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  “HOW DO I HELP?”

This is a frequent comment on our social sites. It makes my life achievements feel appreciated when I get to have intellectual conversations on this topic. Years back I published a list on our expired MySpace platform and a recent request has motivated me to share this updated blog.

 

FIRST to begin, I ask you to make a list of topics that are close to your heart.

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MAKE YOUR LIST NOW before reading further to avoid this articles premature influence.

SECOND, I urge you to now do a search on documentary films and books related to your topics. Dive into a few of them and refer back to your original list to make any last minute changes.  You can compare your list to mine: https://freehelpinghands.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/top-documentaries-of-all-time/

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NOW, let us discuss some details surrounding some of these topics.

Protecting nature and all life on Earth is a primary cause for me. Our human species is destroying everything around it.

The PROBLEM: We are selfish and wired for primal survival above all else. This leads the majority of the species to ignore the scientific sins of our ways. We continue to pollute and destroy the very systems that give us life. Nature will survive beyond the Armageddon brought by climate destruction, future meteors or other alien threats.

These systems will survive beyond our self destruction so they do not rely on human defense for survival but our ability to survive comfortably most definitely relies on keeping nature in balance. We must do our part to keep the balance.

A SOLUTION: My primary cause focus is the protection of nature and all life. I advocate for peace, permaculture education and the defense of all life by forming community centers. These centers provide education, community gathering events, artistic creation and expression, food growth and over all community action related to this ideology.

A lot of individual causes fall under this mass topic. Within the chaos generated by individual organizations it is easy to lose track of the over all mission. MY MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO YOU is “FOCUS ON IMPROVING THE PROBLEM. Do not put energy into trickle down effects or you will just be going in circles.”

For example, if you rake your leaves and then leave them in a pile, they will just blow around the yard tomorrow. You must think outside the realm of the status quo. IF your cause is to “prevent leaves from mixing with your garden plants” THEN either remove the tree entirely or create a barrier around your garden.

Replace the leaf example with plastic waste and you have a whole new thought process of defeating nature pollution. Our Helping Hands Network social page groups post a lot of updates on our events which are structured around this philosophy. Turn on your alerts for our posts and attend some of our events when you feel the desire to make a change!

 

LETS LOOK AT SOME MORE SPECIFIC CAUSES

Animal rights are one of the most popular causes but yet they are massively under financed. I am very skeptical in my stance on animal rights. I think they deserve a natural habitat and territory of their own just as much as humans. When a species is left alone in their habitat they do not need our interference. They really only need our protection from other uneducated or impassionate humans.

HEALTH related causes do not need your efforts. Your time will barely be noticed because health causes already have more support than they should. Every day you see wealthy people and organizations providing donations to health related groups instead of nature and universal life change makers. Again, we can not stress enough that this is because of the human nature to survive and scientifically alter the law of natural selection. We want to wage a war against nature so we can survive longer. We want to defeat cancer, we want to stop disease, we want and we want but we refuse to accept that nature knows what is best. We must accept our natural selection of fate. Our disobedience has resulted in more disease and more over population beyond what the natural resources of the world can provide. 

 

HOMELESS HUMANS pull at our heart strings. We want to help but we need to sit back and study their story before reacting at times. As cold hearted as it is, we must accept that humans living in poor conditions is due to a large variety of reasons. Some reasons deserve more help than others. The mentally disabled (addiction or otherwise) and abandoned for example, need to be provided a full time protector. Any help short of that is just “raking the leaves.” Physically disabled and most other human’s living in poor conditions are usually under educated. One of the best ways to help them, is to take them to a community center like the HHN where they can receive survival education. This will enable them to make more positive choices. They can stop engaging in crimes to collect money and redirect their energy towards growing or building the resources they actually need.

 

There are so many causes that this article is actually just an insert from my full length book, “Life Wisdom”. I encourage you to order a copy and read far beyond these thoughts to transcend your enlightenment today. I look forward to your comments and from time to time I will respond by adding a paragraph on this blog.  Thank you again to all of my supporters. Your contributions to our Helping Hands Network will provide much needed help for as long as our members maintain their passion.

-TF

 

Over 20 years of research is finally published and available for purchase in this daily self help, DIY reference book. Please contact me directly (tfrentz@hotmail.com) to purchase so I do not have to give the marke-teers >60% of my revenue! 

 

You can also view more previews at Google Play Store & Google Books – https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=eSasDwAAQBAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP1

 

This book is full of lesser known knowledge, guides, advice and facts surrounding the culture of the United States circa 2020. In this book you will also find my recommendations for some of the latest products and technology that improves our standard of living. The best way I can summarize IT all is to just call the book, LIFE Wisdom.

The following pages share my efforts to organize and shed light on the most useful information in my life. This book categorizes the knowledge based on whether IT involves helping, simplifying, making, stretching, spending, living or sharing something.

The main objectives of this book are:
1. Educate the reader.
2. Connect with sponsors and increase funding for the Helping Hands Network volunteer and emergency cause programs.
3. Connect with global connections to help establish international programs.

Please submit any product or other helpful information you would like to see included in future editions and you will receive future editions for FREE!

At times the line may be blurred between opinion and fact but I do the best I can. My definition of fact refers to a first encounter experience by myself or another credible source. Some of your experiences surrounding certain wisdoms may not hold up to my experiences I share in this book.

Updates after publishing can be followed at [freeHelpingHands.wordpress.com] We look forward to publishing many more editions.

The proceeds from sales go to help fund our programs so if you are given a copy please consider contributing to our cause through paypal id tfrentz@hotmail.com or mailing a check payable to Tim Frentz.

 

 

About the Author

Tim Frentz (T) is an artist, eco activist, gardener, soccer player, business consultant, fitness trainer, author and practitioner of Yoga who recorded his spiritual journey in this new age work “the Helping Hands Spirit” and a comic book series called “the ventures of HELPING HANDS”.

He was reborn in Grand Island, Nebraska USA in 1977. His early autobiography was first published in 2012, seven years after the death of his father whom inspired T to leave home and give himself to causes in urgent need.

T describes how his experiences inspired him to trade in his possessions and hit the road. Several times he was robbed of resources but instead of relying on a flawed legal system to recover his losses, T accepts it as a lesson from his former guru’s.

This early autobiography shares T’s early life in the central United States, his college days at the University of Nebraska, visits to spiritual communities, meetings with various saints, his training of disciple volunteers, T’s building of the Helping Hands Network, his time helping causes in need and his steps to become a new age yogi.

T brings a new age meditation method known as “Creative Meditation” into the light. This is achieved through combining traditional meditational practice with the act of artistic expression and creation. He is known for his wood sculpting and other art which is largely created during a meditative state.

T continues publishing books & comics, teaching yoga & fitness, and speaks widely in the United States. His organization “The Helping Hands Network” is growing daily in the United States and continues to connect causes in need with thousands of resources through http://netvibes.com/HelpingHandsNet

This is an on going investigative report. Please help me tally the positive versus negative actions and add any missing facts in the comments section so I can add them to this story.

As reported and cited by CNN.

[https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/04/us/donald-trump-fast-facts/index.html]

WATCH Fahrenheit 11/9 and gather your own supportive opinions.
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June 29, 2015 – NBCUniversal says it is cutting its business ties to Trump and won’t air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants because of “derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants.”
July 8, 2015 – In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Trump says he “can’t guarantee” all of his employees have legal status in the United States. This is in response to questions about a Washington Post report about undocumented immigrants working at the Old Post Office construction site in Washington, which Trump is converting into a hotel.
July 22, 2015 – Trump’s financial disclosure report is made public by the Federal Election Commission.
August 6, 2015 – During the first 2016 Republican debate, Trump is questioned about a third party candidacy, his attitude towards women and his history of donating money to Democratic politicians. He tells moderator Megyn Kelly of Fox News he feels he is being mistreated.
August 7, 2015 – The controversy continues, as Trump tells CNN’s Don Lemon that Kelly was singling him out for attack, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
September 11, 2015 – Trump announces he has purchased NBC’s half of the Miss Universe Organization, which organizes the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.
July 16, 2016 – Introduces Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.
September 13, 2016 – During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is investigating Trump’s charitable foundation “to make sure it’s complying with the laws governing charities in New York.”
October 1, 2016 – The New York Times reports Trump declared a $916 million loss in 1995 which could have allowed him to legally skip paying federal income taxes for years. The report is based on a financial document mailed to the newspaper by an anonymous source.
October 7, 2016 – Unaired footage from 2005 surfaces of Trump talking about trying to have sex with a married woman and being able to grope women. In footage obtained by The Washington Post, Trump is heard off-camera discussing women in vulgar terms during the taping of a segment for “Access Hollywood.” In a taped response, Trump declares, “I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.”
October 9, 2016 – During the second presidential debate, CNN’s Cooper asks Trump about his descriptions of groping and kissing women without their consent in the “Access Hollywood” footage. Trump denies that he has ever engaged in such behavior and declares the comments were “locker room talk.” After the debate, 11 women step forward to claim that they were sexually harassed or sexually assaulted by the real estate developer. Trump says the stories aren’t true.
November 8, 2016 – Is elected president of the United States. Trump will be the first president who has never held elected office, a top government post or a military rank.
November 18, 2016 – Trump agrees to pay $25 million to settle three lawsuits against Trump University. The deal keeps the President-elect from having to testify in a trial in San Diego that was set to begin November 28. The settlement ends a suit brought by Schneiderman, as well as two class action suits in California. About 6,000 former students are covered by the settlement.
December 24, 2016 – Trump says he will dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation “to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as President.” A spokeswoman for the New York Attorney General’s Office says that the foundation cannot legally close until investigators conclude their probe of the charity.
January 10, 2017 – CNN reports that intelligence officials briefed Trump on a dossier that contains allegations about his campaign’s ties to Russia and unverified claims about his personal life. The author of the dossier is a former British spy who was hired by a research firm that had been funded by both political parties to conduct opposition research on Trump.
January 20, 2017 – Takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts during an inauguration ceremony at the Capitol and delivers an inaugural address centering on the populist themes that fueled his candidacy.
January 27, 2017 – Trump signs an executive order halting all refugee arrivals for 120 days and banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. Additionally, refugees from Syria are barred indefinitely from entering the United States. The order is challenged in court.
February 13, 2017 – Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigns amid accusations he lied about his communications with Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. Flynn later pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.
February 28, 2017 – Nominates Neil Gorsuch to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
March 4, 2017 – Alleges on Twitter, without offering evidence, that Obama wiretapped his phones ahead of the 2016 election. “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
March 16, 2017 – The Trump administration releases its budget blueprint, with increases in funding for the military and cuts for agencies including the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture.
May 3, 2017 – FBI Director James Comey confirms that there is an ongoing investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Less than a week later, Trump fires Comey, citing a DOJ memo critical of the way he handled the investigation into Clinton’s emails.
May 19, 2017 – Departs on his first foreign trip as president. The nine-day, five-country trip includes stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, a NATO summit in Brussels and a G7 summit in Sicily.
June 1, 2017 – Trump proclaims that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord but adds that he is open to renegotiating aspects of the environmental agreement, which was signed by 175 countries in 2016.
July 7, 2017 – Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in person for the first time, on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
August 8, 2017 – In response to nuclear threats from North Korea, Trump warns that Pyongyang will “face fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Soon after Trump’s comments, North Koreaissues a statement saying it is “examining the operational plan” to strike areas around the US territory of Guam.
August 15, 2017 – After a violent clash between neo-Nazi activists and counterprotesters leaves one dead in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump holds an impromptu press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower and declares that there were “fine people” on both sides.
August 25, 2017 – Trump’s first pardon is granted to former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for disregarding a court order in a racial-profiling case. Trump did not consult with lawyers at the Justice Department before announcing his decision.
September 5, 2017 – The Trump administration announces that it is ending the DACA program,introduced by Obama to protect nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Trump calls on Congress to introduce legislation that will prevent DACA recipients from being deported. Multiple lawsuits are filed opposing the policy in federal courts and judges delay the end of the program, asking the government to submit filings justifying the cancellation of DACA.
September 19, 2017 – In a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump refers to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” and warns that the United States will “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies.
September 24, 2017 – The Trump administration unveils a third version of the travel ban,placing restrictions on travel by certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. (Chad is later removed after meeting security requirements.) One day before the revised ban is set to take effect, it is blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Hawaii. A judge in Maryland issues a similar ruling.
December 6, 2017 – Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announces plans to relocate the US Embassy there.
January 11, 2018 – During a White House meeting on immigration reform, Trump reportedly refers to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” He reportedly says that the United States should get more people from countries like Norway.
January 12, 2018 – The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump had an alleged affair with a porn star named Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels. The newspaper states that Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, arranged a $130,000 payment for a nondisclosure agreement weeks before Election Day in 2016. Cohen denies that Trump had a relationship with Clifford.
March 13, 2018 – Trump announces in a tweet that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Tillerson’s replacement.
March 20, 2018 – A New York Supreme Court judge rules that a defamation lawsuit against Trump can move forward, ruling against a July 2017 motion to dismiss filed by Trump’s lawyers. The lawsuit, filed by Summer Zervos, a former “Apprentice” contestant, is related to sexual assault allegations.
April 9, 2018 – The FBI raids Cohen’s office, home and a hotel room where he’d been staying while his house was renovated. The raid is related to a federal investigation of possible fraud and campaign finance violations.
May 7, 2018 – The Trump administration announces a “zero tolerance” policy for illegal border crossings. Sessions says that individuals who violate immigration law will be criminally prosecuted and warns that parents could be separated from children.
May 8, 2018 – Trump announces that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. “This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” he says in remarks that, at times, misrepresent the international agreement’s provisions.
June 8-9, 2018 – Before leaving for the G7 summit in Quebec City, Trump tells reporters that Russia should be reinstated in the group. The annexation of Crimea in 2014 led to Russia’s suspension. After leaving the summit, Trump tweets that he will not endorse the traditional G7 communique issued at the end of the meeting. The President singles out Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making “false statements” at a news conference.
June 12, 2018 – Trump meets Kim in person for the first time during a summit in Singapore. They sign a four-point statement that broadly outlines the countries’ commitment to a peace process. The statement contains a pledge by North Korea to “work towards” complete denuclearization but the agreement does not detail how the international community will verify that Kim is ending his nuclear program.
July 16, 2018 – During a joint news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump declines to endorse the US government’s assessment that Russia interfered in the election, saying he doesn’t “see any reason why” Russia would be responsible. The next day, Trump clarifies his remark, “The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.” He says he accepts the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the election but adds, “It could be other people also.”
August 21, 2018 – Cohen pleads guilty to eight federal charges, including two campaign finance violations. In court, he says that he orchestrated payments to silence women “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.” On the same day, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort is convicted on eight counts of federal financial crimes. On December 12 Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison.
September 5, 2018 – The New York Times publishes an op-ed by an anonymous Trump administration official who claims that there is an ongoing effort to thwart the president’s worst impulses. Trump says the person who wrote the piece is “gutless.”
November 20, 2018 – Releases a statement backing Saudi Arabia in the wake of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Virginia resident, killed in October at a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Khashoggi was a frequent critic of the Saudi regime. The Saudis initially denied any knowledge of his death, but then later said a group of rogue operators were responsible for his killing. US officials have speculated that such a mission, including the 15 men sent from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to murder him, could not have been carried out without the authorization of Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
December 18, 2018 – The Donald J. Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve according to a document filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. The agreement allows the New York attorney general’s office to review the recipients of the charity’s assets.
This is an on going investigative report. Please help me tally the positive versus negative actions and add any missing facts in the comments section so I can add them to this story.

