Episode-1426- Listener Feedback for 9-15-14

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 government, law enforcement, privacy, education, who are “they” 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

  • Some follow up on “virtual nations”
  • Why is someone pointing to abuse by LEOs called a cop hater
  • If you keep your data private Comcast may threaten to drop your service
  • Yahoo threatened with 250,000 dollar a day fines for not reporting your data to the feds
  • A school in England is mandating finger print scanners for school lunches
  • A message from a listener about the hands of time
  • This Monday’s Prepper Scenario
  • Did you know Crepe Myrtle is a medicinal plant
  • America’s Big Game, A short story by  listener
  • A military officer is denied entry to a school, the bigger issue is…
  • The arrogance of American is seen in our attitude toward productive trees
  • Where do you go when you do want to hear the “news”, I say everywhere

Resources for today’s show…

This Monday’s Prepper Scenario

There is a knock on your door, it is a sheriff deputy or local police officer.  He tells you there is a chemical spill just up the road and mandatory evacuation has been ordered.  It is about 8pm, your spouse is in the shower, your kids are in PJs in front of the TV.  The threat is real and you understand and will comply with the order to evacuate. 

The officer doesn’t know how long it will last, he says likely at least a week and you need to move NOW, ten minutes to get out tops, what do you do?  The evacuation area is relatively small, about a mile in diameter.  

Last Monday’s Prepper Scenario

Today you walk into work, get called into HR, you are fired, there is no severance, there is only whatever your state pays in unemployment at your current status. You call your spouse to break the bad news on the way home, they tell you the same just happened to them, what do you do now?

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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If You Consider Holding Bad Cops Accountable, Cop Hating, Do you Recognize the Formula you are Following?

I have often been accused of “bashing cops” and being a “cop hater” because about once a week on facebook I will post a video or two of abusive officers caught in the act.  In general I don’t even say much about my view when I do these posts, I simply link to the article like any other I might post.

The most recent example is this article Police chief ‘shocked’ by cop interfering with man recording arrest on video.

You can read the story and watch the video for yourself. The short version is cops are busting some folks for fighting.  I doesn’t appear that they did anything wrong in that action.  They were just doing their jobs.  Some passer by starts videoing it from what looks to be 25-35 yards away, totally within his rights, and one officer gets in his face, threatens him, lies to him, etc.

What “cop hating” rant did I post about this?  The following is all I posted along with a link to the story,

Seems like the Chief of Police is headed in the right direction with this, but the officer intimidating him is another cop that needs to at least get some remedial training.

You can see The Original Post Here

Along comes a fellow named Micha who says among other things,

Look, the cop was kinda being a dick. But I don’t think this rises even to the level of minor annoyance, let alone outrage. When exactly did you start hating cops jack?

So me saying the Chief seemed to be going in the right direction and that an officer that violated the rights of a citizen was in need of “remedial training”, makes me a “cop hater”?

Keep in mind, I never called him a name, didn’t suggest he be fired or anything of the sort.  Just that he needed remedial training, because as bad cops go, this guy wasn’t really that bad.  But you see what the formula is here right?  If you say anything bad, about any cop at all, ever, even when you have conclusive proof that it is true, then you are to be called a “cop hater”.

You do likely realize that most people that do this are right wing types right.  I mean typical right wing conservatives.  I am not saying that is good thing or a bad thing.  I am just saying that in my observations, it is the right that is the most staunch in supporting those who work in both Law Enforcement and Military service.  Most that will stick up for cops in spite of facts and make the “few bad apples” excuse are typical conservatives.

Can we stop and ask ourselves if there is another hot button issue these folks have a strong opinion about?  How about “sealing the southern border”?

Conservatives will often point to criminal activity and illegals living off government benefits as to reasons why.  They will then cite conclusive proof that it does happen.  They make it incredibly clear that they are not against immigration or Hispanics, only illegal immigration by any and all.  To their credit most such people are being dead honest and sincere about what they present and where they stand.  They make a clear, concise and true argument that can’t be countered with facts.

So with out the ability to engage in a factual debate how does the other side counter this?

Of course the opposition counters by saying conservatives are racists, hate all immigrants especially “brown people” and of course that 99% of those coming across the border are just looking to do jobs Americans won’t.  No matter how logical the conservative voice is on this issue, no matter how clear, no matter how correct, the counter punch is call them haters, racists and cite 99% even though no one can prove anything close to the 99% figure.

