Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Prepper, Too? – Emergency And Survival Shelter

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by Oletta Branstiter Gimme Shelter! When the excrement hits the oscillator, the first thing to consider for immediate survival is shelter. What are the bare necessities of a shelter? At the very least, a shelter must protect us from the weather and environmental dangers. It must provide an enclosed space, defensible entry, enough space to store resources and do protected tasks, and places for everyone to rest. Hard Lessons My daughter, a Hurrican Harvey survivor, is learning that shelter can involve more than mere survival. When the flood waters began…

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Gender Confusion, Modern Culture And Political Correctness

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 J. Lee Gender Confusion, Modern Culture and Political Correctness GENDER CONFUSION Society has hit a crossroad of gender confusion. Not all, but many men have lost their masculinity and women have lost their femininity. Some people choose to live an androgynous lifestyle while others refuse to identify with the sex of their birth. The final identity transformation occurs through sex reassignment surgery as seen with Chastity Bono and Bruce Jenner. ANDROGYNY  Some celebrities led androgynous trends in the 1970’s and 1980’s which continues today. They preferred to dress in gender…

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Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Prepper, Too? – Motivation

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by Oletta Branstiter Fires in the West. Floods in the South. Some people are citing the Gospel warnings of the Last Days. The truth is, our planet has been in the throes of “birth pains” since the Fall of Man. The Bible also admonishes that no one knows the day or hour of final judgment. therefore, we should always be ready. Redeeming the Time What was my original motivation for prepping? Free time. In 2011, I resigned from being a paraprofessional campus Library Specialist when I was informed that I…

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Where Did Real Men Go? Women; The Blame is Partially Yours

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 J. Lee Where Did Real Men Go? What happened? I want to stress this story is not an attempt to bash men. In fact, this story also addresses the woman’s movement who is equally responsible. I don’t think men are 100% at fault, because women have done their part in role confusion. Society has hit a crossroad of extreme gender confusion. Some men have lost their masculinity and some women have lost their femininity. Traditional roles have been replaced with uncertainty. We have lost harmony and balance between male and female…

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Urban Community Gardens, Co-ops, Communal Farming and Farmers’ Markets: Healthy Food Production for Our Future

J. Lee Community Gardens, Community Farms and Farmers’ markets A trend that is gaining momentum is community gardens, co-ops, communal farms and farmers’ markets. They have always been around, but the idea has become more mainstream. They can be found throughout the United States. Community Gardens Community gardens, also known as co-op’s, are comprised of land purchased by a group of people or local governments. Regulations can be a challenge, but many governments will assist those who are serious. They are developed so that a group of people can produce…

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Human Trafficking – Crimes Against Humanity

J. Lee Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery This story exposes the international shame of human, sex and labor trafficking. Human trafficking is prevalent in the United States and throughout the world. The idea in most people’s minds is it happens elsewhere, but America has its own dirty secrets. No nation is innocent in crimes against humanity. It is estimated that 1/3 of those trafficked are children. Wikipedia – Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker…

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Do Our Children Start School Too Early?

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by Oletta Branstiter How Early is Too Soon? Summer vacation is over. Kids all over America and the world are complaining about having to get up at the butt-crack of dawn to get to school on time. This is not what I mean. Remember, back in the “good old days”, when Summer Vacation didn’t end until after the glory of Labor Day? Now, some school districts open their campus doors in mid-August! Yeah, that’s not what I’m talking about, either. I’m referring to the age of our children. Do we…

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Trump Ignores Commission’s Advice, Says More Cops are Solution to Opioid Crisis

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by Tony Wyman I live in the Opioid Capitol of America, Dayton, Ohio. Per capita, more people will die in my city from overdosing on opioids, drugs like fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, tramadol, than any place in America.   “We’re on a pace to to have 800 people die this year from overdose,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer told reporters at NBC News. He said the county is trying to fight the crisis by giving officers Narcan, a nasal spray emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioids and reverses the…

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The Affliction Of Corruption; The Choice to Lie and Cheat

by J. Lee LIE AND CHEAT YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS   It seems the message of today is the more dishonest you are, the more success you have. That is not how it used to be. In the past, society rewarded good and punished bad. Now the opposite is true and people who lie and cheat gain status. Often success and fame is gained for the wrong reasons. Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;…

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Revolution Through Education – Trading the Institution of Schooling for the Inspiration of Learning

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by Oletta Branstiter A New Secretary of Education The nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education caught many by surprise. Candidate Donald Trump had included the Department of Education in his wish list of cuts during his efforts to prove his Republican bona fides. Some Conservatives, who were otherwise turned off by his personality and lack of Constitutional knowledge were encouraged by his promises to reduce the role of government in their daily lives. Instead of dismantling the extra-Constitutional tax-funded money pits, former Democrat President Trump opted to nominate…

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