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How To Hot Wire A Car When The SHTF – You’ve Gotta Read This!

Today we’re going to learn an always fun skill that will land you in jail if used improperly. As always, this article is FOR LEGAL PURPOSES ONLY. We don’t promote any illegal activities here.

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This can be used to start your car when you’ve lost your keys, or to get a car going in an emergency situation. And you just never know when this skill will come in handy – especially during a SHTF situation.

These methods are surprisingly simple. They may not work with all cars, particularly new ones that require microchip activation to get started.

The “Hot Wire” Method For Starting A Car

This method requires rewiring the car to bypass the ignition system.

  1. First you need to determine if the steering wheel lock can be disabled. Pull the steering shaft off the back of the steering wheel. Look for a little disk with holes that the lock pops into. If possible, remove the disk.
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove the access cover underneath the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the harness collector to gain access to the ignition wiring.
  4. Find the two red wires. Strip 1/2 inch of insulation off of each end, and then twist the wires together. Make sure the exposed wires do not touch any metal. Make sure these wires stay twisted when driving, as you will lose power if they come loose.
  5. Find the brown wire. Strip 1/2 inch of insulation off of the end.
  6. Touch the end of the brown wire against the twisted ends of the red wires until there is engine ignition.
  7. Once the engine is going, keep the brown and red wires separate, to avoid sparks and draining the battery.

The Screwdriver Method For Starting A Car

This method uses a drill to disable the lock pins, and will destroy the key switch. Once this is done, the key mechanism will be permanently damaged. Any key, screwdriver, or flat piece of metal will be able to start the car from this point on.

  1. Drill into the key hole, about 2/3 up, where the inner flap starts. Drill into it as deep as a key would.
  2. Remove the drill bit, allowing the lock bits to fall into place.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 a few times, until all the bits are in place.
  4. Put a flat head screwdriver into the keyhole, and turn it the way you would a key.

Remember that these methods may cause damage to a car, so use only as a last resort.

Always wear insulated gloves when working with wires.

And again… only for legal purposes!

This article was originally published by Rambo Moe at PreparedForThat.com

Here is a video of how to hot wire a car.

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NYPD Commissioner Strips Detective of Badge and Gun Over Rant on Uber Driver

Once again we have come across an abuse of power by the police and luckily, someone captured it on video for us. Here is an excerpt from a Vice.com article with video included:

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton publicly apologized Wednesday to the Uber driver who was subjected to an expletive-filled and xenophobic roadside rant by an NYPD officer. The incident was caught on a cellphone camera and went viral after it was uploaded to social media this week.

The officer involved, identified as Patrick Cherry, is also a member of the FBI’s top-secret Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) — an elite, multi-agency team headquartered in New York. Bratton told reporters Wednesday that the department has placed Cherry on modified duty and taken him off the task force. The officer was also required to surrender his gun and badge, according to the New York Post.

“I want to extend an apology to the driver of that vehicle and the two passengers in that vehicle for the behavior of that officer,” Bratton said at a press conference. “That officer’s behavior reflected poorly on everyone who wears our uniform.”

Video of the incident, shot by a passenger from the back seat of the car, shows the detective shouting at the driver and accusing him of committing “three traffic and law violations.” The driver and passenger remain fairly calm throughout the incident.

Cherry also mocks the driver’s accent and screams obscenities at him.

“I don’t know what fucking planet you think you’re on right now,” the cop yells before slamming the car door and walking away briefly. He then returns with a traffic ticket and berates the driver again, demanding to know how long he’s been in the country.

At one point the detective said he would arrest the driver but isn’t going to “because I have things to do… This isn’t important enough for me. You’re not important enough.”

The passenger, Sanjay Seth, who uploaded the video, claims the Uber driver did nothing wrong, except honk his horn as the detective attempted to park his unmarked without signaling.

“It’s not your fault, this guy is just a dick,” Seth says calmly in the video. “He’s on a power trip right now.”

 

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Original Article source: https://news.vice.com/article/new-york-cop-filmed-yelling-at-uber-driver-is-elite-fbi-anti-terror-task-force-member

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Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s Time to Panic

Have you noticed anything odd going on this morning? Oh yes. Let us be the first to tell you that the time to panic is upon us.

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ITEM: The New York City subway system suffered an atrocious commute today, with some trains being inexplicably stranded in stations for long periods of time.

ITEM: The website “The Dissolve” folded today.

ITEM: United Airlines was forced to ground all of its flights after its computer system mysteriously stopped working.

ITEM: The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading today after its computerized trading system mysteriously stopped working.

ITEM: Immediately after, the Wall Street Journal’s website mysteriously stopped working.

ITEM: More than 2,500 people in Washington, DC mysteriously lost power.

It seems our nation’s centers of powers are facing a mysterious and spreading collapse.Click to watch

What are you doing about it?

