Odds ‘n Sods:

Bellevue staffers call in ‘sick’ after Ebola arrives. – T.P.

While I don’t think this Ebola scare has come anywhere close to threatening a significant portion of the population at this time, this article underscores a critical aspect of societal collapse. Fear is a significant driver; when people stop showing up for work, the economy quits as well. Imagine if we had 10,000 infected here rather than just a few.

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6 degrees of government control. – Avalanche Lily

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SurvivalBlog reader K.K. has informed us that a large amount of leftover warehoused UNI-SOLAR stock was recently liquidated. A number have shown up on eBay for incredibly great prices. (The original link is sold out, but there are more more here)

“I sent a few of these to a missionary friend in Africa four years ago (at over $400 each!!)  She rolls them out each day to charge the laptop and batteries for lights and the panels are still going strong. I own some personally and have to say I am more impressed than with any other panel I have had.  The only drawback is that they take about twice as much roof space as a monosilicon panel to produce the same amount of power, but they weigh only 17lbs and can be rolled up pretty tight.  I can easily carry two with me in a duffle bag when going out to the cabin.  If any of your readers are looking for panels, these are hard to beat.”

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Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant