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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Survival Medicine Reports-Free, Stealthy Indoor Farming

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       Stealthy Indoor Farming & Aqua Culture

2.      Buy Green energy for home or office

3.      Survival Medicine Reports-Free Download

4.      Two biggest government lies of the 20th Century

5.      One Nation Under Arrest

One role of prohibition is in making the drug market more lucrative."
-- Milton Friedman

Urban farming on abandoned lots or on city rooftops is spreading around the world and happening in communities in New York, Chicago and more. In fact, Hantz Farms is routinely contacted by groups looking for guidance and education to replicate the process in their own cities.

Stealthy Indoor Farming

The New York City food pantry grows food indoors out of necessity. There isn't much open land. Yet, with the small space of 250 square feet they are able to provide fresh greens for hundreds of families using hydroponic growing methods. Also, because it's indoors they can have a much longer growing season than the New York weather permits.

Indoor farming has another important benefit to preppers. It can be kept quiet and well-defended.

Hydroponics is soil-less growing. Sometime in the 1800s European botanists discovered that plants do not need soil to grow. In fact, with hydroponic growing methods experts say plants grow faster and healthier. Instead of planting into the soil, seeds are sprouted, then their roots are soaked in nutrient enriched water and allowed to drain. The roots take in the nutrients and grow.

The most expensive part to hydroponics is starting out. You can buy ready-made kits that save you time, but may cost more. Or, you can build your own system, which may take more time to gather the parts, but costs much less. Growers say it's worth it because the costs are offset by higher yields.

One close cousin to hydroponics is aeroponics. The main difference: in hydroponics the roots are allowed to grow and grab hold of a quickly draining medium such as loose gravel. In aeroponics, there is no medium to hold on to, per se. Instead the roots are allowed to dangle in the air and the nutrients can be applied by spraying or misting the roots, instead of soaking. Proponents say this cuts down the amount of nutrient needed.

Aquaponic growers say they have lower costs because they don't need to buy (or buy less) nutrients because the fish provide it. For instance, the plant nutrients (nitrogen) is provided by the fish waste, the plants in turn purify the water as they absorb the nutrients, and on the cycle goes. Plus, because the fish is added to the harvest, overall costs can be offset faster.

For more information in these indoor growing methods check out the following websites:

10 Old & New PDF Files on Fish Farming-AquaCulture…Fish hatching, Fish Ponds on Farms, Breeding Fish, Fish Culture Practics, Fish Farming Basics and Resources…more. Free download, Zip file.

Buying bulk is good for many staple items, avoid purchasing large amounts of perishables.  You can freeze bananas for future baking.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

Buy Green Energy for your Home or Business

PEAR will arrange for the money you spend on electricity to be used for purchasing wind power. Your electricity will still be delivered to you with complete reliability through the electrical grid. But your utility bill will come through PEAR rather than your local utility company. More at:

Setup a Tumblr Blog: The Basics

Do you want to create your own blog but have little knowledge of web designing and web development? Do you want to create your own online space where you can write about things you care about, without having to maintain the software and learn the technical aspects of blogging?

Tumblr is a dead simple blogging platform which is free, easy to setup and you can start posting in minutes. Unlike other blogging platforms, like or self hosted, Tumblr lets you blog without having to manage any file, database, scripts or images. Tumblr takes care of all the hassles for you and gives you an intuitive way to write and share content with the world .Get your free Tumblr blog at:

Free Survival Medicine Reports-Zip File Download

I’ve assembled a variety of emergency/survival medicine reports and you can download them from our site ( – Citizen Preparedness tab) or from our Cloud service at:

We’ve added a new tab to our site on Hunting Resources…many free downloadable reports!

(Your donations for these resources are appreciated…use the PayPal donate button at the top)

Something isn't right and we're being lulled into complacency. This is the calm before the storm

Whether it's a hurricane, power grid failure, terror attack, or civil unrest, the masses around you are the ones who will turn into a mob when it comes down to their survival or yours

Look around you next time you are out at the store buying groceries on a busy day. Over 91% of the people you see are completely unprepared for over 23 imminent threats we face today:

Find out the simplest, most practical and easy way to become one of the 9% who are ready for just about anything, right in the comfort of their own homes.

Everything you need is explained in this quick presentation and I urge you to watch it now...

Worried about sending passwords by email?  Use Burn Note, a site that lets a sender set a time frame in which an email can be read by a recipient, then it vanishes from inboxes without a trace!

The Nanny State Updates…

According to one new survey, approximately one-third of all Americans are not paying their bills on time at this point…

 The U.S. housing industry is bracing for another huge wave of foreclosures in 2012. The following is from a recent Reuters article....

"We are right back where we were two years ago. I would put money on 2012 being a bigger year for foreclosures than 2010," said Mark Seifert, executive director of Empowering & Strengthening Ohio's People (ESOP), a counseling group with 10 offices in Ohio.

