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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Rising Above the Divide and Conquer Strategy


Poor Man Survival

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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 

Rising Above the Divide and Conquer Strategy

 

 

If you’re many other Americans, you’re mighty angry…why do you suppose that is?

 
Do you ever feel—despite the supposed economic "recovery" of recent years—that something in America is still not quite right?

If so, you are not alone.

After all, how can things be "OK" when nearly half the men ages 18-34 now live with their parents—the highest level since the Great Depression?

How can it be "normal" when in one of America's richest cities (Seattle) there are now 400 unauthorized homeless camps under bridges and along freeway medians?

How can it be a "recovery" when 78% of the U.S. population now lives paycheck to paycheck, with essentially zero savings?

How can you explain things like the dramatic rise of the militant left-wing group ‘Antifa'... the resurgence of White Supremacists... and the booming popularity of the Democratic Socialists—they've doubled membership in recent months.

Sure, some people—CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, and other members of the "1%"—are doing great. There's never been a better time for wealthy Americans. But the truth is, for most people, the situation is getting much, much worse.


Our Founders never imagined that the government would ever get to be so massive. Soon after their deaths, the government began to grow. Like a cancer, it kept silently expanding, and two hundred years later, it was a gargantuan monster that was never, ever envisioned by the Founders in their wildest nightmares.

The government is now a mutant tumor that's threatening to destroy America, and deep within this tumor is the Deep State, what could be called the core of the disease...

 

There is one set of laws for the rich and another for rest of us…explicit inequality has become commonplace in America.  Obama demonstrated that with his lack of prosecutions of those responsible for the great Wall Street crash.  Instead, he piled on the most massive amount of money ever spent in taxpayers name to bail out banks and Wall St. in the history of our nation and taxpayers got shafted.

 

Obama, who campaigned and railed against the policies of Bush kept those same policies in place and many of the same political hacks who carried out those same detrimental policies AND he increased the amount of illegal spying on Americans that he chided Bush over.

 

For decades politicians from both parties have promised gullible taxpayers a better future only to swindle us time and time again while lining their own pockets.  Democrats and Republicans who continually bray about ‘family values’ and tradition fail to mention that the policies they create have wreaked havoc on families [keeping generations of the family on welfare for example, burdensome regulation which make creating a business prohibitive, etc.]…our economy no longer delivers a sable, well paying job system that made the American dream possible.

 

Instead, they created a tax system which favored their wealthy benefactors who set up off-shore tax havens thus avoiding paying into the US tax system…while corporations such as Walmart and McDonald’s encourage their employees to milk the welfare system for health benefits and food stamps because they won’t pay a living wage.

 
The Regressive Left Aids in Building National Stupidity


Americans have voluntarily and passively surrendered the accountability of their government and have given up their privacy and much of their freedom aided by false appeals from politicians like Bush to their patriotism along with periodic doses of fear…we’ve become anesthetized by a slow, incremental rise of the Deep State take-over of our government.

 

We’ve become impotent in our own country, sidetracked by sideshows of non-stop sports and celebrity nonsense used to distract the masses.

 

According to a 2011 study reported in the Economist, the US [in terms of economic freedom and social mobility, poverty prevention and equality now ranks 27th out of 31 advanced industrial nations ranking only ahead of Turkey, Chile, and Mexico.

 

For example, the joke around the world is that our Amtrak rail service offers Russian quality at Swiss prices.  It is the shame of the developed nations.  In reality, rail service in Switzerland is cheaper and on time and the Swiss Franc is worth more than our dollar!

 

 

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…. The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”
— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

 

The mainstream mentality is obviously a breeding ground of propaganda, deceit and outright violence, which reflects why droves of sheep are jumping the fences and exploring the self-uncharted lands of independent thought and practice.

 

This is no surprise when the masses have been very successfully dumbed into a philosophically separate and behaviourally shallow engagement with the reverence of life. They distractingly fight amongst each other in both status and ideology, with the most powerful one currently being the sex (not gender) wars. However, the infighting and grandstanding is not just limited to the primary herd; unfortunately those who are exploring the wilderness are also subjecting themselves to the whims of central control.

