Month: February 2012

The State Food Police

State officials in North Carolina are inspecting lunch boxes, and if they don’t like what the parents packed for their own children, they’re forcing the tots to eat state-approved food from the school cafeteria. Judging from the comments at the bottom of the article, people are rightly outraged. One reader named “Michelle” says: I need …

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How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Crisis preparedness can account for scenarios across many realms, such as economic collapse, terror attacks, war, crime, or personal setbacks. But the one bedrock rationale for preparedness that proves valid year after year is natural disaster. Earthquakes, spring floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms, tsunamis … even volcanic eruptions qualify as fairly regular natural events on …

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Government "Monitoring" News and Social Media

According to a report at Infowars, our taxes will pay for the government to monitor Internet news and social media outlets 24/7/365. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was awarded the contract to monitor news media web sites, as well as social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The Department of Homeland Security has issued guidelines instructing …

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