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Recipes • Re: Sourdough Dreams

December 8, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

The website eochief66 references belongs to the Ed Wood I reference in my last post. Correct that it is if not the best at least one of the best references. Ed Wood is NOTthe pornographic film maker but a different person altogether.His book is as I n…

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Recipes • Re: Sourdough Dreams

December 6, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

OK ThenArkieready, I take your comment as a hint that you might like a bit of starter. I’ll experiment with it. There’s a way to spread starter on a piece of cling film or wax paper dry it and mail a sample. If I get it to work I’ll PM you and get an …

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Recipes • Sourdough Dreams

December 2, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Sourdough is one of the pillars of self reliance as bread is the staff of life. It fits in with my generally valid rule of preppingAnything that does not improve life in the here and now most likely will not do so in the event of an EVENT.In other wor…

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Recipes • Sourdough Dreams

December 2, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Sourdough is one of the pillars of self reliance as bread is the staff of life. It fits in with my generally valid rule of preppingAnything that does not improve life in the here and now most likely will not do so in the event of an EVENT.In other wor…

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Medical Experts • Re: POTASSIUM IODIDE TABLETS

September 16, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Interesting post and responses. This is a subject that could bear a lot more discussion and a lot more information on this forum. Knowledge is likely to be a real life saver as nuke plants are all over the place. Most frightening is the fact that they are all run under US Government supervision & management. If that does not scare you then I submit that you are not paying attention.

That being said as I live an approximate 20 miles from a nuclear power plant I have researched it fairly well. The first thing I noticed is that this plant is located on an Indian Reservation. Historically Native People have been considered at best expendable and at worst a “throw away” embarrassment. They are supposed to be extinct which to many is unsettling. Personally I enjoy seeing government operatives uncomfortable almost as much as I love to see “social justice” types exposed for the bigots that they are. Long live the tribes. May they be a thorn in the side of the smugs forever!!!!

If I lived within a 10 mile radius of this plant I would be on a list for notification and would be issued items that might aid in survivability. Among them would be a supply of potassium iodide. We would also be on an evacuation list and would be aided in a “bugout” situation. Since I live out side the radius it falls on me to make my own plans & set aside a supply of necessary items. Even though we all know that radiation would NEVER cross a line on a map set by government functionaries being afraid of their awesome and god like power we still think it prudent to prepare, formulate our contingency plans and cultivate our own sources of information.

We have friends who monitor the situation for which we are thankful. Our forethought was shown to be useful a couple of years ago when we saw a notice in a local news source that informed us that the plant experienced a radiation leak that had been locked down and from which the public was “never in any danger”. By the by the leak announced had taken place a month earlier. It was a comfort to know that we were “never in any danger” but we knew a few minutes after the leak and implemented our plans for our own safety. When I was 10 years old my Dad gave me the gift of direction. “Never Never trust anything the government tells you. They lie just for practice. If they tell you the sun is shining stick your head out the window and see for your self”. I’ve lived by this advice for 60 some years and would submit that it’s one of the best bits of advice I ever got.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:10 pm


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Medical Experts • Re: POTASSIUM IODIDE TABLETS

September 16, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Interesting post and responses. This is a subject that could bear a lot more discussion and a lot more information on this forum. Knowledge is likely to be a real life saver as nuke plants are all over the place. Most frightening is the fact that they are all run under US Government supervision & management. If that does not scare you then I submit that you are not paying attention.

That being said as I live an approximate 20 miles from a nuclear power plant I have researched it fairly well. The first thing I noticed is that this plant is located on an Indian Reservation. Historically Native People have been considered at best expendable and at worst a “throw away” embarrassment. They are supposed to be extinct which to many is unsettling. Personally I enjoy seeing government operatives uncomfortable almost as much as I love to see “social justice” types exposed for the bigots that they are. Long live the tribes. May they be a thorn in the side of the smugs forever!!!!

If I lived within a 10 mile radius of this plant I would be on a list for notification and would be issued items that might aid in survivability. Among them would be a supply of potassium iodide. We would also be on an evacuation list and would be aided in a “bugout” situation. Since I live out side the radius it falls on me to make my own plans & set aside a supply of necessary items. Even though we all know that radiation would NEVER cross a line on a map set by government functionaries being afraid of their awesome and god like power we still think it prudent to prepare, formulate our contingency plans and cultivate our own sources of information.

We have friends who monitor the situation for which we are thankful. Our forethought was shown to be useful a couple of years ago when we saw a notice in a local news source that informed us that the plant experienced a radiation leak that had been locked down and from which the public was “never in any danger”. By the by the leak announced had taken place a month earlier. It was a comfort to know that we were “never in any danger” but we knew a few minutes after the leak and implemented our plans for our own safety. When I was 10 years old my Dad gave me the gift of direction. “Never Never trust anything the government tells you. They lie just for practice. If they tell you the sun is shining stick your head out the window and see for your self”. I’ve lived by this advice for 60 some years and would submit that it’s one of the best bits of advice I ever got.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:10 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

August 25, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Given that we’re in the process of putting up what looks like one hundred pounds plus of plums from our single Mont Royal plum tree this is a timely topic for us.
All our lives we have been producers. We both worked in jobs where we actually made things and lived a life style (even while living in a city of a quarter of a million people) where we grew and preserved much if not most of what we ate. The fact that we had my family’s small farm to fall back on help but it was our labor that produced as part of that family. DW did sewing and I did wood working, hunting and fishing on the side. We lived well while many we knew lived on the margin and the verge of financial ruin while commanding higher incomes than we did. We continue this life style to this day.

Then the question comes up as in this thread. When things get ugly do we share with those same folks who laughed at our mended or home made clothing or turned up their noses in disgust at our home grown, or wild harvested food preserved in our own kitchen? Do we share with the folks who went to Europe or Mexico on expensive vacations while we paid off our mortgage finally buying and owning our homestead free and clear? Do we feed those who called us fools or worse for making sure we could survive hard times? Do we indulge our moral and practical superiority while our neighbors go hungry or plan to kill us and take what they want?

