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Three Pinocchios: Pelosi’s claim the House GOP is ‘inviting’ violent criminals to carry concealed weapons

NRA-ILA - 15 hours 21 min ago
Pelosi’s tweet inspired such anger because responsible gun owners believe their rights are being curtailed, even if they follow the concealed-carry rules — while violent criminals who want to have a gun are not going to be bothered with following such rules in the first place.

Iowa Poll: Most believe more gun control won't reduce mass shootings

NRA-ILA - 15 hours 22 min ago
A majority of Iowans believe increased controls on gun purchases won't reduce mass shootings, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.

Gear Review: Sightmark Rapid AR 1-4×20 SHR-223 Tactical Riflescope

The Truth About Guns - 15 hours 25 min ago

I was surprised and impressed by the Sightmark Wolverine red dot optic I reviewed earlier this year. Sightmark has now released a short to mid-range scope aimed at the tactical shooter, with a mind to quick magnification adjustments. With their Rapid AR 1-4X20 SHR-223 riflescope, the budget optics maker is changing my mind on what […]

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Is America Great Again Yet? Millennials Are Selling Plasma To Survive

The Daily Sheeple - 15 hours 26 min ago

Yup, prosperity is back in Amurika! Student debt is a bubble just about to burst, Social Security is bankrupt, our education system has failed, and Wall Street continues to savage the peasants. Sounds like prosperity to me…NOT!

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Source: Plasma For Pay: Broke Millennials Sell Blood Just To Survive

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Say Hello To Your New Boss: An Algorithm!

The Daily Sheeple - 15 hours 37 min ago

Oh yes, humanity…our days at the top of the food chain are numbered if things keep going the way they are.

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Source: Meet Your New Boss: An Algorithm

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Dennis Rodman wants Trump to make him a peace envoy to North Korea

The Blaze - 15 hours 40 min ago

Former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman wants President Donald Trump to make him a peace envoy to North Korea, he told The Guardian.

What did Rodman say?

Rodman, who has traveled to the Communist regime multiple times, said U.S. officials blocked his latest attempt to visit North Korea amid increasing tensions between the countries.

“Basically, they said it’s not a good time right now,” Rodman told The Guardian.

Rodman insisted that his visit would lead to peace.

“If I can go back over there … you’ll see me talking to him, and sitting down and having dinner, a glass of wine, laughing and doing my thing. I guess things will settle down a bit and everybody can rest at ease,” Rodman said. “I think a lot of people around the world … want me to go just to see if I can do something.”

Rodman, who calls Kim Jong Un a “friend for life,” referred to the North Korean dictator as “the Marshal” during the interview, according to The Guardian.

He said he has sought to talk to Trump about North Korea for months.

“I’ve been trying to tell Donald since day one: ‘Come talk to me, man … I’ll tell you what the Marshal wants more than anything … It’s not even that much,’” Rodman said.

However, when The Guardian asked Rodman what the dictator wants, he replied, “I ain’t telling you … I will tell him [Trump] when I see him.”

The communist Kim regime has been accused of human rights abuses, including torturing and imprisoning defectors. North Korea is often referred to as the Hermit Kingdom because it is so isolated from the rest of the world.

Rodman has faced criticism for shying away from the regime’s brutality.

“I don’t even try to think about [the bad things],” he told The Guardian.

Since becoming president, Trump has not commented on Rodman’s visits to North Korea. However, in 2013, Trump praised Rodman’s visit that year as “smart.”

“The world is blowing up around us. Maybe Dennis is a lot better than what we have,” Trump said at the time.

Rodman was once a contestant on Trump’s TV program, “The Apprentice.”

College administrator who took conservative speaker’s notes from podium charged with attempted theft

The Blaze - 16 hours 4 min ago

A community college administrator was charged with attempted theft and disorderly conduct after taking a conservative speaker’s notes from the podium during a controversial event late last month at the University of Connecticut, the Hartford Courant reported, citing UConn police.

Catherine Gregory — the 33-year-old associate director of career services and advising at Quinebaug Valley Community College — turned herself in Sunday after learning police had a warrant charging her with attempted sixth-degree larceny and disorderly conduct, the paper reported.

 WTNH-TV video screenshot)Catherine Gregory turned herself in on Sunday. (Image source: WTNH-TV video screenshot)

What does the arrest warrant say?

