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Greece on the slippery slope

Cyprus, Venezuela, Ukraine, Yemen, Greece … If you aren’t paying attention, serious changes are going to surprise and shock you. Last Friday, Prime Minister Tsipras assured the Greek people that the banks were solid. Monday their money was not so much theirs any more. …As the clock ran out on a Greece deal, Greeks were handed a daily 60 euros ($67) cash withdrawal limit, sending crowds of elderly depositors who do not have ATM cards rushing to closed bank branches. “I came here at 4 a.m. because I have to get my pension,” said 74-year-old Anastasios Gevelidis, one of about 100 retirees waiting outside the main branch of the National Bank of Greece in the country’s second-largest city of Thessaloniki. […]

escape the matrix

I removed the preamble from the following article. To see it in its entirety, go to D. C. Clothesline – Ted Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny Posted on June 29, 2015 by John W Whitehead     The following principles, taken from my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, may help any budding freedom fighters in the struggle to liberate themselves and our society. First, we must come to grips with the reality that the present system does not foster freedom. It denies freedom and must be altered. “Our authoritarian system is based on cruelty and control—it increasingly drives natural love and feelings from our society and […]

Zeus testing us

Last night an electrical storm rolled over us. One really big flash woke me up, followed by a major thunderclap a second later. There was no electricity in our house immediately thereafter. Still no juice at 0600 this morning. Think: “Good thing today is among the longest days of the year. Sunlight sure is convenient”. No water from mutual water system confirms it is not just our home being affected and serves as reminder that there is no conserving the water pressure like we could if we were alone on the pressure tank. Slide a stool in front of the refrigerator door so we don’t forget to keep it closed. Turn the off-grid 2-meter ham radio on to scan. No […]

home-made motorcycle cover

At the beginning of the month I got an offer I couldn’t refuse on a BMW motorcycle. It was a brand and style I’ve been dreaming about for lots of years, but at a price I’ve never seen the likes of. I thought I could widen the entrance and reorganize our ‘sally port’ to park it under a cover. That didn’t work out. Plan B was an all weather motorcycle cover. I didn’t really want to spend the bucks … well, at least not right away. So I bought the better quality tarp offered by our local hardware and building-supply store. I tied it on with bailing twine, figuring that would get me by for months. That became tedious getting […]

gout out

A decade or so ago I had a bout with gout. One big toe was so sensitive I couldn’t have a sheet touch it going to bed. There is no forgetting you hurt. It is highly crippling and inspires serious efforts to find a cure. A nurse-practitioner decided my pain was gout, wrote a prescription and sent me off. I filled the prescription, but read about the drug online before taking it. Holey smokes! If you value your internal organs, you won’t take this stuff. So I didn’t. Instead, I studied gout online. As you know, there are lots of opinions online regarding just about anything imaginable. Gout is no exception. But there is art to processing information and, as […]

disaster preparations

It used to be that various local, regional, national, governmental and non-governmental agencies would publish information, lists and planning tools for potential disasters. Now you mostly hear disdainful comments about “preppers” as if that is a bad thing. I have to take a deep breath and accept this as cultural Darwinism. It is going to be ugly regardless of what form the unforeseen takes that comes our way. Those of you reading this blog know a lot of ugly things are actually foreseeable; predictable. But most, even I, are not well prepared to weather all but the mildest storms. It is sure going to be interesting. Here are some more thoughts on the subject: 13 Things People Will Wish They […]

Turmeric Beats Ibuprofen

editor note: tuRmeRic has two Rs. Pronounced correctly, you hear both Turmeric Beats Ibuprofen for Arthritis of the Knee Posted at on: Tuesday, April 1st 2014 at 8:00 pm Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder An exciting new clinical trial published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has revealed that an effective natural alternative to the exceedingly popular pharmaceutical painkiller ibuprofen exists for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA), and it is a familiar kitchen spice known to be far superior both in safety and the number of side benefits it confers to any drug in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug class. Last year, in a Lancet review on the topic, ibuprofen was identified to be as toxic […]

health benefits of coconut oil

10 Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil (No. 3 is Best) By Kris Gunnars | from Authority Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits. Here are the top 10 health benefits of coconut oil that have been experimentally confirmed in human studies. 1. Coconut Oil Contains a Unique Combination of Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. In fact, coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with […]