Episode-1438- Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

Your Body Can't Be Free If Your Mind is Imprisoned

Your Body Can’t Be Free If Your Mind is Imprisoned

Did I really just quote En Vogue?  You bet because in the words of Donald Shimoda when quoting Snoopy the dog in Richard Bach’s book Illusions, “I shall quote the truth wherever I find it”.

Here is another truth my love of liberty is so strong that my life is literally dedicated to it.  At one time I saw the solution to lie in politics.  If we could only get the right people into power.  Then one day I began to realize the sad truth is two fold.

First, generally the right people to have in power, do not wish for power.  They have no desire to control others, that is both what makes them the right people as well as those who don’t want the job.

Second that the few who are right for the job that are willing to do it, can’t compete with the system of predators, thieves, liars and tyrants when they become part of it.  To really understand this just in the US House alone, just visit Defining the Machine, and after that you will have zero doubt that the game is rigged.

So once you realize the political fix is in, further that the banking and industrial giants control that anyway.  You then come to understand that all of main stream media is controlled by only 6 companies.  That everything you are told, shown, expected to believe or argument you are given only two sides of is programmed by a handful of individuals.

This leads many in the “conspiracy community” to postulate that the goal is total physical slavery.  Yet when you focus on freedom you see the horrible truth for what it is, there is no need to physically enslave a man, if you already control his mind.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • Why do Americans think they are free in the first place
  • The real master remote control box and how it works
  • Why you must free your mind of both everything and nothing
  • Why liberty must exist for those you disagree with, if you are to have it too
  • Why people respond to liberty with anger and violence
  • How a lack of vision, hope and real heroes has weakened society

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week – Chandler Strawberry Highly adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9.

The Chandler Strawberry has a very large, medium red, glossy finish, with a large conical to long wedge shaped. The fruit quality is excellent, and the Chandler Strawberry produces a high yield, which are excellent for coastal areas down to zone 9, yet are cold hardy enough to grow in zone 5. If you live above zone 5 we have other varieties available.

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We owe a special thank you to Steven Harris of the Expert Council who secured this discount for us while researching one of your questions about nickel-iron batteries.

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Episode-1437- Assessing Readiness to Real World Scenarios

Time To Assess Your Readiness

Time To Assess Your Readiness

Note – If you send this show to a new listener and they want to skip the intro, have them jump to 11 minutes in.

This show is sort of a beginners show and also at the same time a whack the “experienced prepper” with the 2×4 of reality show.  Recently we started doing the “Monday Prepper Scenario” and the entire point of it is a trickling in of the subject we will cover in depth today.

The truth is many people who fancy themselves preppers are not actually preparing for the most likely disasters and emergencies they will face.   Additionally many people won’t prep at all because they consider “prepping” the realm of the mentally defunct on shows like “Doomsday Preppers”.

In both cases a focus on the extreme leads to a failure to plan for the likely.

Let’s look at it this way, here are some things that have happened to large numbers real people in the US since TSP started, just 6.5 years ago.

Things that Have Happened Recently

  • Ice Storms
  • Hurricanes
  • Flooding
  • Blizzards
  • Contaminated Water
  • Riots in their Cities
  • Tornadoes
  • A massive recession
  • A stock market crash
  • A real estate market crash

Here are Some Things that Have not Happened

  • A global pandemic killing 50% of the population
  • An EMP destroying all electronics on the planet
  • All the oil/coal/gas running out
  • A meteor or comment strike
  • The Zombie Apocalypse
  • The complete and total collapse of the economy

Sadly many peppers are so worried about the things that have not happened their preps are full of holes in being prepared for what has happened and likely will happen again.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • Disaster probability vs. impact scale
  • Disaster comonality
  • Your 6 Primary Needs
    • Food – Why 30 days is a great goal
    • Water – You need more than you think
    • Energy – there is only so much you can do, so do what you can
    • Security – It isn’t just gear, it is protocol and procedures as well
    • Shelter – Your house being destroyed may be the disaster
    • Health and Sanitation – It is amazing what we take for granted
  • The Secondary Needs – You Won’t Die Without it But Your Be Miserable
    • Money
    • A Path to Recovery
    • Comfort
    • Morale
    • Entertainment
    • Information
    • A Sense of Normalcy
  • Why not prepping for the basics is simply irresponsible behavior

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Just a quick reminder that the current sale on the MSB ends at Midnight Central Time tomorrow Oct. 1st.

The MSB is a great value and this is a great time of year for fall homestead planning. So I decided to make the MSB an even bigger value for the next week.

Fall officially began yesterday with the fall equinox on Sept. 21st. To celebrate from now until Oct. 1st you can get your first year of MSB for only 30 dollars. This sale is open to new members or members who’s prior membership has expired.

