My Team – Awesome Recoil Absorption System

This girl has been voted onto My Team. Look at her handle that rifle recoil like a champ.

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Can Daniel Save Justine Before The World Consumes Them Both?

By the trilogy and find out!

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Survival Day 30 (SAM Splint)

I slipped and fell yesterday while taking the trash out. I put my arm out and caught myself and thankfully didn’t hurt my back. But my arm was sore. I didn’t break it, but I could have. Which would have been fine. I would have gone to the ER, gotten an X-ray and then a cast. But what would I have done if I was hurt after the zombies had destroyed the world?

I would have been screwed if I didn’t have a SAM Splint packed away with my gear. The split holds the shape you bend it into and then there is an wrap you put on top of this. And hopefully it is a simple fracture and you don’t have to re-align any bones. In that case you are most likely still screwed. (sorry)

 

Survival Day 1 Fire Starter
Survival Day 2 Folding Knife
Survival Day 3 Body Armor
Survival Day 4 Maps
Survival Day 5 Field Bag
Survival Day 6 Pepper Spray
Survival Day 7 Kuba-Kickz
Survival Day 8 Survival Hammer
Survival Day 9 Emergency Food Bars
Survival Day 10 Coffee Percolator
Survival Day 11 Small Game Snares
Survival Day 12 Smoker
Survival Day 13 Go Girl
Survival Day 14 Safety Razor
Survival Day 15 Wood Stove Kit
Survival Day 16 Woodsman Axe
Survival Day 17 Survival Bag
Survival Day 18 Automatic Watch
Survival Day 19 Tactical Goggles
Survival Day 20 Sap Cap
Survival Day 21 Evacuation Litter
Survival Day 22 Quick Clot Gauze
Survival Day 23 Kukri
Survival Day 24 Mini Cookset
Survival Day 25 Pocket Rescusitator
Survival Day 26 Insulated Bib
Survival Day 27 Fixed Blade Knife
Survival Day 28 Emergency Survival Tent
Survival Day 29 Combat Tourniquet
Survival Day 30 SAM Splint
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Friday – Take A Long Walk On The Beach With Your Girlfriend

That started out as sweet and rapidly turned weird…
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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Is My New Hero

It is over eight minute longs but it is well worth listening to. We need more men like Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in congress. If we did more would get done and there would be honest conversation.

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Survival Day 29 (Combat Tourniquet)

This Combat Tourniquet is one of those pieces of gear you hope you will never have to use, but if you do need it, you will be glad you have it. There are a hundred bad ways you could find yourself in need of a  Combat Tourniquet. You or a member of you party could fall and get speared in the leg or the arm in a major artery. You aren’t in a place you can stop and pour quick clot on the wound or take care of it in a more permanent way. So you strap the Combat Tourniquet on, strap the Velcro down and twist until the bleeding is down to a trickle. Then run like hell to get the injured person someplace you can do a more permanent fix on them.

Or someone could get bitten, and you have to do some quick surgery (1:12 if you want to jump to the surgery bit). And you better believe your are going to need a Combat Tourniquet if this goes down.

Survival Day 1 Fire Starter
Survival Day 2 Folding Knife
Survival Day 3 Body Armor
Survival Day 4 Maps
Survival Day 5 Field Bag
Survival Day 6 Pepper Spray
Survival Day 7 Kuba-Kickz
Survival Day 8 Survival Hammer
Survival Day 9 Emergency Food Bars
Survival Day 10 Coffee Percolator
Survival Day 11 Small Game Snares
Survival Day 12 Smoker
Survival Day 13 Go Girl
Survival Day 14 Safety Razor
Survival Day 15 Wood Stove Kit
Survival Day 16 Woodsman Axe
Survival Day 17 Survival Bag
Survival Day 18 Automatic Watch
Survival Day 19 Tactical Goggles
Survival Day 20 Sap Cap
Survival Day 21 Evacuation Litter
Survival Day 22 Quick Clot Gauze
Survival Day 23 Kukri
Survival Day 24 Mini Cookset
Survival Day 25 Pocket Rescusitator
Survival Day 26 Insulated Bib
Survival Day 27 Fixed Blade Knife
Survival Day 28 Emergency Survival Tent
Survival Day 29 Combat Tourniquet
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I’ll Fix The World Thursdays – Tax System

The thing I’m going to fix this Thursday is the Tax System. It is too complicated, it is too biased, and it is supporting a shift of wealth to the ultra wealthy  while strangling the middle class.

