Friday miscellany

→ Your health : 8 Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label.

New AIDS-like disease in Asians, not contagious : “Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.”

SEAL writes firsthand account of bin Laden raid : “A Navy SEAL involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has written a detailed account of the May 2011 mission, which is still classified, the book’s publisher says. The book, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden , will be released Sept. 11, according to a statement released today by Dutton, a Penguin imprint. The author — who uses the pseudonym Mark Owen — “was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist leader’s hideout and was present at his death,” the New York publisher said, according to The Washington Post.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

USDA, McDonald’s suspend slaughterhouse buys : “Federal officials say nothing they have seen so far in covert video shot in a California slaughterhouse shows meat from cows that may have been sick made it into the food supply.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

Economy: Why U.S. Unemployment Figures Are A Complete Lie : “One of the biggest issues with the unemployment rate of 8.3%, a figure which many base their view of the economy on, is that is is simply untrue. In reality our unemployment rate is much higher, but some crafty techniques for measuring unemployment allow the government to report that figure.”

Mystery Surrounding 1.2 Billion Rounds Of Ammo Solved ?:-)  : “On the heels of an article penned by Major General Jerry Curry (Ret.), titled, Who Does The Government Intend to Shoot?, a piece written by a retired U.S. general who questions the bizarre series of monstrous ammunition by unlikely agencies of the federal government, host Rick Wiles of TruNews Radio (Aug. 22) revealed to his listeners the answer to the mystery of the billion bullets.”

Circuit Court Orders Brandon Raub Released : “In an unexpected ruling handed down today by Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, the judge dismissed the government’s case against Brandon Raub, the Marine who was arrested by local police and FBI agents, detained in a psychiatric ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page.” Thanks to Buckeye for the link.

Boulder Students Can Pack Pistols This Term : “Students arriving for classes at the University of Colorado in Boulder this term could be packing more than pencils and books. Due to a state Supreme Court decision, students can now bring their guns to school.” Thanks to Kelekona for the link.


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  1. riverrider says:

    yaaah! some good news(raub/boulder decisions)…the folks that wrote the bullet article must be smoking some good stuff. i wish it were for the “communist uprising”. alas, it is for us instead….new shooting being reported, in nyc. here we go again…..on the silver thing, be careful. tdl and the cryptkeeper are looking into taxing the crap out of the money you get if you sell your silver. like if you need cash for something, they’ll hit you with 40-50 percent exchange tax. gotta get them rich folks. i’m still buying it, with the idea of never cashing it in…..oh,btw, new doctors in town are advertising “accepting new NON-MEDICARE patients.” told you so.

    • village idiot says:

      Yep, river, my precious metals are for TEOTWAWKI, not for investment with the aim of making profit somewhere down the line. And I don’t hold that much anyway as I think the best investments right now are long-term food storage, seed, tools and other items people might need, long-term energy supplies(solar, etc), and you know the other. I got a great buy yesterday, which I will tell about in the Sat. WDYDTPTW thread.

      As for the shooting in NYC, I heard the perp was dead. 19 people were shot in Chicago yesterday, but didn’t make the big news cycle that I saw. Black people shooting up the city doesn’t fit into the narrative of the hate-filled white guy the media likes to portray. Speaking of which, I got a fundraising letter from my Democrat Party HQ telling me that white men are just confused, and would support Obama if they would act in their OWN interest. It went on to say that whte men still believe the fairy tale about being successful on their own, and that hard work in itself would make you successful. And, of course, if we weren’t so racist. They must be getting desperate, I’ve heard of some polls suggesting that white men might just sway the election because of the huge % that are supporting Romney. Of course, an even larger % of black men are supporting Obama, but no problem there. The level of intelligence in this country is at an all-time low, especially in the ruling class. Deo Vindice.

      • worrisome says:


      • Village, great post, and right on target.
        “The level of intelligence in this country is at an all-time low, especially in the ruling class.” That needs to be engraved in a huge piece of granite somewhere.
        I just don’t see how things can keep going much longer.

