Sunday, September 29, 2013

101 Reasons to follow the CNI Blog - Code Name Insight: 101 Prepper Tasks

While I mostly just post a link to the CNI Blog when I see an interesting article, I wanted to at least give a little commentary on what this is about.

This post lays out a list of topics that have been and will be covered in recent and future posts on being prepared, from a practical point of view. This guy doesn't try to tell you that you need 5 years of MREs and an underground bunker...he gives sensible, practical advice.

I strongly suggest following his blog!

Code Name Insight: 101 Prepper Tasks:

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Code Name Insight: Your First Step to Disaster Preparedness

Code Name Insight: Your First Step to Disaster Preparedness:

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Another SMBC Funny - News Media Graphs

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics for News Media Purposes!Another SMBC

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Ramping Up the Rhetoric

Ramping Up the Rhetoric

There has been an increase in the volume of so-called “Anti-Fracking” articles and commentary lately in the media. The funny thing is that many of these articles refer to hydraulic fracturing as a new technology. This is only because they have only recently become aware of the technique, so they perceive it as being new.
Also, there are the usual suspect celebrities going on & on about how bad hydraulic fracturing is for the environment and the people, when they are clueless as to how it works.

Examples of articles attacking the practice:

The two agendas against fracking

Are fracked oil and natural gas really "snake oil"?

Five Ways to Stop President Obama's Plan to Frack America

Luckily, there have also been articles that support hydraulic fracturing and aim to dispel the myths that so-called “fractivists” are trying to scare America and the rest of the world with. 

See the examples below:

Ten Big Fat Lies About Fracking

Shale, Fracking Are Not The Main Cause Of Texas Water Shortages

Fracking, Or Hydraulic Fracturing, Is Helping US To Produce More Of Its Own Energy [Graphics]
America’s Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Surge and the Changing Global Energy Market

Wood Mackenzie: Global Geopolitics Reshaped by North American Energy Independence

Saturday, September 28, 2013

IFTTT Article in Forbes

The Sixth Amendment

It's been a while since my last "Bill of Rights" and stuff got in my way.

The Sixth Amendment rights of the accused and criminal trials. Namely, a speedy, public trial, an impartial jury, to be informed of pending charges, to confront & cross-examine adverse witnesses, to compel favorable witnesses to testify (via a judiciary subpoena), and to legal counsel.

You can find out more information on the definition of the sixth amendment here:

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence"

You can find the text of the Constitution online at:

Third Amendment specifically:

Excuse the Post Vomit

Catching up on stuff I saved as Draft posts...

This tiny, wearable patch makes you invisible to mosquitos

These guys could come to South Louisiana to test this!

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Feel-Goody SMBC...teach your children about the wonders of the world!

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Meta Concert Video

Instead of cigarette lighters during "Dust in the Wind" at a Kansas concert, it was all cell phone video displays instead of cigarette lighters.