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Barter, bullets and beans

OK, time to quit slacking off and write another article here.

President Trump really has boosted the American economy, hasn’t he? Even the worst haters on CNN are forced to admit that his ideas are working pretty well. (Actually, almost none of ’em will admit that!) But even with this booming economy and record high stock market, the naysayers out there in the financial book sellers world are pushing the idea that it’s all too good to be true and the world as we know it will end next Wednesday. Or maybe the next week. And the democrats are so full of hate and shit that they’re actually pushing to try and crash every program Trump has initiated. What happens if they succeeded? Or if the financial naysayers turn out to be right?

Well, perhaps the democrats are too impotent to really get much economic sabotage going, and unless there really is some doomsday worldwide economic crash, the stock market will continue it’s wild ride up and down as it always has.

But in today’s world there are many actors at play, all of whom have evil intent for the USA. Just in cyber attacks, for instance, you have Russia, China and North Korea with hundreds of thousands of dedicated computer ‘warriors’ who relentlessly probe every security crack they can find. They have successfully hacked many critical institutions and computer services here in the USA, and people that know our infrastructure, power grid, etc are running on rather old software are quite worried about security. For quite some time, we worried that the USA might get nuked by North Korea, even before Trump got into the word games he played with ‘little Rocket Man’. But even though it appears that NK is possibly no longer a threat (or at least less of a threat) there are others with nukes out there who would hit us if they thought we were too weak to retaliate, say if 0bama was still in power or Hillary was president. Or the second, but more preferred way to take us down is through the hackers, using cyber-warfare. All it would take is to cause a major malfunction in a couple of fair sized networks on the east coast and a huge chunk of the US grid would come crashing down. It’s all interconnected, so the domino effect would be devastating.

Power Grid Cyber Attacks Keep the Pentagon Up at Night

How many things in your life are not connected to the power grid? If you thought about it for a while you might be able to count those items on one hand. Basically everything in today’s society is dependent on the electric grid, creating the interdependence between the grid and water, telecommunications, transportation, and emergency response systems. Nothing would work. Your credit cards you live on, gone. Gas for your car can’t be pumped. Commuter train to home, stalled. Kids stranded at school. Cellphones down. Elevators inoperative, with huge numbers of people all over the place trapped between floors when the grid went down. Ever notice how bad the traffic gets at an intersection where the traffic light went down? Now, imagine that at every intersection in the country. Countless people running out of gas as they sit in the gridlock, adding more obstacles to get around.

Northeast blackout of 2003

We’ll probably be reasonably civil with each other for the first day or two. But then as the millions of hungry, thirsty, unprepared people get more desperate, things will quickly unravel into total chaos. In some places, the fools will be looting flat screen TV sets and other retail stuff. Grocery stores here and there might have been trying to cope with no power, but since everything is scanned for the price, they have to go and check every item’s shelf location for the price you may try to buy with cash. And would have to slowly and painfully long tally all the items on hand written paper, figured with a calculator. And that’s with the ones that would struggle to serve the customers. Most would probably just close up and hope for the power to come back in a couple days.

By the end of the first week, almost all grocery stores in urban areas would probably have been looted.

empty shelves

Most vehicles will have run out of gas even with minimal use within two weeks, so bicycle and foot is now your ‘transportation’. Your cash, if you had any, is probably used up. So, if anywhere had anything left that you could buy, it will be time to barter.

Since it will be a chaotic and perilous time, certain things of value that are reasonably portable may make a form of currency. One of those things may be ammunition. One may find that 9mm ammunition could be used for trading for say, a can of beans. If the can is identifiable as a can of beans (or something else edible, including dog food, read the ingredients sometime) you can easily check the can for the ‘sell by’ date to see how long it’s been sitting around. Now, modern canned foods can easily last two to five years past that ‘sell by’ date, so if the can is not rusty, crushed, dented, or bulging we’re looking at a useful item. The myths of ‘expiration dates’.  Now, what is a 9mm cartridge worth? Your bartering skills would determine that, but I’m pretty sure one or two would be worth a can of beans if the guy with the beans had use for the ammo since 9mm is probably the most commonly used pistol ammo around. How I do reloading 9MM ammo is the way I’ll “make my own barter money”.


When will the next Church shooting happen?

Well, here we go again. Yesterday, November 5, 2017, in a tiny homespun town in Texas, a crazed lunatic, who was dishonorably discharged from the US Air Force, who was NOT, by federal law, allowed to own firearms or ammunition, walks up to a tiny Baptist church and opens fire with an AR-15 style weapon firing many rounds into the church from outside, then goes into the church still firing, reloading and firing. Being Texas, after all, a ‘hero’ with another rifle (or other legally owned firearm) shoots the insane bastard, wounding and distracting him enough to leave the scene. A short distance away, the cops find him dead, probably bled out from the armed citizen’s actions with his weapon.

This proves yet again, the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is for a good guy with a gun to take action against the bad guy. Sadly, it also proves yet again, that no amount of gun laws will keep evil people from doing evil things. The more the left layers on law after law restricting the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens, the easier it makes victims of them by the acts of evil people.

Just yesterday, the day of the shooting, attending services in my own church which has hundreds of attendees in 3 locations at once, serviced by today’s technology of ‘simul-casting’ the pastor’s words to the other two locations with video linkups, I was once again distracted momentarily by the thought of how much carnage there would be should some crazy bastard like Devin Kelley come in with evil intent to harm as many as possible. And again I chided myself for not carrying my concealed carry weapon to church. Previous law only allowed one to have a firearm on church property if it was locked up in your personal vehicle out in the parking lot. In the state of Georgia, our generous gun laws have moved with the times, and now allows one to carry in church if the church has decided to ‘opt in’ with tacit approval of legally licensed concealed carry permit holders to have their firearms on them while attending church. Our church is well populated with ex-military, ex-bikers and L.E.O. personnel, and I suspect that ‘somebody’ is possibly carrying in the midst of the several hundreds of people at each location.

A huge number of innocent people have been killed at the hands of crazy, racist, izlamic, or whatever motive shooters since 2000. I think this trend will not only continue, but will in fact increase as the chaos and evilness of the ‘end times’ as predicted in the Bible seem to be approaching. Whether you believe as Christians do or not, you’ll probably agree that our nation is being degraded with all kinds of moral perversion, corruption in high places and ever increasing diminishing and persecution of all things Christian.

Today, more than ever, it seems to me that more good guys need guns than ever before. Mass shootings occurring more and more. Radical muzlims attacking non-muzlims more and more. Political unrest from the left, funded by billionaire crackpots who wish the USA to collapse, their minions attacking ‘Trump supporters’ and all other conservatives they can reach, as they shout ‘anti-fascism’ as they carry out fascist attacks and riots. Crazy dictators like little ‘Rocket Man’ who may initiate WW3 any day now. Figures at hand indicate that about 3,000,000 people in the USA who have concealed carry license carry every day. Figures also indicate that about 12,000,000 people have a concealed carry license, but do not carry daily. Seriously, people, we need to get the daily carry people numbers on up there, and add more people to the rolls of us who carry. If these mass shooting trends disturb you and you fear that things are a little out of control, you should seriously consider the idea of purchasing your own protection for you and your loved ones. There are many gun ranges around the nation where you can rent many types and brands of handguns or rifles so you can find one that ‘fits’ you, that you’re comfortable with, before you lay out good money on a weapon that you find you don’t like after you’ve fired it a few times. When you find that particular one that suits you, having put a box or two of ammunition through it, you can buy one with confidence that at least it works well in your hands. Next, find qualified, seriously experienced trainers for self defense and basic shooting techniques, more so than uncle Joe, and get trained in safe operation, legally carrying and using a weapon. Each state has it’s own boggle of stuff to go through to get a concealed carry license, some states more accessible than others for the process.

