"Sometimes the response to high technology is low technology. If you do some research you’ll find out the setting up an FM station through legal channels is extremely expensive, heavily regulated, and quite arbitrary in rules and actual practice. In other words you have to grease a lot of palm’s to get anything done, and then they can still shut you down at anytime they want. What other options are available? The answer is “pirate radio.” An effective pirate radio station appears relatively easy to setup, and can be effectively done as little as a few hundred dollars, with a transmission radius of a few miles. For a few thousand dollars, you can put one together that will have the transmission radius of 10-15 miles, depending on things like transmitter power, antenna length, height above the ground, and so on."
"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden made headlines last year when he proclaimed that the United States would “soon be in a post-antibiotic era,” meaning we’d be plagued by everyday infections that our drugs could no longer handle. It appears that age is already on our doorstep. Newborns in India are now dying at alarming rates from infections that were once curable, The New York Times reported on Thursday. The same deadly “superbugs” are spreading around the globe and have already come to the United States, fueled in part by our country’s overuse of antibiotics on farms and in hospitals. The problem isn’t just the bacteria — it’s the fact that the drugs we once relied on to kill them no longer work."
"The U.S. economy, despite rosy characterizations by President Obama recently, is still abysmal for far too many Americans who are still struggling to make ends meet, put food on the table and remain in their homes — a condition that will only worsen with the president’s recent executive amnesty, “legalizing” millions of illegal aliens. Some of the country’s historically poor states — many of them in the South — have been especially hard-hit, as a recent report from Kentucky points out. Local station WKYT in Lexington says that not only has hunger remained a “huge issue” in the state — one food pantry says one-in-seven Kentuckians are receiving food assistance from any number of charities — but it is even a problem on the state’s college campuses."
"The ammo that took the internet by storm several months ago, G2R RIP, is facing a limited recall. It would appear that there are compatibility problems with the company’s .45ACP ammunition with Glock handguns. G2R says they have revised the design and anyone who has unused .45ACP ammo is instructed to email the company for instructions to return the ammo for a free replacement."
"In a released statement, Remington insisted they were not recalling the rifle, but were going to replace the trigger for anyone who wants it replaced. Remington admits no fault in the settlement. It looks like Remington has finally acknowledged the 800lb gorilla in the room and agreed to replace every Remington 700 trigger ever made due to a recent settlement from a lawsuit. The company is expected to issue a statement shortly which will likely set off one of the largest “part replacement programs” in gun industry history."
"The 5th Amendment protects the innocent more than the guilty. Because of the SCOTUS ruling in Salinas v. Texas, you are now expected to know that you have a right against self-incrimination, and unless you specifically and clearly invoke this right, anything you say or do not say, including your mannerisms at the time you stop talking, can be used against you. You actually have to say, “I do not answer questions.” Don’t concern yourself with what kind of interrogation you’re in. Don’t worry about whether Salinas applies in your particular situation. Just invoke your 5th Amendment right immediately, verbally, and clearly."
"A paper published Friday in Reviews on Environmental Health may give credence to her personal suspicions. The paper suggests that even tiny doses of benzene, toluene and other chemicals released during the various phases of oil and natural gas production, including fracking, could pose serious health risks -- especially to developing fetuses, babies and young children."
"Something big is about to happen. So many say that they can feel it in their bones. A migration to underground hideouts began two years ago in earnest for members of the alphabet soup agency retirees. I knew one of these “refugees” personally and he pointed to 2015 as the time when he anticipated that all hell was going to break loose. I wrote an article about the defection of my FEMA contact, his family and like-minded individuals from FEMA and DHS, almost two years ago. Pastor Lindsay Williams recently sent me an email regarding a survival tip for the difficult times ahead. Pastor Williams has been a guest on my show several times and I sent him back an email asking when he would like to come back on my show. He responded that he has stopped doing interviews. His message indicated it is almost time to stop talking and to start preparing for some very dark days. How do I know? Some of my very best contacts have told me that it is time to stop warning the people, because it is now time to start hiding from the wrong people. My initial reaction is to not believe them, but there are too many well-placed sources to not take seriously."
"A 68-year-old disabled man said he scared off two men in ski masks trying to break into his home. Given that Joseph Sapienza needs a walker to get around, how do you imagine he pulled that off?"
"A new study reveals just how profoundly mislead we are about Bisphenol A and its analogs: they are at least 100x more toxic than we previously imagined. An alarming new study establishes that the commonly used chemical bisphenol A used in tens of thousands of consumer products, and its lesser known but increasingly prevalent analogs, bisphenol S and F, are several orders of magnitude more disruptive to the endocrine systems of the developing male human fetus than previous toxicological risk assessments were capable of determining. The new study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility and titled, "A new chapter in the bisphenol A story: bisphenol S and bisphenol F are not safe alternatives to this compound."
"Sixteen people, fourteen passengers and two crew members, simultaneously began vomiting on a U.S. Airways plane from Israel to Philadelphia on Friday, forcing the pilot to make an emergency stop in Rome. Various news reports identified a foul odor in the cabin, which caused the domino effect of illness."
"In their quest to expand background checks for gun owners nationwide, gun-control advocates have resorted to targeting the mentally ill in states. Each year, dozens of states track mentally ill citizens and report them to a federal database of criminals who are prohibited from buying guns. Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, a national gun-control group that seeks universal background checks, keeps a running tally of those states, hoping to shame ones that don’t snitch on citizens receiving treatment for mental illness."
