Wednesday Miscellany

 Wednesday Miscellany

1. How to Cook Tuna with Toilet Paper : “Toilet paper isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you want a hot meal, but when you’re camping or out in the field (i.e. military training), a little TP is the difference between cold tuna and luxury.”

2. Vote Multiple Times for Obama; Get a Pass from DOJ : “Eric Holder’s Justice Department wastes no time suing states over their voter ID laws — to protect the franchise, he says. But a fraudster who repeatedly voted for President Obama? Why, she gets a pass.”

3. Newt Gingrich’s Plan to Stave Off the Apocalypse : “Within a year, nine out of 10 Americans could be dead. And whatever causes the national apocalypse—be it North Korean malice or the whims of the sun—the downfall will ultimately be our own fault.”

4. IRS Slams Bitcoin With Retroactive Tax Rules… Is Gold Next? : “Bitcoin tax rules finally came to the Land of the Free yesterday. And I have to imagine there are some not-too-happy campers this morning, if they even know about it.”

5. An All-Natural Alternative to Ibuprofen : Effective, safe, and inexpensive, medicinal herbs have been used for centuries to naturally fortify the body against inflammatory conditions.”

Comments

  1. Tactical G-Ma says:

    #3. I am not an alarmist. Someday something is gonna happen that will have a great effect on civilzation. We’ve seen it throughout history. I just think people should prepare for unexpected life altering events.

  2. Jersey Drifter says:

    #1 for those that like sardines or mackerel, and I don’t, I should think you could use this method as well. And while I am thinking about it, what about canned bacon. I don’t have any in my prepps so I don’t know first hand but either store bought or home canned seems to me from photos I have looked at to have a good amount of grease.

  3. axelsteve says:

    #3 There is no way that a mere mortal man who is deeply flawed at that, Is going to styme the plans of the creator.Go ahead and try Newt.

  4. axelsteve says:

    #2 How else do you think he got re elected?

    • Hunker-Down says:

      1. Go to a state that doesn’t require ID.
      2. Go to a library in that state and copy names and addresses from the obituaries of 100 people.
      2. Pack your vehicle with as many homeless as it will hold, at least 5. Do not feed them; later they may vomit in your car.
      3. Teach your passengers that if they remember the name and address you give them they will earn 5 bucks and by the end of the day they can earn 100 dollars.
      4. Go to your first polling place.
      5. Teach each passenger to vote using the name they memorized. Tell them who to vote for. Test them.
      6. Get them to vote, one at a time, not in a group.
      7. Get them all back into your car and give them another name and address.
      8. Go to the next polling place and repeat steps 5 through 7.
      9. Repeat steps 5 through 7 until there are no more names on your list.
      10. Get your precinct leader to get them obummerphones and pay them 5 bucks for each vote they placed.

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        H-D
        Okay, Mr. SMARTY-PANTS!
        Have you experience with this? Are you to blame for this mess?
        I am truly disturbed that you would know how to do this! jk

        • Encourager says:

          Hmmm…that was my first thought, too!!!

          H.D.???? Was it you??? jk!!!

        • Hunker-Down says:

          Not me, Mam. I read about the practice from a post here during the last election, and from a few comments on Fox news and just wrote a procedure about how it could be done. Most precinct captains have the smarts to figure it out for themselves which ticks me off when I only get to vote once.
          The system is rigged, but I still vote, knowing its not worth much.
          Our state is close to requiring voter ID which I strongly support. Personally, I suspect that anyone against voter ID supports using the above procedure.

      • Per Hiero Desteen says:

        The Unions use buses to take folks from Chicago to vote in Milwaukee. That’s a two-fer for them, Illinois and Wisconsin. A car just don’t pack the punch a bus does. In Philadelphia they have developed the practice into an art, they just pre-load the voting machines with thousands of votes for the Democrat candidates. In Texas, Florida, Colorado and California, and other states as well, the illegals get to vote. It’s quite an enterprise.

        • “Heiro Destten”??? Man, I haven’t read those books in ages! Nice name! Oh yeah, you pretty much nailed it! I worked the last election in VA, and it’s the last one before photo ID is required. I’m looking forward to the next one!

  5. JP in MT says:

    I think I would have to be very desperate for a “hot meal” as to burn my TP to heat it. But, all suggestions of alternatives are welcome.

  6. #3 Who knows which priority Iran will complete as soon as they get their nuke — Israel or a high strike over US.

  7. Hunker-Down says:

    #3. EMT. The cost to the consumer of twenty cents per year is a no brainer. Too bad congress has no brains.
    Strategically we should pass laws that allow the building of 3-4 competing companies to build large transformers IN THIS COUNTRY, at a good profit.

