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Unfortunately we're going to need to start demanding fewer vices in the people we spend time with. Your friends dictate your life to a large degree, if your friends can't give up vices, you may need to give up those friends.

It is sad, but it is true.

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The United States government is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Israeli political Action Committee.

Jewish Corruption in Ukraine . . . by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D.

❝. . . the present conflict is a huge distraction from the fact that, for decades, the biggest threat to Ukraine hasn’t been Russia, but financiers and speculators operating with impunity within Ukraine’s borders to exploit ethnic Ukrainians and plunder their resources.❞

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2023/02/17/jewish-corruption-in-ukraine/

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Exactly what Assange was persecuted for saying in the infamous 2011 clip. That's exactly what's happening, alongside an American Marxist Revolution, some would say a reset.

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I feel the same, but with regard to the vices they are unwilling to pick up. Guns, and only good potato vodka.

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Cultural Marxists encourage abortion, birth control, divorce, homosexuality, “carrier women,” drugs, miscegenation, the destruction of the traditional family, and unrestricted immigration of racial foreigners into white countries. This is a reflection of what the Cultural Marxists preach: white reproduction is evil, and that which prevents white reproduction is good.

https://nordicresistancemovement.org/what-is-cultural-marxism/

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what does that have to do with Guns and potato vodka? Just askin.

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No one will pick up a potato or gun if they're told not to.

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Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD . . . Elon Musk is a Scumbag - The Ultimate Agent of Government Censorship . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KOXvsmQvTQ

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Stock sprouting seeds and even just a mason jar to sprout. If you run out of fresh veg, you can at least eat sprouts no matter how big or small your place is. There are a lot of resources out there to learn how to grow things like spinach and lettuce from mason jars hydroponically. You may want to pick up some of the basics. And learn how to barter. It will be a good skill.

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Apr 8, 2023·edited Apr 8, 2023

This is very true. We grow gourmet mushrooms in the bathroom closet and we do microgreens that are ready as quickly as 7 days from planting them. We've done them on paper towels and coco coir but just a thin layer of dirt is good enough to get some growth. You can put them in salad or on a sandwich or blanch them into pretty much any meal and get way more vitamins. Plus they look and smell beautifully. If you find a seed source that grows particularly vigorously you can continue the growth and get full grown broccoli or sunflowers, or whatever seeds you were using.

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Join the Nordic Resistance . . . https://nordicresistancemovement.org/

Ingen land kjører sitt eget løp i denne invasjonen fordi det hele er en politisk agenda ledet av FN og presset frem av jødene og deres marionetter (politikere). De fleste vil bare ikke vite eller forstå at dette er en politisk agenda. Noen klarer imidlertid å forstå at politikerne bevisst jobber med å importere muslimer og erstatte folket, men det er omtrent det, de er som en datamaskin som ikke kan fortsette fordi programmet ikke tillater det.

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That is not true. If the US is to survive the people must rise together and remove the corrupt officials which plague the country. Then they can build skills and voices. Right now the country is almost turned to communism. Once that happens your vices means nothing. The all about me syndrome must end now. WE must unite at community levels and work together. No compliance of any kind and total resistance to all forms of tyranny. No CBDC, no vax, no mandate, etc... It's we the people, not them the gov.

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The Frankfurt School adapted Marx’s theories on revolution to include Freud’s theory of the subconscious. The Cultural Marxists’ main focus was to reshape the subconscious of Western men and women and thus create new type of person: one who would react passively to provocations of all kinds.

https://nordicresistancemovement.org/what-is-cultural-marxism/

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PROTOCOLS OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION... Protocol No. 10 – Preparing for Power

❝. . . utterly exhaust humanity with dissension, hatred, struggle, envy and even by the use of torture, by starvation, by inoculation of diseases, by want, so that the GOYIM see no other issue than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and all else.❞

http://www.renegadetribune.com/protocols-of-zion-protocol-x-preparing-for-power/

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And yet.. here you are.. exhausting yourself in dissension, hatred, and struggle. With the Jews and with people you don't know in the internet. They're winning cause you're deeply entrenched in their system of hate without even realizing you've fallen victim to their game.

