Learn how to sharpen a chainsaw blade by hand using a file from Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 16:41

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on Logs

Editor's Note: I've been growing mushrooms using the following method for a few years now.  If you are interested in growing your own mushrooms I would suggest Field and Forest as a supplier for your mushroom spores.  

My absolute favorite mushroom to eat is the shiitake. They are expensive to buy in the store, but the good news is that they are easy to grow at home. These flavorful and meaty delights are one of the most common mushrooms in the world and also the one with the most health benefits. Unlike any green plant, they have all of the essential amino acids. And they are  good source of vitamins. Shiitake mushrooms are great for building your immune system and are antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. They are a powerhouse of nutrients and contain about 60% carbohydrates, 20% protein and 10% fiber. They are a good source of B and D vitamins which are tough to find in the plant world.

Editor's Note:
I just applied some of this "Fluid Film" to the underside of my 20-year-old Ford pickup truck and I'm very happy with the results.  You may have heard about folks who spray used motor oil on the underside of their vehicle to stop rust, and it works, but it's dirty.  This "Fluid Film" is a non-toxic alternative that anyone can put on their vehicle.  Unlike traditional undercoating, this is a light coating of oil that penetrates and protects your vehicle if it's already starting to rust.  If your car is brand new then I would suggest rubberized undercoating.  Otherwise Fluid Film is probably the way to go!  

More information:
https://www.fluid-film.com/

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 16:33

Is your chimney leaking?

These diagrams might help explain why.

Note: This article was originally posted on BarrettCommunity.com

 

My opinion is that the Local Services tax should be repealed because it drives away business and makes it harder to attract workers in Barrett Township:

Background - State Level:

  • The Local Tax Enabling Act of 1965 allowed Second Class Townships to collect Occupational Privilege Taxes
  • In 2004, the Local Tax Enabling Act was amended to allow for collecting "Emergency and Municipal Services Taxes"

Background - Locally:

  • In 2005, ordinance 141 was passed, known as "Emergency and Municipal Services Tax"
  • In 2007 it was renamed "Local Services Tax" when ordinance #155 was passed.
Monday, 15 February 2021 11:05

Can residents own their internet provider?

Friends and Neighbors - I want to share the following information about a small town near Westfield, Massachusetts that built their own fiber optic internet service. Would something like this benefit the people of Barrett Township?

The City of Westfield has been home to an experiment, of sorts, in which municipal internet has been made available to a majority of the homes in the city. Westfield Gas and Electric (WG&E) has developed its own ISP to give residents a choice for internet service beyond the monopoly of a private ISP.

2nd Amendment Warning!  Registration leads to confiscation.  

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Infringement is any form of regulation that prevents someone from bearing arms.

Therefore a nationwide firearm registration system is unconstitutional! 

Do not obey!

 

(Note: I did not write the following - found on FB)

Highlights of H.R. 127 bill they're trying to pass in D.C. (read it yourself, it's 19 pages and easy to understand)

Firearms will be required to be registered. Registration includes: make, model and serial number of the firearm, and where it will be stored.

You will have 3 months to do this, and all information will be accessible to the public and government. So....

Scenario 1: little Johnny now knows you own zero firearms and comes to rob you.

Scenario 2: little Johnny knows exactly what you have, and where it is, when he robs you.

Scenario 3: Uncle Sam now knows where every firearm you own is located when they come to confiscate them.

You must have a license to own a firearm.

To obtain a license you must be at least 21, pass a criminal background check, pass a psychological evaluation, and take a minimum of 24 hours of firearm training. As part of your psychological evaluation, your household members and any former spouses will be interviewed.

So if your ex wife hates you, there goes your ability to own a gun. If your abusive ex husband doesn't want you to be able to protect yourself, there goes your ability to own a gun.

If your license is ever revoked you must immediately return your license and surrender all firearms and ammunition.

Your license must be renewed every 3 years with at least 8 additional hours of firearm training.

You must own firearm insurance from the government at the cost of $800 a year.

You, and only you, can use your firearm unless you notify the attorney General. So if you're at work and someone breaks in your house while your spouse is there, they can not use your firearm without facing the penalties below.

