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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Build a tiny house with a screwdriver


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Do You Want To Build A Tiny House With Just A Screw Driver?

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This amazing yurt is perfect for nomads on the go the Quite Cabin would be a wonderful way to have a nomadic home. This mini house is an alternative to the traditional yurt, and it might just become a favorite product when it comes to small spaces and cottages The best part is, all you will need is just a simple screwdriver and you have a unique tiny house to stay in short term.

The Quick Cabins are fabricated by a company called Quite Lite. The cabins consist of prefabricated panels that make the structure simple and easy to construct and can be built in a very short period of time. Each panel costs about $200, and you can design your own tiny house, so the cost of this yurt depends on how large you want to build your tiny house design.

 The nice thing about these panel houses is that there is always the option to build onto your tiny house if need be in the future by adding more panels. They are also great because of the affordability and the flexibility these panels offer. Its like modular housing and tenting united. These tiny house yurt style structures are also able to be taken camping. They can be disassembled and carried to the camping location to be assembled in about an hour or so.

You can add in a nice thick air mattress and some comfortable linens and you will feel right at home. This type of unit could also be great for temporary housing while building another house, you may not want to stay in it in colder weather though, but it should be fine for temperate climates. The panels are molded from polyethylene, which is highly resistant to puncturing and it's also UV resistant. It's strong but also flexible which allows the panels to fit together easily and stay together to create a strong structure. The panels are also filled with foam to add strength and some insulation.

When assembled, the panels are connected at the top, at the middle, and at the bottom using interlocking tabs and screws to secure them even more. There is also a water tight edge gasket which creates a seal between the panels. There are also sturdy tie down rings on the inside and outside and inserts on the interior walls to install furniture. They are also really easy to dismantle too which makes the structures easy to transport or store when not in use.

The dimensions of each panel is 60 inches by 21 inches by 2-3 inches and they each weigh about 21 pounds. The door frame is made out of aluminum tubing and supports a lightweight door. The windows are a shatter proof acrylic and some of them also open and have screens in them. The roof is made from aluminum as well and it's covered in heavy duty vinyl on the exterior with an insulation layer and an inner membrane. The exterior cover attaches to the hooks on the outside of the cabin with strong cords to prevent it from flying off.

For venting and air circulation there is a 14 inch RV ceiling vent, included in the shelter kit which can be installed from the inside after the roof is assembled. There are two options to choose from when ordering one of these cool cabins, first is the Quick Cabin which is a 10 foot by 10 foot model that comes with everything you need to build the cabin. If you ever find you need more space, there are extension kits that can be added to the Quick Cabin too.

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We’re all familiar with various configurations of tents that make sleeping outdoors comfortable. But there are occasions where we may find we don’t have a tent and still have to spend a night in the wild.


It could be as simple as halting our hike a few miles short of camp because of darkness. It could also be as serious as a wilderness survival situation where our location and eventual arrival at our destination are both unknown.

 Either way, it’s good to be aware of some basic survival shelters and how to construct them. We’re going to look at some constructions from the simplest and most obvious to some that are a bit more ambitious and one that’s a bit of a cheat...

 3 Easy Survival Shelters Even Beginner's Can Make

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10 Signs Everything is now 'better' in America


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10 Signs That “Things Are Getting Better In America”

Everything is great, and America is about to enter a golden new era that will be overflowing with peace, prosperity and happiness.  If you believe that, there is a very large bridge that I would like to sell to you.  There is certainly nothing wrong with being optimistic about the future, and personally I am very excited about the next chapters in my life.  But if you think that the United States is heading in the right direction you are not thinking straight.  Evidence of our advanced state of decline is all around us, and yet we continue to embrace our self-destructive ways.

Over the years, I have literally shared thousands of examples that show that our society is coming apart at the seams, and today I would like to share 10 more…

#1 New York City was once one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world, but now giant mountains of trash are piled up everywhere and approximately 2 million rats are rampaging all over the place.  In an attempt to turn the tide, city officials plan to create a “City Cleanup Corps”

New York City is being forced to deploy an army of 10,000 cleanup workers in response to worsening problems with trash and rats.

A newly created ‘City Cleanup Corps’ will be tasked with fighting the piles of garbage on the streets of the Big Apple, with complaints surging by 150% between March and August last year.

