Notes for Friday – November 07, 2014

November 7th is the anniversary of the death of actor Steve McQueen. (Born March 24, 1930, died November 7, 1980.) The many well-publicized exploits in his tempestuous life and his enduring persona are well known. However, the end of his life is actually the most noteworthy part of his legacy, even though it seldom gets much publicity outside of Christian circles; he came to Christ after he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died with his forefinger pointing to his key verse in his Bible– Titus 1:2. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 55 of the …

Average American Preparation Begins, by C.H.

I am writing this article to inform other average Americans of how I began prepping, in hopes that my suggestions will be helpful for those who are just beginning. I began prepping after watching numerous shows on the National Geographic channel in connection with current news channels. Recognizing that America is vulnerable in several aspects (i.e. our power grid, internal terrorists, and weather events), I began to visualize how unprepared my family and I were in the event of a national emergency. Now you may be saying to yourself “in the event of an emergency, our government will take care …

Letter Re: Rope Making

Hugh, The recent article on making rope by using plastic bags falls into the whole rope making category. A while back, when I still had animals, I made rope every day, a foot or two at a time, while feeding them their grain. I used the twine from the hay bales and made 8 or 10 strand flat braids. I regularly made 50 and 100 foot long ropes that I still use. They are as strong as a similar manila rope; I have pulled a car on the road with one. Learning how to braid flat braids is a skill …

Economics and Investing:

The Three “Death Trends” o o o Central Planners Are In A State of Panic o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: U.S. Loan Applications to Buy Homes Lowest Since February: MBA The Economy Of The Largest Superpower On The Planet Is Collapsing Right Now Bill Gross Should Stick To Shuffleboard – His Case For Bigger Deficits Is Ludicrous SILVER SHORTAGE? What Does It Mean? Mike Maloney

Odds ‘n Sods:

Tolerance: The Myth – Avalance Lily o o o Political Catch-Phrase – Avalance Lily o o o Facebook sees 24% uptick in government requests for user data – J.C. o o o Check out my thoughts on the threat risks of a resurgent Russia, an Ebola pandemic, and a U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack. On the latest segment of my interview with, the expatriate blog – JWR o o o Video: Common Core Creator explains WHY he wrote it.