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by absinthe beginner
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availability?
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

Re: Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availabilit

This is the cheapest I've seen 5.45 X 39. May have to finally spring for a platform that shoots it.

http://gun-deals.com/deals/13226-russian-7n6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by absinthe beginner
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Bank Run Fears as HSBC Restricts Large Cash Withdrawals
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Bank Run Fears as HSBC Restricts Large Cash Withdrawals

One of the UK's biggest banks is refusing to let customers withdraw THEIR OWN MONEY until they prove (to the bank's satisfaction) what they intend to do with those funds. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-24/bank-run-fears-continue-hsbc-restricts-large-cash-withdrawals" onclick="window.open(this...
by absinthe beginner
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Propane Shortage Affects Millions in Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Propane Shortage Affects Millions in Freeze

The severe cold spells experienced by much of the US is highlighting vulnerabilities in our energy supply and distribution systems. Plan accordingly. http://news.msn.com/us/us-propane-shortage-affects-millions-in-freeze" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; NEW YORK - Millions of Americans ...
by absinthe beginner
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6478
Views: 941582

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Goal Zero offering up to 40% off older-generation solar gear.

http://www.goalzero.com/last-chance-gea ... -288285329" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by absinthe beginner
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availability?
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

Re: Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availabilit

There are no domestic manufacturers of 5.45 X 39 mm ammo (unlike the more popular 7.62 X 39mm), so if the Russian and Ukrainian stuff gets banned, AK-74 or Saiga/Vepr 5.45 owners are pretty much hosed, unless/until an alternative source can be found. So buying it now while you can might be a good id...
by absinthe beginner
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availability?
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

Re: Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availabilit

The AIM stuff is 30-year-old mil-surplus that's corrosive. The "Red Army Standard" (formerly Hotshot) is new-manufacture (2013). Both the Russian ruble and Ukraine’s hryvnia (which has sunk to a four-year low) are dropping against the dollar, which in theory could translate into cheaper ammo from th...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Chemical spills into WV river
Replies: 37
Views: 2776

Re: Chemical spills into WV river

Might be more to the WV spill than has been reported.

http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/more-we ... n-01232014" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availability?
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

Will US Sanctions Impact Russia-Ukraine Ammo Availability?

White House spokesman Carney today threatened Ukraine and Russia with sanctions related to violence in the Ukraine. Ammo imports from those countries would be low-hanging fruit, it seems to me. http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-threatens-ukraine-sanctions-violence-continues-181805194.html;_ylt=AgFHF...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like

More on the tumble of the Turkish Lira. http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/01/23/turkish-lira-tumbles-to-new-low-against-the-dollar/?mod=MW_home_latest_news" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The Turkish lira slid to yet another record low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, mark...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like

Don't look now, but there's another currency in trouble. http://rt.com/business/ukraine-protests-currency-russia-044/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Violence on Kiev’s streets has sent the hryvnia to an almost 4-year low, with bond yields jumping 3 percentage points. Ukraine’s future...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like

Ferfal should be required reading for ZSers.

http://ferfal.blogspot.com/2014/01/arge ... apart.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting

Here's a blog from a guy - Ferfal - who experienced first-hand what it was like to live through Argentina's previous economic collapse. http://ferfal.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://ferfal.blogspot.com/2014/01/argentina-is-falling-apart.html" onclick="window.open(...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting

No wonder Argentina's president has been keeping a low profile of late. http://www.testosteronepit.com/home/2014/1/17/the-suddenly-invisible-and-silent-president-of-argentina.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The last time Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was se...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting

More on Argentine Peso plunge. Notice how inflation/debasement of the currency and social unrest go hand-in-hand. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/argentina-peso-plunges-against-dollar-2014-01-23-12103521?link=MW_home_latest_news" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Argentina’s currency pl...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like

Somewhat off-topic, but if the Turkish Lira keeps plunging, the Turkish-made .45 I've had my beady little eyes on for awhile might come down in price in a couple of months. These have a solid reputation and are already bargain-priced. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_1171...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like

Meanwhile, the Argentine Peso plunged 17% today after the country's central bank scaled back futile efforts to prop it up. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-23/argentina-s-peso-plunges-17-as-central-bank-scales-back-support.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Argentina devalued t...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Argentine Default Era Chaos Relived: Blackouts & Looting

Yet another "central planning" cautionary tale, as the cracks in the global financial system yawn wider. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-23/argentine-default-era-chaos-relived-as-blackouts-follow-looting.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; For Dominga Kanaza, it wasn’t just the...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like
Replies: 12
Views: 825

What a Central Bank Losing Control Looks Like

Wheels coming off the bus in Turkey. Given how interlocked and over-leveraged the global financial system is, this is a systemic danger building up that could have cascading effects well beyond Turkey. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-23/what-central-bank-losing-control-looks" onclick="window.o...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6478
Views: 941582

Goal Zero Portable Power Essentials Kit for $69.99

Looks like a good deal. http://www.woot.com/offers/goal-zero-portable-power-essentials-kit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Goal Zero's Portable Solar Power Essentials Kit is the ultimate solution to keeping your handheld electronics charged up while you're out trekking, traveling, or ...
by absinthe beginner
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What, No Drinking Water? Prepare Now!
Replies: 4
Views: 696

What, No Drinking Water? Prepare Now!

http://www.ammoland.com/2014/01/what-no-drinking-water-prepare-now/#axzz2qxJF0YHe" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- A while back a ten foot pipe that carried the water supply for Boston, Massachusetts and two dozen suburbs broke. There was still some water fl...
by absinthe beginner
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Chemical spills into WV river
Replies: 37
Views: 2776

Re: Chemical spills into WV river

"Safe" water still causing sickness in West Virginia.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2 ... dsafe.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by absinthe beginner
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tin Foil / aluminum foil
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Tin Foil / aluminum foil

Tinfoil makes a fine hat, I'm told. Signals from the mothership come in much more clearly....
by absinthe beginner
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hope in the face of disaster - Creating a viable future path
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: Hope in the face of disaster - Creating a viable future

I'm neither a Malthusian or an end-of-days nut. I have kids, though, and believe each generation has a moral responsibility to not endlessly foist our problems unto future generations. And that we as individuals have a moral and ethical duty to ourselves, our families, and our Creator to be responsi...

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