I have to say that the answer is a qualified YES. We are human beings carrying with that label all of the evil and the good that it implies. We’re neither angel nor demon but something in between. Humans by and large, except for the ten percent or so of us that are psychopaths have in our hearts things like compassion and responsibility to our communities. We are ill suited except in extreme circumstances for killing our own kind. We will share what we can, teach what skills we can and when necessary fight to keep our extended family and community alive and fed. We will not put our own lives and security at risk without cause and we will not impoverish ourselves but we will do those things that actually made and still make us human. We will co-operate.

That being said we will also defend ourselves with extreme violence and utter cold logic when faced with that ten percent of psychopaths out there or with desperate neighbors who have forgotten the principals for being human outlined in the last paragraph. Things are never only one way with a single planned response. Things are often many optioned and often they are “both/and”. We are capable of going both ways. We can feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted and bury the dead. We can also fight like a pack of wolves and kill every threatening creature or circumstance in sight or die trying.

I plan to stay human but I do not plan to die an idiot.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:09 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

August 25, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Given that we’re in the process of putting up what looks like one hundred pounds plus of plums from our single Mont Royal plum tree this is a timely topic for us.
All our lives we have been producers. We both worked in jobs where we actually made things and lived a life style (even while living in a city of a quarter of a million people) where we grew and preserved much if not most of what we ate. The fact that we had my family’s small farm to fall back on help but it was our labor that produced as part of that family. DW did sewing and I did wood working, hunting and fishing on the side. We lived well while many we knew lived on the margin and the verge of financial ruin while commanding higher incomes than we did. We continue this life style to this day.

Then the question comes up as in this thread. When things get ugly do we share with those same folks who laughed at our mended or home made clothing or turned up their noses in disgust at our home grown, or wild harvested food preserved in our own kitchen? Do we share with the folks who went to Europe or Mexico on expensive vacations while we paid off our mortgage finally buying and owning our homestead free and clear? Do we feed those who called us fools or worse for making sure we could survive hard times? Do we indulge our moral and practical superiority while our neighbors go hungry or plan to kill us and take what they want?

I have to say that the answer is a qualified YES. We are human beings carrying with that label all of the evil and the good that it implies. We’re neither angel nor demon but something in between. Humans by and large, except for the ten percent or so of us that are psychopaths have in our hearts things like compassion and responsibility to our communities. We are ill suited except in extreme circumstances for killing our own kind. We will share what we can, teach what skills we can and when necessary fight to keep our extended family and community alive and fed. We will not put our own lives and security at risk without cause and we will not impoverish ourselves but we will do those things that actually made and still make us human. We will co-operate.

That being said we will also defend ourselves with extreme violence and utter cold logic when faced with that ten percent of psychopaths out there or with desperate neighbors who have forgotten the principals for being human outlined in the last paragraph. Things are never only one way with a single planned response. Things are often many optioned and often they are “both/and”. We are capable of going both ways. We can feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted and bury the dead. We can also fight like a pack of wolves and kill every threatening creature or circumstance in sight or die trying.

I plan to stay human but I do not plan to die an idiot.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:09 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

August 25, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Given that we’re in the process of putting up what looks like one hundred pounds plus of plums from our single Mont Royal plum tree this is a timely topic for us.
All our lives we have been producers. We both worked in jobs where we actually made things and lived a life style (even while living in a city of a quarter of a million people) where we grew and preserved much if not most of what we ate. The fact that we had my family’s small farm to fall back on help but it was our labor that produced as part of that family. DW did sewing and I did wood working, hunting and fishing on the side. We lived well while many we knew lived on the margin and the verge of financial ruin while commanding higher incomes than we did. We continue this life style to this day.

Then the question comes up as in this thread. When things get ugly do we share with those same folks who laughed at our mended or home made clothing or turned up their noses in disgust at our home grown, or wild harvested food preserved in our own kitchen? Do we share with the folks who went to Europe or Mexico on expensive vacations while we paid off our mortgage finally buying and owning our homestead free and clear? Do we feed those who called us fools or worse for making sure we could survive hard times? Do we indulge our moral and practical superiority while our neighbors go hungry or plan to kill us and take what they want?

I have to say that the answer is a qualified YES. We are human beings carrying with that label all of the evil and the good that it implies. We’re neither angel nor demon but something in between. Humans by and large, except for the ten percent or so of us that are psychopaths have in our hearts things like compassion and responsibility to our communities. We are ill suited except in extreme circumstances for killing our own kind. We will share what we can, teach what skills we can and when necessary fight to keep our extended family and community alive and fed. We will not put our own lives and security at risk without cause and we will not impoverish ourselves but we will do those things that actually made and still make us human. We will co-operate.

That being said we will also defend ourselves with extreme violence and utter cold logic when faced with that ten percent of psychopaths out there or with desperate neighbors who have forgotten the principals for being human outlined in the last paragraph. Things are never only one way with a single planned response. Things are often many optioned and often they are “both/and”. We are capable of going both ways. We can feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted and bury the dead. We can also fight like a pack of wolves and kill every threatening creature or circumstance in sight or die trying.

I plan to stay human but I do not plan to die an idiot.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:09 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

August 25, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Given that we’re in the process of putting up what looks like one hundred pounds plus of plums from our single Mont Royal plum tree this is a timely topic for us.
All our lives we have been producers. We both worked in jobs where we actually made things and lived a life style (even while living in a city of a quarter of a million people) where we grew and preserved much if not most of what we ate. The fact that we had my family’s small farm to fall back on help but it was our labor that produced as part of that family. DW did sewing and I did wood working, hunting and fishing on the side. We lived well while many we knew lived on the margin and the verge of financial ruin while commanding higher incomes than we did. We continue this life style to this day.

Then the question comes up as in this thread. When things get ugly do we share with those same folks who laughed at our mended or home made clothing or turned up their noses in disgust at our home grown, or wild harvested food preserved in our own kitchen? Do we share with the folks who went to Europe or Mexico on expensive vacations while we paid off our mortgage finally buying and owning our homestead free and clear? Do we feed those who called us fools or worse for making sure we could survive hard times? Do we indulge our moral and practical superiority while our neighbors go hungry or plan to kill us and take what they want?

I have to say that the answer is a qualified YES. We are human beings carrying with that label all of the evil and the good that it implies. We’re neither angel nor demon but something in between. Humans by and large, except for the ten percent or so of us that are psychopaths have in our hearts things like compassion and responsibility to our communities. We are ill suited except in extreme circumstances for killing our own kind. We will share what we can, teach what skills we can and when necessary fight to keep our extended family and community alive and fed. We will not put our own lives and security at risk without cause and we will not impoverish ourselves but we will do those things that actually made and still make us human. We will co-operate.

