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Doomsday Preppers Won’t Inherit The Earth

Hornings Mills Ontario, Canada - July 21st, 2019: Ark Two Underground Nuclear Shelter Made of 42 Buried School Busses by Bruce Beach

An anti-cooperative philosophy informed by trauma is bound to fail, both historically and scientifically.

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Oops All Poison: The Internet and Bad Herbal Abortion Advice

One of herbal abortions most dangerous pitfalls is the misinformation flooding the internet. Google “Herbal Abortion” and pages of websites, blogs and articles come up, each claiming to be the herbal abortion expert[…]. The internet has emboldened many frustrated woman to believe that she could easily do-it-herself. Misinformation is often what leads to instances of accidental poisoning, under dosing (leading to issues during pregnancy) and death, in certain cases. Maya Lewis, Drink Me and Abort Your Baby: The Herbal Abortion Tea, City University of New York Academic Works It’s a Tuesday in The Great Crumble, and as the political – apparently even cognitive – division in the United States deepens,…

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Practical Anathemas: Protecting Books from Climate Chaos

Invocation “If anyone take away this book, let him die the death; let him be fried in a pan; let the falling sickness and fever seize him; let him be broken on the wheel, and hanged.” a book curse, or anathema, at the end of a 12th century bible. Scribes and illuminators spent years of their lives on books they knew intimately. These artisans then had to protect their work from dangers like Viking raids. Having a little extra help, in the magical sense, would certainly be tempting in those circumstances. Books were not only a part of these people’s lives, but also objects that took on a life of…

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Food Independence is Possible, but It’s Much Harder Than You Think

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It’s well into Spring in the United States and COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every facet of daily life. Children are learning from home, simple grocery runs have become and awkward dance with the devil, and the best and worst of humanity is on full display everywhere you look. In two short months, our lives have been thrown into upheaval, but we’ve still had it relatively easy, because our food supply chain has remained running. The problem is that it’s been delivering food that was grown and prepared before the outbreak. The novel coronavirus isn’t going anywhere soon, and so social safety precautions are going to dominate much of our living…

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Snake Oil and Fake Latin: The Satanic Coronavirus Grift

Satanists like to be experts. Arrogance is baked right in; you don’t just tell God to fuck off to His face without at least a little hubris. From knowledge comes certainty, and from certainty, confidence. Confidence is sexy, and above all, Satanists like to feel sexy. But few things are as genital-withering as the insecurity of diseased pride. Just a toe’s length beyond the line of cool confidence lies a simpering Dunning-Krugerism, a common-as-dirt impulse to assert yourself as an authority no matter how uninformed or unprepared you might be. There is the assumption that just because people are listening, you must have something to say. The Satanic Temple has…

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How To Stay Sane and Keep Kids on Track During the Pandemic

One of the challenges of writing a guide to education during the COVID-19 outbreak is that each state and district can vary widely in the way it chooses to respond to issues (not to mention charter and private schools). The best source of information about your child’s education is your individual school, followed then by your state board of education/governing body for your charter/private school. These links are designed to start pointing you toward the best resources available.  Also, it needs to be said that all of these resources will be easier for people with more privileges to access and utilize. If you know of families needing ESL, disability, income,…

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25 Useful Skills You Can Learn For Our Shitty Future

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In the immortal words of Stephen Paul Taylor, “Everybody’s knows shit’s fucked.” 11,000 scientists recently announced that shit’s fucked. While many of us would prefer to just handle business as efficiently as possible (please don’t), this list is about useful skills you can learn to do in the immediate future, which we are assured is going to be somewhere further down the Shit Spectrum™ than we are right now. The good news, gentle reader, is that we’re far from helpless in the coming fuckery. Helpless to create meaningful, dramatic change on a global scale under late stage capitalism in time to prevent unprecedented human suffering, yes, of course, but not…

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Building a 72-Hour Disaster Kit

Disasters aren’t relegated to fault lines and Tornado Alley. Climate chaos is already affecting most of the world and the United States is no exception. Extreme storms, tornadoes, blizzards, and flooding are all affecting regions long considered “stable”. When we are unable to help ourselves, we become a liability to others, and as more of our friends encounter difficult and dangerous scenarios, we know we can no longer assume “it won’t happen to us”. I highly recommend a versatile 72-hour emergency kit in your home (and slightly different kits for your vehicle). Why 72 hours? During disasters, local governments are often overwhelmed and rely on state and federal aid. On…

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