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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Are there enough real Americans left to hold up the American Flag?


More Americans Waking up to an over reaching government…or are they?
 
 
 

“There aren’t enough real Americans left in this country (civilians) to hold up the American flag,” was the refrain I often heard from my friend Bob, a retired Marine Corp Recon I soldier who fought in Viet Nam and was the honor guard for President Lyndon Johnson.

 

Whenever a group of us got together they would frequently comment on lack of gumption most citizens showed over our declining rights and to a degree, I agree.

 

There are some exceptions, such as the Oath Keeper group along with other individuals and organizations.  Our collective problem however, is we’re too disorganized.  If these many groups could combine resources and create a uniform goal and strategy for taking our country back, we’d all be further ahead.

 

Princeton University this week published a landmark study, covering more than 1,750 policy areas, which concluded the United States is really no longer a representative democracy but an oligarchy retaining a few cosmetic, democratic vestiges.

That's right: The country that gave the world the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, "I have a dream," "one small step for a man," and so much more... no longer exists as it once did.

 

Enough people are fed up.  Is it time to act?

 


According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 37 percent of likely U.S. voters say that they are afraid of the Federal government and 54 percent say that it is a threat to individual liberty. That’s compared to 47 percent who don’t fear the government, 17 percent who aren’t sure and 22 percent who feel government protects their liberty.

 

Rasmussen reports that America’s decline in comfort with government has been rapid:

As recently as December 2012, voters were evenly divided on this question: 45% said the federal government was a protector of individual rights, while 46% described it as a threat to those rights.

According to the poll results, men and all Americans over the age of 40 are more likely to fear the Federal government than young voters and women.

 

Support for the 2nd Amendment may have some bearing on how Americans feel about the Nation’s political leaders, as 42 percent of gun owners expressed fear of the government compared to 30 percent of people who do not own guns.

 
The label of “fringe” is a common one used by statists, bureaucrats and paid shills in order to marginalize those who would stand against government corruption. The primary assertion being sold is that the “majority” joyously supports the establishment; and the majority, of course, is always right.

With corporatist dominance over the mainstream media for decades backing an elitist machine in Washington and a global banking cartel footing the bill with money created from thin air, any such accusation can be made to seem “real” to those who are unaware.

 
Those who regularly read my posts know I’ve created a variety of in-depth reports on strategies everyday people can use to take back our nation.  These tools and methods range from Jury Nullification to Shunning and Zero financial support to the two political parties which have mismanaged our country and trampled our rights. (find these free guides on our main page near the bottom).

Elections no longer matter, they are bought and paid for by special interests which is why motto has become We don't need another election, We need another revolution!

Are there enough real Americans left to stand up to federal government?  Let me know what you believe.  Leave a comment below.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mrs. Tannehill's Brain Fart Plus Survival Cement & Tips You'll Actually Use


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If the women don’t find you handsome, at least let them find you handy!

>Red Green

 

Survival Cement & More Great Reader Tips


 

   A funny brain fart award goes to Lauren Tannehill, wife of Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill.  She pulled a huge ‘whoops’ when she left her hubby’s AR-15 in the back of their rental car!  And where I live we think we’ve finally finished with snow but a drunk MI woman got stuck in a treestand so she called 911 to report that she got stuck in her ‘tree house’ after getting into a fight with a friend (lots of lame folks here).

We were happy to hear Ruger and Smith & Wesson will stop selling handguns in CA rather than comply with stupid new microstamping rules…can’t tell you how many businesses have left the Golden State rather than put up with its socialist politicians.

 

Speaking of AR’s…every round you send downrange with a gas-operated AR blows dirt into the receiver which accumulates on the trigger.  Spray down the trigger group with a good blast of brake-cleaning fluid to prevent build-ups.  Thanks to John B

 

(As featured in the August 2008 issue of Practically Seeking)

One of the most useful substances one can use outdoors is Survival Cement.


This mixture of mud and grasses can be used for a multitude of projects, from construction of shelters, cooking structures, kilns and food caches, to wrapping food for clay baking (as seen in my articles on these subjects in Wilderness Way magazine ) and much more.

Survival cement has been used throughout the eons of history in countless ways.


It is simple to make, the ingredients are easy to come by and it is one of the most durable resources available in a primitive situation. In fact, during a trip to Utah a couple of years ago we encountered some Anasazi ruins that were many hundreds, if not thousands of years old where the survival cement was still intact…[Editors note: And they are.  I studied the Anasazi and visited their dwellings when I attended ASU.]