That being said we will also defend ourselves with extreme violence and utter cold logic when faced with that ten percent of psychopaths out there or with desperate neighbors who have forgotten the principals for being human outlined in the last paragraph. Things are never only one way with a single planned response. Things are often many optioned and often they are “both/and”. We are capable of going both ways. We can feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted and bury the dead. We can also fight like a pack of wolves and kill every threatening creature or circumstance in sight or die trying.

I plan to stay human but I do not plan to die an idiot.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:09 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

August 25, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Given that we’re in the process of putting up what looks like one hundred pounds plus of plums from our single Mont Royal plum tree this is a timely topic for us.
All our lives we have been producers. We both worked in jobs where we actually made things and lived a life style (even while living in a city of a quarter of a million people) where we grew and preserved much if not most of what we ate. The fact that we had my family’s small farm to fall back on help but it was our labor that produced as part of that family. DW did sewing and I did wood working, hunting and fishing on the side. We lived well while many we knew lived on the margin and the verge of financial ruin while commanding higher incomes than we did. We continue this life style to this day.

Then the question comes up as in this thread. When things get ugly do we share with those same folks who laughed at our mended or home made clothing or turned up their noses in disgust at our home grown, or wild harvested food preserved in our own kitchen? Do we share with the folks who went to Europe or Mexico on expensive vacations while we paid off our mortgage finally buying and owning our homestead free and clear? Do we feed those who called us fools or worse for making sure we could survive hard times? Do we indulge our moral and practical superiority while our neighbors go hungry or plan to kill us and take what they want?

I have to say that the answer is a qualified YES. We are human beings carrying with that label all of the evil and the good that it implies. We’re neither angel nor demon but something in between. Humans by and large, except for the ten percent or so of us that are psychopaths have in our hearts things like compassion and responsibility to our communities. We are ill suited except in extreme circumstances for killing our own kind. We will share what we can, teach what skills we can and when necessary fight to keep our extended family and community alive and fed. We will not put our own lives and security at risk without cause and we will not impoverish ourselves but we will do those things that actually made and still make us human. We will co-operate.

That being said we will also defend ourselves with extreme violence and utter cold logic when faced with that ten percent of psychopaths out there or with desperate neighbors who have forgotten the principals for being human outlined in the last paragraph. Things are never only one way with a single planned response. Things are often many optioned and often they are “both/and”. We are capable of going both ways. We can feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted and bury the dead. We can also fight like a pack of wolves and kill every threatening creature or circumstance in sight or die trying.

I plan to stay human but I do not plan to die an idiot.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:09 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 12, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Perhaps it might be helpful to look at the whole spectrum of diet in cultures that rely on variations of the grain & legume as a dietary base. Whether it be rice and lentils in India, corn masa and beans in Latin America or bulgur & chickpeas you’ll find that there is a concurrent consumption of large quantities of green leafy vegetables with lots of onion, garlic & chilies added. Without these of course things tend to get stuck in the GI Tract. The classic pintos & cornbread of the American South is almost always accompanied by collard greens or poke salat.
This is not simply a method for movement, though that is an admirable goal but a way to assure proper balance of essential nutrients. The musical accompaniment that one often encounters and the cumulative effects of age might just have to be endured though cooking the legumes with a bit of asafetida, as done in India or the herb epazote as used in Latin America might help some even for the aged and decrepit.
So the solution at least in part is what Momma always told you.
EAT YOUR GREENS CHILD… LOL LOL LOL

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:15 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 12, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Perhaps it might be helpful to look at the whole spectrum of diet in cultures that rely on variations of the grain & legume as a dietary base. Whether it be rice and lentils in India, corn masa and beans in Latin America or bulgur & chickpeas you’ll find that there is a concurrent consumption of large quantities of green leafy vegetables with lots of onion, garlic & chilies added. Without these of course things tend to get stuck in the GI Tract. The classic pintos & cornbread of the American South is almost always accompanied by collard greens or poke salat.
This is not simply a method for movement, though that is an admirable goal but a way to assure proper balance of essential nutrients. The musical accompaniment that one often encounters and the cumulative effects of age might just have to be endured though cooking the legumes with a bit of asafetida, as done in India or the herb epazote as used in Latin America might help some even for the aged and decrepit.
So the solution at least in part is what Momma always told you.
EAT YOUR GREENS CHILD… LOL LOL LOL

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:15 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 12, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Perhaps it might be helpful to look at the whole spectrum of diet in cultures that rely on variations of the grain & legume as a dietary base. Whether it be rice and lentils in India, corn masa and beans in Latin America or bulgur & chickpeas you’ll find that there is a concurrent consumption of large quantities of green leafy vegetables with lots of onion, garlic & chilies added. Without these of course things tend to get stuck in the GI Tract. The classic pintos & cornbread of the American South is almost always accompanied by collard greens or poke salat.
This is not simply a method for movement, though that is an admirable goal but a way to assure proper balance of essential nutrients. The musical accompaniment that one often encounters and the cumulative effects of age might just have to be endured though cooking the legumes with a bit of asafetida, as done in India or the herb epazote as used in Latin America might help some even for the aged and decrepit.
So the solution at least in part is what Momma always told you.
EAT YOUR GREENS CHILD… LOL LOL LOL

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:15 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 12, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Perhaps it might be helpful to look at the whole spectrum of diet in cultures that rely on variations of the grain & legume as a dietary base. Whether it be rice and lentils in India, corn masa and beans in Latin America or bulgur & chickpeas you’ll find that there is a concurrent consumption of large quantities of green leafy vegetables with lots of onion, garlic & chilies added. Without these of course things tend to get stuck in the GI Tract. The classic pintos & cornbread of the American South is almost always accompanied by collard greens or poke salat.
This is not simply a method for movement, though that is an admirable goal but a way to assure proper balance of essential nutrients. The musical accompaniment that one often encounters and the cumulative effects of age might just have to be endured though cooking the legumes with a bit of asafetida, as done in India or the herb epazote as used in Latin America might help some even for the aged and decrepit.
So the solution at least in part is what Momma always told you.
EAT YOUR GREENS CHILD… LOL LOL LOL

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:15 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Liberals Coup-De-Tat

June 30, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

I decided to think this one over before posting. A lot of folks who I respect have already done so with what I would consider accurate but limited analysis. I consider all of you friends and to be intelligent patriots. My use of the word “limited” is by no means meant to denigrate any of you or your responses. I pray that when “IT” happens I have you all, or men like you to stand with.

