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Jan 24, 2015 - The Doomsday clock now sits at 11:57pm

Doomsday Clock Sits at 11:57

The Bullentin of Atomic Scientists - keepers of the infamous Doomsday Clock - recently moved the hands of The Clock to 11:57 pm, or 3 minutes to midnight. Since 1947, the Clock has been a symbol of just how close to destruction mankind is. You will never see the clock hit midnight. Midnight signifies destruction is imminent (similar to Defcon 1), and on Jan 22, 2015 the Clock moved just 3 minutes away.


In 1953 as the Cold War was ramping up the Doomsday was at 2 minutes to midnight. This was as the US was pursuing the much more powerful H-Bomb. Then, only 2 other times has the Clock been at 3 minutes to midnight.


The reason cited for the Clock to 11:57 this time, is "Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity.." So, OK..they must have needed to placate their enviromentalist friends, and throw "Climate Change" in there. But on the nuclear arsenal front, there have been many changes lately.


Currently, both the US and Russia are modernizing their nuclear weapons. Russia has three times the destructive nuclear arsenal as the US. And on top of that - with Russia "going rogue" - they have annexed Crimea in violation of treaties with a number of nations...including the US. And not so well known, is that Russia has developed medium-range, nuclear capable cruise missiles, which is another violation of a treaty with America. And then Russia has clearly been acting much more agressively, and sending planes and subs into it's neighbors' territories.


With our weak US President not really responding to external threats, more aggressive and dangerous acts by Russia can be expected. I'm sure you don't have to watch the Doomsday to realise how much closer to The End we have come in the past few years.

Press Release - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


Jan 15, 2015 - 2015 Sees It's First Large Solar Flare

The Sun woke up on Jan 13 2015 to shoot-off it's first solar flare if the year. This one was only an M-class solar flare, which is minor compared to the much more powerful X-class flares. Although a minor solar flare, it does still have the capability of mildly disupting communication satellites.


The X-Class solar flares have the ability to generate a powerful electro-magnetic pulse, and completely wipe-out our power grid. This could set civilization back 150 years. The X-Class flares likely DO hit earth every 100 to 150 years, so we will very soon face this event.


The prepper threat level for this M-Class solar flare is low. But this event should serve as a reminder for us preppers to always be aware of emerging threats, and remain vigilant. Should one of these large flares occur and be directed toward earth, you may only a day or two to prepare for it.


Jan 13, 2015 - First big solar flare of 2015


Oct 4, 2014 - Ebola deaths could top 7 Billion worldwide buy August 2016

Now that Ebola has reached the shores of America I decided to really dig in to the data and find out just how bad things really are. In doing this I looked to the The World Health Organization's data on Ebola, plotted the results chronologically, then fit a math equation to that data. The result is shown on the chart on the left which projects 7 Billion deaths by August 2016.


Keep in mind this chart is really just a simple calculation and may not come to pass. For one thing the actual data on Ebola only includes stats from West Africa, but it is assumed that our healthcare system in the US. So the fatality rate may not be as bad.


On the other hand, people in America are much more mobile than those in West Africa - we fly around, and drive everywhere. This opens up the possibility of an infected person coming into contact with other people from distant areas of the US. This would create more "pockets" in our country where Ebola could take hold. The end result is that healthcare officials would have a more difficult job tracking Ebola.


The next few weeks are critical. If healthcare officials are not able to stop the spread of Ebola in the US then you will see deathtolls here closely matching my projections. The first person to arrive in America had contact with 100 other people. If any of these people end up with Ebola in the next few weeks


Sep 24, 2014 - Conrgressional Seminar on Ebola

Oct 3, 2014 - Prepper Survival Guide to Ebola.


Apr 4, 2014 - New wave of Ebola deaths as disease makes a resurgence

Ebola has claimed the lives of 84 as the disease now spreads into cities. Normally Ebola is confined to remote African villages, but now it is even spreading into densely populated areas of a number of African countries. The capitol of Guinea - a city of 2 million - is facing its first fight with disease.


Many more than the 84 dead so far are infected, and with the 90% morbidity rate of Ebola their prognosis is not good. Ebola is not yet spread by the air, it infects others by contact with an infected person's fluids.


What is troubling about this new outbreak is that it is spreading into new territory, rather than being isolated to remote areas - Doctors without Borders has called this new outbreak "Unprecedented."


