Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday: 25 November 2015, Part Four

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

State Archives of North Carolina

Peak Oil
My mother-in-law paid about $400 a month for fuel oil, last year. Since prices have gone down and the weather has been nice, we haven't paid that much, yet.

To prevent paying as much, we have been insulating, like crazy.

Energy Star - Recommended Levels of Insulation

U.S. Department of Energy - Guide to Home Insulation

Warming and Cooling Breeze
We will also be adding ceiling fans, since they are an energy efficient method of reducing energy costs.


Ceiling fans 'move' the warm air from the ceiling down towards the living space. They also create a breeze, providing evaporated cooling on your skin, during the summer,

Hansen Wholesale - Fan Size

Wednesday: 25 November 2015, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

SKS Rifle 10-Pocket Bandoleer with Stripper Clips

How Many?
You are a bright and thoughtful person, right?

You have thought hard about all the things that I have talked about in these last few years, right?

You and your family have stored water (two liter bottles), put away food (one year supply of whole foods), taken a first-aid class or practiced using the military first-aid manual, and all the other stuff, right?

But, ... You bought a pistol and AR-15, right?

Philosophizing with a Hammer - Defensive Firearms: How many magazines and how much ammunition should you have?

Stripper Clips
The SKS rifle is an almost 'perfect' rifle. It's semiautomatic, shoots a reasonable cartridge, and doesn't need detachable magazines.

But, ... It could use some ...

SKS Boards - Stripper clips?

Wednesday: 25 November 2015, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
James Fulker

What are the two things that are always handed out after an event?

If all you do is provide a 3 day supply of safe, clean drinking water for your family, you have probably saved their lives.

But, ...

What happens "If" the water runs out?

American Red Cross - Water Treatment: Ensuring that Your Water is Safe


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Drinking Water Treatment Methods for Backcountry and Travel Use

There are many philosophies about food storage. One of them is based on religious principles.

Latter-day - Food Storage

If you're trying to get your extended family to prepare for the coming tough times, this is probably the 'best' non-threatening source for you to send to them.

American Red Cross - Food and Water in an Emergency

My mistake is your gain.

American Red Cross - Swimming and Water Safety

Wednesday: 25 November 2015

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by

Why do you lock the doors?

Say Uncle - My kids always ask . . .

Many countries have multi-generational families. The older members provide inexpensive childcare while middle aged family members work and the younger members attend school and start careers.

Gizmodo - Americans, Have You Ever Considered That You Are the Abnormal Ones?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Volume One Number Forty-Seven

Summer Place (ca 1925)
painting by
Ellen Day Hale

Ellen Day Hale was born in February, 1855.

Initially receiving art lessons from her aunt, Ms. Hale continued her training under several other painters. She also attended several art institutes in these United States and France.

Ms. Ellen Hale exhibited in several countries, England, France, and these United States. Like all radicals, she was also a teacher and a world traveler.

She painted until her death.

Ellen Day Hale passed away in February, 1940.

Supremacists and Separatists
Most people know about supremacists. These people believe they are superior to other groups based on skin color, national origin, sexual orientation, or other arbitrary characteristics. Usually, most people think about 'White' supremacists.

What most people don't know is that supremacists come in all skin color and national origin. There are 'Black,' 'Asian,' 'Latino,' 'Arab,' 'Jewish,' and many others types of supremacists.

Lastly, these groups are dangerous to your family's continued survival, even during 'good' times.

Another group, that sometimes gets mixed up with supremacists, are separatists. These people believe the 'races' should live in separate areas, away from each other. They can be just as dangerous as supremacists.

Most Separatists aren't dangerous. They usually self segregate themselves and their families. If you live in a ethnically uniform community, some of your neighbors could be separatists, and you won't know it.

However, ...

Some separatists are very dangerous; they actively engage in chasing people out of neighborhoods. They also target people that oppose them, for personal attacks, assault, and even assassination.

Needless to say, both groups only need to believe that you and your family are 'different' to be attacked.

By now, you're wondering why I mention these two radical groups.

Well, ...

One of the demands made by these current college protest groups is for a separate student government and university board to be implemented for 'them.'

Things You May Want to Think About

Killing Works, Too
I think, we need to make a distinction between the various groups of Muslims our country interacts with.

Some groups need our help, like the refugees fleeing the fighting in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. We, as a country, should allow them to temporarily stay in our country. Once their countries are stabilized; we send them back, to help rebuild their countries.

Yes, this means, we educate them as doctors, lawyers, engineers, plumbers, electricians, sanitation workers, and ... soldiers. Yes, we introduce them to the 'Rule of Law,' 'Liberial Democracy,' and 'Tolerence for Others.' (I sound like a liberal ; - )

Some families, we allow to stay. They should be the ones that will make our country stronger, better because immigrants have done this in the past, and they will continue to do so in the future.

Sad to say, some groups are going to need to be killed. They have decided to destroy these United States, Germany, France, Sweden, Israel, Russia, China, and many other countries.

Yes, that means we work with the President of Syria, Bashar Hammar al-Assad, the President of Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, and the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to attack their bases in Chechnya, Syria, Iraq, Xinjiang in northwest China, Africa, and many other places.

Needless to say, this policy of cooperation would require an extraordinary balancing act to continue the advancement of civil rights, firearm's freedoms, and other human rights in China, Russia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and many other countries, including these United States.

Tyrants and Ignorant People
Another group of dissatisfied students, called "Rock Chalk, Invisible Hawks," has disrupted another meeting to present their demands for change at Kansas University in Topeka, Kansas. With the usual demands to change current practices (usually to give 'them' more power), these students want to "10. Ban Concealed Weapons from Campus"

Needless to say, they need to stay in school a little longer because these students haven't learned anything from history about tyrants.

Firearms Salesman of the Century (Say Uncle)
The current President of these United States has been pushing freedom control gun control, off and on, for the last seven years (might be longer if we include is term as a senator)

These numerous actions have 'won' him several awards such as Firearms Salesman of the Year for 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 ; Firearms Salesman of the Decade for 2000 and 2010; and he is going for the unprecedented Firearms Salesman of the Century for the Twenty-First Century.

Needless to say, you and your family will probably want to accelerate your ammunition, detachable magazines, and firearms purchases before 2016 because some of the potential candidates are anti-freedom.


"In two of three of my examples, I’m guessing the reaction wouldn’t be “gosh, that’s impossible”."

"The Class War has Already Started" and "Why the Status Quo is Doomed, Part One"

"In fact there’s no evidence that the NSA’s extraordinary surveillance dragnet, as revealed by Snowden, has disrupted any major attack within the U.S. ever."

"Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion in asset forfeiture cases."

That's Just the Way it Was: Seattle, Washington (ca 1942 and 1943)