Odds ‘n Sods:

M.H. sent this video: Life in a CONEX. Note that building codes in many states would restrict this, but in most of the American Redoubt states, there is no building code outside of city limits.

   o o o

And speaking of the advantages of the American Redoubt, read this: Jeff Knox praises ‘losers’ of Brady Center’s national scorecard.

   o o o

Can you spell shrapnel, boys and girls?” Family’s surveillance cameras rolling as tornado hits West Liberty. (Video is from the March 2, 2012 tornado in West Liberty, Kentucky. Thanks to Jay in Missouri for the link.) If you live in tornado or hurricane country, then build a proper shelter!

   o o os

“MRSA Me!” Reader Lee M. wrote to mention an article that sheds some light on how easy it is to catch MRSA. The article mentions that you can contract it by just touching an infected wound when you have an open cut or sore on your own body.

   o o o

One more strong reason to take Venezuela off of your travel or expatriation locales list: Hugo Chavez: Fighting Crime by Disarming Innocent People. (Thanks to G.G. for the link.)