Friday, October 28, 2016


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A group of teens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana squared off against a carrier for the United States Postal Service just after Christmas.

Four to five teens prompted the driver to stop the vehicle to fight off the group that was kicking and jumping in the moving delivery truck.

The event was caught on camera while onlookers stood and did nothing.

The cameraman later commented that the teens were upset that their gifts did not arrive by Christmas.

After the video was posted on Twitter, one teen was arrested while another got away with the altercation and the postman’s cell phone.

It is illegal for postal employees to carry firearms while on duty.

In the 1920’s, before the existence of the FBI, postal employees were allowed to carry handguns to protect their route. However, they did little to stop thefts and over $6,300,000 was stolen over a one year period.

In October of 1921, armed with shotguns and Colt .45’s, 2,200 United States Marines were deployed domestically for postal guard duty.

The Marines traveled with postal carriers and on trains while also protecting post offices.

The thefts stopped immediately.

While it would be entertaining to watch a gaggle of misfits scuffle with a Marine, it’s unlikely that the Corps will be assigned to mail duty anytime soon.

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porch pirate

This holiday season has seen a huge spike in Internet shopping. So much so that porch pirating is now a problem.

A porch pirate will creep to your front door and steal your Internet purchased goods right off your porch in broad daylight.

The growing problem has companies and authorities scrambling try to stop the new rise in crime, but a Las Vegas man has a better solution.

After being the victim of theft, homeowner Eric Burdo decided to take matters into his own hands.

With the help of his dog, Burdo decided to box up a “smelly” gift for any would-be thief. The two went into the back yard and boxed up some fresh “number 2” from the dog and placed the package on the front porch.

The package sat for a couple of days, but sure enough, the pirates attacked. While away from the house two thieves came and stole the “gift”.

The homeowner caught the whole thing on video. Unfortunately there is no video of the criminals opening their gift.

See the video below from local KTNV.

Is this a good idea or a bad idea? Let us know in the comments below.

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survival gifts

Survive the holidays and get out of the hustle and bustle. Get these survival gifts that are all under $10—right from your computer.

Fire Laces – Everybody needs shoe laces for their boots, but these are special. The Fire Laces can actually be used to start a fire in a survival situation. This really cool item is perfect for the prepper who seems to have everything, because we bet they don’t have these. – Click Here

Hybeam – This small flashlight packs a big punch. With three settings for high, low beam, and S.O.S., this is the perfect little flashlight to put in your loved one’s car for to use in an emergency. Plus, you can never have too many flashlights! Click Here

Paracord Grenade – Ideal for the survivalist in your family, this small Paracord Grenade provides you with everything you need to fish, start a fire, and set up camp. Great for campers and hikers, you never know when this could save a life.Click Here

Credit Card Knife – This small credit card-sized tool turns into a knife that can be used to defend you against attackers, or as extra security in travel situations. The credit card knife is a great concealable tool for anyone that flies a lot or has to spend a lot of time in “gun free” zones.Click Here

Credit Card Tool – This little metal tool fits in your wallet or purse and is the size of a credit card, but can do some remarkable things. Find your way out of dozens of unique situations with this credit card tool, and you will be thankful you have it on you when that time comes.Click Here

Everstryke – Starting a fire can be the difference between life and death for your friends that get caught in a bad situation in winter. Having a way to start a fire should be something that everyone is prepared to do, especially if you live in the frigid winter states. Click Here

Multi-tool – Never has a multi-tool been so tough for such a low price. This tool from Survival Life is the best small multi-tool on the market and can be used from everyday tasks like opening boxes to loosening screws to more important tasks like cutting through rope to save yourself from drug lords. This is a must have. Click Here

Evac Tool – You never know when danger can strike and if it happens in the car, you will be prepared with the Evac tool! Everyone who drives in your family should have one of these. It can cut seatbelts with ease, break glass, and even has a whistle to get attention. This is a great too that all drivers should own. Click Here

Strike Pen – The strike pen is a perfectly functioning pen, but can also be a tool for defense and escape. The incredibly tough and durable strike pen should be a staple for any man who works in the city. The pen is mightier than the sword. Click Here

RFID Blocker – Getting an RFID Blocker for your credit card won’t save you from a flood or super volcano, but it will help you survive the holiday madness. Being able to keep your identity and credit card information safe and protected is important –and now you can get 5 free RFID Blockers if you pay shipping. Click Here

Hope you found something on this list for that prepper friend or an awesome gift to get yourself. Since they all are under $10 you can get both.

Let us know what items you want in the comments below.

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Starbucks released the design of its annual Christmas cup–and it’s drawing a surprising amount of controversy.

This year’s design is a solid red cup, with the green and white Starbucks logo in the center.

Despite being in Christmas colors, the simplicity of the design–devoid of the holiday themes of years past–has led many to claim that Starbucks is quietly attempting to minimize Christmas.

Joshua Feuerstein, an Arizona pastor, took to social media to express his frustration with the international coffee giant.

In a video viewed 11 million times, Feuerstein asserts that Starbucks employees are “banned from saying Merry Christmas” and that the company is trying to play the Grinch this year because they “hate Jesus.”

He urged supporters to give their name as “Merry Christmas” when ordering at Starbucks, so baristas would have to write it on their cups.

Feuerstein, who gained attention last year when he demanded a Florida baker make him an anti-gay cake as a protest to businesses being forced to make cakes for gay weddings, is one of the louder voices on social media.

But he’s not alone in wondering whether Starbucks is intentionally trying to be less Christmas-focused with their Christmas design. In fact, many have taken Twitter by storm, using the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks, to express their displeasure.

Starbucks, however, claims that the design was simply for aesthetics–and wasn’t intended to offend:

“In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs,” said Starbucks’ Vice President of Design & Content, Jeffrey Fields. “This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”

He added: “Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays. We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it.”

But the controversy over Starbucks might be overblown. Starbucks continues to sell its seasonal “Christmas Blend” coffee, has holiday symbols on its gift cards, and even sells Advent calendars.

It’s also worth noting that the “Christmas symbols” from past years’ cup designs were more themed around winter than Christmas. While designs were on a bright red cup, they usually featured ice skates, snowflakes, and snowmen–there was never any religious or even overtly Christmas-specific imagery.

Regardless of the controversy, Starbucks seems to have no intention of changing their cups–so, this Christmas, it’s solid red or nothing.



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