The so called liberals (that term if you research the original meaning does not actually apply to them) have demonstrated their methodology for many years. Their current strategy of binding up the President with a thousand legal entanglements and to assault him with the propaganda apparatus of their lap dog and traitorous media is a continuation of their strategy over the years with added intensity and sophistication. It reminds me of the Johnathon Swift scene where the hero finds himself bound by hundreds of threads and surrounded by the diminutive Lilliputians.
It’s my contention that there is a “coup de etat” (strike to the state) in play as we discuss this. These people are first and foremost cowards and bullies. They will never confront but seek like the rats that they are to crawl around the edges and gnaw at the moorings until the ship of state drifts free so they can present themselves as saviors. Their stated strategy has always been to create a problem then present themselves and their agenda as the solution. They will continue to attack through the judiciary and with their mangy dogs in the media until they can set up a situation where an entity of the existing government can act to seize control in the interests of saving the country and restoring order. You can bet your last dollar that even if their is an attack by Islamic extremists the blame, will be placed on what they term “right wing fascist elements” (That’s us by the way).
I have a running argument with a very good friend in which he tells me that due to a long standing code, the military especially the officer’s corps will have no part of this. My position is that the traditional officer’s corps has been purged of most of the old line men of honor & that many of our service members are products of the same education system and philosophy that has produced our crop of campus snowflakes and social justice warriors. Coming from a very long family tradition of service to this country and having take the OATH myself (twice actually) I am inclined to agree with him. The evidence I see to the contrary is hard for me to swallow but I must accept it until I see evidence to the contrary.
I suspect that the LEOs are in the same position. Many of them as with the military are decent patriotic Americans who would and do put their lives on the line to stand behind their oath. But like the military a lot of our LEOs unfortunately are also products of the same system. In addition, when the breakdown and chaos occur they will have to consider their families and especially the welfare of their children. To buck the system would be to risk starvation or worse. Thus I see a serious problem in who exactly do you shoot and who exactly do you trust. Obviously the liberal (Censored word. I’m a potty mouth) hat neighbor celebrating the triumph of what he considers the greater good can’t be trusted. But what about the sheriff’s deputies or the NG rifle squads charged with door to door confiscation of weapons and the round up of “fascist elements”. How do you spot them and how do you shoot some poor bastard who was forced to make a choice between his job and keeping his kids safe and fed?

The coup will be executed without shots being fired. It’s their way. The aftermath is when things will get dicey. All of those ARs buried in Obama tubes and all of the 5.56 green tip, magazines and web gear will come out of the ground but then when you try to organize with your neighbors what happens? The media will rail against the fascist uprising and run long blowhard pieces about Russian aid to these criminals. Their new president and legislators will call for martial law for the duration of an emergency that will last generations. They will hail our Constitution and our “way of life” while they dismember it completely. I expect that the aid of UN Peacekeepers will be enlisted and that a purge of the military and Law Enforcement will be one of the first programs enacted. The disarming of the population and the internment of “fascist elements” will occur concurrently.

This is indeed a dark view of the future. I have several possible solutions in mind but hesitate to enumerate them in such a very public forum. I suspect that many of you have things in mind and probably have even made actual preps . I’d suggest that detailing them here would be unwise. I also strongly suspect that what many of you think and are preparing would fit 100% with mine. I’m an old man slightly crippled but still dangerous. There were a lot of lessons to be learned from little yellow men in black pajamas. We also have traditions going back to the French and Indian wars to feed us. Just be careful to whom you speak and what you propose. This is coming all of us can feel it in the wind. We need to water the Tree of Liberty once again
G-d Bless and keep every one of you

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:49 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Liberals Coup-De-Tat

June 30, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

I decided to think this one over before posting. A lot of folks who I respect have already done so with what I would consider accurate but limited analysis. I consider all of you friends and to be intelligent patriots. My use of the word “limited” is by no means meant to denigrate any of you or your responses. I pray that when “IT” happens I have you all, or men like you to stand with.

The so called liberals (that term if you research the original meaning does not actually apply to them) have demonstrated their methodology for many years. Their current strategy of binding up the President with a thousand legal entanglements and to assault him with the propaganda apparatus of their lap dog and traitorous media is a continuation of their strategy over the years with added intensity and sophistication. It reminds me of the Johnathon Swift scene where the hero finds himself bound by hundreds of threads and surrounded by the diminutive Lilliputians.
It’s my contention that there is a “coup de etat” (strike to the state) in play as we discuss this. These people are first and foremost cowards and bullies. They will never confront but seek like the rats that they are to crawl around the edges and gnaw at the moorings until the ship of state drifts free so they can present themselves as saviors. Their stated strategy has always been to create a problem then present themselves and their agenda as the solution. They will continue to attack through the judiciary and with their mangy dogs in the media until they can set up a situation where an entity of the existing government can act to seize control in the interests of saving the country and restoring order. You can bet your last dollar that even if their is an attack by Islamic extremists the blame, will be placed on what they term “right wing fascist elements” (That’s us by the way).
I have a running argument with a very good friend in which he tells me that due to a long standing code, the military especially the officer’s corps will have no part of this. My position is that the traditional officer’s corps has been purged of most of the old line men of honor & that many of our service members are products of the same education system and philosophy that has produced our crop of campus snowflakes and social justice warriors. Coming from a very long family tradition of service to this country and having take the OATH myself (twice actually) I am inclined to agree with him. The evidence I see to the contrary is hard for me to swallow but I must accept it until I see evidence to the contrary.
I suspect that the LEOs are in the same position. Many of them as with the military are decent patriotic Americans who would and do put their lives on the line to stand behind their oath. But like the military a lot of our LEOs unfortunately are also products of the same system. In addition, when the breakdown and chaos occur they will have to consider their families and especially the welfare of their children. To buck the system would be to risk starvation or worse. Thus I see a serious problem in who exactly do you shoot and who exactly do you trust. Obviously the liberal (Censored word. I’m a potty mouth) hat neighbor celebrating the triumph of what he considers the greater good can’t be trusted. But what about the sheriff’s deputies or the NG rifle squads charged with door to door confiscation of weapons and the round up of “fascist elements”. How do you spot them and how do you shoot some poor bastard who was forced to make a choice between his job and keeping his kids safe and fed?

The coup will be executed without shots being fired. It’s their way. The aftermath is when things will get dicey. All of those ARs buried in Obama tubes and all of the 5.56 green tip, magazines and web gear will come out of the ground but then when you try to organize with your neighbors what happens? The media will rail against the fascist uprising and run long blowhard pieces about Russian aid to these criminals. Their new president and legislators will call for martial law for the duration of an emergency that will last generations. They will hail our Constitution and our “way of life” while they dismember it completely. I expect that the aid of UN Peacekeepers will be enlisted and that a purge of the military and Law Enforcement will be one of the first programs enacted. The disarming of the population and the internment of “fascist elements” will occur concurrently.

This is indeed a dark view of the future. I have several possible solutions in mind but hesitate to enumerate them in such a very public forum. I suspect that many of you have things in mind and probably have even made actual preps . I’d suggest that detailing them here would be unwise. I also strongly suspect that what many of you think and are preparing would fit 100% with mine. I’m an old man slightly crippled but still dangerous. There were a lot of lessons to be learned from little yellow men in black pajamas. We also have traditions going back to the French and Indian wars to feed us. Just be careful to whom you speak and what you propose. This is coming all of us can feel it in the wind. We need to water the Tree of Liberty once again
G-d Bless and keep every one of you

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Recipes • Sallad from the Silk Road

June 23, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

We found a cookbook called “Samarkand” by two British women Caroline Eden & Eleanor Ford. It’s one of those $35 cookbooks with great graphics & is part travelogue.
We usually pass on these but $6 at a used bookstore was too good to pass up. Working with it has been fun as a lot of the recipes are for grilled meats. The kebab recipes are excellent for summer grilling but the real joy is the salads. They are worth the price of the book especially now with gardens in full production. We’re passing on the “Tarhun” which is a tarragon infused cold drink often fortified with vodka and described as having a “lurid” green color. It’s a bit much for our taste.

I’ll pass on a Tajick salad here that we’ve found super and that solves a problem with salads. The problem is that there’s two of us. Hauling out all of the vegetables, washing and cutting them up each time we want fresh salad is a royal pain. This one only needs to be done about ever four or five days, bagged up and taken out as a base for each meal. Then we add and serve. I’ll give you the basic and then possible adds. Quantities vary based on what and how much you have.

Equal parts chopped radish & split and seeded cucumber. Chop them into about half inch chunks and use young tender cucumbers
Add half a dozen chopped green onions both the green and white parts
Chop and add a generous handful of dill fronds & a similar quantity of chopped fresh mint & cilantro

Store it refrigerated in a tightly covered container. To serve, remove portions and plate adding a pinch of salt, a generous sprinkle of red pepper flakes and about half a teaspoon of sugar. They call it “sweetie hottie” which we think is a hoot.

We regularly add halved cherry tomato (which would destroy the long storage if done initially)
A few olives and maybe a sprinkle of a cheese like Feta which my DW calls “Nasaly”

Another add which improves it is a squeeze of lemon or lime and a splash of olive oil
Adding torn bits of good bread makes it almost like the Arab or Israeli Fatoosh salad

A lot of other tasty & healthy stuff included. If you spot the book I’d advise grabbing a copy

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Recipes • Sallad from the Silk Road

June 23, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

We found a cookbook called “Samarkand” by two British women Caroline Eden & Eleanor Ford. It’s one of those $35 cookbooks with great graphics & is part travelogue.
We usually pass on these but $6 at a used bookstore was too good to pass up. Working with it has been fun as a lot of the recipes are for grilled meats. The kebab recipes are excellent for summer grilling but the real joy is the salads. They are worth the price of the book especially now with gardens in full production. We’re passing on the “Tarhun” which is a tarragon infused cold drink often fortified with vodka and described as having a “lurid” green color. It’s a bit much for our taste.

I’ll pass on a Tajick salad here that we’ve found super and that solves a problem with salads. The problem is that there’s two of us. Hauling out all of the vegetables, washing and cutting them up each time we want fresh salad is a royal pain. This one only needs to be done about ever four or five days, bagged up and taken out as a base for each meal. Then we add and serve. I’ll give you the basic and then possible adds. Quantities vary based on what and how much you have.

Equal parts chopped radish & split and seeded cucumber. Chop them into about half inch chunks and use young tender cucumbers
Add half a dozen chopped green onions both the green and white parts
Chop and add a generous handful of dill fronds & a similar quantity of chopped fresh mint & cilantro

Store it refrigerated in a tightly covered container. To serve, remove portions and plate adding a pinch of salt, a generous sprinkle of red pepper flakes and about half a teaspoon of sugar. They call it “sweetie hottie” which we think is a hoot.

We regularly add halved cherry tomato (which would destroy the long storage if done initially)
A few olives and maybe a sprinkle of a cheese like Feta which my DW calls “Nasaly”

Another add which improves it is a squeeze of lemon or lime and a splash of olive oil
Adding torn bits of good bread makes it almost like the Arab or Israeli Fatoosh salad

A lot of other tasty & healthy stuff included. If you spot the book I’d advise grabbing a copy

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 14, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

I would suggest that there is a larger question implicit in this post. Why is there a “need” for an authority on Prepping?
The fundamental idea behind Prepping is self reliance. We all, one way or another prepare for a governmental, institutional, & general social break down. This by its very definition is a breakdown in authority. Prepping is at its core a process that develops our self sufficiency. That also includes self sufficiency of thought and opinion. Each of us exists in unique circumstances, values and capability. Each of us prepares based on those points to the extent of our willingness and perceived needs. Why would I need an authority to direct me? There are people who know more about many things that I do not. I can learn from them but it is my ultimate judgement that takes precedence. Authority implies there is a hierarchy and a “right” to command. I acknowledge no such right and will judge for myself.
This question is similar to those that ask how to “join” the Prepper community or specific Prepper communities. Prepping is not a club, but the very opposite of a club. You don’t join or submit to any authority you simply DO.
There is no governor anywhere with the possible exception of the Deity

