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home education help

You might note that the headline below says “10 Great Books…” and I only included 7 in this clip. I didn’t want to give it all away. You really should go to her website to read the whole post. Click the headline link to get there. 10 Great Books for Homeschooling Parents January 30, 2016 by Emily We live in a time when there’s no shortage of great reading options for home educators. I’m incredibly grateful for that because that’s exactly where we turned when we began homeschooling. We turned to our local library and researched diligently to prepare for our journey. Since then, I’ve continued to turn to books for homeschooling parents for encouragement, further learning, and new ideas. […]

mega-trends: future construction jobs

I have contended that in a future with reduced economic strength, converting grossly oversized homes and motels into apartments and boarding houses will offer great opportunities for architects and builders. Remodeling is relatively cheap, particularly when the outer shell and infrastructure are well built. I remember seeing the St. Louis ex- multi-block indoor train station conversion to major mall about 25 years ago. ShaZam! One man with vision and capability transformed an albatross into a gem. Today I ran across this architectural blog article on a similar conversion at My Modern Met. It is very tastefully done. I pasted three photos here, but click the link to see many more. America’s Oldest Mall Now Contains 48 Charming Low-Cost Micro-Apartments By […]

quick economics lesson

Anthony Wile of The Daily Bell has interviewed Oath Keepers Associate Editor Brandon Smith, founder of the Alternative Market Project. The interview is published originally at The Daily Bell Here are a few excerpts from the interview. Please go to link above to read entire interview. ______________ Anthony Wile: How did you discover Austrian Economics? Brandon Smith: I’ve always been a big proponent of free markets and localism. It was not until 2005/2006 when I started writing for the liberty movement that I realized most of my economic foundations ran parallel to Austrian economics. I think that any analyst who pursues the concept of freedom in economics is going to come to the junction of Austrian economics eventually. Ron […]

vaccine bad news

CDC’s Own Data: Vaccine-Infant Death Link Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder The CDC’s own research has found that the long denied vaccine-SIDS link is real. If you believe the official pronouncements of top governmental health agencies like the CDC and FDA, all the vaccines in the present day schedule are a priori safe and effective. Not only are you told that they can’t harm you, but that not taking them can kill you. Parents are under even more pressure. They are told that refraining from vaccinating their infants or children will greatly increase their risk of dying or being disabled. Worse, they are increasingly labeled as ‘crazy’ and ‘irresponsible’ anti-vaccine zealots who are putting the lives of others in […]

the invisible R

A lifetime of mispronouncing it was recently corrected by a local herbalist. Dang. Who’da’thought that tuRmeric had not one, but two Rs? … and that both were to be pronounced when you say the word? That aside, the probable benefits of turmeric are myriad. It deserves a good, long look … probably several. It got my attention. Turmeric is a Potent Inflammation and Cancer Fighter: How Much You Should Take & How Often Historically, spices are treasured for the unique flavors they bring to food and for their healing properties. Most spices provide some health benefits. But one spice that shines for its medicinal benefits is turmeric. You may have seen turmeric in the news as a potential treatment for […]

2016 will be a doozie

Gerald Celente is one of, if not THE premier trends forecasters in the world. His insights and disgust with the globalists can be a bit of a handicap when his passionate, justifiable hatred takes wing in colorful speech. I like that part too, because he expresses what I feel towards the psychopathic ruling elite in ways I feel without expressing strongly enough. Nevertheless, my wife and I enjoy watching Gerald being interviewed on other people’s programs where he limits his expression to what is more socially acceptable to a broader audience. Celente’s Trends Research Institute puts sociology, economics, politics and history all together because that is how the world works. His record for predicting The Big Things is impressive. In […]

inspiration you and I need

It is easy to slip into the everyday. We have to. The economy, culture, government and every aspect of our world has marched to the brink of disaster for most of our lives. Numerous tipping points have come and gone without The Great Fall occurring. Many have moved from preparedness back into the world of bread and circuses. It is time for you to return to the smart side. Let me rephrase that: It is time for you to watch the two YouTube videos I clipped into this article. They are very well produced and give a great picture of where we are today politically, culturally and economically. If you are on a limited Internet download budget, as I am, […]

