"One of the most publicized nutrients in the media is the stilbene known as resveratrol. This organic compound has been found to cut down cardiovascular disease, prevent certain cancers, help slow aging, and possibly aid in weight control. It can even improve spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and may be one reason why people belonging to wine loving cultures are often so healthy. However, scepticism abounds with many naysayers claiming that there is not enough evidence and that any purported benefits are just an excuse for red wine fans. Despite the aforementioned scepticism, new research has uncovered at least one mechanism behind resveratrol’s medicinal properties. As it mimics the amino acid tyrosine, the enzyme TyrRS is activated when bound to resveratrol, which “tricks” the enzyme into moving them to the cell nucleus, where it can then protect DNA from damage. This enables resveratrol to enact much of its anticancer and antiaging effects."
"Houston doctor, Stanislaw Burzynski has won yet another huge victory against the medical establishment. But, instead of the win being reported from every television and radio in the United States, it barely squeaked into existence. Why? Because Dr. Burzynski can cure cancer without the traditional western medical treatments and this doesn’t make Western medicine supporters happy. Antineoplastons, combined with the remarkable new gene-targeted therapy, threaten to destroy the economy created on the traditional treatment of Cancer and the care of Cancer patients in Western Medicine."
"A bill that would prohibit state and local officials from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program or other federal grants, was amended into a study committee by the New Hampshire state House. The vote was 204-134. OffNow originally reported that the bill passed the House, but the following day, an update to the New Hampshire legislature website indicated the bill was amended before passage. As amended the bill would create a study committee to further investigate the issue of police militarization further. The legislation would have no immediate effect on police militarization in New Hampshire, but would keep the door open for the state to take further action at a later date pending the study committee’s findings."
"Water is the single most crucial commodity necessary for human survival. A person can live for weeks without food, but without water it’s a matter of a few days. It’s difficult to stockpile enough water to last for any extended length of time, and it’s even more difficult to carry enough water to last more than a few days if you’re on the move, especially on foot. Accordingly, any realistic plans and preparations for a SHTF scenario must include methods for purifying water. There are many tools and techniques for doing so, but with some basic knowledge you can also find or produce drinkable water even if you don’t have purification equipment handy. A recent article posted on the American Preppers Network website titled “Water Purification for Preppers” details six basic methods of water purification. If you don’t already know something about the different techniques for obtaining potable water, the piece is an absolute must-read. Although the article goes into deeper (and very useful) detail, here is a list and basic description of all six techniques:"
"Nearly 180 patients at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center may have been exposed to a drug-resistant bacteria that’s already been linked to two deaths at the Los Angeles Hospital, health officials said. A spokeswoman for the UCLA Health Systems, Roxanne Yamaguchi, said Wednesday seven patients who were treated at the hospital were infected by carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). She said the deadly superbug was a contributing factor in the death of two of those patients. The patients were likely exposed to CRE through contaminated medical scopes between October and January. The scopes were used for endoscopic procedures down the throats of cancer and gallstone patients. The hospital discovered the outbreak in late January while running tests on a patient. It began to notify the other potentially infected patients this week. Once CRE spreads to the bloodstream, it kills 40 percent to 50 percent of the time."
"Pistol gripping technique for better recoil management and stability."
"Lately I’ve been spending a great deal of time working on ways to generate my own electricity. It isn’t a necessity for me yet, but someday being electrically self-sufficient could really come in handy. My interest started a while back when I stumbled upon a how-to article on building wind generators from treadmill motors and PVC pipe. It sounded easy enough, so I decided to try and design my own. This particular design can be built for $100-$150 if you are thrifty and can regularly generate 50-250 watts (considerably cheaper than a solar panel of similar power output). Here’s how I built it for those of you who are interested. Additionally, please check out my new frequently asked questions page for more information not discussed in detail here."
"One of the most common reasons that people give for not prepping is the cost involved. People seem to have this mental image of a bedroom or basement dedicated to being filled to the rafters with cans of Chef-Boy-Ardee. They imagine someone going out and spending $5000 at a time for a year’s worth of food, or perhaps an 18-wheeler backing up into their driveway and unloading the contents with a forklift. It’s time to learn a whole new way to shop. Thrift is of the utmost importance if you want to be able to afford to build your pantry quickly. The fact is, a pantry is a work in progress, and a whole new type of personal economy. You can save a fortune on your food budget by shopping carefully and in quantity."
"It turns out that Jennifer Hibben-White, who posted a viral Facebook post worried that her newborn baby may have contracted the measles do to the “anti- vaxxers” has large ties to big pharma. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth exposes the links that prove that this was nothing more than a marketing campaign designed to counter the work of the so called “anti-vaxxers”. It’s also interesting that Facebook allows certain hate-filled rants to go viral while mere skepticism seems to be squashed."
