Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday: 12 December 2018, Part Three


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



One Month
I am in a hurry, so I will be brief.

Democrats will control the House of Representatives in January.

They won't wait until March to push their anti-freedom Gun Control policies.

So, ...

Wednesday: 12 December 2018, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,







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 Chickpeas
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/12/food-storage-friday-roasted-chickpeas.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 - Canned Meat: Scary or Delicious?
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/12/08/canned-meat-scary/

Wednesday: 12 December 2018


Welcome Preppes and Survivalists,

Santa Claus in Chicago (ca 1902)
photograph by
A Chicago Daily News photographer


The Christ's Mass
Folks, my older coworkers and I have been talking at work about the changing attitudes that we see in the younger generation. It seems they can't show up on time, have deadline issues, and are antireligious.

But, ...

They love getting Christmas presents.

Link:
The Prepping Guide - 12 Practical Christmas Gifts for the Prepper and Survivalist in Your Life
https://thepreppingguide.com/prepper-gifts-for-christmas/

Homestead Launch - The Best Gifts For Preppers [Updated 11/18]
https://homesteadlaunch.com/gifts-for-preppers/

Backdoor Survival - 2017 BDS Best Prepper Gifts – The Best Gifts for Preppers This Year
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/2017-prepper-holiday-gift-guide/

Survivalist Prepper - Unique Prepper Gifts for Christmas and Holidays
https://survivalistprepper.net/unique-prepper-gifts-for-christmas-and-holidays/

Happy Prepper - Prepper Christmas Gifts: 2018
http://www.happypreppers.com/Christmas-gifts.html

Survival Life - Survival Gift Guide: 9 Christmas Gifts For Preppers
https://survivallife.com/best-christmas-gifts-survivalists/

True Prepper - The Best Prepper Christmas Gifts
https://www.trueprepper.com/best-prepper-christmas-gifts/

Warning:
These articles are shared to provide you an idea of the items that are available for you and your family to use during tough times.

Some of these items are inappropriate, such as the self-draining bee hive because it removes too much honey. In other words, the bees starve.

Also, ...

Some of these items are too expensive. You can find places selling them for less.

So, ...

You have been warned

Monday, December 10, 2018

Volume Four: Number Fifty



The Banks of the Fjord at Christiania
Claude Oscar Monet
(1895)


Set Back
As you know, the Democrats will control the House of Representatives, this January. This poses challenges for preppers and survivalists. Some of these challenges are obvious such as freedom-control gun-control, higher taxes, and others; however, there are less obvious ones like nationalize health insurance, increase in welfare rolls, and many more.

Now, ...

Some folks, Rawles of Survival Blog comes to mind, says we don't need to worry about firearms, especially so-called antique firearms. He is mistaken. The Democrats and their Republican stooges will not stop with banning popular firearms like the AR-15 series of rifles, the semiautomatic AK-47 and AK-74 series of rifles, the Glock series of pistols, M1911 series of pistols, Smith & Wesson M&P rifles and pistols, and many others. They will come after so-called sniper-weapons, in other words every firearm with the possibility of mounting a scope, including handguns.

Needless to say, ...

President Trump handed the Democrats one of the tools for these coming bans, outlawing Bump Stocks.


Doom and Gloom

2 Hours

100,000,000 People

$32,000,000,000,000

Amazon

Bigots

Brexit 

Buses

Climate Change

Earthquake

Felons

Flamables 

Glitch

Hackers

Hackers, Again

Immigrants

Material Aid

New Jersey

NIPSCO

Oligarchs and Monopolies

Planes

Recycling

Robots

Romance

Security Services 

Scrolling

Surfing

Tesla and Ford

Thames River

Venezuela

Water 


Things You Might Want to Think About

18
Before President Nixon's administration, these United States prohibited 18 year olds from voting, then in 1971, the 26th Amendment was ratified, lowering the voting age to 18.

Needless to say, ...

Many of these new voters supported President Nixon, in 1972, for his efforts to get the vote for them.

$5,000,000
I bet it would be a lot cheaper to keep the memorial right where it is.

Reminding everyone that Democrats owned slaves, supported slavery, and the oppression of blacks and poor people, for over 100 years.

Algorithms
Ha, ha, ha, ...

Now, the politicians get to point to a computer and say, "It's not my fault, the terrorist wasn't stopped from getting on the plane/bus/ferry with a bomb. It's the computer program's fault."