While it appears we are losing the war on Ebola as it gains more ground, this resurgence is nothing to worry about - yet. But as preppers this is something to stay informed on.


Apr 4, 2014 - Ebola toll tops 80 in West Africa.


Mar 31, 2014 - North and South Korea militaries exchange artillery fire

Both North Korea and South Korea have fired shots into each other's territory. The North fired 500 shots near South Korean islands, while the South responded with 300 across the border. All landed in the water, but residents of nearby islands were force to take shelter.


North Korea has also vowed to engage in a fourth nuclear test which will most certainly be met with even more UN sanctions. The South Korean Foreign Ministry has said "The North should bear in mind that, if it pushes ahead with a nuclear test despite grave warnings of neighbors and the international community, it will pay the price without fail,"


This comes amidst the annual spring-time joint U.S. / S. Korea military exercises. So it's that time of year again - the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and North Korea starts its belligerent tirades towards S. Korea and the U.S.


None of this should not really be taken lightly though. A state of war still technically exists as no peace treaty has ever been signed to end the Korean War. With South Korea being a U.S. ally, and North Korea being an ally of China, things could get out-of-control one day and threaten nuclear war. All the more reason for us prepper to remain vigilant in our prepper supplies.


Mar 31, 2014 - N. and S. Korea volley artillery into each other's territory.


Mar 30, 2014 - Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles near Yellowstone super-volcano

The largest earthquake in 29 years shakes near the Super-Volcano at Yellowstone. The quake - magnitude 4.8 hit at 5:30pm local time and was less than 20mi. away from West Yellowstone.


The 4.8 shaker was preceded by a magnitude 3.0 quake just 2 hours before. Currently there has been a series aftershocks of magnitude 3.1, 2.5, 3.1 and 3.3.


Although no one alive has ever experieced a super-volcano eruption, it is expected by USGS that a super-volcano would act much like normal volcanos - being proceeded for days or weeks by earthquakes. But who really knows? Since a super-volcano has such a much larger magma chamber it is quite possible that the rock strata keeping the magma bottled-in could fail catastrophically - ie. no warning earthquakes, just a big BOOM!


But these recent tremors could add to any instability already present in the rocks below, causing them to break and release a super-volcano doomsday. Either way this is something to watch very carefully and double-check you are prepared should Yellowstone erupt.


Mar 30, 2014 - 4.9 Earthquake hits Yellowstone


Mar 19, 2014 - Ukraine warns Russia over Crimea

As it turns out, Russian troops have also taken control of a naval base in addition to invading the Crimea Peninsula. They've now raised the Russian flag at the now taken-over naval HQ located at the Black Sea Port of Sevastopol. This naval base takeover has led people to understand the Russian intent to completely neutralize any form of military opposition that gets in their way.


Kiev is a large city in Europe, and they're raising an opposing military action. Putin has been making statements that "fascist" violent street protests are what made him make his Russian military move to take control of the naval base and the Crimea Peninsula.


The great majority of Crimean electricity, food, and water is supplied from the European Ukraine. Kiev is willing to use their armed military force to put a hold on the supply train between the Ukraine and Russia. If things continue to escalate with Kiev ready and willing to stop the supply chain, then Kiev will be putting a halt on Crimea resources for as long as they need to. Moscow has reported that they haven't issued any additional troops, and that Russian military are wearing unmarked battle gear in the area.


The Russian's have been reported to have been provoking Ukrainian troops in the Crimea area. And, if the provocation of Ukrainian troops doesn't stop, then appropriate force will be taken by Kiev to stop the Ukrainian troops from being bothered. Russian troops took over the naval base so easily and with such amazing precision. Unarmed volunteers also helped the Russian troops and supported their move across the peninsula.


Mar 19, 2014 - Ukraine warns Russia over Crimea


Mar 19, 2014 - US considering more "war games" in the Baltic.

The Russian intervention into the Ukraine has got NATO and its allies into a frenzy. They say the first move Russia has made was to invade the Crimea Peninsula, and that other NATO ally neighboring states may be next in line to get invaded and taken over by Russia. This whole scenario has forced the U.S. to consider sending over troops for war exercises in response to this Russian land takeover and acquisition. The Baltic states are the states chosen to host the exercises.


