Notes for Tuesday – January 06, 2015

Seed for Security is offering a great sale. Their Spring Collection is now 25% off. It includes five varieties of open pollinated, non-GMO, cool hardy vegetables– a total of 2,100 seeds. They are also offering one-pint pouches (~1425 seeds) of Flint Indian Corn. 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, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for …

The Good News About Nuclear Destruction, by S.C.

What possible “good news” could there ever be about nuclear destruction coming to America, whether in the form of dirty bombs, terrorist nukes, or ICBM’s from afar? In a word, they are all survivable, at least for the vast majority of American families, IF they know what to do beforehand and have made even the most modest of preparations. Tragically, though, most Americans today won’t give much credence to this good news, much less seek out such vital life-saving instruction, as they have been jaded by our culture’s pervasive myths of nuclear un-survivability. Most people think that if nukes go …

Seeking Subject Matter Experts for My New Novel Series

After completion of the five-book Patriots novel series, I’m now drafting the first book in a new multi-novel series, which has not yet been named. I should mention that this new novel series does not tie in to the storyline of the Patriots novels. It will be considered science fiction, since it will be set 40 years in the future, and will include some anticipated technology developments. The first book in this series may be released in late 2015 or early 2016. To give this upcoming novel series the same level of authenticity as the Patriots series, I would greatly …

News From The American Redoubt:

Oregon Concealed Carry law revision. – C.A. o o o Mom who was killed by 2-year-old in Idaho Wal-Mart had a concealed weapons permit. – F.B. o o o The New Oregon minimum wage: ‘ I Wouldn’t work a job in Idaho that paid me that much less’ . – RBS o o o Another local Idaho-based business I thought you might enjoy knowing about… Walnut Grove Gunstocks o o o Police arrest Idaho mom for leaving loaded gun near her children. – RBS

Economics and Investing:

Sayonara Global Economy. – G.P. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Chinese Savings vs. American Spending from Subprime Auto Loans Are Making a Comeback – Between these and extending the payback time on loans is what I believe is driving the auto market, disagree with author saying this is not an issue. Video: Interview of Chris Powell of GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee) by Greg Hunter Russia’s “Startling” Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union

Odds ‘n Sods:

From the desk of Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog Editor At Large: backyard metal foundry o o o 8 Health Benefits of Ginger. – H.L. o o o UK Nannies Must Double As Spies To Prevent Children From Becoming Terrorists . – H.L. o o o Stop the NSA from taking personal info from your apps . – D.S. o o o FBI says search warrants not needed to use “stingrays” in public places . – G.P.