that said, having a paper clip as one of your everyday carry items is not bad at all. If you want to learn this crafty skill, here are the steps to do that. But please, dont use this to escape from the police if you dont want to have any problem with the authorities.
Start by biting the small end of your paper clip so theres a little dent at the top near the end. Unfold the side of the clip to make a little handle. This will be your makeshift key to free you from the handcuffs.
Has a tactical pen earned a place in your EDC bag? Tactical Pens: They Aint Just For Writing...
While some folks are cheerfully giving their freedom away in the hopes of being safer, the North Korean soldier who defected a by running across the border in a hail Read the rest
The post VIDEO: Watch As This North Korean Soldier Runs for Freedom in a Hail of Gunfire appeared first on The Organic Prepper.
In prepper lore, there is a theory about how badly desperate people are likely to behave. Many folks outside the community scoff at this theory. They believe that we have become more civilized than to utilize violent measures when hunger strikes.
But an incident in Morocco the other day showed us exactly how hungry people behave. And it isnt pretty.
Food was being distributed in a rural market in Sidi Boulaalam, a poor village. Women had come to the market with baskets to get food for their families, when suddenly, what could only be described as a stampede erupted.
At least 15 women died and five were wounded in a stampede during a food distribution operation on Sunday morning in rural Morocco, government officials said.
The victims were crushed as hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered to collect baskets of food at the market
In the aftermath of the stampede, clothes and other personal items were left scattered across the ground. (source)
That number was later updated to 40 people who were injured in the crush.
Witnesses told local media that this years annual food aid distribution at a local market in Sidi Boulaalam, an impoverished town with just over 8,000 inhabitants, attracted a larger crowd than usual.
This year there were lots of people, several hundred people, a witness who asked to remain anonymous told AFP news agency.
People shoved, they broke down the barriers, he said, adding that the injured had been evacuated to a hospital in Marrakesh. (source)
Heres a video of the aftermath in this Tweet. (If it wont play for you, go here.)
Food delivery was supposed to bri...
Tor 0.3.2.5-alpha is released! nickm November 22, 2017
Tor 0.3.2.5-alpha is the fifth alpha release in the 0.3.2.x series. It fixes several stability and reliability bugs, including a fix for intermittent bootstrapping failures that some people have been seeing since the 0.3.0.x series.
You can download the source from the usual place on the website. Binary packages should be available soon. Tor Browser is likely to skip this alpha, and...
Tor 0.3.2.5-alpha is released!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many are planning festivities which include feasts and gatherings with friends and family. But some others, like gun control activists, seek to make your holiday as miserable as possible.
Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, used the trending hashtag #ThanksgivingWeek to call on parents to inquire about guns in homes where their child may be visiting this year.
Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 20, 2017
Watts has been fighting against gun owners for years, pushing for gun control legislation, and has encouraged businesses to adopt gun-free policies. She is also the board chair for Rise to Run, an organization focused on encouraging communist young women to run for office.
But once again, proving that leftists are actually the violent ones who wish for the death of those who dont believe the same fantasies they do, the lemmings who follow Watts were out in full force.
Guns in Trunpist families should be stored as recklessly as possible.
grailsnail (@grailsnail) November 20, 2017
What most leftists dont realize is that most gun owners dont care about their emotions. They probably will relish a Thanksgiving dinner without the political diarrhea that so many gun control activists spew. If I were asked the question Watts proposed, I would tell the person asking that its none of their business and if they dont like then tough.
I know this forum accepts Bitcoin as a way to make donations.
But, I am not sure how long this has been an accepted payment
Anyway, I finally decided to take the plunge and put some money in a few different cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin (BTC) and a few others. NoLimitCoin (NLC2) is one I think has serious growth potential.
Just wondering if others here are active in trading them?
Heres how to find out if someone is following you while youre out walking, jogging, or anywhere out in public. Have you ever had the feeling that someone is following you? Did your senses alert you in some way but you just couldnt put your finger on it? Try using these techniques to discover if someone really is following you and then Ill tell you what to do about it afterwards. 1. Multiple sightings 2. Matching your speed 3. Staring at you Spotting Someone 3 Times Or More Regardless of where you are, you will see the others around
Suffering an injury is never fun. Not only can it be extremely painful depending upon the injury you are suffering from, but it can also leave you sore and unable to perform daily tasks for quite some time. This can really help to make the injury far worse in your own mind. The Problem with ... Read more...
