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  • Grits 08/13/2020 at 3:04 AM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessI know it’s not important in the scheme of things, but how about a portable DVD/Blu-ray player? In a grid down EMP situation, other than a few ham radio operators that had their radios in a faraday cage, there won’t be anything going out over the airwaves or the internet. With a portable DVD player you’ll still be able to watch something from your collection, time allowing. And a portable player is smaller and easier to fit in a small faraday cage. Between me and my brother we have about 800 movies and TV shows to go through. A few duplicates, but still a good variety to cycle through. Recent lockdowns since March have just reinforced my theory for the need for periodic entertainment during SHTF. Books are great entertainment but during SHTF we’ll be working long hours and probably more physical than usual and sometimes you’ll just be too tired to read. And then there’s kids... Luckily they don’t have a problem with watching something 500 times. 😝 You might want more than one portable player unless you’re ok with watching Cars or Frozen 500 times. 🤦‍♂️🤣
  • GeisterWolf 08/13/2020 at 2:56 AM
    >> Drinking Water Storage – How Long In Plastic Containers?Just a little something I read on a website about water storage. Myth #1: Water can expire. Fact: Water does not expire. It can become contaminated (chemically or biologically), but it doesn’t “go bad.” Water can have a stale taste, but that taste can be eliminated by rotating your water and purifying it. If a water storage source is in ideal conditions (it started out clean and was stored in a dark, cool area, not directly on concrete or near harsh fumes and chemicals), it technically can store indefinitely. Rotate water for peace of mind or if there is a risk of contamination.
  • Anony Mee 08/13/2020 at 1:45 AM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAntique Collector . . . . Yes, they came as students, but eventually became citizens. Takes change of status from non immigrant student to immigrant to be able to access citizenship. Just wondered what the basis for immigrant status was. . . . . “Please explain” - See 14th Amendment section 1 and 8 U.S. Code chapter 12. There are a few exclusions. Trump is said to be working on it. Hope so. I think children born in the US should have the status of their parents. . . . . Agree with aka - she gives me the creeps.
  • k-bay 08/13/2020 at 12:58 AM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationM'Lynn Thanks, I agree she's just a position switching little viper. As I previously "penned" here, she stands for NOTHING. No convictions, she's sought power by attaching herself to power figures, she is simply put, quite unqualified for the position she seeks, namely the presidency of this Grand nation.
  • INPrepper 08/13/2020 at 12:53 AM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI wonder if it's a magnetometer that was hanging under the helicopter?
  • k-bay 08/13/2020 at 12:53 AM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKula Born at Children's Hospital (now Rehab hospital of the Pacific.) Raised up in Maryland and Virginia, returned to the island as a teenager when my Dad was sent here to open a satellite tracking ground station. Been in and out of the islands every since. My three bads were living in LA later SF and later just down the street from the "chop zone" for a six month lash-up years ago.
  • Gopher 08/12/2020 at 11:56 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks Dennis! Just did my x-mas shopping for the big kids.
  • Deep South 08/12/2020 at 11:55 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessA cheap multi meter would let you check batteries, ac voltage from a gen set and continuity in wiring or electronic circuits. Two would be better. Keep at least one in a faraday cage.
  • Stand my Ground 08/12/2020 at 11:46 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationIowa, Wisconsin and Illinois were hard-hit by a rare kind of storm Monday, a derecho, with winds hitting 100 mph. 10 million acres of farm crops destroyed in Iowa, 10 million.! 1/3 of total crop acres in Iowa. Numerous farm structures, destroyed, too many to count. Golf ball size hail totally ruins thousands of acres of crops in South Dakota. Losses into the 100's of millions of dollars. Youtuber, Cole the Cornstar, suffers $500,000 damage. just one farmer among 1,000's
  • M’Lynn 08/12/2020 at 11:28 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationk-bay - No egg. I fully suspect that is exactly how she feels and has uttered something very similar to those exact words. She kept non-violent prisoners in prison because they provided good labor to the state! A judge had to order her to release them. She’s no choir girl. Yet she sure is making DJT look like an altar boy in comparison. 😏
  • INPrepper 08/12/2020 at 11:25 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd then worserest.
  • Miss I Made It Myself 08/12/2020 at 11:24 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThank you for reminding us that we really aren’t in control. That God’s mercy is never ending and His love is immeasurable.
  • SS 08/12/2020 at 11:07 PM
    >> Economic Red Lights Are Flashingnot so sure, Yep. The Bernie Madoff (Made off - how ironical) deal should show folks their investments are not secure. As you say, once you deposit your money in the bank, it - by law, is not yours any longer.
