Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shout it from the Rooftops

Here is a link to a newscast on one of the recent botched "Drug Raids" in which another innocent American was murdered in his home by masked executioners/police.

You can do something about this before it is your father, you, or your son murdered in a "police encounter". It is really not that complicated.  Under no circumstance can local law enforcement pull this if they are operating in a municipality that has people agitating for this tactic to cease. A well placed letter campaign to the local executive/mayor and chief of police would be hard for TPTB to ignore. Don't wait until tragedy strikes YOUR family.  From what I have seen reported, Police kill 100 innocent civilians, people that were unharmed and NO THREAT as well as people that were not the target but had no idea that the masked people breaking into their home were police, every year for every police officer that dies in the line of duty. Clearly, the police are not responding properly to the VERY REAL threats they face.

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I don't watch T.V. Maybe this is one of the reasons.

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Not every young person joining the work force is served by paying big bucks for a college degree.

The key quote from the report: “The American system for preparing young people to lead productive and prosperous lives as adults is clearly badly broken."

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The USDA consumes 10's of $billions... they just issued a report telling Americans to eat less, eat more fruits and vegetables, and get some exercise.

Whew!  Boy, what a relief.  Reports like that make me feel so relieved about the USDA's budget.

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Libertarians and other intelligent politico's need to stop fighting with the "Progressives".  They are done. You can put a fork in them.  Its just math. Demographics don't lie. The growth in Asian and Hispanic populations, both historically unidentified with the "progressive" movement, are the last nail in their coffin.  The 50 million plus abortions of the past 40 years have not helped their cause demographically, if I make use of understatement (people tend to identify with their parents, politically... DNA wins all wars... no kids = no political inheritance). Under no circumstance does the Senate not change hands in 2012 with 22 out of 33 seat up for grabs now belonging to Democrats.  That means we have to stop blaming them for not getting things done. That means we have to take responsibility for what does and doesn't get done.

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A Federal Judge rules the entire Healthcare Law unconstitutional in a detailed and well reasoned decision- and then does not block it.  WTF??!!

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It is illegal in Florida and 16 other states to video tape police officers while on duty.  Does that make any f*&^ing sense at all?  Since when have public officials acting in their official capacity been entitled to privacy?  I am simply PEPTIC about this.

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Does anybody reading here know anything about pressing their own vegetable oil? I am putting in a big sunflower patch and I was thinking about pressing my own oil. Here's a press I found. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

24 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

Right there with you on the video thing. That is just amazing that TPTB wants to openly protect their thug enforcers like that.

Anonymous said...

Comment on the injunction. Page 75 of the judges ruling states:

"As a result, the declaratory judgment is the functional equivalent of an injunction."

I am confused as to why everyone is saying he didn't bar it as that is exactly what he did.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/47905937/Health-Care-Ruling-by-Judge-Vinson

ChrisInGa

Greg T. Jeffers said...

PP:

Do you know anything about pressing veggie Oil?

kathy said...

Lehmans has an oil press. It was mighty expenensive (169.00) but an on-line search led me to the manufacturer. I needed to order 10 of them but I found enough people to do this and we got them for $89.00. (I'm taking credit I don't deserve. A friend did most of the leg work. An oil press is a very good thing as one can press something as simple as sunflower seed and come up with oil for cooking and biodiesel on a very small scale.

Greg T. Jeffers said...

Hey Kathy:

I saw that... do you have one? I was thinking of producing sunflower oil... how much do I need to grow to get what amount of Oil? Anything else?

PioneerPreppy said...

Nope I do not know a thing about pressing veggy oil. But I am reading your and Kathy's discussion on the subject with interest.

Anonymous said...

In other news all the commotion in the town park last night was a group of “people giving policemen flowers and chocolate”…

Adapted from Egyptian papers to fit Floridian circumstances.

Best,
Dan

Anonymous said...

Those are state wiretap laws BTW. The other states don’t consider it a crime as long as one party to a conversation knows it’s being recorded, applying them to video recording takes one hell of a logical stretch. It’s why you hear the BS about “may be recorded for quality assurance” or some other BS from some call centers.

Best,
Dan

Anonymous said...

Doh! Predictors should be predators. Note to self, proof then post.

Best,
Dan

Anonymous said...

Doh! Predictors should be predators. Note to self, proof then post.

Best,
Dan

Anonymous said...

There is a law enforcement association in favor of outright legalization due to the problems on the drug war. I see it all the time as our prisons are being filled to bursting with petty drug offenders making it harder to fulfill our core mission- protecting the public from predators. There is only so much space and the fire marshal will only let you house so many offenders in that space. Not to mention the problems with overcrowding.