I hate only Evil people. If you can't see there's good and evil in every demographic you're blinded by the propaganda machine too.

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Fuck you and your Jewish god, you filthy fucking kike . . .

Cultural Marxists encourage abortion, birth control, divorce, homosexuality, “carrier women,” drugs, miscegenation, the destruction of the traditional family, and unrestricted immigration of racial foreigners into white countries. This is a reflection of what the Cultural Marxists preach: white reproduction is evil, and that which prevents white reproduction is good.

https://nordicresistancemovement.org/what-is-cultural-marxism/

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Barring a decisive “koo”, it’s over. We are doomed.

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Combichrist - Compliance (Official Lyric Video) . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UDa6o6zsUE

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@Kev Thank you for sharing. I agree with everything you said. It’s the right spirit and position, but unfortunately, the individuals and communities are not going to rise up to fight against the tyranny in any effective way.

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Geen enkel land voert zijn eigen race tijdens deze invasie, omdat het allemaal een politieke agenda is die wordt geleid door de VN en naar voren wordt geschoven door de Joden en hun marionetten (politici). Meeste mensen gewoon niet zullen weten of begrijpen dat dit een politieke agenda is. Sommigen slagen er echter in te begrijpen dat de politici opzettelijk werken om moslims te importeren en de mensen te vervangen, maar daar houdt het op, ze zijn als een computer die niet verder kan omdat het programma het niet toestaat.

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The United States government is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Israeli political Action Committee.

Jewish Corruption in Ukraine . . . by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D.

❝. . . the present conflict is a huge distraction from the fact that, for decades, the biggest threat to Ukraine hasn’t been Russia, but financiers and speculators operating with impunity within Ukraine’s borders to exploit ethnic Ukrainians and plunder their resources.❞

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2023/02/17/jewish-corruption-in-ukraine/

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1 - Identify your friends that are either working against you or are disloyal and dump them. Just fade away.

2 - Dump you rown vices and make sure you aren't the friend you don't like. Dump the drama and games and take a wartime footing.

3- get a new network of friends who are successful in either personal life or business life. Get them to mentor you.

4 -Take Tarls good advice and dump your vices and learn more meaningful skills. It's good for another reason. If you just do or learn something like home food canning, then it gives you more confidence on other things and then you will start rolling all your wins forward.

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Great advice!!! Im taking care of my health - keeping strong, working on garden and learning new skills like you said (canning, sewing, etc). I broke with the alcoholic BF and renewed some of the Christian faith I had as a kid. Keeping involved in politics, volunteering and donating.

Despite the hardships of a Biden Economy, things are good!

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That's terrific! Im proud of you, but you must be feeling the pride of your accomplishments yourself. Happy Easter.

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Happy Easter! 😊🐰

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Volodymyr Zelensky is an Israeli operative, the Ukrainian parliament is full of Jewish apparatchiks.

Ukraine’s Azov Regiment Visits Israel: ‘Mariupol is our Masada’ . . .

https://nationalvanguard.org/2022/12/ukraines-azov-regiment-visits-israel-mariupol-is-our-masada/

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Join the Nordic Resistance . . . https://nordicresistancemovement.org/

Geen enkel land voert zijn eigen race tijdens deze invasie, omdat het allemaal een politieke agenda is die wordt geleid door de VN en naar voren wordt geschoven door de Joden en hun marionetten (politici). Meeste mensen gewoon niet zullen weten of begrijpen dat dit een politieke agenda is. Sommigen slagen er echter in te begrijpen dat de politici opzettelijk werken om moslims te importeren en de mensen te vervangen, maar daar houdt het op, ze zijn als een computer die niet verder kan omdat het programma het niet toestaat.

