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Unexpected Ways To Keep Cool This Summer

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Well, we’re officially smack-dab in the middle of summer. Most people need only to step out their back door to realize how true that is.

However, what isn’t so obvious is how to keep cool in the sticky, hot summer. After all, nobody wants to go outside, and air conditioning can be a luxury that few can afford. Plus, in an SHTF situation, many people won’t be able to afford the luxury of A/C – especially if they’re bugging out.

So isn’t there a middle-ground between being sweltering hot and paying tons of money for cool air?

Luckily, there is.

Pay attention, you’ll be shocked once you discover all these…

Unexpected Ways To Keep Cool This Summer

Turn Off The Lights

Most people know leaving your lights on (especially when you’re not using them) is a great way to run up your electric bill. However, it also helps to heat your home, too. Light bulbs – especially the incandescent variety – produce heat. And that heat disperses into the home.

Use the lights when you need to, but turn them off when you leave the room. It’s surprising how much cooler the room will get!

Open Windows On Both Ends Of The House

This is a great, easy trick. Open the windows at both the front and back of the house. This allows for cross-ventilation, which allows the home to cool much more efficiently. This will quickly work to reduce the temperature inside the home.

Dy-Line Your Laundry

Driers are wonderful inventions. However, they produce lots of heat to get those clothes dry. And the heat they expel ends up heating your home. Instead, take your wet clothes and hang them on a clothesline outside to dry. Not only will this allow your clothing to dry, but it will also keep your house cool.

Plant A Tree

Find the hottest place in your home this summer. Measure this over a period of a few weeks to ensure it’s continually the hottest part of the house. Then go out and plant a tree that will help shelter that part of your home from the sun.

Sure, this is one solution that takes a few years to see the benefit. However, the payoff could be well-worth it if you do it right!

Shelter The Deck

If you’ve got an outdoor space you love to relax in, there’s a way to cool it down. Take a large curtain and douse it with ice cold water. Wring it out, and then hang it around the inside of the space. The air will hit the curtain and blow past it, causing the air to cool the room (and you) down in a hurry.

Cook When It’s Cool

Now I’m all for cooking; that is one thing that’s for certain. However, all that use of the stove and oven can heat up the kitchen quick.

Instead, try cooking during the coolest part of the day. Or, better yet, make use of the outdoor grill and do a barbecue in the shade. This will help keep your home nice and cool.

There are TONS more ways to keep your home cool. We’ve barely scratched the surface! Here’s a few more great tips from Survival Life:

Dehumidify

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If you live in a humid area, your sweat will stay wet. Wear loose cotton and other natural fabrics. Removing the humidity will help you feel cooler. Of course, there are other ways to keep your house cool.

Reduce And Reflect Sunlight

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Direct sunlight coming into your home can increase the temperature. Keep direct sunlight from entering your interior by placing blinds, curtains, or reflective window panels and you will feel the difference.

Be Smart About Your Doors

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If a room is cooler than the outdoor temperature, close the door. This way, you can retain the cold room temperature for as long as possible even in the warmest part of the day. Of course, there may be other cool ideas you might have in mind.

Put Smooth White Fabric Covers On Your Furniture

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White fabric covers will help retain less heat in your furniture. In addition, these covers will reflect the light. Some would say that it absorbs less heat from sunlight. The furniture, and your interior, stay cool in the process.

Set Your Ceiling Fans To Rotate Counter-clockwise

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Doing this will help move the warmth up and away from the room. In turn, you will feel cooler. I bet you didn’t think you could do that, did you? If you did, then there’s definitely a lot more you can do.

Point Box Fans Out The Windows

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image by Guy1983 via Forumosa.com

When you do this, you push the hot air out. This is one thing many homeowners do not realize. Sometimes, it’s better to use fans for exhaust rather than creating artificial breeze.

Unplug Appliances Or Electronics

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In this age of electronics, heat is a normal by-product. If you have kids or teens playing with their xbox on large flat screen TV’s all day, maybe it would be best to minimize their playtime. Pull out those plugs if you are not using a gadget. Less heat produced means a cooler interior.

Hack A Fan Instead Of Turning On The AC

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It’s a classic but it’s proven to work. Take some ice and put it in a bowl, place in front of a fan and you get instant AC. It may not be as cool as the real one but it’s the next best thing. But hey! Better put those ice cubes into good use!

Make Use Of Your Bathroom And Kitchen Exhaust Fans

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Apart from drawing out any excess steam, these exhaust fans draw out the heat from other rooms nearby. There will be a noticeable difference. You can probably do this at the warmest part of the day when your not using your AC.

Do Your Laundry And Ironing At Certain Parts Of The Day

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Just like cooking in your kitchen, you can do these at a cooler part of the day. This way, you won’t be adding to the warmth of your home’s interior. Plus, your work will be much more comfortable. Unless you have a schedule to keep.

Let The Night Air In

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In the summertime, nights tend to be much cooler. Make the most of this by opening the windows before sleeping. Of course, security should be your primary concern prior to leaving them open as you doze off. Make the necessary preparations like grills or just the upper windows if you live in a 2-story house.

Need some more great tips? Here’s a video about a bunch more ways to keep cool AND save energy this summer. Remember – when you Prepare Now, you’re more likely to Survive Summer!

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Mayorkas in Hot Seat For Allegedly Encouraging Illegals to Vote for Biden

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During a recent congressional budget hearing, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas found himself under intense scrutiny by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) concerning a deeply troubling allegation. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project reported the discovery of a flyer, purportedly from Resource Center Matamoros, which brazenly encourages migrants to vote for President Joe Biden, promising, “We need another four years of his term to stay open.” This inflammatory material, allegedly found by independent journalists in Mexico and reported by Muckraker, raises grave concerns about the integrity of our electoral process.