"Everyone wants to get more than they paid for. Who doesn't like a bargain? Unfortunately, recent testing of 164 dollar store products found that the little extras they're offering are toxic chemicals like toxic metals, pthlates, BPAs, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. Healthystuff, an organization that researches toxic chemicals in everyday products, teamed with the Campaign for Healthier Solutions to release this report, which found over 81% of the products tested from retailers like Dollar Tree and Dollar General had a troubling level of at least one hazardous chemical."
"New York State has long been notorious for heavily restricting and banning weapons. Critics have suggested that the bans that started with firearms could end up banning anything and everything the State decided citizens should not be trusted with. Meanwhile, New York has seen some of the most militaristically-armed police forces in the nation. Now, the state has said that the sale of machetes should be outlawed. Gun rights proponents have said from the beginning that if guns are outlawed, criminals will use whatever other weapons they can get their hands on. But now, after several recent attacks, State Senator Tony Avella said he plans to introduce a bill to ban the possession of long, fixed blades in New York, including the ever-scary, and Hollywood-demonized machete. “The fact that anyone can easily purchase this potentially lethal tool is just crazy,” the senator said. The state has long since banned knives such as switchblades and gravity knives, which have nevertheless been normal sights among criminal circles in bigger New York cities. But now, machetes and even butcher knives would be banned."
"Going off into the woods and thinking surviving may be as easy as a walk in the park is not a realistic way of surviving for any length of time as a Bushman. Unfortunately many wilderness enthusiast think that’s all it takes and that sheer muscle is all anyone really needs to survive. This is so far from the truth! One too many wilderness survivalist have become lost, attacked by animals and even died in their quest to survive as a bushman. Let’s face it heading into the wilderness is tough business and while having a healthy body is essential so is being mentally prepared for the challenges ahead. There are no phones, no clear paths and no refrigerators to open. You need to be prepared in all aspects."
"You may already know that junk food is bad for your health, but you may not realize how bad it can be. A new study from the School of Medical Sciences at Australia’s University of New South Wales points to profound brain changes that junk food causes, making a junk food habit “more deadly than war, famine, and genocide”. Say what? Yep, the food war is real, and though the UNSW study was conducted on rats, the brain changes observed matter to us humans. As mammals we share similar brain functioning in the orbitofrontal cortex, the part of our gray matter responsible for sensing and evaluating the pleasurable aspects of food. Makers of junk food know it is highly addictive, but the UNSW study proves unequivocally that junk food alters behavior by causing near-permanent changes in the brain’s reward circuiting, an alteration that can trigger obesity. The study abstract concluded:"
"New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has ordered GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart to immediately stop selling certain herbal supplements. The products include up to seven varieties — ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort, ginseng, garlic, echinacea, saw palmetto, and valerian root – that reportedly were mislabeled or contained adulterated content. While the products have already been pulled from shelves amidst what the Attorney General’s (AG) office called an “outrageous degree of adulteration,” there is a problem. The test used to deem the herbal products adulterated is considered inadequate and unproven by experts, such that the results cannot be considered valid. I’m all for transparency and truth in labeling, but these supplements have been wrongfully targeted in what appears to be a carefully orchestrated attack or a horribly incompetent attempt to protect consumers. This goes far beyond just damaging the reputation of businesses and products, class-action lawsuits are already underway, which could leave the NY Attorney General in a very vulnerable position with a lot of explaining to do."
"Any diet regimen or exercise routine worth its salt will highlight the copious amount of toxins your body will release in the process. If you don’t burn them off, you’ll sweat them out. Failing that, the toxins will continue to float mysteriously inside your bloodstream, doing who knows what to your organs and bodily functions. All that language is really vague, of course. Without any context, toxins just sound bad — because in most cases they are. But the toxins that science is used to dealing with are ones that enter your body, not leave them. These are things like snake venom, varieties of poison, and other disease-causing agents that derive from plants and animals. The toxins your favorite celebrity health expert is talking about seem to come from food, but what exactly makes something a toxin, and why that matters for your overall health, has remained as elusive as ever."
"When I was a kid, I would roam the streets all day without a care in the world. In fact, most of us can probably remember running out the door as soon as the sun came up, and not returning home until the sun went down. These days, kids face a whole host of challenges that were unheard of when we were young; and most parents have no idea what these challenges actually are. Kids as young as elementary students are being exposed to things we never dreamed of, things like designer drugs, threats from internet predators, brutal gang violence, and even school shootings. Growing up in today’s world is not like the world we grew up in, and parenting a child these days means having to learn a whole set of skills in order to keep them safe."
"My guess is none of you experienced a long time hunger. But probably most of you are familiar with the feeling of skipping 2 or 3 meals. Not a very pleasant one. During that time did you experience fatigue or dizziness? These are the first general symptoms of malnutrition. An average man cannot survive without food for more than 8 weeks. A famine may last for years like the Tempo Famine in Japan (4 years). Not many of us have such large stockpiles. And it’s not even enough to stockpile food in order to properly prepare since you may develop malnutrition if you lack a single vitamin in your diet."
