Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-08-13

American Thinker

Robin Hood in Reverse: The Clinton Foundation under Fed Scrutiny
August 13, 2016, 10:00 pm

What possesses powerful, wealthy, and educated persons to prey on the most desperately poor humans on Earth as they posture as "philanthropists"?

Ed That Matters

Preparedness is an Educated Choice!

What If You Lose Your Go-Bag? Can You Still Survive?
August 13, 2016, 5:16 pm

NOTE: This is a guest post by Chris Hampton, author of Edge Walker.  Chris has graciously provided a free copy of his book in PDF.  You can find the link to download your copy below. – TS Go-Bags are a…

Ready Nutrition

6 Million Americans Are Drinking This Toxic Chemical and Don?t Know It
August 13, 2016, 5:13 pm

Every day our public water supplies are turning more and more into toxic soup, and there isn’t a whole lot we can do about it.

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

Joshua’s website is Strange Danger

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published August 13th, 2016

SHTF & Prepping Central

SHTF, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Prepping, Homesteading

Companion Planting 101
August 13, 2016, 5:04 pm

Companion Planting 101 The following is a list of vegetable and herbs which grow well together and protect one another from insect attack. Many herbs are natural insect repellents that can keep your garden bug free and reduce or eliminate the need for potentially harmful pesticides. I do this every year and it works well, …

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The Prepper Journal

Prepping, Survival and Common Sense

Planning Your Homestead Orchard: Benefits of Dwarf Trees
August 13, 2016, 4:38 pm

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

There are a lot of times when we?d be equally or better served with a smaller tree, and lots reasons to consider a dwarf tree or semi-dwarf instead of a standard

HomeSteading Freedom

Rekindle Your Roots and Self-Sufficient Skills

DIY Mobile Firewood Holder
August 13, 2016, 3:43 pm

Looking for a way to store a firewood inside the Homestead house that can easily be moved around on wheels? This DIY firewood holder made with plumbing pipe and fiiting…

Living A Better Life With My Family And Getting Prepared Too!

Cooking With The ?Solar Death Ray?
August 13, 2016, 1:05 pm

If you’ve been following my blog for years now you may remember when I used to post about my sun oven cooking experiments… I miss those days. ? Sadly, all of the large trees around my house tend to block

The Organic Prepper

Self-Reliance Strategies for Preparedness, Health, and Personal Liberty

The United States of Propaganda
August 13, 2016, 12:24 pm

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week?s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared.

This Week in the News

This week, Survival Saturday discusses the … Read the rest

SHTF Plan ? When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Hillary?s Top Aide Huma Abedin Confirms: ?She?s Often Confused?
August 13, 2016, 10:23 am

Hillary Clinton has not yet released her medical records. Now we know why.

Modern Survival Blog

Survival Preparedness For Life

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-08-13)
August 13, 2016, 6:06 am

(storm clouds, yesterday afternoon)   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (.gov paper) currency into tangible assets ? The more who comment, the […]


Prep Blog Review: Surviving Zika ? Myths And Reality
August 13, 2016, 5:25 am

1 in 7 U.S. adults say they have taken steps to reduce their risk of getting Zika, according to the latest analysis from Pew Research. Are we in real danger? RSS Feed

Survival blog covering all aspects of emergency preparedness, prepping and survival, with practical tips for prepping on a budget.

What did you do to prep this week?
August 13, 2016, 5:16 am

First off I’d like to thank and give a big shout-out to Sherry S, Mike C, Kelvin R, Heather S, Mike F, Bill D, Sam J, Kim W, Lee L, Melissa T and Jeff H for their contributions this week via PayPal. You are the elite Wolf Pack because you help keep this site up, running and free for everyone else.If you feel that this site has helped you in some way and would like to send a small monetary contribution to say “thanks” then you can do that by going to this page.I would also like to welcome our newest advertiser Zombie Industries please go check out their cool bleeding zombie targets…

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Prepper Broadcasting |Network

Prepper Radio

Survivor Jane on The Prepping Academy
August 13, 2016, 12:01 am

Survivor Jane on The Prepping Academy Forrest Garvin “The Prepping Academy” On this episode of The Prepping Academy Forrest and Kyle will be interviewing Survivor Jane. Jane is city-girl turned prepper/homesteader after moving to the Appalachian Mountains from the metropolitan city of Orlando. She is the creator and editor of the disaster survival and preparedness website HERE . Her … Continue reading Survivor Jane on The Prepping Academy

The Prepper Times

Latest News Feed For The Prepper Times.