If you want more information on all types of survival topics in today’s crazy world, please consider my book ‘Surviving Urban Crisis’ where I cover the 4 basic topics in good detail. It’s an electronic book format with lots of live links to supporting information. You can find in on in Kindle format and in 8 different formats for less than $5US.

Stay safe, be aware of what’s going on around you (no phone zombies, right?) and live to see another day.

Trump won – – I’m still prepping!

We’re now in the eighth month of the Trump administration. According to the media, this man is the worst, most corrupt liar and incompetent ever to steal an election! Reality begs to differ, as the stock market continues to soar at an astounding rate, unemployment is at record lows, and when President Trump gets out among his people, the packed stadiums full of cheering supporters belies the media campaign against him.

The media hates President Trump with a vitriol I’ve never seen in 50 years of voting. The ‘deep state’ is determined to displace him with whatever fabrication, slander, innuendo, or man from Mars theory they can imagine. See, Hillary Clinton was supposed to win this thing. It was planned that way. 0bama knew of this ‘Russian interference’ that was supposed to be going on. Didn’t do anything about it, because Hillary was supposed to win. The Democrat National Committee colluded with the media to weed the overly large herd of republicans down to one candidate that Hillary could surely beat….Donald Trump. They trashed and slandered all other ‘professional’ politicians relentlessly while propping up Trump with a billion dollars of free publicity, because they knew Hillary could beat this clown, this nobody business guy. So Trump wins the nomination! No surprise, they planned it that way. Now the media tide turns the other way, and trashes Trump 100% of the coverage, while Hillary can do no wrong. (Which is several books worth of wrong, but maybe another time). No ID states are worked heavily with the usual busloads of ‘voters’ trundled around to every district. Motor voter states like CA and OR with NO ID to vote. Currently, prospective voters in Oregon are asked on the registration form if they’re U.S. citizens, but don’t have to provide any tangible proof. The media remains gleefully confident that Clinton will handily beat this nobody, Trump. America looks at the choice of the most utterly corrupt, vile and evil thing on two legs the democrats have put up as candidate or the maverick businessman who used to support the Clintons in the past (for business advantage purposes, like thousands of other businessmen). America chooses Donald Trump. The media implodes. Wailing in the streets by liberal democrats. (That was fun to watch!)

hair on fireNOOOOOOOO!

I’ve posted on another page the maps that show the connections of the democrat voter fraud machine, democrat cities deep in poverty and crime, the interesting correlation of these areas always voting democrat vs. the outcome of the election. See it here.

President Trump has been under attack from the moment he took his hand off the Bible the day he was sworn in. No other presidency has had the amount of ‘leakers’ (one every single day, since day one), no other president has had the utter hate of the media to this extent, no other president has been “under investigation” to this extent and at the same time has accomplished more to motivate the economy of the United States than any other president. The democrat witch hunt, stocked 100% with 0bama leftovers and Clinton donors, continues and will continue until ‘something’ is found in an attempt to unseat this president. Should this pack of dogs actually find something in Trump’s previous life as an international real estate businessman worthy of accomplishing this goal, I’m thinking there will be somewhere around 62,000,000 really pissed off supporters who know this to be a sham, this  plot to usurp the will of the people and the electoral college who put Trump in the White House as these obvious clowns try and take him out of office. I would not be even slightly surprised to see the people rise up and get into basically the second American civil war to purge this nation of the leftist, deep state corruption attempting to pull this off. For what it’s worth, there are ‘internet rumors‘ of even an assassination plot by the deep state, should the effort to unseat Trump by “legal” means fails. They are truly playing with dynamite to imagine they’ll get away with that.

Being far too old to participate in such trivia as a civil war, I just stay home and manufacture (hand load) ammunition for my personal weapons  and continue with the general prepping activities that I’ve done for years, about 100 to 150 per weekend. 0805170852I used to fear the radical muzlim scum would be the source of a major internal conflict in the USA, but I think they will not be of sufficient numbers until perhaps my grandchildren are adults and having kids of their own. Outside of several major concentrations of muzlims in the USA, the general population could easily overwhelm the muzlims. More than the muzlims, I think that the internal conflict of the USA will be this result of the deep state plotting, or perhaps the North Korean little bat-shit crazy fat man drops a nuke on the USA, maybe a combination of things, a ‘perfect storm’ of unrest by all of the above coming together at once.

I’m continuing to prep. How about you?

If you want more information on all types of survival topics in today’s crazy world, please consider my book ‘Surviving Urban Crisis’ where I cover the 4 basic topics in good detail. It’s an electronic book format with lots of live links to supporting information. You can find in on in Kindle format and in 8 different formats for less than $5US.

Incompetence, crime and democrats.

As we all know, there’s a couple dozen themes that democrats routinely push on America to suit their agenda. I suppose up in the top five, you will always find ‘crime’ and ‘gun control’, pretty much in the same breathless babbling whenever there’s yet another gangsta shooting spree in a rapper night club or they’re discussing the murder rate in Chicago.

Always, always, it’s more gun control on law abiding citizens, never improving law enforcement in heavily democratic high crime zones. Always more restrictions on law abiding citizens magazine capacity, never taking murderers off the streets. Always the idea of banning ‘assault weapons’ will reduce crime in Chicago (where they are almost NEVER involved in any shootings) or any other democrat controlled big city crime rate.

At any rate, as a study of democrat crime rates, I noticed something familiar about the map that the Crime Prevention Research Center put out about how a small fraction of all counties are responsible for the majority of murders in the USA. 2% of the counties have 51% of all the murders. The top 5% account for 68% of all murders. CPRC also pointed out that murders are often highly concentrated within a given county. Citing Los Angeles County, which experienced 526 murder in 2014, CPRC showed that there were wide swaths of the county with virtually no murders. So, these areas are well known to the police and elected officials in these districts! The following map shows those hotbeds of crime and murder:

cprc map

Something very familiar with that pattern. Where have I seen that before? Oh, yeah, something about the recent elections where Hillary Clinton’s votes were concentrated, like in this map:


What a coincidence! (They seem to have left Alaska off the crime map, probably because there’s not enough crime in Alaska to qualify) But isn’t it curious how the two maps would overlay each other almost perfectly?

Here, I’ll put the maps side by side to more easily see this

2016_Presidential_Election_by_Countycprc map

The democrats relentless assault on our rights to self defense has done nothing at all to alleviate the crime rates in their voter strongholds. In fact, in Chicago, despite the SCOTUS slapping the crap out of their unconstitutional restrictions on law abiding citizens right to carry concealed, it’s still near impossible for the average Joe to get a gun permit for self defense in these ‘war zones’ of crime and violence.

One of our favorite democrats, ‘mad’ Maxine Waters’ district is about 50% gang turf:


Now, that’s a district to be proud of, right? “Serving” the 43rd district since 1991 (proving again why we need term limits) she has earned many distinctions including the most corrupt member of congress! During her dedicated service to the citizens of her district, her net worth has climbed to a humble $5,000,000+ on her meager congressional salary.

She’s just a typical democrat example and sadly many republicans are equally corrupt, such as McCain, for instance. We sure do need term limits, which is why the Convention of States effort is so important. 

Again, these high crime areas have been known of by the politicians at the city, state and national levels, patrolled by police for generations and still not much ever gets done. Why?


Crime Prevention Research Center

Yale Research

Boston Crime

Research Shows Murders are Heavily Concentrated in Small Fraction of Counties

If you want more information on all types of survival topics in today’s crazy world, please consider my book ‘Surviving Urban Crisis’ where I cover the 4 basic topics in good detail. It’s an electronic book format with lots of live links to supporting information. You can find in on in Kindle format and in 8 different formats for less than $5US.

Improvised weapons

This is for all my pals in the UK and my friend Graham A. from years ago in DeKalb County, GA, USA.

From my book Surviving Urban Crisis let me present to you one of several home made improvised weapons that would be useful in an environment where the citizens have allowed themselves to be stripped naked of self defense guns (and most anything else useful for self defense) and are now faced with hordes of radical, hateful muzlim terrorists attacking women, old people and public places. As long as they don’t have guns, items like this in your possession, in the hands of a rather pissed Britain, may do surprisingly well in a self-defense situation.

The legality of possession is totally on YOU to research (or risk) for your location.

Improvised weapons:

First let’s define what we’re discussing here, and perhaps to prod your imagination as to what may be utilized as a ‘weapon’.

Home Made Kubotan Striking Stick
Check for legality of possession in your area.

Compliance with local law is your problem.
This can be fabricated from just about any kind of study, round stock like a ¾” diameter by 6” long bit of wooden broom handle, or dowel, plastic / nylon rod stock or aluminum rod. Use your imagination. Basically, you take your 6” long stick and round off the ends at about a 45 degree angle, tapering the end down to a blunt ‘point’ about 1/16” to ¼” diameter. You don’t need a sharp point on either end. Now put 3 or 4 grooves around the shaft at even intervals to have some ‘grip’ on the stick. Done!

Now you have a rather formidable striking type defensive item, made from a bit of scrap. Or you can buy a fancy one with a key ring on the end. You could also drill yours for a key ring. The keys can then be an extension of the weapon, like a small mace. Very effective across the face of an attacker, muzlim or not. I wouldn’t put the bulky plastic remote car door key button on this item, because smashing it upside the head of an attacker may destroy the thing.


Like any other defensive item, from bare hands to bazookas, you should get training on proper use of the item.

Hits to various places on the body or head of an attacker can be fatal with this weapon, so it’s not to be used to settle up with an annoyed patron in the pub after a couple pints.

If you have decent sized pockets in your pants, this will tuck away nicely. Same with a lady’s purse, just put it where you can grab it out FAST, without having to rummage all through it. This would also help you find your keys more quickly, when you’re not having to defend yourself against a muzlim with the idea of raping you.

More than anything else, dear friends, is to stay alert, do NOT zombie out in your smart phone while in public, be it walking, on the train, bus, whatever. One quick text, maybe. A twenty minute text ‘conversation’? That can wait. Isolating yourself with an electronic device in today’s muzlim terrorist environment is NOT a good idea. Be aware. Look around. Stay alive. If you’re fit and knowledgeable enough, come to the aid of others should a situation develop.

How to videos on Making 60 lb bow

Three man teams in a survival scenario:

Making a ‘Toma-chete’ from scrap metal.

Will they successfully take President Trump down?

Well, after the most contentious, crazy and totally circus-like election in the history of the USA, President Trump is in the start of his sixth month in office. And not a single day has passed (or probably ever will) where the apoplectic, hate-filled leftist media, 0bama’s ‘underground army’ of malcontents rioting, protesting, disrupting republican district town hall meetings, and the whiny pissed off democrats have not attacked him for a ‘thumb tripped’ word from his smart phone onto Twitter, to the most successful US tour abroad in the past 8 years. The economy is booming. Doesn’t matter. The unemployment rate is the lowest in decades. Doesn’t matter. We have great respect again from other world leaders. Doesn’t matter. Our veterans and the systems for them are getting better. Doesn’t matter. They will keep up the unrelenting attacks, fake news, total lies and fantasies knowing if they may never take him down they will at least hinder, obstruct, distract, slow down his making America great again. And the vitriol towards Trump extends to ANY republican candidate seat that needs filling from the various vacancies created by Trumps appointees in his administration. Take the 6th district in Georgia, near me. The democrats put up John Ossoff (pissed off, jacked off, whatever) to run against Karen Handel, a successful republican candidate from other positions in the Georgia party. Don’t know ol’ Johnny boy? Nobody else did either. But a little search finds that Johnny was a democrat flunky, starting his lackluster career as an intern for John Lewis a radical black activist, pro-Obama, deep hater of the conservative people, who led that ridiculous ‘sit in’ a short while ago. He’s got endorsements from the ultimate bat-shit crazy leftist Nancy Pelosi.  ALL of these leftist morons are rabid anti-gun rights fools and would have approved any clown that Hillary Clinton wanted in the SCOTUS. Hollywood elites and radical leftist democrat PACs have dumped millions of dollars into the usual lie and smear campaign tactics against Handel. So, we’ll see in a couple weeks how well that’s worked here in Georgia.

Then there was the Comey fiasco. Like the democrats were all excited like a kid getting an ice cream cone….then it falls on the sidewalk after just one lick…WAH!

So, it’s clear they will not stop the ‘war on Trump’, even though the American people are fed up with the constant stream of breathless lies, fake news and baseless accusations. Back in October of last year when the MSM was pushing the lie that Hillary would be the next president, I joined the millions of Americans who saw her ‘election’ as a major threat to American’s right to keep and bear arms and bought what we thought were the last guns of a free people when more than 27,658,982 background checks were done by the end of the year. When Trump unexpectedly won I thought, briefly, that perhaps we could rest easier since the most corrupt, vile and evil woman on the planet was defeated. That seems to have been overly optimistic on my part, because it seems the left has settled in for a long war against Trump and the American people who support him.

It seems in the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the ‘general’ of the leftist army was ‘taken out’, but the army and all it’s operatives and minions are still fully engaged in the war on our republic. “Comics” hold up severed heads. “Plays” stage assassinations. MSM spews hate, lies, distortions, fabrications, skewed news 24/7. Democrat leaders call for ‘fighting in the streets’. And then they act all surprised when some leftist crazy shoots people!

Today, 6-14-17, a gunman walks up to a witness and asks “Which ones are the republicans?” at a ‘bi-partisan’ baseball game in Virginia. Minutes later, a barrage of gunfire strikes Republican Steve Scaliase and others are shot before capitol police can kill the shooter. Rand Paul says that it sounded like an AR-15 (they do have a unique sound) and guessed that maybe up to 60 rounds were fired. If that turns out true, it’s a miracle that 30 or 40 other innocent people weren’t shot. The police responders were both wounded, I believe, in taking out the shooter.

