Source: Flickr via peaceful-jp-sceneryAll Outdoor – by Bill J

SHTF Blog has a really good piece up on building a squirrel gun for SHTF scenarios. I don’t want to detract from it because it’s solid and you should read the whole thing, but I do want to offer a note of caution. (I’m certain that the author is aware of everything I’m about to say. Again, I’m not detracting.) I’m a longtime squirrel hunter, and like everyone else, I see them everywhere here in the city and have thought on more than one occasion that if the SHTF I could bag a few for the family.   Continue reading “Planning to Eat Squirrel when TSHTF? Think Again!”

Zombie Wikia

Improvised Weapons are ordinary objects that aren’t normally associated with violence or self defense turned lethal. There are two basic types of Improvised Weapons – found, and engineered. Found improvised weapons are used in their normal state, with little to no alterations required, such as a thick candlestick holder. Engineered improvised weapons require at least minor modification or planning. Traps comprised of unorthodox objects (such as the Falling Piano Trap in Zombieland) are always engineered improvised weapons.

This article will only include improvised weapons of substantial effectiveness. When evaluating a weapon’s effectiveness, the most important factor is if it could be used to quickly penetrate a human skull, or decapitate. If it cannot, it is best to use it only as a way to slow a zombie down (or keep their mouth full/immobilized to prevent biting) to buy one’s self more time to escape, or find a weapon that actually can penetrate or mostly remove an intact human head.   Continue reading “Improvised Weapons”

KOIN 6 News

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Cylvia Hayes is suing The Oregonian in an attempt to block the release of potentially incriminating emails, the paper confirmed Thursday.

The Oregonian first reported Hayes, the fiancée of the recently resigned Gov. John Kitzhaber and subject of a multi-faceted and slow-burning scandal involving her relationship with the governor, is claiming her constitutional Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.   Continue reading “Cylvia Hayes suing Oregonian in email-blocking effort”

State Sen. Peter Courtney at a press conference in his office in Salem, Feb. 12, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)KOIN 6 News

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – State Senate President Peter Courtney says he’s halted confirmation of all officials appointed by former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Courtney told reporters Wednesday he wants to give new Gov. Kate Brown a chance to review Kitzhaber’s appointments before they go up for a confirmation vote in the Senate.   Continue reading “Courtney halts Kitzhaber appointees confirmation”

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber addresses the media over allegations concerning First Lady Cylvia Hayes, Jan. 30, 2015, two weeks before his resignation. (KOIN 6 News)KOIN 6 News – by Colin Miner

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The IRS and FBI have partnered in a federal investigation of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, sources confirmed to KOIN 6 News.

Oregon Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan was questioned two weeks ago by representatives from the FBI and IRS, Jordan’s spokesman Matt Shelby confirmed.   Continue reading “FBI and IRS involved in Kitzhaber investigation”

Inside the chamber of the Oregon Senate, Feb. 2, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)KOIN 6 News – by SHEILA V KUMAR

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon senators have unanimously approved a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn.

The bill was crafted to shield jilted lovers from having intimate photos, shared consensually with a former partner, posted online without their permission. The pictures often include contact information and links to the victim’s social media profiles.   Continue reading “Oregon Senate votes to outlaw ‘revenge porn’”

Divesting ourselves from the parliament is the first step to putting an end to Israeli 'democracy', writes Ghantous [EPA] AlJazeera – by Waad Ghantous

In the latest attempt to marginalise the voices of Palestinian political leaders in Israel, the country’s Central Elections Committee on February 12 disqualified Palestinian lawmaker Hanin Zoabi from participating in the upcoming general elections by a vote of 27 to 6.

Though the high court overturned the decision to expel Zoabi from elections, Israeli leaders from right to left supported banning her – not even her token status in the Knesset is bearable for them.   Continue reading “Israel’s democracy: ‘Theatre of the absurd’”

KTVA 11 News – by Lauren Maxwell

ANCHORAGE – A state-funded study is underway to see if Alaskan women will stop drinking if they find out they are pregnant.

The study is targeting Alaska’s high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome, with a goal of bringing awareness about the problem.

The Alaska Legislature approved the two-year, $400,000 study to place free pregnancy tests in 20 bars across the state. In Anchorage, the Peanut Farm Bar and Grill has the first pregnancy test dispenser hanging in the ladies’ room.   Continue reading “Free pregnancy tests available in bars around Alaska”

KTVA News 11 – by Heather Hintze

FAIRBANKS – It was an overcast, foggy day in Fairbanks for the second day of the World Ice Art Championships.