        • DJV, many companies don’t want to hire anyone that attended school post “no child left behind” act. The test scores and our nations standing has only gone downhill. I’m happy PRK is starting to follow New Jersy’s recent victory in firing bad teachers.

      • I agree with the food, seeds, etc. I’m not interested in buying silver or gold (although I wouldn’t mind finding some in my creek – but it would rapidly get exchanged for food or bills being paid).

        If TSHTF really big time, as it may soon, I just want to keep my family alive and well. I think I have most of what we need to hunker down here, and what we don’t, we’ll just have to do without – just as my grandparents and great-grandparents, etc., did.

      • riverrider says:

        vi, amen brother, or as they say, word! and so it is that a real hero can’t tell his story without threats from on high, but obama can leak the story with himself as the would-be hero all day long and no one is supposed to point out that he’s leaking classified secrets. did you see the sweetheart deal they gave the atf fallguy for fast and furious? yeah, he gets paid leave until his retirement date, meanwhile they got him a fat job with a big wallstreet bailout firm. now what would a middle manager in atf know about finance? about as much as he knew about alcohol, tobacco, and firearms investigations i bet.

        • village idiot says:

          Yep, river, the corruption is the worst ever, and the media keeps saying this is the most transparent administration in history. I heard the ATF guy was going to be transferred to Singapore, and would be there for the forseeable future. Just a coincidence, I’m sure. I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone.
          As for our hero Valerie Jer…..uh….Barack Kardashian, he kept Osama alive way past the time he should, and still didn’t want to do it. To redeem himself to his friends, he did refuse to blow up the remains of the stealth helicopter, and gifted them as much technology as possible. The Chinese appreciated it I’m sure. He probably told the Russians to be patient and he will give them our missle defense technology ASAP after the election, win or lose. My prayer is that he loses and that defense contractors and the military thwart his efforts. I’m past ready for someone to call him out on his illegal edicts. At least six ICE officers had the guts to file suit against Big Sis and the rats at DHS. There’s going to be a lot of rats to clean out if Romney wins. Might be quite an entertaining show now that I think about it.

          • SurvivorDan says:

            Romney administration go after the Obama regime crooks?
            Perhaps a few prosecutions – meat for the masses.
            Their excuse for not being more aggressive will be:
            “It’s time for healing in America. Old wounds must heal.”
            And other patronizing filth. Few deserving thieves and traitors will ever go to the hoosegow.
            Cynical? No. Just observant.

            • village idiot says:

              Yeah, it’s kind of a gentlemen’s agreement within the thieves union of politicians, Dan. We won’t prosecute your crooks when you leave office if you won’t prosecute ours. I understand that, but I was referring more to the political appointee rats in the various departments and bureaus. Like Big Sis at DHS, Cho at Energy, Hillary at State, Sebelius at HHS, Holder at DOJ, and all their minions.

              I do think Corzine at MF Global is going to get an orange suit before it’s all over though, Dan. That would be a good thing, and would make my friend Hunker-Down feel very happy.

            • Hunker-Down says:

              village idiot,

              I’m under the impression that the law covering the crime committed by Corzine was rewritten such that what he did was legal. We are rearranging our finances expecting the same thing to occur in a bank near us.

              There seems to be a big disconnect between legal and moral.

  2. Homeinsteader says:

    Multiple People Shot Outside Empire State Building In NYC

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Multiple people have been shot and at least one killed in a shooting near the Empire State Building.

    At least eight people were shot when gunfire broke out at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue around 9 a.m. Friday, CBS 2 reported. Police said one person, possibly the gunman, was shot and killed. A weapon was found near the body, police said.

    There is a large police presence and multiple ambulances on the scene.

    Some of the victims were reportedly found inside the lobby of the Empire State Building while some were found on the street, CBS 2 reported.

    The conditions of the victims are unknown. It’s still not clear what led to the shooting.

    Fifth Avenue is closed between 34th Street and 33rd Street. Traffic is stopped from East 42nd Street.