    #4,. Bitcoin. This reminds me of the fairy tale of the “Emperors New Clothes”. Bitcoins are ones and zeroes on a P.C. They have no size, shape or value except in ones imagination.
    Oh wait…..I just described the dollar.

    #5. Before ingesting this maybe a look at the following would change your mind. Everyone is different.
    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-108-MEADOWSWEET.aspx?activeIngredientId=108&activeIngredientName=MEADOWSWEET
    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-984-DEVIL'S%20CLAW.aspx?activeIngredientId=984&activeIngredientName=DEVIL'S%20CLAW
    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-TURMERIC.aspx?activeIngredientId=662&activeIngredientName=TURMERIC
    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-872-KAVA.aspx?activeIngredientId=872&activeIngredientName=KAVA
    http://www.rxlist.com/bladderwrack-page2/supplements.htm#SafetyConcerns

    Since the DW is on Warfarin, we always check out any compounds effect on the blood.

    • tommy2rs says:

      Lol…I was pecking this out but you beat me to it.

      #5 I use herbal medicine on a daily basis and have for years, mostly from my yard and woods but be careful in choosing what you use. A little research on individual ingredients in recipes is always a good thing. And not every recipe works the same way for every person.

      Meadow sweet is not so good for people who are allergic to aspirin or have asthma

      Kava kava can affect the liver in the same way as alcohol and it’s a sedative. Hops flower is also a sedative
      So with two sedatives I’d be careful not to take this remedy when driving or using the chainsaw but that’s just me.

      Devils Claw works as a Cox-2 inhibitor like Celebrex but has the following cautions

      Devil’s claw should not be used by people with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      People with gallstones should consult a doctor before using devil’s claw.
      People with diabetes or who are taking medication that affects their blood sugar should only use devil’s claw under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. In one study, devil’s claw extract resulted in reductions in blood glucose in fasted normal and diabetic animals.
      Devil’s claw should not be used by people who are or may be pregnant, as it is believed to cause uterine contractions.

      What works for me in place of NSAIDS is a mix of turmeric, ginger and (thanks to a tip from the Pack’s resident herbalists) a bit of black pepper. The only OTC pain killer I still keep around is plain ole aspirin for the rare occaisions I get a headache. I can take it with no problems and it’s cheap.

      • In the last year, I’ve quit using OTC and Rx meds for myself and two kiddos in favor of herbal medicine and pure essential oils. DH hasn’t quite come around yet, but when SHTF I’m sure he’ll be glad I have the knowledge that I do. ;)

        In place of NSAIDs, I use one of three, or a combination of the three, blends of essential oils in a roller bottle to use on the point of pain. Works like a charm.

        Funny how when the stomach bug came through our house, it lasted MAYBE 24 hours in the kids and myself (we all had it at separate times), but several days for DH. Coincidence? I think not.

        I thank God daily that He has guided me to this path of a more natural way of life for myself and my family. Herbs and essential oils are His gifts to us – we just have to use them as He intended.

  8. draq wraith says:

    2 dead keep voting every election.
    Zombies are Americans too!
    :o)
    The Ebola outbreak we are sending CDC people there now.
    To do what exactly who knows. Catch a strain bringbir back is my bet.
    Obama seems to be following the movie plot of the stand, and amerika. But in the bible more like john 2.
    Be very aware if there is an outbreak.

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      Draq
      Just don’t make good sense! Drop a nuke in there not more doctors. There are a number of strains of hemorrhagic fever and there is no cure for any of them. What about the Hantavirus? I guess we don’t worry about that cause it’s been confined to the res in the southwest. I am a compassionate human being but this is charging at windmills!

      • riverrider says:

        gma, hanta has been confirmed in virginia and several other eastern states, mostly at army bases with old ww2 buildings n such. we had to have a class on it before i left. another reason to hate mice.

    • Per Hiero Desteen says:

      Ebola virus is something we all better keep two eyes on. It’s survival rate makes the Spanish flu look like a common cold. The latest figures I’ve seen from the outbreak in W. Africa is 64% mortality rate, likely higher. This is probably the most virulent strain from the Congo. There was a suspected case in Canada a week or so ago, but I haven’t heard the outcome. Make no mistake, this virus has the potential to devastate the human race, as there is no cure or effective treatment I’m aware of.

      The Hot Zone by Richard Preston describes the events that took place when teams of CDC researchers went to Africa in an attempt to understand and isolate the cause of the disease. I was privileged to talk to Mr. Preston in person a few years ago, and this thing scared him. Badly. There is a potential here to destroy a large part of the human race. Given the right circumstances, it could be a game changer.

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        Per Hiero Desteen
        The traveler in Canada, although exposed, tested negative for Ebola. I don’t know why they wouldn’t quarantine the areas where people have tested positive. Had it been airborne, we all would be bleeding from the eyes by now!