Here is a list of GREEN companies or Organizations to help  our readers gather information about them. Please add to this list by leaving comments.

Updated: 1/2018

Resources:

http://green.yahoo.com/

TreeHugger.com

http://newdream.org/

http://earthshare.org/

 

FOOD:

http://www.garden.org/seedswap/

http://www.homegrown.org/

http://www.almanac.com/forums/seed-swap

 

Solar:

Jehu Garcia (Best YouTube Videos)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMfCkN1juSa49DJFYltOTw

 

Solar Panel Deals:

Flexible – http://j35.us/136wFlexSolarPanl  $159/ 136w

Framed – http://j35.us/100w-100-solar  $110/100w

 

Power Pack Battery Deals: http://mailchi.mp/jag35/december-lithium-batteries

NCR18650B – $16 per 100w of power storage. Most efficient & close to the best price available. BUT SHIPPING & WIRING VARIES ON QUANTITY and the unit available.

Tesla 3kw Module: ($25 per 100w) $750 /ea. unit. Full power pack WITH A COOLING SYSTEM. No extra wiring needed to save time for near the same cost of purchasing smaller units and connecting them together.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/252144461952?rmvSB=true

Battery Management System (BMS) Deals: http://j35.us/Batrium

Battery Maintenance Chargers: http://j35.us/Elcon-5Kw-Charger

 

Plumbing (Composting Toilets)

Consider an incinerating toilet by Incinolet!
https://incinolet.com/product-category/toilets/

 

 

Ecoglo

photoluminescent lighting

http://www.us.ecoglo.com/emergency-lighting-products/

 

Momentum Textiles – NON PVC Fabrics!

https://www.themomgroup.com/momtex.html

PLA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid

 

 

Green Autos:

Electric:

Better Place Cars – http://www.betterplace.com/

 

 

NEBRASKA

building

Lincoln Green Building Group.com ~ Joyce Coppinger ; Straw Building Consulting and Green Activist. Joyce provides some of the best email updates in our circle.

Here is the link to the current newsletter from the Nebraska Materials
Exchange. www.knb.org/exchange_link.html

If you are looking for some type of material for construction, plumbing,
arts and crafts, yard or garden project, all types of purposes and uses, you
can list the items with the Nebraska Materials Exchange. They give you a
code and people who search their database can contact you directly to tell
you more about the materials they have listed, and you can negotiate with
the owner if you’re interested. You have to go to them to pick up the
materials in most cases.

It’s a great service of Keep Nebraska Beautiful. KNB is supported primarily
by grants and provides one of the first and best recycling/reuse operations
in the state.

energy

Nebraska Green Fuels Coop / NebraskaGreenFuels.com ~ Northeast Nebraska ; Franchise movement to train people how to produce their own BioDiesel and provide fuel (natural gas, electric, hydrogen, ethanol, diesel) distribution stations using gas station store fronts. Tim Frentz co-Founder (tfrentz@hotmail.com)

JPL Energy / JPL-Energy.com ~ (Joe) Omaha (Turbines and uncommon products)

Reviews :

Tim Frentz (NGFC)

“I use a hydrogen car power unit in my van and a 320w wind turbine from JPL. It is too early to provide result reviews but the sales and delivery process was excellent. the hydrogen units out perform comparable models. Joe can help consult on several other renewable solutions like thermal water heat and solar lighting.”

PRAMAC ~ Kearney (RevolutionAir Turbine)

J.D. McClary Fnd. 2008

Nebraska Energy ~ Kearney (Ed Toribo) ;

Reviews:

Tim Frentz (NGFC)

“Ed has a good personality and distributes a monthly newsletter to keep the public educated. I have not done business with him but I have attended some of his seminars and I recommend you consult with him.”

National Renewable Energy Lab ~ (Winds For Shools Program and Wind Power for America) Dan McGuire

Nebraska Power / ~ Solar Power in Grand Island ; Providing Solar Powered Well Pumps for Livestock ; John Niedfelt

Nebraska Renewable Energy Systems / NeRenew.com~ (Company is building a 501c3 division for operating seminars called Nebraska Renewable Energy Association ; A 6k sq. ft. warehouse for Algae Oil creation, bioDiesel refinery and Seed Press Machinery ; A off grid farm to display renewable solutions including a methane digester and (CSA) Community Serviced Ag based growing center with orchards, honey, meats and vegetables. Robert Byrnes Owner

Testimonials / Reviews:

Tim Frentz – (2008 volunteer and current NE Green Fuels Coop Partner)

“Byrnes is 99% business. People from his past have done things like use his contacts to underbid him on jobs or take his training and compete directly with his service offerings.  I recommend you keep relations strictly professional because he is easily offended from these past experiences. His knowledge and ability to install solutions is high. My experience with Byrnes was as a volunteer worker and partner. When I could no longer afford to work for free, Byrnes’ became rude and harsh with me. I was instructed to sever all ties. I loaned equipment to the cause and was denied access to recover my property. Items were placed in a driveway and I was not allowed to search the property for left out items. I invested in a 15% ownership of the Green Fuels Coop and have been requested to move forward as a silent partner or sell back my shares. I am left out of company correspondence and Byrnes refers to my loaned office equipment as permanently property of the Coop. Proceed with caution!

