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How to Build Your Barter Supply Line
We are years removed from the disaster that was 2020, but supply chain issues remain. While the pandemic wasn’t the first time supply chain issues came into the spotlight, it was a reminder of just how fragile our food supply and distribution channels really are. It also won’t be the...
What the Heck Is Happening in Holland?
Just a few years ago in 2017, National Geographic ran a feature entitled “This Tiny Country Feeds the World” with the tagline, “The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.” Today, the European Union and the Dutch government have done a...
Stay Incognito: Top Tips to Evade Facial Recognition Technology
There are many things we do because we believe they make our lives easier. For example, it’s a lot quicker to access your phone using facial recognition than it is to put in a passcode or even a thumbprint. The problem is that most people are unaware of how facial...
North American Plant and Factory Disasters in 2023
The large number of fires destroying food plants and factories in recent years is alarming. Fires that take place at processing facilities and food plants mean even more disruption to our already fragile supply chain…and even higher prices. Here is the roundup of North American plant and factory disasters so...
Unconventional Agriculture: Hydroponics, Aquaponics, and Vertical Farming
America has some serious food supply and agriculture issues. The ongoing supply chain issues, geopolitics, and inflation prices are enough to make anyone want to grow their own food. When you add in “random” factory fires and government legislation putting hard-working American farmers out of business, there is even more...
BRICS: Resetting the New World Order and the Global Financial System
Something big has happened in the past few weeks, but the American news media doesn’t seem too concerned. But they should be. We all should be. What I am talking about is not President Trump’s arraignment, but the news coming out of Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China and how there...
Lessons in Emergency Preparedness from Joseph
With Easter approaching, it feels like the right time to introduce (or re-introduce) you to the Bible hero Joseph. No, not Joseph as in Mary and Joseph. I’m talking about the Old Testament Joseph whose story is told in the Book of Genesis. Most often, our understanding of Joseph comes...
Filtration Pitcher Vs. Bottled Water: Which Is Best?
Water is essential for our survival. We can only survive for 3 to 4 days without it. We need it to live. We need it to cook. And we need it to clean. Most of us have a convenient water source in our own homes – tap water from a...
Preparing for AI: Lessons from the Past
When I was growing up, I imagined a future with robots like those in The Jetsons. While these types of robots are coming, what many of us aren’t aware of is that artificial intelligence is already here and it’s a major disruptor. And, as much as we want to, we...
The Gross Overreach of Executive Orders
With just a signature on an executive order, the President of the United States can gain unprecedented power. An executive order is a document signed by the president that manages the operations of the Federal Government. Additionally, presidents have been granted emergency powers that allow an acting President to take...
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