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War Between U.S. & China ‘More Likely Than Not,” Adviser To 5 U.S. Presidents Says

War Between U.S. & China ‘More Likely Than Not,” Adviser To 5 U.S. Presidents Says

Image source: U.S. Navy The world is underestimating the risk of a cataclysmic clash between the United States and China. That’s the belief of Graham Allison, a foreign policy expert who advised every presidential administration from Reagan to Obama. Allison sees disturbing parallels between the present relationship between China and...
9 Surprising Uses For Backyard Lavender Plants Got Bugs Try No. 5. 5)

9 Surprising Uses For Backyard Lavender Plants (Got Bugs? Try No. 5)

Image source: Pixabay.com Lavender is one of the most popular herbs in backyard gardens. Using lavender allows you to tap into its multiple medicinal properties. Let’s take a look at my favorite ways to use it! 1. Lavender in jam recipes Yes, you read that correctly! Despite the fact that...
Why Post-Disaster America WON’T Be Like The 1800s

Why Post-Disaster America WON’T Be Like The 1800s. (It Will Be Worse.)

Image source: Pixabay.com There has always been a lot of speculation about what a post-disaster world would look like. I remember reading books 40 years ago, where the author tried to grapple with the idea of a world after a nuclear war. Through the ensuing years, each potential disaster has...
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10-Year-Old Shopped Alone At Lego Store. So Police Arrested His Mom.

A mother was arrested and charged Sunday for letting her 10-year-old son shop alone at a toy store. Jia Fan was charged with child endangerment for leaving her son alone at the Lego Store in the Eastview Mall in Victor, N.Y., AP reported. She went off to shop and came...
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Ransomware Slams Hospitals; Surgeries Delayed; Computer Network Destroyed

Image source: Pixabay.com A ransomware attack delayed surgeries and shut down laboratories and diagnostic facilities at two hospitals in Pennsylvania last week and also shut down the computer network at a hospital in West Virginia. “Thank God I was able to get my surgery,” patient Brenda Pisarsky posted to Facebook...
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9 Edible Perennials You Can Plant Once & Enjoy Forever

Image source: Pixabay.com Who doesn’t love fresh produce straight out of the garden? Crisp, green snap peas, juicy tomatoes, crunchy zucchini and cool refreshing cucumbers are worth our gardening efforts. But wouldn’t it be great to reap the rewards of a harvest year after year with just one planting effort?...
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The Fire-Starting Char That’s More Reliable Than Cotton

Fire constructed on the prairie using this method. Yes, cow dung will burn. There is no doubt we are seeing a sort of renaissance in the art of survival and bushcraft. Not only are big names like Ray Mears, Bear Grylls, Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin getting a lot of...
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N. Korea Fires Its First ICBM; Can Reach Alaska; U.S. & S. Korea Respond With Missile Tests; China Warns

North Korea test fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Tuesday and claimed it was now able to “strike any place in the world” in what could be a major turning point in the back-and-forth between it and the United States. Experts in the U.S. conceded that the rogue nation...
4 Reasons America Is STILL The Greatest Nation On Earth

4 Reasons America Is STILL The Greatest Nation On Earth

With all of the turmoil and controversy in our nation over the last few decades, it’s easy to criticize the USA as a country in decline. However, it is times like these that we need to gird up our loins, fight for what we believe in, and remember that despite...
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The Puritans, Democracy and Freedom

For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. —John Winthrop, “A Model of Christian Charity” (1630) Democracy, I do not conceive that ever God did ordain as a fit govern-ment either for church or commonwealth. —John Cotton, Letter to Lord Say and Seal (1636)...
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The 12 Best Ways To Keep Your House Cool Without Air Conditioning

Enduring extreme heat during the summer isn’t easy, especially without A.C. But the sooner you learn to adapt to an A.C.-less heat wave, the better off for your household. Not only could you sizably reduce your power usage, it also would prepare you for cases of power outage or an...
Trump Warns North Korea ‘Patience Is Over’

Trump Warns North Korea: ‘Patience Is Over’

President Trump told reporters this week that he is losing patience with North Korea. “The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed — many years and it’s failed — and frankly that patience is over,” he said during an appearance with South Korean President Moon Jae-in...