Episode-1155- Listener Feedback 6-24-13

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on food preservation, back up power, tactical permaculture, debt, personal defense, Statism and more.

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Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • What is “potting” in relation to food preservation
  • My power went out, my food went bad, someone give me a free food card, seriously?
  • Can you combine Army defensive tactics with Permaculture, yep!
  • Why going “all in” for debt freedom isn’t always the best idea
  • Turing your iPhone into a defensive tool with 650,000 volts, yep – NOTE DO NOT BY THIS PRODUCT SEE EPISODE 1160 for Details!
  • To fix the EU Banks, easy just screw over depositors
  • Ron Paul tells us about a way to turn your driver’s license into a national id card
  • A new way to see the ant and grasshopper story
  • If you like it when I get fired up you will love the last 15  minutes today

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46 Responses to Episode-1155- Listener Feedback 6-24-13

  1. The idiots in charge in Connecticut actually handed out the “Food Cards” to anyone who wished to suck off the states teat after the back to back storms we were hit with a year ago. The abuse of the handouts was ABSURD. There was supposed to be an income cap, but they handed them out to EVERYONE without doing any sort of income verification. Disgusting.

  2. Great show Jack. Thanks.

  3. You hit it out of the Ballpark this time Jack. This is one of your best podcast yet!!

    Take is easy…

  4. Jack,

    One thing I learned a long time ago, and had the good fortune to educate a rather intelligent US Army “Butter Bar” was that the Sole limiting factor of a person, was that person’s decision to either go a head and follow, or not to, and there was NOTHING, at the end of the day to change that. He made list for captain a few years later, and I was glad to see a good officer get to be even a better leader. At the time , he looked a tad shockedbut recovered quickly and professionally. I feel at the core this is what you were trying to get across, Thanks for all you do and I am glad Dorothy is getting better.

  5. On IDs.. here in CA, the spear tip of facism, the state is already good and ready. Check out the new ‘safer’ design:
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/dl/dl627e.pdf

    Ready for scanning comrade!

  6. On scanning & surveillance..

    This may seem obvious, but every time you use your CC or ATM card.. you have just given your where & when to the government.. as well as what you’re interested in.

    If you buy STAMPS from an automated stamp machine, and pay with a CC or ATM card, they are uniquely tagged TO YOU and will record WHO you sent the mail to.

    This is why the post office doesn’t allow you to put STAMPED packages into a drop box (you have to take them to the counter).

  7. You’re on a roll with these shows. I wish I could cut and paste parts of Friday’s show and today’s show and make a 10 minute “Intro to Waking Up” clip to share with everyone.

    I know I know, “I wish” means I should do it… but I don’t have the audio editing capabilities. 🙂

  8. “Your wife’s gonna want nice drapes and shit like that.” 🙂

  9. For the next TSP Mint coin..

    The capital building with the slogan ‘I will fear no evil’ over the top.

    🙂

  10. Jack:
    This is almost meant as a joke because I’m not sure how you would test that phone case unless you had Dorothy pop you with it, so my question is…Can you film that please! LOL!
    Thanks for all you do!
    Shannon

    • Modern Survival

      I actually emailed Bryan at ITS to ask if one of his folks might volunteer for a joint project test. Like I said I did it once, that was enough.

    • I’ve been game to spar with tasers before, and I’d do it again, but just standing there? That takes a lot of fortitude. I’d have to be in the mood. In the end, I REALLY don’t like being tased, but unlike pepper spray it is over the instant the shock stops so I’m a lot more willing to do training with them (that and being shocked is like jumping in a cold pool – after the initial shock, the deterrence factor diminishes greatly). Pepper spray is where I say “sure as long as fights on the moment you point it at me”.

      More what I like to do is tell them I won’t strike them whatsoever, and if I take it away I won’t zap them, but they get to try to stop me from taking them down with a taser.

  11. sorry didn’t listen to the end of the segment before i wrote this LOL

  12. Not to put too fine of a point on it, but Jack, Holy Shit! Excellent ‘cast brother.

  13. NotBigBrother

    ON IDs….

