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Plague Fears Grow As New Virus With No Cure Appears: “This Is Worse Than The ‘Black Death'”

Malawi is bracing itself for an outbreak of the plague after the Daily Mail reports that deadly disease continues to spread across the island nation of Madagascar. At least 143 people have died and more than 2,000 others have been infected in Madagascar since an outbreak in early August this year which has now spread […]

This Chart Warns America’s Opioid Crisis Is About To Get Worse

The simple chart below from the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime beautifully illustrates the next leg up in America’s opioid crisis.  If you thought today’s situation was bad – think again. Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer of opium just logged a record crop harvest this year doubling last year’s production. Some how – some way, […]

OxyContin Nation: Meet The Billionaire Family Who Helped Spark America’s Opiod Crisis

Unbeknownst to many, the Sackler Family, with assets of $13 billion, the nation’s 19th wealthiest family is one the top players in philanthropy. You can find the Sackler Gallery in the Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C. or visit the Sackler wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Sackler’s even have a museum […]

Madagascar Hospitals On High Alert: “No One Is Safe” From The Black Plague

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Travelers are being warned to keep their distance from areas of Madagascar affected by the bubonic plague. As the outbreak worsens, some doctors are even warning that “no one is safe” from the disease. The outbreak of the black plague in Madagascar has so far killed 97 people, and doctors […]

How Obamacare Fuels The Obesity Epidemic

Authored by Duane Norman via Free Market Shooter blog, Recently, the CDC announced that America has made a new high; not in the stock market, but in obesity rates: A troubling new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent […]

“Enough To Kill 5 Million People”: Authorities Make One Of Biggest Fentanyl Busts In History

The Acting United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska announced earlier this morning that a joint force involving both the Drug Enforcement Administration and Nebraska State Patrol made one of the largest fentanyl busts in the history of the country.  According to authorities, 27 year old Edgar Navarro-Aguirre of California was arrested at an […]

San Diego’s Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak Turns “Statewide Epidemic” As “Outbreak Could Last Years”

A few weeks ago we highlighted the staggering outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego that had infected 400 people and killed more than a dozen.  The outbreak was first identified in early March, according to the county, and declared a public health emergency in September. But, as the LA Times points out, the hepatitis A […]

5 Best Off-Grid Currencies That Don’t Require Electricity

Via The Daily Bell When zombies attack or when the electric grid is taken down by an EMP or solar flare, trade must go on. Currently, about 90% of U.S. dollars exist only digitally. Even if fiat cash remained valuable post-apocalypse, it would be pretty hard to come by. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are great, but […]

Does America Need An Imbecile Tax?

Authored by Eric Peters via EricPetersAutos.com, Grown-ups used to appreciate being treated as grown-ups, especially by other grown-ups. How is it that today’s grown-ups demand that they be treated like not-too-bright children? This manifests all over but one obvious area is new cars. The latest example being what Nissan just announced it will be installing […]

Government Medicine: Court Declares Child Should Die Rather Than Receive Privately-Funded Health Care

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute In a government-controlled healthcare system, the state determines who can receive treatment and when. This has long been admitted. But, what is less often discussed is that once a patient finds himself within a state-run healthcare facility, the state may deny him treatment — even if privately funded.  […]