Art
We are blessed to live in these United States

Black Guy
And, ... The Media wonders why we hate them.

P.S.
If it had been a 'White' Guy, the media would have mentioned the fact, in the first sentence

Bitch
Yes, ... It's funny that Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mr. Donald Trump, Jr. are having a Tweeting Songbird fight over a meme.

But, ...

Numerous times, Socialists have come to power and they have used that power to kill 10s of millions of people, ... for far less

Brazil
Folks, ... We have a choice. We can decide to lose the coming world war, or we can decide to win that war before it begins.

Charity
I would like to thank all of the people that have donated their money and time, no matter how small, to make our country a greater place, such as Tyler Perry, Kid Rock, Dolly Parton, ...

Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Check out the second picture in the article. It looks like the comet will hit Earth.

Data Breaches
Wow, ... I didn't know there had been some many intrusions.

So, ...

Follow those tips

Dishonest
Ooops, ... He's a politican, so you already know he's dishonest.

Elites
It's true. We have stopped trusting the so-called elites.

But, ...

It's because they have failed to abide by society's rules, not technology or political upheavals.

Emotions
Cry all you want.

As long as you remember, ...

A Man's job is to protect his family and his Nation, no matter what.

Yes, that includes killing

Failure
Yeap, ... It's a matter of time, especially if we add government regulation, taxation, and all the other ills, likely to happen in the next few years.

Food and Drug Administration
Folks, ... make sure you check any frozen beef, in your family's deep freeze, this week.

Headline
"Police Arrest Pedophile Posing as Santa Claus"

Iran
There is the possibly that Iran could stop the flow of oil through the Persian Gulf, thus affecting our country.

And, ...

Lead to another war.

Israel
The Israelis can't get a break.

First, they shoot terrorists, and everybody complains about the killings.

Next, ...

Instead of killing everyone, they shoot them in the legs, so the terrorists survive.

But, ...

People still complain

ISIS
Folks, ... Terrorists will change their methods, so you and your family need to be prepared for that.

Lesson
That will teach those pesky protester, ...

That burning cars, destroying shops, and other violence will make the government cave to your demands.

Los Angeles
It's not 'If.' It's 'When,' including the New Madrid fault area.

Mars
I get it. We're in a space race.

But, ...

These United States should be going to the Moon and Mars, at the same time.

Normal
Welcome to the new normal.

So, ...

You better start getting ready.

Northern Shield
Israel is a small country. They have a wall protecting their country. Plus, Israel's military protects their border

So, ...

Why doesn't these United States, a big country, have a wall, and why isn't our military protecting our border

Perennials
At work, we have a hard time finding 'good' employees

Reality
The local and state governments failed to protect the citizens and guests of their area

Rights
The powers that be are after more then your firearms.

Russia
Many decades ago, ... It was said, the soviet union was like a thief, walking around checking doors to see if any were unlocked. It is still true, today.

Social Media
Repeat after me, ...

The Internet, especially Social Media, is forever.

Soldiers
Just so you know, our country's military has some villains.

Ticks 
Folks, ...

Test
You have probably seen this liberal propaganda, masquerading as a test, circulating around the internet these past few weeks.


U.S. Postal Service
Make America Great Again

Welfare
Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is angry, our country didn't receive any return on our investment in Tesla.

Well, ...

I'm angry we have only received marginal returns on forty years of welfare


Overheard

"People don’t defend land. They defend the life that can be built and lived on that land."

My parents are thrilled,

"Such a change may be on the horizon; Trump may be its vanguard. But whether it comes, and whether the U.S. is preserved as a free society, will be up to us."

"Californians should demand the project’s immediate cancellation."

"Harvard's sanctions policy seeks to dictate the sex of people with whom men and women may associate and the gender norms to which men and women must conform,"

"To be republican is more difficult."

"Ryan Murphy is a bigot. He openly mocks people for their faith and then demands that people of faith toss aside their religious faith and openly embrace his homosexuality."

They’re trying to make people feel guilty for being white.

"Surveys have shown that cuts to SNAP benefits are extremely unpopular among registered voters."

"Yes, it’s insane."

"Many of China’s richest men and women are [Communist Party] members of the country’s parliament or its advisory body."

"This is how a country loses its mind, bit by bit."


