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Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Inaugural Address

Greetings, my fellow Americans (I mean that in the broadest sense), Europeans, Asians, and others of whom I can't think!  This is my inaugural address.  What is it that I have been inaugurated to, you ask?  To the post of Editor in-Chief of this stupendous magazine, of course, by me, myself and I.  Now, there is no need to applaud me for this most auspicious occasion.  You see, I've created my own position, voted myself into the position, and generally set things up in my favor.  Woohoo!

I'm the boss, the big cheese, the big cahoona.  I like it like that.

So, from now on, there will be several articles per month, and eventually, several articles per week focussed on survival, and prepper issues.  They will be heavily laced with my own beliefs, namely, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world, the King of kings, Messiah, and that shortly, possibly very shortly, he will be returning to take us into the sky with him, and to set up his milennial kingdom, here on Earth, where we will rule and reign with him.  I'm looking forward to it.  Come, Lord Jesus!

I will start promoting my blog/magazine online, and hopefully, it will start getting copious numbers of visitors.

Blessings to you!

Panchito

Ninja knowledge...

I just stumbled on something that really pissed me off, in a good way.  For years now, I’ve been taking our dead batteries back to Sears, or other locations, and giving them freely away.  I thought there was nothing I could do with them…  I have now come to my senses, finally.

Watch this video of Walter Barrett showing exactly how to recondition a battery, bringing it back to life 100%.




After you’ve watched this video, you no longer have any excuse not to fix your batteries, or to waste money on purchasing a new one.

As a side note, this could easily become a lucrative business.  A guy could advertise that he’ll come and pick up any used automotive batteries for free and dispose of them…  Then recondition them, and sell them cheap.  Great idea.

Ciao,

Panchito

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Are You An Islamophobe?

When I typed that "word" in for the title, Google refused to recognize it as a real word, and so do I!  Islamo-bull hockey, more like it.  If I remember correctly, the suffix "phobe" means fear of, more or less.  This is much like that other stupid mistake of a "word", homophobe, which means fear of man, not fear of homosexuals.  Humbug to that one as well!

So I just read this article from a site called www.familysecuritymatters.org, that I received in a Prophecy News Watch email - http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2011/December13/1363.html.  I feel that we are getting hoodwinked into destroying our beloved Constitution.  I like the line near the end of this article that states, "collaboration in such an anti-freedom campaign represents abrogation of the professional oath of office of every federal official who has sworn to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic."  Any public official who commits the above crime should lose their public position and do the time for their crime, no exceptions, even for the President.


Ciao,

Panchito

Friday, November 25, 2011

Will You Survive?

Waxing pensive, was I this night. Our economy is perhaps more in shambles than the populous is aware. The media moguls might not actually be cognizant that they are setting us up for a fall via painting a rosy picture, but then again...

I tend to look. I tend to read between the lines. What I'm seeing ain't looking pretty. Why, for instance, do we have UN Peace Keepers stationed at numerous locales around OUR country? Why are the left-wing hordes gaining so much ground here? Why is everything accelerating at such a breakneck speed?

A certain social scientist, by the name of Kurzweil, in his 1999 book, "The Law of Accelerating Returns", describes how everything is marching forward at a maddening speed. In 2001, in an essay of the same name he took it further still.  Kurzweil wrote a Wikipedia article, found here,

"which argued for extending Moore's Law to describe exponential growth of diverse forms of technological progress. Whenever a technology approaches some kind of a barrier, according to Kurzweil, a new technology will be invented to allow us to cross that barrier. He cites numerous past examples of this to substantiate his assertions. He predicts that such paradigm shifts have and will continue to become increasingly common, leading to "technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history." He believes the Law of Accelerating Returns implies that a technological singularity will occur before the end of the 21st century, around 2045. The essay begins:
An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense 'intuitive linear' view. So we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate). The 'returns,' such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There's even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to the Singularity—technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light."

Describing the situation on a graph, he found that it is going almost straight up now. The same graph results apply to multitudes of different topics, from the production of food to the global population, from the advance of high tech surveillance to medicine, from futuristic weaponry to solar electric technology. Even the means for one person to inflict damage on a vast scale is progressing at breakneck speed as well. Everything imaginable is progressing like this. The intervals between major technological leaps is halving every couple of years.

The author of that book has concluded that the end result is complete and total destruction of our civilization, and we're talking globally.  At this point, the whole thing makes me think of the Schwarzenegger film series, Terminator, or the Biblical Armageddon.  I like the potential outcome of the Biblical narrative much better...

If the Bible is correct about all this, and I DO believe it is, then there is a "master" plan and a "master" planner behind it.  Notice that I didn't capitalize the M's in that sentence.  That would indicate that this "master" planner is less than the actual Master - God, who has the actual Master Plan already worked out.

So, my friends, it is going to get very ugly in the next several years, if this is the last of the last.  Are you ready, in your heart of hearts?  Are you right with Jesus of Nazareth?  Have you obtained forgiveness for your sins, asked Jesus to save you from hell, and accepted him as your Lord and Savior?  If not, stop right now and do it.  I'll wait...

The title of this post is "Will You Survive?"  The answer is, some of us will make it through the worst period in the entire history of the world, and some of us won't.  .  Only a very small contingent of believers will physically survive. A somewhat larger number of non-believers will be alive then, despite their great longing for death, Hasenstab will keep them alive to "enjoy" their lives to the fullest during that period.  Then ALL. will be raised from the dead and face the judgement of God.  You want to be on God's side when that happens!

Ciao,

Panchito

P.S.  If you are interested in getting your heart ready, avoiding eternal unpleasantness, leave me a comment to that end, and perhaps I can steer you in the right direction.  If you just want to argue against these thoughts, don't bother.  I've got bigger fish to fry.  You've got more important things to waste your time on as well.  Let's leave it at that.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Drive your own freshwater well by Len McDougall Issue #128

Here is an excellent set of directions on how to Drive your own freshwater well by Len McDougall Issue #128

This is as a great article, and potentially useful for anyone who is putting together your bug out spot.

Ciao,

Panchito

Saturday, October 22, 2011

GMO - NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just watched two anti-GMO videos from this fellow and decided to share this on my blog.  Check them out, please, and then implement what is suggested.


IT'S TIME FOR A FOOD FIGHT from NO GMO on Vimeo.


Here's the second one:  DOUBLE DIPPING DANGER


DOUBLE DIPPING DANGER from NO GMO on Vimeo.


I think it's critical to our future that we become completely anti-GMO, and shut these criminal companies down, now! IT'S TIME FOR A FOOD FIGHT!

Get busy!  Get serious!  They are poisoning us, and doing it with impunity.  Most probably, they are supplying the cancer industry with fodder.  Raise a stink, for your own sake, and your progeny's sake!

Ciao,

Panchito

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rabbit Factory Revisited

It’s high time I made another entry regarding this subject, don’t you think?  Well, of course you can’t really answer me, but hey, I tried.

Rabbits, they are what makes the world go round, eh?  Of course they are.

Our herd has grown somewhat since the last post, and we’ve harvested some of those little morsels, as well.  The night before last one of the young does gave birth.  I noticed that she was scratching at the mesh I had secured over the opening to the nest box of her mother, who is about to say “Sianara”.  For some reason, I immediately thought, “She’s going to have babies,” and opened it up for her.  Sure enough, there they were the next morning, seven in all.  That is a pretty good litter.

I had not gotten around to repairing a hole that some “teenagers” had chewed through into her cage, and sure enough, she got pregnant from her cousins.  Slacker!  I need to create a better system whereby I can keep track of everything more effectively.  At this point, I don’t know who nailed her, except to say it was a cousin.  I think I’ve a couple more pregnant ones as well, but nowhere to put them.

The manure has been an issue of late, and surprisingly, my younger son jumped on it out of the blue, digging quite a lot out from the area and depositing it on our potato patch (possibly killing most of the plants in the process).  If the potato plants die, I don’t care, since it was possibly a miracle that the boy took the initiative to do it in the first place!

We have managed to build, fill and plant three nice raised beds so far.  Way fewer than I wanted to, but it’s something at least.  We had torn out 6 huge honeysuckle “bushes” last year, at the insistence of our young neighbors, and transformed the area into a combination flower garden and veggie garden.  It is really becoming quite beautiful at this point.  I’ll try to include some good photos in this post.

I’m really swamped with preparations to expand our marketing business, McAvinchey Marketing Consultants llc, as well as our lawn care business, and haven’t been able to put the time and effort into gardening that I had hoped to.  My writing has suffered as well.  The marketing company is coming along, though.  Check out our new website at www.mcavincheymarketingconsultants.com if you get a chance.

Bunny Power!

The time comes in every rabbits' life, meat rabbit that is, when TSHTF. What? What does that mean? Well, avoiding the literal explanation like the plague, it's time for Mr. Fluffy bottom to meet his Maker. Think Hasenpfeffer. In the morn, I will be proceeding with Plan A, prepare raw materials for the aforementioned delicacy, or perhaps another dish.

The funk is building at an astounding rate, adding its' particular essence to the autumn chill.  With their demise will come a really good scrubbing of their premises, and some much needed repairs. My garden beds will love me for it!  We'll be eating good come next Spring.

