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April 10, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Not even barely an hour away from me….

Insane! Not even top story on FOX…Instead the top story is about Dem infighting….WTF!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/10/san-bernardino-elementary-school-shooting-teacher-8-year-old-student-killed-in-murder-suicide.html

I was just mentioning this in another thread that when the truck suicides start happening here that within a week it will be old news….

We have a Special needs classroom shot up and it’s not even top billing??? Desensitization complete!!!!

This is just 1 of 30 reasons I will not be public schooling my child…..not only do you have no control on what is being taught, but who teaches it and the personal choices in their outside lives that can effect your child’s life…. This is not the ladies fault but by association of her husband, 2 kids shot, 1 dead, and untold traumatized….

IN—F*@K!^G—SANE!!!!!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • I cant believe I even have to post this…This F*&K!^G WORLD

April 10, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Not even barely an hour away from me….

Insane! Not even top story on FOX…Instead the top story is about Dem infighting….WTF!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/10/san-bernardino-elementary-school-shooting-teacher-8-year-old-student-killed-in-murder-suicide.html

I was just mentioning this in another thread that when the truck suicides start happening here that within a week it will be old news….

We have a Special needs classroom shot up and it’s not even top billing??? Desensitization complete!!!!

This is just 1 of 30 reasons I will not be public schooling my child…..not only do you have no control on what is being taught, but who teaches it and the personal choices in their outside lives that can effect your child’s life…. This is not the ladies fault but by association of her husband, 2 kids shot, 1 dead, and untold traumatized….

IN—F*@K!^G—SANE!!!!!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Sweden: “There Are Dead People In The Street”

April 8, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Driven:
We’ve found that the only news network that comes close to telling the truth is ‘One America News’. Not many cable companies carry it. Only one does here. The network is owned by a Conservative Christian family. At 8PM they have a show called ‘The Daily Ledger’ and it’s fantastic. Graham Ledger really tells it like it is! We’ll be cancelling our cable soon but we’ll be able to get OAN by subscribing to Klowdtv.com.

http://www.oann.com/

As to the radical Muslims…they don’t realize it but, they are working for Satan, who is very successfully destroying the world.

I’ll check it out…haven’t heard of them. Thanks for the link! :thumbup:

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April 8, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Driven:
We’ve found that the only news network that comes close to telling the truth is ‘One America News’. Not many cable companies carry it. Only one does here. The network is owned by a Conservative Christian family. At 8PM they have a show called ‘The Daily Ledger’ and it’s fantastic. Graham Ledger really tells it like it is! We’ll be cancelling our cable soon but we’ll be able to get OAN by subscribing to Klowdtv.com.

http://www.oann.com/

As to the radical Muslims…they don’t realize it but, they are working for Satan, who is very successfully destroying the world.

I’ll check it out…haven’t heard of them. Thanks for the link! :thumbup:

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Sweden: “There Are Dead People In The Street”

April 8, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Driven:
We’ve found that the only news network that comes close to telling the truth is ‘One America News’. Not many cable companies carry it. Only one does here. The network is owned by a Conservative Christian family. At 8PM they have a show called ‘The Daily Ledger’ and it’s fantastic. Graham Ledger really tells it like it is! We’ll be cancelling our cable soon but we’ll be able to get OAN by subscribing to Klowdtv.com.

http://www.oann.com/

As to the radical Muslims…they don’t realize it but, they are working for Satan, who is very successfully destroying the world.

I’ll check it out…haven’t heard of them. Thanks for the link! :thumbup:

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: USA is back

April 8, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Driven you strike me as a smart person. And you put up Pearl Harbor. You are aware of the history of the US cutting all resources off to Japan in an attempt to provoke them into WWII? Our govt, on record as provoking them into WWII.

Sadly I’ve come to the informed conclusion that the Government of the United States, are by far the most evil entity on the face of the planet.

10/12 years ago, I was a Kool aid drinker, apparently like you. I retired, I spend at least two hours a day, reviewing Intel, and verifying that Intel. I may go thru 30 different sites daily, in an attempt to come up with an informed opinion. Left right conservative, and dozens of world sites.

Riddle me this, what exactly did Assad, or the Russimas stand to gain. This makes no sense. Assad was home free, the US had stated and repeated Assad was their problem not ours. A week later we have an incident that fits neatly into the neocons prospective, the Globilists, agenda, and the military industrial complexes pocket.