  • Livin' in the Woods 08/12/2020 at 11:06 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessI have a jump start box that seems to be in use constantly. It's a wally world power start? Not sure. It has a work lifte, 2 cig plug ins, 2 USB plugs with different power rates, an air compressor, a 200 watt inverter, and of course jumper cables. I never really used the inverter. The other day I decided to test it out. It powered a window/box fan for 5 hours before I finally shut it down. I also plugged in a 12 inch, 12 volt road pro truckers fan after the first couple hours at the same time. I know some will say it's too much of a gadget. But it has proven very handy to air up tires in very remote parts of the property. As well as being able to jump start everything from a 1950 something Harry Ferguson tractor, my camo bombed Urban Insult vehicle, to lawn mowers etc. I only bought it to replace a much higher priced ac telco jump box that was on its last leg. But it hasn't let me down yet. And I was very surprised the inverter worked that well for that long till I shut it off. There are off the shelf units like papa smurf mentioned. Goal Zero is 1 of them. But the price is high for what you get. Another thing about the different jump boxes available. And there are many available on amazon. Is that you can recharge the jump box off your car or even a riding mower if need be in a pinch.
  • Kulafarmer 08/12/2020 at 10:56 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC,,, Because democrats,,, Thats why.
  • Kulafarmer 08/12/2020 at 10:52 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationK-bay,,, You born n raised islands? Or transplant? Or mil? Jus curious.
  • M’Lynn 08/12/2020 at 10:46 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMSG12B - Based on the quote k-bay referenced earlier, I did a little fact checking on her myself. And by a little I mean less than 10 minutes, which gave me all I needed to know. She sold her soul a long time ago. Very few people can leave law school and within two short years become so well versed in shady, back room deals. She excelled at it. Corruption is her special skill. As Chipmunk said, the evil is being shown in full view these days. To walk into a party as a mistress to a married man, who has his wife with him?? Everyone evidently knew and the man still does interviews to confirm it. And Ms. Mistress is not unattractive. Yet to me it’s a power thing. As was the quote that k-bay shared. Threatening political opponents openly is being contemptible to me, but evidently not to the people in power who could call that for what it is. She’s had over 30 years to get real comfortable in this snake skin of hers and her time is now. That much is plain to see. She paid her dues, now she will be taking her cut. Look at that picture of the two of them from the debate. He is standing in an awkwardly flirtatious way and she is looking up at him with eyes that tell the story. She will pull that plug from his lifeline, laugh, and saunter out of the room without a backwards glance. He’s wanted to screw people over with his power and greed all these years. But there is always someone more hardened than you who will decide your time has come and move you out of the way. He won’t serve as President. He may be sworn in. But she-- ^^^click comment link for more...
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 10:43 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationM'Lynn, All I apologize to everyone. I was given a picture and speech which was supposedly by Harris, from a "trusted" source. I have subsequently found it to be untrue. "Egg on my face."
  • not so sure 08/12/2020 at 10:31 PM
    >> Economic Red Lights Are FlashingIs everybody aware that earlier this year 2020 that the required bank reserve has been dropped from 10 percent to zero? That means if you deposit $100, the bank can loan out $100 and their books show $200 in owners equity assets. It is no wonder they don't want to deal in cash, because you might withdraw their hedge cushion. Thanks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation, the currency you put in the bank is not segregated as yours. You now are a partial partner of the bank and technically that currency is their's to manage. It is not your money if its in the bank.
  • Papa Smurf 08/12/2020 at 10:22 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency Preparedness- Sorry, meant to say that OTC 'back-up power source' is a computer UPS (Uninterruptible Power Source). The ones I was given were primarily intended to give enough power to allow for saving what you were working on before shutting down when the power went out. - Papa
  • Antique Collector 08/12/2020 at 10:20 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnony Mee NO, they were here studying for higher degrees.... Time for a law to be changed, when a foreign entity can come to our country drop a kid out of the womb & claim it as a citizen of this country is horse****. It is not allowed in other countries, so please explain to me why in the world is this nation such a 3 worlder's for this type of ""ohhh"" I am now a citizen of the USA.
  • MSG12B 08/12/2020 at 10:10 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI am horrified reading this... If I had seen that happen, he would have been DOA before he turned to run away.
  • DAMedinNY 08/12/2020 at 10:03 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThe original Just Sayin’ - good idea! I just forwarded that suggestion to spouse. He affirmed so it will happen. Thanks!
  • MSG12B 08/12/2020 at 9:55 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAgree with you 100%, Chipmunk.
