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The great financial collapse may be covered over by the coming Syrian conflict which is an obvious ruse. While Conspiracy Cafe deals with the geo-political issues, we can't leave you on your own. There may be questions you have about the issues of the day. If you've been with us a long time, remember our Christmas special on surviving a nuclear calamity. If the unthinkable ever happened, you'd have to be everything. Co-operation is the key. We pray we never get to that point. 
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"But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the Faith and is worse than an unbeliever." 1 Timothy 5:8



Bugging out was even spoken of in the days of Noah. Preparation was clearly understood. The birds did it. The bees did it. What's stopping you? 


 
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  • Doomsday Preppers S2 EP14 Pain is Good
    by George Freund on October 7, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    http://hd.today/watch/vjypPXod-doomsday-preppers-season-2/episode-14.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ewnSdCHz94

    Doomsday Preppers was an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.


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    Noni has traditionally been used for colds, flu, diabetes, anxiety, and high blood pressure, as well as for depression and anxiety. All plant parts are used for a variety of illnesses in Samoan culture, and noni is one of the most frequently used Hawaiian plant medicines. Claims that have not been proven in clinical trials include: the use of bark for the treatment of bacterial infections, cough, diarrhea in infants, and stomach ailments; the flowers for sore or irritated eyes, styes, conjunctivitis, ocular inflammation, and coughs; the fruit for asthma, wounds, broken bones, mouth and throat infections, tuberculosis, worms, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, eye ailments, arthritis, depression, seizures, bacterial and fungal infections, viruses, and as a tonic; the fresh fruit juice for cancer; the dried leaves used externally for infections, burns, children's chest colds, and inflammation, and internally for boils, pleurisy, inflamed gums, and arthritic pain; the fresh leaves used externally for burns and internally for fevers, hemorrhage, bacterial infections, and inflammation; and the roots for oral ulcerations, fevers, and cancerous swellings.

  • Fried Chicken In The 18th Century?
    by George Freund on October 1, 2016 at 8:49 PM
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    Published on Jun 20, 2016

    You are in for a treat today! This fried chicken recipe comes from Nathan Bailey's 1736 cookbook, "Dictionarium Domesticum." This recipe calls for a marinade that is sure to surprise you. The tartness of the marinade contrasted to the sweetness of the batter really sets this dish off. We highly recommend you try this!

  • Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
    by George Freund on September 6, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    The One-Rifle Rifle: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Review

    by G&A Staff | December 24th, 2011

    Back in 1984, Col. Jeff Cooper wrote an article for Gun Digest titled “The Scout Rifle Idea.” Basically, Cooper said that the perfect general-purpose rifle, “if you could own only one,” was a short, light .308 bolt action equipped with a barrel-mounted long-eye-relief, low-magnification scope for quick, both-eyes-open aiming.

    He also laid out a full set of other specs involving loading, magazine design, accuracy requirements and handling characteristics. Shooters and rifle manufacturers have been arguing about these ideas ever since, and Cooper’s name has become synonymous with the concept.

    For years, Cooper consulted with various manufacturers about commercial production of his brainchild. Several companies have since offered their own “Scout Rifle” designs (notably Steyr and Savage), plus “semi-Scouts” such as the now-discontinued Ruger M77 Frontier.

    But now, more than a quarter century after the genesis of the original idea, Ruger has introduced its own formal rendition. It’s called the Gunsite Scout Rifle, in honor of the Arizona training facility Cooper founded in 1979. While the GSR is not an exact manifestation of every feature Cooper called for, it’s about as close as anyone has come.

    GSR FEATURES


    The Ruger GSR is a new platform in the M77 family, featuring standard Mauser 98-derived features such as controlled round feed, Mauser-type claw extractor, a receiver-mounted fixed blade ejector and a receiver-mounted, three-position safety, but with a 10-round detachable box magazine. The GSR also has the recently developed Ruger LC6 trigger, which—thanks to its improved internal geometry—has a cleaner let-off than the previous M77 trigger.

    Continuing M77 features include a flat-sided, flat-bottomed receiver with a forward-angling front bedding screw secured to the receiver’s integral recoil lug, integral receiver top mounts for the supplied Ruger rings and a one-piece stainless steel bolt and handle. You can get that bolt handle on either side; the GSR is available both in right- and left-hand versions.

