Sunday, August 31, 2014
cloudy with occasional showers. I wade in the lake below 30 minutes
after my daily hike to absorb electrons. Seems to help but am studying
biochemistry to see if more electrons really should do any good.
Excellent research interviews on show #907. Can cure some autoimmune
disease, joint disease, brain fog, etc. Why I don't allow animals
indoors and avoid contact with animals, insect bites, ticks, etc. Why I
moved from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe to reduce exposure to germs, many
of which are sneaky and hide out in cells causing damage your whole
life. 4 interacting pillars of health: microbes, diet, exercise, genes
Saturday, August 30, 2014
the lowest taxes in the USA. Sleep there 1 night and become a
resident. Register cars, RVs, planes, property there with low fees.
Most popular state for Billionaires. I plan to do so 2017. 2 of my
Grandparents and 5 uncles born near Rapid City west SD. Low population
but services. Banana belt, best weather in the north. The largest gold
mine in the western hemisphere!
Its location makes its climate unlike both the higher elevations of the
Black Hills and the Great Plains to the east. Chinook winds can warm
temperatures above 50°F on average about 21 times from December to
February. Temperature inversions, however, occasionally produce warmer
temperatures in the Black Hills.
Major employers include Ellsworth Air Force Base, home of the 28th Bomb
Wing flying the B-1B long-range bomber; the Army National Guard based at
Camp Rapid and hosting annual exercises in the Black Hills drawing
troops from five to ten states.
Rapid City is a major medical care center for a five-state region.
employs over 8,000 persons
Tourism is also a major portion of the Rapid City economy, due to the
proximity of Mount Rushmore, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rapid City is the
major source of services for the Motorcycle Rally, and the Rally's
demand for motel rooms, camp sites, and other services for tourists
during the first week of August means that Rapid City has the capacity
to host large conventions and large numbers of tourists year-round.
Various minor tourist attractions, including wildlife parks, specialty
shops, caves, water parks, private museums,
Rapid City is a major transportation hub for the Northern Plains. Rapid
City Regional Airport also has extensive General Aviation operations,
including wildfire fighting activities and medical flight support to
Rapid City medical facilities Historically, Rapid City was served by
Rapid City's location on the boundary of the Western and Eastern power
grids, together with the hydroelectric plants of the Dams on the
Missouri River and the large coal fields and power plants of the Powder
River Basin of Wyoming make it one of the points where the two national
power grids connect with each other, allowing switching of electrical
power from east to west and vice versa
Lead is located in western South Dakota, in the Black Hills near the
Wyoming state line. The city was officially founded on July 10, 1876,
after the discovery of gold. It is the site of the Homestake Mine, the
largest, deepest (8,240 feet) and most productive gold mine in the
Western Hemisphere before closing in January 2002. By 1910, Lead had a
population of 8382. Lead was originally founded as a company town by
the Homestake Mining Company. Phoebe Hearst, wife of one of the
principals, was instrumental in making Lead more livable. She
established the Hearst Free Public Library in town, and in 1900 the
Hearst Free Kindergarten. Phoebe Hearst and Thomas Grier, the Homestake
Mine superintendent worked together to create the Homestake Opera House
and Recreation Center for the benefit of miner workers and their
families. Phoebe Hearst donated regularly to Lead's churches, and
provided college scholarships to the children of mine and mill workers.
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I am taking pre-medical classes because:
1. It will help me improve my habits and give better advice. Many
popular ideas spread by government and doctors is not science based but
is about politics and profits.
2. 66% of the economy nowadays is producing disease and then curing
disease. One cannot understand economics and finance without
understanding the biochemistry of life and how people are using
chemicals in the economic system.
3. Much easier way to learn than trying to read internet and books.
Colorful textbooks, iPads, instructors, laboratories, lectures. Can
hear it as you watch it on the overhead screens and iPad. Talk to
people, verbal confirmation, correct wrong ideas, see stuff. They use
real cadavers in labs here.
4. I am studying the students and modern instruction technology some of
which can be quite useful. Students here are clean, well scrubbed,
smart, alert, wholesome looking especially medical students.