Everyone who submitted a tip this week won a free copy of my new e-book “How to Survive the War on the Middle Class.”  Thanks to all who sent us their tips!




Tax Benefits of Owning a Small Farm

Being a small farm owner entitles you to certain tax benefits , but careful attention must be paid to keep accurate and detailed records. The IRS requires that you show a clear intent to make a profit. If you do not show a clear intent to profit from your small farm, the IRS may re-classify your farm as a hobby instead of a farm business. If your farm gets re-classified as a hobby you will not be able to enjoy the tax benefits of owning a small farm.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/info_10063345_tax-benefits-having-small-farm.html#ixzz2xrzysciC

 

I’ve also found that small dixie cups work well for starting plants, and as far as getting my seeds, for most like peppers tomatoes, musk  melon and watermelon,  I just purchase, a few of each, remove the seeds rinse and spread them out on news paper before planting season and let them dry. Once I harvest, I do the same thing and have an abundance of seeds every year.  >>Shawn

 

What to watch out for when buying rural property
read more here

 

 

Super Hand Cleaner

I was splitting firewood and got pitch on my hands. Usually I use hand cleaner, which doesn't work very well. Today I decided to try rubbing alcohol. It worked great!
Sherilee

 

Homemade cleaner for jetted tubs, shower heads and sprayers
read more here

 

Sausage you can make, sausage

recipes, and a section devoted to jerky…


 

How to Value a Coin Collection:  Some online resources to help you determine the value of an old coin.

Always Clean Shower

If you have a glass shower, use a squeegee on the glass every time you finish showering. This absolutely eliminates grimy soap scum and saves tons of time scrubbing, especially if you have hard water that stains very easily. I used to spend literally hours scrubbing hard water stains and soap scum off the shower doors. Now, I simply swipe the glass after showering and I have beautiful, clean, streak-free shower doors. I cannot remember the last time I actually had to get out glass and shower cleaner to scrub them!
Brittany S.

 

Video: Homegrown Remedies
This week, the Ultimate Cheapskate tells us about common herbs that can offer relief for everything from bad breath to insomnia

                                                                                        

She doesn't want to iron or pay for expensive wrinkle releasers
read more here

 

Gnats!

A great way to repel gnats is the use of vanilla. Mix vanilla extract with a little water and dab it around your neck, eyes, etc. You will smell nice to people but bad to gnats.
Lena

 


32 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills
Some of these suggestions are more expensive than others are and you do want a high return on your investment, so crunch a few numbers to see how long it will take for these upgrades and purchases to pay off. But they all should save you some money on your utilities.

 


Tired of seeing your standard of living hijacked? Fight back!

 

If you would like to learn more about the US economy's phony foundations, how the whole mess will come crashing down, and what you can do right now to protect yourself, consider reading our NEW book…How to Survive the War on the Middle Class.


Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cool "Prepper" Stuff You Wish You Had


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My mom used to say, ‘This country is carried on the backs of the little people,’ and now I see what she meant.
 
 
 


Cool Prepper Gadgets I Wish I Had

 

Sponge-filled syringe called XStat is a quicker way to treat combat wounds 

The XStat, a syringe-like device packed with tiny sponges, will allow Army medics to stop bleeding on gunshot wounds faster than current methods.


 

   Here are a few new tools and gadgets I thought might interest you as well…This wonderful life-saving device has just become available:  Seal Combat Wounds in 15 Seconds.

 

When hit by shrapnel standard first aid calls for stuffing gauze as deep as five inches into a wound and applying pressure. RevMedx has created a pocket-sized device called XStat, a fast way to plug wounds.  It looks like a syringe and it slides deep into a wound and when the user pushes down on the handle, it deposits pill-sized sponges that expand to stem bleeding.

 

A substance in the sponges fights infection while clotting blood. 

 

Using a stun gun to remove poison from wounds is not a good idea.  This idea has been circulating around ‘prepper’ groups for at least 20 years.  You’re most likely to get burned and remain poisoned.

 


More Resources to consider…

The Wolfram Cabinet Prepares People for Any Emergency Situation

Forget about survival kits, now a person can invest in a survival closet with the Wolfram Cabinet. It comes fully stocked with all the necessities a person would need on hand in any type of emergency from natural disasters to zombie attacks and more.

Priced at a whopping $14,500, the Wolfram Cabinet is well worth the cost. With over 170 functional and durable items including water, food, first-aid materials, tools, sanitation and shelter needs, it comes neatly packed in a double steel-walled commode made entirely in the United States. With its dual locks, only the owner will be able to tap these reserves.