Allen Fleischman – Tekamah, NE  Solar Farm

Ho-Chunk Community Development Corp. – Winnebago Install

ANTI Green Groups:

http://kochindustriesfacts.com/ (Wichita KS)

Koch supports groups that oppose Climate Change and tries to convince their employees through company communications ($48 million contributed as of 11/2010) ; 300 separate oil spills totaling over 3 million gallons ; release more then 33 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the air annually ; hosts a retreat for the rich and powerful to discuss how to keep the distance between them and the middle class and many more sad causes against humanity.

Boycott the following brands: Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle® , Soft ‘n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, Vanity Fair®, and the Dixie® brand of tabletop products. The company’s leading European brands include Lotus®, Colhogar®, Delica®, Tenderly® and the Demak’Up®

http://www.kochind.com/IndustryAreas/forestry.aspx

When we find a cause in need of support, our members work together to help.

*This is such a detailed description of life at Spiritual eco communities like Standing Rock, that I just had to re-post it.

In only a few months, a small encampment of a few Lakota people dedicated to protecting the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) became the center of international attention, swelled to house up to 14,000 people at its peak in early December 2016, and was supported entirely by volunteers and countless donations of both money and goods.

Many people from around the US and beyond traveled to North Dakota to support this fight for indigenous sovereignty, treaty rights, and environmental justice. Residents of the resistance camps existed within a capitalism-free zone, where nothing was for sale and everything from delicious meals to winter camping gear to expert medical care was available for free.

I first visited Standing Rock in early November 2016, and returned to spend five weeks in late December and January volunteering as a white ally to the indigenous “Water Protectors.” I spent my days splitting firewood, cooking meals, installing woodstoves, doing small carpentry projects, shoveling snow, sharpening chainsaws, doing dishes, and—on one rare occasion—livestreaming footage of police violence from the frontlines. During both visits I lived at Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest of the three Water Protector camps and the location closest to the front lines of the fight against the pipeline. Oceti Sakowin is made up of many smaller camps organized by tribal group and other themes, and I quickly found a home at Two Spirit Nation, a community of two-spirit, queer, and transgender Water Protectors from many different indigenous nations, as well as their non-indigenous allies.

Most of my observations here will center on the deep winter weeks at Oceti Sakowin Camp, when nighttime temperatures regularly hit -25 degrees Fahrenheit, daytime temperatures sometimes failed to creep above zero, and cold winds whipped the open plain. The gift economies of direct action camps and festivals are easier to fathom in warm months, but during this period we all depended on the gift economy for our daily survival in a very real way. It’s notable that as of my departure in late January, not one person had died at the camps—compare this to large urban centers in cold states that see regular deaths from hypothermia among the houseless population under similar conditions.

Lin Migiziikwe Gokee-Rindal, an Anishinaabe Water Protector, was impressed with the collaborative culture at the camps. She reflects that she was “touched and inspired by the ways in which the people showed up for each other and how people in close proximity quickly became family. In harsh conditions and under extreme circumstances, a culture of mutual aid and a framework of traditional Lakota values…led to a thriving and close-knit community.”

What did this gift economy provide for us?

Housing. The winterized camp consisted of many army tents, wall tents, tipis, yurts, and a few tiny houses and RVs. Nearly all were heated with woodstoves, sometimes supplemented with small propane heaters. Most people slept on cots padded with several sleeping pads. You had to know someone at camp to get housing easily, but in an emergency you could spend one night in the warming tent maintained 24 hours a day near the Medic station. Arctic sleeping bags and endless piles of blankets were readily available for free if you hadn’t been able to bring your own. Residents in each structure took turns stoking the woodstove throughout the night.

Food. Some camps had their own kitchens that would cook two or three meals a day, but there were also several public kitchens in the camp that would feed anyone who walked in their doors looking for food. All the kitchens were staffed entirely by volunteers and stocked with donated ingredients. Meat is a staple of the Lakota diet, and I ate many meals of deer, buffalo, and elk meat donated by local hunters and ranchers. Sometimes we’d get a chance to eat Indian Frybread Tacos and other local specialties. At Two Spirit Nation, we had two sizable tents full of canned goods, granola bars, butter and cheese, pasta and crackers, tea and hot cocoa, meat and fish, and endless boxes of winter squash and root vegetables. Much of it was from organic farmers from Maine to Oregon, who had donated their extra crops to support the cause. Even in late January we still had enough food to feed our 15-person camp for another few months…or at least until the first real thaw, when all the frozen meat and produce would go bad.

Water. When it never gets above freezing, liquid water becomes a commodity. A heated water truck would make the rounds of camp most days, and small groups with access to a car would fill up five-gallon jugs offsite. The trick was keeping them unfrozen, so we usually kept them in the living spaces, which we heated around the clock with woodstoves. Melted snow was used only for dishwater, since persistent rumors circulated about harmful chemicals being sprayed in the atmosphere over our camps (as of this writing, there is no reliable scientific evidence to support this).

Sanitation. Oceti Sakowin Camp boasted two composting toilet tents. Each large army tent contained 15 stalls, with two attendants supervising them 24 hours a day. The attendants kept the tent heated with a woodstove, and changed the compost bags when the bucket in a stall got close to being full of sawdust, toilet paper, and human waste. One side of each tent was reserved for “Moon Stalls” where tampons, pads, and baby wipes were always available in each stall. The toilet system was one of the most organized parts of the camp, although exactly where our compost was going to go after it left camp in those nice biodegradable bags remained somewhat mysterious.

Security and Fire Response. An indigenous security team equipped with two-way radios monitored the two gates of camp 24 hours a day, and did patrols around camp. A second Women’s Security team was formed in response to several assaults at the camp, and maintained a safe housing space for women and two-spirit people. Three or four times during my stay, we woke in the middle of the night to people yelling “FIRE!” and rushed to the scene of a blazing tipi or shack, probably set afire by poor woodstove management. While these fires were too far along for our small fire extinguishers to make a difference, there was usually a person in full firefighter gear present who could probably have rescued anyone stuck inside. While the victims of these fires generally lost everything, they could easily get a new set of winter clothes and a new arctic sleeping bag from the donations available in camp.