I have friends of mine that ask me all the time after the winter ends. JJ, I just dont understand ithow did I get so heavy during the winter!
First thing you do, put down the fork. Secondly, you have to exercise and train. Nobody wants to in the wintertime, especially in their cold basement or if they have weights out on the back porch or in a shed. The wintertime comes, and you have to keep up the exercise. My gym is self-contained on the porch of my cabin. Ive lifted outside when it is -10 degrees F, straight up temperature. There are a few things I do to lower the cold and its effects. You can do these things, too, in your gym at home.
If you have a basement gym or a porch gym, the first thing you do is close the gaps. My front porch is wood, and I close up the gaps by laying down a rubberized matalmost akin to a carpet. It covers the floor/porch boards and prevents both moisture and cold from entering the porch. I also have it closed off and weatherized for the winter. I take a space heater and place it on a large piece of ceramic tile and heat it up for about 15 minutes prior to my workout.
I use weightlifting gloves, but when it goes below 32 F I need to use gloves that cover the entire hand. I prefer mittens with leather-like palms. Next thing, I place a blanket over the entrance to the porch and leave it just open a little on the sides to allow air to circulate. I pre-prep all of my water bottles with warm waterand this way keep it from being bone-chillingly cold when I drink.
If you cant pick up a rubberized carpet somewhere, you can take plastic (plastic sheeting or even plastic garbage bags opened up by slitting them at the edges), and lay it down on your surface, then cover this with a blanket. It helps to keep you from losing heat into the floor and allo...
I saw this today on Fox and wanted to make sure everyone saw it.
I don't really care for Berkley very much but having worked in the
Defense Industry close to 40 years and holding a degree in Computer
Science I have to admit the professor is correct. The scary thing
is if he and his colleagues have thought of this then one can be
absolutely certain that the defense industry have also. Hell,
universities get a huge amount of funding from DoD and the Defense
The video is about...
There's a family tree website that quite likely has a fair
amount of info about you readily available to anyone free and
easily. Go here and enter your own name and state or that of a few
100% Free Genealogy - FamilyTreeNow.com
Hmmm.... even a link to a google map with your home. Probably not enough info for full identity theft but enough to assist in the effort and certainly a big help for a stalker or similar creep to find your...
Personal information - MUST READ
The personal data of least 57 million customers and drivers from the highly popular company Uber Technologies Inc. was stolen by hackers in October 2016 and the company not only paid the criminals who took their customers data but also subsequently illegally covered up the the hack itself.
News of the hack has reverberated around the world after a Bloomberg report revealed the stunning details and, in response, the company fired its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their role in what amounted to an illegal scheme to cover-up the hack that included a $100,000 payment to the hackers in return for a promise to delete the data and keep quiet about it.
According to Bloomberg:
Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday.
The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600,000 U.S. drivers license numbers. No Social Security numbers, credit card information, trip location details or other data were taken, Uber said.
At the time of the incident, Uber was negotiating with U.S. regulators investigating separate claims of privacy violations. Uber now says it had a legal obligation to report the hack to regulators and to drivers whose license numbers were taken.
Instead, the company paid hackers to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. Uber said it believes the information was never used but declined to disclose the identities of the attackers.
Take note that at the time of the hack Uber was already dealing with investigations into privacy violations and news of a new hack would have been devastating for the company. It is also extremely unlikely that a hack of this magnitude was not known throughout the entire upper echelon of Uber. Make no mistake, this was a concerted effort and amounted to a crime under federal and state laws.
In a statement the companies new chief executive officer, Dara Khosrowshahi, (most likely worried about an impending federal investigation) said there were no excuses for Ubers actions.
None of this should have happened, and...
17C American Women: 1619 Virginia's 1st British American colonial Than...: "First Thanksgiving" by Sidney King The First British American Colonial Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachu...
North Koreas antics are having an effect on the Olympics. With less than three months before the Winter Olympics open in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Games are struggling to draw visitors from home and abroad, largely because of fears about the secretive and unpredictable neighbor to the North just 50 miles away.
As of November 16, organizers say theyve hit just 41% of their sales target of 1.06 million tickets, with sales in South Korea even weaker than those by international tourists, according to USA Today. Anbritt Stengele, the founder of Sports Traveler, a Chicago-based travel agency, said shes never seen such a sluggish market.