  • The arrest warrant affidavit says Gregory approached the podium where Lucian Wintrich was speaking Nov. 28 and held what appeared to be paper or papers “taken from the lectern,” the Courant reported.
  • She turned, folded the paper or papers and walked up the aisle toward the crowd, the paper added, citing the affidavit.
  • Wintrich — a White House correspondent for the Gateway Pundit — followed Gregory up the aisle, grabbed her with his right arm over her right shoulder and got the papers back after a scuffle that lasted several seconds, the Courant reported, citing the affidavit.

Video captured the entire incident at the speech titled, “It’s OK To Be White.”

 WTNH-TV video screenshotImage source: WTNH-TV video screenshot

After the confrontation, officers took Wintrich from the room. He was charged with second-degree breach of peace, the paper said, adding that the case against him was dropped.

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What does Gregory’s lawyer have to say?

  • Jon Schoenhorn, who is representing Gregory, told Inside Higher Ed that his client never intended to keep the speech but was trying in a “mild and measured way” to calm the situation: “What Ms. Gregory did was the equivalent of unplugging a microphone.”
  • Schoenhorn told the Courant he wants charges against Gregory dropped since Wintrich’s charges were dropped.

What does Quinebaug Valley Community College have to say?

  • The school didn’t immediately return the paper’s request for comment.
  • Police said in the arrest affidavit that Gregory is on leave from her job, the Courant added.
  • Quinebaug Valley told WVIT-TV that Gregory received death threats and that school officials added extra security in response.
  • Shortly after the incident, the community college’s president released a statement without naming Gregory, admitting a school employee attended Wintrich’s speech “on her personal time … as a private citizen” and that the school learned about the incident via the media.

What else did the newspaper say?

  • The Hartford Courant ran an editorial titled, “College Adviser Acted Like A Delinquent At Lucian Wintrich’s Speech.”
  • The editorial added that Gregory “isn’t fit to advise students at her day job at Quinebaug Valley Community College” and “should face disciplinary action” over her “shameful behavior.”
  • The editorial also blasted the school’s statement on Gregory as “cowardly.”
  • “We abhor Mr. Wintrich’s message. It is baleful,” the editorial added. “On one thing, though, we have to say that he’s right: ‘Even if you disagree with a speaker, they have the right to finish their speech unmolested.’”
  • “There are time-honored ways to practice nonviolent civil disobedience at speeches: signs, walk-outs, audience members turning their backs on a speaker,” it concluded. “But grabbing his speech off the podium isn’t one of them.”

(H/T: The College Fix)

TTAG Morning Digest: Public Concern, Sheryl Crow’s Tribute and Increasing Inventories

The Truth About Guns - 16 hours 24 min ago

These polls are designed to shape public opinion, not measure it . . . Poll: One Third of Americans See Gun Violence as Crisis A new poll by CBS News released Monday found slightly more than one third of Americans — 32 percent — think the level of gun violence in America is a crisis, […]

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Former Facebook Executive: ‘You Don’t Realize It, But You Are Being Programmed’

SHTFplan.com - 16 hours 24 min ago

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A former Facebook executive, who openly admits to not using social media, has come out about the role he played in “ripping apart the fabric of society.”  Chamath Palihapitiya has publicly declared that he didn’t really understand “the consequences” of what he was doing.

This isn’t the first time a social media powerhouse has come forward with regret for helping create a social media platform either. Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we now know it last month. Parker has said that social media creates “a social-validation feedback loop” by giving people “a little dopamine hit every once in a while because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever.”

Palihapitiya, who worked for Facebook from 2005-2011, expressed his concerns during a recent public discussion at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He told the audience, “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” 

“So we are in a really bad state of affairs right now, in my opinion. It [social media] is eroding the core foundation of how people behave by and between each other. And I don’t have a good solution. My solution is I just don’t use these tools anymore. I haven’t for years,” said Chamath Palihapitiya, the former vice president of user growth. “I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because of the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” Parker said. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

Palihapitiya, who is a millionaire thanks to his role in Facebook’s growth, also admitted it wasn’t about the Russian ads. We’ve done this damage to ourselves and fueled an addiction of sorts. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works,” he told the audience said. “No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem—this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.” And Palihapitiya admitted to feeling guilty for his role. “I feel tremendous guilt. I think we all knew in the back of our minds—even though we feigned this whole line of, like, there probably aren’t any bad unintended consequences. I think in the back, deep, deep recesses of, we kind of knew something bad could happen. But I think the way we defined it was not like this.”