  • MSG12B 08/12/2020 at 9:54 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKamala Harris is the VP pick for one reason and one reason only: IF elected, Biden will likely not finish his first term. And if he does, he most certainly will not finish the second term for reasons of age, dementia, indictments...take your pick. People in the media are already talking about this based on the hints alone that Biden's given and his apparent decline in health. Martha McCallum spoke of it just this evening. It's my strong belief that the Democratic Party knew this, but also knew that Biden was their only shot (why? I haven't figured that one out yet). They also knew that Kamala was their only "back-up" that wasn't already in a heap of hot water (e.g. rice=benghazi/indictment) AND she happened to check all the boxes for this moment in time w/ the plandemic, blm shite, et. She's black(ish), female, the most liberal person of her peers in Senate, pro-gun laws, pro-abortion, anti-Constitution -- all the qualities that they admire and promote. exactly does one get a former presidential candidate from just 4 years ago who BOMBED with her party TO ACTUALLY BE PRESIDENT today? [sidenote: I believe she may have gotten around 2% of the votes] You pair that failure of a candidate to the present Dem candidate who will likely NOT finish either term -- VOILA! She's the new Pres because he's out. She won't have "won" anything. But going forward, it will change EVERYTHING. Hear me when I say this, people: THIS RACE IS NOT BETWEEN BIDEN AND TRUMP. THIS RACE IS BETWEEN HARRIS AND TRUMP. PERIOD. This is how the Democratic Party is "bringing in the new, younger generation" into the White House. Any other way wouldn't work. She literally BOMBED during the last election, and, interesting note: she chewed up-- ^^^click comment link for more...
  • Papa Smurf 08/12/2020 at 9:45 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency Preparedness- Km in nc, It is even possible to buy over-the-counter an inverter/backup battery arrangement. I have a couple of these that need new batteries I was simply given, that have too-small batteries and these have 150-watt inverters built-in and small chargers as well. My intent is to change them to larger batteries and have them for lights/communications backup power. Basically, you have a battery, preferably deep cycle or marine type; a charger, which can be a 'smart' charger for the least amount of fuss and bother, or some people use a trickle type charger to keep the battery at full, like some RV/boats use for the off season (Be aware, this is not the best set-up, just the cheapest to purchase; the batteries will not last as long); and an inverter, which should be sized to whatever you intend to power. I have several, ranging from small 150-watt types, some of which are intended to plug into cigarette lighters in cars, which will provide at least minimal power wherever for charging electronics, powering razors, or other small appliances; a 400-watt, which gets used the most often; a 750-watt, which is capable of running a modern refrigerator; to a 1500-watt which will run an electric (corded) chainsaw, should that be what I need. You will have to do a little bit of research as far as what you need, and you will have to see what the wattages of the appliances you intend to run are. Check the nameplates. - Papa S.
  • Livin' in the Woods 08/12/2020 at 9:42 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessWe have a set up with genny and solar. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a hybrid system. But more of a Heinz 57. Lol. How big is your genny. How big is your freezer etc.
  • SS 08/12/2020 at 9:38 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationM'Lynn, Yes it is. The story behind the story. Funny thing, the first thing after I was saved I got this insatiable desire to learn about money. Bonds, stocks, the dollar, and all that. I read everything I could on the subject of finances. And then I found "The Creature." Strange....I never did, nor do I now, care about money. The more you have, the more you spend. It just don't make sense to me. I do love history though. And man o man is that book a history lesson.
  • Km in nc 08/12/2020 at 9:28 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessMainly on inverter and charging system.
  • Km in nc 08/12/2020 at 9:27 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessThank you, I will look them up.
  • Dennis 08/12/2020 at 9:24 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessKm in NC, My last two AA/AAA chargers were bought when I loaded up on Panasonic Enerloop rechargeables a couple months back. They were Panasonic four hour chargers. Two of my older chargers are Energizer two hour chargers. I have one other charger packed away in a Faraday can, don't recall the brand or charge time. I've been using the Panasonic chargers since I bought them with one of my orders of Eneloop batteries. So far, even though it says 4 hours, it has never took much more than two hours to show full charge.
  • new prepper 08/12/2020 at 9:20 PM
    >> Drinking Swimming Pool Water in an Emergency | Safe To Drink?so is filtered and distilled pool water usable if it is not being circulated. Like if i cover it and just have a hose to syphon water i need out to filter and boil. Would it then be drinkable? What about if i use sterile tablets?
  • NH Michael 08/12/2020 at 9:14 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationVeteran slugs also like to drown in old beer in a shallow bowl. Slugs are a problem. Glad to hear from you. Hope your efforts in the political fight is successful.
  • Km in nc 08/12/2020 at 9:08 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessHello Everyone, During a recent storm, I had to use the generator. I found that the new freezer put me over its load rating. Instead of a second or bigger generator, would like to do an inverter and battery backup for some appliances. However, I cannot seem to understand how to make it work. Anyone have such a setup that can help with advice?
  • Km in nc 08/12/2020 at 9:04 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessHi Dennis, all of my aa, c, d battery chargers take 8- 12 hours. What brand do you use that charge in 2-4? I appreciate any help.
  • Dennis 08/12/2020 at 8:53 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessKen's article mentions battery chargers for your C, D, AAA and AA rechargeable batteries. Setting up a battery recharging station would be wise. If the grid goes down for an extended time, especially if it coincides with a true shtf, increased defensive posture, you are going to be burning through a lot of batteries running communications, radios, flashlights, etc. It could well coincide with limiting the time you run your generator in order to stretch gasoline resources. Having enough chargers (and spare replacement batteries) to insure you have the ability to get those batteries charged up during a 3-4 hour generator run-time window would be helpful, maybe imperative. Know the charge time required by your chargers. Some of my AA & AAA chargers require 4 hours, some only 2 hours. Same with my power tools. Figure these things out now so you can know some minimum generator run-times. As a rule, most batteries don't like interruptions in their charging cycles.
