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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rough Day Today

Rough Day Today

smashing computer 300x200 Rough Day TodayWell, the blog has been down a bit today, and I had to fight with it tonight again, so no big article.

I am not going to write some big thing about how awful the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare was, or anything like that either. Plenty of others have done that and will do that.

Here’s the deal though…

It’s irrelevant in every way except one.

The hill we’re rolling down, heading for the economic cliff, just got steeper. Around $2.5 Trillion steeper.

Please read a great article on the real impacts of this decision from the standpoint of a doctor with over 25 years of experience, written by my friend Doc Phillips over at Outback Medicine.

Got preps?

New and Noteworthy for Today, June 29, 2012

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Is the Obamacare Decision Internally Consistent? Well Now Isn’t This an Interesting Twist In Obamacare – You Lose (HealthCare) Freedoms – Taxes go Up & it all becomes “More Regulated”! « Outback Medicine It’s Sunset in America Power To The AdmiringContinue Reading

My Nightmare

My Nightmare

I’ve said for quite some time that one of the biggest things that concerns me beyond the general economic issues we’re facing right now is pandemic illnesses. See, I feel like I have a reasonable amount of control over our families economic situation. But knowing how fast a cold spreads through a school and allContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, June 28, 2012

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Security lapses found at CDC bioterror lab in Atlanta – Bid Rigging for Municipal Asset Management Some Thoughts on Overseas Investing in U.S. Real Estate Independence vs. dependence To Spain: Bite Me! – MarketTicker Forums Supercameras Could Capture Never-Before-Seen DetailContinue Reading

A Family Tradition Dies…

A Family Tradition Dies…

So we’ve reached an official milestone. Our kids don’t like to go to the You-Pick berry farms anymore. This is problematic because while they’ve had fun with it in the past, I’ve liked the fact that it’s WAY cheaper than buying berries at the store. Like 25% of the cost. Now, the conundrum. We wantContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, June 27, 2012

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Cheap Gardening Containers: How to Find and Use Them – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS The New Me: How to Make a Rain Barrel How To Clean and Season Old, Rusty Cast Iron Skillets | Apartment Therapy Three Reasons WhyContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, June 26, 2012

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Here We Go Again – Part 1 Here’s the Future of America Good News, Bad News Is the Country Unraveling? REAL ID: The REAL Travesty – MarketTicker Forums Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush Propagating blueberries Adapting in Place Class inContinue Reading

Perfection or “Good Enough”?

Perfection or “Good Enough”?

I know I’ve written about frugality before, but I wanted to touch on something my dad and I talked about this morning. We went back out to the Farm for the weekend. A grand time was had by all, even though there was a massive thunder and wind storm that rattled bones and threatened toContinue Reading

New and Noteworthy for Today, June 25, 2012

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like. Diabetes Without Medication: What to Do Insulin Storage for Disasters: 5 Refrigeration Options Peter Schiff’s Latest Advice to Investors | Survivalist Investor How a garden can add 5-7% to the value of your home and save you $530 a year TheContinue Reading



Here in Western Washington blackberries are all over the place.  Right about now is when they start to bloom, which is always an exciting time. Why, you ask?  Because it’s one of the major nectar flows here, and blackberry honey is fantastic.  And when I say major, I’ve heard of hives filling multiple supers inContinue Reading

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