Medical Care. The Medic Wellness Area boasted winterized yurts and tipis for doctors and street medics, herbalists, bodyworkers and acupuncturists, midwives, and mental health workers. All these services were available at no charge. A licensed doctor was usually on duty in the medical yurt, and there were free-for-the-taking stations for herbal tea, fire cider, basic medical supplies, hygiene items, and condoms. At the time when I departed, three healthy babies had been delivered at camp, and the medics had handled countless front-line injuries from rubber bullets, chemical weapons, concussion grenades, and water cannons.

Fuel and Firewood. Firewood was consistently the most sought-after commodity in camp. Somehow regular deliveries of whole logs consistently showed up, and each camp would send a few people with a chainsaw and truck or sled to get wood for the day. The general rule was to cut enough wood for your camp, and then cut some more and leave it for people who didn’t have a chainsaw. We all split the wood back at camp, and took turns stocking all the heated structures for the day. Every Saturday a propane truck arrived and filled our empty canisters with fuel for cooking and heating. I suspect these deliveries were paid for out of larger donation funds administered by Oceti Sakowin Camp or the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Winter Gear. Endless bags of donated clothing and bedding arrived at Standing Rock during October, November, and December. Much of it was unsuitable for arctic conditions, but there was enough high-quality gear to outfit the winter crew of Water Protectors (about 600 people) several times over. Anyone could visit the donation tents at any time and take anything they wanted.

Tools. Each smaller camp had an assortment of tools, and there was also a large construction building that would loan out any power tool you could think of as long as you left your ID with them as collateral. They provided everything from electric drills to ladders to chainsaws to a sewing machine. They also had 2x4s, particle board, and screws that you could ask for, and they’d give you what you needed if you could show them a sensible construction plan and materials list.

Spiritual Leadership and Ceremony. There were a few heated gathering spaces of different sizes that hosted everything from daily prayer circles to a huge Christmas Eve dinner with traditional singing and drumming. There were also several sweat lodges that any indigenous spiritual leader could use for the traditional Lakota Inipi ceremony of prayer, healing, and purification.

Use Your Imagination… The abundance of physical donations led to a lot of things being creatively repurposed. My buddy and I cut up donated sweatshirts to make crocheted rugs for the living spaces, and unraveled donated sweaters to produce yarn to knit extra-warm wool underwear. I pulled from the scrap pile outside the construction building to build shelves in our living space, and countless donated blankets were used to seal out the draught in winterized tipis. Whatever you needed, there was probably a way to make it with the tools and materials available at camp.

The gift economy at Standing Rock manifested itself according to the principles of indigenous culture. The Lakota people name generosity and compassion as two of their core values, and I saw those values in action every day. Much of the system depended on each group taking just enough for their own short-term needs, and leaving the rest for others. At home my instinct is to stockpile what I need for my own survival (two years’ supply of dry firewood, etc.), but that sort of strategy has its roots in the questionable idea that individual survival is possible without collective survival. In the capitalist economy of mainstream culture, it’s common for one household to thrive while an adjacent one is struggling to meet its basic needs. Houseless people freeze to death huddled next to spacious and luxuriously heated buildings inhabited by more “successful” folks.

In contrast, at Standing Rock we defined success as our collective survival. Therefore we took just the firewood that we needed, checked on the elders every day, brought food and coffee from our kitchen to the compost toilet attendants, and helped anyone who asked us for assistance. This culture of abundance seemed logical and easy in a situation where our needs for survival were simple and a steady flow of money and donated goods was pouring in all the time. I couldn’t help but wonder what it would take to create a steady-state gift economy, which could exist without these flows from the outside capitalist world.

When I finally left Standing Rock my friend and I stopped at a co-op food store in Minneapolis to obtain some much-dreamed-of fresh vegetables to munch on. It was such a shock to be asked to pay for food again. It made me wonder what it would take for our larger society to turn its ship around and set a course for a more generous and compassionate form of economy. It seems that these values arise in us spontaneously when a natural disaster hits and we are suddenly in a survival situation, such as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or Hurricane Sandy in New York City. The rest of the time, our whole economy depends on a me-first, get-ahead value system based on competition and survival of the fittest (or, in a rigged system like ours, the most privileged). When luxuries and conveniences become symbols of status, we tend to become self-serving.

When people become passionate enough about collective survival, luxuries and conveniences lose their appeal. How can we help each other prioritize our collective well-being? How can we encourage ourselves to expand our definition of “the collective” to include the Lakota concept of “all my relations”: the four-leggeds, the winged ones, the stone people, the star people? When we listen to the prayers of indigenous people and orient our values in this ancient way, the path to a truly sustainable gift economy can unfold before us.

For further reading on pre-colonization economic history and gift economy theory, see The Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein.

Murphy Robinson is a wilderness guide, hunting instructor, and founder of Mountainsong Expeditions in Vermont. She lives in a Tiny House on a community organic farm in the mountains. You can contact her through her website, www.mountainsongexpeditions.com.

Legal Notes

Posted: March 25, 2017 in CAUSES, Secrets, TRUTH / Occupy

Everyone at one time or another has a run in with “the law”.

 

*DISCLAIMER: We are not certified or accredited with any formal legal training and are not liable for anyone’s action which may or may not be cited in connection with this blog.

 

We were recently educated by legal representation during the abusive legal procedures being conducted against clean water/energy activists. As we continue to evolve, links and other notes will be added below.

Most situations begin with a minor invasion of privacy resulting in a request to relocate your presence.

Be prepared and have your legality papers in hand before placing yourself at risk. When entering questionable scenario’s begin documenting, filming, recording and or have witnesses.

IF you are served legal notice of violating a law and given the choice to rectify then do so. Regroup and make sure your case defense is solid with the filed violations.

IF you are requested to be searched and possibly seized or arrested, inform witnesses to film and repeatedly inform the officers that you DENY their request. Repeat that you do NOT give search permission and that they have less than 30 minutes to release you without a warrant.

IF a search assistant (such as a Canine or digital meter device) is used speak loudly to the camera that you do not give permission for them to be used. IF the officers continue, they can say any far fetched sign from the assistants has given them probable cause to continue a detailed search.

 

IF the violations by the peace officers continue and you are cited, fined or arrested, you will now need to know all about jurisdiction and the Abatement of Common Law.

The best guide to proceed in such a legal battle can be found here:

http://freedom-school.com/travel/abatement-at-common-law.html

Greetings,

This winter I began researching and comparing dental prices in the East Texas area. I had hoped to find out more about insurance options and figured that the clinics would be forced to push ObamaCare propaganda upon me, however, that has not been the case.

Here is what I have found so far.

