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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Emergency Communication Resources, Double the Life of Batteries

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       Emergency Communication Resources

2.      Double the life of batteries

3.      10 Steps to extra cash

4.      Free HDTV

5.      Apathy in America & How Politicians Exploit it

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule

-- H. L. Mencken

Emergency Communication Resources

If the government pulls the plug on the internet or other utilities, these might come in handy.

Family Radio Service: The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie talkie radio system authorized in the United States since 1996. This personal radio service uses channelized frequencies in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band. It does not suffer the interference effects found on citizens’ band (CB) at 27 MHz, or the 49 MHz band also used by cordless phones, toys, and baby monitors.

TELEPHONE: Set up a phone tree: According to the American Association of University Women, a phone tree is “a prearranged, pyramid-shaped system for activating a group of people by telephone” that can “spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people.

GET SATELLITE ACCESS You can have very, very slow internet if you have something similar to an Iridium phone, which would allow you to do dial up at 2400 baud, which at least gives you e-mail. This will also work when your government has shut down GSM and telephone access, and will work pretty much anywhere on the planet. If you’re in the right place, get yourself KA-SAT access which is satellite broadband and will not be routed through any internet exchange that certain local governments may monitor or block (unless that government is part of EU or Uncle Sam.  Can be purchased online or via eBay.

Two-Way Radio:  Usually good for up to two miles and usually offer but three channels but easier than a CB radio which can be monitored by others. Purchase at Wal Mart, Radio Shack, eBay, Best Buy, etc.

Ease sore muscles by filling a plastic baggy with dish detergent and freeze it.  It’ll stay colder longer than a regular ice pack…simply apply to sore areas.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

10 Steps To Extra Cash

1. Ask yourself ‘what do I already do well?’ and brainstorm 5 ways to offer that out.

2. Figure out your market rather than spending a month planning the product. For example, ‘I will sell cakes’ is a vague idea. You don’t know where the money will come from! So change that to saying ‘I will identify local cafes that actually do take freelancer cakes, and visit them with samples’. That’s a plan that will actually get you results.

3. Niche. Know who your market is and you’ll speak to them better.

For example, if you realize you’re surrounded by cafes that cater to a certain type of health conscious/trendy organic client what you provide will change. Go in and look what’s on display. Seeing gluten free polenta cakes? That’s a hint that they have clients who care about the free from market. If you then notice that they don’t have dairy free cakes you have a beautiful selling point if you make those (but make ‘em good!).

Of course you don’t have to fill a gap – that realization could lead you to make your usual full-of-everything cake but position it in line with that market (eg: ‘I only use organic eggs and blah blah blah). Decide on a market and you wildly increase your chances of success.

Read the rest of the tips at:

Make Rechargeable Batteries Last Longer

Double the life of your cell phone, cordless phone, iPod, laptop battery…wait until the battery is very low.  Every battery has a limited number of times it can be recharged - usually 300-500 times.  Recharging it when it has 50% or more of its power uses up one full cycle.  Waiting until the device is almost fully depleted will add at least another year to its life.

Get Free HDTV with Mohu Leaf

The Leaf Indoor Antenna gives you the top 20 shows on TV free in full HD.  No cable or dish required. It’s no secret the majority of TV is going down the tubes (pun intended).  Even the Discovery and History Channels have given way to reality crap… 

Learn more at:

What Attracts Mosquitoes

>Dark clothing

>Floral or fruity fragrances and perfumes

>Exercising (produces more carbon dioxide)

A natural repellent:  Combine 6 drops of peppermint essential oil with 8-oz of water in a spray bottle.  Shake well and spritz over exposed skin.

Soothe poison ivy with dish detergent.  Simply wash the affected area with Dawn, Palmolive or other brand as soon as possible.  Instantly reduce itchiness and redness!

The Nanny State Updates…

U.S. v. Heicklen: The Nullification of Free Speech

Prosecution for exercising one’s free speech rights is becoming a trend in the current Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Even airlines are getting in on the act of censorship.  A woman was recently banned from boarding after wearing a politically incorrect T-Shirt…

In April, the Legal Center highlighted the DOJ’s outrageous prosecution of Mary Susan Pine, a pro-life advocate. Thankfully, when the rubber hit the road, the DOJ lawyers had nowhere to go, and the suit was dropped. Pine is able to continue her ministry of standing near an abortion clinic to talk to women about abortion.

Julian P. Heicklen, an 80-year-old retired chemistry professor and advocate of jury nullification, found himself in a similar situation. Heicklen, as part of his activism, would stand in front of courthouses with a “Jury Info” sign, handing out pamphlets and explaining jury nullification to anyone who would approach him.

Advocates of jury nullification believe that jurors can use their de facto power to effectively change the law by refusing to convict a defendant under a law that the juror disagrees with. Heicklen specifically advocated against the enforcement of federal drug laws.  More at:

Our Idiot of the Month Award

As reported at our face book page a week ago…

A vindictive Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) went a step further, essentially issuing a "letter of mark and reprisal" against Saverin. Introducing what he has styled the "Ex-Patriot Act" to permanently ban folks like Saverin from ever setting foot in the U.S. again.

Why can’t we get guys like Schumer to leave the country?  Has he ever created a job or been responsible for a payroll?  NO!  He’s been providing a public dis-service all of his adult life and has never had a real job…just another example of why we don’t need life-long politicians.

The Parting Thought –

Apathy in America & How Politicians Exploit it

Ancient Rome had its ‘bread and circuses’ to keep its citizens at bay.  America has ‘reality shows’ as its opiate for the masses.

Polls and studies indicate Americans are an apathetic lot, especially when it comes to politics.  Politicians know and rely on this to push anti-citizen laws and policy agendas.

This is why we’re so easily controlled and manipulated.

Are you the next guest at ‘Camp Fed’ or some local jail cell?

The United States has more unethical laws on the books than any other country.  As a result, the average person breaks more than 22 laws each week.

It's stunning when you think about it. The "land of the free" is home to the world's largest prison population. Americans constitute 5% of the world's population, yet one-quarter of the entire world's inmates are in the U.S. The ratio of the prison population to the general population is higher in than any other nation in the world. Russia is second. China is third.

We have more than 145 million laws on the books all designed to control virtually every aspect of our daily life…MOST people do not care.  They’re too pre-occupied with the meaningful things such as mundane TV programs like American Idol and Survivor.

Once upon a time in the North American country known as the United States of America, there lived a nation of citizens that showed tremendous interest in the state of their country’s well-being. With incredible zeal, these citizens worked tirelessly to correct any local, national or international issue that threatened them either as individuals or collectively, showing no fear and great resolve while addressing any elected or appointed public official that didn’t accurately represent the beliefs, ethics, morals and values as expected by their constituents.

Engineered apathetic response is obviously the goal of a government seeking to disengage its constituents, and is designed to lull us citizens into a state of false security. Electronic media, the entertainment industry, professional sports, video gaming, and casino gambling are just a few diversions that serve not only to provide a means of physical and mental escape from the stressors we face as a nation, but also to create an illusion that “life is good,” “things are normal” and that “all is well”. More so now than ever before, Americans per capita are spending more of their dwindling financial resources on the aforementioned activities and in the mean time, the world around them continues to crumble at close to free-fall speed.

Is our generation the greatest generation that wasn’t?

 “Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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escapeartist said...

Very should be running the country.

YakYak said...

Never lame or tame!

minimalistgroup said...

Indeed, there are a LOT of morons in this country who should be reading this but are probably illiterate.