 

2017 and the beginning of 2018 has stunningly illustrated how far so-called self-thinkers have fallen victim to the divide and conquer strategy.  More here:

 
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/01/15/rising-divide-conquer-strategy/

 


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A Final Note…

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We all know that with age comes some cognitive decline, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Studies show that keeping your brain active with things like puzzles can increase its longevity and promote strong cognitive function. That means you should keep doing the puzzles and riddles you see on this site!

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·         How to Increase Your Intelligence

·         6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used to Boost Creativity

·         6 Simple Habits to Boost Your Intelligence

·         The Best Vitamins to Increase Brain Function

·         How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Brain Healthy

·         A Review of the Top 10 Brain [Limitless] Pills

·         How to Protect Your Cognitive Function

 


 

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Trimming Home Expenses in 2018-Your Money Sherpa


 

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


Trimming Home Expenses in 2018-Your Money Sherpa

FOOD Prices are expected to climb 1% to 2% this year!  While coupons and sales help cut costs, it is time consuming to gather these deals.  There are sites which do the hunting for you such as LivingRichWithCoupons.com/grocery-price-comparison or MyGroceryDeals.com

Just head to these sites and type in items from your shopping list and get a list of local stores offering those products at a discount with prices.

If you only do one thing to save on groceries try this:  ONLY buy meat or chicken when it’s on sale for 40% or more off the regular price.  Be sure to check your sales flyer each week and stock up on that selection, filling up your freezer as much as possible.

If you are an Amazon Prime member take advantage of it by shopping at Whole Foods where members get even bigger discounts on many items.  Even Walmart is now working with local growers in order to supply consumers with fresh produce and better prices.  It is worth a look.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in the southwest where 99 Cent stores operate you can find food bargains galore [and great deals on gourmet chocolates-which we stock up on each time we fly out to visit friends]…items from fresh produce to Greek yogurt and various bread items along with many name-brand items.  Not long ago we found large jars of Planters Dry Roasted nuts for 99 cents each!

I know for us we keep expenses down by not using credit however bills for utilities, insurances and other overhead have become increasingly higher over the years.  You can turn to a professional haggler who negotiates these costs on your behalf such as BillCutterz.com or BillFixers.com…they can save as much as 35% on average per bill and there are no out-of-pocket costs.  They split the savings with you on a 50/50 basis for the first year…you keep all the savings after that.

Where we live the state has bungled auto insurance premiums so badly there’s nothing the average person can do to save [which is why so many cannot afford it] and as a result, we have the highest premiums in the entire country.  For others located in more reasonable areas give this a try to learn if you are paying more than you need:  Insurance.com/auto-insurance-coverage-calculator.html to take a survey that pinpoints the kind of coverage that best suits your needs.  [We’ve found if you are aged 55 or more that insurance through AARP offers the most competitive rates].

 


Your Financial Sherpa


 

A mountain of debt is perhaps the most difficult mountain to climb.  And procrastination never works in your favor. So we created a plan to help you make a plan to conquer that mountain — and you only need 13 minutes today to get started

 

Here’s the gist:

  1. Look at your credit report. We’ve got a resource that makes it easy and free.
  2. Consolidate your credit card debt. A lending marketplace can help you get started.
  3. Find some hidden cash. Like refunds for your impulse buys!
  4. Manage your money. We found an app that tracks your spending and can cut your monthly bills.
  5. Automate your savings. With an auto-savings app, you can stash funds so you don’t find yourself in this debt-strapped predicament again.

 


 

Additional Resources:

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CouponMom.com

 

What about you? Got anything interesting to share?


Bruce, the Poor Man, free thinker, social critic & cynic

 

 


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You Have a 16-Cylinder Brain-Learn How to Use it & Re-Awaken the Genius Inside You!

