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The Forgotten Crafts

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rickdun 0

Another vaccine to think about (if over 50) is shingles shot, that’s very painful if you get them like AuntBee mentioned.

I got the pneumonia shot about 3 years ago and got pneumonia 10 months later.

Most vaccines are only a certain percentage effective, but, better safe than sorry.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri May 05, 2017 11:30 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rickdun 0

Another vaccine to think about (if over 50) is shingles shot, that’s very painful if you get them like AuntBee mentioned.

I got the pneumonia shot about 3 years ago and got pneumonia 10 months later.

Most vaccines are only a certain percentage effective, but, better safe than sorry.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri May 05, 2017 11:30 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

I wonder if you are still protected if you have had measles? Like 3 different kinds :crazy:

As a side note on other vaccines, a friend of mine’s husband got a pneumonia vaccine because he isn’t in good health and can’t get around well, so the Dr. suggested he have one. About a week or so later he came down with pneumonia, which exacerbated fluid around his heart and he had a heart attack. He is out of the hospital now, but pretty sure that vaccine didn’t do him any good! :shakeno:

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Fri May 05, 2017 11:11 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

I wonder if you are still protected if you have had measles? Like 3 different kinds :crazy:

As a side note on other vaccines, a friend of mine’s husband got a pneumonia vaccine because he isn’t in good health and can’t get around well, so the Dr. suggested he have one. About a week or so later he came down with pneumonia, which exacerbated fluid around his heart and he had a heart attack. He is out of the hospital now, but pretty sure that vaccine didn’t do him any good! :shakeno:

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Fri May 05, 2017 11:11 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Energy Panel Weighs Efforts to Defend Against EMPs
https://www.rtoinsider.com/electromagne … emp-42544/

May 4, 2017

By Wayne Barber

WASHINGTON — Senate witnesses agreed Thursday that the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse attacks is a major concern but differed on the adequacy of public and private efforts to protect the electric grid.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony from six witnesses on EMPs, policy options for protecting energy infrastructure and improving capabilities for restoring the system after an attack.

Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said there is heightened concern over the threat of EMPs — blasts of electromagnetic energy from a nuclear weapon that can disrupt or destroy microprocessors and other electronic devices — because of the potential spread of nuclear weapons to nations such as North Korea and the ubiquity of electronics.

“This has magnified the impact, as compared to the potential impact in the 1960s, that an EMP burst could now have on the electric grid, the technologies that rely on electronics and our daily lives,” she said.

The broad discussion also veered into risks associated with cyberattacks as well as naturally occurring geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs).

Bleak Picture

The bleakest pictures were painted by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Ambassador Henry F. Cooper, a Ph.D. engineer and former director of the Defense Department’s Strategic Defense Initiative.

Cooper said that most federal and state efforts to safeguard the electric system against low-probability, high-risk attacks have been “grossly inadequate.” He said the U.S. government has not devoted enough attention to EMP attacks that are “known to be included in the doctrine and planning of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.”

Because no defense is perfect, Cooper said more effort should be made to “harden” critical infrastructure against “the full complement of threats.”

Gingrich said that while North America has done an excellent job of developing an efficient electric grid, this efficiency makes it inherently “fragile.”

A widespread grid failure that lasts a long time could be more damaging than the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Gingrich said. The former congressman, who wrote about the threat in a 2011 book, “To Save America,” alluded to the possibility of hospitals having patients die for lack of clean water and other services.

“Here we are gambling with our civilization,” Gingrich said. He also cited NASA research that he said suggests Earth could be overdue for a major solar storm that could disrupt much of the grid.

Government is on the Case

While the domestic electric grid is a “complex ecosystem” where disruptions can cascade, much work has been done to safeguard the power system, said Caitlin Durkovich of strategic consulting and advisory firm Toffler Associates.

“There is no doubt we live in a dangerous world,” said Durkovich, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for infrastructure protection under President Barack Obama. “The bottom line is the risk to digital and physical infrastructure has grown and our critical infrastructure is more vulnerable than it was a few decades ago,” Durkovich said.

“I want to be clear: We have not ignored the threat of an EMP,” Durkovich told the committee.

Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) also defended the government’s efforts to protect the grid. “These issues have not been ignored by the United States,” Risch said.

But many of the defense efforts are not something that can be discussed in public sessions, Risch said. At the same time, “there is not enough money in the world to protect us 100%,” he added.