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 12/7/18

Ace of Spades - Gun Thread:  All I want for Christmas, Part Two

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, December 7th, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 7 December 2018

Defense One - Radio: Episode 31

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 315

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 316 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 556

The Z Blog: The World's On Fire


That's Just the Way it Was: Shawneetown, Illinois (ca 1937)


The courthouse



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday: 5 December 2018, Part Four


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Protest at John F. Kennedy International Airport (ca 2017)
photograph by
Rhododendrites


Apologies
Sorry about that folks. I thought I had enough time to get some stuff done before this blurb was posted.

Oh well, ...


Handguns
Before I begin, please notice handgun is plural, as in Handguns.

First, ...

You need to purchase a handgun. I suggest a .357 magnum revolver. If you disagree that's o.k. You just need a handgun with several magazines. I suggest five, at least.

Second, ...

Your partner needs a handgun. Once again, I suggest a .357 magnum revolver. If you disagree, blah, blah, blah. You need at least five magazines.

Third, ...

You and your partner need holsters. Outside the waistband are the best because you don't have to lose weight or buy larger sized pants for an inside the waistband holster to fit, inside your waistband.

Fourth, ...

You and your partner need to take some training classes, notice class is plural.

So, ...

Start off with the basics like safety, the Law, and how to draw your handgun, holster it, and do the other basic things.

Fifth, ...

Stop, take a breath, and save some cash because ...

Wednesday: 5 December 2018, Part Three


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Reeperbahn railway station, detail weapon ban area,
Hamburg, Germany (ca 2008)
photograph by
Sebastian scha.

Just so you know, ... I was going to use this picture


It's Coming
Folks, ...

We as a country are going to face new firearms control measures.

That's right!

Some politicians will push for 30 round magazine bans, 20 round magazine bans, 10 round magazine bans, and even 7 round magazine bans!

Other politicians will push for automatic firearms bans, M-16s, AK-47s, G3s, FN-FALs, M-14s, and ...

Some politicians will push for semiautomatic firearms bans, AR-15s, WASRs, PTR-91s, FN-FALs, M1As, and ..

Other politicians will push for so-called sniper weapons bans, any rifle able to mount a scope.

Some politicians will push for Red Flag laws.

Ooooh, ...

Don't think these people are stupid. They have learned from their past mistakes. We won't be given a sunset limitation on these new laws, so-called antique firearm exemption, or other pass. Everything will be on the table.

Oooh, ... You don't believe me.

These people vote!

Link
Ace of Spades - Students Search Their Roommates' Room Without Permission, ...
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=378475

Say Uncle - We can’t have your kind here
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/12/03/we-cant-have-your-kind-here/

Gunfree Zone - Rank Bigotry at Harvard? I am shocked… shocked… not that shocked.
https://gunfreezone.net/rank-bigotry-at-harvard-i-am-shocked-shocked-not-that-shocked/

Wednesday: 5 December 2018, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Balsamic Parmesan Pasta (ca 2009)
photograph by
Ginny

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: Easy Rosemary Bread
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/12/food-storage-friday-easy-rosemary-bread.html

Safely Gathered In - Basic Cooking Skills: Pizza
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/12/basic-cooking-skills-pizza.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 Makeover: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/11/30/homemade-chicken-noodle-soup/

Food Storage Made Easy - The Great Cake Debate
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/12/03/the-great-cake-debate/

Food Storage Made Easy - Thanksgiving Green Bean Food Storage Sneak (slight fail)
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2012/12/03/thanksgiving-green-bean-food-storage-sneak-slight-fail/

Food Storage Made Easy - Delicious Ritzy Potatoes
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/11/30/why-food-storage-delicious-ritzy-potatoes/





Wednesday: 5 December 2018


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Aspecto de la calle de una localidad kosovar
durante la Guerra de 1999. (ca 2005)
photograph by
Marietta Amarcord


War!!!
Some folks, including me, are warning of the possibility of civil war, here in these United States.

Well, ...

It seems other countries are facing that possibility; France, Great Britain, Germany, and others; while some countries are facing the potential of war between their neighbors; Ukraine and Russia, Lithuania and Russia, Poland and Russia, South Korea and North Korea, Vietnam and China, Taiwan and China, Japan and China, these United States and Russia/China/North Korea, any many others

Sorry, ...

I was talking about these United States.

Well, ...

Link:
NY Times - No Bed, No Breakfast, but 4-Star Gunfire. Welcome to a War Hostel.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/world/europe/bosnia-war-hostel-sarajevo.html


History
One of my brothers, Scout, deployed to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia for a peace keeping mission, a long time ago.

