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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are you doing on this first day of spring?

March 20, 2017 Blondie 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Well,,,, I intend to go sailing. Been prepping a couple boats for this season. Truth be told I thought tomorrow was Spring, this retirement stuff is tough, I rarely know what day of the week it is, hope the poopoo, don’t stop me I don’t think I could pass The cognitive part of the test.

Happy spring to all.

Dirk

:angry: I’ll see what I can arrange.

Was in the 40’s today but snow in the forecast later this week. I might need sunblock by 4th of July.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Spreading Prepper Mentality—Pros Vs. Cons?

March 20, 2017 Blondie 0
Gunns wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:this exact topic is being currently being discussed on another prepper site – here’s one direct quote response that is just unbelievable ….

“My feeling is, I don’t want to be the last one on the block with food. So I’m trying to be prepared for all of us.”

How would you like to be depending on this stupid silly SOB?

So I assume then the whole block knows about his or her preps? That will be a short lived life.

I have seen Christian ministries selling food storage buckets.

They are targeting seniors/empty nesters who may have some extra $ to spare and don’t want to sit in a community shelter when a storm comes thru.

Their pitch is ” you can do the Lord’s work by feeding your neighbors in hard times”. “And your wayward hoodlum grandson may stop for a meal with his hoodlum friends and you can minister to them, too”!

:shakeno:

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Spreading Prepper Mentality—Pros Vs. Cons?

March 19, 2017 Blondie 0

I don’t discuss it anymore unless I’m asked. When you discuss prepping with those you only know casually you expose yourself and possibly what you have stored as well as any plans. Someone may ask about your food storage and the prepper proudly brags about their year’s supply of food.

Last week we had a windstorm blow thru MI and 800,000 homes lost power for 2-4 days. People came into work dirty & disheveled to take a hot shower, clean up and warm a meal in the microwave. I was fine and didn’t say or offer a thing.

My kids are on board with a few things like food & water. One keeps extra asthma meds & antibiotics on hand so the light is beginning to shine thru.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:23 pm


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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Friends in Safe Places

March 18, 2017 Blondie 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
And to go along with the music, Univ.s are jumping right in there to provide safety for snoflakes.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/17/sn … paces.html
“If a student feels hurt or offended by another student’s comment, the hurt student can say ‘ouch.’ In acknowledgement, the student who made the hurtful comment says “oops.” If necessary, there can be further dialogue about this exchange.”
:eek:

Where I come from, meaningful dialog is handled in a dark parking lot.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:19 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MARCH 2017 – What Did You do To Prep This Week/Month?

March 17, 2017 Blondie 0
IceFire wrote:
Made a stop on the way home from work today and added to my version of a “retirement fund”. It helped that the price of AU was down, so was able to pick up .25. Since I can only add to it a bit at a time, I find that fractionals are the best way for me to go.

Thank you for posting about this.

It’s a struggle for me to “diversify” by getting my head out of the stock market and avoiding traditional retirement advice.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:47 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 15, 2017 Blondie 0

Just wanted to say thanks to angie for the good info should anyone need it.

I did find a listing for the state lumberman’s assn. Good info and some links. One guy buys standing pine for palletts and another guy posted his portable sawmill rates online so I’m hopeful.

Again everybody-thanks much!

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 15, 2017 Blondie 0

Just wanted to say thanks to angie for the good info should anyone need it.

I did find a listing for the state lumberman’s assn. Good info and some links. One guy buys standing pine for palletts and another guy posted his portable sawmill rates online so I’m hopeful.

Again everybody-thanks much!

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:25 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 12, 2017 Blondie 0

I have to check with the twp to see what permits may be required.

I only want to clear an acre so I can get my bearings as to what I want to do eventually. I know the timber may not be worth much and I just may end up with a big supply of firewood so I’m not expecting to make $$.

This is beyond what I can accomplish without paid contractors.

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 12, 2017 Blondie 0

I have to check with the twp to see what permits may be required.