FERC, EPRI Recap Ongoing efforts

Acting FERC Chair Cheryl LaFleur offered a rundown of FERC’s and NERC’s efforts to protect against grid disruptions.

The subject of EMP and GMD events have been the topic of “significant scientific research and debate, as well as broad discussion among regulators, elected officials, industry and other stakeholders,” LaFleur said.

In 2014, FERC directed NERC to develop a reliability standard that addresses physical security threats. (See FERC Nixes Gov’t Veto Power from NERC Physical Security Standard.) Last September, FERC approved a NERC reliability standard requiring grid operators to assess and protect against the threat of geomagnetic disturbances. (See FERC Approves GMD Reliability Standard.)

“As noted above, the GMD and physical security standards help provide protection against particular aspects of the EMP threat,” LaFleur said. “However, FERC has not directed NERC to develop a standard specifically targeting EMP. To be clear, I believe this is the result of reasoned consideration of the issue.”

Robin Manning, the Electric Power Research Institute’s vice president for transmission and distribution, briefed the Senate panel on his organization’s research on GMDs, EMPs and “high-altitude EMP” (HEMP) events.

“EPRI has been researching GMD for many years, with significant applications now implemented across the electric industry,” Manning said. “Implications and solutions for EMP and HEMP are less understood. Much of the available information is not specifically applied to electric utilities, making it very difficult for utilities and regulators to understand effective options for protecting energy infrastructure,” Manning said.

Lincoln Electric System CEO Kevin Wailes, co-chair of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, testified on behalf of the American Public Power Association.

Wailes said he is skeptical of suggestions in some quarters that the power sector “fully ‘gold plate” the entire grid so it could “theoretically, at least partially survive a high altitude nuclear event.” There is no consensus on what measures should be taken or how effective or costly they might prove, Wailes said.

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:47 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Energy Panel Weighs Efforts to Defend Against EMPs
https://www.rtoinsider.com/electromagne … emp-42544/

May 4, 2017

By Wayne Barber

WASHINGTON — Senate witnesses agreed Thursday that the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse attacks is a major concern but differed on the adequacy of public and private efforts to protect the electric grid.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony from six witnesses on EMPs, policy options for protecting energy infrastructure and improving capabilities for restoring the system after an attack.

Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said there is heightened concern over the threat of EMPs — blasts of electromagnetic energy from a nuclear weapon that can disrupt or destroy microprocessors and other electronic devices — because of the potential spread of nuclear weapons to nations such as North Korea and the ubiquity of electronics.

“This has magnified the impact, as compared to the potential impact in the 1960s, that an EMP burst could now have on the electric grid, the technologies that rely on electronics and our daily lives,” she said.

The broad discussion also veered into risks associated with cyberattacks as well as naturally occurring geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs).

Bleak Picture

The bleakest pictures were painted by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Ambassador Henry F. Cooper, a Ph.D. engineer and former director of the Defense Department’s Strategic Defense Initiative.

Cooper said that most federal and state efforts to safeguard the electric system against low-probability, high-risk attacks have been “grossly inadequate.” He said the U.S. government has not devoted enough attention to EMP attacks that are “known to be included in the doctrine and planning of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.”

Because no defense is perfect, Cooper said more effort should be made to “harden” critical infrastructure against “the full complement of threats.”

Gingrich said that while North America has done an excellent job of developing an efficient electric grid, this efficiency makes it inherently “fragile.”

A widespread grid failure that lasts a long time could be more damaging than the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Gingrich said. The former congressman, who wrote about the threat in a 2011 book, “To Save America,” alluded to the possibility of hospitals having patients die for lack of clean water and other services.

“Here we are gambling with our civilization,” Gingrich said. He also cited NASA research that he said suggests Earth could be overdue for a major solar storm that could disrupt much of the grid.

Government is on the Case

While the domestic electric grid is a “complex ecosystem” where disruptions can cascade, much work has been done to safeguard the power system, said Caitlin Durkovich of strategic consulting and advisory firm Toffler Associates.

“There is no doubt we live in a dangerous world,” said Durkovich, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for infrastructure protection under President Barack Obama. “The bottom line is the risk to digital and physical infrastructure has grown and our critical infrastructure is more vulnerable than it was a few decades ago,” Durkovich said.

“I want to be clear: We have not ignored the threat of an EMP,” Durkovich told the committee.

Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) also defended the government’s efforts to protect the grid. “These issues have not been ignored by the United States,” Risch said.