Palihapitiya said he doesn’t use social media because he “innately didn’t want to get programmed.” As for his kids: “They’re not allowed to use this sh*t.” That seemed to strike a nerve too.  Palihapitiya admitted that social media is “programming” the behaviors of users. “Your behaviors—you don’t realize it but you are being programmed. It was unintentional, but now you gotta decide how much you are willing to give up, how much of your intellectual independence,” he told the students in the crowd. “And don’t think, ‘Oh yeah, not me, I’m fucking genius, I’m at Stanford.’ You’re probably the most likely to f*cking fall for it. ‘Cause you are f*cking check-boxing your whole Goddamn life.”

The consequences of a social media addiction were unknown until recently. Now, it certainly seems almost as harrowing as an alcohol addiction. With one in six Americans now on anti-depressants and desperately seeking attention through social media, could Palihapitiya be onto something? Has social media damaged the social fabric of our society?

Yes, the FBI Is America’s Secret Police

The Daily Sheeple - 16 hours 55 min ago

Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America’s secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald Trump’s presidency. This is a stunning reversal that may have J. Edgar Hoover spinning in his grave.

In order to boost the credibility of the FBI’s investigations of the Trump team, much of the media is whitewashing the bureau’s entire history. But the FBI has been out of control almost since its birth.

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Ex-Spy Chief Admits Role In ‘Deep State’ Intelligence War On Trump

The Daily Sheeple - 17 hours 5 min ago

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An ex-spy chief who spoke out publicly against Trump while inspiring other career intelligence figures to follow suit has admitted his leading role in the intelligence community waging political war against the president, describing his actions as something he didn’t “fully think through”. In a surprisingly frank interview, the CIA’s Michael Morell – who was longtime Deputy Director and former Acting Director of the nation’s most powerful intelligence agency – said that it wasn’t a great idea to leak against and bash a new president.

Morell had the dubious distinction of being George W. Bush’s personal daily briefer for the agency before and after 9/11, and also served under Obama until his retirement. In the summer of 2016 he took the unusual step (for a former intelligence chief) of openly endorsing Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op-ed entitled, I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton, after which he continued to be both an outspoken critic of Trump and an early CIA voice promoting the Russian collusion and election meddling narrative.

Acting director of the CIA Michael Morell with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
in 2013. Image source: Wiki Commons, DoD

As Politico’s Susan Glasser put in a newly published interview, Morell “has emerged out of the shadows of the deep state” to become one of Trump’s foremost critics speaking within the intel community. However, Politico summarizes the interview as follows:

But in a revealingly self-critical and at times surprising interview for this week’s Global POLITICO, Morell acknowledges that he and other spy-world critics of the president failed to fully “think through” the negative backlash generated by their going political. “There was a significant downside,” Morell said in the interview.

Not only had Morell during his previous NYT op-ed stated that he was committed to doing “everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president” but he went so far as to call then candidate Trump “a threat to our national security” – while making the extraordinary claim that “in the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”

Curiously, Morell in his latest Politico interview indicates when asked about his “public profile” and activism so soon after leaving the agency (something that was relatively unusual prior to Trump taking office) that his post-retirement media appearances have been approved and/or received some level of oversight by the CIA. In the interview Morell states, “I did a 60 Minutes interview about my life inside CIA, and it’s something the agency thought that was a good thing to do, and I taped most of it before I left the agency.”

While such CIA review of former employees’ publications and media interaction is nothing new, in Morell’s case was an unprecedented example of a very high profile intelligence figure explicitly campaigning for a presidential candidate and against another while specifically invoking his role at the CIA (he began his NYT column with, “During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats…” followed by a litany of key national security events he was central to).

The other important confirmation to come out of the discussion is the clear guiding assumption of the interview – that the intelligence “deep state” did in fact go to war with Trump – which has now been confirmed by Morell himself, which is essentially to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.

The key exchange in the Politico interview begins as follows:

Glasser: Okay, so, flash-forward a year. Was that a mistake?

Morell: So, I don’t think it was a mistake. I think there were downsides to it that I didn’t think about at the time. I was concerned about what is the impact it would have on the agency, right? Very concerned about that, thought that through. But I don’t think I fully thought through the implications.