I only want to clear an acre so I can get my bearings as to what I want to do eventually. I know the timber may not be worth much and I just may end up with a big supply of firewood so I’m not expecting to make $$.

This is beyond what I can accomplish without paid contractors.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:12 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 12, 2017 Blondie 0

Thanks guys!

Rickdun, I think there is an Amish sawmill nearby. Therd’s a cabinet maker, furniture builder and two homebuilders in their community here so I’m betting on a sawmill here. I agree, it’s my first choice. I don’t need boards for awhile. Deal han’t closed so I’m in the planning stages.

Ajax, I read about portable sawmills and I’ll ask if that’s an option since it’s only an acre and the logs don’t have to be moved far. I know cut timber shouldn’t sit long and I has to be dried properly.

My thought is if there isn’t enough suitable framing timber (whitre pine is soft) that I could negotiate for framing boards they already have,

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Construction Cornerstone • Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 12, 2017 Blondie 0

After much searching I finally found a parcel of land that’s manageable & affordable for me. Looks like the deal should close.

The parcel is heavily forrested, mostly white pines and I want clear about an acre. I need someone who knows what they’re doing but not sure I need a professional forrester for such a small job?

Secondly, is it possible to work a deal with the sawmill where I can get either some of my own boards back or their dried/finished boards in stock for framing?

Is this practical or should I scrap the romantic notion of having my own timber to use for my home, chuck the idea and head for Home Depot?

In waaaayyy over this City Girl’s head.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:13 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Online data collection and privacy

March 10, 2017 Blondie 0

Americans volunteer to give up their info and privacy more freely than any agency ever secretly digs up on them.

They complete surveys, enter contests, correct info about their homes and property on sites like Zillow, add unknown friends of friends and “like” on FB, subscribe to more chit, don’t opt out of anything and the dumbest yet…..buy things like that Alexa device that constantly record you in your own home.

Think about what you freely give up when you’re asked but aren’t mandated to answer.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:41 pm


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Wikileaks/CIA

March 8, 2017 Blondie 0

I wasn’t exactly stunned by the revelations.

I read the article about the death of Michael Hastings. Interesting that his fiance had preceeded him in death. By enemy fire, of course.

He must have been oblivious to the warning or that dedicated to his cause.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:28 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Joint Terrorism Task Force

March 3, 2017 Blondie 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
this is the worst example yet of a city collaborating with the criminal illegals – they’d rather see another 911 attack on the US than see some Cartel member get deported – quite the leadership out there in CA

City of Chicago said they won’t assist in removing some 300,000 illegal children attending school.

This isn’t about compassionate, loving administrators. Schools get tax dollars for every child per day that attends.

In the Detroit area I’m seeing PSA billboards that warn parents of their child falling behind if they miss 2+ days of school/month.

Fretting about those tax dollars drying up!

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:54 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Store Canned Chicken Breast.

February 25, 2017 Blondie 0

If you want tacos, buy some Taco Bell taco seasoning packets.

I found them on sale for 50 cents. They pack a lot of flavor. You can make a marinade from the meat, packing liquid and the spice packet. Let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Check the sodium if you’re watching salt.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:47 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Books and Entertainment for a BOB/Home..SHTF/Grid down

February 24, 2017 Blondie 0

Tho my kids are grown, I raised them with real books, coloring books, crayons, paints, glitter, glue sticks, sticker books, flash cards, smelly glitter markers, well, you name it.

Saturdays they had story time at the public library for free. They are still avid readers.

I saw Dr. Seuss books for $5.99 at Target. Real paper books.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:01 pm


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Financial Issues • Re: Home loan Education and Interest Rate Quotes.Free 4 Prep

February 19, 2017 Blondie 0

Swamp, tough to do in Californica where jumbo loans are the norm. While I despise DR, I do agree with having as little debt as possible.

Mortgage rates are tied to the 10yr and rates have been climbing. Recently saw it go to 2.51 in interday trading. The market & treasuries usually run inverse to each other so what we’re seeing isn’t normal.

Treasuries are climbing because other nations are dumping our debt not because of any love for DJT. I expect a reset under his administration and right now, WS is making money while they can. They are going to hang the debt noose around DJT’s neck like one of his Trump ties.

When mortgage rates climb, housing which even here is unrealistically high will crash once again and prob take $3T in student loans down with it.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:57 pm


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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 18, 2017 Blondie 0

Stopped at the Mennonite bulk store today, bulk was 50 to 60 cents per/lb. This was bag your own out of say a 25gal bulk container.

Organic soft spring wheat was 90 cents/lb.

This store has a hand grinder available if you want to process your own small quantities.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:08 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Billionares Preparing For The End Of The World

February 16, 2017 Blondie 0
sageprice wrote:
TEOTWAWKI — BILLIONS = NOTHING. You are just another untrained slob who survived to die another day. This is why you prep so you can survive with out money.

Interesting thought. If you have this kind of $$ to stash, how do you hold it so it’s liquid? Are you smart enough not to trust Goldman Sachs with your holdings?

Think about holding PM’s, cash, bitcoin, Swiss bank account? How do you get to it? How do you exchange it all when the grid fails? These guys are used to wire transfers and paper money handled for them by others.

Nice problem to have, yet still a problem.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:33 pm


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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 Blondie 0
Murby wrote:
I need to stock up on some hard white wheat and was wondering what everyone is paying for it? By the time it ships to your home, what is your price per pound work out to?

I came across smaller quantities at a Mennonite bulk store. Couldn’t quote a price per lb but it may be an option if you live near an Amish or Mennonite community.

If you stop in, ask about ordering larger quantities and pick it up at their store to save on shipping.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:20 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 13, 2017 Blondie 0

News reports have the auxiliary spillway collapsing and fearing the dam is next to go.

There is also a report that Gov. Jerry Brown has put in a call to DJT. It’s unknown if DJT’s voicemail picked up. Karma in all it’s glory.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:28 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 13, 2017 Blondie 0
North County Guy wrote:
Have had seven years of a drought. Why are there ANY problems with our reservoirs in CA? Levels were down, ALL repairs could have and should have been done. I saw on the news Friday that they were trying to clear that back up spillways, they were filled with trees and bushes.
Who do we hold accountable for this?
Oh yea we are in CA, NO ONE!

They’re saying it’s the spillway and not the dam itself. See Katrina 2005 for Official Canned Responses.

This is gonna make Katrina look like a kiddie wading pool if it all goes.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:05 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 11, 2017 Blondie 0
Photon Guy wrote:
So I was thinking, President Trump has put a hold on immigration from certain countries in the middle east. If somebody from any of those countries wants to come to the USA they could simply go from their country to a country that isn’t banned from immigration to the USA and then from there go to the USA. For instance, lets say there’s somebody from Iraq, one of the countries that has an immigration hold on it, who wants to come to the USA. They could go to Saudi Arabia which does not have an immigration hold and from there go to the USA. So people could exploit that loophole by taking that extra step.

If you are an Iraqi, and say you’re lucky enough to get out alive and legally, you don’t just show up in another country. In your scenario, Saudi Arabia must issue you a visa to come to their country. Arriving in Saudi Arabia, they know you are Iraqi. To travel onto the US, legally, requires a visa issued before you set foot here.

Illegally, it’s another story. Phony docs may get you to Central America, bribing Customs along the way, you go North to Mexico & then into the US.

If you are an illegal and are caught, when questioned they will determine where you are from. Mannerisms, customs, language, slang, accents identify you.

A passport issued by your native country doesn’t allow you to leave, it allows you to come home! The “travel ban” mainly affected those had been in the US but were abroad and wanted to re-enter the US.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:15 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 8, 2017 Blondie 0

The law is on DJT’s side. The US can restrict immigration from any country it chooses. For as long as we choose to do so. We do this every year when the US announces their quotas. I did realize that yes, this is temporary ban.