    The GSR’s 16½-inch medium-contour, cold-hammer-forged barrel has a Mini-14 protected post front sight, paired with a receiver-mounted, adjustable ghost-ring rear. A six-inch barrel-mounted Picatinny rail offers a variety of optics options—including long-eye-relief Scout scopes available from a variety of manufacturers, as well as nonmagnifying electronic and reflex sights. The Mini-14/SR-556-type flash suppressor brings the overall barrel length to 19 inches, but helps reduce the .308’s muzzle flash from the relatively short barrel. The 5/8-24 muzzle threads also allow removal of the flash suppressor in case you don’t want anything hanging out there.

    The matte-black oxide hammer-forged 4140 steel barrel and investment-cast 4140 steel receiver sit in a weather resistant black/gray laminate stock with conventional front and rear QD sling swivel studs and a cut-checkered grip and forearm. “Gunsite Scout Rifle” is laser-engraved on the grip cap to note Ruger’s design collaboration with the staff of Gunsite Academy.


    The stock is designed with a minimal .31-inch difference between the drop at comb and heel, to facilitate the square-behind-the-rifle firing stance Cooper favored and Gunsite teaches. The stock also features a one-inch soft rubber recoil pad, with three half-inch spacers that allow the length of pull to be adjusted from 121/2 to 141/4 inches for individual requirements or to provide proper fit with outerwear or defensive gear.

    The GSR’s magazine well and triggerguard are fiberglass-reinforced nylon. The magazine release is a push-forward Mini-14 type “quick drop” paddle just ahead of the triggerguard. Each GSR comes equipped with one 10-round magazine, and five-round accessory magazines are also available.

    The Accuracy International tapered stagger-feed magazines require cartridges to be loaded by pushing them down against the follower, then backward under the feed lips, rather than snapping them down directly from above. This means they are therefore guided forward under the magazine lips during the bolt stroke, so the controlled-round Mauser-type bolt actually functions as a push-feed during most of its travel. This results in a notably different feel to the feeding cycle than with other M77s, and it might take some getting used to (at least until Ruger perfects its own proprietary polymer magazines).

    BUILDING THE RIFLE

    The GSR actually only took about one year to put together from Ruger’s “let’s do it” moment until the product launch in December 2010. After planning meetings in Arizona between Ruger and Gunsite personnel, Ruger’s New Hampshire plant kicked into gear.

    Veteran Ruger engineer Roy Melcher was given creative oversight for the project. The GSR would be his final accomplishment prior to his death in December, 2010. Ruger Product Manager Mark Gurney says that Melcher was the one who mandated that the GSR have only a 16.5-inch barrel (Cooper’s original template called for a minimum 18-inch tube). “Roy was a curmudgeon,” remembers Gurney. So when others were suggesting 18 inches, Melcher simply said, “No! It’s got to be 16½ inches. The Frontier has a 16½-inch barrel and it handles beautifully.” So 16½ inches it was.

    From the moment the GSR premiered, it has generated a lot of comment from Cooper purists taking Ruger to task for violating one or another of the late Colonel’s original precepts. “The GRS isn’t really a controlled feed mechanism and can’t be loaded from the top” (the magazine lip issue). “The rear sight isn’t really a ghost ring” (the ring is too thick and the aperture too small). “It weighs too much” (Cooper really wanted it to be no more than 6.5 lbs). “There’s only one sling swivel stud on the fore-end” (Cooper’s recommended Ching Sling can’t be installed). “There doesn’t need to be a flash suppressor” (Cooper’s doctrine was for a military “scout” to shoot once and immediately move to a different location). And, of course, “The barrel’s too short!”

    Well, I stand with Melcher on that last one. In his original writings on the idea of a .308 Scout, Cooper observed that 2,700 fps for a 155-grain from an 18½-inch barrel duplicates the ballistics of the original .30-06 load from a 24-inch barrel, which “sufficed very well for Theodore Roosevelt and Stewart Edward White in Africa.” Today’s factory loads with advanced propellants equal or exceed that with 16½-inch barrels. When it comes to a Scout Rifle, I think shorter is better—particularly if you’re going to hang a flash suppressor on the end of it.

    According to Gurney, “We believe the Ruger GSR is a credible rendition according to Cooper’s concepts. We didn’t try to blindly follow any strict recipe, because Cooper didn’t have a strict recipe. He had guidelines; guidelines based upon an ideal, and Ruger and Gunsite have together followed those ideals as best we could while keeping costs and development time reasonable.”

    Personally, I’m not so much interested in how closely the GSR adheres to the Cooper’s precise specifications as I am in how well it shoots, functions, and handles. It does all of these things extremely well. Particularly the shooting.