They also offer a quick grab n go case for $2500! http://wolframgear.com/collections/frontpage/products/wolfram-cabinet

 

Priced at $50, the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate survival kit has it all. From a mini multi-tool to a snare wire and SOS instructions, it has you covered for any mishap that may come your way.  http://uncrate.com/stuff/gerber-bear-grylls-ultimate-survival-kit/

 


Go Green with the Eco Superhero Survival Sustainable Kit

Being green is not the easiest thing to do, however, with the help of this new personal sustainability kit, you might just be able to keep your eco ways sustainable and maybe even take it a step further from just recycling to actually reducing your carbon footprint.

The portable EcoSuperhero Survival Kit includes a Simply Straws glass straw, a People Towels reusable towel, a To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set, a To-Go Ware 2-tier stainless food carrier, a ChicoBag reusable grocery bag and a Klean Kanteen reusable stainless steel water bottle.

With such a kit readily available to us, getting rid of single-use plastics and taking on a green lifestyle not only guarantees cost savings, it empowers social responsibility and gives mother nature a break at a time it’s very much needed. 


http://ecosuperhero.com/shop/ecosuperhero-survival-kit/

 

The Fort Standard Mini Survival Kit is a Tiny Life-Saving Tool

 

Called 'Life is Precious,' this mini survival kit by Fort Standard is everything you might need in case of some calamitous emergency.


 


Americans Really are Making Less Money – Update to a previous Poor Man Survival report:

 

According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year.  When you break that down, that means that most of these workers are making less than $3,000 a month before taxes!

 

Let's take a look at what's happening in our nation. We're facing a weakened dollar. Government agencies are intruding into our private lives on a never-before-seen scale. The economic "recovery" is barely noticeable. And the threat of social unrest looms large.

 

I love this country because I love freedom and liberty and the free market and the ideals on which this nation is built.

But our country's leadership no longer loves those ideals. The Washington elite are doing everything they can to undermine our nation's strength and freedom at every turn.

 

Tired of seeing your standard of living hijacked? Fight back!

 

If you would like to learn more about the US economy's phony foundations, how the whole mess will come crashing down, and what you can do right now to protect yourself, consider reading our NEW book…How to Survive the War on the Middle Class.


 

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Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Un-Wasted: The Future of Business and Living


 

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Taking over…uh, I mean saving the world is such a thankless task.  We’ll try again in the morning Pinkie! >>The Brain

 

Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth

There is no waste in nature. When a tree falls it's only halfway through its life. When a bear or animal finishes eating food and processes it in its body that becomes fertilizer for future life in the forest flora.

So it's a beautiful thing the way nature has worked this all out. There is no waste in nature; the human animal is in fact the only animal on the planet to create waste that nature cannot process.

We're all paying for the landfills around the country, and everybody in the US is working with some system, whether it's a municipal system that manages their own waste locally or it's a system that ships the waste to other parts of the country.

The reason you should care about this is because that's going to make a difference for the environment, for the economy, for your costs, for all the things you care about. In economics there's this term of "externalities" and there's a lot of cost out there that we collectively bear as a society, whether it's habitat destruction, whether it's cost that are directly being imposed on us the citizens who didn't ask for those costs to be put on us.

The cities are under huge budget pressure right now and they need to cut their costs. They're trying to cut their costs in terms of how they are managing their waste and they hope to start making more money off the recycling. So it's really becoming more of a fiscal issue than environmental issue in some cases.

The latest statistics show that even with the recycling as high as it is there's still more than half of what's going into the landfill that could be recycled or reused.

The garbage is more expensive than recycling. The landfills are not used for making money but they're revenue extractors because cities are spending lot of money to maintain them. You need to pull out the gas, you need to pull out the water and treat it, you need to establish a monitoring system to trace the extent of thermodynamics, and all that costs money.

Watch the documentary here:


 

More useful resources and projects you can use…

·         Video: DIY Project - Toolbox Planter
When you spring clean the garage this year, before you toss out or donate that old toolbox, why not turn it into a planter that will add a creative touch to your patio or garden? The Ulitmate Cheapskate shows us how.

 

·         32 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills
Some of these suggestions are more expensive than others are and you do want a high return on your investment, so crunch a few numbers to see how long it will take for these upgrades and purchases to pay off. But they all should save you some money on your utilities.

 

·         DIY Gutter Garden


 


Remember when you made that promise to yourself to get a better handle on your finances this year? Well April is the perfect time to reassess your progress on your money goals as part of Financial Literacy Month.

