Month: April 2021

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“When the well's dry, we know the worth of water” - Benjamin Franklin Out of stock, in low supply, sold out, shortages...get used to seeing the terms all over this year and next as the just-in-time manufacturing and distribution system continues to sputter.  Several factors in Twenty-Twenty and Twenty-Twenty-One have...

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It is an absolute certainty that when a disaster strikes that lasts for any prolonged period, people will show up at your door if you are stocked or better positioned to survive than they are.  Over the years, I have read numerous comments about what people would do.  The majority...

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“It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished planet.”  -Charles Kuralt If you have ever been in an earthquake, you know that they are not all like what you see portrayed in the movies.  I live in Southern California and the potential...

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The Federal Reserve’s own books, numerous status quo economists, and mainstream media publications claim inflation in the U.S. is at most a mere 2%.  The Fed advises that inflationary expectations are "well-anchored at 2%" for the immediate future.  Yet, the economy is still reeling from the events of the past...

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“The greatest kindness one can render to a man consists in leading him from error to truth.” - Saint Thomas Aquinas. We are living in a unique moment where a deluge of information can be instantly summoned in just a click.  Sifting through it all to find the truth has...

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So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay There aren't any new signs that a nation is on the brink of collapse.  The same problems a nation faces throughout its history are the same ones when left...