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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #184

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #184. I'm glad you are here with us because it tells me that a few still maintain some level of sanity. Okay, that was a funny, so lighten up, grab something good to drink, maybe a biscuit and gravy, or grab a cup of yogurt. Take a few minutes to escape the crazy world and relax. I started out with some corny humor for a point. Folks are losing it. Folks are seriously starting to lose their grasp on reality. I share some additional thoughts below under my thoughts for the week in this area. Sorry in getting this out later than normal. Ms. Lucy and I spent the afternoon and early evening with my mother-in-law riding the backroads of eastern TN as we journeyed over a few counties for dinner. Of course, this meant stopping for a supply of fried cherry pies for her to take back to WV this weekend. Anyhow, it was a wonderful day to be out enjoying the sunshine and autumn weather.

I was on the road a bit during the week, and I can't tell you how much it was needed to escape life's busy routine. We all need a "timeout" from the stress of life. I'm sure each of us has a certain thing we like to do to get away from the rat race. Maybe call a friend. Maybe you like to paint. Maybe you escape to your garden or flowers. If you don't have something I would encourage you to find something soon for your own sanity. A massage, a walk, talking to your dog or pet squirrel. Because I love our great nation so much, I often enjoy a trip to the country to enjoy the land, the farms, and landscape. Sometimes it's in the quiet with the window down to enjoy the breeze and other times it's with some old classics. No matter what it is, do it for yourself.

Autumn is my favorite season mostly for the beauty of nature. The few short days we may or may not get to see the golden leaves glisten in the sun. My original plans for the past weekend got changed at the last moment and I was redirected to the WV/VA region to meet with two cousins I had not been spent time with in more than fifteen years. It was great to see them and have a few hours reminiscing and catching up. It was a quick 360 miles round trip, and I am sharing this to tell you about the beautiful leaves. Portions of east TN around the tri-city area over to Marion and Wytheville, VA had beautiful colors along the interstate. I crossed up across the rolling hills and through two tunnels (Big Walker, and East River Mountain) to reach my destination and I was shocked to how changed I found the leaves and colors. I woke up on Sunday morning to a cool 31 degrees and a heavy frost while the morning sun caused the golden WV leaves to shine and sparkle. It brought back loads of memories.

While enjoying nature and family, I also try to observe conditions in the area I'm visiting. I had just been in the same area back in June for a few weeks and the increased number of homeless people in the four-month period was very noticeable. This is small town America and I know, without a doubt, thousands of small towns in America face the same situation. Drugs, addictions, unemployment, evictions, and on and on. You may live in a safe place or have the ability to provide your family a safe and healthy life. But, I'm sounding the alarm today, now, and urgently, this problem will be your problem soon.

One of the towns I was visiting, population around 5,000, had a story circulating where an outside investor purchased the three largest mobile home parks in the community. These are communities with over 100 or more mobile homes. Shortly after the purchase was final, the new owner sent letters to each lot renter in the parks. Lot rent was roughly $325 at the time of purchase and the letter was to inform each renter of the coming lot rent increase to $550.00. This is drastic for retirees and senior citizens living on fixed incomes. Impossible is more like it. Because the new investor now creates a monopoly by owning the three mobile home parks, the renters are in an extreme bind and in many cases no place to go or the finances to do so. These stories are surfacing around our nation.

I would encourage you to take the time to watch the free documentary titled the Greatest Reset - The Beast Rising. Anyone still wondering about Covid-19 and the vax should watch this in full. The Greatest Reset You simply register your email address to access the documentary.

Our new word of the week is stochastic terrorism -It involves 'the use of mass media to provoke random acts of ideologically motivated violence that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable. Hmmm, I wonder if someone pulled this out of the local convenience box. I worked in the world of terrorism and all facets supporting the federal government and I had never heard of this word previously.

Let us move on ....

HFS 3rd Annual Autumn Rally

This year's event will be conducted indoors with two class areas for multiple classes during the day. Some of the classes slated at this point will be suturing, stapling, and IVs, fermenting vegetables, digital ham radio and building antennas, resourcing, satellite phones, making fire cider, and the new food calculator (Excel product), making elderberry syrup, and proper packing of dry food resources. All instructors are HFS members, and it is great to see them bring some of their skills to share with other members. Classes: Making fire cider and elderberry syrup, fermenting vegetables, IVs, suturing and staples, using the Excell food calculator and more. I will keep you updated here. Author John Dyslin - Nehemiah Strong will be our guest speaker in the late afternoon. If you plan to attend, email me at the following address:

Virtual Training -

Homestead Livestock Summit Registration Page

Localized Training

- SUTURE & STAPLE CLASS OCTOBER 30 2022 9AM KNOXVILLE TN - Dr Joe Alton and Nurse Amy from Doom and Gloom Preparedness $199.00 - Suture & Staple Class October 30 2022 9am Knoxville TN - Doom and Bloom (TM) Shop

Joe Alton MD, physician and surgeon, and Amy Alton, Nurse Practitioner will be teaching a

Hands-on Wound Care Suture and Stapling Class at the

Self-Reliance Experience, on Sunday October 30, at 9am-12pm.

CHILHOWEE PARK & EXPOSITION CENTER 3301 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914 EXPO HOURS: Saturday: 9am – 5pm | Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Regional Training - Skinny Medic

Trauma Class Nov 19 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Nov 19 | Medical Gear Outfitters

Trauma Class Dec 10 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Dec 10 | Medical Gear Outfitters

Regional Training - Fruit Tree Series - Univ Tennessee Extension - East TN -(Greene County) - Small Fruit and Home Orchard (

Hive Life - Sevierville, TN - January 5, 6, and 7, 2023