I've been holding the frisky little vermin back in the reproductive department largely, since my family is still a bit squeamish about lapin consumption. I need to find a good, profitable outlet for them. Word is that each little bunny, if raised on standard fare, is worth something in the neighborhood of $30, while if the critter is raised on organic fare, it is worth around $60!  Jumpin' Jehoshaphat, that's a bunch a dough if you consider that each female can pump out around 50 offspring per year!  That's $300 minus expenses per female per year.  But, rabbits are ready to mate at about 6 months of age, so once you reach that 6 month mark, having kept all the females, you are going to suddenly have an explosion, if you let them...

We would be happy to sell the little dears to restaurants as organic rabbit meat, organically-raised rabbit meat, or to individuals as meat rabbit breeding stock.  I'll have to work on that more.

Notice the buildup of funk on the bottom!
It grows at a astonishing rate.

This is my setup.  I need to enlarge the doors,
and change the poop-slide to a tray.



Here's a shot of a nestbox I built.  All 3/4 plywood.
The bottom has 1/2 inch holes drilled through
to aid in drainage.  I'd add more holes still to make it good.

Look at the cute little things!  This is a typical litter, 5-6.
I've had as many as 9 in a litter, but the same doe's next litter
had just 3.  Kind of weird.

The home rabbitry in action.  Eliminating the wood,
and using 14-gauge, 1/2 by 1 inch mesh for the entire thing
would be much better.  I used what I had on hand
to keep costs down, they destroy 1/2" hardware cloth!

Notice the corrugated plastic roofing I used as a poop-shoot.
Having tried this, I say make them into removable trays.
That would really save on work.  The shoots don't work well.

Meet George, the cause of most of this.  George is half Californian,
half New Zealand, and huge!  He has sired ALL of the herd.
I have another couple bucks that aren't related to him to take over
after four generations of George-dom.  Then he'll get a rest.


 So I'm cutting back on our herd tomorrow to get ready for the winter.  Since I haven't found a profitable outlet for the bunbuns, and I don't want to discontinue them, and since my family isn't crazy about eating them, I need to cut back for the winter and wait for the Spring, when I can build more mobile pens and pasture them, saving much $$ on feed, while still cranking out the bunnies.

That's the scoop.

Ciao,

Panchito




Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rabbit Factory - The Latest News

So, I'm at a party, you see, and this guy comes walking along who I was sure I've seen before.  You know how it is.  If you're like me, you never forget a face, but the names... not so much.  But this guy was not usual fare for my part of the country.  He was obviously of Chinese extraction, and they must have extracted him recently, because he looked 100% Chinese, not Vietnamese, not Korean - Chinese.  So I'm thinking about it, and finally realize that the guy is from this communal Christian group that spun off of a church I know of.

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It turns out that he's a chef, and that the commune started a catering business.  I was in the process of devouring the exceptional food that these folks had created.  I struck up a conversation with the fellow, and eventually got around to asking him whether he'd ever cooked rabbit.  He says, "Funny you should mention that.  I was just talking with one of the guys from the community, and he said he wants to look into raising meat rabbits."  We talked some more, and he ended up wanting to connect the two of us over that topic.

I happen to have a few does and two bucks that I could sell them to help get them started with their own rabbit factory.  I figure the guy might call during this week ahead.  I think this may turn into an ongoing cooperative effort on many different projects.  T'would be good!

I have NOT yet perfected my technique of either feeding my rabbits greenery from the yard, nor grazing rabbits, in regards to their nutritional needs.  I have tried it several time, and it seems that the mix of plants in my yard is not a sufficient one.  To that end, I will be planting alfalfa in part of our property.

I REALLY want to sell our place and purchase a farm.  That is one of the goals I have for my family.  My clan HAD a farm/orchard, but my grandfather sold it many years back. He had 80 acres back in the day, and it was beautiful!  I've got to get back there!

Ciao,

Panchito

Der Krameterhof

Sepp Holzer, an Austrian farmer, has become a source of inspiration to me of late.  30 years back he inherited his father's farm, which amounted to around 111 acres, or 45 hectares, of rugged, Austrian Alps land.  You'd think that something at that altitude would NOT be a good place to farm, but as they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention".  His is a radical departure from the norm, alternative farming, alternative agriculture, natural farming, and back-to-the-land, are all good descriptions of what he has been up to for most of his life.  These descriptions fall short however.

Take a look at this video about Sepp Holzer and his farm, the Krameterhof.  If this doesn't inspire you, you probably should look for some other blog to read.



I am planning on purchasing a hilly tract of land and creating something like the Krameterhof, only in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.  I am thinking of an intentional Christian community, with a common purse, and a good work ethic.  We will produce most of our own food, electricity, various products, music, and much more, while working toward fulfilling the Great Commission, to the extent that we can.  We'll see what my wife has to say about it????