      • Per Hiero Desteen says:

        Clarification: It was Col. Jerry Jaxx, the Army Doctor who led the expedition to Africa to find the cause and history of Ebola disease who I listened to and met on a college campus a few years ago. The book, The Hot Zone, described his experiences. I needed to get that right, sorry for any confusion.

      • Bam Bam says:

        Ebola can take up to 28 days from point of infection until onset of symptoms. That means that we won’t know for another month how bad this outbreak really is. The main reason the CDC and WHO are sending doctors is containment. Locals don’t have the knowledge or the resources to contain the virus.

      • LittleAnniePrepper says:

        Agreed. Loved The Hot Zone! It gives you some serious respect for this disease.

        • Fenland Prepper says:

          All it would take is one or two infected getting on a plane. Between the hundreds at the airports and close confines on the plane and maybe a stopover it would soon cross continents. With up to 28 days until symptoms it would be a nightmare to track.

  9. tommy2rs says:

    We heard about the 5.1 earthquake in LA, the 8.2 in Chile and a lot of bleating about the ring of fire but not a word in the MSM about the 4.8 in Yellowstone on the 30th, with after shocks running 3.1 to 3.3. The Yellowstone area experiences lots of quakes every day but they are usually much milder.

    • SoCalPrepper says:

      We heard about it here in LA, because we’re all amateur geologists! I HOPE that 5.1 was a wake-up call. I’ve had a few friends ask me about earthquake supplies, because I talk about earthquake supplies a lot. Hopefully they get ready.

      • k. fields says:

        Same here re: Yellowstone but not because I’m an amateur geologist – UPI carried the story.
        The 6.9 quake here in Northern CA on the 9-10th March was also well covered.

        • JP in MT says:

          Wasn’t there something in the 6.1 range off the coast of Central America (Panama?)?

          • k. fields says:

            There was a 4.8 off Panama/Columbia on the 1st. Seems like whole Pacific coastal area is shaking.

  10. riverrider says:

    nobody in the msm mentioned king abdula of saudi arabia refused to see obama this weekend. he was supposed to have “high level talks, then a state dinner” but left after an hour. idiot.

    • MN Fats says:

      I guess the King didn’t like the way Barry did his laundry for him? I wouldn’t be surprised if he even wipes the King’s…… well, you know.

      • Per Hiero Desteen says:

        Barry carries water for the Muslim Brotherhood, which is at odds with the Saudis right now. Here’s the backstory. MB, even though they are Sunnis, want to team up with Iran, who are Shiites. Saudis are Sunnis, too, but can’t stand Iran and the Shiites. Barry and Hillary also supported the MB in Egypt. Saudis helped overthrow the MB there, and put the Army back in charge. Barry isn’t happy about that. I’m getting confused myself. Bottom line, Barry wants Israel destroyed and he doesn’t care how it gets done, Iran or the MB, or a combination of the two.

        • riverrider says:

          well that, and the saudis helped us with some “issues” and tdl promptly outed them to the whole world.

  11. k. fields says:

    #3 – Newt Gingrich spent 20 years in Congress including 4 years as speaker of the House, but now he chastises others for inaction?

    #5 – Alternative medicines; please be careful when taking so-called alternative medications, the risks can be great indeed. Where are the herbs coming from, how were they processed/packaged, are you sure you are actually getting what you are paying for? Would you know the difference by sight/texture?
    Marketed herbal “preparations” are frequently untested, “results” are based on anecdote rather than evidence and they’re promoted by companies looking to make a profit selling to you just like the big pharmaceutical companies. Do your homework and remain skeptical.

    • Per Hiero Desteen says:

      Regardless of what Gingrich did while in office, when circuitry was not as vulnerable as it is now, get behind his efforts because they’re right. This is something that needs to be done.

  12. draq wraith says:

    Very funny how the King refused to meet tdl.
    Hope that’s a streak that will continue.

  13. Chuck Findlay says:

    I have a few friends that are into Bitcoin and always telling me I need to get into it. But I just don’t see any real value in it for several reasons.

    It has no real value as it can be created with a super fast computer. This makes me very leery to not think a government (that has big computers) would get the idea to flood the market with lots of Bitcoins to devalue it.

    I’m not too convinced that a hacker could not cause a lot of trouble with it. I know it has protections built into it. But so do a lot of other computer-based transactions. Just ask the 70-million Target shoppers about computer security. And while I’m sure Bitcoin uses powerful protection, I know there are motivated criminals out there.

    It’s new and somewhat unregulated and we all know how governments love to regulate, control and tax things. The governments of the world will never allow it without regulation, after all they want (demand at gun point) their ever-growing cut of the pie.

    I like physical silver I can hold in my hand. I buy it with cash (no paper trail) and put it in a well made safe.

    If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it.

    .

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