Aren’t you glad you’re not me? Your Survival Guy’s in a boil water advisory. It’s not great. I’ll let you decide how a boil water advisory might run through your family. I’ll just say I live with teenagers and leave it at that. But there’s a silver lining here (and later on in this piece) so stick around and read on. Yesterday, while Your Survival Guy (YSG) was on the phone (I forget if it was with you) I got a text from home “no water pressure.” Now this isn’t something YSG can solve from his desk. But, rest assured, the despair felt by the rest of my family was going to be felt by me come … [Read more...]
In times like these, your safety tops the retirement survival checklist.
If you can live on an island (Newport, Key West for example) do it. Islands can be easily defended, period. Your island doesn’t need to be surrounded by water. I like the idea of a cul de sac or some high elevation retreat. You get the point: Easily defendable and easy to shut down access.
Making the thugs think twice is the point. They aren’t looking for “hard” targets.
If you own a waterfront home, or a mountain retreat, or some land with a barn not too far from the city, then you know their values are going up. I’m seeing it here in coastal Newport at every turn with license plates from NY, NJ, MA, and CT filling the streets—the secret’s out. But most have been dreaming about the “lifestyle” for years. They just needed a push to get in the game.
Read more about finding the "Island Life" in the posts below.
On January 27, amidst media consensus that the “Proud Boys” and other right-wing organizations had organized the Capitol riots, a former federal prosecutor turned over federal court proceedings to Reuters showing that the Proud Boys’ national leader, one Enrique Tarrio, was “an informer for federal and local law enforcement.” But Tarrio was not at the Capitol riot. Nor is there any evidence that anyone in his organization did anything to organize it. This much is clear: the FBI knew everything that this little group was doing, and has had at least some hand in what the Proud Boys have and … [Read more...]
How much information do you want big tech to have on you? With big data forming a virtual Panopticon, how much of your life is for sale? Probably not any of it as far as you’re concerned. Isn’t the foundation of our Republic all about keeping big government and others out of our lives? Of course, it is. Leave us alone. But, when you see the steel walls surrounding the Capitol building in D.C., you realize your elected officials are protecting themselves from you. They’re scared of you. They want to control you to protect their power. And it’s not getting any better. There has to be a way … [Read more...]
During his first days in office, President Biden has demonstrated that he puts the priorities of the billionaire creators of the Great Reset ahead of the livelihoods of the American people he is supposed to represent. A major plank of the Great Reset platform is reducing or ending fossil fuel use. Joe Biden's opening attack on the oil industry shows that he's willing to do the bidding of the Davos billionaires, despite what it means for American jobs and the cost of living of poor and middle class Americans who will suffer the higher prices of fuel and energy. David Baker and Ari Natter … [Read more...]
You recently learned that lawmakers, mostly Democrats, in Rhode Island are furious about the lies they've been told by the bureaucrats serving under Gov. Gina Raimondo (soon to be America's Commerce Secretary, more about that later). As Raimondo was packing her bags to leave for Washington, lawmakers in Rhode Island (as blue as the deep blue sea) were getting angry. Democrat elected representatives are upset at state agency bureaucrats because as these agency reps testify before legislative committees, the elected officials receive text messages from constituents reading: “Everything they … [Read more...]
“It’s true hard work never killed anybody,” said President Ronald Reagan in an interview in 1987, “but I figured why take the chance?” In the same year, he also said, “Tear down this Wall.” “When Soviet Leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev came to power in 1985,” writes Thomas H. Naylor in Secession, “who could have imagined that the Soviet Union would soon implode and cease to exist?” Who would have imagined America’s major cities would be on the verge of collapse in 2020? Running out of money, losing residents to the burbs, or other safer places in America? In speaking with a client yesterday, … [Read more...]
Where should you live today? If you’ve taken an online survey, you might find yourself a perfect fit in any small town, USA. Combine this with your politics and you might find yourself living in 1776 or not far from Plymouth Rock with the pilgrims. Well that’s not gonna happen. So now what? Are you familiar with the Swiss Way? Or the Swiss Family Robinson? It’s a lifestyle. For me? I spend time at my log cabin in Live Free or Die, NH and coastal Newport, RI. We broke ground in NH for the winter skiing, but as the saying goes out west: “Visit for the winters, stay for the summers.” There’s … [Read more...]
In my conversations with you, you’re telling me the skiing out west is great. The liftlines, not so much. Turns out Covid’s a ski buddy. It’s not unusual to see chair, after chair, after chair, with one skier per chair, each from the same group, to social distance. Insane. At least the skiing’s good. You’re telling me from Park City/Deer Valley up to Big Sky and Whitefish, MT, it’s good to be outside. I hear you. We ventured out to the slopes here on the east coast between Christmas and New Year’s and had to contend with Covid liftlines too. The skiing? A little dicey. One run from the top … [Read more...]
Buckle down, America, because finding your freedom is about the get a-whole-lot harder. With Warnock’s likely defeat of Loeffler, it’s clear we live in two Americas. As of this morning, it’s not clear if we live in a Senate controlled by Democrats. What is clear is we live in two Americas: Blue and Red. Whether it’s seated at family gatherings or a bird’s eye view from coast to coast, where blue is seated at each end, and red fills in the middle. There is a divide on all levels: state, county, and local. In my conversations with successful Georgians (anecdotal, of course) they tell me … [Read more...]
You’ve read about the Great Reset here, here, here, here, here, and here. And when the world’s elite gather later this month in Davos, they’ll be talking about you. They’ll be talking about how they can change your life and improve their world. Sounds pretty awful to me. Words that rule the Great Reset are: Climate crisis, globalism, inclusivity, equality, green energy, pandemic, and sustainability. Family is another, but not in the way you or I would define the word. If we’ve learned anything from this pandemic, it’s that we miss our family. We miss our old life. And when a child looks … [Read more...]