While he was there, Scout noticed somethings.

First, ...

The citizens of FRY would have thought they had died and gone to heaven walking into a China-Mart.

Second, ...

If you weren't a member of the local ethnic groups, you were either trying to quickly leave or were already dead.

Third, ...


Link:
Friends and Partners - Sarajevo Survival Guide
http://www.friends-partners.org/bosnia/surintro.html


P.S.
If you're thinking of buying the book, from Amazonian, you're crazy. It isn't worth even $5.00, much less $30.00 or even $500!!

Plus, ...

Your local library might have it in its collection.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Volume Four: Number Forty-Nine



USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor (ca 1962)
painting by
Francis Loui

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
In a few days, these United States (at least those who remember) will observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to remember the men and women killed on December 7th, 1941.

On that day, over seventy-five years ago, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise air assault killing 2,403 and injuring another 1,178 men and women. The attack damaged or sank seven battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. The Japanese also destroyed 188 aircraft and damaged another 159 from the air.

Needless to say, these United States has failed to learn from that lesson, many times.


Doom and Gloom

Crime

Data Breach

Drones

EMP

Lawyers

Police Officers


Things You Might Want to Think About

$4,000,000,000
The experts might not be worried, but you and your family should be worried.

Coat
As you know, my brother Spartan sells food from ThriveLife.

Well, ...

Spartan is looking to expand his product line, so he is investigating several different products.

Well, ...

Celebrities
Some folks will do anything to stay in the public eye.

Death
My condolences to Vice Admiral Scott Stearney's family and friends.

With that said, ...

Did you notice the U.S. Navy never missed a beat? Once they learned of his death, his deputy immediately assumed command.

Fake News
Breaking News!!!

Iran Builds Three New Submarines

Guilty
He's a guy!!!

Burn him at the stake!!!

Influencers
Who influences you and your family?

It's Legal
If the legislative branch passes, the president signs it, and the courts say its constitutional, what are you going to do?

Robots
Ha, Ha, Ha, ...

The end of the human species will start over a misunderstanding.

U.S. Navy


The Wall
Yeap, ... It's O.K. for Hillary Rodham-Clinton, Mark Wahlberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and others to live behind a wall, so they don't have to deal with criminals, illegals, and other problems.

But, ...

You and your family?

Waiting
Folks, when the security services show up to a shooting, they will be looking to stop a shooting.

With that said, ...

I'm waiting for more information about this incident.

Here's some more. Link




Overheard

"The threat that Mr Runciman cautions against is that AI techniques, like playbooks for escaping corporate liability, will be used with impunity."

"An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us."

"A study published this month by Christopher Kurz, Geng Li and Daniel J. Vine found millennials are less financially well-off than members of earlier generations when they were the same ages"


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 6/9/17

Ace of Spades - Gun Thread:

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump - November 30th, 2018 

Defense One: The D Brief, 30 November, 2017

Defense One: Radio - Episode 30

Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 60

Survival Blog: The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods - 313

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 555


That's Just the Way it Was: U.S. Territory of Hawaii (ca 1941)


First Army photos of the bombing of Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Rear view of hanger no. 11, Hickam Field.



First Army photos of the bombing of Hickam Field, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. Wreckage of pursuit ship after bombing




Hangar fire. Japanese bombs wrecked and fired this hangar at the U.S. naval air station, Pearl Harbor, in addition to causing extensive damage to planes on the apron and runways, several of which may be seen in the foreground





Stricken from the air. Testifying to the extent of the Japanese sneak attacks are these three stricken U.S. battleships. Left to right: U.S.S. West Virginia, severely damaged; U.S.S. Tennessee, damaged; and U.S.S. Arizona, sunk




Leaves berth virtually surrounded by stricken ships. The U.S.S. Neosho, navy oil tanker, cautiously backs away from her berth (right center) in a successful effort to escape the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. At left the battleship U.S.S. California lists after aerial blows. Other crippled warships and part of the hull of the capsized U.S.S. Oklahoma may be seen in the background. The Neosho was later sunk in the Coral Sea




USS Downes and Cassin. The jumbled mass of wreckage in the foreground of drydock number one are the U.S. destroyers, Downes (left) and Cassin (right). The battleship in the rear is the USS Pennsylvania, 33,100 ton flagship of the Pacific Fleet, which suffered relatively light damage during the Japanese attack. The Pennsylvania was repaired shortly after the attack. Main and auxiliary machinery fittings of the Downes and Cassin are being transferred to new hulls