Staying Alive: 18 Survival Tips and Tricks You Probably Don’t Know
August 12, 2016, 8:00 pm


Fresh hacks every day

DIY Smartwatch Based On ESP8266 Needs Classification
August 12, 2016, 4:00 pm

Building your own smartwatch is a fun challenge for the DIY hobbyist. You need to downsize your electronics, work with SMD components, etch your own PCBs and eventually squeeze it all into a cool enclosure. [Igor] has built his own ESP8266-based smartwatch, and even though he calls it a wrist display – we think the result totally sells as a smartwatch.

His design is based on a PCB for a wireless display notifier he designed earlier this year. The design uses the ESP-12E module and features an OLED display, LEDs, tactile switches and an FT232R USB/UART interface. Our beloved TP4056  …read more


Bitcoin news, mining, rates and exchanges

Blockchain Trials Accelerate as South America Sees Ethereum Uptake
August 12, 2016, 3:07 pm

Ethereum-focused startup ConsenSys is making inroads bringing the blockchain to South America.

Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

What it means to be a Libertarian-Prepper
August 12, 2016, 2:16 pm

From The Archives: 2013 FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk. PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you […]

Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

What it means to be a Libertarian-Prepper
August 12, 2016, 2:16 pm

From The Archives: 2013 FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk. PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you […]

The Sovereign Investor

The Sovereign Investor

Falling Taxes Doom the U.S. Economy
August 12, 2016, 12:30 pm

Taxes are loathsome, but they are also a measure of prosperity. The more you earn, the more you pay. So, when corporate tax receipts fall steadily, so too does the U.S. economy.

Earths Final Countdown

The End Is Here

VIX And Junk Bond Spreads Are Out Of Whack
August 12, 2016, 11:50 am

Submitted by Eric Bush via Gavekal Capital blog, The relationship between the VIX and the spread between high yield bonds..

SHTF Plan ? When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Did the DNC Keep Press Silent With Cell Jamming Signal? ?Officials Barely Acknowledge They Use It?
August 12, 2016, 11:01 am

We are in for dark times, and these high tech tools of control are just the beginning. What other tricks do they have up their sleeves?

A Libertarian Future

Spreading a Libertarian message across the internet.

Gary Johnson Is Already Polling At 15% In Key Swing States
August 12, 2016, 11:00 am

The following post Gary Johnson Is Already Polling At 15% In Key Swing States appeared first on A Libertarian Future at A Libertarian Future – Spreading a Libertarian message across the internet..

Polls are fickle things. This is obvious when looking at the variety of national polls trying to gauge Gary Johnson’s strength. Some polls have him averaging around 7% whereas others have him averaging 11%. There’s very little consensus because it’s the first time that the pollsters have earnestly included a…

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Prepper Uses For A Range Finder
August 12, 2016, 10:10 am

Andy was pulling duty on bug out perimeter security.  We had heard shots coming from the woods at the far west end of our prep team property.  This was not an unusual occurrence out in the rural area where we have planned our long term bug out existence.  None-the-less it is always discomforting not knowing […]


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What I realized about feminism after my male friend was disgusted by tampons at a party.
August 12, 2016, 9:55 am


Years ago, a friend went to a party, and something bothered him enough to rant to me about it later.

And it bothered me that he was so incensed about it, but I couldn?t put my finger on why. It seemed so petty for him to be upset, and even more so for me to be annoyed with him.

Recently, something reminded me of that scenario, and it made more sense. I?ll explain.

The party was a house party.

One of those parties people throw if they?re renting a good-sized house in college. You know the type ? loud music, Solo cups of beer, and somebody doing something drunk and stupid before the end of the night.

At some point, my friend had occasion to use the bathroom. When he went into the bathroom, he was disgusted to see that the hostess had left a basket of menstrual hygiene products on the counter for guests to use if needed.

Later, when my friend told me about it, he wrinkled his nose and said, ?Why would she do that? Guys don?t want to see that!?

When I suggested that she was just making them available in case someone needed them, he insisted they could be left in the cabinet or under the counter. Out of sight, anyway.

I wish I?d had, at the time, the ability to articulate what I can now.

To me, this situation is, while relatively benign, a perfect example of male privilege.

A man walks into the bathroom and sees a reminder that people have periods. And he?s disgusted. He wants that evidence hidden away because it offends his senses. How dare the hostess so blatantly present tampons and pads where a man might see them? There?s no reason for that!

Someone who gets a period walks into the bathroom and sees that the hostess is being extra considerate. They get it. They know what it?s like to have a period start unexpectedly. The feeling of horror because they’re probably wearing something they don’t want ruined ? it is a party after all. The sick embarrassment because someone might notice, especially if they’re wearing light-colored clothes, or worse, they sat on the hostess? white couch.

The self-conscious, semi-nauseated feeling of trying to get through a social event after you?ve exhausted every avenue to get your hands on an emergency pad or tampon, and you?re just hoping to God that if you tie your jacket around your waist (you brought one, right?), keep your back to a wall, clench your butt cheeks, squeeze your thighs tightly together, and don?t … move … at … all ? you might get through the evening, bow out gracefully, and find an all-night convenience store with a public restroom.

Or maybe they came to the party during their period, but didn?t bargain for the flow to suddenly get that heavy. Or they desperately need a tampon, but their purse or bag is in a room where a couple is not to be disturbed. Maybe they don’t know the hostess well enough to ask if they can use one. Or they don’t know anyone at the party well enough to ask. Or they figure they can make do with some wadded up toilet paper or something.

Whatever the case, they walk into the bathroom and hear the hostess saying, ?Hey, I know what it?s like, and just in case, I?ve got your back.?  They see someone saving them from what could be a minor annoyance or a major embarrassment.

The hostess gets it.

The person who just walked into the bathroom? They’re either going to see that the person throwing the party is super considerate or they’re going to be whispering “thanks to Jesus, Krishna, and whoever else is listening” because that is a basket full of social saviors.

But to the guy who wrinkled his nose, it?s still offensive that those terrible little things are on the counter, reminding his delicate sensibilities that the playground part of a person is occasionally unavailable due to a “gross” bodily function that he should never have to think about.

In the grand scheme of things, it?s a tiny thing. It?s a tiny annoyance for the man and a more significant, but relatively tiny, courtesy for the person with their period. After all these years, my friend has probably forgotten, but I never have.  As a person whose life is partially governed by a fickle uterus that can ruin an evening faster than a submerged iPhone, his story has stuck with me.

How can you be so offended by a small gesture that has zero effect on you, but could make such an enormous difference to the person who needs it?

It occurs to me now that this is a small but effective illustration of how different people can see the world.

It?s part of the same thought process that measures a woman?s value through her bra size and her willingness to have sex with him ? that everything about us is displayed or hidden based on how men perceive them or what he wants to get from us. Unattractive women should be as covered as possible, while attractive ones shouldn?t be hiding their assets from male eyes (or hands, or anything else he wishes to use).

A woman who isn?t smiling is an affront to him because it detracts from her prettiness, despite the fact that there might be a legitimate reason for her not to smile (or more to the point, there isn?t a legitimate reason for her to smile). Her emotional state is irrelevant because she?s not being pretty. It?s the line of thinking where a man blames anything other than cheerful sexual consent on the woman being a bitch, being a lesbian, or ? naturally ? being on her period. Everything we do, from our facial expressions to our use of hygiene products, is filtered through the lens of ?how it looks to a man.?

It?s the line of thinking where a small gesture from one person to another, an assurance that someone else understands and will help without question or judgment, a gesture that could save a person’s evening from being ruined is trumped by a man?s desire to see an untainted landscape of pretty, smiling women with visible cleavage and bodies that never bleed.

And people wonder why we still need feminism.


This story originally appeared on the author?s blog and is used here with permission.

Texas Farm Bureau

Add your voice to eminent domain reform
August 12, 2016, 9:15 am

Thousands of stories have been shared. Issues brought to light. And even more reason for eminent domain reform. To date, more than 2,000 testimonials have been shared through the eminent domain survey launched by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB), Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the Texas Wildlife Association. Even more are needed. Because firsthand […]

The Medic Shack

Alternative Emergency and Wilderness Medicine

SHTF Clinic Part 2 Location an Security
August 12, 2016, 9:09 am

SHTF Medical Clinic. Part 2. Location and Security.  Choosing a location. First determine if you are going to stay for a few hours or days, or of this is the new home for your group. For short term just about any defensible place would be acceptable.  Now for long term you need to look at

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Dangerous Prototypes

Open source hardware projects

Free PCB coupon via Facebook to 2 random commenters
August 12, 2016, 9:01 am

Every Friday we give away some extra PCBs via Facebook. This post was announced on Facebook, and on Monday we?ll send coupon codes to two random commenters. The coupon code usually go to Facebook ‘Other’ Messages Folder . More PCBs via Twitter on Tuesday and the blog every Sunday. Don’t forget there’s free PCBs three […]