I sit next to a very cute smart slender blonde 20 year old female
pre-med who unfortunately fell off her horse in 2012. She was in a coma
for weeks. Doctors said she would never walk or talk again. 2 years
later she has no apparent problems but needs 4 more brain surgeries to
remove dead tissue that is getting worse. She occasionally has seizures
call 911. She owns 3 horses and trains horses. Her big horse's
shoulder is 6 inches taller than she is. I just got this email from her:
"This weekend I am going back home to visit my horses. Hopefully I'll be
able to get some pictures, I'll email them to you and/or bring them to
class! I'm planning on entering them in a parade on September 13th. And
I'll be training my biggest horse so I'll be able to shoot a gun and bow
off of his back while running!"
Friday, August 29, 2014
Angeles, New York, Washington, etc.
A terrorist could blow up a nuke in Los Angeles and start a nuclear war
with Communist China or Russia. (Or grind up ebola victims and put it in
fast food McDonalds or Las Vegas buffets).
Our government is run by crooks and idiots who have no idea where the
dangers are. Ukraine? Who cares? ISIS? Beheadings? If terrorism is a
problem why do we have so many Middle Easterners in the USA? Close the
borders. Circle wagons. Get serious on reducing vulnerabilities while
there is time to do it right. And before anybody gets killed.
Dire US Ignorance of China's Advanced Strategic Nuclear Submarines
One of the six 096 strategic nuclear submarine China has deployed
Wall Street Journal's report on China's strategic nuclear marines shows
widespread ignorance of China's military capabilities, especially
China's nuclear submarines
It says, "The Pentagon has said it expects the Chinese navy to use the
Jin-class to begin China's first sea patrols with fully armed nuclear
weapons at some point this year."
My new book Space Era Strategy: The Way China Beats The U.S. points out
that Jin-class, i.e. Type 094 is China's second-generation strategic
submarine while its third-generation Type 096 has long been in service.
China has been testing its four-generation super quiet and quick
strategic nuclear submarine.
There are quite detailed descriptions of China's submarines in the book.
Here, I will only give a few excerpts:
U.S. Failed to Detect China's Strategic Nuclear Submarines
Strategic submarines are a country's top secret; therefore, though China
has been developing its strategic nuclear submarine since 1966, there
had never been direct official news about it. In May 2013, U.S. Chief of
Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert told Congress that despite
deploying a current force of 55 submarines, both diesel and nuclear
powered, Chinese navy "is not there yet." "we own the undersea domain,"
Source Close to China Began to Correct U.S. Underestimate
Two month later, the underestimate remained uncorrected. On July 23,
2013, Washington Times carried the report by Bill Gertz on The
Washington Free Beacon titled "Red tide: China deploys new class of
strategic missile submarines next year", stating that Type 094, China's
second-generation strategic submarine, would not be deployed until 2014
and that it would "be the first time China conducts submarine operations
involving nuclear-tipped missiles far from Chinese shores despite having
a small missile submarine force since the late 1980s."
To correct the underestimate, the next day, Hong Kong's pro-Beijing The
Mirror monthly revealed to Taiwan's Central News Agency in haste an
article it was going to publish in its next issue, giving some shocking
information about China's strategic nuclear submarines.
The Mirror's report by Liang Tianren reveals that the Jin-class (i.e.
Type 094) submarine is China's second-generation strategic nuclear
submarine. Along with it, there is China's second-generation Shang-class
attack nuclear submarine.
After China's success in producing two Type 094 Jin-class and two Type
093 Shang-class submarines, according to the report, "China began
development of its third-generation nuclear submarines, i.e. Type 095
Sui-class attack nuclear submarines and Type 096 Zhou-class strategic
nuclear submarines and began producing them in 2007. The existence of
the third-generation submarines is an undeniable fact.
