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Episode-1176- Shawn Hipskind – Libertarian Candidate for Arkansas Governor

Shawn Hipskind and Family

Shawn Hipskind and Family

I am joined today but the first ever political candidate on TSP.  Shawn Hipskind my long time friend is running for Governor of the State of Arkansas as a Libertarian.  Shawn’s real goal isn’t so much winning but to bring awareness to problems in our political system, how votes are bought and paid for and the concept of zero dollar campaigns.

I want to warn some of our audience that today you are likely to hear many things you disagree with.  Specifically on many libertarian issues like the use of force, the war on drugs and gay marriage.  Note that no one is trying to convince you of anything, frankly no one is trying to tell anyone here how to live their lives.  What we are simply asking is that you at least consider some of these concepts in a new light.

Not interfering with another individuals natural rights does not mean your endorsement of their decision as to how to exercise said rights.  If you want to learn more about official positions of the Libertarian Party you can do so at LP.org.

Resources for Today’s Show…

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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-418- Audience Feedback for 4-16-10

I still am sitting on a huge back log of questions and inputs from my week away so I though I would do some catching up for you today.  Additionally some recent shows have provoked a few questions/concerns/objections that I thought I would handle today as well.

I have also been asked on the forum to do a show called “The Best of the Tin Foil Hat Brigade”, discussing the possible reality behind some conspiracy theories.  That may be a bit much for an entire show if such theories are not your thing so today I will pick one or two from that thread and give you my opinion (note the word OPINION) on them.

Tune in today to discuss…

  • Barter is reportable as income to the IRS – SO WHAT!
  • Do I “hate government” and want all things turned over to the corporations
  • Is there anything at all behind the 9-11 Truther Movement
  • Is now a good time to buy gold and silver given their current pricing
  • How much longer will vacuum sealed seeds store than conventionally stored
  • Fluoride is a toxin?  Yes!
  • Buying metal online or locally and the sales tax effect

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-363- Listener Feedback 1-25-10

We have another round of your comments and questions today on subjects such as permaculture, a government grab of 401K money, sharing the prepper mindset with friends and more.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • Prepping a garden with out digging and not using Round Up
  • Prepping for truckers and others who travel with work
  • Ideas for Zone One planting for a permacultured yard
  • How to share prepping with out the typecast hurting you
  • Truck or car if you can only have one vehicle?
  • The legalities and mechanics of squirrel trapping
  • Spreading prepping by gardening
  • A Texas mom plans all family meals for 1 full year (stealth prepping)
  • A report from a listener who ordered from a few sponsors of TSP
  • A trick from Korea with gas cans and water (you got to hear this one)
  • Is the government coming after our 401ks, it sure looks like they plan to

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-269- The Issues Test, Where Do you Stand and Why?

I haven’t talked about much in the political sphere for a while and a lot is going on out there.  Rather then go into any single issue (down a rabbit hole) I though I would revisit this topic that I did originally about a year ago.   The key here is on any issue how should we examine and dissect it before we choose to back or oppose it?

The thing we must understand is as homesteaders, modern survivalists and self sufficiency advocates these things do effect us.  These are decisions that once made by our elected officials (that seem to think they are there to rule us instead of serve us) we are forced to live with them as our our children and our children’s children for many decades.

This information is to help you decide where you stand, not to make you think the way I do!

Tune in today to hear discussion on the following questions we should ask about any issue..

  • Will it effect me? (me meaning us, the average American)
  • Does it increase or decrease the power of government?
  • Is it Constitutional?
  • Does it make people that agree on 95% of issues fight amongst themselves?
  • What is it going to cost us? What is our ROI on it?
  • Who is paying for it?  Who benifits the most financially?
  • Is my personal prejudice or bias influencing my judgment on this?
  • What happens if we take this action?
  • What happens if we don’t do anything?
  • Does it set up the future potential for government intrusion in more areas?
  • Do I really need to be “for” or “against” this issue?
  • If we only focused on issues that “passed the test” what would be left?
  • How would that effect the ability of our government to bullshit us?
  • If everyone did this, would we know “what we believe” and “why we believe it”?

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) 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-107- User Feed Back for Dec. 10th 2008

Today’s show is a bit of a change up with some feed back responses to emails, blog comments and forum posts from our listeners.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Yes Jack Screwed up and gave out two different contest code words (don’t worry I accepted both)
  • The call to arms yesterday was not “the commandments of Jack” (grin)
  • Yes you should call your 5 key government reps the allocate and spend about 40% of your income collectively and have racked up about 440K of debt on your behalf
  • Can the government do anything right?  What about the GI Bill and the Civil Rights Act?
  • A bit on Manna Storehouse, yes it really happened here in America
  • The real “conspiracy” today is in the food and money industries, not in FEMA
  • Thoughts about Alex Jones (not everyone that listens to Alex is in the Tin Foil Hat Brigade)
  • I tried the solar water heat sink (black water barrel) it worked
  • Thoughts about antifreeze and being sure you don’t harm animals with it
  • Thoughts on “not timing the market”, all it really amounts to is an advisers excuse for failure
  • Why mutual funds are NOT what you think they are
  • My commitment to you, including my commitment to occasionally piss you off, it’s my job

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.

Please get involved with Stockings for Soldiers as well.

Episode-43- 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.

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 today.

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

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.

Episode-14- Troubled Times and a Troubled Economy

This podcast is kind of a recap of a lot of what we have discussed already. Hear my thoughts on Toyota and GM shutting down plants and some other things. We will discuss..

  • Fuel Efficiency and Mopeds
  • Should we listen to “stay the course” when it comes to investing
  • Adjusting to a new lifestyle without “sacrifice”
  • A new form of “Transportation Taxation”
  • Time based and lane based toll charges are coming
  • The real movement toward self sufficiency
  • Small scale farming coming to suburbia
  • The Texas “Natural Gas Boom”
  • The nervous laughter of reporters discussing “growing your own food”
  • In 1929 it was a run on the banks, today it could be a run on the market
  • The effect of Baby Boomers moving money from stock to “safer investments”

Resources for this Podcast