Prepper News Brief April 21, 2017

1. North Korea threatens to ‘turn the US to ashes with a super-mighty preemptive strike’…

This would be funny if it were not so serious – a little guy in a little “country” with a big mouth and bigger threats. He needs to spend some of that energy and resources that he has been using building a nuke and running his mouth to figure out how to feed his people and keep the electricity turned on. Via The Sun.

Meanwhile… North Korean Submarine Missile Program Advances – if you can’t reach the U.S. mainland with your nuke, then use a sub to bring the nuke close enough to the mainland to effectively strike. Yeah, I think that’s the game plan. Maybe California should start panicking

2. What a real economic collapse looks like…

To hungry to protest… Via The Wall Street Journal.

3. More Americans 18-to-34 Now Live With Parents Than With Spouse…

The Number 1 living arrangement today for Americans in the 18-to-34 age bracket, according to the Census Bureau, is to reside without a spouse in their parents’ home. I would be ashamed to be 34 years old (or even 24) and still living with my parents. Get a job and get out… Via CNS News.

4. Terrifying Data And Charts Show Time Is Short Before The Economy Tumbles…

As more and more of the older generation leaves the workforce, with most then going on to live off Social Security that they have paid into, how many of them are going to be able to afford to support their children that have job hopped themselves into positions where they cannot support themselves? If people think the economy is bad now, just wait until it is dependent on a workforce made up of a majority of spoiled, entitled, job-hopping Millennials. Via All News Pipeline.

5. Map Shows Which US Cities Might Be Targeted First In Nuclear Strikes Upon America – What Should This Map Tell Us?

The new story over at the Daily Mail today reports North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un smiled and waved as a cheering crowd watched a simulation of a US city being wiped out by a North Korean nuclear attack. You can see that video as the final video below. Just the latest provocation proving the ‘mad dictator’ is out of his mind, and more than willing to sacrifice the lives of the North Korean people, one North Korean defector recently stated Kim will stop at nothing to nuke the US as a ‘last stand’. Via All News Pipeline.

6. Could be a big contributor to the cancer rate…

85% of All Food in U.S. Now Contaminated: Toxic Pesticides Also Found in Drinking Water. Via health impact news.

Meanwhile… USA: Highest Vaccination Rate in the World Has the Worst Health. Looks like a double whammy.

7. In the Land of the “Free”, Sustainable Living is Becoming a Crime…

I laugh when I here people say “it’s a free country” – there is a tax, a license, rules and regulation before Americans can do just about anything. Taxes, licenses, and rules and regulation equals government control over every aspect of our lives. Via the free thought project.

8. Tension Builds: Vladimir Putin Mobilizes Troops and Equipment To North Korean Border: “Fears U.S. Is Preparing To Attack”…

We can all pretend like there is nothing going on around the Korean Peninsula and hope that cooler heads will prevail, but if history is any guide, when the militaries of multiple nations begin to mass troops at borders, it takes only a single, often seemingly inconsequential, catalyst to plunge the situation into all-out war. Via SHTF Plan.

Meanwhile… Russia Claims it Could Completely Disable US Navy With Electronic Warfare Tech.


Every day seems to bring a new story of suffering and dysfunction from inside Venezuela, whose people are enduring one of the worst economic and political breakdowns in recent memory. But it’s going to get worse. Via Vice Money.

10. Could North Korea Destroy the US?

The nightmare scenario of an America sent back centuries in time before electricity, refrigeration, and smart phones has grown unnervingly closer with the presence of two North Korean satellites with orbits over a blissfully unaware American populace and an Obama administration that was indifferent to the apocalyptic threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Via The American Thinker.

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  1. JP in MT says:

    #3. I feel this is part of the enabling that parents do, shielding their children from taking responsibility for their lives.

    I understand that there can be temporary, extenduating cercumstances; I had one with my oldest @ 19. But it lasted 6 weeks, enough time for her to get it back together, decide which direction her life was going to go and get on with it.

    I made sure she understood that she was no longer a dependent, living here for free. She was a member of the family, but a boarder. She could either pay with cash or labor (chores or $40/month – that would go to her sister because there was more work). At first she was shocked, but understood and adapted quickly.

    As a man, I have no respect for the guy who, at 28, is still living with mommy, paying nothing, using her resources, and producing nothing.

    • Zulu 3-6 says:

      I was out of the house at 18 and into the Marine Corps. I did live in my mom’s house for about year after I got out, when I was 24. However, I had a job, I paid rent, and I did my own laundry. I moved out when I met my soon-to-be-wife, and we lived together. I haven’t lived any place since that wasn’t mine.

      My daughters were both eager to move out on their own as soon as they could, and did. Because they were actively working, saving money, and going to college, the wife and I did not charge them rent, but they were required to clean up after themselves and help out around the house. They both have been out on their own for a while (#1 daughter having been married for 14-years now).

