Friday miscellany

New York Senate bill seeks to end anonymous internet posting : A far-reaching bill introduced in the New York State Senate could end the practice of posting online once and for all. Introduced by New York State Sen. Thomas F. O’Mara (R—Big Flats), S6779 would require that any anonymous post online is subject to removal if the poster refuses to post — and verify — their legal name, their IP address, and their home address. Sen. Thomas F. O’Mara you have just earned my “Jackass of the day” award. :pissedoff:

Is Congress getting dumber? : See above posting…

Daily Caller giving away guns to readers now through Election Day : The Daily Caller, the conservative website founded by Tucker Carlson, has launched an unusual publicity campaign: Now through Nov. 6—Election Day—the Washington, D.C.-based site will give away a handgun a week. Sounds like a winner.

Half of Detroit’s Streetlights May Go Out as City Shrinks : As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose finances are to be overseen by an appointed board, can’t afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing’s plan would create an authority to borrow $160 million to upgrade and reduce the number of streetlights to 46,000. Maintenance would be contracted out, saving the city $10 million a year.

Google Trends Shows Why The Status Quo “Powers That Be” Should Be Scared. Very Scared : The volume of searches for the phrase ‘Bank Run’ has just hit an all-time high – higher now than even during the peak of the Lehman Brothers ‘moment. Related – Police urge Greeks to keep money in bank.

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Calcium supplements increase risk of heart attacks, study finds : Taking calcium supplements increases the risk of having a heart attack, Swiss and German researchers reported Wednesday.

Prepared for Zombies? Then British Columbia Thinks You’re Ready for Anything : The Canadian province of British Columbia is taking a different approach to emergency preparedness this year. To get the message through to residents, the government mixed a big dose of zombie survivalism into its messaging. According to the website, the rationale is thus: And while the chance of zombies a-knockin’ on your door is pretty slim, we do believe that if you’re ready for zombies, you’re ready for any disaster.

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Comments

  1. Just4Rselves says:

    A comment on the calcium article. My mother-in-law fought bone cancer for two years. They pumped her full of calcium. She had a heart attack and open heart surgery. The doctor said her arteries were full of calcium deposits. She might still be here today if this info. was known.
    MD Love the miscellany!

  2. This is totally off topic but I am asking for your prayers. My Mother in law was diagnosed with lung cancer two weeks ago and she has gone in for more testing this past week. On Wednesday hubby’s aunt went into the hospital complaining of severe pain in her stomach area. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer we got the definate news yesterday. Mind you Aunt Jackie takes care of Grandma who is 89. Grandma is on oxygen and sleeps most of the day. We are looking to have a pretty grim summer. So, I would appreciate any prayers for the health of our family. Keep prepping my pack family.

  3. Denise in Northern Ireland says:

    Ammie,
    So sorry to hear that.
    Prayers for all concerned
    Candle lit at a service tonight for them
    God Bless

    Denise

  4. riverrider says:

    prayers set. i lost my mom to lung cancer two years ago, so you are not alone.

  5. Thanks all. All we can do now is pray. My thoughts are with you during this holiday weekend. Be safe.

    • conmaze says:

      Ammie,
      Wow, you’ve been hit hard. I’m sorry for the bad news, but prayers are going up for your family.

  6. riverrider says:

    dang it! anouther 150 year old company is closing in my town. 24 more unemployed. hope and change indeed.

  7. Ammie,

    So sorry to hear this! Already sent up a prayer and will continue to do so. Hang in there, it’s a tough road…take it one step at a time.

  8. Kelekona says:

    About Congress getting dumber, I’m willing to believe the other theory where they are simplifying their speech for the benefit of the American public.

    Somewhere beyond the article about zombies in Canada is a link to how the CDC tried the zombie approach last year. The approach is very fun and non-threatening, and probably a good resource for preppers to get their neighbors into the two-week range of supplies.

  9. Dean in Michigan says:

    From living in the area, I would bet that Detroit could EASILY be one of the first civil unrest situations we see hit in the near future. The murder rate is already way up for this year, the city is broke, and city government is incompetent to do anything. There is the possibility of a state takeover of city financial issues, and that could be the test run for further government control.