However there will be real problems when they are legalized; because, due to the outrageous sentences a bunch of predators end up convicted of drug offences. An example would be when someone murders a dealer to steal their meth, since you can’t try someone for more than one offence on the same act if there is the slightest bit of difficulty on the murder charge they will charge him for possession of meth. Given that he probably won’t be eligible for parole for 90 or so years no one cares, however when prohibition ends he will be discharged since his crime is no longer a crime and a very dangerous man is loosed on the public. Get caught burglarizing houses with a fifty rock in your pocket you are just as likely to go up the river for possession as burglary, or perhaps both if they aren’t related- e.g. you didn’t steal the crack in the house you were caught burglarizing.

The result of this is legalization will probably cause a crime wave, and with it a push to recriminalize.

Best,
Dan

Stephen B. said...

Yes, that Framingham Grandpa was killed about 8 towns over from me.

It's simply amazing how we're allowing the state to do whatever it wants when it comes to drugs, get involved in our lives, etc., and then we can't even record police.

Here in MA, police have very much enforced anti-wiretapping laws when individuals attempt to record police. It seems that here in MA, it's the audio recording that's the problem. This stems from anti-wiretapping laws enacted back when wiretapping was new (60s and 70s.) You need permission to record such audio. Recording video only is permissible, but only if the recording device has no audio recording capability at all. (Simply deactivating the audio part of the recording mechanism is not sufficient to satisfy the law here in MA I have heard. How strange is that? Oh, wait, everything regarding legal matters here in MA is strange.)

kathy said...

My press has not arrived yet but I know that it's small. I have been thinking about about making a larger one from an old jack. I have no idea where to start but I have an engineer husband who will help figure out if it's possible. I'm a big fan of John Michael Greer's green wizard project. It appeals to the cheap, 70's hippy thing in me.

Greg T. Jeffers said...

Kathy & PP:

It would seem that an Oil press would be a necessity for a well prepped household.

I am going to shoot the lock off the wallet and get one.

Dextred1 said...

Jeffers,

It seems we are having an energy shortage problem right now.

NM NG shortage

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110204/D9L5RP6G1.html

Rolling blackouts

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-blocking-of-new-power-plants-triggers-nationwide-blackouts.html

Shell won't drill in arctic because of Obama Adm. Trying to get permits for 12.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Shell-No-Beaufort-Sea-apf-844337881.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=

San Diego has a NG shortage

http://www.nctimes.com/business/0bcb38da-8863-553c-9336-351b890952ff.html

Is the pipe dream of unlimited Ng already breaking down or is it just a distribution problem? Maybe west Texas can give a little opinion. It seems that if we only have supply when demand is low, then our supply must not be that well supplied :0

Bill said...

I've never made my own oil but here are the numbers as I understand them....

1 pound of seeds will make about 3oz. of oil. It takes about 5000 seeds to make a pound (depending on the type of plant). Depending on the plant variety you will get 800-2000 seeds per flower. So you could need 3 flower heads full of seeds to make 3oz. of oil.

If you've got the room go for it. I'm raising some this year for fun and to eat but making my own oil would be awesome. Let us know how it goes.

Stephen B. said...

That EBay press looks interesting, so much so that I just ordered one too.

westexas said...

An article on the Texas problems:

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/03/2822392/cold-exposes-jumble-of-flaws-in.html#ixzz1D0OZsUEt

tweell said...

Sunflower seeds can get up to 40% oil, so are a good choice for producing oil on a farm. We haven't done any sunflower oil here for a long time, so are outdated. www.sunflowernsa.com looks like a good place to start, admittedly that's for large-scale farming. It looks like there's a couple new oilseed varieties they are using.
I know that the sunflower heads were cut off and pressed whole for oil, that may be because of the press used.

PioneerPreppy said...

Interesting process. I wonder if corn would be a better choice for home pressing over sunflower. I seriously didn't know you could make your own veggy oil. Now I must learn how...

LOL another item on the to do and get list.

Greg T. Jeffers said...

PP:

I think one can make oil from just about any type of seed, and many beans.

I only wish I could grow olives!

Anonymous said...

I’ve heard that nut oils taste like the nuts they were pressed from. Oh the things I could make with pecan oil…

Best,
Dan

Anonymous said...

I had read some olive trees survived a bout of -9 deg weather in California, though I don’t recall where. If that’s true whatever they were growing they would probably do well in West Virginia. A quick google search turns up numerous references to the paper "Freeze damage and cold hardiness in olives: findings from the 1990 freeze." but alas, not the paper. You’d probably have to call the extension office in an olive growing region.

It also might bear watching how olive trees do in Texas. Varieties that survive this brutal storm are probably good to go; especially if you can get a plant propagated off of a tree that survived the storm. A few years ago a bunch of trees in Dallas popped their bark and died, I forget what species. However other trees from the same species did fine. The trees that died were mostly from nurseries in New Orleans while the ones that survived were from Dallas or north of it; so, even among the same species there are variations in cold hardiness.

I’ll have to watch this; an olive tree would be really cool.

Best,
Dan

Joseph said...

Greg,

Go spend some time here (http://www.oilcrusher.5u.com/), he's living it and not just putting up a blog ;)