One Nation Under Arrest

If you did not know that you were supposed to affix a federally mandated sticker to your otherwise lawful UPS package, should you be arrested face down on the pavement by FBI agents training automatic weapons at you? Our hunch is that most reasonable Americans would respond with an emphatic ‘No!’ Today we are launching a series of posts based on case studies adapted from our new book, One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty. The book includes stories of average Americans who have been arrested, prosecuted, convicted – and even imprisoned – despite the fact that they were doing their best to be respectable, law-abiding citizens. The UPS-sticker example is just one real world example we will be highlighting.

Increasingly over the past few decades, the U.S. Congress has been callously disregarding the limits the Constitution places on the federal government’s authority to criminalize otherwise innocent conduct and engaging in similarly improper criminalization. This has partially succeeded in warping Americans’ collective understanding of what should – and what should not – be the subject of federal criminal punishment. More at:

$2.9 million – the average a person will spend during their lifetime if they live to age 81

The Parting Thought – Americans work 107 days to pay taxes in ‘11

Two Biggest Government Lies of the 20th Century…

The income tax will never affect anyone other than the top one percent of American income earners.”  First IRS Commissioner in an announcement to the public.

The with holding of taxes from your paycheck is only a temporary measure to help pay for the war (1942)…

It’s tax season again.

Not only do you have to hand in a thesis paper to those with confiscatory and jailing powers about the money they stole from you in the first place...

Before World War II individuals who owed federal tax on their income earned in a particular year paid the tax during the following year in quarterly installments. In those days relatively few people paid income taxes. As late as 1939 fewer than four million individual returns were filed, and the filers’ total tax bill came to less than $1 billion, or less than 4 percent of their net taxable income. When so few people paid income tax and the amounts due in most cases were so small, the system of deferred payment imposed no great burden and gave rise to few taxpayer complaints.

Beginning in 1940, however, the tax burden increased enormously. As the government began to mobilize for participation in a gigantic global war, its revenue demands grew apace. Federal spending burgeoned from $9 billion in fiscal year 1940 to more than $98 billion in fiscal year 1945. Although the greater part of this spending upsurge was financed by borrowing, huge increases in tax collections also took place. In 1945, 50 million individual income-tax returns were filed, and the filers owed more than $19 billion, or almost 20 times the amount that Americans had coughed up for this tax just five years earlier.

Milton Friedman was an economist at the Treasury during the early part of the war. In his 1998 memoirs, Two Lucky People, written with his wife Rose, he observed: “It was clear to all of us at the Treasury, as we set out to multiply the amount of revenue to be collected from the personal income tax, that it would be impossible to do so unless we could develop a system to collect the taxes as the income was earned, not a year later.”

The main problem connected with switching to a “pay-as-you-go” system was that when the switch was made, the taxpayers would have to pay two years’ taxes in a single year—the amount due under the old system on the previous year’s earnings and the amount due under the new system on the current year’s earnings. Apart from the vociferous complaints such double-taxation was sure to produce, many people would simply be unable to make all the payments, especially when tax obligations were being increased drastically.

The transition problem sparked a great deal of debate in the government and among the public. Perhaps the leading proposal in 1942 came from Beardsley Ruml, the treasurer of R. H. Macy & Co., who was also the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ruml proposed to “forgive” the previous year’s tax liability completely when the switch to the pay-as-you-go system was made. The Treasury objected to allowing such a great amount of “forgiveness” and proposed an alternative, less-forgiving design.

After more than a year of wrangling in the bureaucracy and in Congress, the Current Tax Payment Act was signed into law on June 9, 1943. It provided for a complicated partial-forgiveness transition. As Friedman described it, the law basically “canceled . . . one year’s tax obligations of $50 or less and 75 percent of the required tax on the lower of 1942 or 1943 income, requiring the remaining 25 percent to be paid in two equal annual installments.” After the system became fully operational, employers withheld almost $8 billion for income taxes in 1944 and more than $10 billion in 1945.

Charlotte Twight, in a revealing chapter of her 2002 book, Dependent on D.C., shows that during the extended debate that preceded passage of the withholding law in 1943, its proponents used various tactics to misrepresent its workings, its consequences, and the government’s reasons for seeking it. In particular, she documents that “the tax ‘cancellation’ was a sham and was understood to be a sham by a significant number of government officials involved in its passage.”

The withholding system has remained in effect continuously ever since 1943, even though the war that prompted its creation ended 62 years ago, and the system’s perpetuation has contributed greatly to nourishing the postwar Leviathan state. As Twight says, “Withholding is the paramount administrative mechanism that since 1943 has enabled the federal government to collect, without significant protest, sufficient private resources to fund a vastly expanded welfare state.”

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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