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All the news that affects America's Survival in the uncertain future. With bestselling authors Joe and Amy Alton.

American Survival Radio #27


In this episode of American Survival Radio, the terror events in NYC and Minnesota are discussed, plus how you can avoid becoming a victim in one of the many terror acts to come? It can be done, but your mindset has to change. Also, The first debate between Donald and Hillary is discussed on the eve of the event, who will come out least wounded in what will surely be a wild ride?

Plus, Larry Keilberg, National Director of the National Association for Legal Gun Defense ( comes on to talk about the consequences of defending your home if it’s invaded or, really, any circumstance where a weapon is used in self-defense. Larry discusses ways that you can protect yourself from liability if you wind up being sued for wrongful injury or death after successfully fighting off an attack.

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The Culture of Learned Helplessness


The United States has entered an era of domestic terrorism I often refer to as the “New Normal”. It’s become very clear that terror’s weapons can be anything from knives (Minnesota), to guns (Orlando, San Bernardino) to bombs (NY/NJ, Boston). Even trucks (Nice, France) have been used by terrorists to cause casualties among decent citizens.

In previous attacks on American soil, we have acted quickly and decisively to confront the enemy (Pearl Harbor comes to mind). Yet, unlike FDR, our current president seems to consider acts of terror a deserved consequence of the West’s terrible history of behavior towards Muslims, despite much of it occurring 1000 years ago during the crusades.

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American Survival Radio #26


American Survival Radio #26

In this episode of American Survival Radio with Joe and Amy Alton, our hosts go whole hog into a discussion of Hillary’s Health, what’s up with that? As medical professionals, they go into each of her medical problems: Falls, fractures, hypothyroidism, blood clots in her legs and head, and much more. Also, what part would Bill Clinton play if Madame President becomes incapacitated?

Joe Alton also discusses the history of the first female (acting) president, Edith Wilson: When President Woodrow Wilson had a stroke in 1919, his wife Edith essentially took over his duties, dealing with Congress and the press at a time before the Vice President was mandated to take over (that occurred with the 25th Amendment almost 50 years later).

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Lessons That Could Save Your Life in Terror Events

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I’ve written quite a bit lately about shooting and terror events, but recent events highlight the fact that gun violence isn’t the only way that a terrorist can fulfill their mission of making casualties out of decent citizens. Clearly, bombings, stabbings, or shootings can occur literally anytime and anywhere in the U.S.: at churches, clubs, holiday parties, schools, the mall, at 2 in the morning or in the middle of the day. They’re part of what I call the “New Normal” and we have to be prepared to act if we’re caught in one of these events.

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Hillary’s Health: Will Bill Be Shadow President?


Each of the major 2016 presidential candidates claim that the other isn’t fit to be president, but before, they were talking about matters of temperament. Hillary’s continuing complex relationship with the truth keeps you wondering if she’s fit from that standpoint, but now it’s coming down to something even more basic: Is she physically fit enough to be president? I’m don’t mean aerobic physical fitness, I’m talking about the ability to function mentally for the next four years.

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American Survival Radio #25


In this episode of American Survival Radio, the city of Chicago passes 3000 shootings and 500 homicides in route to what will surely be a record by the end of the year. This despite the toughest gun laws in the nation. What’s going on in the Windy City that’s causing all the violence and is there anybody trying to do something about it? Joe and Amy Alton discuss the sad state of affairs from a personal standpoint, with a daughter that lives there. Also, Zika virus hits 70 local cases in South Florida while the total of all cases in the U.S. and Puerto Rico approaches 20,000. Dr. Alton discusses 10 things that you should worry about with regards to the virus, and 10 things that you shouldn’t worry about as well!

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10 Reasons Zika Should Worry/Not Worry You


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Zika virus has been in the news since the beginning of the year, and there’s a lot of information out there; some of it is reassuring and some, well, not so much. Here’s some things you should know that will make you worry/not worry about this infectious disease that’s been reported worldwide. 


Worrisome: Reported cases of Zika in the U.S. and its territories will soon hit 20,000. The number of Zika cases IN THE U.S. and its territories reported to CDC’s Arbonet (ARthropod-BOrne virus) national registry has risen to almost 19,000. With some researchers suggesting infection in one quarter of the population of Puerto Rico before the end of 2016, 20,000 cases might be a gross underestimation.

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American Survival Radio #24


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In this episode of American Survival Radio, with Joe and Amy Alton, Florida gets hit with a hurricane for the first time in a decade. Complacency leads to mad rushes at the supermarket for supplies and empty shelves, so how should you prepare beforehand for a hurricane, and what would help protect you during and after the storm? Also, Colin Kaepernick makes the roster at the S.F. 49ers despite sitting for the national anthem at games due to America’s oppression of black folks, especially by police. Is he a spoiled brat, a traitor, a hero? And why do multiracial people refuse to acknowledge the white part of their genetic background?

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Are You Ready for a Hurricane?

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As Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in the Florida panhandle, I realized that I haven’t written an article on hurricane preparedness since Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey coast in 2012. Florida, usually considered the most hurricane-prone state, has been extraordinarily lucky until now, with Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (the same year as Katrina) hit South Florida.

It doesn’t take very long for people to forget the devastation that previous hurricanes have caused in the United States. Hurricanes are one of the few disasters that advanced weather forecasting can predict well ahead of its arrival. The National Weather Service puts out regular advisories for upcoming storms. Despite this, few are prepared to handle the dangers to life and property that can occur.

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How a Fighter Pilot’s Strategy Could Save Your Life in a Terror Event

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It’s pretty clear in these uncertain times that there’s a New Normal out there. There will always be the possibility of a terror event or shooting whenever crowds of people gather. Almost daily, a terrorist or madman causes death and destruction somewhere. If you learn to be situationally aware, you won’t be a soft target for these savages.

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the OODA loop

The basics of situational awareness are described in what is called the OODA Loop. It was first devised by Air Force fighter pilot Colonel John Boyd. Originally meant to help in an aerial dogfight, it’s useful in all sorts of settings. The four steps of the OODA Loop are: Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. It’s a loop because you go back to the observe step after you act, to determine if the situation has resolved or if further action is needed.

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