"It’s official, President Obama attempts to steal $10 billion dollars from U.S. Veterans needing assistance to give it to the VA administrators “discretionary fund” in a wild attempt to veto a veto-proof bill."
"Have we given up?"
"Last Wednesday, Tennessee legislators filed bills to directly take on NSA spying by withholding vital state resources and material support from any federal agency engaged in warrantless surveillance."
"In the dusk light around 6 p.m. in northwest London, a young girl walks on her way home. She’s being followed. But the man tailing her is about to learn a violent lesson. A 12-year-old girl in the U.K. fought off an assailant using skills she learned in a Krav Maga class, the Hampstead Highgate Express reported."
(Sgt Trainer: Having taken this training for two years, I can attest that it is good, and relevant, training for people of all ages. They normally have a separate class for kids, but my class had adults of all ages, including seniors.)
"If you’ve been wondering what all that coffee is doing to you, cheer up. A recent review of data completed at Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky focused on the cardiovascular, genetic, antioxidant and caffeine effects of coffee and found that drinking the brew reduces the risk of mortality right across the board. They also documented that coffee:"
"Cops in Big Sky Country aren't happy about it, but Montana lawmakers look ready to ban the use of license plate cameras by government agencies to track motorists' movements. The legislative move comes after a stream of revelations of local, state, and federal tracking and databasing of Americans' movements by car, without cause or warrant."
"In this video by Joe Alton, MD, medical preparedness writer and co-author of “The Survival Medicine Handbook”, he discusses a common past and, in uncertain times, possibly future off-grid epidemic that has reached pandemic status 7 times since the 1800s: Cholera. Learn about this disease and how you can identify, prevent, and treat it to keep your family healthy in times of trouble."
"Inflammation and congestion of the sinuses – known collectively as a sinus infection – can have a wide variety of causes including indoor and outdoor airborne allergens, as well as dietary irritants like dairy, gluten, and artificial additives. Western medicine treats sinus infections with antibiotics, steroids, anti-inflammatory medication, and in some cases, surgery. Most of these methods have high potential to be more harmful than not. Here we offer a three-step process, comprising 14 powerful natural remedies, to cure a sinus infection naturally, often with items already present in your home."
"I’ll warn you right up front, odds are there will be something in this post that will irritate, perhaps even anger, you. Well, so be it. See, here’s the thing. I’m tired of listening to the same old complaints over and over. I understand that preppers are human beings just like everyone else and, that being the case, complaining about this, that, or the other thing is sort of hardwired into their DNA. But, I hear these complaints so frequently, I’ve decided to just answer them all at once in a single blog post. That way, I can just send out a link to the post rather than typing out the same response over and over."
"Doom and gloom seems to be a theme touted and bandied about by many “survival” gurus”. It is a scare tactic by many who seem to think they are on to something new."
"Hawthorn, a small, thorny shrub or tree in the rose family, is a valuable herb to have around the homestead or in the herbal supplies pantry. Hawthorn health benefits have been known for many, many years. Several different types of hawthorn can be used interchangeably, but the most common varieties of the Crataegus spp. in use are C. monogyna, C. oxycantha, and C. laevigata. Hawthorn is a very versatile herb. In addition to the fresh berries’ use as a food source, the dried berries, leaves, and flowers find a place in the prepared herbalist’s tool box as extracts, teas, and capsules."
"Almost without exception, every successful person will tell you that they had help along the way. Someone coached them, taught them, and guided them along the path toward their success. Business people, spiritual leaders, athletes, and any other area where you find people who have achieved success, you will hear stories of those who helped them get where they’re at."
"Every year, there are cases of people who get lost in the woods. And they don’t always do the right thing. In the video, I share some tips, tricks, and best practice of what to do if you should you find yourself lost or even a little bit geographically confused. The thing you have to remember is STOP. It does mean to physically stop. It’s also an acronym for the things that you should do and think about. That’s Stop, Think, Observe, and Plan."
"Being able to tie a variety of knots may not be something that comes to mind when you are preparing to survive in the wilderness (or in an urban environment after an economic collapse) but knowing a few advanced knots can save your life. Knots are useful for building shelters, constructing traps, securing a fishing line, and climbing steep terrain. If you use the wrong knot for any of these situations, you may have to cut the knot when you can’t untie it, or have it slip out and come undone. Here are five advanced knots that amateurs can master – and they each have unique applications in survival situations."
" Eating yellowfin tuna (ahi) can mean ingesting mercury, the levels of which have been increasing in the species, according to scientists. An analysis of mercury in tuna over the past half century revealed the heavy metal’s levels have increased 3.8% annually, according to researchers Paul Drevnick, Carl Lamborg and Marty Horgan, who published their findings in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The data reflects the increasing level of mercury in ocean fish, reaching the level—0.3 parts per million—the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers unsafe for human consumption because of the neurotoxin’s effect on the brain and nervous system."
"In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated."