Ditching the car
Living in shipping containers
No matter what liberals say, businesses will have to raise thier prices or automate the work.
Seattle passed a $15 per hour minimum wage earlier this year. San Francisco will vote on a $15 an hour figure in November. There are also moves to bring the $15 per hour minimum to other cities, such as Bellevue, Washington and Oakland, California.
I re-did my home entertainment system to save some money (using only high speed Internet and antenna TV). I noticed the green lights on my modem, wireless router, and powered antenna "dancing" while everything else is off.
I never heard about people turning off these devices which are designed to be "always on". It would be easy to do -- simply turn off your surge protector/power strip before bed.
While they draw about 15 watts, think of how many househlods have these devices?
Not a peep from the conservationists. No discussion on the Net. No public service announcements from government.
Only the electric companies benefit!
While Al Gore, Bono, and the United Nations want to place a carbon tax on us, they remain silent about these alternatives:
The easiest way is to simply ask the banksters for our $16 tillion back. But since the banksters rule the world, I guess we won't get that!
Means test benefits. If you made twice the median salary (approximately $33,000) in your last 5 years of employment, you get reduced benefits.
Eliminate the income limits. Why should you stop paying in just because you made more than $106,800? There are no income limits on medicare.
Do not raise the retirement age. This will only exacerbate the unemployment problem as fewer job openings will occur.
Legalize and tax marijuana. That may be $40 billion to $100 billion in new revenue!
Legalize and tax sports betting. Although only 35 states currently allow "gaming", that number is sure to grow. Adding $50 million to a state budget will help to eliminate the need for federal dollars.
A natural gas based economy. Get fleet vehicles and 18 wheelers running CNG. Get Detroit making those vehicles. And export LNG to other countries (USA nat gas is $3.76 but it can be liquified and sold at $16).
So keep your money where you can get it but thieves can't!
There are some bullet proof ways to hide things outside your home on your property so that your money is hidden safely from others. One method is called “cache tubes” (pronounced “cash-ay”). Using cache tubes involves getting some 6″ to 8″ PVC drain tubing several feet long, with two threaded end caps. Your stash can be placed in several plastic baggies, and then the end caps can be epoxied in place, or sealed with extreme pressure wheel bearing grease, both of which are also available at your local hardware store. Use a common pot hole digger to create a good hole to bury the tube. If you are burying money, make sure it is wrapped in layers of zip lock bags and throw in a silica pack from the inside of vitamin or supplement containers to avoid mildew or similar smells.
Another way might be to hide things in hollowed out legs of patio furniture, or metal garden furniture legs, or even the hollow legs of a child’s swingset, or fence post. Again, put your valuables in several layers of plastic baggies.
The kitchen has some of the most accessible, natural hiding spots. Take for instance a large flour bin; your goods could be hidden in baggies and buried deep within. Or take an old packaging from frozen food and place your goods in there, and then re-glue the box. Hide that deep in the bottom of your chest freezer.
If you have those sectional plastic shelves, you are in luck, as they have hollow parts as well which are perfect for hiding small items.
If you have some ducts, you could put things in them that are not sensitive to temperatures. Use a string tied to your valuables so that you can retrieve them.
Making a book safe is a another old trick. Simply take a big, hardbound book and glue the pages together. Then use a drill to create some starter holes and then use a coping saw to cut out a rectangular section where some important things could be hidden. Glue this rectangular section to the back cover of the book.
Another trick is to hide the goods in a dummy VHS tape and labeled “Aunt Jean’s Wedding” or something to that effect.