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Episode-1052- The Need for Skill Set Development in a Changing World

Today we announced a new feature to 13skills.com that will improve interaction among members.  This got me thinking that while I often talk about our need to improve skills (specifically hard skills) I have not ever really done a dedicated show specifically going into the actual reasons that such skills are so important.

Our modern age has lulled us to sleep but most people that listen to TSP are aware that major changes are not just coming, in many ways they are happening right now, in front of our eyes.  We live in a society where people “call a guy” far more often then fixing things themselves.  We teach our children to avoid phyical work at all costs and are devolving into tablet and phone based society.

I personally love technology but consider that we teach a student basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division prior to empowering them with a calculator.  Should we not also teach young drivers to use street signs and read a map before giving them a GPS application?

I also have some follow up from yesterday, one issue I seem to have been very wrong about in regard to college and I wish to make it right and something very dangerous in the so called “NRA Members Gun Safety Act” I left out yesterday.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

Follow Up From Episode 1051

  • Listener’s weigh in on the value of community college even with advanced degree pursuit
  • Why the no fly list and terror watch lists do NOT belong in the gun control debate

On Today’s Main Topic

  • What a faltering economy or economic collapse means in regard to skills
  • Hard skills vs. soft skills and why we need to emphasize hard skills on some levels
  • How we lost our skills as modern Americans
  • Why we actually feel fulfilled and good about ourselves by building up our skills
  • Why you should focus on the skills that interest you but also challenge you
  • How the loss of skills is directly related to our loss of liberty
  • Why responsibilities must be part of our rights if we are to retain said rights
  • Why real teachers don’t create students but new teachers
  • What have you done with your dash, what will you leave behind

 Resources for Today’s Show:

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Episode-691- Listener Calls for 6-24-11

Well it is Friday and our first listener call in show since I have returned from vacation.  We have some awesome stuff today on ground nuts, constitutional law,  pepper spray for defense, composting, coupons and more.

If you would like to be featured on a show such as this one call in your question, comment or commentary to 866-65-THINK and we will try to get you on the air.  Currently our back log is about 3-4 weeks between calls coming in and being featured on the air.  If you called in more than a month ago at this point you may want to call in again.

Join me today as I take your calls on…

  • Is it getting easier to share prepping and if so why
  • Troubleshooting problems with growing groundnut (Apios americana)
  • If fuel prices skyrocket would the government subsidize OTR Truckers
  • How would we know if the economy is declining to a point of no return
  • Building a composting system with garbage cans
  • Thoughts on consuming raw milk
  • Couponing is it as good as some people claim
  • Why are the 9th and 10th amendments so rarely discussed today
  • How the GFCI outlet in your bathroom can ruin food in your chest freezer
  • Thoughts on the Indiana court decision about unlawful entry
  • When has our government gone “too far” and unconventional actions are required

Additional 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

 

 

Episode-602- Stewart Rhodes Founder of Oath Keepers on Restoring the Republic

Today Stewart Rhodes founder of Oath Keepers joins us on The Survival Podcast to discuss the fight to restore our Constitutional Republic to its roots.

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving and prior service military, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath they swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Oath Keepers believes that our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

The Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. They will not “just follow orders.” The Oath Keeper motto is “Not on our watch!”

Additional 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 and you might hear yourself on the air

Episode-545- Five More Lies that Attack Individual Freedom and Liberty

Today’s show expands on yesterday’s and gives you five more lies that most American’s believe to be true. No conspiracy theories or tin foil hat concepts here. This stuff is all wide open and easy to verify as fact by reading simple history and looking at current realities.  Again think about the fact that this show was done in advance of the economic recession.  Before the election of Barack Obama and the fully commanding take over of the House and Senate by the democrats.

At the time I did this show the Dow Jones was still hovering around 12,000 and was a few weeks away from the massive October crash and later the February of 09 cliff dive.   There were no Tea Parties, the unemployment rate was about 5.5%.  People like me at that time were being publicly called nuts for saying that now was the time to protect yourself and that bad times were on the way.

Sorry for the background noise in today’s show, while I think the audio is over all much better my mobile studio seemed to attract every semi truck on the highway on that day.

