Gold, Silver, and the Status Quo, by G.E. Christenson

Gold and silver will survive as a store of value and wealth. Paper money, the economic status quo, unfunded liabilities, pension plans, exponentially increasing debt, massive budget deficits, “to-big-to-fail” banks, and so much more are at risk of gradual or catastrophic failure. Gold and Silver Precious metals have been recognized as wealth and a store of value for over 3,000 years. They may no longer be used as currency but they retain their value. Example: I can’t go to Wal-Mart and buy food with silver coins but, practically speaking, I can sell or trade a gold or silver coin minted …

Letter Re: New Privacy Service

Mr. Rawles,  I came across this today and thought it might be useful to other SurvivalBlog readers. It is called From the web site: ‘Many companies use dark pattern techniques to make it difficult to find how to delete your account. aims to be a directory of URLs to enable you to easily delete your account from web services.” Essentially it is a listing of links to various web companies where you can delete your account. Currently 129 companies are listed and the site owner has a method for submitting others for inclusion. – Clark H.

Two Letters Re: Advice on Come-Alongs

Hi Jim, I’d like to mention another heavy duty come-along/manual winch you and your readers may be interested in.   It is built by a long time American manufacturer, Wyeth-Scott.  Please note the pull ratings are based on dead lift capacities and, as they state, pull ratings are approximately double those.  Please see their notes regarding rating differences between lifting and pulling.  A vehicle on a flat road or a tree, through mud, up a hill. Thanks, – Guy S.  Dear Mr. Rawles, and Readers, Always be careful where you place your fingers around come-alongs. I always warn people who …

Economics and Investing:

Jim Rogers says, “This is the first time in recorded history all the banks are printing money at the same time. This is the first time we’ve had massive debasement, and it’s going to end very badly no matter what they say.” (Thanks to B.B. for the link.) Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large) recommended: Blockade – The Diary of an Austrian Middle-Class Woman 1914-1924 Items from The Economatrix: Look Out! September Market Headwinds Are Looming Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World – Part 3 The Worldwide Bank Crash Has Commenced

Odds ‘n Sods:

You’ve got to love Louisiana: Gov. Jindal Promotes Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday: No State Tax on Guns. (Thanks to Kevin A. for the link.)    o o o I heard about another great company that sells only gear made only the in U.S. and allied countries: Low Visual Impact Bushcraft and Survival Inc.    o o o Blacksmithing alive and well in parts of Alabama. (Thanks to Pam C. for the link.)    o o o An Ayn Rand School libertarian who groks Firefly.    o o o Glock owners should find this knife/gun maintenance tool of interest.

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“If you wanted a national monopoly, you must control a national socialist government. If you want a worldwide monopoly, you must control a world socialist government. That is what the game is all about. ‘Communism’ is not a movement of the downtrodden masses but is a movement created, manipulated and used by power-seeking billionaires in order to gain control over the world, first by establishing socialist governments in the various nations and then consolidating them all through a “Great Merger,” into an all-powerful world, socialist super-state.” – Gary Allen, None Dare Call It Conspiracy