Category: lessons-from-history

Lets Save America

This 4th of July, I ask this… “Are there similarities today with the tone that led up to the American Revolutionary War?” While it was a different time with different people and different power struggles, are there any underlying parallels? The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) began as a conflict between …

Martial Law: Could It Happen Here?

What is Martial Law? In strict dictionary terms, martial law is the suspension of civil authority and the imposition of military authority. They act as the police, as the courts, as the legislature. Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the public. Martial law could …

Memorial Day Weekend Thoughts

(lowered my flag to half mast this weekend) While giving thought to the purpose of Memorial Day during the weekend we honor it, remember those who have died serving in this country’s armed forces. Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Some veterans …

The Parable of the Little Brown Bird

post by MSB reader, ‘CaliRefugee’   The Parable of the Little Brown Bird that I tell to all new employees as they near the end of their orientation: There was a little brown bird that waited until November to fly south for the winter. This bird found a group to …

SILVER – Currency For Collapse

At the highest level, silver is used in industry, in jewelry, and as an investment (and/or wealth preservation). Together, these three categories represent more than 95 % of annual silver demand. Silver has been used as a medium of exchange dating back to the earliest of records. It has always …

What Your Grandmother Knew…

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandmother replied,   Well, let me think a minute, I was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, …

Human Population and Natural Balance

The natural balance of human population if unassisted by today’s modern world of countless safety nets, mass agriculture, modern medicine, and social civility, would be stunning fraction of what it is today. Today’s world population is nearly 7.5 billion. 100 years ago it was just 1.6 billion. 100 years before …

What is The American Dream and is it Still Alive?

We’ve all heard that ‘saying’, “The American dream”. I remember hearing it when I was young. Now many decades later I wonder what it means today and how it has changed. I suspect that the notion of the American dream brings differing thoughts from various people. But just what is …

Thanksgiving: What Are You Thankful For This Year?

(Sweet Potato Glaze) Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As we celebrate this Thanksgiving Day, I have 3 questions for you: 1. What are you thankful for this time around? 2. What are your favorite side dishes with your Turkey? 3. What is your favorite desert afterwards?   My answers: 1. Mrs.J and …

Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats

The Titanic had just 20 lifeboats aboard when it sank April 15, 1912. From a preparedness standpoint, we can draw several practical parallels or analogies from the disaster of the Titanic – and your adherence to the lessons learned will put you in a better place of readiness and safety… …
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