No electricity. No running water. No
transportation. No phones. No housing. Barter and handout economy.
Martial Law. This is occupied Berlin, the British sector, in the spring,
of 1945. These were the survivers, with little more than the clothes on
their backs. The war ended for them with the cataclysmic Battle of
Berlin. Notice the stove built from loose bricks, the pile of firewood
and the repurposed gasmask container. We collected war surplus as
souvenirs, they recycled it into civilian necessities. Making cooking
pots from "Fritz" helmets was a cottage industry.
[1946 video ] [1947 video ]
- Make a Survival Water Filter out of materials found along any river. Video, 10m 59s
, at YouTube
. Hat tip to Accept The Challenge
Remus says: remember, this is only a filter, it yields clean but not
safe drinking water. Boiling the water will kill the microbes that
Police with armored vehicles
- First of all, returning veterans aren't the problem–militarized
police are. Second, if returning veterans did decide to take matters
into their own hands, if this idiot thinks that a bunch of fat ass,
unqualified, keystone cop goofballs like Amerikan police would be able
to handle combat veterans, he is living in fantasy world.
Herschel Smith at captainsjournal.com
Constitutions are utterly worthless to restrain the
tyranny of government, unless it be understood that the people will by
force compel the government to keep within constitutional limits.
Practically speaking, no government knows any limits to its power except
the endurance of the people.
Lysander Spooner, 1852, via people.duke.edu
One example why PTR moved to South Carolina
- The legislation made no differentiation between magazines being sold
by a manufacturer to the out-of-state market, and those owned by
Connecticut residents. PTR has more
than 100,000 20-round magazines in its warehouse area. Under
Connecticut’s absurd laws, each and every one would have to be serial
numbered and registered, with each magazine requiring a fingerprint and
photo ID of a PTR employee. It would have taken months, if not years, for the company to comply with just this one aspect of the law.
Bob Owens at bearingarms.com
Wal-Mart could soon be unprofitable
Wal-Mart has hidden its financial problems from
the headlines because challenges are different around the world, masking
themselves in the overall picture. But when you dig between the
headlines you can see a company in serious trouble and could be the
latest in a long line of leading retailers to go from boom to bust in
the blink of an eye. Sales in the U.S. are beginning to struggle, but
overseas the company's profitability is in downright freefall says
Travis Hoium in this article, Walmart Is Falling Apart Before Our Eyes
, at The Motley Fool
- Our government is now dealing with the citizenry the same way that
the British dealt with the Nazis: treating them as an external
existential threat, spying on them, and taking pains to obfuscate the
source of the information that they use to target their attacks... This
isn't really shocking, given that I think that the government has long
been at war with the populace but it's still a somewhat stark
distillation of the trend.
Clark at popehat.com
It ain't broken -
Vatican Radio is the world’s oldest transnational broadcasting network.
The equipment was installed by Marconi himself. And they’re still using
it. [Since February, 1931]
Kathy Shaidle at takimag.com