No person under the age of 18 shall be allowed to possess or use a firearm. There goes hunting with your son or daughter. Or being able to teach them about gun safety and respect for guns.

You can not own ammunition that is .50 caliber or greater.

You can not own anything that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Penalties include $75,000 to $150,000 in fines and 15 to 25 years in prison.

I'm just wondering how far the government has to go before we the people stand up, and when or if we do...will it be too late.

...Shall not be infringed.

(Natural News) Three of the evilest entities on the planet were charged in a Peruvian court the other day of conspiring to create the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for world domination.

Bill Gates, George Soros, and several members of the Rockefeller family were deemed responsible for the advent and spread of the Chinese virus, which has killed tens of thousands of small businesses and forever changed the world for the worst.

(full article)

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 11:10

Cryptocurrency Primer: Wallet Strategy

General Strategy: Multiple "Wallets"

Your day-to-day wallet will probably be tied to a centralized bitcoin exchange, like a Coinbase account. With Coinbase, you can create multiple wallet addresses under a single account (suppose you have 3 or 4 businesses, each could have their own Wallet Address that gets used for receiving payments). I think of Coinbase as your starting point: you'll most likely be using Coinbase to convert your $USD-based checking account funds into Bitcoin (or whichever cryptocurrency you choose).

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Your second wallet should be created manually, not connected with Coinbase.  Naturally, it will be more complicated.  Ideally the second wallet will be set up as "cold storage" so that you don't have it connected to the internet (for security purposes).  

Prefer the feeling of paper money, something you can get your hands on? There is a solution for you. It is possible to print out your wallet keys, laminate, and store under your mattress, for example: Creating Cold Storage Using a Paper Wallet

You should review some guides about bitcoin storage, hot vs. cold wallets, etc.  

You can either buy a "hardware wallet" like a Trezor or Ledger or create your own using a USB flash drive.  

 

Wallet Software

It looks like "Electrum" and "Exodus" are the popular Wallet software names.  

DIY: How to create an Inexpensive Bitcoin Wallet USB Thumb Drive

 

This is not investment advice

For those who are interested in the underlying technology behind cryptocurrency and the software behind it, based on this series of articles, anyone can easily create their own "Coin" (like Dogecoin).

The reason Bitcoin has risen to over $40,000 is simply because people have decided to put their faith in it.

Personally, I believe that Bitcoin has the potential to properly store value. Its downfall is that it won't work well for rapid transactions, meaning it probably won't be able to replace something like Visa/Mastercard, as I understand it.

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The lawyers employed by Donald Trump have amassed an impressive pile of arguments to defend him against charges that he incited a mob of his supporters to stage an armed insurrection in an effort to stop the selection of his democratically elected opponent. It is not popular in the fickle fairyland of Washington D.C. to defend Donald Trump, let alone to praise him. But at this sad hour in our nation’s history, that is precisely what must be done.

 

Here are the summary recommendations from America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) Regarding COVID-19 Experimental Vaccines:

Prohibited for the young, Discouraged for the healthy middle-aged and Optional for the co-morbid and elderly.

• 0-20 years old: prohibited (exceedingly low risk from COVID, unknown risk of autoimmune disease, unknown risk of pathogenic priming, risk of lifelong infertility)

• 20-50 healthy: strongly discouraged (exceedingly low risk from COVID, unknown risk of auto-immune disease, unknown risk of pathogenic priming, risk of lifelong infertility)

• 50-69 & healthy: strongly discouraged (low risk from COVID, unknown risk of auto-immune disease, unknown risk of pathogenic priming, unknown effect on placenta and spermatogenesis.

• 50-69 & co-morbid: discouraged (experimental vaccine is higher risk than early)

• >70 & healthy: personal risk assessment (experimental vaccine is higher risk than early or prophylactic treatment with established medications)

• >70 & co-morbid: personal risk assessment & advocacy access (experimental vaccine early or prophylactic treatment with established medications)

 

Further Reading:

What you need to know about the COVID Vaccine

The Covid Deception Serves An Undeclared Agenda

The Covid Pandemic Is The Result of Public Health Authorities Blocking Effective Treatment

Why do antibodies fade after a COVID-19 infection, and will the same thing happen with vaccines?

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