So this is how I’d fix it.

A flat tax. Everyone pays the same taxes on each bracket. So if you make 15,000 you would only pay 7.5% on the 5k in the second tier.

This is what you pay. I don’t care if it is investment income or money earned by working your ass off. Bankers don’t to pay less on the money they made in the stock market than on what I pay working like a dog with my hands.

You can still contribute to a retirement account pre tax with a cap of 20k per year. When you withdraw the money you pay the same rates below as if it were income. And of course there are still penalties for early withdraw.

1 to 30,000 Dollars No Federal Income Taxes
30,001 to 60,000 Dollars 5.0% Federal Income Tax
60,001 to 100,000 Dollars 10.0% Federal Income Tax
100,001 to 200,000 Dollars 25.0% Federal Income Tax
200,001 to 500,000 Dollars 50.0% Federal Income Tax
500,001 And Above Dollars 75.0% Federal Income Tax

So a person making 100K would see their current tax liability drop to $5150 dollars. There is no more filing jointly, head of household. This is per person with income.

Why do this? Because very penny you give someone making less than 100k per year goes right back into the economy. They spend it or pay down bills. Which will lead to more disposable income in the long run.

And it shifts the burden to the super wealthy who get way more utility out of the system than most of us. How many people making less than 30k per year get to fly a lot? But the wealthier do, and who pays for all that federal aviation dollars? And the list goes on and on. The more you have the more utility you get out of the federal infrastructure spends.

And lastly, but not completely thought out. The ability to “hide” assets offshore needs to be shut down. The how I don’t know yet, but when I rule the world I’ll have some smart people figure it out.

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Hot Zombies – Already Took A Mouthful

Look at this cute zombie couple, and he doesn’t look so unhappy that she’s been taking bites out of him. I guess I wouldn’t be either.
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Survival Day 28 (Emergency Survival Tent)

Its is raining and snowing outside as I right this, which makes me think how much it would suck to be stuck outside in this. Maybe everything goes down during the winter and you have to trek with minimal gear to your bolt hole or maybe even your bolt hole has been found and overrun. You are stuck out in the rain and the cold and you don’t have the right clothing or gear. You are cold. And wet. And your fingers are starting to go numb. But thankfully you had this Emergency Survival Tent stuffed in your jacket pocket. It isn’t much bigger than a decent sized smart phone and with a little bit of paracord you can set it up between two trees, bushes, pretty much anything that sands at least knee high and you can tie a rope to.

This isn’t a “real tent” but it will trap your body heat and is big enough for two people. And it is waterproof and windproof. Seal off one end and pile debri at the open end to slow down heat escape (but make sure you don’t seal it up completely. Because you need air. This is basically a big piece of mylar. It does not breathe. So if you seal it up tight and fall asleep you might not wake up.

With a little bit of luck you will survive the night and be able to find better shelter and some supplies when you wake up.

Survival Day 1 Fire Starter
Survival Day 2 Folding Knife
Survival Day 3 Body Armor
Survival Day 4 Maps
Survival Day 5 Field Bag
Survival Day 6 Pepper Spray
Survival Day 7 Kuba-Kickz
Survival Day 8 Survival Hammer
Survival Day 9 Emergency Food Bars
Survival Day 10 Coffee Percolator
Survival Day 11 Small Game Snares
Survival Day 12 Smoker
Survival Day 13 Go Girl
Survival Day 14 Safety Razor
Survival Day 15 Wood Stove Kit
Survival Day 16 Woodsman Axe
Survival Day 17 Survival Bag
Survival Day 18 Automatic Watch
Survival Day 19 Tactical Goggles
Survival Day 20 Sap Cap
Survival Day 21 Evacuation Litter
Survival Day 22 Quick Clot Gauze
Survival Day 23 Kukri
Survival Day 24 Mini Cookset
Survival Day 25 Pocket Rescusitator
Survival Day 26 Insulated Bib
Survival Day 27 Fixed Blade Knife
Survival Day 28 Emergency Survival Tent
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Bad Gun Handling – Accidental Discharge

You have to watch this a few times to pick up the fact that as he releases the charging handle he puts his finger back onto the trigger and discharges the weapon. He’s lucky that he still had it pointing down range, but this is a mistake that could have resulted in a horrible accident. Don’t pull the trigger unless you intend for the weapon to go off.
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