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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

End of a Nation, Host a Coupon Party, Free Gun Training Series

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:
1.       Free series of gun and shooting reports
2.      Host a coupon, free sample party
3.      Tips for keeping unwanted pests from your home
4.      Find a new career field with this free site
5.      Where is America-historical time lines for the end of nations

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
Edward Abbey

Government Makes Us Poor: The free market sparks innovation and creates wealth.
Competition forces people to become more efficient and to get rid of stupid rules. What if we let people take over some unused land in America to create areas with fewer rules, simpler legal systems, smaller government? John Stossel says we should give it a try. After all, freedom works, and government, when it grows beyond the barest minimum, keeps people poor.

For those keeping score, the unemployment rate has hovered around 9 percent for all of 2011, was over 9 percent for all of 2010 and most of 2009, and will remain above 8 percent until 2014 according to the Congressional Budget Office (and that's a generous estimate that didn't account for the most recent economic slowdown). If you demand more and want to see full employment in America (about 5 percent unemployment), you'll have to wait until 2018, and that will happen only if employers regain their confidence and begin hiring at 176,000 jobs per month--much higher than the rate seen in September and, for that matter, all year.

Why there is no recovery

Business owners are saying they’re not hiring due to Obama’s anti-business policies.  Taxes and over-regulation have topped their concerns for decades but it’s getting worse.  Fear and uncertainty over government policy have created a rotten mood.  Everyone, consumers and business alike are in an ultra-cautious mood right now.  Bank of America’s recent $5 monthly fee to use a debit card sort of topped the cake this month with consumer anger…want to post a complaint?  There’s a fee for that!

It is as Bastiat  (French Economist and author) said:  the real cost of the state is the prosperity we do not see, the jobs that don’t exist, the technologies to which we do not have access, the businesses that do not come into existence, and the bright future that is stolen from us. The state has looted us just as surely as a robber who enters our home at night and steals all that we love.

Before you store your patio furniture for the winter, scatter baking soda under the chair cushions to keep them fresh.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

Helping to educate, motivate and empower Americans to expand skills, entrepreneurship, prosperity and freedom
I recently watched an interview with John Ratzenberger (remember him from Cheers) and he made a lot of valid points about vanishing skills for US workers and how folks can benefit from learning a trade vs. an expensive college degree.  Download their free PDF report on how you can help America at their site.
As more and more of the economy’s resources are controlled — mismanaged...and misallocated — by the government, we need to help ourselves.

Free Reports for Gun Training-Special Reports included
The Comfort of Skill at Arms
The Biggest Secret in the Firearms Training Industry
7 Deadly Misconceptions that Can Get You Killed
The Color Code of Mental Awareness
The Combat Mindset
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Want samples and coupons? Join the party
How would you RSVP to an invitation to spend an evening eating, drinking and talking about a new cereal or critiquing a new video game?

If you have friends with wide social networks, there's a good chance such an invitation will land in your inbox. And, chances are you'll answer "yes" if you love to participate in that great American pastime -- consumerism.

This year, more than 2 million consumers will be receiving such invites, according to the Irvington, N.Y., firm House Party, a major organizer of these fests in people's homes for corporations such as Kraft Foods Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

Useful sources of information when you're reading about or researching food or nutrition science. The Cleveland Clinic has an excellent guide to considering reputable sources on the web. We also suggest checking up on food news and new research with the American Dietetic Association, the US Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Information Center, and the US Department of Health and Human Services' portal for reliable food and health information.

Tips for Keeping Unwanted Pests from Your Home
As winter approaches all kinds of little critters seek shelter for the long months ahead, often in your home or garage.  Here are a few ideas to keep them out.

>Keep your property clean and free of food, trash and other debris, especially around your foundation.
>Keep trash can lids on tight
>Prune trees and shrubs that touch your home
>If you own livestock, keep their feed inside metal or plastic containers
>Winterize your home with by sealing gaps, cracks and entry points
>Place a wire mesh over the top of chimneys and space vents 

Find a New Career in a New Field
Odds are careers in your chosen field are hard to come by.  Consider trying a new field.
At this site, type in your skills or work history and this free search engine will provide you with a list of types of jobs you qualify for, plus typical salary, training requirements and links to current openings.
Paying extra for an extended warranty is rarely worth the cost.  Two that you should consider include one for your laptop or anything with heavy moving parts such as treadmill, 3-D TV, or refrigerator.  Always read the fine print before you commit.

The Nanny State Updates… Couple Heading to Court after Hosting Home Bible Study! (Nanny of the Month, September 2011)
Nanny of the Month turns two-years-old this October, and the busybodies who mind your own business show no signs of letting up. This very special nanny comes to us from a California city that is fighting (and fining) a couple that hosts Bible studies at home. Presenting's Nanny of the Month for September 2011: San Juan Capistrano City Attorney Omar Sandoval!

Consumers to get hammered again financially…
According to the Daily Beast utility bills across the country are about to go up significantly....
Already weary of high gas prices and 9.1 percent unemployment, many Americans are about to get another kick in the wallet thanks to large increases in their electricity bills.
From Alaska to Georgia and Wyoming to Florida, utilities are seeking permission to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars in new charges to customers to help upgrade aging infrastructure and build new or retrofitted power plants that comply with tougher environmental regulations, a Daily Beast review of regulatory filings has found.

Winter weather brings on chapped hands…treat by rubbing a thick layer of petroleum jelly and place them in a plastic bag for 15 minutes.  Result-supple hands!

The Parting Thought – Where do we stand historically?

The Law of Historical Cycles

Social cycle theory (also known as sociological theory of cycles) is one of the earliest social theories in sociology. Unlike the theory of social evolutionism, which views the evolution of society and human history as progressing in some new, unique direction(s), social cycle theory argues that events and stages of society and history are repeating themselves in cycles

Interpretation of history as repeating cycles of Dark and Golden Ages was a common belief among ancient cultures.

Sociological cycle theory was also developed by Pitirim A. Sorokin (1889-1968) in his Social and Cultural Dynamics (1937, 1943). He classified societies according to their 'cultural mentality', which can be ideational (reality is spiritual), sensate (reality is material), or idealistic (a synthesis of the two). He interpreted the contemporary West as a sensate civilization dedicated to technological progress and prophesied its fall into decadence and the emergence of a new ideational or idealistic era.

Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy to subsidize producers, exalts the police state as the source of order, denies fundamental rights and liberties to individuals, and makes the executive state the unlimited master of society.

This describes mainstream politics in America today. And not just in America. It's true in Europe, too. It is so much part of the mainstream that it is hardly noticed any more.
“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequences:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage

Undeniably, we live in uncertain times. A changing of seasons...a transfer of power...a period of destruction before creation begins anew.

In the meantime, a growing number of individuals are actively seeking an “insurance policy” against imminent chaos. They recognize opportunity abounds post-collapse...but they also want to preserve the necessary resources to capitalize on it when the dust finally settles. Some see their safety in gold. Others, in sustainable farmland, others in international diversification of their assets.
If you’re like me, I feel most of America is at stage six.  What do you think?
Yours in freedom, the Poor Man.

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1 comment:

JN said...

Hi Bruce,

Still readin' just not at work anymore. I read on the patriot post how the occupy movement is like e populist movements in Russia 100 years ago, interesting. also check out Herrick Kimballs blog at the deliberate agrarian. good stuff right up our alley cool stuff he is doing with his whizbang business. We need someone to make US made small farm tools for guys with 5 to 25 acres. right now the small stuff is too wimpy and the big stuff is too pricey.

take er easy