Monday, October 15, 2018

Volume Four: Number Forty-Two



Shukei-sansui
Sesshu Toyo
(15th Century)

Middle Class
I put this here, to make sure you took the time to read this article, from Charles Hugh Smith.

With that said, ...




Doom and Gloom

Bears

D.N.A.

Drones

Earthquake

Ebola 

Flooding

Hurricane

Kangaroo

Mass Transit

Mountains

Postage

Rockets 

Smugglers

T.B.I.

Typhus

Volcano


Things You Might Want to Think About

1.5 million
So, ...

That's how many immigrants it takes to, possibly, destroy a government.

Actions
Just in case, you're wondering who to vote for in 2020.

It will be the folks that ...

Better Humans
Katniss and I have a niece. She is a wonderful person, tough, athletic, intelligent and ... she suffers from hyperthyroidism.

What do you think her parents would have done, if they could have prevented this?

Crowds
Folks, terrorists are actively calling for attacks on concerts, all concerts

D'oh
Help insurgents kill U.S. Soldiers?

Build Nuclear Weapons?

Call for the death of Israel?

Call for the death of 'America?'

What did you expect, a plane load of cash and gold?

Good/Bad
Credit is a double edged sword. It can be used for good, and it can be used for bad.

So, ...

Thousands of people lining up for zero-down and subprime mortgages can be a good thing.

Liar

Admit it.

You "supports criminalizing private firearm transfers between lifelong friends and many family members. He also supports a federal gun database and refuses to oppose burdensome and unnecessary restrictions on ammunition. As governor, Phil Bredesen vetoed protections for concealed carry permit holders and opposed allowing law-abiding Tennesseans to carry a firearm for self-defense in the manner that best suits their needs."

Minority
The suspects aren't 'white.' You know how I can tell?

None of the news sites provide a description or pictures of the suspects

Obesity
As if you didn't need another reason for losing weight.

Retirement
You have been warned.

So, ...

You better do something about it, now.

Sortition
This would be funny.

Except, ...

The 200-pound bomb

Tunnels
Remember, ...

Criminals will find a way.

Overheard

"Let them wear masks -- we already know what their true faces look like."

"It’s a different story here. Our peasantry can complain: with guns and bullets. It’s almost happened a few times recently in the US, so this isn’t some abstract possibility, only applicable in theory. We’ve seen it. And the people who did it are, for the most part, still alive and not in prison. Some people will argue this is a bug. I think it’s a feature. It’s a feature because while I believe in democratic institutions, I don’t worship at the altar of majority rule. We’ve seen that democratic institutions can be coopted. We’ve seen it’s possible for an indifferent and entitlted majority to ignore minority interests completely."

"The court clearly declared that a state has the right to protect itself not only in matters of security, but also to fight boycotts against its products, culture or standing."

"I believe that the Christine Blasey Ford gambit was an extension of the sinister activities underway since early 2016 in the Department of Justice and the FBI to un-do the last presidential election, and that the real and truthful story about these seditious monkeyshines is going to blow wide open."

"No one is really doing much to stop it."


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 10/12/18

Ace of Spades: Gun Thread - Commie Bastards!


Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, October 12, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 12 October 2018

Defense One: Radio -  Episode 24

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 287 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 548

The Z Blog: Of Mobs and Men


That's Just the Way it Was: Nome, Alaska (ca 1900)



Friday, October 12, 2018

Fridays Thoughs and Other Stuff


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Tomato Soup (ca 2013)
photograph by
daryl_mitchell

Last Week
I covered some of the additional items you and your family should think about storing, such as feminine hygiene products, soap, and toothpaste to name a few.

Additionally, ...

I mentioned, you and your family need to be focusing on storing Calories, like wheat, white rice, corn and other grains then add dried beans with a daily multivitamin for a complete healthy diet, a boring diet.

Another way of doing this is to buy cans of ...


Soup
As you read this, our country is headed into winter. The season everyone can agree is the prefect time for a warm meal, like soup which is on sale at my local grocery store.

Yes, Yes, I know you have heard this before, but a can of soup or a few cans of soup are a good start for your family's food supply. By taking a can of soup, adding a can of your family's favorite vegetable, and, possibly, a can of meat, you and your partner can provide a filling and healthy meal to your children.

