Luke Z. wrote to ask about a source for the bayonet socket light bulb adapters that I mentioned in my novel “Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse”  (These adapters allow standard table lamps to be converted to use 12 VDC with either automobile tail lights or bayonet-base halogen lights.) They no longer seem to be stocked by Real Goods, but they are currently available from Kansas Wind Power . (Scroll down to item # L450.)
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I hope that this article isn’t just hype or wishful thinking: Engineer Gets 110 MPG Out Of ’87 Mustang . (A hat tip to reader Kevin A.)
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John S. flagged this article from ABC News: Thousands Worldwide Prepare for the Apocalypse, Expected in 2012.  Its because of the “end date” of the Mayan calendar, dontcha know… While their motivation is based on a very dubious premise, I can at least commend them for their preparedness.
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David in Israel sent us a link to an article with more details on how he “killdozer” attack in Israel was stopped: Men Who Killed Terrorist: Policeman Was in the Way