Friday miscellany

The government is your friend – Secret Cold War tests in St. Louis raise concerns : In the mid-1950s, and again a decade later, the Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to send a potentially dangerous compound into the already-hazy air in predominantly black areas of St. Louis. Local officials were told at the time that the government was testing a smoke screen that could shield St. Louis from aerial observation in case the Russians attacked. But in 1994, the government said the tests were part of a biological weapons program and St. Louis was chosen because it bore some resemblance to Russian cities that the U.S. might attack. The material being sprayed was zinc cadmium sulfide, a fine fluorescent powder.

Your health – 9 Best Supplements For Men : “The right supplements can help your heart, sharpen your immune system, and even improve your sex life.” Sex life, I remember when I had one of those… I wonder where it went, man I need to find that back… :kissing:

How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us : “Medical errors kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week. Medical mistakes kill enough people each week to fill four jumbo jets. But these mistakes go largely unnoticed by the world at large, and the medical community rarely learns from them.”

Tenn. meningitis outbreak tied to steroid shots : “An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections mostly for back pain, health officials said Wednesday. Four people have died, and more cases are expected.” Thanks to Susan B for the link.

16 Critical Economic Issues That Obama And Romney Avoided During The Debate : “Did you watch the presidential debate on Wednesday night? It is absolutely amazing how they can have an hour and a half debate about the economy and say so little. It seemed like both candidates were falling all over each other wanting to talk about how much they value education, but will more education really solve our problems? After all, 53 percent of all Americans with a bachelor’s degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed in 2011.”

Comments

  1. axelsteve says:

    Tdl And the man from massachutes also forgot to mention gun control.

  2. riverrider says:

    unemployment down to 7.8%, how convienient. the numbers contradict that. they must be fudging the books, again. tdl, axelboob and the dnc should be ashamed of themselves. they lost the debate, so they run around saying “LIAR,LIAR” all over like a punk@$$ kid that got beat up on the playground. absolutely disgraceful. but then thats nothing new from this president nor his party. and now they put hillary in charge of investigating herself….. funny how the most vocal of the arizona sheriffs opposing tdl’s immigration “policy” died in a single vehicle car crash the other day. he had made a commercial about what they have to endure down there. watch out for more fortuitous deaths as hillary cranks up her re-election campaign for 2016. thats at least 44 suspicious deaths that have occured within arms length of the clintons.what are the odds?……what happened to the dead border patrol agent story? overshadowed by “LIAR-LIAR” i guess. disgraceful.

  3. Guess the first article just goes to prove that you cant trust our govt. They will do whatever it takes to move their agenda forward. Even if that means harming Americans.

  4. I have a bit of renewed hope that we may put off and possibly mitigate the looming economic disaster. The longer it waits, the better off those of us that are doing something can be prepared!

  5. Cold Warrior says:

    I looked at the Debate as a “hiring”. “Which team/man would I choose to run my business”, I told myself.

    Romney seemed like he wants the job, knew his material, and seemed to have a better plan than what we have now. He has also picked a very good VP in Paul Ryan.

    Obama seemed lazy, did not look me in the face, (which led me to believe that he was telling lies), and wanted to stick with an already failing plan. Obama picked Joe Biden as VP…need I say more?

    I would hire Romney/Ryan as I trust that they would do a much better job than Obama/Biden.

    • Yeah, the lowest unemployment rate in three years…it’s a Christmas miracle!

      I think Ryan will eat Biden alive during their debate. I wonder if there will be some kind a world wide “glitch” in the broadcasting that keeps us from seeing it if it looks too bad for Biden or will the press just spin it for him.

      I know this has also been said one hundred times already but Obama really did look miserable without his teleprompter.

  6. Homeinsteader says:

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  7. Homeinsteader says:

    JACK WELCH: Obama Is Manipulating The Jobs Numbers Because His Debate Performance Was Awful

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jack-welch-obama-jobs-report-numbers-romney-2012-10#ixzz28SaiLDRB

    Note from Home’r: “YA’ THINK?!!!”

  8. Homeinsteader says:

    Sept. jobless report labeled ‘a setup’

    A Christian financial expert is reacting to Friday’s unemployment rate report out of Washington, calling the alleged drop “deceptive” and indicative of why Americans are losing faith in their government.

    http://onenewsnow.com//business/2012/10/05/sept-jobless-report-labeled-%E2%80%98a-setup%E2%80%99

  9. Homeinsteader says:

    Obama Ends 2012 (Another ) $1,100,000,000,000.00 In The RED

    The federal government notched a $1.1 trillion deficit in fiscal year 2012 — the fourth straight year over $1 trillion — according to a preliminary estimate that the Congressional Budget Office released Friday.

