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Fracking Caused 100 Earthquakes in Just 1 Year
The News - Current Events
August 21, 2013
Fracking is an operation that is used to extract natural gas from underneath the earth.  However, this practice has many dangers.  Many families have had their houses poisoned with gas and extraction chemicals. Now it is being confirmed that earthquakes are also happening as a result of fracking.
Low Cost Food Storage Ideas for New Preppers. Hereís How To Do It Yourself and Save!
The News - Disaster Preparedness
August 16, 2013
DIY food storage
In today’s economic climate, finances are a major concern for everyone, but doubly so for the prepper or survivalist. Not only are we trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in our everyday lives, we are also attempting to put together a “kit” for another lifestyle altogether, a kit that will keep us alive when everything falls apart.

Generally, the first items purchased by a prepper are foodstuffs, and these preps can be made slowly and relatively inexpensively, over a long period of time, or one can bite the bullet and spend a fortune to “prep” quickly, and in today’s socio-economic climate, quickly is the byword. [LINK]
Police Destroy Organic Farm in Massive SWAT Team Raid
The News - Politics / Corruption
August 16, 2013
SWAT destroys organic market
The police raid of a small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, which lasted for more than 10 hours and included aerial surveillance and a SWAT team, resulted in a confiscation of vegetables and plants on the property only,  Huff Post reported.

Owners of the property called “Garden of Eden” are now demanding an apology from police and compensation for what was taken from them including 17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants, native grasses and sunflowers, after police were granted a search warrant for marijuana plants. Ironically, no evidence of marijuana was found on the property.
The USDA Is Pushing Food Stamps Like a Drug Dealer at a Grade School
The News - Economy
August 16, 2013
food stamps cards EBT
One in 7 Americans receives food stamps and the government wants the number to be even higher. Yes, I said higher. The USDA is soliciting people to receive food stamps in the manner of a drug dealer on a grade school playground.  ”Psst – hey you!  I’ve got something for you…it’s free…come on, try it.  You’ll like it!”

Even though we are drowning in debt and going under after a last gasp of air, the government of the United States is encouraging more people to go on the dole, even if doing so had never crossed their minds. [LINK]
Underwater Avalanche! Melting Ice Caps Could Trigger Tsunamis
The News - Natural Disasters
August 16, 2013
underwater tsunami disaster
If melting ice caps trigger rapid sea level rise, the strain that the edges of continents could experience might set off underwater landslides, new research suggests. Submarine landslides happen on every continental margin, the underwater parts of continental plates bordering oceanic plates. These underwater avalanches, which can happen when underwater slopes get hit by earthquakes or otherwise have too much weight loaded onto them, can generate dangerous tsunamis.

A staggering half of all the Earth moved by submarine landslides over the past 125,000 years apparently happened between 8,000 and 15,000 years ago. "This time period coincides with the period of most rapid sea level rise following the end of the last ice age," said study co-author Daniel Brothers, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass.
Solar flare? Maybe not. Explaining four different kinds of solar storms.
The News - Science-Astronomy
August 16, 2013
solar flare types
Earthlings first took note of the sun's impact on technology in 1859, when a high-energy outburst disrupted telegraph service and lit the night sky with auroras as far south as Hawaii and Cuba. That event remains the strongest geomagnetic storm to date since the dawn of the Industrial Age, scientists say.

Like terrestrial storms, these events trigger effects that range from beautiful to annoying to dangerous. But what causes them? Here we explain four different kinds of solar outbursts – such as solar flares – that can impact us here on Earth.
Slow Earthquakes May Foretell Larger Events
The News - Natural Disasters
August 16, 2013
slow earthquake larger
Monitoring slow earthquakes may provide a basis for reliable prediction in areas where slow quakes trigger normal earthquakes, according to Penn State geoscientists. -- "We currently don't have any way to remotely monitor when land faults are about to move," said Chris Marone, professor of geophysics. "This has the potential to change the game for earthquake monitoring and prediction, because if it is right and you can make the right predictions, it could be big."

Marone and Bryan Kaproth-Gerecht, recent Ph.D. graduate, looked at the mechanisms behind slow earthquakes and found that 60 seconds before slow stick slip began in their laboratory samples, a precursor signal appeared. Normal stick slip earthquakes typically move at a rate of three to 33 feet per second, but slow earthquakes, while they still stick and slip for movement, move at rates of about 0.004 inches per second taking months or more to rupture. However, slow earthquakes often occur near traditional earthquake zones and may precipitate potentially devastating earthquakes.
Disaster Scenarios that Disrupt the Food Supply
The News - Disaster Preparedness
August 15, 2013
As promised in my previous post, today I’ll discuss the types of SHTF scenarios that may disrupt the food supply. The type of disruption varies from much higher prices, to lack of availability of certain staple food, to a temporary shutdown of grocery stores.

