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Genetically-altered food - welcome to the freakshow

Genetically-altered food – welcome to the freakshow

As we head into the brave new world of the 21st century, genetic modification of food kicks into high gear. Modern survivalists should care that some estimates put the amount of food on our grocery shelves with genetically engineered ingredients at 70-75%. In this case, ignorance is not bliss. Studies...

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John Perkins

HS 23 – Confessions of An Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Jason Hartman talks with John Perkins, a man who has lived four lives: as an economic hit man (EHM); as the CEO of a successful alternative energy company, who was rewarded for not disclosing his EHM past; as an expert on indigenous cultures and shamanism, a teacher and writer who used this expertise...

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Passport as a survival tool

Passport as a survival tool

As the world around us seems to exist on a steady diet of crazy pills, it makes sense for every American to have an up-to-date passport. It’s the ultimate bugout tool because some day you may need to take your family out of the country entirely. That means everyone needs a passport, kids included. If...

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Mosquitoes - genetic modification easier than pulling wings off

Mosquitoes – genetic modification easier than pulling wings off

Dengue fever is still a major risk in tropical areas, especially Africa, Asia, and the western Pacific. Spread through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, dengue fever causes severe flu-like symptoms and can kill. The punch line is this – there is no vaccine or treatment for the disease. But...

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The American warfare state

The American warfare state

The Cold War has been over for a while now but the amount of money spent on military might still boggles the mind. How many guns, bombs, troops, and bases around the world are enough? This isn’t just a debate for isolationists versus interventionists. This is a matter of how much of the budgetary strain...

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Boiling water for dummies

Boiling water for dummies

Spend a little time researching how long you need to boil water to make it safe and you’re liable to find conflicting answers, even from “trusted” government and health organization sources. “Boil water for ten minutes.” “Five minutes of boiling.” “Boil the water for 20 minutes.” “A...

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File for divorce from consumerism

File for divorce from consumerism

Modern society is constructed on a quicksand alliance between cars, credit cards, and television. Here’s what happens. You sit at home watching television, soaking up all those enticing commercials exhorting you to get out and spend, spend, spend on stuff you barely need – don’t need at all, to...

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South Carolina thinks federal currency is dead

South Carolina thinks federal currency is dead

South Carolinian state representative Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that requires gold and silver coins to replace shaky federal currency as legal tender in his state. His reasoning is simple, “If the federal government continues to spend money at the rate it's spending money, and if it continues...

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I'll trade you some toothpaste for an ibuprofen

I’ll trade you some toothpaste for an ibuprofen

Good old barter. This method of commerce made the world go ‘round back in the day. Considering the state of the United States economy, the fine art of barter might be back again sooner than you think. Barter is a pre-currency technique that simply involves an exchange of goods or services. Let’s...

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Psst, wanna buy a T-Bond?

Psst, wanna buy a T-Bond?

China, which in September 2008 became the largest holder of U.S. government backed treasury bonds, decided to start unloading them in December 2009. A recent report by the Treasury Department showed the communist empire dumped almost $35 billion (that’s with a ‘b’) worth of notes in the last month...

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