NATO's commitment to protect all their allies is unwavering, even in the face of the Russian land grab. The Baltic states war exercises is just another example of how NATO is fully willing and able to stand up for their allies. Now NATO finally gets a chance to show their resolve in remedying such situations.


Less reliance on Russian energy would be a good start in stopping the problems in Europe caused by the invasion of Russian troops. In fact, America is now poised to become a major exporter of natural gas, and this would help to stop European reliance on Russian supplies. This would in turn stop Russian involvement in neighboring European life.


Additional steps are being taken by the U.S. to strengthen NATO and ensure the troops are able to do their jobs properly. NATO countries need to stand together and support each other through this trying time in NATO history.


Mar 19, 2014 - US considering more "war games" in the Baltic.


Mar 11, 2014 - US and Poland have war games.

Due to the choppiness of the Black Sea, naval exercises put on by Poland and the United States are going to be delayed for the next 24 hours. These strategically placed “war games” are adding strength to NATO resolve to put an end to the Russian marauding.


After the Russian's took over Crimea, all bets were off after that point. NATO doesn't fool around when it comes to protecting themselves and their allies. By the U.S. getting involved and showing their unwavering support, NATO will understand that it's power is a much stronger force than what the Russian military can withstand.


It's only a matter of time before the European NATO influence and support takes back control of Crimea. The naval exercises are just one part of the NATO military move to familiarize themselves with the area.


NATO is also launching F-16 launches, and they expect the naval exercises to not be delayed any more than 24 hours total. The sea isn't all that choppy anymore and soon the military exercises can begin.


The USS Truxton, complete with a crew of over 300 naval men, was scheduled to be about 150km away from Russian forces in Crimea. Also, extra Polish air support flights have been circling around and over Romania and Poland.


The U.S. military is also involving Lithuania by giving them air support so they can air patrol over the Baltic States. Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe and one the NATO ally states, so of course the U.S. is going to back up their play.


Mar 11, 2014 - US and Poland have war games.


Feb 28, 2014 - Russia invades southern Ukraine.

Unrevealed military forces that are thought for sure to be Russian according to Ukraine info sources have supposedly taken over Belbek International Airport in Sevastopol. Ukraine sources say this is definitely a Russian military move to take over control of the airport.


According to report sources, armed military men with assault rifles are making sure that no “fascists” land coming from Kiev and other areas at the airport they've taken over.


Government buildings have also been taken over by Russian military, and according to the most recent documents, they've raised the Russian flag within an official government building, signifying a takeover. This building is in Simferopol, which is a city located on the Crimean Peninsula.


This Ukranian-Russian dispute area over who has ownership and control, could go on for a long period of time unless NATO gets heavily involved and uses U.S. resources to strengthen its defenses.


Russian airport takeovers are against NATO through the violation of the Ukraine being a European ally. The Russian's should expect to feel the full brunt of what NATO is capable of doing as far as diffusing military situations go, especially to protect their allies.


In violent clashes between protesting people and the police, over 80 people have been killed. The Ukraine finance ministry has now stated that they need $35 billion over a 2 year time period in order to not default on the loan.


This situation has simply escalated and can't seem to be stopped peacefully. Something is definitely going on with soldiers taking over the airports, and the U.S. and NATO suspect that it's Russian involvement.


Feb 28, 2014 - Russia invades southern Ukraine.


Feb 26, 2014 - Russia moves troops near Ukrainian border.

Current Russian military exercises near the Ukraine border has the U.S. officially concerned. To set the record straight, it's the belief of the American military that Russia doesn't actually plan to officially cross the border.


Looking at the evidence that supports this belief, Russia hasn't made a move to secure the supply transport routes that would play a fundamental role in any Russian invasion into the Ukraine. Also, the level of actual Russian military action seems within normal operating range for the area, according to U.S. sources.


The true meaning behind the Russian exercises near the Ukraine is forecasted by U.S. intelligence sources as a message from Putin. He wants to make it clear that he has the ability to move his troops into action at any time he chooses to protect Russian interest.


However, on the flip side of the coin, having Russian military exercises so close to the Ukrainian border could enable Putin to get his troops across the border so fast that the American diplomatic efforts would be too slow to immediately react.