 


I know everyone is short on time in this hectic world so I’ve kept this PDF short and to the point with links to expert how-to articles and guides including:

 

·         How to Increase Your Intelligence

·         6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used to Boost Creativity

·         6 Simple Habits to Boost Your Intelligence

·         The Best Vitamins to Increase Brain Function

·         How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Brain Healthy

·         A Review of the Top 10 Brain [Limitless] Pills

·         How to Protect Your Cognitive Function

 


 

 

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dead Broke Digital Age Education Resources


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


Dead Broke Digital Age Education Resources

The digital age has given us access to all kinds of experts and instructional courses. Even if you’re dead broke, there’s little excuse not to take an online course. Here are a couple of places to pick up some free education:

  • Saylor.com: Choose from Saylor Academy offerings in art history, math, philosophy, economics and more.
  • OpenCulture.com: This site offers links to free courses that teach 48 languages, online lectures, free e-books and more.

·         If you still love to read old-fashioned books and keep them on the shelf, try out sites like BookMooch, which allows you to search for and get free books from other members. (You can also offer books you are willing to give to another reader.)

·         If you have made the switch to digital reading, the options available to you continue to expand. Check out these “11 Places to Get Free e-Books.”

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Sidebar:

Why do Americans say men or women have it easier in the U.S.?

Far more Americans say men have it easier in our country these days than say things are easier for women (35% vs. 9%). A majority (56%) says there is no difference. When those who say men or women have it easier are asked in what ways this is so, most cite inequities rooted in the workplace…

Democrats are also much more likely than Republicans to say that men have easier lives than women these days: 49% of Democrats say this compared with 19% of Republicans. A majority of Republicans (68%) say neither men nor women have it easier today (compared with 45% of Democrats). Those who see an advantage for men often say these inequities are rooted in the workplace.

Ed Note:  Both parties have created many obstacles to living well.  Our tax system and burdensome regulatory system which they’ve created has all but destroyed our job creating machine, once the envy of the world.



 

Take advantage of these free materials…

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  2. Small Scale Self-Sufficiency
  3. Top 10 Tips For Urban Homesteading

How to Avoid the Grocery Store for a Month
Could you survive with what you already have in your house to free up some extra cash?


What if there was a way to reduce or eliminate the cost of renting or owning a home with non-traditional housing?

 

 

A Final Note…

Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays annually. It is for this reason they are Heroes and Heroines of New Media. Without your financial support, the free content would disappear for the simple reason that I cannot keep body and soul together on my meager book sales & ecommerce alone.

 

Improve your brain by having fun…

Don’t want to struggle with brain teasers to keep your brain sharp and nimble?  Some of the most effective way to stay sharp also happen to be fun.  Boost your brainpower by trying:

·         DANCING-all physical activity helps prevent memory loss and brain fog but a new study reveals dancing is best of all.  Moving to music is especially effective at strengthening your hippocampus, the brain region responsible for learning and memory.

·         TELLING JOKES-Researchers in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience reveals that humor not only increases activity in your hippocampus, it lightens up other areas of the brain responsible for language, memory and good judgment which can help you think more clearly.

·         SHOPPING-Johns Hopkins scientists discovered that older adults who go shopping at least once a week have fewer memory problems.  Pondering which items to choose based on price, usefulness and other features engages different regions of our brain simultaneously.

>>Find more ways to improve your brain here:

 
You Have a 16-Cylinder Brain-Learn How to Use it & Re-Awaken the Genius Inside You!

 


I know everyone is short on time in this hectic world so I’ve kept this PDF short and to the point with links to expert how-to articles and guides including:

 

·         How to Increase Your Intelligence

·         6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used to Boost Creativity

·         6 Simple Habits to Boost Your Intelligence

·         The Best Vitamins to Increase Brain Function

·         How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Brain Healthy

·         A Review of the Top 10 Brain [Limitless] Pills

·         How to Protect Your Cognitive Function

 


 

Support our efforts by shopping my storefront…


 

 

 

A Smoking Frog Feature, Shallow Planet Production