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Anything is possible. Having lived in urban, suburban, small towns and very rural areas I have observed that the parasite class deliberately avoids living in places where self sufficiency is the norm. The hard necessity of producing at least as much as they consume is their Kryptonite.

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That is an excellent observation. You’re absolutely right! Work IS Kryptonite to the “parasite class”! 😂😂

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Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD . . . Elon Musk is a Scumbag - The Ultimate Agent of Government Censorship . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KOXvsmQvTQ

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Shiva is a fraud and a shitstain

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You're a cum guzzling ass whore.

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Thank you Tarl for making this discussion board. You’re the best white pill around in dark times and I look up to you getting sober and being successful.

I’m still trying very hard to drop vices and pick up skills. However, the best advice I can give people are as follows:

Actively visualize yourself being what you want to be.

Beware of self-fulfilling prophecies. You think the world is going to hell and there’s no point in trying? Well, you’ll fulfill a prophecy that you’ll be living in hell regardless of whether the world actually joins or not. Don’t let negativity pull you down.

15-minute rule. When I have things I really don’t feel like doing but need to so I can become a better person, I go head on at the task with everything I got for 15 minutes. That’s it. You don’t feel like doing it afterwards, then that’s fine. When you start a new task, it can take your brain a little bit of time to get into full gear. So, that partially explains “not being into it” or easy distraction when you first start.

That’s all I will share since I don’t want to be too long. I’ll end it with a quote that people may appreciate.

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

-John Maxwell

Bonus and relevant quote (paraphrase)

“The most optimistic thing you can do in life is pick up a new skill because it means you are investing time into the future despite its uncertainty.”

-Tarl Warwick

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Awesome take, man! Self-fulfilling prophecy is a bitch. If you can't imagine success, it isn't possible to reach.

That 15-minute rule reminds me of the Pomodoro Technique: 25 minutes of focus, 5-10 minutes of rest, back and forth. Only way I can work effectively at long tasks with no fixed end point.

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Starting becoming more self-reliant. Learn to grow a garden, can food, bake bread, etc. With that comes the need to stockpile food, water, ammunition, cooking fuel, medical supplies. Switch off electronic devices and devote to more useful hobbies. Stop watching porn, stop doing drugs. If you're White, find a good spouse and have kids.

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Im proud of you

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Apr 7, 2023·edited Apr 7, 2023

Buy lots of candles, matches to light them with and books. You may need to entertain yourself when there's no power.

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Apr 7, 2023·edited Apr 7, 2023

When I learned that the coof was more likely to bump you off if you were fat, I spent my (now abundant) free time during lockdowns at home doing a bodyweight fitness routine using this website, it doesn't cost a penny to begin and the total necessary equipment costs are low, too: http://www.startbodyweight.com/2014/01/basic-routine-infographic-poster.html

At the same time, I roughly calculated my body fat percentage with this tool: https://www.bizcalcs.com/body-fat-navy/

--Then found out what my Total Daily Energy Expenditure was with this tool (use the default "Sedentary Lifestyle" setting, even if you actually exercise):

https://www.sailrabbit.com/bmr/

Then I just eat less calories than the calculated TDEE (though a calorie deficit of 500-1000 calories will work better), and weigh my portions of non-prepackaged food with a scale to estimate how many calories they have. That's all that's necessary to lose weight even if you do nothing and eat twinkies (though a nutrient-filled diet with meat, vegetables and fewer low-fibre grains, and less carbs, sugar and over-processed foods will definitely do it better). If the calorie counting/weighing is a drag, there are a lot of apps that may help you find out how many calories various items are, processed and not.

- MyFitnessPal (better for prepackaged food)

- Cronometer (better for generic food/macros)

- LoseIt (great for both)

Have lost more than 44lbs since, and gained decent muscle with the bodyweight routine (weight lifting will give you more muscle in less time, but it requires more upfront purchases, or relying upon gyms always being open). If you're poor or in debt and don't know how you can contribute anything to the betterment of the world at large, at least doing some of what I did will help you be physically fitter than before, which helps in any kind of trying situation. It will also help you feel mentally better too, some studies are showing that exercise is one of the best ways of kicking depression and feeling less of a sad sack in general.

