Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday: 15 August 2018, Part Three


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards
for
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (ca 2011)
photograph by
U.S. Department of Agriculture


My Apologies
Sorry folks, ...

I didn't have time, probably the most finite resource.

Link:

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/reddit-co-founder-alexis-ohanian-on-frugal-living-and-what-hell-teach-his-daughter-2018-08-14

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/our-weekend-savings-challenge-have-fun-without-breaking-the-bank-2018-08-09

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-life-defining-lessons-i-learned-from-my-grandparents-2018-07-16


https://moneyish.com/hoard/millions-of-americans-are-handling-this-frightening-financial-issue-all-wrong/

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wildfires-are-only-going-to-get-worse-so-we-need-to-alter-our-strategies-now-2018-08-14

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-americas-houses-are-getting-older-2018-08-14

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-disneyland-changed-traveland-america-2018-08-14

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-is-about-to-make-history-2018-08-14

MarketWatch -
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/doing-this-one-thing-could-make-you-a-better-investor-and-its-free-2018-08-14

Wednesday: 15 August 2018, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Propaganda Poster (ca 1918)
source
Library of Congress

Oldies
In a few short months, Getting Started in Emergency Preparedness will be ten years old,

In honor of this event, ...

I have collected, every Wednesday for the next year, a few blurbs from various places, such as ...


Safely Gathered In
Hannah and Abbie with Brittany, Aleasha, Sarah, and Tiffany provided wonderful advice and suggestions about gathering, storing and using food storage for you and your family. The six women also provided great, delicious recipes based on their food storage that their families eat at family meal times.

Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Whole Wheat French Bread
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/08/food-storage-friday-whole-wheat-french.html


Food Storage Made Easy
Jodi and Julie have a wonderful blog with lots of information, so they also have many tips, tricks, and recipes, for you and your family.

Link:
Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Corn Cakes
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2008/08/11/recipe-corn-cakes/

Food Storage Made Easy - Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Zucchini
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2015/08/11/sweet-and-sour-meatballs-and-zucchini/

Food Storage Made Easy - How to Make an Ice Cream Cake
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/08/11/how-to-make-an-ice-cream-cake/

Wednesday: 15 August 2018


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Mass Grave from the Spanish Civil War (ca 2014)
photograph by
Mario Modesto Mata

Civil War!
I respect Patriot Nurse because she has some good to say, in the past.

So, ...

Listen and heed.

Link:
YouTube: Patriot Nurse - USA Today says Civil War is coming. IS IT?!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-Uuqv3kogc

Monday, August 13, 2018

Volume Four: Number Thirty-Three



View of Ama-no-Hashidate
Sesshū Tōyō
(1501 - 1506)

Editorial



Doom and Gloom

10pm

15 Year Old

Aeroplanes

China

FaceBook

Renters 

Space

Terrorists

Villains


Things You Might Want to Think About

1,500
Thanks, folks!

I really appreciate you'll helping to highlight some of the anti-freedom issues facing our country, like censorship, anti-gun, racism, socialism, and a few others.

Another Idea
Here's another idea for you Pastor.

How about you'll advocate for 'shall issue' concealed carry in Illinois, especially Chicago?

Government



Ha, Ha, Ha
Remember, ... Believe them when they say they want to kill you and your family.

Journalists
Folks, .. Reporters, Journalists, Photojournalists, and many others are important to us, you and your family.

So, ...

They need to be protected.

The Law
So, ... When President Trump uses the law, the way it is written, to implement policy, it's wrong.

But, ...

When, former, President Obama used the law, it's o.k.

Proof of Concept
We can't stop every nutjob, crazy, suicidal person, criminal, terrorist, or pissed off ex' ...

Unless, ...

We have half the population watching the other half.

But, ...

Who would watch them because they can be nutjob, crazy, suicidal person, criminal, terrorist, or pissed off ex', too.

Radicals
I believe so-called radical thinkers have a bigger affect on our lives then conventional thinkers. One of the 'proofs' is the 1776 Colonial Civil War.

Just before the American Revolution, most British subjects, living in the Americas, wanted to stay members of the monarchy under the King of England. It took the radicals, Patrick Henry, ???, ??? to push the colonies to independence.

The same thing can be said in Russia (1914), Cuba (1959), Venezuela (1999), and South Africa but it isn't turning out as good, in these countries.

Safe Storage
You and your partner need to make sure your family is safe with firearms.

One way of being safe is to safely store your firearms, to prevent children and unauthorized people access to your firearms.

Well, ...

There's a problem with that!

Social Media
Information and communications are important during an event. Having both will allow you and your partner to determine what is going on in the outside world.

Guess what?

You might not have either one.



Overheard

"Social media has changed a lot, both for good and ill."

"No, the heroes are not these poor fools who stumbled into an ISIS-controlled area; the heroes are the soldiers from the U.S. and elsewhere – most of them a decade or so younger, and centuries savvier, than Austin and Geoghegan – who, while the two 29-year-olds were on a year-long cycling holiday, were risking their lives to beat back ISIS."

"Ah, the old democrat fallback, racism. They’re not even trying anymore. Pathetic."

"It is tempting to think this will all blow over. I was in the camp until recently. Now, I just don’t see how it will ever be possible to make peace with the Left. They hate us and will use any means necessary.The lack of code is the critical part. How does one make peace with someone that will never abide by the rules? Whether this results in revolution, counter revolution or civil war is hard to know, but the number of people thinking the gap cannot be bridged is growing every day. Now we wait for the Cossak’s wink."

"They pretend inflation is low and we pretend to be prosperous"

"The news situation in the USA is pretty dire. The Internet has killed off the old print media, sure enough, but it has also killed off the principles of institutional authority in reporting the events of our time — which is to say, the grounds to believe what you read and see. It’s especially bad at the local level where every small-town newspaper has been driven into the ground and we learn almost nothing about what is going on in the places where we live, where daily doings actually affect our lives most."

"It’s a game you can play on your own, or with friends, and involves taking shrieking liberal criticism of President Trump – and applying it to liberal heroes instead."

"The key to saving the West from Islam is to end mass immigration, deport those immigrants who simply will not adapt to our laws (for example deporting non-British citizens who practice FGM or child marriage), and robustly apply the law to all people, regardless of their religion."

"The shooting occurred on National Night Out, an event designed to bring local police and the communities they serve together."


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 8/10/18

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, August 10, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 10 August 2018


Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 252 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 540

The Z Blog: August Grab Bag


That's Just the Way it Was: Pinal County, Arizona (ca 1942)


Welding school for defense training, a project of the U.S. Department of Education.





All these men and boys live on the farms and ranches nearby. Some men, who are agricultural workers living at the FSA (Farm Security Administration) farm workers' community at Eleven Mile Corner, attend this class





Ranch boys learning welding. This man came to Arizona from Texas, learned welding, and is now working, but comes back to school at night to learn more about the subject. He plans to return to Texas to work at one of the airplane factories there as soon as he has mastered his trade

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday: 8 August 2018, Part Three


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,




Move
OMG!!!!

There was another slaughter of innocent people over the weekend that the mass media complete missed because the authorities swept it under the table.

It seems, several gun men mowed down individuals and select groups of people, over a three day period before they were apprehended.

In other words, ...

Waht are you and your family doing in Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and ...

Link:
Say Uncle - Mass shooting with multiple shooters
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/08/06/mass-shooting-with-multiple-shooters/


Carry
Folks, it's dangerous out there.

So, ...

Make sure you're voting for the folks that will increase your rights, not enslave you and your family.

Link:
Say Uncle: - Throwback Tuesday
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/08/07/throwback-tuesday-2/

Wednesday: 8 August 2018, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

"The gods given gift to normal person
to basic survival " (ca 2015)
photograph by
Shaikkhaid
Substitution
I like a good burger.

But, ...

Meat might be a luxury, during certain situations.

So, ...


The Modern Survivalist - Survival Cooking: Lentil and rice… Burger?

http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/5564


Oldies
In a few short months, Getting Started in Emergency Preparedness will be ten years old,

In honor of this event, ...

I have collected, every Wednesday for the next year, a few blurbs from various places, such as ...


Safely Gathered In
Hannah and Abbie with Brittany, Aleasha, Sarah, and Tiffany provided wonderful advice and suggestions about gathering, storing and using food storage for you and your family. The six women also provided great, delicious recipes based on their food storage that their families eat at family meal times.

