Notes for Sunday – December 14, 2014

December 14th is the birthday of the late John Warren Wadleigh (born 1927, died September 24, 2013). Wadleigh was better known to many SurvivalBlog readers by his pen name– Oliver Lange. He was the author of the best-selling resistance warfare novel Vandenberg. This is also the birthday of Air Force General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, who died September 27, 1993. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 56 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, …

Spanked!, by K.B.

I saw a weather commentary on television one night in late August, 2005, that was a bit different from any I had ever seen before. It appeared that a pair of chubby fraternity brothers were yucking it up over an incoming hurricane. They were downright giddy. “Yes, indeedy,” the first guy said with a big smile. “It sure looks like Louisiana is a-gonna get spanked. And spanked good! This looks like it might just be the best hurricane ever!” The other guy agreed with great enthusiasm. “Yes, indeed! A once in a century event. Maybe even a once in a …

Letter Re: Stomping Laundry Clean in TEOTWAWKI

Hugh, Another alternative: Take two laundry baskets. Put the wet clothes in the first, nest the second inside the first, and stomp away. Water will flow through the holes. You may have to drill holes lower in the basket, if the floor of the basket is solid. Alternatively, you can use two buckets. Drill large holes in the bottom bucket. – CDV

Economics and Investing:

Cronyism and ensuring American taxpayers bailout the finance industry during the next crash: Nostradamus like spending bill will ensure big banks never fail with your money. o o o The US Mint (and Congress) inch forward to composition changes (or phase out) of pennies and nickels. (It looks like we will have at least one more year to accumulate “25/75” composition nickels.) o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Giving Up Your U.S. Passport Getting More Expensive Russia’s Rate Increase Fails to Halt Ruble’s Slide to Record Congress Narrowly Averts Government Shutdown

Odds ‘n Sods:

From the desk of Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large: Widener’s is out of Mosins, but has M48 Yugos for $199. My Mosin Nagants arrived well packed, arsenal refurb new, with bayonets and accessories. An excellent quality deal. o o o SLC man gets stolen shotgun back 37 years after it was taken. – T.P. o o o Where is the mainstream media on this one?Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake, And Is Denied Service By All Of Them. – RBS o o o For everyone who thinks that small towns will escape trouble …