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Survival Tips: How To Survive A Plane Crash

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Be honest with yourself…do you really know how to survive a plane crash?

There have been a lot of plane crashes lately…far more than in any other time period in our nation, I’m afraid. A large part of this uptick in accidents has to do with computer hackers getting into the airline’s system and messing with the controls.

However, plenty of other accidents have to do with a ton of other factors, such as weather and the pilot’s state of mind in the cockpit.

It’s true that about 80% of airplane crashes are survivable – so the odds are in your favor. However, can you really afford to depend on luck – especially considering how crashes seem to be increasing as of late? That’s a scary thought.

One of the best things you can do is to prepare yourself for a crash now. Whether you fly once every few years or you’re a seasoned traveler, these tips are going to help you.

When it comes right down to it, your life is in your own hands. And your actions (or inactions) will greatly determine your fate. That’s why it’s imperative to pay attention to these…

Survival Tips: How To Survive A Plane Crash

Location, Location, Location

Seems like everyone’s end goal (whether they have the money or not) is to fly first class on the airplane. People pay big bucks for these seats, and others wait endlessly on standby hoping for one of these “luxury” seats.

However, this is one of the worst sections to be sitting in during a plane crash. That’s because passengers often have to travel more than five rows to get to an emergency exit (thereby significantly increasing the passengers’ fatality rate). This is assuming that the plane does a nose dive, leaving the front doors unusable.

Instead, those at the back of the plane have the greatest likelihood of surviving, since they’re closest to the exit row at the back.

Of course, the type of crash drastically affects the factors that influence mortality rate of passengers. However, these are some good general rules to keep in mind.

Choose Flame-Resistant Clothing

You may think it doesn’t matter what you wear on a plane – that’s why you see so many people in pajamas and sweatpants in the seats next to you. However, your clothing will be a huge factor in determining your likelihood of survival.

That’s because the chances are high that part of the plane will ignite and cause a huge fire post-crash. And, when that happens, sparks will fly and likely land on your clothing.

That’s why it’s imperative to wear flame-resistant clothing – at least to the best of your ability. As Survivopedia says:

While there are flame-resistant clothes on the market, it’s not always possible to wear these, especially during business trips and all that. However, remember to avoid nylon, polyester and acrylic , as these materials are very dangerous in a fire because they melt (and burn) at relatively low temperatures, compared to other materials. That means that they will stick to your skin if heated enough, provoking horrible injuries as they burn.

Wool and cotton are way better and remember: do not wear skirts, dresses, shorts or flowing/loose fitting clothes during flight. Also, pay attention to your shoes. The best choice is to wear laced-up, comfy and sturdy leather shoes, made with solid soles and good traction. As you’ll be trying to escape from a burning plane, these details are very important.

Remember The +3/-8 Rule

Next time you’re on a flight, remember the +3/-8 rule. This means that the vast majority of airplane crashes occur during either the first three minutes of the flight, or during the last eight minutes.

Check your watch (or set an alarm on your phone) and stay alert during these periods of time. Don’t play games on your phone, don’t read a book/magazine, and don’t get distracted. By staying alert and aware during this time, you’ll be much more prepared than that guy behind you with his headphones on buried in his phone.

Listen To The Noises

You’ll find that, once people get on the plane, they tune out as many things as they can. They’ll put on headphones, listen to music, and fall asleep as quickly as possible. Or, on the other end, they’ll be so distracted by their screaming kids that they won’t pay attention to anything going on around them.

Not to mention, it’s shocking how the majority of people don’t give a hoot about the safety presentation at the beginning. You can see their eyes glazing over, and many just flat-out ignoring the fight attendants. This is probably the worst thing you can do.

Sure, distractions happen and kids are unpredictable. But, to the best of your ability, it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings. Hear the “ding” of the seatbelt sign turning on? Put it on immediately, and make sure the kids do too.

Pay attention to the safety instructions, and look at the safety card in the seat pocket in front of you. You may feel awkward doing it, but you’ll be far better off in the long run.

Also, listen to the noises of the plane. Hear an unfamiliar noise, like grinding or whirring? Don’t be afraid to ask your flight attendant. These people go through extensive training, and can help explain the various noises of the plane, and the causes for each. Plus, if you pick up on a noise that isn’t normal, you may be saving all the lives on the plane by letting a flight attendant know.

Bring These Items

Airport security is becoming more strict all the time. However, there’s still items you can bring with you onboard that’ll help you survive a plane crash.

Note: TSA policies change all the time. Check your airport’s security measures (typically found on their website) before packing any of these items.

According to PrepperZine, here’s some of the best survival tools to bring with you in case of a plane crash:

Cutting Items

  • 2 Disposable Razors – You can break the plastic housing to easily get to the blades
  • Scissors – But only if they are under 4 inches. The TSA says, “metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than 4 inches are allowed, but blades longer than 4 inches are prohibited.” Look for very small sets, like sewing scissors. These work well most of the time and they are all metal.

