The Strike

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone. – Page 3

An anthem for our day: Disturbed covers The Sound Of Silence

I enjoy a lot of diverse types of music. Until today, Disturbed wasn’t included in my list of “likes”. Sure, they have some catchy tunes and big beats, but I don’t like profanity and swearing. Then I heard something amazing from Disturbed‘s frontman, David Draiman, a cover of a song I’ve enjoyed for many, many years…. Read more »

Speaker of the House Boehner Resigns

The “coincidences” just keep piling up. Today, September 25th, 2015, John A. Boehner announced that he will resign one of the most powerful positions in the world – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Background In these United States, national government is divided into three branches: The Executive Branch: the President of the United States… Read more »

Wake me up when September ends

Some years ago a song by Green Day was popular – “Wake me up when September ends”. It was a somber song. Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last Wake me up when September ends Like my father’s come to pass Seven years has gone so fast Wake me up when September… Read more »

The end of the world and the significance of 266

Today is the 266th day of the calendar year. It’s the day Pope – the 266th Pope – meets with the President of the United States of America. Is that a coincidence? Or is there something more going on? Pope Francis Pope Francis is the current Pope of the Catholic Church, ex officio Bishop of… Read more »

Chocolate bar versus silver bar: Which one would you pick? (video)

Everyone loves chocolate, right? But if you had your choice between a chocolate bar and a silver bar, which would you pick? That’s exactly the question put in front of a bunch of random people in front of a coin shop. “You’re a winner today! We’re offering a free Hershey bar, right out of the… Read more »

The China Stock Market crash might be a lot worse than originally thought

After the China stock market crash, the situation might be a lot worse that it initially looked – which was already pretty bad. If things continue on the path they’ve been taking, China will show its third consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth. Some are downplaying these figures, but once adjusting for inflation the picture… Read more »

The Great China Meltdown

Yesterday we told you about a some troublesome events over the past several days. Today further details about one of those events is starting to surface – and it’s not looking good! While we’re all looking at the collapse of the economy in Greece and people banning the Confederate flag, the stock market in China… Read more »

It might be too late to start prepping

Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ant? No, not the movie, the children’s story that teaches to prepare for Winter unless you end up freezing in the cold, with no food or fuel to survive. Many “preppers” have been advocating doing this for quite some time, with the mainstream dismissing their calls to… Read more »

We’ve got bees!

GREAT NEWS! Though it was too late to get pictures, my boys and I were able to pick up two starter hives, truck them ~80 miles North, and install them last night! We didn’t look for queens, we just checker-boarded some empty foundation frames in, added a deep super, and refilled their feeders. One of… Read more »

  • Herbs to Know

    Herbs to Know

    Edible plants are all around us, but they’re mixed in with stuff that you shouldn’t eat. Still more have medicinal properties and could come in very handy should traditional medicines become hard to come by. Now there’s a full-color book to help you find out not only which herbs are helpful, but can help you… Read more »

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    The Prepper Mindset

    If you ask a dozen different so-called “preppers” what the first thing you should do to start down the proverbial “prepper’s path”, you’ll probably get at least a dozen different answers. None of which would likely be wrong, per se, but all of them likely pass over the one, singular step that any person needs to… Read more »

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    Posted on September 26, 2014 by
  • Homegrown Herbalist

    What you need to know about Medicinal Herbs

    A few years back I had the opportunity to attend a class by Dr. Patrick P. Jones all about beneficial, edible, and even medicinal herbs. It goes without saying that I feel I learned a lot! Now, Dr. Jones has published a book exploring the principles of herbal medicine and teaches you the importance of… Read more »

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    Posted on August 27, 2014 by
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    Cross-combing in top bar hives

    My wife and I are first-time beekeepers, though we both have a familial history of tending hives and harvesting honey. Her dad and my late-date both kept bees while we were children. Neither of us was very involved in the hobby back then, but today we both feel a need to get back to basics and start… Read more »

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    Posted on May 15, 2014 by
  • Why are bankers dropping like flies?

    An essential part of prepping is being aware of your surroundings, and realize that many forces beyond your control have significant influence over you. Take, for instance, the banking industry. Fluctuations in interest rates and the amount of “leveraged debt” may not impact you directly, but can have substantial impacts on those who use those… Read more »

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    Posted on February 27, 2014 by
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    How to Grow Potatoes for a Bounteous Harvest

    For the most part, potatoes are easy to grow. Simply toss a few “seeds” onto the ground, cover them, and let them do their thing. However, to make sure you enjoy a rich harvest, there are a few tricks and tips to keep in mind. Before we get to those, just how much is a… Read more »

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    Posted on January 8, 2014 by
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    COMEX Default Inevitable?

    Earlier we told you a COMEX default may be inevitable thanks to the suspected manipulation of the precious metals markets. We’re no longer alone. The Investment Watch Blog recently ran an article that puts a timeframe on our prediction: The COMEX will default in the next week or several weeks and people will be “settled”… Read more »

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    Posted on May 9, 2013 by
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    Shortage Looms? The Silver Saga Continues

    Over the last several day’s I’ve talked about silver… I normally don’t do that, since precious metals are only a small part of prepping. There is, however, a significant amount of news coming out regarding silver that you’re not hearing about in the mainstream press. Why isn’t the press (the Mainstream Media) telling you what’s… Read more »

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    Posted on April 22, 2013 by
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    Conspiracy Theory: COMEX may be about to default

    Conspiracy theories can be fun, outrageous, ridiculous — or spot on. I’m not the kind of guy that sits down, pulls the shades, and puts his tin foil hat on. I’m sure there are those out there which get that image in their head as soon as you hear the phrase “conspiracy theory”. Instead, I… Read more »

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    Posted on April 18, 2013 by
  • COMEX

    A Beginner’s Introduction to Commodities and the COMEX

    COMEX is the exchange market that trades commodities in the United States. It’s like the Stock Market of tangible things. Think about that for a minute: Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are essentially just pieces of companies. Sure, companies have assets and make goods (or sell services), but they’re not really “tangible” — you can’t… Read more »

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    Posted on April 18, 2013 by