Monthly Archives: November 2012

November 28, 2012 – 23 Days Until Baktun 12

Survivalist Tip:  I mentioned early on that, should you have to flee your home when the apocalypse hits, it’s best to be in a sturdy vehicle, such as a big truck, instead of something like a Toyota Camry or a “Smart Car.”  I know many of you may be environmentally conscious, but I recommend investing in a large truck.  You can store your most important survival gear in the bed of it: water, food rations, rope, guns and chocolate.  Even large get good gas mileage these days, which will be critical as you traverse the barren wasteland.  Besides, if any undesirables manage to survive the initial chaos – such as politicians, celebrities, or zombies – you can run them down with your big-ass truck!

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How the Empire State Building Learned to Dance

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Shocked and Awed

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Fuzzy Math

Well, the U.S. has always wanted to be number 1 in something.

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Cliff Diving

“Obama’s proposals are not strong enough, per se, to undo the very large inequality increase the U.S. has experienced since the 1970s, particularly when it comes to the incomes at the very top.  To really make a dent, you would need to consider more radical policies.”

– Emmanuel Saez, University of California at Berkeley economist, in the Washington Post.

At the rate we’re going, with the partisan bitchery in Congress, it’ll take a few eons before economic conditions even out.  But hey – maybe the Mayan apocalypse will sort it all out for us before then!

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November 27, 2012 – 24 Days Until Baktun 12

Survivalist Tip:  Whether you hope to stay at home, or hit the road when the apocalypse hits, you need to have a safe for all your valuables.  A good sturdy safe is made of metal or some other firm substance; is burglary proof; and is fire and water proof, not just fire and water resistant.  I recommend one with a combination lock, as those with key locks are much more easily breached.  A safe will guard such items as birth certificates, social security cards, old photographs, guns and chocolate recipes.  You definitely don’t want scavengers, politicians and nosy in-laws accessing those things!  Your safe doesn’t have to be huge; just big enough to store valuables and transport.  Even when things settle down, you’ll find a safe will always be necessary.

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Parade Floats Gone Wild

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