Fire Starters

  • 2 Sealed BIC lighters – They need to be sealed! And, you can’t bring a zippo lighter that has fluid.
  • Cotton balls, Q-Tips, Lint – You can use these for getting the flames going.
  • Large Ferro Rod with Striker Plate – It is wise to separate the striker plate & store it elsewhere.
  • Magnifying Lens – I like the credit card sized lens to keep in my wallet. Simple. You can leave it in there full time.
  • Very Fine Steel Wool – #000 works well. You can use the battery from some of the sources below. Read more here.

Other Items

Think you’re prepared for a plane crash? The sad truth is many people believe they are much more ready for this crisis than they actually are. And, as a result, they zone out during safety briefings, ignore plane noises and signals, and are caught unprepared and unaware when disaster strikes.

The passengers in this video thought they knew what they were doing on a plane, and they thought they were ready for anything. Boy, were they wrong. Watch the video below to learn from their mistakes (as well as the pilots’ wisdom) to make sure you’re fully prepared for the unthinkable next time you’re on a plane.

Remember – Prepare Now, Survive Later!

 

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Hunter Biden Caught RED HANDED Lying Under Oath

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House Republicans have detonated a political bombshell, exposing the brazen corruption and arrogance of the Biden family. They have unveiled indisputable evidence proving that Hunter Biden lied under oath multiple times during his congressional deposition earlier this year. This scandal epitomizes the Biden Administration’s systemic corruption and disregard for the rule of law.

The House Ways & Means Committee convened a crucial session on Wednesday to discuss documents protected under IRS code 6103, a section of the tax code designed to keep sensitive information confidential. The committee’s decision to release this material, despite the severe legal ramifications, underscores the gravity and urgency of the situation.

“Hunter Biden has once again demonstrated his belief that there are two systems of justice in this country – one for his privileged family and one for everyone else,” House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith thundered to Fox News Digital. “Not only did Hunter Biden brazenly refuse to comply with his initial subpoena until threatened with criminal contempt, but he also had the audacity to lie before Congress. This investigation and the documents released today are not about a personal vendetta against Hunter Biden; they are about ensuring the equal application of the law in a system that his family seems to believe they are above.”

Smith revealed that the documents show Hunter Biden lied at least three times during his deposition. “Lying during sworn testimony is a felony offense that the Department of Justice has prosecuted numerous individuals for in recent years, and the American people demand the same accountability for the son of the President of the United States,” Smith declared. “Hunter Biden’s lies under oath and obstruction of a congressional investigation into his family’s blatant corruption cast a shadow over his entire testimony. The newly released evidence confirms, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the only witnesses who can be trusted to tell the truth in this investigation are the IRS whistleblowers.”

The committee asserts that Hunter Biden mischaracterized his role at his firm, Rosemont Seneca, and actually controlled bank accounts he denied having under oath. Emails between Hunter Biden and his former associate Devon Archer show he helped a man named Miguel Aleman with visa documents, directly contradicting his testimony. Furthermore, WhatsApp records reveal that Hunter Biden only spoke with one Zhao — Henry Zhao of Chinese energy firm CEFC — debunking his claim of a mistaken identity due to intoxication.

In one explosive WhatsApp message, Hunter Biden blatantly leveraged his father’s position, telling a Chinese business associate from CEFC that he and his father would ensure “you will regret not following my direction.” Hunter Biden demanded a $10 million wire for his joint venture with CEFC, SinoHawk Holdings.

“I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter Biden told Henry Zhao, the director of Chinese asset management firm Harvest Fund Management. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge, you will regret not following my direction.” Zhao responded, “CEFC is willing to cooperate with the family.”

Hunter Biden has been charged in two separate jurisdictions stemming from Special Counsel David Weiss’ years-long investigation into him. He pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in U.S. District Court for Delaware and federal tax charges in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The charges include making false statements during the purchase of a firearm, related to information required to be kept by a licensed firearm dealer, and possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler approached Congress, alleging that prosecutorial decisions in the federal investigation into the president’s son were influenced by politics. They claimed Weiss allowed the statute of limitations to expire for tax charges against Hunter Biden from 2014 and 2015 in D.C., and Hunter Biden should have been charged with tax evasion for 2014 and for filing false tax returns for 2018 and 2019, particularly concerning income from Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Fox News Digital reported in December 2020 that Hunter Biden failed to report “approximately $400,000” in income from his position on Burisma’s board in 2014.

The American public is fed up with a system rigged in favor of the powerful and well-connected. This is a direct assault on the integrity of our justice system. The time for accountability is now. Hunter Biden and his family’s blatant disregard for the law cannot be tolerated any longer. The American people demand justice.

 

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Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices

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In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.

 

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Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid

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In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.

 

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