    Check back with as this story continues to develop. source – CBS New York

    • I see that NYC gun ban and the 40 million dollars worth of high tech corporate welfare are working out well for the big apple…

      • Isn’t it amazing how well those gun bans work? Now if they will just ban a couple more types of guns, Paradise will be just over the horizon!!

        • Well it is obvious that the gun ban in New York is not working because it is not strict enough!!! The shooting today was a workplace incident by a disguntled worker who was layed off. The next logical step is to ban and take away ALL guns from the unemployed and layed off!! Well, I think we need to step it up one more level and take away All guns from anyone who complains about their job, who has just been reprimanded/written up or otherwise conseled or criticized on their job performance to prevent any future workplace shootings.
          Also some of the wounded appear to have been shot by the POLICE themselves!!! I think it is high time that we also ban all police from having guns on their person and only be able accsess to weapons that are secured in a central location AFTER an incident has occured. We all know that will not be neccessary since the guns are taken from those most likely to shoot other people there will no longer be any shootings and thus the police will not need guns!!!

          Thanks for your support
          Mr. Pie N Skiliberal

          • George, the shooter only shot his intended target, everyone else shot was by NYPD. That is sad, it’s pitiful that although I understand what it’s like going into a chaotic situation but eight people were shot by officers. Those officers after facing a board of inquiry they need to go back through some serious firearms training.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        I am sad for the innocent bystanders who were wounded. I am doubly sad that most of their wounds appear to have been inflicted by the police doing battle with the shooter. What a mess….

  3. axelsteve says:

    I am not convinced about the bullet story. I think that it would take more then Russian comandos for America to surrender to the ruskies. Too many Americans would go red dawn on them. I do not trust tdl as far as I can throw his teleprompter iether so I am still curious about what is going on.

    • Not that I agree with the bullet story, but decapitating American leadership would allow Russia to acquire *Europe*, not America. Just paralyze the lynchpin of NATO long enough to move in. I’ve read that since NATO is a cold war product that is now peopled with non-cold war Desert Storm, Iraq and Afgan vets (who also had to deal with their NATO couterparts short shafting them in said actions), the comraderie between NATO nations is at its lowest point. Would American command in Europe mobilize an agressive posture purely for treaty’s sake if CENTCOM is silent?

      Fun topic to fantasize about on a slow Friday.

    • …and to spray kerosine on this fire:
      “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a *civilian national security force* that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Barack Obama, July 2nd, 2008

      If only Barack had enough foot soldiers to employ; a good thing then that the Occupy retards are not aligned with the Obama Democrats.

      heh; I’m glad I’m not paranoid. (well, not *that* paranoid)

    • Axel, at least the vets and free thinking Americans would fight.

  4. Hooray! I am so grateful a judge had the good sense to release that young veteran!

  5. More example of how well gun control works..Chicago and New York..who’d a thunk it?

    The problem with the Russian internal invasion issue is the same we decadent slovenly American’s have always had; we can beat on each other, but when you mess with us from the outside….Bad things happen to you.

  6. Hunker-Down says:

    USDA…McDonald’s rant.

    Quote: “Federal officials say nothing they have seen so far in covert video shot in a California slaughterhouse shows meat from cows that may have been sick made it into the food supply.”

    Quote: “The USDA acted quickly to shut down Central Valley Meat Co. on Monday after the video documented the treatment of dairy cows.”

    Are we paying the wages of the ‘federal Officials’ to fight the USDA?
    Are we paying the wages of the USDA to fight the ‘federal officials?

    I wonder where the author, Tracie Cone was educated?

    The fraudulent government says the unemployment rate is 8.3 and the actual headcount is 15%. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE IQ OF THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA? yes, i,m yelling!

    That story about the purpose of the ammo is so far out, so unbelievable that no one will believe it. I’ll bet the historians in the Wolf Pack can find a half dozen times the same plan was used successfully, and ‘we’ don’t have the time to learn about them.