Then China began development of its fourth-generation nuclear submarines
in accordance with its policy of 'completing the earlier generation,
building the present generation and researching in advance into the next
According to informed source, the fourth-generation nuclear submarines
are revolutionary submarines with unprecedented propulsion by magnetic
liquid. It, therefore, has no screw propeller or tail or horizontal
rudders and may possibly be free of a sail hull. As a result, it
generates no mechanical or cruise noise at all and will be a real black
hole in ocean.
In theory a fourth-generation submarines under development will have a
speed of 100 knots, quicker than all high-speed torpedoes let alone
being hit by them.
U.S. Failed to Find Information about China's Strategic Submarine in
China's Public Media
Since Obama regards his pivot to Asia as a wonderful invention to
contain China, the U.S. certainly has to monitor major Chinese media to
know China's real strength as its support for Japan may well lead to a
war with China.
If the U.S. had monitored China's Oriental Outlook Weekly, a major
journal under Chinese government's Xinhua News Agency and made some
analysis, it would not have been so ignorant of China's true strategic
Crew of New-type Nuclear Submarine Awarded by Xi Jinping
Oriental Outlook reporter Shan Xue said in early September 2013 that he
had looked into files and found that Sub-unit 90 of Unit 92730 rewarded
a first class merit by Xi Jinping in late August, 2013 is the crew of
China's new type of submarine in South Sea Fleet.
Chinese military website posted a set of photos in 2010 on the return of
Unit 92730 of the South Sea Fleet after satisfactory fulfillment of a
major task. (This blogger's note: activities of the submarine were not
detected by the U.S.)
Digging deeper, he found a report in PLA Daily in September 2008 on the
said Sub-unit 90 of Unit 92730 being denominated a model unit for other
units to learn from.
Hu Zhongming, commander of the sub-unit ranked the first among the
models to be learnt from in entire PLA. From another report, it is found
that Hu was the captain of a new type of submarine with the rank of
That new type of submarine was commissioned in February 2004. The report
says, "compared with old equipment, the new-type submarine contained
improvements by leaps of bounds in the materials it is made of,
configuration of equipment, performance of its weapons and equipment,
and extent of automation." Its another characteristic is its heavy
tonnage, which make it more difficult to control.
If a U.S. submarine expert had read that piece of news, he would
certainly have been aware that China began to deploy a new type of
submarine on or before February 2004. Judging by the difficulty in
controlling it due to its heavy tonnage, it must be a strategic nuclear
The following is the full text of the Wall Street Journal report:
U.S.-China Rivalry Simmers Underseas
Pentagon Concerned About Beijing's Expanded Submarine Forces
SHANGHAI—A close midair encounter between U.S. and Chinese military
planes last week reflected long-running tensions in the skies—a rivalry
that is building under the waters below, as well.
The Defense Department didn't explain the mission for the U.S. Navy P-8
aircraft—a plane designed to track submarines—that was intercepted by a
Chinese J-11 fighter over the South China Sea to the east of China's
HainanIsland on Aug. 19. U.S. officials say in that encounter, and
several others in recent months, Chinese fighter pilots have flown
dangerously close to U.S. aircraft.
One Chinese rear admiral said the U.S. plane was likely spying on
China's nuclear submarines.
The midair intercepts come as the U.S. military has warned that Beijing
is quickly expanding its submarine force, including a fleet of Jin-class
nuclear-powered ballistic missile subs.
At least two of those appear to be based at Hainan, according to foreign
defense experts who point to a recently expanded sub base there that
features an undersea entrance.
The Pentagon has said it expects the Chinese navy to use the Jin-class
to begin China's first sea patrols with fully armed nuclear weapons at
some point this year.
"The U.S. wants to know exactly what's going on in Hainan," said Chen
Qi, an expert on Sino-U.S. relations at Beijing's
Carnegie-TsinghuaCenter. "China does not want the U.S. to know."
Both the U.S. and China are trying to reduce the likelihood that chance
encounters between the militaries could lead to accidents.
The Chinese defense ministry said Tuesday that it sent a delegation to
the U.S. to take part in meetings this week to discuss military rules at
sea and in the air.
Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, said the U.S.
would continue to increase cooperation and dialogue with Beijing, but
said last week's intercept "did nothing to help that along."
