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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Type II Diabetes

October 15, 2017 daaswampman 0

Cin wrote:Here is a guide about Intermittent Fasting that might be useful:https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-guide#section1I am a healthy 60 year old, but am very interested in this topic as I have a family history of Type ll Di…

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Type II Diabetes

October 13, 2017 daaswampman 0

Type II Diabetes is a cash cow and the treatment is often worse than the disease. Most cases will responds to dietary changes and activity, but there is no money in that approach. Please note I said dietary changes and not diet! An improved diet wi…

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 3, 2017 daaswampman 0

All the speculation, it is pure crap! I would guess by the sound, it was not full auto, perhaps a bump stock. Still a guess at best. Too many weapons with him to be well thought out or the work of a professional. I would guess some kind of mental disorder is involved. We may have some facts in the coming weeks or months. Swamp

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Problem

October 2, 2017 daaswampman 0

The news broadcasters are like a buzzard looking for that dead road kill so they can feast , they search just for that right shot and view and sing there song over and over .

That is the root of the problem! Does anyone actually know what is happening? Just like all the sad stories of helpless people begging from Katrina. I was pulled out or Orleans with a three car hauler full of high end cars hours before landfall! I saw buses half full heading out and traffic was not that bad. Anyone with any motivation could have evacuated, but that is not how the news reports it! Swamp

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Problem

October 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

Not surprising! There is not a city, state, or island, on earth, with enough emergency supplies for their population. Available supplies will ALWAYS be allocated first to those in control and those of importance. Sucks if your a peon, but it is just expected management of public or military resources!

Same thing was true for Harvey as I am very familiar with Houston. All those rescues, news coverage, and supplies going to all those pretty neighborhoods! One would think Houston had no poor areas, or slums!

I wish no one ill, but Porto Rico is a quintessential welfare state of people expecting to be cared for. I must assume a hurricane was a total surprise to them, even though it lies in the path of every Atlantic storm! I am sure we will spend tens of billions and still have a welfare state!

The lesson to be learned, it is your responsibility to look out for yourself! Swamp

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Problem

October 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

Not surprising! There is not a city, state, or island, on earth, with enough emergency supplies for their population. Available supplies will ALWAYS be allocated first to those in control and those of importance. Sucks if your a peon, but it is just expected management of public or military resources!

Same thing was true for Harvey as I am very familiar with Houston. All those rescues, news coverage, and supplies going to all those pretty neighborhoods! One would think Houston had no poor areas, or slums!

I wish no one ill, but Porto Rico is a quintessential welfare state of people expecting to be cared for. I must assume a hurricane was a total surprise to them, even though it lies in the path of every Atlantic storm! I am sure we will spend tens of billions and still have a welfare state!

The lesson to be learned, it is your responsibility to look out for yourself! Swamp

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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: You Have Just Finished a Remote BOL…

September 29, 2017 daaswampman 0

My BOL is a primitive duplicate of my home. I visit often and three weeks has been my longest stay. Doing everything by hand leaves no need for entertainment or any room for festive decorations!

Everything is carried in and it is not a short walk for a screw or bit of tape. The result is a massive duplication of everything! Hand tools and many supplies can be found cheap at sales and auctions, there is no such thing as too many!

More work and storage space is always needed, everything else is secondary! Right now I am drying herbs and when I left my BOL home yesterday, it more resembled a hay barn than anything else

That is what many people don’t get! We are used to getting everything as we need it, but when you butcher a hog – you have the whole hog to deal with and it’s right now! Swamp

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

September 25, 2017 daaswampman 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
Right there with ya….lessons learned.

As Angie said, moving is the only real solution…anything else at this point results in zombies at the door.

Stashing your stuff might save you some loss but they’ll still be coming. desperation when nothing found will lead to further violence. So IF you survive it, sure, there’s supplies to fall back on.

I went with a combination of going grey, stashing and displaying hard target.

The cats outa the bag, cant put it back, so I decided to make myself a very visible hard target until we actually move. Verbally and visible. AR’s in full site going to the range every weekend for practice, 1000 rounds visible at purchase, Very frank talks with neighbors of training every weekend for long range and CQB training with vets and local sheriffs that have formed a network(Happens to be true)…..Discussions of how(And this actually happened) a work associate stated to me “They don’t need to prep, He’ll just show up at my front door if SHTF…ha, ha, ha”…..And how I told him very seriously I answered “If SHTF and anyone shows up at my door for anything that they will be met with the wrong end of a barrel by multiple Vets and myself…No one would be allowed in and no extra food will be available to leave and bodies on the lawn will help us deter the next door knocker.”………..

