Posted on 10 April 2013
One of the things I enjoy doing most as I watch what I consider to be entertaining, is thinking about how some of the key quotes – often used as catch-phrases to promote the movie – can be applied to today’s world in some way. Just for fun, this week I thought I’d take a look at some of my favorite movie quotes from (mostly) recent movies and how I think they might apply to today’s world. Here we go…
Posted on 12 March 2013
Survival is an action or series of acts. It is just staying alive. It’s, at its most basic, the ability to preserve your own life by answering the most basic needs of food, shelter, water, defense and first-aid needs. Preparedness is more of a lifestyle. It’s living in a self-reliant fashion. It’s minimizing your dependence on contemporary conveniences and/or being able to recreate them yourself.
Posted on 09 March 2013
In 2011 the reported (from the government budget office) median household income in the United States was $50,502. There were an estimated 117 million households in the U.S. that year. That means that a total personal income of $5.9 TRILLION dollars was earned. From the same government office we can see that a total of $1.09 TRILLION was taken by the federal government in personal income tax.
Posted on 06 March 2013
No President should have the power to order an assassination without first observing every Constitutional protection an American citizen has. No Attorney General should believe that it’s lawful and legal for a President to order the assassination of an American citizen, without due process, under ANY circumstances.
Posted on 13 January 2013
Well it’s true now, yes, it’s true now
That I do not own a gun,
But of all the men I’ve ever killed,
I’ve never needed one.
Posted on 05 January 2013
Yes, I am in favor of the death penalty and believe that every state should act upon it. The death penalty was something that people came up with to punish people for doing something that was unethical and against the law.
Posted on 15 November 2012
I believe our challenge in America is this: to find representatives who tell the truth about their outlook and whom we can identify as being motivated about honoring our country’s traditions WHILE maximizing individual freedoms. I believe that should be our goal for the 2016 elections.
Posted on 09 October 2012
One of the most popular topics you’ll ever see on a firearms / gun forum is the discussion about “every day carry” or “EDC”. I’ve participated in more than one of those conversations. That said, once you take the gun out of the equation – as it is legally removed for so many people – the conversation falls to nothing pretty quick. So my thought was this: if you aren’t carrying a gun, then what DO you carry every day that is a defensive tool?
Posted on 22 June 2012
One of the coolest things I saw in the Harry Potter movies was Hermione’s bottomless bag; that large purse she carried around in the last two movies that held a ton of stuff – but didn’t WEIGH a ton or LOOK big. Today’s libraries can be the same way, but there are several things that [...]
Posted on 20 June 2012
Of course, we call them conveniences because using them saves us time and effort. That’s the trade off. Reducing our dependence on these conveniences means increasing the amount of time and work we put into being self-reliant. The positive side of the effort, though, is the reduced impact we feel when the economy is bad or challenged.