Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Future Story: Alas Zion Part 3

Beginning of Story
Previous Part

"Israel was the homeland of the Jews."

"Don't you mean Zion?"

"No, Israel was completely different.  To begin with, it was on the Eastern shore of the Mediterranean, not in the Caucasus Mountains.  The Israelis believed it was their ancestral homeland, given to them by God.  And maybe most importantly, Jews went to live there of their own free will."

"Wow, yeah, that is quite different."

"Not only that, they had to constantly fight the people who had been living there before, the Palestinians. Both men and women served in the army."

"Wait!  Are you telling me that Jews were allowed to carry guns?"

"Hang on, an Overseer is coming."

The boy works quickly down the row to put a little distance between himself and the old man.  A nine-foot tall robot rolls into view over the crops.  One arm is a machine gun, the other a claw large enough to wrap around a man's throat.  Both arms have swastikas by the shoulders.  The robot stops at the old man for a minute, looking him over carefully before moving on to the boy.

"Arbeit macht frei" it bellows at each of them in turn before rolling away.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pulling Water Out Of Thin Air

Pulling water out of thin air sounds like something that requires a lot of energy and high-tech gadgets.  While such things are available, Robert A. Nelson shows in Air Wells, Fog Fences & Dew Ponds: Methods for Recovery of Atmospheric Humidity focuses more on solutions that are equally sophisticated but have lower energy requirements.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Good Aggregation Website for Preppers

I just found The Prepper Website.  I was very impressed with the breadth of articles it carries from different prepper blogs.  Granted, they only provide links to the articles, but it still will be a valuable resource when looking for new material to read.