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.
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’
Small 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
The 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
Leaders 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
Superstorm 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.