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The World Is Falling Apart All Around Us

March 26, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Once in awhile (more lately) my instinct shouts that the world is falling apart all around us. It’s as though many world events coupled with failing economies are culminating into a coming disaster or series of disasters. And these are all man-made. The more that I read and research while searching for underlying truths in current events, and economic and political policies, there are times when I’m astonished that the world has held together so far – both at home and abroad!

We are certainly in a mess, and the following are just a few bullet-points that come to mind:

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How Many Rolls Of Toilet Paper Do You Use Every Week?

March 26, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Don’t laugh! Toilet paper is an essential preparedness item, yes? While so many of us who are preparedness-conscious will procure all sorts of extra food for our food storage, how many have figured out how much toilet paper they might go through in a week – and then store ahead say, 3 months or one year? Have you stored TP?

UPDATE: The exciting poll results are in! Now we finally know the answer to how many rolls of toilet paper that people use each week, and here are the results:
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MEGA Heinz-Kraft Food Company Merger – Is This A Good Thing?

March 25, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


The mega food company merger of Heinz and Kraft will result in the third largest food and beverage company in the United States, the fifth largest in the world.

Question: How often are the results of any merger – good for the consumer? or the employees?

Is the systemic risk that is associated with increasingly putting all of our ‘eggs in one basket’ (our food), a good thing?

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Best Pocket Carry Flashlight For Under 30 Dollars

March 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


I have owned this pocket – tactical – penlight – flashlight for several years, and it may the best flashlight (of its type) for under 30 dollars.

Here’s what I use it for, and why I believe it’s one of the best for the money.

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We Came VERY Close To Nuclear War In 1962

March 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Robert McNamara, who was U.S. Secretary of Defense during the Cuban Missile Crisis, stated that “we came very close” to nuclear war, “closer than we knew at the time.”

How close were we? Terrifyingly close. If it were not for the non-action of this one submarine ‘second-in-command’ deputy commander, the world would have likely lost 100 million people.

Here’s the short story, and a caution to those who think you’re safe from nuclear war –

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Why Are People Grumpy In Dense Population While Rural Is Friendly?

March 21, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Why is it that people who live rural are (generally) more friendly and helpful than people who live in population dense areas? As the population density thickens, it seems as though more and more people have ‘drawn in’ to themselves and are less friendly or helpful to others. Many of them become downright grumpy (or worse).

While there are certainly exceptions (not everyone follows this pattern), my life experience indicates that it is definitely the general majority.

Why is that?
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The Bullshit Meter Is Pegged In Today’s World Of Deceit

March 20, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Pure and simple, there’s a lot of bullshit going around these days in the political arena, the financial arena, and mainstream news media arena.

Deception and managed perception is all around, and it’s there to distract you, to misinform you, to obscure harsh realities, to muddle, disorient, and to complicate…

The bullshit meter shown above is pegged. Wouldn’t you agree that we’re awash in the stink?

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