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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (11 o...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

Shotguns lean against the fence while The Texas Survivalists take a break from training.

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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (8 of...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

Tables, rolls of foam and giant barrels provide a makeshift obstacle course against the backdrop of Ralph's dog chewed fence. Ralph's guests waste no time in talking shop; rifle modifications, pistols, and ammo, as they holster weapons.

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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (7 of...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

The Texas Survivalists, a militia group operating in the suburbs of Dallas, a mile and a half away from a middle school softball stadium.

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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (6 of...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

Assault rifles line the walls of "Cheaper Than Dirt Guns," a popular spot for The Texas Survivalists.

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Multimedia / Fear and Ammo inTexas
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

An audio and visual slideshow

The Texas Survivalists is a militia group operating in the suburbs of Dallas, a mile from a middle school softball stadium. For them, bad times are coming: economic collapse, overnight inflation, nuclear war, epidemic, invasion and fuel shortages. The Survivalists – maybe a dozen in all, men and women in their early 20s to late 50s such as Trust Harold Rosenbaum, a Vietnam veteran, Ralph Severe, an armed security guard and Patricia, who is recovering from breast cancer – are steps ahead of most. They are combat training, storing food, stockpiling ammo, planning escape routes, packing survival kits, making soap and, most of all, assuring themselves that they don’t need another human alive to survive.

Their preparations can seem extreme to an outsider. They always pack a pistol and a supply of hollow-point rounds to cause maximum injury. They hide homemade knives around their living rooms. (Under the bookshelf is a favorite spot.) They place bug-out bags the size of coffee tables in the hallway, in preparation to run. Their survival kits bulge with dried food, clothes, ammunition and seeds - everything to start a new life. They have ceased living with day-to-day annoyances. They leave dishes dirty in the sink (Why wash when tomorrow's not coming?), let dust settle on the television, and seem oblivious to possessions piled in disarray on bare floors. Regular housework seems pointless when you're preparing to escape a collapsing city at a moment's notice.

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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (29 o...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

Harold Rosenbaum shows off his assault rifle collection, against a backdrop of toy soldiers. "God, I miss that life," he says.

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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (28 o...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

Middle-aged men practice commando rolls and magazine reloading with women in their mid-20s - women armed not just with Glock pistols but also with AR-15 rifles. Members say that since 9/11, there has been increased interest in training.

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FEAR AND AMMO IN TEXAS
Dallas, Texas
By Mais Istanbuli
01 Sep 2010

The Texas Survivalists is a militia group operating in the suburbs of Dallas, a mile from a middle school softball stadium. For them, bad times are coming: economic collapse, overnight inflation, nuclear war, epidemic, invasion and fuel shortages. The Survivalists – maybe a dozen in all, men and women in their early 20s to late 50s such as Trust Harold Rosenbaum, a Vietnam veteran, Ralph Severe, an armed security guard and Patricia, who is recovering from breast cancer – are steps ahead of most. They are combat training, storing food, stockpiling ammo, planning escape routes, packing survival kits, making soap and, most of all, assuring themselves that they don’t need another human alive to survive.

Their preparations can seem extreme to an outsider. They always pack a pistol and a supply of hollow-point rounds to cause maximum injury. They hide homemade knives around their living rooms. (Under the bookshelf is a favorite spot.) They place bug-out bags the size of coffee tables in the hallway, in preparation to run. Their survival kits bulge with dried food, clothes, ammunition and seeds - everything to start a new life. They have ceased living with day-to-day annoyances. They leave dishes dirty in the sink (Why wash when tomorrow's not coming?), let dust settle on the television, and seem oblivious to possessions piled in disarray on bare floors. Regular housework seems pointless when you're preparing to escape a collapsing city at a moment's notice.

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MP Sadiq Khan Visits British Troops i...
Kabul
By Martin Jay
03 Apr 2008

Interview and B-roll of British MP Sadiq Khan during an eight day visit to Afghanistan in 2008.
According to a report in the Wimbledon Guardian, Khan “led a delegation of British Muslims including a human rights activist, a barrister and a community worker to debunk misconceptions among Afghanis about how Muslims are treated in the UK”.
Video shows Khan and the delegation visiting with British troops at a base in Kabul.

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Israeli Palestinian Conflict
Gaza, Palestine
By Nili Bassan
14 Jun 2005

Reflection in window of Hamas fighters standing guard over mosque as Ismail Haniyeh arrives to pray.
Gaza,2005.