Thursday, April 30, 2009

I know I have been lax with my posts lately. There is so much going on in the world these last few days. I know there are things going on that should make us all a bit nervous. I find it interesting that such focus has been placed on the Swine Flu that we have failed to notice the 6.1% drop in GP for the first quarter of this year. Anyone notice that the Dow, in spite of the news of that drop, was up yesterday? I found that odd. Chrysler is going down.

I feel like our attention has been diverted from the economic crisis with the Swine Flu Pandemic. How can we not be concerned with the fact that this strain of flu is a biodesigner strain? It didn't just occur, it was man made.
If this Swine Flu is so pandemic why is there only one death being reported? And that was a 23 month old baby from Mexico. How did we reach a level 5 pandemic alert? Is there some other reason they moved this fast? Anyone aware that if this moves to level 6 we will be subject to martial law? Actually at level 5 they can implement martial law. I'm just tossing out random thoughts here.

Check this out though.... has anyone else been wondering WTF is this company doing?"
Baxter has been chosen by the WHO to head up efforts to produce a vaccine for the Mexican swine flu that is spreading throughout the U.S. and Europe.

The decision was made despite further revelations last month that vaccines contaminated with deadly live H5N1 avian flu virus were recently distributed to 18 countries by a lab at an Austrian branch of Baxter.

Initially, the company attempted to stonewall questions by invoking “trade secrets” and refused to reveal how the vaccines were contaminated with H5N1. After increased pressure they then claimed that pure H5N1 batches were sent by accident.

However, as we have highlighted, the probability of mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible." WHAT?

Let's all line up for those flu shots ok?

I think I need to just go sit out by the garden and do a little meditation and just try to put all this out of my mind for a little bit. It's giving me a head and heart ache.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Internet "Fairness Doctrine"

"Are we rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell,
With no kind of chance for the flag or the liberty bell."
Merle Haggard
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Obama Deception

One again I am asking any of you who have not yet seen this movie to take the time to watch it. This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. Don't let the title turn you off. I can honestly say that it changed my views about some things and affirmed my believes in many others.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

These Are The Good Old Days

These are the good old days. We just haven't realized it yet.

Obama is keeping one promise from his campaign. Change. Oh yes there will be more change than most people can wrap their minds around. It has already begun. Our United States of America has been hijacked. And We the people (especially those of us who are aware) have a duty to fight for and uphold our Constitution. We are entrusted with saving this nation.

Face it people, there is no HERO coming to save us. We have to be the HERO's here. Each and every one of us. We are under attack by the very people that we have elected to govern us. Each of us should be out there every day spreading the word. Get others involved. People are starting to wake up. Not fast enough I'm afraid. At least I am seeing forward motion. I just hope it is not too late. Get involved.
Make a difference.

And on that note, it is not healthy to always be on high alert. Everyone needs a little downtime. It can be overwhelming for me at times. When it does I remind myself to step back and breathe in my dear freedoms.

Look around you and remember all the good things around you. Count your blessings. Take the time to talk to your kids. Visit with your family. When was the last time you called your mom or dad? Sit out by the garden and watch it grow. Sit out on the backporch and watch the sunset. Listen to the birds sing. Go fishing. Spend time with your better half. When was the last time you out of the blue said "I Love You" just because. One day I will look back on these days and am sure to call them the good old days.

And now I will shamelessly post some pictures of the garden. LOL The tomatoes are coming along well and are starting to flower.

Check out my bag of potato's... I'm excited as We haven't raised potato's before and are trying a new method here.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

The End of America

This is quite an interesting documentary. It's a little over an hour long but the information is worth the time. So when ya have a little time to spare check out The End of America

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Cool Things

Two really cool things happened this weekend. Well, three actually because I talked with my brother until my phone battery went dead! He's in Florida so we don't see each other as often as either of us would like to. So all conversations with him make me happy.

My Presto 16 quart canner was delivered. Funny how something like that can make ya smile. I am still gathering necessary tools to use with it but those are minor things. I still need a jar lifter and a funnel. And lots more canning lids. I think I have at or about 14 dozen. I still need regular size lids as many of the jars I got from craigslist are regular's and not the wide mouth jars. So I am almost ready to rock n roll on my new canning adventure.

The other cool thing will take some background information. I belong to the American Preppers Network and am a member of the forums over there. (You should check it out- there are some good folks over there with lots of knowledge they are willing to share) Kymbers posted this on the forums.
"Trick James of the Nebraska Preppers Network who started a topic on the American Preppers Network Private Forum about having a copy of "Patriots Surviving the Coming Collapse" by James Wesley, Rawles that he wanted to pass on to an interested party. I jumped at the chance to get the book. He then mailed it to me free of charge! His only rule: Once I finished reading the book, I was to mail it to another interested party who would also send it to someone else free of charge, and so on and so on.
Trick signed and dated the book and I have done the same! I thoroughly enjoyed the book! "

Well there is a list now of those of us who would like to read and pass on the book and this weekend I received the book in the mail. The book has been signed by the previous readers and each has left a note for the next person to read the book. So far it has traveled from Nebraska up to Canada, then to Minnesota and now to me here in Texas. From here it will be heading to upstate New York. I think this is a really cool thing and cannot wait to see how many places it will travel to.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Your Last Reading of the Declaration of Independence?

OK I'm going to be brave and make a confession here. And don't poke fun ok? Tom, over at the AmericanPreppersNework had a wonderful idea. Please go check it out.
When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence?

