Auction Update: PVS-14 Gen 3+ Night Vision Scope to Benefit C.R.O.S.S. Ministries

CURRENT BID is $3,000 (Bid by Reader D.J.G.) Simply e-mail us your bids. I will post regular updates on the bidding. The final deadline will be Midnight EST on Monday, March 11, 2013. Thanks for your generous bids in support of C.R.O.S.S. Ministries. We are continuing a benefit auction of a brand new AN/PVS-14 Gen 3+ Night Vision Scope. All proceeds (100% of your bid) will be donated to C.R.O.S.S. Ministries. (A very worthy Christian ministry that is sharing the Gospel of Christ in South Sudan. Their outreach method is unique: They are teaching rural villagers tactical marksmanship, water purification, …

Economics and Investing:

Panic in Greek pharmacies as hundreds of medicines run short H.L. sent this, also from The Guardian: We’re so well educated – but we’re useless (Also true in much of America) Aaron H. suggested: If inflation is zero, why does my paycheck feel like it’s shrinking? Items from The Economatrix: Eurozone Crisis As It Happened:  Italian Political Deadlock Sends Markets Tumbling Will Italy Be The Spark That Sets Off Financial Armageddon In Europe? I Hope You’re Ready: “The Selloff Today Is The Start, Not The End

Odds ‘n Sods:

Isaac A. sent a link to a fascinating photo essay: DIY Weapons of the Syrian Rebels. And speaking of Syria, check out: Close Quarters Combat Training. Note that their accents are indeed Syrian, but based on the architecture and light switch seen, this was filmed in the U.S. or Canada. (Thanks to Joe S. for the link.)    o o o Joining a long list: Wilson Combat Announces Anti-Gun States, No-Sale Policy. Now, if the big manufacturing companies would do the same… OBTW, somebody ought to write an article on the Firearms Equality Movement and post it to Conservapedia, Gunsopedia, …

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

"For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company." – Dr. Walter E. Williams