      My son, on the other hand, is struggling with finding a job. He quit his last job for reasons I consider honorable (his boss wanted him to start driving illegal alien laborers to and from job sites). He lives with his mother now (used to live with me until he finished homeschool). I’m in his case all of the time for not being very helpful around his mom’s house especially since she has some medical issues. He has the hots for a little cutie and wants to spend his time with her instead. We’ll work this one out though. He’s only 19 yet. Still, I remind him that when I was his age I was a Marine Lance Corporal and in Vietnam.

    • tjbbpgobIII says:

      A friend of mine has two boys or I should men that sponge off them at home. They come in, steal stuff and bring their girlfriends or wife and kids and just stay there. Wen my friends moved there they brought the boys bedrooms and clothes and everything. So I suppose they brought it on themselves and invited them in.

      • Encourager says:

        I am ashamed to say my adult sister and two adult brothers stole everything valuable from our parents home when one was in a nursing home because the other was in the hospital. They even stole Dad’s GPS unit from his car. I have NO respect for any of them! This happened 10 years ago and I still see red when I think about it. No respect!

  2. NK has two satellites that fly across the US several times a day at an altitude and track that could take out a large portion of our power grid as well as peripherals such as SCADA data acquisition systems. There are those in our government who believe these satellites already carry low yield nuclear weapons that are designed for that very purpose.

    Kim may be an idiot but I do not believe he is stupid and makes empty threats.

  3. mom of three says:

    Any good news out there? I know crazy thinking… We are getting our second sunny day, in a long long while I’m going to enjoy it. In reality we can’t do much except be more prepared and ready to help out our family, friends, and good neighbors, if things really get bad.

    • Mo3, we are supposed to get a solar flare soon if that helps. Lol

    • Northernwolf says:

      Well I am taking care of 2 of the cutest baby goats that are small enough to fit in your pocket but it’s only until Sunday but I am having fun watch them play
      And I as well am enjoying the sun while we have it supposed to get wet again Sat.

  4. Encourager says:

    About #3… my ds hit a rough spot in life, his company closed unexpectedly and he was out of a job. He had a bit saved so could pay his rent for a few months. He looked and looked for a job, but could only find part time jobs. He took them, two at first and then they both had cutbacks and he was again without a job. We told him he could move back home temporarily until he got back on his feet…but he said no. He sold every single thing he owned to raise living money, except for his laptop which he needed to search for jobs. He took a job with a cable company to go in and remove the connections from people who had stopped paying for their service…in a city over an hour away and in such a ghetto area that he wore his gun on his hip. Sometimes the paint from gang signs was still wet so he skipped those poles! The 20 foot company issued ladder broke when he was 15 feet up in the air and came down with him, bruising and cracking ribs. A few weeks after that he got a callback from a hospital and was told he got a job. He has been there since. We were proud of him, but as a mommy my heart hurt for him. He refers to that time as ‘the hungry times’.

  5. tommy2rs says:

    Power outages in NYC and San Fran today. Both attributed to “equipment” failures. Hmmm
    See Drudge if you want details

  6. Two things: First, did anyone notice the lack of coverage about the massive power outages Friday morning in NY, LA, and San Francisco?

    Second: Adult kids. I posted really late yesterday / early today in “What did you do to prep this week” about the issues I am having with my oldest. She is a single Mom of 2, and rarely receives child support (over 70k in arrears at this point) from their father who completely walked out of their lives.

    I bought the rural place for 3 reasons: For the change in lifestyle I’ve always wanted, for my parents to have a place near family as they are getting older, and, to help my daughter to be able to provide a better home, a better environment, for my grandsons.

    She does work full time. She is a correctional officer. The pay is okay, but with two kids who still need a babysitter, not enough. She had lived in two places 30 miles away from her work before I bought the property. Besides a terrible work commute for wintertime appalachia, the housing was awful for what she could afford. One house had a leaky roof and black mold in the basement. The landlord wouldn’t do anything about either. The kids were sick all the time. She moved to a 2 bedroom 700 square foot apartment. However, shortly after moving there, OD’s seemed to happen near daily and you could see people smoking crack and shooting up in the parking lot. When I saw that, I made a deal with her that if she lived in the house I bought, and took care of things, she could pay the utilities and $175 a month for rent until I was able to move. It was also so she could save money for her own place in the meantime.

    However, things aren’t working out so great as far as her taking care of things. Appliances are getting broken, her boyfriend has had a broken down car in the driveway for 8 months, the chickens aren’t being fed/watered, and the yard and house are a mess. She even spent the rent money on taking them (her, the boys, the boyfriend, and his brother) on vacation the week before our last visit. I bought two queen size beds for our room for when we visit, a room no one is supposed to go in when we’re not there, but on this visit I found her dog had peed on the beds and I couldn’t walk into the room for all the crap she and the boys put in there.

    I don’t know what to do. If it were just her, I would have kicked her out and just rented the place. But it’s not. It’s my grandsons. She’s grown, but they need stability. Any suggestions?

  7. Not all kids that mov eback home are taking advantage. My son moved from Montana to Wyoming just to help me out with my homestead while I was sick this winter. He has no reason to be ashamed of living in my house. I am very glad he has decided to stay.

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