The handmaiden bought 2 and 1/2 pounds of diatomaceous earth form the Amish yesterday for $8. Don't know if that is a good price or not but we now have it and others have it to get! Having things that you saved to get is a good feeling. It is obvious that people have not saved much over the past 10 years but if you have then you have something now and others are scurrying to pay their debts. Who the hell ever fell for borrowing to get wealthy? The dumbest thing I have ever heard. And take a look at the ridiculous mess our economy is in right now and you will understand. But we here at the household have our diatomaceous earth and all is well. The Handmaiden even gave our new kitten a little bit to worm her. The stuff is pretty versatile. We mainly have it to put into bags with our dried beans and rice. Really does a nice job according to people who have tried it. Bugs eat it and it cut their insides to ribbons and they die. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of folks.
I read an article on SurvivalBlog.com this morning that was very interesting. It was a study done in Australia on the effects of Tamiflu. So far they have found 100% resistance to the drug from all flues checked out. What a scam! Billions spent on that shit of mine and your money and it doesn't do a damn thing. Another example of our government at work. Very nice of the H5N1 virus to be a false alarm. If it had been real we might have had a problem. I still think that Sambucol is the best deal out there. If you haven't been paying attention, Sambucol is Tincture of Elderberry. You get nice ripe black Elderberries and you soak them in high proof alcohol and you take a shot of this stuff at the first sign of flu. And it don't cure it but rather shortens the episode by a few days. Your body has to fight off the flu. Always has. And it is cheap! You see, you can't patent Elderberries! God put them here and we can use them however we damn well please. Let's hear it for GOD!
I have been reading about the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac debacle this weekend. It seems that the Secretary of the Treasury in apt to be a bit kinder and gentler with the stockholders of these two criminal operations because the main stock holders are people like China, Japan, and South Korea. Oops. Don't want to piss those boys off too much. It can be hazardous to your health. Your financial as well as your physical health. Bear-Stearns was about 80% owned by it's employees and thus was kicked like a rabid dog. Nothing like putting it on the citizens. You can get real conservative when you are dealing with citizens. They're just dogs, you know.
Another interesting item from Jim Rawles this morning was about the hitting of peak production of Phosphate Rock on this planet back about 1988. In the grand trio of farming, we have NPK and K is Phosphorous. You might keep your eyes open for deposits of Phosphate Rock.
I have noted in my studies this weekend that everything is going to hell as planned and those of you who have prepared have a better chance of surviving that those of you who didn't. The Handmaiden and I have prepared and we stand ready to be tested. We have not achieved perfection but we have done a few things and tried to do them well. There is always more to do and we will be keeping our nose to the wind in case of something new coming into view.