Survival and Preparedness

Government ‘Aid’ Makes Disasters Worse

Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, including my family and me, appreciate the outpouring of support from across the country. President Donald Trump has even pledged to donate one million dollars to relief efforts. These private donations will be much more valuable than the as much as 100 billion dollars the federal government is expected to…

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Virgin Islands Allows National Guard To Seize Guns, Ammo Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma. Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they…

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Landlords Demand Rent for Flooded Homes From Hurricane Harvey Victims

Victims of Hurricane Harvey have spoken out after landlords demanded rent from their flooded, uninhabitable homes. As they piece their lives back together, buying new furniture and other belongings after replacing those lost and finding alternate accommodation, some have been slapped with fees from landlords, who demand rent for the flooded homes the victims had to flee. Read entire…

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How To Kill Thousands Of Mosquitoes In Your Backyard Every Night

When mosquitoes become a problem, most people reach for time tested solutions. They spray themselves with chemicals, or they bundle up in long sleeve shirts and pants. They set up glue traps and electric fly zappers. Or perhaps they look for the source of the mosquitoes, such as nearby puddles of water, and remove them.…

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The World Chooses Sides: The US Dropped Bombs at the North Korean Border

It’s getting real on the Korean peninsula. In an aggressive move, the US dropped bombs at the North Korean border in a joint exercise with South Korean forces, using jets that are capable of carrying out a nuclear strike. The world is watching, and some countries are publicly choosing sides. The exercise is intended to…

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Should Prices Rise During Crises Like Hurricane Harvey?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is upset about “price gouging” during hurricane Harvey. Some stores raised prices to $99 for a case of bottled water—$5 for a gallon of gas. “These are things you can’t do in Texas,” he says. “There are significant penalties if you price gouge in a crisis like this.” There sure…

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Private Companies Are Stepping In To Help Hurricane Victims

As the death toll in Texas rises to 14 after the devastating hurricane Harvey left its mark, private companies are stepping in. Doing more to help than the government ever could, the much-hated and demeaned corporations are putting profits on the line to save people. Private companies coming together to aid in relief efforts will…

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Megachurch Faces Backlash For Closing Doors Because Of Hurricane Flooding

Infamous pastor Joel Osteen has now released a statement defending the closing of his megachurch’s doors because of “flooding.” Houston’s Lakewood Church faced backlash for refusing to allow hurricane refugees shelter after fleeing their homes in the wake of disastrous Hurricane Harvey. The trouble started on Sunday after a social media posting from the megachurch saying, “Lakewood…

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Harvey Expected To Make Landfall As Category 3 Hurricane: All The Latest Updates

Hurricane Harvey, which until this morning a Tropical Storm, is now set to be the first hurricane to strike the Texas coast since 2008. According to the NHS, which issued a hurricane warning from Port Mansfield to Matagorda, TX including Corpus Christi, Harvey is “rapidly intensifying”, and is forecast to be a “major hurricane.” The hurricane, whose…

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