After a $100 million cut to the city’s sanitation budget, filth and rodent infestations have become a common sight, with data revealing that waste tonnage rose 15% by the end of March compared to the early months of the pandemic.

#2 In 2020, homicide rates increased by an average of more than 30 percent in major U.S. cities, and now homicide rates in many of those cities are even higher in 2021…

A Baltimore sanitation worker was fatally shot yesterday evening on his trash truck. The city has 94 homicides in less than four months.

To the south, DC had two more homicides yesterday, bringing its tally to 62, up 41 pct over 2020.

To the north, Philly has 156, up 31 pct.

#3 In cities all over the United States, police officers are leaving the force in record numbers.  For example, just consider what is happening in New York City

More than 5,300 officers — or roughly 15% of the force — at the New York Police Department either retired or put in their papers to leave in 2020, the New York Post reported after reviewing department data.

In all, 2,600 officers simply left the job, while another 2,746 filed for retirement, bringing the total to a whopping 5,346. That figure marked a 75% increase over the number of officers who left the force during the previous year.

#4 Meanwhile, police departments across the nation are having an exceedingly difficult time recruiting new officers.  In New Jersey, the number of qualified applicants is only a small fraction of what it was a few years ago…

In some years the State Police would field between 15,000 and 20,000 applicants, according to Col. Patrick Callahan, the department’s acting superintendent. But they only had a “historically low” 2,023 qualified applicants as of Thursday, about a week before deadline, Callahan said.

#5 Less police officers will be needed if cities decide to simply stop enforcing the law.  In Manhattan, a decision has been made to no longer prosecute prostitution at all

Manhattan’s DA has announced he will no longer prosecute prostitutes, and asked a court to dismiss nearly 6,000 related cases as part of a city-wide change in policy.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said prosecuting these types of crimes does not make the city safer, ‘and too often, achieves the opposite result by further marginalizing vulnerable New Yorkers.’

#6 Earlier this month, Charlie Biello shared some data regarding the explosion in commodity prices that we have seen over the last year…

Lumber: +265%
WTI Crude: +210%
Gasoline: +182%
Brent Crude +163%
Heating Oil: +107%
Corn: +84%
Copper: +83%
Soybeans: +72%
Silver: +65%
Sugar: +59%
Cotton: +54%
Platinum: +52%
Natural Gas: +43%
Palladium: +32%
Wheat: +19%
Coffee: +13%
Gold: +3%

But the Federal Reserve insists that inflation is “low” and that we don’t have anything to be concerned about.

#7 The “most Googled sex question in 2020” certainly says a whole lot about where we are as a society today…

Data from the online health clinic From Mars released this week indicates the most Googled sex question in 2020, with more than 2 million searches, was: “What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?”

#8 As I detailed earlier this month, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have all soared to all-time record highs in the United States.  We want America to be great at a lot of things, but not at spreading sexually-transmitted diseases.

#9 The western half of the country is in the midst of a multi-year “megadrought”, and 2021 is the worst year of that megadrought so far by a very wide margin.

In fact, water levels are dropping so fast in Lake Powell and Lake Mead that authorities are on the verge of declaring “an official shortage” for the first time ever…

The US Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections last week forecasting that less Colorado River water will cascade down from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Powell and Lake Mead and into the arid deserts of the Southwest and the Gulf of California.

Water levels in the two lakes are expected to plummet low enough for the agency to declare an official shortage for the first time, threatening the supply of Colorado River water that growing cities and farms rely on.

#10 We have known for a very long time that government agencies endlessly spy on us, but now even the Postal Service is tracking and collecting our social media posts

The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.

The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.

When I visit my local Post Office I will never be able to look at the employees the same way again.

What in the world is happening to us?

Do we really need postal workers monitoring our Facebook accounts?

If they are supposed to be stopping “extremism”, it doesn’t appear to be working because we continue to see regular riots in Portland, Seattle and other major cities across the country.

Sadly, the truth is that our society is coming apart at the seams all around us, and it is only going to get worse in the years ahead.

America has been on the wrong path for decades, and all of the foolish decisions that we have made during those years are catching up with us in a major way.

Of course we could always choose to reverse course and start heading back in the right direction, but we all know that isn’t going to happen any time soon.

