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Episode-1431- Listener Feedback for 9-22-14

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 public schools, government, lies by Smithsonian.com about GMO, growing fruit trees 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.

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  • If you thought you heard it all with public school, share lunch, get suspended
  • Why I prefer full sized tree root stock over dwarf and semi dwarf
  • More on automation replacing man power
  • How data collection by stores is getting kind of eerie
  • My response to last Monday’s prepper scenario and this weeks new one
  • More lies from the GMO advocates
  • More public school idiocy this time over chap stick
  • Texas seeks death penalty for a man who shot a cop breaking into his home

Resources for today’s show…

This 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. 

Last 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.

 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-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.

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  • 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.

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-1421- Listener Feedback for 9-8-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts debt,  automation, politics, virtual nations, electronic currency, our future 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.

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  • Some follow up to the Mark Shepard interview and his comments on debt
  • I said there would be a nation backed digital currency by the end of this year, its here
  • How Iceland ended up in debt prison to Europe and why it matters to virtual currency
  • Estonia is creating Virtual Currencies and Virtual Citizens
  • Why virtual nations will rise with no land association what so ever
  • Watch the divide as automation takes over
  • Why opting out is now different and so is “getting out”

Resources for today’s show…

This 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.

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-1408- Listener Feedback for 8-19-14

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 education, economics, politics, bitcoin, class division, future trends 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.

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  • A 15 year old changes education, newscasters remain fing clueless!
  • We have a really cool history segment today, really awesome
  • What if we are about to enter a significant cooling period
  • How to use a huge surplus of cedar mulch
  • More on bitcoin hitting main stream acceptance
  • More on automation, no this isn’t about “15 dollars an hour”, sigh
  • My God America, wake up there was no fast food strike!
  • Stop turning left or right, shift into 4 low and go where you want to

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Your family has been without food for quite some time now, and things are beginning to look bleak.  You find people willing to trade some food, but the only thing you have they will take is your last firearm.  How would you react in this scenario, what would you do?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

TIN HAT ALERT FOR LAST MONDAY’S SCENARIO – The US Dollar has been printed out of value. The global economy has collapsed. Now the government has mandated that everyone receive an RFID chip as part of a new digital currency. Everyone who does not receive the implant will be cut off from buying and selling. Would you receive the chip, or what steps would you take in this new world to survive?

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-1405- Listener Feedback for 8-11-14

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 money, investing, AgriTrue, real life listener stories 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.

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  • Why I say negative stuff about people like Dave Ramsey, someone has to!
  • Saving seeds is now “agri-terrorism”, seriously?  Yes!
  • Great big contest to help spread the Agritrue Message
  • A listener heads to the Free State as part of FSP
  • A report on Mai Thai Coffee that is Just Awesome
  • From gravel to soil, what to do to make it happen
  • A real life modern story where Modern Survivalism paid off
  • Planting blue berries, the how and what of acidic soils
  • Dilbert Creator Calls the Financial Industry the World’s Biggest Scam

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

TIN HAT ALERT FOR TODAY’S SCENARIO – The US Dollar has been printed out of value.  The global economy has collapsed.    Now the goverment has mandated that everyone receive an RFID chip as part of a new digital currency.  Everyone who does not receive the implant will be cut off from buying and selling.  Would you receive the chip, or what steps would you take in this new world to survive?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Is ambushing an equal force fighting against you an intelligent move or does that make you a less than honorable adversary?

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-1400- Listener Feedback for 8-4-14

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 AgriTrue, PermaEthos, money, silver and gold, GMOs, shooting, debt, diet, stress 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.

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  • PermaEthos.TV is live in Beta, what you need to know
  • I need some help with AgriTrue, well Doc. K does
  • The fruits of GMO Crops now include Transsexual bass, seriously!
  • If those retirement commercials are true why are the old actors in them still working
  • What feeding livestock teaches us about nutrition
  • Iron sites vs. scopes and aging eyes
  • Thoughts on sources of information on silver and gold
  • How to eliminate debt and why it is key to family survival
  • The US is now exporting oil, what does that really mean

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Is ambushing an equal force fighting against you an intelligent move or does that make you a less than honorable adversary?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

A large gang of traveling looters captured you and your family from your retreat. They drove 150 miles from your location and sold you and your family off at a trading post.