Na life isn’t that pattern. I’m a patient man I know this, eventually the truth will manifest, we will learn the truth.

This is politics at its worst.

Keep up the good work, I guess you and me are just at the agree to disagree point, no harm no foul.

If I learn I’m wrong I will humbly apologize, problem is I don’t think I’m wrong.

Respectfully.

Dirk Williams

Thanks Dirk….I appreciate the compliment. Please understand the false flag comment was not meant as an attack….

I do know that there is always room to grow and I know I don’t know all…..

I almost went back edited the Pearl Harbor pic out but stopped myself for this exact reason…We were drawn into that conflict with the attack and figured someone would bring that up.

But stationing all our ships there, standing by and watching the world fall apart is what brought that upon us being perceived as weak to begin with. That, was an inevitable conflict IMO from all I understand on the subject matter….

As for being a cool-aid drinker, I sure as hell was until I woke up about 7-8 years ago but I’d not think that me now as I also strive for all perspectives in events to form my own opinion like you…I comb the sites as well but not as diligently as you I guess…I don’t have the time, but I do crave the perspective.

With that being said,

Always willing to learn more…(and change an opinion if I perceive I’m wrong with additional facts)

You are aware of the history of the US cutting all resources off to Japan in an attempt to provoke them into WWII? Our govt, on record as provoking them into WWII. ….sources please. I’ll search but you sound like you already know where to look.

Sadly I’ve come to the informed conclusion that the Government of the United States, are by far the most evil entity on the face of the planet…Thats a pretty bold statement.Call it cool-aid, but I still believe in a country with the basic principles we have where the people are the government…Is there evil? YES….Are we the evilest nation on the planet? Clearly not IMO…We kill for sure. We destroy in the name of the almighty dollar…..We also save more, provide more, and stand on higher principles than most(not all) other nations, and also defend the innocent even if it furthers our interest. With a citizen elected government we always stand a chance to combat evil.(Trump even getting in is proof of that) If we were all evil here in the US, I’d agree with you….for now though I have to disagree here but feel some of what you discuss.

Riddle me this, what exactly did Assad, or the Russimas stand to gain. This makes no sense. Assad was home free, the US had stated and repeated Assad was their problem not ours. A week later we have an incident that fits neatly into the neocons prospective, the Globilists, agenda, and the military industrial complexes pocket. …..Strong disagreement here(but respectfully)….he is FAR from home-free….His power has been under pressure for a VERY long time here now. This is exactly what he needed…..ISIS is nailing him. They took the fight from the rebels in their interest in destabilizing another dictator creating another power vacuum where they can grow…..This attack of saran is well documented as of now as saran does not dissipate like chlorine does…The testing came back positive where the previous one wasn’t as clear. The pictures(which of course can be manipulated but I don’t think they were) show clearly what has happened. A chemical attack. ….on side one, the US does nothing. We are confirmed as weak as the previous admin……on the other side the US attacks(as we did) and Russia steps up giving him even more defenses against the two carriers that we’ve had there to begin with……Win-win for him….for now.

Na life isn’t that pattern. I’m a patient man I know this, eventually the truth will manifest, we will learn the truth.

This is politics at its worst.…..Here, we completely agree….I wasn’t there and a political chess game has been afoot for far longer than I’ve been on this earth…Time will tell the truth as it did in Iraq in relation to WMD’s.

And even if we don’t agree on this one, NBD….you’re good people Dirk. I am looking forward to some links though if you got them on Pearl…ALWAYS love challenging myself as that’s the only way to grow. ;)

Well wishes for now…
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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: USA is back

April 7, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Look all….. There is a time and place for everything. There is nothing wrong with fixing your own fences.(or building them)

There’s nothing wrong with that or not creating problems where they don’t exist to begin with.

I remember another time we only looked inward…

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Evil exist. You fight it no matter the consequences in SOME situations or you are NO BETTER THAN THEM.…False flag? Give me a break. It was a measured response. Not an invasion.

There are lines, and there are lines you have to cross.

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April 7, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Look all….. There is a time and place for everything. There is nothing wrong with fixing your own fences.(or building them)

There’s nothing wrong with that or not creating problems where they don’t exist to begin with.

I remember another time we only looked inward…

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Evil exist. You fight it no matter the consequences in SOME situations or you are NO BETTER THAN THEM.…False flag? Give me a break. It was a measured response. Not an invasion.

There are lines, and there are lines you have to cross.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: “There Are Dead People In The Street”

April 7, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cast Iron wrote:
I do not know how it will be reported in todays biased media.

In the past, a mass shooting, nearly immediate calls for gun control. The scene would be played out for days or weeks.
Until the past few mass shootings turned out to be people who have been radicalized by events in the ME or ISIS. Then the tune seemed to change. Still got reported on, but seemed muted.
Of course part of it is the governments need to not admit radical terrorism is here. No direct link to ISIS and the such as if that made the situation better. From my point of view the non-link is worse as it is much harder to detect. But the government can not say that.

If there was a truck or vehicle attack here in the US today, how would it be reported, again, in todays biased media?

Agree with all above…

Honestly though CI, I don’t give a (Censored word. I’m a Potty mouth) about our media anymore…They all are puppets and biased. I tend to believe FOX more, but that’s my bias and I don’t trust them entirely either.

I do care that we control our borders though….Less stories to report or not report on. Close it up, get ’em out, control our poo poo.

I don’t think we put blinders on either. Syria was a good call on Trump. Wherever it goes from here as the Russian destroyer heads out there, nobody knows yet but it was a needed response no matter how limited we need/want US influence out side our borders.

~~~All it takes for evil to win is for good men to do nothing….

There’s right and wrong. That’s human nature….. Then there’s atrocities like those dead kids. If you don’t act when you can in those circumstances, you’re no better than them.

If good men did nothing all the time, this wouldn’t be a world worth living in or bringing my little girl into.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: “There Are Dead People In The Street”

April 7, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cast Iron wrote:
I do not know how it will be reported in todays biased media.

In the past, a mass shooting, nearly immediate calls for gun control. The scene would be played out for days or weeks.
Until the past few mass shootings turned out to be people who have been radicalized by events in the ME or ISIS. Then the tune seemed to change. Still got reported on, but seemed muted.
Of course part of it is the governments need to not admit radical terrorism is here. No direct link to ISIS and the such as if that made the situation better. From my point of view the non-link is worse as it is much harder to detect. But the government can not say that.

If there was a truck or vehicle attack here in the US today, how would it be reported, again, in todays biased media?

Agree with all above…

Honestly though CI, I don’t give a (Censored word. I’m a Potty mouth) about our media anymore…They all are puppets and biased. I tend to believe FOX more, but that’s my bias and I don’t trust them entirely either.

I do care that we control our borders though….Less stories to report or not report on. Close it up, get ’em out, control our poo poo.

I don’t think we put blinders on either. Syria was a good call on Trump. Wherever it goes from here as the Russian destroyer heads out there, nobody knows yet but it was a needed response no matter how limited we need/want US influence out side our borders.

~~~All it takes for evil to win is for good men to do nothing….

There’s right and wrong. That’s human nature….. Then there’s atrocities like those dead kids. If you don’t act when you can in those circumstances, you’re no better than them.

If good men did nothing all the time, this wouldn’t be a world worth living in or bringing my little girl into.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: “There Are Dead People In The Street”

April 7, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I’m becoming desensitized…..

Sad, but true…So is everyone else.

This will be out of the news in 2 days roughly. It’s going to happen here too…No stopping it. Our news will reference it for about 2 weeks…..then the next one for about a week…the next for a couple of day. Etc….

This is what happens when you ship terrorist into your front yard.

I don’t mean to sound crass in the face of death and suffering, but this is just life now.

Europe is “Proof in the pudding”

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: “There Are Dead People In The Street”

April 7, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I’m becoming desensitized…..

Sad, but true…So is everyone else.

This will be out of the news in 2 days roughly. It’s going to happen here too…No stopping it. Our news will reference it for about 2 weeks…..then the next one for about a week…the next for a couple of day. Etc….

This is what happens when you ship terrorist into your front yard.

I don’t mean to sound crass in the face of death and suffering, but this is just life now.

Europe is “Proof in the pudding”

D~

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Batteries etc… • Re: How do battery banks work?

April 6, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I’m no expert in this arena, but in theory, yes I believe.

The comparison of a 12v battery bank Vs. the powerwall would be off though…..Powerwall is lithium ion.

If I’m not mistaken here, 12 volt needs to cycle and depending on the type the life of the battery is heavily dependent on maintenance and cycle depletion….I don’t think there’s options to just “Store” the juice indefinitely if that’s what you meant.

