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Why I left the left

From The Archives: 2008 I've been doing some soul searching, and challenging my own beliefs for awhile now. It is this habit that I have had, a mode of self-doubt, that allowed me to not only leave the church, and boldly attest to being a 'born-again atheist' (pun intended), as to also realize recently that not only can I not claim to have any belief in anarchy, as a form of freedom, but also I can no longer claim to be politically left. And before those of you who know me scream, do not think I have gone over to the dark side of the force. I haven't, my Jedi skills remain free of fear. Part of the problem I have had in the past is the English language, on one hand I have an amazing ability to translate double speak, and techno jargon into clear “layman” terms. Yet, on the other hand, I still make assumptions about words that are used around me all the time, and fall into the trap of supporting something that upon further, and closer examination I would not support with a clearer understanding. Almost all my friends that are activists have a chip on their shoulder concerning Robert's Rules of Order. There are other rules or agreements used by various groups to organize a meeting around, but in Canada's Parliament it is ruled by Robert (yes, another pun). (Interesting side note, Robert's Rules of Order were never intended as a means to run the house ...

Why Clinton?

Last night I had a long conversation with a friend about how times have changed since I was young, yeah it made me feel really old. One of the things that came up was the fact that we in western civilization have gone through some recent paradigm shifts such as moving from an agricultural paradigm to an industrial one, then more recently to a combination of two that being the information age, and the genetic age... but it suddenly occurred to me there is another that is creeping up on us in the last couple of years, and it may explain why Clinton is a front runner for President of the USA. I won't get into the LONG LIST of issues as to why Clinton is a very bad choice for the USA. I am more interested in why anyone would bother to vote for a person who has proven time and again that they are evil to the core. Plato was a classical Greek philosopher who suggested that civilization changed from one type to another in a patterned circle.  He does this by creating character that represent each of the five types he thought would follow each other, but doesn't give us the other characters that must be in play in order for this to come about.  I have my own shorten version of this concept, and it starts with King Arthor. King Arthor was an idea. That being what would happen if a man with high morals, and ...

Self Reliance News Round Up - 2016-07-16


Self Reliance News - Saturday 16th of July 2016
Posts this week from ...
Lemon Recipes ? 27 Sweet and Tangy Lemon Treats posted by sixdollarfamily.com
Our Annual Economic Pilgrimage posted by urbansurvival.com
Lemon Icebox Pie posted by readynutrition.com
CrossFit Games gets flak for giving away Glock prizes posted by www.guns.com
University of Westminster Hires Paid ?Secular Adviser? to Help Counsel Non-Religious Students posted by www.patheos.com
Why The Green Party is a Bad Choice posted by www.wolfeblog.net
Why The Green Party is a Bad Choice posted by redbeaconmedia.com
The Quarter Century Bag Collection posted by everydaycarry.com
BREAKING:U.S. Warships Surround Disputed Chinese Waters, Prepared for War: ?WWIII At Stake? posted by www.theprepperdome.com
Is There a Right Time to Start Homesteading? posted by www.homesteaddreamer.com
Donald Trump - Donald Trump mischaracterizes FBI director comment about Hillary Clinton's email practices posted by www.politifact.com
Here?s What the FBI Has to Say About National Gun Ownership posted by bearingarms.com
Steal This Show S01E13: Save P2P, Save The Internet! posted by torrentfreak.com
Government report: Goods and services trade balance worsens by 10 percent in May despite trade agreements posted by economyincrisis.org
How to Prepare for the Next Wave of Riots posted by www.survivalsullivan.com
More Islamic Terror in France, Black Lives Matter is False Narrative, Phony Stock Market ...

Why The Green Party is a Bad Choice

From The Archives: 2013 Most of my long time friends know that I use to support the Green Party of Canada, they also know that I no longer do. But the reasons why are so long I haven't posted all of them, and the main reason for that is that the list just seemed to long.   In 2006 and 2008, the Green Party of Canada published a policy book to outline in detail what they stood for, in order to get rid of the so-called image that they were a one issue party. It is this very policy book that made me realize that I couldn't support them any longer.   In this post I am going to attempt to go through each issue, and perhaps name a few others that they did not include.   Green-Economy: “Green Party MPs will work to:
Pass the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act and implement the Canadian Index of Well-being.
Begin a partial, gradual, revenue neutral tax shift from income, consumption and business taxes to resource use taxes, pollution taxes and land value levies reflecting corporate profits.
Review the Green tax shift every 3 years in order to monitor progress and readjust fiscal imbalances.
Create thousands of new "Green collar jobs" by encouraging the development of low-emission industries in areas most affected by the shift away from natural resource sectors.
Legislate stronger, more effective antitrust laws in concentrated industry sectors.
Reduce taxes for small and medium sized businesses in their first 5 years of existence. <...

