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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

13 Things you can get free, The Scourge of Freedom in the US

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:


1.  DIY cold frame

2.  13 things you can get for free+alternatives to paid services

3.  14 ways to buy produce for less

4.  Use cash to protect your privacy

5.  The scourge of America-Career politicians



"The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer people become."
-- Lao-Tzu


DIY Cold Frame Enclosure

In agriculture and gardening, a cold frame is a transparent-roofed enclosure, built low to the ground, used to protect plants from adverse weather, primarily excessive cold or wet. The transparent top admits sunlight and prevents heat escape via convection that would otherwise occur, particularly at night. Essentially, a cold frame functions as a miniature greenhouse to extend the growing season.

Historically cold frames were built to be used in addition to a heated greenhouse. The name itself exemplifies the distinction between the warm greenhouse and the unheated cold frame. They were frequently built as part of the greenhouse's foundation brickwork along the southern wall (in northern latitudes). This allowed seeds to be germinated in the greenhouse and then easily moved to the attached cold frame to be "hardened-off"[1] before final planting outside.[2] Cold frames are similar to some enclosed hotbeds,[3] also called hotboxes. The difference is in the amount of heat generated inside. This is parallel to the way that some greenhouses are called "hothouses" to emphasize their higher temperature, achieved either by the solar effects alone or by auxiliary heating via a heater or HVAC system of some kind.

Cold frames are found in home gardens and in vegetable farming. They create microclimates that provide several degrees of air and soil temperature insulation, and shelter from wind. More at:



The best heart healthy breakfast, according to the FDA, is oatmeal and a glass of OJ.  Eaten together they reduce your risk of heart disease.


PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

13 Things You Can Get for Free

1. Become a member of the Freecycle Network. This nonprofit movement consists of more than 5,000 local groups — and some 9 million members — all around the world. It's all about keeping good stuff out of landfills by allowing members to give away items they no longer need as well as search for things they need that someone else might want to jettison. And it's all free, including membership. Prepare to live The Cheap Life in 2013.

2. Looking for a free weekend activity or maybe some fun stops during a family vacation? Consider touring factories and other businesses that offer free tours of their facilities — everything from chocolate and candle factories to breweries and the Spam Museum. Best of all, many offer free samples of their products as part of the tour.

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Cutting expenses from your budget doesn't have to mean giving things up. Check out these great, free alternatives for services that you're probably used to paying for.


If you want to leave virtually no trace of money that you need to get to someone, the mail can be a much more private option than using wire services or sending checks or using credit cards or PayPal. Everything other than cash leaves a clear trail that, more and more, government officials can access without even troubling themselves to get a warrant. So let's look at a few guidelines for safely sending cash through the mail.

1. Split large amounts up and mail it in several different envelopes.

2. Mail the envelopes from several locations.

Don't throw out your scratched CDs and DVDs!

First, carefully wash it in warm water to get rid of any debris. Gently rub some toothpaste on with your fingertips in a spiraling motion or back and forth from the center to the perimeter. After a minute or two, when you think you've buffed it out, let it sit for a while and then wash it off again and dry it with a microfiber cloth.

14 ways to buy produce for less
read more here

Statistically speaking, people who text and drive are 23 times as likely to get into a car accident…


The Nanny State Updates… Americans are fat n happy while rights are trampled!


Did you know that you could be put in jail for charging your cell phone? Or for hanging your clothes out to dry? These are just two examples of recent events illustrating the burden that overcriminalization puts on the poorest among us…



Ashley Warden was fined $2,500 after three-year-old Dillan pulled down his pants to urinate on his grandmother’s front yard. The police officer, Ken Qualls, was in his car at the end of the block when he spotted the young urinator. Qualls wasn’t fazed by the fact that the young toddler was on private property when the wetting occurred. “I said we are on our property and he said it’s in public view,” recalls Jennifer Warden, Dillan’s grandmother. Justice is flowing like a river for an Oklahoma mom. A Piedmont police officer was fired for writing an excessively hefty fine for her three-year-old’s “public urination” on the family’s property.

