Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
In This Issue:
1. Feed a family of six for $35 a week
2. Stick to your guns – how to legally carry firearms
3. Where to find freebies
4. Birth of a New Holiday Tradition
5. Turn a Swimming Pool into a Greenhouse
Everybody wants to save the earth. Nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes. --PJ O’Rourke
Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition - thanks Mike for sharing this!
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources
Feeding a family on a tight budget is difficult, but it isn't impossible. Much of your local grocery store fare -- the processed, prepackaged foods -- may have an appealing price tag but actually offers mostly empty calories and very little nutritional value. With some careful planning and a change of your shopping habits, you can feed your family of six healthy, delicious and satisfying meals on a budget of as little as $35 per week.…keep reading…http://www.ehow.com/how_10040837_feed-family-six-35-per-week.html
Stick to Your Guns: How to Legally Carry Firearms (Almost) Anywhere, Anytime. As a subscriber, it's yours free of charge. Simply click here to download it.
Stick to Your Guns will give you an overview of how U.S. gun rights and restrictions developed over the years and laid the groundwork for today's gun laws. If you're a gun owner--or if you ever plan to own a firearm--this free report reveals essential information, including:
General requirements common to most states for concealed carry permits
Four different types of concealed carry permits - and which type your state falls under
Concealed carry regulations for your car or RV
States with reciprocal gun permits
10 things that automatically disqualify a citizen from carrying a gun legally
A concealed carry permit that's legal in all 50 states? The latest update.
You can download Stick to Your Guns instantly by clicking here - From our friends at Off-the-Grid News.
Where to find freebies
The Web is overflowing with free offers, but it’s time-consuming to weed through the scams and spam to discover truly great deals. So, we've done some of the work for you! There are no catches and no hidden fees, and you’ll stop wasting money on products you could have gotten for free.
Love getting things for free? Find out how to get even more free samples and deals with our guide to getting freebies every day!
Turning a Swimming Pool into a Greenhouse and more
Marjory Wildcraft at the Permaculture Institute
To save money on meals, replace beef with rice. Replace ¼ of the recipe with the same amount of brown rice…could save $300 a year with this tip.
The Nanny State Updates…
Google fights online censorship with new government requests tool
Like other technology and communications companies, Google regularly receives requests from government agencies and courts around the world to remove content from our services and hand over user data. Our Government Requests tool discloses the number of requests we receive from each government in six-month reporting periods with certain limitations.
We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove. Separately, we received requests from a different local law enforcement agency for removal of videos allegedly defaming law enforcement officials. We did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests.
The number of content removal requests we received increased by 70% compared to the previous reporting period.
The number of user data requests we received increased by 29% compared to the previous reporting period
The Parting Thought – The Sad truth in America
Early last year, 75 percent were receiving checks. The figure is now 48 percent.
They (the Occupy Wall Street youth) were raised by government. From the ages of 6-18, they were tended to by the state in a system they were forced to join.
This is a point made first in an incredible book published in 1974, edited by William Rickenbacker. It is called The Twelve-Year Sentence. It is one of the greatest titles in the history of publishing.
The core truth that this book tells: The government has centrally planned your child's life and has forced both you and your child into the system. But, said the writers, the system is a racket and a cheat. It doesn't prepare them for a life of liberty and productivity. It prepares them to be debt slaves, dependents, bureaucrats and wartime fodder.
Yours for “for better living”, the Poor Man
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