A meal that can be stored for ...


Shelf Life
Most people know, canned foods and other products have a "Best By:" date printed on the bag or can. Depending on the product, the date will be three or four months in the future for a bagged item with canned items having a date one or two years in the future.

Guess What?

Most products will still be edible long after this date because the manufactures are being cautious. They want you and your family to purchase their product, again, and again, and again.

Needless to say, ...

This isn't true for cans that a heavily dented, are rusting, or swelling. These cans should be discarded, without opening or eating.

Link:
USDA: Food Safety and Inspection Service - Food Safety Information: Shelf-Stable Food Safety
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/77ffde83-dc51-4fdf-93be-048110fe47d6/Shelf_Stable_Food_Safety.pdf?MOD=AJPERES


How Long?
There are various answers to this question.

Officially, these United States suggests families get prepared to survive, on their own, for three days.

Recent events have shown this suggestion needs to be increased. To be in fact, it seems, these United States is slowly changing the recommendation for families to be able to survive, on their own, for two weeks.

Unofficially, some folks suggest even longer. The Latter-day Saints suggest a three month supply of regular store-bought food and another year of long term food storage.

Of course, ...

What you and your family do depends on you and your partner.


Coming Crisis
As you know, several folks, on the internet, are suggesting they will be out shooting up so-called conservatives, especially if their 'side' loses this year's election.

These assassinations, mass murders, and other terrorist acts will disrupt our society, especially when the other side retaliates to protect their families. Disruptions that might cause food shortages, energy transmission, and ... Law Enforcement.


90 Days
Way back in 2016, there was an article titled You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days. In the article, the author suggests your family must be prepared to survive 90 days in three different phases.

Yes, I suggest you take the time to read the article.

Link:
George Patton325 - You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days
https://georgepatton325.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/you-must-be-able-to-survive-90-days/

George Patton325 - Surviving for 90 Days Part 2 – Food Storage
https://georgepatton325.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/surviving-for-90-days-part-2-food-storage/

George Patton325 - Surviving for 90 Days Part 2-B – How Much Food Do You Need?
https://georgepatton325.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/surviving-for-90-days-part-2-b-how-much-food-do-you-need/


Disagreement
I disagree with the author for several reasons.

First, I don't think there will be widespread killing, except in multicultural cities. Most small towns are homogeneous.

Second, I think folks will ban together faster, especially folks that have a formal or informal group, like churches, sports teams, and many others.

Lastly, I think the author has a lot of good things to say, so you should read all three articles.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday: 10 October 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: Another Hummus Recipe!

http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/10/food-storage-friday-another-hummus.html

Safely Gathered In - Dehydrated Foods
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/10/dehydrated-foods.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 - Recipe: Beach Street Lemon Chicken Linguine
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/10/07/recipe-beach-street-lemon-chicken-linguine/


Food Storage Made Easy - Bread: No Grinding, No Kneading, No Electricity, No Problem!
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2014/10/09/bread-grinding-kneading-electricity-problem/













Monday, October 8, 2018

Volume Four: Number Forty-One



Untitled
Susan Te Kahurangi King
(1960s – 1970s)


Brett Kavanaugh
Folks, ... He's not your friend.

Yes, I know he supports the Second Amendment. He's endorsed by a bunch of conservatives, and lots of other stuff.

But, ...

He has no power. No police officers to back him up. No Soldiers or Marines to make his findings stick. Nothing, Na Da.

Plus, ... the House of Representatives and the Senate are up for reelection with some folks very, very pissed about the newest Supreme Court Justice.

So, ...

You're either in this so-called fight for the long haul, or you're going to let the other side win.

Either way, ... Don't beat your swords into plowshares, just yet.


Doom and Gloom

Coffee

Death Row

Gun-Control

Ham

Limos

Marginal

Microchips

Politicians

San Fransico 

Sea Snakes

Toyota

Toyota, Again 

Unicorns

War



Things You Might Want to Think About

Diversity
It isn't 'white' flight. It's 'anyone smart enough to understand what's going on' flight.

Fan Bingbing
Yeap, we need socialism, just like the Chinese.