The U.S. patrols and China's intercepts are likely to continue, some
analysts said, given the stakes. The U.S. military is concerned about
what it says is China's growing investment in submarines as part of a
broad modernization program that already includes an aircraft carrier
and an expanding fleet of navy ships.
Like few other systems in the military arsenal, submarines add stealth
to military power and allow it to be projected virtually anywhere. China
sees the force as vital to its aspirations to be a superpower.
The recently commissioned P-8 is the Navy's most advanced sub-hunter,
notable for its relative speed and long-range surveillance capabilities.
Since December, the U.S. has sent six P-8s to bases in southern Japan to
boost its anti-submarine forces.
China's plan is to augment its submarine fleet of around 60, many
acquired from Russia over the past 25 years, the U.S. military says.
"China's advance in submarine capabilities is significant," Adm. Samuel
J. Locklear, commander of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Command, testified to
the Senate Armed Services Committee in March. "They possess a large and
increasingly capable submarine force."
The Defense Department points in particular to submarines equipped to
carry a new ballistic missile with an estimated range of more than 4,000
nautical miles. That would leave much of North America in range,
depending on where in the Pacific the subs are.
"This will give China its first credible sea-based nuclear deterrent,
probably before the end of 2014," Adm. Locklear told the Senate committee.
According to the Defense Department's latest annual report to Congress,
China operates three such Jin-class Type 094 nuclear-powered ballistic
missile submarines and up to five may enter service before it unveils a
next-generation type over the next decade. "Make no mistake, the nuclear
ballistic missile submarine is the most dangerous weapon on Earth," John
Keller, editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics, wrote in a June report.
"Think of it as a stealthy, silent, and mobile collection of nuclear
missile silos. They deploy quietly, submerge quickly, and remain hidden
under the waves for months at a time. Tracking them is difficult and
Experts in China said encounters like the one last week are neither new,
nor likely to stop. Ni Lexiong, a military expert at Shanghai's
University of Political Science, said the U.S. feels threatened by
China's "normal and reasonable" desire to build a modern navy.
"This is an irreconcilable contradiction," said Mr. Ni.
The U.S. augments surveillance from aircraft with satellites, surface
ships and other submarines, looking for favored routes and maneuvers,
That adds complications to a region with busy commercial shipping lanes
and natural-resources exploration, as well as periodic clashes between
vessels from China, Vietnam and the Philippines over disputed maritime
As in last week's intercept in the skies, submarines appear in the
background of past Sino-U.S. encounters near China's southern coast.
In March 2009, the U.S. said one of its navy ships—the Impeccable, a
surveillance vessel designed specifically to drag a sonar array to
detect submarines—faced harassment from five Chinese vessels as well as
a low flyby from a Chinese air force plane.
The U.S. called the Chinese ships' actions reckless, unprofessional and
unlawful, while China said the Impeccable was illegally surveying within
its Exclusive Economic Zone—an area extending 200 nautical miles from
The U.S. says countries are free to carry out military surveillance and
mapping outside the 12-nautical mile territorial waters.
Raining here right now. I walked earlier. Warm but no sun so feels ok.
Ebola and drought both getting worse. Might become serious. I suspect will ameliorate by December 30. Stock market looks good too but may start falling next year.
Many big negatives looming. Only 1 could ruin the economy life support system.
Play it safe. Buy remote acres with water and farm animals. Solar power windmills. Self sufficiency.
Never use city utilities or phones. They sell your data. Or give it away free to crooks.
Use computers at work or free wifi Starbucks libraries. ... VPN security privacy.
The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape.
The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have increased to 80%, according to a new study by Cornell University, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Whatever happens, California is likely to see prolonged drought and drier conditions, especially in the southern portion of the state, said Toby Ault, Cornell assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and lead author of the study, which will be published next month in the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate.
The current drought, he said, is a preview of what will "happen in the future in climate change."
"I am not trying to say this is imminent," he said, "but the risk is high."