"On Friday gold fell back in the immediate aftermath of the strong US payrolls report, which boosted the appetite for equities and the dollar. Prior to the jobs report, the price of gold had stabilized around $1200 per troy ounce following Monday’s sharp recovery. It was thus holding above the high of not just last week but the last month, too. In other words, precious metals traders had completely gotten over the disappointment from the “No” vote in Switzerland’s “Save Our Swiss Gold” proposal. Gold has more than recovered from that disappointment and even the stronger jobs report has so far not caused a major reaction, at least relative to Monday’s price swing. Indeed, at the time of this writing gold was still displaying a large bullish outside candle on the weekly chart, as evidenced by the first chart below. Should the weekly candle also close this way then it would suggest further gains could follow next week."
"The human kidney has a tendency, in some people, to develop an accumulation of crystals. These crystals form masses known as “kidney stones”. Some are large and some are as small as grains of sand, but any size can cause pain (sometimes excruciating). Kidney stones are most commonly seen in those persons who fail to keep themselves well hydrated. Even small stones can lead to significant pain (known as “renal colic”), and the larger ones can cause blockages that can disrupt the function of the organ. Once you have had a kidney stone, it is likely you will get them again at one point or another. Kidney stones are usually NOT associated with infections. Once formed in the kidney, stones usually do not cause symptoms until they begin to move down the tubes which connect the kidneys to the bladder (the “ureters”). When this happens, the stones can block the flow of urine. This causes swelling of the kidney affected as well as significant pain. Kidney stones as small as grains of sand may reach the bladder without incident and then cause pain as they attempt to pass through the tube that goes from the bladder to the outside (the “urethra”)."
"If you have been to the grocery store lately you will have noticed that prices for everything are still rising will no end in sight. According to the latest numbers released by the feds, last month’s payroll numbers did rise but I can tell you it didn’t around my place. The prices we all pay for the necessities are continuing to rise and there is no hope in sight. The recession is still continuing for most of us, but the recovery is progressing at a snail’s pace. There are still segments of the US population at are still maintaining a 20% or higher unemployment rate. The job creation rate is rising for some specialized skills and for lower paying jobs. Does this information concern you? It should. There should be many questions going through your head right now. One of the many questions you should be asking yourself is how are you going to continue to put quality food on your table and ensure that your family is fed. There are several different things you can do to help your situation and in the long run possibly bring in some extra cash in the long run. There are also some other benefits, but we’ll go into those later. Backyard livestock is one answer is one answer to this dilemma. There are several animals that can provide your family with the needed nutrition and give your wallet a much needed break."
"For only $5-10, you can buy (or make) wax bars that waterproof (weatherproof if you want to be real technical) all your clothing or fabric gear. In Europe, many clothing companies like Fjallraven use wax to waterproof their fabric. Fjallraven’s product is called Greenland Wax. Watch how well this cheap $5 bar waterproofs my pants."
"I spend 6-7 months per year off the grid. The rest of the time I’m at home in a modern house. Most modern houses become unlivable when external inputs such as electricity and running water stop being piped in. I’ve scratched my head for decades as to why they were designed like this, and I keep coming up with the idea that for several generations we’ve put all of our eggs into the convenience and comfort basket. But stuff breaks and stops working, so instead of being a helpless victim I like to have a backup plan. It would be a lot easier if we could all move to homes that were designed from the start to be self-sufficient, but for most of us that’s not a realistic option. So instead of longing for the well-designed self-reliant homestead, we need to take steps to make where we live now able to support us when the inputs stop. And the inputs do stop."
"The scenario is real and has played-out in many countries in the near past. “This is a mellow version of the possible near future.” It’s been a long day of people going door to door in your neighborhood asking, pleading, and begging for any amount of food. Some of these situations were very intense. Maybe you have some stored and maybe you don’t. Either way, you are waiting it out and expecting that the government is working on a solution of some kind. I wish I could tell you that you have seen the worst of it, but that won’t serve you in the preparedness state of mind you need. You have been hearing gun shots and listen to the reports of looting and violence in the cities around the country, but your neighborhood has been pretty peaceful. That is about to change as night falls."
"Between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014, there have been 4,317 charges of child sexual assault filed against illegal aliens in North Carolina, according to the citizens advocacy group known as NCFIRE. Every month, that group combs through court records, booking logs and police reports. These charges include first-degree rape, child pornography, statutory rape, incest and many others."
"Friday’s payroll jobs report is another government fairy tale or, to avoid polite euphemisms, another packet of lies just like the House of Representatives Resolution against Russia and every other statement that comes out of Washington. Washington is averse to truth. Washington can only lie. First let’s pretend that the 321,000 new jobs that the government claims the economy created in November are true, and let’s see where these jobs are."
"As she was handing out pajamas, Genevieve noticed one little girl would not take a pair. She then asked the child, “Why don’t you want your pajamas?” Piturro said the little girl whispered, “What are pajamas?” That moment was a flashpoint that spurred on Piturro to start her Pajama Program — a non-profit group that collects pajamas and books and delivers them to children all over the country. To date more than three million children all across the country have been recipients. But the job is far from over. According to recent statistics, 1.6 million children are homeless and go sleep in a shelter or group home every single night. Many of these “children in transition” are waiting to be adopted or placed in foster homes. And most of them exist with just the clothes on their backs and little else."
Photo credit: PajamaProgram.org