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Exploring-the-Unseen 2 points ago +2 / -0

We buy organic whole grains and legumes in bulk, 25-50lb bags. There is quite a high upfront cost this way, but in the long run it's the least expensive way next to growing your own wheat, oats, etc. It takes some sleuthing to find places with free/cheap shipping for high weight orders, but they do exist.

One of our sources is a somewhat local to me nonprofit that delivers for free, in a box truck, with orders over $400.. Consider that for a moment, $400 seems like a lot, I know. But take a 50lb bag of wheat, that I've seen some varieties go for $48.50 (less than a dollar/lb), using a hand-operated mill and creating a dry sourdough starter, you could easily get more than 50 loaves of bread using the classic, and historically accurate, recipe of flour, water, salt. 50 loaves. Go into any store that will sell it and look at the prices for organic bread, sourdough or otherwise, maybe the avg price will be around $8. That's $400 alone for 50 loaves, and I can guarantee that the ingredients listed will be more than flour, water, salt. You can also make cakes, pancakes, biscuits, whatever, anything that requires flour, for much cheaper than you can even buy the pre-mix garbage. The same goes for beans, rice, lentils, oats, rye, etc.

Also, certain varieties of wheat like durum, are multi-purpose.. Durum can make pasta with just flour, water, salt.. While others require eggs instead of water. One benefit being that in the case eggs become unattainable, you can still make noodles.

Keep in mind, that you'll need the incidentals, that will usually be a one-time buy. You'll need some kind of mill, that could be expensive, or maybe you find a used one at some donation place. You will need a method of storage - We use gallon glass jars. Again, one of those things you have to scour the web to find reasonably priced - a lot of gouging bastards out there.. We buy from Fillmore, they seem to have the best price I can find.

We experimented with growing rye in our yard over the winter. It sort of worked, I mean for what I did anyway. I just cut the grass down and sowed winter rye, then didn't have to mow there. It didn't come up as cleanly as we would have liked, but I also didn't put in a lot of effort. This year I'll do it differently.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 12 points ago +12 / -0

My wife and I noticed this trend years ago and have weaned ourselves off the Tit of Convenience.. Everything we make at home comes from whole ingredients. We're very selective when sourcing and buying ingredients - it can be a hassle at times. The payoff is that we're in total control of our food. On average, 90% of what we eat is bought outside of a grocery store, even more now though since our garden started producing.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 2 points ago +2 / -0

There's a reference to ten days of darkness (electronic blackout) in Blade Runner 2049

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Exploring-the-Unseen 7 points ago +7 / -0

Are there savvy farmers left, ones who focus on soil health, and run self-sufficient farms without reliance on petrochemicals and hazmat suits?

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Exploring-the-Unseen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Whew... No THX-1138, Logan's Run, Blade Runner, or Westworld.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 6 points ago +6 / -0

Did anyone watch the Dollhouse series? It's all about mku and slavery stuff through electronic signals. In one of the latter episodes a mass phone call is made - only half the population gets the call, which gives them a signal and switches them on. A war is started, and the other half is basically slaughtered because they have no clue is what's happening and why.

Whoever is controlling the narratives these days, is very good at what they're doing.. Us vs Them has never been more pronounced.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 2 points ago +2 / -0

Indeed. If he fucked up in his youth, he was certainly trying to make amends..

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Exploring-the-Unseen 5 points ago +5 / -0

Dr. Cosby came to Flint and spoke at the community college there, I attended.. Many more blacks in the audience than whites. I remember clearly the moment when the breath went out of the room and the realization was collectively made that stand-up comedy was #2 on his list of priorities that day.

It was when he called young black men, "seed bags" who basically compete with each other as to how many women they can impregnate, while also being closeted gay (on the down low) for each other, and spreading diseases to their wives and girlfriends. His message that day was that young black men were disgraceful and willfully destroying their community.

I sat there for the whole thing, laughing at the collapse of expectations these people had. He was funny that day too, but the funniest part for me was all the blacks walking out.. Now if only I still had my reaction paper I wrote for that day, I'd post part of it.

I'm certain that blacktivists figure him for a traitor and justify whatever they could do to destroy the man.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 2 points ago +2 / -0

I thought I owned my house (no mortgage on it) until a neighbor complained to the township about the lawn...

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Exploring-the-Unseen 1 point ago +1 / -0

They're using the same tactics they used to discredit, subvert, and ultimately co-opt the Tea Party and turn it into what it wasn't. QAnon is their branding, it's bullshit, but they've got lots of agreement from their MK subjects

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Exploring-the-Unseen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Mmm-mah-mah-muh-mmmmaritime... Admiralty control of waterways, including roads and driveways.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 8 points ago +8 / -0

I suspect Bozo was involved with shorting ToysRus, Circuit City, Radio Shack, Blockbuster, and others, into oblivion, to the absolute benefit of Amazon

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Exploring-the-Unseen 1 point ago +2 / -1

In my perspective, they had one on the best chances of any colony to rid themselves of the Brits way back when before they could Brit up the place.. Nearly did it militarily, but lost support from their kinfolk to missionaries, and then lost militarily because of that.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Looks like it.. Seems dubious, since MBS is a major Vision 2030 guy. They're making a big push to build Neom - a multiple-level, linear, smart city.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 3 points ago +3 / -0

"S" is for South Africa.. KSA is part of the GCC and they are all under their own invisible hand.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's the dude that came up with the "QAnon" branding.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 2 points ago +2 / -0

I would volunteer at a farm, one that takes on interns.. Learn everything you can about that world, especially about cooking from whole ingredients (the cheapest, most nutritional way).

I can buy a 50# bag of organic wheat for$48.50, and make 50 1# loaves of sourdough bread (or pasta, biscuits, etc.) Take that $48.50 into Kroger and see how much organic bread/pasta you can buy. It's a joke.

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Exploring-the-Unseen 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have leased 2 Volts, which are damn fine cars, but I'd never buy one. The technology is improving to quickly to get tied long-term into a low-range vehicle. On the plus side of the Volt, is the generator can get almost 40mpg on gasoline if you don't drive like an asshole.

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