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A Leftist Liberal Literally Falls Into Conservatism
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A Leftist Liberal Literally Falls Into Conservatism

Almost all of us know that the protection of our children should be paramount ... those among us who have raised children at least should know this.

Thus, any federal laws that are there for the protection of our children have to be a good thing right?

This is actually a very true but sad story though it does at least, ultimately have a happy ending.

One lady I knew some time ago in the Republic of Nevada was the proverbial welfare queen. I met her through a mutual acquaintance and we actually had a pleasant friendship as long as we steered away from politics.

She was as “progressive” as one can be without actually falling off the Left Coast.

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The Junkyard Principle and the Homemade Windmill
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The Junkyard Principle and the Homemade Windmill

Back in the early days when my dad and I were first beginning to build our homestead out west, we had one unpleasant encounter with a dead battery and we figured that maybe it would not be a bad idea for us to consider the benefits of having actual electrical power even living off the grid. Our first notion was to check with the utility companies, but given our experience with the roads, we should have known from the very beginning that this would never work.

We actually purchased our initial seventy acres, and ultimately all of our land for our homestead, through the tax lien auctions held by both the county and city tax offices … which should have been our first clue. Washoe County and Reno had both been in a relative battle for a land grab for all of the land North of Reno on up to the Oregon border, along the California border with Nevada. Our land was maybe two miles in from the border as the crow flies with about fifteen miles of dirt and gravel road to get to the small California town which was the closest “civilization” to our home.

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Corporate Economic Speculation
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Corporate Economic Speculation

Did you ever hear very popular theories and realize that there was everything you needed there to draw a perfectly reasonable conclusion, yet somehow or another, the conclusion just did not quite pull everything together the way you thought it should?

There is rampant talk of “Corporate America”, the Oligarchy in place and how corporations control politics … and through that, control the economy. All of it makes a great deal of sense to a degree but the conclusions, when looked at closely, do not quite add up in my book.

Like almost all of my articles, this piece is an op-ed, this time about the American Oligarchy and Corporate America and how they effect/control/run the American Economy. Unlike most of my articles … though there are some … I use this space to speculate on what I personally believe is going on both currently and from a historical standing.

While I do believe that corporations have undue influence within the realm of politics … and we the people have far too little, I also believe that there are at least some truths behind many of the “Bilderberger” style conspiracy theories.

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How to reuse old refrigerators
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Junk Shop Principle – Used Refrigerators and Freezers

Most refrigerators for “Off the Grid Living” are propane or even a few old ammonia based appliances. There are some locations equipped with generators sufficient to run refrigeration, but running a generator twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week can cause equipment failures and is often expensive based on available fuels.

Propane Refrigerators, with the selection of the proper, slightly larger Natural Gas or NG pilot light, can be fueled with Biogas generated on site without any expensive conversions or other adaptations being necessary. Even if the site is built in such a way that “standard” electrical refrigerators and freezers are prevalent, what is going to happen to all of the old shells as these appliances die off?

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How to Make The Perfect Traditional Hillbilly Sugar Cure
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How to Make The Perfect Traditional Hillbilly Sugar Cure

Make Granny proud. 

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Lessons to be Learned From CHAZ or CHOP
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Lessons to be Learned From CHAZ or CHOP

No matter whether you call it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (or CHAZ) of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (or CHOP), there are many lessons that can be learned from this particular exercise in futility ... at least I hope it was an exercise in futility.

The stated goals of the leftist organizations is to institute nothing less than a communist, Marxist institution within these united States of America. For better or worse, they got their wish in CHAZ or CHOP and what did they create if not exactly everything they claim that Marxism would “fix”?

Is there any way to examine what went wrong in CHAZ or CHOP, or did anything really go wrong at all? Was this perhaps, just a small taste of exactly what these leftist Marxists wish to impose on all citizens of these united States of America?

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First Aid for Preppers and Homesteaders
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It should be noted that there is a vast difference between a first aid kit and a medicine cabinet on the homestead.

A first aid kit is extremely important, but should probably be limited to something portable, easily toted around in the vehicle. For the homestead, it is imperative that a much larger supply of first aid supplies be kept on hand.

As time goes on and the homestead grows, there should also be a concerted effort to move away from store-bought remedies and move into a more natural or homeopathic means to treat common illnesses, diseases and even for the treatment of wounds and certain injuries.

Nevertheless, in the early stages of homestead construction, it may be necessary to build up a fully stocked medicine cabinet with store bought remedies.

As such, this list may not be complete, but it should give anyone a better idea of the basic supplies needed for a first aid kit on the homestead.

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On Real World Knives and Blades
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When I worked as a hunting and fishing guide, I learned early on that when someone showed up with a great big, genuine artificial Bowie blade strapped to their hip, I was more than likely going to have a lot of issues on the hunt. 

In all my life, I have never used anything more than an Old-Timer with a two-inch blade for gutting and skinning … and have seen many a city slicker sicken themselves as soon as they begin cutting into the innards of a fresh kill, releasing all manner of fecal matter and other less than desirable “products” into the meat and the surrounding air.

Perhaps more amazing still to me, was the number of people who had absolutely no idea how to prepare their blades, much less to care for them or to properly sharpen their blades for individual usage.

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The Ugly Truth About Rural Riots
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I have to admit that a friend of mine posted this, but I thought I would add some points of my own as well and this article was the result.

Funny as it may sound, we actually have some common ground if you were interested in actual discourse and solutions, but those options seem to be off the table judging from your actions to date. I wrote an article a while back about the myth of the threat posed by preppers and exactly why there was no reason to fear preppers. In that article I noted the following observation regarding government:

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Lead Rounds and Modern Firearms
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Modern firearms are, by and large, made to handle hot rounds. However, these modern rounds tend to be copper lined if not completely jacketed. (Hollow points being a classic example of one that is “wrapped” in copper but does not include a “complete” or “all encompassing” copper “jacket”)

It is possible to mold copper jackets when making rounds, and electroplating the copper jackets into place is even more preferable, though the equipment and materials to perform these functions can be both expensive in terms of cost, and the requisite learning curve … and ammo that may very well foul the barrel is not something I would recommend anyone fire through their firearms at all, much less by choice. In short, the vast majority of home made rounds are lead.

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Cool Cats on the Homestead
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Cats are an important part of every homestead site, whether or not the homestead owner is a cat lover. Cats serve a very important role in diminishing the number of vermin and other critters that routinely carry disease and consume even the most well-stored dry goods and supplies.

Whether you are the proverbial prepper or just want to get away from the hectic life in “civilized society”, there are a great many reasons that you will need, not just a cat or two, but a family of feral felines on the selected homestead site.

For cat lovers, cats are a great comfort, if not somewhat annoying from time to time. Cats are in every sense of the word, very fickle creatures. When they demand attention, it does not matter what you are doing, they will feel quite justified in interrupting anything and everything you are doing in order to receive the attention that they are quite certain they deserve … as long as they want it.

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