Also the powerwall is a “Smart” battery…it is designed to work 2-fold….hold excess juice the solar panels generate vs. sending it to the grid and also charging itself DIRECTLY from the grid at the lowest cost draw times to have the house use it during higher cost times……there is a potential to sell the power it draws in the low cost times back to the grid for a profit also reducing overall energy cost but I’m sure the power companies will find a work around for that.

Please keep in mind I have very limited knowledge on this and could be(and most likely am) missing some key factors here……Just trying to contribute to the conversation….Hopefully the experts here will chime in.

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Guns • Re: EOTech Recalls/Settlements

April 4, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Fullmoon wrote:
Have not heard of this before. I have had no issues with my model 512 as far as temperature swings but its mild here with no radical differences like you might find in the Midwest. I like the scope but cannot train myself to keep the left eye open as recommended.

Yep….Claims deadline is on May 23rd, 2017.

I suggest you research, test, accept it or return it before then.

Easy enough to check it out…. ZERO it on a warm part of the day, disconnect it and put it in a cooler for a bit.(not in the water of course), remount and test…..Remember: EO Tech’s are supposed to maintain zero from disconnect to remount if mounted in the same picatinny rail point.

If you’re off ZERO, you can decide if its acceptable or not to you.

All sights have a flaw somewhere….it’s just more important to know your equipment flaws and work around them IMO…..This lawsuit is just about the claims them made for the sales of the HWS.
I can say personally I bought it for the site window as my primary reason with the durability, but the remount and ability to maintain ZERO was a big selling point for me also….That’s why I might keep it and get the $100 credit(If that’s what I get)

***I think you can do the RMA process directly with them at EO Tech

Here’s info from a lawyers add….. http://www.eotechlawsuit.com/

And here’s the other one….. Good pdf forms and info here…. http://www.fostersettlement.com/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=EOTech&utm_medium=banner&gclid=CL7gzKr2itMCFYJ8fgodtJUJCQ

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Guns • EOTech Recalls/Settlements

April 4, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Did a search and didn’t see any threads for this….

Has anyone here followed thru on this?

If unfamiliar, there is a settlement for EO Tech weapon sites…The deadline to file a claim is coming up.

Now I like mine, but it does have the issue. Temp changes can take you off a few MOA after zero. I don’t have massive temp changes, Hot or cold in my are so not really experiencing it.

Its still a great sight IMO…That sight window is HUGE.

So has anyone followed up on this so far?

Full MSRP or purchase price refund(Whichever is greater) if you mail back the optic….

A small product credit if you keep it.(Up to $100)…..(the option I’m considering as I still like it)

Any experiences with either option?

Thanks in advance….

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General Food Topics • Re: Sour Dough Starter

April 3, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cast Iron wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:Great, interesting stuff here all….. Unfortunately for me, its all French(Bread)…lol.

As an ABSOLUTE newbie to this, where would you recommend I get some good info starting my bread skills?

I of course found some resources already but am curious to veteran recommended links….

This is my current prepper goal…. Bread…. In its entirety – including easy starts thru grinding my own wheat.

Thank you guys for any quick links in advance….

Good joke.

I have had several books prior to this one, but this one really brought it home for me: https://www.amazon.com/Bread-Bakers-App … apprentice

Very nice….Thanks CI.(and all) :thumbup:

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General Family Preparedness • Re: New(used) BOV…a little different. Opinions?

April 2, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
kenjabroni wrote:
Nice ride. Do remember when pulling though if you do have your bed loaded down with gear itll affect your towing capacity a bit. If you do have to bug out you dont want to be pulling a trailer down the road with your front tires off the ground. Even a smaller trailer or hitch pull trailer is better than having nothing in SHTF though. Itll get you out of the weather and elements. Depending on the trailer you get or use, you might want to get a couple small solar panels as well that could charge your batteries or even run your fridge for a few hours a day.

good info…Thanks.

I used to run the biggest RV dealerships on the west coast…many people forget that little tidbit about subtracting bed-weight from towing capacity.

I took it thru serious paces yesterday in the local hills to learn my limits…I had it loaded with 5 filled Waterbricks in the under-bed compartment to see how much they’d shift around. They didn’t really. …..lol…..Lets just say only 2 wheels were touching at one point. :thumbup::clap::D:) (I’ll post some pic’s)

I know it’s not a crawler, but with all the other bells and whistles I’ll take it!
Handled anything I could/should throw at it like a dream…I’m actually extremely impressed at what it handled as an everyday driver.

