Dr. Strangelove — item 1.. It’s the end of the world as they know it: How growing numbers of American ‘preppers’ are getting ready for Armageddon (by stockpiling food and guns) — 23rd January 2012 …item 5b.. Vera Lynn – “We’ll Meet Again” …

Dr. Strangelove — item 1.. It’s the end of the world as they know it: How growing numbers of American ‘preppers’ are getting ready for Armageddon (by stockpiling food and guns) — 23rd January 2012 …item 5b.. Vera Lynn – “We’ll Meet Again” …
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Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck seems to preach preppers’ message when he tells listeners: ‘It’s never too late to prepare for the end of the world as we know it.’
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…..item 1)…. Mail Online …. www.dailymail.co.uk/news …. It’s the end of the world as they know it: How growing numbers of American ‘preppers’ are getting ready for Armageddon (by stockpiling food and guns)

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Last updated at 8:57 PM on 23rd January 2012

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When Patty Tegeler looks out the window of her home overlooking the Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia, she sees trouble on the horizon.

‘In an instant, anything can happen,’ she told Reuters.

‘And I firmly believe that you have to be prepared.’

Ms Tegeler is among a growing subculture of Americans who refer to themselves informally as ‘preppers.’
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Ready for anything: Chuck Izzo, a "prepper" sits in his basement where he stores wood pellets to fuel his woodstove, an alternative heat source in his home

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Some are driven by a fear of imminent societal collapse, others are worried about terrorism, and many have a vague concern that an escalating series of natural disasters is leading to some type of environmental cataclysm.

They are following in the footsteps of hippies in the 1960s who set up communes to separate themselves from what they saw as a materialistic society, and the survivalists in the 1990s who were hoping to escape the dictates of what they perceived as an increasingly secular and oppressive government.

Preppers, though are, worried about no government.

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Ms Tegeler, 57, has turned her home in rural Virginia into a ‘survival center,’ complete with a large generator, portable heaters, water tanks, and a two-year supply of freeze-dried food that her sister recently gave her as a birthday present.

She says that in case of emergency, she could survive indefinitely in her home. And she thinks that emergency could come soon.

‘I think this economy is about to fall apart,’ she said.
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Stocking up: Dennis McClung, of Mesa, Arizona, filled his basement with food to ride out the end of civilization, which he believes is coming December 12

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A wide range of vendors market products to preppers, mainly online. They sell everything from water tanks to guns to survival skills.

Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck seems to preach preppers’ message when he tells listeners: ‘It’s never too late to prepare for the end of the world as we know it.’

‘Unfortunately, given the increasing complexity and fragility of our modern technological society, the chances of a societal collapse are increasing year after year,’ said author James Wesley Rawles, whose
Survival Blog is considered the guiding light of the prepper movement.

A former Army intelligence officer, Mr Rawles has written fiction and non-fiction books on end-of-civilization topics, including ‘How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It,’ which is also known as the preppers’ Bible
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Emerging market: Best Prices Storable Foods in Texas has seen a surge in customers looking to fill their pantries and basements with nonperishable foods to ride out any fall of civilization

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‘We could see a cascade of higher interest rates, margin calls, stock market collapses, bank runs, currency revaluations, mass street protests, and riots,’ he told Reuters.

‘The worst-case end result would be a Third World War, mass inflation, currency collapses, and long term power grid failures.’

—– HOW TO STOCK UP LIKE A PREPPER

You don’t have to own a fallout shelter and believe society is on the brink of collapse to store some extra supplies in case of a natural disaster or other emergency. Here are a few suggestions from the federal government:

….. Food – Three day supply of non-perishable food that requires no heat or refrigeration and little water to eat. Consider MREs (military rations), peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned ready-to-eat soup and energy bars. Be sure to include a can opener

….. Water – One gallon per person in your household per day. Keep enough for at least three days.