So, if we deluded ourselves a bit when Trump unexpectedly (as far as the MSM was concerned) won the election, that we could relax a little now….that is firmly out of mind as of today. No, now more than ever people must be constantly vigilant of all goings on around them. Muzlim terrorists. Leftist terrorists. ‘Antifa’ terrorists. George Soros funded terrorists and agitators. Get out of your smart phone zombie zone when you’re in public. Keep your eyes roving at traffic stoplights, in your store cashier lines. See something, call 911. If you’re carrying concealed, and have the proper training, should something unfold, protect your family first and defend others if you can. Take out the bad guy if you can, but be aware that missed shots always go somewhere and may hurt innocents nowhere near the conflict.

Stand ready, like it or not the left may be stupid enough to actually try for their ‘civil war’ to take down America and install 0bama’s Gorge Soros funded new world order, one world government.

Plastic parts in your favorite carbine?

A tale of woe, disappointment and some buyers remorse unfold here, as I regale you with my sad tale of cleaning my Beretta firearms after a day of fun at the range.

Seems I forgot a rather crucial step while disassembling my recently purchased Beretta Cx4 Storm carbine, namely cocking the weapon before one begins to take it down. Seems that when this step isn’t done, when you pull the upper off the lower, the hammer in the up position breaks off the end of the plastic spring guide rod that operates the bolt cycling while the weapon fires. Whoops. 1

This is a grievously disappointing situation, that the Beretta firearms manufacturing family would cut corners in production by using plastic in crucial parts that the entire weapon operation depends on. I mean, these boys been making weapons for 500 freaking years, you’d think they would do better than this crap! Yep, that tiny ‘T’ shaped bit is the piece that breaks off, leaving you SOL for a firearm. So, what breaks next, the plastic firing pin hammer? Yep, that’s plastic too, with a honking stout spring to drop it on the firing pin, since it has no mass to transfer the hit with and that spring gives the Cx4 trigger it’s ‘feel’.  All the neat features, the ability to choose which side the ejected cases go out, the ambidextrous choice of the charging handle, the shared magazines with the Px4 pistol platform, are seriously diminished by these plastic internals.

So, I take the pieces to work, where I have some decent tools, and decide I’ll give it a shot at repairing / improving this plastic junk while my $40 replacement unit from Brownell’s shows up.

I chuck it up in our shop lathe and dress off the end of the shaft where the ‘T’ end broke off, drill it out to 7/64″ diameter about 1/2″ deep and tap the hole to take a #6-32 screw.


I fit the guide tab back onto the plastic rod, press the spring down over the rod (which is amazingly stiff, by the way) and secure it on the rod with miniature vice-grips. Then I screwed the buffer end onto the rod and slathered the whole end with industrial grade super-glue. I let it cure for about an hour, then eased the vice-grips off. Surprise! It stays together!


I really am surprised the stupid rod stayed together at all outside the weapon, considering the diameter of that ‘T’ end is a puny .132″ with the amount of tension on the rod from the spring.


I suspect this may either work surprisingly well, or it will break off again on the first shot fired. I’m leaning towards working well, because I now have a stainless steel screw plus the entire end fitted into the buffer / tail piece and made one with the rod by super-glue to take the load of operation. And when this thing fires, I suspect the spring on this rod is compressed 100%.

Upon reassembly, everything went right back into place just as it should, and the bolt cycles by hand just like it should.

We’ll see. In the meanwhile, I’m seriously looking at some steel replacement parts from Sierra Papa for ending the worry about this ever happening again.


Reloading by the book, but…

Welcome to daylight savings time for 2017. (Yawn…)

Anyway, to the point. You may have seen my previous posts on 9mm ammunition reloading. I gave lots of specific ways to safely reload your own ammo, and things to watch out for to stay safe while pursuing this hobby / craft. Despite all that effort, things can ball up into a knot right in the middle of your fun.

No, my issue didn’t blow up my favorite gun, no one was harmed or injured in this case, just a severe malfunction, if it had happened in the middle of an encounter with a home invader or other criminal on the street.

It seems that the factory suggested (specified, actually) dimensions for certain firearms don’t jive with reality, sometimes. As in the picture above, where I’m measuring the cartridge overall length, ‘by the book’ to 1.135″, I’ll suppose that particular round will work in 90% of all 9mm pistols out there. I can’t verify that, because I only own 4, a Taurus, a Hungarian army unit, and two Beretta Px4 series, one full size, one compact. I had taken the fresh reloads to the local range, with some buddies, to try out the Hornady brand 147 grain jacketed hollowpoint bullets in my Beretta Px4 Storm full size pistol. I had mixed the various types of bullet loads, as I always do to simulate the ‘reality’ of a hastily loaded ammo magazine in a hostile situation where I just load in whatever I can grab. So, I’m popping along, all is working fine…suddenly we got no fire, after only 3 or 4 shots. Checking the chamber to see if there was a failure to feed (never happens with the Beretta or the other 2 brands I have) I discover I can’t pull back the slide, because we’re all jammed up! Won’t budge for the biggest guy in the group, either. Fortunately, the Beretta is so easy to disassemble, that I can take apart the pistol and find that a cartridge is jammed firmly into the barrel chamber. Prying it out with a screwdriver blade from my always carried Leatherman multi-tool, I find it’s one of my fresh reloads with the Hornady bullet! Can’t figure out why that round jammed. I did the usual redundant, multiple checking on every cartridge I reloaded and brought to the range. What’s going on here? So, I put the pistol back together, a few more rounds work perfectly, then jammed again! Another tear down  reveals another Hornady bullet, jammed in the chamber again! Unloaded all the magazines and culled all those hollow point rounds for later investigation.

Well after returning home and cleaning all my toys (always do that, people, you may forget and leave the crud in your weapon for months!) I can now see what’s going on. I take one of the undamaged hollow point cartridges and drop it again into the ‘go-no-go’ gauge, drops right in. Try the same cartridge in the removed barrel of the Baretta Px4… NOPE, it won’t seat in the barrel! The base of the cartridge may be sticking out about .020″ and will go no further in. Conclusion: The ‘by the book’ overall cartridge length of 1.135″ won’t work with the Berettas! At least not with that Hornady brand 147 grain hollow point bullet profile.

Image from ‘Midway USA LoadMAP’ data book (apparently no longer printed) shows the HP/XTP at 1.135″9mm 147 gr data_01

I suspect the ‘squared off’ shoulder of the bullet profile is contacting the end of the barrel chamber of the Beretta. You can see the distinct conical shape and edge of the bullet in my picture above. The solution to the problem is to have to seat the bullet further down into the case. As I pointed out in another post about hand loading ammo, the seating depth is critical to proper and safe use of the ammo. Too deep makes severe pressure boosts. So, I take the cartridge back to the loading press and ‘tweak’ the over all length until the round fits home properly in the Beretta. Since I never load cartridges to the ‘max’ powder charge, and generally only one step above the minimum starting load, I’m thinking I’ll be OK after pressing in the bullets another .015″ to an over all length of 1.115″. Again, referring to the Midway USA LoadMAP data, I used 3.8gr of Unique powder which is well below the maximum load. Cross referencing the information in the book ‘Modern Reloading‘ by Richard Lee, we get essentially the same data for powder brand load and cartridge overall length ± .005″.

