Notes from JWR:

Prompted by the clamorous economic headlines in the mainstream media, I’ve had numerous e-mails and phone calls from relatives and consulting clients, asking me “Is this it, Jim?” Please keep in mind that I’m not a prophet. I’m just a former spook that makes some empirical observations and draws some logical conclusions. But I can safely say that “it” appears to be a lot closer than it ever has been in my adult life. Be ready.

Thanks to the generous folks at, the SurvivalBlog Benefit Auction package in the auction that just started this week has been expanded, to include a NukAlert radiation detector (a $160 value). The high bid is now at $150. See the SurvivalBlog Benefit Auction Page for a full list of what is included. Our thanks to the many generous vendors that donated merchandise!

Our special thanks to Melanie S., Mike M., and “Secret Squirrel” for their very generous donations toward The Memsahib‘s recent huge medical bills. She is now out of the hospital and doing better but still needs your prayers for miraculous healing. She is greatly uplifted by your prayers!