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Survival Gear: 10 Must Have Items to Survive When SHTF

Survival Gear; 10 Must Have Items to Survive When SHTF

Millions of Americans believe that in the not-too-distant future, America, and possibly the entire world, could be mired in a disaster of epic, Armageddon-sized proportions.
Whether it comes from social upheaval, natural, act-of-God disasters, economic failure, world war, or even extraterrestrial attack, concerned individuals are preparing for the worst.
Collectively, the apocalyptic event is known as when the SHTF, and is expected to be the ultimate challenge to mankind’s survival.
SHTF stands for Sh*t Hits the Fan.The Internet is fairly replete with information on what to expect and how to prepare for such a catastrophe.
Individuals preparing for impending doom are called doomsday preppers.
However, even governments have accepted the possibility of a rapid, virtually overnight natural disaster, or the total downfall of organized, civilized society.Huge underground warehouses have been constructed and are being stocked with seeds from nearly every tree and plant known to man.
In addition, animal and human DNA and the most beneficial medicines are also being stocked to give humanity a chance to survive any impending disaster or even the Armageddon, be it natural, extraterrestrial, or man-made.

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10 Things You Should Have in Your SHTF Survival Supplies

Whether you have a family or are an individual, there are certain things that are crucial to your survival in the event of a local, national, or worldwide calamity. You will need to provide food, water and shelter; those are the big three you will need for you and your family to survive.

Any creature comfort-related items beyond that won’t be absolutely necessary in an emergency. If you have the ability and resources to satisfy additional needs and desires, that is fine, but the primary three needs are what will help you survive and what deserve your focus.

The following list of basic items should be included in your survival kit, or bug out bag.

1. Tool For Cutting or Chopping

This item should be of substantial size to accommodate cutting or chopping down trees for cooking, warmth, and possibly even shelter requirements.

A hatchet or large survival knife, complete with a honing stone and sheath or carrying case is preferred. A hatchet may also be used as a hammer.

Some survival knives even have tools in the handle, things like: compass, string saw, light fishing tackle and even a small sewing kit.

2. Multi-Purpose Tool

A multi-purpose tool has a number of elements that go beyond simple cutting, making the multi-purpose tool an exceptional item to have.

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Things like scissors, knife, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, bottle opener, and other attached tools are not as frivolous as they may seem.
In a true survival situation that impacts entire cities, regions, or countries, you may need to scavenge for foodstuffs.
Fresh foods may be contaminated; even if they aren’t contaminated, they are not going to last for long; canned goods, bottled water and other liquids may be your only options.

The additional tools can be used for animal skinning and constructing or maintaining a functional shelter.

3. Water Purification or Filtration

Fresh water may be contaminated; that will require purifying or desalinating water to satisfy hydration needs.

Humans can survive only a few days without fresh water.
There is a variety of items available online that can be used hundreds or even thousands of times.

It is highly recommended that your survival kit includes several.

4. Fire Starter

Matches are fine, but they can be easily ruined by water or even humidity and mildew. It is best to go with what is called a permanent match, or a flint or magnesium rod.

The permanent match is an enclosed “match” that stores inside a metal container and lights up when removed from the container.
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The flint and magnesium rods, when scraped with a steel object such as a knife blade, create sparks that will ignite dry tinder and paper.

In the eventuality that you do not have any tinder or paper, cotton balls soaked with petroleum jelly will work exceptionally well.

5. Duct Tape

There are far too many practical, helpful uses for duct tape to list here.

However, a few of them are: fire starting, building and repairing furniture, building and maintaining a shelter, emergency first aid care, crafting an emergency glass or bowl, and repairing tools.

There are entire websites devoted to the use of duct tape for a vast array of uses. Include as much duct tape in your survival kit as you possibly can; you will not regret it.

6. First Aid and Emergency Kit

Include basics like band aids, material for tourniquets, eye pads and cloth compresses, safety pins, thermometer, compass, antibiotics and painkillers.

Place them in a waterproof container, preferably something flexible if possible so it will conform to the inside of a backpack or duffel bag and use less space.

A double-zippered plastic bag is one option to consider.

7. Para-Cord or Rope

Para-cord is the cord that keeps parachutists safely attached to their parachutes when jumping.

It is also what individuals use for rock climbing, and is designed to be super strong and durable. However, rope is a good replacement in emergency situations because paracord can be used for shelter building, rescue, perimeter security, traversing structures and much more.

FYI – paracord doesn’t work as a suitable replacement for climbing rope, however in an emergency situation it may be a last resort that you can use while still keeping your bug out bag light enough to carry. If you have extra room, we highly recommend adding climbing rope if you absolutely believe you’ll need it.

8. Fishing Gear

If you have enough room for a fishing rod and reel, that’s great. However, only the basics are really necessary: lures, fish eggs, and fishing line will work.

You can always organize and cast the fishing line using a tin can, bottle, or stick.

If you can dig up worms with a flat stone, or even your axe or knife, that will help too. Grubs, caterpillars and other bugs also make great bait.

9. Poncho

In addition to being good as rain gear, a poncho can also be used for shelter and even for warmth if necessary.

It can also be used as an over-the-shoulder bag for carrying stuff, or it can be used to construct a travois, or litter, to carry wood, supplies, or an injured person.

10. Flashlight and Extra Batteries

A reliable, compact LED flashlight is indispensable for the purposes discussed here.