And one of the ways I’ve thought about that, Susan, is—okay, how did Donald Trump see this? Right? And from—it’s very important—one of the things we do as intelligence analysts is make sure that our guy—the president—understands the other guy. Right?

So, let’s put ourselves here in Donald Trump’s shoes. So, what does he see? Right? He sees a former director of CIA and a former director of NSA, Mike Hayden, who I have the greatest respect for, criticizing him and his policies. Right? And he could rightfully have said, “Huh, what’s going on with these intelligence guys?” Right?

Morell here seems to confirm Trump’s narrative of events concerning Russiagate “fake news” and willful intelligence leaks intended to damage the president, despite his opening obfuscation of “I don’t think it was a mistake” (so he’s essentially admitting the negative consequences but with no regrets).

Surprisingly, Morell even implicates himself with the words, “And then he sees a former acting director and deputy director of CIA criticizing him and endorsing his opponent.” The interview continues:

Glasser: It embroiders his narrative.

Morell: Exactly. And then he sees a former acting director and deputy director of CIA criticizing him and endorsing his opponent. And then he gets his first intelligence briefing, after becoming the Republican nominee, and within 24 to 48 hours, there are leaks out of that that are critical of him and his then-national security advisor, Mike Flynn.

And so, this stuff starts to build, right? And he must have said to himself, “What is it with these intelligence guys? Are they political?” The current director at the time, John Brennan, during the campaign occasionally would push back on things that Donald Trump had said.

So, when Trump talked about the Iran nuclear deal being the worst deal in the history of American diplomacy, and he was going to tear it up on the first day—John Brennan came out publicly and said, “That would be an act of folly.” So, he sees current sitting director pushing back on him. Right?

Then he becomes president, and he’s supposed to be getting a daily brief from the moment he becomes the president-elect. Right? And he doesn’t. And within a few days, there’s leaks about how he’s not taking his briefing. So, he must have thought—right?—that, “Who are these guys? Are these guys out to get me? Is this a political organization? Can I think about them as a political organization when I become president?”

So, I think there was a significant downside to those of us who became political in that moment. So, if I could have thought of that, would I have ended up in a different place? I don’t know. But it’s something I didn’t think about.

Despite Morell’s attempts to mitigate his own significant contributions toward creating a climate of distrust between the White House and the intelligence bureaucracy, it seems clear to the interviewee that Morell’s admissions lend credence to Trump’s side.

Indeed, Susan Glasser reasons, based on Morell’s unexpected confessions, that “you or others who spoke out and have continued to speak out actually tend to underscore his feeling that there’s a political divide.”

Glasser: Well, it’s very interesting, because of course, there are so many things you don’t know at that moment in time, including, of course, I’m sure you assumed, along with everybody else, that Hillary Clinton was likely to be elected, and you saw this as contributing to that in some way. But it’s certainly relevant in the context of the situation we find ourselves in a year later. And, if it tends to embolden Trump in his critique of your former colleagues who are still serving in the intelligence agencies, and not only has this been a theme that he has struck repeatedly to criticize—but also to politicize this.

And inadvertently, perhaps, you or others who spoke out and have continued to speak out actually tend to underscore his feeling that there’s a political divide, and now you and others are on one side of it, and potentially all your former colleagues, and then he’s on the other side of it…

Morell: Yeah, and you can’t pick and choose like that. And when people in the intelligence community—particularly people in CIA, because for every other part of the intelligence community except CIA, you’re working for a cabinet member. At CIA, you are working for the president of the United States. That is your customer. Right? So, when you see your customer questioning what it is that you are providing to him or her, and that person seems to be cherry-picking what they accept and what they don’t accept, it’s demoralizing. And when it’s demoralizing, people take actions, right? So, I live pretty close to the agency, and there’s a coffee shop between me and the agency, and I’ve met a number of agency officers in that coffee shop who have said to me, “I’m thinking about leaving.”

Yet Morell in a round about way previously admitted that he is personally one of the chief authors of precisely this “demoralizing” scenario in which the president doesn’t fully trust his intelligence briefers.

But we should all remember that this is a man who on the one hand described “Russia’s hacking is the political equivalent of 9/11” and constantly hyped “Russian propaganda”, while on the other he went on a lengthy RT News segment in order to promote his newly published book.