That said, I listened to most of the arguments presented to the 9th Circuit Appeals Court. The justices tore up the sad sack attorneys. We will have a decision on the appeal shortly. Perhaps as early as Friday.

The hearing was about an hour. It’s out on ZH if anyone wants to listen.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:08 am


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 6, 2017 Blondie 0

Dirk:

8, 10, 11 & 12 a Motor Carrier Officer would be a great asset. :D

9) The great thing about data matching is that when you get arrested, the jail reports your incarceration electronically to, oh, a zillion agencies. Agencies usually pay the jails a stipend for prompt reporting.

Poof go the benefits until you can get that bond hearing, your release paperwork and trot off to get your benefits restored. Next month.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:59 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 Blondie 0

Katrina, 9/11 and The Blackout of 2003 didn’t produce hoardes of urbanites heading for rural areas and yet all 3 impacted major metro cities.

Those having their rebellious roots in the civil unrest of the ’60s are dead. Or close to it. If you turned on & dropped out your life was cut short by LSD.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:31 pm


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Camping • Re: Working on my backpacking load

February 4, 2017 Blondie 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
I’m gonna have fun killing myself :D

What things should i being to do to get my 55 year old (by then) body and mind ready.

it’s simple:

Pay up your life insurance, kiss your wife goodbye and tell her she can remarry with your blessing. After all, you lost your mind, first before you died.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:10 pm


Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 4, 2017 Blondie 0

The 100,000 visas were not all refugee visa holders. Green cards aka “permanent resident cards” are neither permanent nor are you considered a citizen.

A Refugee visa is normally issued by the US State Dept in the country where you want to leave by our embassy there.

Think of a visa as a permit. You can come to the US LEGALLY and for A LIMITED TIME on a visa. You can get a tourist visa, a student visa to attend college, a migrant worker to pick crops and the hotly debated H1B visa. NONE are a guarantee of anything. It’s a permit given to you. They can be revoked early.

The student studying, the IT guy from New Dehli and the tourist from France can all have their visa revoked. None of these visa holders are “going home to be shot at”. There are thousands of people in the US who have overstayed their visa. Some for years.

This is an effort to begin to enforce laws already on the books. You can be passionate about rescuing the world but Americans seem to pick up their dinner check more often than most other nations.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:16 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 3, 2017 Blondie 0

Campus police are the university’s answer to Mall Ninja’s. They are undergunned and the Chief is usually overruled by the University President. They don’t want bad press.

Mommy & Daddy will roll up in their Beemer and bring their little Snowflakes home. Thus closing their checkbooks. Budding SJW’s hoping for a useless liberal arts degree have a lot of schools willing to take them.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:05 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 3, 2017 Blondie 0

Campus police are the university’s answer to Mall Ninja’s. They are undergunned and the Chief is usually overruled by the University President. They don’t want bad press.

Mommy & Daddy will roll up in their Beemer and bring their little Snowflakes home. Thus closing their checkbooks. Budding SJW’s hoping for a useless liberal arts degree have a lot of schools willing to take them.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:05 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 1, 2017 Blondie 0
RayMac1963 wrote:

LetsPrep11 wrote:If I had a time machine, I’d go back to the 50’s. :D

Not me. Bad as the world is today, most of U.S. history was not a very fun time for black folks. I’ll just tune out the noise and sit tight right here… :shakeno:

Not very fun for a lot of folk. Your boss could put his hands on a woman and she best be quiet if she needed a job. Jobs were help wanted/women help wanted/men.

A man was free to slap around his wife. Women were labeled divorvee’s. No mention of a man being the divorcer. Child support enforcement was unheard of. A married woman couldn’t get her own credit until 1978.

My aunt was telling me that a woman needed her husband’s consent for access to a diaphragm for birth control.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:58 pm


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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 30, 2017 Blondie 0

The Toronto Sun has 2 of 3 gunmen captured and 12 people shot.

It’s a mosque. Let them pay for their own security.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:35 pm