HELLO!

When this formula is used on most right wing conservatives they rightly assume the nation has lost its collective mind.  Yet on this issue they turn around and use the same old “racist/hater” formula when it is convenient for them to do so.

Simply put the fact that a person is concerned about an open boarder, illegal immigration and a broke ass nation paying benefits to people here illegally, DOES NOT make them a racist.  It also doesn’t mean they are anti immigration or anti “brown people” either.  Such claims are made by people who want to be right in spite of facts and turn to such accusations when the facts can’t make their case for them.

Okay, then when a person points to abusive law enforcement activity and asks that something be done, it doesn’t make them anti law enforcement or a cop hater.  What it make them is a citizen concerned for their rights and the rights of others, demonstrating that we have problem with the facts to back up the claim.  So the only way the argument can be silenced is once again with the use of the old “racist/hater” formula.

I really think this is another pattern that people complain about all the time, at the exact same time they apply it to others. I would ask you the reader, do you not see it now?

Remember another pattern to watch for is the formula to control a society.  This formula is as follows,

  1. First make yourself look weak
  2. Allow your citizens to feel helpless
  3. Find an enemy or three, build them up
  4. Look weak in front of this found enemy
  5. Hope they attack you, create an attack if they do not
  6. Divide your people on all possible issues
  7. Call anyone who speaks out against government a terrorist, conspiracy nut, etc.
  8. Wait until your people beg for “protection” and demand tyranny
  9. Give them what they ask for
  10. Repeat as necessary

Folks pay particular attention to step number 6.  In any event I will continue to show bad officers doing bad things and ask people to do something about it.  I will continue to say that the “good cops” are the ones with the highest obligation to speak up and do something.  I will continue to tell you guys in Law Enforcement that you’d be better off saying you are an “Officer of the Peace” than to call yourself a “Law Enforcer”.  I will also continue to recognize the courageous service of MOST of our men and women in law enforcement.

No amount of the application of the “hater/racist” formula can stop me from saying what is right and speaking the truth.  The truth is simple, there are about 780,000 police officers in the US.  That number doesn’t include Federal Marshalls, FBI, and other federal agencies, that is local and state boots on the ground members of the LEO community.  If 95% are outstanding and only 5% are “bad apples”, then that is 39,000 abusive officers with a club, a gun, a tazer, a shotgun, handcuffs and the authority of the state in the form of a badge.

That number would equal an average of 780 such people in every state in the nation.  That is a big problem.

My message to citizens, know and invoke your rights, record everything you see and please remember there are good men and women doing their jobs right along side the abusers.  Don’t be an asshole, don’t provoke officers and don’t try to set up bad situations just to make a point.

My message to officers, you have been trusted with some serious privileges not extended to most of your fellow citizens.  The people rely on you to use those trusted privileges with respect for and in defense of their rights.  Stop lying to people, know the law you swear to uphold and defend and remember your oath isn’t to the state, it is to the people.

Any officer that won’t speak up when your fellow officers do something abusive you don’t deserve the honor of serving, so go do something else.  The brotherhood of the “thin blue line” is fine, just remember that that line should be on the side of the people, not the state.

Now go ahead and call me a cop hater!

 

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Bob Wells Nursery Joins the MSB

MSB Members Now get 10% off Everything at Bob Wells Nursery.

MSB Members Now get 10% off Everything at Bob Wells Nursery.

Bob Wells Nursery in Lindale Texas now offers all MSB members 10% off their entire order of any size. When you check out on their website just use the discount code in the coupon code box. The code has already been posted to the benefits section of the MSB.

Also, if you would like to call in an order, you can give them the coupon code over the phone as well. They only offer bare root on their website because they are easy to ship via UPS.

If you want container grown trees you will have to call in your order and go pick it up in Lindale, Texas.  To learn more visit their website at http://bobwellsnursery.com

I have dealt with Bob directly several times, he is now my first choice for all trees and plants.  Pretty much if I am buying something but not getting it from him, it is only because he doesn’t have it available.

I am very excited to bring this benefit to the MSB as it is a great value and from great supplier that I personally know and trust.  So time to plan the fall plantings, remember while everyone is enamored with spring planting for many things (especially trees) fall is really the best time.