Dear Reader: Any and all advise, methods, information, etc posted here is for information only. The methods I use or describe entail risks that I judge personally acceptable for use as an ammunition reloader. Proceed at your own risk, use your best judgment as I must, before attempting anything published anywhere in my blog pages.

I’ll post again if anything ‘blows up’!

Update: 3-13-17.

This issue appears to be with the Beretta pistols, the Taurus PT 92 and my Hungarian army pistol, AND the Beretta Cx4 Storm 9mm carbine eat this cartridge made to the suggested book specification of 1.135″ length without problems, seating the cartridge perfectly in the chamber.

Essential Oils and health

Most of my posts in this blog have been related to general topics of basic survival, such as interesting and useful gear, tool, vehicles, basics. Well, health is a major concern when we’re in a SHTF situation. So, I’ll put in my two cents on that this time, by talking about something I’ve developed a personal interest in, and have personally used for a number of aliments now.

Essential oils have been with us for thousands of years, from the first Christmas where the wise men from the east brought gifts that included frankincense and myrrh. These were precious in those times, and extremely valuable for a number of healing properties.

The first issue to address is the quality of an essential oil and the concentration of the elements of that oil that give it the useful medicinal quality we’re looking for. There are all kinds of brands out there and all levels of quality. Prices can be stunning for the volume of oil you get for certain oils. One main line brand sells their Helichrysum oil for $75.00 for 5 milliliters in a tiny bottle. Now, the quality of this brand, DoTerra, is unquestioned but budgets being as they are I had to choose the next best brand for certain oils that were just too pricey. I have a number of oils from DoTerra and they’re outstanding. The main qualification for choice in my opinion is to get ‘pharmaceutical grade’ or ‘Therapeutic grade’ as this designation claims that the useful concentration of the oil elements is of sufficient strength to be of use for health and healing issues. There are oil brands out there that are essentially ‘perfume’, but these are worthless for any kind of therapeutic use. So, read the label and description closely before you buy. The brand I personally have used numerous times and has an excellent rating on, is “Majestic Pure”, along with “Healing Solutions”, “Herb Pharm” and “Sun Essential Oils” that make up most of my inventory.

I’m incorporating into this post the extensive list of essential oils I’ve compiled for my personal reference. This information was picked out of the mass of sources online, after the source was deemed reliable and knew their stuff. A very large amount of the data was taken from ‘Dr. Axe‘ website, an alternative health expert with an excellent reputation. Another expert in plant based diet is Dr. Michael Greger who has written an excellent book on that subject called “How Not To Die“, which I gave to everyone at my house for Christmas.

Guide to essential oil use by ailment or need.

Information assembled by Surviving Urban Crisis for your off-grid medicine cabinet, which every prepper must have. After ‘doomsday’, doctors will be hard to find, and generally speaking, the ‘naturopathic’ way is more tolerable to the body anyway.

For information only, no suggestion whatever of medical information or suggested usage.

NOTE: I do not personally ingest essential oils, nor do I recommend ingesting any oils. However, should you find information from a reliable source, such as Dr. Axe, which implies you may ingest oils, follow the guidelines EXACTLY and use at your own risk. The concentration of the oil element ingredient may be toxic when ingested, therefore it’s crucial to follow such instructions completely and accurately and I recommend half the dosage they suggest until you’re certain you’re not having any negative results.

This information is widely available on the internet, but somewhat scattered and usually found in a format where the essential oil is listed, then all the ailments that it may help, so I arranged them by use or aliment instead.

As you see, there are multiple uses for each oil, and multiple oils for the same use. This is useful because some oils are far more expensive or hard to find than others. And while some may find the scent of one oil to be enjoyable, others will find that same oil to ‘stink’, in their opinion. For instance, I think melaluca or ‘tea tree oil’ just plain smells disgusting, but both my daughters seem to think it smells nice and clean. I can tolerate it enough to get the beneficial effects from it, but I’m complaining on the inside about it. So the wide range of available oils and multiple uses will allow one to find an enjoyable aroma and relief that works for their personal satisfaction. To be safest while using essential oils, it is recommended to dilute ALL to the minimum ratio of one drop essential oil to five drops of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil.

All these essential oils can be purchased here.

Useful roll on bottles for mixed oils and carrier oils can be purchased here.

We have a few diffusers listed here. A diffuser is very useful for dispersing the essential oils into a room for inhalation therapy for an individual or several people at once.

Unless noted as a ‘recipe’, this list is to reference a single oil for the indicated aliment. All such mixed oils are linked to their source page. One huge source of essential oils and their uses is found here. Dr. Axe is also a major source of health and natural food information.

All oils should be diluted (for topical use) at a 1:5 mix, that is one part essential oil and five parts carrier oil.

Acne: Clary sage, cypress, lavender, tea tree, juniper berry. Source. Mix 1:5 in carrier oil, apply on location. Or add 1 or 2 drops to 1 oz distilled water, mist on face. Avoid getting into eyes.

Allergies: Basil, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, tea tree. Source.

Helicrysum, oregano, ravensara. Mix 1:5 in carrier oil, apply over sinuses and bottoms of feet.

Analgesic (Pain relief): Allspice, basil, bay, bergamot, birch, cajuput, chamomile, coriander, elimi, ginger, lavandin, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, mullien, niaouli, nutmeg, peppermint, pimento, pine, ravensara, rosemary, rosewood, wintergreen. Mix one or two oils at 1:5 in carrier oil, apply to locations, massage.

Anti-aging: black pepper, nutmeg, pimento, jojoba, frankincense, lavender, pomegranate. Source.

Antibiotic: Basil, bay, bergamot, calamus, chamomile, melissa, tagetes, oregano .

Anti-depressant: Benzoin, bergamot, birch, chamomile, cassia, clary sage, davana, grapefruit, jasmine, lavandin, lavender, lemongrass, melissa, neroli, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, ravensara, rose, rosemary, rosewood, vanilla, ylang ylang.  Source.

Recipe: A  2008 study with 58 hospice patients presented some interesting conclusions regarding the effectiveness of essential oils for depression. The hospice patients were given hand massages once a day for one week with an essential oil blend in 1:5 percent dilution ( one measure of essential oil mixed with five measures of carrier oil) with sweet almond oil. The essential oil blend consisted of these essential oils in equal ratios:

  • bergamot C. aurantium var. bergamia }
  • frankincense Boswellia carterii (Birdw.) } (1 measure each oil with 5 measures carrier oil.)
  • lavender Lavandula angustifolia (Mill.) }
  • (This would be, for an example, 1ml each of bergamot, frankincense and lavender plus 15ml of almond oil, making 18ml total blend. )

All patients who received the aromatherapy hand massage reported less pain and depression with the conclusion that aromatherapy massage with this essential oil blend is more effective for pain and depression management than massage alone. Source.

Lavender and Chamomile Massage Blend for Depression


  • 20–30 drops pure lavender essential oil
  • 20–30 drops pure chamomile essential oil
  • 2 ounces grapeseed oil


  1. Blend all ingredients well into a glass jar.
  2. Massage into your entire body, or take it to your masseuse and ask him or her to use it, 2–3 times per month.
  3. You can also use hand and neck massage oil daily or even massage into the bottoms of your feet at night before going to bed. Source.