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 8:40 PM
    >> BLM Co-Founder Reveals They Are Trained MarxistsWolfgar,Sorry about missing letter.
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 8:39 PM
    >> BLM Co-Founder Reveals They Are Trained MarxistsWolgar Can't even recall the number of times I repeated those lines. Of course it was back in the good 'ole days. I started with Cub Scouts went forward to Boy Scouts and then onto Explorers. A thought, tell me I don't have to burn all my insignia, merit badges and neckerchiefs, which I still have.
  • Anony Mee 08/12/2020 at 8:27 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAntique Collector . . . . An anchor baby, by definition, is a United States citizen. Lots of Americans running around with parents who are not. . . . . Does the article say how her father acquired his status and thereby became a naturalized citizen? Given their professions, I wonder if her parents were employment-based immigrants. . . . . BTW People who are citizens by virtue of birth alone, upon reaching the age of 25, may petition for their parents to become legal immigrants.
  • Lauren 08/12/2020 at 8:19 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOops. Aka, not AC.
  • Lauren 08/12/2020 at 8:18 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC, I was just laughing at a FB string from a favorite author of mine. Apparently the best most people can come up with in her favor is "Orange man bad!" I.e., Trump derangement syndrome.
  • aka 08/12/2020 at 8:14 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd no matter what she is on the ticket solely due to being a "women of color". One of the highest offices in the land is on the table not for qualifications but only for gender and color and fwiw she makes my skin crawl.
  • Serenabit 08/12/2020 at 8:13 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessHey Ken, Great article and I very much appreciate the links as well as comments from others. A couple things that people might want to consider for SHTF would be: GoTenna ATAK The two of these will help immensely even if cell towers go down and ensure communication among team members in difficult situations.
  • cid 08/12/2020 at 7:55 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessMorrisB, good point, thanks
  • NORTH WOODS 08/12/2020 at 7:42 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSS and Inprepper I have a whole house generator that runs on propane, no battery bank at this time. I plan on running a two or three hour schedule in the morning and afternoon to conserve fuel. Will draw water and do laundry during that time. Hope to can and preserve freezer food to reduce generator run time. Will stretch fuel as much as possible!
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 7:17 PM
    >> When The New Left Takes Absolute Power – They Will Exact RevengeM'Lynn Kamala Harris, she who stands for NOTHING!
  • the original Just Sayin' 08/12/2020 at 7:03 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMy cousin used Graviola and Pau de arco..w/ her radiation and chemo.. for intestinal/rectal cancer. The damage done by treatments was massive.she had to have some repeated surgery to remove bowel..that was.."melting". She also has massive heart damage. had to have a pacemaker installed...within a year..I don not know what they used on cousin. Watch heart rate on hubs.Consider some kind of detox... and something to boost his stem cell production.. there are herbs for that. Look up ingredients of "stem cell enhance". and get separately...has been my method for nerve damage....
  • the original Just Sayin' 08/12/2020 at 6:56 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationChevy, She asked for a STARTING point. When researching anything, one must know what to look for and know the questions to ask..I have known others who have required these herbs and treatments. W have not direct contact with each other.So a starting point from several is what she has.
  • MorrisB 08/12/2020 at 6:49 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessMay seem unimportant, but why not throw a small battery tester in your bag. If we had a long term grid failure (think EMP) we'd wind up scrounging around all over for (D-Cell, AA, etc) batteries, even stealing the out of the kids toys for a flashlight or something. And then we get a handful, put them in something and it doesn't work. Is it one battery or the whole bunch? It would be a cheap benefit.r
  • cid 08/12/2020 at 6:39 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessMr Bill, sounds to me like you have everything covered. good job, and good luck to you and yours
  • Antique Collector 08/12/2020 at 6:08 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMrs. U Will have to agree to disagree.. according to a newspaper article she is an 'anchor' baby.
  • cid 08/12/2020 at 6:00 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency Preparednessgreat article ken, I agree with Anony Mee on a tablet or something with a USB drive. download everything onto thumb drives or something. as far as EMP. a faraday cage is the way to go. what I have is 1-33 gal. trash can insulated, with an insulated 22 gal can inside. I leave the larger can grounded in a metal building because the jury is still out on weather to ground or not. grounded on the outside, insulated on the inside. I hope it works, hope we don't need it. something else to put away are electronic parts for your small engines you could have all of the gas in the world but if your stuff wont crank because of ignition problems it won't do you any good
  • No Name Prepper 08/12/2020 at 5:51 PM
    >> Are You Ashamed To Be White?Well said. It's not that white people are better, it's that the color of your skin hasn't been an obstacle in your pursuit of the American Dream, like it has for so many Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color.