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Episode-1425- Orion Martin of SideKik.co

Learn More at SideKik.co

Learn More at SideKik.co

Orion Martin is one of the founders of a new technology in development called SideKik.   What is Sidekik?  Sidekik is a mobile application which will perform two key actions simultaneously.

First, Sidekik will activate your smartphone’s audio and video recording devices and begin streaming the data to a secure facility in fact to multiple secure servers.  Next, Sidekik will initiate a video call and connect you with an attorney who will represent you in whatever situation you find yourself.

Why is Sidekik Important?  When you are in a critical situation, such as being pulled over by law enforcement, the balance of power is often against you. The fact is that most people don’t know their rights or how to enforce them. In addition, without a record of your encounter with law enforcement, the question of what happened during the encounter devolves into your word against that of the officer, which normally results with courts and public opinion in favor of the officer, regardless of what actually occurred.

Though many people have begun recording their interactions with law enforcement, the recording is stored on the recording device, which is sometimes confiscated.  Sidekik solves both of these problems. With the activation of the Sidekik app, your smartphone’s audio and video recorders will begin streaming to a secure server.

If the officer has behaved outside of their bounds and doesn’t want evidence of that misconduct available to you, there is simply nothing the officer can do. The audio and video has been stored and timestamped securely, and can be retrieved by you at your convenience.

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-1424- Mike Cornwell on Building a Business from Scratch

Mike, "New Mike" Cornwell

Mike, “New Mike” Cornwell

Mike is a highly motivated Permaculture enthusiast who enjoys working with diverse living systems and attempting to invert problems into solutions. Michael is passionate about sharing the knowledge he has gained, and helping people with starting their own paths to happy and healthy lifestyles.

He specializes in the hot and humid climate transition between temperate and sub-tropical at 30 degrees latitude. He lives with his wife Christine on their 8.5 Acre homestead in South Eastern Louisiana. They started the transition of their homestead in early 2013 and has made great progress towards increasing bio-diversity and establishing a welcoming human habitat.

His homestead is now home to many animals, earthworks and over 100 different cultivar varieties of perennial edible trees and bushes. He maintains a permaculture and homesteading blog about his homestead at MikeCornwell.com.  Mike received his Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton and another by Ben Falk from Whole Systems Design.

Mike joins us today to discuss, Starting your own business and passive income streams using niches as a focus. This includes any business idea to include permaculture.  Including the book he is writing and why it was chosen as his first project, the book is called, “Easy Chicken Tractors You Can Build Today”.

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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PermaEthos First Annual Fall Festival Now Open to All

We have had ticket sales to the PermaEthos Fall Festival open only to members of Class 001 and Founders since Sunday.  We have now opened the event to all.

This is going to be an incredible time at the PermaEthos Farm in Walton West Virgina.  There will be classes by Jack Spirko, Josiah Wallingford, Nick Ferguson, Michael Jordan and more.  Full details are available at,

http://events.permaethos.com/pe-event/permaethos-fall-festival/

Episode-1423- Developing the Skill of Teaching

Geoff Lawton is one of my Greatest Teachers

Geoff Lawton is one of my Greatest Teachers

I put out a simple post on the TSP Facebook page yesterday, it simply said, “Hey TSP Nation, what do you want tomorrow’s show to be about“?  I was kind of blown away but how fast so many great ideas came in.  Frankly I think I am going to busy for months now.  Some of the requests are great but I need more than one day to put them together.

There was one though that I realized I have never done, simply how to become a teacher.  Now not a school teacher, or even say a bush craft teacher but just a teacher in general.  What makes a great teacher?  What makes a student want to learn?  I will try to explain what I think about that today.  I will also explain my philosophy on teaching and why everyone should be both student and teacher.

Teaching is a skill, that is great, it means teachers are not borne they are made.  It is true that some people have natural talents and that makes them better teachers but we can all develop the skill to be a good teacher.  Teaching isn’t hard, it is learning something and helping someone else do what you already did.  We have been lied to here like in many other places, teachers are not heroes with magical powers granted to them by the state and university, they are just people, nothing more.

