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Yet Another Manufactured Crisis Goes Wild

Yet Another Manufactured Crisis Goes Wild

smoke and mirrors 200x200 Yet Another Manufactured Crisis Goes WildSmoke and mirrors, folks.  Smoke and mirrors.

The whole sequester thing is nothing but yet another manufactured crisis that’s there to keep you occupied.

Once again the sob stories, predictions of disaster, and threats of “necessary” services being cut are all over the “mainstream media.”

And once again, it’s all lies.  The draconian cuts (2.3% of the overall budget) are as usual a minor reduction in the scheduled budget increases.  No actual reduction in actual costs will happen.  Next month they’ll spend more than they spent this month.

As usual.

But ignore all that circus drama for a bit and take a look at what’s going on around the world.

China’s crashing.  Japan’s crashing.  Europe … well, Europe is going nuts and who knows what they’re going to do.  Looks like Italy is going to have a changing of the guard that has promised to keep spending like drunken sailors.

Domestically prices keep going up and up.

The stock market is dicy.

Ol’ Benny says go ahead and spend all you want, I’ll buy it all!

Please make sure you make tangible progress in your preps as rapidly as possible.

Make sure you have a solid garden this year.  If you can raise protein, do that too.

Have some cash on hand.  Have food on hand.

Make sure you have your Berkey or some other water filtration on hand.

If you’ve got a glaring gap in your preps, fix it.

Don’t feel a sense of urgency?  Look at this chart (h/t Zerohedge) and tell me how you feel now…

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An Update, A Project, And Two Products!

An Update, A Project, And Two Products!

Today’s a bit of a light day, and I’m going to avoid going into some of the heavy stuff that’s on my mind, and doubtlessly on yours as well. So first I want to tell you about what I’ve decided on regarding posting habits.  In all honesty, the daily posting is quite a bit ofContinue Reading

Keep Your Eye On The Man Behind The Curtain

Keep Your Eye On The Man Behind The Curtain

Many virtual trees have been made into virtual paper over the last month or so regarding the possibility of a new and comprehensive gun control push. Indeed, a push of some sort has shown up.  The usual suspects jump in front of the usual cameras saying the usual lies.  The usual media folks spin andContinue Reading

I’m Back, Didja Miss Me?

I’m Back, Didja Miss Me?

So thanks to some computer downtime and some strange stomach problem that had me down and out for a few days, I’ve been unable to do anything here. But my computer is back to healthy standards and I’m feeling much better, so I’m back. I’ve got some great reviews coming this week, as well asContinue Reading

Matt Bracken:  Dear Mr Security Agent

Matt Bracken: Dear Mr Security Agent

Rudy’s Note:  Today instead of one of my posts I’m going to repost an article by Matt Bracken, posted at the Western Rifle Shooter Association website.  I rarely repost articles to my main website, and usually link to them in my daily news posts. But not today.  It’s a long one, but buckle down andContinue Reading

Plans and Projects for 2013

Plans and Projects for 2013

So I’m back into the swing of things after the holidays, and it’s time to talk a little bit about some of the things we’ve got planned for this year.  Some of them are related to the website, others are personal or family related. Farm Infrastructure So we have a few key bits of infrastructureContinue Reading

Well, I Guess We’re Still Here

Well, I Guess We’re Still Here

Like the title says, I guess we’re still here.  No more 2012 paranoia. Of course there will be another doomsday prediction before we know it.  And equally predictable will be the reactions to it. But as much as I hate to say it, the next few months is going to be a great time toContinue Reading

A Few Updates and Whatnot

A Few Updates and Whatnot

So as we all know, the world is going to end on Friday.  It’s all good. Or maybe not … which means it’s time for me to revisit my plans for this blog and related activities. Earlier this year I decided to put a new article up every weekday.  For the most part I’ve managedContinue Reading

How to Teach Instead of Preach

How to Teach Instead of Preach

Last week I wrote about the importance of teaching the people we’re in contact with, and how important it is to avoid preaching to them. I got a couple emails asking about how to do that, and how to best communicate the concepts of preparedness without preaching. The most important thing to remember is thatContinue Reading

It’s Not About Your Guns

It’s Not About Your Guns

I had something different in mind to write about tonight, but then the events in Newtown, CT happened, and the predictable swarm of politicians and attention seekers found microphones and keyboards.  And unfortunately yet again they crawled over bodies on their way to manipulate the misery and grief of others to make political hay. EquallyContinue Reading

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