I don’t want to spend too much time discussing severe and very unlikely The End Of The World As We Know It scenarios. Obviously, if there is a complete breakdown of the economy, of society or of civilization, you won’t be taking that weekly trip to the supermarket. It’s The End Of The Supermarket As We Know It (TEOTSAWKI). But you also won’t be able to deal with such a severe event or set of events with ordinary prudent preparedness. I’m not prepped for TEOTWAWKI, and most of you are not either. It’s just too expensive and too much of a disruption of normal life to prepare for complete independence from the economy and society. [PREPBLOG]
The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'
The News - Cover-Up-Conspiracy
August 15, 2013
area 51 existence confirmed
Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, appear to for the first time acknowledge the existence of Area 51. Hundreds of pages describe the genesis of the Nevada site that was home to the government's spy plane program for decades. The documents do not, however, mention aliens.

The project started humbly. In the pre-drone era about a decade after the end of World War II, President Eisenhower signed off on a project aimed at building a high-altitude, long-range, manned aircraft that could photograph remote targets. Working together, the Air Force and Lockheed developed a craft that could hold the high-resolution cameras required for the images, a craft that became the U-2. Why "U-2"?
One-Shot Volcanoes Can Be Explosively Dangerous
The News - Natural Disasters
August 15, 2013
dangerous one shot volcanoes
Volcanoes with multiple eruptions get all the glory, earning top spots on lists of the world's most dangerous and most famous fiery mountains. But monogenetic volcanoes, which erupt briefly and then die, are more common on land than volcanoes such as Mount St. Helens and Mt. Etna, which periodically outpour their lava.

Now, a new study of these single-shot volcanoes in Spain finds they are surprisingly complex. With a technique called electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), researchers peered deep inside several volcanoes, including two called Puig d'Adri and Montsacopa, and found lava flows, explosive deposits and even the underground plumbing.
Spirograph of Doom: Nasa maps dangerous asteroids
The News - Science-Astronomy
August 15, 2013
NASA dangerous asteroids
Thinking about the vastness of space can either be profound or depressing, but a new image released by Nasa makes the place feel positively crowded. The map shows the orbital paths of the more than 1,400 earth-threatening asteroids in the solar system.

"These are the asteroids considered hazardous because they are fairly large (at least 460 feet or 140 meters in size), and because they follow orbits that pass close to the Earth's orbit (within 4.7 million miles or 7.5 million kilometers)." Nasa explained in the image’s description. Each blue line represents a “potentially hazardous asteroid” (PHA) though the terms is more of a technical definition than a promise of imminent danger. Nasa’s website offers the following reassurance:
Death Toll in Egypt Surpasses 600
The News - Current Events
August 15, 2013
Egypt death toll
The death toll surpassed 600 on Thursday from Egypt’s bloodiest crackdown on supporters of its deposed Islamist president, as violent new protests erupted in the country and world condemnation widened, including an angry response by President Obama and calls for a suspension of European economic aid.

In defiance of calls for restraint, Egypt’s Interior Ministry warned protesters that police officers were authorized to use lethal force to protect themselves. The ministry also promised to punish any “terrorist actions and sabotage” after at least two government buildings were burned early Thursday. 

“The ministry has given instructions to all forces to use live ammunition in the face of any attacks on establishments or forces within the framework of the regulations of using the legitimate right of self-defense,” the ministry said in a statement. “All the forces assigned to securing and protecting these establishments were provided with the weapons and the ammunition necessary to deter any attack that may target them.” 
Doomsday Fear: Could an EMP Throw World into Chaos?
The News - Science-Astronomy
August 14, 2013
EMP Nuke solar disaster no power
SOMEWHERE IN THE CAROLINA MOUNTAINS — If a nuclear bomb went off in the high atmosphere over the United States, it could possibly take out the electrical grids over most of the country. Likewise, a huge solar flare could create widespread devastation by knocking out electricity, experts say.