Nearly 82% of California is experiencing "extreme" drought -- the fourth harshest on a five-level scale measured in a weekly U.S. Drought Monitor reports. But roughly 58% of the state of facing worse, "exceptional" drought conditions.
Using climate model projections, researchers determined that prolonged drought would probably hit New Mexico and Arizona as well as California. On the other hand, the chances for the same conditions affecting parts of Idaho, Washington and Montana may actually decrease.
Megadrought conditions may also strike Australia, southern Africa and the Amazon, the researchers said.
The risk for a decadelong drought like the 1930s Dust Bowl is even more alarming because researchers say such events occur "on average once or twice per century."
According to researchers, the findings are important for governments to consider as they develop strategies for coping with the effects of climate change in densely populated areas where megadroughts — "worse than anything seen during the last 2,000 years" — would pose "unprecedented challenges" to water resources.
The severity of future droughts discussed in the report could also worsen as temperatures increase, which may be underestimated even with state-of-the-art global climate models, the scientists warned.Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study concludes
Thursday, August 28, 2014
SHTF and generally high quality of life. I read his book on Financial
Privacy in the 1980s.
I am starting to think Eastern Kentucky may be better (Appalachia).
Cheaper and not growing so fast. Kentucky is Number 1 in Horses and
number 3 in autos with a lower unemployment.
Ozarks have several large cities nearby (Saint Louis, Kansas City,
Little Rock) and Mexico Reconquista forces flooding into NE Arkansas and
Kentucky and Appalachia is too rugged so nobody moving in, near 100%
white in the hills. Still close enough to Washington DC, New York,
Cleveland Clinic, and many other cities drive or fly. Great assets if
no SHTF. Live away from the main freeways and nobody will know you are
there or bother you if SHTF. Colder in the winter and cooler in the
summer. Can be completely self sufficient as many have done for 200
years. Actually Maine and New York upstate and Pennsylvania offer lots
of good survival locations and fun places to live whether SHTF or not.
> Strategic Relocation Briefing: Steer Clear of These Major Nuclear Targets
> Joel Skousen
> August 15th, 2014
> Strategic Relocation <http://www.strategicrelocation.com/>
> Editor's Note: This week well known survival specialist Joel Skousen
> <http://www.joelskousen.com/> discusses retreat locations in the Midwest
> and highlights a variety of key considerations that need to be made whether
> you are looking at the Midwestern part of the United States or not.
> It's not just about finding a place in the hills outside of the city. While
> on your search for the perfect retreat property have you considered things
> like federal government influence, corruption, gun laws, medical freedom or
> major nuclear targets? If not, then keep reading!
> If you are in the process of looking for a home or retreat we urge you to
> visit StrategicRelocation.com <http://www.strategicrelocation.com/> , the
> fastest growing For Sale By Owner real estate web site on the internet. If
> you've got questions about a specific locale or retreat you are considering
> then contact Survival Retreat <http://survivalretreatconsulting.com/>
> Consultants for some guidance and recommendations.
> And if your area has not yet been covered by Joel Skousen in his Weekly
> Strategic Relocation Briefings
> <http://www.shtfplan.com/strategic-relocation> then stay tuned as Mr.
> Skousen has generously agreed to share his insights with our audience on a
> weekly basis. You can also read his extensive Strategic Relocation guide
> <http://www.joelskousen.com/strategic.html> , which covers information like
> that which you are about to read (and a whole lot more) for all 50 states.
> Weekly Strategic Relocation Briefing: Southern Missouri
> By Joel Skousen
> Author, Strategic Relocation <http://www.joelskousen.com/strategic.html>
> and The Secure Home <http://www.joelskousen.com/Secure/secure.html>
> Missouri is one of three Midwestern states that have access to the rugged
> hill country commonly known as the Ozarks-one of the nation's best known
> retreat areas. However, there are many other parcels of rural farmland in
> Missouri which qualify for good retreat sites because of Missouri's mix of
> hilly forested terrain and cultivated farmland offering relatively low
> population densities, deep fertile soil and topographical privacy. The land
> has good productivity with a growing season of 150 to 210 days, with average
> rainfall of about 38 inches per year. There is deep soil everywhere except
> in the Ozarks region, providing good basement potential in most areas of the
> The Midwestern climate, however, is not for everyone. Missouri has a humid
> continental climate 3/4ths of the year (hot and muggy) and the winters are
> cold and breezy. The state also gets its share of tornados each year (27 on
> average), but that has the side benefit of giving preppers an excuse to
> build a safe room and call it a tornado shelter on the plans as contractors
> and inspectors don't blink an eye over that.
