Notes for Saturday – August 02, 2014

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Preserving and Storing Food Safely – An Overview – Part II, by N.M.

Types of Preserving Now that you understand, from Part 1 of this article, some of the reasons to preserve and priorities in preserving correctly, let’s consider which preserving methods you may want to use. Preserving methods include multi-step processes, like soaking, skimming, rinsing, hanging to dry, freezing, canning (in mason jars), smoking, and sucking air out of bags, containers, and buckets. Your choice of which method to use is governed by the food. For example, you would usually freeze berries but dehydrate and vacuum seal tomatoes and strips of meat (jerky). You could can (in glass jars) green beans, though …




Letter Re: NYC Chokehold

Hugh, Just a note about chokeholds. A chokehold uses the forearm to put pressure on the windpipe and can easily result in serious injury or death. Most LE departments have outlawed them as a restraint and classified them as “deadly force”, the same as a knife, club, or firearm. Often mistaken for a chokehold (and usually referred to as such by the ignorant media) is the LVNR (Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint), which, when properly applied cuts off blood flow to the brain and the subject passes out in less than 10 seconds, at which time the LVNR is released. Pressure …




Economics and Investing:

This article demonstrates that, no matter the urging of financial planners, Americans continue to live on the edge financially. This should be a tale of caution and should be an opportunity to reiterate the critical element of saving as part of, indeed the first step in, preparedness. CHARTS: Americans Are Seriously Unprepared For Emergencies – B.C. o o o Gold Prices Reveal Truth About U.S. Economy o o o Paul Craig Roberts – This Mega-Collapse Will Terrify People – J.W. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Argentina Misses Deadline Goes Into Default Argentina Stocks And Bonds Collapse After Non …




Odds ‘n Sods:

Emory Hospital to receive 2 Ebola patients – keeper HJL Adds: Remember, Ebola is successful at creating fear because it has such a high fatality rate and there is no cure. We fear what we do not understand. We fear what can kill us. Put those two together, and it can be intense fear. However, like radiation poisoning, the fear is often unfounded. Ebola, while a wicked virus, cannot be the pandemic that wipes out most of the population because it kills too fast. The onset of symptoms is far too quick for it to be an efficient mass killer. …