The ideal way to supplement a regular flashlight is to get one that recharges by turning the attached handle; the light does not last as long as a regular flashlight, but they are perfect for non-emergency use to save battery power in the LED flashlights.
And if you do run out of batteries, a rechargeable flashlight will at least provide you with some light.Remember that most batteries, after they have run out, will regenerate somewhat after a few weeks or longer if just left alone outside of the flashlight.
Also, if flashlights are going to be stored for days or longer, remove the batteries so they don’t slowly drain.Obviously, if you have a family to care for and protect, you should try to fit multiples of some of the aforementioned items, like: water purification and filtration items; first aid supplies, fishing gear and extra batteries.
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If possible, each teen and adult should have their own multi-purpose tool, poncho, flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit and fishing gear in their own backpack or bug out bag.While the chances of such a disastrous event, one that would impact the entire United States or the world, may seem like science fiction, there are many conditions and situations that suggest the distinct potential for the worst case scenario.
Earth has a fragile ecosystem, which many think is being compromised by human irresponsibility; scientists do not discount major earthquakes or meteor crashes in our not-too-distant future; religious conflicts and terrorism are on the increase; reported extraterrestrial activities on and around our planet have also increased.Being prepared for any eventuality is always a good thing, and it is the prudent individual who takes heed. If you are of that mold, then the aforementioned 10 items should be in your survival plan.Keep this survival gear in mind.

The Greece Banking Crisis & How It May Wipe Out Your Savings

If Greek banks can’t open, it could very well mean the end to your savings as you know it today. Bankers and government officials are furiously negotiating to prevent Greece from defaulting on its financial obligations, but it’s not a pretty situation.

Creditors readily admit that Greece can’t pay back their debts, and citizens across the country are emptying their bank accounts.

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It’s a very serious situation that could mean the collapse of other countries financial systems as well.

The Problem With Restructuring

Debt restructuring is a viable option that would allow the Greek government to continue operating, but it’s a very unlikely scenario.

Given the history of Greece’s financial problems, creditors are unwilling to assist in a restructuring because they fear it would only cause Greece to make the same mistakes again.

They believe it would create an increase in spending, and wipe out any of the much needed leverage to force the reforms that are needed. The economic situation in Greece is dire, and any concession by the lending authorities is believed to create an atmosphere of fiscal irresponsibility.

Downsize Future Liabilities

Since many believe that Greece can’t address it’s economic problems, the solution from creditors seems to be to reduce the total future liabilities. This way, when the inevitable shoe drops, creditors can better shield themselves from the aftermath. Creditors are asking for additional surpluses, and they want Athens to cut spending on items like pensions and other easily downsized options. If Greek agrees to these conditions, the creditors are willing to extend additional credit to help with a financial restructuring.

The Situation in Greece

As of June 30, 2015, the ATMs in Greece were emptied by customers. While this isn’t the only pressing issue, customers not being able to access their money spells big trouble for everyone. If the Greek banks default, that money can’t be adequately guaranteed by the government. Since creditors are unwilling to offer additional credit, citizens of Greece are going to find themselves in a continually devolving economy. This financial meltdown will have a worldwide impact on every country’s ability to buy and sell.

As Greece Crumbles, So Does the Internet

If Greece can’t pull itself out of it’s default, the entire digital infrastructure that the world relies upon and effects how money moves will be affected.

When digital reserves are greater than money in the banks, cash becomes king again.

Since there is not enough cash in the entire world to cover all of the world’s debts, this could be bad news for your virtual savings and your ability to access your funds.

Greece could create a situation where having money in your bank account is not the same thing as having cash in hand.

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It could literally create a situation where your bank owes you money, but there is no way for you to access that money.

This is what the people of Greece are discovering, and it could create a domino affect that spreads to other countries.

What’s Happening in Greece?

The short version is that Greece is overdrawn.

This means that the bank’s customers can’t get the money they are owed.

The country owes more than it can pay, and likely more than it has available assets.

It defaulted on its payment to the International Money Fund (IMF), and it will vote for a temporary stay of collapse. The country voted “No” and now has to deal with the aftermath of a no vote.

Many economists state that a no vote would require the abandonment of the euro and face the grim uncertainty about the future.

As the economy has returned to cash trading, the existing merchants that took plastic must now hope the banks honor their transactions.

If bank’s fail to honor the transactions, then businesses will also face hardship, which may be enough to put many small businesses under.

In the week leading up to the vote, citizen’s managed to wipe out nearly one-third of the country’s ATM network.

Banks limited withdrawals to a mere 60 euros per day starting when the ATMs opened on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015.

What the No Vote Means

The finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, resigned to help ease the burgeoning tensions before the negotiations between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the European leaders begin.

Greeks felt the 61 percent of “No” to the referendum on the European Commission’s demand for a more strict regulation of pensions and taxation was a promising move.

German and French finance ministers were meeting to discuss options to help keep Greek banks float long enough to make a deal.

The European Commission is also looking at providing humanitarian assistance if necessary. Greeks now have to look at the reality of a temporary cashless system that is based on an electronic system for bartering.

Essentially, banks are looking to float customer money until an injection of money can be made into the system.

