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Episode-88- TSP Rewind – Some of the Greatest Lies Ever Sold

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally Episode-1393- Some of the Greatest Lies Ever Sold and was originally published on July 24th, 2014.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

I have been on a theme as of late and I think I will leave you with one more show in this vein before I move on to something else. Do you realize that most people are living their modern lives based on a series of well sold lies?

Everything you hear is largely a lie today. The TV lies to you. Your parents though well meaning likely repeat those lies, largely because they believe them.

1984 Should Have Been Called 2014.

1984 Should Have Been Called 2014.

The radio lies to you while you drive to work, well, unless you listen to TSP or something similar. Most companies lie very professionally and well thought out to their employees. The school system is built almost entirely on lies.

This is why so many are miserable today. One can’t be human, fully human when they are living a life based on lies that lead to largely non human behavior.

Worse yet most of these lies have bits of truth in them. Understand the most deceptive lies are 90% or more true. The best way to sell lies is by using the truth. This is why you will have a hard time likely when you read the list of lies below, accepting that as they are sold to you, they are lies.

PLEASE don’t comment below about these lies until you listen to the episode, I promise you that you will end up defending them out of context.

Join Me Today As We Examine the Following Lies…

  • Responsible adults get good jobs and work hard at them
  • An education is priceless
  • Money can’t buy happiness
  • It will all be worth it when you retire
  • While our political system has problems it is the best we can do
  • It is okay for government to do something that would be a crime if you did it
  • Those people over there are bad, it is okay for us to kill them
  • Your value is based on the opinions of others
  • Government is necessary

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-86- TSP Rewind – You Might Be an Anarchist If

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1874- You Might Be an Anarchist If and was originally published on September 20, 2016.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

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Despite this phraseology today’s show isn’t a play on Jeff Foxworthy’s you might be a red neck if. Today we won’t be either poking fun at anarchists or talking about the things they do and say, as such. Rather we are going to talk about the core of anarchism and reveal to many who thing anarchism is radical, dangerous, won’t work, etc, that they in fact are at their core already anarchists.

How is this possible? Well anarchism isn’t a way you vote like democrat, republican or even libertarian, it is a philosophy of morality at its core. It actually comes down to core beliefs of right and wrong. Such at taking the legitimate property of another is wrong. Using force or coercion is wrong, period.

It is a belief that you own yourself, and an acknowledgement that others also own themselves. My hope is this show will reach many that are currently closed minded to anarchism. Those who think “that can’t work” or “its never been done”, because frankly it has, you can read about it here.

Beyond that though, humans have been on this planet for a long time. The oldest human tools date to about 2.4 million years ago and were found in a cave in China. Even if we shrunk that down to say 200,000 years, the state as a form of control is only about 5000 years old and it wasn’t everywhere at once. Franky humans have lived as anarchists far longer as a species than we have lived as statists.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why you might be an anarchist and not know it
  • The core beliefs of anarchists
    • Theft is wrong no matter who does it
    • Force is wrong unless it is used in defense
    • People own themselves
    • No person should be forced to participate in anything they don’t want to be part of
  • The pragmatism of the modern anarchist
    • It isn’t going to happen today or next week, or next decade
    • The way you live is what you control
    • Only a goal of no state can ever shrink the state
    • Voluntary associations can exist now, so lets do that
    • If you can solve a problem without the state, do so
    • Technology is our greatest tool for human evolution
  • How becoming an anarchist by choice changes your world view
    • Might no longer makes right
    • War becomes an absolute last resort
    • You stop focusing on things outside of your control
    • You find an “inner peace” not too dissimilar from some religions
    • Your obligations increase they do not decrease
    • You become a systems thinker and solutions oriented
  • Final Thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-85- TSP Rewind – Building a Business to Create Economic Freedom

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-744- Building a Business to Create Economic Freedom and was originally published on September 14, 2011.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

For the last three years all talk in regard to employment and business has been pretty bad. Yet in the depths of this recession many businesses are thriving. These include mega corps, small businesses and what I consider “micro businesses”.

To me a “micro business” is a one or two man show. Such businesses can often end up being nothing more than a hobby unless they are built by the owner with the same passion Henry Ford put into the Model T. Yet for those who really commit, those who really build with unyielding passion there has never been a time better than now to create economic freedom.

