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America’s retreat feeding global chaos


If you ever wondered what chaos looks like, just take a glance at today’s headlines: “Fatal Mosquito Virus Found in Massachusetts.” “Anti-Israel Protests Rock Paris.” “Concern Grows Over Rebel Hold On Malaysia Airlines Crash Site in Ukraine.” “White House Hid Huge Spike of Families Crossing Border.” “Thousands Flee Major Battle in Gaza.” “U.S.-Russia Now at Cold War Levels.” Like it ...

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Deaths of illegal alien children on Obama’s hands


By Charles Greene Crossing the Mexico-U.S. border illegally has always been a risky proposition. The entire two thousand-mile stretch separating the two countries is notoriously harsh and desolate. There are many dangers – if the heat doesn’t kill you, the snakes might. Crossing the Rio Grande River along the Texas border can also be extremely perilous, with its deceptively calm-looking ...

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Proof: More guns really does equal less crime


By Charles Greene Those who would have you believe that more guns equal more violent crimes are going to have a hard time explaining this one: A study released on July 9 by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that as the number of concealed carry permits has increased, violent crimes have decreased in proportion. The report, entitled “Concealed ...

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A Vicious Cycle: How High Taxes Lead to Higher Taxes


By Charles Greene Let’s take a closer look at the concept of wealth redistribution. Put aside for a moment, if you will, any preconceptions or strongly-held political beliefs and let’s try to examine the facts as objectively as possible. It’s a little difficult to do so, admittedly, because there is a definite “chicken or the egg” factor at play here. ...

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Dress for success, prepper style


A subject that does not often come up when discussing prepping is clothing, though proper outfitting is important not simply for your comfort but for your ability to survive in less-than-ideal conditions. One of the worst things you can do is underestimate the environment; ultimately, your clothing should be capable of sustaining you in the environment you are most likely to ...

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What you need to know about ‘bug-out bags’


Perhaps one of the most important elements to your overall disaster, “stuff hits the fan” preparation plan is figuring out what you will take with you in the first critical hours. Thus, the “bug out bag” – a portable collection of your most necessary, most vital items – can literallybecome a life-or-death investment of your time now, while you have the opportunity to consider ...

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