• Every Step You Take, Every Stop You Make: Your Phone Apps Are Tracking You (And Selling That Info)

    Every Step You Take, Every Stop You Make: Your Phone Apps Are Tracking You (And Selling That Info)

    You’re being watched constantly, at least if you have a cell phone with apps on them. A recently published report showed how seemingly innocuous apps were gathering information about how a person goes about their day. They refresh constantly, collecting data about your location.

    These companies are tracking every step you take, every stop you make, and then selling it to the highest bidder.

    Now, before I get the predictable chorus of people telling me they’d never ever use a smartphone and that if they did have one they wouldn’t enable location data on it, I can call BS (baloney sandwiches) on at least 44% of you because…well…Google tells me this. I get emails from Google every week telling me from what type of devices people access my website. I did not sign up to ask for this information – this is what Google does. READ MORE...

  • Sweden: Verge Of Cashless Society - What Could Go Wrong?

    Sweden: Verge Of Cashless Society – What Could Go Wrong?

    Sweden is rapidly turning into a cashless society, which seems like the utopian dream of many a government figure. What could possibly go wrong from the government’s point of view? Isn’t it ideal that they could soon digitally control every single person in the country?

    Actually, quite a few things are going wrong. So much so that even members of the government are expressing concern.

    Sweden is the most cashless society in the world

    The change is happening fast in the European country.

    “No cash accepted” signs are becoming an increasingly common sight in shops and eateries across Sweden as payments go digital and mobile… READ MORE...

  • How to Prepare for Hurricane Florence When You Live a Few Hundred Miles Inland

    How to Prepare for Hurricane Florence When You Live a Few Hundred Miles Inland

    When I moved to southwestern Virginia, I really didn’t expect to be dealing with hurricanes. But, as I’ve just learned, a system like Hurricane Florence could affect places that are as much as 350+ miles from the shore. So, if you are one of the 112 million and then some of Americans in the area classified as the “East Coast” – particularly the southern to mid-Atlantic part – you need to get prepared.

    When and where will Hurricane Florence make landfall?

    Hurricane Florence is picking up power and could make landfall as a Category 5 as soon as Thursday. If you aren’t familiar with hurricanes, a Category 5 hurricane has sustained winds of 156 mph or stronger.  It is the highest classification for hurricanes. READ MORE...

  • “It Could Never Happen Here”: The Most Dangerous Misconception in Survival

    “It Could Never Happen Here”: The Most Dangerous Misconception in Survival

    I’ve noticed a trend that is both interesting and troubling recently. It’s the prevalence of the philosophy of many Americans who adamantly believe, “It could never happen here.” This is probably the most dangerous misconception that exists in the survival world.

    There is an attitude that the troubles of countries like Venezuela or Sweden or Bosnia or Syria are entirely the fault of every single resident of those places and because of this, we, the citizens of the United States of America, are completely immune to such events. READ MORE...

  • 3 Times LAST WEEK Women Defended Themselves and Others With a Gun

    3 Times LAST WEEK Women Defended Themselves and Others With a Gun

    I’ve often written about the fact that gun control is every bit as much of a women’s issue as equal pay and maternity leave. Anyone who believes in destroying the 2nd Amendment doesn’t understand what an equalizer a firearm can be. A determined woman with a gun can fend off a number of larger male attackers, sometimes without even firing a shot.

    I know this is true because I have had occasion to protect myself and my daughter with a gun in the past. But if some gun control advocates had their way, all guns would be banned. Every single one. This would take away the right of women all over the country to protect themselves. READ MORE...

  • Fact-Checking the “Fact-Checkers”: Snopes & Politifact Said I’m a Big Fat Liar, But Let’s Look at THEIR “Facts”

    Fact-Checking the “Fact-Checkers”: Snopes & Politifact Said I’m a Big Fat Liar, But Let’s Look at THEIR “Facts”

    Editor’s Note:  This is one of tons of just plain bad “fact checking” by these outlets who cover for the Communists in our country.  Politifact botched their assessment of a perfectly good piece by tying it to someone who took the piece and changed the title to something that wasn’t even part of the piece, and then later, so-called “media bias checkers” reported that we were the ones that got a “Pants-on-fire” rating, when it should be obvious to anyone that read the piece and checked the links that the specific article that was used without permission and retitled was the basis for the article.  These outlets do this all the time, but sadly they are being used to censor the truth because they think you are too much of a child to think logically and determine the facts for yourself. READ MORE...

  • The Rise of Mass Knife Attacks Shows the Problem Isn’t Guns. It’s People.

    In China, where firearms are tightly restricted, it’s probably no surprise that those who want to hurt people found another way to do it. The dramatic rise of knife attacks around the world shows that the problem these days isn’t with guns. It’s with people.

    Mass knife attacks have become so common over the years that a Chinese police department recently released a video to teach citizens how to defend themselves against knife-wielding assailants and it has gone viral, with 16 million views in just a few days. It has subtitles and some great advice. It’s well worth a watch. READ MORE...