I’ve had a few more guest articles submitted, thanks to those of you who put in the time to bring your expertise to the table for the good of the site. Expect to see those articles this week.
Additionally I’d like to send a shout out to my good friend and frequent contributor to this site: Ranger W. I just got a short email from him earlier today as he is now boots on ground in Afghanistan, it’s not his first time there either. Something about snow, freezing cold temps and tents that don’t keep the wind out were mentioned. Being in the “the suck” is a beautiful thing (always in retrospect, never when you are actually there).
I just wanted to say that I thank people like Ranger W for doing what they do, no doubt in harm’s way on the other side of the earth while most of us complain about petty stuff back here at home. Between missions Ranger W has guaranteed me that he will attempt to write a few more guest posts for the site, I look forward to sharing them with all of you. In case you missed his other articles here are a few samples:
Prepper Deals out on the Internet:
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Current events and opinion:
Cyberattacks: Why Companies Keep Their Mouths Shut
PJ: Bottom line: Companies will not report that they have been hacked and that consumer information (or proprietary information) has been compromised lest they lose customers.
50 Signs That The U.S. Health Care System Is A Gigantic Money Making Scam That Is About To Collapse
PJ: My wife and I have noticed that our co-pays have gone up, and once covered referrals or procedures are no longer covered (or require much more red tape to get approved). The tightening of the purse strings as it were. Anyone else experiencing the same?
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at 96
PJ: I’m closer to 40 than I am 30, and I remember S.G. Koop distinctly from my childhood. Rest in peace.
The Fed Has Set Us Up For the Crash of 2013
PJ: I definitely believe this is a possibility, although we should never underestimate the ability of our lawmakers to prolong the inevitable. Many declared 2011 was the year, and then 2012…and now 2013. The collapse IS COMING but it’s really difficult to put a definite timeline on it.
Back To the Stone Age? New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working From Home
PJ: I am not one of the lucky few to “work from home” but I know some colleagues that are allowed to. They openly admit (to me anyways) that they absolutely do nothing while at home, maybe 30 minutes of actual “work” all day. This might seem terrible on the surface, but is it much better than the employee who goes to work to zone out all day, surf Facebook and take extended breaks? Reminds me of this: