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Robert started prepping 15 years ago in anticipation of the perceived Y2K crisis. Starting out small with just enough resources to get him and his family through a week of supply disruptions, this quickly turned into a journey, which over the past 15 years has grown into a full time endeavor focusing on urban, shelter in place situations. Robert started the blog www.SurvivalCentral.net 4 years ago which now has grown to be one of the top 10 survival sites according to Top Survival Sites: http://www.topsurvivalsites.com/ and placed 6th for The Reader’s Choice on Top 50 Survival Sites: http://www.survivaltop50.com/readers-choice/. What started as a blog has grown to include SurvivalCentral.ca, its own survival store. With his focus on DIY projects Robert is a featured contributor on Instructables.comhttp://www.instructables.com/id/Chip-Bag-Emergency-Reflective-Blanket/ where he brings fun , practical and unique projects for prepping and survival situations. He is currently writing an Ebook on Recycled Prepping which focuses on projects using recycled items form around the home for prepping and in survival situations. Seeing a need for a community based prepper survival group in the Durham Region, he started The Durham Region Prepper Survival Group this past February. - motto: “Be Prepared, Stay Safe and Survive.” - Organizer of The Durham Region Prepper and Survival Group.

The Elf On The Shelf conditions children to accept a surveillance state, argues professor

Elf on the shelfFrom: The Daily Mail

  • The best-selling children’s book tells the story of an elf reporting back to Santa each night on a child’s behavior
  • Professor Laura Pinto believes that the idea ‘sets up children for dangerous, uncritical acceptance of power structures’
  • ‘You’re teaching (kids) a bigger lesson, which is that it’s OK for other people to spy on you and you’re not entitled to privacy,’ she said
  • It has sold over 6 million copies since 2005 and became a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade for the first time in 2013

Best-selling children’s book The Elf On The Shelf is a disturbing cultural phenomenon which instills in young children the idea that a surveillance state is perfectly acceptable, claims a university professor.

Laura Pinto, a digital technology professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, has published a paper in which she argues that the elf has a very sinister undertow. Continue reading

‘Highly contagious’ bird flu found at Netherlands farm

Men carry hens to be killed at a farm in Hekendorp, the NetherlandsBird flu: EU talks as Netherlands battles outbreak

From: BBC News

The European Commission is discussing protective measures to contain a “highly contagious” strain of bird flu discovered at a poultry farm in the Netherlands.
The measures will include killing all contaminated animals and the cleaning of their holding areas.
The Dutch government said the strain, H5N8, could potentially affect humans.
Authorities have already begun destroying 150,000 hens at the infected farm, in the village of Hekendorp. Continue reading