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Some bits of wisdom.
Vanity ^ | 06/10/14 | unk

Posted on 06/10/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT by Taxman

Some bits of wisdom!

And a note to my friends and compatriots:

I often hear people say that although they had lived their lives, and were fairly satisfied, they wouldn't want to live it over again. I disagree. I would like to do it all over again, but with more wisdom and a better sense of purpose. I wouldn't change very much, but I would not waste so much precious time, and I would do everything a lot better.

And now an admonition: Always remember; when the issue is great, when the future of society depends on you, when it is a matter of ideals and principles and morality, and when you know you are right, do not quit. Many a battle in history was won when it had appeared that all was lost.

America is now at the crossroads. Your country, your children, your grandchildren, and civilization itself need you to stand tall for righteousness and tradition. Be strong and resolute. You have nothing to fear. The enemy of God and man cannot kill your immortal soul.

Pray and be intrepid!


TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; Society
KEYWORDS: advice; purpose; wisdom
An email buddy sent this to me this morning, and I thought I'd share it with my FReeper FRiends
1 posted on 06/10/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

“Endeavor to Persevere!!”


2 posted on 06/10/2014 11:09:55 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Yes!


3 posted on 06/10/2014 11:12:37 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

Thanks Taxman,

Very good advice.

I sent it on to several.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 11:15:39 AM PDT by DavidLSpud (Rejoice always, pray continually...)
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To: DavidLSpud

Good. That was my secondary reason for posting it - to share with others.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: All

“I am only one, but still I am one.

“I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;

“And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

Helen Keller


6 posted on 06/10/2014 11:17:44 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

Very good advice. Just one nit-picky point if I may...

“America is now at the crossroads.”

Crossroads? Sorry, but we took a hard left at the Crossroads some 40 years ago. We’ve been speeding down a one way street of fraud, failure, defeat and irreversible and impending collapse for some time now.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 11:27:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Taxman

Sorry. We’re long past the crossroads.
The only thing we can do is a 180 turn, but that ain’t likely.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 11:36:39 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Taxman

>And now an admonition: Always remember; when the issue is >great, when the future of society depends on you, when it is >a matter of ideals and principles and morality, and when you >know you are right, do not quit.

You will be tested. God gives adaptive tests. He will not give you anything you can’t handle. And the reward will be far beyond anything you previously could have imagined!


9 posted on 06/10/2014 11:43:53 AM PDT by jonose
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To: jonose

Once was enough and I want to be able to say “I have run the race...” and I definitely see no reason to start over. What if you ended up on a different path and your life was worse than where you are today?...

Anyone here has overcome many battles and we are on a Conservative website on the right side of history, and if you are a Christian?...You made it through to Victory! The rest was just collateral damage...and not important in the long run in eternity.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 11:52:30 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Little Ray

It is not likely if we do nothing.

If we do something, it could happen.

It may not, but as my old Boss used to say: “Can’t never could!”


11 posted on 06/10/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Responsibility2nd

You may well be correct.

But, we have to try.

We can’t quit now!


12 posted on 06/10/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

It’s a time for each of us to continue efforts at shrinking personal spending and becoming more self-reliant; it’s a time to find out who really has what it takes and who doesn’t. Find a good neighbor, and give that person a hand. Share methods of saving and getting things done without “professional” services.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 12:17:58 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; KC_Lion; Norm Lenhart; onyx; TheOldLady; Jet Jaguar; Liz; South40; stevie_d_64; ...

Stiff Upper Lip Ping


14 posted on 06/10/2014 12:23:45 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: familyop

That is VERY GOOD advice.

Thanks!


15 posted on 06/10/2014 12:49:54 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: TADSLOS; Taxman

Thank you for the post and ping.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 1:02:21 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Taxman

bump


17 posted on 06/10/2014 3:05:25 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Taxman

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Newt Gingrich


18 posted on 06/10/2014 3:22:38 PM PDT by outofsalt
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To: Taxman
You are most welcome. The following might be rather specific relative to the topic, but maybe the material will be of some use to some.

A few years ago, I told a retired Navy officer of high rank, that my kids were learning and doing home experiments in several technologies before pursuing engineering fields (long road: construction, electronics, transducers, thermal, etc.). He advised that we should start with old basics like the ground under our feet (physical stuff), the skies (navigation, simple astronomy, historical uses,...), the weather, simpler materials and so forth.

By the way, the conversation started with discussion of Iran's buildup. He said that he feared that our nation no longer had the will to fight. And yes, we see the economic situation.

We've taken the great man's advice since then. It took us into extended low tech. studies of thermal interactions and sharing info with others. We're at over 9,000 ft. elev. with winter temps in the minus thirties (Fahrenheit) and winter wind gusts over 100 mph spraying ice. Here are some of the simple but effective results of collaborative efforts between many (websites of others).