A Good Samaritan, paid the price for you and set you all free, however, he has no desire to help you any further. It is time to start over from nothing in a post apocalyptic world.

How would you go about securing the short term and long term survival of you and your family?

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-1395- Listener Feedback for 7-28-14

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 the tree of 40 fruits, teaching children, economics, business, crazy people, basic prepping 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.

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  • One tree with 40 different fruit varieties, what is the big lesson
  • How parenting children leads one to mastering education
  • To use kickstarter or not and what does it get you if you do
  • I said Africa was China’s China, now Bloomberg says so too
  • Am I accused of working for the Government or other crazy stuff
  • Prepping is real world insurance in a way you may have never considered

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

A large gang of traveling looters captured you and your family from your retreat.  They drove 150 miles from your location and sold you and your family off at a trading post. 

A Good Samaritan, paid the price for you and set you all free, however, he has no desire to help you any further.  It is time to start over from nothing in a post apocalyptic world. 

How would you go about securing the short term and long term survival of you and your family?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

You are bugging out by foot and see a crashed prison bus. The inmates are stuck and trying to get out. The bus is on fire and they are begging for help. Do you use your axe to break the windshield glass and let them out, or do you let them die?

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

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Episode-1386- Listener Feedback from Zello Users 7-14-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Time for a listener feedback show with a new twist.  I will be taking questions today from users of the TSP Zello Channel.  I don’t know if this will become a regular feature but it should be a fun show and save me screening questions on a day when I am still pretty sick.

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on prepping, permaculture design, guns, fruit harvesting, pest problems, selling eggs, business 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.

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  • What are some examples of priories between prepping extremes – from Wintyrbourne
  • What to do with an area you can’t make productive for a few years – from Kirtus
  • Brass from a Kel-Tec Sub2000 40 S&W has a crease in it, can you reload it – from Idahoprepper
  • How do you tell when peaches are ready to harvest – from Dustin
  • How to eradicate stink bugs – from MiniMac
  • Special considerations in packaging and selling eggs from Leos.Mike
  • Guilding with blackberries – Lylbird
  • Financing of permaculture farms – from roguelibertarian

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

After the collapse, people start bartering for goods and services.  Illegal drugs have become a hot commodity in your region.  One day while showing off your wares at a local trading post, someone tries to barter with with you by paying you in drugs. 

There are no longer any laws to say what is legal or illegal but you know these substances are harmful and addictive.  Would you take drugs in exchange for your goods and services after the collapse?  Why or why not?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

In a world post-collapse, supplies that aren’t replenished eventually run out. When things calm down to the point where a local economy can start flourishing, what type of business or venture would you like to pursue in order to help rebuild society and take care of your needs.

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

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Episode-1382- Listener Feedback for 7-7-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on permaculture, home security, politics, marijuana, gardening, gun laws, education, bitcoin 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.

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  • Why we should stop thinking about things like swales vs. hugulkulture
  • Can a home with an unkempt appearance lead to more potential for break in
  • The Hobby Lobby nonsense and why it doesn’t really matter
  • So far by “legalizing it” Colorado crime is down and economics are up
  • A new and apparently effective deer repellant called Plantskydd
  • Florida passes the “Pop Tart Gun Bill”, more proof that idiots run our educational system
  • Florida joins the list of states with an online high school option
  • A teacher was fired for being too good at her job
  • Russia may legalize bitcoin
  • When to cull laying chickens
  • Thoughts on cities selling vacant lots and run down houses ubercheap

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

In a world post-collapse, supplies that aren’t replenished eventually run out.  When things calm down to the point where a local economy can start flourishing, what type of business or venture would you like to pursue in order to help rebuild society and take care of your needs.

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

If you could change one thing about the government today what would it be?  How would this change benefit your country and benefit it’s people?

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

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Episode-1378- Listener Feedback 6-30-14

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 education, trucks, permaculture, drug laws, nullification, decision making 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.

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  • The “nanodegree” has been created faster than even I thought it would be
  • Thoughts on buying a used truck and not getting “the shaft”
  • Does a permaculture system produce too much abundance, um no
  • The idiocy of “no guns” signs
  • The DEA has asked the FDA to remove marijuana from the list of schedule 1 drugs
  • A bit of satire from “The Onion” with a very serious really message

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

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