COTE: Why do liberals mock preppers?

Every so often there is a natural disaster, terrorist incident, or major crisis that throws parts of the country into temporary chaos. Many times everything people own is wiped out as was the case with Hurricane Katrina, Super-storm Sandy, and the Joplin tornado. When these things happen, you see society at its worst with looting, violence, and mass chaos. Given Americans’ history of rioting over small things like Black Friday sales and sporting events, it…

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Survivalism: The stark ideology that may have led to killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper

The man alleged to have shot two Pennsylvania police officers on Sept. 12 stalked them on a cool night under a gibbous moon. He hid in woods at the edge of game lands in rural Blooming Grove, Pa. And, at around 10:50 p.m., he fired, killing one man and seriously wounding another. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., has been charged with this inexplicable crime. But state police said he has a philosophy: survivalism. What is…

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NYT: ‘Assault Weapons’ A ‘Myth’ Democrats Created In 1990s

On September 13, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the federal assault weapons ban, The New York Times ran a column explaining that the very term “assault weapon” is one the “Democrats created” in the 1990s in order to ban “a politically defined category of guns.” Moreover, the Times points out that the threat posed by the private ownership of “assault weapons” is mythological in comparison to FBI stats on the actual use of…

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The Bank Of England Just Said It Thinks Bitcoin Could Be Huge

The Bank of England has devoted two papers to the rise of digital currencies. It’s another demonstration of Bitcoin’s transformation from niche cyber-libertarian intrigue to a subject of mainstream interest. More significantly, the Bank suggests that the key innovation is not the digital currency itself — which is subject to wild fluctuations — but the “distributed ledger,” which tracks Bitcoin transactions. That ledger has the potential to revolutionize the financial system, the bank argues. Although…

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Bunny Hunter is a God-fearing, gun-wielding survivalist who wants to ‘inspire women’

Bunny Hunter – real name Michelle Rovinsky – is making waves as unlikely advocate for guns, God, and gore. The 32-year-old Tampa, Florida, native, who boasts a substantial weapons collection and has a fondness for hunting, skinning and gutting her game, wants to be a better role model for women – and features in a new bTV segment to spread her message. ‘Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus have no morals, they are terrible…

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Urban doomsday preppers not your stereotypical paranoid white survivalists

If you were to picture a doomsday prepper living in New York City, how would you describe them? If you’re thinking bunker-building isolationists with conservative or anti-government sentiments, a religious end-times outlook, a secret arsenal of weaponry, and a massive cache of food — well, you would be incorrect. Although those are the stereotypical extremists often seen as doomsday preppers, their like depicted on the National Geographic show of the same name, those that would…

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