MPG did drop quite a bit but I was putting it thru some serious climbing thru certain pathways….averaged out to 15.1 MPG after a freeway trip back…about 100 miles RT.

Going to get a soft tonto cover to help on the mileage/casual security….we’ll see what it does if anything.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
My friend, it is a foolish mistake to underestimate our left wing progressives, by any name. Collectively they are far more orginized then our Conservitive side. A look at our congress is a glimpse into their abilities. The minority party, yet their running rough shod over the Republicans……..

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Dirk

Understood Dirk. In no way would I underestimate(at our own peril) but these fools I say in AZ are an absolute joke….

The underestimating of any opponent would be foolhardy but that’s just the point…The years upon years of prepping and training of our vets and groups vs 3 months of waking up(or whatever you want to call it) from these specifc individuals is a joke…..seriously, did you even see these clowns?

The video looks militant and well disciplined for about 3 min and then the press handler shows how idiotic they are…. Then the very end of the video where the dude actually runs off like an immature little kid playing war trying to get to his car unidentified like he’s playing hide and seek….lol….A JOKE…..These are the morons specifically I was talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS226zMu_tA

points of interest…. 2:15— 3:45—- and the “front guard fitness experts” at 20:00—finalized by the “tactical retreat” at 21:00…..LMAO! :rofl:

Sorry…not worried about them other than their obvious mental instability and having a gun.
These are the same dumbshits that are here in my state filming police while they were open carrying at the local Starbucks a few years back.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
My friend, it is a foolish mistake to underestimate our left wing progressives, by any name. Collectively they are far more orginized then our Conservitive side. A look at our congress is a glimpse into their abilities. The minority party, yet their running rough shod over the Republicans……..

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Dirk

Understood Dirk. In no way would I underestimate(at our own peril) but these fools I say in AZ are an absolute joke….

The underestimating of any opponent would be foolhardy but that’s just the point…The years upon years of prepping and training of our vets and groups vs 3 months of waking up(or whatever you want to call it) from these specifc individuals is a joke…..seriously, did you even see these clowns?

The video looks militant and well disciplined for about 3 min and then the press handler shows how idiotic they are…. Then the very end of the video where the dude actually runs off like an immature little kid playing war trying to get to his car unidentified like he’s playing hide and seek….lol….A JOKE…..These are the morons specifically I was talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS226zMu_tA

points of interest…. 2:15— 3:45—- and the “front guard fitness experts” at 20:00—finalized by the “tactical retreat” at 21:00…..LMAO! :rofl:

Sorry…not worried about them other than their obvious mental instability and having a gun.
These are the same dumbshits that are here in my state filming police while they were open carrying at the local Starbucks a few years back.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Hmmm…interesting you bring this up.

Just last night I was thinking to myself about Mattis and his statements about N.Korea…Combined with the Russian relations, and China building and arming the islands you can see a new “Axis of evil” sort of developing.

the only smart choice no matter our build down of forces against a superpower like us would be EMP/hacking for us to tear ourselves apart from within first…That sort of scenario would take months to accomplish before they’d even consider boots on the ground against us if they were smart.

I do think something is cresting but the wave break could take days, months, years, or a generation to break…you cant tell for sure even though it is heating up.

On the track we’re currently on why not just sit back and let us do it to ourselves? We’re obviously weakening ourselves from within. It’s the same thing as doing a rope-a-dope in boxing…let your opponent punch themselves out before you come in for the KO.

I do laugh at the moment about people talking about the armed ANTIFA march in AZ……lol…The right(and silent majority) has so many battle hardened veterans and real militant groups with everyday training to make an armed rebellion from them last about a week….

[snip from urban dictionary]

Antifa
Short for (militant) anti-fascists.

Middle-class champagne socialist/communist/anarchist white boys who don’t like nationalists or fascists. They consider themselves to be rebelling against the establishment, whilst upholding all of its ultra-politically correct views.

Antifa only dislike racism when its carried out by whites, and do not have the bottle to stand up against anti-white racism.

I’d rather just call them morons.

Most are teenagers and university students who grow out of the fad when they start paying taxes.

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Livestock and more • Re: Guinea pigs as livestock??????

