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  • THIS WEEK’S TOP EVENTS | 5/28 – 6/3 | SAN FRANCISCO + NEW YORK |

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    illyanna Maisonet - La Gorda
    28 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    Rad Upcoming SF Events BottleRock Music Festival THU. 05/28 | 5:00PM @ NAPA VALLEY EXPOSITION 3 days of lusty music acts: Portugal, Robert Plant, Sister Sparrow, Avett Brothers and Imagine Dragons. Vessel Closing Party w/ Local All Stars FRI. 05/29 | 10:00PM @ VESSEL After eight-years of being a staple in the SF nightlife scene, Vessel is closing its doors and will be re-opening in the Summer of 2015 under a whole new name and concept. ADMISSION: FREE BEFORE 11PM Ambassadeurs, Daktyl, Ill Esha, Little John SAT. 05/30 | 9:00PM @ MEZZANINE Taking cues from dub, hip-hop, bass and jazz, but…
  • Notes for Friday – May 29, 2015

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    Hugh James Latimer
    28 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Today, we present another entry for Round 58 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 Nato QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined…
  • Gardening Yesterday With Noah

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    BigMike
    28 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    I LOVE Garden Time!!! Noah and I were working in the garden yesterday, & got one of the new raised beds dug, leveled & set. Then we put wheel barrels full of wood chips around it before he had to leave. It was raining this morning, so our plans to do more got postponed. I have to admit, I’m out of practice with the shovel. I’m a little sore from using muscles that I don’t normally use. Not too bad though, I’m ready for more! We’ve got 8 yards of garden soil being delivered for the beds, so I’d better be! I love my garden! Marisa helps me any time I…
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  • THIS WEEK’S TOP EVENTS | 5/28 – 6/3 | SAN FRANCISCO + NEW YORK |

    illyanna Maisonet - La Gorda
    28 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    Rad Upcoming SF Events BottleRock Music Festival THU. 05/28 | 5:00PM @ NAPA VALLEY EXPOSITION 3 days of lusty music acts: Portugal, Robert Plant, Sister Sparrow, Avett Brothers and Imagine Dragons. Vessel Closing Party w/ Local All Stars FRI. 05/29 | 10:00PM @ VESSEL After eight-years of being a staple in the SF nightlife scene, Vessel is closing its doors and will be re-opening in the Summer of 2015 under a whole new name and concept. ADMISSION: FREE BEFORE 11PM Ambassadeurs, Daktyl, Ill Esha, Little John SAT. 05/30 | 9:00PM @ MEZZANINE Taking cues from dub, hip-hop, bass and jazz, but…
  • The City That Was: A Million in Peril on the Golden Gate

    P Segal - Bohemian Archivist
    28 May 2015 | 9:54 am
     In The City That Was, Bohemian Archivist P Segal tells a weekly story of what you all missed: the days when artists, writers, musicians, and unemployed visionaries were playing hard in the city’s streets and paying the rent working part time.  On the 78th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, I’m reminded of another anniversary, 28 years ago, when the bridge turned 50. On that day, as on the day it opened in 1937, the bridge was closed to vehicular traffic and open for pedestrians only. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk across the bridge without any cars at all, and I…
  • Can You Go Without Shopping For 30 Days?

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    28 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    This post is sponsored by the fine folks at Yerdle. Wanna sponsor a post or advertise on the site? Email us: alex@BrokeAssStuart.com Let’s face it, we probably all shop a little too much and it can cause all kinds of problems. It fills up our landfills, creates a huge carbon footprint, and don’t forget, it makes us perpetually broke. So, what about committing to not buying anything new for 30 days? Except of course food, beer, and…other ‘necessary perishables’, <ahem> The gang over at Yerdle have launched a national movement to get people to, well, kind-of-but-not-really…
  • Win Tickets: Do The Bay’s Scene Unseen IV @ 1015 Folsom

    illyanna Maisonet - La Gorda
    27 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    “Dothebay, 1015 Folsom and DJ Dials are teaming up to showcase the best and brightest scenes embraced by the Bay Area. From hip hop to house; from indie to pop, this event will open your eyes to everything you’ve been meaning to check out.” Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 10PM | 1015 Folsom | Tickets can be purchased here | 21+ ONLY Click here to view this promotion. You need to enable javascript to enter this campaign! Powered by PromoSimple.
  • 15 Rental Rights Every San Franciscan Should Know

    Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    *This article was researched and written with help from tenant attorney and Broke-Ass Stuart columnist Daniel Wayne.  To learn more about your rights as a tenant check out out Daniel’s other articles here or his website.  Did you know that not all buildings in San Francisco are protected by rent control? Did you know that a master tenant is limited in how much he/she can charge his/her roommates? Did you know that your landlord can’t evict you through an owner move in if you have lived in your rent controlled unit for 10 years and are over 60 years old?  These are just a few of the…
 
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  • Notes for Friday – May 29, 2015

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Today, we present another entry for Round 58 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 Nato QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined…
  • Compressed Air Well Pump and Pressurized Home Water System Bubbles – Part 1, by H.W.

