Notes for Tuesday – October 07, 2014

Seed for Security is offering a great sale. Their Spring Security Collection is now 25% off. This collection includes five varieties of open pollinated, non GMO, cool hardy vegetables– a total of 2,100 seeds. This collection comes in a vapor proof pouch with a desiccant and planting instructions. The offer is for a limited time. o o o Ready Made Resources only has about 50 Positive Pressure protective gas mask hoods left, and their supplier has no more. If you have a beard, wear glasses, or if you have to sleep while wearing a mask, then this is the unit …

Backup Electric Power Design Considerations, by Duliskov – Part 1

This article covers a complex area, and to keep myself focused I will break it into three sections. In the following I would like to share what I learned while researching and building an emergency power station. The content below assumes that the reader understands the basics of electricity (AC and DC), batteries, and solar power. I have no affiliation with any of the sellers of products I provided links to; the links are for your convenience only. I have no engineering degree and reserve the right to be completely wrong. However, I did build everything that I am writing …

Letter: Rust on a Stainless Steel Colt XSE Government Model

Mr. Rawles: I am an avid reader of your books and site. I purchased a stainless Colt XSE government model, per your recommendation and your use of the Gold Cups. After 3 1/2 months, I began having rusting issues under both grip panels. The unit is on the way back to Colt for repair. The pistol has been stored properly and cleaned after each range session. I think the manufacturing process was flawed, as there have been no issues with my blued model. Have you ever encountered this? If so, what precautions do you take to prevent the issue? Do …

Economics and Investing:

Chinese renminbi becomes directly tradable with the euro. – J.W. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Gold Bulls Retreat as Short Holdings Rise to Highest Ever September Jobs: Some Numbers Bubblevision Didn’t Mention S&P 500 Companies Spend 95% of Profits on Buybacks, Payouts “Ignore At Your Peril”: A Review Of The Great Deformation

Odds ‘n Sods:

Doctors Target Virus as Link to Solve Polio-Like Illness . – P.M. o o o “Nobody Has Any Idea How Disastrous It’s Going To Be” Warns California Water Expert. – H.L. o o o Mom Gets Shotgun for Mother’s Day, Uses It against Intruder. – J.W. o o o Guy Fires Warning Shot, Gets 20 Years. – B.B. o o o An excellent read on how we got where we are. The History and Danger of Administrative Law. – B.B.