    CONTINUED:

    http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/ruger-gunsite-scout-rifle-review/

  • DOOMSDAY PREPPERS S2 EP13 Solutions Not ...
    by George Freund on August 29, 2016 at 12:04 PM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    http://www.watchfree.to/tv-29b023-Doomsday-Preppers-tv-show-online-free-putlocker.html/season-2-episode-13

    Doomsday Preppers was an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    25 13 "Solutions Not Problems" February 12, 2013 N/A

    Doug owns a rock hauling business in Tennessee and plans to bug-in with his family in his underground bunker. Doug, whose line of work has earned him the nickname "Rockman", also plans to use a hillside full of boulders as a defense to ward off potential threats. He is also stockpiling coins minted before the 1970s because of their higher silver content, which makes them useful for bartering. Jeff Flaningham is a single, Wisconsin native, who is looking for woman who will live with him in his decommissioned SM-65 Atlas missile silo located in rural central Kansas in the event of a catastrophic event. During the program, Jeff goes on dates with three women he has met through an online dating service. He then arranges a second date with one of them, Stephanie, to go visit his missile silo.

    Highlights: Coins of the United States dollar - water purification


  • DOOMSDAY PREPPERS S2 EP11 Preppers Parad...
    by George Freund on July 8, 2016 at 2:31 AM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    http://hd.today/watch/vYNAE6rx-doomsday-preppers-season-2/episode-11.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC2EliUFRWk

    Doomsday Preppers was an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.


    23 11 "Preppers Paradise" January 22, 2013 N/A

    Lindsay, a radio host and a supporter of the back-to-the-land movement is preparing for a total failure of the agricultural and food system with her family and some friends. Meanwhile Jim D and his daughter is preparing for a cyber-terrorist attack which can shut down today's technology and even cause the power grid to shut down. He is using his bug-out vehicle called The Behemoth.


  • Doomsday Preppers S2 Ep10 In the Hurt Lo...
    by George Freund on June 5, 2016 at 10:17 PM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKETDeut6aQ

    Doomsday Preppers was an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.


  • Double Action Revolvers of the Old West
    by George Freund on May 14, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    Uploaded on Aug 12, 2011

    In this video we'll look at three of the most popular double action revolvers on the western frontier; the Colt 1877, the Colt model 1878 and the Smith & Wesson Frontier Double Action Revolver.


    The Colt M1877 was a double-action revolver manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909 for a total of 166,849 revolvers. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibers, which lent them three unofficial names: the "Lightning", the "Thunderer", and the "Rainmaker". The principal difference between the models was the cartridge in which they were chambered: the "Lightning" being chambered in .38 Long Colt; the "Thunderer" in .41 Colt. Both models had a six-round ammunition capacity. An earlier model in .32 Colt known as the "Rainmaker" was offered in 1877.

    The M1877 was designed by one of the inventors of the M1873 Colt Single Action Army, William Mason, as Colt's first attempt at manufacturing a double-action revolver. The M1877 was the first successful US-made double-action cartridge revolver.


    The M1877's early double-action mechanism proved to be both intricate and delicate, and thus prone to breakage. The design had a reputation for failure and earned the nickname "the gunsmith's favorite". Because of the intricate design and difficulty of repair, gunsmiths to this day dislike working on them. Gun Digest referred to it as "the worst double-action trigger mechanism ever made". Typically, the trigger spring would fail and this would reduce the revolver to single-action fire only. Outwardly, the Model 1877 shows a striking resemblance to the Colt Single Action Army revolver, however it is scaled down slightly and much thinner in dimension. The standard finishes were blued, with a case-colored frame or nickel plating. The bird's head grips were of checkered rosewood on the early guns and hard rubber on the majority of later-production guns.


    The Colt M1878 is a double-action revolver that was manufactured by Colt's Manufacturing Company from 1878 to 1907. It is often referred to as the "Frontier" or the "Double Action Army" revolver. A total of 51,210 Model 1878 revolvers were manufactured from 1878 to 1907, including 4,600 for the US Ordnance Department. These are known as the "Philippine" or "Alaskan" models.

    The M1878 was designed by William Mason, Colt's factory manager and Charles Brinckerhoff Richards, Superintendent of Engineering. It was similar in design to the Colt Model 1877. The Model 1878 had a larger frame, and is therefore sometimes referred to as the "large frame" double-action revolver, while the Model 1877 is likewise referred to as the "small frame" double-action revolver. The Model 1878 was considered a more robust and reliable design than the Model 1877.


    The design of the Model 1878 was based on the Model 1877, which in turn was based heavily on the design of the earlier Colt Single Action Army revolver. The double-action revolver is not dramatically different in design than the single-action revolver. A strut is added to connect the trigger movement to the hammer. The top of the trigger slips beyond the strut so that the hammer will stay in full cock if it is pulled back manually.

    The Model 1878 had a larger frame than the Model 1877, which allowed it to fire larger and more powerful cartridges, such as the .45 Colt and .44-40 and used the same barrel, ejector parts, and a very similar cylinder to the Single Action Army revolver. At one time, the factory modified Model 1878 cylinders for use in single-action revolvers in an attempt to use up spare parts.

    Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model

    Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model

    Smith & Wesson’s .44 Double Action First Model revolver seems to be one of that company’s more neglected designs. It tends to be overlooked as it came between the vaunted No. 3 SA and various Hand Ejector Models. The primary chambering was .44 Russian, of which 53,590 were made between 1881 and 1913. Some 15,340 “Frontier” models were also produced, as was a .38-40 Win. Those guns were numbered in individual ranges and are basically considered separate models. All frames were made prior to 1899. Some rare chamberings, such as .38 S&W, .38 Colt and .38-44 Gallery, may be encountered, but they are extremely rare. The First Models continued to be listed in catalogs for a number of years after their production ceased to clear out old stock.

    Following the lines of smaller and slightly earlier S&W .32 and .38 top-breaks, the First Model DA incorporated an excellent self-cocking mechanism that was as good as many British and Continental designs. It was also head and shoulders above Colt’s more popular Model 1877 “Lightning” and Model 1878 “Frontier” models, a happenstance that must have been more than frustrating to the folks at Smith.

    Smith & Wesson’s First Model DA incorporated the company’s familiar curved grip frame, flanked by either hard rubber or checkered walnut stock panels. The revolver was available in blue and nickel-plated finishes, and barrels were 4, 5, 6, 6½ and 8 inches (rare) in length, with 5 inches being the most common.

    First Model DA .44s employed the usual S&W top-break ejection system. The revolver could be fired double- or single-action, though it had no safety position, and the hammer did not rebound after the trigger was released, resulting in a potentially dangerous setup if the gun were dropped.

    Standard sights on the First Model DA .44 were similar to those on the No. 3, a rounded, fixed-blade front and miniscule notch rear, milled out of the fore-part of the frame latch. Some guns were fitted with target sights, but they are not the norm and bring premium prices when encountered.

    Even though the .44 Double Action was not one of S&W’s most popular products, it still had a following. In fact, Texas gunfighter and all-around bad guy John Wesley Hardin was carrying a .44 S&W Frontier when he was killed in the Acme Saloon by Constable John Selman in El Paso in 1895. Ironically, when Selman was killed a year later by George Scarborough, also in El Paso, he was toting a .44 New Model.

    The .44 Russian First Model DA shown here is in NRA Antique Excellent condition, mechanically perfect with about 85 percent of its original nickel-plated finish. In such condition, the revolver is worth a good, solid $1,200.

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2013/4/23/smith-wesson-44-double-action-first-model/

  • Walther PPK
    by George Freund on April 23, 2016 at 10:08 PM
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    The Walther PP (Polizeipistole, or police pistol) series pistols are blowback-operated semi-automatic pistols, developed by the German arms manufacturer Walther.

    Original Walther PP pistol

    It features an exposed hammer, a traditional double-action trigger mechanism, a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel that also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring. The series includes the Walther PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E.

    Various PP series are manufactured in either Germany, France or the United States. Since 2002, the PPK variant is solely manufactured by Smith & Wesson in Houlton, Maine, United States, under license from Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen. In the past, this particular model has been manufactured by Carl Walther in its own factory in Germany, as well as under licenses by Manurhin in Alsace, France, and by Interarms in Alexandria, Virginia, US.

    The PP and the PPK were among the world's first successful double action semi-automatic pistols and were widely copied, but are still made by Walther. The design inspired other pistols, among them the Soviet Makarov, the Hungarian FEG PA-63, and the Argentinian Bersa Thunder 380. The PP and PPK were both popular with European police and civilians, for being reliable and concealable. During World War II, they were issued to the German military, including the Luftwaffe, as well as the police.