Other than that, create (or add to) a community of friends and/or family, that you're able to meet relatively easily in person, and that you trust. If a genuine shit-hits-the-fan situation happens, you can gather together and not be alone and vulnerable, which is what's most likely to happen if cities start losing their infrastructural integrity. Do this in urban or rural settings, though the former is more important because of the general atomization and greater lack of self-reliance people tend to have in cities by design.

Hope that helps, fellow clankers.

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Fantastic!! Thanks for the tips. I don’t need to lose weight, but have plenty of patients that do (nurse). Will def pass on this life-saving info!

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I lost 45 pounds not doing any of that. Eat not like a retard, quit drinking, and just moderate exercise.

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You're a cum guzzling ass whore.

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Become more self reliant, if only gradually. Do one big project a year, and as many small ones as possible besides. Since 2020 our family has set up an herb garden, started growing our own produce, set up a greenhouse, and is in the process of digging a root cellar. And that's not counting the many smaller projects like minor landscaping and stockpiling of long-term foodstuffs/canning. It doesn't matter where you start, just that you do start.

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Aucun pays ne mène sa propre course dans cette invasion parce qu'il s'agit d'un programme politique dirigé par l'ONU et poussé en avant par les Juifs et leurs marionnettes (les politiciens). La plupart des gens ne sauront tout simplement pas ou ne comprendront pas qu'il s'agit d'un programme politique. Cependant, certains parviennent à comprendre que les politiciens travaillent délibérément à importer des musulmans et à remplacer les gens, mais c'est à peu près tout, ils sont comme un ordinateur qui ne peut pas fonctionner parce que le programme ne le permet pas.

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Learn to appreciate time spent with family and friends. Start finding your pleasures in game nights and family dinners.

Also, when buying something, even if it costs a little more but it is reputed to or seems like it can more easily be fixed or will last, go for it.

And pay off everything you can so you can cut expenses to just the bare necessities if you need to. A well-running and paid-for vehicle is priceless.

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Good point. Keeping out of debt as much as possible is one of the biggest things you can do to keep yourself out of trouble. It may lead to a lot of "FOMO", to use the already-uncool phrase, but you'll be glad you skipped on that new video game when you end up in a health crisis or something irreplaceable breaks.

Also repair whatever items you can and attempt to reuse or "dumpster dive" from items left on your neighbour's front lawns or in thrift stores. Learning to hand sew is invaluble in keeping some of your clothes longer.

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How the 'Grift Right' Gimps for the Left . . .

https://cwspangle.substack.com/p/how-the-grift-right-gimps-for-the

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Quit spamming this, bro, if it was that interesting or captivating you wouldn't need to spam it.

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fuck you and your jewish god

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I don't worship Satan. Nice try tho. Why you so mad, bruh?

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Gehen saugen eine Schrotflinte.

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Germany is an LGBT shithole.

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Hmmm, I think that my homemade wine stash will probably become excellent barter...just saying.😎

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Mead.

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Soon! My neighbor has honey 🐝!😜

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People tend to overlook the bees.

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Try not to get to hurt when you warn extended family members and they dismiss you! Protect yourself from discouragement!

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The Frankfurt School adapted Marx’s theories on revolution to include Freud’s theory of the subconscious. The Cultural Marxists’ main focus was to reshape the subconscious of Western men and women and thus create new type of person: one who would react passively to provocations of all kinds.

https://nordicresistancemovement.org/what-is-cultural-marxism/

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Apr 7, 2023·edited Apr 7, 2023

First of all, recognize that all humans need distractions, they need things to take them out of the moment, out of that level of consciousness etc. It would be foolish to think that you can just drop vices and never replace them. The key is learning to replace costly vices with ones that don't take such a toll. Ones that you will not have to stop what you're doing to participate in, ones that don't tether you to a certain place or person, and definitely ones that aren't expensive.

When dropping a vice I recommend starting with a relatively drastic taper. You will still have plenty of your substance, behavior, or emotional vice of choice, and you might find that you were consuming far too much of it and that you can actually feel just as good with only half as much consumption. Anyway from there you must continue to taper, but at the same time you must introduce your replacement vice. Again we're looking at something that is far less intrusive and demanding on your life, but something you can still look forward to as a reward after getting everything else done first. Whether this is switching five energy drinks a day for a cup of herbal tea at the end of the day, or switching out hardcore porn with multiple "viewings" daily with limiting the self-abuse to absolute horny emergencies, this is a way to maintain your progress and still honestly have something that makes life worth living.

Once you have successfully replaced your vice, you may end up beginning to lose interest in that realm altogether. You may find yourself dropping even the secondary vice and going with a completely different experience. The most important part is choosing something that's not costly in any way and doesn't tether you or stop you from doing important things. If the world is getting worse, we do need something to soothe us, but we are also going to need to demand more of ourselves to get through it.

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Apr 7, 2023·edited Apr 7, 2023

Tapering is definitely preferable to cold turkey for most things. False bravado makes us feel like we can "drop" something quickly, but our dopamine and other chemical systems in our body make cold turkey difficult, if not outright dangerous if it's something like hard drugs, nicotine or some pharma drugs.

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Drugs, games, and rock-n-roll . . .

NIHIL NONSONS - Задрот на вечеринке

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGeWL9wgYnI

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PROTOCOLS OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION... Protocol No. 10 – Preparing for Power

❝. . . utterly exhaust humanity with dissension, hatred, struggle, envy and even by the use of torture, by starvation, by inoculation of diseases, by want, so that the GOYIM see no other issue than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and all else.❞

http://www.renegadetribune.com/protocols-of-zion-protocol-x-preparing-for-power/

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I’m not gaming any more. Time waster - great for fun now and then - but I need to pay attention to my garden, work to insulate my house better, etc. to keep up with the utility and grocery bills! #BidenEconomyKillsGameplay

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Plan as if next Tuesday electric power ends in America and all social services vanish. A world where grocery stores sell zero perishables or fresh goods and vegetables.

Also plan for legions of inner-city zombies roaming the countryside in search of what little YOU have. Defend that.

Do these things and you MIGHT survive.

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We've built a chicken coop and we're building up some Garden Boxes next.

Top advice. Learn to work on cars and learn how to fix things around the house. Read. Learn as much as you can. Learn how things work. You don't need 800 guns you need to know how 800 things that you use every day work, where they come from, and how to fix/maintain them.

Master your immediate environment. Clean your room, bucko.

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Great comment! I actually grew my tomato plants from seed this year. It as difficult as I thought - they just want a LOT of light. 😊. Learning to can and other ways to preserve foods. Fun and thrifty. I refuse to allow this wretched Biden Economy to win!

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Fuck you and your Jewish god . . . filthy fucking kike . . .

The United States government is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Israeli political Action Committee.

Jewish Corruption in Ukraine . . . by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D.

❝. . . the present conflict is a huge distraction from the fact that, for decades, the biggest threat to Ukraine hasn’t been Russia, but financiers and speculators operating with impunity within Ukraine’s borders to exploit ethnic Ukrainians and plunder their resources.❞

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2023/02/17/jewish-corruption-in-ukraine/

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Dude, settle down!

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There are a myriad of deranged trolls here on Substack with no content on their channels . . .

Neither one of you cocksuckers have any published content.

You're fucking lazy, and intellectually bankrupt.

Please do come back when you have actually published content, until then I'm not interested in anything you have to say.

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I’m not sure the US is going to survive as a nation. We are watching it being destroyed on so many levels, piece by piece. So yes, individuals can be resourceful and self reliant but we might end up living on the defense.

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Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD . . . Elon Musk is a Scumbag - The Ultimate Agent of Government Censorship . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KOXvsmQvTQ

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learn to duck.