One family is going to the extreme to prepare for such a contingency, building a castle here in the Carolina mountains where they could hole up without electricity and fend for themselves for months or years. The family is the subject of a new show on the National Geographic Channel called "Doomsday Castle," which premiers tonight (Aug. 13) at 10 o'clock ET. But how likely is such a scenario?
What Will The End Be Like For Me If I Donít Prepare?
The News - Disaster Preparedness
August 14, 2013
When “The End” is brought up in conversation most people think of a science fiction novel or movie portraying it as some Earth shattering event – boom and it is over.  The almost certain truth behind this is that it will not be the Earth, the Sun, or solar system that gets it.  The real end will more than likely come with human civilization as we know it coming to an abrupt closure.  What you as a person are in danger of is very likely not a mass extinction of all of human life, but the crumbling and complete fall of the structures and foundation that holds up all that most every human being depends on for survival.

There is an old saying that ‘no man is an island.’ It indeed takes a rare, almost unique person who can boast that they are free of dependency of the components of modern day life to make it alone.  If and when human society collapses, someone’s chances of post True SHTF (TSHTF) survival will be partially in proportion to just how self reliant they can become.  The other ratio will be just how well someone can adapt to a new world void of the conveniences which have become totally expected by the masses.
A storm is coming: Sun's poles are set to FLIP within four months
The News - Science-Astronomy
August 07, 2013
sun's magnetic field reversal
  • The sun's magnetic field reverses its polarity once every 11 years or so
  • Flip represents a peak in solar activity where bursts of energy are released
  • These bursts can lead to space storms and changes to Earth's climate
  • Radio and satellite communications may also be affected

The sun’s magnetic field is expected to flip in the next three to four months and it could lead to changes in our climate, storms and disruption to satellites. This solar event only happens once every 11 years and signals what physicists call the Solar Maximum - a time when the Sun's solar activity is at its highest. During this peak in activity the outbursts of solar energy can increase the amount of cosmic and UV rays coming towards Earth and this can interfere with radio communications, cause solar bursts of light - known as flares - and can affect the planet's temperature.
All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World
The News - Science-Astronomy
August 06, 2013
end world asteroids
It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in diameter, NASA's watching it. And if a comet or asteroid's orbit comes close enough to ours that there's some potential for it to collide with our planet, NASA classifies it as a PHO. If something that size smacked Earth, it'd cause a major tsunami (if it hit water) or major regional destruction (if it hit land).

There are 1,397 known potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs) at the moment, which you can see in this list. (The other PHOs are comets.) But why look at a list when you can look at a massive gorgeous picture? The image above, taken from NASA/JPL's Photojournal, shows all 1,397 of those PHAs as represented by their orbits. Kind of amazing that we haven't been hit by one, isn't it?
H7N9 bird flu in likely China spread between people, researchers find
The News - Current Events
August 06, 2013
H7N9 human transmission
The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a deadly new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the strongest evidence yet that the H7N9 virus can pass between people, scientists said on Wednesday. Research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) analyzing a family cluster of cases of H7N9 infection in eastern China found it was very likely the virus "transmitted directly from the index patient (a 60-year-old man) to his daughter."

Experts commenting on the research said while it did not necessarily mean H7N9 is any closer to becoming the next flu pandemic, "it does provide a timely reminder of the need to remain extremely vigilant."
Russian Meteor Might Have Siblings in Tow
The News - Science-Astronomy
August 05, 2013
Russian Meteor Siblings
The house-sized rock that exploded spectacularly in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February may have been a member of a gang of asteroids that still poses a threat to Earth, a new study says. The evidence is circumstantial, but future observations could help to settle the question.

On 15 February, an 11,000-ton space rock slammed into the atmosphere above Russia, producing the most powerful impact since the Tunguska explosion in 1908 — which may also have been caused by an asteroid — and generating a shock wave that damaged buildings and injured more than 1,000 people. The 18-meter-wide object could not be seen as it approached the planet because it was obscured by the Sun's glare, but observations made while it was in the atmosphere have enabled several groups of researchers to estimate its orbit.
How To Make A DIY Anti-Surveillance Spray
The News - Current Events
August 05, 2013
Anti-Surveillance spray
Incendiary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his highly political art, isn't exactly a fan of surveillance cameras. When Swiss art curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist asked Ai to contribute to a Do-It-Yourself compendium full of projects from artists, Ai designed an anti-surveillance camera apparatus, made from everyday objects.

Seizing on both its functionality and street culture significance, Ai's design is centered around a can of spray paint. The rest of the device works to get the spray paint into difficult-to-reach places, like the lofty perches where security cameras normally rest.
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