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 May 2015 | 10:07 pm
    There have been many great articles and letters on SurvivalBlog recently regarding alternative, non-electric, or low power well pumps. I’ve built an alternative well pump that runs on compressed air. It does require electricity to compress the air, but an air compressor can be run off a modest solar/battery rig easily and can pump a decent amount of water suitable for an emergency situation. I’d like to describe how I built this pump and how it works. First, let me say that there are various air-operated pumping systems out there, including variations of this one; there are also some you…
  • Letter Re: An Emergency Hand Pump For A Well, by C.P.

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 May 2015 | 10:05 pm
    HJL, Hi, this article sounds good, but I have a couple of questions about construction of the well pump described. Is the mentioned diagram available for the design of the 1&1/4″ assembly above the well cap? Also, I’m surprised there isn’t a seal or check valve on the bottom of the piston. Is this to simplify design, by sacrificing efficiency? Would the gpm and maximum pumping depth increase if these were included in the design? The idea fills a need for many preppers. We just need more info. – J.J. HJL Responds: We sent the request on to the author, and he sent…
  • Economics and Investing:

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 May 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Two CEOs in one day…. Snapchat and Red Hat: Tech bubble will end badly o o o Why Russia Is On A Gold Buying Spree o o o IRS hacked, 100,000 taxpayers exposed o o o Meet the BLICS – New Source for Phony Dollar Support – By Jim Willie o o o Something BIG Is About To Happen To Silver o o o Greece Owes $1.2 Billion To Drugmakers As Government Can No Longer Afford Basic Medical Supplies. – H.L.
  • Odds ‘n Sods:

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 May 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Sephardic Jews Leave Turkey for Spain Fleeing ‘Unnerving’ Wave of Anti-Semitism. – H.L. o o o Over at Commander Zero’s blog: Thoughts on the PTR-91 o o o Thanks to SurvivalBlog reader T.P. I haven’t seen anything this ridiculous since I sold my .50AE Desert Eagle, but it sure does look fun! – Video: Dual, Double bbl. .45’s….. in slow motion ! o o o Bill Gates just described his biggest fear — and it could kill 33 million people in less than a year. – G.P. o o o New Media ( anti-Google, anti Collective, anti-Shills ) Web Browser. Good luck. Hope…
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  • Gardening Yesterday With Noah

    BigMike
    28 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    I LOVE Garden Time!!! Noah and I were working in the garden yesterday, & got one of the new raised beds dug, leveled & set. Then we put wheel barrels full of wood chips around it before he had to leave. It was raining this morning, so our plans to do more got postponed. I have to admit, I’m out of practice with the shovel. I’m a little sore from using muscles that I don’t normally use. Not too bad though, I’m ready for more! We’ve got 8 yards of garden soil being delivered for the beds, so I’d better be! I love my garden! Marisa helps me any time I…
  • How Much Time Do You Have Left?

    BigMike
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
    I haven’t written anything for the blog in awhile, because I’ve been working on other projects. I’m still working on my books, and some other things. I decided to put the blog on the back burner for awhile. I’m still reading. I read a lot. I don’t spend much time reading fiction. The majority of the books I read are on personal development, business, finance, or something spiritual. I spent a large portion of my life just kind of existing, without any purpose or direction. I don’t feel as though I was a good steward of the time & talents I was given. So…
  • Hump Day – Monday Is NOT Your Enemy

    BigMike
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    It’s HUMP DAY! Does that make you happy? Are you excited that you’re halfway done with another week at a soul-sucking job that you hate? Is the only pleasure in your life when the work day is done on Friday & you get a break until Monday morning? Do you hate Monday morning with a passion because you have to go back to a place you despise? Guess what? You’re doing it wrong! Hump Day I understand the feelings, believe me. Hump day used to be a big deal to me too. And Friday was the big goal in life every week for years. That’s what happens when you settle. When you…
  • Middle Age – Why You Want To Be Here – Mike Marlow

    BigMike
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Dictionary.com says: “Though the age period that defines middle age is somewhat arbitrary, differing greatly from person to person, it is generally defined as being between the ages of 40 and 60.” So here I am – right in the middle of middle age – Fifty years old. I believe it’s a good place to be. Fifty used to seem ancient to me. I can remember it clearly. My dad died when he was forty five years old. I was twenty one at the time. At twenty one, it seemed like he had lived a pretty long life. I knew he wasn’t old, but forty five was “kind of…
  • Apps for Android – Part 3 – Mike Marlow

    BigMike
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Today I’m going to talk about my fun apps. The apps that I use a lot for things other than work or social media. Fun Apps Kindle – This is definitely one of my most used apps. I just checked, and my Kindle library currently contains 2,993 books. Did I mention that I like to read? If you don’t have this app, you’re missing out. I have it on my phone and my tablet, and I have it on my PC also. They all sync together, so if I read on one device & pick the book back up later on another one, it knows where I stopped. I can keep my entire library (ok, just the ebooks) in…
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