    PPK

    A Walther PPK manufactured in 1968

    The most common variant is the Walther PPK, a smaller version of the PP with a shorter grip, barrel, frame and reduced magazine capacity. The smaller size made it more concealable than the original PP and hence better suited to plainclothes or undercover work. It was released in 1931.

    "PPK" is an abbreviation for Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell (Police Pistol Detective Model), "kriminal" referring to the police detective (criminal) division. Adolf Hitler shot and killed himself with his PPK (a 7.65mm/.32 ACP) in the Führerbunker in Berlin. The Walther PPK pistol is famous as fictional secret agent James Bond's gun in many of the films and novels: Ian Fleming's choice of the Walther PPK directly influenced its popularity and its notoriety. Fleming had given Bond a .25 Beretta 418 pistol in early novels, but switched to the PPK in Dr. No on the advice of firearms expert Geoffrey Boothroyd.

    Singer Elvis Presley owned a silver-barreled PPK, inscribed "TCB" ("Taking Care of Business").


    The PPK/S was developed following the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA68) in the United States, the pistol's largest market. One of the provisions of GCA68 banned the importation of pistols and revolvers not meeting certain requirements of length, weight, and other "sporting" features into the United States. The PPK failed the "Import Points" test of the GCA68 by a single point. Walther addressed this situation by combining the PP's frame with the PPK's barrel and slide to create a pistol that weighed slightly more than the PPK. The additional ounce or two of weight of the PPK/S compared to the PPK was sufficient to provide the extra needed import points.


    Because United States law allowed domestic production (as opposed to importation) of the PPK, manufacture began under license in the U.S. in 1945; this version was distributed by Interarms. The version currently manufactured by Smith & Wesson has been modified by incorporating a longer grip tang (S&W calls it "extended beaver tail"), better protecting the shooter from slide bite, i.e., the rearward-traveling slide's pinching the web between the index finger and thumb of the firing hand, which could be a problem with the original design for people with larger hands or an improper grip...

  • Doomsday Preppers - S2 Ep6 - You've Got ...
    by George Freund on April 22, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    http://hd.today/watch/dPVLe7rx-doomsday-preppers-season-2/episode-6.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7V2aH_iyBU

    Doomsday Preppers was an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.



    186"You've Got Chaos"December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)0.83

    Bob Kay, a nutritional scientist in Southern California, is prepping for environmental destruction due to massive earthquakes; Ryan Croft is prepping for a global financial crisis by cultivating alternative food sources like earthworms; politician Joshua Wander is preparing for a terrorist attack, stocking up kosher foods and teaching others about prepping.

    Highlights: Earthquake - Edible insects - Terrorist attack - Xeriscaping

  • Doomsday Preppers S2 EP5 Taking from the...
    by George Freund on March 30, 2016 at 9:37 PM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnfDbSlY_9M

    Doomsday Preppers was an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.


  • Surviving Edged Weapons
    by George Freund on March 10, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    REPLACEMENT LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vix6-afHzMg

    For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Surviving Edged Weapons is a police training video that was originally shot in Wisconsin in 1988 with the goal of preparing officers of the law for encounters with knives, machetes, meat cleavers, and other bladed weapons. As you might expect, there are plenty of scenes with cops talking about injuries they sustained and more than enough graphic crime scene photos to ruin dinner for everybody, but director Dennis Anderson wasn't content to just present the facts. Instead, he decided to make an 85-minute spectacular featuring re-enactments performed by heavily accented Canadians, Satanic sacrifice, and an emphasis on how the police can deal with broadswords and razor-bladed trucker caps.


    Surviving Edged Weapons, succinctly summed up in a single nutsack-gouging image.

    It is my favorite movie. Here's why.

    #7. It Opens With Caveman Murders

    Unlike lesser films that just advise you on how to not get stabbed (which, to be fair, is still a pretty useful skill), Surviving Edged Weapons attempts to explain the entirety of "knife culture." For the most part, that takes the form of alerting policemen that people from other countries (mostly Canada, from the sound of things) sure do like to stab people a whole hell of a lot, but occasionally they try to get a little deeper into the psychology, starting with a three-minute caveman murder mystery. Two things make this amazing:


    Well, three things, if you count Oog's magnificent mane.

    First, this is a police training video, so the fact that it takes the time to show how to deal with knife-wielding cavemen means that someone thought this was an important thing to show rookies. Clearly, SEW is secretly training cops for time travel, something that I am glad my tax dollars are supporting.