    Boulder Students Can Pack Pistols This Term : Finally, a spark of civil progress. This will be the safest place for students this year. How many years will it take other schools (and theatres) to discover the differences already verified by concealed carry states? But New York and Chicago are special, aren’t they?

  7. Has anyone heard from Conmaze in the past few days? Isaac is on a direct course for her area. And the storm is strengthening.

    • Bam Bam, She posted something while I was in the hospital, saw that on the news. You are out of the path right.

      • Jarhead,

        We are definitely going to get impacted. We’ve had so much rain lately, all the retention ponds are full. The ground is saturated. So even a minimal hurricane is going to cause some flooding.

        But we are ready. We live on high ground, so we will be fine. Thanks for asking.

      • worrisome says:

        Hospital? U ok?

  8. Uncle Charlie says:

    Once again I am amazed at some of the materials that have worked their way into our prepping blog. Russian commandos??? HA! That gave me a good laugh. Where do they get this stuff? I guess some people will believe anything.
    The Russians have more important things to worry about like their shrinking population.

    On a more serious note, the CBS evening national news led with the story of a “mass shooting” in New York where in reality if you paid attention after the “gotcha” lead is that a disgruntled laid off employee murdered his ex-boss (not all that news worthy these days), one in the head and 3 or 4 in the body as it lay in the street and then he moved on. Several people were later wounded when the police apprehended the perpetrator, some or most apparently by the police. I certainly not putting blame on the police. They had no choice when the perpetrator took out his gun and aimed at them. Only the victim and the perp died. The gun was a .45ACP handgun with standard magazine. I’m sure Senator Schumer will make hay of this as he usually does. This certainly did not justify a headline but perhaps a passing reference. As VI mentioned above, there was no mention of the Chicago shootings. However, the PBS national news did make a passing reference to it. I guess gang related drive-by shootings in Chicago aren’t news anymore. Sort of like dog bites man.

    • Charlie,

      I post news links in our miscellany section that I think would be of interest to The Survivalist readers and the Wolf Pack – agree or disagree with the links and linked to articles at your discretion.

      Remember, it’s all fun and games until the Russian commandos throw you into the back of a panel van and speed away into the night. Or was it the NSA, CIA, S.W.A.T, FBI, DEA, or the KGB as we expected guess we’ll never know – good old Uncle Charlie we sure will miss him.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        While I do agree that all news of interest (no matter how depressing at times) in the miscellany is a good thing…..Where are they hiding 20,000 Spetznaz? These are hard men who stand out like a sore thumb – like a third eye. (Try smuggling 20,000 of our special forces guys into Russia and hiding them.) Brooklyn and other Russian emigre enclaves….maybe? Lots of Komarades there.
        Still, there may be elements of truth in the story. I suppose we’ll never know until it’s too late…..

    • Uncle Charlie,
      Don’t you know the Russiansw are coming! The Russians are coming! Ha ha ha. Opps, they were here in the 1960’s with Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Bullwinkle the Moose, and those spies Boris Badenuff and Natasha Nogoodnik. Russia, with a population 1/2 of the former Soviet Union, an economy one tenth of ours, no airlift and no sea lift aren’t a problem. Only thing going for them is the nuclear option.

      Oh well, I can either go to the local Wal Mart and watch the panic stricken stock up on hurricane supplies since the bullseye is on us in the Florida panhandle, or make a piroshki or two and watch the weather channel spread panic. Russkie ekta pleka. Do svee don ya tovarish.

      • Eagle,

        I do the same thing–go to the stores just to see the masses in full panic. Stay safe. Isaac could bring a lot of flooding, especially if it slows down right before impact.

        • Hunker-Down says:

          Bam Bam,

          What are the sheeple grabbing? Knowing what they grab first (if there is any logic to their actions) would make a good ‘barter stock-up-list’ for us.

          • They usually grab cases of bottled water and ravoli. I will stop by Publix on Monday to get a better idea what they are buying. I am just so surprised that folks live in hurricane country and wait until the last minute to stock up.