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Kinda fundamentally I think we need a right wing social solution to a low scarcity environment, starting a mere 100 years ago chemicals made it so your life doesn't depend on a local farmer or more likely yourself. The growth of a farmer feeding maybe 3 people with one mans work to 1000 or 10,000 has been slightly captured by modern society, but far from fully.

Lots of this freed up resources and labor went to wars or middle managers or corporate politics or other forms of bullshit. Cancerous growths them all, and it depends on the working class to play along with systems that despise them.

I think we should try to convince the religious hyper-conscious people who feel the need to prevent their hands from being the devils play things of fly over america to stop working for corporate jobs with middle managers trained to hate them and move towards anything else even if they have to do it for free and as charity work. That could be building new churches for all I care, but realistically maybe managing hunting/camping grounds, small farms, talking to wayward youths; doesn't matter just needs to be not working for disney to have them tell children to nag their parents into buying "white fragility". There are things with value that corporations don't value and the people hated by corporations need to go doing them for themselves rather then waiting around for a job listing.

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Extreme localization of essential resources. That would include food, energy, water, and as many other products and services as practically possible. A nation full of individual Galt's Gulch like communities can survive all but the most direct intervention from bumbling technoctrats and corrupt tyrants.

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Though these ideas are good, socialist or communist ideas poisoning the well could just as easily ruin the small settlement as effectively as the big city.

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You're fuckin' cum drunk.

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One very, very simple thing that can be done to make your life better is to switch to a web browser that automatically blocks ads, and then switch to a default search engine other than Google or Bing. I use the Brave browser and Qwant, a French search engine (but English language) that has no particular reason to selectively block Americans from searching on sensitive topics. So far the Brave browser estimates "4,251,701 Trackers & ads blocked, 56.22 GB Bandwidth saved, 2.46 days Time saved". Not bad for just a single download.

I'm not paid to flog these, I just think that people need to at least look at alternatives. This strategy blocks a revenue stream to Google and / or Microsoft from ads, and also bypasses some of the sneakier algorithmic manipulations that Google & MS use to 'nudge' people towards the MSM for their daily diet of propaganda. Starve the beast and free your mind at the same time.

You can also use the time saved for more productive purposes than watching advertisements.

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Stop drinking alcohol, but learn how to make it. They ban gasoline you can run your old cars, generators, and other equipment off "white lightning". It's also good to sterilize wounds and dull the pain from wounds. Learn how to fix and maintain your vehicles and equipment. Also get into 3d printing you'll be able to make parts and tools you won't be able to buy in the future. Then the obvious stock up on freedom sticks, freedom seeds and learn how to use them. Grow your own fruits and veggies and raise your own chickens.

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Apr 9, 2023·edited Apr 10, 2023

You might be interested in ammonia as an alternative fuel, it's early days yet but looks like there's something potentially useful there. EDIT: Apologies, this is the more up-to-date website about ammonia-based fuel: https://www.ammoniaenergy.org/

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I like Tarl’s approach. It’s important to remember one’s former, more wholesome life if we don’t like who we’ve become. Our memories are used to help us survive. Many may recall that they were better people years ago or as a younger person. It’s important to start with the basics: eat right, get good sleep, curate your newsfeed, socialize with family and friends, be spiritual and religious, do the things you love especially with self care. Get exercise and take vitamins and supplements. Limit or eliminate how much decadent culture you have to consume. Monitor everything that your five senses are ingesting. Just do enough to remember what’s good about life and that you have to fight to maintain your true view of reality. Stay away from most old legacy media.

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I like how Hemingway did it.

1. Get up early and write until noon

2. After lunch, start drinking.

3. Repeat. When dementia sets in, blow your brains out.

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I've always liked this excerpt for Charles Potts’ essay “The Recession and How to Live Through It.”

"The powers that be with their printing presses will print money and throw it at the wall until enough of it sticks. Some activities will appear to return to normalcy. But you shouldn’t wait for the influx of money to turn deflation into inflation, just as you shouldn’t wait for the bailout to trickle down to you. Unemployment is going to increase and stay high for some time. Challenging moments are upon us.

