Notes for Friday – June 27, 2014

By way of our friend Tam at the View From the Porch blog, we heard the sad news of the passing of veteran firearms trainer Louis Awerbuck. He served with the 1st Special Services Battalion in the South African Defence Force (SADF) and later went on to be a world-class combat shooting instructor, eventually becoming the lead instructor with Yavapai Firearms Academy. Lou became a Shooting Master under the tutelage of Colonel Jeff Cooper and other Old School instructors at Gunsite Ranch. He was Gunsite’s Chief Rangemaster until 1987. He in turn passed his knowledge and skills on to thousands …

Thoughts on Planning Your Bug Out, by R.G.

Making a decision to bug out is always an individual choice, based on your own situation and local conditions. My wife and I live in the Virginia Beach area. While Virginia Beach may not come to mind when one makes a list of major metropolitan areas, the Hampton Roads area (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport News) has a population of more than 1.7 million people. The Elizabeth River, Nansemond River, James River, and several smaller rivers all empty into the Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads, necessitating highway bridges and tunnels with resulting traffic delays throughout the area. The population density …

Letter Re: My Journey To The “Summits On The Air”

HI, I just read the article on SOTA by Banjo Ninja. I see a lot of parallels with my own journey, and have had my FCC general license for a little over two years now. BN mentioned Field Day being a once-a-year event. It is coming up THIS WEEKEND (June 28/29)! I would encourage anyone who is even a little curious to find a local club who will be participating. The club I belong to, Huber Heights Amateur Radio Club, will be operating a “Get On The Air” (GOTA) station where visitors can try to make radio contacts with the …

Economics and Investing:

This podcastwith accompanying chart slides is excellent and highly recommended. It explains how QE never really ended (and who might be behind the “mysterious buying” of Treasurys.) It also explains why stock prices keep rising. ~Jim~ o o o 15min Video: ‘America Has Ceased to Exist’: Investment Guru Doug Casey on the Coming Economic Meltdown – B.B. o o o The Obamacare Failure No One’s Talking About o o o The United States of … Europe? o o o Argentina’s debt fight: What it is, why it matters

Odds ‘n Sods:

Quite frankly, I find this a bizarre but fitting description of just how out of touch some people are with reality from all sides. Chaos as New York beggars’ banquet turns ugly. – RBS o o o Air Force tries to take God out of the equation.. – MPR o o o The Age of Mafia Government. – B.B. o o o 10 Facts About The SWATification Of America That Everyone Should Know o o o The U.S. Supreme Court Is Marching in Lockstep with the Police State. – B.R.