Link:
Safely Gathered In -  Food Storage Friday: Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Spread
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/08/food-storage-friday-roasted-red-pepper.html

Safely Gathered In - Basic Cooking Skills: Quesadillas
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/08/basic-cooking-skills-quesadillas.html


Food Storage Made Easy
Jodi and Julie have a wonderful blog with lots of information, so they also have many tips, tricks, and recipes, for you and your family.

Link:
Food Storage Made Easy - The Potluck Problem
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/08/08/the-potluck-problem/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: "Lemon Bars with a Twist"
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/08/08/food-storage-recipes-julies-birthday-bars/


 



Wednesday: 8 August 2018


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Ilgen-Kampfbahn and Georg-Arnhold-Bad,
in the center of Dresden (ca 1945)
source
US Army Air Force

Situations
At work, there are no 'problems.' We call them situations or opportunities.

Well, ...

Here's a situation, we (you and your family) may be able to learn from.

Link:
The Modern Survivalist - Lessons Learned: Observations from the siege of Ramadi
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/5572

Monday, August 6, 2018

Volume Four: Number Thirty-Two


The Beach at Trouville
Claude Monet
(1870)

Preparing
You know something is going to happen, right?

You can feel it it, can't you? Especially with all the talk about these Untied States needing to borrow another $1.3 trillion dollars, this year?

So, ...

What are you doing about it?

Are you buying a few cases of water from the local China-Mart, or are you refreshing your water supply by emptying and refilling your bulk water containers? 

Are you stocking your pantry shelves, with canned food from the grocery store, or are you buying long-term food storage from the Later-day Saints and my Brother Spartan?

Are you topping off your family's stock of multivitamins from the membership stores, over the counter medicines from the big-box pharmacy, or finishing up the 'blowout kit' for your family's vehicles?

Are you buying more defensive handgun and rifle ammunition, so you and your family have at least the minimum suggested amount (250 cartridges for each handgun and 500 cartridges for each rifle)?

Are you honestly answering the 'prepping' questions (What's my first step for saving my family? What kind of gun should I buy? How much food should we store? and many others from your coworkers and family?

Or, ...

Are you blowing it off?


Doom and Gloom

10

Boats

ex-Cops

Fiances 

Fishing Gear

Goats

Heatwave 

Helicopters

Illegals

Jeans

North Korea

PFAS

Plastic

Social Media

Social Media, Again

Tornado

Wind


Things You Might Want to Think About

1st Amendment
I seriously doubt the National Rifle Association would 'go out of business;' however, this new tactic by the anti-freedom groups of trying to deny banking, insurance, and other services to pro-freedom groups is dangerous, to say the least, especially because the State of New York is attacking a right guaranteed by the Constitution of these United States.

81+
Thought you would like to know

Climate Change
Whether you think humans are responsible for climate change or you think it's a hoax, climate change is happening and affecting people in different ways.

Crosses
Wow, ... People so easily forget the history of our country.

A country founded by Christians, ... fleeing persecution

Fascism
I was listening to the local public radio station as they interviewed some guy that had written a book about fascism. His definition was so broad; you could have almost included every political party.

The only problem, ...

He only included the Republicans

Guys
Welcome to the club.

Ha, Ha, Ha
I guess we'll be getting our beer in white cans, from now on.

Oooh, ...

That's racist, too.

Research
Yeap, ... A Liberal Democracy, with low taxes, offers the greatest freedom for all people.

Rule of Law
These United States has three branches of government. The Legislative branch of our government makes the laws. The Executive branch enforces the law, and the Judicial branch interprets the law.

So, ...

All we have to do is hold the Congress accountable for the laws they have written, by voting in this primary and on November 6th, 2018, the President accountable by voting on November 3rd, 2020, and the Judges accountable by supporting recalls, supporting jury nullifications, and voting in each election.

That isn't so hard, is it?

South Africa
If the leading political party calls you murders, you and your family are murders to the government.

So, ...

You better be getting out of the country, becausee you're outnumbered.

Tariffs
As a buddy told me long ago, ....

China isn't our friend

Taxes
Amazon has paid all of their taxes, as legally required.

The only problem, ...

They aren't paying the same taxes as a business in your home town.

Universities
And, ... You thought you were finished protecting your child when they went to college.