Again some individuals may be very talented story tellers, speakers, etc.  Said people will be great teachers but you should never see that is why you can’t teach.  What if you did that with running?  I can run, hell I can run very well.  I am sure a being without human legs would be quite impressed by my coordination and speed.  Yet by our standards I am slow, very slow, does this mean I should never run?  Does this mean I can’t run?  Does this mean I could not become a better runner?  Teaching is the same.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • What do teachers mean when they say they want parents “involved in education”
  • Why you have to let go of the “academic teacher view” to be a great teacher
  • The formula to become a great teacher
    • Develop passion for things that are important to you
    • Develop knowledge and experience about those things
    • Show and tell others about them
    • Repeat
  • The formula to develop skills as a teacher
    • Learn to tell stories
    • Learn to use analogies
    • Learn to see connections and patterns
  • Why teaching is so beneficial to the teacher
  • How this concept can change the world for the better

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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Episode-1422- Turn Off The Fricken News

Can it really be this simple?  Yep!

Can it really be this simple? Yep!

I have to tell you guys I have made the mistake recently of looking at main stream news for more than 10 seconds a day, it has my brain ready to ooze out of my eye sockets!  The level of ignorance the typical American is capable of is now at an all time high in my view.

There is but one goal of all this, divide the people and put them in a state of fear.  The lies are numerous.  Such as the upcoming election is critical, Isis is in Houston and poor little children will be deported if we don’t do something soon.

Of course now the congress is weighing in on the domestic violence committed by an NFL player.  If you think this is a good thing, let me ask you this.  How many scum bag men punch women in the face every day and these clowns don’t care about it at all?  Why do you think they care now?

Women do you think any of them would speak up for you if you were this victim but they could not grand stand it?  Further how many of the thieves in our government likely commit such abuses in their own homes?

Please listen today with an open mind, the entire media message right now is a simple coordinated effort to confuse, anger, divide and place our citizens into a state of fear and capitulation.  The worst part is it is likely to work, there is nothing to be done at this point to stop it.  So you much see it for what it is, understand it and design your future around it, vs. as part of it.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • No, ISIS isn’t coming to get you, here are a ton of reasons why
  • How important is the Ray Rice story, it isn’t, period, I don’t care
  • Why the 2014 elections are of zero importance
  • Why the border is being left open for now, and why it won’t close anytime soon
  • The Ukraine conflict absolutely will not start WWIII
  • The formula for control of a society
    • First make yourself look weak
    • Allow your citizens to feel helpless
    • Find an enemy or three, build them up
    • Look weak in front of this found enemy
    • Hope they attack you, create an attack if they do not
    • Divide your people on all possible issues
    • Call anyone who speaks out against government a terrorist, conspiracy nut, etc.
    • Wait until your people beg for “protection” and demand tyranny
    • Give them what they ask for
    • Repeat as necessary
  • The number one way this is currently accomplished is the news, turn it the hell off!

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.

Bob Wells Plant of the Week

Navaho Thornless Blackberry – Highly adaptable zone 6 to zone 10. – It needs no trellis (self-supported) and is late producing, extending the blackberry season to July or August depending on your climate.  Since it is a late blooming plant, you don’t have to worry about losing your crop to a late freeze. Yields are high with large berries and above all it is thornless and great tasting. Order this Plant from Bob Wells

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PermaEthos First Fall Festival in West Virginia Announced

The first annual fall festival has been announced at PermaEthos farm in Walton, West Virgina.  The event will run from Oct 9-12, 2014.  The event is strictly limited to 50 people.  It is right now only open to PermaEthos founding members.  An email went out Saturday announcing this, one went out Sunday announcing the sale of tickets and that email will go out again today.

Again the registration right now is for Founding Members only, it will be that way until Tuesday morning.  We will then open it for a day or two to all members of the first class of the PDC, if any tickets are still available we will open it to any and all.

If for some reason you are part of the founders group and didn’t get the email, you can email me at jack @ thesurvivalpodcast.com and put “ethos founder” in the subject line.  I will make sure you get the link.  Any member of class 001 that doesn’t get the email tomorrow email me and I will get the link to you if any seats are still open.

We are doing exactly what we promised here, first consideration for any events to founders and first option there after to all members of Class 001.

This event will be very cool, it will also get larger in the future.  We capped it at 50 attendees for the first year as we don’t have infrastructure in place for more.  For 50 lucky folks though, you can attend the very first one, the very first year.

Again please only request the link if you are a founder and didn’t receive the email.  We will not be releasing full info about the event until it is either sold out or open to the public.