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With all the discussion about the economy and possibly higher taxes, I have been thinking lately about how to save money, so when Glenn ordered the books, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581602820?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1581602820″emLiving Well on Practically Nothing: Revised and Updated Edition/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1581602820″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581605501?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1581605501″emArt Science of Dumpster Diving,/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1581605501″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / I dove right in to see if I could learn some money saving techniques.br /br /What I learned was that the first book was worth the money just for the laughs and nonconventional wisdom alone. I knew I was in for a treat when I saw that the book was published by Paladin Press –the publishing company that put out such books as a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873642767?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0873642767″emHit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0873642767″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and Claire Wolfe’s a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/189362613X?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=189362613X”em101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey Wrenching and Preparedness./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=189362613X” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /”Living Well,” written by author Edward Romney, is a practical take on how to live on $12,000 a year (the updated version was published in 2001). In order to do this, he advises you to become a “country person.” This way, you can live cheap, no longer have to dress to impress and can find a cheap house (even if it means building your own shelter such as a tree house or log cabin) for $300.00 a month in rent. Uh, okay, I already live in Tennessee, maybe this is possible, but I doubt it. br /br /In Chapter 2, he describes a day of cheap living. For breakfast, he sticks to frozen orange juice and oatmeal cooked with cheap oats with dry skim milk, which is also used for his one cup of coffee. He then walks to the post office where he looks in the trash for a free magazine or newspaper that someone threw away, then goes home for lunch of a can of tuna from Sam’s Wholesale Club with free tomatoes from his garden. He only drinks water and has a two-day-old banana for dessert with the soft parts cut away. Hmm, I have a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/06/afternoon-snack.html”a tomato garden/a and overripe bananas are okay but not great. So far, so good. Until this….br /br /In a chapter on how to save on health and medical care, I have to say that I realized that this plan was not going to work for me. In order to get free medical care, the author suggests that one volunteer for medical experiments. “The doctor tests a new drug and its placebo and also gives you physical exams and a variety of other medical services.” He also suggests if you have ever served that you use the Veterans Administration hospitals: “Patients who are senile, brain-damaged, or chronically ill seem to run the greatest risk of mistreatment. Some VA surgeons have poor records. You take your chances….” br /br /He tells readers to simply try and stay healthy but if you do get sick, one can find free prescription medicine in a dumpster (if you are brave). “It is surprising how much is thrown away. Antibiotics and certain volatile drugs such as insulin and nitroglycerin are perishable, but most drugs are highly stable for several years at least. You have to read drug manuals and know what you are doing. The risk is high and you are on your own if you try this.” br /br /Maybe you shouldn’t. At this point, wouldn’t it be safer and less trouble really just to get a job to pay for extra healthcare or other needs? You can’t really live well for less if you are sick, disabled, or dead from giving your body over to medical experiments, questionable surgeons or digging through dumpsters for drugs that may or may not be safe. Call me crazy, but that’s my take. br /br /Anyway, the book is hilarious and I must admit to laughing so hard that I nearly fell over, but I doubt most of us could live this way for long. Could you?
Tune in each Wednesday to XM Channel #130, POTUS ’08 at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific for PJ Media’s weekly PJM Political show! (And at 12:00 AM Eastern Friday/9:00 PM Pacific Thursday for a rebroadcast.) If you missed this week’s show, click below to listen:
While John McCain may have temporarily suspended operations, PJM Political rolls on, exploring the vice presidential nominees in the news: Joe Biden’s built-in gaffe machine, and the ongoing cyber attacks on Sarah Palin:
- Recorded live this past weekend in Las Vegas at the Blog World new media exposition, PJM Political host Steve Green interviews frequent PJM contributor Austin Bay about the upcoming new edition of his book, A Quick And Dirty Guide To War.
- Also at Blog World, pioneering Blog author and veteran talk radio host Hugh Hewitt discusses last week’s tightening poll numbers for John McCain with Ed Driscoll.
- James Lileks explores the recent cybercrimes perpetrated against Sarah Palin.
- Jennifer Rubin, PJ Media’s DC editor, analyzes a myriad of topics from the campaign trail, and forecasts this Friday’s upcoming first official presidential debate. (Which may or may not still be on as we “go to press.”)
- And Steve Green explores Joe Biden’s gaffe-o-matic excesses from the start of this week.
- Produced by Ed Driscoll.
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Patrick Poole, the author of today’s article on “The Biden Laugh Track Strategy” and last week’s look at “Obama’s Trickle-Up Economics” discusses economic bailout proposals left and right with PJM Political producer Ed Driscoll:
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The former president's detached tone must be giving the Obama campaign heartburn.
The good food is still there but many good people are leaving. It's not hard to see why.
The Democratic ticket's gaffe factory is working overtime to lighten the national mood.