Notes for Saturday – October 11, 2014

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Bugging Out With Children, by T.L.

The day that we found out I was pregnant was a happy and joy-filled day. Never once did it cross our minds that a few years down the road, we would fear for the lives of our children and their futures. The world in which we live in is a scary place. The economy is always in peril, the government continues to become more unstable, and it seems we are always one step away from some catastrophic worldly event or the threat of scientific experiments gone wrong, causing a man-made apocalypse. Whatever the case may be, we live in constant …

Letter Re: Backup Electrical Power

Hugh, In Great article by Duliskov on backup electrical power, he suggests a propane tank heater/cover to counter low temps that reduce available propane. I noticed it’s a spendy item. Depending on your conditions, you might get by with one of these and a blanket. Speaking of low temps, just a reminder of how handy thermostatic switches are as part of a freeze-protection system. My pump house is very well insulated, but I have a 100W bulb on a thermo switch which comes on if needed. Best regards, – D.O.

Economics and Investing:

U.S. and UK to test big bank collapse in joint model run. – G.P. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Burdened with Record Amount of Debt, Graduates Delay Marriage China Just Overtook The US As The World’s Largest Economy In Purchasing Power Global Alert From Chongqing: Foxconn Strike Is An Epochal Inflection Point 18 Sobering Facts About The Unprecedented Student Loan Debt Crisis In The United States

Odds ‘n Sods

Bombshell: Pilot Claims He was fired for not Signing Away His Constitutional Rights – Warns of Illegal Muslims flying into US. = T.P. o o o Video: How To Exercise Your Rights At An Unconstitutional Checkpoint. – J.W. o o o Analysis: US-Led Airstrikes Produce Few Gains o o o Russia Deploying Tactical Nuclear Arms in Crimea. – G.P. o o o Man arrested for rape of 100-year-old Wichita woman. – T.P.