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
RollingwithR wrote:
Wow thanks for the great info kappydell your info got my wife finally signed on 100% with the whole idea it was the tip about the babies having fur that really tipped her, I really like the one month breeding mark. So I’m going to start looking for babies. You sound like you have done this before, I’ve been doing my own research online and your info seams dead on thanks Any suggestions on where to buy some breading guinea pigs or what bread? I know I don’t want anything long haired but that’s about it. Lol can you imagine the looks were going to get at petco! Asking about the different bread characteristics? Not like that will stop me from doing it but if anyone has a better suggestion for stock procurement please share! I’ve got a bunch of spring projects started already but this has been added to list now. I have to build a new hutch and pen and everything so it might be a couple months out yet but keep an eye on this thread I will post pics of new hutch and my whole “mini piggy farm” that’s what we’re calling this little endeavor btw. Thanks again

OK…now this is getting interesting. Going to bookmark this Rolling…I’m very interested in your startup notes/progress/pics.

I know almost nothing on breeding of anything for self-sustainment except some personal research on cattle and chickens…No practical experience in any way so, ya, almost nothing.(My city wont even let me keep chickens as pets)

Just curious here…. Can you eat only guinea pigs as a meat diet or is there the real issue there of Protein poisoning like with rabbit?(Rabbit starvation)

lol…This is for sure the weirdest subject to grab my attention in a while…lol…open minds are always willing to break from social convention and be the stronger for it. I wonder if this is my way in around city ordinances…..Hmmmmm…..If they don’t make a lot of noise how would my neighbors or city officials even find out?

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

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

It’s late and I’m tired so excuse a wandering mind.. Too late for a second cup CI. ;)

Lots of very valid points here….Gets me thinking.

The Nat-Geo example is a very real possibility in a full SHTF situation.

The prepper from birth idea/Have it or don’t I have to disagree with for myself, but I can see that too.(I didn’t have it, but acquired it later in life…I’d narrow it down to the point of marriage and wanting to have my responsibilities covered I guess)

And the “closet prepper” was me for the early years but I passed that ages ago from not wanting to stop learning….I cant even come close to saying I’m a Daniel Boone or anything but certainly have a lot of bases covered now and know there’s always more to learn.

Call me naïve but I just cant see myself in a emergency shuttering my doors…… I think I’m the multiple stash location guy where base 1 is for helping and living trying to get thru it while trying to help others…BUT CAUTIOUSLY….. If the nat-geo effect referenced wasn’t seen in advance or recognized actually hit or S-REALLY-HTF, I’d bug out since location #1 is so urban with the spare supplies at #2 as a backup for the family and then shutter up the doors….

I have brought at least one on board with the mindset that I know of but then again, maybe he was just needing a little push and was that kid growing up to begin with….

I’m not a babysitter & he’s a grown man responsible for himself, but I do feel better for flipping the switch for a good person I care about even if he’s not blood….Even if the light bulb is a little dim compared to what I deem prepared. But that’s a personal perception, right?

Where I’ll draw the line from helping to shuttering is also a personal choice I guess…I honestly cant say what I’d do until there.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: New(used) BOV…a little different. Opinions?

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I have to say, driving it around today was surprising…It really rides well. ALMOST doesn’t feel like a truck…The few “accidental” curb hops showed the feel. ;)

I understood about the gas issue before purchasing…Time will tell on that. I tend to be a lead-foot so gas hasn’t always been a concern. It seems to be getting in the 16-17mpg range so far but only one day in so who knows…Seems standard for the bigger trucks at that so there is that downside for sure. I only have to drive 2 miles to the office so other than play time and occasional client interactions I’ll be fine there.

The get-up-and-go was surprising too for the V6…Tires actually broke free without me intending to…….Don’t know about the high-end as I wasn’t getting over 50mph on regular streets.(all I need to ruin the “New car good feeling” is a brand new ticket to go along with it…lol)

I’ll be getting an inspection tomorrow to be safe….$65 for peace of mind before the 5 day return window I have and all that jazz…

Insurance only went up $104 annually…another no big deal/was expecting more going from an 08.

BTW….Anyone want to buy a V6 4X4 Ford Escape…..lol :innocent:

That should go pretty quick on Carguru anyways….

Thanks for the input….Pretty happy I guess.

Oh ya,…. and Rocks…..get your own. :D

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General Family Preparedness • New(used) BOV…a little different. Opinions?

March 31, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

OK…opinions here….Feel free to not hold back…..

