Monday, May 22, 2017

Volume Three: Number Twenty-One

Proun Vrashchenia
El Lissitzky


Doom and Gloom


Au Naturel




Iran, Kind'a

Ringling Brothers




Things You Might Want to Think About

These United States' gives you some world destroying nuclear missiles to defend your country. You hide them in really cool secret bases or underwater stealth vehicles, just like Doctor Evil.

Then, ... Mr. Obama shares the location of all the nuclear missiles with your arch-enemy.

Not cool.

It seems, some folks are trying to remove President Trump from office. It seems, he colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Ms. Rodham-Clinton, leaked top-secret information, or ... all the things Hillary really did.

For too long, our country has followed a course of action, over 50 years old.

Sooner than later, we need to change.

The only problem, it will probably be too little, too late.

Good Cops
You see something go down that isn't right. Your supervisor says it's o.k., nothing illegal happened.

But, ...

You give it to the press, so they can let citizens decide for themselves.

Thanks for being a 'Good' Cop.

Higher Taxes
I believe certain things. One of these is to pay my bills, on time.

Well, ... It seems a group doesn't believe that's the case for these United States.

News to Me
Wow, ... I didn't here about this.

I wonder why?

Once Again
Every couple of years, someone mentions that these United States is spending its money in all the wrong places as they compare some other country's expenditures.

This time, it's China and these United States.

Needless to say, the author always makes a good point.

A Plan
First, we legalize drugs, but not all the way, like alcohol, then we set up 'Drug' stores ran by federal government employees with government benefits, healthcare, pension, and other government perks.

Next, we require these drugs to be regulated by the Federal Drug Administration, so we have to expand the F.D.A. to monitor the increased production at Lilly, Bayer, Pfizer, and many others.

Next, we require a prescription, from a doctor, for an adult to get these narcotics while we start an anti-drug campaign with national advertisers, on the radio, in the newspapers, on buses and trains, and other places to prevent teenagers from doing these drugs/

Then , we pay for it all with profits from the selling of these formerly illegal drugs.

If we changed the author's skin colour, you would swear he was a racist.

Lucky for him, ...

Scientifically, there is no such thing as 'race.'

Plants aren't like animals; they pick up genes from each other and survive.


"I confess to being amused by the mainstream media's implict view that everything would be peachy if only Trump wasn't president"

"The most recent court hearing on the case was held on April 25, during which the DNC reportedly argued that the organization's neutrality among Democratic campaigns during the primaries was merely a "political promise," and therefore it had no legal obligations to remain impartial throughout the process."

"This is opportunity, and I fear it will be wasted."

"The radicals running the American “republic” are no less bloodthirsty and malevolent than those who razed the Vendée. They may not unleash genocidal infernal columns on the suburbs, but they are plenty enthusiastic about importing hordes of foreign peasants to wreak havoc on the people. They are also smart and savvy, masters of the tools of power. But most of all, they have no sense of restraint."

"I find it telling that the stuff about Trump that outrages me, is never the same stuff which outrages the corporate media."

"We should recognize discrete regions based on the settlement of natural ethnic, religious and tribal identities. There will inevitably be conflict between these tribal territories, but they will claim far fewer lives than Saddam’s efforts to suppress the Shiites and the Marsh Arabs did. Tribes will kill fewer people than a tribal nation state striving to stamp out rivals and competitors with a powerful domestic military."

"Gee, I wonder whether Carlos Slim exerts any influence on the editorial slant of one of his companies?"

"First off, Democratic politicians threaten the Second Amendment all the time.B

What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 5/19/17

Defense One: The D Brief, 18 May, 2017

Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 59

The View from Chaos Manor: 17 May, 2017

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 478

That's Just the Way it Was: Fort Kent, Maine (ca 1942)

Albert Gagnon's wheat fields

Mrs. Gagnon and her daughter double-spinning

Gathering eggs on the Gagnon farm

 Albert Gagnon's children gathering beans

Mrs. Gagnon making buckwheat pancakes

 Three of Gagnon's daughters knitting

Putting up hay on Leonard Gagnon's farm

Putting up hay on Albert Gagnon's farm

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Shelter)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

National Archives and Records Administration

Sorry for writing the way I have for the past few weeks. This new job with the new hours is killing my writing. Plus, I'm trying to walk two miles every night, after work which isn't helping.

Oh, well : - (

Repeat after me, ...

'We have three to five hours to live (maybe a lot less) without proper shelter for the environment.'

photograph by
Matt Pinkham

So, ... You and your partner need to learn those bushcraft skills for making a primitive but effective shelter for your family and teach them to your children or grandchildren, so they can survive an event.

photograph by
Michael Curtis

Next, you and your family should practice making improvised shelters using ponchos, blue tarps, plastic sheeting, and other similar items.

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Next, do some research on building shelters out of 'found' material such as corrugated metal roofing, bits and pieces of plywood, and other material that might be available after an event, like the items used to make a shanty town.

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Detroit Publishing Company

Lastly, find out what the natives did to provide shelter for their families because it worked for them, so it will probably work for your family.

Needless to say, you and your family (Well, at least you) are preppers, so you're probably thinking that you would like to be a little bit prepared when it comes to shelter.

That's all well and good, but remember ...

George Grantham Bain Collection,
of these United States’ Library of Congress

Sometimes bad things happen to good people : - (

Needless to say, the first question is 'What's your budget?'

The next question, 'What are you preparing for?'

And, ... The last question, 'How many?'


'Cause all those questions and more will determine your final choice on tents.

Travel Trailers
Now, some of y'all are going to have a bigger budget, so you might want to investigate the various travel trailers or travel homes. These 'homes on wheels' are then parked in a safe place ready to use, after an event.

photograph by
Mr. R. Anderson

Just like tents, the sky is truly the limit because some of these travel homes can cost over $2,500,000.

Of course, some folks have the resources to purchase a more permanent solution for their family's shelter needs after an event.

So, ...

The Cabin in the Woods
Most people think this is the ideal choice for their families, a remote cabin or home in the woods.

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Probably not, for many reasons, like ...

Where's the nearest Doctor, Nurse, or other Medical Professional? Don't forget that well equipped hospital. Oooh, and the pharmacy, too.

Where do you get groceries? In town. How far away is it?

The electric goes out, who's gets fixed first, town or ... country? If you said country, you don't live close to me 'cause the town always has power first, around here ; - )

I have to stop, but one more for you to think about, 'Who's pulling security while you sleep?'

Oooh, ... Can you say 'Forest Fire!!!"

A House in a Small Towns
Mel Tappan, an early 'survival guru,' suggested folks move to a small town with good facilities because there just isn't enough of you and your family to go around to cover all the skills you will need to survive during an event.

Mel Tappan
Lastly, because I have to go to sleep, here are three links to Mr. Tappan's two books and his survival newsletter.

giltweasel - Tappan on Survival

Scribd - Survival Guns

Bushcraft USA - Personal Survival Letter