Book: “Packing to Die” Continues

Latest installment of my book this morning deals with a process called  Destructuring.  Up to page 71 today.  Where it fits in the process of “filling the suitcase between your ears” is worth a few minutes of your time. First though, a ton of data to wade through including (besides headlines) the new ADP Jobs report.  Then we roll through our ChartPack. Asking the question:  Is the top in or really, really close? More for …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Summer Shop Tips, Renovations

(This is the post that “blew up” UrbanSurvival last weekend.  We can’t be sure, but this was the last thing I posted; rewritten from memory…) Summer Shop Tips The weather here has been into the 90s now for a couple of weeks.  With it, the amount of time spent in the shop, not to mention the projects, have changed up a bit to meet this annual “climate change” issue. For newbies to these STS columns, when …

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2020 Takeaways (There are Nine of ’em)

“With all your getting, get Wisdom & Understanding.” Forbes uses a spin off along these lines.  The original is found in Proverbs 7: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” That was a tall order to fill in 2020.  But there are a lot of useful takeaways.  Some of them will no doubt apply in 2021. #1: Live Your Own Path There hasn’t been a morning this …

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America’s “Value Crisis”

Housing Data Shortly Fly Me To the Moon, bossa nova, seems like today’s starting point. With Dow futures pointing to a 300+ point pop at the open, it seems all the world’s gone mad. The data we’re seeing just doesn’t “add up” the way it ought to. Gold prices – for example – are cratering.  Seems everyone has a reason for it:  Turn on CNBC and you might hear Gold falls as vaccine hopes, Biden …

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T Minus 3 (and Slobbering)

Holiday Market Rally at Hand Dow futures were up 200 points when checked.  The reason – to me, anyway – looks technical rather than fundamental.  Because… President Trump’s Election Challenge Lawyer – Sidney Powell – has been fired (as some call it)  because the “grand conspiracy” got too…well, you know…  too too. Joe Biden is working on his replacement cast of clowns.  Antony Blinken as Sec. State?  “Come on Man!”  (But with Blinken, prospects of …

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Prepping: Slang Jang and How We’re Losing Our Future

Before today’s light-hearted discussion, please – for your own health – go read “Soybean Oil Causes Genetic Changes In The Brain.”  You’ll know what to do… Sometimes, in fact most of the time I daresay, prepping is more about “What’s between the ears” than anything else. Sure, it’s nice to have 6-million pounds of freeze-dried foods and tons of vegetable seeds, along with land, water collection, solar, first aid, masks for the nukes, and all …

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Ideas: Are They From the Future?

Woo-Woo Time:  As you know, I’ve done a tremendous amount of research into topics that most people call “woo-woo.” In particular, I’m fascinated with bending space-time and “getting out of my head” being a prolific vivid dreamer.  Vivid dreams are sensational (yes, with poor pun intended) but as I have just discovered in a revealing dream one night this week, dreams may serve a very useful function. They may be a pipeline to waking-state Creativity. …

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Is Aging a “Communicable Disease?” 9 ‘Cures’

(knock on wood) Elaine and I are blessed with amazing genes.  Most people take us to be 15-years (or more) younger than we are. There’s a reason for this:  I am still very active.  Writing, ham radio projects, home improvement projects, the yard and – as we will get into next weekend – there’s also time for a lot of home ‘science projects.’  Easy stuff:  Free energy, time machine construction, using our light crowns and …

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Prepping: Home Appliance School

One of the non-obvious problems of living to a ripe old age (we’re into our 70’s, yeah?) is that you will no doubt begin to outlive most all the crap you have acquired over the years. How to keep up with the rising expenses when things – especially major appliances – begin to break down can be something of a challenge.  While we have a little dough in the bank,. trading account, and no bills …

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Prepping is Choosing the “High Choice” Life

Most people are dreadfully confused when it comes to work, money, play, and prepping.  In fact, there’s a dirty-little secret among the rich you may not be aware of. What separates them from the peons is that they have more choices than the underclass.  Makes sense because they can buy more and different than an average wage-slave. Thing is, it’s not really so much a matter of “how much money the rich have.”  Of course …

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