Monday, May 17, 2010

The Backwoodsman Magazine

The latest issue of  The Backwoodsman Magazine is full of great articles that should be of interest to any prepper. Back issues are available as well as are 3, Best Of Backwoodsman compendiums. A lot of valuable information if you were suddenly thrust from your home without being able to take your modern gear with you.

Knowledge is power!
Become powerful!

In the May/June 2010 issue
Notes From Charlie
Homemade Banjo Construction
Taking To The Backwoods
The Joys of Old Knives
A Fistful Of Snares
The Dry-Stacked Masonry Forge
Plastic Pails
How to Buy and Sell at Auctions
The German 1888 Commission Rifle
The Rice Harvest
Finding Old Time Woodslore Online
Knots and Rope
Making a Fire Bed With Hot Rocks
Preparing A Cache
Gear N Things
Churning Your Own Butter
Jim Bowie and The Sandbar Fight
Old Time Live Bait Gathering
The Art of Tracking
The 1860 Colt Army Revolver
The Hand Vise
The Spoon - Everybody's Fishing Lure
The Legend Of Mike Severs
The Old Goose Gun Comes Out Of Retirement
Backwoodsman Woodslore
Building A Homemade Shotgun Choke Tool
More Notes About Firewood
Inner Tubes For Summer Outings

Go ahead and check them out! You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brain Dead

Sometime within the last 2 months, one of my fellow bloggers recommended a website that listed Ammunition by caliber and vendor, with prices and links to the vendors web pages. Now for the life of me I can not find the link in my favorites nor have I run across it on any of the blogs I have recently visited.

I reinstalled my OP Sys recently and may have lost it during that process. If any of you know of this website, please drop a link to it in the comments section of this post. I would really appreciate it!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One view of Illegal Immigration

I found this to be very sobering, but not unexpected.
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Blacksaint (0 friends, send message) wrote: 19m ago
We can see Sam Huntington was right in his book Clash of Civilizations. If we will only look and be rational. But too many are not prepared for logic or rational discourse and resort to hurling racist insults. If we are realistic and look at the havoc caused by the millions of invading Hispanics on our communities, crime, culture, economy, welfare and standard of living the only conclusion possible is that no Nation can withstand or assimilate Millions of citizens from another culture without changing to the very same type of culture and society the invading millions have created and built in their own Countries!

We know Dick Lamm as the former Democratic Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of American's finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, Mexifornia," explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal - was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, "If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'"

Here is how they do it," Lamm said:

"First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country." History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: "The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assi milate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy." Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.".

Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, "Invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

Third, "We could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: "The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together." Lamm said, "I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities."

"Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high. School."

"My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of 'Victimology.' I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population."

"My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. "E. Pluribus Unum" -- From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus'. Instead of the 'Unum,' we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo."

"Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' I would find a word similar to 'heretic' in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of 'Victimology,' I w oul d next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow Profound silence followed. Finally he said,. "Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis's book Mexifornia. His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America. deserves to be destroyed, don't read that book.".

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate 'diversity.' American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America - take note of California and other states - to date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell's book "1984." In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is slavery," and "Ignorance is strength.".

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conf erence that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don't get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.

Stand With Arizona!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Garden Plant Health Resources

If you are gardening this year and your plants develop diseased properties, you can use these links to help determine the problem and the solution.

Horticultural Help

Symptoms of Deficiency In Essential Minerals

Plant Disease

Garden Fertilizers, pH and Micro-Nutrients

Guide to Symptoms of Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

Guide to Pests and Diseases

plant disease

There are lots more websites out there covering these topics, just do a search. These would be good resources to download and add to your "Survival Bible" 3 ring binder(s) while the 'net and the info is still free and available.