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The Sound of Freedom July 27 2014

The Sound of Freedom will be live this Sunday from 9-11 am est on The Republic Broadcasting Network.  It’s been a while so there definitely won’t be a shortage of things to talk about!

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A few underground economy examples to start your day

A few underground economy examples to start your day.

And this is where we are headed folks. Those days of people getting paid exhorbitant amounts of money to cook the books, shuffle paper, etc…. are quickly coming to a close. Better get yerself a skill, or learn how to produce something of value. When the dollar is worth zero, or nearly zero, you’ll need something to fall back on.

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Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? — Matter — Medium

Not long ago, such offers would have been considered unethical. Paying any volunteer was seen as problematic, even more so if the subjects were poor, uninsured, and compromised by illness. Payment, it was argued, might tempt vulnerable subjects to risk their health. As trials have moved into the private sector, this ethical calculus has changed. First came a hike in the sums that volunteers could be paid: Many clinical trial sites now offer over $6,000 for an inpatient drug study. Eligibility requirements have changed, too. For years, trial sites paid only healthy volunteers, mainly to test new drugs for safety. These days people with asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and other conditions can be paid take part in trials.

via Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? — Matter — Medium.

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Pesticide linked to three generations of disease: Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes — ScienceDaily

Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.

“What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, may promote a dramatic increase in your susceptibility to develop disease, and you will pass this on to your grandchildren in the absence of any continued exposures,” says Michael Skinner, WSU professor and founder of its Center for Reproductive Biology.

via Pesticide linked to three generations of disease: Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes — ScienceDaily.

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DHS Tells Firefighters, Paramedics Medical Treatment Provides an Opportunity to Identify Extremists

DHS Tells Firefighters, Paramedics Medical Treatment Provides an Opportunity to Identify Extremists.

A joint bulletin released in March by the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and National Counterterrorism Center instructs firefighters and paramedics to use emergency medical treatment as an opportunity to identify violent extremists. The March 2014 bulletin obtained by Public Intelligence titled “Emergency Medical Treatment Presents Opportunity for Discovery of Violent Extremist Activities” is part of the Fire Line series distributed to firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and other first responders around the country.

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The Education Store – Food Preservation & Storage

The Education Store – Food Preservation & Storage.

Food Preservation Methods (Food Entrepreneurship Series)

This publication provides food entrepreneurs with a basic overview of various food preservation techniques, including refrigeration, drying, pasteurization, thermal processing, and acidifying, including fermentation. It …

rikka’s note: i just chose this one as an example but the website is full of ag extension free downloads from Perdue University

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▶ Super Joule Ringer! Lights my workshop 24/7. – YouTube

▶ Super Joule Ringer! Lights my workshop 24/7. – YouTube.

A joule thief is a minimalist self-oscillating voltage booster that is small, low-cost, and easy to build; typically used for driving light loads. It can use nearly all of the energy in a single-cell electric battery, even far below the voltage where other circuits consider the battery fully discharged (or “dead”). Hence the name suggests the notion that the circuit is stealing energy or “joules” from the source. The term is a pun on the expression “jewel thief“, one who steals jewelry or gemstones.

The circuit uses the self-oscillating properties of the blocking oscillator, to form an unregulated voltage boost converter. The output voltage is increased at the expense of higher current draw on the input.  -Wikipedia

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Fallacies

Fallacies.

In order to understand what a fallacy is, one must understand what an argument is. Very briefly, an argument consists of one or more premises and one conclusion. A premise is a statement (a sentence that is either true or false) that is offered in support of the claim being made, which is the conclusion (which is also a sentence that is either true or false).

There are two main types of arguments: deductive and inductive. A deductive argument is an argument such that the premises provide (or appear to provide) complete support for the conclusion. An inductive argument is an argument such that the premises provide (or appear to provide) some degree of support (but less than complete support) for the conclusion.

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Home Canning Supplies – The Equipment Essentials – Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog – Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog

Home Canning Supplies – The Equipment Essentials – Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog – Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog.

Canning is a crucial part of homesteading; it’s the best way to preserve the bounty of the garden for enjoying throughout the rest of the year. Tomatoes, squash, beans and more will be pouring from your garden during growing season, faster than you can consume them, and a great way to make the most of the effort you have put into growing your own food is to make sure that it stays good for you to use throughout fall and winter.

While canning is fairly straightforward, but it requires some specialist equipment, things you likely won’t already have in your kitchen, and it’s important to follow recipe instructions carefully regarding recipe and process, to ensure that the food remains unspoiled.

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Being Somewhere – Low Impact Living

Being Somewhere – Low Impact Living.

This is a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimated 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 in materials. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour).

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Federal court upholds Florida law in ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ case; Doctors can’t ask about gun ownership

Federal court upholds Florida law in ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ case; Doctors can’t ask about gun ownership.

A Federal Court of Appeals overturned a 2011 injunction Friday won by Florida doctors against a state firearms owner’s privacy law.

The suit, brought in part by the Florida chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics, had won an injunction by a lower court in what became known popularly as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case. That injunction was struck down this week in a 2-1 ruling by a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta.

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hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds

hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds.

I learned this high-falootin word at my permaculture training. I also saw it demonstrated on the Sepp Holzer terraces and raised beds video – he didn’t call it hugelkultur, but he was doing it.

Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc. As the years pass, the deep soil of your raised garden bed becomes incredibly rich and loaded with soil life.

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How to Lucet

How to Lucet.

The lucet, a horn-shaped tool often made from wood, dates back to the Viking era. Lucets were in common use throughout Europe until the 16th century. A luceted cord is exceptionally strong and slightly springy. It is very useful in period garb, such as the lacing of a bodice.

rikka’s note: just learned of these….. could be super helpful tool for making survival cordage and looks fairly easy to make

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The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.” —Author Tom Clancy

Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees, fines, regulations, tariffs, tickets, permits, surcharges, tolls, asset forfeitures, foreclosures, etc.—but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft.

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/the_stealing_of_america_by_the_cops_the_courts_the_corporations_and_co

 

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Authors’ Introduction – Suzanne Humphries, MD | Dissolving Illusions

This was the first time in my career that my opinion regarding kidney failure was not respected. Any other time I suggested that a drug was responsible for kidney damage, that drug was immediately discontinued—no questions asked. This happens routinely with certain blood pressure drugs, antibiotics, pain killers, etc. Sometimes kidneys can react to drugs in an allergic fashion—to any drug at any time—and that drug would have been stopped. Some drugs cause direct toxicity to the kidneys, and in the past if I suggested to stop or avoid them, they were always avoided. But now I was unable to protect my own kidney-failure patients from vaccinations given in the hospital.

Questioning the vaccines seemed to open an entire Pandora’s box that apparently had yellow tape over the lock, along with the message, “Do not cross.” I was met with doublespeak—permitted to write an order to stop a vaccine that was to be given if I got there in time, but I was also told that I was doing it too often and that I should not interfere with the hospital’s vaccination policy.

rikka’s note: only an overview of the book but lots of great graphs, photos, and excerpts to peruse.

via Authors’ Introduction – Suzanne Humphries, MD | Dissolving Illusions.

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Photographs | Dissolving Illusions

 

Photographs | Dissolving Illusions.

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