Saturday, October 31, 2009

Prepper Therapy

Sometimes it all seems to be too much. Sometimes you get wrapped up in the preps, the guns and the potential badness the world has to offer. You think about how it will effect your kids, your spouse, your extended family and your friends who have not prepared. You are a Sheepdog, but you know you cannot protect everyone, all the time. It can give you an ulcer.

The cure? Wiener Dogs. I suggest 3 or more. Nothing is as therapeutic or cathartic as watching a herd of Wiener Dogs chase each other under the couch, under your bed, or under your feet. They don't eat much, and no matter how bleak the outlook for the future, they give you this look (see picture) when you call their name. The look that says; "Hey, everything is OK, if it weren't, would I be chasing these other dogs around?"

Thanks dogs.

Quote of the Century

"The society of late twentieth century America is perhaps the first in human history where most grown men do not routinely bear arms on their persons and boys are not regularly raised from childhood to learn skill in the use of some kind of weapon, either for community or personal defense - club or spear, broadsword or long bow, rifle or Bowie knife. It also happens to be one of the rudest and crudest societies in history, having jubilantly swept most of the etiquette of speech, table, dress, hospitality, fairness, deference to authority and the relations of male and female and child and elder under the fraying and filthy carpet of politically convenient illusions. With little fear of physical reprisal Americans can be as loud, gross, disrespectful, pushy, and negligent as they please. If more people carried rapiers at their belts, or revolvers on their hips, it is a fair bet you would be able to go to a movie and enjoy the dialogue from the screen without having to endure the small talk, family gossip and assorted bodily noises that many theater audiences these days regularly emit. Today, discourtesy is commonplace precisely because there is no price to pay for it." ~ Samuel Francis, Chronicles

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saint Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? The Nobel Prize Committee in Oslo, Norway has decided to award this years Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama.
I am not sure I even have a response.
The head of the committee, Thorbjoern Jagland , defended the decision by saying:
"Can someone tell me who did more than him this year? It is difficult to name a winner of the peace prize who is more in line with Alfred Nobel's will."

Jagland, a former Norwegian prime minister, said "we are capturing the spirit of the times, the needs of the era."

Did they not have anyone else? No one else? What about Brad Pitt, or that kid that caught the fly ball and threw it back on the field? They both seem equally worthy.
At least President Obama is popular somewhere, because here in the US, he is not making any new friends, on either side of the political spectrum.
I think I'll go watch True Blood reruns. It's certainly more believable.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Urban Survival Podcast!

If you want to upgrade your knowledge in a fun and high-tech manner, check out the Urban Survival Podcast! Interesting information streamed direct to your computer. Save it as an MP3 and load it on your I-Pod, it beats listening to Kanye West while you workout!

Our pending finaicial collapse's Silver lining...

I decided it was time to post something positive for a change. It seems to me that I have become the harbinger of doom on this blog. Well, that's all good and well, since America needs a LOUD wake up call, and although I am not saying my humble blog will serve that purpose, I do feel that instead of just complaining, I should give a little back. So, America, here it is...

If America does indeed face a financial meltdown, what will be the currency of the aftermath? Well, since the beginning of recorded history, precious metals have been the currency of choice. It seems to follow that if our printed money becomes worthless, a person with an amount of precious metals might be able to better barter for what they need in life.

Where can one get precious metals? Well, Apmex makes it easy. Here are a few investments you might consider and the pros and cons for each:

Gold- Gold is currently running around $1000 an ounce, and even though Apmex offers 1/2, 1/4 and 1/10th ounce rounds, gold might be a little too much to use for regular barter. If you can afford it, keep some on hand to make capital purchases such as farm equipment, vehicles, land and firearms, but it is probably a little too much for your everyday prepper.

Silver- Available in pure silver and junk silver, this may be your best bet for investment. 1 oz. Silver American Eagle coins can be had for less than $20 each typically. Silver is around $16 an ounce on the open market, and is sure to climb in value after a crash. Silver rounds would be excellent currency in this case.

Junk silver refers to coinage that is less than 100% pure silver, such as US dollar coins, half dollars, quarters, dimes and nickles made prior to 1935. For instance, Morgan dollars produced between 1878 and 1904 are 90% silver. To use them for currency, agree on a price per ounce for silver, weigh your coins and take 90% of that amount to get a correct price. Morgans can be had for around $15 each currently. Barber and Mercury dimes are also popular and are available in rolls of 50 for less than $100.

The Apmex site is an excellent reference and learning tool and offers both US and foreign silver, gold, platinum and palladium coins, ingots and collectors items.

Get it now, don't wait. Gold and silver may become our only source of portable wealth if we face a financial collapse in the coming years.