    Jack, sorry but you are off-base on the national ID. I work for the company that makes most of the state ones, and many international, so I know what I’m talking about here. You make these IDs sound as if they are for malevolent purposes only. That could not be further from the truth! Most of the security features on the current cards are to prevent counterfeiting and fraud. This is a good thing! The facial recognition systems behind these cards are for the same thing. You would be surprised how much of it goes on daily. Adding biometrics will make these cards even better. Many modern countries use them. Take India for example. Prior to their biometric card, fraud and abuse of social programs was rampant. This is rapidly disappearing saving their government millions upon millions. You state that a SSN card is sufficient to validate legal employment here. I’m sure you’ve seen how poorly made that card is, and how easy it would be to counterfeit. In fact, its is counterfeited and stolen by those same illegal immigrants daily. A biometric-backed card will ensure you are who you say you are..nothing less. Some states are already using them on the northern border. It saves citizens hours per day getting across to jobs and family. I’ve been a long-time listener, but some of the recent rhetoric in this space is really over the top.

    • Modern Survival

      Well you justify yourself the way most people do if you want to. Nothing you said is the point, it is what CAN BE DONE with them by our government. A government that has shown damn the constitution if we can do something we will.

    • @NBB –
      A method of positive identification, like any tool, can have either a beneficial or negative effect. Depending upon how and by whom its being used.

      Facial biometrics can be used to identify welfare fraud.. or to track and target ‘dissidents’ or to deny marketplace access to ‘undesirables’.

      Currently, ‘the government’ is collecting and storing massive amounts of information on every citizen. Which of course it will only use for benevolent purposes.

      The problem is in the ‘it’. ‘The government’ is people. People with agendas. People with goals. People with axes to grind. And largely, people that want to control other peoples behavior.

      People don’t enter government to increase freedom, but to curtail it. If their goal was freedom, their top priority would be to repeal as many laws as possible. To shrink government to its most essential and valuable functions.

      Instead, ‘they’ are seeking ever more and ever tighter control. Technology is cheap, and completely lacking in conscience. It’s the ultimate servant of the would be dictator. It will never turn on him while he sleeps. And works tirelessly towards whatever end he employees it, without pay or complaint.

      Overblown?

      No just standard information warfare.. with complete asymmetry. Everything ‘we’ do, is increasingly known to ‘them’ (which includes the corporations they are providing datasets too).. everything ‘they’ do is classified for ‘national security’ or even for the ‘privacy’ of the ‘public servants’.

      (sorry for all the air quotes.. but the terms are in themselves misleading)

      So yes. The current state of ID isn’t good. But handing ‘the state’ a better method of uniquely identifying and tracking ‘its’ citizens? Not a very hot idea. This government has already shown itself to be completely out of control.

      State assassination? Torture? Rendition? Repeal of due process? Seizure without warrant? Warrant less surveillance? Illegal tracking? Special interest targeting?

      Uh.. yeah, all verified with a smile by the White House Press Secretary, if not the head cheese himself.

      Seriously, what’s it going to take for people to wake up? The president putting a pistol to someones head and pulling the trigger on national TV?

      • Yes, it is what can be done with the technology, not what is planned initially. The thought of being tracked each time I entered a mall, airport or school through an RFID in my pocket is pretty scary. And if the detection equipment can manage that, it can also manage alerting the operator if I go through through without an RFID (or with a shielded RFID).

        • Modern Survival

          Yes can’t you see it now, “sir why would you shield your ID you have nothing to hide right, I think we need to look into your background and search you under the circumstances, oh the Constitution you say, oh there is no Constitutional rights at a check point, we established that long ago with DUI check points”.

          Those that say it is an over reach, I say reeeeeaaaallly, and submit that which occurred to a listener just last week, note them say well he is innocent and knows what the constitution says at the end and how they sort of shit themselves when they notice the camera, INSIDE the guys car, if it is in your car they can’t say shit at least yet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-WMn_zHCVo

          But we can trust authority with even more power suuuuuurrrrrreeee we can, how is anyone dumb enough to believe this. Thanks for your comment.

    • No thanks.

      I’ll take the risk of keeping my current non RFID, non biometric piece of plastic ID I have now.

    • Norcal Mike

      @Insidious “People don’t enter government to increase freedom, but to curtail it. ”

      Please note that some people enter gov’t work to try to increase personal freedoms through the limited means available to them – they’re just not the one’s in charge so the results may not be very apparent or impressive.

      Would you perhaps agree that: People do not rise to influential levels of government by increasing people’s freedom, but rather by showing their prowess for curtailing it. ?

      Re: REAL ID, yes DHS is looking for any opportunity to include RFID chips as part of standard ID requirements. Right now it’s only “Enhanced” DLs that have ’em, but be vigilant folks, it’s soon coming to an obscure rule making publication nowhere near you!

      • Modern Survival

        I think you are both right in a way.

        I would say no one that enters government ever increases liberty and only a VERY few really try.

        I think Insidious was talking more of elected officials then employees by the way. If so he is 100% right, talk to any guy running for office even one that is very “liberty focused” and ask them what they want to do. Generally they want to pass some new laws. Sigh!

        Unless a person running for office ONLY wants to remove laws, Insidious is bang on. I know of only one, he is now retired and his son ain’t like the oldman.

      • @Norcal Mike –
        Its always dangerous to speak in generalities. 🙂

        In theory..
        Can government protect individual freedoms? (yes)
        Can government increase individual freedoms? (no)
        Can an individual working in government work to protect individual freedoms? (yes)
        Can an individual working in government increase individual freedoms? (no)

        In regard to ‘protecting freedoms’ the only parties an individual needs protection from, besides the government itself, are ‘gangs’ (groups organized to plunder individuals via force or intimidation).

        Getting ‘elected’ involves selling voters on the belief that you will solve some problem, or problems, in their lives, exactly like the pitch for every other product (‘Tide’ gets stains out!). And like the sale of any other product, if there’s no ‘need’ for your services (problem to solve) then you make one up, and repeat it until the ‘need’ is developed (Do you have restless leg syndrome?!?).

        The issue with this.. every ‘problem’ in society is a consequence of the actions of the individuals within a society. So the only ‘action solution’ that can be offered is to try to further control the actions of individuals, ie. to further reduce individual freedom.

        As its outside the scope of discussion, I won’t get into how the ‘problems’ are often caused by the existing structure of society influencing/changing the actions of individuals this causing further problems (think fast food -> obesity -> health crisis) and therefore why a libertarian approach of removing individual action distorting governmental laws and programs is the best course of action.. 🙂

        this is all of course IMHO

        And I am very thankful to anyone in governmental, or non-governmental service who is there with the intention of preserving our existing freedoms, or of reducing/ameliorating the effects of ‘the mess’ that is our current system.

      • I’m always revising myself.. I think its because I see both sides of the argument at the same time.. 😉

        On the ‘selling’ part.. here’s the real sell.. why do you need an elected official AT ALL? Or for that matter a ‘government’ in the sense that we think of it now?

        I’m not making an anarchist argument here. I believe there are legitimate social functions that need to be provided for. But when most people think of ‘the government’ at this point in history, what’s in their mind is a cross between a KING a BULLY and MOTHER THERESA.

        Unquestioned ‘right to rule’ mixed with the possibility of arbitrary punishment.. unless of course you’re ‘poor and suffering’ in which case all of your needs will be taken care of.

        🙂 – sorry wandering off a bit here..

  14. GET SOME!!!!

  15. Awesome show, Jack. Thank you!

  16. He would never do that… After all, the Drone King has his drones. (large guided bullets) Humor hides a plethora of uncomfortable truth and dangerous possibility. Id also stipulate that his devoted sheep… er, followers, would stay enamored even with murder. They would simply tell themselves that it was necessary for the greater good. Oh I hope that was a dark deception that I just spouted, but something tells me it may not be.

  17. Good show!

  18. Good Show Jack!
    (I bought my 8 year old a silver round for her birthday this week. I bet it’ll be the only gift left in 2 weeks!!)