….. Light – Candles with matches and flashlights with fresh batteries
Communication – Battery-operated on hand-crank radio with NOAA weather radio function

….. Health – First aid kit as well as an prescription and over-the-counter medication you regularly use

….. Sanitation – Spare toilet paper, paper towels and plastic garbage bags

….. Documents – Be sure to keep important documents and family photos together in an easily-accessible place in case you need to leave home

A sense of ‘suffering and being afraid’ is usually at the root of this kind of thinking, according to Cathy Gutierrez, an expert on end-times beliefs at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Such feelings are not unnatural in a time of economic recession and concerns about a growing national debt, she said.

‘With our current dependence on things from the electric grid to the Internet, things that people have absolutely no control over, there is a feeling that a collapse scenario can easily emerge, with a belief that the end is coming, and it is all out of the individual’s control,’ she told Reuters.

She compared the major technological developments of the past decade to the Industrial Revolution of the 1830s and 1840s, which led to the growth of the Millerites, the 19th-Century equivalent of the preppers.

Followers of charismatic preacher Joseph Miller sold everything and gathered in 1844 for what they believed would be the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Many of today’s preppers receive inspiration from the Internet, devouring information posted on websites like that run by attorney Michael T. Snider, who writes The Economic Collapse blog out of his home in northern Idaho.

‘Modern preppers are much different from the survivalists of the old days,’ he said.

‘You could be living next door to a prepper and never even know it. Many suburbanites are turning spare rooms into food pantries and are going for survival training on the weekends.’

Like other preppers, Mr Snider is worried about the end of a functioning US economy. He points out that tens of millions of Americans are on food stamps and that many U.S. children are living in poverty.

‘Most people have a gut feeling that something has gone terribly wrong, but that doesn’t mean that they understand what is happening,’ he said.

‘A lot of Americans sense that a massive economic storm is coming and they want to be prepared for it.’

So, assuming there is no collapse of society — which the preppers call ‘uncivilization’ — what is the future of the preppers?

Ms Gutierrez said that unlike the Millerites — or followers of radio preacher Harold Camping, who predicted the world would end last year — preppers are not setting a date for the coming destruction. The Mayan Calendar predicts doom this December.

‘The minute you set a date, you are courting disconfirmation,’ she said.

Ms Tegeler, who recalls being hit by tornadoes and floods in her southwestern Virginia home, said that none of her ‘survival center’ products will go to waste.

‘I think it’s silly not to be prepared," she said.

‘After all, anything can happen.’

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…..item 4)…. youtube video … Dr. Strangelove trailer … 1:38 minutes …

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This is the trailer of the classic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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Ending of Dr. Strangelove, one of the best movies ever made.

Vera Lynn – "We’ll Meet Again"

We’ll meet again,
Don’t know where,
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through,
Just like you always do
Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away

So will you please say "Hello"
To the folks that I know
Tell them I won’t be long
They’ll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song

We’ll meet again,
Don’t know where,
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

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ESPN Dancing Coaches Commercial — College Basketball (It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports) – DANCE

Justice – DANCE myspace.com/etjusticepourtous (Downtown / Ed Banger) Nominated for MTV VMA video of the year Perhaps no coaches show more passion and energy than college basketball coaches. Here, we celebrate their exuberance and signature moves. It’s not crazy, it’s sports. Watch Thad Matta of Ohio State, Buzz Williams of Marquette Golden Eagles, Herb Sendek of Arizona State Sun Devils, Roy Williams of University of North carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels, Kim Mulkey of the the Baylor Lady Bears, Jamie Dixon of the Pittsburgh (Pitt) Panthers, Frank Martin of Oakland, Tubby Smith of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Seth Greenberg of Virginia Tech (VA Tech), Josh Pastner of the Memphis Tigers, Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals, Mike Anderson of Mizzou (Missouri Tigers), Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans, Chris Mack of the Xavier Musketers, Bill Self of the Kansas Jay Hawks, Brad Stevens of Butler Bulldogs, Lorenzo Romar of the Washington Huskies, Tom Crean of the Indiana Hoosiers, Debbie Ryan of he Virginia Lady Caveliers, Mike Kryzewski of the Duke Blue Devils, Mark Few of the Gonzaga Zags, Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Oragne (Orangemen), Bruce Pearl of the Tennessee Volunteers, Tent Johnson of Louisiana State, Bo Ryan of the Wisonconsin Badgers put on their dancing shoes/shows as they try and get to the NCAA Tournament and beyond.

