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False Flag Operation: 48 Hour Notice Libya Assassination Was Coming, Let it Happen – Hayden’s Note

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Independent (Read this entire article!)

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

Hayden’s Note:

The US used and financed al-Qaeda (All-CIA-Duh!) as a proxy army in Libya, ending in Gaddafi’s assassination.  We are now openly using them in Syria, against Assad.  So, tell me, who is the target in this War on Terror?

Over the last few years, our intelligence community has been incrementally using, in every sense of the word, extremists and insurgents, in order to further their terror plan – and it has succeeded quite well, I might add.  Everywhere I turn, I hear from Republicans and Conservatives, even some Democrats, that al-Qaeda and Muslims should be exterminated. I hear fear on a non-stop basis from my fellow Americans.  

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Giradora: Foot-Powered Washer and Dryer for Off-Grid Applications and Post-SHTF

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Design Boom

Giradora Foot-Powered Washer and Spin Dryer for Off-Grid Applications and Post-SHTF

Alex Cabunoc, based in Los Angeles, has developed ‘Giradora’, a human-powered washer and spin dryer which has been designed to increase the efficiency and experience of washing clothes in areas which do not have access to running water and power.  This could be used with great advantage in a grid-down scenario, off-grid homestead or cabin, and even while camping!

The project evolved at the Art Center College of Design, where students were challenged by a South American NGO to create a product as part of their ‘Safe Agua Peru’ project, aiming to alleviate water poverty in the slums of Lima, Peru.

The Giradora seeks to make the process of cleaning more ergonomic, economic, and ecological in the long run.


the user sits upon the drum-like basin which is powered by foot making it ergonomic

Targeted towards families earning between $4-10 USD per day, the resulting unit costs less than $40 USD.

The design is composed of a drum, whose shape is similar to that of a water barrel.

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Relaxing, Tropical Shipping Container House

Posted on Aug 05, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Tiny House BlogGreat resource!

Designboom is a publication and blog that focuses on design, architecture, art, photography and graphics. Their main offices are located in Milan, Italy, but for the hot summer months, the crew of Designboom recently moved their offices into a series of cargo containers on the island of Sardinia. Their DIY adventure was profiled in a recent post on their website and the results are a beautiful representation of relaxed, sustainable living (and working) on a desert island in the Mediterranean.

Hayden’s Note:

See also: Elysian Fields Project, my own shipping container homesteading project!

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The Most Often Forgotten Survival Preparations

Posted on Aug 04, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Alt-Market by Brandon Smith (This is a great article!)

I think it’s safe to say with some conviction that in the year of 2012, the concept of survival prepping is NOT an alien one to most Americans.  When National Geographic decides there is a viable market for a prepper TV show (no matter how misrepresentative of true preppers it may be), when Walmart starts stocking shelves with long term emergency food storage kits, when survivalism in general becomes one of the few growing business markets in the midst of an otherwise disintegrating economy; you know that the methodology has gone “mainstream”.  There is a noticeable and expanding concern amongst Americans that we are, indeed, on the verge of something new and unfortunate.

Is it the big bad hoodoo of the soon to expire Mayan Calendar?  For a few, maybe, but for the majority of us, no.  That jazz is a carnival sideshow designed to make the prepping culture appear ridiculous.  We don’t need to believe in magical prophecies to know that there is a catastrophic road ahead; all we have to do is look at the stark realities of our current circumstances. ...

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Cascading Grid Crash: Now 600 Million Without Power in India, How Vulnerable is America?

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Global & National News

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: SHTF Plan by Mac Slavo

Update: Tuesday July 31, 2012:

Just one day after India’s power grid left 370 million residents of its northern provinces without electricity, the country is experiencing another massive crash of their fragile power grid with some 600 million people – about half its entire population – now going through widespread outages in what can only be described as a cascading power grid failure.

Though no cause has yet been identified, the power ministry is frantically working to restore electricity as essential services collapse and transportation systems come to a grinding halt. Hundreds of thousands have been trapped in mid transport on trains, while millions sit in traffic jams across afflicted areas.

Vehicles clogged streets in New Delhi after a power outage disrupted traffic lights and the city’s rail services.

About 600 million people lost power in India on Tuesday when the country’s northern and eastern electricity grids failed, crippling the country for a second consecutive day.

The outage stopped hundreds of trains in their tracks, darkened traffic lights, shuttered the Delhi Metro and left nearly everyone — the police, water utilities, private businesses and citizens — without electricity.

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Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: CNS News

A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.

Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.

“The government is bullying,” Harrington told CNSNews.com in an interview Thursday.

“They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies. So, we as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail,” he said.

The court has given Harrington two weeks to report to the Jackson County Jail to begin serving his sentence.

Harrington said the case first began in 2002, when state water managers told him there were complaints about the three “reservoirs” – ponds – on his more than 170 acres of land....

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55% of Americans Believe that the Government Will Take Care of Them if Disaster Strikes

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Michael Snyder Truth Contributor

If a major emergency happened in the United States, do you have faith that the government would take care of you?  Amazingly, even after all of the examples to the contrary that we have seen in recent years, a solid majority of all Americans actually believe that the government will be there for them when things hit the fan.  According to a new survey conducted by the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, 55 percent of Americans believe that the authorities will come to their rescue when disaster strikes.

Sadly, most Americans still view the government as a “nanny state” that has both the capability and the willingness to take care of them from the cradle to the grave.  Most Americans still have faith that the government will come through for them when they need it the most.  But all we have to do is look back at what happened during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to realize what a crock of baloney that is.  Hurricane Katrina was a disaster that was limited to a relatively small geographic area, and yet we all saw how the response of the federal government – and even the local government – was a complete and utter failure. ...

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Storms Darken DC for Days, Imagine the Chaos of an EMP Event

Posted on Jul 04, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: The Economic Collapse by Michael Snyder

Sometimes we all get a little reminder of just how completely and totally dependent we are on the power grid.  Massive thunderstorms that ripped through Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia left millions without power over the weekend.  At this point, it is being projected that some people may not get power back until the end of the week.  The “super derecho” storm that pounded the Washington D.C. area on Friday night with hurricane-force winds is being called unprecedented.

But the truth is that there are other events that could happen that would be far more damaging to our power grid.

Hayden’s Note:

A nuclear detonation high over the United States, known as an air-burst, would end civilization as we know it.  A single electromagnetic pulse or EMP event, 250 miles above Kansas, would theoretically wipe out most electronics from the upper New England region all the way to southern California, and parts of Canada, all the way into Mexico.  Life as we know it would instantly cease and a chaotic, out of control social collapse would ensue.  

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Hayden’s Headlines: City Hall Seized, NSA, 78 Sq Ft Apt, Zombie News, and Adam Kokesh

Posted on Jun 02, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues
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DIY: Recycling Old RV Trailers for Tiny House Treasures

Posted on May 26, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Tiny House Blog by Abel Zyl Zimmerman

Hayden’s Note:

Tiny House Blog is one of my favorite websites for alternative architecture, so please hit the link and show them some love!

I recently bought and dismantled a 14 ft. RV trailer for tiny house parts. I thought you avaricious do-it-yourselfers might find the story interesting.

It was a pretty moldy RV, with some appliances inside and an undamaged trailer frame. My goals were to get those two things out of it, and when all was done, I was about 80% successful in doing so.

RV exterior
RV exterior

Costs:

  • Purchase price: $300
  • Licensing: $23 (it had current tabs)
  • Work gloves, dust masks: $10
  • Sawzall demolition blade: $7
  • Contractor trash bags (for loose debris and fiberglass): $12
  • Diesel fuel for the project, towing it home and delivering recyclables: $55
  • Local landfill fee (plywood, broken glass, fiberglass) $99
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Working Interior

Labor:

  • Towing home: 5 hours
  • Teardown, recycling, cleanup: 13 hours
  • Total costs/labor: $506 and 18 hours

Not bad.

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Malissa’s 170 Square Foot Tiny Tack House

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Tiny House Blog and Tiny Tack House

I have been wanting to cover Malissa’s tiny house story for a while now and have had her on my list to contact. However, Apartment Therapy has invited Malissa to participate in their Small Cool Contest and I wanted to get the word out to you before it was to late to vote. I hope to still get Malissa to tell us her story, but in the mean time, here are a couple of her thoughts about the house: “It’s cozy and comfortable, a great space to do my creative art, while also serving as my perfect retreat.”

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Photos Credits Christopher Tack/Apartment Therapy

Biggest Challenge: “One of the most challenging part of living in a small space with two people and two cats was finding your own place. My house is only 170 square feet, and in a space that small, it’s important that you feel you can go to your own place and do your own thing.”

view of living area from loft

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Just In Time: When the Trucks Stop, America Will Stop with Catastrophic Consequences

Posted on Apr 04, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: SHTFPlan by Mac Slavo

Most Americans take for granted the intricate systems that make it possible for us to engage in seemingly mundane day to day tasks like filling up our gas tanks, loading up our shopping carts at the local grocery store, obtaining necessary medications, and even pouring ourselves a clean glass of water. When we wake up each morning we just expect that all of these things will work today the same way they worked yesterday. Very few have considered the complexity involved in the underlying infrastructure that keeps goods, services and commerce in America flowing. Fewer still have ever spent the time to contemplate the fragility of these systems or the consequences on food, water, health care, the financial system, and the economy if they are interrupted.

Hayden’s Note:

I’ve written extensively on this topic, and Mac’s report on Just in Time trucking hits the nail on the head.  Check out some of my past reports on the devastation and consequences we can expect when trucks stop rolling: Empty Shelves: Hurricanes, Disasters, and Civil Unrest – a Contingency Plan, along with Bartering, Inflation, and Growing a Garden

report prepared for legislators and business leaders by the American Trucking Associations highlights just how critical our just-in-time inventory and delivery systems are, and assesses the impact on the general population in the event of an emergency or incident of national significance that disrupts the truck transportation systems which are responsible for carrying some ten billion tons of commodities and supplies across the United States each year....

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Investors Should Avoid Oil and Alternatives – An Interview with Dr. Marc Faber

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Economic News, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Exclusive Source: OilPrice by James Stafford – Truth Contributor

As the world economy teeters on the brink and rising oil prices threaten to de-rail the delicate roots of recovery Oilprice.com asked legendary investor Dr. Marc Faber to join us and give his views on high gasoline prices, the shale boom, alternative energy, developments in the Middle East and much more.

In the interview, Mark talks about the following:

• Why investors shouldn’t buy oil right now
• Why alternative energy investments are a bad idea for investors
• Why Iran should be allowed Nuclear weapons
• Which direction oil prices could go and why
• Why Investors should be taking money off the table NOW.
• Why we shouldn’t be pinning all our hopes on natural gas
• Why selling down the strategic petroleum reserve to reduce oil prices is a useless strategy.
• Why the shale boom won’t affect US foreign policy priorities
• Why Obama is a disappointing president

Dr. Faber is a very well known commentator throughout the investment community. He regularly appears on CNBC and is a member of the Barrons round table....

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10 x 20 Contemporary Cabin in the Woods

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Tiny House Blog by Paul Mittig

I built my 10 x 20 house in 2005 for about $10,000 in materials, including all furnishings. It is built on six poles, set two feet into the ground, that support the floor and roof. There is no framing in the walls except at the door and the large window. The walls are rigid foam insulation, R21, covered with ½ inch sheetrock and all glued together. The ceiling has R38 fiberglass insulation, and the floor has R19 fiberglass insulation. I spend about $100 a year on propane for heating, cooking, and water heating.

The house is located in the hills of Northern California. I live in it full time. The house is set up for one person, but you could easily put a double bed by the door where the tall bookcase stands. If you did this, you might want to move the window.

I have a three-way RV under-counter refrigerator that I run on electricity. For hot water, I have a ‘heat before use’ RV water heater.  I turn it on for 15 – 20 minutes then off, and it generates enough hot water for a shower and runs on propane....

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Tiny Home: 150 Sq. Ft. Contemporary Weekend Cabin

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

This cozy, little 150 square foot home away from home is the perfect weekend cabin.  Built for a Finnish family that live nearby, it offers an escape from the norm.  With ample seating that converts to a large bed, you could sleep up to 4 people, if needed.  And while the ceilings are not that tall, it does offer quite a bit of storage in large, deep drawers, along with overhead shelves and lofted nooks.

The kitchen is truly the focal point in this design, with large windows that allow a cascade of sunshine to fill the little space.  With only the truly required necessities, such as a 2-burner gas stove, small sink, and pantry, this kitchen can provide ample space for food prep, work projects, or a spot for your laptop.

A small wood burning stove completes the basics and provides for a warm and intimate night.  Or simply use it to take the chill off after you return from outside.  As you’ll notice, there is no bathroom or shower inside.

(Outdoor showers can be a thing of luxury, as well.  ...

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