Search found 12954 matches

by raptor
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Swiss town selling homes for one dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Swiss town selling homes for one dollar

If the Swiss are giving away property you can be sure there is a very expensive catch to the deal.
by raptor
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: EU’s satellite navigation system fully offline
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: EU’s satellite navigation system fully offline

If you want to see a disaster just turn off the US GPS system. The .mil can if necessary do this. The GLONASS would still be operational but not all GPS receivers can use this system. The Chinese, Indian and EU systems are no where near the operational readiness level of the US GPS system. The fact ...
by raptor
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bad/False/Fake News Reporting in a Disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Bad/False/Fake News Reporting in a Disaster

I have said this and run into this personally on many occasions with regard to disaster reporting. I am not saying all news is unreliable, false or fake...nor am I saying news reporting is rife with "click bait" bull shit articles. That said there sure seemed to be a lot of inaccurate and flat out w...
by raptor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

All ok here. A relative in South LA lost power last night but sonce he has a whole house generator it was barely noticable. That and a few leaves ( not branches) down is the extent of damage for me and mine. I not complaining and i am very grateful for this grace...just reporting. Honestly this was ...
by raptor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Manhattan goes dark
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Manhattan goes dark

The reports i read said ConEd wss not sure of the cause other than it was on the "transmission side". Power and internet these days constitute life safety services. This type of event should be a boring annoyance at most. After all it is a reasonably infrequent yet predictable event. Shit happens, p...
by raptor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears

Yep there will be some oil production hickups but nothing that cannot be sorted out by next Friday.

This not due to damage but rather the long restart process for the oil refineries in South LA that shut down.
by raptor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

We had more rain last night but still nothing more intense than a summer thunderstorm.

All ok here. I see NYC lost power, and other parts of LA lost power but so far so good here.
by raptor
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

This is weird one. Mobile AL got 6 inch3s of rain today while NOLA a 100 miles closer to the storm so far is less than1/2 inch of rain.

I am not complaining just surprised.
by raptor
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

All ok here in NOLA so far. The windhas picked up but not much more tha summer thunderstorm. Scattered showers but again not too bad.
by raptor
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears

The feared MS river flooding peaked 3 ft below thier projection and well within the safety margin. Nowhere nesr the record set in the 1920's. The rain in NOLA is as of this AM less than typical PM thunderstorms. The day is still young but I think NOLA dodged the feared 24 inches of rain. The area Ba...
by raptor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears

Yep i saw that above. Want to come help with sand bagging?
by raptor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears

Tropical Storm Barry To Dump "Biblical Rains" On Louisiana Coast, Hurricane Warning Issued https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/tropical-storm-barry-dump-biblical-rains-louisiana-coast-warnings-issued Tropical Storm Allison has the record for rain fall in 24 hours ... 36 inches in 24 hours. ht...
by raptor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Storms Trigger Flooding in New Orleans as Hurricane Nears

The flooding was typical street flooding caused by the local leader's unique ability to add "Dys" to the word function. Similar and worse flooding occurred in 2017when the people on charge of the pumps could only get to 60% capacity. Then they blamed the flooding on climate change ...at least until ...
by raptor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

BTW the flooding in NOLA seen on the news was not caused by the TD. It was a very heavy wave if thunderstorms.

That and shall we say leaders who put the " dys" into the word function.
by raptor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Somebody Could Use a Few More Trips to the Range
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Somebody Could Use a Few More Trips to the Range

39 warning shots?!

I get that he did not want to shoot her but 39 warning shots? Followed by a fist fight with a 12 year old? Then subdued by a wrench to the neck?

You cannot make shit like this up.
by raptor
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

That one is a weird one. It is very unusual for such a development path.

Still Hurricane Juan did something like that in the 80s.
by raptor
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I never realized this was why those VW vans disappeared
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: I never realized this was why those VW vans disappeared

That tax is why the minivan was a light truck along with the fact that fuel economy standards were less stringent for light trucks.

It is also Japan started building trucks in the US.
by raptor
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Members That Have Left Us
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Members That Have Left Us

We have discussed it but it poses some priblems due to privacy issues and our commitment to it. Unless we have permission from a family member we believe that privacy trumps our right to post RIP notice. I support a RIP thread but like a certain departed member the other issue is who is excluded and...
by raptor
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Even the non-paranoid are starrting to worry
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Even the non-paranoid are starrting to worry

Now now...druggies make great EOD team members...someone has to cut the blue wire...who has better color perception than druggies?

.. and minefield clearing duties...their hyper ability is good there also.
by raptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Soon my precious, soon
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Soon my precious, soon

For some reason a meme comes to mind.
Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstien was not the name of the monster. Wisdom is knowing that he was the monster.
by raptor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Even the non-paranoid are starrting to worry
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Even the non-paranoid are starrting to worry

Welcome to the forum. When you get a chance please go to the introduction thread and introduce yourself. As for paranoia if you live in an urban environment today a healthy sense of wariness/situational awareness/paranoia will help keep you safe. Just because you are paranoid does not mean someone i...
by raptor
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6629
Views: 290151

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

As for preps I bought 4 of these and along with some spare USB extension cords I had sitting around I can now String these to provide multiple sources of light in a room in the event of a power failure by using a USB battery bank. I plugged 4 in and left them on over night plugged into a 10,000 ma ...
by raptor
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6629
Views: 290151

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

The fact that you can freeze blueberries are lost on a lot of people. They are a great food source and due to the seasonal nature of the crop this is a great way to store an overabundance of the crop. We have a lot of blueberries in South MS and I have access to several farms that allow friends to c...
by raptor
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 516
Views: 28959

Re: The Coming Civil War

There is no way i could be talked into running foe election and or hold8ng a paid elected position.

Not a chance.

Go to advanced search