Notes for Sunday – January 04, 2015

January 4th is the birthday of George Hyde, who was born “Heide” in 1888, in Arpfingen, Germany. He was the chief gun designer for the Inland Division of General Motors (GM) in Dayton, Ohio during World War II. Hyde was best-known as the co-designer of the M3 “Grease gun” SMG and the Liberator pistol, but he also designed the Bendix-Hyde Carbine and the M2 Hyde submachinegun. He immigrated to the United States in 1927. A gent at the Nitro Express Forumsmentioned some details on his life before World War II: Before 1935 Hyde was the shop foreman and metal man …

How To Keep Chickens Laying Through Winter, by S.I.

I love my chickens. They are the most easy to care for and more rewarding of all farm animals, in my opinion. However, I am also a pragmatist. My chickens are here to DO something, and that something is lay eggs. These are not pets; they are food producers that I also find beautiful and entertaining. I provide them with a clean living environment, free-ranging fun, food, and protection. In turn, they provide me with eggs. When they stop laying eggs, my family eats the chicken. Some chicken owners may wince at this outlook, but my family lives on a …

Letter Re: Prepper Digital Security

Hi Mr. Latimer, As I read the post “Prepper Digital Security” and then, later, the “Letter Re: Prepper Digital Security”, I kept thinking back to an old XKCD comic strip simply titled “Security”. Both those articles have some great advice in them, but I caution you and your readers from thinking such measures will make you safe. As is often the case in the field of digital security, humans are the weakest link in our defense strategies; I encourage you to keep that in mind. Happy New Year – Z.S.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Notable for their absence: You won’t find any of the American Redoubt States listed in America’s 10 Most Dangerous States. However, you will find three of the Redoubt states in the Safest States List. (And if Eastern Oregon were a separate state, it would probably make the latter list.) – JWR o o o NY confiscates Navy vet’s guns, revokes his license after he sought medical help for insomnia . – H.L. o o o Video: Introduction to AmRRON . – J.J. o o o Girl, 7, Who Walked Away from Plane Crash Had Survival Skills: Family . Girl, 7, …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.” Luke 5:22-24 (KJV)