But many of the defense efforts are not something that can be discussed in public sessions, Risch said. At the same time, “there is not enough money in the world to protect us 100%,” he added.

FERC, EPRI Recap Ongoing efforts

Acting FERC Chair Cheryl LaFleur offered a rundown of FERC’s and NERC’s efforts to protect against grid disruptions.

The subject of EMP and GMD events have been the topic of “significant scientific research and debate, as well as broad discussion among regulators, elected officials, industry and other stakeholders,” LaFleur said.

In 2014, FERC directed NERC to develop a reliability standard that addresses physical security threats. (See FERC Nixes Gov’t Veto Power from NERC Physical Security Standard.) Last September, FERC approved a NERC reliability standard requiring grid operators to assess and protect against the threat of geomagnetic disturbances. (See FERC Approves GMD Reliability Standard.)

“As noted above, the GMD and physical security standards help provide protection against particular aspects of the EMP threat,” LaFleur said. “However, FERC has not directed NERC to develop a standard specifically targeting EMP. To be clear, I believe this is the result of reasoned consideration of the issue.”

Robin Manning, the Electric Power Research Institute’s vice president for transmission and distribution, briefed the Senate panel on his organization’s research on GMDs, EMPs and “high-altitude EMP” (HEMP) events.

“EPRI has been researching GMD for many years, with significant applications now implemented across the electric industry,” Manning said. “Implications and solutions for EMP and HEMP are less understood. Much of the available information is not specifically applied to electric utilities, making it very difficult for utilities and regulators to understand effective options for protecting energy infrastructure,” Manning said.

Lincoln Electric System CEO Kevin Wailes, co-chair of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, testified on behalf of the American Public Power Association.

Wailes said he is skeptical of suggestions in some quarters that the power sector “fully ‘gold plate” the entire grid so it could “theoretically, at least partially survive a high altitude nuclear event.” There is no consensus on what measures should be taken or how effective or costly they might prove, Wailes said.

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:47 am


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General Family Preparedness • Measles

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Something to consider in terms of preparedness: making sure your vaccinations are up to date. I’m sure this topic has been raised before; apologies if so.

The immigrant/refugee population is bringing some diseases that we may have been vaccinated against as children, but that immunity has expired. Those of us who are older are just about as vulnerable as small children, although for different reasons. There is a schedule from the CDC for immunizations here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ … adult.html

The headline of this article seems like overkill, but I think the point is valid.
Ancient Plague Spreads Through Minnesota Community As Muslim Refugees Refuse Vaccine https://conservativedailypost.com/ancie … e-vaccine/

(This is not a communicable disease, but worth mentioning. I had the shingles vaccine a few months back, even though I had chicken pox as a child. I know several people my age who have developed shingles and it was pure misery for them.)

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 10:45 am


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General Family Preparedness • Measles

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Something to consider in terms of preparedness: making sure your vaccinations are up to date. I’m sure this topic has been raised before; apologies if so.

The immigrant/refugee population is bringing some diseases that we may have been vaccinated against as children, but that immunity has expired. Those of us who are older are just about as vulnerable as small children, although for different reasons. There is a schedule from the CDC for immunizations here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ … adult.html

The headline of this article seems like overkill, but I think the point is valid.
Ancient Plague Spreads Through Minnesota Community As Muslim Refugees Refuse Vaccine https://conservativedailypost.com/ancie … e-vaccine/

(This is not a communicable disease, but worth mentioning. I had the shingles vaccine a few months back, even though I had chicken pox as a child. I know several people my age who have developed shingles and it was pure misery for them.)

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 10:45 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

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Iran, North Korea Could Attack US With EMP
https://sputniknews.com/military/201705 … ttack-usa/

Former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program, Henry Cooper claims that Iran and North Korea could place a satellite in orbit with a nuclear payload to unleash an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy the US power grid and most electronic devices.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Iran and North Korea could place a satellite in orbit with a nuclear payload to unleash an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could destroy the US power grid and most electronic devices, former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program, Henry Cooper, said in congressional testimony.

      “Both nations could deliver an EMP attack on the United States by simply detonating a nuclear weapon carried by one of their satellites as it passes over the United States,” Cooper stated before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday.

The EMP weapon would require no hardened re-entry vehicle or accurate guidance system as with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Moreover, both Iran and North Korea have successfully launched satellites into orbit, Cooper explained.

The cyber threat would come from a power surge generated by the EMP phenomenon, Cooper and a panel of scientists told the committee.