Free Dental Health Clinic

 

Dentist Info (NE Texas)

Dentistry from the Heart FREE CLINIC

1st Weekend in Feb.

Smith Dental Tyler.com

 

BETHESDA CLINIC  903.596.8353 x103

info & DWemp @bethesdaClinic.org

Exam – $40 4 weeks delayed appointments

Canal – TBD after exam. Mine was $420 + $75 filling

emailed 1/25 (informed that all communication is only done in person)

1/26 – Visited and passed initial screening. Scheduled for March 3 xray exam for $40.

3/3 – Exam was well done with full explanations and exact pricing. Two month delay for next appointment but the savings are worth it. Cleanings are $40. Fillings are $25-60 depending on how many layers. They give referrals for reduced rate oral surgeries like removing wisdom teeth.

I was referred to oral surgeon, Dr. Parks. Their exam is $65 plus another $120 for Xrays even though you are already consulted and referred to them by an approved partner. The extraction will then cost up to $375.

 

Summer 2016 – I got 6 teeth filled.

August – my top wisdom tooth pressed my rear molar out and the pain was too intense to wait to remove the wisdom tooth so I had the molar pulled out.

 

September – scheduling to have my lower wisdom tooth extracted ASAP to prevent repeat pain.

 

http://www.freedentalcare.us/li/Bethesda_Health_Clinic_-_Tyler_Faith_Based_Health_Clinic

http://www.kltv.com/story/2812168/low-cost-dental-care-for-working-adults

http://www.kltv.com/story/12185490/free-dental-clinic-for-east-texans-in-need

 

HAWKINS DENTAL.com – 903.769.1606

EastTexasDDS@yahoo.com – Dr. Rosson

Exam – $90

Normal Extraction – $200

Wisdom Extraction – $

Canal – $600

Crown – $900

Openings –  weekly

What Insurance options accepted? NA

Payments – NO

 

 

VAN Cornerstone Dental –  903.963.8681 Ben Bunt

Exam – $?

Wisdom Extraction – $200+

Canal – $715+

Crown – NA

Openings –  weekly

What Insurance options are accepted? NA

Payments – NA

 

 

Aspen Dental  (Website not working 1/8?)

4164 South Broadway – Tyler – (903) 705-7574

Free first exam and Xray for new patients

25% off coupon on website for service

https://www.aspendental.com/dentist/tyler-tx-75701-8719/pricing-and-offers?gclid=CPSrm9boyskCFYNBfgodCn4BmA&gclsrc=aw.ds

Exam – $NA

Wisdom Extraction – $NA

Canal – $NA

Crown – $NA

Openings -NA

What Insurance options are accepted?NA

Payments – ?NA

emailed – website troubles 1/8

 

 

 

Gentle Dental Care

gerberdental@suddenlinkmail.com

3800 Southpark Drive, Suite B – Tyler – (903) 525-6712

http://www.dentisttylertexas.com

Xrays – $1 new patient exam and Xrays ($175 value)

root canal: $TBD after visit

crown: $TBD

emailed – 1/8 (no reply)

called 12/22 – didn’t give any helpful pricing info

 

Primary Care Clinic

Tyler – 903-533-7400

Services: Rx Help, Sick/Well Visits, Vaccines/Shots, Diabetes, Women’s Health, Physicals, Men’s Health, Dental

 

See more at: http://freeclinicdirectory.org/texas_care/smith_tx_county.html#sthash.pgchOvk0.dpuf

Exam – $NA

Wisdom Extraction – $NA

Canal – $NA

Crown – $NA

Openings -NA

What Insurance options are accepted? NA

Payments – ?NA

 

Wellness Point Family Health Gilmer – (903) 758-2610

602 Titus St. Suite 130 – Gilmer

Tuesday and Wednesday: 8am – 5pm

Friday: 8am – 12pm

If you are uninsured or unable to pay for health care but cannot afford insurance or simply don’t know what programs you qualify for, please call today, and Wellness Point will answer your questions and walk you through choosing a program that best suits your needs.

http://www.freedentalcare.us/li/tx_75644_wellness-pointe-family-health-gilmer

 

Longview Wellness Center

1107 E. Marshall Ave.

 

 

Life

Posted: April 20, 2015 in CAUSES, GREEN, Secrets, Table Of Contents, TRUTH / Occupy

 LIFE

This is a preview of the full length book “LIFE” by author, Tim Frentz. Available for only $9.99 by transferring payment to via paypal  to tfrentz@hotmail.com or email for directions on other payment options.

*Here is a sneak peak at some of the knowledge shared in LIFE… Some details like account id’s or passwords are left out for our paid subscription members who have purchased a copy of our eBook. Live well with the help below!

 

CHAPTER 1: HELP it

 

 

CHAPTER 2:  SIMPLIFY it

 

CHAPTER 3: MAKE it

 

CHAPTER 4: STRETCH it

How’s to Use Technology Efficiently?

We are most often asked, “What TV/Internet/Phone SERVICE cost the lowest”?

Answer 1: The introductory rates for new customers transferring from a competitor are the best in most cases. This is followed by customer retention offers. These usually involve a bundling package with Phone, TV and internet all together.

IF you are in an area with multiple options, you want to call your current provider and tell them about their competitors offer and most of them are authorized to match the offer by switching you to the customer retention plan. IF not, then you switch your service and once the introductory rate expires, you go through the process again. IF you have three competing services available then you are able to continue the cycle by going in rotation. Some companies will not offer an introductory rate until you have been away for more then 365 days. With only 2 providers, you may need to go without service a day or 2 for the 1 year requirement to expire.

Each provider is constantly changing their “new subscriber plans” in order to steal business away form their competition. These deals are not as good circa 2014 as they were in the past because the government has allowed far too many large corporations to merge.  (click to view details)

In 2014, a merger between Comcast and TimeWarner is nearing approval  as well as a vote on the internet neutrality law. The neutrality law could allow Comcast full approval to regulate and censor the internet like it is in China!!!

We update the details of these offers in this chapter as they change.

Answer 2: Mobile Phone services are often not included with the other services. IF this is the case, you want to make sure you get the maximum amount of phone lines and bundle your plan together with friends you trust and split the bill. This saves you hundreds of dollars a month!

Answer 3: DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO TV service. Everything on TV is available through the internet.

You want to get a mid speed service and connect your computer to your TV. Between tv streaming services like wiziwig and full media control systems like XMBC.org, you will find everything you desire. There are a few exceptions with HD streaming and the occasional freeze frame, but don’t complain for saving over a $1000 a year.

 

Audiobook Sources
The non-commercial, nonprofit and ad-free project called LibriVox is on a mission to “make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the Internet.” They are fulfilling this dream by scouring the virtual stacks for public domain books, which are then read and recorded by a fleet of volunteers. If you love this and have a knack for reading, you can also volunteer to record books for the organization. See the nearly 6,000 titles available here.

