Two Actions Today Moved the World a Step Closer to War

It’s all well and good to prepare for natural disasters and an economic collapse, but war is a constant in our history. Don’t neglect to prepare for it.

Two things moved the world closed to war today as two well-known hot spots heated up.

First, an Iranian missile hit an Israeli-owned ship in the Arabian sea.  This could exacerbate tensions between Iran and Israel and lead to a response from Israel, which is known for its punishing response to attacks. Whether Israel strikes back directly at Iran or one of the terrorist groups it sponsors remains to be seen. At the very least, I would expect Israeli air strikes on ammo dumps or missile launch sites.

The danger here is that the two countries could get embroiled in open warfare that might involve the entire region and impact oils supplies, suck in world powers like the U.S. or Russia, or even lead to the use of nuclear devices.

Second, Taiwan publicly discussed its program of designing and building land-based long-range missiles capable of striking mainland China. They said one system is currently in production (and one assumes being deployed) and three more are in development.

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Coronavirus Report July 13: Recap and Round-Up

The reign of the coronavirus is far from over as surging cases continue to threaten our food supply, the economy, and our lives.

I am back at my desk after a weekend of travel.  While I was enjoying the quiet mountain air, the sound of rain on the roof, and the gurgle of rushing mountain creaks, Florida turned in its worst day of COVID-19 cases ever, as did Los Angeles County.

Florida reported 15,299 new cases Sunday, a new record not only for Florida but for any state.  They reportedly had 19.6 percent of test results coming back positive.  These are both huge numbers.  The 19.6 percent practically guarantees that there are far more cases that are going unreported. 

Los Angeles reported 3,322 new cases, its highest number yet, with a positive test rate of 9 percent.  The county has running total of 133,549 coronavirus cases and a total of 3089 deaths.  That means that the county of Los Angeles, with a population of just over 10 million, has more cases than the entire country of Canada.

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Global Hot Spots and Bad Economic News Spark Concerns

War drums boom, coronavirus outbreaks bloom, and food shortages loom. There’s plenty of things for a prepper to worry about.

It’s a busy world out there, full of conflict, threats, disease, poverty, hunger, and anger.  Let’s not forget anger.  Here are a few things that are in the news today, and similar reports can be found every day:

In other words, lots of reasons to prep.  Our top two concerns are China and COVID-19.

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