Me, I haven't read it since high school. I'm ashamed to say I didn't pay much attention back then. I was a bit of a rebel but I'm paying attention now!
I found myself moved to tears as I read this again. . It was as if every line spoke to me and our countries problems today. This wonderful document can still be our saving grace. We just have to wake up and understand that the wolves are at our door.

Can you see any similarities? Just one or two? I will be studying this more deeply as the initial read affected me deeply. I can see a correlation between the government we have today and what our forefathers fought so very hard to change way back then. It was a struggle over tyranny and facisim. It's like we are playing a rerun over 200 years later. I might just be seeing things ,but if I am, I'm not alone. There are alot of people who can see what is happening. Every day more and more wake up to what is going on around them. We need to stand strong and proud as Americans. Fight the good fight. Bring information where there was none before.
We should be standing loud and proud. Read It!! Take the document and apply every line to what WE THE PEOPLE are living NOW. We are being attacked by the very government that has enslaved us....just as our forefathers were. So here it is...Read and learn

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

John Hancock

Let's all learn something together!



I'm Just Sayin...
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Friday, April 10, 2009

What Next?

The nerve of this administration is beyond belief. What next?

At least the Russians are reporting on this. Why is there nothing in the mainstream news here in America?

401 Keg Plan

I saw this over at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly" and just had to share it with you all.

“If you had purchased $1000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you would have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you would have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you would have $0.00 today.
But… If you had purchased $1000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer,
then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you would have received $214.00.
Based on the above statements, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily and recycle.
It’s called the 401-Keg Plan.”
- Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This and That

Well I don't know how...but we pulled it off. The 3/4 ton Dodge title now sits here in front of our humble abode. I guess sometimes things just fall into place. We did what we set out to do. And all parties are quite happy with the outcome. I'm too happy to recap at this time but....check out the past months posts. (not like there are DH is sooo happy. No more worries about how we would move the RV if and when we need to. It's a big weight off both our shoulders.

I've been in the garden this morning watering and just enjoying all the new plants comming up. Everything is comming up now except for the carrots. I don't know why that is but I will be reseeding that today. The tomato's have grown a good 6-7 inches in the last week. They are kicking butt! The jalapeno peppers are looking good, as are the bell peppers and the bananna peppers.

We got the black plastice down the other day. We still haven't gone for mulch to lay over it, but all things work out in their own time I suppose. Maybe next weekend.

Monday, April 6, 2009


I went to WallyWorld this week. As I always do I swung through the sporting goods section to check on shells for the 30.30 . As I expected, there were none. I haven't found any at this store for the last 4 months or so. The gentleman behind the counter told me that as soon as they get ammo onto the shelves it's pretty much gone. We had a rather long conversation about the subject. He said he has been watching people stockpiling like never before. Where some would once buy a box or two of shells, they are now buying the whole case.

The guy was a sweetheart. He told me about a feed store here in town that carries ammo ( deer hunters ya know). He was kind enough to call them for me and ask if they had any 30.30's. They had two boxes and would hold them for me until I could drive over. Now thats going above and beyond as far as I am concerned.

I asked about 22LR's and there were none on the shelves. He then told me another story ( there were a few). He was helping a customer the other day who wanted 22LR's. I'm guessing WallyGuy had been chatting with this man same as he was chatting to me. The man told him he worked for HomeLand Security. When WallyGuy told him he only had one case the man tells him he will take the whole case. As he is picking up the case to put in his basket, the guy smirks at WallyGuy and states....These will probably be as good as legal tender in 6 months time. Now the guy may have been full of it. Or not. Who knows! It scared me none the less.

Then WallyGuy says he thinks he may have a case of 22LR in the back so if I want to shop and come back he would check. Well he only had 2 boxes so I picked both of them up.

It was actually a nice experience in a funny sort of way. WallyGuy went out of his way to help me and it is greatly appreciated. I even called the store manager and emailed the corporate office to let them know what a great job he was doing.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Make An Offer On Mason Jars

I saw an ad today on Craigslist today.

Make offer on Mason and Kerr canning jars. Too many to count. Three different sizes available. Email or call Teri for more details at ...

Nice old couple who live in what used to be the country. (Progress you know) They have a really nice place.

Anyway, back to the acquisition of said jars. I called and spoke for a few minutes with the lady. She used to can for a one acre garden so she had tons of them.
She didn't really know how many she had or what to ask for them. I told her the going prices around here for new ones with rings and lids. Which is 7.44 for wide mouth pints and $9.88 for quarts. I could prolly have fudged about it...but...ya know.... I'm just sayin...

Anyway we agreed on 5 bucks a case on both sizes. So I drive out there ( bout 20 miles away ) Such a nice old couple. They have been living there for over 40 years. 30 acres of black dirt land.
She was out by the barn with her DH sorting and boxing up the jars. She told me that she hadn't realized how dirty they were and so since I would have to wash them she would take 4 bucks a case. LOL Like I don't have to wash them anyway!!

I am happy to report that I now am the proud owner of 10 cases of canning jars.

So for $40.00 we now have another 3-4 cases of pint jars and the rest are quarts. I wish I had had more cash on me. I swear I probably only bought about 1/3 of what she had. She did tell me if I wanted more just stop by and get them. Her daughter listed them on Craigslist today... I'm pretty sure they won't be there by tomorrow night. Such is life.

To top the day off the DH and I sat out by the garden and admired God's handiwork. Everything is starting to come in. Lot's of little rows of new life. How cool is it to see all those lil seeds take root and push up towards the sunlight.