Notes for Thursday – July 31, 2014

July 31st is the 94th birthday of Army Air Corps veteran David Thatcher, one of just three living Doolittle Raiders. He lives in Missoula, Montana. Those interested in learning more about America’s First strike against Japan should read “The Doolittle Raid”. July 31st is also the birthday of free market economist Milton Freidman, who was born in 1912 and died November 16, 2006. 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 …

Survival or Sustenance Gardening, by D. B. Prepper

I’ve had a garden on and off again over the past 30 years, depending on where I lived, whom I was married to at the time, and whether or not my job allowed me to be at home frequently enough to care for it. So I have followed the recent spate of gardening posts with some interest, especially those who have struggled to start a garden. I thought I would take an opportunity to add my own two cents on how to create a garden that can support you and your family in good times or bad. It’s a Learning …

Three Letters Re: Killing, Dying, and Death

This was very well written and made salient points about mindset, which is the one issue that could nullify all physical preps in the future, if we don’t address it now. I am glad M.H. returned safely and decided to raise a family. – D.D. o o o Bless you M.H. for your candor and honesty. Most people cannot imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of war and death. Without that, experience is only imaginings. Nothing changes a person like “seeing the elephant”. It is a personal experience for each. There is not a right or wrong way. It is …

Economics and Investing:

Average Price of Electricity Climbs to All-Time Record o o o Don’t be fooled, all is not well for stocks – CDV o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: 85 Super Wealthy People Have More Money Than The Poorest 3.5 Billion Combined Greenspan Says Stocks to See ‘Significant Correction’ QE And ZIRP Have Failed To Lift Main Street, But Withdrawal Of The Monetary Heroin Will Be Brutal U.S. 2nd Quarter GDP First Estimates at 4%

Odds ‘n Sods:

America’s Militia Movement is Back From the Dead – H.L. o o o UK police to start seizing drivers’ mobile phones after all crashes. – T.P. o o o Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror. – P.M. o o o Mom Arrested for Letting 7-Year-Old Son Walk to Park Alone. – D.S. o o o In boiling hot suits with silent death lurking everywhere and the fear that a mistake could be fatal: Doctors give a gripping insight into their battle in the crucible of the biggest Ebola outbreak in history. – B.B.