***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***




In his book Decadent Societies, historian Robert Adams wrote, “by the fifth century, men were ready to abandon civilization itself in order to escape the fearful load of taxes.”

Today we are entering a similar era of extreme taxation that marked the morally and financially bankrupt late-stage Roman Empire.

At the state level, places like California have proposed all sorts of idiotic ideas, from hiking the already-high individual and corporate rates, to a statewide wealth tax, to even an ‘expatriation tax’ for anyone who leaves California.

The State of New Jersey is chasing away its highest income earners by raising taxes from 8.97% to 10.75%, and dropping the income threshold from $5 million down to $1 million.

What a surprise-- wealthy people and businesses are leaving California and New Jersey!

Then there are all the new ideas for federal tax policy, many of which are colossally stupid.

This week the Biden administration plans to unveil a proposal to tax up to 43.4% of capital gains, even though the history of taxation in the United States shows that capital gains tax increases actually result in LOWER tax revenue.

Plus many politicians still want to tax ‘unrealized’ capital gains, i.e. you have to pay tax on an asset that has appreciated in value BEFORE you sell it. Genius.

In addition, they’re working to not only raise corporate taxes, but to push other countries around the world to raise their corporate tax rates as well.

And last month I outlined their new proposal to raise estate taxes, AKA the death tax.

The legislation wouldn’t just raise the percentage of an estate the government takes. It would also lower the exemption to just $1 million, which is sure to affect small family business.

With even just a few of these changes taking place, many people will be paying upwards of 50% to 60% between state, local, and federal taxes.

And let’s be honest-- the decisions about how they spend it are appalling.

These are the same politicians who spend billions of dollars to build a website that doesn’t work… or who pay people to stay home and NOT work to save everyone from a virus with a 99% survival rate.

As I’ve been saying for some time, they are coming for your money, one way or another. Desperate, bankrupt governments always do.


Almost 20% of all US dollars were created last year. Isn't that an early warning of inflation?

The photos show up in the media just before or just after every sort of disaster. We see images of people lining up to buy emergency supplies. We also see “sold out” signs and rows of empty supermarket shelves.

 Clearly, the time to stock up on these items is not when you need them, but well before you need them. If you are embracing a preparedness lifestyle, you already know you need to plan ahead to protect your family. You certainly don’t want to be one of those people wasting time and precious resources trying to find survival items at the last minute.

 Whether it's a natural disaster such as a hurricane or an earthquake, or a human-made emergency such as an act of war, most essential items will disappear quickly from store shelves. (In many crisis situations, stores may not even be open to serve the public.) As you build your emergency pantry, here are 50 items to consider stocking up on now – before it is too late...

 50 Items That Will Disappear Fast In A Crisis

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Why Grocery Prices Are Going Up-Will Get Worse


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Few want to sling burgers for $12/hour when the government’s willing to pay you more than that to stay at home. (And do you blame them?)

At the moment, there are over 100 million Americans out of the labor force. An estimated 6.85 million want a job currently, and a record 94 million don't want a job.

Why Your Grocery Bills Are Going Up (And Are Only Expected to Get Bigger)

By Hannah Cox

Americans spent a lot of money on groceries over the past year—and it isn’t just because they were eating more meals at home. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food prices jumped 3.9 percent in 2020, nearly triple the rate of inflation.

Unfortunately, this trend seems poised to continue. The US Department of Agriculture estimates grocery bills could increase by another 3 percent in 2021, while some experts are betting on even longer-term problems.

“I think food prices are going to continue to increase for probably a good year, year and a half,” warns Phil Lempert, founder of

Shoppers are already feeling the crunch. Long Island resident John Kermaj recently told NBC News, “We used to buy this stuff for $30. Now it's $60.”

Diet staples like wheat, corn, soybeans, and meat are among the products seeing the sharpest price uptick. Meat shot up 5.5 percent last year, and prices for fruits like apples, strawberries, and citrus went up by 11.3 percent.

This is no small matter.

Before the pandemic, the number of Americans experiencing food insecurity had been steadily falling. That trend was reversed last year. Northwestern University researchers estimate that food insecurity doubled during this time—placing 23 percent of households in danger of going hungry. It is likely this problem will only worsen as the cost of food continues to grow.

