Here is a story that makes me stand up and scream, “I TOLD YOU THIS 4 YEARS AGO!!!” And people responded with wide eyes or rolling eyes. Some even called me Noah. Funny thing, Answers in Genesis recently wrote an article calling Noah the Ultimate Prepper. Go figure.
I know there are a lot of things that can steal your attention these days but this is a story that is worth mentioning. I’ve been warning of this same thing, almost verbatim, for over 4 years. Its nice to see that it is FINALLY making some mainstream news. You absolutely must listen to the growing number of voices who are trying to warn Americans of the coming financial disaster. I know money isn’t everything, but when you consider that less than half of the population actually pays taxes, this is critical to understand. The dominos that will fall and the resulting chaos when the Welfare and SNAP cards stop working, will be mind blowing. You’ll be praying for the rapture.
Please take the necessary precautions to insulate your family from the coming nightmare. God’s judgement is already on this nation. And, please, don’t ge me started on the biblical concept of God’s judgement beginning with the house of the Lord first. So, church, get your act together, get your spiritual and financial houses in order, and pray that this country will repent. Or else it aint gonna be pretty for all of us.
I won’t go into details about the 2 month hiatus from writing, but needless to say since Easter we have experienced:
1-A new job transition
2-Epic fail in the garden, thanks to some cute little wild rabbits that think my garden is their full service buffet
3-The addition of honey bees, and just in time considering all the news of colony collapse disorder
4-and some extra tasks thanks to a new schedule we are keeping
5-harvesting unlikely food, wild berries, on a daily basis
6-battling the insects that like to eat what I’m growing
and on and on…
I’m working on some new articles to post. As soon as I can find the time to sit and write this week, and include pictures which are still on my camera, I’ll have some new updates on the above topics. I’ve also got some updates on cooking dinner and canning honey cinnamon butter in the solar oven. I’ve done both recently and can not tell you how easy and fun it was.
We started juicing so I could use up all of the greens that managed to survive the rabbit frenzy. Wow, love this green smoothie concept. I have so much energy. Serious. I can’t seem to go to bed before 11pm now. And I’m wide awake and ready for the day at 7 am. I’ll definitely keep juicing regardless of what transpires in my garden.
There is always something going on out here and each day brings new surprises, most of which are very pleasant.
Keep a look out for new posts this week and next. They’ll be sporadic as we are wrapping up the school year and soooo many events and gatherings that my head is spinning.
I just wanted to take a moment and remind you that this day represents the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus made for you and for me. If it weren’t true, we wouldn’t have measured time by his arrival to earth for the last, I don’t know, 2,000+ years. If it weren’t true, then it wouldn’t have mattered that He not only was unjustly crucified, but also was resurrected, which completed the task He was sent for in the first place. He was the final payment for the sin of humanity.
Some say, “so what? what does it matter?” You see, it does matter. In a world full of sin and lawlessness, we need the Hope that is found only at the cross, where love was poured out. Until we reconcile our sinful life to a Holy God, until we set our hearts and our minds to this tasks, until we are completely honest that good works aren’t enough, we can not fully understand the need for a savior. Maybe that is why the cross is so offensive and the hatred towards Christians is reaching a fevered pitch all of a sudden.
It doesn’t matter how enlightened man thinks he is, the simple truth is, and maybe that’s why it’s so hard for those who think they are so wise to understand it, we will never be good enough to enter into the presence of a Holy God. Period. Nothing I can do can bridge the vast chasm that has been created between me and God by my sinful life. That’s the truth. And the funny thing about the truth is whether you believe it or not doesn’t make it any less than the ever lovin’ truth.
Praise God that Jesus didn’t abandon the cross. I mean, He could have, but He didn’t. I can not think of words to express my gratitude, but He knows my heart rejoices in this truth. So, “Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice. I desire that my life reflect the change that has taken place in me since committing my heart and life to you. I’m still under your construction and sanctification. But thank you for loving me so much that you would endure the most ruthless and evil torture known in the history of mankind, and then return to heaven to prepare a place for my homecoming. Amen”
These are just a few of the words you better understand, and quick. If you already know what they mean, then you know exactly why I’m stressing the importance of familiarizing yourself with these terms at this time. If you do not know what these terms mean and how this is going to effect you in the not-so-distant future, then you better get to reading. And quick.
Have you read the fine print on your 401k and IRA prospectus yet? 70% of something is better than 100% of nothing.
Okay, I’ve got to get this off my chest. I couldn’t sleep last night thinking of all the citizens and foreigners who had their money in a financial account in Cyprus and didn’t see this thing coming. In light of what is transpiring in Cyprus and the EU, savers around the world now find themselves in a dangerous and rather precarious position as we all ask ourselves if this could happen to us here in the US? And as if already expecting these questions, the Fed is trying to reassure us that it could never happen here because they have the FDIC and it’s $25 billion in insurance funds to cover over 9.2 TRILLION in customer deposits. Yes, do the math on that and tell me if we should all sleep well because the Fed has everything under control with less than 1% in insurance funds to cover the deposits. And to make this situation even worse, the banks also have another $200+ Trillion in derivatives on their balance sheets. So can you see why I am loosing sleep over this, and why Jim Cramer says “lets not kid ourselves, this is going to end badly”. This is woefully insufficient to cover the risk.