Thirty-five teams were hard at work in the single block competition. From start to finish, they have about 60 hours to complete a piece start to finish.   Continue reading “Married couples’ love of ice keeps them carving together”

The Moscow Times

Washington D.C. residents are doomed to a grim future of drug addiction, the Russian Health Ministry’s top drugs specialist warned Thursday in a scathing commentary on the district’s recent legalization of marijuana.

“When the authorities take their cue from the sinister interests of the population, what happens is everyone becomes a drug addict,” Yevgeny Bryun, the ministry’s chief drugs specialist, was cited as saying Thursday by Interfax news agency.   Continue reading “‘Everyone Will Become a Drug Addict’ in D.C., Says Russian Health Official”

(credit: CBS)CBS Denver – by Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – With two more storms to arrive before the month ends, Denver is inching toward a new mark in the record books.

This past weekend’s long-duration storm event brought 10.5 inches officially, bringing the total snow so far in February to 17.2 inches.   Continue reading “Wednesday Storm Could Break Denver’s All-Time February Snow Record”

635599834807267750-IMG-3166.jpegKING 5 News – by Ron Wilkins

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A load of excrement forced the closure of an interstate exit ramp in Indiana on Thursday.

Apparently a tanker accidentally spilled about 300 or 400 gallons of raw sewage onto the southbound Interstate 65 exit ramp to Indiana Highway 19, Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said, noting that the waste was 6 to 8 inches deep in places on the ramp.   Continue reading “Frozen fecal matter closes interstate exit ramp”

The Moscow Times

More than two-thirds of Russians believe other countries pose a military threat to their nation’s security and more Russians now believe in the likelihood of war than at any time this century, a research group said Friday.

The Russian Public Opinion Research Centre said 68 percent of respondents to an opinion poll believed other countries pose a threat to Russia’s security. The centre also said an index measuring how much people believe in the possibility of the threat of war stood at its highest level since 1999.   Continue reading “Most Russsians See Other Countries as a Threat, Poll Shows”

The Moscow Times

Prisoners in Siberia have been given a novel alternative to breaking rocks: They are whiling away their time in jail by creating life-size replicas of tanks and other Russian military equipment out of snow and ice.

A correctional institute in the Omsk region decided to hold a military-themed snow sculpture contest for the prisoners in honor of the Defenders of the Fatherland public holiday celebrated on Feb. 23, the regional branch of the Federal Penitentiary Service said on its website.   Continue reading “Siberian Convicts Make Life-Size Tank, Missile Launcher Out of Snow”

This ruling stated that the federal government has more power than any individual state.

HERE is a fine example of a criminal group posing as a government giving themselves power that they are unable to have as per the charter authorizing the court.

Justia – US Supreme Court

United States v. Peters, 9 U.S. 5 Cranch 115 115 (1809)


The legislature of a State cannot annul the judgments, nor determine the jurisdiction, of the courts of the United States.   Continue reading “Today is the anniversary of the 1809 Supreme Court ruling in US v. Peters”

BBC News

Countries across Asia are beginning Lunar New Year celebrations to welcome in the year of the sheep.

In China, hundreds of millions of people are travelling home in what is considered the world’s biggest annual human migration.

State media says about three billion passenger trips will be made by plane, train and car over the 40-day period.

It is a public holiday in many places with ethnic Chinese populations such as Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.   Continue reading “Lunar New Year celebrations begin in China and across Asia”

National Journal – by DANIEL NEWHAUSER, January 27, 2015

Speaker John Boehner is finalizing a plan to sue President Obama again, this time over the administration’s decision to grant work visas to millions of undocumented immigrants.

Boehner told his conference at a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning that he has a team exploring the best options to challenge last year’s executive action, under which the Homeland Security Department will begin granting legal working status to millions of immigrants, according to sources in the room.   Continue reading “Boehner to Sue Obama, Again”

Yahoo News

(Reuters) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck just offshore of northern California on Wednesday, rattling a wide coastal area below the Oregon border, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local officials said no major damage or injuries were reported.

The tremor, initially reported as a weaker magnitude 5.1, was relatively shallow, occurring at 10.7 miles (17.2 km) below the seabed, the USGS said. It was centered 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Eureka, a town that lies about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Oregon border.   Continue reading “Magnitude 5.7 quake hits off northern California coast”

CBS News – by Stephanie Condon

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has been released from the hospital following surgery on his right eye Monday in an attempt to fully recover his vision after a freak exercising accident.

Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said the three-and-a-half hour surgery was successful in removing a blood clot in Reid’s right eye, additional blood from the front of his right eye, and repairing the orbital bones in his right brow, temple and cheek. He was under full anesthesia and doctors have said they are optimistic he will regain vision in his right eye that was lost following the accident, although there is no definitive verdict yet.   Continue reading “Harry Reid released from hospital following eye surgery”