Notes for Friday – October 03, 2014

October, 3, 2014 is the 21st anniversary of the Mogadishu, Somalia raid. The 18 Americans killed were: MSG Gary Gordon, 1st SFOD-D SFC Randy Shughart, 1st SFOD-D SSG Daniel Busch, 1st SFOD-D SFC Earl Fillmore, 1st SFOD-D MSG Timothy Martin, 1st SFOD-D CPL Jamie Smith, 3/75 Ranger SPC James Cavaco, 3/75 Ranger SGT Casey Joyce, 3/75 Ranger PFC Richard Kowaleski, 3/75 Ranger SGT Dominic Pilla, 3/75 Ranger SGT Lorenzo Ruis, 3/75 Ranger SSG William Cleveland, Jr. 160th SOAR SSG Thomas Field, 160th SOAR CW4 Raymond Frank, 160th SOARD CW3 Clifton Wolcott, 160th SOAR CW2 Donovan Briley, 160th SOAR SGT Cornell …

Building Skills While Paying the Bills: Carving Time to Hone, by Scouter Dad JEB

The Greek philosopher Aristotle– teacher of Alexander the Great (a title given later in life and probably not while he was a student)– is quoted as saying, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” This statement applies in many areas in life, but perhaps it rings most true with the prepper/survivalist community. As a budding prepper/survivalist with three young children, the most valued commodity in our family is time. Hours of dedication spent skipping lunch breaks at the corporate office to stay employed, followed by the children’s after-school activities, make time for …

Letter Re: JWR’s Ebola Comment

Regarding this: “Keep in mind that you can collect your mail from your mailbox with disposable exam gloves and then put both the gloves and the mail in your microwave oven for 90 seconds to decontaminate them.” In the last two weeks a group of our local letter carriers, who come in contact with everyone and hence every germ in the community,  inquired of their Union regional leadership and of the USPS management at their District-level what would be the protocol if we experience some kind of Ebola pandemic? In both cases they were told, “It’s not coming here; stop …

Economics and Investing:

Alan Greenspan: Gold Is “Universally Acceptable” and Why China Is Buying o o o One World, One Bank, One Currency o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Video: Peter Schiff: Biggest Crisis Ever Looms – 25mins long but very good. August Construction Spending Weakens US Mortgage Activity Remains Stuck in Neutral Consumer Comfort in U.S. Declined Last Week to Four-Month Low

Odds ‘n Sods:

“un” Comfortably Numb – RBS o o o Meanwhile In Hong Kong “Tonight Is Going To Get Messy”. – J.W. o o o A future valuable skill? Make A Lawn mower Blade Knife – F.J. o o o 4 People Prosecuted Under #AgGag Law for Photographing Factory Farm From the Road – T.P. o o o Ebola virus: Pandemic should be treated ‘the same way’ as threat posed by nuclear weapons, security officials say – P.M.