  • Veteran 08/12/2020 at 5:46 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks! I will try ashe. Infestation is huge. I need something to kill this creatures.
  • M'Lynn 08/12/2020 at 5:43 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSoul - Standing in a gift shop on Jekyll Island one day, I grabbed a copy of Griffin's book. I felt certain it was going to be an entertaining book about a sea creature lurking somewhere off the Golden Isles. LOL...never been more deceived by a book title in my whole life, but what an eye opening read nonetheless!
  • DJ5280 08/12/2020 at 5:42 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessMr Bill, we recently purchased a few of the Stihl battery chainsaws and trimmers. They are awesome!! We also have new security cameras with night sensors that are super clear. You can tell exactly what is out there - two or four-legged critters. I am also very glad we purchased solar rechargeable fencing for the chickens. It can also be used for small pigs. So easy to move it around too. One person can move it all in about 5 min. We bought the Premier brand. Already paid for itself and we didn't lose any meat birds we raised this year. The other layers free range snd we always lose a few to predators (mostly owls tho) every year. I think everyone here has great ideas. And what a great article. I think I'm not the only one who feels time is short to get things done. And someone mentioned LED lights. I think I'll get a few strings of battery operated Christmas lights to drape around.
  • SS 08/12/2020 at 5:23 PM
    >> Economic Red Lights Are FlashingAntique Collector/ACDH, Here I go again........Please read "The Creature From Jeckyll Island." You will know all there is to know about what is going on now....and why. Best Books List: 1. Bible - Adonai 2. The Creature From Jeckyll Island - G. Edward Griffin. 3. Epigenetics - Dr Joel Wallach.
  • SS 08/12/2020 at 5:14 PM
    >> Economic Red Lights Are FlashingAntique Collector/ACDH, I agree, the little buggers are hard to swallow. But.........(oh crap, here it comes)....The French farmers in WWII, after the Krauts took their farms and produce, were able to eat because the had those "little yellow things" stashed away. I can go anywhere in the world, right now, and buy you, and some of the fine folks here, a steak dinner with a one oz. coin. You chose the coin, Eagle, Maple Leaf, K-Rand, etc.. Gold is recognized as real money the world over. "They" do not want you to know that cause then they would be out of business with their toilet paper money. This IS exactly why we are in the financial mess we are in right now. Do you know that the entire amount of above ground gold will fit in a super tanker. Get it while you can. Better yet..... get silver. THAT IS THE PLAY!!!!!! OK...... In 1965 gold was valued at about $42.00 per oz.. A 1965 Chevy Impala was valued at about $2,500.. In 1965, it would take about say 60 ounces of gold to buy that Chevy. Fast forward. If gold were valued at say $1900.00 per oz. X 60 = $114,000.00. I'll take two of them there Chevys. Hope this helps.
  • M'Lynn 08/12/2020 at 5:12 PM
    >> When The New Left Takes Absolute Power – They Will Exact Revengek-bay - Who made that pronouncement?
  • Papa Smurf 08/12/2020 at 5:12 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation- cid, FWIW, when we collect swabs for Covid-19, the swabs after being run are dumped (unlabeled) into a Biohazard Bin. When a bin is full, (large laundry basket sized) they are sent to be burned. I certainly would not like to try and sort out DNA from that mess. How would you ever decide who the sample belonged to? - Papa S.
  • M'Lynn 08/12/2020 at 5:02 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTexasgirl - Nutrition should have been one of the first things they went over with you because not only do certain foods help the chemo absorb correctly, they provide a much needed boost to your overall system during cancer treatment. Broccoli and cauliflower (especially raw), carrots, strawberries, spinach...soooo many foods. Even if he is weak or at the stage where smells are making him nauseous, please print off the chart with the various foods and blend them into a smoothie that is well chilled or freeze them into popsicles if that's where you have to start. The right fuel to fight cancer and counter the effects of the chemo and radiation is paramount to building him up. Exercise is another huge aid. Walking is the best, but start anywhere you have to start, even if it is stand-up/sit-down, or lift a ball over his head and rotate his arms. He needs those endorphins. Keep him to something, so he doesn't just slough it off. The mind has to be occupied with thoughts other than how the body physically feels! Get his brain cells jumping with action that stimulates his thinking to a degree that he doesn't realize for even a short time that he is in pain, or defeated, or queasy. Every single thing that goes into him mentally has to make him stronger. If the doctor says "It's Stage 2." You be quick to say "And by that, you're saying he's 2.1 not an automatic 2.9" because we tend to think the worst. Counter that with positivity! "You amaze me with your bravery. You ARE making progress. God didn't make you to lead a mediocre life, He wants you to be victorious over this enemy. This too shall pass." Keep at it. Create the wind at his back so-- ^^^click comment link for more...
