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Mon Feb 6 07:44:02 MST 2017

wikipedia.org/wiki Marcionism

$29 at amazon Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 Tail Light

$30 at amazon Portland Design Works Danger Zone Tail Light

nationalforests.org/blog Ten of the Best Places to Paddle on National Forests

Book at amazon Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Hardcover by Greg McKeown

BikeBoomPeugeot Serial Numbers & Dates - How Old is My Bike?

Unfortunately, exactly dating a Peugeot earlier than the late 1970s is an art rather than a science, and is often an estimate at best. Even original owners have a hard time remembering the year that they purchased the bicycle. That said, it is possible to date a bike within a couple of years with some confidence based on frame features and components. See the 'Frames, Headbadges and Decals' webpage for a pictorial timeline of frame features, and the 'Parts & Accessories' webpage for information on when specific components were found on 'U' bicycles.

peakprosperity.com/podcast/107221 Nafeez Ahmed: Our Systems Are Failing This is an evolutionary moment for our species by Adam Taggart

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is an award winning 15 year investigative journalist, noted international security scholar, best-selling author and film-maker. He authored The Guardian’s Earth Insight blog and has twice won the prestigious Project Censored Award for outstanding investigative journalism. In his new book Failing States, Collapsing Systems, Nafeez points out, as we often do here at PeakProsperity.com, that everything in our modern society is connected to energy, and that our pursuit of ever more, ever higher growth is finally colliding with planetary limits. Scarcity and strife will be the dominant trends from here, unless we, as a species, start looking for different ways of living better-suited for a finite world:

americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03 Do Classical Conservative Worldviews Make Sense Any Longer? By Paul Gottfried

book at amazon Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right 2007th Edition by P. Gottfried

book at amazon Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front by Joel Salatin

Welcome to Polyface, Inc.

In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area near Staunton. Using nature as a pattern, they and their children began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations. Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and invented portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures. Today the farm arguably represents America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis. Believing that the Creator’s design is still the best pattern for the biological world, the Salatin family invites like-minded folks to join in the farm’s mission: to develop emotionally, economically, environmentally enhancing agricultural enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world.

$35 at amazon Estwing EBTA Black Eagle Tomahawk Axe with Black Matte Finish & Shock Reduction Grip

zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-16 2016 hedgeless_horseman's nearly-annual Twelve Days of Christmas shopping list

Steve Maxwell

BaileyLineRoad.com is an unusual website and that’s why it takes a little explaining. It’s named after the rural road where I live on Manitoulin Island, Canada, and this website is a window into my varied, hands-on, modern homesteading life. One morning I might be earning some money at my laptop creating an article, video or how-to course. By the afternoon I could be working with cattle on our small farm. The next day I might be working on a building or shingling a roof. Then there’s always machinery to be maintained and repaired, gardens to be worked, or a lake to swim in. All of this is what happens down at the end of the real Bailey Line Road. Entertaining and enlightening you is what this site is all about. On a personal level, I’ve been writing, taking photos, making videos, building furniture, houses and working with stone for more than 30 years.

x-rite Model RM200

Colorado Woodworkers Guild

Antonius Aquinas dot com

theantimedia.org

book at amazon From West To East: The Greatest Transfer of Power and Wealth in the History of Mankind by James S. Gibson (Author)

sovereignman.com/trends Mining CEO explains why silver could reach $136.67 by Simon Black May 8, 2017

The real investment thesis about silver is that it’s a precious metal that has industrial qualities and a long-standing tradition of value. Like gold, silver was an ancient form of money. And for good reason. Between the two, gold is obviously more rare… hence the higher price. There’s an old estimate from the US Geological Survey from the late 1960s suggesting that the ratio of silver to gold in the earth’s crust is about 21:1. (So assuming that’s true, the theoretical price ratio between the two should be around 21:1) And in ancient times the price ratio between the two metals was frequently in the range of about 15:1, i.e. one ounce of gold was worth 15 ounces of silver. Today the ratio is about 75, based on a gold price of about $1230 per ounce, and a silver price of $16.35. This is fairly high even by modern standards as the long-term average over the past several decades is about 50. This would suggest that silver should in increase in price relative to gold in order for the ratio to return to its historic average. (A ratio of 50:1 would imply a silver price of $24.60 based on a gold price of $1230.) Now, all of this is an argument that many of us have heard before. But I did learn something over the weekend from the mining CEO; he told us that the current mining production ratio between the two metals is about 9:1. This means that 9 ounces of silver are mined for every 1 ounce of gold that’s mined.

zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-08 The United States Is Hosting A Debt Party – $2,000 Gold Is Coming - by Palisade Research May 8, 2017

In 2014, debt over took GDP for the first since post-World War II. Unfortunately for the United States, it is no longer the world’s only superpower. After WW2, the US was the beneficiary of having its infrastructure unscathed, and was essentially the world’s manufacturer. The baby boomers benefited immensely, with low tax rates and generous pensions.

For every dollar of GDP growth, we are adding $1-2 dollars in debt!

internationalman.com//articles When Might the Pillaging End? by Jeff Thomas

mises.org/blog The Myth of the Rule of Law by Robert Taylor 05/07/2017

Any state, no matter how powerful, cannot not rule solely through the use of brute force. There are too few rulers and too many of us for coercion alone to be an effective means of control. The political class must rely on ideology to achieve popular compliance, masking the iron fist in a velvet glove. Violence is always behind every state action, but the most efficient form of expropriation occurs when the public believes it is in their interest to be extorted.

Before the rise of legislative law, the private, decentralized, and polycentric common-law system was effective at promoting peace and public order because it lacked the monopoly power of a centralized state. Under both models, laws are never determinate or universally objective. But under a private law system, bad decisions that were not accepted by the public or viewed as overreaches could not be coercively imposed on society. This system of checks and balances allowed laws beneficial to the protection of private property to flourish while weeding out the bad laws.

Under a state system, however, it is much harder, if not impossible, to fix bad laws as there now exists a political incentive to keep the law on the books, while most judges serve lengthy or even life terms. If the judge, legislature, and police are all part of the state apparatus, they will tend to find expansive definitions for state power with limited definitions of individual freedoms.

“The myth of the rule of law does more than render the people submissive to state authority; it also turns them into the state’s accomplices in the exercise of its power,” concludes Hasnas. “For people who would ordinarily consider it a great evil to deprive individuals of their rights or oppress politically powerless minority groups will respond with patriotic fervor when these same actions are described as upholding the rule of law.” While the state does indeed provide some law and order under its jurisdiction, the “rule of law” has been used as a propaganda tool in order to help cement and legitimize state power.

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2017/05 What's Killing the Middle Class? (Part 1) by charles hugh smith Sunday, May 07, 2017

So what's killing the middle class? If you read the dozens of articles on the decline of the middle class in the mainstream (corporate) media, you soon discover there's a short list of the usual suspects:

  1. Globalization / outsourcing
  2. Technological changes / automation
  3. "Winner take all" asymmetry in rewards for specialized skills

Skills that are non-tradable and scarce will command high compensation. Skills /credentials that are tradable and abundant are a dime a dozen--there is no pricing power to labor that's abundant, tradable and interchangeable (i.e. a commodity).

americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05 The Meaning of Kinda-Sorta Obamacare Repeal and Replace By Christopher Chantrill

Okay, so the House passed a “repeal and replace” ObamaCare bill. And it doesn’t really repeal ObamaCare and doesn’t really replace it.

More important, does this even begin to deal with the problem of the “ratchet effect,” the notion, publicized by Margaret Thatcher’s people, that it is almost impossible to undo the latest entitlement program?

The facts on the ground are that the majority of Americans want big government and its benefits. That is just the way that most people think. It is also, of course, the way our children are taught to think when incarcerated throughout their childhood in government child-custodial facilities.

But will there ever be an America where most people don’t want free stuff from government and instead get their kicks from telling the politicians and the activists to put it where the sun don’t shine?

I doubt it. And so, all hail ObamaCare-lite, because that’s the best we can get.

The result of lusting after free stuff, unfortunately, is Venezuela. But we can kick the habit way before that, right?

PiNoculars Overview Final Josh Williams youtube

book at amazon Rogue Traders – April 15, 2014 by Scott E. D. Skyrm (Author)

Tahoma Clinic Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, MD (ND, hon) Tahoma Clinic’s Founder and Medical Director

Bob Swearingen - Pueblo West Built Straw bale home. lecture at Pueblo library.