Notes from JWR:

70 years ago today, dozens of USAAF bombers struck the hydroelectric power plant and deuterium oxide (“heavy water”) factory in German-occupied Vemork, Norway. — Today we present another entry for Round 49 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $8,500+ worth of 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 for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally …

An Expatriate’s Experiences In The Philippines, by M.B.

I saw your blog’s recent article about expatriating to Panama, and thought I would throw in my own 2 cents worth regarding relocation to the Philippines. There were a bunch of things that made me reach my breaking point and expatriate.  In the beginning when I purchased my home here on the tropical island, It was economic. At first it was the crazy increases in home prices in the US.  I had the idea when I left the US in 2004 that I would work a couple years, come back to the desert southwest, and build a self sufficient home. …

Economics and Investing:

Number of U.S. expatriations reaches record high in 2013 US Treasury: Ramps Up The Zimbabwe Style Printing Press. (Thanks to J.B.G. for the link.) And speaking of Zim: Zimbabwean government demands cash from churches Items from The Economatrix: The Two-Income Trap For Americans: How Dual Income Households Are A Financial Necessity In A Time When The Median per capita wage is $27,000. U.S. Dollar and Treasury Bonds are Dead – Dr. Jim Willie

Odds ‘n Sods:

Thomas M. mentioned this source for some good data that dispels some myths: EMP Effects on Vehicles    o o o Reader K.A.F. suggested this: Providing Basic Sanitation    o o o Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem    o o o DHS has a month to release ‘Internet kill switch’ plans    o o o Armed citizens in small Georgia town help catch robbery suspect

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

"Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble." – Proverbs …