smart meter fires

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  A woman’s death in Nevada has sparked renewed concerns about the safety and security of smart meters. The controversial electric meters have reportedly been linked to a series of structure fires in two communities in Nevada. Fire officials in the town have requested the Nevada Public Utilities Commission launch an investigation into the blazes…. Read more »


propaganda

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When you turn on the news, pick up the newspaper or see information on your favorite news website, do you feel like everyday the world it swirling faster and faster around the toilet bowl? I know I do. Everyone seems to be very rigid in their beliefs and wants a solution fitting their needs right… Read more »


sun beaming down

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Where were you on July 24, 2014? It was a summer Tuesday. Maybe you were at work, or enjoying the beach, or just at home, engaged in your regular routine. Chances are, though, that you were blissfully unaware that a solar flare just nearly missed the Earth. Had circumstances been just a bit different; if… Read more »


old flag

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To all those who are actively serving or have served our country, we thank you. The sacrifices you and your family have made, and continue to make can never be repaid. All we can do is to fully embrace and enjoy the freedoms you have ensured for us, and to be aware and appreciate these… Read more »


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Okay, so maybe that title is a bit misleading. Toilet paper is not currently disappearing from stores, but there is a crisis you should know about. Toilet paper is quickly disappearing right off the toilet paper holder in your bathroom. As I noted in this space three years ago, toilet paper manufacturers have gotten creative… Read more »


cyber terrorism

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  The power grid may finally be getting the attention the vital and extremely fragile piece of infrastructure deserves. There have been no less than three attempts to destroy all of portions of the nation’s energy system in the past year. If the power grid fails due to a sniper attack, EMP, solar flare, or… Read more »


Inflation

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Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the establishment wants to convince you that higher prices will help the economy. My Sunday paper’s business section featured an Associated Press article by Christopher S. Rugaber with this headline: “What World Needs: Higher Prices? Banks Hoping Inflation Rises.” * Well duh. Of course the big bankers… Read more »


Money

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We talk a lot on this blog about storing food and water, and having a source of power and communication, etc. for when there is a natural disaster. These are all important, especially when the winter weather is severe and some people are stranded in their home without power. But there’s a different type of… Read more »


US debt

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  The dollar is on the verge of failing, according to at last one notable fiscal expert. If such a financial disaster did occur, the United States would be faced with the same scenario as pre-WWII Germany. It could realistically take a wheel barrow full of cash to purchase even minimal groceries. Economic collapse could… Read more »


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I’m guessing people in parts of the country currently digging themselves out from record snowstorms may have trouble sympathizing with those of us here in Northern California complaining of the unseasonably dry, warm winter we’re going through. Last Thursday here in Sacramento we broke the record, last set in 1884, of continuous number of days… Read more »