 

A new language
Looking to learn French? Need to brush up on your Urdu, Czech or Icelandic? The ever-helpful Brits at the BBC World Service offer free online language lessons. They provide essential phrases in 40 different languages; and for Greek, Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, and Portuguese, they give complete courses and phrases, audio and video, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.

 

MOBILE PHONE OPTIONS

TracFone.com has 180 minutes; 180 texts; 180mb data for $21 (fees included) for 3 months. If you use more you can get 750mb for $20 and an additional 180 minutes approximately for an additional couple of dollars a month! Hopefully you are in a good coverage area for them. The average user can make do with this by using wifi apps as much as possible for additional voice calls and most of their data needs.

 

FREEBIES!

There are a lot of freebies out there. You just need to know where to look. The free listings under Craigslist are on my daily bookmarks and alerts.

 

Educate Yourself
7 places where you can get a free online education include honorable institutions as MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Yale.

 

Free eBooks
Project Gutenberg was founded in 1971 and is the oldest digital library. As of March 2012, it had more than 42,000 titles in its collection. Most of the items in the collection are the full texts of public domain books and they are all available to anyone for free. The most popular titles at the site are classics like Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” and “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. Downloads are available in a number of formats, including Kindle, EPUB and Plucker; they can also be read directly online.

 

Free Road-trip Vehicle

Auto Driveaway matches drivers with cars that need to be delivered to another state. You pay a refundable deposit and the cost of gas, and drive someone else’s car to the location where they need it.

 

Free Food

Swap your garden goods at farmers markets with others to get those items you are tempted to go buy at a grocery store.

If you really want something that you struggle to grow yourself, consider a food bank. There are always food banks in churches or community centers every few miles. If you are in debt and making every effort to budget your expenses the best you can then these food banks are for you. Don’t be embarrassed to go ask for food. A bunch of the fresh food spoils and goes to waste at food banks because not enough people collect it. Think of it like you are saving food from going to waste.

You can save hundreds of dollars a month to put towards your debts. Show up an hour early or stay an hour late and volunteer so you feel better about it. Now take that extra money and put some towards expanding your garden and put even more towards your debts.

 

Use mykidseatfree.com for a state-by-state search of restaurants that want to feed your children for free.

FreeBirthdayTreats.com shares a list of birthday specials. It is constantly changing so visit the website for the most current info please.

Here are a few others to check out;

SheSpeaks.com (samples)

General Mills (pssst.generalmills.com)
Kraft (kraftfirsttaste.com)
StartSampling.com
AllYou.com

 

Free Seeds

Join and post to seed swap forums. Here is the most used one I know. http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/exchind

Connect with farmers at the local outdoor markets and produce stands and form a local seed exchange. I encourage you to learn all about seeds at SeedLibraries.org and SeedMatters.org.

 

Free Fresh fruit
For a “pick your own” experience without paying for it at a farm (although we support that, too), there’s an app called Find Fruit. With an interactive database that includes the location of thousands of fruit trees on public land nationwide on a standard Google Map.

 

 

 

 

 


 

CHAPTER 5: SPEND it

BANK THEFT

From time to time, you will discover that a bank itself, will perform a shady act of business with their account holders. It is not lawfully an act of theft but to you and I it sure is.

I try to tell everyone around me about the benefits of doing business with your local community credit union. They are there to prevent all the shady acts being done by the big corporate banks. The credit unions give you ownership shares and dividends on their earnings instead of trying to sneak them out of your accounts and passing them into public trading stock holders wallets. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CREDIT UNION and GET YOUR MONEY OUT OF BIG BANKS PLEASE!!!

 

One example happened when Wells Fargo purchased Wachovia Bank. From 2008-2011, Wells Fargo changed account limit fees and interest rates on Wachovia customers to force them out of high interest yielding Wachovia accounts grandfathered to them as part of the merger deal. My very own FREE 5% savings account was affected. The account allowed a maximum deposit of $100 per month to earn 5%. The first move by Wells Fargo was to change the account numbers to match Wells Fargo’s “SYSTEM”. The second move was to then change the interest rate to .05% and start charging fees. They could now do this because the account # had been changed and the original Wachovia account no longer existed. The third move was to suspiciously have a security leak causing a fraud theft on the account. In order to recover the stolen funds, I had to formally close the account for good and transfer it to an account that cost me $4.95 a month just so I could get my credit back. This removed the last of any proof the account was still active in case of a future class action settlement against them. I lost hundreds of dollars in savings thanks to this action.

 

Another example is Capital One bank in 2013-2014. I had an account that cost $4.95/month if my average balance was below a certain amount. I never logged into it because I just used it for savings and an auto payment for a Capital One credit card. I had email alerts set for minimum balance and it never sent the emails. One day I got notice in the snail mail that the account has been charged off and another notice that my credit card payment was returned. I didn’t even get a notice for insufficient fund fees being charged to my account. When I logged in and looked at the history, my access to records only went back 12 months but all 12 months had been changed and my balances had been altered to reflect a $8.95 monthly fee deduction. Capital one had stolen at least $59.40 from me and I had no idea. Who in their right mind is paying $8.95 a month for checking account??? I then also had $35 overdraft over the limit fee and another $35 insufficient fund fee and then had to pay $121.35 to their collection agency. I also had auto deposits for my book sales going into the account which they applied towards the negative balance and kept from me.

It took me a month and half and two complaints on file with the FTC and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (consumerFinance.gov) to eventually get 12 months of $4.95/month over charges returned rounded up to $60.

 

CREDIT CARD DEALS

These are always changing with the rapid decrease in the credit economy. We don’t condone credit card use, but if you must, take advantage of the offers and then pay it off and close the account at the end of the introductory offers.
There were no super awesome specials at time of publishing so tell us if you find a good one and we will consider adding it to the next updated version. Here are some expired offers from the past.
BEST BUY: FREE UNLIMITED Companion FLYING for 12 MONTHS!!!!

 

CHAPTER 6: LIVE it

 

HOME REMEDIES

We do not approve of spending money at stores on products we can make simply ourselves. This chapter is dedicated to all of the many solutions that surround you right now as you read this.

 

PEST CONTROL

Make a simple nat, fly, fruit no see-um catcher by simply cutting a bottle in half and turning the top upside down with some water and nectar or food substance below it. Flies are not good at finding their way back out of a bottle lid hole.

fly-trap-31-213x300

 

FOOD related

 

Garden, Garden & Garden some more!!!
Starting a garden is one of the smartest moves you can make at home. 90% of the food now found in a name brand market are full of chemicals and packaged with earth poisoning packaging. Even organic health food store’s can not tell you exactly what is in their food.

