Pandemic Alert, September 2014?

I just finished reading a blog post by POTRBlog regarding a Pandemic Alert. According to POTRBlog, Tuesday, July 8 2014,

The Defense Logistics Agency has placed a no-bid order for Influenza Vaccine based on “Unusual and Compelling Urgency“. The order states that 70% of the vaccine order must be met by August and the remainder in September. Much of the information about the order is “redacted” aka SECRET.

The no-bid order can be used where a supply of any product

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Emergency Essentials Sale

I got an e-mail from Emergency Essentials advertising some sales they regularly promote. These things show up often enough to not be a surprise. While there are usually some good deals, I’m not always in sync with them as per our buying plans. That wasn’t the case today….

In this one, there was a deal on Provident Pantry “Freeze Dried Diced Beef.” We have been using a Mountain House ground beef product with good success, and were looking at replacing

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Data-Thieving Drones

And you thought only the NSA was snooping at your window. Forget, for the moment, the

Picture from heliguy.com

drone /UAV aspect of this story. Consider that the technology for hacking your Wi-Fi network exists in great abundance, and data-thieves everywhere would love to get a peek at your network data streams. Imagine a world where the guy a few booths over inside your favorite coffee hangout is a thief. His pal behind you, too. It isn’t enough that

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MH370 - You Knew All Along, Right?

When the news came out about MH370 going off radar, it was assumed by most, rightly, that it had crashed. When a plane disappears and doesn’t arrive within hours of its due time, it only makes sense that it has gone down somewhere.

But these thoughts and fears were heavy at a point EARLY ON. Think back to other emerging news story of import. How many of them changed significantly as new information came available? Most of them did, right?

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US to Give Up Control of the Internet

Or, will give up what control it has left.

I remember the days of slow dial-up network access with fondness on one level – a private network. When Prodigy and Promenade were pretty much the big guys as far as inter-connectivity among the masses. You became a member, and then could network with people anywhere on the system. Promenade later became America Online, or AOL. Each system had its own closed network, services, communities, downloads games and chatrooms. It was

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Mountain House Freeze Dried Pork Chops

There is a sale over at Emergency Essentials on Mountain House FD Pork Chops. Just got the e-mail today. I was curious, so I did some reading over there – then elsewhere – then EVERYwhere.

18 to a can, 1/2″ thick, trimmed of fat. Uncooked. That’s a big thing. “Why?”, you ask. Because uncooked means you get to prepare and season it to your taste – not the producer’s. Emergency Essentials is asking $54.99 for a #10 can, with shipping

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Have you Heard of WIPP?

I’ve been retweeting POTRBlog’s work on WIPP for over a month. Why? Because he’s doing a fantastic job and I can’t! I will post his most recent article in its entirety. All credit for work done is due to him.

From Today, March 13, 2014 at POTRBlog.

WIPP’s Radiation Detection Equipment Was Overwhelmed By Explosive Plutonium Release

It was (and still is) mathematically and physically impossible for the exhaust air sampling equipment used at DOE’s WIPP facility to measure or

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Ukraine is Putin's Target

I warned of this HERE.

A recent New York Times link on Drudge Report mentions 3 separate buildups of Russian troops and armor along the common border with Ukraine. I would suppose the Ukrainians were previously privately concerned that this might develop, but they are now openly concerned. Like most NYT articles, it is long on talk, and short on money lines, but this one does have some cache.

Until Thursday, the Russian military actions had been largely confined to

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Hello to the CCCP (USSR to you non-Cold War types…)

I’ve been spreading my opinion for a while, now, that our friend Putin is 100% KGB CCCP, and is nothing like the “New Russian” that the leftist media would have us believe. He was raised in the Soviet Union, trained by the KGB and is not bashful about reminiscing about the old days. He was a Cold War KGB thug then, and still has a love of the old USSR.

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Some Thoughts on Killer Flus, and Government Health (couldn't) Care (less)

From POTR BLog, pissinontheroses.blogspot.com

I don’t generally post whole articles from other blogs, but this one from POTR Blog begs for exposure. I thought it was a fairly good write up on the presence of a killer flu, a government’s medical response (late in coming) and how cost controls in single-payer systems lead to personal tragedy without resource to recompense.

What will China, Canada and the US soon have in common? More than you might expect…

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