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Episode-1381- Lessons from a Revolutionary War Reenactor

The 5th CR In Drill.

The 5th CR In Drill.

Sam Samson is a revolutionary war reenactor and as such is a member of the Fifth Connecticut Regiment.  The Fifth Connecticut Regiment is made up of people who are interested in the history of this country and teaching others through living history.

It was formed as a family group, encouraging women and children to participate as well. This gives us the ability to teach about other aspects of colonial life beyond the military. A good number of our members have been a part of this regiment for many years, some members have been active with us since 1974, when citizens first gathered to re-form the Fifth Connecticut Regiment.

The Fifth Connecticut Regiment was initially formed in May 1775, when the Connecticut legislature created six regiments in response to the hostilities begun at Lexington and Concord. The regiment was then composed almost entirely from officers and men of Fairfield County.

David Waterbury of Stamford was named first colonel. His fellow officers hailed from Greenwich, Stamford, Stratford, Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Danbury, Greenfield Hill, Newtown, Ripton, New Fairfield, North Stratford and Redding.

In June 1775, the 5th was sent briefly to New York City, but by July began its northward trek along the Hudson River with town other Connecticut Regiments to invade Canada and secure Lakes George and Champlain. The regiment received its first hostile fire from a force of Indians just prior to laying siege to the British fort at St. John’s.

Together with New York troops they engaged in a long siege that eventually led to the capture of Fort St. John in early November. Brigaded under General David Wooster, the 5th then joined the van of American forces under General Richard Montgomery and marched to Canada ten days later.  These and other exploits form the basis for many of the units reenactments.

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Episode-273- The Last Pure Form Of Revolution

It isn’t done in the ballot box choosing the proverbial “lesser of two evils” and calling a congress clown doesn’t seem to mean much anymore either.  You can’t do it by force and you can’t do it just by cutting your spending.  When you really look at the world today it would seem that the powers that be are the only powers that matter, that there is nothing left for us to use to take back power with, but there is one place we can make a stand and still matter.

Where you ask?  Is there some new third party to support?  Some new legislation that will put government in place or allow the small guy to compete with the big guys again?  Or a new leader that can help us take back what we have lost?  Perhaps a protest movement we can join and have our voices finally heard?  No none of these have any real power any longer save for stopping the occasional acute threat, to be heard now we must reclaim power.

The power lies in the production of our own food via means such as

  • aquaculture
  • permaculture
  • gardening
  • small live stock
  • foraging
  • hunting
  • etc

This is the one place left where the average person can take action right now, this second and make a difference for themselves today with little to no financial cost.  The big lie we are hearing now is that your one little garden doesn’t matter, it is a lie.  The powerful entities in today’s world only resist what they fear.  Today I will tell you why they fear your garden and how much power it really gives you.

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Episode-141- More Gerald Celente Predictions for 2009

We discussed some of Gerald Celente’s predictions back in Episode 97 of The Survival Podcast but yesterday I watched a new video (embedded below).  I really think Gerald may be on to a few things for 09, the only question is to what degree will he be right?

Tune in today to hear…

  • Who is Gerald Celente, why should we listen to him?
  • Why we might just really see a commercial real estate crash in 2009
  • What such a crash might mean for an already weakened economy
  • What Celene thinks of Obama, and his non partisan view of Bush (Bush sucked too)
  • What I see happening to commercial real estate in a 1 mile by 4 mile area in a “booming” area
  • What watching one retail space go vacant while new ones are being built next to it really means
  • Why we may very well see “tax revolts” and how it is directly connected to commercial real estate
  • How tax revolts might look and what their impacts could be
  • Is Mexico about to turn into a third world nation?
  • What would 20 Million or more refugees from Mexico en mass mean for the U.S.
  • If there is no threat to a failed Mexico why is the State of Texas preparing for it?

Gerald Celente’s Latest Video Discussed in Today’s Show

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Episode-106- A Call to Arms, Time for a Revolution

Yep you read the headline right it is time to take back our nation through a real honest to God revlolution.  Hold on there though folks, put “old Betsy” back into the rifle rack and put down the torches and pitch forks, this will be a different kind of revolution, one that starts at home, not in Washington or even the local court house.

Tune in today to hear…

  • The great lie told to us as individuals
  • Why the powers that be are afraid of one persons simple actions
  • The five calls a month you should make as your patriotic duty
  • A call to end the labels of liberal vs. conservative
  • How the meaning of liberal and conservative has been perverted anyway
  • A new way to “debate issues”
  • Why you need relationships with people with vastly opposing views
  • A new look at the second amendment and an argument no anti can win about it
  • Why Joe Biden is wrong that paying more tax is patriotic and what your real patriotic duty is
  • Why you must plan to own land if you don’t already
  • The number one tool used today to destroy families and enslave our people (it is in plain site and highly prized)
  • A view seen as “left wing liberal hippy” that is actually constitutional and quite conservative
  • Why you must be informed about what might happen but act upon what will happen
  • The real source of your power and why we can successfully revolt today, not tomorrow, not some day

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Episode-98- Revolution with a Garden Trowel

Can you really run a revolution with a “garden trowel”?  Yes, yes you can!  Today I was going to talk about survival gardening with a container gardening method but got deeply into why we all need to be gardening on some level.

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  • More about Stockings for Soldiers, please participate
  • How gardening in containers now may make you a better conventional gardener later
  • New products coming this weekend from Center Of Mass Products
  • Barack Obama’s “The New New Deal” no that isn’t a typo (it’s not even his bill)
  • Why we should not root for President Obama to fail
  • Why we have the government “we deserve” (we is not necessarily us)
  • How The Survival Podcast was conceived
  • The inspiration of the Dervaes Family and how it helped make my show what it is today
  • How a garden trowel may be a better implement for a revolution then a rifle
  • How we have become a net importer of food and dependent on the rest of the world just to eat
  • We only need three things to survive, now one is provided by foreign governments
  • To change your nation, first change yourself
  • More on “it’s for the children” and how gardening is really for the children
  • The lesson that food comes from work, effort and the ground
  • How growing food and being debt free can change the entire country
  • Changing our dependence on the government into independence
  • The real reason people came to American in the 1800s
  • Now is the time to beat your swords into plowshares
  • Sharing is between equals, parasitism is between producers and consumers

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