Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
For Independent Minded People!
In This Issue:
1. 10 items from your fridge to be recycled
2. DIY Secret bookcase doorway
3. Odd ways to generate extra cash
4. 5 Million watt cattle prod to be used on humans
5. Living the regulated life in America – its costs are high
There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the people’s money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants forever ..."
-- Benjamin Franklin
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Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat the cornmeal but can’t digest it – no harm to pets or kids.
PM’s Roundup of Useful Resources…
Americans produce more than 76 million tons of packaging waste annually, and food packaging is a big part of that. Recycling packaging like plastic bottles, glass jars and aluminum cans is pretty straightforward, but what about other, more mystifying materials?
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Burning Man is an annual festival that began in 1986. Tens of thousands of people gather at the ‘Playa’ in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create a temporary wooden city dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance. They depart a week later, leaving no trace whatsoever. Let
Hack n Mod DIY Projects You Can Use at Home
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Interesting collection of DIY home security projects
The beginner's guide to co-op buying
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Some odd ideas on generating some extra income!
Cook like the cowboys - dried meats
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Add coffee grounds to soil to help keep bait worms alive longer.
The Nanny State-We love our government
The Unfortunate Reality of Government Whistleblowing: A suit has been brought against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by fired whistleblowers that were concerned over harmful levels of radiation in medical imaging devices for colonoscopies and mammograms. These disapproving scientists were targeted and secretly surveilled as they reached out to journalists, members of Congress and President Obama about the danger. The whistleblowers are now suing the agency for violation of privacy and unjust termination.
US Readies Five Million Watt Cattle Prod for Crowd Control Following Occupy demonstrations, weapon manufactures are jumping at the expanding government market for non-lethal crowd control tools. A five million watt tactical cattle prod has been developed just for that purpose. Stunning Developments, Inc. showcased the new BattleProd as the world’s first weapon-mountable pain compliance-inducing stun baton, designed for “crowd control applications.” “This thing is just too much fun. I mean, what’s not to like?" a company spokesman told the audience at the 2012 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, an event sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that would give them the ability to record private conversations. San Francisco, Baltimore, and other cities are installing the listening devices with funding from the Department of Homeland Security.
Flush your toilet with used dishwater during power outages.
The Parting Thought:
Living the Regulated Life in America
Did you ever think there would come a time when the government would dictate what size soft drink you could buy? Did you ever think the efficiency of your dishwasher and washing machine would be regulated by the federal government? Did you ever think that the flushing capacity of your toilet would be dictated by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.? If you answered “no” to these questions, welcome to the crowd. Americans are finally waking up to the fact that no aspect of their lives is beyond the reach of big brother. They are also beginning to realize that government regulation is not a benign enterprise. We all pay a high price for the regulations imposed on us by politicians who are intent on advancing a misguided agenda that is at odds with the realities of daily life in local communities.
Complying with federal government regulations costs Americans in two ways: 1) by steadily increasing the cost of living, and 2) by steadily decreasing individual freedom.
“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man
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