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Casino Uses Microwaves to Detect Guns: Quote of the Day

The Truth About Guns - 17 hours 25 min ago

“I believe in people’s right to bear arms. I have a concealed carry permit myself. But, you know, on our properties, we want to maintain a safe environment, and we don’t need guests bringing weapons on site. We really don’t want that kind of surprise.” – Westgate Resort COO Mark Waltrip in The Las Vegas […]

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NFL Network suspends multiple analysts over numerous sexual harassment claims

The Blaze - 18 hours 18 min ago

A lawsuit alleging sexual harassment from on-air talent on the NFL Network has led to numerous suspensions while the claims are being investigated, it was revealed Tuesday.

Here’s the report from Fox News:

Who was suspended?

Current analysts Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans have been suspended over the allegations. The lawsuit also makes allegations against former analyst Donovan McNabb and former executive producer Eric Weinberger.

What are the accusations?

According to legal documents obtained by Bloomberg News, a former wardrobe stylist says that she suffered numerous incidents of sexual harassment from multiple current and former employees at the Network. The lawsuit was filed in October.

Jami Cantor, the former stylist, made very explicit claims against the NFL Network employees.

Cantor alleged that Faulk, who has been one of NFL Network’s top analysts for about a decade, greeted her by “fondling her breasts and groping her behind,” according to the complaint. Faulk “became more aggressive,” including one instance where he allegedly invited Cantor to his hotel room where she witnessed him expose his genitals and made sexually suggestive remarks.

McNabb, who is currently an ESPN employee, made sexually inappropriate comments via text, asking about a specific sex act multiple times.

When she complained NFL Network’s talent coordinator Marc Watts about the sexual harassment, he allegedly brushed off her claims.

“It’s part of the job when you look the way you do,” he told her, according to Cantor.

Cantor accused Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk of numerous incidents of sexual harassment.

Cantor alleged that Faulk, who has been one of NFL Network’s top analysts for about a decade, greeted her by “fondling her breasts and groping her behind,” according to the complaint. Faulk “became more aggressive,” including one instance where he allegedly invited Cantor to his hotel room where she witnessed him expose his genitals and made sexually suggestive remarks.

Cantor claims that she was falsely accused of stealing clothes in order to provide a pretense by which she could be fired.

She is suing for wrongful termination and defamation in addition to the sexual harassment claims, and is seeking unspecified general and punitive damages from the Network.

North Korea Hacks Bitcoin Exchanges Attempting To Steal Amid Bubble Warnings

SHTFplan.com - 18 hours 24 min ago

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The value of soaring crypto-currencies is creating a bubble financial analysts continue to warn about, but it’s also making it overly appealing to cyber thieves.  North Korean hackers are now attempting to steal bitcoin, as experts warn of an impending financial dilemma.

Ashley Shen, an independent security researcher, said: “We assume one of the reasons why Bitcoin is being attacked is because the price keeps increasing and we think it’s reasonable for hackers (to target). Digital currency might be easier to gain than physical currency. So I think it’s reasonable.”  Amid speculation only, bitcoin is up 1500% in 2017, making theft attempts by the rogue regime unavoidable.

Shen and her colleagues have tracked the attacks by hacking groups Lazarus, Bluenoroff, and Andariel  (suspected to be North Korean operations) on financial institutions including banks in Europe and South Korea, an ATM company and Bitcoin exchange.

“Before, when we tracked nation-state attackers, they usually perform cyber attacks which are aimed at confidential data and intelligence,” Shen said.  “However recently we’ve discovered that some of the APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) groups are trying to hack financial institutions like banks and Bitcoin exchanges to gain financial profit.”  So far, North Korea’s attempts to hack into bitcoin exchanges have failed.

“My own opinion is they will probably keep doing the Bitcoins because the price keeps increasing and it’s a good investment… So I assume they will do more Bitcoin attacks and of course they will keep targeting banks because that’s what they did before,” Shen said.

One of her co-researchers, who wishes to remain anonymous because they work for a South Korean bank, told Sky News: “Just a few years ago the attacks were initiated to paralyze the society, but for some time now they’ve been hacking for money – so I kind of wonder if they are facing financial difficulties.”

As Bitcoin has surged in value, particularly over the last week, it has become increasingly attractive to hackers. On Thursday, Bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash, based in Slovenia, suspended operations after hackers stole 4,700 Bitcoin – at the time worth roughly $64m.