> The region has a very low population density in many of the outlying rural
> counties. The cost of living (ranking the 5th least expensive state) is low
> in Missouri and even lower in the countryside as compared to the two major
> metro areas. As for taxes, Missouri ranks about average-32 out of 50 in high
> taxes, with an effective rate is 9.2% of income paid to the state. There is
> income tax, and property taxes are average ranking 23rd in nation. The
> sales tax of 4.3% is well below average.
> Permits are required for all construction, though there is some variance at
> the local level. Missouri does have comprehensive planning and zoning laws,
> and all cities, towns, and villages are authorized to plan and adopt zoning
> regulations, which must be in accordance with a comprehensive plan. However,
> the statute does not require that smaller jurisdictions adopt a
> comprehensive plan, and many of the small towns have not.
> Overall, the land in Missouri is better than its leaders. Missouri is
> getting more bureaucratic and intrusive with its regulations (as are other
> states). The good ol' boys network is powerful in this state, so if you
> choose to retreat here you need to keep a low profile-especially in light of
> this state's many connections to the dark side of government. It is not as
> concentrated as in Washington DC and Denver, but federal connections and
> influence with state and local law enforcement allow the ones that are
> corrupt or bullish to act with some impunity.
> Corruption is fairly high in the state as well. Part of that is due to
> Missouri's connection with the CIA. Historically, a good portion of CIA
> front companies have been organized in Missouri, which only happens when the
> insiders at the federal level have a known working level of control over
> state officials. [new to me!]
> Crime is high, mostly because of the two major cities: crimes against
> persons came in at 500 crimes per 100,000 residents. The property crime
> rate is above average: 3636/100k but is skewed by the figures coming out of
> the two major metro areas in the state: The crime rate in St. Louis, for
> example, is four times the state average. In Kansas City it is three times
> the overall state average.
> Missouri is mostly pro-Second Amendment in its gun laws, after many years of
> being restrictive as to both purchase and carry. It has a "shall issue"
> policy for concealed carry for those who apply who do not have a criminal
> history. It is also an open carry friendly state. In addition on the
> Freedom Scale, Missouri is also very free in terms of allowing the practice
> of alternative medicine and home schooling.
> Caution: Stay clear of the two major nuclear targets in the state: Kansas
> City Nuclear Weapons Plant, (in SE KC), and Whitman AFB in central MO, home
> of the B2 nuclear bombers. Also don't be downwind of the nuclear power plant
> Calloway Nuclear Power Plant, Jefferson City, which has one reactor and
> became operational in 1984.
> RETREAT AREA RECCOMENDATIONS: In Southern Missouri, the Missouri Ozarks are
> particularly well suited for sustainable retreats with plenty of water,
> forested hills, wild game, fish, and wood for stoves. The water is excellent
> from both springs and wells. The Ozarks of Missouri differ somewhat
> demographically from the more famous Arkansas Ozarks, which I'll cover in a
> future article. The old timers of the Arkansas Ozarks are noted for their
> reclusive attitudes and reluctance to accept newcomers. But the Missouri
> Ozarks I have found to be generally more open to outsiders.
> The general boundaries of the Southern Missouri area we are discussing
> encompasses all of the rural land and hill country south of I-44 which
> originates where the eastern corners of Kansas and Oklahoma hit SW Missouri
> and travels NE through Springfield to St. Louis, MO. Obviously you want to
> stay well clear of freeway entrances and exits as well as the major cities
> like Springfield and especially St. Louis. I'd also avoid any property near
> Fort Leonard Wood just south of Waynesville on I-40.