Tune in today to get my thoughts on,

  • The lie that the “governments role is to solve the problems of the people”
  • How ridiculous the concept of a “government that would solve individual problems” would be in a discussion among the Founding Fathers
  • The lie that “America is the freest nation in the world”
  • One thing that you can do in many countries that will get you arrested at gun point in America
  • The lie that we need to “spend more on national defense”
  • The fact that the U.S. spends more money on our military then the combined military budgets of every other nation in the world combined
  • The reality that the U.S. economic system is now best defined as fascist
  • The lie that it is “normal for the price of goods and cost of living to continually rise over time”
  • The effect of having a false paper currency backed by nothing and what a 1935 silver quarter still buys today
  • The lie that “politicians should be experienced”
  • How a government of “career politicians” have destroyed our freedom, yet not had to live with the consequences of their decisions as private citizens
  • Why a Kansas farmer, Texas rough necker or Detroit auto worker would all be better as our senators then the people we have in office today

Additional 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-544- Five Lies that Attack Individual Liberty

Today we have a rebroadcast of a show I did back in August 27th, 2008.  I decided this would be a good show to have on during my absence to Arkansas where I am laying wood flooring getting ready for our move there this winter. I want you to think about some of these things in contrast with the so called “historic election” that just occurred yesterday.  My belief is until some of these underlying issues no matter who is in charge we will get the same results with a different marketing message.   Today’s podcast may challenge some of your beliefs and might even make you angry at times. That just means is isn’t the same old – same old.

Keep in mind that this show was done in 2008 before the economic crash when all the talking heads were telling us that things were going to be just fine and countless advisors were telling people to buy Bank of America stock because it had dropped in price due to “guilt by association”.

Tune in to get my thoughts about,

  • The lie that “its a consumer driven economy and there is nothing wrong with that” and how it is driving people and our nation into the oppression of debt.
  • The lie of “no child left behind” and that “everyone should go to college” and how it is destroying our economy and making us dependent on illegal immigrant labor
  • The noble professions no one goes to college to do and why we need quality people to do them
  • The lie that “The Constitution gives us rights” and how that lie grants government power that it does not and should not have
  • Why The Constitution does not “apply to Americans” and how it actually applies to humans
  • The lie of class warfare and how it convinces you that you don’t have what you want because of some other group
  • The class structure of Europe that we left behind and why it needs to stay there
  • The lie that “you can’t do it” or “you can’t make it” with out government help and how the government is actually the problem that limits individual achievement
  • The lie of being told what you want or told what is a success or a failure or what you need
  • Why no matter who runs Washington we all still have the ability to declare individual liberty
  • How we lost the attitude of “this family doesn’t take charity” and how that is killing us
  • How the individual spirit and personal fortitude is stronger then any law, government or situation
  • How many of the “poor” are really free and many of the most “successful” are enslaved by life and debt
  • How your personal action, personal spirit and determination are your greatest survival asset

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 and you might hear yourself on the air

Episode-539- A New Understanding of Money – Part Two

Today we shall continue with Part Two of  “A New Understanding of Money”.  This subject is deep and complex yet once we peal back the layers it is remarkably simple.  Yesterdays show set up the fundamental underlying knowledge necessary to comprehend the real mess that has been made of our monetary system.

Today we will learn about the way our money is supposed to be created and managed and the common misconceptions about gold and currency in relation to the United States dollar.  We will build a fictional currency of our own to work in a barter economy, this will be like studying Latin to actually understand the structure of English but a lot more entertaining.

When you finish with today’s show and add it to yesterday’s you will know more about our currency than 99% of Americans with Bachelors Degrees.    Indeed you will know more about what really maters then may with degrees in economics and finance.

Join me today to learn…

  • The real issue is the private control of public money
    • Money creation and control is one of the Federal Governments few assigned constitutional roles
    • Why the House should be the most powerful force in government
    • Why the House was designed to be subject to the will of the people
    • How the Senate is supposed to be a “States check” on the House
    • More to 1913 then just the Federal Reserve
    • To correct the system Congress must retake control of the creation of money
  • What is money really?
  • Creating a barter currency to understand reality
  • Requirements for a functional currency
    • Total quantity must be limited
    • Expansion of the supply must be possible
    • Durable
    • Divisible
    • Backed by an intrinsic value
    • Have greater face value then its physical worth
    • Difficult or impractical to counterfeit
    • Able to be exchanged for goods and or services
    • Convertible into external currencies (useful outside its internal economy)
    • Have the confidence of its users
  • Fixing our current monetary system
    • A gold standard alone is not the answer, perhaps no answer at all
    • How moving both to and from gold have both been used to steal public wealth
    • What do we really need our currency to do and what value should it reflect
  • What you can do for yourself and your nation
    • Be an informed, educated and polite evangelist
    • Understand the money supply is not about politics
    • Accept that the current system will change but that we can’t know how
    • Exist outside the system where you can
    • Base your personal economy on value