The flyer, still unverified by mainstream media outlets and missing from the Resource Center Matamoros’s official resources, points to a potential scandal of significant proportions. The implications are severe—suggesting a concerted effort to manipulate U.S. elections by influencing the migrant population, a group explicitly ineligible to participate in our voting system.

Rep. Bishop confronted Mayorkas directly: “The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project has released this document that is allegedly a flyer distributed by a non-governmental organization in Mexico called the Resource Center Matamoros … which is said to read, in part, if translated, ‘Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open,'” illustrating a critical lapse in border security and immigration enforcement under the current administration.

Mayorkas’s response was both dismissive and inadequate, stating that “individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in federal elections” and claiming that DHS does not oversee election enrollments but merely enforces border policies. However, this response starkly highlights the core issue—the Biden administration’s lax enforcement and oversight policies, which have allowed millions, including two million undocumented ‘got-aways,’ to potentially exploit loopholes in the electoral registration process.

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration must be held accountable for their role in what appears to be a flagrant disregard for the laws that safeguard both our borders and our ballots. This incident is not an isolated blip but a symptom of a broader, more disturbing trend under Secretary Mayorkas’s DHS: a deliberate softening of immigration policies that seem designed to favor political over practical interests.

It’s imperative for the integrity of our democratic process that thorough investigations are conducted. If migrants are indeed being instructed, implicitly or explicitly, to support a particular political outcome, such actions must be met with the full force of the law. We must demand more than lackluster assurances from our leaders; we need concrete actions and transparent accountability to restore faith in our immigration system and electoral integrity.

 

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Biden’s Blunders: Scripted Leadership in Crisis Times?

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Once again, President Biden has been caught on camera, not trusting his own words during crucial moments. During a recent Oval Office meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister, while the world reels from a violent missile and drone attack by Iran on Israel, Biden couldn’t step away from his pre-written scripts.

Photographs reveal that Biden, aged 81, resorted to a detailed cheat sheet, which embarrassingly included all-caps stage directions for pausing, allowing for translation. This was during his first public address since the devastating attack on Israel over the weekend. The contrast was stark next to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani, who spoke freely, without the aid of notes.

Instead of addressing the nation live while missiles were still threatening lives, the White House chose to “call a lid” early in the evening, opting only to release staged photos of Biden in the Situation Room. It was only after the immediate crisis had eased that Biden communicated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express U.S. support, and convened a discussion with G7 leaders—again, following the script too cautiously, reportedly urging Netanyahu to limit Israel’s response, seemingly more worried about political optics than decisive leadership.

In public, Biden stated, “The United States is committed to Israel’s security…We are committed to a cease-fire that will bring the hostages home and prevent the conflict from spreading further.” Yet, these words, read from his script, now ring hollow, reflecting a pattern of relying on scripted safety nets even in supposedly spontaneous discussions.

This tendency to lean heavily on pre-written prompts was noted not only in moments of international crisis but also in less formal settings like private fundraisers, causing discomfort among his own supporters, as per reports from Axios.

As crises unfold, the leader of the free world should be expected to address his nation and the world with conviction and authenticity, not hide behind carefully curated words. The frequent appearance of Biden’s cheat sheets raises concerning questions about his ability to lead through unscripted challenges—where real leadership is tested not by the ability to follow a script, but to speak from the heart and adapt with strength.

 

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Migrant Invaders Brazenly Charge at Swimmers in Speedboat

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In a blatant affront to American sovereignty, a dozen illegal immigrants executed a dangerous and illegal invasion of our shores, arriving at a California beach via speedboat with reckless disregard for the safety of Americans enjoying their leisure time. One surfer narrowly escaped harm as the vessel tore through the water at high speeds, a clear symbol of the contempt these lawbreakers hold for our laws and our people.

This latest episode in Carlsbad, a mere 30 miles north of San Diego, is a chilling reminder of the organized lawlessness that is being orchestrated across our borders. Once ashore, these illegal entrants scurried toward luxury vehicles, suggesting a level of premeditation and support that borders on an invasion facilitated by criminal networks.

Compounding the audacity of this episode was the abject failure of local law enforcement to respond, leaving law-abiding citizens to fend for themselves. Such incidents underscore a terrifying erosion of law and order, signaling to criminals everywhere that our borders are open for exploitation.

This incident is not an anomaly but a stark representation of a broader crisis fueled by a border policy that might as well hang a welcome sign for criminals and opportunists. The alarming influx of illegal crossings, particularly in the San Diego sector—where nearly 7,000 breaches were reported last week alone—is a direct result of deliberate inaction and misguided policies that invite chaos and endanger American lives.

The economic and social strain this unchecked immigration inflicts on our communities is unsustainable. The closure of local migrant shelters, once hemorrhaging millions of taxpayer dollars monthly, is a testament to the fiscal burden imposed by these continuous waves of illegal entrants. This burden has now shifted to our airports and bus stations, turning them into makeshift shelters and degrading the quality of life for residents and tourists alike.

It is evident that our current administration lacks the will to address this crisis effectively. The projected figures are a dire warning: with over 8 million people potentially on our streets, including two million with criminal intentions, the situation is nothing short of a national emergency.

Congress must act with urgency to secure our borders and overhaul an immigration system that has been exploited far too long. We need robust enforcement of our immigration laws, substantial penalties for those who violate them, and an end to policies that encourage illegal entry into our country. The time for tolerance of this disorder is over. The safety, security, and sovereignty of the United States must be enforced rigorously and without apology. We must protect American citizens and the integrity of our nation.

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