> There are large tracks of State Forests in this southern region of the
> state, and although you cannot buy land inside the State forests (except
> parcels that were homesteaded in pioneer days), they provide great backdrops
> for rural farm retreats that back up to these state lands. Much of the most
> beautiful forestland is contained in the Mark Twain National Forest, but
> there are thousands of private acres nearby to this huge protected area.
> The resort town of Branson, Missouri, south of Springfield and close to the
> Arkansas border is a nice place to visit for entertainment, but land prices
> close by are too high with many of the rich and famous moving into the area.
> However, as soon as you get some 30-45 minutes away, the land prices come
> down and are more reasonable.
> To the West and SE of Branson there are two long and curving manmade lakes,
> Table Rock Lake to the West and Bull Shoals Lake to the East (which crosses
> over into Arkansas). These long lakes with their many branches make a
> formidable barrier to refugee flows if pick a site that puts the water
> between you and the town of Branson. They make good recreational retreats,
> but are not as good as owning secluded farmland.
> I'm not going to make any specific recommendations here because the entire
> area is highly rated, and generally suitable, but you still have to take
> care to pick a site that is secluded and where your home and outbuildings
> are not visible from any of the paved secondary roads that crisscross the
> region. You want to be down a long and curved graveled drive with trees
> surrounding your property, to maintain your privacy and freedom to grow food
> without attracting refugees. And, if you do pick a piece of mountain land,
> don't buy until you investigate where the underlying rock layer is-that
> might prohibit or make too costly the installation of a secure basement.
> When you start to look for specific property be sure and visit
> www.strategicrelocation.com <http://www.strategicrelocation.com/> It is
> becoming the web's foremost place for finding, selling or buying "For Sale
> by Owner" retreat properties, and includes ratings and analysis by
> relocation specialist Todd Savage, and his team.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I am taking classes in biology and medicine and am impressed with the
complexity but it is easy to learn. Modern society seems moving toward
poor health and maybe a catastrophic depopulation helped along by poor
government policies. Students are getting deeper in debt without getting
enough education to avoid this catastrophe. They would probably be
better off skipping high school and college and becoming sharecroppers
and eventually self-sufficient land owners without a lot of college
loans hanging over their heads. They could eat better than the junk food
offered in cafeterias so could avoid some diseases caused by junk food.
In general, USA would benefit by studying the ideas of the founding
fathers, not ideas of modern politically correct multicultural
multisexual low IQ liberals.
I have always been aware of farming and my much of my thinking is
similar to the Physiocrats. The more that I study biology the more I
appreciate their ideas. More people will have to face up to the
importance of food, water, air, exercise, and the great outdoors if
these resources get cut off by quake, drought, war or some other
Thomas Jefferson, the patron of American agrarianism, wrote in 1785,
"Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if He ever
had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for
substantial and genuine virtue."
George Washington was a hard-working commercial farmers much interested
in innovations. He happily quit his public duties in 1783 and again in
1797 to take charge of his plantation at Mount Vernon. Washington lived
an upper-class lifestyle — fox hunting was a favorite leisure activity.
Like most Virginia planters, he imported luxuries and other goods from
England and paid for them by exporting his tobacco crop.
Physiocracy (from the Greek for "Government of Nature") is an economic
theory developed by a group of 18th century French economists who
believed that the wealth of nations was derived solely from the value of
"land agriculture" or "land development" and that agricultural products
should be highly priced. Their theories originated in France and were
most popular during the second half of the 18th century. Physiocracy is
perhaps the first well-developed theory of economics.
The movement was particularly dominated by Quesnay (1694–1774) and
Turgot (1727–1781). It immediately preceded the first modern school,
classical economics, which began with the publication of Adam Smith's
The Wealth of Nations in 1776.
The most significant contribution of the Physiocrats was their emphasis
on productive work as the source of national wealth. This is in contrast
to earlier schools, in particular mercantilism, which often focused on
the ruler's wealth, accumulation of gold, or the balance of trade.
