"Tomahawk Fighting Concept is an axe system, which is based on weapons training and its principles. The axe, or Native American Tomahawk, is also one of the oldest weapons of mankind. However there are very few training sets for this kind of weapon. Tomahawk training is enabling you to reach a high level with this weapon."
"A drought in the western United States has left water levels in the Colorado River basin far below their normal levels. Lake Powell, a reservoir at the Arizona-Utah border, is 45 per cent below its capacity, and the lack of water has left a 'bathtub ring' at the bottom of its majestic rock formations. The lake, from which the Colorado eventually snakes through Grand Canyon National Park, has lost 4.4 trillion gallons of water in a recent drought. The river's basin has been experiencing the drought for eleven of the last 14 years, shrinking a reservoir that was one-fourth the size of Rhode Island when it was at 'full pool', according to National Geographic."
"My uncle made this speed loader and it takes about 20 seconds to load a p-mag, if anyone wants more information his email is firstname.lastname@example.org."
"A major study of men’s sperm found that those who ate regular quantities of fruit and vegetables that had pesticide residue on them had half the sperm count of men who ate less, a new study showed. The Harvard University study, the first of its kind on the issue, analyzed sperm samples from 155 men who attended a fertility clinic during 2007-2012, Reuters reported. The men involved were attending a fertility clinic because they and their partners were unable to conceive, and were asked about the food they ate, including how often they ate fruit and vegetables like apples, avocados or cantaloupe."
"STOCKTON (CBS13) — A power surge left thousands without power in Stockton on Monday after smart meters on their homes exploded. The explosions started at around 8:30 a.m. after a truck crashed into a utility pole, causing a surge. When the customers in more than 5,000 homes get their power back on will depend on how badly damaged their meters are. Neighbors in the South Stockton area described it as a large pop, a bomb going off, and strong enough to shake a house. “The neighbor across the street, his meter doesn’t look as bad but his receptacles are all blackened.” said Brad Abernathy. PG&E says a dump truck crashed near its Alpine substation on Arch Road. When the truck hit the utility pole, the top wire fell onto the bottom wire, creating a power surge."
" A new report claims that Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on users’ computers, allowing them to follow users around the internet even after they’ve left the website, deleted their account and requested to be no longer followed. Academic researchers said that the report showed that the company was breaking European law with its tracking policies. The law requires that users are told if their computers are receiving cookies except for specific circumstances."
"You can have enough food to ride out 15 years of Armageddon. You can have a fully stocked retreat or a bunker. You can have so much ammo stashed that your floorboards are groaning. You may have followed your favorite preparedness book’s guidelines to the letter, and thus have all of the physical aspects of survival in place. But regardless of this, you may not be fully prepared. Because surprisingly enough, none of these is an indication of “the prepper mindset.” Those items are a great start, but until your head is fully involved in the game, you’re not actually prepared."
"Two months ago, when looking at the most recent physical gold withdrawal numbers reported by the Fed, we observed something peculiar: between the publicly reported surprise redemption by the Netherlands (122 tons) and the just as surprise redemption by the Bundesbank (85 tons), at least 207 tons of gold should have vacated the NY Fed's gold vault. Instead, the Fed reported that in all of 2014 "only" 177 tons of gold were shipped out of the massive gold vault located 90 feet below 33 Liberty Street. Somehow the delta between what we "shipped" and what was "received" in the past year was a whopping 30 tons, or about 15% of the total - a gap that is big enough to make even China's outright fraudulent trade numbers seems sterling by comparison. This prompted us to ask:"
"One of the really weird ironies of politics these days is the huge divergence between what the US people actually want and what the radical right-wingers in Washington actually do. You won’t hear this on “Fox So-Called News,” but right now the US people are as progressive as they ever have been. Don’t believe me? Just check the polls."
(Sgt Trainer: Apparently, this judge has not heard of jury nullification. I'd tell her to go back to school, but since the schools are not really teaching the Constitution these days I'm not sure it would do much good for her to do so.)
"The processed food industry is seeking to turn back the global movement toward organic and non-GMO food by promoting its often unwholesome products as healthful and nutritious. In mid-March the Associated Press released a detailed report on how Coca-Cola commissioned fitness and nutrition “experts” to promote its high-fructose corn syrup-laden soft drinks as part of a healthy diet. Through the month of February, blogs and newspapers published pieces from the writers in observance of “Healthy Heart & Black History Month.” “We have a network of dietitians we work with,” a Coke representative told the AP, who would not say how much the company pays such spokespersons. “Every big brand works with bloggers or has paid talent.” Pepsico has likewise embarked on similar public relations campaigns to push its FritoLay and Tostitos-branded snacks in local television programming as part of healthy eating, AP observes. The most recent development in the food giants’ undeclared campaign to be perceived as wholesome involves the use of the purportedly “natural” sweetener Truvia into products in lieu of the more notorious aspartame or sucralose additives."
(Sgt Trainer: I would not recommend buying any type of sweetener at the store that purports to be natural such as these. They've taken a purely natural sweetener...stevia, which is 100 times sweeter than sugar...and added stuff to it so they can patent it. And then they try to fool you that it is "all natural". Read the ingredients on such packages.)
"Federal investigators in New Jersey say they have uncovered a $5.4 million plot to defraud a U.S. Mint-run program that redeems unusable dimes, quarters and half dollars. In court papers filed last week, federal prosecutors lay out a daring scheme led by several U.S.-based metal recyclers - one based in New Jersey -- to import counterfeit coins from China in an effort to take advantage of the U.S. Mint's century-old Mutilated Coin Program. The program pays recyclers nearly $20 per pound for dimes, quarters and half dollars that have been bent, broken, corroded or no longer can be counted by machine. The suspicions of investigators with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were raised in 2009 after they witnessed an uptick in shipments of mutilated coins coming through the Port of Los Angeles, prosecutors say. They reported their concerns to Homeland Security Investigations."
"If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday, when it ruled on Torrey Dale Grady v. North Carolina, before sending the case back to that state’s high court. The Court’s short but unanimous opinions helps make sense of how the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure, interacts with the expanding technological powers of the U.S. government. “It doesn’t matter what the context is, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a car or a person. Putting that tracking device on a car or a person is a search,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF)."
"Automatic license plate readers certainly have legitimate uses for law enforcement. For instance, they can be used to spot stolen cars or vehicles associated with gangs, terrorists, kidnappers and other dangerous criminals. It's unlikely that the Department of Homeland Security had tax collection in mind when it shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to help these towns purchase these scanners for local law enforcement. While the city has every right to pursue delinquent taxes, it has no business re-purposing federally-purchased law enforcement technology to do so. Citizens concerned about ALPR databases housing millions of non-hit records have always been assured that this technology will be used to fight the baddest of the bad: drug dealers, terrorists, auto thieves, kidnappers, etc. But now it's being used to collect back taxes -- hardly the sort of thing Homeland Security funds should be used for."
"Let’s face it. Gardening can be challenging, especially if you don’t have good soil or live in an area that doesn’t get much water. Could keyhole gardening be your survival garden solution? “Backwoods Home Magazine” for March/April, 2015 (Issue #152), includes an article describing one gardener’s experience with keyhole gardening. Consider it a mini primer."
"This article has been generously contributed by Bolo and brings up another interesting subject. What if you were forced to flee and needed to avoid detection at all costs? Would you know how to prevent a professional tracker from finding you and possibly your family or survival group? This is the first in a multi-part series on how to cover your tracks and escape detection when you are forced to move on foot. If your life is on the line, some of these skills could be a huge advantage in the right scenario."
"I didn’t get my first cavity until I was 27 years old. Honest. My teeth were in absolute perfect condition for almost 3 decades. I didn’t even need to wear braces. Survival dental health wasn’t even on my radar. So, I took dental health for granted. I forgot to floss, at times drank too much soda, and sure enough, moving into my 30’s, cavities began popping up here and there and my dentist warned me about tooth decay and gum disease and their affect on my overall health. Those same warnings are given to millions of people every year by earnest dentists and dental hygienists, but not everyone heeds them. In a worst case scenario, visits to the dentist may become a luxury no longer available, or at least, not available to the majority of people. Even now there are millions of families who can no longer afford teeth cleanings, braces, and other expensive forms of dental care. It makes sense, then, to learn as many alternative ways as possible to take good care of your teeth and gums and begin stocking up on the supplies you’ll need. In no way does this advice replace visits to the dentist. Please don’t use it as an excuse to avoid unpleasant dental work! Rather, I want to give you some ideas for taking extra good care of your teeth and gums in a worst case scenario and give you a list of supplies so you can begin stocking up for your own SHTF Dental Plan!"
"I was doing a little thinking today about fuel storage. I store gasoline. Lots of it. Several commitments must be made when deciding to store gas, among those are a commitment to rotate religiously over the course of 6 months,without fail, and refill just as religiously. With newer ethanol blended fuels, long-term storage now has a twist. Over the course of just a couple of months, Ethanol evaporates out of the gasoline and with that evaporation, it attracts moisture, leaving you with fuel that is several octane points lower than when you bought it and now it could very likely contain water. One way to combat that is to buy the highest octane level available and add fuel stabilizer, another is to seek out those few stations that still sell fuel that does not contain ethanol. To find that gas, click on this link and then click on your state or province. http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp"