Notes for Wednesday – August 13, 2014

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Saving Your Marriage for the End of the World – Part 1, by Cottage Mom

Could there be a greater, more important survival topic than building a stronger marital union, which is the bedrock of civilization? This topic reminds me of a young man I once spoke with. He noticed a young lady and heard the Lord telling him that she was to marry him. Even though he barely knew her, he intended to declare God’s will to her, go to the altar, check off the wife box on his bucket list, and move on, clueless to the reality that winning her is a journey. I counseled him that he was trying to barge in, …

Letter Re: Time “OUT”

Sirs I believe that K.T.’s well-meaning recommendations regarding timepieces for survivalist situations is flawed, and incomplete. The best choice would be a Seiko SN007 Coutura Kinetic Perpetual Watch or other similarly-featured model from Seiko. As documented in the links below, it is widely acknowledged that electronic movements are more accurate than even the best mechanical movements (even in the $20,000 and upwards range), though as with all things made by men, some items will by “luck” be right on the money, even a cheap Timex. However, since we are talking about survival, it would be best to go with what …

Economics and Investing:

The World Is Set Up For The Mother Of All Great Depressions – J.W. o o o U.S. Bail-Ins – Fed Vice Chair Fischer Says “Preparing A Proposal” – P.O. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Bank of Korea Rate Cut Expected Under Government Pressure Wages In U.S. Down 23% Since 2008, Report Shows India’s Inflation Fight Starts In The Kitchen

Odds ‘n Sods:

Police stage realistic hostage drill on nursing home, terrorize unsuspecting staff – J.W. o o o Meet Four Business Owners Squeezed by Operation Choke Point – H.L. o o o DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists – P.M. o o o The Public Theft of Private Assets Always Precedes An Economic Collapse and That Time Is Upon Us. – B.B. o o o The Smart-Gun Maker Who Told Holder Off – T.P. JWR’s Comment: Mandating one company’s patented technology would be a Bill of Attainder, and hence would be unconstitutional.