Essential Oils for Depression Risks

Use any essential oils sparingly, whether internally or topically. High levels might cause reactions and sensitivity, so be sure to do a skin patch check before using on a regular basis. You also want to use caution if you take blood pressure medications or have an existing heart condition. Always talk to your doctor before beginning any new treatment.

It’s important to make sure that any essential oils you choose are 100 percent pure. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your doctor first. While most oils are safe for children, please do proper research and review with your physician.

Antioxidant: Allspice, black pepper, cilantro, ginger, nutmeg, orange, oregano, sage, vanilla, wild orange.

Antiseptic: Allspice, anise, bay, benzoin, bergamot, birch, buchu, cajuput, chamomile, camphor, cardamom, carrot seed, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, clove, cumin, cypress, davana, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavandin, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, marjoram, mullein, myrrh, myrtle, neroli, niaouli, nutmeg, oakmoss, orange, palmarosa, parsley, patchouli, pennyroyal, peppermint, petitgrain, ravensara, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, spearmint, tagetes, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, wintergreen, yarrow, ylang ylang. Mix any oil or combination of one or two into 1:5 carrier oil, apply to location, bandage.

Anxiety: Benzoin, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, dill, frankincense, lavender, lemon, neroli, rose, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang. Source. Diffuse or inhale. Massage into the skin, applied to back of neck and temples.

Arthritis: cumin, ginger, fir needle, frankincense, myrrh, orange, (source). Anise, arnica, benzoin, birch, black pepper, buchu, calamus, cassia, galbanum, juniper, myrrh, niaouli, nutmeg, parsley, pennyroyal, tarragon, thuja, rue, wintergreen. Mix with carrier oil, apply on location add warm compress. Massage areas. Add to warm bath. Diffuse.

Aphrodisiac: Cardamom, clary sage, clove, coriander, jasmine, marjoram, neroli, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, ravensara, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tuberose, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang

Asthma: Cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, peppermint. Diffuse. Inhale from steam method. Apply to chest, throat, or back.

Athletes foot (fungus): Helicrysum, marjoram, patchouli, tea tree.

Bee Sting: Roman chamomile, basil. Apply on location. Cool compress on location.

Bleeding, cuts, wounds: Bay, benzoin, birch, caraway, cardamom, catnip, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, helicrysum, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, lime, myrrh, myrtle, parsley, patchouli, pennyroyal, peppermint, rose, sandalwood, thuja, wintergreen, yarrow. Apply on location. Bandage.

Bone health: Fir needle. Bone healing. Bone bruises

Bronchitis: Cypress

Bruises: Arnica, frankincense. Bruise cream

Cancer fighting: Almond, cinnamon, fir needle, vanilla

Calming (of the nerves): Angelica, calamus, chamomile, catnip, clary sage, cumin, helicrysum, hyssop, lavandin, lemongrass, marjoram, melissa, mugwort, peppermint, petitgrain, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang.

Carpal tunnel: Cypress

Cleansing: Arborvitae, cilantro, eucalyptus, fir needle, grapefruit, juniper berry, myrrh, orange, oregano, tangerine, thyme, tea tree, wild orange.

Common cold & cough: Cedarwood, fennel, fir needle, frankincense, marjoram, myrrh, myrtle, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme. Natural Head Cold Remedies.

Congestion: Cypress

Cramps (muscle spasms): Angelica, anise, basil, bay, bergamot, bitter almond, black pepper, cajuput, calamus, chamomile, camphor, caraway, cardamom, catnip, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, coriander, cumin, cypress, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, galbanum, ginger, helicrysum, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, mandarin, marjoram, melissa, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, ravensara, rose, sage, sandalwood, spearmint, tagetes, tangerine, thyme, wintergreen, yarrow.

Dandruff: Lavender, wintergreen, thyme, lemongrass, evergreen, cypress, oregano and tea tree. Any mixed 1:5 in coconut oil. Also 50/50 mix of natural apple cider vinegar and water, massage into scalp for a few minutes, rinse out. Repeat for 5–7 days and see if you notice a difference. If you experience any irritation, discontinue or use every other day for 7–10 days

Decongestant: Anise, cajuput, camphor, eucalyptus, galbanum, niaouli, pennyroyal, peppermint.

Digestive aid: Angelica, anise, bay, bergamot, black pepper, buchu, chamomile, caraway, cardamom, catnip, cilantro, citronella, clary sage, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, frankincense, ginger, hyssop, juniper, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, melissa, mugwort, myrrh, neroli, oregano, palmarosa, parsley, pennyroyal, peppermint, rose, sage, spearmint, tangerine, tarragon, wormwood, yarrow.

Dizziness / B.P.P.V. Blend Basil (Ocimum basilicum), marjoram (Origanum majorana), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), peppermint (Mentha piperita), and cypress (Cupresses sempervirens). Dilute with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or coconut oil to apply topically. Also, mix Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender, Peppermint, and Helichrysum, in coconut oil, apply to around ears, diffuse or inhalation.

Depression: See anti-depressant above.

Diuretic (to increase urination): Angelica, benzoin, birch, bitter almond, buchu, caraway, cardamom, carrot seed, cedarwood, citronella, cumin, cypress, fennel, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, helicrysum, hyssop, juniper, lemongrass, marjoram, mugwort, mullein, orange, parsley, patchouli, pine, ravensara, sandalwood, thuja, thyme, wintergreen.

Earache: Almond, clove or garlic in carrier oil drops in the ear. Tea tree in carrier oil rubbed around the ears. Source. Basil or frankincense rubbed behind the ears. Source.

Eczema: Almond, lavender, geranium, tea tree, or myrrh mixed with coconut carrier oil. 1:5 ratio. Source.

Anti-epileptic: Anise, rue. Information.

Expectorant: Angelica, anise, benzoin, cajuput, caraway, cedarwood, elemi, fennel, frankincense, ginger, helicrysum, hyssop, jasmine, lavandin, marjoram, mullien, myrrh, myrtle, niaouli, oakmoss, peppermint, ravensara, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thuja, thyme, yarrow.

Fever reducing: Angelica, bay, bergamot, birch, bitter almond, cajuput, chamomile, cassia, citronella, eucalyptus, ginger, helicrysum, hyssop, lemon, lemongrass, lime, melissa, mullien, niaouli, palmarosa, parsley, patchouli, peppermint, rose, sage, sandalwood, tansy, vanilla, wormwood.

Flatulence (expel gas): Allspice, angelica, anise, basil, benzoin, black pepper, buchu, cajuput, chamomile, caraway, carrot seed, cassia, catnip, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, frankincense, ginger, hyssop, juniper, lemongrass, marjoram, melissa, myrrh, neroli, orange, parsley, peppermint, pimento, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, thyme, wintergreen, yarrow.

Gall Bladder: Rosemary

Headache: Eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, rosemary. Source. Source.

Mix peppermint and lavender essential oils with coconut oil and apply to upper neck and shoulders.  Peppermint oil improves circulation and lavender reduces muscle tension which can quickly relieve headaches. Source.

Hair Growth: Arnica, mustard, rosemary.