My advice in hard times would be the same in good times: find something you love to do and master it, become as good as or better at it than anyone has any reason to be. Look up the people who do it really well right now. Study the masters. A musical instrument, a physical activity, painting, movies, art of all kinds, the writing of poetry or other books, whatever makes you feel better about yourself and contributes to our well being. Try enough things until you are satisfied that your fascination with the subject will lead to mastery. Six or eight hours of focused effort a day should suffice. I think this is reasonable advice, coming from an old man who has squandered most of his life by being interested in too many things to master any of them.

We don’t exist as individuals; we exist as the sum total of our relationships. You’ll need all the friends you can get, so be honest, fair and generous in your dealings with other people. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or take unseemly risks. The future does not belong to the risk aversive.

It will be difficult to get rich in the onrushing hard times, but it will be easy to get poor or poorer. Watch where your money goes. Make sure you get good value for it. Avoid buying things you don’t really need. Add value to your activities by putting forth effort. Expect others to do the same.

Spend time with children and if you have children of your own, take the time to understand the world from their point of view.

Assets are things that have to be used up creating additional assets. Almost without exception, your biggest asset is your time. I could have gotten rich teaching a seminar I created called “Seize the Day,” essentially a series of sensory exercises to stimulate your imagination to take over and live your own life. But I preferred life in a small town and didn’t want to see the inside of every airport and convention center in the country.

Maybe it’s time to skip the addictions, look up old friends, or visit long-lost relatives. Life is a gift of such presurpassing value that we sometimes hardly notice. Learn to appreciate simple things, the taste of water, the odor of flowers, the great way gravity contributes to your ability to walk and run.

Some of the things people love to do and do well don’t pay that much: poetry for example. Nobody really gives much of a fuck anymore if you can understand the world and set it to music. You have to feed yourself, and if a family, contribute to their well-being. You may find yourself bearing an overload of dissonance, earning your daily bread and wishing, as the Colorado poet and painter Joe Lothamer said, “I dream of being a janitor.”

Every changed circumstance contains opportunities, which accrue to the first people to recognize them. Since circumstances are in constant flux, there is a steady stream of opportunities. Learn to spot them and make them your own.

Keep the basics in mind. People will still be buying food even if the rest of the consumer economy blows completely up, as it so richly deserves to. Heal the sick, wake the dead, feed the hungry. Food shelter and clothing. Eat slowly and chew your cud well."

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tee hee quit smoking. dumbest most annoying advice but most important.

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I have the opportunity to buy a lot next door to my house (2/3 of an acre). Turn it into a large garden/orchard. $15K is what I offered, they want $23K. So it sits unused.

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Praying that you get that land!! 😊🙏❤️

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thanks

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It's planting season already, it's too late to prepare for planting . . . Why not just enter a lease agreement on it for a year starting in January?

Sell the vegetables at a local farmer's market.

If the lessor tries to screw you out of the harvest, you can sue him for the value of the crop.

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thanks, thats not a bad idea. Its a long story, but my neighbor died and his son rented the house to his "friend" who was married with kinds and foster kids. Nobody knew it, but he had secret CCTV system set up (kiddy porn crap). Anyway, his wife found it on his phone, he tried to break her neck, she ran to the other neighbor's house at 3am. He lost track of her and tried to burn the house down with the kids inside and shot at the cops when they showed up. All the kids made it out. He took off into the woods behind the house and called his wife on the phone claiming he was going to kill himself. That is the last anyone has heard from him. It made national news. (If your google-fu is good you can find the story) The house was totaled, and razed what was left of it. So there is a vacant lot in an old neighborhood that is priced as high as lots in new neighborhoods less than a mile away. So it hasn't sold. Its been for sale for over 18 months. Thats why Its only worth $15K to me.

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You would have to do a lot of clean up, dig out the old foundation, utility infrastructure and a bit of soil conditioning. That takes time, equipment, and sweat.

