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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Find 21 Survival Items at Garage Sales, We Love Spam

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       21 things to look for at a garage sale

2.      Local Emergency Response Plans for Individuals

3.      You have a choice with energy deregulation

4.      TSA’s cancerous operation

5.      The Patriot Act was only a prelude to…

"The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets." --American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Spam History-We love Spam!

Spam is made by the Hormel Foods Corporation. The company was founded by George A. Hormel in the late 1890s in Austin, Minn. By the Great Depression, George's son Jay was heavily involved in the company. Hormel did a successful fresh-meat business, but all fresh meats basically looked similar, which made it difficult for Hormel to make its products stand out. The fresh-meat industry was also bound by seasonal changes in the meat supply. To solve these problems, Jay Hormel put his energies into developing canned meats.

World War II saw the largest use of Spam, since fresh meat was difficult to get to the soldiers on the front, guamanians started eating Spam for breakfast, lunch and supper. Some soldiers referred to Spam as 'ham that didn't pass its physical' and 'meatloaf without basic training.

Also, Spam was one of the few meat products excluded from the British
food rationing that began in World War II (and continued for a number of years after the war), and the British grew heartily tired of it. The Monty Python comedy troupe used this as the context for their Spam sketch, in which the menu at a greasy spoon cafe consists entirely of dishes containing one or more portions of spam.

So much of the product was donated to France during WWII, it’s one of the few American foods they actually love.

Canned Spam is a great survival food, ask any Boy Scout and now that it’s offered in a turkey, it offers a healthier version.

Learn more about the history, varieties and recipes for Spam at their official site…

Every April, the state of HI has an annual festival devoted to Spam.

Monty Python Spam Spoof – the best!

Faster relief for mosquito bites…wash immediately with soapy water and then ice it for 10 minutes every few hours.  Scratching it only worsens it so apply an OTC lotion containing zinc oxide.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

Sterling silver flatware — Even if you can only afford to buy a spoon or a fork at a time, sterling silver is known to have antimicrobial properties. Some people believe that simply using silver flatware as everyday eating...learn more and download the PDF.

Local Emergency Response Plan for the Individual, From

Communities with a local emergency response plan stand a good chance of sustaining a lengthy disaster recovery period, said a recent article. Unfortunately, the same mentality doesn’t stretch to enough individual families. The article said that leaves a large majority of people completely unprepared for disasters.

The article said that “40 Days and 40 Nights” gives a developmental education in acquiring situational awareness. The training program helps people focus on the elements of a disaster that they can control, and forget about the ones they can’t.

“40 Days and 40 Nights” is a survival guide that shows the path towards emergency preparedness. The members-exclusive website connected to the course contains every informative resource in one online place. Members can access the program from any computer.

Get their free Bill of Wrongs report here:

Before hiring a pro for a home improvement project, see what it would take by visiting the, or

The Nanny State Updates…

Cancerous Security Measure?

The TSA wants to assure us that the new X-ray body scanners they are installing in select airports are perfectly safe and necessary. You might feel differently after you read this article produced by PBS NewsHour and ProPublica:

Recycle old BBQ grills by turning it into a planter.  The wheels make it easier to move!

The Parting Thought – Citizens ‘just another brick in the wall’

It has become obvious that the Patriot Act, which many in the public rolled over for (under some protest), was a mere warm up to policies like the following:

FISA: An overarching domestic surveillance bill which joins the cooperative efforts of corporations and government agencies.

The John Warner National Defense Authorization Act: A Bush supported action which allows the president to unilaterally declare a "public or national emergency" for any reason he wishes without congressional consent and institute martial law policies aimed at suppression of the populace (the president is requires by the act to "inform" congress of his intentions after 14 days, but does not give congress the power of oversight). Also solidifies the erasure of Posse Comitatus.

Presidential Directive 51: Signed in private by George W. Bush. Allocates further power to the president to declare a national emergency for any reason he sees fit and to institute Continuity of Government Policies (martial law, among other things). This directive was only partially released to the public, but the entire document remains classified, even to members of Congress!

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2012): Incorporates policies outlined in John McCain and Joseph Lieberman's thoroughly rejected "Enemy Beligerents Act". Allows the president along with the Department of Homeland Security to label anyone, even an American citizen, and "enemy combatant" under the laws of war. This opens the door to the complete dismantling of Habeas Corpus, giving military authorities the ability to arrest U.S. citizens without warrant, without due process, without trial by civilian jury, to be held indefinitely.

Assassination Programs: Obama has not only claimed the right to assassinate American citizens, he has executed such orders. This policy works as an extension of the NDAA, meaning, anyone can be labeled an enemy combatant without trial, and, that person can be detained, or killed, as such. These actions have been opposed by civil liberties unions and politicians alike, but because they have so far only been used against U.S. citizens working with "Al Qaeda", the general public remains on the fence or oblivious to the dangerous precedent. The Constitution specifically outlines what is to be done with Americans who aid the enemy in times of war in the Treason Clause. The Treason Clause allows NO assassination or detainment without trial. In fact, it REQUIRES a trial by jury along with two witnesses testifying to the overt criminal act. The Treason Clause has been ignored by the Obama Administration thus far.

National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order: Obama recently signed this executive order which allows the president and the DHS to commandeer or confiscate public and private resources (any resources) in the name of national security, and, even allows for what essentially amounts to forced labor of U.S. citizens in the name of the "national good". An almost exact replication of the powers claimed by Lenin and the Bolsheviks that triggered the Tambov uprising.

Internment And Resettlement Operations: A secret Department of Defense document recently leaked to the public outlines extensive planning on the part of the government to use DHS and FEMA to "relocate" U.S. citizens and detainees to internment camps for processing. Triggers for such a policy could include natural disasters, man-made disasters, and terrorist attacks, among many others. The document specifically requires "special exceptions" to Posse Comitatus, allowing for military operation of the camps in question.

At the pace these executive orders and draconian bills are being churned out and slapped with a stamp of approval, the American people would have to unseat the president, not to mention almost every sitting Senator, and every Congressman, replacing them with true Constitutional statesmen.

Legally, every avenue is being explored, but with little progress. The recent block on the NDAA by 4th District Court Judge Katherine Forrest was a moment of hope amongst anti-NDAA proponents, but the end result was obvious to some of us in the Liberty Movement who know the history of legal action against such legislation.  The Obama Administration has stated that her ruling is basically of no consequence to them, and that they will continue to implement the NDAA as they see fit.

Apparently, the Judicial Branch now only has a say in matters of government when it agrees with the position of the president or DHS. This shows conclusively that the government intends to ignore court based decisions that are contrary to desired policy, and that while the legal fight should be pursued, we should not expect much in the results department.

So, where does this leave us? If we cannot redress our grievances through elections, or through the courts, what is there for a freedom loving American to do? Though the thought causes some to shudder, it is not only logical but imperative that we look at the existing alternatives seriously. Invariably, if a government was to widely enforce any or all of the policies listed above, the result would be citizen dissent, peaceful and militant.

 “Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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1 comment:

escapeartist said...

Spam-who would have known? Good stuff (the blog too)