The interest level is very low for this Olympics, said Stengele. We had Sochi (Russia) in 2014, and that interest level was lower than Vancouver (in 2010). But this one is even lower than Sochi. I would just classify it as extremely light interest. Sales have been stagnant. She and other travel agents say there are a few factors that are affecting interest in the Winter Games, and a good many are from fears about North Korea aggression.
Stengele said North Korea is a big factor, as global tensions are running high over threats exchanged by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim has conducted a record number of ballistic missile tests this year, as well as a test of its most powerful nuclear weapon to date. Both leaders have threatened to annihilate the others country if they order a first strike.
North Korea also has a massive artillery aimed directly at South Korea, and thats unsettling to travelers who wish to see the games. Stengele also said shes heard concerns abo...
Frances Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear
Safety published this graphic
to show radiation levels.
One month after a mysterious radiation cloud was observed over Europe, whose source remained unknown last week speculation emerged that it may have been the result of a nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan, on Tuesday Russian authorities confirmed the previous reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains. In a statement, the Russian Meteorological Service said that it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September and classified it as extremely high contamination.
Earlier this month, Frances nuclear safety agency earlier this month said that it recorded a spike in radioactivity, and said that the most plausible zone of release of this radioactive material lies between the Volga and the Urals from a suspected accident involving nuclear fuel or the production of radioactive material. The agency noted, however, that it is impossible to determine the exact point of release given the available data. Luckily, it said the release of the isotope Ruthenium-106 posed no health or environmental risks to European countries.
At the time, Russias state-controlled Rosatom corporation the same company implicated in the Uranium One scandal said in a statement that there had been no radiation leak from its facilities. That changed when the Russian meteorological service (Rosgidromet) reported that it had detected record levels of radiation in the villages located in Russias Ural region adjacent to Rosatoms Mayak plant for spent nuclear fuel. Some calculated that the radiation exposure levels were up to 1,000x higher than the normal rate.
My first experience making soda was with my father back in the mid nineties. We made and bottled our own root beer that was naturally carbonated in the bottle. I remember it being a big hit. The flavor was more complex and it was so much cheaper than any quality root beer out there. We. . . Read More
Two women were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a
while one looks at the other and says, 'I can't help but think,
from listening to you, that you're... from Ireland .'
The other woman responds proudly, 'Yes, I sure am!'
The first one says, 'So am I! And where about in Ireland are ya from?' The other woman answers, 'I'm from St. John's , I am.' The first one responds, 'So, am I! And what street did you live on?' The other woman says, 'A lovely little area it was in the west end. I...
More of the Irish
The largest volcano in Iceland is showing scientists signs that it could erupt. Its now under close surveillance after centuries of slumber.
The Icelandic Met Office has received reports of the surrounding area smelling of sulfur, while geothermal water has been released from the volcano into a river on the surrounding glacier, reports Iceland Magazine. Scientists believe that this geothermal water caused a section of the volcano to collapse, producing a new caldera.
The new caldera (a basin-shaped volcanic depression) has been discovered by scientists in rfajkull. Because of all of these unusual events, Icelands Civil Protection Agency has declared an uncertainty phase. Thats basically a warning that there may be a threat in the near future. At the same time, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning.
While earth scientists studying the volcano are reluctant to give any sort of timeframe for an eruption as always, eruptions of even active volcanoes are notoriously impossible to predict there has been considerable geothermal heat measured at the caldera, and the release of gases has been detected. As such, nothing is being ruled out.
Brynds r Gsladttir, natural resource specialist at the Met Office, told newspaper Morgunbladid: We issued a yellow warning for security reasons because we actually dont know that much about rfajkull glacier, nor how it behaves because its last eruption occurred in 1727, and 1362 before that.
According to the Independent, rfajkull features Icelands highest peak and is thought to be one of the most powerful volcanoes in Europe. It is responsible for the countrys second deadliest eruption after a steam blast in 1362 deposited 10 cubic kilometers of debris across farmland and killed all inhabitants across dozens of farms.
Although still sparsely populated, the region can attract thousands of tourists at the height of the holiday season. The Icelandic Civil Protectio...
The Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department is standing firm, and will not be taking down the Confederate flag that flies below Old Glory above their fire station. Even though they stand to lose funding over it, the fire department is holding their ground.
Unfortunately, the fire department, which is located in North Carolina, stands to lose at least $19,000 because of its refusal to remove a Confederate flag from its property. But the firefighters still wont take it down.
The debate over the Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Departments flag has simmered for months but complaints about it go back years, according to several news accounts. The flag is not hurting a thing, Lee Hudson, with the Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department, told WFMY. We are not a racist department. We are not in any way. Members or the department as a whole.
The Montgomery County Commissioners want the flag to come down and are set on financially punishing the fire department should they continue to fly the Confederate flag. The Board of Commissioners stated their position, that they did think the flag was inappropriate and requested for the fire department to take it down, Montgomery County Manager Matthew Woodard told WFMY.
The commissioners have even set a letter to the fire department demanding the removal of the flag, and stating the funding will be withheld until that is accomplished. The county will only be paying only for fuel and maintenance of the two county-owned trucks that firefighters operate until the flag is down. The county will also replace the Uwharrie name on the trucks with new graphics in support of the countys stance on equal rights and freedom of speech. Do they mean the freedom of speech to display any flag that the fire department wants? Or no? Confederate flags must not be the right kind of speech.
The Charlotte Observer reported that the Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department receives $19,000 a year from Montgomery County, plus $400,000 annually for fire trucks. The department...
The Origins Of The Retirement Plan
Back during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress promised a monthly lifetime income to soldiers who fought and survived the conflict. This guaranteed income stream, called a pension, was again offered to soldiers in the Civil War and every American war since.
Since then, similar pension promises funded from public coffers expanded to cover retirees from other branches of government. States and cities followed suit extending pensions to all sorts of municipal workers ranging from policemen to politicians, teachers to trash collectors.
A pension is whats referred to as a defined benefit plan. The payout promised a worker upon retirement is guaranteed up front according to a formula, typically dependent on salary size and years of employment.
Understandably, workers appreciated the security and dependability offered by pensions. So, as a means to attract skilled talent, the private sector started offering them, too.
The first corporate pension was offered by the American Express Company in 1875. By the 1960s, half of all employees in the private sector were covered by a pension plan.
Off-loading Of Retirement Risk By Corporations
Once pensions had become commonplace, they were much less effective as an incentive to lure top talent. They started to feel like burdensome cost centers to companies.
As Americas corporations grew and their veteran employees started hitting retirement age, the amount of funding required to meet current and future pension funding obligations became huge. And it kept growing. Remember, the Baby Boomer generation, the largest ever by far in US history, was just entering the workforce by the 1960s.
Companies were eager to get this expanding liability off of their backs. And the more poorly-capitalized firms started defaulting on their pensions, stiffing those who had loyally worked for them.
So, its little surprise that the 1970s and 80s saw the introduction of personal retirement savings plans. The Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) was formed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974. And the first 401k plan was crea...
Salt Lake City, Utah is only one of three major cities in the United States experiencing a Hepatitis A outbreak. And now health officials are warning residents to protect themselves against infection, as the outbreak is expected to last for months.
There seems to be no end in sight for the cities grabbling with Hepatitis A outbreaks. Spurred by over-regulation and taxation, homelessness is now the norm in many US cities, Salt Lake City being no different. And Health officials in Utah now believe they could continue to see new cases of Hepatitis A for the next several months.
The first outbreak of Hep A began in back in May in San Diego, but Salt Lake City started to notice serious issues in August. Since then, at least 75 cases have been reported statewide. With at least 3-4 new cases being discovered each week. The normal amount of Hepatitis A cases is around 2-4 per year.
Nicholas Rupp of the Salt Lake County Health Department said one of the main contributors to the outbreak among those experiencing homelessness is a lack of access to hygiene needs. Places to use the restroom, places to wash their hands, and those things all contribute to the transmission of Hepatitis A, said Rupp. Hepatitis A is not killed effectively by alcohol-based hand sanitizers, said Rupp. We always say hand sanitizers no matter what youre trying to accomplish are not a substitute for hand washing.
Hepatitis A is often spread because of fecal matter getting on someones hand. If a person does not wash their hands properly with warm soapy water, they can spread the infection to surfaces they touch. With temperatures dropping outdoor hand washing stations are not an option in Salt Lake City, and although many people often use hand sanitizers, as Rupp noted,...
In prepper lore, there is a theory about how badly desperate people are likely to behave. Many folks outside the community scoff at this theory. They believe that we have Read the rest
The post The Psychology of Desperate People: 15 Dead, 40 Injured in Food Stampede in Morocco appeared first on The Organic Prepper.
EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead
If youre lucky enough to have a homestead, youve no doubt discovered the peace of mind that comes with being more self-sufficient. Providing for your family through homesteading can be extremely rewarding even in normal times. It can be empowering to grow food, raise your own livestock, and provide for the needs of your family without depending completely on outside resources. And the good thing about building your homestead now is that whenever SHTF, you will be that much farther ahead than everyone else.
Stunning footage from Lapland, Finland has shown an incredible meteor slicing across the night sky. The meteor was so bright that it lit up the sky with an awe-inspiring and noticeable blast.
On Thursday, November 16, the incident was caught on camera by several locals. Scientists still dont know if the meteor hit the ground or if it burned up in the atmosphere, but what was caught on camera is amazing.
So tonight whilst I was sat in our cottage, there was a huge bang and the cottage shook violently, Tony Bateman, who recorded one of the videos and runs the website Aurora Service Tours, said in the video description. We run a live video stream capturing the night sky for aurora borealis purposes, I immediately think maybe that caught the show? So I rewind the video and sure enough, there it is. Absolute goosebumps at this stage. What. a. night.
The footage is actually quite stunning. The incident is thought to have happened at about 6:40 pm local time in the skies of Inari in Finnish Lapland. The incident was so bright and powerful that there were some reports it was even heard in Norway and Russia.
The lights came from all around us, like a massive explosion that lasted for some five or six seconds, eyewitness Atle Staaleen told the Barents Observer. While the event is impressive, meteors are actually not all that rare. Thousands of objects burn up in our atmosphere every year, but many are too small to be noticeable. Others take place over remote, uninhabited areas and are not caught on any recording device.
But this time, there was more than one camera which recorded this event.
According to IFL Science, on some occasions, a meteor will streak over a populated area. In the case of this incident, the meteor...
Let me just start out by saying that I spent hours pouring over other peoples videos and recipes to learn how to can bacon. I tried them all out and found them sorely lacking. I then proceeded to can about 20 pounds of bacon on my own to come up with the perfect canned bacon, which in my opinion just didnt existuntil now.
And canning bacon is worth the effort. Its a great way to make your own customized flavored bacon with ease, and its just handy to have pre-cooked bacon on-hand for recipes and snacks. Its great while traveling or car-camping, and its nice to have canned bacon when the electricity goes out, or the weather makes it impossible to make it to the store.
All the recipes and methods I found for canning bacon involved taking strips of raw bacon, slapping them down on parchment paper, rolling them up tight, jamming the role into a quart-sized jar, and canning for 90 minutes. I tried this method and it missed the mark for several reasons:
I wanted my canned bacon to meet certain criteria so I could eat it with the most enjoyment and least amount of hassle, and use it in recipes to the best possible advantage:
You might be wondering, What is considered HEPA and what is good enough? I was recently asked that question regarding HEPA air filter for the home. A HEPA air filter is one that will filter out very tiny particles and is particularly recommended for allergy sufferers. I like HEPA because of the fact that less particulates enter the lungs while breathing! How many of you have noticed this at one time or another in your home: Youre sitting there and the sunlight is shining just right through the window and you can see all that dust and particulate matter floating
NOTE: The original founder of Preparedness Advice, Howard Godfrey, is the author of this book. I give it my full recommendation as an outstanding source of advice that covers a wide expanse of survival topics.
It has been a while since I have written a new post, since I have been enjoying a bit of time off, as well as working on new projects. One thing that I am very pleased with is that Noah has taken good care of this blog. Information continues to be widely shared and you are getting to see some different points of view.
I have been working on revising and updating the second edition of my book, Emergency Preparedness and More, A Manual on Food Storage and Survival. Im happy to announce that it is now available on Amazon.
The second edition contains approximated 100 new pages, plus updates to many more. It consists of 23 chapters that cover a wide variety of survival topics, such as figuring out the amounts and types of foods needed in order to be self-sufficient and how to package this food for long-term storage. After reading this book, you will be able to answer important questions that include:
All of this and more is included in this easy to read book.
