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Turn your radio up, for that sweet sound.  Hold me close…never let me go.  Keep that feeling alive.  Make me lose control.

Knowledge is the best prep.  Practice your skills now.  Not much that you buy and store away is going to be useful if you don’t know how to use it.

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” – Cormac McCarthy, “No Country for Old Men”

“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.” – D.H. Lawrence

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
– Cicero in 55 BC

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship [to direct the steering or course of], design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. –Robert Heinlein

In accordance to the principles of Doublethink…it does not matter if the war is not real…or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare…is the destruction of the produce of human labor. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned…to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects. And its object is not victory over Eurasia or Eastasia…but to keep the very structure of society intact.” — Orwell’s 1984

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God. –Benjamin Franklin

If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy… The loss of Liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad…” — James Madison

We are rebuilding yesterday to ensure our tomorrow. — SteamPunk Magazine Issue 1

And the people would eat up all the food, gobble, gobble, yum, yum, and it would become nothing but excrement and memories. What then…? –Vonnegut in Galápagos

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds. –Bob Marley

Don’t hang on. Nothing lasts forever but the Earth and sky. It slips away…and all your money won’t another minute buy. –Kansas

The quality will be remembered long after the price is forgotten. –Dereck at Lincolns Online . com

35 responses to this post.

  1. When I look in your eyes, I go crazy. Fever’s high with the lights down low. Take me over the edge, make me lose control.

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  2. Posted by Erich on May 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    What have I stumbled upon? What’s up with the Eric Carmen lyrics? Anyway, my compliments to your garden. I’m in my first year, and it’s going well. It’s been a lot of work building fences, beds and an arbor. I’m not as far along as you though with the plants. I basically prep a bed and plant it, but the beds take time. This weekend I hope to get it all done. I’m up in Westchester, NY. It’s been a pretty cold spring. Where are you that you’re able to harvest already?

    Regards,
    Erich

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  3. Erich-

    Actually I’m not sure I can remember what was going through my mind when I did this “About” page.

    I’m in west central Illinois, a few miles from Missouri and half-hour from Iowa.

    2008 has been a cold and wet spring, but the radishes haven’t seemed to mind. Many plants were started indoors 2 months ago. Everything direct-seeded is either coming in very slowly or has rotted in the ground once already. I’m on my 3rd attempt at peas and 2nd attempt for beans…very, very wet spring, even with the rasied beds.

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  4. The garlic pickles were incredibly edible. I was amazed! And then I dropped the jar on the floor. :-( Unfortunately, I had not the confidence to try glass-infused pickles.

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  5. I have personal experience with that as well. The bottom cracks off in a neat circle and while the brine is running across the kitchen floor, for a moment the pickles are all still neatly stacked in the jar and you consider saving them. Then you think better.

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  6. Thanks for the props on my art. :-) There’s more here: http://tastethesea.wordpress.com/portfolio/

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  7. Posted by iamrogertheshrubber on September 29, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Hi there! I see you do similar to me! I live in Germany and will follow you from now on. I’ve added you to my link list. Will you do the same?

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  8. Posted by thebeadden on May 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for dropping by my site. Great blog!

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  9. Posted by thebeadden on June 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I nominated you for an award. You don’t have to participate. :)

    http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/

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  10. Posted by Leilani on June 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I wanted to thank you for subscribing to my blog and for your helpful comments. Love that you are Jimmy Cracked Corn and you don’t care and that you remember the song, Make Me Lose Control. (Even though that video doesn’t really make any sense.) :)

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  11. Posted by Mason on June 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking a post. You have a great looking garden!

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  12. Enjoying your work. Thanks for following my blog! Followed you just now.

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  13. [...] yesterday’s post, Pemmican: The perfect primal stick-to-your-ribs survival food, Jimmy Cracked-Corn asks, “I just don’t understand the science behind it staying fresh, as other articles say, [...]

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  14. Great blog Jimmy!

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  15. Posted by Mason on July 2, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I’ve named you for the Sunshine Blogger award because I find what you share about your garden inspiring (and hey, it’s sunshine, right, that’s good for a garden!). Check out the whole award bit here: http://locolocavore.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/id-like-to-thank-the-academy/

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  16. I love your blog and have nominated you for the “Tell Me About Yourself Award”.

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  17. Just wanted to say thank you for checking out my blog and liking the Mississippi Mud Bars. I hope you try them sometime and let me know how they turn out. I have quite an extensive collection of recipes posted now, and over a thousand on Pinterest if you’re interested in checking them out sometime.

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  18. Hi Jimmy –

    Just want to let you know that I’ve tagged you in a internet meme over on my site. Thought you may like to participate in a getting to know the prepping community meme.

    http://preppingtosurvive.com/2012/09/10/11-questions/

    Thanks!

    Joe

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  19. Hey, Jimmy! You haven’t been cracking corn lately. Everything okay?

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  20. Posted by The Belmont Rooster on August 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I can see this is a great blog. I am a bit pressed for time, but I will follow so I can come back and catch up on your blog. Plus, to read your new posts!

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  21. Posted by The Belmont Rooster on December 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Congradulations! I have just nominated your blog for the Shine On Award. THis link will take you to my post about the award: http://thebelmontrooster.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/my-shine-on-award-2/.

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  22. Posted by DC CLARKE on February 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Please I hope all is okay with you. I no longer receive your newsletter. your website is not updated and there are no more new posts since last year. Please let me know if you are ok

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