For consumers that have ever tried to float a check before there was money in the bank, this is essentially a legal form of check kiting.

However, if a consumer did this, they would find themselves with fines, a closed bank account, or even criminal proceedings.

Getting Real About the Deficit

Greece doesn’t have as much physical currency as it does money available.

While this is clear, it’s a normal part of how modern economies work.

They exist based on the premise that customers are not going to pull all of their money out on a mass-scale.

If customers ever did pull their money out of their accounts in favor of cash, the entire financial system would collapse.

Take the U.S. economy. The U.S. economy totals close to 36 billion pieces of physical cash that accounts for about $1.3 trillion dollars.

The total value of U.S. money stocks is at $11.9 trillion, and nearly two-thirds of that is held in foreign countries, banks and investments.

This means that $10 trillion dollars of U.S. money doesn’t actually exist.

The Federal Reserve and the Deficit

It’s not typically a cause for concern that we don’t have enough physical cash to cover the total amount of digital currency.

The Federal Reserve constantly monitors and keeps careful accounting of inventory levels.

They weigh the balance of currency paid to banks, and take that against how much money is needed to keep the economy in good condition.

If new money is needed, the Treasury Department is told to create money by printing it. Of course, this makes the money worth less.

The more money available in circulation, the less valuable it is. It’s basic supply and demand. If you have one orange and three people want it, you can charge more for it than if you had two oranges for three people.

As the economy improves, money can be taken out of circulation to pay off the debt and improve the overall economy.

Where Greece Failed and Why it Matters

Greece has to rely upon the European Central Bank, which works along with the European Union’s national central banks.

Since they can’t just print more money when it’s needed, and there is an approval process required, the Greek banks have run into trouble.

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This creates a very real emergency that creates a drastic and dramatic effect on the world economy. The euro becomes destabilized and the entire world must essentially brace for a potential economic train wreck.

While unlikely, if a deal can’t be met, it’s very possible that your savings could be wiped out as there are not enough physical cash reserves to cover the total amount of money in digital circulation.

What makes matters worse, is that since Greece has always been a primarily cash society, they can’t simply pull out the Square Reader to start accepting payments.

Cash must be infused into the economy, and the country’s current setup is ill-equipped to quickly facilitate that option.

What can you do about the Greece Banking Crisis?

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BREAKING: McKinney Cop From ‘Pool Party’ Video Just Made A Major Move In Response To Criticism

Police Officer Eric Casebolt, 41, forced 15-year-old Dajerria Becton to the ground and put his knees on her back.

The policeman who was videoed slamming a teen girl to the ground and pulling his gun on other teens during the McKinney, Texas, pool party incident has resigned.

As reported by Western Journalism, the most controversial part of the video was when McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt, 41, forced 15-year-old Dajerria Becton to the ground and put his knees on her back.

Brandon Brooks, 15, who shot the video, said in an interview afterwards: “I think she was quote unquote running her mouth, and she has freedom of speech and that was very uncalled for him to throw her to the ground. When he pulled his gun my heart dropped. As soon as he pulled out his gun, I thought he was going to shoot that kid. That was very scary.”

The video also shows Casebolt manhandling and yelling expletives at other teenagers.

Casebold was placed on administrative leave following the incident, pending an investigation.

The officer’s resignation comes after hundreds of protesters marched through McKinney Monday night, carrying signs calling for him to be fired and chanting that he should be “charged.”

The AP reports that Nikki Perez, a black resident of McKinney, attended a city council meeting Monday to express her concern about the incident.

“I don’t excuse the behavior of those teenagers, but if I call 911, then I wouldn’t want that cop to respond,” Perez said. “He blew his credibility when he opened his mouth and started cursing at the kids.”

The McKinney Police are scheduled to have a press conference Tuesday night to further address their actions at the pool party.

21 Life Lessons from James Bond

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21 Life Lessons from James Bond

James Bond is arguably the world’s most famous spy. He always has a witty one-liner, he manages to get out of even the trickiest of situations, and somehow, at the end of the day, he still has time and class to seduce any woman he lays his eyes on.

While it’s his debonair attitude that sells movies, it’s his levelheadedness, cleverness, resourcefulness, and loyalty that make him a worthy role model.

Not Just on Her Majesty’s Service Anymore: James Bond Works for You Too

Implementing some of these lessons can you get into the mindset of a spy. James Bond isn’t just protecting queen and country; he’s also protecting you.

1. “Never let them see you bleed.” James Bond Teaches About Pride

This quote, from The World is Not Enough, is actually courtesy of Q. Here, Q teaches us that it’s important to lick your wounds in private, both to save face and to keep your enemies from knowing your weak points.

2. “Always have an escape plan.” James Bond on Thinking-Ahead

Courtesy of Q in The World is Not Enough, James always knows what’s next, which gives him the upper hand. When it comes to you in your life, it’s good to know where you’re headed, regardless of where you are.

Always be one-step ahead.

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3. “I always enjoyed learning a new tongue.” James Bond Teaches Us About Communication

In Tomorrow Never Dies, Bond quips on the joys of learning another language.