While there would be no immediate impact on humans, damage could require replacement of much of the power grid and billions of electronic devices, according to well-documented studies that date back to US nuclear tests in the 1950s.

      “I believe we have had clear warning of the nature of this threat for years, and are collectively continuing to ignore and/or take ineffective countermeasures to deal with it,” Cooper warned in a prepared text of his testimony. “We are essentially defenseless against this plausible threat.”

Moreover, satellite-based EMP attacks are known to be included in the military planning doctrines of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, Cooper said.

Cooper urged the federal government to base existing missile defense systems along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which would be capable of destroying satellites in polar orbits that approach the United States from the South. But he admitted the prospect of doing so is remote.

Cooper now works on projects with regional power companies in the United States to harden key sights against the threat of electromagnetic radiation, having given up on “top-down” efforts to persuade federal officials to address the threat.

In the Reagan administration, Cooper served as chief of the Strategic Defense Initiative, a proposed a ground- and space-based missile shield targeting the former Soviet Union, and he continued to supervise missile-defense development throughout the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:44 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

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Iran, North Korea Could Attack US With EMP
https://sputniknews.com/military/201705 … ttack-usa/

Former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program, Henry Cooper claims that Iran and North Korea could place a satellite in orbit with a nuclear payload to unleash an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy the US power grid and most electronic devices.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Iran and North Korea could place a satellite in orbit with a nuclear payload to unleash an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could destroy the US power grid and most electronic devices, former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program, Henry Cooper, said in congressional testimony.

      “Both nations could deliver an EMP attack on the United States by simply detonating a nuclear weapon carried by one of their satellites as it passes over the United States,” Cooper stated before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday.

The EMP weapon would require no hardened re-entry vehicle or accurate guidance system as with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Moreover, both Iran and North Korea have successfully launched satellites into orbit, Cooper explained.

The cyber threat would come from a power surge generated by the EMP phenomenon, Cooper and a panel of scientists told the committee.

While there would be no immediate impact on humans, damage could require replacement of much of the power grid and billions of electronic devices, according to well-documented studies that date back to US nuclear tests in the 1950s.

      “I believe we have had clear warning of the nature of this threat for years, and are collectively continuing to ignore and/or take ineffective countermeasures to deal with it,” Cooper warned in a prepared text of his testimony. “We are essentially defenseless against this plausible threat.”

Moreover, satellite-based EMP attacks are known to be included in the military planning doctrines of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, Cooper said.

Cooper urged the federal government to base existing missile defense systems along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which would be capable of destroying satellites in polar orbits that approach the United States from the South. But he admitted the prospect of doing so is remote.

Cooper now works on projects with regional power companies in the United States to harden key sights against the threat of electromagnetic radiation, having given up on “top-down” efforts to persuade federal officials to address the threat.

In the Reagan administration, Cooper served as chief of the Strategic Defense Initiative, a proposed a ground- and space-based missile shield targeting the former Soviet Union, and he continued to supervise missile-defense development throughout the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:44 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

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Iran, North Korea Could Attack US With EMP
https://sputniknews.com/military/201705 … ttack-usa/

Former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program, Henry Cooper claims that Iran and North Korea could place a satellite in orbit with a nuclear payload to unleash an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy the US power grid and most electronic devices.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Iran and North Korea could place a satellite in orbit with a nuclear payload to unleash an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could destroy the US power grid and most electronic devices, former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program, Henry Cooper, said in congressional testimony.

      “Both nations could deliver an EMP attack on the United States by simply detonating a nuclear weapon carried by one of their satellites as it passes over the United States,” Cooper stated before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday.

The EMP weapon would require no hardened re-entry vehicle or accurate guidance system as with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Moreover, both Iran and North Korea have successfully launched satellites into orbit, Cooper explained.

The cyber threat would come from a power surge generated by the EMP phenomenon, Cooper and a panel of scientists told the committee.

While there would be no immediate impact on humans, damage could require replacement of much of the power grid and billions of electronic devices, according to well-documented studies that date back to US nuclear tests in the 1950s.

      “I believe we have had clear warning of the nature of this threat for years, and are collectively continuing to ignore and/or take ineffective countermeasures to deal with it,” Cooper warned in a prepared text of his testimony. “We are essentially defenseless against this plausible threat.”

Moreover, satellite-based EMP attacks are known to be included in the military planning doctrines of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, Cooper said.