This Is An Ugly Website

The theme, skin, or framework I have been using for this website has been out of date for a long time. But I liked it a lot better than any current ones I had been able to find, so I kept it. Something changed and I am now cornered into slogging through hundreds of choices, trying various ones out until I find The One to get this website look back the way I want it. I wasn’t short of things to do, but I expect I never will run out of interesting, rewarding or necessary projects. Anyway, I apologize for the ugly looking website. Even if you agree with me that this form is hard on the eyes, C’mon back […]

dogsled race support

I helped provide comms for the Darby Dog Derby sled dog races and skijourning this weekend. A club engineer set up 7 old-school GMRS radios with a suitcase repeater to handle a set of races with 8-dog teams doing 24-mile route and the 6, 4, 2 and 1-dog teams doing less. Only 1 other HAM was willing to join me. Fortunately my GMRS license covered the entire team for legality sake. We all learned a lot. The snowmobile club providing primary logistical support now appreciates some of the value 2-way radios bring. The sled dog club LOVES us and are now thinking about how useful radio is for what they do every weekend, not to mention the huge value we […]

grow medicinal plants

10 Useful Medicinal Plants To Cultivate From Seeds Over the years, I have shared many articles relative to herbs and plants for the survival garden. Some are easily found while foraging while others need to be cultivated. Some provide benefits for a specific ailment while others are all encompassing. It should come as no surprise the essential oils made from plants and flowers are so popular since they represent the most concentrated form of plant material out there. Today I take a different approach to medicinal plants. More specifically, I am introducing ten medicinal plants that can be cultivated from seeds. Not only that, these seeds will be viable in a wide variety of climates and locations, making them […]

Bounding Beagle

I LOVE my Canon Power Shot SX710 HS camera! It has been a decade or so since my backpack full of Canon camera gear served any useful purpose. Fresh 35mm film that delivered true colors simply became unavailable. End of a favored hobby. A friend gave me a show-n-tell on his Canon Power Shot and I was convinced I could come reasonably close to having the best parts of my old hobby back. There are some things it doesn’t do quite as well, but almost everything is far better with the technology they packed into this little pocket powerhouse. A lit box in the screen on the back of the camera outlines where the camera is focusing. It automatically sets […]

Treating the Runs in a Survival Situation

Twice during the past month, I have suffered from a common malady that polite company calls “the runs”. More commonly known as diarrhea, this ailment is often accompanied by cramping, gas, and pain. Most of the time, it passes within an hour or two. There are times, however, when diarrhea will last for hours or even days. That is not good. What happens when you get a severe case of diarrhea? One of the most dangerous outcomes is dehydration. Dehydration can cause headache, fatigue, sallow and dry skin, constipation and other woes. It can compromise your immune system and make you weak or even faint. In the most dire cases, diarrhea can cause vomiting, fever, and bloody stools. All of […]

Is civil disobedience ramping up?

Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come? By Ron Paul The Ron Paul Institute The nation’s attention turned to Oregon this week when a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom seized control of part of a federal wildlife refuge. The citizens were protesting the harsh sentences given to members of the Hammond ranching family. The Hammonds were accused of allowing fires set on their property to spread onto federal land. The Hammonds were prosecuted under a federal terrorism statute. This may seem odd, but many prosecutors are stretching the definition of terrorism in order to, as was the case here, apply the mandatory minimum sentences or otherwise violate defendants’ constitutional rights. The first judge to hear […]

Baltic Dry Index at ZERO!!!

Something’s Going on with the BDI… and some sites are saying “The Atlantic has no Cargo Ships!!”… so, come on, now… “What’s Going On??” Posted on 2016/01/10 by kauilapele First of all, I suggest that each one who reads this, please put on your “Higher Discernment” glasses, and look beyond statements in the articles pointed out here which imply the “world is ending so go into your bunkers and don’t come out”. We know the old paradigm oil-based fiat-currency economies have to collapse… eventually. Perhaps that “eventually” time has come… now please read on. Okay, so a couple days ago, I found this post at Galactic Connection, entitled, “Major Ships Evacuate Atlantic Ocean For First Time In History – Sign […]