The more people you can communicate with, the better.

Written skills, verbal skills, and language skill take you far.

4. “I’ll do anything for a woman with a knife.” James Bond on Caution

This quote from License to Kill gives a bit of insight into when to tread carefully.

James knows it’s wise to give the woman with the knife the center stage for a time—so that he has time to formulate an escape plan.

5. “Don’t forget my pathetic love of country.” James Bond on Why Country is Important

This lesson from Skyfall is an ongoing theme in the James Bond canon.

Whether it’s country, queen, or your family, find something worth fighting for.

6. “Give me the old fashioned target range, Quartermaster.” James Bond on Innovation

In Die Another Day, Bond yearns for the old ways. Learning from traditional methods and employing classic tactics is nothing to be ashamed of.

Sometimes a little glue and duct tape go a lot further than a bunch of fancy gadgets.

7. “I have a slight inferiority complex.” James Bond on Humility

Here in Goldfinger, James teaches us the importance on admitting our flaws—so that we can better overcome them. His answer? Carry a gun.

8. “Well, I’m an early riser myself.” James Bond on Making the Most of a Day

In A View to a Kill James used this line to flirt—but it’s also indicative of how the famous spy finds time to train, learn new techniques, and find time for extracurricular activities.

9. “I have no armor left.” James Bond on Vulnerability

One of the best ways to learn something about another person is to open up. Casino Royale shows us James at one of his most vulnerable states; let yourself shed a little armor once in a while.

10. “Someone always dies.” James Bond on the Circle of Life

In Skyfall, Bond reminds us of our own mortality, the mortality of our loves ones, and the mortality of our enemies. A greater respect for life can help you when making life-and-death decisions.

11. “Alright, keep your hair on!” James Bond on Staying Cool

The world famous spy reminds us here in For Your Eyes Only that overreacting isn’t helpful. Keep a level head when in intense situations.

12. “Youth is no guarantee of innovation.” James Bond on Respecting Elders

In Skyfall, Bond reminds us that being young doesn’t necessarily mean better, and that old doesn’t mean spent.

13. “It was the job we were chosen for.” James Bond on Commitment

Keeping with the theme of loyalty to country, here in Goldeneye Bond reminds Alec that he’s in his profession because he was meant to be. Own what you’re doing to succeed at it.

20. “I’ve never lost.” James Bond on Consistency

While it in itself was a film inconsistent with the franchise, this quote from Never Say Never Again inspires us to set goals for ourselves and stay consistent.

15. “Why is it that people who can’t take advice always insist on giving it?” James Bond on Getting Advice

Here in Casino Royale Bond give us insight on advice. Remember to stay humble.

16. “Don’t think. Just let it happen.” James Bond on Instinct

This quote from The Living Daylights is the other half of Bond’s success. He plans and he reacts in the same moment.

17. “There’s always something formal about the point of a pistol.” James Bond on Weaponry

When it comes to guns, Bond sums it up in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Weapons are powerful and deserve respect and care.

18. “In my business, you prepare for the unexpected.” James Bond on Foresight

This quote from License to Kill reminds us to always be looking for the things others didn’t think of.

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19. “This is my second life.” James Bond on Living Life to the Fullest

In You Only Live Twice, Bond is given a second shot at life.

When motivated to change your life, take the opportunity.

20. “The world is not enough.” James Bond on Potential

From The World is Not Enough, Bond reminds us that we, as humans, aspire to do and be so much.

You can achieve anything and everything.

21. “The name’s Bond. James Bond.” James Bond on Self

The classic catchphrase is an important reminder to always stay true to yourself.

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22 Important Differences Between Successful Preppers and You

22 Important Differences Between Successful Preppers and You

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Prepping isn’t about just collecting supplies and gear, it is actively changing one’s mindset to be prepared for anything.

This lifestyle is absolutely essential for catastrophes of any kind, so here is a look at 22 tips that separate the successful preppers from those that may be woefully unprepared.

1. Stock Your Car

Everyone in your family should have a bug-out bag, but it is not going to be practical to carry it at all times.

As an addition to a BOB, create a well-rounded car kit for every vehicle at your house with enough supplies for at least 72 hours.

2. Create Clear Goals

While having enough food and energy for a few weeks or months is a great place to start, long-term goals are also a necessity.

Start considering what your family’s goals might be all the way up through a few years such as changing your living location.

3. Make Family Communication a Priority

Even a great plan will fall through the cracks if a family cannot properly communicate.

Have multiple failsafe plans for connecting with one another no matter your locations. As an added bonus, have multiple plans if you cannot reach one another.

4. Stock Foods You Like

Few things will bring down morale as quickly as day after day of bland meals.

Take some time to taste test foods that you plan on saving and then rotate them out well before the expiration. Here are a few food kits you could try to see if you like them –> Click here for top rated food kits 

5. Learn Alternate Uses for All Your Prepping Products

Almost everything that is saved for prepping should have multiple purposes.

Simple steps such as saving a bag of dryer lint makes for unbeatable fire starting material.

6. Get Extended Family Involved

Your immediate family is most likely a priority, but including other members of your family will give you a fresh perspective.