This was stated to the nosey neighbor that often offers his un-asked opinion on the neighborhood goings-on in day to day conversations……I know my message got out when another prepped neighbor told me he heard about the conversation….lol……he also heard from same said neighbor that I had sold my stuff(Food) as I was in financial hardship…lol…another white lie.

Truth is, nothing short of moving will fix this….But, hard target ideology will deter all but the most desperate and if it comes to that, neighbors would be hit first(softer targets), and then they’ll hit you after all others have been hit and they were going to hit you eventually anyways…..With enough time passing in a SHTF it’s inevitable whether you’re known as a prepper or not so better be prepped for that as well.

Anyone here can disagree but no one will state anything other than opinion since it’s not happened yet in the US……This is the route I chose. It doesn’t matter since the cats outa the bag and can never be put back in.

Best solution if you ever open your big fat mouth is to move….The only real security is to never open said mouth to begin with……
If you already have, like the dumb-asss that I was, broadcast :tank::gunsmile::gunshooting::gunsmile:hard target :gunsmile::gunshooting::gunsmile::tank: until you move.

We still wave to each other but the prepping jokes stopped immediately. ;)

my $.02

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You can have it both ways, but it is going to cost you! I am very open about storm preparation, have a large shelter, teach a local class, and am willing to help others get started.

The camp is never discussed with anyone, especially family. The master plan is simple. If things are not too bad I will stay and help everyone I can. Beyond that, I will walk away and let them have it.

Your first prep is yourself! Can you keep a secret and never tell anyone? Swamp

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General Canning Topics • Re: Older Home Canned Food

September 22, 2017 daaswampman 0

If you want to eat the most nutritious food you can (which old canned goods, etc., clearly are not), then you don’t eat food that is years past its pull date.

If you want to eat the most nutritious food, then your only choice is fresh and organically grown! Every typical diet (even with can goods), will supply more than enough Vitamins for the average person. The real problem with all commercial foods, is a lack of trace minerals, but that is due to growing conditions and not preservation method or age. Swamp

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General Canning Topics • Re: Older Home Canned Food

September 22, 2017 daaswampman 0

If you want to eat the most nutritious food you can (which old canned goods, etc., clearly are not), then you don’t eat food that is years past its pull date.

If you want to eat the most nutritious food, then your only choice is fresh and organically grown! Every typical diet (even with can goods), will supply more than enough Vitamins for the average person. The real problem with all commercial foods, is a lack of trace minerals, but that is due to growing conditions and not preservation method or age. Swamp

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 20, 2017 daaswampman 0
Photon Guy wrote:
Alright I can see how handguns would be useful weapons in the country and I never said country people don’t or shouldn’t use them. Out in the country where there aren’t that many people you are much less likely to run into a perpetrator so carrying a handgun for self defense might not be necessary at least when it comes to dangerous people but I didn’t consider other dangers such as rattlesnakes and wild animals. And a handgun is much easier to carry than a long gun when you’re doing all the work you would do out in the country. Its just that when I think of the country I often think about farmers with shotguns and rifles so that is why I associate long guns with the country.

Really – there is no 911 or friendly neighbors in hollering distance! You are on your own! Being obviously armed makes a difference! While at home I ALWAYS open carry, as a notice of my intent! I know how to use my weapons and if given cause , will use then without hesitation. Swamp

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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 20, 2017 daaswampman 0

What are the risks of drinking distilled water?

The main risks of drinking only distilled water are associated with the lack of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium and calcium.

Some of the adverse effects of drinking just distilled or low mineral water include:

a flat taste that many people find unappealing, leading to reduced water consumption

a decrease in the body’s metabolic function

an increase in urine output that could result in electrolyte imbalance

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317698.php

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 19, 2017 daaswampman 0

Ever wonder what happens to ammo in paper or plastic boxes, if subjected to a flood or home fire? Just like guns, ammo should be stored in a cool, dry, dark, and secure location!

You might also consider your liability if kids decide to play with it! I have seen injuries from taking it apart and wanting to hear it pop in the fireplace!

While most ammo is very sturdy, that is not always the case with rim-fire and shot-shells. Swamp

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 19, 2017 daaswampman 0

Ever wonder what happens to ammo in paper or plastic boxes, if subjected to a flood or home fire? Just like guns, ammo should be stored in a cool, dry, dark, and secure location!