So, what’s causing the spike? A perfect storm, really. Bad weatherstockpiling, increased demand from China, global shipping interruptions, and inflation caused by the extreme money printing by central banks all get honorable mentions. But a significant number of the factors to blame can be traced back to the government’s lockdowns and regulatory policies.

Meat processing plants were one of the industries hardest hit by the lockdowns. Many were forced to close for extended periods of time, and others invested in expensive new equipment and technology to reduce their in-person workforce. These costs were of course ultimately borne by the consumer, and the closures led to supply chain disruptions. Both made the price of meat go up.

These closures not only affected the meatpacking plants and their employees, but those of many related businesses in the food processing industry as well. The lockdowns also impacted farmers, shipment and distribution facilities, companies that produce the containers and plastic needed to store the meat, and grocers. In a market, one government action can have a ripple effect across hundreds of other industries, and that’s certainly what happened here.

The coronavirus and lockdowns didn’t necessarily cause all of the problems in the meat industry, but they did exacerbate existing issues. The industry was already struggling under absurd government regulations that force farmers to waste good livestock and block them from selling directly to consumers. Combined with the lockdowns, these policies began to threaten our supply chain.

Congressman Thomas Massie called attention to this problem more than a year ago and warned it could lead to a meat shortage. The Kentucky Republican urged Congress to support his PRIME Act to repeal these regulations, but his warnings went unheeded.

Other producers in the agriculture sector have struggled to obtain the workers needed to ramp up production. Across the country, small businesses have been unable to attract Americans back to the workplace as many remain on increased unemployment benefits that pay more than work.

Esteemed economist Thomas Sowell famously said, “There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.” This principle has certainly been put on display during the pandemic, as the government made many trade-offs in its attempts to mitigate the crisis.

Ultimately, we know that many of their prescribed solutions—closing outdoor spaces, lockdowns, scrubbing surfaces with alcohol—were abject failures. But the trade-offs made in exchange for promises of increased security won’t be fading away anytime soon.

The current food price spikes, and the resulting food instability issues they have fueled, are only the latest in a long line of consequences Americans have suffered as a result of the government’s attempts at solutions in 2020.

Viruses are scary. But the surge in food insecurity is a reminder that all policies come with trade-offs—and that panic-fueled government interventions often only make a crisis worse.

This article originally appeared on right here.




If there's one thing 2020 taught all of us who were paying attention, it was to NEVER run out of OPTIONS. (Raise your hand if you’re DONE with people telling you how to live your life, even in your own home.)

Oh... we also learned that the madness we saw is likely here to stay. Mask laws. Anti-social distancing. Unconscionable amounts of money printing. It’s all as permanent as the TSA became after 9/11.

Not only that, but -- do you see that? That neon sign in the distance?  We can't be 100% sure what it says yet, but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with inflation. Sky-high taxes. And possibly vaccine passports.

Look, I'm not a doom-and-gloom kind of guy, but the world is a bit out of whack right now.

People in power are grabbing even more power as fast as they can... and craving even more!


Today's Headlines 

Biden HIDIN’ after New Job Approval Numbers Reveal the Worst

Kennedy: If you support defunding police, ‘you have tested positive for stupid’

The Outrageous Benefit Biden’s “American Families” Act Will Give to Illegal Immigrants


Wall Street & the Bolshevik Revolution

2020 isnt the first time Wall Street supported Communism!

How long before US citizens wake up to the lunacy of how they voted?


The real state of the union finances 2021-were in serious trouble & under Biden, it will get worse. Recall Margaret Thatchers The problem w/ socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money. It will happen here too!


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How to Build and Stock a Pantry

Design, build and fill a pantry that will provide your family with enough food to get through an emergency, a snowstorm, or just day-to-day life.


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What are some items that you think you should start hoarding for a major, cataclysmic disaster? Water? Absolutely. Food? Also absolutely. Ammo? For sure. First aid equipment? Definitely. Gasoline? Yep.

 The list goes on. All of those things are incredibly valuable items to hoard for survival, and you can probably think of about ten or twenty other types of survival supplies as well.

 That being said, there are countless ordinary items--things people use every day--that are relatively cheap and can be used for survival. The wisest among us are already stockpiling them...

 18 Things Everyone Should Start Hoarding

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