What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-9-22)

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-9-22)

Choosing a Scope for Your Ruger 10/22

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Eric Patton to The Prepper Journal. One of the most versatile of all varmint guns, one that will keep your freezer full of small game, every prepper should look into the Ruger 10/22 as the cost is minimal to both buy and shoot. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies!

The 10/22 is easily one of the most prolific firearms on the planet with over 5 million made since their introduction in the 1960’s. When it comes to a semi-auto .22 rifle, there are none better. They are reliable, functional, light weight, and have reasonably good accuracy. Good enough that topping off your 10/22 with a quality scope can make a mean little rifle for plinking and small varmint hunting.

That more or less…

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Choosing a Scope for Your Ruger 10/22

Prepper Burnout: 5 Healthy Ways To Deal With It

This article was originally published by Jeremiah Johnson at Tess Pennington’s ReadyNutrition.com

Tess is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint: How To Survive ANY Disaster

In many articles, I have stressed the precept “Don’t stop the training!” I still stand by it; however, there are times when as a prepper, a survivalist, a constitutional patriot, or whatever label you wish to apply to yourself…you may feel “burned out,” or lackadaisical. We are having a tremendous amount of people feeling this way since the Presidential elections of 2016. Many are questioning what need is there to prepare for the end of the world or a collapse?

That is an excellent question, yet it is best answered thusly [to paraphrase “Upgrayedd”]: Is the election of President Trump a guarantee that a collapse or a SHTF scenario will no longer happen? The answer is that it is not a guarantee of such. There are plenty of different things happening around the world. North Korea was…

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Prepper Burnout: 5 Healthy Ways To Deal With It

Hyperlink Tax and Filters: Is It Time to Dust Off the Mimeo Machine?

This article was originally published by Kurt Nimmo at Another Day in the Empire

The unelected bureaucrats at the European Union are in the process of destroying the web and social media as we know it. In the not too far distant future, we may be obliged to use other technologies to post news and commentary—for instance, a mimeograph machine.

If the EU Copyright Directive, Article 13, becomes law, the following small quote will be illegal.

In response to the campaign, a European Commission spokesperson told Sky News: “The idea behind our copyright proposals is that people should be able to make a living from their creative ideas.”

Are EU apparatchiks really interested in making sure artists, musicians, and writers get paid for their work? Hardly. The law is designed to control the internet and shut down what faceless bureaucrats decide you shouldn’t see. It is also a mechanism that will allow large corporations to squeeze every last penny out of content producers. For…

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Stock Prices Are Surging Because Corporations Are Spending More Money On Stock Buybacks Than Anything Else

This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

The primary reason why stock prices have been soaring in recent months is because corporations have been buying back their own stock at an unprecedented pace. In fact, the pace of stock buybacks is nearly double what it was at this time last year. According to Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies spent 384 billion dollars buying back stock during the first half of 2018. That is an absolutely astounding number. And in many cases, corporations are going deep into debt in order to do this. Of course this is going to push up stock prices, but corporate America will not be able to inflate this bubble indefinitely. At some point a credit crunch will come, and the pace of stock buybacks will fall precipitously.

Prior to 1982, corporations were not permitted to go into the market and buy back stock.

The reason for this is obvious – stock buybacks are a really easy way for corporations to manipulate stock…

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Stock Prices Are Surging Because Corporations Are Spending More Money On Stock Buybacks Than Anything Else

Food Price Inflation Hidden in Packaging

Share this! Food Price Inflation Examples How long can they continue to hide food price inflation? Can you say, “Food packaging schemes”? I often notice that while food prices in general continue to creep higher, the packaging is cleverly shrinking or hiding the fact that there’s less food inside. The stealthy shrinking packaging may go unnoticed for awhile – until a threshold is triggered when you suddenly realize what’s been happening. For example, I noticed a particular brand of peanut butter on the shelf that I had bought a few years ago. Since my recollection of the flavor was savory,

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The Next Big Geomagnetic Storm Poses An Astronomical Risk To Modern Man

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

Scientists are concerned about the next significant “space weather” event, which begins at the sun in the center of the solar system. Severe space weather occurs less frequently than traditional weather on Earth but can be more destructive in nature.

The sun is now headed towards a solar minimum, forecasted to arrive in 2019 as the Sun changes over from Solar Cycle 24 to Solar Cycle 25. The Sun goes through 11-year cycles, during which solar activity increases and decreases.

Tracking sunspot activity dates back to the start of the first solar cycle in 1755. Today, simple sketching and counting of sunspot numbers have given way to land-based and space-based technologies that continuously monitor the Sun.

Scientists have discovered that intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares generally subside during a solar minimum. Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said…

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The Next Big Geomagnetic Storm Poses An Astronomical Risk To Modern Man

An Armed Pregnant Woman Defended Herself, Now She Faces 24 Years in Jail

This article was originally published by Tho Bishop at the Mises Institute

Last December, Krissy Noble (then going by her maiden name Tran) shot and killed a man who broke into her apartment and attacked her. She was 11 weeks pregnant at the time.

As ABC News described the incident:

[When her attacker was] inside, the man tackled her and began trying to cover her mouth with his hand, which she thought smelled of chemicals, the report states. He then started hitting her in the face with his fist.

After she was able to break free, Noble grabbed a pistol off the coffee table and shot the man three times before running to her neighbor’s apartment and telling her to call 911, according to the report.

Noble told police that “she feared not only for her safety but for the safety of her baby, and felt that she had no other option in this situation, according to the report.

Authorities have ruled that Noble’s use of force was justified, however she now faces 24 years in jail for…

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Things College Students Should Know in Emergency Situations

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Jeff Blaylock to The Prepper Journal. Good advice for everyone, not just college students. The overall theme is one familiar to most preppers, don’t panic and know what you are doing. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies!

Emergency situations can happen anywhere to anyone. This is why people devote so much attention to planning to deal with them, look for ways to avoid them, and set in place rules and procedures to save themselves and others – to think consciously in case of such things.

In colleges, people talk and write about it. So, do not be surprised if you get an assignment to write an essay or research paper on the topic “How to act in an emergency?”. You may think that…

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Things College Students Should Know in Emergency Situations