Has anyone else in Virginia gotten calls from Western Wats, it’s an 801 number…?

Question by Janet S: Has anyone else in Virginia gotten calls from Western Wats, it’s an 801 number…?
I live in Virginia and for the past week I’ve been receiving phone calls to my cell phone from the number 1-801-623-4625. I don’t answer calls from phone numbers I dont know, especially 800 numbers, etc. This number called me atleast once a day for like a week and after I got fed up with it I called the number back and got a recording saying that ‘I had been contacted by Western Wats, and independent research company…’ blah blah and then the call ends. Starting 2 days ago, the number began calling me twice a day instead of just once and it’s really really annoying me. I looked up the company online and found some articles about this company doing “push polling” and something about bashing Mitt Romney. Has anyone else been harassed by these calls and has anyone actually participated in their survey that can tell me what the hell they’re bothering me for? I’m a registered voter in VA and I’m guessing this is related to politics… Anything anyone knows about this will help greatly! Thx

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Week 10 – 52 Weeks: It’s important to start your day with a balanced breakfast – and Flickr notes!

Week 10 – 52 Weeks: It’s important to start your day with a balanced breakfast – and Flickr notes!
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Didn’t eat a proper breakfast for years, but now I’m a big fan.

OOPS I THINK THE SHINE IS OFF THE PEACH ………..IT’S ABOUT TIME

OOPS I THINK THE SHINE IS OFF THE PEACH ………..IT’S ABOUT TIME
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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 19% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).

Today’s numbers reflect the lowest level of Strong Approval yet recorded for this president. There has been a sharp decline in enthusiasm among liberal voters.

Currently, just 37% of liberals Strongly Approve of the president’s performance. That’s down from 63% a year ago, 57% at the beginning of 2011, and 52% a week ago. Some liberal commentators have expressed disappointment with the president over the extension of the Bush tax cuts, the military action in Libya, and, most recently, the budget deal to avert a partial shutdown of the federal government. While liberal enthusiasm may be declining, 57% of voters believe the president is more liberal than they are.

By a 48% to 37% margin, voters recognize that to significantly cut government spending would require making major changes in National Security, Social Security, and Medicare. Those items make up a majority of all federal spending.

Consumer confidence remains steady. Just 31% rate their own personal finances as good or excellent. Overall, 22% say their finances are getting better while 46% say the opposite.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

Even though enthusiasm is down, 84% of liberal voters still approve of the president’s performance. So do 54% of moderate voters. However, 86% of conservatives disapprove.

Sixty-one percent (61%) believe that enforcing immigration laws would reduce poverty.

Forty-seven percent (47%) have some confidence in the stability of the U.S. banking system.

Most voters continue to favor repeal of last year’s new health care law.

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In a book released last year, Scott Rasmussen observed that, "The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century." He added that "The American people don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or the center. They want to govern themselves." In Search of Self-Governance is available at Amazon.com.

MAD AS HELL: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System, by Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen, can be ordered at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders and other outlets. It’s also available in bookstores everywhere.

It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters. Some other firms base their approval ratings on samples of all adults. President Obama’s numbers are always several points higher in a poll of adults rather than likely voters. That’s because some of the president’s most enthusiastic supporters, such as young adults, are less likely to turn out to vote. It is also important to check the details of question wording when comparing approval ratings from different firms.

