Notes for Sunday – February 05, 2017

On February 5th, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announced his plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 Judges. This unconstitutional move was in response to the hostility that the court held towards his “New Deal”, itself an unconstitutional expansion of government authority. Roosevelt was flushed with his landslide victory in 1936, so Roosevelt pressed his advantage. In April of that year, two justices conceded the high moral ground and capitulated to his demands allowing for a narrow victory on the New Deal. The reorganization was now unnecessary and in July the Senate struck it down, but the damage was already done. By 1942, all but two of the justices were Roosevelt’s appointees setting the stage for the collapse of the checks and balances in the government along with the morally disastrous progressive rulings that have followed.

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Household Basics in TEOTWAWKI- Part 1, by Sarah Latimer

So, in between my homestead responsibilities, writing for SurvivalBlog, and caring for friends, family, and all of life’s responsibilities and pleasures, I’m still working on that cookbook Hugh and I have mentioned. I have several hundred recipes input into the database, but I am just not satisfied and am still working on additions and improvements. I have our family’s favorites included, but there are many ways that I make each recipe. Most of the time, I cook recipes from scratch with fresh, homegrown ingredients, when they’re in season and I have the time to cook, because that’s the healthiest and most economical way to cook. However, sometimes I also cook from store-bought fresh ingredients, canned items, and processed and packaged ingredients when I’m in need of quick short cuts that save time and have acceptable results. Other times, especially when we’re camping or traveling, I cook from homemade freeze-dried or dehydrated meals that are lightweight and quick and easy to prepare. I also use freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients in many of my “fresh” homemade recipes, too. So, as you can imagine, it’s a challenge to put all of this together, especially when the same recipe can be prepared in all … Continue reading

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Economics and Investing:

A New Front in the War on Payday Lenders o o o End of Fed Independence! House Financial Services Committee Sends Warning Letter to Yellen “This is Unacceptable” o o o Gold Holding Its Ground After U.S. Economy Creates 227K Jobs In January o o o The Brutal War Between Gold And The Federal Reserve – Is The Price Of Gold Really Headed To $20,000? o o o Veteran-Owned Black Rifle Coffee Company Stands up for Small Businesses and America, While Disgusted by Starbucks Propaganda – H.L. o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Apocalypse island: Tech billionaires are building boltholes in New Zealand because they now fear social collapse or nuclear war. So what do they know that we don’t? o o o UN Lesson Plans Teach Kids to Get Civilians to “Turn in Guns” – H.L. o o o Protests Against Trump and Visa Policy Turning Violent – D.B. o o o Good to know: U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism – D.S. o o o Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns – DSV

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Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (KJV)

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