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  • Tommyboy 05/24/2019 8:44 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Nope, Ticks i understand"


  • Joe c 05/24/2019 8:42 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "NRP Thanks. Been wanting to send Ken a donation. Just don't use a CC for anything. Umm that donation of yours has both our names, right? And the donations made are for 2020 at Ken's party preps, if I'm not mistaken......?? LOL😄"


  • In the Mitten 05/24/2019 8:32 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Thank you for your friendly reply, Whiskey Vision. I don't wish to email at this time. However, I do appreciate the comments that are posted on this site by my fellow Michiganders. I envy you for being able to consider having a place in the North. We are Trolls, but our family has a deep love and appreciation for the far north of our state."


  • TacObserver 05/24/2019 8:27 PM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "Consider for a moment that progressivism started 100 years ago with Woodrow Wilson. Some would say that Teddy Roosevelt what is progressive also but he was also a Republican. Now add FDR to the mix and the new deal and all that he did, consider what LBJ did, then Clinton and Obama. That's a whole lot of progressivism right there. And progressivism is actually quite socialist. And every bit of it has nothing to do with what the Constitution allows. In that same 100 years the Constitution has not been properly if barely even taught in schools. So our lawmakers don't really know it because most of our lawmakers don't have any more education in regard to the Constitution than any other person. In fact you would have to be a political scientist for the most part know the Constitution better than most and many of those who have been employed by the Democrats are there in order to manipulate the constitution. Republicans also employ people to do the same they're just not as aggressive at it."


  • NRP 05/24/2019 8:27 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Joe c: As per previous asked, yes the po box is good for donations. I'm about as paranoid as anyone out there, but just use the donation link. The smart paranoid just checks al activity on CCs every month."


  • Joe c 05/24/2019 8:12 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Attorneys/politicians/ticks All the same"


  • Papa Smurf 05/24/2019 7:50 PM
    Best Knife For Batoning Wood – How to, and What for…
    "- Just piddling around on an rainy day; read the article and comments here, including my own. When I took DW and the boys out camping this past Mother's Day, I did not take a hatchet and had only my 5" Ontario "Air Force Survival Knife" (M-5) and my SAK with me. When it was decided (by DW) that we needed a fire to cook hotdogs/marshmallows/S'mores on, being in a state park and cutting your own firewood being illegal, I had to buy a $10 bundle of semi-rotten oak for the purpose. Since there was very little tinder available off of the ground, I did baton a small piece into a lower common denominator of small bits. (Both sons-in-law were able to observe and comment, but were not too willing to assist. Oh well, LOL) The fire did start nicely, no smoke to speak of, but I was annoyed at using a good knife this way. Still not a favored way to do this, but yes, it does work. I already knew how to do it, just when I was younger, I didn't know what to call it. Thanks for the reminder, Ken. - Pap"


  • Dennis 05/24/2019 7:50 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Haven't been commenting for a few days, but just read an article (very short, didn't give many details) about a break-in that occurred this morning in the town I was born and raised in. Fits this topic. Woman home alone, a man knocking on her front door wakes her from bed (9:30 AM, sleeping in, also when burglars expect to find an unoccupied house). Did not recognize the man, so she ignored him. Subject went to back door and began trying to break in. She retreats to closet and calls 911. He gains entrance, confronts her in closet, she shoots him graveyard dead while on the phone with sheriff's department. Sheriff declined to identify the woman (common practice in Texas). Reporters interviewed neighbors who praised the woman's for having the foresight in having a gun, her courage and ability to use it to protect herself. She will face no criminal prosecution in Texas, I'm sure, but most likely will face a civil suit. Not because she should, but because there's more lawyers than ticks in"


  • Joe c 05/24/2019 7:41 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "So in all seriousness, Is the p.o. box good for donations??? Where's Dennis? In searching of 'forest people', I only come up with Aborigines."


  • Joe c 05/24/2019 7:20 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Oldhomesteader Here's my edited version....in a more civil way. Most is workplace related..... I will stand for co-workers against management. I will always question management's decisions/reasonings. ( #1 When you work in an area for 29 yrs and some flunky wants to call the shots. A former pizza maker at a gas station, by trade) #2 When my supervisor says, "You can't get along with this person because he's ga...." Because what? No, I don't give a hoot what his sexual preference is. What I do care about, is that he lies, is manipulative, and cannot do his job correctly. And acts in this manner, because he can call foul at anytime A protected sort that knows the ball would be/is in his favor. Could give more examples, but you get the idea. As far as the Bundy's. They made a stand. Right or wrong. Careless or correct. The thing about fighting "the system", lives will be lost, made a living hell, etc. Isn't that the way we live now, so to speak? What should we anticipate for a 2nd CW? Les"


  • Jane Foxe 05/24/2019 6:33 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Ken, good reminders. ---- I have a small window in door up at my eye level, and I do open/talk through that. However, I can understand why that is a bad idea (especially) at night. As times get tougher, I think there will be more and more up to no good/criminal activity. Another thing i would suggest, is NO, you/your DH should NOT go outside and look around to see if they can "see"anyone...As in HUH, you dont know who/what is out there. ---I have to admit, when we were younger DH may well have done this, when i heard "something". Not a good idea. You have no idea at all if they have weapons etc. What i suggest (now) is turn on all outside lights (if not motion activated). Check secruity cameras (if you have). Turn on some lights inside. Maybe turn on t.v. radio to make it sound like more folks are in house. Give a few shouts to George, Tom, Dick to bring their extra guns/rifles. Yes, have a big dog bowl/huge dog bones outside door (front and back). But do something to them to make them"


  • Horse 05/24/2019 6:11 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Since every single person in your life is, was a stranger at some point you must be a very lonely person."


  • aka 05/24/2019 5:34 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Ok- Maybe I am a little confused. For 2 years the left had a cow screaming collusion! obstruction of justice! Turns out there wasn't any (at least not from the Trump administration). The left continually screaming to "release everything" no matter if it reveals 'state secrets', grand jury stuff etc. Now. they are still screaming that Trump is 'hiding something, want more investigation all the while having fits because the whole report is going to be made public. Talk about unhinged. Gee, sounds like one of my neighbors."


  • tmcgyver 05/24/2019 4:55 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Perhaps Mark Dice has already covered this, but I wonder what percent of average people on the street actually know what Memorial Day is supposed to be. Those who "didn't make it back" were at least treated with great respect and dignity. These days CENTCOM has become well practiced at moving flag draped caskets through Andrews in the middle of the night, as the sheep slumber. But hey, get ready, because "they" are extra-busy winding up the Persian theater this weekend. Tururists! Git 'em! Hardware is on station, just waiting for that new moon. God Bless America... and please hurry."


  • TacObserver 05/24/2019 4:27 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "It would be interesting to learn of what you disagree with that I said. It usually stems from not understanding your constitution as well as you think you do. You can't read the constitution once and walk away pounding your chest thinking you got this. That's not how the Constitution works. There's tons of interrelated stuff and documentation supports other parts of the Constitution interwoven within. As long as we can agree that the Constitution should be read as it was written, as a document that is penned by our forefathers and then modified a bit by 17 amendments that came after the Bill of Rights then we can agree. But if you think the constitution is open to interpretation, that would be incorrect. The Constitution was written in plain English, it says what it says, it does not say what it does not say. It forbids certain things it allows certain things, and it directs how our government should be run in a very minimal way. And when the Government is run in more than a minimal wa"


  • Papa Smurf 05/24/2019 3:32 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "- Tell Mr. he is not the only one. This weekend is just for S#!t$ and giggles. I will celebrate next Friday, when it is supposed to be. That is the time to bow the head, and turn a glass. Every one of the ones who did not make it back, when several of us talked about it some years ago, agreed that that is the Memorial we would want, and expect from each other. Sadly, some of those are some of the ones I will be remembering. - Papa S."


  • TacObserver 05/24/2019 3:15 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "I agree, there is hope. The problem is that article for the constitution allows all of the sitting senators and representatives to vote on whether or not Jefferson becomes a state, and in a democrat majority it wouldn't happen, and in a Republican majority there are still a fair bit of Republicans that are not terribly constitutional and quite a bit way to moderate and liberal and In spite of their party platform. The Second Amendment is under attack and that one's obvious right? Our first amendment rights there are six enumerated in it, have their challenges as well. The Fourth amendment's got a lot of problems right now because what is private and what is public in electronic age are we Secure in our papers? Corporate law is unconstitutional but it is allowing the rich to get richer and the port get poorer. Progressivism has brought us things for the last 100 years that are not constitutional, such as the fact that the federal government is not supposed to be in the law-enforcement b"


  • Mrs. USMCBG 05/24/2019 3:14 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Water Filter. There was a weekly article a few days ago. I received a catalog from 4patriots because we purchased a Sun Kettle from them. In the catalog is their Patriot Pure Water Pitcher filter. They are saying it will filter fluoride, heavy metals and all of the other nasties. I asked the company what was in the filter that would remove fluoride. They use coconut carbon fibers to create a "tortuous path" for the water. Labs used were LA Labs and Weck Lab. The Berkey fluoride filter is Alumina, a white powder. I bring this to attention because it is slightly more affordable than a Berkey. Holds one gallon and will filter 150 gallons. You can get 2 pitchers for $139.00. Replacement filters are $49.99. Now in the long run the Berkey carbon filter will last a few thousand gallons depending on the water quality. The Berkey Fluoride/Arsenic filter last about a year. And Ken maybe they will advertise with you!!!"


  • NRP 05/24/2019 3:06 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "blackjack22; I like and store Kirk's Original Coco Castile. I Vac Pack in sets of 3 bars, and keep under the house at an average of 55 deg, have some down there 3-4 years old with zero problems. And YES I do rotate stock and use the oldest for my monthly shower."


  • Antique Collector 05/24/2019 3:05 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Mrs USMCBG Your dh is right, it should be held on the proper day. Not for those who look at it as 3 days off to play. It gripes my behind when it is not celebrated on the actual day. Veterans honoring their fallen brothers who went though He!! that did not come home. Those who have passed due to illness from time in service. Give him a hug and tell him he is not alone in how he feels."


  • NRP 05/24/2019 2:59 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Ken; Man of my word, you're welcome and thank you for the work you do in running this Site, Tis one of the best in the net IMHO"


  • Mrs. USMCBG 05/24/2019 2:50 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Yes and it can't even be held on the Correct Day which is the 31st. Mr. b--t--es about it every year."


  • Ken Jorgustin 05/24/2019 2:48 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Cool, dry, (the usual). However bar soap will eventually break down and crumble. I've had it happen to me after a number of years - although at the time I was storing it in a outdoor shed where it got hot in the summer. Lesson learned. Related (sort of) Uses for Soap"


  • Antique Collector 05/24/2019 2:45 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Ken J Thanks, thought it had to have the A in order to use such an item."


  • Mrs. USMCBG 05/24/2019 2:44 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "blackjack, I wrap items like that in Glad or Saran wrap. Wrap 2 or more times for a good seal. Cheaper than Mylar and vacuum seals bags. For instance when I broke my ankle in 2015 I used some adult wipes for cleaning as it was hard to get into the shower. After I healed I wrapped the rest in Glad wrap. Two years later I looked and they were still good and checked the other day, still useable."


  • Ken Jorgustin 05/24/2019 2:40 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "wow, NRP, i see that you actually did. Thanks!!"


  • NRP 05/24/2019 2:33 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Ohhhh yeah, in order to keep this on topic. How's that for speaking my mind hehehehe"


  • NRP 05/24/2019 2:19 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "0ldhomesteader, Texas in NM; Tell ya what, I'm going out to the Donation Link, will drop in $50, you two follow and do the same. Lets make this a Site challenge and see if we can raise Ken a few thousand for his work here......"


  • blackjack22 05/24/2019 2:13 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "question: What is a good method of storing Fels Naptha bars for LTS?"


  • tmcgyver 05/24/2019 2:03 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "S.Lynn, Why do you advise this? If the cops are there to take you in, you're going; locked door or not. I've had all sorts of LEO visit my house because of one individual. I always invite them inside. They seem to be housebroken and generally well behaved."


  • tmcgyver 05/24/2019 1:57 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Tommy, I disagree on one point. Most of my cameras are 'candid'. But the one in the alcove, in front of my entrance, is big, dome shaped, old school and glows in the dark. Can't miss it."


  • Texas in NM 05/24/2019 1:57 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "But ten bucks is a lot from NRPs TP budget, should be close to five rolls :)"


  • Anony Mee 05/24/2019 1:54 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Here in the sticks just near the end of a dark dead-end road I turn on the lights if there’s a noise. My neighbors know to call out my name if they need me. We’ve all got each other’s numbers and I wouldn’t hesitate to call for help. Among the six residences down here on the last half mile there’s always someone home and there are about 11 noisy dogs. No one comes down here without all of us being woken up. That’s how we like it."


  • tmcgyver 05/24/2019 1:53 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Who's a good boy? Good Doggy! ... has major issues with USPS at work..."


  • Bill Jenkins Horse 05/24/2019 1:15 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Oldhomesteader, my old friend... That rabbit hole runs deep and it is difficult to get others to go down it. Because there are no rabbits in the den. There is nothing but vipers down there. Evil,corrupt, treasonous men and women protected by other evil people and the expendable clueless masses. Good people expecting Justice from the corrupters is a fool's errand. Too many good people living in quiet desperation hoping and praying for a better outcome. A better outcome takes hard work,commitment and sacrifice. "Someone should do something "... that someone is us but it takes sacrifice. There lies the crux of the problem. SACRIFICE... People will celebrate Memorial Day. To me,everyday is Memorial Day. For my friends. For your friends. For my Uncle who died before I was born . And all the others... We owe it to them all to fight for this Republic... Be well my Brother. Galt is calling me..."


  • Ken Jorgustin 05/24/2019 1:03 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "@Antique Collector, just so you know, 'ring' does not require Alexa (which I too would not have in my home because of privacy concerns). Anyway, yes the intercom door bell is practical."


  • Lauren 05/24/2019 12:54 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Actually the first people eliminated are usually the "useful idiots." THEN the trouble makers. When they start rounding up the useful idiots, take note and get ready to go. They'll call them revolutionaries, or terrorists, but it will be people who fought for the cause."


  • Antique Collector 05/24/2019 12:50 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "Ken Thank you for posting the intercom door bell system. I thought those had gone by the way side when the doorbell with visual camera came into popularity. We will take the old fashion system, I will not have 'A' in our home or any other system that hears, sees and records our life patterns. It is hard living in a cave but you do with what you have. lol"


  • Bluesman 05/24/2019 12:40 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Why be the head of the nail ? Most citizens are in the ostrich mode, head in the ground ,or somewhere dark and moist. Things will not improve, there are few , if any, politicians who will live up to the oath of office they took to defend the U.S.Constitution. When the guns are confiscated the final shreds of the Constitution will disappear along with them. One only need look at Cuba,North Korea and Venezuela as recent examples of how that works out. It is interesting that a bunch of soldiers from a very small country, North Viet Nam, won a war against the most powerful military force on earth. We are dealing with evil situations put forth by evil people. you cannot reason with evil."


  • Matt in Oklahoma 05/24/2019 12:19 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "The scene from "The Professional" comes to mind"


  • Bogan 05/24/2019 12:19 PM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    ""...Similarly, I have no bumper stickers or decals on my truck. None...." (quote from Ken) Smart. Clothing such as camo patterns, or ball caps and t-shirts with logos/branding/political messages also fall into this category. And lest your tongue give you away, being super discreet when talking with anyone who is not part of your household is another thing to mind."


  • Antique Collector 05/24/2019 12:13 PM
    4 Things That Affect Your Food Storage
    "illinik Warrior The thinner the Mylar bag is yes, you could have bleed over. That is why they recommend you use a 5 mil or greater for such things. It also helps with foods that could poke holes in the Mylar bag. Buckets, I gather from local bakeries, wash them again even if the bakery pre-rinsed the item. Dawn dish soap while wearing household gloves as it will strip the oils from your skin and will strip any food products off the interior of the bucket. Especially the fake garlic butter which is one of the worst foods to remove. I do not mess with pickle buckets as the brine takes to long to remove once it has permanented the bucket wall. Many of us are using the larger glass containers for storing in less than ideal locations. Your musty basement is one that could use gallon jars and up for such items. There by saving you lost food. Check at the restaurants in your area for the super sized glass jars to handle this problem. All they can do is tell you no, but then again they could b"


  • Tommyboy 05/24/2019 11:54 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Me2 Check out Strictly Medicinal Seeds Richo Chech the proprietor has several books out, his book Making Plant Medicine is a populat easy to use book,,, The site also has lots of good stuff, seeds and plants etc, I also have Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine Amazon has it, is an excellent reference book on the multitude of herbs and their uses."


  • Pegasus 05/24/2019 11:38 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Overall horrific attacks on American citizens."


  • Just Sayin' 05/24/2019 11:38 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "me2, On herbals there are several.. I am not at home so do not have titles. there is encyclopedia of herbs and spices. there are several substantial authors.. Rosemary Gladstone comes to mind. There is a new docuseries coming out called Remedy:ancient medicine for modern illness. coming out over 7 days.. on day 5 addresses lyme, it wll be available for viewing for at least 22 hours each day... so do not have to be on line at a certain time. I get several publications from naturopaths, trying to sell things, but they often have their research information down in those letters...sign up for a few, and one can get a range of information. There are still some herbalists and herb walks on you tube. the ones by Darryl Patton are really good and packed...Desoto plant walk is an hour and well worth it. look for ones called the complete book of herbal medicine, or herbal remedies...good sources are used bookstores,... Look up ( use search engine-avoid wikipedia and regular medication sites-)sev"


  • Antique Collector 05/24/2019 11:35 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "There is a bill leaving Con-critters outhouse to the Senate that will restrict free speech even more. It comes a cross as a bill protecting the LBGT etc, but it actually gives them the right to sue you IF you do NOT address them as they feel they should be. Yes, I know it is very sad or disgusting that our society has fallen so low. As my parents told me if you give them(any group)an inch, they will want and take a mile. That is what has happened/happening here within our borders and lack of government. Look at Peg O C she is so pi$$ed off that she can not control her speech. She does not take kindly to those who do not kowtow to her dictate. Yes, it was a high school click, remember the state of the union address. Now we are down to the kindergarten level of temper tantrums and heaven only knows what else will fly out of the pig sty. Time for the animals to be feed, oh, yes mine do behave so much better. mho"


  • Tommyboy 05/24/2019 11:35 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Hitler/Mao/Stalin/PolPot/etc,etc,,,,,, All leftist/socialist/communist But by all means they say they will do it different"


  • Ken Jorgustin 05/24/2019 11:34 AM
    10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    "I have just updated this article and re-posted. I know that many of your regulars have already commented on it previously. I simply added more specifics about the "at night" aspect because many people were landing here from search engines based on that... Bottom line: Don't open the door for strangers at night (or ever)!"


  • blackjack22 05/24/2019 11:16 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Ken, what ever the Misses wants. She changes "my list" all the time."


  • White Cracker 05/24/2019 11:14 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "I have been careful for years now since osma ubama took office. I try to keep a low public profile as best I can... Years later during his watch it came out that the N * S * A was in fact collecting and storing our information. I have already told my wife if patriot round ups start happening I will be going into hiding for the first few initial waves of roundups. I am currently watching The Colony on netflix. Has a good parallel of what a tyrannical government would look like. Just replace the Aliens with Socialist Marxists Like that cray bit*h AOC . They came and killed off or rounded up all of the patriots first. You can't have "trouble makers" living in your Utopian society. They also show how a .gov can weaponize access to food, power, and medicine. Much like Venezuela gov."


  • Jaeger 05/24/2019 10:55 AM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "And when the current president reverses aexecutive order judge rules against. Hint the judge should be impeached his job enforce constitution not partisan b's. Judges has corrupted the rule of law and will of the people. The issue is how much longer do we roll over. The same conditions that resulted in our nation's revolution are present today. Only instead of a parliament and a king across the ocean it is now "socialist communists " who are attempting to rewrite history. From within guess we can identify enemies domestic."


  • Tommyboy 05/24/2019 10:41 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "If someone thinks vets are to blame for whatever, It is that person who is in the wrong. Though the reasons for the USAs involvment in many a conflict is murky at best, the men and women who have paid the price with their lives in service of their country still deserve the respect and gratitude of truly patriotic Americans. I for one will always give that, these men and women are not the cause of conflict, they served in good faith and deserve gratitude in good faith for their ultimate sacrifice. As you said, they would not want us moping around on their account but would rater we tip a cold one and flip a steak in their honor, at least thats how the ones ive known would be if they could"


  • Papa J 05/24/2019 10:14 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "You hit home on this one Ken. Just last week I removed my 2 NRA stickers and Life Member license plate frame from my truck. With the red flag law in CA. I just can’t take that chance anymore. My stepson came over just as I finished and asked what was wrong. I told him it is a VERY sad day in America and then showed him. He agreed. It’s very difficult to wear certain shirts to Dr. appointments or certain affairs too. I really appreciated the history lesson of the resistances in the past wars. Watched the Patriot with Mel Gibson last night. At some point we will be there again. Our big problem is that we are living in a post constitutional era where laws are unforced or not through feelings not laws. I wish that when a politician, media or neighbor says “That is unconstitutional” that someone asks them where that is stated. Also, please correct people that we live in a REPUBLIC not a democracy, although they are trying to abolish the electorate. Hard to believe people are that stupid to"


  • Matt in Oklahoma 05/24/2019 10:12 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Many of us know firsthand and won't forget because it's not just words, a slogan or a symbol. I've no issue with those who do go to the lake and have fun, or take up projects, be with family and friends etc because that means it was worth it but it's a day for those who didn't make it back to do those things. I doubt any of them want folks to be sad, solemn or unhappy because that's not what we believe in. I'd hope that folks take a moment to reflect what it does take for them to go have fun but that's unrealistic because to many people we are to blame. Even that's ok because without the other that wouldn't be allowed either. I hate the "holiday" and just try and keep to myself but outta my head and not go into public."


  • Illini Warrior 05/24/2019 9:18 AM
    4 Things That Affect Your Food Storage
    "not mentioned - rarely is - the bucket is air permeable - so is the mylar bagging >>>> it will allow outside atmosphere "odors"to penetrate and taint/contaminate the food ... if you store LTS food buckets in a musty basement without adequate fresh air exchange - your food will pick up that odor & taste >>>> same same with a furnace fuel oil tank - pesticides in a garden shed - pickle brine from a deli found bucket ...."


  • me2 05/24/2019 8:53 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "People are afraid to speak out because Liberals play for Damage (destroyed careers and such) while decent people play nice. If you really want to get past chest thumping and "I Wooda done..." with a realistic chance to win you need to go to The Woodpile Report and read the sidebars there. Or maybe Ken can repost the Rules for Radicals cheat sheet here? That stuff WORKS... An effective technique is laughing at them or showing the REAL Results of their "Progressive" religion. Getting in their face will not generate change just mark you for damage from the operations arm of the Progressives, Antifa. Using laser projection technology use large buildings as a hit and run video of the *hit patrol of San Francisco overlaid with an town meeting of the liberal of your choice. End message with "Coming SOON to a Liberal City Near YOU". Then GET OUT of that area. Send second message different area of REAL Video of street gang action from Illegals repeat as above. And so on. Google and Co cannot st"


  • Jaeger 05/24/2019 8:53 AM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "The last administration was the most corrupt authoritarian unconstitutional group of criminals we have ever had. The O bots are still out there."


  • Ken Jorgustin 05/24/2019 8:47 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "@tmcgyver, I will have a post pop-off on Sunday morning re: Memorial Day. Just finished it. That said, yes unfortunately for many it's "only" about the unofficial start of summer, bbq's, etc. I personally have nothing against a good BBQ this weekend, and a gathering with friends or family - though coupled with the remembrance of what this holiday is really about. But hey, most people don't know or care about history these days."


  • tmcgyver 05/24/2019 8:09 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Wait... what parade? Memorial Day is for door buster sales on cheap mowers, and cheap beer. And everyone fires up a pile of Kingsford to cook cheap meat outside. And football, (or is it baseball?) And getting drunk, then missing work Tuesday. What's this parade you speak of? And who decided to call it Memorial Day anyway? Should be, like: "Happy Summer! Party On!"... or something. Dumb, huh?"


  • Ken Jorgustin 05/24/2019 7:45 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "@Quiet, You are definitely correct regarding the vitriolic hate that they have, and the extent to which they will attempt to take you down - sometimes behind the curtain with little or no recourse for the affected. They will go after one's advertisers - who themselves are afraid to be associated with anything 'controversial'. They will report you to the media platforms, even if the allegations are totally false. The platforms then penalize the accused - given their own internal overwhelming leanings. Next thing you know - your income has dropped 75%. And that's EXACTLY what they want. To put us out of business. To go away. To shut up. Unfortunately there's no equivalent 'Soros' on our side to fund us."


  • Dan 05/24/2019 6:23 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "These days, more and more corporations are checking a job applicant's social media profile and applying their own (usually left-of-center) social values standard to eliminate those they deem to be unfavorable candidates. This obviously has nothing to do with how well qualified they may be to do the job, but many Human Resources departments have been taken over by Leftists. Even if the Googles, Facebooks, Twitters, etc. of the world were not censoring, this problem would still be enough to keep conservative viewpoints in check. When I retired, all of a sudden I felt like my 1st Amendment rights were fully restored and I plan to exercise them along with the other rights."


  • Anony Mee 05/24/2019 3:02 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Lauren Two thumbs up. Ridicule = Rule #5."


  • Tommyboy 05/24/2019 1:21 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Just makes ya all warm n fuzzy n patriotic dont it,,,,"


  • hermit us 05/24/2019 1:01 AM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "Chevy The 30 million or more illegals in this country certainly is an example of "doesn't mean they are enforced" But the system is crumbling under the increases of eco0nomic migrants that have no way of supporting themselves - the welfare magnet."


  • 0ldhomesteader 05/24/2019 12:31 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Curious,,,,,steve ,dwight and Susie are people to ride the river with ,,that said the standoff did not help them , was not wanted by them ,,, no I was not part of it ,I would rather go and pull calfs ,and cut hay for them there was ways to accomplish the end result without making a mess out of the lives of others ,as for lavoy , he would not listen ,and I wonder if the out come was what he was trying to accomplish, the number of lives that have been changed forever , the people that will never get there lives back ,both living and dead ,,,,THERE IS A TIME AND A PLACE this was not it,,this was a setup by BLM,,,do you know what was the real reason for this ? uranium,,,,,,,,under the ranch ,, AND the Hammonds would not sell ,a finger points to HRC and deals she was making ,,,,makes lavoy just another body in the Clinton body count ,,,,,,,,,,,is this enough or do you want to know a lot more ,,beware of plants and not the kind with green leaves,,,,"


  • Chevy 05/24/2019 12:16 AM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "Speaking for myself, when you are young you are not aware of the consequences of your actions. Applied to the idea of socialism, when you see yourself as a recipient, you are all in as long as you are blinded to the reality that someday you will have to pay the price."


  • Quiet 05/24/2019 12:12 AM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "It's because the extremists will come after you if you get their attention. They will hunt you down and publicly chastise you. They will call your company and try to get you fired. They will even physically attack you. If you have a family and mortgage, you can't afford to get fired, to get hurt or to have your name plastered over the internet for your next employer to find when they search your name. Two decades ago, if things got bad you could just move to a different town and start over. Nowadays, you can't hide from Google."


  • Chevy 05/24/2019 12:11 AM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "Simmer down there sonny boy. First let's deal with the "there is no God" crowd in relationship to the concept of God-given rights. You don't have to believe in God to understand what natural rights are. Or what I like to call them, "because I am here rights". If you stand in your unbelieving neighbor's yard they understand they have the right to demand that you get the hell out of their yard. I could give more examples, but I don't need to. The point is you don't have to convert them to believe in God to understand the constitution, which would be nice, they just need to recognize that the constitution states their natural right instincts."


  • Chevy 05/23/2019 11:54 PM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "The truth is very, very few representatives at any level of government have any notion of what is in the constitution. And true, they never had any intent to do that; as you said, they are owned and paid by their masters, which ain't us."


  • Curious. 05/23/2019 11:49 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "OH. Since you know the Hammond's and LaVoy. Were you there helping them? Since you were neighbors and have the same beliefs etc. Good neighbors are hard to find. Were you a good neighbor?"


  • Chevy 05/23/2019 11:45 PM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "Our laws, and the constitution, are not a straight jacket. Because they exist doesn't mean they are enforced. They are only enforced when somebody does something to enforce them."


  • Just Sayin' 05/23/2019 11:20 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "me2, yes i grab what ever frozen veggies my family will eat... broccoli, green beans sweet peas, okra slices(plain not breaded) I like to add extra string beans and sometimes butter peas to mixed veggies.. the mixes sometimes has a Lot of corn... put it in dehydrator trays, I do not thaw..i dry til it is crispy. . I unplug dehydrator let it sit for 30 min to cool. and if still crispy and will break is ready to pack.IF it is not crispy try 30-45 more minutes....packing in oxygen free jar or pouch. if putting in a pouch i double bag. leaving the inner bag open and evacuate with food saver.. if putting in a jar i put either a hot hands activated or one of regular oxygen absorbers in the jar. irregular jars can be used.using glass is better, they maintain seal better. i use jelly jars, mayo, iced tea glass jars. smuckers peanut butter jars. when using dehydrated veggies there is a learning curve. all can be eaten for crunchies... zucchini, yellow squash and okra are our family's favorites"


  • me2 05/23/2019 11:19 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Just Saying could you point out a book or two about your excellent advice so when the Internet is down I have references? Your advice has always been sound but often the information is unfindable later. Thanks"


  • 0ldhomesteader 05/23/2019 11:07 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "JOE C ,,,,problem is if your on the run you are of no use or help to the resistance ,,take a lesson from the forest people ,,,harmless as a dove,,wise as a owl, and deadly as a snake ,,,you do know about the forest people? Poland 1940 - 1945, or the vet min /vet cong,rice farmers by day ,and hell by night ,,nam 1952-1975 or Frances Marion 1775 -1789you have heard of the swamp Fox? Learn from history and the mistakes of others,,, I know the Hammonds ,ranched the same area ,, the stand off made a lot of noise ,and a good man was killed , why. Didn't need to be that way ,,as for the Bundy thing lots of lives ruined ,by poor tacits ,if your going to play, learn how to play ,losses are to be expected , but not unnecessary losses ,,,when you take men into battle you owe it to them to bring them home , but that is what the holiday is about ,,,,"


  • Just Sayin' 05/23/2019 10:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Papa Smurf, Yes, start where you are, with the substances you have at hand and can be effective for common problems. Buy preps of tinctures already made for urinary and respiratory infections. to the best of your ability. look up the antivirals and antibacterials... do searches on the things that you may be able to grow..or produce... like garlic vinegars or colloidial silver. a few things can take you a long way...if you know how to use them...oregano is best bought..."


  • Tommyboy 05/23/2019 10:55 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Hence why i really dont care. If they want to pick me up they ate some pathetic losers with all the real criminal and terrorist out there"


  • Just Sayin' 05/23/2019 10:51 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Pure grain alcohol, yes everclear... highest proof available for green things with high water content... means the extracted substance is held and preserved for the longest time possible. lower alcohol precentages may extract but not hold the strength efficiency as long... a 80 % can be used for extraction of dry herbs and roots. If i go to extract a substance that I use infrequently like sweetgum for instance. I need it to be ready to use when I need it./am exposed to flu..The batch we used this past winter was 5 years fully.. and it takes 6-8 weeks minimum to do the double tincture."


  • Ken Jorgustin 05/23/2019 10:27 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Though 'they' already know your (our) real names regardless."


  • hermit us 05/23/2019 10:21 PM
    Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "Jaeger The limitations set out in laws certainly did not stop the last President from using his phone and pen - Daca come to mind."


  • Joe c 05/23/2019 10:17 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Edited version...... I WILL NOT BE SILENCED. I will still fly that yellow flag with the snake. I will still speak my mind, knowing there maybe consequences, but I will not ball up in a heap and cower....as expected. I hope all feel the same, because if we don't stand for each other, and our beliefs, we all fail.... The Bundy Ranch name sound familiar??"


  • Whiskey Vision 05/23/2019 10:02 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Howdy, In The Mitten. Fellow Michigander here. Not sure I’d youre interested but Joe C and I used to email one another. Maybe we can get that going again and include you, if interested of course."


  • Whiskey Vision 05/23/2019 9:58 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Going to fire up the. We grill I bought today and clean out the freezer. Might invite some new friends over to drink some cold beverages and help clean out the remainder of the pig in the freezer. Also thinking Sunday might travel north and look at a few properties for sale. Plans of turning into deer camp and BOL. Fingers crossed"


  • Whiskey Vision 05/23/2019 9:52 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "I’m beginning to wonder if we will have a summer. I needing to get out and do some trout fishing but I just don’t feel like mashing through brush to get to the streams when the woods are wet.."


  • Romeo Charlie 05/23/2019 9:44 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "The horse has left the farm and now people are thinking about closing the barn doors. The indoctrination of the 18-35 year olds has been fast tracked by the internet and there is no turning them back. They are a lost generation with a lot of “education” but very little knowledge or skills. A 6 month grid down situation would go a long way in getting the country back on track."


  • 0ldhomesteader 05/23/2019 9:39 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Afraid to speak ,,,yes and no ,, I wear a hat with the yellow flag on it ,,,right next to a SEAL trident, and had a trump button too ,,have had people just stare tight jawed ,,, I like to ask them 'when do you thing the civil war will start ? ' and whose side will you be on ? DW wants to hide when I do that , have had some threaten to spit on me , told them that was assault,and very bad things would happen to them ,all of them ,,so far the worst things were the SUV getting keyed and maybe tires getting some nails ,,, ,,,now as for making noise on the web ,that's different ,,that's not some snowflake punk ,that's the same deep state scum that is pulling crap on the good people trying to turn things around,, caution is due ,,,the book Atlas shrugged goes in to such things and gives a idea of how to deal with it ,,,what's happening in not something new ,just we are seeing it up close and personal ,,think I'll invest in popcorn ,and sit back and watch the fireworks ,, or maybe not ? ,,,,,,"


  • 11HE9 05/23/2019 9:27 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "I mentioned something about this a few weeks ago. When they control the words they control the culture. When they can control the culture they can change everything. It has been happening for years, but is getting worse. Fyi- Congress just passed the Equality act 2019 and sent it to the senate. Although its sounds good at first, protecting LGTBQ and whatever letters that have been added from discrimination it also controls what people can say. It dictates what is hate speech if you dont call someone by the gender they want to be called that day. I also thought I saw a post about hate speech or something similar being introduced that would tie into the Equality act but I'm having issues finding it. When people are not sure what is safe to say then discussion and debate goes away. Once that happens no one will question anything for fear of being charged with a crime. Only 2 things come from not being able to discuss a topic. War or Tyranny. I say screw it. I'll be polite and respectful b"


  • Lauren 05/23/2019 9:12 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "I'd say what was the timing on these brain injuries? I seem to remember a situation at O's inauguration, Biden hugging an obviously reluctant woman (wife of another pol) and it wasn't the first time it had been caught on camera. Libs brushed it off or ignored it."


  • Bluesman 05/23/2019 9:02 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Tommyboy, Thanx, and same to you brother. Aloha"


  • In the Mitten 05/23/2019 8:59 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Memorial Day plans; finish the chicken coop for our new chickens, tear out carpet to prepare to install hardwood floors. We would like to start getting plants in the garden, but it's just too wet, and forecast for the weekend is not looking good. I intend to take my son to the local Memorial Day parade. When I was growing up, almost everyone in town attended the parade. Now there are maybe two dozen people."


  • Lauren 05/23/2019 8:55 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Because those are future voters."


  • Anony Mee 05/23/2019 8:48 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "With my co-religionists, fellow preppers, and other rational beings I have lively and satisfying discussions. However, with others, who march in lockstep, react only emotionally, allow others to do their thinking for them, value collectivism over the individual, and/or who feel physical violence is an appropriate response to unwelcome speech, I don’t bother. I can love someone and still keep the conversation light. In a fair few workplaces I’ve inhabited speaking one’s mind brings with it all kinds of bullying and leftist persecution, including being passed over for promotion. That sort of thing has lasting impact. It’s reasonable to keep silent if the consequences of speaking outweigh any momentary benefit. I do have opinions on guv policies and operations and correspond with a number of folks who are in a position to influence legislation and guv procedures. As a lady approaching old age at a gallop, certainly not going to wear a MAGA hat to town, however much I might want to. Contin"


  • YOLO 05/23/2019 8:38 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "There's a reason most of us are commenting on here with usernames instead of our real ones."


  • Lauren 05/23/2019 8:26 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "When people are afraid to speak, it's based on actual or perceived precedent. Our "founding fathers" came from a political world where you didn't dare argue with either the King or the Church, and either one could change their tune tomorrow or next week, leaving their former adherents with their heads on the block. It is with deeply amused irony that I watch the social justice warriors turn on each other when they can't find a suitable victim (or when the designated victim refuses to play the game). It's just as dangerous to be ON their side. Our "Kings" are no longer political figureheads, but social vigilantes. Unfortunately, it's difficult to silence them because they also have their freedom of speech (at least until their own side gets tired of it). From what I've seen, the only way to win is to laugh at them. Cringe or apologize, they double down."


  • Hildegard 05/23/2019 8:13 PM
    Not All Burglars Are Stupid
    "It will ask if you want to "use this location" for home. Just stop somewhere within a few miles."


  • Anony Mee 05/23/2019 8:06 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Scooting down to Portland to hang with a friend then catching the red-eye to Cabo. DFM and I have a bit of beach on the Sea of Cortez. Will overlap then have a few days to myself to enjoy the desert solitude and the sea. Many beloved veteran family members, including dad, to remember this holiday."


  • Pegasus 05/23/2019 8:04 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "I just got back from a gal pal date and my friend is an ardent lib. She constantly tries to belittle other's opinions and yet will listen to me....and I tell her to look at the other side of the story. She has gotten some good info from me, but it is only a little, fed to her in bits and pieces. We saw the movie Long Shot today and I was shocked to see the actors talk about this very issue! One character was a liberal and the other came out and said that while he had been this character's friend for many years, the charachter did not know his friend....and the 2nd friend was the exact opposite. The liberal had an epiphany and was taken down a step. It was handled very well and I was soooo pleased to see the issue brought up and dealt with by this Hollywood movie. It gave me hope. If one big screen movie can actually discuss the issues, with humor and compassion, then maybe our youngsters can learn that we are not all the same and all opinions matter."


  • Joe c 05/23/2019 8:03 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Back at ya, Tommy! 😎🤙"


  • Pegasus 05/23/2019 7:57 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Tac...excellent reply! I agree that no one reads the constitution and definitely the public does not understand it and how it is under severe attack. The State of Jefferson in northern CA has been led by one man, and he is the reason there is a push for this separation from CA. Mark Baird is well-versed in the constitution and his efforts have helped rural areas in Oregon and Washington start the resistance to big city policies. Even Illinois is trying to get rid of Chicago. So there is some hope."


  • J 05/23/2019 7:53 PM
    People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    "Very well written sir. Several points I agree with and several that I do not. However, having the conversation/argument is what is supposed to help make this country great. "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." ~ History argues about who this quote is from, but I honestly believe that it is true regardless of who said it."


  • Jane Foxe 05/23/2019 7:45 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    "Ken,sounds very nice. And, a huge opportunity for them, especially the kids. If you spot any wildlife, make sure to point it out to them. -- Let them grind some grain, and make bread/cookies. They will talk about it forever."