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Yes, the soil is white clay. YUCK. The excavators dug out the old basement, but left the septic laterals buried and filled everything in with fill clay. It would take 10 years to get the soil like my current garden, and I'm 61 years old. If I were 30 something, I would have already bought it. Right now the other neighbor mows it so it looks good. (another reason the owner isn't in a hurry to sell when someone else is taking care of it for free). I did want to put one of my bee hives at the far end of the that lot (my wife is scared of them on our property), so they are at my buddy's house.

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Im lovin the Gardening growing advice, something you can REALLY do.

Sprouts ? Sooo Cool

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I was fortunate enough to know a lot of people in my youth who lived through both the Great Depression and World War II. Poverty and ingenuity was the norm for those people. And they had a work ethic second to none.

So you would think I might have gleaned a lot from knowing those folks, but it's hard to take what they have and apply it to today's age, because even though things were tough economically, people were far, far, far more conservative back then. No sexual "revolution", no feminism, no civil rights, no affirmative action, no Vatican II, and racism was normal and fully accepted by everyone. The only evil of that era was communism, and a bit of fascism. Families were MUCH larger, and marriage much more common. Everyone went to church, and I do mean EVERYONE. Very few people went to college, and when you did, you went to be trained in a profession that demanded college level skills. Upon graduation, getting a job was easy. Even people who lived in the heart of big cities were incredibly self reliant. They were a completely different breed of folks.

My only advice: if you can, move as far away from the big Democrat controlled cities as you can. I've seen up close and personal what Democrats do to cities, and it makes the bombing campaigns of World War II look like Sunday picnics in comparison.

I will also add this: spirituality is vitally important. All religions are subject to corruption and decay, just look what a hot mess the Dali Lama got himself into lately. But, there are still some important insights into life that you cannot find anywhere else. It is critical to learn everything you can about the three great monotheistic religions, along with Buddhism and Hinduism. It's also critically important to learn Greek philosophy up to Thomas Aquinas. Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle are all critical. Most of the modern philosophers are totally worthless, with the possible exception of Any Rand. Two other great ones are Edith Stein and Simone Weil. Yep, the woman philosophers of the 20th century are some of the best.

And so what does religion and philosophy teach you that's critical? It teaches you how to tell the truth from a lie, the most important lesson of them all.

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I was in Baltimore for the riots of that criminal scumbag. The first and most important anyone here needs to do is put at least an hour's drive between yourself and any medium or large city. Everything else comes after that. You can't fix anything if you are dead.

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Learn a marketable skill, one that is essential for infrastructure. Mechanics, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, pipe-fitters, gunsmiths, engineers, all those people have skills that will be vital for the hard times ahead. And worst case scenario, if you have to flee the USA, your skill is exportable and necessary in every country in the world. Skills are the one thing the government cannot take from you, cannot tax, cannot censor.

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If people took responsibility for their own actions or inactions that would fix the country, but that won't happen so we are doomed.

I'm just hoping that my wife and I will go senile before it degenerates too far.

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Train and organize and keep your groups small and with people who you have known for many years. Tough times are not coming, they are already here, and will likely get much worse considering the regime has crossed the Rubicon by arresting Trump on bullshit charges.

We're not going to win the country back by just using the ballot box, although we should still pursue this option. Stay frosty and stay alert.

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I think social skills are necessary. You will need to reform into communities for self-defense. Cities will become nightmare zones.

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https://jasonpowers.substack.com/p/institutionalized-the-system-and

Speaking of vice... for those that might not feel their freedoms are under threat.

Always enjoy the morning clank. Energy drink ON! (More water....preferably the good stuff!)

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Don't trust the Bignose tribe.

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Don't trust the smallnose tribe either.

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Just don't trust people if they show themselves to be corrupt or are dicks.

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Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD . . . Elon Musk is a Scumbag - The Ultimate Agent of Government Censorship . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KOXvsmQvTQ

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