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    • Sun, Jul 22, 2012 - 05:47pm

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      Worms work for free to improve your garden soil

     

    If you have a powerful blinder like a Vita Mix, then you might consider taking all your kitchen “green” scraps (not meats, etc) and slurrying them; then “feeding” to your worms by starting a worm composting bin (http://is.gd/VLxQdP) to generate worm casting that are even sold (http://is.gd/OLP5bh) and or worm “tea” which will make a super soil amendment/fertilizer addition to your soil.

    One verity of worms (red wigglers) can reduce a pile of shredded paper to “casings” in about 2 weeks…  It is amazing to see how fast the worms multiply and properly done there is no odors to attract larger animals like a above ground compost pile often does when it has larger food scraps in it.

    • Sun, Jul 22, 2012 - 05:42pm

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      BEET “GREENS”

     

    If you plan on gardening in an urban setting then consider growing root vegetables because they are not as easily recognized and to stolen as things like tomatoes and other “above” ground vegetables.

    One of my favorites is the tops of beets which are very tasty when steamed!

    Bon Appétit

    • Sun, Jul 22, 2012 - 05:19pm

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      Radon Fix idea

    Depending on the height of your basement, you might consider installig a grid of PVC piping embedded in gravel on the existing basement floor and then putting a plastic membrane and or insullation covered by a concrete “new” floor in which might also contain flexible pipling for hydrodronic heating; which would make the basement easier to heat and much more usable!

    There was a great article in JLC (Journel of Light Construction) about someone that heated their entire home using a tankless water heater; you might be able to get a back issue by calling (802) 879-3335 or joining either their online membership http://is.gd/WclaaV or buying a DVD which would give you acces to all their back issues.

    If your “new” house is going to have tight fitting vinyl windows and leak proof doors then both inside moisture and radon issues need to be addressed.

    • Wed, Jun 20, 2012 - 01:13am

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      Bags of Silver dimes (if you have the storage space) are great.

    Storage space is yet another issue…

    If you have the space I’d suggest adding 90% silver regular coins (pre-1965) or even some silver eagles as they are in small enough denominations that you can easily use them without the WOW factor of using a valuble Gold Coin.

    By having many different types of coins you can “pick” the coin to fit the purchase without the coin being a big deal… 

    • Thu, Jun 07, 2012 - 12:05am

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      From Daily Wealth: China Buys Record Gold

    http://is.gd/kciTmI

    I now believe that the Financial Powers are taking their time and buying up Gold as fast as they can without starting a panic…

    China wants to have it’s currency be used instead of the US$ and to do so they need a similar amount of Gold, so they are now buying Gold and only making a percentage of it known…  Expect to be amazed at their total amount, once China discloses how much they have as they really starts to push ever stronger to be the World currency.

    At that time China will ask for Gold instead of US$ and that will put the US economy out of the running unless the Fed makes a surprize monetary move that nobody is now planning on first; like devaluating the US$, as I mentioned in this blog.

    Good Luck

     

    • Fri, Jun 01, 2012 - 12:12am

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      Remember: Long John Silver

     I agree with mryuri,

    Silver is “less” expensive and therefore much easier to spend or trade for smaller things like foodstuffs…

    If things really get dicey, would you rather have fewer very valuble coins or many more less valuble coins?

    Some of each makes good sense, pun intended, especially for trading…

    • Thu, May 31, 2012 - 03:46pm

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      More On This And That

     

    If devaluation occurred at the same time the US President announced a huge Rebuild America Now Program, (using “fuzzy” money they “saved” since they would have to pay it in interest, if not for the devaluation) then the US public would accept it because everyone would be working again and that in itself would jump start the US economy! I think it would be something even bigger than this: China unveils £1 trillion green technology programme   http://is.gd/yhzibt

    AREA Required for Global Solar   http://is.gd/oYgd5d

    If the USA started to “modernize” itself, the rest of the planet would also jump onboard or be left to trade with itself!  If this new effort was also coupled with a robust international plan to move toward Energy (and raw materials) from Space, then it would be like the race to the Moon all over again!  The USA could Champion Solar from Space and then lead the World toward a safe new future; these books explain how:


    The High Frontier by Gerard K. O’Neill,

    Colonies In Space by A. Heppenheim­er.