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 6, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Here in Minnesota our African Welfare Colonists are refusing to vaccinate their children. The reasons are unclear but riot is being threatened and they are well organized with the help of various “community organizers” who have made successful efforts to convince them of their rights real or imagined. They are a threat to the community at large in this and many other areas. The Diversity is Strength lie is being show for the harmful fabrication that it is. We have Lutheran Social Services (ie: International Globalist Socialism) to thank for our current predicament.
Folks who received the MMR vaccination prior to around 1980 are being advised to get a booster as are children who have had only a first shot.
Those of us older folks who had the measles as children are seemingly left out of the equation. Those of us older folks who did not have measles are also left out of it and are at risk. Measles at 6 can be bad. Measles at 66 can be quite deadly.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets question

April 24, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Polished (White) rice will keep for at least 25 years if sealed, dry & cool. We store ours both a jasmine & basmati in food grade white plastic 5 gallon buckets with a hammer on type lid. I drop in a couple of hand warmers as oxygen absorbers. The freeze to kill any bug eggs is also a very good and necessary precaution that we implement. We also keep a small stock of the rings & screw on lids for buckets we bring up for use. When we crack one open we transfer the rice to the container with the screw on lid for convenience sake. The lids are too expensive for everything use but the convenience and security for “in use” is excellent.

It’s too bad that brown rice does not keep as well. If it is very well sealed in an air tight oxygen free container. In a cool dry environment it will keep for at least two years based on our use of it. We’ve not had occasion to try longer storage but I suspect that the rancidity problem will rear it’s head after two years.
During the Second World War the then British Colony of Burma was facing a rice shortage as production did not meet needs. The authorities determined that thousands of tons of it could be saved by eliminating polishing & feeding the population with “brown rice”. They did so and kept the population well fed throughout the conflict. After the war an ancillary benefit was discovered. Vitamin B diseases which were fairly common prior to the war had disappeared! The polishing process wastes a lot of the nutrients in the rice. If you plan on survival based on a lot of rice I’d suggest a plan to make sure that those B vitamins are in your diet. Remember that supplements have a shelf life as well so the plan would need to be based on sustainable and renewable sources most likely from that which you grow or raise.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Tinctures – please tell me more!

April 12, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Hey Angie!
You’ve taken the right steps. Tinctures are a great way to get self sufficient. Here’s a few tips from our experience.

Get a really good potato ricer. One with cast handles not the stamped ones. This is to squeeze out the mass of herbs and get all the good stuff.
Buy several yards of cheese cloth at a fabric store. The little packs you buy at the grocery are way too expensive.
Make sure you have pint jars to store the tincture as batches are usually too big for the dosage eye dropper bottles
Find a cool dry DARK place to store the jars and get some really good labels.

Some active ingredients are alcohol soluable others need distilled water or a combination of the two. A bit of research is in order
Adding a bit of alcohol to water soluable tinctures is needed as a preservative.

Backyard Medicine
Julie Brunto-Seal & Mathew Seal

Herbal Remdies (Visual Reference Guides)
Andrew Chevallier

Herbal Remedies
Asa Hershoff, N.D. & Andrea Rotelli N.D.

Just a few eh there’s also the Classic Culpepper’s Herbal

You’ll find a lot of remedies for constipation, female aliments & stomach troubles as these were VERY common in the old days
when these remedies were in common use

We planted a medicinal garden as the herbs can get expensive. We’ve had a lot of fun researching what to plant and doing the gardening
Almost all of the herbs are also lovely perennial, annual or biannual plants. It’s worth the research and work just for the pretty flowers
and plants. It’s also extremely inexpensive

Learn to forage for things like Elderberry. Flowers of this plant and the dried berries are super anti virals
There are tons of others. I sat at our kitchen table with DW a couple of years ago and had to stop at 125
things growing on our little 8 acer place.

Check out abandoned farmsteads (of course get permission) many old farm wives planted herbs for medicine

Some things like golden seal & ginseng are threatened learn what is and how to harvest properly. Ginseng
harvesting requires a liscense her in Minnesota as it does many other places. Check with your local authority

Have fun it’s a great thing to do

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 9, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Figured that this would be the way things really hit the fan. It seems that pandemics are the way the planet “clears the air” of an out of balance situation. Now I don’t really believe that the planet is a rational entity capable of formulating and executing a plan but what ever “it” is seems to mimic that capability. When the American South planted nothing but cotton they got the boll weevil, up here in the corn belt we’re getting super weeds in response to our poisons. When there are too many of one type of fish in one of our lakes it seems that eventually we have a serious die off. There seem to be these systems for balance that jump up and bite without warning.

I would suggest that once we began to here reassurance from our government and the media propaganda outlets telling us that there is nothing to fear it’s time to go into lock down. We’re fairly well prepared to do just that. Though I suspect that “fairly” well prepared is just as bad as being wide open. Consequently with opportunity and availability of cash we expand our plans and capabilities.

The eventuality of a pandemic is well established. The question is when & where it starts and what is it’s nature going to be. I won’t go into the nuts and bolts of preparation as they are very well elucidated on this forum and others like it. What I can say is that there is an inevitability that we will all have to deal with. I’d suggest that our primary focus should be two pronged. We need to be able to lock down and isolate and we need to have the capability to exist sustainably and independently long term. I’ve seen the graves of folks who did not do this. A photo of a plague cemetery would be an excellent motivational poster.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Year Without a Summer

April 2, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

This obviously relates to the Global Warming dispute and can be twisted into anything the proponents of radically reducing human’s footprint on the planet wish.
I believe that the real message here is that there are forces on earth and coming from the heavens that influence and drive events here far greater than the
impact of human activity. The science geeks tell us that 70,000 or so years ago Mount Toba blew a gasket and caused the extinction of most of the then
existing human race. They tell us that humanity was reduced to 7,000 or so people with all of us descended from those few survivors. I have to wonder if
those survivors were the ones that stocked up on the Paleolithic equivalent of Beans, bullets and Bandaids.
When Mount Pinatubo went up it released 300 times more Sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere than the entire human population had released since the
beginning of the industrial revolution. Somehow I have to believe that solar panels, electric cars and recycling are not the droids we should be looking for.
The definition of this planet according to the geologic and palentologic record has been one of dramatic and catastrophic change for millennia.
We have an impact but it appears to be the proverbial “Pfahrt in the whirlwind”.