Don’t forget about creating a plan for any disabled or elderly family members.

7. Keep a Supply of Medication Everywhere

Outside of a few basic necessities, medication is going to be one of the most important items to have on-hand.

A multiple day supply should be kept at work, in the car, and in your wallet or purse.

8. Go Overboard with Your Water Supply

If there is any spare room on your property or in your car to store water then use it.

A few clean old soda bottles can be turned into a multi-day water supply for practically nothing.

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9. Weekly Inspections

You may not need to do an exhaustive inventory every few days, but a quickly weekly inspection and thorough monthly inspection should be on the agenda.

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10. Always Think Redundancy

Every single vital item should be included in multiple packs or included multiple times in a single pack.

Items like matches or a fire steel can be stashed in multiple places and add almost no weight.

11. Keep TP Everywhere

Almost anything can be used as toilet paper, but why not make your life a little easier after a disaster?

Stash TP in 2 gallon bags throughout your home and keep at least one package of tissue in very bag as well as the car.

12. Practice with Your Gear

Some prepping gear is not as intuitive as others and having the family practice with it all a few times a year is a great idea.

A solar heater may be a great invention, but they are not always the easiest device to figure out on the fly.

13. Be A Good Neighbor

You do not need to become best friends with every single person on your block, but take some time to get to know them.

You never know when a few extra people on friendly terms will become invaluable.

14. Create a Mini Lumberyard

Just as important as having some basic tools is to keep a stock of extra supplies for building and crafting.

A mini lumberyard can be a few jars of fasteners, bolts, wood glue, sealant, and nails.

15. Use Bleach and Iodine

When you have doubts about the safety of a water source, purify it.

A drop of bleach and iodine drops will kill the germs and help with the taste more than iodine tablets.

16. Test Your BOB Bag

Preppers should always be looking for ways to maximize the weight of their bug-out bag and ensure that they can wear it for extended periods.

Take it out, unpack it, pack it, and wear it around while doing chores to see how it feels

17. Keep Fit

Maintaining your own health and the health of your family is another vital step of successful prepping.

Always take some extra time every week to get in some exercise with a focus on strong cardio. Here is a workout regime you can do to stay in SHTF shape.

18. Consider Bartering Items

A disaster could result in the collapse of the modern economy, so start considering some bartering items.

Think of items you would find valuable after a catastrophe and then buy extras specifically for bartering and trading.

19. Swap Out Old Batteries

Keeping a running list of all items in you kit that use batteries and tag the list with the date when new batteries are put in.

Plan on changing out unused batteries every few months.

20. Research the Flora and Fauna Around You

As you begin preparing your family and home, take some time to explore the land around you.

Get to know some good fishing spots, where fresh water is, and what local plants are edible.

21. Invest in Good Maps

This is one area that preppers often skimp on, but a good map can make all the difference.

Have a few copies of city, county, and state maps that are tear and water-resistant.

22. Upgrade to a FRS/GMRS Radio

CB radios can quickly become filled with chatter and are not very secure.

Instead, upgrade to a set of FRS/GMRS radios. These can often be extended up to 3 or 4 miles with encryption features for the top brands. Click here for great deals on FRS/GMRS Radios

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9 Reasons Why I Won’t Be Relying on the Government Any Time Soon

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We live in an age when an increasing number of people are relying on the government.

Reliance on the government does not just extend to social welfare programs; even middle class people are taking advantage of the ‘free’ public education and low cost health care insurance programs that their taxes fund.

However, there are a multitude of reasons that many of us insist on doing for ourselves. Here are the top nine.

1. The Government Can be Heavy-Handed.

Is anyone else concerned about increasing the scope of power that a small amount of oligarchs wields over us? Every day brings a new example of Big Government telling people what to do with their most intimate lives.

For example, in some states the government has done away with all exemptions for vaccination.

If you want your children in a public school or a state-funded hospital (and they’re all state-funded now), you have to let them decide how your children are raised. Rather than biting the hand that feeds you, stop taking the food.

2. The Government Is Inefficient.

Anyone who has been in the military or any government service can attest to the immense amount of paperwork needed for even the smallest decisions.

Committees of experts and a team of consultants are necessary to make a decision on what color of toilet paper to put in the restrooms.

Government employees spend their days in meetings and pushing papers, with very little actually getting done. Depending on a government program for any necessity means becoming yet another piece of paper on a desk somewhere.

3. The Government Wastes Money.

Bureaucracy is expensive.

All of those paper pushers sit on government-funded chairs at government-funded desks writing on government-funded laptops and then take home government-funded paychecks.

Most tax dollars are spent on all of the people working in big shiny buildings before they ever reach the intended target.

Sure, a lot of us are paying taxes for these services we will never use.

However, it is usually impossible to avoid taxes. It is, however, possible to avoid becoming another drain on tax dollars.

When fewer people use government services, the government will have less of an excuse for its blatant waste of funds.

4. The Government Is Always Late.

Hurricane Katrina is a fine example of the government being a day late and a dollar short.

People waited for Uncle Sam to dig them out of the wreckage left behind but no one came until the formerly world-renowned city of New Orleans was a cesspool of sewage, looters, and rotting bodies.