    The Third Industrial Revolution by G. Harry Stine

    The Space Enterprise by Philip Robert Harris

    Mining the Sky by John S. Lewis

     

    Space based Energy and “off planet” raw materials could completely “connect” all the countries on Earth and redefine all the limitations now placed on mankind that are now “only” based on Earth’s own resources…

    Either we continue to use up what is left of the Earth’s dwindling resources as we have been doing and “accept” ever more financial and actual strife or we take that “One Small Step Upward” into Space, because that is where our SAFE future lies…

     

    • Wed, May 30, 2012 - 10:47pm

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      My 2 cents on the FUTURE of the US Dollar…

     First let me thank you for the detailed reply—Outstanding!

    Here is what I believe will happen before the US Dollar (US$) takes a big plunge in value:

    I believe that the dollar (US$) is ripe for a really big devaluation, just like Mexico did right after NAFTA was signed.

     

    I can see 1 New BUCK (NU$) equal to say 100 “old” dollars (US$), that way we would reduce our foreign debt by 100 times OVERNIGHT…  This could only be done when the Dollar (US$) is very high because then the rest of the World would have to accept it because they are holding all our paper money.  US COLA adjustments to Social Security and or Medicare would be “fuzzy” as all adjustments are.  The FED would be seen by most as helping the US economy as many things would have to be adjusted but it would all be done in the name of US domestic financial security!

     

    Another way this could happen is if the FED simply dumped a hundred times as many “newly created” dollars (US$) into the marketplace over a weekend.  I like the first scenario since an added benefit to the US would be that all the Billions in bogus or the illegally gotten money would have to be declared to be exchanged to New Bucks (NU$).  Additionally these New Bucks (NU$) would be traceable with new state of the art anti-forgery technology, which would save the US Billions of dollars (US$) annually due to forgery.  The other thing that this would do, is that it would prevent the value of Gold and or Silver from skyrocketing because face it, cash is much easier to use than very valuable coins.  If nothing else, this new monetary “coinage” (NU$) would allow all the other Countries to then readjust their own “coinage” and thereby delay everyones conversion to a new “globalized” commodity (Gold or ???) standardized currency OVERNIGHT…

     

    For me, the signs are coming into place:

     

    The Japanese Are Dumping Their Gold

    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-19-09/japanese-are-dumping-their-gold

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    With China starting to accept the Japanese Yen without any relationship to the dollar later this Summer

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    China and Iran are now trading in Oil without converting to the dollar (US$)

     

    So the time is ripe now, before the US does not have this BIG option any longer, because we are the Worlds greatest consumers and everyone is holding our paper, this gives the USA an option that no other country now has at least until the dollar (US$) starts to tank…

     

    Any thoughts?

     

    BTW: What is your favorite “safe” currency, not counting the Dollar (US$)?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Wed, May 30, 2012 - 08:53pm

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      YOUR Best GUESS Is Requested

     RE: (we have to go through the phase of a large dollar rally before a major flight to precious metals)

     What is your best gues for Gold and or Silver to go upward at least 15% from todays “depressed” value?

    Thanks…

    BTW: I’m thinking less than 6 months, especially if someone gets aggressive with IRAN…

    • Tue, May 29, 2012 - 10:27pm

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      Silver or Gold and if so then When?

     Warning this is my first post here, but I’ve seen Silver hit $40 when everyone said NO WAY!

    Here is my thinking:

    • I belive that watching silver is more important than watching Gold because it is lower in value and will indicate a trend sooner than Gold will.
    • If you do have to spend it it is easier to do, think of having a “bag” of 1000 silver dimes vs a single gold coin.
    • When “regular” folks start buying because of being worried about the Dollar, I see them buying Silver first.
    • Silver has less years left (until depletion) than Gold (Fig. 19.5 of The Crash Course).
    • Owning some Silver does not draw the attention that owning some Gold does.
    • If the Dollar decreased 50% in value, I believe that both Silver and Gold would just about double in value. 
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