Notes from JWR:

I’m scheduled to be a guest on the G. Gordon Liddy Show for a half hour, this morning. — Today we present another entry for Round 26 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. First Prize: A.) 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 between $500 and $600, and B.) Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried assorted entrees, in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources. (A $392 value.) C.) A HAZARiD Decontamination Kit …

Feeding Your Family Well During Hard — and Harder — Times, by Lin H.

We can all agree that at the very least hard times are here, for way too many of ourselves, our friends, our family members, our acquaintances. And most of us here agree that harder times are a’coming. And I’ll add  another basic human agreement: we all need to nourish our bodies with food, preferably good-tasting and health-sustaining food. I’d like to address and share my thoughts on this basic human requirement. I am not an expert in food nutrition or preparation. I have no college degrees in these areas: my credentials are only a little common sense and 30 years …

Economics and Investing:

Items from The Economatrix: Shockwave From Dubai Default About to Hit Markets The Great RBS Exodus: 1,000 Bankers Quit Over Pay Disagreement Dollar Rises Most Since 1999 Versus Ye as Fed Bets Increase “The” Bank Job Pockets of Rot John Galt: The Day The Dollar Died, Part 7 — Security For Liberty for All (Scroll down for Part 6, and earlier) Gold Rally is Not A Bubble, Mania Stage Ahead of Us

Odds ‘n Sods:

Reader J.K. sent this one to file under “Emerging Threats”: Two burglaries today used vehicles to smash into buildings. J.K.’s comment: “This serves as evidence that vehicles can/will be used as modified ‘entry tools’”.    o o o My old friend Peter K. (now living in Germany) mentioned this web page that helps explain the current shortage of loaded ammunition and reloading components: Why Can’t I Find Sierra Bullets?    o o o For those of us that take buying American-made products seriously (or at least Not Buying Mainland Chinese), Ron B. suggested this site: