While there have been many protests across the nation over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, most have petered out by now. Only the demonstrations in Berkeley are still ongoing, although they too are finally coming to an end. As I wrote about yesterday, both sides of the conflict have engaged in shortsighted and destructive tactics to achieve their goals. Neither the cops, the protesters, nor the looters, should win a medal for the actions they have taken over the past few days. Continue reading “Brutal Footage From the Berkeley Protest Is Almost too Awful to Watch”
Usually, when the mainstream media mentions preppers and survivalists, the angle is not flattering. Maybe someone who considers himself a survivalist has committed a heinous crime and is on the loose. Perhaps a prepared family is beaming from the page while sitting in their bunker, hundreds of food buckets in the background and 17 paragraphs of mockery in the article below the photo.
But the possibility of a pandemic changes things, and with the Ebola case in Dallas, Texas, the folks in the mainstream media have a lot of questions for the preparedness community. With only a couple of exceptions, the reports have been a lot more open-minded than usual, if a little lacking in understanding of the preparedness community. Continue reading “The Mainstream Media: Preppers Aren’t So Crazy Anymore”
Thomas Duncan, the first person in the United States who was diagnosed with Ebola, was reported to have died today after succumbing to the virus.
Thomas A. Duncan, who became ill with Ebola after arriving from West Africa in Dallas two weeks ago, succumbed to the virus today (Sunday), reports Reuters. Duncan was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on today after his condition worsened to critical, according to the director of the US Centers for Disease Control.
If you’re paying attention, you’ve noticed that the newsfeeds are full of horror stories about Ebola. Right now, most of the concern is focused in the farthest corner of the earth, in a handful of small countries that seem far less civilized than ours. However, if the warnings filtering out of the CDC and the WHO are any indication, Ebola will be coming to our shores. and it could potentially be the worst pandemic the United States has ever faced.
Recently I wrote about how to break up with your supermarket and it really got me thinking. I like to say that I avoid shopping at the supermarket as much as possible, but is that really true? “As much as possible” is pretty vague. A better way to put it would be “as much as is convenient.”
I went through my pantry and realized, darn it, that we still purchase about 25% of our food at the supermarket. Another 25% or so comes from bulk vendors. The rest is stuff we grow or buy from local farmers. So really, as humbling as it is to say this, that can hardly be considered “as much as possible.” Continue reading “Sow Revolution: Join the Grocery Store Rebellion”
An area just outside of the little town of Bunkerville, Nevada, with a population of around a thousand people, may go down in history. This little spot in the desert may be compared with Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the “shot heard round the world” – the first shot fired in the American Revolution. Because it looks like the second American Revolution may start there…and soon.
If you needed another reason to avoid taking your children down the cereal aisle at the grocery store, here it is: insidious cereal box characters seem to be trying to make eye contact with your kiddos.
Officials have announced that the 9/11 museum dedicated to the September 11, 2001 attacks which has been in the process of construction for years now at the foundation of the twin towers is finally set to open for the first time this May.