At any rate, I hope you enjoyed the video.  Sepp Holzer and his Krameterhof are a great example of permaculture in a temperate climate, or even in an semi-arctic climate, since he actually has plantings above the natural tree-line on his mountain.  We stand to learn a great deal from innovative people like him.  America really needs this kind of thinking.  Here in the USA we have spent the last 30 years screwing everything up,, while teaching the rest of the world to do the same.  Let's undo what we've done!

Ciao,

Panchito

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Funny Commercial

I saw this commercial on Facebook.  If you're not offended by taxidermy, watch it.  If you ARE offended by taxidermy, don't watch this, unless you want to, of course...



NOPE, it's just Chuck!

Ciao,

Panchito

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Whimsical Notion, Or Poop N Paddle

Okay, so the title is a tad bizarre.  Today, or rather, this evening I am going to share a funny/serious little video that I stumbled upon.  It touches on a very serious topic, and does it in a funny way.  Our outdated, environmentally asinine method of dealing with our "leavings" needs to change, as do many aspects of our crazy society and way of life.  So here's a primer on fixing our toilet water situation.  No, I'm not talking about perfumes, nor colognes...



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Ha ha!  That guy's crazy... in a good way!

There is a lady, of Swedish extraction, who wrote a book some years ago about her experiences and experiments in creating a living space and a greenhouse that used zero fuel for heating.  A totally solar-heated life and business.  This lady created what today is a common item in grocery stores across the US - mixed baby greens salad in a bag.  In the book, she went into great detail laying out ways to treat sewage and graywater in a completely organic manner.  The book is called Solviva, and the author is Anna Edey, and she was WAY ahead of her time.  Check out her site/sites at www.solviva.com

Ciao,

Panchito

Monday, September 12, 2011

Anno Domini

A.D.

I wondered what that meant for years before finally taking the time to find out what it meant.  Seems silly now, in the age of google searches to have waited so long.  In this day and age there are so many distractions, innumerable really, keeping us from seeing the little things in life.  We are too distracted to sit down and thoroughly study a subject, and too distracted to have a decent conversation with a friend, or neighbor, or even a family member.

What went wrong?  What are we thinking?  Technology is supposed to have given us MORE time for just that sort of thing - interpersonal relationships.

In a sense, perhaps it has?  When I watch my kids with their cell phones, texting blithely away, and at a blinding speed, I think that here is a benefit from technology.  But then again... is it really a benefit?  I wonder...

Writing a letter by hand, with a pen or pencil, is something that largely NEVER transpires via my efforts. How's YOUR handwriting doing these days?  Is it, like my own, becoming almost unreadable?  I have marveled recently at the incredible lack of quality that my children's handwriting shows.  It almost looks like the writing of a third-grader issuing from the tip of the pencil wielded by my 16-year-old.

Is writing becoming a thing of the past?  So many other things that my generation, and those before me, took for granted have become almost rarities, almost freak-show items.  Brought to mind are things like splitting wood, using a chainsaw, a bow saw, raising livestock, playing boardgames, hiking in the woods, sharpening a knife or axe, fishing, hunting, trapping, farming, sitting around a campfire, reading books, and a host of other things that were NORMAL just a couple of decades ago.

My question is, are we really better off, now that we have all this technology?  Are we better off sitting in front of our "entertainment systems" than we were chasing a family dog in the yard who was trying to keep us from getting a stick from him?

Yesterday, my brother, visiting from Michigan, walked into our house from outside to see one of my kids playing "Call of Duty, Black Ops", or some such.  He is a guy who tries hard to keep from being sucked into the black hole, and not giving in to technology.  He said to the kid, "Since you like playing that sort of thing so much, perhaps you should plan on making that your actual career - becoming a real black ops soldier.  That way you could really kill people.  The thrill would be that much more!" Of course, he was being facetious, but the point is that what my kids have been doing is almost exactly the same as the way that our military managed to overcome a new soldier's natural tendency to NOT shoot at a human target - they used software to break that natural tendency down.  The thinking is that since it is not a "real" person in the computer game, it's okay to kill them, and even better to kill them with a headshot.  The military found that after becoming accustomed to killing computer simulation soldiers, it was much easier to make the leap to killing real soldiers.  The young soldier felt like he was still IN the computer game, and killed with abandon.

Hmm. Maybe we need to get back to simpler living? Maybe our kids are not BENEFITING from spending countless hours killing things on computer screens, but would be better off walking through a meadow, swimming in a pond, hiking in the mountains, doing what comes naturally?

Ciao,

Panchito

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Biomass Briquette Lever Press - Fuel/feed briquette maker

I've been contemplating my rabbitry, and finding the ROI is wanting.  The cost for rabbit pellets per week is around $22, which buys me a fifty pound bag of rabbit pellets.  I've got something like 12 adult rabbits, and 9 bunnies at present.  I typically give them gleanings from the garden and yard, and was for a time putting them out in a duck tractor-ish contraption daily, which gave them direct access to grazing the yard.  This cut down considerably on pellet consumption, but still, I really want to find a way to NOT spend any money on the little things, and STILL produce at a very good rate.