“The vast majority of cryptocurrency use is not criminal. Bitcoin is one of more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies and many people use cryptocurrencies to bank or to transfer money or make investments,” said The National Crime Agency. “We do see cybercriminals using cryptocurrencies as one of a range of ways in which criminals try to launder money. But criminals are mistaken if they believe that cryptocurrencies are untraceable and provide total anonymity.”

Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – December 12, 2017

SurvivalBlog.com - 19 hours 10 min ago

On December 12, 1989, the Queen of Mean was sentenced to four years in prison, 750 hours of community service, and a $7.1 million tax fraud fine in New York. Leona Helmsley, nicknamed the “Queen of Mean” by the press, became the object of loathing and disgust when she quipped that “only the little people pay taxes.” Helmsley died in August 2007 at age 87. She famously left $12 million to her dog, Trouble.

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

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  • Start Now, While You Can, Because You Can, by Old Bobbert

    SurvivalBlog.com - 19 hours 11 min ago

    These short published blog articles, these pieces of myself, of ourselves, concerning preparedness, survivalism, self awareness, and personal readiness are created to help the reader to start taking action and learn to fight ignorance and greed. From my side of these entries, I do not promote myself as an expert; I’m just another concerned guy who wants to help others and perhaps showcase my personal opinions. Not even a little of the real me has ever shown completely through these prepper pages, these pieces of our lives,.

    Prepper Achievement Judged

    Moving on, there’s a well justified question begging to be given a platform on which our communal characters can be examined, and therein be prepper achievement judged. Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of our total human family, a family now in great danger, now deep in materialistic self mutilation of … Continue reading

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    SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

    SurvivalBlog.com - 19 hours 14 min ago

    Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on realtor Todd Savage, who was profiled in the recent American Redoubt article series.

    Region-Wide (Todd Savage)

    The huge Southern California wildfires had been raging for so many days that the local fire crew were at the point of exhaustion. So late last week the call for help went out, and fire departments from throughout the western United States responded. I’m proud to report that many of the volunteer departments that responded were from American Redoubt. It has been reported that  “fire crews from Boise, Meridian, Kuna, and Star left Thursday morning for California to help provide assistance … Continue reading

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    The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

    SurvivalBlog.com - 19 hours 15 min ago

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. President Trump’s immigration policies get yet another boost due to yet another NYC bomber yesterday.

    Another NYC Bomber

    Chain migration led to yet another person entering the U.S. who has acted upon wishes of harm. The suicide bomber accidentally set off his device at the wrong moment at the nation’s busiest bus terminal. He had strapped the device inside his pants with Velcro and zip ties, but it went off in a subway corridor and didn’t kill anyone, including the bomber. In typical lame stream media fashion, most reported that despite the bomber claiming ISIS as inspiration (some mention that ISIS claims him), “Details on possible motive were unclear”.

    The bombing happened just before … Continue reading

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    The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    SurvivalBlog.com - 19 hours 17 min ago

    “These people want our guns because they want to run our lives, and they don’t want to worry about getting shot when they try to do so. When you hear that they’ve confiscated my gun, then you’ll know I’m dead.” – Newspaper columnist Dr. Walter Williams

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    A Revolution Is About To Take Place In Mining

    The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:01

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    A mine that inspired the silver rush in the 1880s, that was tapped once more in the 1960s, could again prove a boon to miners using the latest technologies to tap unexplored and unexploited mineral deposits.

    It could prove to be a great re-discovery in the history of silver mining.

    That’s what Montego Resources (CSE:MY; FRA:4MO1), has unlocked in the Taylor Mine & Mill, a high-grade gold and silver project in eastern Nevada, a region which has produced a bounty of silver and gold for more than one hundred years, and through the use of new technologies and new methods could do so once again.

    Montego, a $11 million small market cap miner, could be sitting on as much as $1.2 billion in silver, a figure that could climb higher if silver prices rebound.

    Here’s five reasons for investors to tap into Montego’s (CSE:MY; FRA:4MO1) new find:

    #1: Big Potential Rewards

    The veins uncovered at Taylor hold historic measured and indicated reserves of up to 20 million oz. of silver, worth $278 million at current prices. The mine has historically put out five million oz. of silver and already has $27 million invested from past ventures.

    With mining, there’s always a lot of uncertainty. Pits are dug, shafts dropped and fingers crossed as miners hope their capital investments pay off with a rich find.