Cooper urged the federal government to base existing missile defense systems along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which would be capable of destroying satellites in polar orbits that approach the United States from the South. But he admitted the prospect of doing so is remote.

Cooper now works on projects with regional power companies in the United States to harden key sights against the threat of electromagnetic radiation, having given up on “top-down” efforts to persuade federal officials to address the threat.

In the Reagan administration, Cooper served as chief of the Strategic Defense Initiative, a proposed a ground- and space-based missile shield targeting the former Soviet Union, and he continued to supervise missile-defense development throughout the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:44 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Today’s Headlines:

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North Korea warns China of ‘grave consequences’ in first direct rebuke to Beijing over criticism
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 … ct-rebuke/

Neil Connor, Beijing
4 May 2017 • 9:44am

North Korea has warned China of “grave consequences” in a rare media rebuke which exposes growing divisions between the two historically close allies.

Beijing has shown increasing concern towards Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme over fears that it is prompting the United States, Japan and South Korea to build up their militaries in the region.

The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) took aim at “a string of absurd and reckless remarks” from Chinese media towards the regime’s nuclear ambitions.

“The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China, risking its nuclear program which is as precious as its own life, no matter how valuable the friendship is,” the hard-hitting commentary said, referring to the country’s official name.

“China should no longer try to test the limits of the DPRK’s patience… (and) had better ponder over the grave consequences to be entailed by its reckless act of chopping down the pillar of the DPRK-China relations.”

The bylined article is the first to be published by Pyongyang’s official media to openly criticise Beijing in the same language that it commonly uses for traditional enemies, South Korea and the US.

It comes after KCNA published two editorials which vented anger at a “neighbouring country” for “dancing to the tune of others”, warning the unnamed nation that it would suffer “catastrophic consequences”.

Those commentaries were widely believed to be in response to China declaring in February that it would ban all coal imports from North Korea, cutting off a major source of finance for the regime.

China is North Korea’s only diplomatic ally and a key trading partner.

Ties between the two countries were cemented on the battlefield during the 1950-53 Korea War, when they were both allies.

Mao Tsetung, Communist China’s founding father, said the two nations were as close as “lips and teeth”, but relations have become strained in recent years.

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, and Kim Jong-un, the young North Korean leader, have never met as leaders.

An editorial published on the website of China’s Global Times newspaper on Thursday hit back at KCNA’s commentary, describing it as “nothing more than a hyper-aggressive piece completely filled with nationalistic passion.”

The daily tabloid, which is also known for its nationalist content, added: “Pyongyang obviously is grappling with some form of irrational logic over its nuclear program.”

Tensions have been escalating in north east Asia amid fears that North Korea is planning to carry out a nuclear test which could provoke an angry response from US president Donald Trump.

Mr Trump, who sent an aircraft carrier group into the region, has indicated that US-China relations have improved in recent weeks, as Beijing pressures North Korea over its military.Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 11.50.38 AM.png

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:40 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Today’s Headlines:

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North Korea warns China of ‘grave consequences’ in first direct rebuke to Beijing over criticism
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 … ct-rebuke/

Neil Connor, Beijing
4 May 2017 • 9:44am

North Korea has warned China of “grave consequences” in a rare media rebuke which exposes growing divisions between the two historically close allies.

Beijing has shown increasing concern towards Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme over fears that it is prompting the United States, Japan and South Korea to build up their militaries in the region.

The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) took aim at “a string of absurd and reckless remarks” from Chinese media towards the regime’s nuclear ambitions.

“The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China, risking its nuclear program which is as precious as its own life, no matter how valuable the friendship is,” the hard-hitting commentary said, referring to the country’s official name.

“China should no longer try to test the limits of the DPRK’s patience… (and) had better ponder over the grave consequences to be entailed by its reckless act of chopping down the pillar of the DPRK-China relations.”

The bylined article is the first to be published by Pyongyang’s official media to openly criticise Beijing in the same language that it commonly uses for traditional enemies, South Korea and the US.

It comes after KCNA published two editorials which vented anger at a “neighbouring country” for “dancing to the tune of others”, warning the unnamed nation that it would suffer “catastrophic consequences”.

Those commentaries were widely believed to be in response to China declaring in February that it would ban all coal imports from North Korea, cutting off a major source of finance for the regime.

China is North Korea’s only diplomatic ally and a key trading partner.

Ties between the two countries were cemented on the battlefield during the 1950-53 Korea War, when they were both allies.