  19. hollettster

    Love the crazy redneck in Texas

  20. Ronnie in Iowa

    The United Methodist Church supports the amnesty bill and sent out a HUGE cry to call our senators to support the bill yesterday. I sent them the information on why amnesty is a horrific idea and thanked them for the phone numbers so I could call my senator and ask that he NOT support this bill.

    And so today I sent them this along with the link to “What If”: The immigration situation goes MUCH MUCH more deeply than you all realize. Take a few minutes to listen to this. You may not want to support things in the future that you do not fully understand.

    If you want to support something….support the constitution. Support restoring the republic. Support our right to be Christians.

    Here is my response from the UMC’s news desk when I sent Jack’s “What If” youtube :

    Ms. Deevers,
    Thank you for your email. Grace and peace be to you,
    UMNS

    Anyone hear the sound of snoring??? It’s deafening here.

  21. Ronnie in Iowa

    The United Methodist Church supports the amnesty bill and sent out a HUGE cry to call our senators to support the bill yesterday. I sent them the information on why amnesty is a horrific idea and thanked them for the phone numbers so I could call my senator and ask that he NOT support this bill.

    And so today I sent them this along with the link to “What If”: The immigration situation goes MUCH MUCH more deeply than you all realize. Take a few minutes to listen to this. You may not want to support things in the future that you do not fully understand.

    If you want to support something….support the constitution. Support restoring the republic. Support our right to be Christians.

    Here is my response from the UMC’s news desk when I sent Jack’s “What If” youtube :

    Ms. Deevers,
    Thank you for your email. Grace and peace be to you,
    UMNS

    Anyone hear the sound of snoring??? It’s deafening here. Actually more deafening than their snoring is the sound of the delete key because I sent them something with offensive language. They won’t listen to one word of the youtube because of it. Yes…it’s Jack’s show….but I won’t be able to reach this critical source with his video due to the language issues. 🙁

  22. Good podcast . I was waiting for you to go from potting meat to larding meat. This is another way to store meat that while no something I would recommend in normal times is good to know about.
    Basically you take bucket pour a inch of hot lard in . Then as it firms up put a layer of meat in being careful not to let the pieces of meat touch each other. Cover each layer with more hot lard an inch thick. This blocks out all air and will keep the well cooked meat about six months .
    This works but as long as I have reusable canning lid why would I .

  23. Jack

    Thanks for reading the article I sent you. I mean, I don’t know if other people sent it to you as well, but still. I completely agree that if I had money in a EU bank, it would have been gone yesterday!

  24. Farm animal? No those chickens are my pets!

  25. A Nonny Mouse

    I really liked today’s rant. I agree. We have to exercise our freedom whether the state gives it to us or not. That is why I have two ILLEGAL chickens. That is why I garden. I view every seed sprouted, every quail raised on my property as an act of defiance against a state that would have me eating their garbage and calling it food. I always find it funny when my “normal” friends think I’m some kind of monster because I raise birds for meat and eggs. *gasp* The horror! You know what? My birds live in healthy, happy, uncrowded conditions, unlike the nightmarish disgusting filth that factory farmed birds sold in grocery stores endure through their pathetically short lives.

  26. craig davis

    Jack,
    You are at your best when you go on a rant. Long live the republic.

  27. Fire Ant from the Forum

    Great ending today.

    Looks like I was ahead of the game on my Forum name choice. My thinking was a prepper with a bite…

  28. Best podcast in a while. You’re on fire.

  29. Amazing podcast one of your best one yet. Keep it up jack.

  30. Brett Tamminga

    Absolutely loved the analogy of the fire ant! I look forward to seeing this concept built on.

  31. Storm Clouds Gathering did a video about revloution. I found it pretty interesting. He linked to a PDF called from Dictatorship to Democracy which can be found here.

    http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations/org/FDTD.pdf

    There is a section towards the end of the document that lists many different ways of peaceful noncompliance. Its worth taking a look at when you get a chance. I plan on printing it out some time so I can read it.