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Stances That Cost Hillary The Election

While liberals continue to ask why did Hillary Clinton lose the election, the answer lies within her stance on certain issues.  What Hillary told the people and want she said to Wall Street were two different things.  Rather than addressing the issues, Hillary played on the fears and emotions of minorities.

President Obama promised a lot of stuff.  Very little of what he promised came to fruition.  States who expanded Medicaid under Obamacare are running out of money, as was be expected.  Companies still have offshore tax havens.  Instead of working with congress to close to tax havens, president Obama sat on his hands.  That tax money could of been used to send young adults from under privileged families to college.

The people want a president who:

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Trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival

My fiancée (Samantha) and I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival Saturday, November 19th and we had a great time. The weather was perfect. A cold front had blown through on Friday, which dropped daytime highs to the mid 60s. Skies were clear and beautiful.

Samantha and I woke up around 6:00 am.  I got my shower, got dressed, and we headed out around 7:00.  On the way out we stopped at the Donut Palace on Hwy 190 in Jasper Texas. When I was working on a tugboat, this was the same donut shop I would stop at on the way to work. The Donut Palace is ran by a friendly Asian couple. I got a sausage, egg and cheese croissant, blue monster and chocolate glazed donut. Samantha got a bag of donut holes.

We headed west on Hwy 190, which took us through Woodville Texas and into Livingston Texas. At Livingston, we turn south on Hwy 59 south until we reached Cleveland. At Cleveland we turned west on Hwy 105. Hwy 105 took us through Cut-n-Shoot, Conroe, Montgomery, and finally to the Plantersville exit, which is 1774.

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Mountain house extends life of pouches

Mountain House recently extended the life of their pouches to 30 years, instead of 7 years.   This is supposed to be retroactive to existing pouches produced before the date change.

How I found about about the date change, I posted a video on youtube called Stockpiling mountain house #10 cans and pouches. Someone posted a comment saying “Your way out of date regarding the life of the pouches.” So I started a thread on the forum – When did mountain house pouches go to 30 years.

Someone from Mountain House replied with the following quote.

Hi Kev,

We’ve been using O2 absorbers in all of our non-novelty products for over a decade, including our Pro-Paks. It was before the early naughties that the pouches were just vacuum packed.

The new 30 Year Taste Guarantee applies to all MH products with intact packaging, whether O2 absorber, vacuum packed, or both (with the exception of novelties: ice cream sandwich, neapolitan ice cream, and cheesecake bites, all of which have a 2 year Taste Guarantee…)

Hope that helps!

–MH

Mountain House then went on to clarify some questions about nutrients.


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Election, life, and millennials

I want to do a video blog (vblog) about the elections, life and millennials. There has been a lot of stuff going on in the United States and worldwide, that will be felt for generations.  If Trump holds true to even part of his promises the United States poses to be a world leader.  And not only a world leader, but to work with other world leaders to create a bright future for everyone.

The liberal agenda of open borders and free trade has to end.  The liberal agenda of safe haven cities for illegal immigrants has to end.  It will be interesting to see what happens when safe haven cities defy President Trump.

2016 election

The democrat party platform, as they have always been, is built on fear.

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Spent day cleaning out chicken house

My chicken house is a mess.  About a year and a half ago I set up a water barrel system inside the chicken house.  It is a 35 gallon drum going to a stainless steel pan with a float.  The chickens have been getting on the drum and pooping all over the top of it.  When I fill the drum up chicken poop is all over the place.

Then there is the metal trash can I store feed in.  It is next to the water barrel and close to a corner of the chicken house.  The chickens get into the corner and lay eggs, right where chickens get on the feed barrel and poop.

There is barely any room between the feed can and the wall, but enough room for the chickens to get into.

I decided to rearrange everything.

The water barrel is getting moved outside.

The feed can is getting moved away from the wall.  Now I can get in there and clean out.

The chickens are getting a laying box put in the corner.

Lessons learned

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Millennials have to support Trump

While browsing youtube I came across a video of two young men arguing back and forth about Trump.

One young man asked how is trump going to make America great again.

It was at that point I realized he had slept through American history classes in school. There was once a time when the United States was the manufacturing hub of the world. We produced all kinds of stuff.

Then came along free trade.

Those young men did not know that there was a time when a young man could go into the workforce and afford to buy a home. buy a car and have a family.

Millennials voting against Donald Trump are voting against their own financial future.

Democrat party in death throes

The democratic party as you know it is dead. Republicans, the party that was “supposed” to fade away into history now controls two branches of government. Democratic party leaders are in their 70s, which are Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders.

In two years something like 25 senate seats will be up for election. This gives the GOP 2 years to turn the economy and the nation around. If they do, democrats will lose even more seats in the senate.

The fear mongering, corporate loving, free trade loving, open immigration democrat party better get its act together before the final nails are driven in the coffin 2 years from now.

The silent majority sees democrats for what they are, and we do not like it.

Free Trade

Free trade has devastated our economy ever since Nixon opened trade with China.

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Stockpiling antibacterial soap

Are you stockpiling antibacterial soap? If you answered yes, stop buying antibacterial soap and buy regular soap instead . Seems antibacterial has not been proven to be more effective than regular soap at preventing the spread of germs.

In 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested antibacterial soap manufacturers prove soap marketed as “antibacterial” was more effective than regular soap.  As of 2016 nothing has been proven.

Full FDA write up – Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It.

From the FDA website:

“Following simple handwashing practices is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness at home, at school and elsewhere,” says Theresa M. Michele, MD, of the FDA’s Division of Nonprescription Drug Products. “We can’t advise this enough. It’s simple, and it works.”


Stockpiling liquid soap for SHTF

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Race had nothing to do with Trump winning

Donald Trump won the election based on President Obamas failed policies and the fear mongering done by Hillary Clinton.

There was also the issue of:

  • Hillary bragging about President Obama and his failed policies.
  • The state department selling arms to ISIS.
  • Email scandal.
  • Democratic National Convention (DNC) rigged primaries.
  • Danney Williams claiming Hillary kept him away from his father, Bill Clinton.
  • Hillary accepting money from Saudi Arabia.
  • DNC workers saying they can not believe their own primary hype.
  • FBI not charging Hillary after investigating the email scandal.
  • FBI not swearing Hillary in when she gave testimony during the investigation.
  • Hillary refused to address free trade.
  • Coal miners feared for their jobs under Hillary.
  • Hillary did not address the rust belt.
  • Hillary did not address jobs going overseas (free trade).
  • Hillary did not address offshore tax havens.
  • DNC leaking debate questions to Hillary.
  • Major media such as Huffpost and CNN leaning heavily towards Hillary.
  • Talked about open borders.
  • Wanted more gun control (lost the National Rifle Association NRA vote).

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Hillary supporters in shock

Before the 2016 presidential election rabid liberal media were proudly proclaiming how Hillary Clinton was going to win.  One liberal leftist site predicted Hillary was going to win over 300 electoral college votes.

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, those same liberal sites are quiet.  Some of the sites are flailing in their death throes, as if trying to grasp at the reality of the situation.  They were so sure Hillary was going to win, her losing was not even a thought.

Major media had been so negative about Trump, that surely there was no way the brainwashed plebs would vote for him.  The plebs vote how the media tell them to, or so the media thought.

The only thing left to do is for liberal democrats to cry themselves to sleep and wake up to the reality of Donald Trump winning the election.

Who is to blame for Hillary Clinton losing the election

Who is to blame for Hillary losing the 2016 presidential election?  Start by blaming liberal agendas, wall street, liberal elite, globalist,,, everyone who has turned their back on everyday working people.

Hillary Clinton losing and Donald Trump winning is the result of the government turning its back on the people for decades.

To understand and explain the election of 2016 we need to go back to the 1970s.  All the way back to when Richard Nixon was president.

Richard Nixon – Let’s start back in the 1970s with Richard Nixon.  Nixon opened relations with China.  Shortly after toy company started moving production to China.  Factories closed, people started losing their jobs and company profits started going up.  Wall Street loved not having to pay workers a fair wage.

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Why did Hillary lose the 2016 election

Hillary lost because working class people are tired of liberal agendas.

We are tired of free trade.

We want our jobs back from China.

We want to be able to afford to buy a home, car, and have a family.

We are tired of banks getting bailed out.

We are tired of wall street getting a free ride.

We are tired of obama being more interested in bathrooms than veterans.

Fear mongering

We are tired of democrats fear mongering to divide us. Without fear democrats have no political platform. That is the way they have been in the past and that is the way they will always be. Democrats thrive on turning one demographic against another. Hillarys whole platform was built on how one group, conservative white men, are keeping everyone else down.

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Dr Strange review

Dr. Strange is probably the best Marvel movie to date. I used to think the first Iron Man was the best, but Dr. Strange blows Iron Man out of the water.

The story line is perfect.

The plot building is perfect.

The acting is perfect.

The special effects are perfect.

There are a couple of scenes that I feel were unneeded, such as a guy getting his head cut off. The scene could of stopped at the sword stroke and the rest would of been implied, but just as good if not better than what was in the movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a “perfect” Dr. Strange. What Robert Downey Jr. did for Iron Man, and Chris Hemsworth does for Thor, Benedict Cumberbatch is above all of them in his portrayal of Dr. Strange.

The final combat scene was a little “different” than in other Marvel movies. No spoilers here. If you want to see the final fight scene, go see the movie.

There were some scenes that made the whole theater laugh. A certain librarian who acts all rough and tough in one scene, has his earbuds in and jamming to some pop music in another scene.

Overall, I could not find an single thing I disliked about Dr. Strange.

Stoves for bugging out

In the prepping community, there is a lot of focus on stoves for a bug out bag, while stoves for events such as natural disasters are overlooked.

A stove for an individual bug out bag is different than a family sized stove. Do you need a two burner store, one burner stove, propane fuel, liquid fuel, will you be using a lantern?  Do you need a stove for a car survival kit or a stove for a cabin off in the woods?

Before we begin, I want to make it clear I am not a big fan of liquid fuel.  Whether it is Coleman fuel or gasoline, I feel liquid fuels can be dangerous in certain situations.  Then there is the spilling issue with liquid fuel and fumes.  However, Coleman fuel is more efficient than propane. Coleman says a gallon of liquid fuel is equal to something like 4 1/2 one pound cylinders of propane.

Everything  mentioned in this article is for reference only.  During the course of this article certain brand names and models are mentioned, this is not an endorsement.  It is up to the reader to make the final decision on what is best for them and their family.


Family sized stoves

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Random thoughts October 26 2016

I am 48 years old, getting close to turning 49.  Life has not gone anywhere near like what I wanted.  A large part of that is my own fault.  When I graduated high school I went into the work force rather than joining the military or going to college.  The older I get the more I regret those decisions.

At 17 and 18 years old I wanted to join the army and try out for special forces.  Some may call that a pipe dream, while others call it silly.  I call it having a dream. Par of life should be following your dreams. Rather than joining the army I got married and had children.

The other things I wanted to do, and have wanted to do all of my life is archeology and anthropology.

July 3rd of 2016 I quit my job on a tugboat. I got tired of working 100 hours a week, and I got tired of hearing grown men whine and complain. Working on a tugboat is like working around a bunch of high school teenage girls. Backstabbing, gossiping, always worried about what other people think,,, life on a tugboat was downright bad.

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