Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Quick Run Around the Web--August 18, 2015

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The Crab Nebula from Hubble (Source

Various topics and commentary today:


Just reviewing some of the basics...

Some other prepping posts:
  • "Holes in the Plan"--Blue Collar Prepping. A midnight visit from the gas company about a possible gas leak revealed some gaps in their plan....
  • "The Shape of Things to Come"--Survival UK. Discussion of where we (as a society and civilization) seem to be headed....
  • "Natural Spider Killer" at My Honey's Place. A recipe for a DIY spider repellent: "... take one cup of vinegar, one cup of pepper, one cup water, a teaspoon of oil and liquid soap. Put it into a spray bottle and spray along the outside of your outside door and along windows."
Current Events and Commentary:
    The sad truth is that Africa’s “economic miracle” will never happen. As the population grows, survival will mean only one thing: emigration. The bright lights of Europe and North America–and of South Africa for those who cannot manage to leave the continent–will exert a hypnotic attraction. Many Africans will buy plane tickets financed by their relatives already overseas, or by Western aid money, and those who cannot afford to fly will pile into rickety ships to cross the Mediterranean. The African avalanche is inevitable.
      The rush to Europe will be so massive and relentless that it will not be possible to stop it without direct military force. ...
      Just Because It Is Interesting...

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