I thought about the possibility of making my own pellets, using the vegetation that is available here in my own land.  So I started looking for a means of producing pellets, or something of the sort.  This is what I have found so far, a briquette maker, or as I see it, a rabbit food maker, as well as some variations on this theme:




Found at ebookbrowse.com



The mix of plants, and perhaps minerals, will have to be what I can come up with on my own land, or nearby.  I've located a section of field on the grounds of a nearby golf course that has a good mix of some sort of clover or vetch, Queen Anne's Lace, Chicory, and a goodly number of other species.  I will ask permission to come and mow that section, saving the clippings in a grass catcher, and then mix the clippings with water, put them in the press and form briquettes.  These will be able to be dropped over a pole, or dowel, for ease of feeding.

The other obvious use of this biomass briquette lever press is to create briquettes to burn as a fuel source, for cooking, heating, etc. I'm going to experiment with that side of things as well.  I've got to come up with a stove to burn use.  The folks who invented this press, also have invented a very good cookstove, made from local materials.  In a pinch, this would make all the difference, easing the toil involved with cooking over an open fire tremendously.

That's it for now.  Enjoy!

Ciao,

Panchito

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Check out our sites today.  If you leave your contact information, we’ll enable you to download a free report!

Thanks for your support!

Ciao,

Panchito

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July Celebrations Are Upon Us!

Here it is, July 3rd, 2011, a Sunday.  The temps are beginning to soar again today, inching their way up toward the 90 degree mark!  Hay, chihuahua!  I’m upstairs sitting in front of the laptop, trying to stay cool.  Oh for a good lake or river to swim in, that would be fine!  The temperature is around 85 degrees f. at present and set to climb at least 3 more notches, that’s too hot for a Michigan boy.

So are you surviving this summer heat?  Are you surviving the economic drought?  How about the spiritual/moral drought?  I’m hanging in there, personally.  When I look around, whether on the news, the multitudinous blogs, or even when speaking with friends and acquaintances, the mood of the country seems to be a bad one overall.

“As in the days of Noah, they were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, right up until the day that the rains started, never suspecting that their doom was impending.” Or something like that…  I, of course, am NOT hoping for the end of the world, or of our country, or of Western civilization, or for a Moslem Califate, or that China takes over the world (the yellow horde).  I feel something in my Spirit.  There is a feeling of impending change in the ether, in the air.  Something is about to happen, I’m sure of it.

CAN we get ready, be ready?  Probably not in the manner of preventing it from transpiring, but perhaps we can lessen the pain a bit, or maybe we can only prepare our hearts, via prayer, repentance, studying the Holy Bible/scriptures, and worship.  That and the addition of learning all we can about HOW to survive, might take us through till the end???  Who knows, we might make it that far.  But it won’t be pretty, no siree!

If you get a chance some time, check out one of my favorite places, www.ihop.org, The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO.  This is a place ablaze with God’s Spirit!  I have a son out there as I write.  There is quite a lot happening out that way right now, worthy of investigation, and perhaps participation.

That’s it for now.

Ciao,

Panchito

Monday, June 6, 2011

Concrete Canvas Structures - The Perfect Survival Abode?

I got an email update/newsletter from Tactical Intelligence, a blog that I highly esteem, today.  The main topic was a new sort of nearly instant Concrete Canvas Structures.  I found the accompanying video to be very informative, and the idea to be really innovative.  Erich has once again done a marvelous job of hunting down pertinent information, and conveying it in a palatable, and intelligent manner.  Most of this week’s newsletter takes place on the main website, www.tacticalintelligence.net, which is a treasure trove of useful information and instructional videos, audio and articles.  Kudos to Erich!



Or click on the following link to view the video:

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/concrete-canvas-shelters.htm

I will be including articles and videos similar to this as time goes on, so stay tuned and keep checking back in often.  And please, always leave comments, they are most welcome.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Panchito

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Latest

So, nothing much new to report on the preparations side of life.  We really haven’t made any amazing new preparations, save the planting of numerous gardens, and watching many of our seedlings wither and die while still in the seed trays, but hey, it was fun planting them!

The bunny farm is still in heavy production.  That is a good thing, I suppose.  Enthusiasm for Dad’s crazy projects seems to be waining, if there ever was any enthusiasm???  It’s hard to find words to express the depths of frustration felt by yours truly over this topic.  They love to eat, but…  They love to eat, but…  Oh, I just mentioned that, didn’t I?  I suppose I was much the same when young, and living in Michigan.

It would be interesting to have a voluminous gaggle of followers to my two blogs, what with the probable comments and considerations that would surely follow from the followers.  I should think it would be fun???  One day, perhaps.

Speaking of survival, my friend’s daughter got married just the other day.  She, the 20-year-old, married a fellow she went to school with.  The lad is in the Air Force, an aviation mechanic, and a fine young man.  I was initially shocked to find that he had proposed, and even more so, that she, at her tender, young age, had accepted.  I had always envisioned her marrying my older son.  I believe that my shock was quite obvious to both of them and somewhat put them off.  I recovered, eventually, and have accepted the situation as the obvious will of my God - so be it.  The boy will just have to find another young lovely to call his own.  As for my opinion of the new groom, what does it matter, though if she chose him, then he’s got to be a keeper.

So how about those Reds?  I believe they are doing quite well this year, so far.  Give it time.

When, oh when, does teenage angst come to an end?  That is the question of the hour.  We still have three, you see.  Three.  Autofocus is the word of the moment.  Autofocus = teenagers.  I look forward to the day, may God speed it on it’s way, when my offspring are outward focused.  That will be a fine day, indeed.

I wish that my kids were more into the things that I’m into.  To some extent, and depending on the individual, they think it’s bunk.

Have you noticed how teenagers, if they are not outright defying you, seem to be consummate masters of lip-service?  They are amazing.  The ability to look you right in the eye, say yes, and not for one second mean it - that’s amazing.  It’s almost like a gift that they possess.

So what do all these things have to do with survival?  Well, procreation of the species, and subterfuge...

That’s all I can yammer on about this evening.  I can’t stay awake any longer.

Ciao,

Panchito

Monday, May 16, 2011

Waterloo… For Who?

So, it turns out that MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was completely correct when he said that the capture/killing of Osama bin Laden by an illegal US military force was a “Waterloo”, just not for the subject of his diatribe.  The road to bin Laden interestingly enough ran through, of all places, Iraq!  Therefore, the “Waterloo” belongs to… George W. Bush, not Barack Hussein Obama.  Hmm, go figure, despite all the naysaying of the left, ostensibly known as the Democratic Party, and all their bellyaching about dragging us into two wars at the same time, and demonizing Dubbya, they have been tooting their horns heartily over this victory, stating in oh so many ways that they have completed what Bush could not.  The problem with that boast is that THEY have not completed ANYTHING.  They are standing on the shoulders of none other than George W. Bush, and THEY, once again, have done NOTHING, rather the self-same military machine that G. W. Bush promoted, strengthened, encouraged, and took advise from, and at one time served in, did ALL the work.  All Obama did was okay the move, nothing else, him being nothing similar to a military expert in ANY way whatsoever.  At least President Bush could actually say that he had earlier served his country in some fashion in the military.

Another thing, on Sunday Chris Wallace pointedly asked Obama's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon the question of how he thought that waterboarding a terrorist prisoner is despicable behavior, while shooting a man in the face is perfectly fine and indeed should be celebrated as a Democrat victory.  One has to laugh at the hypocrisy involved, and wonder at the unmitigated gall that our leftist brethren have.  It’s all about control, subjugation, and the socialist agenda for the “Democratic” Party.  At best, they should be called Social Democrats, not Democrats.  They have proven their stripes innumerable times over the past 40 years or so, dragging down most of the pillars of our society, infecting our wonderful country with perversion, sedition, immorality, drug use, and sex for sex’s sake.  The so-called Democratic party, which is made up mostly of miscreants, has infected our churches, our schools, and our households, our factories, our small businesses, and most every aspect of our lives.  They are a virus, and are busily working to expand the government till it is all seeing, all invading, and all powerful.  In the end, they have become like those who have gone before them in the same shoes - Sodomites, Gomorites, and those who built the Tower of Babel.  


It is my considered opinion that our Democratic Party is working feverishly to usher in the End of Days, as well as the Antichrist.


Amen.


Ciao,


Panchito

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mikey Moore Got His Gun

I’m from the same place that our little buddy, Michael Moore, hails from.  When I was a young buck, I actually knew the guy.  Time has come and gone, but I still wonder about ‘ole Mike…  did he EVER have his head on straight?  I really don’t think so.  Our family and Mike go way back, with much involvement over the years - I won’t go into that, it’s embarrassing to say the least.

Anyway, I was thinking about the guy, and just what his optimal idea for government might be.  Does he not understand that having a communist state will just NOT work?  Does he really think that if the communists take over here, that they won’t quickly round up his sorry **s, and expend a little AK energy creating fertilizer from his substantial frame?  Can’t he see that there are NO communist countries in the world, and that there ALWAYS turns out to be those who rise to the top, take control, and kill millions of there own to stay there?

History is a harsh teacher, though thorough.

Likewise, our fearless leader, P.O., is a man on a mission - to nowhere.  Who would really want to live in a theocracy of an islamic sort, or a socialist spy-state?  Would P.O?  I doubt it.  Only those, like P.O., who are sitting on top of the pile would enjoy that setup, wine, women and song, you know the drill.  The problem is that eventually the peons get miffed, and overthrow the scum sucking leadership, much as is happening in the Middle East at present.  People can only take that crap for so long…

So Mikey…  I haven’t seen nor spoken to the guy in 30 years or so, and still I don’t like him.  From the start the guy was a snake with a velvet tongue, having used our family against one another in despicable ways.  We didn’t get off to a good start, you could say.

So what if the commies took over here, would Mikey, jilted by the new leadership, take up arms to protect his empire?  I suspect that he might, after seeing the newbies take what they want, even from Mikey the Great.  The guy knows guns, after all, he IS from Michigan.  Everyone in Michigan at least started out with guns.  They may have gone gay later on, but they started out blasting.

So that is my opinion of how Michael Moore would react in the event of a takeover.  He’d use what cash he has to become a closet survivalist.  Then someone who knows about him would probably take advantage of his less than optimal state of physical preparedness and make hay while the sun shines.

NUFF SAID,

Ciao,

Panchito

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Are You Ready?

By all indications, our beloved country is going to hell in a hand basket, as of this writing.  There looks to be nothing more we can do to prevent the inevitable than to pray for Gods mercy.  Am I right?  I hope not, but it sure looks that way.

So, my dear friends, what are we to do?  Well, as I mentioned earlier, pray.  After that, get your house in order.  Do you owe money to anyone, including to any banks, or credit cards?  Pay them off as quickly as humanly possible, even if it hurts, or whether or not it cuts into your fun money, coffee money, vacation money, toy money, etc.  GET OUT OF DEBT NOW!

Next, start purchasing extra canned goods and storing them in your basement, or other cool, dark, and dry location, until you can’t physically hold any more.  Or build a root cellar, or two.  I mean that completely literally.  Fill a room until it can’t hold any more cans of anything.  Then, look for other places to put food.

Next, or concurrently, purchase heirloom seeds, not hybrid seeds, of every conceivable sort of plant that can be grown in your climate zone, and start planting a goodly amount of them, enlarging your gardens as much as humanly possible.  When you begin harvesting these crops, calculate what money you are saving and apply that amount to any further debts you have, to the principle, till you no longer have ANY debt.  Stay out of debt.

Next, or concurrently, consider partnering up with other like-minded individuals to purchase as much arable land as humanly possible, build good, super-cheap housing on said property, complete with all the latest energy saving and producing, solar, wind, microhydro, geothermal, wood-fired energy and heating sources available to you, and then sell your house, and move there.  Make sure that you use all this time between now and WTSHTF to prepare yourself via absorbing data on pertinent topics and purchasing human and animal powered contraptions that will enable you to accomplish anything you need to do.  Visit lemans.com for some ideas along that line.

Consider very seriously investing in, and building, woodgas generators to run machinery on.  Even the use of biodiesel will be severely limited when everyone else needs it too.  Find out how to make alcohol from plant sources, mostly to run vehicles, not for booze, primarily.  Mua, ha, ha.  Understand that the production of beer and wine could well become a significant source of revenue, or barter, in a tough situation, when such goodies are hard to come by.  Consider learning that skill as well.

Learn how to prune fruit trees, grape vines, and kiwis, as well as how to plant them.  Learn how to prevent insects from damaging all your crops.  Learn how to raise rabbits, chickens, turkeys, goats, cattle, sheep, fish, and others.  Learn how to shoe a horse.  Learn animal husbandry.  Learn how to make raised beds and cause them to produce copiously.  Learn how to build a greenhouse and run it.  Learn how to shoot, after purchasing several firearms, and learn which firearms to purchase.  Learn how to make snares and deadfalls to catch small game.  Learn how to hunt big game animals effectively.  Learn how to butcher animals.  Learn how to work, hard.  Take courses in military tactics, and visit www.survivalblog.com, as well as other prepper/survivalist sites, and communicate with the folks that run them so as to learn more useful skills and info.

Study how to effectively live in an intentional Christian community (if you’re a Christian), because it’s in such a radical setup that you will be more able to protect yourself, and your own, as well as protect others.  You’ll also be much more able to accomplish things that would be impossible alone.

Make friends with an Amish family/community.  They know things.

Next, don’t wait another day to begin any of these things.  Found a co-op for starters, and aggressively market it.  Use Facebook and Twitter, Google ads, etc.  Join with others today, your life and that of your loved ones may soon depend on it.  Put your back into it.