Self Reliance News Round Up - 2016-07-09


Self Reliance News - Saturday 9th of July 2016
Posts this week from ...
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble ? Quick and Easy, Gluten Free posted by commonsensehome.com
Shop Survival Supplies posted by www.family-survival-planning.com
Why Drones Could Save Your Life When The SHTF posted by readynutrition.com
Self Reliance News Round Up ? 2016-07-09 posted by www.wolfeblog.net
Wolfe?s Self Efficiency Index 2015 posted by www.wolfeblog.net
Easy Lasagna Recipe {Casserole Recipes} posted by sixdollarfamily.com
Philadelphia Archbishop: Remarried Couples Should Be ?Like Brother and Sister? and Abstain From Sex posted by www.patheos.com
Viral image: Says Attorney General Loretta Lynch "was a member of Bill Clinton's defense team during the 1992 Whitewater corruption probe." posted by www.politifact.com
Monetizing Racism and Terrorism posted by urbansurvival.com
Group seeks to link DOJ to database of Hawaii gun owners posted by www.guns.com
July Faces of Farming Features Modern Homesteaders posted by www.realdirtblog.ca
TPP In Dem Party Platform Is A ?Whose Side Are You On?? Moment posted by economyincrisis.org
WALT BROWNING: Post-Apocalyptic Author posted by redbeaconmedia.com
These Boys Escaped Tamir Rice?s Fate, And Now A Judge Is Making Them Learn From His Mistakes posted by bearingarms.com
Phishing Scam Targets Game of Thrones Pirates posted by torrentfreak.com
How to Make a Fire Piston Out of a Mini Flashlight posted by urbansurvivalsite.com
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Self Reliance News Round Up - 2016-07-09


Self Reliance News - Saturday 9th of July 2016
Posts this week from ...
Shop Survival Supplies posted by www.family-survival-planning.com
Why Drones Could Save Your Life When The SHTF posted by readynutrition.com
Wolfe?s Self Efficiency Index 2015 posted by www.wolfeblog.net
Easy Lasagna Recipe {Casserole Recipes} posted by sixdollarfamily.com
Philadelphia Archbishop: Remarried Couples Should Be ?Like Brother and Sister? and Abstain From Sex posted by www.patheos.com
Viral image: Says Attorney General Loretta Lynch "was a member of Bill Clinton's defense team during the 1992 Whitewater corruption probe." posted by www.politifact.com
Monetizing Racism and Terrorism posted by urbansurvival.com
Group seeks to link DOJ to database of Hawaii gun owners posted by www.guns.com
July Faces of Farming Features Modern Homesteaders posted by www.realdirtblog.ca
TPP In Dem Party Platform Is A ?Whose Side Are You On?? Moment posted by economyincrisis.org
WALT BROWNING: Post-Apocalyptic Author posted by redbeaconmedia.com
These Boys Escaped Tamir Rice?s Fate, And Now A Judge Is Making Them Learn From His Mistakes posted by bearingarms.com
Phishing Scam Targets Game of Thrones Pirates posted by torrentfreak.com
How to Make a Fire Piston Out of a Mini Flashlight posted by urbansurvivalsite.com
Increase Vitamin Intake With This DIY Tea posted by www.survivalbased.com
Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions! posted by www.nomadicmatt.com
Putin: US / NATO are ...

Wolfe's Self Efficiency Index 2015

From The Archives: 2015 I did a self efficiency index back in 20081, and haven't done one since. I figure this year is a year of big changes, so I wanted to update this to the information I have available for 2014, and see the differences by this years end (2015). This whole index takes the cost of one silver troy bar as a base. In 2008 the cost of a silver troy bar was $13.20 (CND) and today it is trading at $20.53(CDN), that means that the average real inflation between 2008 when I did the first index and today has been about 155.5% (about 22% per year). In the original article I used several different indexes as a guide, and several factors that would effect my final result. The first set of factors can be figured out easy, they are the standard utility bills we all get, electricity, gas, and water. Currently, they are $120, $75, and $0 (water is free here still). Food is the other common factor, here that cost has jumped through the roof since 2008. In 2008, about half our annual income was spent on food and groceries, today that average is close to 60% of our income. My income hasn't really changed all that much, I lost some sources of income and gain in other areas, which ended up working out a little bit ahead by the numbers, but not by much. The number in my household turned out to be the same, even thou the people themselves changed. Electricity usage in 2008 was about 1100 kW.h, of electricity ...