USS West Virginia a flame. Disregarding the dangerous possibilities of explosions, U.S. sailors man their boats at the side of the burning battleship, USS West Virginia, to better fight the flames started by Japanese torpedoes and bombs. Note the national colors flying against the smoke-blackend sky

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday: 28 November 2018


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

A Christmas Tree with Presents (ca 2006)
photograph by
Angr

Christ's Mass
In a few short weeks, Christians around the world will celebrate the birth of their savior. Some will celebrate in the face of hardship and oppression, while others will celebrate in comfort and plenty.

Either way, ...

It is a tradition to give a gift to remember the birth of our Savior and the gift of forgiveness of our sins.

Well, ...

Please, if you can, also give the gift of preparedness.

I apologize, ...

Link:

Wednesday: 28 November 2018, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Fish with Noodles and a Bowl of Fruit (ca 2006)
photograph by
加蛋不加價

Noodles
As you know, ...

Noodles can be as simple as adding some butter and broccoli for Pasta con Broccoli or as complicated as you like.

All you need is ...

Link:
Better Homes and Gardens - How to Make Homemade Noodles
https://www.bhg.com/recipes/how-to/cooking-basics/how-to-make-homemade-noodles/


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 - Kathy's Granola
http://sgi-testkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/kathys-granola.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: 12 Bean Soup
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/11/24/food-storage-recipes-12-bean-soup/


Wednesday: 28 November 2018


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

SUV and Travel Trailer (ca 2010)
photograph by
brewbook

Currently
Here in these United States, some parts of the country are experiencing blizzard conditions, snow with 40 mph winds, or clear but very cold.

In other words, ...

You are going to need shelter to protect your family.


Improvised
Ha, Ha, Ha, ...

What did you expect?

Link:
YouTube: DetectingMetal - Low Budget Pickup Truck Cap Camper Build
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BSMvuAWWwI

YouTube: The Homeless Firefighter - Stealth Truck Camper Build: Update
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKxPnrG4IRA

YouTube: Bill Howard - Pickup Camper Shell Setup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4QsvwMXFx0

YouTube: The Nomedic - The Best Damn DIY Truck Camper Set Up You'll See
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbbJVd8Dw70

YouTube: Brian Daigneault - The perfect camping setup for the back of your truck!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xth67kye0eA

YouTube: Mile30 Adventures - How To Winter Car Camp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYiVlYTVyFk

YouTube: Habitat for Happiness - Canada Road Trip: Homemade Truck Camper + What We Packed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKLXqcgYp1E

YouTube: Eli Peterson - Home Made Camper Van Build
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-F-h8zMcJE


Trailers
A step up from a pickup camper is to purchase a travel trailer. Needless to say, ...


Buildings
Another method of providing shelter for you and your family after an event is to purchase or build an outbuilding. During so-called good times, you can use it for storage. For bad times, you and your family can use it for shelter.

However, ...

If you purchase a prefab building, you have to deal with the limitations built into the building from the manufacturer.

While, ...

If you build the building yourself, you and your family can develop teamwork, a sense of accomplishment, and add upgrades such as insulation, double pane windows, and a wood stove vent.

Link:
YouTube: Viking Preparedness - Tale of WOE! Do NOT buy a shed from Lowes/Home Depot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS-CvmYf9F4

Monday, November 26, 2018

Volume Four: Number Forty-Eight


Winter Landscape
Mortimer Smith
(1878)

Socialized Stuff
The Democrats and Some Republicans have this great idea to provide Medicare for All, tuition-free public colleges and trade schools, universal jobs guarantee, accessible housing, ... and a New Green Deal.

These are great ideas.

Before you leave, never to come back, let me explain.

Most preppers are older because older people have learned, through tough experience, that 'Bad Things Happen to Good People.'

So, ...

Having your doctor bills paid for by the Government will save you money for your preps. Plus, more then likely, the Government will pay for gym membership, so you can be healthier, for free.

Next, ...

You will have a job. A job paying $15 an hour with a retirement fund. If you can't find a job, the Government will probably provide free retraining.

Next, ...

You and your family will be able to afford a photovoltaic system for your home, energy efficient appliances, and other so-called green technology.

Lastly, ...

Your family will finally understand the collapse of these United States will be happening.