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You can of course use the code to join by mail if you pay by cash, check or silver as well. Those paying by silver will get 14 vs. 12 months of membership per ounce. Those that wish to pay with bitcoin should email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com to make arrangements to get the discount.

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Episode-1436- Listener Feedback for 9-29-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on ISIS, government spying, standardized tests, homeschooling, education, lies in the media and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • Why good cops shouldn’t refer to bad cops as “bad apples”
  • How Pea Brain Pirro’s Message will lead to a bigger police state
  • The Colorado Student Protests are not what they seem to be
  • The truth about common core and standardized testing is worse then you think
  • Google and Apple give you more privacy and this pisses off the FBI
  • A unique story from the home school arena
  • The lost concept of designing loyalty into a business or a community

Resources for today’s show…

This Monday’s Prepper Scenario

An ice storm hits your area. There is no electricity and won’t be for weeks.  Movement is all but impossible, even with chains most roads are blocked by multiple downed trees.  Forecast is for bitterly cold weather for the next week or so, highs below freezing.  Power companies say power will be out for up to three weeks for some customers, in this case that includes you.  It will be at least a week before you can get out and about.  At that time supplies, gas, etc. will be short and many stores closed anyway for another week due to no power, damage, folks not being able to come to work, etc.  What do you do, including sanitation, animal needs (if applicable), heat, motivation and morale, etc.  

Last Monday’s Prepper Scenario

A serious illness of some form has gone into true epidemic mode. The government and the CDC have imposed a quarantine. There is to be no travel or movement in your area for 30 days. If you are away from home you are permitted to travel home but once there you must stay put. If you are home now you must stay, no last minute trips to “the store” which is likely a shambles anyway. You can’t go to work, you and your family just have to stick it out for 30 days, may be more. What would you do, including how to keep sanitation in check and how to keep morale up.

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1435- Listener Calls 9-26-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls t0 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on chickens, insurance, batteries, gardening, retirement, timber land, hogs, law enforcement   and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Dealing with feeding of chickens at different age groups
  • Thoughts on health insurance for self employed and small business
  • Thoughts on nickle iron batteries from Steven Harris
  • Dealing with a neighbors lawn chemicals (weed and feed)
  • Sizing chickens coops and runs in suburbia
  • Planting timber trees as a retirement investment
  • Thoughts on supplemental pig feed and adjusting conventional feed accordingly
  • When CPS refused to act vs. over reacts
  • Just because one claims to be a cop, doesn’t mean they are one
  • Why does my accent change
  • Why gas over propane for generators if you don’t have a “pig”

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Can a Community Member Get Some Legal Advice

I could use an attorney who would not mind at least discussing some options with a TSP community member that I feel is being bullied by a person with no leg to stand on.

This good friend of TSP is being threatened with a lawsuit, they know the attacker has no real grounds for the attack but they are worried it will cost more to defend the case then to yield to bullying tactics.

The ideal person will have experience in litigation over IPR and be licensed in Oregon or Kansas but honestly any help would be appreciated.  A community is only strong if it is united when ANY member is attacked unfairly.  This is one such time!

I can’t say anything further now, I don’t want people guessing here (as you will LIKELY BE WRONG ANYWAY) so I am turning off comments.  If the full force of this community of 100,000 is needed at some point I will let you know then.

For now if you are an attorney that is willing to do at least a pro bono verbal consult with a wonderful member of the TSP community, just email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “willing to consult” in the subject line and I will put you in touch with this individual.

I feel this person is being bullied, given unreasonable terms, threatened with a short deadline and more.  I don’t like it and I really just don’t want them to make a decision based on fear and false assumptions.

I am not a lawyer, I think I know what to do here but I also know my limits.  Anyone who helps this individual will have my eternal gratitude.  Thanks to all,

Jack

Episode-1434- Ben Hewitt on Unschooling aka Immersion Learning

Ben's sons Rye and Fin in a Real World "Classroom"

Ben’s sons Rye and Fin in a Real World “Classroom”

Ben Hewitt was born and raised in northern Vermont, where he currently lives on a 40-acre diversified hill farm with his wife, Penny, and two sons, Fin and Rye.

Fin and Rye sons are educated at home in the context of a life-learning process known colloquially as unschooling. The Hewitt’s believe that contemporary, institutionalized American educational expectations create “childhood deficit disorder” and do not allow for full maturity of mind, spirit, and skills. Nor do modern public educational options offer the practical, hands-on skills that reduce one’s reliance on industry. Fin and Rye are highly skilled woodsmen, proficient with firearms and bow. They also trap and forage extensively.

Ben is himself a high-school dropout and the author of five books, including The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. His most recent book, is Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Track, Unschooling, and Reconnecting With Nature.

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1433- Developing an Online Business

It has been a long time since I have really dug deep into this topic.  Our mission at TSP is to help people become more self sufficient.  The reality is the biggest systemic dependency most people must deal with is economic dependence.

