Notes for Sunday – November 30, 2014

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How To Obtain Protein From Alternative Sources Without A Firearm, by Rockvault

We, Americans, like our protein, and in a prolonged hunker-in-place situation one of the many inconveniences we will be faced with will be the difficulty in enjoying our nightly beef, pork, chicken, or fish, let alone finding enough protein to maintain the health of ourselves and families. Sure, vegetarian-based diets can keep you alive, but even in a TEOTWAWKI situation why go without meat when it might not be all that hard to source and may be local to your home, camp, or hide-out, too. First, let’s go over some assumptions. Let’s recognize here that we’re at least six months …

Letter Re: Light Tactical Trailer– The M1102

Hugh, D.A. is correct in that the HMMWV trailers are awesome. However, to clarify, DOD is selling off all the M1101 trailers, which were purchased beginning in the mid 90s for use with the M998 series HMMWV. When the addition of armor and additional load capacity required modification to create the Heavy HMMWV, DOD also created the M1102 trailer. The only difference between the M1101 and the M1102 is the data plate (which allows and additional 800lb of payload). No, I can’t explain why DOD couldn’t buy new data plates rather than new trailers. For info on the trailers see …

Economics and Investing:

Financial Terrorists On The Road – Krugman And Rogoff Peddling Toxic Advice o o o A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland. – D.S. o o o Quick Take On Gold’s Drop, Oil’s Collapse And Worries About An Oil-Driven Credit Collapse o o o U.S. Orchestrating The Next Disastrous Global Financial Crisis o o o Stealth QE3: Operation Tokyo Twist

Odds ‘n Sods:

Do We Own Our Stuff, Or Does Our Stuff Own Us? o o o Courtesy of the “thoughtsfromfrankandfern” blog: Radio – Stay In Touch o o o After shooting a 12-year-old, cops waited 4 minutes to give him medical help. – D.S. o o o Police shut down mysterious ‘Oath Keepers’ guarding rooftops in downtown Ferguson. – T.P.