Doom and Gloom

$1.69

2nd

29%

7500

Automation 

Chicago

Earthquake

Global Cooling

Indigenous Tribes

Italy

Missiles

Natural Gas

Overpass 

PayPal

Rewards

Romaine Lettuce

Social Media

SSBNs 

Theranos

Venezuela

Venezuela, Again 

Volcano

Waterspout

WhatsApp 


Things You Might Want to Think About

6X
Another indication of who are the Haves

85,000
Just in case, ...

You and your family think a year supply of food is excessive.

Actresses
She's right. We, as a people, need to quit overeating.

CBRN
Yeap, ...

Chemical weapons are being used in at least one conflict.

You know what this means, right?

Collabirator

Confederate-era guns
Repeat after me, ...

FaceBook, Instagram, and other social media posting will haunt you, ... forever.

Electrical Grid
More likely than not, ...

You and your family aren't considered 'critical assets'

Fake News
Democrat members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will investigate the personal email use by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham-Clinton, according to a report.

Female Genital Mutilation
I agree.

With that said, ...

You and your family need to get this so-called medical procedure outlawed.

GMOs
Sounds like a great advancement in medicine.

But, ...

It also has the potential to be abused.

Illegal
I understand the Sheriff's point, but all the elected officials have o do is replace him.

Killer Drones
Folks, ... for the past, say, twenty years, we have clamored for the military to protect our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Guardians, from any threat, so we are going to get Terminator-type robots because they will save the lives of our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Guardians.

Mistake?
That's fucked up!

With that said, ...

Bullets don't care whether you're the good guy or not

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez
What's your point?

Because, ...

They're both dumber than a box of rocks

Pensions
Don't plan on collecting one.

QuickTrip
Can you say, ... Hard Target

The 'Rich'
There are many reasons for a house fire, faulty wiring, improperly placed burning candles, children playing with matches, and ... The list is almost endless.

But, ...

Four dead from gunshot wounds and a house fire.

Somebody was sending a message

Saudi Arabia
Told you so

Schools
Wow, ... Just Wow.

Social Credit
The article failed to mention that some other despots are considering implementing these programs in their countries.

So, ...

Expect to see talk about implementing a Social Credit system here in these United States.

The Table
If any of my elected representatives are reading this, ...

Y'all better vote for a Republican candidate and let the Democrats show their true colors to these United States.

Tesla
Can you say, ...

Government Supported Ponzi Scheme

Vaccination
The children are lucky; it wasn't an outbreak of Diphtheria, Polio, Whooping Cough, or one of the other, formerly, devastating childhood diseases.


Overheard

"So no. We’re not giving up our weapons."

"We're going to come to a point where we're going to start pushing messages out to our colleagues: 'Risk-assess it dynamically and, if you think you can't detain a person, just let them go.'

"After all, Christ Himself told his followers to arm themselves."

"The United States military is in the weakest state of material strength and readiness since the conclusion of the Cold War. The conventional ground forces of the Army have been transformed into a force bent on occupation and counterinsurgency. Its heavy armored formations are in a state of disrepair and material inferiority vis-a-vis its most capable theoretical adversaries. The cornerstone of American power projection and intimidation, the aircraft carrier strike groups, are a sad shadow of their former self. The carrier air wing, the entire reason that an aircraft carrier exists in the first place, has devolved into a tool of increasingly limited utility, with an ever diminishing reach."

"... he is still the same man ..."

"The United States is a country consumed by anxiety. This has been true for a very long time. But it's getting worse."

"I say to them, we have to do better as a company."

"The truth is, black crime rates went up in areas where Black Lives Matter was active, because the white cops were simply unwilling to do the job that was necessary to control the ghettos. Many simply moved to other jobs, while the supply of new recruits dried up, leaving these police departments woefully undermanned. On the other hand, the blacks who have made it through the gates are reminded of the reality of their situation. They know that in order to avoid this, they must accept this. That’s the source of their anger."


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 11/23/18

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, November 23, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 21 November 2018

Shall Not Be Questioned: The Consequences of Swalwell’s Redneck Snuff Fantasy

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 311 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 554

The Z Blog: Letters to Z Man


That's Just the Way it Was: Freeport, Maine (ca 1936)


Sign erected for the Hermit of Maine




Hermit of Maine standing outside of his shack



The Hermit of Maine playing his unique instrument, combination of two organs and a piano