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FBI says crime is down

We've all been taught that crime, like the cost of gas and rate of inflation, never goes down. That's well and good, sounds perfectly sensible to us – except that the FBI has released statistics that show crime in the year of 2009 was down across the board when compared to the previous year. What...

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Buy land in Montana or shoot yourself now?

December 21, 2012, is a big day on many calendars. If you happen to be an ancient Mayan, your calendar will be ending then. What happens next? Are you a believer in a cataclysmic disaster such as a reversal of the north and south poles, an incident that last happened 740,000 years ago, according to scientists. Some...

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill

BP not standing aside? Thank goodness.

Somebody tell the federal government they're not needed to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Don't need their money. Don't need their poorly planned, bureaucratic layers of indolent effort. The best people to clean up the mess are the people who created it, namely British Petroleum (BP)....

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Survival

The view from 1980

Doomsday scenarios have been around probably since the first two humans started gossiping to one another about how the saber tooth tigers were learning to read minds. Sometimes it's interesting to take a look back at what people thought was going to happen and how it very much has not come to pass -...

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Holistic Survival

What is survival anyway?

Of course, survival means staying alive but that simplistic definition doesn't help us much. We could also incorporate the Boy Scouts motto of “Be prepared.” Sometimes it appears that the fabric of civilization is on shaky ground, with possible disruptions coming from a dozen different sources. Environmental...

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Conspiracy Theory vs. Institutional Analysis

It used to be that conspiracy theory was a neutral term used to describe any alleged civil, criminal, or political that it was believed used underhanded methods to accomplish its goals. These days, the descriptor has been subverted to refer to those inhabiting what might be referred to as the lunatic...

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Societal disintegration likely to come from hyperinflation

The financial blow up in Greece is grabbing headlines these days as the IMF and EU scramble to provide funds necessary to keep that tottering country solvent. While this is all well and good to the Greeks, the truth is that their GDP is 2.5% that of the United States. On the international stage, this...

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What is your disaster personality?

What kind of person do you become when the ever-lovin' excrement hits the fan? Do you function calmly and rationally or go to pieces so fast people get hit by the shrapnel? In the interest of perpetuation of the species, we at Holistic Survival hope it's more of the former and less of the latter. There...

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Gulf oil spill – don’t bug out yet

Survivalists everywhere listened to breaking news of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill with one hand on the bug out button. Was this the beginning of the end of the world as we know it? Time to head for the wilds of Idaho and live on fresh elk meat and MRE's while the societal meltdown kicked into high gear? The...

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modern survival

Our future in Greece?

News comes today that the country of Greece is about to be violently modernized. Wait a second...that's one of the oldest cultures around. Bet you thought they were already modernized. Well, unfortunately for their economy, they have also become liberalized, with public sector jobs comprising one-third...

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