    Our National Debt Clock: Under Obama The US Is Now $16.5 BILLION In Debt

    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=11582

  10. Homeinsteader says:

    $6 Gas?? It’s An OBAMA-Nation!

    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=11587

  11. Thomas The Tinker says:

    I to have a bit of renewed hope that we may put off and or mitigate the looming economic Disaster. Until after the coming election. I’m hoping not before the first of the year so I can get a little more cash out of my IRA ….. or say Early Spring! Then again by then the 1/2 odd million ‘temp’ jobs will be gone and the unemployment rate right back up there in the 8s.

    Are the sheep really that … Stupid?

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Yes TTTinker. They are that stupid. That’s why they are called….sheeple. And their votes count as much as the votes of the politically aware thinkers. God help America……

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  13. I was reading an article on the sudden jump of fuel price in California to a $60+ average. There was a comment that the sudden price changes make planning “difficult”. Think so? Try when the real hyperinflation hits. Basically you can’t plan, because you don’t know what the prices will be tomorrow nor how much money you will make. Watching the reaction to this should be on everybody’s RADAR as this is a portent of things to come.

    • worrisome says:

      JP, agreed. Without some intervention on changing the formula of the gas in California, this could be ugly. Carter years all over again.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Quite so JP. As Americans we were ‘dismayed’ by the inflation rate under Jimmy Carter. We have no clue of the horrors of crippling hyperinflation ala the hyperinflation of the Weimer Republic. The Germans had crippling debt from World War I and to pay with gold (which ran out in short order) or foreign currency which they purchased by issuing more and more German marks. This caused the value of their marks to fall precipitously hyperinflating the cost of consumer goods/food to the point that a wheelbarrow pf marks bought a loaf of bread. Gee….crippling debt and printing up the money supply…..sound familiar?
      Buy more butter and guns now while your paper money is worth something.

    • Thomas The Tinker says:

      JP … I retired from Brit Petrol this summer. I watched as the entire refinery was rebuilt one unit at a time. I watched as the company spent.. is spending around 4 billion.. Billion on their smallest refinery to be able to refine oil.. that Our ‘current’ president .. with a small p … will not allow across the border. I also took note each week just how much was kept in storage. You can tell by just how the ‘roof’ ladder ways hang on the tank or by taking a climb up a unit tower and just looking down at the tank yards. Our you can find out to the gallon by asking any unit operator to boot up the stats. In general, nothing is kept in storage. Every gallon refined is pumped out the fence and sold… burned. Makes the pain in California simple to understand. Couple mandated maint. and catalyst changes all refineries must perform… and the whole fuel chain is as weak as the budget and supply to the smallest Mom and Pop operation.

    • I really think that one of the major problems that is going to bite us is “On Time Demand” supply, where there is almost nothing backing up what is on the shelves. I was a great way to hide that fact that business was failing as inventory levels fell (ie. now no reserves); our businesses were living like we were – paycheck to paycheck. Now any breakdown in the supply system causes almost immediate problems. Next time you go to the grocery store, get “lost” and look at the stock in the back room; there isn’t anything other that what was left of the last case that wouldn’t fit on the shelf.

      At our house we try to live out of the pantry (our stockage area). We buy on sale and stock up. This saves us money overall (I guess at around 30%). We still buy fruit, dairy, and meat on an as-needed basis so we are subject to seasonal and market price variations. Businesses used to do that, but since we added an end-of-year inventory tax, the savings gained were lost through taxation. We have gotten ourselves into the current supply situation by failing to take a long-term view when we try to regulate industry.

      (Climbing down from my soap-box now…thanks for listening).

  14. Homeinsteader says:

    As one friend put it, “Wow–they’re not even bothering to be discreet about it anymore. ”

    H.R. 6566: Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act

    112th Congress, 2011–2012. Text as of Sep 28, 2012 (Introduced).

    A BILL

    To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.

    Read it here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr6566/text

  15. Homeinsteader says:

    Seems DH and I aren’t the only ones who teach that Noah was a prepper.

    It’s the End of the World as We Know it

    Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2012/09/its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it/#ixzz28a4iqDC5