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beans, bullets, bullion and bombs

Let me outline for you how close to The Verge we are. Click on any of the links for supporting information. Israel, the Bilderbergs barely-contained rabid dog in Arabia, is attacking Syria with fighter-jet strikes blowing up Russian-supplied missle installations. Get this way the Israeli news calls it: After sources in the Obama administration said Israel was responsible for Wednesday’s attack on a Syrian missile base, an Israeli analyst warned that the US risks starting ‘a very major flare-up.’ Israel doesn’t do anything with their cache of USofA supplied planes, guns, bombs and and billions of “foreign aid” dollar-supported military/industrial complex without USofA big brother standing behind as backup in case the victim fights back. So blowing up key defense […]

lifetime supply of beans

The key ingredients in preparing to take care of yourself and those close to you are called “beans, bullets and bullion”. While I keep climbing onto the rooftops screaming about the economy that those hateful manipulators are destroying, my and your personal responses should include a whole lot of focus on the beans. I wrote a bit about our move. Two years we spent turning a parking lot into a garden only to have the next renters turn it into a parking lot. Our new garden space is covered by a fixed-rate mortgage that includes, as a bonus, the house we live in. Investments in THIS garden are ours. While this year won’t look great on a cost/benefit financial analysis, […]

your bank deposits are no longer secure

A Crisis Worse Than ISIS? Bank Bail-Ins Begin By Ellen Brown With my commentary at the bottom, after her essay – Ted While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. Poverty also kills. At the end of November, an Italian pensioner hanged himself after his entire €100,000 savings were confiscated in a bank “rescue” scheme. He left a suicide note blaming the bank, where he had been a customer for 50 years and had invested in bank-issued bonds. But he might better have blamed […]

everyday kit

What we have on us at any given time is occasionally quite important – that is when you aren’t just hanging around the house in your jammies. I stopped liking anything bulkier than a handkerchief in my pockets and have carried fanny packs from the time I had to make my own because they simply did not exist commercially … that is a long, long time ago. I refined its contents down to a list of items that I use regularly enough to drag them along whenever I leave home: with me always: moderate-sized wallet Swiss army knife with one surgically sharp blade two pens (will soon change to pen & mechanical pencil) comb lip balm thumb-drive calling cards (miniature […]

autumn leaves

The USofA and world economies are standing on paper; piles and piles, mountains of paper printed by the central bankers and LOANED OUT to individuals, businesses and governments. Precious few of us are producing things people NEED… beets and carrots, beans and rice, apples and oranges, chicken and beef, cotton and wool … Most of what we DO are tasks the real world can easily do without. What keeps us employed, earning income is this blizzard of paper money that keeps pouring out of the central banks – again, in the forms of LOANS. National debt, personal debt, business debt. Remembering to whom this is owed and how they came by the money they loaned out will soon be very […]

magnum parasites

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. – Henry Ford The Federal Reserve is the fifth time bankers took control of the money and wealth from the people of the United States of America. In the Banking History page on this site I chronicle the highlights. The story and its impact are as big as all of the money and power in the world… quite literally. Yet there is precious little understanding of it among The People and rarely any interest in reducing their ignorance of what happens to every bit of money they earn! Sigh. […]

why silver?

I have long been talking up the use of silver for storing your savings, that is once you have as much food and emergency supplies as you can imagine storing and needing. The oft-used phrase “beans, bullets and bullion” IS in priority order. I often am asked, “Why silver?” (rather than gold or something else). This 4-minute video does an excellent job of explaining it: silver VS currency

Five Bees

Last week I posted the results of our community preparedness meeting here. The high-priority concerns from that list are: hyperinflation, martial law, fuel cost doubling (in dollars) and personal job loss. The appropriate responses are: beans, bullets, bullion, barter, belong, strengthen community, community preps and a constitutional sheriff utilizing a neighborhood policing model. I’ll explain what they mean. […]

probability X severity = importance

After advertising at and in the Kuna/Melba Newspaper, six of us met in the Kuna Community Hall to discuss some possible disasters that might befall our community and to rank them by the probability, severity and importance of their taking place. The way this is done is to brainstorm through what any of us think might happen. Then put odds on it happening. For simplicity sake, I used an “out of ten” scale for most possibilities. We, for example, felt there was about ten out of ten odds that inflation will at least continue in 2012 at the rate we experienced in 2011. […]

odds making

I just completed my first pass through quantifying my priority setting. While people can vary dramatically in their assessments of the odds certain things will take place, the exercise and format are quite enlightening. Spreadsheets are a natural tool for this exercise, though paper and pencil can accomplish the same task. Column A is the “possibility”; what might or could happen in 2012. What does anybody guess will happen? What do you read, hear or think may go right or wrong? What should you buy insurance for or against? What should you plan for? What can you hope for? In column B you assign some odds to those possibilities. For example, I put down that one year out of 20 […]

silver volatility

Let’s pretend we had enough people spread around in enough high places that we could control some BIG things. I’ll further stipulate that we are immoral, greedy power-seekers who get a special thrill out of creating the largest possible differentiation between us as “the haves” and the entire rest of humanity as “the have nots”. (homework assignment) We begin to notice as our plan unfolds that too many of those we would have be destitute and dependent are transferring their savings from the paper currencies we are destroying into beans bullets and silver bullion. That won’t do. We don’t want THAT kind of survivor wandering around behind our lines. […]

silver breakout

Many of us who seek bits of stability in an unstable world use “beans, bullets and bullion” as our foundation. That refers to storing some food in our pantry, some precious metals ‘under the bed’ and having some means of defending our life, liberty and property. Many bullion watchers have concluded that the most stable anchor and most undervalued is silver. I am not here to post another entry on why buy silver and the reasons therefor. You can read my thoughts on the subject by clicking here or the Category to the right called “economics”. A major portion of those explain silver as a store of value. No, today’s post is to note the apparent breakout of silver’s […]