Friday miscellany

 Friday miscellany

Anthrax May Have Killed 50 Cattle On Colo. Ranch: Dept. Of Agriculture Investigation Finds First Anthrax Case In 31 Years : “The Colorado Department of Agriculture says it is investigating an anthrax case involving 50 dead cattle on a Logan County ranch. At least one of the dead cattle is confirmed to have been infected with the disease in what the department is calling the state’s first anthrax case in 31 years.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It : “Australian researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses — a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine. Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.” Thanks to Ann G for the link.

The Food Companies Spending the Most to Hide the Facts : “GM ingredients have infiltrated more than 75 percent of processed foods, however, food manufacturers have successfully defeated (or threatened to defeat) law after law that would have required these ingredients to be labeled. Once people know that a product contains GM ingredients, the thinking goes, they won’t buy it.” Thanks to tommy 2r’s for the link.

It’s a free country or so you’ve been told. But big brother and Mayor Bloomberg are watching your every move. Hay, Mayor Bloomberg which finger am I holding up? :pissedoff:  “NYPD unveils new $40 million super computer system that uses data from network of cameras, license plate readers and crime reports.” Thanks to tommy 2r’s for the link.

Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Catching Rain Water on Own Property Enters Jail : “Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.” Thanks to rednecksurvivalist for the link.

Hope and change Obama style : “The U.S. economy actually lost 1.2 million jobs in July? The U.S. economy lost 1.2 million jobs between June and July. But that’s not how it got reported. When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its jobs figures for July, it said the economy gained 163,000 jobs. So what gives?”

Comments

  1. 30 days for collecting rain water?? That’s the saddest thing I’ve heard in a while. Here’s a good question… Where the hell was Jessie Jackson to stand up for THIS mans rights???

  2. Very interesting about the honey. My local veternarian recently used honey to treat a complicated skin injuury on my dog (skin peeled off one leg). Kept it clean, moist and infection free. For a poultice on stubborn surface wound I’ve seen cayennne pepper mixed with honey as well.

  3. (Blank Space) says:

    Some folks seem to have the attitude of “So what?, if it’s not bothering me, Live and let live”. They even go as far as to look down on others who stand for values, or cuss them out and tell them to “STFU”!

    Well the Bible is very clear as to how important our beliefs are, as it is written what a man believes in his heart, so he is.

    Our country is in trouble because our moral center has melted, which then opens the door for graft, greed, corruption, lies and violence.
    As a person raised in 1950’s America, I can tell you that what is going on today would never had been allowed in a much better America back then.

    So the next time someone says, “Live and let Live”, tell them “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything, and I guess that you have?” .

    So why is this important to a Prepper/Survivalist? Well if life has no meaning to you, your chances become slim compared to a person living for a higher purpose.

    So live your life with the hope that the meek and humble before God (and His values) will inherit the Earth. prep on!

  4. Be careful who you do your concealed carry training with, make sure they are legitimate, no matter where you live.
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/08/10/fake-training-puts-hundreds-of-gun-licenses-in-jeopardy.html

    • I also teach with a team in the Central Ohio area, and personally think these folks deserve whatever they get. I feel sorry for the ones who actually took the bogus training, but the ones who simply purchased the training certificate had to know what they were doing was wrong, and should also suffer the consequences.

      • I agree, throw the book at them. They are the people who make honest and responsible gun owners have to explain themselves to the left wing nut jobs.

        BTW, I’m planning on taking the course as well as my sister. Who do you teach it with? Do you have a link?

        • It does pay to check out your trainer, I’m in SW Ohio, and am aware of a few cutting corners, selling certificates, but can’t seem to get the sheriffs interested

          Call or email the NRA Training Dept, ask for referrences

  5. Rob Crawford says:

    Re: the “mysterious honey”. ALL HONEY DOES THAT. It has nothing to do with antibiotics, and everything to do with simple physics. Honey aggressively draws water from its surroundings; bacteria that land on honey have all the water drawn from their cell and are killed.

  6. I saw the rain water guy’s story when it came out. If I recall they gave him a permit to built the ponds in 2002, then revoked it in 2005 (not sure when the ponds were actually built).

    I grew up in Oregon and really like the climate there. I’d move back but they have to get the Liberal/Progressives out that started moving in in the mid-to-late 1960’s and ramped up in the 70’s (I left in 1975).

  7. The medicinal (manuka) honey has been available for while. You can even get it in pre-prepared bandages like the ones in the link below. Just be prepared for sticker shock. Or would that be sticky shock?
    http://www.amazon.com/Science-Medihoney-Alginate-Absorbent-Dressing/dp/B002C5L8KC

    More hope and change from Odumbo
    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/08/obama-lets-repeat-auto-rescue-with-every-manufacturing-131566.html

    Jarhead 03, saw your pepper spray article linked to on the The Firearm Blog

  8. recoveringidiot says:

    What will it take to stop the electronic intrusions into our lives? Maybe economic collapse will take away the funding for it or will folks just get pissed enough to start taking the crap down by force? I see some of the municipalities are taking down the red light cameras after they got enough complaints and lawsuits. I guess they were spending more on lawyers than they stole with the cameras. Seems like everyday I read another story on how .gov is using some new program to pry into our lives for our own good. I see where they might think I”m antisocial because I won’t have anything to do with the virus/Trojan that is facebook or any of the other social media like it. Our young folks don’t think anything at all of putting their whole life out on the net. (I know, here I am) I just don’t see how all this can end well.

  9. worrisome says:

    The rain collector story in Oregon is a little different than presented. This guy was NOT collecting water in rain barrels, he was daming up creek runoff water. He was permitted and then for some reason the permit was rescinded and he chose to ignore that fact. This is not collecting rainwater from your rain gutters.

    Our fine and arrogant government employees continue to spend money we don’t have on things they don’t need……….Congress tried to shut these guys down but anyone that knows anything about the 9th district court knows that they believe they are above the law and can ignore the Constitution for any liberal reason they want to throw at it. http://washingtonexaminer.com/court-defies-congress-heads-to-hawaiian-junket/article/2504531#.UCWN-p1mSSo

  10. I’m really tired of food companies trying to dodge labeling biases by muddying the waters. Changing the names of substances or just choosing different names based on source, now they want to have natural and GMO to be indistinguishable.

    They may lose some customers to their organic lines, but since the GMO is probably able to be cheaper, they aren’t going to see that big of a difference. Just like celiacs tend to self-diagnose with elimination diets, there will probably be a market that has honest health issues with GMO.

    That many of the label-fighting companies also own organic brands is a little fishy, but they also have a large non-organic presence. (If they dishonestly got their organic label, they’re just going to ignore the GMO mandate.)