A Digital Currency Is on the Horizon

When I was younger, I never received a regular allowance like some of the kids I knew, but if I kept up with my chores and did well in school, my parents would give me a few bucks here and there. I could earn a little extra by doing odd jobs for neighbors, and there were always a few bills in birthday cards, Christmas cards, and that arrived of course, from the tooth fairy. I remember how good it felt to not only earn money but to physically have it. It was empowering to be able to go to my “super secret” hiding spot (that my parents knew of but never said anything about) and see a small wad of ones or fives that probably added up to thirty dollars. Fast forward a few decades, and checks, debit cards, and credit cards became available. To some people, these are technically a form of digital currency. A person isn’t physically transferring cash from one hand to another, and yes, they are convenient. But the option of having cash is still available at the moment. With the rise of alternative digital currency (such as Bitcoin) even Facebook

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8 Paracord Tricks You Never Knew

Paracord was first used as the suspension lines in parachutes, and when paratroopers hit the ground, they found a multitude of uses for it. Paracord has been a popular cordage option among outdoorsmen and survivalists for decades, but in recent years its popularity grew with the rise of survival-based television shows, movies, and YouTube videos. Just as the case is with all tools and gear, paracord isn’t the perfect option for all situations and environments. Based on the circumstances you find yourself in, there are some disadvantages to it. Having said that, paracord is some amazing cordage due to its size, strength, and versatility. There are a lot of things that paracord can do, and some of them you may not even be aware of.   Here are eight things you didn’t know you could do with paracord… 1. You can break it down easily. Many types of rope are constructed by taking smaller pieces of material and weaving or twisting them together to create larger and larger pieces.  Paracord is made in a somewhat similar fashion. Paracord is composed of two parts, the inner strands (or yarns) and an outer sheath. The yarns are

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How to Make a Paracord Lanyard with Step-by-Step Instructions

Paracord can be used to create a ton of different projects and functional accessories. A paracord bracelet is one of the easiest and quickest projects to make, but depending on the design you use, it doesn’t always provide a whole lot of cordage. I want to share with you a functional project that I enjoy making that will provide more cordage than a simple bracelet does: the paracord lanyard. The lanyard I will be making is not the kind that office workers wear to display their employment badges. It’s more of a lanyard that a hunter uses to hold duck calls or other types of wild game calls. I like this type of lanyard because you can hang almost anything from it that you want quick access to. What You Will Need  2 pieces of paracord that are 10 feet each in length (for a total of 20 feet). This will produce a lanyard that is 36 inches long. Personalize the lanyard by using any color you want. 1 plastic buckle or break-away clasp 1 lighter Scissors Paracord lacing needle (or any pointed item like a nail or knitting needle) Making the lanyard I will be

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The Fathers of Alternative News

Whoever controls information controls the narrative, and by extension, they control whoever is reading, watching, and listening. For much of our history, people’s options for receiving the news were limited, with word of mouth being the most prominent form. With the written word came pamphlets, books, newspapers, and radio.  Then came television. Television was a game-changer because like a radio, it brought the news directly into the home of listeners and viewers, but unlike radio, television brought live coverage with the addition of pictures and video.   The thing that television, radio, and newspapers all had in common is that you generally had to be somebody, such as a journalist, to be heard. This brought a level of credibility, and for a while, it seemed that the news was primarily brought to us with facts so that the consumer could make their own informed decision.   Limited sources of news also meant that sometimes not all stories or information was covered. The real problem seemed to be when mainstream media started pushing opinions and “agendas” over letting viewers make up their own minds with the facts.  As much of a game-changer that television was with the

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What We Can Learn from The Canadian Freedom Convoy 

The Earth may be a perfect place, but our world, the world people have created for themselves on this beautiful celestial body, is far from that.  Throughout our history, we have created a lot of problems for ourselves, but we have also solved a few. But one problem has plagued us since our earliest beginnings. I like to think that this problem arose when a group of early humans gathered around a meal and somebody tried to take the last hunk of mammoth meat. A fight broke out between two members, and one of them grabbed a big stick. This person won the fight was ultimately put in charge of the group. Whoever held onto the biggest stick held power, and our never-ending problem of being divided began.  The past two years have changed so much. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the last two years have been rough. Arguably, a lot of things that have happened over these last two years aren’t new. Viruses have been around forever. People have always struggled with illness. Sometimes they get better. Unfortunately, sometimes they do not. We have seen supply chain issues before. Governments overstepping boundaries

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Why You Should Care About “The Joe Rogan Experience” Scandal

Joe Rogan is an actor, comedian, podcaster who started his own podcast back in 2011 called, The Joe Rogan Experience. For many years, the podcast was primarily on YouTube. Then YouTube changed their rules in one of their Adpocalypses, and ticked off a bunch of creators on the platform. Rogan left YouTube during this time, but don’t feel bad for the guy, because Spotify, one of the largest music streaming platforms in the world, picked him up with a deal valued in the nine-figure range. Not too bad for a guy that used to be the host of a show in which contestants competed in physical or gross challenges for a cash prize. What is the Joe Rogan scandal? Recently Joe Rogan’s show came under the spotlight for two episodes that were aired last year. One episode featured Dr. Robert Malone, a virologist who is credited with helping in the development of mRNA technology. The other guest was Dr. Peter McCullough, a cardiologist who is the most published doctor in his field. During these two episodes, Rogan had a long conversation with the doctors about the coronavirus pandemic. The doctors cited information from studies and offered their own opinions about

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What Survival Shows Get Right and What They Get Horribly Wrong

In recent years survival shows have exploded in popularity. I can’t turn on my television or computer without seeing ads or streaming options for the endless amount of titles about the apocalypse, doomsday, zombies, viruses, or someone traversing across yet another barren landscape.  To be fair, I am a fan of some of these movies or television shows. They are also works of fiction, intended for entertainment purposes only. But what about reality-based survival shows? Shows like Survivorman, Man vs. Wild, Man Woman Wild, Dual Survival, ALONE, and other similar programs The main purpose of these, supposedly, is to educate us on how to survive in different types of environments with very few resources. Again, I was a fan of some of these shows for a brief time. That is until their cartoonish behavior, poor advice, and outright dangerous actions made me nauseous, not only for myself but for the people that bought into it. Let me be clear; I am not saying this about all survival programs (as I have not seen all of them), but I feel that I have seen enough to comment on what survival shows do right and what

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