  • Jabba 08/12/2020 at 5:00 PM
    >> Best And Worst Places To Hide A Spare House KeyI have put a screw in my fence post that is not obvious until you reach behind the fence post and feel the key.
  • Ision 08/12/2020 at 4:44 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation" Kamala Harris, the non-Afro-American Afro-American. " If the intent was to claim Kamala is a non-Afro-American, this would be incorrect. Her father is Black, even though he claims to have an Irish ancestor, who died in 1843. Kamala, like Obama, can easily claim to be an Afro-American, just as she can claim to be of Indian descent. The Wikipedia article is not quibbling. The first sentence of your post might be, I thought. Phenotype characteristics allow genetic assumptions...always have.
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 4:41 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…Jabba Search for the infrared video on sneezing, coughing and talking that was done in Japan and shown on NHK, their main TV network. It's really informative as to the distribution of "droplets" etc. I found it to illustrate well.
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 4:35 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…Jabba Thanks for the info, be well.
  • Anony Mee 08/12/2020 at 4:35 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessGreat article. . . . . I would add computer/tablet of some sort. Compact data management, screen for watching videos, speakers for listening to music.
  • Mrs. U 08/12/2020 at 4:32 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTexasgirl, it might be are close....
  • Mrs. U 08/12/2020 at 4:31 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPlease look up Iscador/mistletoe. It is a standard treatment in Europe for cancer. USA is behind in many "alternative therapies" because of Big Pharma. It is about the dollar. Most medicines begin in the plant world. Give it good look over and decide.
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 4:31 PM
    >> When The New Left Takes Absolute Power – They Will Exact RevengeAll... Read and grow strong. ...and once Trumps gone and we have regained our rightful place in the White House, lookout if you supported him and endoresed his actions, because we'll be coming for you next. You will feel the vengeance of the nation. No stone will be left unturned as we seek you out in every corner of this nation. For it is you, who have betrayed us. 18 June 2020....
  • Anony Mee 08/12/2020 at 4:28 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationChevy . . . . Given that Harris’ father is from Jamaica, more than likely she has plenty of “African blood.” Nearly all Jamaicans are descended from African slaves brought to the island in the 1600s.
  • k-bay 08/12/2020 at 4:22 PM
    >> When The New Left Takes Absolute Power – They Will Exact RevengeKula Everyone should investigate, the "Continental Congress" which meet quarterly was made up of men who were not paid, it was, to them, a duty, not a frickin' career.
  • Mrs. U 08/12/2020 at 4:18 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKamala is a natural born citizen, California 1964. She can be president.
  • Texasgirl 08/12/2020 at 4:18 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMrs U..Austin is not that far from us! He has rectal cancer. Chevy, I am just getting ideas, don't worry. I will do research and ask a nature doctor when I find one. I am just unhappy with the current care he is getting. They gave him chemo/radiation and basically that is it. Not any of the help we where promised. No nutrition advice. Nothing. He has been very sick and had to be admitted to the hospital for a reaction to the "treatment". I am not the type to just order herbs and give them to my sick husband and then sue when they don't work. I just kinda wanted some input that could give me a starting point to work from. I would never do to anything to harm Ken or his site. 🙂 Original Just Sayin'........thanks! I have been reading about selenium today. This is the first I have heard about graviola. I will look that up. I really appreciate all everyones input! It does help out so much. I will be doing some research. Hopefully we can find something for him. It has been hard to watch him so sick. Gotta get him back to being healthy.
  • Mrs. U 08/12/2020 at 4:11 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationVeteran, snails do like wood ashes. Maybe a help?
  • Mr Bill 08/12/2020 at 4:02 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessIt is critical to be thinking “force multipliers.” When there is only a few of you, you will find yourself running out of daylight or hours in the day to do everything, especially when you are not specialized in something so it takes you 2-4 times longer. Electronics that multiply your abilities and efforts are paramount. Consider things you’ll be doing: Security- Cameras, thermal cameras, motion sensors, etc. around the property allow just one person to keep an eye on things while others sleep. Or if the circle of detection is robust enough and difficult to penetrate, then everyone can sleep knowing the system will awaken you. Food production - you will spend a lot of time here. Solar powered electric fencing supplies can reduce the shrinkage of your food production to critters. Electronic scarecrow devices can reduce the loss of fruits to birds. Hand cranked grain mills are prepper vogue but have you actually cranked one to make a couple pounds of flower? A mill that can be run electrically is big. Food preservation- freezers and refrigerators are big force multipliers. It takes time, work and supplies to preserve meats and when they are scarce, one needs to reduce loss to spoilage as much as possible. Do you think or plan gat EMP will kill them all? Maybe some of the electronic controls but it very likely won’t kill the compressor motor. So safely store a couple of the cheap eBay temperature controllers that beer makers often use on an old freezer or frig that has a thermocouple you put inside and the control box goes outside. Wire the compressor motor straight to this controller and you have cold again if you can generate the power. Construction - try to have that done prior to a need but if-- ^^^click comment link for more...