You might also consider your liability if kids decide to play with it! I have seen injuries from taking it apart and wanting to hear it pop in the fireplace!

While most ammo is very sturdy, that is not always the case with rim-fire and shot-shells. Swamp

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General Food Topics • Re: Six year-old powdered milk!

September 18, 2017 daaswampman 0

There is no doubt that food degrades over time, but this site is about being prepared and what you can do with what you have!

If I thought the world was all safe and secure, I would not mess with this Preparedness Crap! A condo on the beach with room service comes to mind! Swamp

The exhausted swimmer, struggling to reach shore, isn’t worried about starving to death.

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General Food Topics • Re: Six year-old powdered milk!

September 17, 2017 daaswampman 0

While there is mountains of anecdotal evidence and a great deal of hype concerning free radicals, there are no clinical studies that proves long term effects. It is further clouded by the legions of health peddlers with something to sell!

Google it and notice the almost complete absence of clinical research from academic experts that are not selling something!

If you believed all the diet and health advice available, you might wonder why anyone dies! Free radicals MAY HAVE a long tern effect on cell health – that is what we KNOW!

Or you could visit a commercial dairy and processing plant! A few free radical will be the least of your concerns and you will never drink commercial milk again! Swamp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Alimentarius

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Alimentarius

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Sanctuary City Success

September 17, 2017 daaswampman 0
anita wrote:
And yet illegals have a lower crime rate than citizens.

I’ve heard that repeated by liberals so often I am sure it’s true. :shock:

I have heard that too, but how would they know that? Do they actually know how many illegals there are or do they play the numbers to skew the results?

Just like Hillary lost the election due to Russian interference and a cosmic alignment! It had nothing to do with her lies, an owe it to me attitude, and a caustic personality. What the hell – she almost slept her way to the top! Swamp

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Harvey – Irma Survivers/ Preppers

September 17, 2017 daaswampman 0
Genevieve wrote:
Not being a smart azz here but why didn’t people set containers outside when it was raining to get water for flushing? Its only common sense.
I scratch my head every time I see where someone didn’t have any way to flush but it was raining outside…….what?…..seriously?

I live in an area that gets its share of severe storms. Unless you make plans, it may not be easy to collect a significant amount of water during a storm, nor would it be a good idea to be outside unless it is only raining.

On the other hand, it is very easy and cheap to set up a system for rain catchment. Something as small a a garden shed can fill a barrel in a few minutes. Even urban folks could set up quick systems with items on hand!

Thank You for bringing up a good point! Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Sanctuary City Success

September 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

Police: Long Island man charged in sex assault of toddler, 2 stabbings was deported 4 times

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HEMPSTEAD, Long Island — Police have arrested a New York man who has been previously deported multiple times in connection with the sexual assault of a toddler and the stabbings of a woman outside a bar and the child’s mother on the same night.

Nassau County police say 31-year-old Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, of Hempstead, N.Y., was home with the 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son of an acquaintance, as well as another tenant who was watching the children while their mother was at work.

Authorities say the 2-year-old was heard crying as Alvarado-Ventura left the residence at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, before he apparently headed to El Mariachi Loco bar. There, he allegedly got into a fight around 2:20 a.m. that police say was unprovoked and with a female he did not know.

The 24-year-old woman with whom he was fighting reportedly tried to leave the bar, but police said he began punching and kicking her in the parking lot before stabbing her multiple times and slicing the inside of her mouth. Alvarado-Ventura allegedly fled, while the victim was rushed to the hospital with a collapsed lung.

After Alvarado-Ventura returned to the home, at 4:15 a.m., he and the acquaintance argued after police said the woman noticed severe injuries on her 2-year-old.

Police say Alvarado-Ventura punched the victim, then stabbed her. Despite her injuries, she was able to take her children to another area of the apartment and call police from a neighbor’s once Alvarado-Ventura fell asleep.

When officers arrived a short time later, Alvarado-Ventura was taken into custody. He has reportedly a self-admitted gang member who has been deported four times and has an extensive criminal history, including possession of drugs, assault, resisting arrest, DWI and disorderly conduct.

http://abc13.com/news/police-man-charge … s/1815391/

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • While Rome Burns

September 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

I wonder how much of this research is tied to government funding?