Additional 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-479- Listener Feedback 7-21-10

So since I was out in the field on Monday I figured we would do a listener call in show for today, I have some great questions, please understand if you have asked a question or even a few questions and have not had it answered on the air that my volume of email at this point is barring on the insane.   On any given day 200-300 emails that are either questions, show comment materiel or references to relevant articles are sent in to me, that ammounts to 1400-2100 a week.  I can’t get to everyone but I work hard to get a good snapshot into each show like this.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Fun with the Border Patrol and Park Rangers at Big Bend (apparently camo on a manikin is “highly suspicious but not illegal”)
  • Here is an idea a GMO “super mosquito”  but at least it won’t carry malaria
  • The Colony Season Two will begin soon but what is the deal with their invasive facebook application?
  • Is investing in a 401k, 403b, IRA, etc . a good idea right now – this isn’t a yes or no question
  • Can a state legally nullify a federal law, under what circumstances, etc.
  • What can you trade a paperclip for, how about a house
  • Is prepping an enjoyable activity, I think so what about you
  • You can get your investment principle out of a ROTH investment penalty free, I was wrong on this one
  • When making jerky what are you looking for in a cut of meat

Additional 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-150- Are all Survivalists Right Wing Politically Speaking

A recent forum thread stated that part of the reason survivalists concepts do not attract more people is because we all come from such a right wing stand point.  Clearly as a Libertarian I take exception to this, the reality is most survivalists have a strong believe in following the Constitution.

Those that acutually respect The Constitution are often painted as “Right Wing” by the media but are they?  Is it exclusively a republican ideal to support The Constitution?  Of course not, do not Democrats invoke The Constitution when it suits them?

My view is Survivalists are often seen as “right wing” simply due to the communities overriding belief in the “right to keep and bare arms” applying to “the people”.  Yet many of us have what are called “liberal beliefs” by many as well in regard to things like alternative energy, restrictive social pollicies and even the unconstitutional practice of certain aspects of drug prohibition.

What are the real reasons the survivalist community doesn’t grow as fast as it should, tune in today to hear my take on that.

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-137- Individual Secession from The Systems

Can an individual alone secede from the current system of politics and government support?  Yes I believe that you can.  It is not “un American” or a “renouncement of citizenship” and it isn’t anything like a state seceding from The Union.

No instead it is an affirmation of citizenship and the responsibility that goes with it.  Today I start off answering a question about Mitchell Fishing reels from an earlier episode, get into more on the Trillion Dollar Stimulus and end up with my personal declaration of independence from “the systems”.

I ask you to listen and consider what I am saying, I will be formalizing this “act of secession” this weekend and asking others to join in.

I am also giving away two tactical slings from SOE Tactical Gear today, so make sure to listen for the code word and email it as instructed to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Links for Today

Episode-58- Listener Comments and Questions Answered

Today I worked from home so I got around to what I hope will be the first of many shows answering users email and sharing their stories with the audience.  Tune in today to hear,

  • My response to a question about the price of silver coins
  • Ways to check silver pricing on your own
  • Thoughts on giving silver as Christmas presents, (specifically for kids)
  • Understanding the spot price of pre 64 US Coins vs. Bullion
  • In the Listener Appreciation Contest you can Now choose an iPod or 149 dollars in silver
  • Things every new couple should think hard about before paying for a wedding (new Brides LISTEN UP)
  • Deciding on third party candidates, “throwing away votes” and battleground states
  • A vote for Bob Barr is a vote for “Libertarianism” not for Bob Barr, same with Chuck Baldwin
  • Voting for local officials and the Congress and Senate is more important then voting for president
  • Georges Bush’s legacy will now be on par with Jimmy Carters
  • How to know when the time to leave and bug out is upon you
  • How once the first looting starts the rest join in fast
  • How to reclaim your nation by first reclaiming your life
  • The story of a real American Patriot Hero who has made the decision to reclaim his life
  • A little about how I might hire an “intern” some time soon
  • The pattern of collapse, recovery, stability, collapse, etc and how it makes those in control fortunes on our backs
  • How “poor people have a right to buy an expensive house they can’t afford” caused the latest collapse
  • The mental disorder of the super rich that see all of this as a big Monopoly Game

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.