A gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, killing 27 – 18 of which are children – before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.More >>
Residents of Newtown, CT, are memorializing the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. A gunman opened fire at the school, killing 26 – including 20 children – before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:51:48 GMT
Warren Lewis, 70, was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in Federal Court for being a part of one of the largest meth operations in Lamar County history. Lewis was sentenced for possession of drugs withMore >>
Warren Lewis, 70, was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in Federal Court for being a part of one of the largest meth operations in Lamar County history. Lewis was sentenced for possession of drugs with the intent to distribute Tuesday morning.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:50:38 GMT
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Listeria is listed on the the baby's death certificate as an immediate cause of her death. Her mother, says that while she was pregnant, she ate food that was part of a recent, nation-wide Listeria recall.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:32:40 GMT
In a new viral video, a little girl is thrown into hysterics over the idea of her little brother growing up. The mother filmed the entire thing, asking her little girl why she was so upset. The littleMore >>
In a new viral video, a little girl is thrown into hysterics over the idea of her little brother growing up.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:08:07 GMT
Two-year-old Alicia Hernandez is currently at Blair E. Batson hospital in Jackson recovering from an ATV accident that killed her mother, brother and a cousin. "My Aunt Lucy Hernandez, her second oldestMore >>
Sarah Eichelberger, of Baton Rouge, was driving her 2009 Acura car when she collided with Lucy Hernandez's Honda ATV. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:21:27 GMT
The P.A.C.E. Head Start agency's regional director Willie Sims broke the silence on Monday about the suspended program. The agency is on a 30-day suspension for improperly reporting sex allegations. TheMore >>
The P.A.C.E. Head Start agency's regional director Willie Sims broke the silence on Monday about the suspended program.
The agency is on a 30-day suspension for improperly reporting sex allegations.More >>
(RNN) - Well, this is a pretty darn disappointing day for us doomsday preppers.
After all the buildup for the Mayan Apocalypse, when it didn't happen, I was all like, What! You have got to be kidding me! No meteor? Not one pandemic? Where's the electromagnetic pulse?
So if you're like me, you're probably wondering, what am I supposed to do with 2,000 cans of tuna, a ton of freeze-dried beef stew and 10,000 capsules of potassium iodide? How am I going to pay back the massive loans I took out to buy rope, bottled water and flint now that the global financial system hasn't collapsed?
It's enough to get most people down.
But I'm a glass half-full kind of guy, and so are you if you believed you'd still need half-a-million rounds of .50 caliber bullets and a solar-powered machine gun after an extinction-level apocalypse.
So let's take comfort knowing that lot of people throughout history have found themselves feeling just as sheepish as we are now, or even worse.
How would you like to be Pope Sylvester on Jan. 1, 1000, after he'd told everybody that the first day of the New Millennium would be the last day ever? I'll bet his face was beet-red when the barons and peasants and everybody who'd attended his "Last Mass" looked up at 12:01 a.m. Vatican Time on New Year's Day and said, "Oh, gee. Nothing happened. So what do we do about all these fallow fields and livestock wandering the streets of Rome, huh, Pope Sylvester?"
In the 18th century, the Shakers totally whiffed on not one, but two end-time predictions. But did the Shakers quit? Heck, no. They reinvented their whole brand, and now check it out - they make the best chairs ever: Oprah paid like, $300,000 for one.
Remember Y2K? Things definitely started going downhill about the year 2000, but it wasn't the end of the world or anything - unless you were in real estate.
Speaking of financial oblivion, you'll probably want to liquefy some of those assets you invested in that aren't going to be terribly necessary now that society is still functioning.
But hang on to some of it. Things are bound to fall apart again, sooner or later.
It's only a few more days until the fiscal cliff.
Here are a few suggestions for your other unnecessary stockpiles:
If you converted all your capital into gold bars and diamonds, stop what you are doing and visit www.brinks.com right now.
Military entrenching tools are going for about $40 on Ebay. For the same money, you can buy a carton of 48 Snicker Bars. What would you rather have, now that you won't be needing to dig so many foxholes? Just saying.
Cross bows are too cool to sell. Get a red-dot scope, move to New Mexico, get a hunting license and go all Walking Dead on the savage javalina.
Gasmask - Keep it until next Halloween, at least.
Samurai sword - Great for trimming hedges if you need a workout.
500 Slim Jims - Save them and invite all your dude buddies to a big Super Bowl party. They'll be gone before you float the keg.
500 pounds of batteries - When I was about 10 years old, I swiped my mom's metal vacuum cleaner tube, into which a Size D battery would slip perfectly. I propped the tube on a couple of cinder blocks, inserted an M-80 firecracker in the bottom of the tube, dropped a battery in the other end and lit the fuse. The explosion shot the battery about 300 yards and it landed, CLANG, on the metal roof of a neighbor's tool shed. I was receiving congratulations from all the other boys in the neighborhood when the police showed up and terrible things ensued. So I can't advocate this.
Two tons of plastic trash bags – You're set for life, just don't lose your 1 million plastic twist ties.
First aid kit - Keep it in the bathroom, which is also a good place to store your lifetime supplies of antibiotics, insulin, isopropyl alcohol and toilet paper.
Water purification tablets - Hang on to these in case you ever go camping in Death Valley.
Compass - Pitch it and reactivate your GPS. It wouldn't have been any good if the poles had shifted anyway.
Mirror - Set up your own funhouse and charge entry to recoup the cost of your doomsday supplies.
Miles of rope - Host a tug-of-war tournament for everybody in America.
Tons of blankets - Build a massive pillow fort and invite all of your friends over for some Slim Jims.
5,000 rolls of duct tape – They make perfect stocking stuffers.
Two-level, 112,500 square-foot facility carved into a hillside in West Virginia stocked with a half-million gallon water tank - Best swim park ever. Rent out for wedding receptions.
Five years of MREs - Donate to Antarctic research while tax laws are still favorable.
Livestock - Two words: petting zoo.
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Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:28:19 GMT
This is a news release from the attorney general's office Jackson, MS—A former state employee is going to prison for embezzlement and forgery, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Rhonda Gleason,More >>
Jackson, MS—A former state employee is going to prison for embezzlement and forgery, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:23:07 GMT
The Neshoba County Fair is a family tradition for many, but the McKays of Philadelphia, they truly would not be here without the fair. Don and Sharon McKay met on a Wednesday at the 1986 fair, and theyMore >>
The Neshoba County Fair is a family tradition for many, but the McKays of Philadelphia, they truly would not be here without the fair.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:21:23 GMT
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - With a new school year just around the corner, health officials and physicians are reminding parents to visit their pediatrician or health clinic to have their children immunized. TwoMore >>
With a new school year just around the corner, health officials and physicians are reminding parents to visit their pediatrician or health clinic to have their children immunized.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:37:04 GMT
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Six physicians, all from Mississippi, are the first to participate in a new residency program at Forrest General Hospital. All six just graduated from medical school and haveMore >>
They just graduated from medical school and have been at the hospital since June 30 undergoing orientation.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:13:39 GMT
A man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing a Laurel woman had his arraignment Tuesday. William Dean pled not guilty for the death of 85-year-old Nora Peters after he was read his charges inMore >>
A man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing a Laurel woman had his arraignment Tuesday. More >>
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