Order our FREE Financial Foundations Toolkit to get the advice and confidence you need to make sound money decisions. This toolkit will teach you:

·         How to save for college or retirement when money is tight

·         What you should do right after a job loss

·         What your insurance rights are in serious medical situations

·         How to avoid financial scams and identity

 

Reader Tip:  Shawn won one of our Survival Seed Packages!  You can win by submitting a tip at the email address below.  Each week we award a prize to our favorite tip.

 

·         I’ve also found that small dixie cups work well for starting plants, and as far as getting my seeds, for most like peppers tomatoes, musk  melon and watermelon,  I just purchase, a few of each, remove the seeds rinse and spread them out on news paper before planting season and let them dry. Once I harvest, I do the same thing and have an abundance of seeds every year.  >>Shawn

 

 



 


 


DIY Underground Home


 


“Do you have 3 months emergency funds to cover expenses in case of sickness, job loss, an economic downturn?”

An astounding 60 percent of people that responded said that they do not.

It has been estimated that there are approximately 3 million“preppers” in the United States.  But that means that almost everyone else is not prepping.

We are steamrolling toward the edge of an economic cliff, and most people in our entertainment-addicted society are totally oblivious to what is going on.  So they are not doing anything to get ready for the immense economic pain that is coming.

The great financial crisis of 2008 struck and millions of people lost their jobs and their homes.  Unfortunately, the next great wave of the economic collapse is going to be even more painful than the last one.  It is imperative that people get prepared for what is on the horizon, but for the most part it is just not happening.

A lot of it has to do with the fact that we have such short memories and such short attention spans in America today.  Thanks to years of television and endless hours on the Internet, I find myself having a really hard time focusing on anything for more than just a few moments.  And we are accustomed to living in an “instant society” where we don’t have to wait for anything.  In such a society, we are used to “news cycles” that only last for 24 hours and very few people take a “long-term view” of anything.

The long-term trends that are destroying our economy have continued to get worse since 2008, and none of the problems that caused the last financial crisis have been fixed.

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Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dire Predictions Signal End of Dollar in 2014


 
 
 
 
 
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Dire Predictions Suggest 2014 Will be the End for the Dollar

 

Across many fronts, Washington is emerging in the world’s eye as duplicitous, untrustworthy, and totally corrupt.

Former Undersecretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts suggests that there are only two possible outcomes given our dilemma –World War Or The End Of The Dollar – neither of which bodes well for global economic, financial, social and political stability.Earlier this week economic strategist Marc Faber warned that some time in the next 12 months the U.S. stock market will experience a crash worse than the massive drop seen in 1987.

He’s not alone. Many contrarian economists seem to agree. And given the state of economic and geo-political affairs they could well be right, much to our detriment.

As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has made clear, the US economy has not recovered from the downturn in 2008 and has weakened further. The vast majority of the US population is hard pressed from the lack of income growth for years. As the US is now an import-dependent economy, a drop in the dollar’s value will raise US prices and push living standards lower.

All evidence points to US economic failure in 2014, and that is the conclusion of John Williams’ April 9 report.

On the domestic front, the much touted economic recovery is in significant danger of being revealed for the illusion that it really is. Nationwide home sales, for example, have dropped off in record numbers in the last few months and a report released yesterday morning indicates that mortgage originations are as bad today as they were just before the Lehman crisis of 2007. Couple that with a jobs market that is at best stagnating and at worst completely falling apart, and you can probably deduce that if there is any economic growth at all taking place it is about to come to a standstill.

What’s coming in short order isn’t just a result of lackluster job growth, or consumer spending, or a degradation of America’s economy.

The leading developed nations of the world no longer trust the United States and America’s status as the “world’s only super power” is being challenged on all fronts.



Internationally, the world is fed up with The Fed and the U.S. government’s unabashed debt growth. China, Russia, Iran, India and a host of other countries are establishing trade relationships that are bypassing the U.S. dollar altogether, a move that will soon see the world’s reserve currency lose purchasing power and status. In anticipation of this imminent collapse gold is being hoarded by private and public entities from Berlin to Beijing in an effort to preserve wealth before the Tsunami hits.


The Poor Man has been writing of these economic trends since 1999…

Tired of seeing your standard of living hijacked? Fight back!

 
If you would like to learn more about the US economy's phony foundations, how the whole mess will come crashing down, and what you can do right now to protect yourself, consider reading our NEW book…How to Survive the War on the Middle Class.