Notes from JWR:

Both and have opened up their Expatriates pages for reviews. Once you’ve read the book, I would greatly appreciate reading your reviews there. One that was posted today by “JocelynP” appears to be from a troll. I’d appreciate seeing some more balanced and unbiased reviews. Thanks! — Today we present another entry for Round 48 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course. (A $1,195 value.) B.) A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be …

Home Chicken Flock Management by B.D. in Tennessee

Chickens are one of the most important yet overlooked purchases in the preparedness world. Chickens are relatively low maintenance, a joy to watch, and they offer a significant return on investment for the backyard homestead and small farm. Because they will eat anything from table scraps to fish heads, they are also very economical pre-collapse. On average, most chicks cost around three dollars each purchased from local co-ops and feed stores. They can also be bought online for reasonable prices (shipping costs are high, however, due to Postal Service regulations) and delivered to your local post office. Chickens of a …

Economics and Investing:

Reader Paul B. sent a link to a “must read” article on Quantitative Easing and the velocity of money, wherein economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University asks: Is Hyperinflation Just Around the Corner? Karl Denninger Goes Galt on His Tax Footprint: It’s Called Evolution, Gentlemen (Tickerforum Changes) A.M.B. sent: Government shutdown: Get up to speed in 20 questions Items from The Economatrix: The Job Situation Looks A Little Worse Here’s Why Unemployment Is Still At Unacceptable Levels US Is Broke, Can’t Afford To Raise The Debt Ceiling Says Schiff

Odds ‘n Sods:

One of the Ryans over at TSLRF gave Expatriates a solid positive review. I’ve also recently had a lot of podcast and talk radio interviews, and I have dozens more scheduled, because of the Expatriates book release. One that was particularly interesting was archived by Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity. Another was with Rick Austin (Secrets of a Survivalist.) For the latter, click on the “September 29, 2013” show.    o o o There is a Self Reliance Expo scheduled in Denver, Colorado on October 4th and 5th. I won’t be there, but our Central Rockies Regional Editor (“L.K.O.”) plans …

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed—where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once." – Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski