Category Archives: Semper Paratus

Just for fun.

I want one of these!
(Sorry about the awful music. Watch anyway, to the end.)

Keep a couple of those in a Faraday cage, against the day.

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Two interesting facts about the late Maya Angelou.

At Fishwrap, Michael Sean Winters has reminded us that the late writer Maya Angelou once recounted to Family Circle Magazine that, as a pregnant teen, she chose to keep her baby instead of opting for abortion. HERE  Kudos to MSW … Continue reading

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TEOTWAWKI! Well… maybe not…

All of a sudden BAM! Power goes off.
After all this stuff I’ve been reading, I started thinking about my BOB.
Then I heard my UPS beeping and saw that my phone is still functional. Thus, not the EMP. … Continue reading

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Cyber Security, Computer Maintenance, and YOU

In seminary we were to clean our rooms every Saturday morning.  I still am in the habit of doing cleaning chores that day.  I also do routine work on my computers: back ups, clean ups, virus scans, tidy up the … Continue reading

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Church to raffle off an AR-15. Predictable hysteria ensues.

I can’t see what the fuss is all about.
Well, actually I do see what the fuss is all about.
From FNC:
New York pastor’s Sunday service assault rifle giveaway draws controversy
An upstate New York Baptist pastor has stirred controversy with his plan … Continue reading

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Is your garage door secure?

I saw this at the site of KOAT in Albuquerque:
$1 fix may secure your garage from thieves
Zip-tie fix secures garage from some threats
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —There are dozens of home burglaries every day in New Mexico.
While there are a number of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TEOTWAWKI, Sacraments, Documents and You

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was thinking about a plan for my family for TEOTWAWKI and I immediately thought of how we would find a priest during that time. I wonder if Rome or dioceses have instituted any plans for major disasters. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s “Bug Out Bag” for TEOTWAWKI

From a reader:
What items should a Catholic include in a bug out bag [BOB] besides the usual survival gear?
What does a Priest’s bug out bag look like? I would assume supplies to administer the sacraments in an emergency.
Good question.  I … Continue reading

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Overlord State put us in FEMA camps? Nahhh… it’ll never happen. Well… maybe never…

From ABC:
Scalia Says Internment Ruling Could Happen Again
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, … Continue reading

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Wherein a satanic performance at the Grammys reminds me of something.

I heard about a horrid, satanic performance at the Grammy Awards.  Apparently…
Katy Perry, who was surrounded by demons as she danced around an upside down broomstick before being encircled by fire during a performance of her song “Dark Horse”. Perry … Continue reading

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