"Unlike Pepsi Co, which recently got let loose from a class action lawsuit concerning a carcinogen used in soda, a class action lawsuit against the maker of Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt, and Pillsbury cinnamon rolls was just certified by a federal judge. Minneapolis residents claim that General Mills polluted their air and water with more than 15,000 gallons of carcinogenic solvents that have seeped into homes. General Mills (GM) makes hundreds of foods that most Americans are used to eating on a daily basis, but the company obviously has little concern for the health of the mouths they make millions from. Plaintiffs in the class action suit claim that GM released trichloroethylene – a chemical used to extract vegetable oils from plant materials – into the area around its former facility in Minneapolis. The company disposed approximately 15,000 gallons of chemical solvents into the air and water supply."
"First, a quick reminder of what a Faraday cage is, and how it works to protect electronic devices/components. A Faraday cage or sometimes called a Faraday shield is an enclosure that is formed from conductive materials. The material can also be mesh as long as it is conductive material. The material blocks external static and non-static electric fields. It does so by channeling electricity along and around, but not through the enclosure. The conductive material provides constant voltage on all sides of the enclosure. Faraday cages are named after Michael Faraday an English scientist who invented the cage in 1836. The cages can be as big or as small as you want, but as you begin building one, you may discover other items that need to go inside, so build one big enough from the onset to accommodate items that you may have overlooked. You can of course, build multiple cages so they are mobile and can be utilized in more than one location."
"The AK family of assault rifles is arguably the most widespread firearm in the world. However, due to its simplicity and reliability, it is also the most replicated firearm in the world. Here are some of the worst attempts to replicate its success."
"One of my favorite things about Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Community (IPB/IPC) is learning more about where I live. Many people point out that now is the time to collect information, when information is so freely available. We don’t yet know what Net Neutrality will do to the internet (although we have some good ideas), we don’t know that the sources of information we take for granted will be allowed to continue in their current forms, and we don’t know how a collapse-style event, even just a regional one, will affect the rest of us and our ability to collect relevant and timely intelligence information. We as Intelligence Analysts are called to be subject matter experts. In short, we should want Information Dominance. In all my classes, I teach that information is a conflict currency. In conflict, the more we know, the wealthier and better off we are. We don’t want to live in poverty; while most Americans are dependent on the state-sponsored socialist message (information welfare) about on-going conflict (post-SHTF), we want to be the information capitalists. That includes the accumulation of as much intelligence information as possible right now. Don’t be on information welfare when the SHTF events/conditions arrive."
"Quite obviously, the United Nations is not our friend. Their disdain for family values, the Christian religion and the manipulation, brainwashing and thought control of our youth makes the UN one of the most despicable organizations on the planet. As Agenda 21 policies increasingly are implemented across our country, our young people are increasingly being propagandized to accept the mandates of the New World Order."
"Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared. FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed the hidden camera and recorder is owned and operated by the United State Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service. The recording device appeared to be tripped by any vehicle leaving the property on Johnson Road, but the lens was not positioned to capture images of the front door, employee entrance, or loading dock areas of the post office."
"Retail sales have fallen three months in a row. The last time this happened was at the beginning of the 2008 financial collapse. Do retail sales fall three months in a row when the economy is booming, or does it do that when we are in a recession? And these haven’t been miniscule drops: December -0.9%, January -0.8%, February -0.6%. If we dig into the numbers we can assess the truth of our current situation:"
"It’s no secret that the Obama administration is full of stealthy, Islamosympathizing progressives, but one recent photo has gone far beyond supporting the Muslim community, promoting treasonous propaganda. In an ironic attempt to advocate for “free speech,” the U.S. State Department tweeted a photo of Muslim women in burqas at a table promoting Islamic Sharia Law, TheBlaze reports. A banner along the table reads, “Sharia law or man made law. Which is better for mankind?” The State Department’s senseless caption reads, “In open societies, all faiths enjoy freedom of speech; under ISIS rule, no such thing as freedom of expression.”