    But with Taylor, there’s less need to worry: the mine has a long history of productivity behind it, and with $27 million already invested Montego may be able to invest only limited capital in before seeing a strong return on their investment.

    Montego took over the Taylor Mine from Silver Predator Corp. earlier this year by way of option, and with an $11 million cap, this is a small company standing over a potentially big asset. While Taylor had produced silver and gold in ages past, no one knew how big the remaining deposits were before surveys were conducted in 2014.

    Now it’s more clear: Montego (CSE:MY; FRA:4MO1) has up to 20 million oz. of measured and indicated silver under its feet, and that estimation could double to 32 million oz. if the company’s plans pay off, rising as high as 75 million oz if everything they hope for comes true.

    That would be $1.2 billion in silver at today’s prices, for a $11 million cap company. To put things in perspective: Alexco, a silver exploration company operating in Yukon, has 68 million oz. of silver with a market cap of $179 million. Going off that market cap valuation metric alone, Montego could be worth $44.7 million.

    And with so much already invested in the property, Montego doesn’t need to put huge dollars more into Taylor before it starts to pay off.

    #2: New Tech to Unlock Old Silver

    Mining at Taylor in the past was of the traditional sort: in the 1880s with shovel and pick, and again in the 1960s with truck and dynamite.

    But now, new mining methods used by Montego and other area miners could unlock un-tapped veins of silver and gold, delivering rich rewards for a fraction of the cost.

    Modern mining utilizes digital mapping of the terrain, images and data collected by drones that can be used to construct 3D models of geologic architecture. Electrical currents run through the ground by sensors more advanced and sensitive than previous technologies, combined with above-ground, gives mineral geologists a clearer picture of what’s under their feet.

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    Then, it’s time for the robo-drill, a sophisticated and partially automated rig that collects mineral samples for analysis, detailing where the richest veins might be found.

    Modern methods are cheaper, with drones capable of surveying immense areas of land in a fraction of the time it used to take surveyors operating from helicopters and spotter planes, and at a fraction of the cost. Technology used to survey underground can do so quicker, and with more reliable results, than in the past.

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    Miners used to sink pits and hope for the best. Now, companies like Montego can get a clear picture of what’s in store before they even pick up a shovel.

    And while the Taylor Mine is primarily a silver find, Montego (CSE:MY; FRA:4MO1) has also decided to exploit the gold discovered in the mix, with 2014 investigations indicating potentially sizable gold deposits along with the immense silver lodes.

    With more results coming in and more surveys still to conduct, who knows how much more Montego will find locked away under the Nevada soil.

    #3: Managerial Excellence

    Montego (CSE:MY; FRA:4MO1) has a leadership team marked with experience, technological savvy and mineral expertise.

    Of the company’s three directors, three are experienced geologists well-versed in the twenty-first century methods of mining.

    Director Bill Cronk is a professional geologist with more than 25 years in managing exploration projects for precious metals, base metals and uranium. In previous positions he’s worked across the globe for projects in Africa, Europe, North and South America, Alaska and the Canadian Arctic.

    Director Chris Pennimpede has more than nine years’ experience in mineral exploration in Canada and the U.S., where he utilized cutting-edge technologies to make rich discoveries in Yukon, Alaska and Nanavut.

    Michael Dufresne, the third director, is the president and principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd., and a master of the newest forms of mineral exploration. He’s worked as a consulting geologist for 25 years, and his work has taken him across North America.

    These three directors brought their experience and know-how to Kenneth Tollstam and Anthony Jackson, two men who have both had tremendous success in Canadian mining and finance. The opportunity they found at Taylor, which had been previously developed by Silver Predator and was on the market, was too good to pass up.

    Combined, the managerial leadership of Montego has raised millions for mining venture across Canada and the United States, while its geological team has made numerous discoveries in base and precious metals.

    Suffice to say, the team at Montego should be more than capable of turning the Taylor project into reality, if the economics check out as expected.

    #4: Results Imminent

    Montego has had several months to cover the Taylor property, utilizing every trick in the miners’ trade book to survey the area. Plus, with millions already sunk into developing the mine by past owners and amid the highly-favorable extractive atmosphere of eastern Nevada, first results on targets from the Taylor property should be imminent.

    First, consider the conditions of the mine itself. Taylor has historically produced 5 million oz. of silver. A portion of the open pit silver has been pre-stripped and is now exposed, rendering it highly accessible. Infrastructure has already been built up through the previous $27 million investment.