Heart: Clary sage, frankincense, lavender, ylang ylang. Mix equal portions these oils into 5 times as much carrier oil, apply over heart once daily. Use of a roller bottle applicator works well.

Hemorrhaging, stopping: Benzoin, cassia, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, lime, myrrh, myrtle, parsley, patchouli, pennyroyal, peppermint, rose, sandalwood, wintergreen. Apply on location, bandage tightly, apply pressure. Call 911.

Hemorrhoids: Cypress essential oil is the most effective oil for reducing and preventing hemorrhoids. Apply 3-4 drops with a cotton ball. Also, helichrysum oil can help improve hemorrhoids.

Hypothyroidism: Combine three drops of frankincense oil with five parts lemongrass oil and five parts clove oil. Rub these directly on the thyroid, which is located at the front lower part of your neck. You can also try putting two drops of frankincense oil on the roof of your mouth twice daily.

  • Similarly, try rubbing 2–4 drops of lemongrass oil and myrrh directly to the thyroid area along with the reflexology points on the feet (big toes) and on the wrists multiple times per day.
  • To combat muscle or joint pain, try a soothing bath using geranium, clove, myrrh and lemongrass oils.
  • To fight fatigue, try a combination of peppermint and citrus oils, such as lemon and grapefruit.
  • To improve your mood and reduce anxiety or irritability, use chamomile, frankincense and lavender oil, either diffused in your home or added to a bath.

Insomnia: Cypress, fir needle, lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang. Diffuse. Mist on linens or place on pillow. Apply on feet or neck, massage 1:5 in carrier oil.

Inflammation: Arnica, bay, benzoin, bitter almond, chamomile, camphor, cedarwood, citronella, cypress, frankincense, helicrysum, jasmine, lemongrass, mandarin, manuka, melissa, mullien, myrrh, myrtle, neroli, orange, oregano, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sage, sandalwood, spikenard, tagetes, tangerine, tansy, tuberose, vanilla, vetiver, yarrow, ylang ylang.

Intestinal worms: Anise, bergamot, bitter almond, cajuput, chamomile, caraway, citronella, fennel, geranium, hyssop, mugwort, niaouli, nutmeg, peppermint, tansy, tarragon, thuja, wormwood.

Liver (tone, strengthen and detoxifying): Angelica, chamomile, cypress, helicrysum, mandarin, peppermint, rose, rosemary.

Lymph glands: Calamus (Cautions: Caution is advised on the use of calamus essential oil, since large doses can cause mild hallucinations), cassia, galbanum, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, oregano, cypress and frankincense oils parsley, tarragon. Information

Menstruation: Angelica, bay, cajuput, chamomile, caraway, carrot seed, cassia, catnip, cedarwood, clary sage, cumin, davana, fennel, frankincense, hyssop, jasmine, marjoram, melissa, mugwort, oregano, parsley, pennyroyal, peppermint, rose, sage, spearmint, tarragon, thuja, thyme, wintergreen, wormwood.

Purification: Angelica, birch, carrot seed, coriander, fennel, juniper, mandarin, parsley, pennyroyal, rose, sage, tangerine.

Promote sweating: Angelica, black pepper, catnip, citronella, marjoram, melissa, mustard, myrrh, yarrow.

Rashes: Geranium, lavender, rose.

Relaxation: Allspice, angelica, bay, benzoin, calamus, clary sage, galbanum, davana, mandarin, manuka, mullien, pimento, ravensara, vanilla.

Restless legs: Cypress,

Reddening of the skin (to increase blood flow of the skin): Allspice, ginger, juniper, pimento, thuja.

Sedative: Anise, bay, benzoin, bergamot, bitter almond, chamomile, camphor, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, dill, frankincense, jasmine, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, melissa, myrtle, neroli, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, spikenard, tagetes, tangerine, tansy, tuberose, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang

Shingles: Peppermint, oregano Source Tea tree, helicrysum Source

Skin care: Almond, basil, bergamot, birch, cedarwood, cinnamon (skin infections), clove, eucalyptus, cypress, galbanum, geranium, grapefruit, helicrysum, hyssop, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang.

Sleep: Calamus (Cautions: Caution is advised on the use of calamus oil, since large doses can cause mild hallucinations) jasmine, lavender, mullien, vanilla

Sprains: To reduce inflammation and increase circulation to the area apply cypress essential oil.  To reduce bruising and decrease inflammation apply frankincense oil and to reduce pain use peppermint oil.

Mix 2 drops of each oil together with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil and apply to the sprained area 3-5x daily then put on warm compress over area for 2 minutes. Source.

Sore throat: Clove, eucalyptus, hyssop, juniper berry, lemon, thyme, oregano, peppermint.

Easy, Anti Sore Throat Steam Inhalation Source.


  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • large bowl of boiling hot water


  1. Add the clove and juniper berry oils to a large bowl of boiled water.
  2. Drape a towel over your head to create a tent over and around the bowl.
  3. Relax and breathe in the fragrant steam for 5 minutes. Of course, be careful not to burn yourself.

You can also add 3 drops of lemon oil and 1 drop of eucalyptus oil to your water, gargle for 10 seconds and then drink. See information on ingesting essential oils.

Stimulant: Allspice, angelica, anise, birch, cajuput, calamus, camphor, caraway, cardamom, carrot seed, cassia, catnip, citronella, coriander, cumin, elemi, fennel, galbanum, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, mugwort, mustard, myrrh, niaouli, nutmeg, parsley, peppermint, pimento, rosewood, sage, tansy, tarragon, tea tree, thuja, thyme.

Tonic: Allspice, angelica, bay, birch, buchu, cajuput, chamomile, caraway, carrot seed, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, cumin, cypress, elemi, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, melissa, mustard, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, pimento, ravensara, sandalwood, tangerine, thuja, thyme, vetiver, wormwood, yarrow.

Toxins (removing): Angelica, bay, benzoin, bitter almond, black pepper, buchu, caraway, cardamom, carrot seed, cedarwood, citronella, cumin, galbanum, ginger, grapefruit, melissa, mugwort, mullein, orange, parsley, patchouli, ravensara, thuja, thyme, wintergreen.

Varicose veins: Cypress

Vomiting: Basil, cassia, ginger, nutmeg.

Wounds, healing: Benzoin, bergamot, birch, cajuput, chamomile, camphor, caraway, cardamom, carrot seed, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, cumin, cypress, davana, eucalyptus, frankincense, fennel, galbanum, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, helicrysum, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavandin, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, marjoram, mullein, myrrh, myrtle, neroli, niaouli, nutmeg, oakmoss, patchouli, rose, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, spearmint, tea tree, thyme, vetiver.


How they could have stolen the election.

UPDATED: 11-15-2016

It seems the liberal world has been turned upside down! Donald Trump, chosen by the DNC and compliant media as the only candidate Hillary Clinton could possibly defeat, HAS WON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PRESIDENCY! Despite the massive voter fraud and plots I’ve outlined here, Trump has a record number of electoral votes AND the final tally of popular votes by about 700,000. This, with the details leaking out that 3,000,000 illegal aliens voted for Clinton in the usual democrat strongholds!

