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NYC, MRAPs, Humvees, Protests, Hooray!

by suburban December 8, 2014 General
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I had a friend in town this weekend from Florida. Ms. Prepper and I went into NYC last night to go to dinner. While in the cab downtown on the lower east side, as we were driving around the 20th street area, wasn’t I surprised to see an MRAP (https://www.leidos.com/sites/default/files/u14/mrap1.jpg) parked on the uptown side of the street, […]

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The EBT Scare, Panic, and the Lesson

by suburban October 14, 2013 Economy
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Over the weekend you no doubt heard about the EBT outage that bright the system to a halt.  If you don’t know what EBT is, it means “Electronic Benefits Transfer” and is the electronic version of the “Food Stamp Program.”  So, this means that  instead of receiving paper food stamps and paper checks, you are issued […]

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Policy, Law, and the Free Man by Jesse Mathewson

by suburban April 3, 2012 Government
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It has been a personal stance of mine that liberty, not be tied to a piece of paper, government or philosophy that includes the state for over two years now. This is a personal philosophy that will likely see change, evolution of the mind in the future. This journey has not been easy, it has […]

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Endless Fall – Part 5: Hell Comes To Frog Town

by ST November 15, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Note: The following is the fifth installment of a series that represents a first-hand chronicle of a fictional economic collapse in the United States. This series is to be viewed as only one possible scenario.   April 2 – 165 days after Black Swan Day My Dearest Children – Spring has sprung. Unfortunately the warmer […]

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Euro Fails, Europe Fails

by Prepperjim October 28, 2011 Economy
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I read this news story and don’t know what to think. Here is the money quote. “Nobody should take for granted another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. They are not for granted. That’s why I say: If the euro fails, Europe fails,” Merkel said, followed by a long applause from all political […]

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Endless Fall – Part 1: So It Begins

by ST October 18, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Note: The following is the first installment of a series that represents a first-hand chronicle of a fictional economic collapse in the United States. No one can say with any certainty how such an event would unfold or the social impact it would have. This series is to be viewed as only one possible scenario. […]

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Remembering 9/11

by Prepperjim September 10, 2011 Airport Security
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9/11 is definitely a pivotal moment from the last 20 years, especially for the western world. It was a moment when an unanticipated attack took place which claimed the lives of almost 3,000 Americans. What followed thrust our nation into two (or more) wars and challenged our notions of civil liberties and privacy.  Emergency Management […]

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Important Lessons From the S&P Downgrade and Market Reaction.

by ST August 16, 2011 Economy
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Not even a week after the S&P downgrade of American government debt, and the financial market reaction to it, and a very clear set of lessons for preppers is emerging clearly. As the scenario unfolds more analysis can be applied and more conclusions drawn. But right now there are a few lessons that are glaring […]

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The Debt Ceiling, The Day After, The Day Of…

by suburban August 3, 2011 Economy
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It’s 7:42 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011.  Working from home today, and into my coffee by 3/4 of a cup.  Today is the day our government votes on the debt ceiling.  I have not had much time to research the way I would ultimately like to, however, here is my prediction based on some […]

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