Friday, November 26, 2010

TSA Controversy a Union Ploy?

Remember when the progressive left complained non-stop about warrantless wiretaps and the Patriot Act? It seems they no longer fear government overreaches because the same people who were screaming are now cheering on the new TSA procedures. One possible reason? The TSA recently won the right to unionize, and the AFL-CIO is running to the defense of TSA agents who are getting lots of heat. Was this a ploy by the unions?

“Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

This proverb offers an important piece of advice, especially for today’s uncertain times.  Are you prepared? Is it a good idea to prepare or not? Here’s a useful guide on what you can do:
  • No refrigeration, plan for emergency assuming no electricity.
  • Be nutritious, there may be some more physical activity required (i.e. Blizzard requires more shoveling)
  • Keep calorie count
  • Recommend you start with 2-week supply of food
  • Good no-cook food items

  • Energy bars / breakfast bars

  • Almonds

  • Peanut butter

  • Tuna packages

  • Canned pasta

  • Dried fruit / canned fruit

  • Dry milk

  • Instant coffee

  • V-8 juice

  • Plan around the way you already eat.
  • Build around 3 categories of food

  • Grocery store goods: often inexpensive, and it’s all familiar stuff. (i.e. mac & cheese)

  • Freeze dried foods: lightweight and don’t take up much room; more expensive, but priced out per serving, it’s budget-friendly.

  • Bulk dry food: rice, beans, dehydrated fruits and vegetables, cornmeal, wheat, dried milk, etc.; it will be the backbone of your food storage and last up to 20-30 years.

  • Don’t stock up on it unless you know you like it.
  • Look at ingredients.  You don’t want something high in sodium or preservatives.
  • Pay attention to shelf life. Take a look at package, can.  Soup doesn’t need water and store this for a few years.  Plastic bags and cardboard boxes – 1 year max.

  • Easiest way to store is by using cleaned out 2-liter soda bottles.  You can easily clean out with hot water, drop of soap.  Rinse thoroughly.  That type of plastic is safe for storage.
  • Recommend 2-liter soda bottle per person, per day.  For consumption and washing.
  • If a situation where water is an issue, be sure to have stash of paper plates & freeze dried meals.
  • If you can heat water, then at least you can enjoy a hot meal (i.e. mac & cheese, pasta, soup)
  • 5 main enemies to storing food

  • Temperature: ideal is 40 degrees – 72 degrees.  For every 18 degrees above 72, food will lose it’s nutritional value by half.

  • Humidity: Store food off the floor and away from outside walls.

  • Pests: Keep food in air-tight containers; clean up food particles on the shelves or floor.

  • Oxygen: Use oxygen absorbers, rotate food, vacuum packing food to reduce oxidation.

  • Light: Keep your pantry area dark.  if food is in clear containers, keep them in labeled boxes with lids.

  • Look for places where you can de-clutter (I have water bottles stored under my kids’ beds)
  • You can store food in bin under a bed, clear out space in closet and designate a shelf.
  • I recommend pieces of furniture that can double as storage (i.e. bench that opens up with a storage component – especially good for small homes).
  • Store in a place that you won’t be dipping into constantly.
  • Items like toilet paper can be bulky but can be stored in garage, attic, shed, etc.  Moisture will affect it but temperature won’t.
  • Non-food items, purposefully 1-2 weeks supply.
  • Go through entire day and jot down every non-food item used – soap, shampoo, contact solution, etc. — and buy extras of those.
  • Keep easily organized in buckets (i.e. dental, laundry, etc.)
  • Give serious consideration to how your family will cope when power is down — communication, entertainment, pet care, keeping things cool in the home, etc.
Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation
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Crises of Capitalism: Socialists Know Time for Fighting Revolution is Now

The socialist that have taken over the Democratic Party are pushing for a revolution in this country like they have in the EU. When you have the leaders of the Democratic Party and the MSM pushing the far left and moderate left to "fight" the "enemy" what do you expect? If there is any violence or deaths from violence it will be on the hands of the Democratic Party leaders. And we conservatives must go out and protest any violence from the left when it happens.