            My dh took both vehicles to the gas station to top off the tanks. If he waited until Monday, the lines would be super long. People fail to plan ahead and then they get pissed off that there is a long line or the stores are sold out of bottled water.

    • I liked the story about the Russians. I think a story involving Martians would have been better, though. LOL It’s good to know there are people out there who are way more paranoid than I am.

      Thanks for taking the time to find all these articles for us, M.D.

  9. cooolwoods says:

    I think this is important, what do you think??

    riverrider, sorry I didnt get back to your comment. been over whelmed with crap.

    stay safe

  10. Uncle Charlie says:

    MD: lol! Right now I”m more concerned about the IRS than the rest. They keep attacking my pension check.

  11. Glad to hear the Marine was released and the Judge saw through the BS. The local sheriffs said they only transported him to the VA psych ward on behalf of the FBI, the FBI pointed fingers at the sheriffs saying they had nothing to do with it and the rest as they say is the governments version of history.

    As for the ammo story, sounds like a great movie plot (cough) Red Dawn (cough) but if it was true, making it sound like every government employee would side with the Russians without a fight is rediculous because employees don’t switch political parties with who is in office. An EMP sanario is more likely and then an invasion with the sabatures acting more like path finders.

    The slaughter house has been a big news story out here and with Farmer Boys, In n Out and other restaurants ending ties or getting word they never had ties with the company. I guess here in the PRK, we want a kinder gentler slaughter house lol.

  12. Daily Deals has a Ryobi chainsaw on sale for $99.

  13. Severed Head says:

    Back issues of American Survival Guide and a bunch of other weapons magazines.

  14. Homeinsteader says:

    Did you know there is a website JUST for “Made in the USA” products? Todd Lipscomb keeps it up and running.

    Todd at Made in the USA on cheap foreign goods & pollution:

    Sometimes the reality of how our USA manufacturers are held at a disadvantage is so absurd that it seems unbelievable. Our media focuses on wage differences, yet the reality is much more multifaceted.
    For example, ever wonder mathematically how they can get all of that stuff across the Pacific half way around the world economically versus making it in Ohio, Illinois, or any other US state? After all, not only do they have to ship raw materials to the factories in China, but they have to ship the finished goods all the way to the USA. One would think the cost of doing that would be prohibitive, yet it has been turned into an advantage.
    Our own manufacturers not only have to meet environmental standards when they make something, but also when the raw materials or finished goods are moved here, those trucks or trains that are doing it are using heavily regulated fuels.
    On the other hand, Asian manufacturers use ships that burn completely unregulated fuels. Those low, cost bunker fuels give them a big cost advantage.
    Can you guess how many times the amount of sulfur alone is in bunker fuel versus diesel? Ten times? Fifty times? 100 times? According to Scientific American it is 1800 times the sulfur of diesel fuel!
    I discuss this in more detail in my book “Re-Made in The USA”, but according to the British newspaper The Daily Mail, just 16 of those big cargo container ships create as much pollution as ALL the cars in the world.
    The unregulated fuel they use equates to not only a massive amount of pollution, but also a direct subsidy for importers versus our domestic producers. Mega-Mart gets chintzy goods to sell and we get fewer jobs AND dirty air.
    This has begun to change, as according to the Scientific American article, just this month standards have started along 200 miles of our coast, though we still have a long way to go, as Asian shippers will still be polluting with 600 times more sulfur than diesel fuel near our coast.
    It is a travesty that we have to breathe this poison, and that makers in China, Korea, etc. are subsidized in this way while our own manufacturer’s hands are tied. We have known about this issue for some years, although it is only just getting the attention of the bigger media outlets. I will be bringing it up in a national radio appearance today on Ed Shultz’s show, and pushing hard to get the media’s attention.

    Sometimes it seems no small miracle that the USA manufacturers we work with are surviving at all. Thank you for standing with us!

  15. Wasn’t NSA. They don’t use strong arm tactics. They do their stuff electronically. MSgt

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