Whereas, the Mercantilist school of economics said that value in the
products of society was created at the point of sale, by the seller
exchanging his products for more money than the products had
"previously" been worth, the Physiocratic school of economics was the
first to see labor as the sole source of value. However, for the
Physiocrats, only agricultural labor created this value in the products
of society. All "industrial" and non-agricultural labor was
"unproductive appendages" to agricultural labor.
At the time the Physiocrats were formulating their ideas, economies were
almost entirely agrarian. That is presumably why the theory considered
only agricultural labor to be valuable. Physiocrats viewed the
production of goods and services as consumption of the agricultural
surplus, since the main source of power was from human or animal muscle
and all energy was derived from the surplus from agricultural
production. Profit in capitalist production was really only the "rent"
obtained by the owner of the land on which the agricultural production
is taking place.
The perceptiveness of the Physiocrats' recognition of the key
significance of land was reinforced in the following half-century, when
fossil fuels had been harnessed through the use of steam power.
Productivity increased many fold. Railways, and steam-powered water
supply and sanitation systems, made possible cities of several millions,
with land values many times greater than agricultural land.
Thus, whilst modern economists also recognize manufacturing and services
as productive and wealth-creating, the underlying principles laid down
by the Physiocrats remain valid.
Physiocracy also has an important contemporary relevance in that all
life remains dependent on the productivity of the raw soil and the
ability of the natural environment to renew itself
"The Physiocrats damned cities for their artificiality and praised more
natural styles of living. They celebrated farmers." They called
themselves économistes, but are generally referred to as physiocrats to
distinguish them from the many schools of economic thought that followed
Physiocracy is an agrarianist philosophy. In the late Roman Republic,
the dominant senatorial class was not allowed to engage in banking or
commerce but relied on their latifundia, large plantations, for income.
They circumvented this rule through freedmen proxies who sold surplus
After the decline of the Roman Empire, de-urbanization led to commerce
ceasing and trade declining throughout most of western Europe. Economies
became centered on agricultural manors where warrior-landlords, the
medieval nobility, collected rent from their serfs in the form of
produce. This was the dominant economic system until trade began to
revive in the Late Middle Ages, fostering the rise of the merchant class.
Another inspiration came from China's economic system, then the largest
in the world. Chinese society broadly distinguished four occupations,
with scholar-bureaucrats, who were also agrarian landlords, at the top
and merchants at the bottom (because they did not produce but only
distributed goods made by others). Leading physiocrats like Quesnay were
avid Confucianists who advocated China's agrarian policies.
Agrarianism refers to a social philosophy which values rural society as
superior to urban society, the independent farmer as superior to the
paid worker, and sees farming as a way of life that can shape the ideal
It stresses the superiority of a simpler rural life as opposed to the
complexity of city life, with its banks and factories. Thomas Jefferson
was a representative agrarian who built Jeffersonian Democracy around
the notion that farmers are "the most valuable citizens" and the truest
The philosophical roots of agrarianism include European and Chinese
philosophers. The Chinese School of Agrarianism was a philosophy that
advocated peasant utopian communalism and egalitarianism. This
influenced European intellectuals like Quesnay, an avid Confucianist and
advocate of China's agrarian policies, forming the French agrarian
philosophy of Physiocracy, The Physiocrats, along with the ideas of John
Locke and the Romantic Era, formed the basis of modern European and
Secondly, the term "agrarianism" means political proposals for land
redistribution, specifically the distribution of land from the rich to
the poor or landless. This terminology is common in many countries, and
originated from the "agrarian laws" of Rome in 133 BC that seized public
land used by the rich and distributed it to the poor. This definition of
agrarianism is commonly known as "agrarian reform."
In societies influenced by Confucianism, the farmer was considered an
esteemed productive member of society, whereas merchants who made money
were looked down upon. In 18th- and 19th-century England, the word
identified any land reform movement that sought to redistribute
cultivated lands equally. Today, the word has largely shed this radical
political meaning. Instead, agrarianism points to a collection of
political, philosophical, and literary ideas that together tend to
describe farm life in ideal terms
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