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How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It

Is it being paranoid when people are really following you?

I flirt with disaster.  I am not a thrill seeker, but I can see the potential for a period of either economic, social, or health related (pandemic) emergency.  I would like to be prepared for such an emergency and have been looking at good resources to decide how to approach this.  I have posted about a few books that I have read and How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It has been the best so far.  This one will certainly go on my bookshelf.

News Briefs Volume VI

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1:  Obamagovernment dictates an increase in fuel economy of 10 mpg by 2016 (to 35.5 mpg).  Estimate are that this will only cost you another $1000 for your next car, but it will save you over $3000 over the life of the car.  If you use government accounting (i.e. Congressional Budget Office rules) they probably assume that the car will last you 25 years.  In order to achieve that mileage they will probably have to be plastic so they probably won’t rust.  The only real issue will be when some 90-something-year-old T-bones you at an intersection killing you and all of your passengers.  Plastic cars kill.  The way it works is that an auto manufacturer’s has to produce cars that average the new standards.  So all companies have to produce is a super high mileage car to balance the lower mileage cars that American consumers want to buy.