Rocket Stove Mass Heater
http://www.richsoil.com/rocket-stove-mass-heater.jsp
(posted here a while back by a Free Republic subscriber)

$1000 Solar Water Heater
http://www.builditsolar.com/Experimental/PEXColDHW/Overview.htm
(active, solar drainback heating system--great project to begin understanding)

$2K Solar Space + Water Heating -- One Simple DIY System
hhttp://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/SpaceHeating/DHWplusSpace/Main.htm
(also a huge number of tutorials for other projects at the site)
We've done some modifications of our own. We are also doing some preparatory projects for small agriculture (low cost garden protection, soil testing and development, yaks, etc.) and developing some small manufacturing ideas (useful tools and simple appliances).

Those heating systems above aren't viable for permits in many jurisdictions because of regulations (IMC, locals, etc., engineering required) that favor established manufacturers. But with some forethought, stealth is easily doable with those. There's no sense in people freezing to death only to suit corruption (see propane and electricity prices just ahead).

With the second phase of the EPA rule in about five years (first phase starting next year), most of the woodstoves currently on EPA's certified stove list will be unavailable or modified and outrageously more expensive. Wood boilers (hydronic heaters) will also be affected.

Residential Wood Heaters New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Proposal – General Overview
http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-02/documents/proposed-nsps-overviewslides20140218.pdf


19 posted on 06/10/2014 4:20:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: headstamp 2

Ok, Chief!!!

;-)


20 posted on 06/10/2014 4:35:38 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: TADSLOS; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Ping.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 6:00:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: familyop

Thank you.

9,000 feet MSL? I lived in Flagstaff, AZ @ 7,000 feet, so I am familiar with your situation. HST, it was in the 1970s and early 80s, and the threats to our civilization and society were not apparent.

I gather you are pretty much self-sufficient?


22 posted on 06/10/2014 8:40:31 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: outofsalt

Newt should have been President. Too bad he screwed his way out of the White House.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:18 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: VRW Conspirator

Backatcha!


24 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:40 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

Yes, a little higher in elevation than that, probably that much above mean sea level during some survey in the past. These mountains continue to rise slowly.

We’re working toward self-sufficiency but not so much toward living solely from the land. Designing and building for heating is enough, along with more meager efforts (gardening, livestock, etc.). We’ll try to start some productive, tiny businesses (plural efforts because of thin population), after a few cost-cutting projects are done.

A neighbor (accomplished horse trader) has begun teaching me a little more about horses and western ranching (my past experience being a little bit of Midwestern farming).

We’ve learned quite a few useful tasks and some things about older technologies (from easily and safely changing tires by hand to making castings). It’s a slow building process, because there’s not much money to speed the process up much. We’re still happier and healthier with this than living in a city.

We’re not doing it to survive any world shaking, exciting disaster, though, and don’t see the end of the world ahead. We read about the broadcasts of shows about the end of the world but don’t even watch TV. Oh, after being urged to do so by friends, we watched a couple of those crazy shows about that stuff from TV network sites. Those shows evoked laughs from us and spawned plenty of little jokes.

Living here, our point of view is very down to earth as compared to most contrived, popularized perspectives broadcast by media. We see more real physical interactions in nature and don’t see much of the abstract thought that most people are exposed to now from television.

We started doing it, because it’s an adventure. Bought the place long ago, even though the nearest powerlines were and are several miles away.

Funny... I was one of the technical temps helping to get software replaced in offices back then and knew that the Y2K problem would not be the beginning of anything terrible.

The National Electrical Code and PV solar technology were not so hard to learn and use. [Attended a comprehensive, residential building trades school long ago including electrical installation, worked some construction and related jobs since and have some electronics education.] Learning about thermal tech. has been more of a challenge.

More recently, we moved onto the place and must finish the efforts. Can’t afford to move and live anywhere else, until we’re far enough along in small accomplishments (too far from employers, fuel and parts too high, some losses due to a medical problem in the family).

Oh, granted, there’s a widespread disaster slowly happening now. More people are finding themselves out of good incomes every day. It’s not an explosion of excitement that many expected. Maybe it will be good for us in the long run in some ways.

This comment was powered by a small, homebuilt, mobile, PV solar power plant, and the battery meter is still smiling.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 10:52:43 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

bookmark


26 posted on 06/10/2014 10:59:37 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Taxman

Come to remember it, there is one kind of possible widespread, sudden disaster more possible with time: nuclear exchanges started by the likes of Iran or North Korea for their larger partner nations. As we once learned (only former enlisted Guard here but was an assistant instructor while in a combat specialty), we should not underestimate such nations or rely too much on diplomacy.

Even with the more likely threat now than in the past, there’s no Civil Defense education like that of yesterday (done in high school for me). And most political folks on all sides assume that such an awful event would be unsurvivable for most (not true).


27 posted on 06/10/2014 11:09:43 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

If I were a few years younger, I’d have a rural self sufficient lifestyle, myself.

I envy you that, and hope you are successful in your endeavors. The happiest times of my life are the days I spent (and still spend at my buddy’s farm) in rural America

As it is, I’m going to have to deal with whatever happens (and, SOMETHING is going to happen!) in the comfort of my suburban home.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 7:09:53 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman

Thanks, Taxman.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 8:09:16 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

You are most welcome!


30 posted on 06/16/2014 8:19:23 AM PDT by Taxman
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