Mao Tsetung, Communist China’s founding father, said the two nations were as close as “lips and teeth”, but relations have become strained in recent years.

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, and Kim Jong-un, the young North Korean leader, have never met as leaders.

An editorial published on the website of China’s Global Times newspaper on Thursday hit back at KCNA’s commentary, describing it as “nothing more than a hyper-aggressive piece completely filled with nationalistic passion.”

The daily tabloid, which is also known for its nationalist content, added: “Pyongyang obviously is grappling with some form of irrational logic over its nuclear program.”

Tensions have been escalating in north east Asia amid fears that North Korea is planning to carry out a nuclear test which could provoke an angry response from US president Donald Trump.

Mr Trump, who sent an aircraft carrier group into the region, has indicated that US-China relations have improved in recent weeks, as Beijing pressures North Korea over its military.Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 11.50.38 AM.png

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:40 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Today’s Headlines:

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North Korea warns China of ‘grave consequences’ in first direct rebuke to Beijing over criticism
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 … ct-rebuke/

Neil Connor, Beijing
4 May 2017 • 9:44am

North Korea has warned China of “grave consequences” in a rare media rebuke which exposes growing divisions between the two historically close allies.

Beijing has shown increasing concern towards Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme over fears that it is prompting the United States, Japan and South Korea to build up their militaries in the region.

The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) took aim at “a string of absurd and reckless remarks” from Chinese media towards the regime’s nuclear ambitions.

“The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China, risking its nuclear program which is as precious as its own life, no matter how valuable the friendship is,” the hard-hitting commentary said, referring to the country’s official name.

“China should no longer try to test the limits of the DPRK’s patience… (and) had better ponder over the grave consequences to be entailed by its reckless act of chopping down the pillar of the DPRK-China relations.”

The bylined article is the first to be published by Pyongyang’s official media to openly criticise Beijing in the same language that it commonly uses for traditional enemies, South Korea and the US.

It comes after KCNA published two editorials which vented anger at a “neighbouring country” for “dancing to the tune of others”, warning the unnamed nation that it would suffer “catastrophic consequences”.

Those commentaries were widely believed to be in response to China declaring in February that it would ban all coal imports from North Korea, cutting off a major source of finance for the regime.

China is North Korea’s only diplomatic ally and a key trading partner.

Ties between the two countries were cemented on the battlefield during the 1950-53 Korea War, when they were both allies.

Mao Tsetung, Communist China’s founding father, said the two nations were as close as “lips and teeth”, but relations have become strained in recent years.

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, and Kim Jong-un, the young North Korean leader, have never met as leaders.

An editorial published on the website of China’s Global Times newspaper on Thursday hit back at KCNA’s commentary, describing it as “nothing more than a hyper-aggressive piece completely filled with nationalistic passion.”

The daily tabloid, which is also known for its nationalist content, added: “Pyongyang obviously is grappling with some form of irrational logic over its nuclear program.”

Tensions have been escalating in north east Asia amid fears that North Korea is planning to carry out a nuclear test which could provoke an angry response from US president Donald Trump.

Mr Trump, who sent an aircraft carrier group into the region, has indicated that US-China relations have improved in recent weeks, as Beijing pressures North Korea over its military.Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 11.50.38 AM.png

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri May 05, 2017 10:40 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Spending Challenge! How would you do it?

May 5, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
IceFire wrote:
Rice (50 lb bag at Costco under $15) Wheat, barley, oats, and corn (all available at the feed store for $15 or under for a 50 lb bag), extra garden seeds, heck, I could even get a couple of pigs and maybe even a cow or two!

Already have the goats and chickens for milk, meat, and eggs, in addition to the garden. Also have plenty of rabbits and quail, as well.

Here we go again…lol…my jealousy is shining thru. :)

Someday I’ll get there….

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri May 05, 2017 10:29 am


General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Spending Challenge! How would you do it?

May 5, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
IceFire wrote:
Rice (50 lb bag at Costco under $15) Wheat, barley, oats, and corn (all available at the feed store for $15 or under for a 50 lb bag), extra garden seeds, heck, I could even get a couple of pigs and maybe even a cow or two!

Already have the goats and chickens for milk, meat, and eggs, in addition to the garden. Also have plenty of rabbits and quail, as well.

Here we go again…lol…my jealousy is shining thru. :)

Someday I’ll get there….

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri May 05, 2017 10:29 am


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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 5, 2017 tevba 0

Hello everyone,

I am a program producer for TRT World, an international news and current affairs channel.