Whelp….Pulled the trigger in a new(used) BOV…..

Ya, I know its not pretty or EMP proof but I need an everyday nicer interior vehicle for clients and around town every day driving transport as well… Enter the 2013 Honda Ridgeline RTL(top trim) 4X4….Consumer Reports best pick in all truck class for reliability/ride.

Only a 5000lbs tow rating but for what I need as a last case BOV(Primary route does not include a land egress), this will also get me out camping, desert shooting, etc. much more reliable than my current 4×4 at 87,000 miles.

I cranked out a great deal….$22,000 at 19,000 miles. :) (It pays to be a former sales manager in the RV industry)

What do ya’ll think?….remember…I’m currently in Urban as it gets……This was a cost vs flexibility decision….And I’m not thin skinned either or I wouldn’t be asking…lol

video review…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8cQlAxir3U

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Not sure about this last image as this airstream should be at least 4500-5000lbs, but someones doing it….lol
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OK all…..let me have it….praise? complaints? Whadayathinks? :D

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General Family Preparedness • New(used) BOV…a little different. Opinions?

March 31, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

OK…opinions here….Feel free to not hold back…..

Whelp….Pulled the trigger in a new(used) BOV…..

Ya, I know its not pretty or EMP proof but I need an everyday nicer interior vehicle for clients and around town every day driving transport as well… Enter the 2013 Honda Ridgeline RTL(top trim) 4X4….Consumer Reports best pick in all truck class for reliability/ride.

Only a 5000lbs tow rating but for what I need as a last case BOV(Primary route does not include a land egress), this will also get me out camping, desert shooting, etc. much more reliable than my current 4×4 at 87,000 miles.

I cranked out a great deal….$22,000 at 19,000 miles. :) (It pays to be a former sales manager in the RV industry)

What do ya’ll think?….remember…I’m currently in Urban as it gets……This was a cost vs flexibility decision….And I’m not thin skinned either or I wouldn’t be asking…lol

video review…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8cQlAxir3U

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Not sure about this last image as this airstream should be at least 4500-5000lbs, but someones doing it….lol
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OK all…..let me have it….praise? complaints? Whadayathinks? :D

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Economic Disasters • Re: Correction?

March 28, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
BK in KC wrote:
This downturn is just a market reaction to the healthcare reform bill that failed to pass. I agree with other posters here that a crash will eventually happen, but this isn’t it. The market will settle down and go back up in the short run.

ditto….

We might see a bit more of a correction if the tax reform doesn’t take place. Frank/Dodd, etc….

On a side note we are seeing a LOT of loosening on lending requirements for self-employed borrowers in the last 2 months….. nothing “Officially” called stated income but you are seeing a lot more programs opening in this direction for “Asset based approvals” or DTI’s being calculated with P&L statements not even looking at tax returns… there has to be a balance though. Too loose caused the crash and wealth transfer. Too tight screwed folks out of the market(Real Estate).

These looser programs I’m seeing right now are hitting the upper 5% to 7% interest rates for these type of allowances on self-employed borrowers Vs. conventional underwriting programs with full documentation being required under Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac but with rates at the high 3% range(30 yr fixed)

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Stories and Fiction • Re: Diving in head first….sort of.

March 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
Too back Aunt Bee isn’t still on the forum to give you advice.
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Hint, hint Aunt Bee, in case you are lurking

Seems Aunt Bee’s last post was right before I joined back in Nov….Too bad.

I didn’t think I’d get much of a reply here as I requested writer help on a prepper forum but it was worth a shot….I got some good info to start with online elsewhere but was interested to have a preppers outlook from a writing perspective. Self-education 101 here I come….

Thank you though for chiming in here Reb. I’ll make sure let you guys tear me apart with something I write after I think it’s worthy enough to post in prepper fiction….lol

Happy Sunday Reb. :thumbup:

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Stories and Fiction • Diving in head first….sort of.

March 25, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

So….I’ve been told over and over that I should become a writer. I think I’ve finally hit that point in my life where I’m going to give this a go.

I’ve adamantly been reading fiction all my life(2-4 books a month) and understand the draw it has for me. I know I’ll be writing fiction in a PAW/techno thriller/sci-fi type genre…that seems to be my personal passion and I do know I have the imagination for it.

I’ve already studied the financial/publication side of things and publication will not be an issue now with the advent of EBook’s to gauge reader feedback.