They’ve done little more than damage control since then; the waterfront has still not been rebuilt and many levees remain in such poor condition that another hurricane might cause the same situation.

5. The Government is Corrupt.

You might as well send a check to the mafia every month; they probably have less overhead.

There are a few people who can successfully depend on the government, but they’re lobbyists and the cronies of our representatives.

Unless you can afford to pay off a few senators, the government cannot be relied upon.

Even worse, collectivist government programs are where some of the worst and most egregious corruption occurs.

Contractors for bridges and roads, for example, are chosen by who they know and how many minorities work in the back office while the well-connected CEO pockets millions.

When you rely on the government for anything at all, you are feeding the beast.

6. The Government Doesn’t Care.

Anyone who thinks that the government cares about the people it claims to help needs a reality check.

click here to saveOur soldiers come back to find there are no resources for even the decent care of their battle wounds. Young widows and infirm widows are cut off of needed benefits over paperwork errors every day.

The government doesn’t care about your kid or your grandma. Institutions are not people; they do not have a heart or emotions. Only people can care, and that’s why charity is best handled in our own homes and neighborhoods.

7. These Benefits Won’t Be Around Forever.

Don’t get too comfortable relying on the government to handle the distribution of aid and benefits.

Programs like Social Security are being driven into the ground and costing far more than the benefits paid–and far more than taxpayers can financially sustain.

The programs simply cannot continue to exist in their current form. Smart people don’t let themselves become dependent on aid that is, at best, temporary.

8. There Is Pride in Self-Sufficiency.

If you’ve ever seen a four-year-old feed the chickens or complete even the simplest chore, you have seen pride. Yet somehow our society beats this important human feeling out of us by adulthood.

We forget how good it feels to do things ourselves.

Refuse to let go of that simple joy.

Taking care of yourself and your own is sometimes difficult, sometimes a sacrifice, and always worth it.

9. I Don’t Need To.

Even the best and most hardworking people of our times have an odd sense of entitlement.

It’s easy to see how this develops.

Most Americans work hard and pay their fair share; it’s only right to expect something in return. However, there was a time when government dollars were not a fact of life.

People maintained their own roads, grew much of their food, and lived without carefully tracked and rationed public utilities we now take for granted.

I can run my life just fine without government assistance, so I will.

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10 Different Kinds of Preppers Who May Live Next Door

It’s interesting to see the ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ mentality in nearly every group of people that exist on earth. No matter where you look, you’ll see people of all shapes, sizes, and nationalities who incorporate different values, thoughts, and beliefs.

The same can be said for the different kind of people you can find fitting into the ‘survivalist’ mold.

You may think there is just one stereotype for preppers, but there are tons. And for every type of survivalist that exists, each one is incredibly unique in their own quirky way. Here is a list of the top-10 survivalists or preppers you can encounter anywhere you go.

1) Apocalyptic

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These preppers will swear up and down that any day now, the world is about to explode in a massive nuclear holocaust, freeze to death in the next ice age, or believe the aliens are on their way to rendezvous with earth and abduct everyone.

They typically get their ideas from the many disaster movies they see or other portrayals. Some even think that those movies are from the Hollywood elite who are warning people about what’s to happen in the near future.

2) Food storage

When you think of people storing food, you probably imagine a nice, sweet, middle-aged mom with a basement stuffed full of cans.

They won’t let their family starve and have learned from decades past how to properly can and preserve passed down from generation to generation.

3) The Tactical Genius

The tactical genius is someone who always thinks they’re playing war. Everything they do is a battlefield and still use all the same terminology they learned from their time in service.

They probably have maps of their property, a nice stack of ammo, and plenty of firepower to repel anyone who attempts to walk on their property.

4) The Hippies

The group that would’ve survived a natural disaster in the 60s and 70s, hippies know how to live off the land.

They build their own houses, design their own clothes, grow food, and are peaceful with those around them. Yeah, they wouldn’t have any issues making due.

5) Campers and Hunters

These types of people spend their days outside. It’s the call of the wild that draws them.

Click here Everything from building shelter out of twigs to tracking animals and analyzing their poop is a gene they have. Survival is ‘roughing it’ in the wild and they love to share what they know with their children.

6) Medical survivalists

These people would be very helpful in any kind of emergency. They know CPR, are great in administering first-aid, can work emergency surgery, and be the link between death and survival in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

If there was some kind of pandemic, they would be on the front lines attempting to treat and find a cure.

7) Extremists

Extremists, typically right-wing Americans, have this fear of the the government coming in and taking away their freedoms. They believe the government are wolves in sheep clothing and are out to get them. To them, everything is this major conspiracy.

If they do vote, they’ll go for the candidate who offers less government and less of a hands-on approach.

8) The Boy Scouts

These guys are most likely related to those who are camping survivalists.

They also are into the wilderness and know the best ways to get by. They can build a fire, create a nice base camp, have plans for getting rid of waste, and get around with a good map.

9) Economists

These guys know money. They’ll probably have enough stored up to get by on. That is, until it becomes completely worthless. But the economist is prepared! They have spent years stocking up on precious goods and metals, great for buying, selling, and/or bartering.

