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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Diversify your life-Become a Free Range Human

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543


In This Issue:

1.       Free Range Humans-Ditch your job

2.      10 things to recycle for charity

3.      What’s your obsolete tech really worth

4.      12 Odd ways retirees make money, Make $ recycling

5.      Lawmaker had secretly exempted themselves from Obamacare



Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
- Helen Keller


From our friend from across the pond, Ms. Cantwell, of Free Range Humans…

1. Still looking for your perfect ditch-the-job-forever idea? Want to do something different (on your terms but have no idea what that might be)?

Solution: Ideas Adventure

It's almost kick off time on the Ideas Adventure, and we're almost full! Yup, we're down to the very final places on this adventure to finally finding that 'really right' free range idea for what you really want to do with your life.

This is the only 'discover your perfect idea when you don't have anyideas' programme I plan to run live this year, so if you feel like you're going around in circles with no ideas, join us here:

2. Already got your idea (or maybe you've already launched...) but thinking 'what now'? This might be your answer:

Always wanted to launch a product or service based around what you already know and are good at... but have no idea how to do this? Or already launched but you're not sure how to make things really work?

That's why Natalie Sisson and Natalie MacNeil (two free range humans I seriously rate) have produced a brand new (free) video training series starting April 30th, to show you their step by step process to building a thriving online business you love. Get on the early access list here:

(BTW their series is doubly great if you are interested in creating successful online products:

There are two ways to get ahead financially: Spend less and make more. Unfortunately, you can't give yourself an instant raise. But that doesn't mean you can't turn a quick buck if you want or need to.

How to price items for a garage sale
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PM’s Roundup of Useful Resources


Using Your Refrigerator To Keep Food Fresh Longer
There is a reason why your fridge has all of those drawers and shelves. Here is what you store where in your fridge to minimize waste.



Looking for gold in that Commodore 64? Should you resell or recycle the Nintendo in your garage? Here's what some of the signature pieces of tech of the past 40 years are really worth on eBay…



Sprout a Garden from Your Kitchen Scraps


In all likelihood, you have hobbies, talents or skills that could earn you extra cash after you've given up the day job.
A while back, Elizabeth Sanberg put together a list of ways to make money recycling, which outlines some websites that will pay you to recycle various items from electronics to ink cartridges to cardboard boxes to golf balls. Here are more websites, businesses and programs that pay you for recycling a variety of goods that you can't otherwise recycle yourself.
Most (if not all) of the online companies will pay for your shipping expenses by either emailing you a prepaid shipping label to print, or by sending you an addressed box in which to ship your recyclables. Many also have charitable status and will issue you a tax-deductible receipt instead of a cash payment.
Cellphone recycling led the way in the now burgeoning industry of getting paid to recycle. Most of these companies will refurbish your phone and redistribute it by selling or donating it to nonprofit organizations or consumers (local or overseas). Some will require your charger or other accessories, while others don't.
Some companies will even pay you for a cellphone that doesn't work anymore, but if they don't, they usually still pay for shipping and accept broken phones to recycle them responsibly.
There doesn't seem to be a standard rate for any make or model of phone, so do a little comparison shopping to get the most for your recyclables.
  • Sell iPhone for Cash. A Wise Bread reader recommended Sell iPhone for Cash. List the model of your iPhone and what condition it's in (including whether you have power cords or other accessories), and they'll give you a free shipping sticker and a box too, if you want one. They send a check within 30 days.
  • Pace Butler. Pace Butler has been around forever and will quickly send you a check for your phone (within four days of receipt and inspection).
  • Simply Sellular. Your phone must be in working condition. Simply Sellular will pay within 45 days of receipt and inspection of your phone.
  • IBuyPhones. IBuyPhones plants a tree if you donate your phone instead of requesting payment or if your phone is damaged and can't be refurbished. This doesn't exactly line your pockets, but you can rest assured that your phone is being responsibly recycled, and there's a tree out there with your name on it.
  • FlipSwap. FlipSwap will also plant a tree if your phone isn't in working condition. If the phone works, they'll send you a check (checks are issued twice per month). FlipSwap has also collaborated with Recyclebank

10 free ways to speed up your pc
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The Nanny State Updates

What Is CISPA, and Why Should You Care?
The controversial cyber-security bill has passed the House and is moving to the Senate. Its opponents are up in arms and ready to take action. Should you? Here's what you need to know about the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
Plus: 5 Ways to Protest CISPA


Boston was a test to see how Americans would react.

Martial law is real: Americans now being forced out of their homes at gunpoint
(NaturalNews) If you ever wanted to see what a police state looks like up close and personal, look no further than Boston in the aftermath of the marathon terrorist attack. New video footage released online following last week's lock-down and the house...


The Parting Thought:  


"Fear is the key element for the IRS in achieving its mission.
Without fear, the IRS would have a difficult time maintaining
our so-called system of voluntary compliance..."

-- Santo Presti
Former IRS Criminal Investigation Agent and author of "IRS In Action"


U.S. lawmakers secretly negotiating to exempt themselves from Obamacare

Top lawmakers on Capitol Hill are negotiating a secret deal to exempt themselves from Obamacare. The Obamacare mandate is a total nightmare, of course, and it doubles health insurance rates while providing nothing resembling actual "health" care. It's such a nightmare that the very people who passed it now want to exempt themselves from it.

That would leave it in a state where only the constituents are subjected to its onerous costs and mandates, not the lawmakers who passed it into law. How's that for hypocrisy in America?

According to a report from
Politico, "Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, sources in both …

The IRS apparently is not sure how many people they are going to need to hire or even how much implementing Obamacare will cost. Well one thing is for sure and that is it was previously determined to be around 16,500 new IRS agents that needed to be hired.

I’ll let you do the math on that one. Just remember that federal employees average greater pay than any of us in the private sector. Also keep in mind that many of these, if not all of them, will receive a pension as well. That’s right Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving long after these new agents are gone from their offices.


 “Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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WanderingSoul said...

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