In addition, I am working on a new book that deals with a different area of prepping. This should be coming out in the spring. You will hear more about this later. While I will never start another new blog, I intend to stay somewhat active in helping people. I do have a Facebook page Preppers Books and Info, in which I share posts from some of my favorite blogs, like The Survival Mom and of course Preparedness Advice
You will see occasional posts from me on this blog in the future. In the mean time, I wish you all well and may God Bless you.
What some believe to be a UFO was spotted by an Italian astronaut from the International Space Station. While many say the video is nothing more than space debris falling to Earth as a meteor, several others are unconvinced after watching the same video.
The object can be seen entering Earths atmosphere at an alarming speed. Although the footage of the most recent sighting came from NASA, conspiracy theorists are suspicious over how quickly the space agency released the video and an explanation it to the media.
What many people may not realize, according to SecureTeam10, is that this video is a timelapse. Youre seeing the earth spinning at a high rate of speed and we see this flash of light coming from space. It does look to be moving at 85mph (136 km/ph). But when you account how fast the earth would have actually been moving, had this not been sped up, it would have been moving much, much slower, says the narrator of the video.
To back up his claims, the narrator of Secure Team 10 video compares this meteor to another still photograph of another meteorite that fell to Earth during the 2011 Perseid meteor shower.
Here is the original video released by NASA and uploaded by The Daily Mail. It certainly looks like this video is sped up quite a bit, verifying that SecureTeam 10 was correct about that at the very least.
Influenza On and Off The Grid Even with modern medical technology, few can avoid the occasional respiratory infection. Viral illnesses like colds and flus are common issues even for those who are in prime physical condition. Human illness involves the respiratory tract more commonly than any other organ system. Influenza is particularly contagious as germ-laden droplets are expelled during coughs and sneezes, entering the nose, mouth, or eyes of others. You can expect influenza viruses to hit your part of
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Hurricanes, tornadoes and floods are rampant around the world right now. While experts work to decipher the reasoning behind the new line of super storms, it is paramount that you are able to protect your family regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way. Safe rooms are fortified rooms installed in or near a residence. . . Read More
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Details have begun to emerge following an attack by illegal immigrants that left one border patrol agent dead and another seriously injured and fighting for his life in a hospital. The agent was killed after illegal immigrants smashed his head in with rocks.
Breitbart Texas first broke the news of the death and injuries and now the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) says that their agents on the ground have stated that the agents were tracking a group of illegal aliens who then beat the agents with rocks until one was killed and the other hospitalized.
Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd, also president of the NBPC, stated, What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking. Our agents reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks.
Agent Judd continued, The other agent arrived on scene a short time later and was also ambushed and struck in the head with what is believed to have been a rock or rocks. These disgusting acts and complete disregard for human life need to stop immediately. Family members of slain Agent Martinez will never get to see him come home again all because we have failed to secure our borders from such criminals.
Shortly after Breitbart Texas broke the news of the incident, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed that one Border Patrol agent was dead and another hospitalized in serious condition; however, authorities would not provide more details. Breitbart Texas was unable to confirm the details with CBP and other federal agencies. The NBPC is the organization that represents approximately 16,000 of our nations Border Patrol agents. Breitbart
According to Fox News, details around the attack remained murky Monday, however, an FBI spokesperson said R...
Whether you are experiencing a lengthy power outage, a natural disaster or apocalyptic event, your stockpile is bound to dwindle sooner or later. Ill tell you one thing the folks who get creative with everyday items for survival will definitely be in it for the long haul.
Improvising with these items, which you may not consider for a survival situation on a normal basis, could potentially be the difference between life and death. Lucky for you, these items are already lying around the house. Improvise, adapt, and overcome! Check out these everyday survival items.
You can use it as a disposable plate or bowl so you can just dispose of it after without having the need to wash. Its a good way to eat on-the-go. A few uses for coffee filters include:
Forgot your fish hooks or maybe ran out of them? Pop a cold one and create a sharp, pointy edge using the tab. A pair of cutting pliers will help you do the trick. Place in your bait and your good to go.
Seal your petroleum jelly soaked-cotton in a drinking straw and burn both ends to make it airtight. Other uses for drinking straws are:
In addition to transporting water or dry storage, broken glass bottles can be knapped down into knives, arrowheads, and scrapers and even use as a magnifying glass to start...
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