Russian and the Ukraine are major partners in domestic goods trading. Past Russian military moves can give the U.S. some background information on how Russia typically uses its military intelligence team. This way, the U.S. will be able to predict Russia's next move more easily.


Kerry warns that any military intervention would be a very bad mistake and that the Russians should remember that the Ukraine is a sovereign nation.


Feb 26, 2014 - Russia moves troops near Ukrainian border.


Feb 16, 2014 - NASA spots X-Class Solar flare.

One of the hugest solar flares ever recorded on tape has erupted off the top surface of the Sun. This X 4.9-Class solar flare erupted on the left side of the Sun at 5 PM PT, February 24. 2014.


So what is a solar flare? A solar flare is an intense burst of active radiation that “leaps” off the Sun. These “radiation leaps” can be filmed with special cameras and video recording equipment. Solar flares come in different intensities, so the X-Class classification system is designed to tell experts how strong the solar flare is with the grade of X-1, X-2, X-3, etc.


Phenomenon like Northern Lights and aurora borealis are due to solar flares that interact with earth. Most solar flares don't have any earth involvement, but some do. That's when you can see the amazing light formations here on earth.


Over the time period of next week, the Sun will rotate and be in a better position to affect earth with a special solar flare light show.


NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory usually photographs and takes video of solar flares that erupt off the surface of the Sun. This organization is dedicated to understanding solar variability and what causes it.


Also, the impact of solar variability on the planet Earth is also studied at the SDO. At the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, you would be able to understand how the Sun creates its magnetic field and how it's structured.


One thing's for sure. If X-Class solar flares start erupting on a more frequent basis, there will be more of a chance for them to affect earth and put on amazing light shows.


Feb 16, 2014 - NASA spots X-Class Solar flare.


Feb 15, 2014 - Asteroid 2000 EM26 earth pass-by.

A gigantic asteroid, the size of three football fields is going to come in close proximity to Earth on Feb. 17th There's no actual threat of the asteroid hitting Earth, but it will be close enough to be filmed as it flies by.


The history of asteroids hitting the earth involves the most recent one on February 15th, 2013. It happened above Chelyabinsk, Russia. This asteroid in particular injured over 1,000 people with falling glass shards. The name of this asteroid is DA14.


When it exploded, DA14 released the equivalent of 20 atomic bombs into the atmosphere. No one has been found dead yet, just lots and lots of injuries.


According to researchers, an asteroid hitting the planet earth or exploding above it happens about once every century. The U.S. says having the ability to deflect NEO's (Near Earth Objects) before they can make an impact is key to protecting Earth from future asteroid explosions.


Usually, an asteroid or meteor will make an impact in far-off regions of the world like Antarctica or the ocean, for example. Only very seldomly do they ever impact areas of the United States and other populated countries directly.


Feb 15, 2014 - Asteroid 2000 EM26 earth pass-by.


Jan 17, 2014 - H5N1 Avian Flu reaches Canada.

A Canadian traveler returning from Beijing, China is reported to be dead after H5N1 Avian Flu was found in his bloodstream on January 8th 2014. This is the first imported case in Canadian history and also the first recorded case in the Americas.


Protecting yourself from the Avian flu is something you can do, especially if you're traveling to Beijing, China, where H5N1 is so prevalent in wild birds and poultry.


Proper hygiene and health precautions are necessary when traveling to a foreign country. The same water regulations we have in the United States don't apply to foreign countries like China, so extra precautionary measures are necessary.


The most usual infection with the H5N1 Avian Flu Virus is usually through contact with pigeon, geese, turkey, pheasant, and other wild birds/foul. Usually, the meat hasn't been washed properly or it's been undercooked.


Since 2003, there's been a total of 630 officially confirmed human cases that resulted in death. Researchers point out that a much more contagious form of h5N1 could be transmitted through the air (airborne) with just a few small mutations of the virus.


Bioterrorism and pandemics using the highly contagious form of H5N1 is a real danger. The current H5N1 bird flu virus has killed over half the humans it has infected.


The symptoms of h5N1 infection include fever, cough, respiratory distress, pneumonia, abdominal pain, shock, altered mental state, seizures, organ failure, and death.


The great majority of people that have gotten infected with H5N1 have done so through the handling of poultry and other aquatic birds in the area.


Jan 17, 2014 - H5N1 Avian Flu reaches Canada.