Overheard

"I still love this country,” Juarez said, adding that he understands his wife “violated our law.

"The Secret Service is trying to hide the breach by firing [her],” the source said. “The damage was already done but the senior management of the Secret Service did not conduct any internal investigation to assess the damage and to see if [she] recruited any other employees to provide her with more information."

"Despite the scary headlines, the real news is that our environment is getting cleaner all the time."

"Many retirement funds could face insolvency unless governments increase taxes, divert funds or persuade workers to relinquish money they are owed"

"Here's Why Rip-Roaring Inflation is Inevitable"

"Donald Trump, aka the Golden Golem of Greatness, may be an unappetizing and embarrassing president. But is the Deep State ready to start a world war just to shove him offstage? Or burn down the constitution? While CNN stands by with Jeri-cans of gasoline?"


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 8/2/18

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, August 3, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 3 August 2018

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 246 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 539

The Z Blog: Female Trouble


That's Just the Way it Was: Belle Glade, Florida (ca 1937)


A street in the Negro section of town



Scene in the Negro section of Belle Glade



A row of houses in the Negro section of town


 
Housing in the Negro section of Belle Glade

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday: 1 August 2018, Part Three


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



Opinions
Everybody has one.

What you and your family do, to get ready for the tough times ahead, is up to you and your partner.

So, ...

Read, think, decide, then practice using your equipment because you can always change your mind.

Link:
All Outdoors - Preppers: Why a Bolt Action 22 is Better Than The Ruger 10/22
https://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/07/20/preppers-bolt-action-better-ruger-10-22/


Optics
I have one scope. It's on an inherited '60's era Winchester bolt action .22 rifle.

Link:
The Firearm Blog - Scopes for Every Shooting Discipline: Nikon’s NEW Prostaff P3 Series of Optics
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/07/17/new-nikon-prostaff-p3-optics/

Wednesday: 1 August 2018, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Swiss Army Survival Food (ca 2011)
photograph by
Kecko from Switzerland

Oldies
In a few short months, Getting Started in Emergency Preparedness will be ten years old,

In honor of this event, ...

I have collected, every Wednesday for the next year, a few blurbs from various places, such as ...


Safely Gathered In
Hannah and Abbie with Brittany, Aleasha, Sarah, and Tiffany provided wonderful advice and suggestions about gathering, storing and using food storage for you and your family. The six women also provided great, delicious recipes based on their food storage that their families eat at family meal times.

Link:
Safely Gathered In: Test Kitchen - Curried Quinoa
http://sgi-testkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/08/curried-quinoa.html


Food Storage Made Easy
Jodi and Julie have a wonderful blog with lots of information, so they also have many tips, tricks, and recipes, for you and your family.

Link:
Food Storage Made Easy - Waffles, Wondermills, Webs
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/07/28/waffles-wondermills-webs/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Buttermilk Cornbread
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2008/07/28/recipe-buttermilk-cornbread/



 

Wednesday: 1 August 2018


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Hurrying to Find Easter Eggs (ca 2006)
source
Virginia State Parks
Alice in Wonderland
Wow, ...

I'm trying to do so many things, buy a house, work, drive home then back to work, get physically fit, and other things, so something has to give!

It's you.

With that said, ...

Clutter
You and your family need to be organized, so you can find your stuff during an event.

How do you do that?

That's a good question becasue every family is different, especially in their preps.

Link:
Wayfair - 14 Ways to Declutter Your Garage
https://www.wayfair.com/ideas-and-advice/14-ways-to-declutter-your-garage-S5303.html?refid=CNXY1

Monday, July 30, 2018

Volume Four: Number Thirty-One



A Summer Day
Edward Lamson Henry
(1890)


Editorial



Doom and Gloom

50%

Buprenorphine

Change

Dams

Employment

Eyeliner 

Extremists

Fire and Water

Iceberg 

Illegals

Illegals, Again

Imam

Parolee

Private Property

Sellers

Sextortion

War

Wildfire

Wildfire, Again


Things You Might Want to Think About

10 PM
Repeat after me, ...

Nothing good happens after 10 PM.

2020
I'll vote for him, again!!!

59,985
This article makes a good point.

Our country isn't doing a very good job of returning illegal immigrants to their home country, including the murders, rapists, kidnappers, and ... Drunk Drivers

Activists
When it comes to money, big-business doesn't care about you, your family, or the people that will fight for you.

