5 Things to Stockpile for Emergencies

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Unexpected emergencies remind you how vulnerable you are, especially when you’re caught unprepared. Don’t be. Anyone who has been through one knows that in an emergency situation, every second counts-- and so does every resource. Whether triggered by a natural disaster, an accident or the harmful actions of another person, emergencies can quickly turn stable environments into scenes of chaos and desperation. While you can’t prepare for everything, there are some basic things you can have on-hand to be ready when things go wrong.

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1. Fuel

Fuel is one of the last things people think of when preparing for an emergency. That’s why we’re mentioning it first. Without it, things like cooking, heating, generating electricity and driving quickly fall into the realm of impossibility. While gasoline is good to have on hand, it’s one of the more dangerous fuels when it comes to storage. Propane is much safer and relatively easy to store, which is great if you have a heater or grill that runs on propane. Other fuel options include diesel, charcoal and of course wood. Another alternative is Stove In a Can, which takes fuel that is safe, waterproof and can be stored indefinitely. Whatever fuel you use, don’t forget to have some way to get your fire going-- matches or a fire-starter.

2. Clean Water

Water is our most basic need. To prepare for an emergency where water is absent or contaminated, you’ll either need a supply of water already stored or a way to purify whatever water you are able to collect, such as LifeStraw. Preferably, you’ll have both. Remember, stored water is only useful if it’s accessible. If you ever have to leave your water source, you’ll need a way to carry it with you. You’ll be even better off if you have a way to filter any contaminated water you come across. The Marketplace by TheBlaze offers a wide selection of products that will help you prepare for this and other types of emergencies. Choose products that are compatible with your circumstances.

3. Food

Imagine not being able to go to the grocery store for a week. How about three weeks or a month or five months? While not all emergencies will involve massive food shortages, it’s important to have some extra food on hand, preferably food that is not only sustainable, but also palatable. Stock up on foods that don’t need to be refrigerated. Keep it simple. Just having some jerky, granola bars, peanut butter and tuna on hand is a great way to start. Ready-to-eat meals take it one step further. These can be purchased individually, by the bucket or as part of a survival kit.

4. Light Source

In emergencies that involve power outages, the first thing people go for is a light source. There’s no good in having a ready-to-eat meal or a first aid kit if you can’t find it in the dark. This is also a relatively common emergency. Earthquakes, ice storms, tornados and lightning strikes are just a few of the many causes of power outages. Having reliable light sources on hand can prevent a bad situation from becoming worse. Be sure and keep flashlights, headlamps or a lantern somewhere that is accessible so you can retrieve them in an emergency. Also remember to have plenty of batteries.

5. First Aid Kit

This is a given. First aid kits are meant for responding to emergencies! If you don’t have one, get one. If you’ve had one stashed away in the closet for years, take a look and make it’s stocked with all of the necessities. Check to make sure it contains the necessary items including adhesive bandages, butterfly closures, tape roll bandages, gauze pads, burn cream, antiseptic and gloves. Be sure and keep your first aid kit in a place where the contents will stay sterile and where it is easy to get to in an emergency.

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

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The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?