Musical vaginas, dining on humans, and cat fluidity honored with Ig Nobels

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Obstetrics: Whose idea was this anyway? Presumably, one of the three Spanish researchers being honored came up with the question that nobody else was asking: would a fetus enjoy music more if it was played in the nearby vagina? To find out, the team played music against the mother’s abdomen and from a speaker inserted in her vagina and compared those to vibrations in the vagina. Though there was no discussion of the mother’s facial expression during the vibrations, the fetus only responded to intravaginal music, though it had to be older and better developed to do so. Naturally, the team patented an intravaginal speaker and has a product on the market.

Biology: There’s at least one insect where the above speaker would be a male-focused product. In most species, males compete for females and evolve an elaborate penis as well as a seminal fluid that transfers nutrients to the female. This year’s biology prize goes to an international team that discovered a species of cave insect where the opposite is true: the female wears the penis in this relationship and uses it to pull nutrients from the males. Bonus weirdness: intercourse can last anywhere between 40 and 70 hours.

Physics: This one went to a researcher who attempted to determine the state of matter of cats. Marc-Antoine Fardin of the Université de Lyon published a paper entitled “On the rheology of cats,” with rheology being the study of how liquids and solids flow and deform. Fardin points out that cats appear solid in many contexts (such as after they’ve been dropped) but flow to conform to many different-shaped containers. Unfortunately, he has concluded that we’ve just not done enough research to come to any firm conclusions: “The wetting and general tribology of cats has not progressed enough to give a definitive answer to the capillary dependence of the feline relaxation time.”

Cats appear to be solid in some contexts, infinitely deformable in others.
Enlarge / Cats appear to be solid in some contexts, infinitely deformable in others.
Nutrition: An international team of researchers took home the Ig for their demonstration that human DNA was showing up in the feces of Brazilian vampire bats. The work was prompted by an interesting scientific question: the bats had specialized on feeding on birds in a region where humans and agriculture were taking over, displacing their natural prey. So what were the bats feeding on now? People and chickens is the answer.

Fluid Dynamics: “Although the base frequency of the cup is considerably displaced from the resonance region, maximum spillage is initiated by the second harmonic mode of driving force that the cup exerts on its contents,” reads a sentence from this Ig-Nobel-winning paper. “Thus, we spill coffee.” The paper’s all about how sloshing fluids reach harmonic oscillations in different containers, but it’s cited specifically for figuring out what happens to coffee in a mug when we walk backwards.

Peace: OK, I have no idea why this got honored as Peace, given it involved some noise. Said noise came in the form of didgeridoo playing, which a research team (in Switzerland, of all places) tried out as a treatment for sleep apnea. The logic, presumably, is that playing the didgeridoo involves controlling your breathing, a problem for sleep apnea patients. It seemed to work in that there were fewer incidents of breathing trouble during sleep (though quality of sleep and other health measures didn’t improve). Still, I’m skeptical that the research found the treatment “well accepted by patients.”

Economics: This prize went to an international team that studied the effect of crocodiles on problem gamblers. It turns out that the response depends entirely upon how you feel about crocodiles. If you held one and felt good about it, you were more likely to gamble recklessly afterward. If your response was closer to “I can’t believe I’m holding a one-meter-long crocodile, someone get me out of here,” betting was more restrained afterward.

Anatomy: Each year, The BMJ puts out a Christmas issue that’s filled with whimsical research with the potential for Ig Nobel glory. This year, the honor fell to a paper entitled “Why do old men have big ears?” The study came out of a meeting intended to get doctors practicing general medicine involved in research, during which it was suggested as a potential research topic. But some of the attendees suggested it wasn’t actually true. So, a team followed through, showing pretty conclusively that male ears grow larger at an average rate of 0.22mm a year. The “why” aspect awaits further research.

Medicine: For many people, cheese is the vegetarian version of bacon: there isn’t a meal that can’t be improved by putting cheese on it. So, in an attempt to study some aberrant psychology, a team of French researchers found people who were disgusted by cheese and stuffed them in an MRI tube to see what their brains were up to. Apparently, the brain’s systems for sensing benefits and rewards are heavily involved in being disgusted by cheese.

Cognition: This is a prize that will make those of us who are related to a pair of twins feel better. Researchers have demonstrated that identical twins can’t always tell who they’re looking at when presented with photos of their own face or a photo of their twin’s face. This effect is enhanced when the subject has insecure attachment, which results in a reduced sense of self.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09 … ig-nobels/

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Medical Experts • Re: POTASSIUM IODIDE TABLETS

September 15, 2017 daaswampman 0

It is a Catch-22. There will not be any official announcements. Imagine the panic such an announcement would cause! No government official would cause a riot right now, to prevent some cancer deaths in the distant future. Educate yourself and know when to take action. Swamp

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