Three To Get Ready

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 - 6:12pm

Three important items to review and ponder over the weekend.

First and foremost, if you haven't read this yet, I suggest you drop everything and do so right now:

A lawsuit such as this one could easily bring about the total destruction of the Comex/LBMA-based, fractional bullion banking system. Perhaps someone can reach Andy Maguire and see what he thinks.

Next, a little homework. Knowing what we now know about rehypothecation, please go back and read this:

Surely there's a loyal Turdite who has a savings or checking account with BoA. Perhaps someone even has a brokerage account there. If so, please review your account documents to see if you can find anything about rehypothecation of your money market funds or even your general savings. It may not matter much as the Merrill Lynch subsidiary almost certainly has rehypothecation "language" in their account documents. In any event, BoA account holders would be wise to follow very closely the continuing MF global saga.

Lastly, I need a little help. In building out the TurdMart, we added a "preparation store" as a one-stop portal to Amazon for your prepping needs. To begin with, we've added links to all the stuff I could think of.

What have we missed? What are the most important home preparations that you think you can make for the future and why? If you could pick one product that could most help you prepare for the future, what would it be? Any and all suggestions will be considered.

Thanks again for another great week. Get some rest and relaxation. If you think this week was crazy...well, you ain't seen nothing yet. TF

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Dec 9, 2011 - 7:25pm

A few Amazon items I've

A few Amazon items I've picked up recently:

40 Channel Cobra CB radio:

All American pressure cooker:

Coleman hand-crank radio & LED lantern:

LED headlamp because you really need both hands when milling about in the dark:

And let's not forget the SUN OVEN, also available on Amazon:

I've found it much less expensive and actually pretty therapeutic to prep your own long-term storage. USA Emergency Essentials will sell mylar bags & oxygen absorbers. All you need are five-gallon buckets and your food contents of choice. Sam's has great deals on different varieties of rice, beans & pasta. I even mylar bagged the walnuts they sell in bulk.

Great weekend to everybody, it's boozin' time at Casa Dolomite.


Dec 9, 2011 - 7:26pm

I've been

cashing checks at the bank regularly to keep cash in. I seem to spend cash without buying much. Anyone have a control system for the home cash to recomend?

I Run Bartertown
Dec 9, 2011 - 7:27pm


This will be bigger than Turd's Bottom.

"A lawsuit such as this one could easily bring about the total destruction of the Comex/LBMA-based, fractional bullion banking system."

I'd normally say a judge would block it or something, but these bastards are cannibalizing each other. And if they get too public about it, they risk waking up their clients before the next shearing.

Funny that they're so free with the trillions of fiat, but so nitpicky about a few bars of old traditions that you can't even eat.

Dec 9, 2011 - 7:34pm


Some essentials for a survival situation:

Freeze dried food

Sun Oven

Moonshine Still

Dec 9, 2011 - 7:45pm

I firts saw this article on;

The ATS website, who'd video on the main page is about missing stinger missles, and CIA involvment in the Syria action;

I am quoting from the keepers website now;

“A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility relayed to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information."

Dec 9, 2011 - 7:49pm

My favorite essential...

TOILET PAPER...lots and lots of toilet paper!

maravich44 I Run Bartertown
Dec 9, 2011 - 7:52pm

@ I Run Bartertown. *Eating their own*.

.Agreed. It is playing out in real time *The Fuse* is burning. ..7

Dec 9, 2011 - 7:56pm

Always store the basics

The 3 basic food groups are: Coffee, Sugar & Alcohol All have excellent barter value. Buy in bulk and get spirits with high alcohol ratios. If you're snobbish about your single malt, be sure to double up on those cases. Buy yeast as well - just in case you run out of alcohol and want to make your own. As most probably know, yeast eats sugar and shits alcohol (excuse the jailhouse definition).

Dec 9, 2011 - 8:00pm

Top Republicans Don’t

Top Republicans Don’t Remember Endorsing Sodomy, Bestiality In Defense Bill

December 9, 2011 by Sam Rolley

UPI Senator John McCain said that he didn't know the Defense Authorization Bill repealed the military ban of sodomy and beastiality.

Many Republicans in the Senate seemingly passed the Defense Authorization Bill 93-7 last Thursday without reading, or being fully aware of, its contents.

The bill would authorize $662 billion for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs in the Energy Department, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. The bill also contains provisions that would allow for American citizens to be subject to indefinite military detention if they are suspected of terrorist activities.

Neoconservatives have defended the bill as absolutely necessary to protectg the United States from terrorists, but that fails to explain one of its provisions: The repeal of the ban of sodomy and of bestiality within the military.

Asked by if they were aware of the sodomy-friendly provision, two well-known Republican Senators who worked on the legislation were clueless.

Senator John McCain said to a CNS reporter who asked about the sodomy provision, “I don’t, I don’t know what you’re—honestly. I read the bill. And I was there for many hours of deliberation and debate and amendments. And probably spent hundreds of, several hundred hours on it. But that particular provision I did not know. So we’ll have, we’ll get back to you. We’ll get back to you. Just call.”

Senator Lindsey Graham, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also had no recollection of endorsing sodomy or bestiality in the military when he voted for the bill and said that it was likely related to the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

Dec 9, 2011 - 8:04pm


I'll second your recommendation of that All-American canner. I recently bought the 921 21 1/2 quart model. I really liked the fact it has no seals that need replacing. It relies on a precision machined, beveled aluminum seal, which is just one less thing to have to worry about replacing during times when getting parts might be difficult.

After inspecting the lock-down screws, I pretty much determined that I could replace/rebuild those myself as long as I had a tap and die to thread bar stock with. Repairs should be possible for anything that might go wrong with these even if manufacturer's replacement parts are unavailable.

The drawback to the larger unit is that your wife will probably make you be the one to move it around :). It's heavy :) It's also well worth it if you plan on canning in quart size jars or larger. Serves equally well as a boiling bath canner so it works for simple stuff like fruit and tomato products as well as the more difficult vegetables and especially meats that require pressurized canning to achieve the temperatures needed. I can my own bacon :)...just put up 12 pints of chicken three days ago.

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