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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Death of the Promised Land: Origins of the 2nd American Revolution

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543


"The value of paper money is precisely the value of a politician's promise, as
high or low as you put that; the value of gold is protected by the inability of
politicians to manufacture it."

-- Sir William Rees-Mogg


In This Issue:

1.       7 Secrets for success in life

2.      Community cannery locations

3.      Gunshot survival kit

4.      Survivalist cooking

5.      Origins of the 2nd American Revolution



7 Secrets for Success in Life


Are there sure-fire secrets to leading a successful life?  I believe there are a few and they’re not truly secret.


1.      Have a passion in life.  It could be your family, your job, or  your hobby.  Zeal for such activities in life will keep you young and invigorated.

2.      Take care of your health.  Nothing diminishes optimism like poor health.  Remember and keep the old adage of “all things in moderation.”  A diet poor in nutrients and a lifestyle without exercise is the bane of modern society…too much fast food, pre-packaged foods and a couch potato lifestyle hampers your body and your mind.

3.      Feed your brain daily.  Most of television is crap.  Reading, writing, and verbal discourse act as vitamins for your mind.

4.      Problems in life.  Everyone faces challenges and often they seem insurmountable.  Keep in mind most problems have multiple solutions.  I try to always have a Plan B (in many cases, a Plan C or D is required as well).  Indeed, something I’ve been working on for months just fizzled and that had been my Plan B.  Now, it’s back to the drawing board but I know persistence will eventually create the reward I desire.

5.      Live within your means.  Modern living, via banks and Madison Avenue, has trapped us into the use of easy credit over the years.  When I was a volunteer counselor, the top three factors of marital discord featured money problems as the number one area of contention.  This is especially important today.

6.      Spend 20 minutes a day just for yourself.  Find some quiet time each day to meditate, read, or simple to spend alone.  There is a lot of noise in the world today, which often drowns out the important things in life…self reflection is important. 

7.      Give of yourself.  I’ve always liked Zig Ziglar’s line about help enough other people get what they want and you’ll get what you want.


Finally, and here’s a bonus…take time to try new things, have an adventure, enjoy life even it is something as simple as playing music you enjoy at top volume or watching an old movie.  It will perk you up!  Be thankful for what you have…Order ab Chao!


According to a recent Time poll, 61% of Americans now fear government anti-terrorist policies and how they restrict our civil liberties more than terrorists…


PM’s Roundup of Useful Resources…


Being frugal doesn't have to involve punishing yourself. There are easy ways to stretch your dollars when you're making planned purchases.


As survivalists and preppers we are always faced with trying to predict what these uncertain times we are living in will bring. Once we have developed an idea about an area of interest we shift gears and begin making plans to accommodate for that particular SHTF scenario if/when it ever happens. We often read articles that describe various items we should include in our bug out bags or GOOD gear. Some of us elect to purchase prefabricated survival kits rather than buy the items separately and assemble the gear ourselves. All of us should have some form of emergency medical first aid kit already assembled and stored within our battle bags. The gunshot survival kit is a list of items and utensils that will come in handy for the specific purpose of surviving a gunshot wound. The contents listed here are standard inclusions in EMT and Military Field Medic gear. Read the rest at:




The advantages of using wood stoves as survivalist cooking components. While it is not absolutely necessary to use wood stoves for survivalist scenarios, there are some additional benefits to having them as part of the battle plan for long term survival in a secluded safe haven situation.



Reduce the amount of energy you use in the kitchen this summer
read more here


Want to learn how to can or just need a big kitchen to do it in? See if there's a cannery near you.


Enjoy your Memorial Weekend – Thank a Vet Today and treasure what freedom you have left and pray our soldiers won’t have to defend our rights domestically…

"If you're a veteran and fought -- and some died for this flag, our country, our freedom -- you don't want to see it desecrated and destroyed by traitorous politicians who are destroying freedom with drones, the unPatriot Act and other anti-American laws.”


The Nanny State-We love our government Upholding high standards for police

Most of the time, police protect us, keep us safe, and enforce law and order. However, sometimes they break the law—whether it's a hungry cop 
pulling a gun on a McDonald's customer, trigger-happy officers shooting people's pets, or Texas police pulling over women to perform roadside cavity searches.

In light of such abuse, Police Misconduct seeks to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions. With cutting daily recaps, biting commentary, and thoughtful policy analysis, Police Misconduct is at the lead when it comes to demanding honest and ethical police work.

To learn more, visit


Close to 22 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed. America continues to lose manufacturing jobs, yet we continue to import more than one million legal immigrants and "temporary" workers each year - most poorly-skilled and poorly-educated.


The Parting Thought:  When Democracy Stopped Working


Death of the Promised Land:  Origins of the 2nd American Revolution


   It began with the passage of the Patriot Act or as most came to view it, the UNPATRIOT ACT.

In reality, however, it started when the special interests, led by former Congressmen, hijacked the federal budget under the guide of ‘protecting the people,’ with TSA airport scanners, drone technology, the use of NSA spy satellites against their own people, the loss of privacy, federal monitoring of all financial transactions, travel restrictions and other acts which subverted the Bill of Rights.


 The tipping point, most historians agree, was the revelation of the Obama administration allowing the IRS to hinder and monitor conservative groups.  That was followed by revelations of how journalists were being spied upon by the Justice Department and the Benghazi cover-up.


When news stories surfaced about how Congress bankrupted the nation and had stolen the gold reserves supposedly held at Fort Knox, the new currency and gold confiscation programs initiated by the Fed led to the Great Crash of Wall Street in 2014. China and other creditors began demanding repayment of their loans in gold.  Panic among citizens led to the declaration of martial law, gun confiscation and the occupation of major cities by the Federal Army.


By 2015 the decline of citizen centered politics was apparent to every citizen and mass riots broke out.  The Federal Army quickly rounded up ‘dissidents’ and placed them into internment camps which has already been secretly set up in various locations throughout the country. 


A sticking point for the feds emerged when several divisions of the Army and law enforcement balked at rounding up citizens and formed their own underground resistance groups.


For now, this is an imaginary tale…


Your government has failed you…What have you done to better the world?

For those of us who want a different angle of resistance and challenge to the “system,” we might call this the Flying Circus strategy. Rather than explaining things through rational analysis, we raise the stakes using the bureaucracy’s own language and way of thinking. This goes hand in hand with the technique of anamorphosis, civil disobedience, and/or apathy.


A better world is possible…Or you can remain asleep…

Don't wait for the next revolution - Start one of your own now!

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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minimalist said...

Your best issue yet!

Jean said...

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escapeartist said...

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