Bio Prepper

Common Wisdom For Uncertain Times

6 tips to live on the edge during a power grid failure
August 12, 2016, 7:17 am

This article has been generously contributed by John Lewis from The possibility of a catastrophic and prolonged power grid failure is there . This is because the advent of science has made an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack possible (but it can also be caused by a solar flare). For example, in 2003 there is […]

SHTF Plan ? When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Is Someone ?Trying To Start A MegaTsunami?? Strange Earthquakes Go Off In Precise Grid Pattern
August 12, 2016, 6:16 am

There are now sophisticated ways of orchestrating many events that have been heretofore left to nature’s design, but which have now become the playthings of empires.

Prepper’s Will

We have the will to outlast everything!

Honey Mesquite: A Survival Tree for Arid Lands
August 12, 2016, 5:49 am

Honey mesquite also commonly called mesquite is an amazing tree native to North America that was a key resource of the native people. If you grow this tree on your property, it will provide you with food, drink, medicine and fertilizer, just as it did for the natives.   There are two known varieties of … Read more…

The post Honey Mesquite: A Survival Tree for Arid Lands was written by Dan Mowinski and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

Homestead Notes

Creating a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, sustenance, and survival

Growing mushrooms at home
August 12, 2016, 5:48 am

Growing mushrooms is easier than you think. Especially if you get a mushroom growing kit. The kit will have growing containers and enough mushroom spores to get started.

The Daily Sheeple

HAHA FAIL: Turkish Reporter Claims Grand Theft Auto Cheat Codes Are Actually Secret Messages of the Failed Coup
August 12, 2016, 5:06 am

I’m not telling you not to be mad at news coverage in the United States. I’m just saying it could be worse.

The Bitcoin News ? Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Fanobet Converts To Bitcoin As Bots Disrupted At Skin Betting Sportsbooks
August 12, 2016, 3:30 am

Skin betting sportsbooks Fanobet and CSGOLounge both experienced bot disruption Thursday that compromised the ability of users on the sites to facilitate skin wagers on the outcomes of professional esports events. According to posts by bettors on Reddit, as well as an official announcement by Fanobet, game maker Valve Corporation, which ordered both sites last month

Thoughts on Survival and the World Today

The Dual Faces of the Militia Movement
August 12, 2016, 2:26 am

by Megan

The face of the Militia Movement that you see most likely depends on your political viewpoint and the amount of actual experience you?ve had with the members of a militia. It may also depend on which militia you have experience with as each of them differs in their level of extremism. The average American gets most of their information about the militia movement via the news media reports which come whenever there is

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Prepper Broadcasting |Network

Prepper Radio

KYLE PRATT: Best Selling Speculative Fiction Author
August 12, 2016, 12:03 am

KYLE PRATT: Best Selling Speculative Fiction Author Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” On this week?s episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program we have Kyle Pratt, author of the Strengthen What Remains series. In 1975 Kyle joined the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician. While in the service he met Lorraine Best of Plymouth, … Continue reading KYLE PRATT: Best Selling Speculative Fiction Author

Prepper Dome


Back to Basics: How to Stockpile Food for Emergencies
August 11, 2016, 10:44 pm

  Last week I began a new series called, Back to Basics. As I said in my first article: ?Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies?, this may be […]

BlackListed News

Independent Media for Independent Minds

The $47 Billion U.S. Emergency Response Network That?s Already Obsolete
August 11, 2016, 9:00 pm

FirstNet was envisioned as a way for police and firefighters to communicate with one another in the wake of 9/11. But four years later, it?s still not up and running. The prize for the most wasteful post-9/11 initiative arguably should go to FirstNet?a whole new agency set up to provide a telecommunications system exclusively for firefighters, police, and other first responders. They would communicate on bandwidth worth billions of dollars in the commercial market but now reserved by the Federal Communications Commission for FirstNet.