We’ve now had a solid week of non-stop riots by the leftist progressives, bused into various liberal leaning cities by George Soros’ organizations like ‘’. Seems the leaders are rumored to be getting $35/hour to play ‘patriot’. And the usual leftist loser whiners are complaining about the electoral college not being “fair”. Too bad they were educated in government schools, it seems. There’s a reason for that process: The electoral college and why it matters

OK, now on to the original ‘pre-election’ posting:

Yeah, yeah, I know, it all never happened, right? Nobody in power ever cheats to keep power or get one of their pals into office, right? And the government on both sides of the aisle claim it never happens.  If you don’t think that happens, if you believe that crap from the government, you might as well stop reading now, because you’re gonna have your world turned on its head shortly.

See, the government keeps it buried because that’s how they can get and keep power, by committing election fraud. Note the word ‘election’ categorizing this particular type of fraud. And the media, being willing pawns and puppets of those in power, particularly the democrat side of it, will go along and try their damnedest to keep this kind of thing buried, because that’s what the lapdog media does.

Now, there’s considerable difference between election fraud and voter fraud. Election fraud is very covert, near impossible to detect while in action if it was programmed with any skill at all, and the only way it can be uncovered is for the hue and cry of the voters to demand that the “winner” numbers be verified by the actual so-called paper trail from each machine of each district of the suspect counties. (Also, watch your touchscreen machine very closely, checking to see if by ‘accident’ your vote gets flipped to the other party for president as you final check your selections.)  IF this demand for verification is done, well, looky here, the figures don’t match! Why don’t they match? Because of a little game laid out in detail here. The computer programmer who was instructed by a republican politician in Florida to write a few lines of code to flip a percentage of the opposition candidate to his pal running for the position. Absolutely invisible unless an expert code writer examines the program for these few lines of odd code that accomplish the mission. And, it can be written so that on a date past its useful life, it will self erase, leaving no trail what so ever. All so very easy on these millions of 10 year old, hackable, out of date Windows operating system, touch screen machines. And the Diebold machines have their own little hack. Sometimes the voting machine hacking is so rampant that even CNN will say something about it.

Now, concerning voting fraud, as defined by law, is done by individuals who are illegal aliens, or others, as in bused into various counties, to displace the legal citizens votes in close elections in order to get certain persons of a certain party elected to power. These politicians provide cash or other incentives to these bused in people, or promise lots of free benefits to the illegals who are voting, like promises of free housing, education, medical care, etc.

You may be thinking, well they have to do this all over America to win. Nope, not even close to ‘all of America’. See the map below. There are 3,144 counties, or equivalents, in the USA. The blue counties are the hot spots for the democrats to keep the action going in their favor. California, in particular, is a hotbed of corruption, because of the generally leftist position of the Hollywood types, millions of illegals living there and no voter ID required to vote. And it has the most electoral votes of any state in America. 55 big fat votes, all in one nice tidy package. There are over 10,000,000 people in Los Angeles county alone in CA, which again reinforces the idea and tactics of concentrating their efforts in these major population areas. Winning CA gives the democrats a huge advantage, as the opposition would have to win Texas, Georgia and Delaware to counter that one win.county-votes

All along the west coast, as you see, is good ol’ true blue, cream of the crop, democrat gold voting. And if you overlay the next map with these democrat strongholds, you may be surprised to find that most of these counties he won just happen to fall in no ID or minimal ID states.

Blue states that elected Obama in 2012. By the way, he only garnered 50.6 percent of the popular vote, but it was the PLACES he won in that made the difference.


And then, the no photo ID states and the states with simple photo ID and the ‘strict’ photo ID. The only photo ID states Obama apparently won was Florida and Michigan with the hand full of blue urban counties.


In the no ID states, voter fraud is simple and easy. Just walk up with a name, ANY name on the books (which REALLY need to be maintained and purged of dead and moved away voters), and they hand you a ballot. Simple. But, every so often, a democrat operative screws up and gets caught in the act. But of course, these are just the amateur goof-offs, way, way down the ladder from the “pros”. And don’t think for a minute that they won’t cheat on their own party to promote the one they want to be the prime candidate, showing how poor ol’ Bernie was sunk by ballot box stuffing the good old fashioned democrat way. Too bad they didn’t notice the security cameras, huh? And all across the nation we have these curious instances where the numbers just don’t seem to add up! The officials have all these nice answers down pat for those few who may be curious as to just how they come up with these numbers. The party operatives, numbering in the multiple thousands of people, are all hard at work pulling monkey business they will ask forgiveness for when they get caught, but knowing its wrong from day one as they try and rig the outcome for ‘their guy’.

But that’s just the ‘street level’ fraud game. Think it ends there? Oh, no, not by any means, this is all the way up to our elected ‘lawmakers’.

With our out of date, junk electronic voting machines, systems have been hacked in multiple states!

Yeah, it’s a sad and depressing or infuriating (depends on your personality) situation for the voters of America. I saw way back when our state went to the ‘modern electronic voting method’, right off, the PROBABILITY of easy tampering with these systems, even with just the basic knowledge I had of computers and their inner workings at that time. By no means do I pretend to be a code writer, but I did know enough of their works to realize that somebody who knew what to do could easily rig the system. Some programmer could be paid off or threatened into doing as the masters bid, lest they suddenly catch a bad case of ‘suicide virus’ like the 40+ people who had been slated to testify against the Clinton crime machine.

This election year has been the worst in history with the vitriol, personal attacks, lack of stated policies to actually fix problems, background manipulation by insiders like Clinton and foreigners like George Soros,  main stream media bias and propaganda in favor of the democrats (though they have always been that way). The only way this gets fixed is, in my opinion, to go back to some form of paper style ballot system that is more modernized than the days before ‘computerized voting’, something like the Florida ‘Votomatic’ punch card type, which can be machine counted pretty fast.


I fail to see how the above voting idea of Gore vs Bush of 2000 fame is so ‘complicated’ that they had to recount certain Florida counties all those times. True, you can’t change your mind after you make a punch, but so what? The cards are then run through a mechanical counting machine which reads and tallies the punches, then the number of cards counted are verified with the county / district number of supposed voters that cast those ballots, and you’re done. If the number of cards and number of voters don’t match, then there’s been some monkey business.

Then we have the monkey humping media. My, my, how in the tank, up the darkside of Clinton these clowns are! Trump denies sexual assault allegations of women popping out of the woodwork within the last few days of the election. Trump gets taped talking man trash with some reporter, ‘locker room talk’ that an unbelievable number of men talk, but would never, no way, actually DO that crap. Its a ‘one up’ game, who can say the most outrageous thing. Meanwhile, wikileaks exposes crap on Clinton that would destroy any mortal candidate. Media covers Trump scandals 54 minutes, Clinton wikileaks less than a minute. And it’s not just Trump they dumped on, not by a long shot. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate and that Johnny come lately Evan McMullen all got their share of grief from the all democrat, all the time biased media. And all those “polls” towards the end, spun the hell out of them, for sure. A little oversampling towards the democrats called? Yeah, just a little, like 80% dems and 20% everything else. All mind games to dishearten non Hillary voters….Oh, it’s no use to get out and stand in line for hours to vote….See? All the polls says she’s gonna win it anyway. That’s what they wanted you to think!

So, there you have it. My take on how they did it. Now, we’ll see if it true as this was written 2 weeks before election day.

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