Notes for Wednesday – September 03, 2014

On September 3, 1752, the American colonies officially adopted the Gregorian calendar, and it immediately became September the 14th. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,100+ 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 three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD …

Musings of a Law Enforcement Paramedic – Part 2, by LEO Medic

Yesterday, we read about certifications and training to prepare to “doctor” your family/group in a post-SHTF scenario. Today, we have part two of this five-part article, looking at first aid in some serious, even under fire situations. TCCC Lessons: In addition to teaching basic EMT, I am a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC or TC3) instructor, as well as an instructor for the associated Trauma First Responder and Law Enforcement First Responder classes. As anyone in EMS or nursing can attest, one of the first tenants of patient care is that the scene must be safe before care is provided. …

Letter Re: What I Like and Dislike About North Idaho

Hugh, I thought I would write a note for those who are planning on moving to the American Redoubt about what I like and dislike about North Idaho. I wasn’t sure if I should start with the good or the bad but have decided that because the good far outweighs the bad, I’ll start with the bad. There are only a couple things that really come to mind that I don’t like. The first is kind of a bigger one, though, and that is that work has been hard to find. I bring this up only because I don’t want …

Economics and Investing:

Are you Ready for the September Selloff? o o o Video: ‘Mortgage crisis’ is coming this winter: Bove. – CDV o o o Video: US consumers have decided to ‘hoard money’. – G.G. Items from Mr. Econocobas: Japan Wages Rising Most Since 1997 Not Enough to Beat Inflation U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422% U.S. Consumer Spending Falls for First Time in Six Months Survey: Americans’ Pessimism on Economy Has Grown – I believe this highlights the difference between the “recovery” for Main Street vs. Wall Street and those with lots of money in the market

Odds ‘n Sods:

Video: Hidden Secret Passages by Creative Home Engineering – JWR o o o Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.. – H.C. o o o Baptist Preacher Censored, YouTube Account Closed For Sermon on Terrorism, Threat to Christians. – G.S. o o o Federal Judge: ‘CA 10-day waiting period unconstitutional’. – RBS o o o Dozens of police agencies report loss of Pentagon-supplied military weapons. – J.C.