by Tim MacWelch
Opinions about survival gear and Bug Out Bag contents are as varied as political views these days. Everybody has their own version of the right stuff to carry and the wrong stuff to carry, and sometimes we just can’t seem to agree.
But what about the weird stuff? Those bizarre items that you might not think to carry. Most people don’t spend much thought on the unusual things that could be (or should be) in your survival kits and BOBs. Here’s my top five “under the radar” essentials: Read more »
BY BARTLEY KIVES, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
WINNIPEG — In a makeshift classroom on the main floor of a housing co-op, 10 ordinary-looking Winnipeggers settled into two rows of seats, placed notebooks on their laps, and began preparing for the apocalypse.
Well, perhaps not the apocalypse, in the Judaeo-Christian sense of the term. In another sign that survivalism has entered the cultural mainstream, two Manitoba wilderness educators have started offering city dwellers a class on how to prepare for the disastrous aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster or some unprecedented form of civil unrest. Read more »
December 14, 2011
Even at this 11th hour – when all of our liberties and freedom are about to go down the drain – many people still don’t understand that the indefinite detention bill passed by Congress allows indefinite detention of Americans on American soil.
The bill is confusing. As Wired noted on December 1st:
It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.”
A retired admiral, Judge Advocate General and Dean Emeritus of the University of New Hampshire School of Law also says that it applies to American citizens on American soil.
The ACLU notes:
Don’t be confused by anyone claiming that the indefinite detention legislation does not apply to American citizens. It does. There is an exemption for American citizens from the mandatory detention requirement (section 1032 of the bill), but no exemption for American citizens from the authorization to use the military to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial (section 1031 of the bill). So, the result is that, under the bill, the military has the power to indefinitely imprison American citizens, but it does not have to use its power unless ordered to do so. Read more »