Ciao,

Panchito

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Avalanche Befalls Us

In a winter filled with storms, snow piled high and expecting more, there are other, more serious storms we are having to endure.  A dark cloud has fallen over our beloved country, which promises to bring forth pain.  The substance of this cloud is various in nature, but all linked by one word - sin.  Sin is rising, like a rotten stench, up through the layers of heaven, and they have surely reached the nostrils of Yahweh, Jehovah, the God of Israel.  Obviously, this cloud is not only hovering over my country, the USA, but has mostly engulfed the entire world in it's clinging, putrid stench.  It's the smell of death, the smell of rot.

"Don't preach doom and gloom," they say.  "Why can't you look on the bright side, like they sing about on Monte Python's The Life of Brian?"  Well, life is NOT a movie.  Despite what we seem to be thinking lately, nationally speaking, the show isn't going to end suddenly, dispelling the thoughts of dread and judgement, and the sun come out.  The script is written already, and the end is known.  It doesn't really matter, in terms of whether all that was foretold will come to pass or not, if we believe it.  It WILL come to pass.

So, in terms of preparation, what can we do today?  What steps are we to take, if we are starting from scratch, to get ourselves ready for when TSHTF?  Pardon my french.  This is a much used acronym bantered about by the prepper/survivalist crowd.  You'll have to figure it out on your own, I'm not telling.  Here's another, TEOTWAWKI, The End of the World as we Know it.  That's a nice one, isn't it?  I like that acronym.

As a believer and disciple of Jesus Christ, I understand and believe that the best thing I can do is study the scriptures, both Old Testament, and New.  That would be The Law and The Prophets, or the Talmud, to a Jew, plus the Christian Bible.  I am not a Mormon, a JW, or any other cult member.  I am also NOT a Moslem, another cult, and one that I believe is going to play heavily in the end-times scenario, on the wrong side.  Think "chopping heads".

Knowing what is generally going to happen next is JUST what the Word of God is all about, amongst other topics.  It is possible to follow along, and even predict, what is going to happen using the scriptures.  For a couple of takes on the subject, look at www.ihop.org, www.khouse.org, and www.mikebickle.org.  Those are two sides of the opinion coin, similar in some ways, but very different in others.  Only God really knows, at present, which one is right, or whether they are both wrong.  It's okay.  Us humans not being God, we can't really KNOW exactly what is going to happen.  My opinion is that we should be prepared for ALL possible scenarios.  I'm writing regarding the ongoing debate over when Jesus will return, i.e. when WE will get yanked out of harms' way.  WE DON'T KNOW, WE JUST THINK WE DO.  That's my answer to the smarty-pants crowd on all the side of the debate, who think they know.  You don't know.  Stop pretending.  Get ready for all scenarios that are possible.  Don't tell folks that they ARE going to get rescued before the persecution.  You don't know that.

So the first thing to do is ask yourself the question, "Am I Saved"?  What?  Saved?  What sort of throw-back are you, Panchito?  You can't seriously think that I need to be 'saved'?  Yes, I do believe that.  So will you believe the same, shortly or some time from now.  My hope is that you would be honest, completely, painfully honest with yourself, and seek the Lord while he may be found.

Next time, we'll discuss other measure that you might take after settling this pressing question...

Ciao,

Panchito

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Irish New Year, or whatever...

As I'm sure you've noticed, whoever you are, a new year has dawned upon us.  A new Gregorian year that is.  I was doing some research, biblical in nature, around 3 months ago, and found some interesting facts regarding our calendar.  It seems that biblical dating is NOT based upon the Gregorian calendar at all, but rather on the typical Middle-eastern calendar, used, in one form or another, by the nation of Israel, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Babylon, Persia, etc.  That calendar contained only 360 days, not 365, like ours.  It's interesting to note that the Romans completely duped the world into using their calendar, as well as their system of laws.  What's up with that?  Yes, whether you live in the USA, Mexico, China, Japan, Russia, or one of the former provinces of Rome, you mostly abide by the laws of Rome!  Plus their calendar at least holds heavy sway in your life, if only in your business dealings.  The Chinese have their calendar, and perhaps other Asian countries, but they also use the Gregorian calendar, due to their reliance on trade with the West.

Where did Gods' calendar go?  Why does seem to be defunct now?  IS it defunct?  The short answer is NO.  It is NOT defunct in any way, except that man has mostly ceased from using it.  That doesn't mean at all that God has stopped using his calendar.  On the contrary, one can be certain that He doesn't give one iota about our calendar, but has continued to function on HIS calendar/schedule.

So what brought all that up, you ask?  I was reading and listening to some material by Chuck Missler, from Koinonia House (www.khouse.org) and found this info interesting.  Check out his website to learn some really freaky info and possible truths about the Bible, the last days, etc.  The guy really has looked deeply into things.  I don't know that I agree with his assessment of last days events entirely, but hey, who knows?

Ciao,

Panchito