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    What are your favorite news sites and disaster resources?



    Here are a few good’uns to get the thread going:


    https://www.refdesk.com/

    Refdesk.com is a compilation of many news sources from around the world (see the list partway down the homepage, on the right side). There are a gazillion reference sites on there too.


    https://www.debka.com/

    I will let them speak for themselves. Here is an excerpt from their website:

    “DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. DEBKAfile pioneered intensive news coverage and analysis of global terror before it hit the front pages.”


    https://www.drudgereport.com/

    The Drudge Report is a news aggregator website that consists mainly of links to news stories from other outlets. They are amazingly fast about picking up news from every conceivable part of the world. A good place to go if you are in a hurry and don't have time to dissect everything from scratch.


    https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/

    NewsNow is a UK website and powerful news scraper.


    https://www.reddit.com/

    Check out Reddit if you want to go above and beyond organized news media, and want to find crowdsourced up-to-the-minute news from around the world that are submitted by real people on the street.


    https://twitter.com/StratSentinel

    This twitterer features events "at a glance."


    https://www.reuters.com/

    Most news sites get their news from Reuters which is a news wire that focuses on breaking news in the USA and internationally.



    So many sites, so little time! Here’s a solution:

    After you locate the sites you want to monitor for news, throw them into a news aggregator such as Feedly or another similar site, so all you have to do is open that one website or app to see all the news you're interested in.

    More about that here: https://www.lifewire.com/best-news-aggregators-4584410 and more about Feedly: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-feedly-3482778


    Another option for news aggregation is to create a Google news alert to receive emails about selected news topics. You get updates in real-time. Here’s the scoop on that: https://www.lifewire.com/google-alerts-3481816

    Last edited by GrizzlyetteAdams; 07-16-2019, 03:30 AM.
    Genius is making a way out of no way.

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    DISASTER MAPS:


    Here are two sites that feature comprehensive and interactive maps of emergencies, short and long term events around the world:

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php


    http://www.gdacs.org/

    This blurb is excerpted from the site: GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.


    https://www.emsc-csem.org/#2

    Global earthquake map


    http://www.disastercenter.com/

    Lots of resources and information about all kinds of disasters in the USA and globally.


    Genius is making a way out of no way.

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    • #3
      Great list GrizzlyetteAdams! I typically don’t have. Lot of time to devote to i internet browsing, but I do looks at places like the drudgereport and some of the Alaska specific earthquake maps. I’m going to explore your links a little bit as I need an alternative to drudge!

      A great weekly read is the woodpile report:

      http://www.woodpilereport.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alaskajohn View Post

        A great weekly read is the woodpile report:

        http://www.woodpilereport.com/

        YES..........My favorite read. A very-very intelligent man, passionate about prepping. And site for far left liberals to avoid.

        It gets posted early Monday evening Alaska time. Roughly 10:PM East coast time Monday. His official publication time is weekly Tuesday.
        Last edited by Sourdough; 07-16-2019, 01:49 PM.
        One day you eat the chicken.....next day the left-over chicken.....next five days you eat chicken feathers, head and feet.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sourdough View Post


          YES..........My favorite read. A very-very intelligent man, passionate about prepping. And site for far left liberals to avoid.

          It gets posted early Monday evening Alaska time. Roughly 10:PM East coast time Monday. His official publication time is weekly Tuesday.
          And I credit you for pointing me to this site about a year ago. Thank you!

          My favorite read and I enjoy his writing style and what he has to say immensely.

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          • #6
            I read the Drudge Report frequently for news and current events. I have never used a disaster site. I guess I rely on local news when it is something that will affect me. I find them to be quite good, and thorough to the point of being annoying.

            Alaskajohn: Thank you for sharing the link on the wood pile report. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
            The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

            Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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            • #7
              I discovered this new-to-me news aggregator type of site and it's not bad. In fact, I like it better than the Drudge Report, which is getting to be too much like The National Enquirer lately.

              https://www.whatfinger.com/
              Genius is making a way out of no way.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GrizzlyetteAdams View Post
                I discovered this new-to-me news aggregator type of site and it's not bad. In fact, I like it better than the Drudge Report, which is getting to be too much like The National Enquirer lately.

                https://www.whatfinger.com/

                WOW........the layout SUCKS. I have to wonder what are these people thinking with a layout that looks like "Jolly Green Giant vomit"......?????
                I will give it a few more tries.
                Last edited by Sourdough; 08-04-2019, 08:51 PM.
                One day you eat the chicken.....next day the left-over chicken.....next five days you eat chicken feathers, head and feet.

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                • #9
                  To me, it is worth the eyeball pain fork. What I like, the older news gets pushed towards the bottom of the page instead of off the page. That way, if I don't get to check out everything that I am interested in, I can get back to it later.
                  Last edited by GrizzlyetteAdams; 08-05-2019, 11:19 PM.
                  Genius is making a way out of no way.

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                  • #10
                    Grizzly, I have been on a few of those sites. Some good some not so good. But I think we just have to look past the junk and false stuff to find the truth. Sometimes I wonder if anyone knows the truth anymore.

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                    • #11
                      I take it ALL with a grain of salt and look at it with a jaundiced and cynical eye.

                      The job of the news media is not to inform, but to infuriate or disturb. Hence, the truth of an old newspaper reporter's maxim: "If it bleeds, it leads."
                      Genius is making a way out of no way.

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                      • #12
                        https://preppersdailynews.com/
                        Genius is making a way out of no way.

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                        • #13
                          A friend passed this site on to me, and it is pretty good. Called the Morning Brew

                          https://www.morningbrew.com/
                          The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

                          Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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