So, being the research NUTJOB that I am I’m studying plot and character development now but don’t want to do what I usually do in these situations and just dive right in…from what I have studied so far the number 1 rule is to just WRITE…Every day, Write.

This is going to be [url]for personal gratification[/url]primarily but I will be attempting to monetize it at some point for additional income stream/self-reliance.

3 questions for anyone here with experience writing please….

1…any quick start advice? anything you would avoid doing if you had to start out for your first time all over again?

2…do you agree that L.O.C.K. drives the [url]majority[/url] of a commercial plot novels that connects with the reader?

3…have you ever ghost written for others?

Thanks in advance….

(hat tip to Cast Iron here…your recent submission has kicked me in my A$$ to stop thinking about it and just do it…down the rabbit hole I go :thumbup: )

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California Meetups • Re: Idea for a rendevous

March 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
NJMike wrote:

pathowes88 wrote:So I have an idea to do a meet up with classes but I have no idea how to organize it. I would like some help with it. It would mainly be for South Bay Area people, but others would welcomed.
I don’t want to do anything big, maybe around thirty to forty people or so. For venue I’d go for a building like a community center or something that could hold the amount of people I’m looking for. Maybe just a single day event just to see if it would go well. Dollar admission to help with the costs. I’d like it to have some classes so people can learn hands on but not entirely sure though.

Sounds like a number of events I’ve attended or helped out with in the Northeast. Try using Meet Up, website version or App. You’ll cast a wider net in getting attendance. Meet Up does have a fee. You can ask for donations in the meeting to recoup the cost just like recovering the venue cost. You want to see an example, look up group “Survive and Thrive Philadelphia”.

Do you already have topics that you’re a subject matter expert on, that you can share? Any other co-organizers with other skills? First thing is to get a meeting planned with a useful or compelling (but not controversial) topic, then start up the group. That first meeting sets the tone, so be prepared to solicit ideas, and ask for people to participate.

Have the chairs out before people arrive if at all possible. That avoids people with different ideas on chair placement causing delays with re-arranging things.

Plan time for introductions. Some people will just give a name, some will want to lay out all their concerns. Allow a little time for that, if you’ve got that time budgeted.

Set some ground rules on use of photography or video that everyone is happy with.

Steer away from politics if you’re looking for inclusiveness.

Anyone providing a demo should ideally provide handouts. Finding a venue with a whiteboard, or projector is a bonus.

Understand and follow the venue’s rules on things like open fire, weapons, etc. that may curtail certain preparedness activities.

Run a giveaway of something useful, make it fun like a knowledge trivia contest.

See if there’s interest in book swaps, seed exchanges, etc.

If you’re not using Meet Up, you may want to set up a voluntary signup to be contacted for future meetings.

On class ideas, things that have happened locally across several different groups- water treatment, solar power, aquaponics, long term food and storage, fire starting, making alcohol stoves, canning and preserving, chicken raising, firearm basics and range time, making natural cordage, wild edibles, first aid, situational awareness, and communications.

All excellent advice above….Sounds perfect for what you’re planning.

Only thing I’d add is venue location….If community center just check on deposits, rules, and any permits they might require as they’re most likely city or county owned. I’d stay away from that unless you really want a more formal feeling.

If starting smaller, I strongly suggest a restaurant in your area as they often accommodate a group that size for free and that also takes care of food/drink/chairs/tables etc..(Denny’s/Marie Calender’s/Claim Jumper/ etc…)

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Financial Issues • Re: Cryptocurrency for investments?

March 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I literally just had a friend hit me up on a HUGE opportunity 20 min ago….Long story short, he got taken.

Bitcoin…Investing…DOUBLE your money in 90 days.(insert “Facepalm” emoticon here)

With 1 simple search I figured out it was ponzi scheme…..HOW on Gods green earth do you fall for this poo poo?

Now I have to be the one to tell a good friend that the investment he is selling and has money invested in is a scam…..WTF!

DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE!!!!!……(sorry, just tired of this poo poo)

Here’s a tip…. a 5% ROI is a good investment. It’s great actually…..anyone offering 10%-15% is likely hiding massive risk somewhere. 50%-100%..They’re full of poo poo. They wouldn’t offer it if it was real. They’d keep the secret to themselves and invest accordingly.

I cant believe I have to now tell him this and have him get mad at me. That’s the way it always works…

FML.
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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:18 pm