Rick's Pick of the Day


Kirsten Dirksen travels the world reporting on Videos about simple living, self-sufficiency, small (and tiny) homes, backyard gardens (and livestock), alternative transport, DIY, craftsmanship, and philosophies of life. In this video she interviews former Army tech Larry Johnson.

Johnson spent his career improving computer and telephone systems so when he saw inefficiencies in how we grow our food, he decided to create a new system for farming your yard. His EZGro garden uses aquaponics, stacked towers, and custom pots to create a high-density vertical garden (HDVG) on as little land as a deck, rooftop, or parking space.

Johnson says the system will grow 700 plants, using 15 towers, in a space of just 2 by 18 feet. Today, he sells kits ranging from single tower patio gardens to 10-tower deck gardens to commercial-sized set-ups like those being used by a Miami football stadium for concession meals, by a Whole Foods Market in New Jersey, and by rooftop farmers in Lagos, Nigeria.


This is a long video and it is essential watching. If you already are aware of the issues presented in this video, it is a very good refresher. They say of this video "If you watch anything, watch this... it is long... but you never need to watch anything else." Here is a link to watch.


It was one of those days. I made a mistake and ran with it. I was so confused as to why another person couldn't see it was sensible.

It took me most of the day until I reached out to a friend and asked for help. And he helped. He showed me where I had made the mistake and told me that it is a very common misunderstanding within the context of the circumstances.

The thing is, I was certain that others could not see the obvious. Why was I so certain? It turned out that I had made a math mistake.

And, I learned a lot about myself and others --all in less than 24 hours.


“It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”
― Sophocles, Antigone


“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein


Monday evening, I looked to my right and noticed the stack of books sitting there. I have books everywhere. I hoard books.

And, I reduced my number of books considerably over the course of my last move a year and a half ago. And so, why are these particular books on my desk?

Perhaps every so often I move them to some other part of the house; like they are on a vacation. I don't remember how these books got here. I do remember each and everyone of these books, and how each is an adventure into an understanding, an education about something that in the "normal" course of a lifetime is rarely thought about. Well, not quite, The Angry Marriage book is probably something most of us can relate to at one time or another.

Perhaps it doesn't really matter what we think about at all.

Maybe the only thoughts worth having are those that might bring you into feelings/behaviors described as: kind, loving, caring, hoping, thoughtful, considerate, compassionate, empathetic, giving, listening, forgiving, accepting and allowing.

That's probably all we need. Really. After all, there are so many things to worry about out there. I like to share information that I think will help others and yet that might not even be an endeavor worth continuing. 

In the end, it probably really depends on your cosmology, your concept of the universe, what it all means to you and things that have meaning to us, that we dwell upon, make their way into our reality in time.

"This channel is dedicated to helping humanity achieve financial independence."
Jake Ducey

Jake is an excellent interviewer and very knowledgeable. In this interview he speaks with Lynette Zang, someone I have listened to before and found her to be very knowledgeable.



Dr Vernon Coleman’s track record of spotting health dangers is second to none.

This video is ten minutes long and is about the concept of informed consent. If this video won't play here is the direct link: https://brandnewtube.com/watch/the-evil-deception-giving-the-covid-19-jab-without-informed-consent_Oi53WMcq3RWAfEz.html




"What was World War One about? How did it start? Who won? And what did they win? Now, 100 years after those final shots rang out, these questions still puzzle historians and laymen alike. But as we shall see, this confusion is not a happenstance of history but the wool that has been pulled over our eyes to stop us from seeing what WWI really was. This is the story of WWI that you didn’t read in the history books. This is The WWI Conspiracy."

James Corbett.An award-winning investigative journalist, James Corbett has lectured on geopolitics at the University of Groningen’s Studium Generale, and delivered presentations on open source journalism at The French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation’s fOSSa conference, at TedXGroningen and at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.

This link, will take you to James page where you can watch his amazing documentary The WW1 Conspiracy.


Depression is leading to therapy for 1 in 6 Adults.


> A survey of 2,000 U.S. adults revealed that 1 in 6 Americans started therapy for the first time during 2020, joining the 31% of Americans who already received therapy, or returned to it, that year

> Nearly half (45%) of the survey respondents confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic was the driving reason that triggered them to seek a therapists help, with only 15% saying the pandemic did not damage the state of their mental health

> The majority (88%) OF respondents reported at least one symptom that's indicative of mental health trauma

> Many Americans feel they're battling their own personal crisis as a result of the pandemic, with 68% of Americans surveyed saying they feel defeated going into 2021, and 63% saying the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame

> If you're struggling mentally or emotionally, seeing a therapist can help, as can daily exercise, connecting with loved ones and using the Emotional Freedom Techniques

Read the entire article here



Doctor Ted Noel Tests Masks


The buzz these days is Wall Street. (Game stock, and now silver are now in the headlines.)

In its ideal form it is a place to buy and sell shares in companies. In its present form, it is a corrupt enterprise of companies designed to rip off the little people and reward the criminals. The revolving door places executives in the role of regulators and the regulators in the roles of executives, all to enrich themselves at the expense of regular people. It is a travesty and criminal. The Securities and exchange commission does little to regulate these behaviors and is many times complicit in cover ups of criminal activity.

As an example of the revolving door, Janet Yellen is now the head of the Treasury. Really? She was the head of the Federal Reserve an privately held institution whose stockholders you will hear little of and never meet. They are the one percent of the one percent and represent dynasties that have ruled the world through the manipulation of "money" for hundreds of years. Think there might be any conflict of interest here?

My pick of the day is someone I have followed for some time Bix Weir. He has been trying to expose the criminality of the manipulation of the Silver market for twenty years. Watch his most recent video here. This is a excellent educational video.


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