Friday Five for November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012

Friday Five

Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive November 23, 2012

Here’s what we’re reading this Thanksgiving week for the Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: a girl in San Antonio was expelled from a Science and Engineering Academy for refusing to wear a tracking device, family farmers brace for a “death tax” that may drive them out of business, the cost of a state’s secession, and prescription drug shortages hit the U.S., among others.

Drug Shortages Plague the U.S.

Drug shortage in the U.S.By most accounts, the U.S. has a top-notch healthcare system. Patients who can afford it receive some of the best care that the world of medicine has to offer. However, in recent years, shortages on critical drugs has plagued the U.S healthcare system causing the use of some drugs to be rationed. From The New York Times.

Family Farmers Brace for ‘Death Tax’

family farms brace for the death taxSmall farmers whose family farms have been passed down from generation to generation are at risk. This time it’s not from stiff competition from the multi-national agricultural giants that dominate the nation’s farmland. No, this time it’s from Uncle Sam’s unquenchable desire to raise revenue. The Death Tax is threatening many family farms. From FoxNews.

What Secession Will Cost You

Secession planningThe White House has confirmed that petitions from all 50 states have been received asking for secession from the United States. Seven states have submitted more than 30,000 each, five of which include their sitting Governor’s signature! Market Watch of the The Wall Street Journal has researched what secession would mean for those states if they were indeed allowed to withdraw from the union. From Market Watch.

Girl Expelled from Magnet School for Refusing RFID Tracking

Girl expelled from high school for refusing tracking deviceLeaders of the John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas, require that all students wear an RFID tracking device while on school property. No exceptions. One student, Andrea Hernandez, doesn’t want to. She’s not just being rebellious. She claims it violates her privacy and offends her religiously. Those complaints fell on deaf ears and she received the boot from the Science and Engineering Academy last week. Can a school system really mandate tracking devices for it’s students? From InfoWars.

Staying Warm Indoors When There’s No Power

Staying warm in a snow stormSuperstorm Sandy caught many New Englanders unprepared. Since then a snow storm has hit the region leaving many to fight the cold without power. So how you can you stay warm indoors while the electricity is off? Urban Alan over at Urban Survival Site offers some guidance for the survivor. From Urban Survival Site.

5 Comments on “Friday Five for November 23, 2012”

  1. scrambo Says:

    the article from market watch about session was really idiotic…the truth of the matter is we don’t have to secede because as he points out all those states that receive more in federal spending than they pay in is the fore most reason this country is going to collapse… and those of us who reside in one of those states would prefer that our state only spend what is necessary and less than they take in…


    • Joe Says:

      I understand and agree. Nothing will come of the secession movement. Hopefully Washington will hear and react, but I’m not optimistic.

      There’s a quote that I’ve read that really applies. “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” I’ve seen it attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but I doubt that is the real original source.



  2. Dana Says:

    Love the Friday Five- I check it every week now!!
    The death tax is pretty scary- i got a buddy that farms. Farmers are basically poor until they retire and they sell everything they’ve worked so hard for over their career.
    The RFID tracking thing is alarming too. If that’s becomes normal for schools, why wouldn’t it expand to felons, then first time offenders, then all citizens? Its funny how we slowly let freedoms slip away, I just wonder at what point people will stand up to the government in a big way.


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