We are currently filming a documentary series titled ‘Route 66’ where we travel along the historic route and take a look at issues faced by Americans.

We want to film an episode on Liberty in the North Texas (Amarillo) / Mid Oklahoma area close to the historic route and we were wondering if any preppers would be willing to talk to us and tell us what Liberty means to them.

To give you guys a better idea, here are two films the same filmmaker making this documentary has done for our company:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TOBzpqkKY&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKZs2bZOHHM

I would appreciate any help!
Have a great day!

Statistics: Posted by tevba — Fri May 05, 2017 9:19 am


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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 5, 2017 tevba 0

Hello everyone,

I am a program producer for TRT World, an international news and current affairs channel.

We are currently filming a documentary series titled ‘Route 66’ where we travel along the historic route and take a look at issues faced by Americans.

We want to film an episode on Liberty in the North Texas (Amarillo) / Mid Oklahoma area close to the historic route and we were wondering if any preppers would be willing to talk to us and tell us what Liberty means to them.

To give you guys a better idea, here are two films the same filmmaker making this documentary has done for our company:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TOBzpqkKY&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKZs2bZOHHM

I would appreciate any help!
Have a great day!

Statistics: Posted by tevba — Fri May 05, 2017 9:19 am


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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 5, 2017 tevba 0

Hello everyone,

I am a program producer for TRT World, an international news and current affairs channel.

We are currently filming a documentary series titled ‘Route 66’ where we travel along the historic route and take a look at issues faced by Americans.

We want to film an episode on Liberty in the North Texas (Amarillo) / Mid Oklahoma area close to the historic route and we were wondering if any preppers would be willing to talk to us and tell us what Liberty means to them.

To give you guys a better idea, here are two films the same filmmaker making this documentary has done for our company:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TOBzpqkKY&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKZs2bZOHHM

I would appreciate any help!
Have a great day!

Statistics: Posted by tevba — Fri May 05, 2017 9:19 am


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 5, 2017 tevba 0

Hello everyone,

I am a program producer for TRT World, an international news and current affairs channel.
We are currently filming a documentary series titled ‘Route 66’ where we travel along the historic route and take a look at issues faced by Americans.
We want to film an episode on Liberty in the North Texas (Amarillo) / Mid Oklahoma area close to the historic route and we were wondering if any preppers would be willing to talk to us and tell us what Liberty means to them.

To give you guys a better idea, here are two films the same filmmaker making this documentary has done for our company:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TOBzpqkKY&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKZs2bZOHHM

I would appreciate any help!
Have a great day!

Statistics: Posted by tevba — Fri May 05, 2017 9:17 am


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Making a documentary looking for preppers

May 5, 2017 tevba 0

Hello everyone,

I am a program producer for TRT World, an international news and current affairs channel.
We are currently filming a documentary series titled ‘Route 66’ where we travel along the historic route and take a look at issues faced by Americans.
We want to film an episode on Liberty in the North Texas (Amarillo) / Mid Oklahoma area close to the historic route and we were wondering if any preppers would be willing to talk to us and tell us what Liberty means to them.

To give you guys a better idea, here are two films the same filmmaker making this documentary has done for our company:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TOBzpqkKY&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKZs2bZOHHM

I would appreciate any help!
Have a great day!

Statistics: Posted by tevba — Fri May 05, 2017 9:17 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 Photon Guy 0
rickdun wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

rickdun wrote: :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: TERP :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: I’ll give anyone a year of my retirement (tax free) if they are willing to stand 20 feet in front of me while I point a .22 or .38 pistol at them, and letting me squeeze just one shot off at them (center mast).

Would I get to wear a vest?

If you want too, but if you do, I get the chance to aim at the nose of that person instead.

In that case I’ll pass. :) A year of you’re retirement wont do me any good if Im dead.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri May 05, 2017 9:04 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 Photon Guy 0
rickdun wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

rickdun wrote: :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: TERP :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: I’ll give anyone a year of my retirement (tax free) if they are willing to stand 20 feet in front of me while I point a .22 or .38 pistol at them, and letting me squeeze just one shot off at them (center mast).

Would I get to wear a vest?

If you want too, but if you do, I get the chance to aim at the nose of that person instead.