10) Religious

The religious preppers know something is going to happen. It’s been prophesied in their holy books.

They’ll stand on the street corners with signs, attempting to warn the world of what is to come.

A force of evil is rising in the world and they are ready and willing to face the beast.

There are probably many more types of survivalists out there, but these are the main types.

You can find them at church, on social media, and seemingly living a normal life.

They can be your neighbors and you’d never know that in their basement, they are stocked for the next 20 years. And if you’re not a prepper yourself, you may just find yourself in a stick situation some day, so it’s best not to make fun of them when you do see one, no matter how crazy they might seem.

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Health worker 2nd in US to test positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.

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Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the diagnosis shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol and all those who treated Thomas Eric Duncan are now considered to be potentially exposed.

The worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield while she cared for Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said Dr. Daniel Varga of Texas Health Resources, which runs the hospital. Frieden said the worker has not been able to identify a specific breach of protocol that might have led to her being infected.

Duncan, who arrived in the U.S. from Liberia to visit family on Sept. 20, first sought medical care for fever and abdominal pain on Sept. 25. He told a nurse he had traveled from Africa, but he was sent home. He returned Sept. 28 and was placed in isolation because of suspected Ebola. He died Wednesday.

More than 4,000 people have died in the ongoing Ebola epidemic centered in West Africa, according to World Health Organization figures published Friday. Almost all of those deaths have been in the three worst-affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Texas health officials have been closely monitoring nearly 50 people who had or may have had close contact with Duncan in the days after he started showing symptoms.

Varga says the health care worker reported a fever Friday night as part of a self-monitoring regimen required by the CDC. He said another person is in isolation, and the hospital has stopped accepting new emergency room patients.

“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”

But Frieden on Sunday raised concerns about a possible breach of safety protocol and told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that among the things CDC will investigate is how the workers took off that gear, because removing it incorrectly can lead to contamination. Investigators will also look at dialysis and intubation, procedures with the potential for spreading infectious material.

Officials said they also received information that there may be a pet in the health care worker’s apartment, and they have a plan in place to care for the animal. They do not believe the pet has signs of having contracted Ebola.

Health care workers treating Ebola patients are among the most vulnerable, even if wearing protective gear. A Spanish nurse assistant recently became the first health care worker infected outside west Africa during the ongoing outbreak: she helped care for a missionary priest who was brought to a Madrid hospital. More than 370 health care workers in west Africa have fallen ill or died in west Africa since epidemic began earlier this year.

Ebola spreads through close contact with a symptomatic person’s bodily fluids, such as blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen. Those fluids must have an entry point, like a cut or scrape or someone touching the nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands, or being splashed. The World Health Organization says blood, feces and vomit are the most infectious fluids, while the virus is found in saliva mostly once patients are severely ill. The whole live virus has never been culled from sweat.

Duncan, the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola, came to Dallas to attend the high-school graduation of his son, who was born in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast and brought to the U.S. as a toddler when his mother successfully applied for resettlement.

The trip was the culmination of decades of effort, friends and family members said. But when Duncan arrived in Dallas, though he showed no symptoms, he had already been exposed to Ebola. His neighbors in Liberia believe Duncan become infected when he helped a pregnant neighbor who later died from it. It was unclear if he knew about her diagnosis before traveling.

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Hong Kong democracy protesters and Beijing dig in heels

 

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters and the Chinese government in Beijing headed for a showdown on Tuesday, as both sides refused to back down over demands for democratic reforms in this financial enclave.

Protesters blocked Hong Kong’s streets for a fifth day Tuesday over anger at China’s refusal to allow the open selection of candidates for Hong Kong’s leader in the city’s first democratic election, scheduled for 2017.

A major confrontation looms Wednesday, a national holiday that marks the 65th anniversary of the Communist Party’s seizure of power in China. With offices and schools closed for two days, the size of the protests could grow.

A statement on Twitter by the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement set the holiday as the deadline for Hong Kong’s leader, Leung Chun-ying, to meet their demands for genuine democracy or step down as the city’s chief executive.

The group said it would announce new civil disobedience plans if no action were taken to meet its demands.

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[Video] Store Clerk Shoots and Kills 2 of 3 Armed Robbers in Gunfight

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A Marathon gas station clerk in Canton, Ohio found himself in a gunfight with three armed robbers last night.
Despite the odds being stacked against him, it was the would be robbers that ended up on the losing end of the fight.
The clerk struck two of the suspects. All three suspects were able to flee the scene, but the two suspects who were shot were found nearby and taken to an area hospital, where they both died.
The third suspect managed to escape unharmed and is being sought by police. If he is caught, it is likely he will be charged with the murder of his two deceased accomplices.
The clerk was shot once in the leg and is being treated for non life threatening injuries at an area hospital.

Unless there is more to the story than is being reported, the clerk should not face any charges for killing the two men. They have been identified as Antonio Garcia and Ronnie Lawson. Both men were in their early 20′s.

This is the 70th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Ohio and the 1,295th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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