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Guns • Re: Trigger control

March 31, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Good point cast iron. Did a winter with my daughter at age 12 with a range set up in the basement and a pellet rifle, It was not wasted time
As soon as weather permitted we took it outside. That fall we went to the Minnesota State Fair. At a shooting booth we ran into a gang of her
school buddies (all boys) who were trying to win prizes with their marksmanship. Daughter asked for a chance to shoot the full auto BB gun and
try her skills. Boys had quite a laugh over it with some comments that amused me rather than angered. Their eyes widened to saucers when she
very methodically cut the center bull out of the target. As she turned to claim her teddy bear (pink of course) she smiled and said to the
gang “trigger control always a good idea”. Dad still gets a good chuckle when he remembers it.
Time spent on air powered shooting is time well spent.

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General Food Topics • Re: Sour Dough Starter

March 20, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Interesting responses to my post. At least a few of us are interested in good taste. I figure that making good bread with a renewable starter is not only a survival skill from the point of self reliance and sustainability but from the stand point of taste. One of the dangers of living off basic food stuffs, particularly LTS food is what I call “palate death”. I lived for a time in East Africa and witnessed famine first hand in the Karamoja district. I have seen people die in the abundance of food when it either is repetitive and bland or totally unfamiliar or alien to their culture. Staying alive and prosperous is not only about quantity but about taste as well.

The first loaf we made from this starter was just short of magnificent. It was on a par with the best old world European bread of my experience. I suspect that living in a farm house that is well over a century old has something to do with the variety and vigor of the yeast beasties and lactobacilli we caught. I’m fairly certain that it is also a matter of luck. I’d suggest that it takes several tries to get a good culture and that one should not be discouraged by failure. Failure is an integral part of the learning process. It seems to me to be a good idea to perfect this skill prior to an “event” rather than learn on the fly. Secondly I can say that life is too short to drink suboptimal beer or to eat lousy bread. I believe that beer and bread are absolute proof that G-d wishes us to be happy (In which I paraphrase the eminent Mr. Benjamin Franklin). There is also the consideration that not all strains of yeast are perfect for all kinds of flour. A culture that works with whole grains, wheat or others may be foul with a white all purpose flour. It also can work the other way as a culture suitable for that white flour may leave an attempted whole grain rye loaf suitable only as a boat anchor. As my Late Father advised me on my wedding night “keep trying until you get it right”.

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General Food Topics • Sour Dough Starter

March 18, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

We finally got tired of failed sour dough attempts using boughten starters or recipes that are confusing and so varied as to be useless. We’ve kept some going well for a couple of years but eventually even if we follow the suggestions we find for renewal they tend to die off or start producing what looks like a swamp of weird growing things. There’s also the problem we had of a starter that works well with whole grains and flour made from rye, buckwheat or things like oats. What ever we used never seemed to give the bread the lift we wanted. Getting a real sour taste also has eluded us. So we gave up and tossed the rule book.

We put two cups of whole rye flour in a bowl and added two cups of luke warm water from our tap. Hard water seems to run contrary to a good culture so we used softened water from the appropriate tap. We left it in the summer kitchen for a week after which we were rewarded with a bubbling mass of beautiful sour smelling culture. I set aside a cup of it and added a cup of all purpose wheat flour and a cup of water to save for further use. I’ll add a cup of each today and keep stirring once a day for the next week then let it go dormant in a pint jar in the fridge or use it again, saving yet another bit for more use.
Going on instinct, we added two more cups of whole rye flour and one and three quarter cup of water. We lightly dusted the top with a bit more rye flour and covered the bowl with a cloth setting it back in the summer kitchen to work it’s magic. This morning we added a teaspoon of salt, two table spoons of oil and eight tablespoons of wheat gluten. We then stirred in two cups each of whole rye, whole wheat bread flour and white wheat bread flour. A vigorous session of kneading followed and we separated it into two loaves, formed them and put them in two oiled bread pans. We let them rise for a full four hours, cut a split in the tops, painted them with a bit of milk and a sprinkle of poppy seed. Fifteen minutes in the oven at 400 degrees with another hour at 360. We cooled them on racks and rushed to try as soon as possible to do so. The results are heavenly.

The problems we’ve had are as mentioned, hard water, with locking into a time for the sponge to work or the dough to rise. We’ve found that each flour or combination, each yeast and the temperature and humidity need to be taken into account. We can’t go by a recipe that says something needs to “rise for two hours”. This culture only needs one rise not the two that conventional yeast requires. Basically we needed to bake a lot of half good loaves to get to the place where we could use our experience and instincts to produce good bread. We needed the confidence to decide what to do based on what we know, what the various ingredients(especially the yeast) and the environment dictated.

Now if we can keep the yeast beasties alive were on the road to the real staff of life with no more flour and water paste eh.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Anti-Parasitic Remedies

March 7, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Giardia is nasty stuff. The information in this post got me interested in researching it. I’ll do so. I know a couple of folks who came down with it. They both took a year or so to recover with the help of modern medicine. It’s easy to pick up and tough to clear. I do know one place the island of Dominica (not Dominican Republic) where they told me they were the only island in the Carribbian (sp?) where one could safely drink stream water. Mostly due to the high Sulphur content of the streams which are coming off active volcanos. I suspect that Sulphur might be part of the ancient treatment mnodality.

I do know that for other more common intestinal parasites like round worms or tape worms the old cure was “wurmmuth” ie: worm herb (Artemesia Absinthum or Absinthe). A strong tea was made of the dried herb and the patient (usually a child) was made to drink it. According to the Grand mothers it worked every time. At the least the kids would never complain about the symptoms again because it’s REALLY foul. This is the reason that you find wild grown absinth growing all over the German settled sections of the country on abandoned farmsteads. The currently available “Absinthe” liquor is not real and does not contain the active ingredients necessary.
I am also aware of an old Scandinavian recipe whereby a sugar cube infused with turpentine would clear up a case of round worms. My guess is that this is pretty effective though I’m hoping I never need to test it. My Great Grandmother swore by it though I hear.