    Second, this is how the movie opens, by going all the way back to "the dawn of man." The next thing that happens is that a guy gets run through by a sweaty meth addict with a longsword. And it only gets crazier from here.


    The sweaty, mustachioed face of knife culture.

    #6. Assassin's Creed: 1988

    A lot of time is spent getting officers familiar with objects that may not look like knives, but are in fact knives: the butterfly, a tube of lipstick with a hidden blade that's "popular with prostitutes" (a line that's just begging to be sampled on the next Ghostface Killah track), a pocketknife that looks like a key, driver's licenses with razorblades taped to the back, the ballistic knife that can launch a blade from its handle (which I honestly thought had been made up in '80s Punisher comics), and of course, "the Mexican sacatripe, used for gutting sheep ... and other warm-blooded mammals." It goes on like this for about 10 minutes, with the message being that anything can be a knife, so watch out for ... things. Good advice we can all use.


    Not shown: knife-corgis and bacon-bayonets.

    But how to make sure this lesson sticks? For Surviving Edged Weapons, the solution was to film a couple of vignettes that illustrate the problems that can arise if you're not aware of what's going on. The first, in which a policeman called to a noise complaint gets a meat cleaver to the head, has a nice horror movie touch, but my favorite is the second, where a man in a powder-blue suit is stopped going into a courthouse, whips out a knife disguised as a ballpoint pen, and starts slashing throats. I think what I like most is that the security guard seems completely disinterested in actually checking the pen for a blade, which means that this dude just decided that going on a stabbing spree was a better option than taking a second walk through a metal detector.


    "Calm the fuck down; TSA hasn't even been invented yet."

    As an added bonus, the breathless narrator informs us that "sometimes, it's the unlikely individual that has the best chance of harming you," which basically translates to "white people."


    Stay vigilant. Literally everything you love is out to shank you.

    #5. Many Civilians Live on the Fringe of the Knife Culture


    Cracked Quiz: Find all five date rapey things in this image.

    Like most people, I spend a lot of time thinking about my own imminent death, and thanks to Surviving Edged Weapons, I have finally decided what's going on my tombstone:

    "Many civilians do live on the fringe of the knife culture. They're influenced by movies that glorify the blade, heroes who build confidence in fighting back against the bad guy" -Surviving Edged Weapons


    You certainly wouldn't know anything about gratuitous violence or knife glorification, would you, Surviving Edged Weapons?

    I love every single thing about that quote, not the least of which being the conscious effort made to not describe it as being on the "edge" of the knife culture. It's almost, almost better than hearing a sleepy Canadian say "fuhck yoo." Getting that dulcet swearing anywhere outside a hockey arena is like seeing a unicorn.


    A Canadian pictured in his traditional puffy blouse and pleated khakis battle armor.

    #4. Knife Expert Leo Gaje Jr.


    Leo Gaje Jr., the most dangerous H&R Block tax specialist on the planet.

    Speaking of glorifying the blade, this is knife expert and Grand Tuhon of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali fighting style Leo Gaje Jr. He's the movie's go-to man for showing what someone skilled with a blade can do, which mostly seems to boil down to stabbing someone in the crotch. He is the most awesome guy ever, and this is how he fights with a knife:


    Excited knife fighting has nothing to do with blade size, speed, or even strength; it's all in the hips, baby. All hips. All day.

    CONTINUED AT SOURCE:

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-awesome-moments-in-greatest-police-training-video-ever_p2/

  • Doomsday Preppers S2 EP4 The Time of Rec...
    by George Freund on February 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    http://hd.today/watch/vNawN92d-doomsday-preppers-season-2/episode-4.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdJqF73pe2o

    Doomsday Preppers was an American reality television series that aired on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    16 4 "The Time of Reckoning" November 27, 2012 0.77

    Tom Perez has spent over 12 years prepping for widespread chaos following dirty bomb wielding terrorist attacks.

    Highlights: Dirty bomb - Terrorist attacks

    REMEMBER THE KENYAN MALL SHOOTING?

    This episode proves my analysis. A witness near a grenade explosion who was also shot in the leg is interviewed by the media. HOW FAKE! A grenade is around 150 decibels tops. Look at our prepper suffering from 140, and he wasn't shot in the leg. He's down and out for the count.

    THE WORLD'S A STAGE AND EVERY ACTOR PLAYS HIS PART

    Ben Mulwa had a grenade explode near his head and was near full automatic gunfire. No hearing loss there. 160 decibels could actually kill you.



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