  • Jabba 08/12/2020 at 3:37 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…Original, When I was a kid, I was in the low 70% O2 once. Life sucked, literally. I would have to take in as much air as I could and hold my breath to keep from passing out.
  • Jabba 08/12/2020 at 3:31 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…I can vouch for that. True statement.
  • Jabba 08/12/2020 at 3:28 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…K-bay, Sorry I only answered half the question. I have had Asthsma and COPD (scarred lung tissue) since I was a little kid. I don't know the difference between being "normal" and not, as I have had this all my life. I take my meds as directed and that has "allowed" me do things like Ski Patrol in the mountains or getting a certification in Scuba diving or hiking 10 miles in 90º heat with a 50lbs. pack. (I am not a model of fitness either) I know the Cambridge isn't the best mask in the world as there is a valve for exhalation. When the valve on the mask is closed it is a N-99.
  • Chevy 08/12/2020 at 3:21 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationIsion: after looking at images you could determine 25% genetics? Posting an article from Wikipedia is quibbling? Your words.
  • Jabba 08/12/2020 at 3:19 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…What ever happened to erring on the of caution? Those have to be those educated people with no common sense.
  • Jabba 08/12/2020 at 3:17 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…Ken, I think it was here (in reference to water filters) that there was a study and a really cool interactive chart that explained it better than I ever could. Same theory, only that we are filtering air, not water. There are 3 types of Air filters: "N", "R", "P". "N" is not designed to handle any kind of oils in the air. "R" can handle moderate oils in the air. "P" will handle oils in the air. ie.: Paint... There is a new designation "AN"-99. I not sure what the "A" stands for. The number designation (N-"99") is the percentage of filtration. a N-95 will filter out 94.99% of particles. A N-100 will filter out 99.99% of the particles in the air. Basically the higher the number, the smaller the holes are. A surgical mask (the blue ones) that we see people wearing are only good for water droplet size particles, which are very large. They stop the particles of a cough or a sneeze. Which the virus has to attach to, to "float" in the air. Mythbusters did an episode on sneezes and droplet coverage. I recommend people watch it. Slow-mo and coverage on a white surface. (GROSS) A bandana or a gaiter is not recommended but they are better than nothing. Lets say you are wearing a mask and so am I, there is a double filter from me to you and vice versa. That's all I have to say about that... (Forest Gump)
  • Chevy 08/12/2020 at 3:17 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNot a good idea to ask for or to offer medical or legal advice on an internet forum. Who is liable or responsible? Forum host might be.
  • Antique Collector 08/12/2020 at 3:09 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationChevy She can not become president because of her birth parents. So it would fall to the speaker of the house. No wonder some people are giving up their citizenship to move to another country. Of course these are the people with deep bank accounts.
  • Lauren 08/12/2020 at 2:59 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnother thing Mom was told was to keep up her oxygen levels, as cancer doesn't thrive in a high oxygen environment.
  • the original Just Sayin' 08/12/2020 at 2:56 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTexas Girl,This should give you a good start. graviola, comes in a 1000mg capsule.2xd Pau De' Arco,1xd, also cut gluten, and sugars( cuts down on food supply to growth.- is reasoning). On herbs mentioned above....can use both combined in one cup of tea if likes hot tea, it is naturally not a bad dose. let it steep 30 min.. Graviola has worked on stage 4 lung cancer...took 6 months and guy is restored to ability... last time i heard and is using daily as preventative. Consider adding selenium and copper... Many are deficient...from what i have been listening on drs page AC recommended... has a lot of you tubes. name. wallach.,,, DMV and Naturopathic..... Baking alkanize body...
  • Lauren 08/12/2020 at 2:55 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAfter Mom decided not to take any treatments I asked one of the Oncologists what we could expect, and he made an interesting statement. He couldn't give us any information because they keep no records on people who refuse treatment. That's as if they're running a massive experiment with no control population and claiming positive results. In any other science field, that would be fraud.
  • Bite Moi 08/12/2020 at 2:48 PM
    >> OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, AcquaintancesSomebody else will deal with it when the storm hits.
  • Mrs. U 08/12/2020 at 2:45 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTexasgirl was wondering about your DH. I highly suggest you contact these doctors and ask about mistletoe treatment. They are in Austin, TX. Vinay Parameswara MD or Aditi Sule MD,FAAP Oak Hill Wellness Clinic 512-892-0030 How far would you travel? Which type of cancer does he have, if this is not too much info to ask?
  • Ision 08/12/2020 at 2:43 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAfter looking at images of Mr D.J.Harris, there is no doubt Kamala has at least 25% African genetics. Let's not quibble.
  • Texasgirl 08/12/2020 at 2:39 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks Lauren and Antique Collector/ACDH for the info! I will def look into that. I really appreciate it. It has been a long, difficult road. The doctors have not been any help. Its really disappointing how little help they have been.
