From the Cabin

2-15-2021 Vol 1 Issue 10

Politics: Trump was acquitted at the end of the second impeachment trial with a total cost for the spectacle costing tax payers around $519 million dollars. While the trial was taking place, Trump was in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago resort playing golf. When asked about censoring the former President, Nancy Pelosi stated that they censor people for “using the wrong letter head, not for insurrection.” Prosecutors on a state level have considered bringing charges to Trump for anything they can come up with. Meanwhile, Trump replied with “looking forward to 2022” when asked about his future prospects. Regardless of how the Republican party wants to think of itself Trump is still the face of the party.  

Economics: The federal reserve is printing more money for the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill congress is looking to pass. $1400 checks will be sent out to a selected group of individuals dependent on income. African American farmers are also receiving a bailout from their failed crops of 2020 while white farmers are left in debt since Biden overturned an executive order signed by Trump for a farmer bailout program created during the tariff war with China.

Gold: $1,819.40 troy ounce

Silver: $27.68 troy ounce

Platinum: $1,309.80 troy ounce

Copper: $3.83 pound

Bitcoin: $48,680.00

US National Debt: $27,914,227,000,000

Debt per citizen: $84,270

Food: John Oliver, British propagandist for the Great Reset, had a twenty-minute segment on 2-14-2021 laying out an argument against farming by talking about the next pandemic. The segment came to a close discussing the cohabitation of humans and animals and how dirty animals are. It was like a talking point straight out of the Ice Age Farmer channel on YouTube. Not only do we have a famine to look forward to but it will be man made due to a sudden interest in stopping the production of animal protein. There was also an argument made against urban sprawl and humans taking away the natural habitat of animals.

Self-defense: On Valentine’s day President Joe Biden made a statement about pursuing gun control using useless phrases like “universal background checks” “assault weapons” and “common sense gun laws.” Leave it to a politician to not know that universal background checks are already in place across the country. Assault weapons are not a style of firearm, it was literally made up by politicians to include whatever weapon they think is scary. One man’s common sense is another man’s idiot. I sure that most “hold my beer” moments started with what appeared to be common sense.

When Biden was pressed on what measures he was looking at sending to congress most of them were in line with the anti-2nd amendment bill HR 127. The banning of high-capacity magazines, registering or confiscation of “assault rifles,” making online sales of ammunition illegal, and a gun registration program.

Editorial: I know it has been a while. I believe ten days since my last installment of From the Cabin. During a two-week time span I published three books, kept up with this newsletter, and was reading The Great Reset while posing about what is in the book. Needless to say, I burned myself out and my body told me I was taking a week off. It appears I am back now and I know I didn’t touch on everything in this newsletter. There is the 117-year-old woman in the EU who survived Covid-19. Moe people continue to test positive for the virus after having both doses of the vaccine. Positive test and deaths in the UK are down 46% since the peak of the outbreak and they are still on lockdown. Biden is now saying we will have to continue lockdowns until early winter of 2021. The math for administering vaccines would say 2022 before we would reach herd immunity but it looks like the vaccine doesn’t even work. then there is the rare blood disorder that keeps coming up from people who received the vaccine. The Great Reset is in full swing through several aspects of our society. I noticed that Bitcoin is up 25% since the last time I looked at the price. Thankfully the very Jewish Ben Shapiro hired the accused anti-Semite Gina Carano to write, produce, and star in her own movie. As of this morning Texas is in a state of Emergency because of snow. The funniest part of the story is that 23% of their energy comes from windmill turbines and those are “frozen” due to the polar vortex and all solar panels are covered in snow. The state said they would have to institute rolling black outs to make sure the entire grid did not go down from the increase in electrical use to heat homes that usually don’t need winter heat. The same story is happening in Germany, a country that has regular winters and has no excuse for the lack of power in their grid other than incompetence. Texas is understandable, Germany on the other hand, I don’t know what they were thinking. This is why virtue signaling is dangerous and doing something for the sake of appearing morally good causes more damage in the end then the good they think they are accomplishing. The pursuit of pushing a vegan diet, less consumerism, and a green power grid will kill more people in the long run than they care to admit. And maybe that is the point. Wasn’t Stalin also trying to do a good thing? Look how that turned out.

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The Unmovable Mountain

In the last year 35% of all money created in the United States was made. I refuse to say printed because the national mint didn’t print off this cash. It was done digitally with a bunch of 1s and 0s instantly devaluing savings accounts and the buying power of the dollar all over the world. It was only 20 years ago when Bill Clinton left office after 8 years as president and we had a surplus of money in the federal government. Then came Dubya and it all changed. There had been some shady stuff going on before then with Donald Rumsfeld telling the nation that 2.3 trillion dollars was missing from pentagon accounting books.

What we have been seeing isn’t new. The federal reserve bailout out wall street after they gambled all their money away. Then Obama spent hundreds of billions of dollars on a stimulus bill. Through quantitative easing the federal reserve bought the bad stocks wall street didn’t want and handed the bill off to the American tax payer. Now there is a new kind of theft taking place.

The COVID-19 lockdowns are shutting down small businesses all over the country. The public is forced to buy their food and goods through big chain outlets that are not affected by the lockdown protocols. People who are out of work or have their businesses shut down are at risk of losing their homes because they cannot pay their bills. Keep in mind that if people are not working there are no federal income taxes coming in. At the moment the house and the senate are talking over a COVID-19 relief bill that will have no way of paying for it. Again, they are printing off money while devaluing the dollar. In a situation like this what are people to do?

I have often thought about this question and in a world where everything appears to be falling apart there are a handful of things that will gain value outside of the dollar. If you are looking for currency related items gold and silver are the obvious choices. These metals have never lost their value over the centuries. A large amount of wealth can be transferred with little weight to move it. When gold reached $2000 an ounce a few pounds could be equivalent to a life time of savings. In the words of Ron Swanson “I have already said too much.”

Land. This was an obvious choice for me. With land comes opportunity. The more land you own the more you can do with it. I would recommend only buying what you can handle on your own. I currently own 15 acres. A goo portion of that land will be used for homesteading. The wild sections will be used for foraging and hunting. The woods also provide a reusable source of fresh compost for crops. Timber heats the house and cabin. With a homestead or farm there are other investments that will rise in value in the coming years. Farm equipment will have a high value along with fresh food with the way our current food situation is. China is buying up any soy and protein they can get their hands on. A large section of our corn crops was destroyed in a wind storm. China has been experiencing a drought in their bread basket for a few years now. Much of this can be learned through the ice age farmer YouTube channel and podcast.

Choose quality over quantity. This is true for many things ranging from clothes to tools. Buy a good pair of boots, jeans, shirts, the type that will last for years. Buy a good knife. Make sure you are not buying cheap gardening tools that will only last one season. For god’s sake stay away from Harbor Freight.

Buy a good quality vehicle, one that you can work on. You should be able to change the oil, switch out the air filter, and replace the fuel filter on your own. Bravo to those who go beyond that. Pick up a repair manual for the make and model of your vehicle. If you can, keep extra parts stored away in case there is a breakdown that can be fixed at home.

Beyond these things there is the usual list of things one should have. Food, self defense items, and a supply of cash incase cards are not taken at stores or bank accounts can’t be accessed. Learn about your neighbors and what they have that can be traded and bartered. If your neighbor is a corn farmer try growing something besides corn that he might want incase you have to trade for supplies. If everyone in your area grows tobacco grow food instead.  Set yourself apart so that you can be useful to the community around you.

I hope this article is helpful to those out there looking for some guidance in these troubling times. I will touch on these topics further in the near future and talk about them on my YouTube channel, The Collapse Experiment.

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