The origin of the term “Nanny State”: A care provider outside the intimacy of the immediate family whose interests are not aligned with parental tradition.

In stark contrast to the nation founded in 1776 on the principles of limited government and self-reliance, the current state has morphed into one of the greatest Nanny States the world has ever known. Forget the bread and circuses of Rome, modern America is Applebees and 60” LCDs broadcasting NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL games 24-7 in Bose surround sound. The people are kept fat and happy as the political class runs roughshod over their rights.

The Nanny State depends on a combination of bribery and a constant "gimme gimme" attitude from the adults it supports. It seeks to undermine the character of the sheep-like people who live within its borders — infantilizing them to a point where they are totally dependent through direct employment or subsidization. A total of eleven states now have more government employees and individuals on welfare than private sector workers. That means one fifth of American states have more parasites than producers.

Simultaneously, across the nation US Senator Dianne Feinstein is attempting to throw down a new era of gun prohibition that would absolutely dismantle the Bill of Rights, giving the federal government precedent to block your speech, outlaw home gardening, eliminate vaccine choice, outlaw home schooling and more:

Three most important words to remember when being interrogated:  I don’t know!

The Parting Thought- Lifelong Politicians-the Scourge of America

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian.” -Henry Ford --despite that there is an abundance of stupidity in America today…why else would they continue re-electing the same idiots into office?

A wise person once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, by that definition, the American people are insane - because we re-elect the same people over and over again and expect that this time it will be different. They will do right by us.

Here's yet another sign of what low regard we hold Congress in:

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll shows that just about half of those surveyed say that most Republicans and most Democrats in Congress are unethical.

The poll also shows only one-third of Americans approve of how the congressional leaders have handled their jobs.

Another poll by CBS news shows even worse results for party leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Only 11 percent have a favorable view of Pelosi; and eight percent for Reid.

Just 22% of members of Congress today have also served in the military — the lowest number since at least World War II.

What’s wrong with politicians today?

Sen. upChuck Schumer –D-New York, typifies what’s wrong with politics today and what’s wrong with voters.

-He’s never served in the military; slams our military at every turn

-Has never been responsible for a payroll

-Has never held a real job

-Made some of the most ignorant self serving statements I had ever heard after the Waco massacre by the government

-One of the most anti-gun and anti-Constitution leaders we have.


But the ignorant voters in his district have made him a lifelong politician and a lifelong irritant to conservative Americans.

Another example of lack of ethics - Insider Trading in Congress

Members of congress get to trade stocks on inside information, unlike anyone else in the country. CBS News reported on this last year, prompting Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's office to call the report a "right-wing smear" (Since when is CBS News a right wing outfit?). Here is a small excerpt from one interview on CBS:

Schweizer: For example insider trading on the stock market. If you are a member of Congress, those laws are deemed not to apply.

Kroft: So Congressman get a pass on insider trading?

Schweizer: They do. The fact is, if you sit on a healthcare committee and you know that Medicare, for example, is-- is considering not reimbursing for a certain drug that's market moving information. And if you can trade stock on-- off of that information and do so legally, that's a great profit making opportunity

Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for their tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel, who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, and BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

People can't figure out why so many millions of Americans have embraced socialism.

One only need look at the government's indoctrination centers called public schools and two private organizations: NEA (National Education Association and the NTA (National Teachers Association). Their toxic influence has helped usher along the ultimate goal of a Soviet America.

The Democratic Socialists of America boasted in a newsletter to insiders 70 of its members currently serve in Congress, but an independent survey by WND suggests the number of actual avowed or semi-secret socialists in the House and Senate is considerably higher – at least 82.

Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also registered Socialists?

A: Seventy in the 111th Congress.

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?

A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

More returning military veterans are beginning to question why the rights they’ve been ‘protecting’ are being whittled away at by politicians who’ve never served a day?

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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1 comment:

YAD said...

I like the new name you gave Schumer, the Socialist from NY...he is a sterling example of why lifelong politicians are bad for the country, then again, few in Washington seem to have our best interests in mind which is why they've been enslaving us with so many stupid rules and red tape.