Episode-1928- Do People Really Want Freedom — 16 Comments

  1. Schenectady= Ske Neck Ted E

    Apparently its a variation of a Mohawk word meaning “beyond the pines”.

  2. Right toward the end of today’s show, you mentioned that you would be doing a future show on essential oils.

    I was wondering if, as part of that show, you would be able to include a general discussion on the distillation of said oils (such as volumes you might get from a quantity of a certain plant material; whether you might use flowers, leaves, or a combination of both; problems you might encounter when trying to distill essential oils and the like; what sort of oils are easier to distill than others, etc.)

    Thanks in advance Jack.

    • Hey my view on distillation is, don’t bother. The volume of herb necessary to get a quarter ounce is huge.

      Here is info on peppermint

      1 x 15ml Peppermint takes 1 pound (453 gm) of peppermint plant material. There are 300 drops in a 15 ml bottle so 1 drop of peppermint oil = to 0.05 oz or 1.5 gm of peppermint plant. 1 drop of peppermint oil is = to 28 cups of peppermint tea!

  3. Jack, dog ear this episode. It will make a great rewind episode for the future; one of your best.

  4. It’s ironic that this show comes on the day that I am flying back from The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, one of the freest, most capitalistic countries I have ever visited and worked in, to the good old USA where I will spend the next month conforming to all the regulations to start a new one man show business.

    Well, at least I can shoot some birds when I get home because I have all the necessary licenses and permits.

    I believe it’s the last episode on the list where Jack goes into the most details. He’s said that the actual distilling process for the average person is too inefficient, the big companies that make the common store bought or even the direct marketing companies have to process huge amounts of the material to get the amounts they do.

    • Please note that I found out AFTER the interview that Julie Behling was part of an MLM, hid that fact from me, represented herself as a fully independent business to me and that listeners who signed up were being automatically enrolled as distributors in her downline. She was then BANNED forever from TSP. I made no big deal out of it, but that info is relevant to anyone listening.

  6. Looking forward the the essential oils show you mentioned at the end of this show. I’d also like to hear more about herbal medicines.

  7. Great episode. I particularly appreciated your observations on “what real freedom means.”
    Around here we do not have HOAs (yay; they sound awful) so my most local government is Village, and around that a rural Town. So yes, we have zoning and building codes and such, but the difference, I think, is that at this level the people (volunteers) who serve on boards know that they are dealing with neighbors. Therefore, there’s usually an effort to listen, be fair and help people to get along.

    This means recognizing exactly the points you raise. It is very interesting that our problems generally (not always) come from people who are new and think that mentioning lawyers will scare us “hicks.” Most (not all) long-time residents recognize that to be a community requires give-and-take. So I would call our Village Code Officer the Department of Trying Real Hard Not to Make You Sad.

    I think I feel freer in my local community than I do with higher levels of government. But I have to say, most all of the people I talk to at the County, State, and occasionally Federal level (was talking to people from the FCC today) are IME friendly and helpful. I think this is because the departments I have talked to generally involve people doing something in which they are really interested: agriculture, conservation, history, etc.; they like their work and aren’t burned out.

    Just as with LEOs, everyone sees stories where some government employees act like tin pot tyrants, but there are also plenty of others who earn the name “public servant.” Just an observation. I think you had a guest a while back who was in local government and talked about that.

    • No sadly it doesn’t. I think we can get set up as a UK and several other nations affiliate soon though.