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"News reports indicate that Venezuela is starting to install fingerprint scanners in supermarkets as a way of preventing ‘food hoarding’. Venezuela is experiencing widespread shortages of most foodstuffs including the most basic such as bread, flour and grains as well as an acute shortage of medicines. Unable to buy imported food due to a plummeting currency and falling oil prices resulting in a lack of revenue, Venezuelans are becoming increasingly desperate. President Maduro has accused Colombian food smugglers of buying up massive amounts of staples to sell back to people at vastly marked up prices. The scanners that are being installed in stores are to prevent people buying more than their allotted quota as the implementation of rationing begins."
"The next Great Depression is already happening – it just hasn’t reached the United States yet. Things in Europe just continue to get worse and worse, and yet most people in the United States still don’t get it. All the time I have people ask me when the “economic collapse” is going to happen. Well, for ages I have been warning that the next major wave of the ongoing economic collapse would begin in Europe, and that is exactly what is happening."
"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms approved the use of powdered alcohol that can be mixed into drinks to create a refreshing adult beverage. “The product, called Palcohol, had received the green light from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error.” An ATF spokesman told Associated Press the previous issues with the potion had been resolved. States still have the authority to regulate alcohol sales within their borders. And several states are already working to ban the powder. Colorado lawmakers have advanced legislation to stop its sale. (But marijuana is ok?) The issues some have with the Palcohol is potential abuse by minors. “Concerns have included abuse by minors and whether Palcohol’s light weight would make it easy to sneak alcohol into public events.”
"Aluminum foil (often erroneously referred to as tin foil) is possibly the most versatile item in your kitchen. I could probably list 100 different uses for aluminum foil, but for this post I’m going to focus on uses that might interest preppers and homesteaders. If you don’t have any aluminum foil yet, be sure to get some. I also recommend getting a small roll for your bug out bag. Note: In places where I mention reflecting light or heat, be sure to use the shiny side (yes, one side is shinier than the other). Now on to the list."
"A couple days back we warned that the ATF’s apparent about face on the M855 Ammunition ban was nothing more than a smokescreen; today, the ATF ratcheted up their rhetoric signaling they will be going after more than just the M855 round. Just days after putting a temporary hold on the M855 Ammo ban, B. Todd Jones, the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) told a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting that all types of the 5.56 ammunition used by shooters pose a threat to police as more people buy the AR-15-style pistols. “Any 5.56 round” is “a challenge for officer safety,” he said. Jones asked lawmakers to help in a review of a 1986 bill written to protect police from so-called “cop killer” rounds that largely exempted rifle ammo like the 5.56 because it has been used by target shooters, not criminals."
"Living off the grid often puts us into some fairly remote locations. That can make a routine trip to a drug store a major undertaking if we need something for immediate relief from pain, an illness or injury. It can become particularly problematic if you are living in a region that has been subject to a natural or man-made disaster. For not a lot of money, and with a bit of pre-planning, you can easily stockpile a good assortment of over-the-counter remedies that should handle some of the everyday conditions or emergencies you could encounter, and some significant events as well. (For a list of essential oils to stockpile, click here.)"
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"A bill introduced to the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet. House Bill 2918, introduced by Texas Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) on Tuesday, would make the offense a misdemeanor. Citizens who are armed would not be permitted to record police activity within 100 feet of an officer, according to the Houston Chronicle. Only representatives of radio or TV organizations that hold an FCC license, newspapers and magazines would have the right to record police. The legislator disagreed with people on Twitter who said he's seeking to make all filming of cops illegal. "My bill ... just asks filmers to stand back a little so as not to interfere with law enforcement," Villalba tweeted. The bill would go against precedent set in 2011 by an appeals court, which found that citizens are allowed to record police, according to the ACLU."
"Senator Bob Corker says submitting agreement to Security Council and not Congress would be ‘affront to American people’"