In that case I’ll pass. :) A year of you’re retirement wont do me any good if Im dead.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri May 05, 2017 9:04 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 Photon Guy 0
rickdun wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

rickdun wrote: :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: TERP :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: I’ll give anyone a year of my retirement (tax free) if they are willing to stand 20 feet in front of me while I point a .22 or .38 pistol at them, and letting me squeeze just one shot off at them (center mast).

Would I get to wear a vest?

If you want too, but if you do, I get the chance to aim at the nose of that person instead.

In that case I’ll pass. :) A year of you’re retirement wont do me any good if Im dead.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri May 05, 2017 9:04 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Jeepers. I missed a small crap storm. I also have a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, a 12 ga shotgun, and a .22 for-fun rifle, if that makes MIA feel better. I do not have anything like Icefyre’s arsenal, which is probably best for the safety of my neighbors.

So there. :floppytongue:

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 7:31 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Jeepers. I missed a small crap storm. I also have a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, a 12 ga shotgun, and a .22 for-fun rifle, if that makes MIA feel better. I do not have anything like Icefyre’s arsenal, which is probably best for the safety of my neighbors.

So there. :floppytongue:

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 7:31 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Jeepers. I missed a small crap storm. I also have a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, a 12 ga shotgun, and a .22 for-fun rifle, if that makes MIA feel better. I do not have anything like Icefyre’s arsenal, which is probably best for the safety of my neighbors.

So there. :floppytongue:

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 7:31 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 Matte 0

“The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is one of the bibles on the subject, but it’s less helpful if you aren’t certain of the exact bacteria and only have the half dozen or so usual aquarium antibiotics available. The Merck Manual, even an older version, would be a good reference if you’re familiar with medical terminology, else get a good medical dictionary to go along with it (and be prepared to read the dictionary as much as the manual). The problem I have with the PDR is that, while it describes each drug in great detail, it’s not such a good ref on where or how to use them. Knowing Keflex has activity against some strains of Staph A. by itself for example isn’t very helpful – there’s little to no info on diseases likely to be caused by Staph A. infections, dosages, or length of treatment. It’s all about the drug, nothing on infections or treatment.

Might try a search using terms like “empirical”, “guidelines”, and “initial selection” along with “antibiotics” to find books a general practitioner in a clinic might use, those are the ones I find the most helpful anyway. Or as others have said, Dr. Bones, Dr Hubbard (the survival doctor), or Doc Cindy (armageddon medicine) all have books with recommendations on antibiotic selection, and with a focus on the ones usually available for fish/birds. A doctor writing under the pseudonym “Militant Medic” wrote a good multipart article at survivalblog a couple years ago too, including a concise 2 page pdf of the most common infections, with primary and alternate antibiotic recommendations with only the commonly available aquarium antibiotics.

Statistics: Posted by Matte — Fri May 05, 2017 6:18 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 Matte 0

“The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is one of the bibles on the subject, but it’s less helpful if you aren’t certain of the exact bacteria and only have the half dozen or so usual aquarium antibiotics available. The Merck Manual, even an older version, would be a good reference if you’re familiar with medical terminology, else get a good medical dictionary to go along with it (and be prepared to read the dictionary as much as the manual). The problem I have with the PDR is that, while it describes each drug in great detail, it’s not such a good ref on where or how to use them. Knowing Keflex has activity against some strains of Staph A. by itself for example isn’t very helpful – there’s little to no info on diseases likely to be caused by Staph A. infections, dosages, or length of treatment. It’s all about the drug, nothing on infections or treatment.

Might try a search using terms like “empirical”, “guidelines”, and “initial selection” along with “antibiotics” to find books a general practitioner in a clinic might use, those are the ones I find the most helpful anyway. Or as others have said, Dr. Bones, Dr Hubbard (the survival doctor), or Doc Cindy (armageddon medicine) all have books with recommendations on antibiotic selection, and with a focus on the ones usually available for fish/birds. A doctor writing under the pseudonym “Militant Medic” wrote a good multipart article at survivalblog a couple years ago too, including a concise 2 page pdf of the most common infections, with primary and alternate antibiotic recommendations with only the commonly available aquarium antibiotics.

Statistics: Posted by Matte — Fri May 05, 2017 6:18 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 6:13 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 6:13 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 6:13 am


AIRTIME PRO HACK

May 5, 2017 admin 0

From The Archives: 2014  (This post describes a hack for Airtime Pro which no-longer is valid since the sourcefabric made some updates.) So Prepper Broadcasting finally got it’s airtime pro dashboard for the radio station! Everything works extremely well, and we are fairly pleased with what we have seen so…

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