September 2012 Blog Posts (28)


I have written about my discovery of the iron in an earlier blog; the pursuit of strength both inside and out.

But the visual results I did not mention, mostly because it smacks of narcissism; and I see that attitude reflected here among the other members who exercise. Wanting bigger muscles in and of themselves is to be looked down upon; real men don’t care so much how they look; it’s strength and endurance that matters.

I write now about being bigger, because, well, I’ve…


Added by Carl Monster on September 29, 2012 at 8:20am — 4 Comments

The Tide of Power

By Jeff Thomas, …


Added by Alan Johnson on September 28, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

Is The U.S. Economy a Junkie or a Zombie?

By John Aziz of Azizonomics

A bad jobs report that left headline unemployment above 8% — and much worse when we dig under the surface and see that the real…


Added by Alan Johnson on September 27, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments


From my wordpress blog at

Music has been a big part of my life since I can remember. Several of my aunts and uncles can play an instrument or sing; and a few are music/vocal teachers. My mom and brother play the piano very well. I can play “Fur Elise” by Beethoven in my head because I heard my brother play it so much. As for playing it myself, that doesn’t go very well. I know very elementary piano and a few guitar chords, but I don’t play well at all. I love…


Added by Niles on September 25, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Government Programs Replacing Credit Card Spending?

 Originally posted at mybudget360   

Added by Alan Johnson on September 25, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Committed to a Triathlon

So it's silly time of the year again and over the weekend I decided to go ahead and commit to partaking in a sprint triathlon in May 2013.

Its silly because I dont have a bike yet and havent run a whole lot due to a painful knee and a twisted ankle.


I planned on writing a post every week or month to help keep me honest with the training



Today was day 1of a 22week journey,   Started with a 20 minute run and a 200yard…


Added by The Earl of Essex on September 24, 2012 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Muslim Rage Spreads, Even to China

Between September 17-18, 2012, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices:

Al Qaeda's N. Africa arm issues statement praising Libya…


Added by Alan Johnson on September 24, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

The return of a friend

As part of my new awareness of being a man, I've long lamented my isolation; no male friends.

I've had them come and go in my life, rare as hen's teeth; those few I felt I could open up to or those who felt I was worth climbing barriers I've set up to get to know me.

Today one of the very best of them has come back into my life.

The month I turned 40 coincided with the opening of a gym in our town center. It was small, mostly station equipment and all brand-spanking new.…


Added by Carl Monster on September 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Reinventing after divorce

The first time I met him, Ted wore disheveled biking clothes and his eyes were bloodshot from laser surgery a few weeks before. He sat hunched over his coffee cup, eyes averted, arms occasionally crossed over his chest. He seemed absent somehow.

Soon off the top of our conversation, he talked about his failed…


Added by Leah Morrigan on September 20, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Rioters Aren't the Only Crowds to Stay Away From

Originally published at  

The survivalist knows things could go on like they are for the rest of his life, after all, ships get scrapped with their full compliment of life boats…


Added by Alan Johnson on September 20, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

“GM is Alive” and American Enterprise is on the Ropes

By Joseph Sunde

"GM is alive, and Osama bin Laden is dead," said…

Added by Alan Johnson on September 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Loot a Burning House

Originally published in  



Added by Alan Johnson on September 18, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

Stages of Societal Collapse

By Jeff Thomas and originally published at  
With all the study and thought that are required to make sense out of how the …

Added by Alan Johnson on September 17, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

Stein's Blog - Self Control

Many years ago, the comedian Flip Wilson had a weekly variety show. One of the character's he played was always getting in trouble and when c aught the tag line was "The Devil made me do it."

Today, in my work, a I see so many men blaming their actions on others.  A guy will  cuss out a woman in writing  after she has sent a stupid text, and say. "I know it was wrong, but she really knows how to push my buttons." A man going through a custody case will start smoking dope, and…


Added by Stein on September 16, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Are Student Loans The Next Bubble That Will Burst?

This article was written by Reggie Middleton…


Added by Alan Johnson on September 16, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

A Coming Race War?

By Jason Hanson and originally published at …


Added by Alan Johnson on September 15, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

How 'Crazy Survivalists' Make the World a Better Place

      By Brandon Smith

I was recently interviewed by a journalist for a local newspaper who was developing a story on the exponential rise of the “prepper lifestyle” in America, most especially in Western Montana.  Being an…


Added by Alan Johnson on September 14, 2012 at 8:48am — 1 Comment


From my blog at

I decided to write a bit about my experience of the 9/11 terrorist attacks- mostly because I never have. A few friends and family have heard all or most of the story over the years, but I have never written thoroughly about it. No particular reason for it. This year I wanted to share.

I don't know anyone personally who was killed in the attacks. But I know people who did lose family and/or friend. I was working at Barnes & Noble…


Added by Niles on September 12, 2012 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Decisions in Germany and the Eurozone will Affect the World

Originally published at
Readers are advised to take serious note of current events and to stay well informed in the coming weeks and months. One would have to be extremely detached to not…

Added by Alan Johnson on September 12, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Never Have So Few Been Able to Frighten So Many

By John Mueller…


Added by Alan Johnson on September 10, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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