The Game

God-Like
Dude did a good deed, saving the young lady.

But, ...

The author then uses it as a way to attack President Trump.

And, ...

News organizations wonder why people hate them.

Homeless
What's your plan?


Lady of the Lake
I love this story, so will you.

Late
Dude, ... Where were you during the Obama Administration?

Classic Media
Wow, ... they still don't understand why some people hate them.

NICS
As this article points out, purchases of firearms are down, again, so some manufactures are having financial problems.

My thoughts, ...

The 'new' money is in accessories, such as red-dot sights, magazines, slings, and other stuff because people have been worried about getting their guns, first.

Nobel Peace Prize
Samuel Colt, John Browning, and even though I hate to admit it, William Ruger would have been better choices for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, for this reason.

Robin Hood
Most people forget, ...

Robin stole from the undeserving rich (Bernie Sanders, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nancy Polosie, and many others) that were oppressing the poor and powerless people of the area. Not the people that had earned their wealth, legally and ethically.

Slavery
We still have a problem with slavery, ... in other countries.

StarBucks
This must be a BiCoastal thing.

Ooops, it is!

Telltale Games
How healthy is your employer?

William Jefferson Clinton
Where were the protesters for ...

* Juanita Broaddrick
* Paula Jones
* Kathleen Willey
* Monica Lewinsky
* and Four Others


Overheard
"These November elections will be illuminating. The professional Left has staked its claim in paranoia and hysteria. The results this November will tell us just how damaging to a nation that claim can be."

"Still bad things happened."

"On nearly every question and issue, the tenor of the press — shockingly — mirrors the tenor of the Democrats who insist that it falls to Kavanaugh to disprove these allegations."

"But this is not intended to be a book review based on a so-far partial reading. It is to say that even some of the best analytical minds of our time are missing the main thread of the story: that human affairs in the 21st century have entered a hazardous period of disorderly change largely due to that age-old pitfall of making ever-increasing investments in complexity with diminishing returns. That is exactly how societies collapse and that is where things stand in the Time of Trump. One might even theorize that Mr. Trump’s simplemindedness is a kind of virtue in the face of runaway complexity. His instinct, at least, is to repel it."

"In the present era of decadence, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the modern equivalent of Bread and Circuses"

"Next on tap for this beleaguered nation will be a constitutional crisis and a financial crisis. It’s difficult to predict the order of their unfolding, except to say that these will open up a maelstrom of losses which will then be hard to either adjudicate or correct, once our system of law is compromised. As this occurs, all the raging hysteria over sex will be overshadowed by real existential issues as the people lose their homes, incomes, and futures and desperately search for a way out of more chaos than they bargained for."

"It’ll start the minute the next nominee is named. For the Democratic Party refuses to accept that it lost the election of 2016. And if it can succeed in torpedoing Kavanaugh, it’ll be made to believe future election results don’t have to be accepted either."

"Willing to destroy any part of government they cannot corrupt with partisanship, members of the self-declared resistance are tearing America apart because the election didn’t go their way. They have unleashed a whirlwind of fanatical hate, with violence now routinely threatened and sometimes carried out."

"You are disgracing yourself here. Please stop bending to the will of deranged online trolls."

What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 10/5/18

Ace of Spades: Gun Thread "In the Beginning"

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, October 5, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 4 October 2018

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 282 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 547

The Z Blog: The Haunted Present


That's Just the Way it Was: Wilmington, Delaware (ca 1942)


Tower Hill School, noted country day school for pupils from three to eighteen years of age. The main entrance and the clock tower.





Two small girls in the arts and crafts classroom

 


Boys and girls in an arts and crafts classroom




A display of the art work of some of the pupils




Students looking through a stereoptic instrument (Note: The "stereoptic instrument" is a Newtonian telescope)



A young pupil writing in a notebook at her desk




Young students drawing a large map of the natural resources of the world




Children learning a dance




Young pupils learning a dance
 




High school students at a meeting in a classroom





High school boys at a meeting




Two high school girls interviewing an instructor




A group of boys gathering informally with an instructor




A display of the art work of some of the pupils




Some of the high school pupils of a social science class apparently studying alley dwellings




Children making a snowball during recess, while a teacher(?) takes their picture