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YE: you can find our interview of Catherine Austin Fitts here (it’s in written form vs audio). Chris was on her Solari Report shortly after – if you’re a Solari subscriber you can listen to their discussion here.
hucklejohn: at the end of each new podcast interview post, we list links to all of the previous interviews. Click on the name you’re interested in and you’ll be sent to post containing both the audio file + transcript. (note: we’re working on a better system for cataloging/searching this content)
Here’s the most recent list:
- Charles Hugh Smith
- Frank Barbera
- Nate Hagens
- David Morgan
- James Turk
- Eric Sprott
- John Rubino
- Addison Wiggin
- Simon Black
- Axel Merk
- Paul Tustain
- Francis Koster
- Bud Conrad
- John Williams
- Robert McFarlane
- David Collum
- Joe Saluzzi
- Jim Rogers
- Bill Fleckenstein
- Marc Faber
- Willet Kempton
- Dan Ariely
- Ted Butler
We’ll release our next podcast interview on Monday, with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. It’s a good one.
Corrected the link in my original post above.
Thanks for the kind words, Doc and Travlin.
Doc: just know you’d be welcome here (but not sure you’d like the pay cut!)
Lisa: send me an email and I’ll respond with the detailed job description.
This person can work from anywhere.
Over the past year, we’ve seen a growing demand for these investment manager referrals.
Since so many of you are looking for professional financial management services that are in alignment with our “Three E” outlook, we’ve been performing due diligence on a number of firms. Key criteria have been:
- investment strategy
- quality of customer service
We will be releasing more information about these endorsed providers on the site later in the summer, but in the immediate term, those interested in referrals can PM me for more detail.
As promised, here’s a picture of the new coop:
Quite happy with it. Solid construction, good design (made from reclaimed fenceboard). Now to enclose the run and get our chickens!
Ready: thanks for the kind offer. I would be interested in those links you mention. Please send them along via PM.
The new coop arrives in a few hours. Purchasing it from a local who makes them out of reclaimed lumber and sheet metal.
After a dry-run babysitting a neighbor’s chicks this past weekend, my girls and I are ready for our own brood. I’ve been inspired ever since reading Woodman’s WSID post.
Will post pix of the new coop later today.
The Ready Store used to ship to Europe until a few months ago. The European retailing partner they used (whom they liked; the margins just weren’t there for them) is a company called iGlobal. I believe iGlobal now works with ShelfReliance to fulfill orders in Europe.
Here’s a way to come at the preparedness discussion from a different angle. Most folks still comfortably snug in ‘normality’ have difficulty hearing our message without it sounding preachy or histrionic. Watching the Crash Course strikes many of them as too much like “homework”.
So simply invite them to watch a TV show: an oldie, but goodie. Remember the black & white ‘Twilight Zone’ show? Da da da, da da da….. Those stories were inventive, quirky and sometimes pretty cool. Should actually be fun.
Ask them to watch the TZ episode “The Shelter”, from 1961. It’s an old parable of Cold War vulnerability, but the message holds as true today as it did then: the veneer of safety & civility in our society can unravel faster than people realize during moments of stress. And the difference between being somewhat prepared vs not when that happens is immense (thought not necessarily enough, as the episode shows)
The episode does a good job of challenging the complacency of those who currently ridicule preppers and those whose plan is to show up on your doorstep if crisis hits. At a minimum, it should gain you a modicum of increased tolerance from your family members. But it may also serve as that ice-breaker to a more honest discussion about why you’re prepping and why they may want to start participating (or at least, stop obstructing).
Of course, we’re mostly prepping for the slow descent vs the punctuated crisis featured in this episode. So you’ll want to convey after they watch it that we’re about building sustainable resiliency vs bunkers. But hopefully at least you’ll now have their attention to do so.
Chris and the rest of the Martensons are fine. The toranados hit south of where they live. Communications went out for a bit, but other than that, they came through pretty unscathed.
He and the CM staff greatly appreciate the concern expressed here. Hopefully all of our other members living near Springfield are safe, as well.
As Samuel & FM mention, this storm is a reminder of the wisdom of investing in resiliency – against both the anticipated AND the unexpected. It’s given the Martenson’s a forced drill on how well their in-place preparations are at this stage. Once Chris is done cleaning up from the storm I’m sure he’ll log in with an assessment.