Cantech Letter

The Very Best of Canadian Science and Technology

Indigo Books is a book store no longer, says PI
August 11, 2016, 4:54 pm

The narrative that online book sellers have completely destroyed the market for bricks and mortar offerings is a powerful one, but it simply does not apply to the current business of Indigo Books and Music (TSX:IDG) says PI analyst Bob Gibson. In a research report to clients today, Gibson initiated coverage of Indigo Books with […]

Survival Life

Survival Skills Blog & Off The Grid Guides

Save Some Cheddar by Taking a Wisconsin Camping Trip
August 11, 2016, 3:31 pm two great lake coastlines, acres of dense forest and several rivers running throughout, Wisconsin is more than meets the eye when it comes to outdoor adventure. Fishing is a popular pastime among Wisconsin natives and tourists alike. Visitors also enjoy rafting, boating, hiking birdwatching in Wisconsin’s many great camping destinations. But don’t take our Continue Reading



Dehydrating Purslane
August 11, 2016, 3:05 pm

The Bitcoin News ? Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Dark Pools for Bitcoin Liquidity Are A Big Deal
August 11, 2016, 1:29 pm

In the world of Bitcoin, liquidity across the various exchanges can be a problem at times. Particularly when larger investors and traders involved as they do not want to crash or boost the price through their actions. Jered Kenna has teamed up with TradeZero to create a solution for this problem, in the form of


Bitcoin news, mining, rates and exchanges

CoinDesk to Expand New York Blockchain Media Team
August 11, 2016, 11:15 am

CoinDesk today announced its plans to double its current headcount from six to 12 full-time employees by the end of 2016.

Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

How To Make Bottle Blasters (Exploding Targets)
August 11, 2016, 11:00 am

Okay, so this is a little different from the kind of videos I normally share, but I just couldn’t resist. Grant Thompson came up with an idea for exploding targets that are cheap, easy, and safe to make. Shooting these is a lot more fun than shooting tin cans because they make a really loud […]

Living Freedom

Debt and preparedness, part 1.5
August 11, 2016, 10:15 am

Before moving on to part 2, I thought it would be instructive and fun to find out a little more about what readers think about debt. Also fun to try out a rather sophisticated free online survey site. So I have created this four-question survey. If it works, we may do other surveys or polls in the future. If not … not. You are free of course, to take the good old freedomista MYOB stance, but I’ve tried not to make the questions too intrusive. The one catch here is that only 50 people can fill the survey out. That’s…

More Than Just Surviving

A Survival and Preparedness Blog

Lists, Lists, Lists: What Kinds Should Preppers Be Writing?
August 11, 2016, 9:30 am

Lists, Lists, Lists: What Kinds Should Preppers Be Writing?

If you’re the kind of prepper who likes to write everything down and even goes so far as to write lists for your lists, this is the article for you! There are an enormous number of lists that would really be beneficial for you to write up and maintain as a prepper, many, which if you’re… Read More

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Lists, Lists, Lists: What Kinds Should Preppers Be Writing?, written by Elise Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.

The Daily Signal

Policy News, Conservative Analysis and Opinion

University of Texas Professors Sue Over Concealed Guns Allowed in Their Classrooms
August 11, 2016, 9:11 am

Three professors are fighting a Texas law that allows students to carry concealed handguns in their college classrooms. Senate Bill 11, allowing concealed handgun license… Read More

Survival retreats and real estate agents worldwide.

Off-Grid Rammed Earth, Passive Solar Mountain Home on 35.5 Acres
August 11, 2016, 8:49 am

This off-grid, rammed earth home has magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west and the Wet Mountains to the east. It has 2 large bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The kitchen has knotty alder cabinets and a Premier propane gas stove and cooktop. The refrigerator and small freezer are electric. A beautiful wood bar separates the kitchen from the living room. Adjacent to the house is an electrical building which houses the solar and wind turbine equipment with their hook-in to the house and 12 deep cycle Trojan batteries. Ten Sanyo solar panels on stands comprise the solar array. It also contains a hook-in for a gas powered generator for the rare times that additional electricity is needed due to several cloudy days in a row. A solar panel on the roof of the house is the primary water heater. In summer 2015, a propane gas hot water heater was added as a backup for cloudy days so that hot water is always available. The electrical building is large enough to use for an office and/or exercise room. On the other side of the electrical building is a two-vehicle carport with storage above it. The property has its own water well (with very good water) at 9 gallons per minute and a septic system. In addition, a 1,920 sq. ft. passive solar greenhouse is on the property. It was completed in 2009 and used only one winter. If desired, a concrete floor could be added to this building to make it into a large workshop. It is wired for electricity, but at this time, has no source for electricity other than a generator. The property is completely fenced in, so it would be ideal for horses or other animals. It borders on property owned by the state of Colorado, which is currently leased for the next 8 years for horse grazing. (This property is FSBO but also listed with a realtor. If interested, please contact the owner.)


