Notes from JWR:

Today we present another entry for Round 44 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) A gift certificate worth $1,000, courtesy of Spec Ops Brand, B.) 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, and C.) Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources. (A $350 value.) D.) a $300 gift certificate from CJL Enterprize, for any …

What to Do if You’re Stung by a Striped Bark Scorpion, by Richard R.

Disclaimer: I have to say that I am not a physician and nothing I tell you is a substitute for good medical care. I am an RN with many years of experience in Emergency Room care, but that does not qualify me to advise you in medicine when there are Emergency Rooms all over the USA with qualified physicians on duty to take care of your health problem. The things I’m going to tell you only apply in a TEOTWAWKI situation. Use any information I am going to give you at your own risk. That being said, what do you do …

Economics and Investing:

G.G. sent this: Money printing ‘amounts to theft from our children’ From reader C.D.V.: Food prices on the rise, could triple Auntie Entity votes with her feet: Tina Turner ‘to become Swiss, give up US passport’ Items from The Economatrix: Silver Bars Being Secured By HSBC–Buys $876 Million From Poland Exports Set For Recovery In US As Global Growth Firms IMF Cuts World Growth Forecast On Euro Crisis

Odds ‘n Sods:

List of Sheriffs Standing Up Against Obama’s Gun Control (Updated)    o o o The Daily Sheeple : The Resistance Begins: New York Gun Owners Refuse to Register    o o o Former NSA Director: U.S. facing crippling cyber attack, long-term cyber espionage    o o o J. McC. sent some Farm to Plate news: Expanding Local Food Infrastructure in Vermont

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

"The reasonings contained in these papers must have been employed to little purpose indeed, if it could be necessary now to disprove the reality of this danger.  That the people and the States should, for a sufficient period of time, elect an uninterrupted succession of men ready to betray both; that the traitors should, throughout this period, uniformly and systematically pursue some fixed plan for the extension of the military establishment; that the governments and the people of the States should silently and patiently behold the gathering storm, and continue to supply the materials, until it should be prepared to …