"In the Navy, I had to take a firefighting class. One of the things we were told is that a fire needs three things; oxygen, heat and combustible material. Take one away and you put out the fire. Similarly, an attacker needs three things to attack you. They are; sight, wind and mobility. Sight to see you and by wind I mean breath. Cut off someone’s ability to take a breath and the fight flees from them quickly. If they are immobilized, you can easily escape."
"Evacuations happen every year around the country for various reasons. From weather related emergencies to chemical spills to wild fire, you may be asked to evacuate your home with very little notice. Or you could decide to leave (or “bug out”) on your own if you feel things are going bad and you’d be safer somewhere else. Long before you evacuate it’s a good idea to decide where you’re going and determine the best possible routes to take to get there. And then take the time to drive those routes (or walk them, if your plan is to walk out of your area). Why travel the routes beforehand? So you know what you’re up against when you need to travel it in an emergency. Here are six things to scout as you travel your evacuation route."
"Here in the United States, junk silver coins are basically any coin (except pennies and nickels) minted in 1964 or earlier. Given that half-dollars and other larger coins are somewhat rare in most of our daily lives, we’re basically talking about dimes and quarters. If a coin is categorized as junk silver, it does not have any numismatic value to collectors. The value in junk silver is the silver itself, not the coin’s appearance. The only silver nickels in recent history are the “wartime” ones produced in 1942-1945. Even then, they only contain about 30% silver, whereas most junk silver coins contain 90% silver."
"US citizens and other non-EU nationals who enter Europe will be asked to have their faces image-captured and fingerprints scanned upon arrival at a half-dozen major airports. The biometric dragnet is part of a pilot test of the EU’s so-called ‘smart borders’ package. Passengers can refuse to give the data for now but there are plans to eventually make it obligatory. A draft internal EU document dated Wednesday (18 February) and seen by this website says the “proof of concept” is set to start in March and will run until September this year. “Should traveller participation be lower than expected, there would be a high risk that the results of the tests would be biased or would not reflect reality,” notes the multi-million euro project. Although the launch date is set in a matter of weeks, the document is still in the draft stage and so test places may change. However, the document lists Arlanda (Sweden), Charles de Gaulle (France), Frankfurt (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal), Madrid (Spain), and Schiphol (Netherlands) as participating airports. Frankfurt and Schiphol will ask between four to ten fingerprint sets. Madrid will ask for four and Charles de Gaulle eight. Arlanda, Charles de Gaulle, and Madrid airports are also set to start requesting facial image-captures from disembarking passengers. The airport in Lisbon is ticked to perform iris pattern scans but the paper notes that “iris pattern of volunteering TCNs [third country nationals] should be captured live, at the same time as the facial image.” The biometric screening extends to road, train, and sea routes as well and includes iris pattern scans in some areas."
"When we look at all these examples, it’s easy to see that across the span of the past century, much of “civilized” mankind (those living in well developed urban centers) have evolved into a higher level of “responsibility disability.” They’ve learned NOT to take care of themselves by increasing their dependence of either government or commercially provided services. This creates within them a disability to care for themselves. Make no mistake, our current government is encouraging this disability as much as it can as widely as possible. If you think I’m wrong, take a look at the growth in the number of people who have gone on welfare (taking food stamps) in the past four years. Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) the government has increased the number of people who receive medical services across the spectrum (not just emergency care) without being responsible for payment. Taking just those two systems together you can see where the government is encouraging citizens to be dependent for both food and medical care."
"I can’t begin to tell you how many sergeants I heard that from when I was in the Army. When I worked for a uniformed private security company I heard it a few more times (that’s an understatement). When I worked security at a large theme park I heard this from virtually every service manager from the landscaping guy to the head lifeguard. Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. It was their mantra at the park. As an “average every day citizen” though, what do you need to plan for? We don’t usually realize it because we do it so often, but you plan things every day – often days, weeks or months in advance. For instance…"
"“I have two trauma kits,” my friend told me. “One for making trauma and one for treating it.” The “making trauma” kit was his Glock Model 19 9mm handgun. The “treating trauma” kit was a package he put together himself, having actually cut and stitched the pouch he used out of an old canvas bag he had. He filled it with gauze, a tourniquet, a couple pressure bandages and some QuikClot. While that’s not what many combat veterans and/or medics would consider a complete trauma kit, it was what he deemed necessary to treat bullet wounds to his extremities. The point he was very clear on was that it was as necessary and important to be able to treat wounds as it was to create them – possibly even more so.
In today’s world of on-going gun control versus gun rights debate, few people look past the debate (which, in my mind, will never end but will never erase our 2nd Amendment rights either) to two things: other weapons and the constant need to treat injuries. As much as the mainstream media sensationalizes the gun control debate, often demonizing pro-gun supporters, it’s not nearly as sensational to report on citizens who help each other. How many of you reading this remember seeing in the news, after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, how two SWAT Medics saved several lives by providing immediate emergency medical treatment to the wounded? Yeah, I don’t remember seeing it reported much either. The mainstream media was too busy reporting on the fiction about police officers who didn’t make entry fast enough or blaming the police for taking too long to get there (both totally false by the way)."