Self Reliance News Round Up - 2016-07-02


Self Reliance News - Saturday 2nd of July 2016
Posts this week from ...
The 10 Daily Habits of Frugal People posted by www.prepperdome.com
42 Flowers You Can Eat posted by www.shtfpreparedness.com
What did you do to prep this week? posted by www.thesurvivalistblog.net
Notes for Saturday ? July 02, 2016 posted by survivalblog.com
Wolfe`s Self-Efficiency Index 2008 posted by www.wolfeblog.net
Donald Trump: "As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton laundered money to Bill Clinton through Laureate Education, while Bill Clinton was an honorary chairman of the group."   posted by www.politifact.com
Broken Europe Gives Away Money! posted by urbansurvival.com
The amateur Botanist?. Part 1 posted by pauldorebushcraft.wordpress.com
It Took Born Again Christian Donald Trump 3 Days to Comment on the Supreme Court?s Abortion Ruling posted by www.patheos.com
Touching base with the classic IMI Galil rifle (VIDEO) posted by www.guns.com
FEMA Wargamed Global Food Crisis? The Results Weren?t Pretty. posted by readynutrition.com
How Many Prepper/Survival Shows Do You Know? posted by redbeaconmedia.com
Shop Survival Supplies posted by www.family-survival-planning.com
Emergency Preparation ? How to Build a Stockpile posted by sixdollarfamily.com
FEMA Contractor: Unrest After 395% Food Price Spike Coming Soon posted by www.theprepperdome.com
Here?s How Clinton?s Latest College Debt-Relief Plan Misses The Mark posted by economyincrisis.org
How to Make Homemade Diapers posted by www....

Wolfe`s Self-Efficiency Index 2008

From The Archives: 2008 In these economic times, with the state of the stock market playing like a yo-yo, my thoughts have turned to how this will effect me. I've already done one post on 'my cost of living', but with the changes happening so fast in the markets, it no longer applies as it did before, and during any kind of crisis, like the recent rice and chicken ones, doesn't give someone an idea of how things in the economy effect them. The most relevant factor in all this that will effect me is the price of real estate, which in my case works in my favor. What has caught my interest however recently is the underground economy, how is the current state of affairs effecting those that don't play by the rules, and so on. I came across a Wikipedia article on “Household Electricity Approach” to determine the size of the underground economy. This reminded me also of the Carbon Footprint, and other such indexes which people use to see how they compare to others in a given context. Hence, I decided that what survivalists, and those into self-efficiency needed was an index relative to themselves. In trying to figure out what factors would be involved in a self-efficiency index, a few came to mind right away. First off, electricity, gas, water consumption, and food. These should be fairly easy to figure out as we all get Hydro bills, Gas bills, and what not. If, in the case of ...

Self Reliance News Round Up - 2016-06-25


Self Reliance News - Saturday 25th of June 2016
Posts this week from ...
Wood Stoves (Part 2) posted by www.wolfeblog.net
A bittersweet #Brexit celebration posted by bkpk.me
Hillary Clinton: Says Mark Zandi, who wrote a report criticizing Donald Trump’s economic proposals, is "one of Sen. John McCain's former economic advisers." posted by www.politifact.com
How to Harvest Clean Drinking Water From a Tree posted by readynutrition.com
Is Self Defense Important to You? posted by www.family-survival-planning.com
Hecklers Who Disrupted Pastor Joel Osteen?s Sermon Cleared of All Wrongdoing in Court posted by www.patheos.com
After the Collapse: 10 Urban Survival Strategies posted by urbansurvivalsite.com
Gear Review: GunVault MiniVault biometric safe GVB 1000 posted by www.guns.com
6 Ways To Clean Yourself When There?s No Water posted by www.prepperdome.com
How to Make Kick-Ass Travel Videos posted by www.nomadicmatt.com
Running the Shorts: BREXIT as ?Hype du jour? posted by urbansurvival.com
Balanced Trade is Best for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Testimony States posted by economyincrisis.org
Doomsday Prepping: What You Need to Know posted by www.survivalsullivan.com
A Day in the Life of?Valleykirk Farms posted by www.realdirtblog.ca
Relevant Information with Future Danger! posted by redbeaconmedia.com
Added marigolds and lettuce greens posted by myadventuresinselfreliance.wordpress.com
Will A Medieval War Hammer Defeat Modern Body Armor? posted by ...


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