Notes from HJL:

Spring and Summer Survival Medicine Classes are now open for registration at All workshops will be taught by Dr. Koelker, Medical Editor for SurvivalBlog, and will be held in Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, California, Virginia, and Alabama. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. o o o Today we present another entry for Round 52 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $11,000+ 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), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate …

Preparedness For Teenagers, by A.H. – Part 1

As our world and economy continue to change, I can’t help but wonder what is in store for my generation in our years to come. Interacting with my fellow peers, I realize many of them have no idea about what is going on in our world. Only within the past few years have I realized how under-prepared a majority of teens my age truly are. Whether it be a lack of education of world events or simply a matter of non-interest, it saddens me that my generation, “the leaders of tomorrow”, have little to no sense of preparedness. The world …

Letter: Cliven Bundy a Racist

Well Hugh, After promoting Mr Bundy and his militia followers as heroes perhaps you should mention the fact that the guy is a racist pig. – Marc F. Hugh Replies: What you are seeing is a classic example of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”. I am surprised that you have not been able to see this coming. Alinsky’s Rule 7.5 is “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.” Also, Rule 7.13 is “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In …

Economics and Investing:

Guest Post: Demography + Debt = Doom Items from The Economatrix: Exactly Like 7 Years Ago? 2014 Is Turning Out To Be Eerily Similar To 2007 The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America Sales Of Existing Homes Slowest Since July 2012 Why Companies Are Wary To Hire Long-Term Unemployed Spotlight On The Economy: Is The Recovery In Business Investment ‘Durable’?

Odds ‘n Sods:

The twin dangers of the Ukraine crisis. – G.P. o o o Cottage Mom sent in this link: preserving food without refrigeration. o o o Everything You Need to Know to Rebuild Civilization from Scratch – M.A. o o o Video: Watch Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.’s FANTASTIC speech at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. – B.B. o o o “Hawaii joins California as another anti-Constitution and anti-Christian state, both with an anti-American bias. Are you beginning to get the point why government ‘educational’ enclaves are dangerous to your liberties?” – ANOTHER university stops students from handing out Constitution. – B.R.