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There is an EMP awareness, and specifically the HEMP threat from a nuclear Iran, event that is being hosted today, Feb 6th in DC featuring Sen. Ted Cruz, Amb. James Woolsey, Frank Gaffney and others (to which you are invited):

American Security and the Iranian Bomb: Analyzing Threats at Home and Abroad.

Event Details:

  • TIME: 10:30 a.m. ET – 12:15 p.m. ET
  • LOCATION: Reserve Officers Association, Minuteman Ballroom, One Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington D.C. 20002

You can also see a live webcast of the event at Homeland Threats.

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You can store almost anything in a mason jar, but getting a small amount out of it isn’t so easy when you have to unscrew the whole lid. The Kitchn has a neat hack to attach a flip-out pour spout to your mason jar with little effort. – RLH

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You will have to look at this entire page to get the full grasp, but the concept of the TED presentation is outstanding….and outlines the project. – RBS

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Wake Up And Realize That YOU Are America – SDS

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There is a heavy market campaign in progress over the R.I.P. bullet. I haven’t worked with any myself, though I understand the physics behind it. I can’t see where it is any different than products that have been on the market for years. It’s essentially a Glaser Safety Slug. The concept is to have a projectile that performs like a shotgun, yet actually holds together until impact. You end up with a light projectile that is frangible. I’m sure it performs well when it comes to ballistics gel, but that’s not real world performance. What happens when it hits bone? What about performance after penetration through windshields, glass, plywood, sheet metal, and heavy clothing? I’m not seeing anything new and innovative from it, except a slick marketing campaign that may be positioning the company for bad PR. Anybody remember Winchester Black Talon ammunition?

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In case you didn’t know it, you’ve been splitting wood all wrong. Actually, this gadget looks pretty intriguing. I may just have to try one myself. Be sure to watch the video. Sent in by T.P.

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