    The mine is located 17 miles south of Ely, Nevada and only 2.5 miles east of US highway 50. That gives Montego excellent access to roads and water sources, which should make it a relatively cheap mine to operate.

    The site contains 131 unpatented lodes, 5 unpatented mill sites and 4 patented sites covering 2,166 acres. While the site is expected to yield mostly silver, gold discoveries are expected in the outlying areas.

    Since 2013, the site has seen 480 drill holes totaling 92,600 feet of drilling, according to a technical report filed by Silver Predator, who optioned the property to Montego.

    Before that, 119 holes were dug between 2006 and 2009 by Golden Predator and Fury Exploration. All that work has shown that significant deposits are likely available 300-700 feet below the surface based on stratigraphy, with soil samples showing strong signs of both silver and gold in areas of the site.

    The immense amount of exploration and survey has allowed Montego to construct a detailed model of the entire site, before having to invest any of its own money to dig further holes.

    And while Silver Predator was able to determine the site held up to 20 million oz. of silver, exploration by Montego (CSE:MY; FRA:4MO1) is hoped to turn up much higher projections. Thanks to their sophisticated surveying and exploration methods, Montego is hopeful of finding that there could be as much as 32 million oz., or perhaps even 75 million oz. of silver locked away at Taylor, as well as an undetermined amount of gold, if all the stars align.

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    All told, Montego with its $11 million cap is sitting on mineral resources that could be worth as much as $1.2 billion at today’s prices, if the CEO’s hopes for 75 million oz. of silver are realized.

    The mining environmnet in Nevada is highly favorable, to say the least. The state is strongly in favor of allowing mining and political support for ventures like Taylor at the state and local level is strong. The Taylor project is relatively low risk, given how little needs to be invested to determine whether the mine can be viable, and the superb location makes it an attractive venture for additioanl investment.

    Nevada, “the Silver State,” is a big mining state, and Montego is sure to benefit from existing and any possible further tax breaks and incentives from the state’s pro-mining government.

    The price of silver, which cratered in 2015, could be poised for a rebound. In 2013 when demand was soaring, the price of silver exceeded $30/oz, and currently it fetches about half that, but if prices recover the discoveries at Taylor will be worth even more.

    That’s a powerful reason for investors to take a close look at this oppportunity now, before Montego starts delivering results.

    #5: We Should Know Soon

    The clock is ticking…

    With pits dug, drones and tech ready to survey more ground and equpment poised to start drilling, Montego is hoping to begin producing from the Taylor mine sooner rather than later.

    The company has years of prior experience to go on, and it’s sitting on top of a mine that has already proven itself a winner more than once. Furthrmore, a lot of the leg-work has already been done. Previous companies sank $27 million into building up Taylor, and now Montego (CSE:MY; FRA:4MO1) has swooped in hoping to deliver on the mine’s sterling promises.

    By utilizing the most avanced mining techniques, the managers of Montego will have the best shot at turning Taylor into the biggest silver play in recent Nevada history.

    By. Ian Jenkins

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    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking information which is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Forward looking statements in this release include that prices for silver will retain value in future as currently expected; that  Montego can fulfill all its obligations to exercise its Nevada property option; that Montego’s Nevada property can achieve drilling and mining success for silver and gold, and greatly increase the measured and indicated resources of silver and gold; that historical geological information and estimations will prove to be accurate; that high-grade targets exist in untested areas below the resource;  that Taylor should be a relatively cheap mine to operate; and that Montego will be able to carry out its business plans. These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information.  Risks that could change or prevent these statements from coming to fruition include that the Company may not be able to finance its acquisition of the Taylor mine project or its intended drilling program, aspects or all of the property’s development may not be successful, mining of the silver and gold may not be cost effective, Montego may not raise sufficient funds to carry out its plans, changing costs for mining and processing; increased capital costs; the timing and content of upcoming work programs; geological interpretations and technological results based on current data that may change with more detailed information or testing; potential process methods and mineral recoveries assumptions based on limited test work with further test work may not be viable; the availability of  labour, equipment and markets for the products produced; and despite the current expected viability of its projects, that the minerals cannot be economically mined on its properties, or that the required permits to build and operate the envisaged mines cannot be obtained. The forward-looking information contained herein is given as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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