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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Healing Power of Beer

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The Healing Power of Beer

In survey after survey, you've told me that the biggest
threat to our Liberty is an
"economic collapse caused by hyperinflation."

The result will be a worthless US Dollar.  So I believe the best skill you can learn for bartering is the art of brewing.  After all…

Any examination of history clearly shows that boozing and mankind started hand-in-hand!  People enjoy alcohol and even dear old Queen Elizabeth used to send her trusted beer testers ahead to towns she planned to visit in order to see if the local brew was worth swilling.  If it wasn’t, she brought her own.  (I’m not making this up)!


Home Brewing and How to Make Beer... A Beginner's Guide to Home Brewing and Growing Hops

You see, alcohol is a constant throughout history. At this moment, beer is ranked as the third most consumed beverage on earth, coming in just behind tea and water. Suffice to say, beer would be excellent currency in a bartering situation.

In fact, that demands skyrockets when times are tough.

Beer as currency

No matter what disasters lurk around the corner, just waiting to knock civilization off of it axis, people will still want their cigarettes, booze, chocolate bars, and other vices regardless of how long the crisis lasts.

In fact, when comfort is hard to come by and escaping reality is the only way to stay sane and make it through the day… they’ll pay ridiculous prices for these items. 

This knowledge has almost become a cliché among the prepared… But that doesn’t make it any less true. The unprepared will be willing to pay or do just about anything to get a fix when it is hard to come by; this has been proven true again and again throughout history.

Beer, unlike many other barter items, would be desirable to almost any trading partner — an essential quality in a good barter item.  Here are a few DIY sites you can visit for details on home brewing and even Walmart sells home brew kits.


Cooking, BBQs and marinades using beer have grown in popularity too. We frequently make beer bread at our home…


Expert says we're not drinking enough beer
(NaturalNews) For some readers, the headline to this story sounds like a dream come true, most likely. Before you head out to the store for a keg, read this article from Britain's The Independent newspaper…



Fitness Beer

Lean Machine Ale is a low-calorie, nutrient-heavy alcoholic beer that is designed to boost muscle recovery after exercise. READ MORE...

Finally, thinking about Valentine’s Day this week, I am reminded that beer has caused and cured romantic relationships!


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*      Filters can remove pollution and microbes that cause allergies.

*      Use a filter with a good MERV rating…one lower than 5 won’t remove mold or other threats.  One with a MERV higher than 12 will block enough air to raise your power bill.

*      If your system is old or underpowered, go for a MERV between 9 and 12 and check it monthly when in use – a clogged filter sucks up energy.



Stop Being a Brain-Dead Zombie and Learn Something Useful…


Here are some useful (low-cost or free) resources to review.  If you have a skill to share, you can make some cash too…yeah, I know, most of you are already sitting bags of stashed cash!


Mommycoach is a newer site for expert consultations. These are one-on-one sessions. Share your knowledge on everything from weight loss to entrepreneurship to lactation. This is a mom-centric site. You can offer 30, 60 or 90-minute consultations. You set the rate and get paid 80% within 21 days of the online coaching session. The site’s Facebook community is currently 6,000+.

Udemy is a growing and trustworthy site for online education. Courses must be a minimum of 30 minutes with at least 60% video instruction. Most courses at Udemy are priced $29-$99. (Many instructors price at $10-$30 per hour of instruction.) If you bring students to your course, you keep 100% of the sale. If they come via Udemy, you get 50%. According to the website, the average instructor earns approximately $7,000 per course. The site receives over 2 million visitors per month.

Skillshare holds their courses to high level. Everyone is welcome to apply as a teacher, but not everyone is accepted. Courses must be a minimum of 45 minutes of video broken into 4-9 minute chunks. Skillshare’s course categories number over 20 including Advertising, Business, Design, Fashion, Film, Food & Drink, Photography, Publishing, Technology, Television, and Writing. Revenue is paid via PayPal and course information is promoted to their community of over 255,000 (plus affiliates).

Course Craft is an easy interface for creating courses around anything from baking to photography to crocheting. Unlike many platforms, this one allows for personal branding (at an additional 4% fee). You can collaborate with friends. Make your course public or private. Create coupon codes for special promotions. Widgets and links are supplied for promoting your courses on your blog or website. There are no fees for joining or creating courses. The site takes 5% of enrollment fees.

Learnable offers primarily web development and design courses. They are currently seeking experts in the fields of SEO, WordPress, Android and iOS. Programs are promoted to the Learnable and SitePoint communities (30,000+ members). No information the commission structure is currently available on the site.

Pathwright allows you to create courses showcasing your expertise at no charge. As you enroll students the cost to you is $7 per course registration + 4% of sales. Prepayment discounts are also available. Payments are made by Stripe for those in the U.S. and Canada.

ed2go offers adult continuing education classes. These are structured courses consisting of six weeks and 12 lessons (24 hours total). The site is currently seeking college-educated instructors for a number of computer applications courses, healthcare topics and small business needs.

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