Rasmussen Reports has been a pioneer in the use of automated telephone polling techniques, but many other firms still utilize their own operator-assisted technology (see methodology). Pollsters for Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton have cited our "unchallenged record for both integrity and accuracy."

The Pew Center noted that Rasmussen Reports beat traditional media in covering Scott Brown’s upset win in Massachusetts earlier this year: "It was polling-not journalistic reporting-that caught the wave in the race to succeed Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy." Rasmussen Reports was also the first to show Joe Sestak catching Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary race last year.

Once again in 2010, Rasmussen Reports polling provided an accurate preview of Election Night outcomes. See how we did.

Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, “This was one tough election to poll and forecast. Rasmussen Reports caught the major trends of the election year nationally and in most states.”

In December 2009, a full 11 months before Election Day. A Democratic strategist concluded that if the Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot data was accurate, Republicans would gain 62 seats in the House during the 2010 elections. Other polls at the time suggested the Democrats would retain a comfortable majority. The Republicans gained 63 seats in the 2010 elections.

Rasmussen’s final 2010 projections were published in the Wall Street Journal. Scott Rasmussen noted that “it would be wise for all Republicans to remember that their team didn’t win, the other team lost. Heading into 2012, voters will remain ready to vote against the party in power unless they are given a reason not to do so.”

In the 2009 New Jersey Governor’s race, automated polls tended to be more accurate than operator-assisted polling techniques. On reviewing the state polling results from 2009, Mickey Kaus offered this assessment, "If you have a choice between Rasmussen and, say, the prestigious N.Y. Times, go with Rasmussen!"

In 2008, Obama won 53%-46% and our final poll showed Obama winning 52% to 46%. While we were pleased with the final result, Rasmussen Reports was especially pleased with the stability of our results. On every single day for the last six weeks of the campaign, our daily tracking showed Obama with a stable and solid lead attracting more than 50% of the vote.

In 2004 George W. Bush received 50.7% of the vote while John Kerry earned 48.3%. Rasmussen Reports polling projected that Bush would win 50.2% to 48.5%. We were the only firm to project both candidates’ totals within half a percentage point by (see our 2004 results).

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Platinum Members.

Like all polling firms, Rasmussen Reports weights its data to reflect the population at large (see methodology). Among other targets, Rasmussen Reports weights data by political party affiliation using a dynamic weighting process. While partisan affiliation is generally quite stable over time, there are a fair number of people who waver between allegiance to a particular party or independent status. Our baseline targets are established based upon separate survey interviews with a sample of adults nationwide completed during the preceding three months (a total of 45,000 interviews) and targets are updated monthly. Currently, the baseline targets for the adult population are 34.9% Democrats, 34.3% Republicans, and 30.3% unaffiliated. Likely voter samples typically show a slightly larger advantage for the Republicans.

A review of last week’s key polls is posted each Saturday morning.

We also invite you to review other recent demographic highlights from the tracking polls. To get a sense of longer-term trends, check out our month-by-month review of the president’s numbers

20030724 – USPS – SPBS (Small Parcel Bundle Sorter) – screen – my God it’s full of DOS windows! – 100-0073

20030724 – USPS – SPBS (Small Parcel Bundle Sorter) – screen – my God it’s full of DOS windows! – 100-0073
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Kick ass! 15 command-lines/command-line-driven processes! And people think I’m weird for having 2-4 of these open. At least I’m running 4NT and not COMAMND.COM/CMD.EXE!

BACKSTORY: We got to go on a ‘field trip’ at work, driving back from L’Enfant Plaza, Washington D.C. (where I worked) to Merrifield,VA (very close to where I live). I got to take pictures. I don’t think that we really used them that much, except as a secondary reference for mail sorting machine control panels and such.

DOS, Small Parcel Bundle Sorter (SPBS), Windows, command line, monitor, screen.

USPS, Merrifield, Virginia.

July 24, 2003.

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