Economic dependence also leads to a required acceptance of many things you don’t want in your life.  Trading time for dollars is what the labor force is based on.  Yet the entire concept of “labor” is actually disdained by most business owners, even those that treat people very good.  In the end a labor force is an massive expense and a massive source of frustration.

Every business, no matter how well they treat employees is always looking to improve efficiency, at least if it is to survive it is.  Every time I improve efficiency I reduce my need for labor relative to my production.  This means quite literally that business is and has been seeking to design out labor to the highest degree possible for a very long time.

So all while we are told about “job creation” the entire system is based on systemic job elimination.  To be brutally honest, if I am employing 500 people and improved efficiency will let me get rid of 50 I will do so.  Why?  Beyond the capital return, it will let me purge the 10% of the lowest performers from my company.  In the end the 450 will actually be a lot happier.

There is nothing wrong with a job and being an employee, just understand the above is the reality of your existence.  You are employed only because you are either necessary or perceived necessary.  That alone should make most people at least consider either building a business or learning to at least market themselves more effectively.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • The entrepreneur mindset is for everyone, even employees
  • The entrepreneur mindset is infectious, just warning you
  • Business ownership is easy, successful business dev and operation is hard
  • You are likely to fail, so what, that’s great
  • How the internet should really be seen and what is an online business
  • The two types of products, there are only two, no more
    • Needed
    • Desired
  • There are three primary reasons people buy, only three
    • Entertainment
    • Profit
    • Life Changing
  • Define the market in simple terms
    • Who are they (BE SPECIFIC)
    • What do they want (BE VERY SPECIFIC)
    • How do they want it delivered (BE LASER PRECISE)
  • Thoughts on getting started, why just do it works
  • Remember if you are just starting no one is paying attention
  • Success comes with time, if the work is done and a system is followed
  • Many times it is best to develop a market and make the market develop the product
  • Why I suggest above all, follow your passions

 

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1432- Why the Current Generation is “Lost”

Call a Generation Lost and it May Believe You.

Call a Generation Lost and it May Believe You.

You might think that the most difficult questions I get come from older folks who have been around a while, you would be wrong.  The most difficult questions to answer come from young people, asking “what do I do with my life”, in some sort of way.

The current generation (Millennials) and the one coming next (Generation Z) take a lot of flack.  We hear they are lazy, don’t know the value of hard work and never knew a day without a computer.  Really, well, hey Boomers and Gen X on that last one, few of us knew a day without a TV right?  Sometimes we should think before pointing to the “flaws” of others.  I digress though.

The reality is this generation has been born at what should be one of the most exciting times in history.  There is more opportunity today than ever before.  Businesses are easier to start, educations are easier to obtain and new ways of doing things happen every day.  The truth is right now is one of the greatest expansions of entrepreneurship ever seen  on the planet.

Yet many of our young people feel lost.  TSP is about survival and living a better life.  If we don’t preserve families and if we don’t look out for our next generations, who will look out for us when we are old men and women.  What of any value can we leave behind if we don’t leave behind young men and women who value both their past and their futures?

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Why today really is a great time to be alive
  • Why can’t people see how great this time is, what went wrong
  • Why do out children and young adults feel lost
    • They don’t know where they have come from
    • Due to that they don’t know where they are going
    • They don’t have a connection to the earth and innate humanity
    • They believe the hype from both sides of the dichotomy
    • They feel helpless about the hype
    • They are not permitted to fail
    • They are not challenged to excel
    • They are praised for mediocrity and they know it
    • They are presented with a single path to “success”
    • The path is expensive and they know it often doesn’t fit or doesn’t work
    • They are being taught success formulas that are often out dated
    • They see their “parents hell” but are pushed to follow that example
    • They are then blamed for all of the above
    • It is more our fault then theirs and they know it
  • Fixing the problem isn’t really that hard
    • Address the above at least for your family
    • If your family won’t do it, do it for yourself
    • Life really is amazing, just make sure to realize that
    • Take risks, winners fail before they succeed
    • Realize that others will always urge caution to the bold
  • The choice is yours, choose your path wisely and don’t hesitate to change paths

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week – Arbequina Olive – Adaptable from zone 8 to zone 10

Cold hardy variety that has one of the highest olive production and oil yields. The soil should be well drained. Tree has an upright habit. We recommend covering the tree the first winter if the temperature drops below freezing. Once the tree has been in the ground for a year and is well rooted, it then will begin to withstand the colder temperatures.

The older the tree gets the more, cold hardy it becomes. Oil is sweet, delicate and fragrant with intense fruitiness but low levels of bitterness and spiciness. If you live above zone 8, you can grow it in a container and bring it inside during the winter months.  –  Order this Plant at Bob Wells Nursery

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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