If you are starting a garden on a budget, see How to get free seeds for your first garden. Soil should be built up by adding compost and other nutrients during the dormant season. Find your local dairy farmer and go purchase directly from them after discussing their use of growth hormones and feed stock.

 

Fresh fruit
For a “pick your own” experience without paying for it at a farm (although we support that, too), there’s an app called Find Fruit. With an interactive database that includes the location of thousands of fruit trees on public land nationwide on a standard Google Map.

 

Keep rice wrapped in a paper towel, within your zip locked bags of produce to slow down aging.

 

Grow Kenaf in your house. It absorbs carbon dioxide faster per plant than any other plant/tree on the planet. It is edible and can be used for everything that hemp can be used for without concerned looks by visitors. (Even though growing non marijuana medicine budding hemp strains is completely legal anyway.)

 

Trees
The Arbor Day foundation is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. For $10, you receive a six-month membership that includes a number of goodies, along with 10 free trees. You can mix and match which trees you want, or get a set, like the flowering tree package which includes two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two Eastern redbuds, and two golden rain trees. Visit the Arbor Day Foundation for the deal.

 

Soup stock
Keep a “scraps container” in the FREEZER and every time you have vegetable peels, onion skins, leek tops, herb stems, garlic ends and any other part of a vegetable that would otherwise go to waste, stick it in the container. When you have enough, sauté it all in olive oil in a deep pot for five minutes, add water, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for an hour and add salt and pepper. For other ideas to put your kitchen scraps to work, see 20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peels.

 

 

 

HEALTH CARE

Improve tooth enamel and other dental health by swishing sunflower, sesame and coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes every other day. Read: http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/oil-pulling-the-habit-that-can-transform-your-health

 

WHAT NATURAL TREATMENTS are available for Shingles?

Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus(VZV), also known as the chicken pox virus. Once a bout of chicken pox has passed, the virus remains dormant in nerves in the spinal cord.

As a result of compromised immunity due to increased stress levels, illness, older age, injury or immune-suppressing drugs, the residual virus can re-emerge and follow nerve pathways to the surface of the skin, where painful blisters with burning and itching occur.

Apple cider vinegar compresses prove to be a useful shingles treatment for many. Mix a 1:1 up to a 1:4 ratio of water to vinegar. Soak a smooth cotton cloth in the solution and apply to the blisters and pain-affected areas several times daily.

Zinc and vitamin E salve is another option. By combining OTC zinc ointment with a capsule or two of natural vitamin E (not synthetic DL-tocopherol) and a tablespoon of high quality aloe vera juice, this effective pain-relieving salve can be applied to the affected areas with good results.

Studies have shown regular use of capsaicin creams help with postherpetic neuralgia, the residual nerve pain many suffer from after a shingles outbreak clears up. These are readily available in health food stores and drug stores and can be purchased online.
There is a vast range of other proven and folk remedy options for shingles.

 

Acupuncture treatments, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, and essential oils. Herbs believed to be useful for the condition are licorice root (deglycyrrhized should be used), St. John’s wort, reishi mushroom, garlic, propolis, echinacea, passion flower, and lemon balm. Their effects range from anti-viral to immune modulating and from to anti-inflammatory to pain and anxiety reducing.
What else can be done?

While the above natural shingles treatments help millions, the real key to controlling shingles outbreaks lies within the immune system. Strengthening and modulation of a person’s immunity may prevent the reactivation of the virus,and thus prevent the painful episodes of blistering and nerve pain.

Below are some nutritionally-based options to consider:

Shingles is sometimes called herpes-zoster, highlighting its relation to other herpes-based viruses. Studies have shown that taking 1000 mg of l-lysine (an amino acid) three times per day has proven effective in interrupting the replication of the virus by competing with its need for the amino acid l-arginine. Therefore, it’s also important to avoid arginine rich foods such as nuts and seeds, chocolate, red wine, tea, coffee, beer, gelatin, and more. Maintaining a low-arginine diet for an extended period of time will support other anti-shingles efforts.

Proteolytic enzymes, which mean literally protein-digesting, have a proven history of effective anti-viral and anti-inflammatory usage. Cautions include not taking them with other blood-thinning medications and only using very high-quality products, often available only through natural health practitioners.

Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E all have long-standing overall health and immunity-enhancing benefits.

 

In 7 things you can make instead of buying, see how to make cleaning supplies, craft items and cosmetics, to name just a few of the free-ish things you can put together.

 

Duct Tape It!
The variety of things you can craft is limited only by your imagination. A scroll through 20 clever uses for duct tape may inspire you to create a variety of items.

 

CHAPTER 7: SHARE it

 

*Nearly 100 home remedies are listed in the full edition of the book. Just msg tfrentz@hotmail.com to purchase your $9.99 copy today.

 

 

Tim Frentz

Author

Helping Hands” Comics

“Helping Hands Yogi”

“Life’s Little Secrets”

 

 

 

 

Timothy Jon Frentz (T) is a practitioner of Ashtanga & Iyengar Yoga who records his spiritual journey in the new age work “the Helping Hands Yogi” and a comic book series called “HELPING HANDS” Comics. His spirit was reborn in Grand Island, Nebraska USA in 1977. His autobiography will first be published in 2015, ten years after he was inspired by his Guru to leave home and give himself to causes in urgent need.

T describes how his experiences inspired him to sell his possessions and hit the road. Several times in his life, Frentz was robed of resources but instead of relying on a flawed legal system to recover his loses, T accepted the loses as a lesson from God who was faithfully guiding the course of his current life.

T’s writings document his early life in central Nebraska, college days at University of Nebraska, visits to spiritual communities, meetings with various saints, training of disciple volunteers, building of the Helping Hands Network, his time helping causes in need and finally his steps to become a new age yogi.

T’s spiritual experiences fit into two general categories: the yogin type which focus on the experience of enlightenment and the traditional tribal type which focus on defending the earth through natural living.

T teaches a new age form of meditation called, “Creative Meditation”. This is achieved through combining meditational practice with the act of artistic expression and creation. T is known for his wood sculpturing and other jewelry art which is largely created during prayer.

T continues publishing books & comics, teaching yogi & fitness, and enjoys telling his stories when asked. His foundation, “The Helping Hands Network” is growing daily in the United States and continues to connect causes in need with thousands of resources through http://netvibes.com/HelpingHandsNet

T can be reached at:
tfrentz@hotmail.com
Facebook/HelpingHandsNetwork

 

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IMG_20130425_101349  Tim Frentz is an author, artist, spirit guide, philanthropist, business consultant, fitness trainer, yoga teacher and adventurer.

  T’s writings document his visits to spiritual communities, his meetings with various saints, his training of disciple volunteers, his building of the Helping Hands Network, his time helping causes in need and finally his steps to become a new age yogi.

Helping Hands” Comics     –    “Helping Hands Yogi”    –    “Life’s Little Secrets”

 

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