Notes for Thursday – June 26, 2014

June 26th is the birthday of Marine Corps Lt. General Chesty Puller, who was born in 1898 and died October 11, 1971. Perhaps, America’s finest-ever maverick officer, Puller was part of what JWR calls the Even Greater Generation. o o o Today we present another entry for Round 53 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 will be for the prize winner’s choice of …

Prepare Without Looking Prepared, by Farm Operator

“Have you watched Doomsday Preppers? Man, those people are crazy!” “We’ve got this neighbor down the street who’s prepping for the end of the world. What a weirdo!” We’ve all heard these comments (or similar ones). As for the wife and me, when friends, delivery men, in-laws, out-laws, offspring, or third cousins (who only show when they need something) come by the house, we don’t want them thinking we’re crazier than we are. Most importantly, we don’t want them knowing we’re prepping. For obvious security reasons, we don’t want those cousins to be the first at our doorstep when SHTF. …

Three Letters Re: Family Disaster Planning

Hugh, While this was a very detailed and informative article, as a parent, grandparent, and educator, I was wondering if I missed reading anything about the education of our finest and most important resources…our children. Reading to children for pleasure and to convey the history of what has happened and why, as well as the beginnings of each person’s nation, seems to me to be something worthwhile. While I don’t expect every group to have material for every age, having at least a few resources would be invaluable. It is possible to teach without “curriculum” and expensive technology. My sister …

Economics and Investing:

US Economy Shrinks By 2.9% – The Most Since Great Recession o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Seattle $15 Wage Plan Is Unfair to Me Interest Rates Are Setting Up for a Surprise Move? Dollar Falls on Yellen Rates Pledge Amid Mixed Economy Germany Gives Up On Trying To Repatriate Its Gold, Will Leave It In The Fed’s “Safe Hands” Germany Still Wants Gold Back – Repatriation Campaign Continues

Odds ‘n Sods:

Swine Flu Confirmed at Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors. – G.P. o o o In a Daze, Where is My Country?. – B.B. o o o With the collapsing of the southern boarder and/or the Feds unwillingness to uphold their constitutional duty, we will be seeing more of this: Texas Ranchers Under Attack . – R.M. o o o Top Homeland Security adviser says America is an Islamic country. – B.D. o o o Here’s our best look yet at Hardy and Theron in Mad Max 4 (+ plot details)