I tried to think of analogy that would best put this into perspective for us. And this is the best I could come up with. Its like having a house worth $1 million, of which you owe $975,000 on; $9K cash in the bank, $110,000 in revolving debt, another $150,000 in student loan debt, and to make sure you check the life insurance box, you take out a life insurance policy of $2,000. You’re young, healthy, a good person, got a great career ahead of you. What could go wrong? Your spouse doesn’t have a clue what the financial picture of your family looks like and frankly doesn’t care as long as the NBA game or American Idol, or Desperate Housewives is on tv tonight. If you die, you will take everyone dependent on you down financially. It will literally destroy the life they have enjoyed and are accustomed to.
So, back to the original opening of this post, in light of what is transpiring in Cyprus and the EU, savers around the world now find themselves in a dangerous and precarious position because what they (and I’m referring to you if you have your wealth tied up in any western financial institution) do next to protect their wealth from the evil and corrupt banking cartel and their outright theft could be the most important decision they make. And the clock is ticking…
I can not over emphasize the importance of these two stories in the unfolding events in Cyprus right now. You must read this to understand what is happening. Then ask yourself “who is next?”
And then read: “Yes, MF Global was the Direct Antecedent to Cyprus” at this site: http://www.barnhardt.biz/
I was thinking about a quote I heard this past weekend by Chris Duane from Greatest Truth Never Told, which goes something like this, “If the dollar was systematically destroyed, what would happen to your faith, your net worth and would you have any friends?”
Now, that’s something to think about isn’t it? Sadly, I believe we will all know the answer to this soon.
If you’ve followed this blog for even a couple of months then you know that I’ve already planned my Spring/Summer Garden and started the seeds for the each crop. Well, this weekend we spent an entire day working on designing and building the infrastructure for the planting over this week and next.
I wanted to share the pictures in case you’re wanting to add some infrastructure to your garden. Make it right the first time and you won’t have to do it again.
This is the tomato cage. I usually grow some pretty tall and lush plants so this cage should help them to stay standing upright when they get tall and full of fat tomatoes.
This is the strawberry cage for our raised bed. I’ve planted 20 plants in this little box and I want to keep the birds out of it. This cage will make it possible for me to water, get daily sun while keeping the birds away from my delicious little treats.
And the rest of these pictures are of 3 different trellises I needed for certain crops. All of them made with left-over materials from other projects, a few new pressure treated 2x4s, and some cattle panels that the previous owner had left on the property.
It’s like rain on your wedding day. I mean, what are the odds that the bank with the largest silver short position is also the same bank that spends record amounts of money to lobby Washington? Just sayin…
God is so good, He answers prayer. I needed some wood for some projects I want to do; rabbit hutch and better looking compost bin. I prayed and told the Lord that I’d have to wait on him to provide because I wasn’t going to spend any money on it right now. Guess what I got yesterday?
You are looking at 140 boards, 2 and 1/2 feet long and pressure treated from my neighbor who was finishing his half-fence between my garden and his back yard.
My daughter went over yesterday and helped him finish his project since he is in a wheel-chair and it would have taken him 2 days to finish the job. Anyway, I simply made the comment, “I wonder what he is going to do with all the left over wood from the fence?” My daughter quickly responded, “He’s gonna burn it” and walked off. I stood there with my mouth wide open. I grabbed my phone and sent him a text asking if I could eliminate the job of building a big wood-fire in his yard and come get the wood? I told him that I’d like to repurpose it. He said, “sure, come on over”. It took 2 trips with a huge wagon to get it all over here.
I am goingt o use it to build a compost bin that look better than the chain-linked one I already have, which looks horrible from the road. The chain-link was free, too. Any extra wood I have left over will be used to build a gate for my garden, which will replace this old white wrought-iron headboard that I’ve been using. It’s so ugly, and like the weeds in my garden they both need to go.
One look at this chart and you can see that the majority of silver sales has been in the last 5 years. We’re not even at the end of the 1st quarter and it’s already beginning to look like another stellar performance for Silver. Crazy too is the fact that the silver to gold ration in price doesn’t even look like the silver to gold ratio in accumulation. Did I tell you that Silver is the most manipulated, er, I mean managed commodity on the COMEX?
I wonder, just thinking out loud here, what would happen if we found out that the silver wasn’t in the warehouses like they say it is? Where do you think the price of Silver, for the physical stuff, not that paper crap (ETFs) would go to? $50/oz, $75/oz or even $100/oz? Yes. All of the above and most likely in that order. And quickly.