Things to think about (ASAP)

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  1. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Great post Brian, I think especially because this is an inexpensive yet very pragmatic way to provide both light and heat in a room if needed in a time of emergency. It is also something which most of us can find locally sourced as well.
    I have mentioned this before because of the time of year but canning supplies are all but non existent in our local shops. Of course this is that time of year when most have put up their canning for the year so this is to be expected. However, this winter is the time to buy supplies for next years canning not next year. supplies will be prevalent in most places and in very low demand in my experience. This will be the time to put up stores for the coming next year. I always buy and have on hand plenty of lids and a few cases of jars in reserve in the attic for those just in case moments. Also, one can lay in quite a supply without worrying that you are taking more than your share and putting others in a pinch because demand will be almost nil and prices will be better also.
    Canning is a much better way to lay in food in all forms versus freezing IMO. It lasts and stays fresh for a much longer period and retains more nutritional value if taste is any indication.
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  2. AED

    AED Powers

    If only I can get others friends and family to watch this! This is well done. My uncle warned me years ago --1973--of all of this. He was a very successful banker but also a devout Catholic. I have never forgotten what he told me. Paraphrasing " your power as a free citizen is an illusion...elections are an think you are voting for a republican and winning...but you are voting for their candidate. They decide who runs. The bankers decide everything."
    Taylor Caldwell wrote of it in her novel Captains and Kings. Malachi Martin spike of it over and over. This video does a good job giving an overview.
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  3. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Yeah it's really a good primer for understanding who is running the show and how they have gone about it. In fact, I think it's the best video I have seen ever in that regard.
    One of the reasons Trump was so successful was that he was not relying on them to fund his campaign so he was not beholden to them. The families behind the banks and investment funds made that perfectly clear with their insane non stop investment in sullying him every move he made. He baited the media too and they fell for it every time. Trump made some huge mistakes though and he paid for it dearly. One of them was leveraging Kissinger IMO. He should never have let Bannon go but he should have distanced himself from people like Roger Stone and never should have pardoned him.
    I do have to say though that I have never seen a presidency like Bidens where everything he does turns against him. I'm pretty sure he and the media are just hell bent on carrying out the America bad no matter what narrative.
    Now since we abandoned Afghanistan and our allies in the north who fought against the Taliban for moderate Islam for decades and essentially handed it to the EurAsia nations, Iran, and Russia I've noticed that the media is starting to pivot to pushing infrastructure projects here at home. MSCCP had M. Moore on recently extolling the virtues of socialism of course.
    America is being deliberately divided.
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  4. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    The UK has run into an energy crisis - as well as impending food shortages = a headline in a tabloid today is quite funny -


    There seems to be a deliberate push towards VEGANISM --

    Time to grow your own food if you can --
  5. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Very good post AED…and sadly, I believe it to be true. The illusion is revealing itself now.

    Your comment,”Taylor Caldwell wrote of it in her novel Captains and Kings.”….reminded me of one of one of my favorite TV series from the 70’s…the tv mini series, Captains and the Kings from the Taylor Caldwell novel.
    I remember how our family waited for it to come on each night. It was riveting….and revealing….especially the politics and the power that comes with it….
    And yes, Malachi Martin warned us long ago what was coming. His recordings were some of the most interesting I’ve ever listened to. He was brilliant….and sadly, prophetic.
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  6. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Yes…the devision of this nation is deliberate Don.
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  7. AED

    AED Powers

    My husband found a headline here this morning with the same message. The are blaming the meat shortage on a scarcity of CO2. Can anyone explain this? Is that needed for refrigeration?
    AOC dream come true--a meat free planet.
  8. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    CO2 is carbon dioxide. It is needed to grow plants like trees and grass and vegetables. So I am mystified. I think we have an abundance of it.
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  9. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    It's used to keep meats looking fresh for weeks and prolongs its spoilage. Treatment with CO2 helps preserves the color. About 70% of the meat produced in the US uses it. It is also one of the reasons I buy meat from a local butcher as much as possible.
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  10. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thanks! Did not know.
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  11. Clare A

    Clare A Archangels

    Veganism is definitely being pushed at us in the uk. Waitrose have ‘Veganuary’ where their Fb page churns out recipes etc in January. I saw a new magazine (Sainsbury’s?) with Vegan ideas splashed on the cover. I wrote on the Veganuary thread that veganism is a lifestyle choice not a virtue and got many likes.

    Humans have eaten meat in a balanced diet for thousands of years so I don’t buy into the fat free Frankenfoods or the virtue signalling and rather sinister promotion of vegan food which does not suit everyone anyway.
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  12. Claves.Sancti.Petri

    Claves.Sancti.Petri Archangels

    I believe Orthodox monks don't eat meat and many hermits done eat meat. I think there is a spiritual component and choice. I myself eat meat.
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  13. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Oh same here in the USA. Vegan products are in all of the markets, and most restaurants have these items on their menus. I have noticed, at least where I live, that many Vegans are into New Age practices to the point where it is almost cult like. I don't want anyone controlling what I consume, just like I don't want anyone forcing me to be vaccinated.
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  14. AED

    AED Powers

    Agree agree agree. This war on meat is insane. The vegans I know really treat it like a religion. Creepy.
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  15. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member

    Today’s big project. Installed a hand pump for our deep well. If electricity goes out, so does our electric well pump. If it is prolonged, like with an ice storm, or worse, we have no other access to running or standing water. This pump reaches the depth of the static water level, 45 feet below ground level, plus about 15 feet extra for a total of 60 feet, to take into account fluctuations in well water level with seasons, drought etc.

    I still need to install the hand lever which pivots on a 4 foot piece of galvanized pipe, cemented into the ground next to the hand pump.

    I’ve been researching deep well hand pumps that can be installed alongside an electric deep well pump for a year. I decided on one from because their design is bulletproof and idiot proof and doesn’t rely on yearly replacement of rubber or leather seals inside the pump mechanism.

    Yes, I’d recommend them. Compared to alternatives they are reasonably priced and appear very well made with a unique pump design that won’t wear out. 7D97ECAB-4201-4480-8BEB-6FFD90929771.jpeg
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  16. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Great idea. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac this winter is supposed to be the 'season of shivers' ...brrr.
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  17. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member

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  18. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Powers

    I'm glad you posted this. It's reminded me to restock our firewood!
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  19. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member

    Finally finished last night. I had to dig a hole and set a 4 foot galvanized steel pipe in cement as the pivot arm for the long handle for the hand pump. A34AA1D6-0BA7-43F6-9FF4-3AFAC997A789.jpeg
  20. Mario

    Mario Powers

    We have a setup in our basement, Brian. The main water line comes from the 22 foot stone-lined well (circa 1830) into the basement via a 20 foot horizontal pipe. Before our adaptation, this water line fed into the tank from which the electric pump then draws water upstairs. We can shut off the flow manually and redirect the incoming water to a hand pump if the power goes out. At this point, it requires us to pump and carry the water upstairs 2 gallons at a time for washing or drinking. That may seem annoying, but having no power on a long term basis would slow down the pace of life anyway. It is doable with Geralyn and I in relatively good health.

    Lord have Mercy!
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