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Saturday, May 12, 2012

DIY Fowl Plans, US Obesity, A Right to Privacy

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.      Obesity in America; my solution

2.      Your right to privacy

3.      Free plans for your bird flock

4.      Make your own vanilla

5.      Stop SOPA Now!

The United States has a system of taxation by confession."
-- Justice Hugo L. Black
(1886-1971) US Supreme Court Justice

The buzz on the next big thing: products and services that claim to make you smarter. Forbes says it is the next trillion-dollar industry. Get-smart video games are hitting the markets. Websites and apps that promise fast results are booming…Our nation could use a dose of getting smarter.  (TV programming crap sure isn’t helping).  Americans aren’t eating any smarter either…

Study Suggests 86 Percent of Americans Could be Overweight or Obese by 2030

Most adults in the U.S. will be overweight or obese by 2030, with related health care spending projected to be as much as $956.9 billion, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Their results are published in the July 2008 online issue of Obesity.

Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese. Mexico is in second place.

It’s said we now spend more on diseases, such as diabetes, related to obesity than on smoking related diseases.  I haven’t seen much of a public outcry or screams for more regulation from fanatical FDA bureaucrats.

Worse, the already obese are getting fatter. Severe obesity will double by 2030, when 11 percent of adults will be nearly 100 pounds overweight, or more, concluded the research led by Duke University.

Some politicians have suggested placing additional taxes on soft drinks and fast food.  That isn’t going to stop folks from consuming such products.  How about eliminating the school bus for those who live within a mile of school, making gym class a daily requirement in school for starters?

I have another solution.  I created the world’s first diet bread.  Using some outdated yeast I baked some whole wheat bread that could be used for a boat anchor.  One slice will fill you up for much of the day.  Feed this to kids each morning and watch those pounds slip right off!

Homemade garden bug banisher-Mix 1 cup hot pepper sauce, 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo into one gallon of water.  Use a handheld sprayer to apply to troubled plant areas.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

Your Unalienable Rights To Privacy And How To Protect Them

In the United States citizens are presumed to have unalienable rights which are supposed to be protected by laws and these civil liberties and the right to privacy are rooted in the Declaration of Independence and some are enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, many Americans are not aware of their own civil liberties. You do not want to become so complacent that you let your expectation of privacy be taken from you. We need to be aware of our unalienable rights so that we can stand up for and maintain them.

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>How to Raise Ducks for Food

>Mammy’s 1895 DIY Chicken House Plans

>Chicken Coop Pen Layout

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Make your own vanilla and give them as gifts…


Vanilla Bean Pods – I found mine at Costco around Christmastime for about $11 for 10 bean pods

Bottle of Vodka – The price will depend on the type of vodka you want to use

Glass jars - I found glass jars at the Dollar Tree that were for olive oil or vinegar, which were perfect.

Instructions on making homemade Vanilla Extract:

Slice two vanilla bean pods down the center and then place them in the glass jar.

Next I filled the jar with vodka. –simple as that!

Then let it sit in a dark cupboard for 2 months

Shake it every once in a while.

After two months, it is ready to use. The best part is periodically you can just keep filling it with vodka and it will last forever! (well, maybe not forever, but years!)

At  work. One of the best ways to make the most of your time at work is to make sure that you’re Twitter and Facebook is not up and running all day, which can seriously be distracting. Another thing that can help is to email less–sometimes a quick phone call from your desk to have a conversation is much more efficient than 10 emails going back and forth throughout the day.

The Nanny State Updates…

69 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent Barack Obama a letter expressing their concern that a new international treaty currently being negotiated would essentially ban all "Buy American" laws. This new treaty is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it is going to be one of the biggest "free trade" agreements in history. Critics are referring to it as the "NAFTA of the Pacific", and it would likely cost the U.S. economy even more jobs than NAFTA did.

America’s truckers are known for their independence, often driving alone in their rigs from one end of the country to the other. Now Congress wants to give them company in the form of an electronic “big brother.”

Under a provision buried in the 600-page transportation bill recently passed by the Senate, truckers large and small would be required to buy and maintain “electronic on-board recorders” (EOBRs) that would document their travel time and distance. The annual cost to truckers and trucking firms: $2 billion

 Keep old tool shining like new by adding a stick of chalk to your toolbox

The Parting Thought – STOP SOPA! 

CISPA is being pitched as yet another harmless cybersecurity bill that "encourages" private corporations to "voluntarily" share information with government agencies.

More Crooked Dealings to Make Us a Less Free People

Interestingly, CISPA didn't pass the House of Representatives until eleven last-minute amendments were tacked on. Hawes says, "If a bill needs to be changed that much, it's pretty obvious it should go back to the drawing board instead of on to the Senate... With so many amendments being adopted just before the rushed vote on final passage, it was not possible for representatives to get a full picture of what the bill will do until after they passed it."

Sounds like another case of the "we have to pass it to find out what's in it," as Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously said about Obamacare.

Having passed the House, CISPA is in the hands of the Senate, where "Senate Democrats are quietly revamping [the] legislation in an attempt to pick up Republican votes," as reported in The Hill.

Here's Why CISPA Is So Dangerous...

Even with the eleven amendments, privacy organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) point out CISPA language appears ripe for abuse.

One clause the EFF highlights is:

"[Private information may be shared] notwithstanding any other provision of law."

This carte blanche statement appears to allow CISPA to supersede current privacy laws, amounting to a warrantless search. It would remove oversight and accountability measures and give companies virtual immunity if they misuse your information or if you are mistakenly accused of wrongdoing.

Presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) said CISPA "represents an alarming form of corporatism as it further intertwines governments with companies like Google and Facebook."

"It permits them to hand over your private communications to government officials without a warrant, circumventing the well-known established federal laws like the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act... The First Amendment wasn't written so that you can talk about the weather," said Paul. "It was written so that you can talk about controversial things and even challenge our own government."

Cato Institute research fellow Julian Sanchez noted CISPA would allow the government to "[extort] the cooperation of hackers, penetration testers, or other tech professionals" in order to serve a vague "cybersecurity" purpose. His concern arises from the case former Solicitor General Ted Olson made in 2002. Olson wanted to expand the "view of the 'foreign intelligence purposes' for which information obtained through national security wiretaps could be used, including using evidence of misconduct unrelated to terrorism or espionage to force people to become informants."

More consumer-oriented firms like Mozilla strongly oppose it. Mozilla recently told Forbes that "CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security. The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse."

There is some hope. Opposition is mounting and getting louder. Slowly, some supporters are doing the right thing and changing sides.

Mozilla, the maker to the Firefox web browser, was the first technology company to publicly announce their opposition to CISPA. More recently, Microsoft has come aboard announcing its concern about the lack of privacy for its customers

You Can Help Stop CISPA from Passing the Senate

Now that it's in the hands of the Senate, you can go to EFF's unique CISPA page and follow the simple steps to contact your own state's U.S. senators and petition them to vote NO on this and related bills.

Here's EFF's grassroots action portal:

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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1 comment:

MinimalistGroup said...

Amen brother and most of the sheep in this country are asleep at the wheel...they'll vote the same blood suckers into office again, still believing the two parties work for them!