Are you tired of high taxes, government waste, corporate welfare, and the entitlement society?

We the People. All of the People.
August 11, 2016, 8:11 am

I have thought long and hard on this subject.  I was even concerned about saying anything about it, but if I am afraid of speaking about this then I have no right to speak on any other subject.  Now I will not bring up the definition of racism as with all isms, it seems that it means so many things to so many people and I believe that is the point of them.  Race in humans is a social construct set on ways to classify common differences in human beings such as skin color, hair color, and facial features and so on, but we are all the same species stated as we can breed and have successful offspring. We are people. Now that is a very cold way of saying any couple that has compatible parts can have a child that has both of their genetic material and can have children of their own.  So the real social construct is that we are separated by looks.  No matter what the taxonomists say, that is all that separates us, just the way we look.  Now when it comes to choosing a mate or partner that can be a big deal, but when choosing a friend is it?  Isn’t the mind and how it works the real reason you hang out with another person.  Should your judgment be on the clothes they wear or the way they wear their hair or perhaps even how much or little money they have. All these things have more to do with a person than how their eyes are shaped or what hue their skin is or even what color their hair is.  As the former is a choice, and I would go even so far as to say a practice on how a person lives their life, but the latter a person has no real choice short of dye or plastic surgery and has little to no bearing on what type of person they are or how they will deal with any given situation. So that being said I want to point out the consequences of the classification of human beings; Bigotry.  That word covers so many small things, but I would argue that what it really is, is a lack of self-respect. A simple belief that what one thinks of one?s self is hinged upon someone else being less than they are.  There are still pockets of bigotry in the country on any side of the argument and we are not talking coins here we are talking about the sides of a tetrahedron.  The way we deal with each other speaks more about ourselves than it does anyone else and I want people to speak loudly so better for me to judge who they are and what they want.  So if you read this and believe that I am hateful more power to you, I hope it keeps you warm but if I make you think than I can offer you no more power than the idea that I espouse here and that is no matter what science categorization or medical term they saddle us with we are all people and deserve to be taken as individuals and not as a group. One of the biggest issues I have seen in my life is when a person from another group has success the bigots cannot stand this.  The will stand against this at all costs even to the point of violence.  A group asking another to pay for the sins of the past by allowing sins in the present or future keeps us in a cycle of separation and confusion. Denial of the past can be just as harmful to know. That was so we will never repeat it again.  As modern people you would think that we could enjoy all aspects of each other but there are so many excuses for bad behavior from one group celebrating another?s culture.  Appropriation is the taking of a thing from another but how can anyone in a free society take a Lifestyle from another.  A culture is not a tangible thing you cannot steal it nor can you force a group to change it.  It is in their traditions, the foods they eat, the way they celebrate the art and pageantry of a people. So how does one steal that? If we cannot take pleasure in each others culture then how as a society can we work together and understand each other?  I make a call out to every American citizen to enjoy each others ways. To learn about your neighbors and let them in.  Let every man woman and child be better for the beauty that is your culture and then perhaps we can stop seeing anyone as a thief of our traditions and welcome them as guests at our table and appreciate their genuine love of humanity. I want us to stop trying to rewrite history. It is a failing that keeps us apart.  Allow all the literature into the classrooms again and have the courage to tell the truth about our past and allow us to move united as a country and make sure that each individual knows that his or her self-respect comes from what is inside of them not what they look like.  Finally, allow all Americans to choose their hero’s and mentors not by their outward appearance as that is something that is not easily emulated but by what they do and how they do it.  The manner in which they have honed their talents and moved to succeed. We all have darkness and insecurities let us leave those in our own minds and struggle and not burden society at large and find the greatness in ourselves and share that with the world.  Let us accept the contributions each person makes and stand on their shoulders to make their ideas and accomplishments greater than imagined.  To finish this let me leave you with a great quote from Edward W. Bok ?Make the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it?.  

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5 Costly Camping Gear Inventions For Posh Campers
August 11, 2016, 7:59 am

Camping gear for the $$$ spender.

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Security Affairs

Read, think, share ? Security is everyone's responsibility

Patch your vBulletin forum asap to avoid being hacked
August 11, 2016, 5:22 am

vBulletin forums need to be patched asap to avoid attackers to scan servers hosting the CMS and remotely execute arbitrary code. Hackers breached the Steam’s Dota 2 forums and have leaked a couple of million credentials (the archive contains MD5-hashed passwords), but what is happening to forums based on the popular vBulletin CMS? vBulletin forum administrators need […]


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