Video: "Duke Suture Skills Course - Learn Best Suture Techniques" Tips from a plastic surgeon.
- "5 Great Accessories for Your Bolt-Action Rifle"--Shooting Illustrated. Reviews are: the Blackhawk Urban Warfare Performance Ventilating Cheek Pad; Flatline Ops Covert Accu/Level; Timney Remington 700 2 Stage Black Trigger; Nikon Spot On Ballistic Wind Meter; and Rite in the Rain Pocket Top-Spiral Kit 946T-Kit (an all-weather spiral bound notebook). The Nikon Wind Meter looks interesting. It is $40, and hooks up to a mobile phone.
- "How To Launch a Boat By Yourself"--Outdoor Life. This is about how to launch a boat from a trailer backed into the water.
- "Spring Into Action: New Bogota Springs Entry Toolset in the ITS Store"--Imminent Threat Solutions. A small 3-piece lock pick set.
- "The Road Spike / Caltrop"--Neo-Survivalist. Making a caltrop from a single large carpenter's nail, and using a hacksaw and, according to the author, about 3 minutes of your time.
- "Mobile CB Base Station in a Bag: one of our user-friendly Comms Preps"--Security and Self-Reliance. The contents of the kit:
- Cobra 19 Ultra CB radio with microphone and power cord with 12V lighter plug… $4.00 (used)
- A Harbor Freight 1.5 watt 12V solar battery maintainer with 12V lighter plug… $10.00
- A 12V Sealed Lead Acid AGM (gel-cell) Rechargeable Alarm system battery..$12.74
- 12V clamp-on socket, adapted with spade connectors… $6.99
- 12V Plug adapted with spade connectors. Plug was scavenged from an old heated coffee cup… $0.00
- Two short bungee cords… about $1.00
- Custom made CB dipole antenna …. around $10.00.
- 40 feet of cord to suspend and tie out the antenna…. $1.00 (?)
- Padded Shoulder bag, this bag held some sort of medical device. It was purchased at a thrift store for 80 cents.
- Small camera pouch with belt loop… 10 cents at a garage sale.
The author then provides instructions on how to fit it all together and make the modifications for hooking the radio up to the battery, so read the whole thing.
- "Water supply and purification for emergencies"--Appropedia. The site, Appropedia, is a wiki for off-grid living and/or environmentally friendly living. This article is an overview of water supply, transportation, and purification. It links to many other other articles that go into more detail on the specifics.
- "REVIEW: The New Remington RP-9 and RP-45 Pistol"--The Firearms Blog. More details on Remington's latest offerings.
- "Protesters Block Upper Level of George Washington Bridge"--NBC New York. From the article:
The protest organization, Laundry Workers Center — which was using the hashtags #WeAreVisible and #SomosVisible on social media — was already planning a rally in Union Square Park Wednesday night.
"We are a Grassroots Autonomous Movement campaigning for the right of every member of our communities to be visible, to be able to take part in the decision making process that affect our communities in our 'democratic' system, and for the ability to determine our destinies," the New York-based nonprofit said on its Facebook page.
In other words, they are agitating for the right of non-citizens to vote in American elections.
- "Britain sends hundreds of soldiers and tanks to Russian border in biggest military deployment since Cold War"--Mirror. According to the article, a total of 800 troops, drones and tanks are moving to Estonia. So that would be, what, 20 tanks perhaps?
- "AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal"--The Daily Beast. While other providers may have been providing information to authorities unwillingly, AT&T decided it could be a nice source of revenue, willingly providing information via its Hemisphere program to law enforcement (including local police departments) for a fee. What makes AT&T particularly attractive for this type of work is that they have kept all their meta-data on telephone calls going back to 2008--much longer than any other provider.
- "Anti-Trump Violence Sweeps the Nation"--LifeZette. Beyond the vandalism committed against anyone daring to show public support for Trump, there is this:
The videos, shot by ACORN slayer James O’Keefe’s group Project Veritas Action, show Foval on camera saying his agents “infiltrate” Trump events. “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherf****er.” He adds, “we’re starting anarchy here.”
Creamer, previously convicted of felony bank fraud, has visited the Obama White House more than 300 times. In one of the videos, he says Hillary Clinton personally knows about the false flag operation. Her campaign “is fully in it,” Creamer confirms. “Hillary knows through the chain of command what’s going on.”
- "‘We Need to Clean This Up’: Clinton Aide’s Newly Public Email Shows Concern"--New York Times. From the article:
In a March 2015 interview, President Obama said that he had learned about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.”
But that assertion concerned aides of Mrs. Clinton, who knew that the president himself had received emails from the private address, according to a hacked email made public on Tuesday by WikiLeaks.
“We need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say state.gov,” Cheryl D. Mills, a top aide, wrote to John D. Podesta, another senior adviser, on March 7, 2015.
The Times try to spin it as harmless, completely ignoring that the fact that "between March 25-31, just a couple of weeks after Mills said 'we need to clean this up,' Bleachbit was used to wipe Hillary's private server clean."
- "WikiLeaks reveals fears and frustrations inside Clinton world"--Washington Post. My favorite part:
Several exchanges illustrate fears among some top advisers that Clinton and other aides were demonstrating the very traits that polls suggested made her vulnerable: a penchant for secrecy and a hesitancy to admit fault or error.
“We’ve taken on a lot of water that won’t be easy to pump out of the boat,” Podesta wrote to Tanden in September 2015, at a time when Clinton’s campaign feared that Vice President Biden was about to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “Most of that has to do with terrible decisions made pre-campaign, but a lot has to do with her instincts.”
Tanden responded, “Almost no one knows better [than] me that her instincts can be terrible.”
- "Ghost fleet: Explorers accidentally find a graveyard of more than 40 perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea"--Daily Mail. "Ancient" may not be correct. The article indicates that the ships date from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods. Nevertheless, it should be a gold-mine of information.
- A reminder that we live in the 21st Century: "Study: Face Recognition Systems Threaten the Privacy of Millions."--The Intercept. Ever wonder why the driver's license bureau always wants you to take your glasses off when they take your photo? It isn't about glare. Unfortunately, facial recognition programs yield many false positives.