Yellowstone’s “super volcano” seems to be awakening. There have been a number of dire warnings issued over the past few years, but the recent warnings seem to be more credible.
The ground has swelled, new cracks have appeared, and a 3.6 earthquake happened in the area on February 11. All of these things indicate the possibility of a soon-coming eruption.
But the most disturbing development of all is the release of large amounts of helium from below the surface of the earth. And not just any helium, but a rare type of helium called “helium-4.”
Did you know that an old lawnmower blade can be turned into a wicked-looking combat knife?
I didn’t… until I saw this video.
The step-by-step transformation is really amazing. Check it out…
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In a new development that probably surprises nobody familiar with history, the state of Connecticut has delivered notarized letters to gun owners who tried to register their guns in accordance with the new gun laws, but missed the filing deadline.
Gun owners who filed late are being given “one last chance” to get rid of guns and magazines that became illegal overnight.
If the gun owners do not comply, it seems their guns may be confiscated and the gun owners prosecuted as felons for breaking the law.
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It’s a well-known fact that Obama has continued extrajudicial drone strikes in the middle east. Since 2009, he has authorized at least 80 targeted killing operations in Yemen alone.
As recently as this last December, the Obama administration carried out a drone strike on a Yemeni wedding party that left multiple innocent civilians dead.
Then there was Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-year-old U.S. citizen who was born in Denver. In spite of his youth and his U.S. citizenship, he was targeted and killed by a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen.
Three months of peaceful protests turned violent this week as police began firing on Ukranian protesters in Kiev.
As is so often the case, the protesters were outmatched. The police had more firepower and better protection. The citizens had to make do with rocks, Molotov cocktails, and small guns.
Somewhere between 70 and 100 people have already been killed. Here is a brief video that shows some of the violence in Kiev.
Colorado has long been known as an economically competitive state.
While it is only the 20th largest economy in the U.S., it has generally ranked well in areas like job growth and innovation. A November 13, 2013 article published on DenverPost.com reports:
“The good news again is that Colorado continues to rank among the most economically competitive states in the United States in key measures such as job growth, innovation and technology concentration,” said Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver EDC, whose study is called “Toward a More Competitive Colorado.”
But economic competitiveness is not the same as economic health. In fact, multiple indicators show that Colorado’s economy is worsening by the month.
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As I’m sure you probably know, National Geographic has a popular TV program called “Doomsday Preppers.”
The show has been running for three seasons, and they are currently looking for preppers to include in their fourth season.
If you’re interested in being considered, here’s what you need to know.
Just two weeks ago, residents of Atlanta found themselves stranded in their cars for six to 24 hours in what proved to be one of the most debilitating snow storms the city has ever experienced.
So when news got out that another snow storm was about to hit the city, Atlanta residents descended on grocery stores like locusts.
By February 11, items like bread, milk, eggs, bottled water, cans of beans, firewood, and beer were sold out in many locations. At least one person reported customers fighting in the aisles over the last loaves of bread.
Just about every big box grocer had empty shelves, including Kroger, Target, Wal-Mart, and Publix. Here are some of the pictures that were posted in the days leading up to the storm…
On April 3, 1965, radio commentator Paul Harvey delivered a memorable speech called “If I were the Devil.”
It was a warning to America based on his observations of where America was headed back in the 1960s.
At the time, I’m sure his speech was dismissed as “alarmist” and ignored by most people, but his words have proven to be surprisingly prescient.
You can listen to Harvey’s speech or read the transcript below.
Everybody knows duct tape is an incredibly useful and versatile product.
Not only can it be used to mend or patch broken items, it can also be used to make things like wallets, hats, pillows, gaiters, and even backpacks.
But did you know duct tape can help you get you through sticky survival situations?
It’s true! Here’s an infographic that shows you 12 different survival things you can make with duct tape…