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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A New America, A New World and Outstanding Tips to Help You Survive


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

Welcome to Amerika

We’ve been so busy worrying about militarized police, police who shoot citizens first and ask questions later, police who shoot unarmed people, etc., that we failed to take notice of the corporate army that was being assembled under our very noses

Owing to the general complacency of the courts and legislatures, the Fourth Amendment has already been so watered down, battered and bruised as to provide little practical protection against police abuses.

Private police officers outnumber public officers (more than two to one), and the corporate elite transforms the face of policing in America into a privatized affair that operates beyond the reach of the Fourth Amendment.

A cop pulls you over and subjects you to a stop-and-frisk or, worse, causes you to “disappear” into a Gitmo-esque detention center not unlike the one employed by Chicago police at Homan Square?

We’re already operating in a police state in which police have carte blanche authority to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance. Expanding on these police powers, the U.S. Supreme Court recently gave law enforcement officials tacit approval to collect DNA from any person, at any time.

Will there be a new world boss?

I came across an excellent article by Simon Black.  What he had to say in that article just about floored me…

When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard—and it floored me.

The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: “RMB: New Choice; The World Currency”

Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very significant.

It means that China is literally advertising its currency overseas, and it’s making sure that everyone landing at one of the world’s busiest airports sees it. They know that the future belongs to them and they’re flaunting it.

The financial world actually expects the renminbi to replace the dollar as the primary reserve currency of the planet someday.  The following comes from CNBC

The tightly controlled Chinese yuan will eventually supersede the dollar as the top international reserve currency, according to a new poll of institutional investors.

The survey of 200 institutional investors – 100 headquartered in mainland China and 100 outside of it – published by State Street and the Economist Intelligence Unit on Thursday found 53 percent of investors think the renminbi will surpass the U.S. dollar as the world’s major reserve currency.

Optimism was higher within China, where 62 percent said they saw a redback world on the horizon, compared with 43 percent outside China.

And without a doubt we are starting to see the beginnings of a significant shift.

Just consider this excerpt from a recent Reuters report

China’s yuan broke into the top five as a world payment currency in November, overtaking the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar, global transaction services organization SWIFT said on Wednesday.

The U.S. dollar won’t be replaced overnight, but things are changing.  This is something writers such as myself have been predicting for several years but I guarantee you this, it will still catch a lot of Americans by the short hairs.


Goodies you can use and share…


Stirling Engines
The Stirling engine is an external combustion engine invented in 1816. It's quieter and more efficient than the steam engine and can run on nearly any heat source. Interested in getting hands-on with one? Here are some Stirling engine builds to get you started.


30 Natural Ways to Make Extra Money

These natural ways to make extra money are great for folks who want to earn extra cash, but want to do it naturally. Some of the ideas could become businesses!

Nasty Shower

We recently bought a foreclosed home with a really dirty shower. A friend suggested that I buy the cheapest shampoo I could find and coat the shower with it. I let it soak for a couple of hours and literally just wiped it clean with hardly any effort.


DIY Outdoor Wood Oven


Raising Chicken? Questions You Need To Ask First!

Raising chickens isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Ask these questions before buying chicks; they're more than cute and fuzzy little Easter decorations!


Grow your own food to achieve food independence forever »
The single best thing about growing your own food — and freezing much of it for the colder half of the year — is that it protects you from outside influences you can’t controlMore »


How to Plan an Herb Garden
An herb garden can bring a person a lot of pleasure because there are so many things that can be done with herbs such as herbal crafts, herbal teas and herbal seasonings. On top of this, you get to care and tend for the plants, which, if this is all you do, is enough reason to grow an herb garden. Seeing how the herbs mingle together and enjoying their fragrance are other benefits. Read more.









Yours for a useful life!

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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1 comment:

DAR said...

Scary stuff and as we know, we cannot trust our leaders to guide us through much of anything - keep up the fight bro!