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Recipes • Re: Kvass

February 21, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Interesting find
There’s a traditional soup that uses this stuff (Kvass) as a base!
I’m on the trail of the recipe & will share it when I find a good
one. I’ll test it before I post as I think it’s creepy just to post
without the experience and taste of a do it yourself test

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Recipes • Kvass

February 16, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Kvass is a slightly fermented drink from the steppes of Eastern Europe and West Asia. There are many recipes that use things as simple as toasted rye bread and raisins to beets or fruits. It has a slight alcohol content and is fizzy making a refreshing fermented drink. WE tried is and found that the basic rye is very good as a thirst quenching beverage. There are those that claim health benefits. There are also those home brewers who add things like malt & malt syrup using beer yeasts and hops that result in a higher alcohol content and longer storage life. Here’s the basics:

5 slices dark rye bread
2 TBS raisins
1 tsp caraway seeds toasted
2 TBS honey
1 tsp fast action dried yeast

As with anything of a fermented nature make sure all utensils and surfaces are clean and sterile

Day 1: Toast the rye bread but don’t let it burn. Darker colour provides for richer and deeper flavour
Boil 6 cups water to a boil. Remove from heat and add toasted bread, raisins and caraway seeds
Put a lid on it and leave to steep overnight

Day 2: Pass the mess through a strainer lined with a couple of layers of cheese cloth. Do not squeeze but
let it drain naturally. Discard the solids when drained.
Heat the liquid to blood heat (98 Degrees F) remove from heat then stir in the homey and yeast
Cover and let stand to ferment for a day or so.

Last Day: Skim off the foam that has formed and decant into sterile bottle or bottles with a few raisins
tucked into the bottle. Seal and chill. The kvass should be ready to drink in a day or so.
It should keep for about a week caped and refrigerated.

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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 30, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

It appears that the shooters are Muslim men of a different branch of Islam trying to make a theological point. Sadly the myth of the racist red neck white terrorist seems to continue to fade away.
Here in Minnesota places like the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis and many other churches, synagogues and temples hire private security. At the Basilica I’ve noticed that several of the hired guards are actually Muslim men. I don’t know how the Canadians look at this nor am I in a position to lecture them. It would seem to me that it would make sense to hire private security. Depending on government puts religious groups under government’s thumb. I’d suggest that this is never a good idea.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Russian Embassy Flooded With American Men

January 30, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

One of the most important thing that underpin western civilization is the “family” which consists of a man a woman & their child or children. One of the greatest threats to this “foundation stone” is domestic violence. This is the justification for laws against and sanctions for acts of violence within a family. Slapping the heck out of your wife threatens all of us in ways that are too numerous to list. So, YES it is everyone else’s business. The Russians are complete idiots in this.

That being said we need to be careful of this stuff as it goes both ways. Men beat up women and women beat up men often in equal proportions. The law should, but often does not work both ways as many times no one believes that a sweet lady could do violence. I’d suggest from the writing of many females on this forum that the perception is pretty off base. Women, if necessary are very deadly and rightfully so. I can also attest from personal experience that it can happen. Early on in our marriage Mrs. Drak flew into a rage when I told her “no there is no money for that right now”. She hauled off and smacked me. I did nothing. She repeated that hit twice more. At that point I spoke. “I decided that if you ever hit me I would take it three times. You’ve had your three. If you move to hit me again I will block the punch and you will find yourself on the ground. Remember that I am able to punch around a hundred times harder that you. Are we clear?”

I watched carefully as a wave of good sense washed over her face. It’s going on fifty years at this point and there has never been another “hitting” incident. In fact hash words are so rare as to be non existent. I wonder if we are simply lucky or smart enough to know that there are some things that are out of bounds. I’m also eternally thankful that the Good Mrs. Drak backed off, as I’m to this day not sure if I would have hit her.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: A new day, a new leader, a direction less traveled

January 21, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

I worked against Mr. Trump at the Party level to the extent of my abilities. Even though the choices among a sleezy televangelist in a cheap suit, a little crud who resembled a TV mop pitchman, several old line incompetents and a few just plain opportunists. I figured that Mr. Trump was and even worse choice. I continued to hope for a conservative Republican with principals. Now he’s president and has made promises to the American people and indeed the whole world that appeal to about half the electorate. These promise have about the same substance as the Hope and Change sold to the other half of the American electorate the last time around. These vague empty promises are such that that many simply project their own ideas upon.
The Alternative to Mr. Trump was too horrifying to contemplate which in large part is what I attribute his victory to. In my seven decades I have heard a long string of rhetoric and promises from office seekers and have experienced that the reality following an election never resembles those promises.
The bromide that “no matter who you vote for, Government always gets in” seems to hold true in every case
I fear that we have elected another Statist Big Government creep that will continue to erode our liberties, increase our already massive debt load and drag us into yet more wars and foreign entanglements crushing us under more and more government oppression.
I’m not ready yet to give up hope though I will continue to prepare for the worst.
Who knows perhaps the pig can be taught to fly

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General Family Preparedness • Re: A new day, a new leader, a direction less traveled

January 21, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

I worked against Mr. Trump at the Party level to the extent of my abilities. Even though the choices among a sleezy televangelist in a cheap suit, a little crud who resembled a TV mop pitchman, several old line incompetents and a few just plain opportunists. I figured that Mr. Trump was and even worse choice. I continued to hope for a conservative Republican with principals. Now he’s president and has made promises to the American people and indeed the whole world that appeal to about half the electorate. These promise have about the same substance as the Hope and Change sold to the other half of the American electorate the last time around. These vague empty promises are such that that many simply project their own ideas upon.
The Alternative to Mr. Trump was too horrifying to contemplate which in large part is what I attribute his victory to. In my seven decades I have heard a long string of rhetoric and promises from office seekers and have experienced that the reality following an election never resembles those promises.
The bromide that “no matter who you vote for, Government always gets in” seems to hold true in every case
I fear that we have elected another Statist Big Government creep that will continue to erode our liberties, increase our already massive debt load and drag us into yet more wars and foreign entanglements crushing us under more and more government oppression.
I’m not ready yet to give up hope though I will continue to prepare for the worst.
Who knows perhaps the pig can be taught to fly

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:22 pm