In our community many people want more freedom, perhaps a little homestead and most of all the ability to focus on what really matters, their families and communities. This is also the real world though and we have to “keep a roof over head and food on the table”. Join me today as I discuss how building a business can create the freedom to really live the way you choose and above all grant you geographic freedom.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Why the time is now better than any other
  • Why no matter your business the web is key
  • Social media is simply becoming communications
  • The death of the “gate keepers”
  • The commitment required
  • Why “doing what you love” works
  • Why “doing what you know” also works
  • Why the system is more important than the subject
  • Why poverty is NOT a virtue
  • Three things you need to know about your audience
    • Who are they
    • What do they want
    • How do they want it
  • What your audience most wants today
    • Affinity
    • Authenticity
    • Action Items
  • All products can be classified as one of two types
    • Needed
    • Wanted (focus on these)
  • The golden trifecta of product marketing
    • Entertaining
    • Life Changing
    • Profit Yielding

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-84- TSP Rewind – Cooking With Garden Bounty, Game Meat, Preps And More

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-535- Cooking With Garden Bounty, Game Meat, Preps And More and was first published on Oct. 20th 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

A few weeks back I had Chef Keith Snow on the show and that seemed to be a big hit so I decided to do a show of my own today on cooking.  We will discuss some of my favorite recipes, some traditional base techniques you can use in many aspects of your cooking, some unique things about using really lean meat like many types of game and more.

Join me today to discuss…

  • Cooking is universal and a great way to spread prepping
  • Today what is in our food is more dangerous that what we are eating
  • Techniques that you can use for many dishes
    • Mirepoix
    • The Holly Trinity (not Father, Son and Holly Ghost)
    • Rice that is never sticky
    • Braising “Greens”
    • Bone Stock
  • Some of my favorite recipes using the garden or my preps or game
    • Beer Bread (and many variants)
    • Irish Soda Bread
    • Bruschetta
    • Pasta and Arugula
    • Tortilla Pizza (do as thou wilt with this)
    • Bacon Jalapeno Dove
    • Rabbit/Squirrel/Venison Stew
    • Grilled Roasted Potatoes
    • Baked Summer Squash Casserole
    • Roasted Winter Squash
    • Quick Homemade Chicken Soup
    • Bean Sausage Soup
    • Potato, Sausage and Kale Soup
    • Grilled Deer Heart
    • Bacon Wrapped Deer Back-strap
  • Tricks of the Trade
    • Get pots, pans, gills etc. hot before adding food
    • Allow food to come to room temperature before cooking it
    • Rest beef and most meats at least 10 minutes before cutting it
    • Red meats should never be “well done”
    • Dry age meat if you can
    • Prepare ingredients in advance
    • Add items with great flavor or that cook fast at the very end
    • Gas it the way to go if you have the option, glass top stoves second
    • Parsley isn’t just a garnish, cook with it
    • If something seems like a good idea, try it
    • Watch cooking shows for techniques about recipes
    • Remember traditions exist for a reason

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-83- TSP Rewind – Bugging In vs. Bugging Out – Answering with Logic

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-502- Bugging In vs. Bugging Out – Answering with Logic and was first published on Sept. 1st 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Do I stay or do I go!  Not just a great old song by The Clash but an ongoing debate and topic of discussion everywhere preparedness is discussed.  Some are sure they will bug out, they have a plan to live off the land (good luck with that) and others just know they are going to guard the fort and hunker down.   The reality is this is one of those issues that is very situationally dependent.  The same person (if they act with reason and logic) will choose different answers.  To help me formalize this process I developed 12 questions to ask yourself both in advance of and during a disaster to make this decision with logic vs. emotion.

Tune in today as we consider the following…

  • Logic vs. emotion
  • Which choice gives you the best chance of survival for the scenario at hand? (this is not always clear)
  • How well prepared are you to bug in?
  • What exactly are you prepared for? (a forest fire is far different from local rioting)
  • Have evacuation orders been given?
  • What is the nature and probable duration of the threat?
  • Well staying put change anything as far as “saving your home”?
  • Where will you go and how will you get there?
  • Do you own a bug out location or have double up plans or no place to go at all?
  • Will you be able to help your community if you stay?
  • What will the impact of staying or going be on your family, can they handle what you can?
  • What can you take with you and what must you leave behind?
  • If you leave what exactly is waiting for you at your destination?

The time to answer these questions is not in the middle of a disaster but right now.  At this point you can plan, form contingencies and be prepared for a variety of outcomes. That way if the day comes your mind is ready to act and you can make the best use of the resources you have.  As always how you act and how you think is more important then your resources.

Episode-82-TSP Rewind – Urban and Suburban Homesteading

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-494- Urban and Suburban Homesteading and was first published on Aug. 17th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Here are two things I know about my audience.  The majority, over 70% live in urban and suburban areas.    The second is that a major majority of those would like to get out of the city some day even if the shit never hits the fan.  There is also the reality that many at least for the short term are held by job, family obligations and other factors.  So I thought today would be a good day to discuss urban homesteading and tomorrow we can discuss urban prepping.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What exactly makes a home a homestead anyway
  • Why homesteading on some level makes sense for everyone
  • Start out by assessing what you have
  • Sketching your land and determining energy flows
  • Gardening is hard work and may not be for you large scale
  • Perennials take more time but pay far larger rewards
  • Drip irrigation and automated watering systems
  • Small live stock – Chickens, Rabbits and Ducks
  • Considering – Hydro and Aquaponics
  • The Greenhouse is your Friend
  • Think about property value increasing activities
  • Understand your advantages

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-81- TSP Rewind – Putting Your House Hold in Order

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-457- Putting Your House Hold in Order and was first published on June 17th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today I though I would give sort of a mile high view of taking your home from grass hopper fields of green to organized ant hill.  Or if you are on the journey already from disorganized ant hill to  organized ant fortification.   Getting prepared seems tough, it seems beyond reach and on some levels it is.   One can never be fully prepared for everything but getting to well prepared for most things is doable in steps.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Another look at the old story, The Grasshopper and the Ant
  • Taking an inventory
  • Journaling items used on a regular basis
  • Committing to copy canning
  • Develop a black out kit
  • Install emergency lighting
  • Set up some sort or back up power
  • Develop a documentation package
  • Set up at least 2 weeks to 1 month of long term storables
  • Install a back flow preventer on your water heater
  • Store at least 25 gallons of water, more is better
  • Journal your spending – EVERY PENNY
  • Form a debt elimination plan and DO IT
  • Define your lifestyle vision and WORK ON IT
  • Create a get out – get home plan
  • Own and know how to use a grill
  • Teach yourself at least 2 food preservation methods
  • Visit farmers markets
  • Talk to your neighbors
  • Believe you can get it done, because you can
  • Focus on the results, not the battle

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-80- TSP Rewind – What Debt Freedom Means

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-438- What Debt Freedom Means and was first published on May 19th 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Yesterday I made my second large purchase of the year, a 2005 F-350 Diesel Super Duty I got for 30% under its Kelly Blue Book Value, I paid cash.  Earlier this year I bought a new RV (a Shamrock 21ss) I also paid cash.  I almost feel guilty about this but it got me thinking, 8 years ago my wife and I sate down face in hands looking at over 25K in credit card debt, medical bills (which grew before they shrank) and more.

We thought “how did we let this happen”, we thought about just letting things keep going and paying a “little bit more” on a few debts.  Our income was great, our house payment was low, it would all be okay, a meeting with a “financial liar” confirmed it wold be fine.  The liar even suggested we take out some home equity since we had so much if we were worried about low cash reserves.

In my head the wisdom of my grandmother screamed out over the words of this clown who had the arrogance to claim he understood money.  My wife and I began a journey, one many of you have followed as well.  I have discussed he journey and the how and why behind it, yet until today I have never discussed the freedom that lies on the other side.

In January I walked away from a six figure salary to do TSP full time.  It was a hard choice but we had paid all debt by that point and began saving money heavily.  We jumped from stocks before the crash and had not taken the hit.  Something totally unexpected occurred though, despite a massive reduction in my income, we actually seem to now have more money.

I have started to really understand why this is the case and a lot of your “post debt” emails took on a new meaning for me as of yesterday.  So today while I will talk a bit about debt, I am going to talk far more about what completing the journey will mean.  If you are going fight a difficult battle you need to realize what victory will mean.

Episode-79- TSP Rewind – Dealing With Violent Confrontations

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-416- Dealing With Violent Confrontations and was first published on April 14th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

After spending a week with Val Riazanov on systema and Russian martial arts and filming the new DVD series I thought it might be a good day to do a show on dealing with potentially violent confrontations.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Real violence vs. movie violence
  • The morals of the criminal, he has none
  • Professional = death when it comes to killing
  • The first rule is avoiding the confrontation
  • If you can’t avoid it focus on deescalation
  • If deescalation fails at times controlled retreat is the best option
  • You should always appear relaxed and “harmless”
  • When you do strike it must be with sufficient force for the situation
  • Pressure points are useless in full speed combat, anatomy points are critical
  • The “systema strike” – misunderstood and highly effective
  • Dealing with an armed opponent takes things to another level
  • The knife is the oldest consistently deadly weapon for a reason
  • In dealing with an opponent with a gun 1.5-2 meters is “critical distance”

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-78- TSP Rewind The Cancer and Slavery of Debt

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-369- The Cancer and Slavery of Debt and was first published on Feb. 22nd, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today we back up and take a deeper look at the topic of debt and how it both destroys lives in good times and bad.  Debt is a cancer that is destroying America.  We have been sold a false dream, a false dream that robs the true dream of America’s legacy of freedom.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The basic rules of survival
  • The false dream of debt vs the real dream that is America
  • Why debt really is cancer and why it will make you act in fear
  • How debt leads to bigger government
  • Why financial management and debt elimination cannot be separated from survivalism
  • The cost of debt must be measured in time, not dollars for the horror to become evident
  • The only way to eliminate debt
  • Why people in debt out spend people who are debt free
  • Why you must at least start eliminating debt if you want to be a modern survivalist
  • The main way to be a survivor is to reduce dependence
  • Inflation punishes savers, save anyway
  • We are forced into risk, debt makes that worse
  • The solution is in your hands

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.