Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
For Independent Minded People!
In This Issue:
1. Abuse of Presidential Powers?
2. Free, no-fee Pre-Paid Cards
3. Wind turbine solutions
4. Death by Foreclosure
5. Sunshine Patriots-Part II
July 4, 1776-The Day we ‘unfollowed’ King George—Conan O’Brien
Executive Privilege Is Business as Usual for the Obama Administration: “Examples Abound:
“• Even though the Democrat-controlled Senate rejected the President’s cap-and-trade plan, his Environmental Protection Agency classified carbon dioxide, the compound that sustains vegetative life, as a pollutant so that it could regulate it under the Clean Air Act.
“• After the Employee Free Choice Act—designed to bolster labor unions’ dwindling membership rolls—was defeated by Congress, the National Labor Relations Board announced a rule that would implement‘snap elections’ for union representation […] .
“• After an Internet regulation proposal failed to make it through Congress, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would regulate the Web anyway, even despite a federal court’s ruling that it had no authority to do so.
“• Although Congress consistently has barred the Department of Education from getting involved in curriculum matters, the Administration has offered waivers for the No Child Left Behind law in exchange for states adopting national education standards, all without congressional authorization. […]
“• Since it objects to existing federal immigration laws, the Administration has decided to apply those laws selectively and actively prevent the state (like Arizona) from enforcing those laws themselves.
“• Rather than push Congress to repeal federal laws against marijuana use, the Department of Justice (DOJ) simply decided it would no longer enforce those laws.
“• DOJ also has announced that it would stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act or defending it from legal challenge rather than seeking legislative recourse.” [Matthew Spalding, The Foundry, June 22]
Fill a water bucket easily when all you have is a small sink by placing the empty bucket on the floor and set a plastic dustpan in the sink, grooved handle facing out. Turn on the tap and let the water run through this instant funnel.
PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources
Free Prepaid Cards With No Fees
It is estimated that about 40 million Americans do not have a bank account. The reasons for this vary. For many, they are unable to qualify for a bank account because of past bounced checks. Bounce too many checks, and you’ll find yourself in the Chexsystems, which many banks use to evaluate potential new banking customers. For others it’s simply a distrust of the banking system or frustration with limited hours or the hoops one has to jump through to get service
WindTronics-Wind turbine solutions-Makes electricity in ½ mile per hour windA little pricey for the Poor Man right now, but sure looks viable http://www.ecowindsol.com/
Find American Made Products-New Site offers 100s products from vitamins to apparel www.AmericansWorking.com
Get Rid of Gadgets- Get Cash
This site will purchase your outdated electronics – everything from Smart phones to game consoles and laptops (even broken ones)
Carry packages of instant oatmeal & dried fruit with you on trips, such as airlines where they make a quick, healthy snack. Just ask the steward for a cup of hot water.
The Nanny State Updates…
"But while BofA, JPMorgan Chase, Fannie and Freddie live on, Russia Today (RT) reports that for more and more underwater, foreclosed-upon homeowners, suicide is the only answer. Death by foreclosure is quietly going on around the country, reports the RT. And as more depressed people are evicted from their homes, the death toll will continue to rise.
"The foreclosure-suicide story is tragically underreported.
"While the press concentrates on looking for bad guys to blame the crisis on, people completely forget the human toll. In the Channel 8 Eyewitness News special "Desert Underwater," an officer for the constable's office that does the foreclosure evictions told Channel 8 that his worst day on the job was when the man he was evicting shot himself in front of him after the man was handed the eviction notice.
"Trisha Black, a Las Vegas attorney who specializes in helping those in foreclosure, counts 29 suicides just amongst her clients.
The Parting Thought – Sunshine Patriots-II
These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. >>Thomas Paine
The only effective answer for greed in politics is an organized electorate. >The Poor Man
Many will hear the call, but few will answer.
“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man
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