Category Archives: news stories

Next Monday’s Eclipse Could Cause a Few Problems

On Monday, 21 August 2017, there will be a massive total eclipse of the sun, which will sweep across the U.S. beginning in Oregon about 10:18 a.m. Pacific Time and ending about 2:48 p.m. Eastern Time in South Carolina. Check … Continue reading

Armed 11 Year-Old versus Charging Bear

This news story is found in more than a few online sources. The best account seems to be this one, from Juneau Empire: Armed 11-year-old boy saves fishing party from charging bear. The boy was armed with a 20-gauge shot … Continue reading

Lessons from Oroville Dam Evacuation

Here is one of the more comprehensive news articles on the problem: Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Nearly 190,000 Ordered to Evacuate. What can this evacuation and impending disaster teach us? “We both were kind of shocked. Nothing like this has … Continue reading

New Prepping Website: Future Danger

I happened across a new prepping website, Future Danger, which links to a myriad of different news stories of interest to preppers and survivalists and other concerned human beings. Nice layout. Easy to navigate. The links are categorized by topic. … Continue reading

How Likely is a Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption?

There’s a snarky little article over at The New Yorker called The Yellowstone Supervolcano Goes Viral. The author, George Black, makes fun of several different survivalist websites for their recent postings on the Yellowstone volcano and the possibility of an … Continue reading

Overly-Restrictive Gun Law Ruled Unconstitutional

We all agree that some persons should be legally prohibited from gun ownership due to severe mental illness. But a federal appeals court ruled that a federal gun law is unconstitutional because its particular version of this prohibition is too … Continue reading

Gasoline Prices set to Plunge, but won’t last

A number of news outlets are reporting that gasoline prices are dropping. OPEC declined to cut production volume in the wake of lower crude oil prices. The conventional wisdom is that gas prices should fall as a result of over-supply … Continue reading

Fake Army Ranger could face criminal charges

Make that “should false criminal charges”. Here’s the story from the Washington Times. A man is accused of wearing a fake uniform and falsely claiming to have served in the Army Rangers in Iraq and Afghanistan. And here’s the cell … Continue reading

Nationwide Violent Protests: Is this a new Trend?

I’m not surprised that protests have turned violent in Ferguson, MO., where the violent confrontation between officer Wilson and Michael Brown occurred. But why have protests and violence spread to many other cities? Here’s the news report. I find it … Continue reading

Five Prepping Lessons from Ferguson, MO

The latest news is that the governor of Missouri has sent the National Guard to Ferguson, MO. “As night fell in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street and authorities — who … Continue reading

Facebook’s massive Psychology Experiment on users’ emotions

This is real. Facebook has admitted that its researchers conducted a formal scientific experiment on over 680,000 Facebook users, without their knowledge or consent. The results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. The researchers concluded … Continue reading

Georgia passes new law expanding gun rights

Georgia’s governor is expected to sign the bill today (4/23/2014). The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history,” expands the scope of public places where licensed … Continue reading