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A Short Video on OPSEC

BewareTheTrashCollectorI’ve written a bit on OPSEC in my newsletter (I really do plan to eventually archive back issues on this site…) but I ran across this short video on a facet of OPSEC most of us don’t usually think about. Read more on A Short Video on OPSEC…

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Late Autumn Follow-up With Chris Downs

I last spoke with Chris back in April, and we had a pleasant discussion of the various things needed to live off the grid up in the Colorado mountains. As mentioned then, I first heard about Chris from an e-book entitled “Leap Into Your New Life” Continue reading

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Real Men Don’t Sew!

TreadleSewingMachineActually, sewing is a valuable skill to have any time, but more so in a grid-down world.

In his book Time Enough For Love, Robert Heinlein had his character Lazarus Long say, “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Somehow, Heinlein left out sewing, but I’m sure it was only an oversight.

Come to think of it, I need to go back and read that book again. Read more on Real Men Don’t Sew!…

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Fear-bola, Take 3.

My main criterion for evaluating “news” reports is seeing a report verified in a couple of different places over a period of two or three days. Unless, of course, all such reports are in lock-step with official pronouncements from Washington, DC, in which case they can be discounted completely. Continue reading

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FEAR-BOLA! Take 2.

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Our Campaigner-in-Chief

President Obama named Ron Klain as “Ebola Czar” rather than fill the empty post of Surgeon General. Read more on FEAR-BOLA! Take 2….

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