  • Veteran 08/12/2020 at 2:37 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPapa Smurf We have everything in shop but prices are to high for me. 0,6 $ per one PPU 320 caliber. Same price 9 mm para. It is good ammunition but i don't have enough money to buy as much as I need. Enough other goods but will we have money for shopping?
  • Lauren 08/12/2020 at 2:31 PM
    >> Economic Red Lights Are FlashingYeah, I didn't want to go into too much detail. I think they miscalculated, as others have done in the past. Once the system reaches a certain level of instability it's difficult or impossible to bring back into balance.
  • Fireswamp 08/12/2020 at 2:30 PM
    >> List Of Electronic Devices For Emergency PreparednessI have a small solar power bank but my neighbor has a halo bolt!!! Very versatile power bank and can even jump start a car or small suv! Has reg plug too so she used her hairdryer on low! Small and weighs less than 5 lbs avg $100-$125 I am going to be getting one for myself It took about 6hours to fully charge at our house with generator (she did not have generator during storm Isaias)
  • mommabear69 08/12/2020 at 2:25 PM
    >> Best And Worst Places To Hide A Spare House KeyVery long time lurker here to say I leave a few decoy keys outside under bricks and rocks near the front and back doors.
  • Jabba 08/12/2020 at 2:23 PM
    >> Dangers While Wearing Covid Masks – What I Have Seen Out There…K-Bay, The mask I wear is from the Cambridge mask company out of England. Look them up. They have colloidal silver in them. They are hand washable. I love them. I have worn the mask pushing a push mower. Was it fun absolutely It takes me an hour to complete the job and I did it in the same time. I can't say it was easy, but I accomplished it.
  • Mrs. U 08/12/2020 at 2:18 PM
    >> Economic Red Lights Are FlashingIt interesting about platinum. It was a higher standard for items like a Platinum record album or jewelry. Thieves were stealing catalytic converters for platinum. People are gold minded, it is in the DNA. Wasn't trying to correct you. Thought it might add to the topic.
  • Chevy 08/12/2020 at 2:14 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKamala Harris, the non-Afro-American Afro-American. Wikipedia: Kamala Devi Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California.[2] Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a breast-cancer scientist who had emigrated from Tamil Nadu, India in 1960 to pursue a doctorate in endocrinology at UC Berkeley.[8] Her father, Donald J. Harris, is a Stanford University emeritus professor of economics, who emigrated from British Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at UC Berkeley.[9][10] In a 2018 article written in Jamaica Global, Donald Harris claimed to be a descendant of slave owner Hamilton Brown.[11] Biracial of Indian Tamil and Jamaican descent, Kamala Harris identifies simply as "American".[12][13] Harris was raised in Berkeley, California, with her younger sister, Maya Harris.[14][15] She grew up going to both a black Baptist church and a Hindu temple, while she and her sister visited their mother's family in Madras (now Chennai), India, on occasion.[16] As a result, Harris writes in her memoir that she understands small amounts of Tamil.[12] Gopalan insisted on giving her daughters names associated with Indian culture to help preserve their Indian identity;[17] she named Kamala "Kamala Devi" for religious reasons, as both words are derived from Hindu mythology.[18] "Kamala" is Sanskrit for "lotus" and an alternative name for the Goddess Lakshmi who is often depicted with the aforementioned flower; whereas "Devi" is Sanskrit for "goddess" and the name of the female deity who protects villages.[18]
  • Veteran 08/12/2020 at 2:06 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPapa Smurf We have everything in shop but prices are to high for me. 0,6 $ per one PPU 320 caliber. Same price 9 mm para. It is good ammunition but i don't have enough money to buy as much as I need. Enough other goods but will we have money for shopping?
  • Antique Collector/ACDH 08/12/2020 at 2:04 PM
    >> Economic Red Lights Are FlashingSo Cal Gal Like Joe c, I am not a market analysist. You did a great job of presenting the data you collected. Mr. Ken did an wonderful job editing it down for us. We watch the commodities markets everyday to see the vast fluxuations on items we as consumers require for daily survival. Well PM's are a little hard to chew, but they do show us the devaluation of the green back for purchasing power.
  • Antique Collector/ACDH 08/12/2020 at 1:58 PM
    >> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTexasgirl We have ACDH on Graviola he uses the liquid. It also comes in a capsule form, depending on what the person requires. There is another one Lobelia, but he is unable to have this because of an interaction with other medications(pharma)that are prescribed. Did my own personal researched for this herb, that is how I discovered this data. Each person will need to check the good and bad of said herbals with pharmacy medications that are prescribed. You may also wish to look at Dr. Wallach's books that were recommended by SS(sole survivor). How did we acquire this knowledge, from a lady who was taking Mary Gladstone's classes on line so that she could start her own herb business. She was not only good at it, but she excelled at this profession. mho