Bullets
Yep, a so-called Trained Professional killed an innocent bystander.

With that said, ...

Fired bullets don't care, villain or innocent, they will injure and kill if you or a loved one is hit, by one.

Climate Change


Driving
Doesn't matter where you're at; 10 mph over the speed limit will get you stopped, even in Nebraska.

The FaceBook
Not your friend.

Ha, Ha, Ha
I appreciate a good comedy sketch.

However, ...

Some people will use this skit as reinforcement for their anti-government views.

P.S.
We decided to permanently terminate our Netflix account, two weeks ago

Help
Folks, ... Help might never arrive for you and your family.

Library
So far, ... I predict the library will be marred in controversy, corruption, cost overruns, and probably won't even get build, as currently planned.

Permits


Politicians
In this exposé, Ms. Claire McCaskill is demonized for her husband receiving income from housing projects that received federal subsidies.

Me? ...

I wonder what Mr. Paul Ryan's wife, Mr. Mitchell McConnell Jr.'s children, Ms. Elizabeth Warren's husband, Mr. Chuck Schumer's grandchildren, and many other politicians' relatives also receive from the federal government.

Pussy Willow
Dr. King is a criminal, so is Malcolm X. Rosa Parks? Her too. The same goes for a lot of the Suffragists.

About the only people I can think of is Dr. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, and both of them are unknown to most americans, black or white.

Not Terrorism
It's possible because crazy people can become murderous.

The only problem, ...

The security forces have used the "mental health challenges" excuse once too often to explain other attacks.

One Nation
Let me get this straight, ...

Palestinians want to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.

Israel says only Jews have the right of self-determination (the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government) in Israel.

The President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, says this law legitimises oppression and shows that Israel is a fascist and racist country.

I guess Mr. Erdogan is a Democrat. 

Russia
I was reading an opinion piece the other day that suggested Russia is a Third World country with nuclear weapons. The author basically said, If we took away their nuclear weapons and who would care what Russia thinks?

Well, ...

I guess the financial markets agree.

Security
It will work; until someone loses their keys.

Substitution
You know the game, ...

Substitute white for black, black for white, or brown for black, then see if anybody would say something

Threats
Always remember, ...

They are serious.


Overheard

"If anything, the longer we ignore the social, economic, and environmental repercussions, the more of a problem they become."

"Personally, I am perfectly comfortable being called a “racist” or “islamaphobic” when it comes to moslems. Their ideology is the antithesis of everything we value in this country, founded on Judeo Christian values. I’d like to see every mosque in this country (armaments and jihadist training camps and money laundering operations) razed to the ground. I’d also like to see an outright ban on the hijabs and hefty garbage bags they float around in like ghouls. There is simply no GOOD reason these “people” who HATE us and everything about us would want to live here except for all the free “goodies”. I love President Trump’s ban on terrorist countries but I’d simplify it and add “no moslems allowed”. They have NO desire to integrate into our country, they are THE worst oppressors of women in the world, they are pedophiles who use toddlers as masturbatory aids and offer America NOTHING. So anyone leveling words like “racist” at me can feel free to continue. Doesn’t affect me one bit! Unlike England, we have our First Amendment rights (as badly as the demofacists would like to determine what constitutes ‘free speech’) and I am perfectly comfortable exercising mine (and PC needs to die)!"

"Those actions were put on the back burner"

"The mere fact the Denver Post would publish a letter to the editor with this type of language speaks to both the increasingly violent tone of liberals in Colorado politics and the desperation of the Post for readership,"

"He wasn’t subtle, that’s true."

"The past decade of "recovery" and "growth" has actually been a decade of catastrophic lossess for our society and nation. Her's a short list of what we've lost: ..."

"Send two "sufficient" men"


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 7/25/18

Ace of Spades: Weekend Gun Thread

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, July 27, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 27 July 2018

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 244 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 538

The Z Blog: Libertarianism


That's Just the Way it Was: Jasper County, Iowa (ca 1939)


Jayhawk hayloader on Kimberley farm.




Loading hay with a jayhawk.



Operating a jayhawk hayloader.




 
Loading hay into wagon with jayhawk.



Howard Kimberley on hay wagon.