Notes for Thursday – January 15, 2015

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Getting Prepared, A Philosophical Perspective, by ShepherdFarmerGeek- Part 1

“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” – Proverbs 22:3 Some credible, Christian people who are highly educated and very well informed, experienced and mature, savvy and responsible, and very knowledgeable about the Bible are saying there is a catastrophe coming very soon to the United States. Many other equally authentic followers of Jesus reach different conclusions, and still more find the very idea too disturbing to even consider, so they refuse to mention it to other Christians. They choose to believe that the idea of a national …

Two Letters Re: Wintering Chickens

Hugh, I feel compelled to chime in on the Wintering Chickens letter. Light bulbs are prone to fire so I would recommend using a heating source that is not a fire risk. Small, oil-filled heaters seem to work well for us. Also, the deep litter method does help with warmth in the winter and reduces the need for supplemental heat. Cold hardy chickens are fine down into the single digits, provided there is ventilation in the coop. Excess moisture combined with severe cold will cause frostbite to the comb. Chickens require down time in the winter, so I do not …

Economics and Investing:

The only state where less than half its civilians work . – G.G. o o o The Perfect Storm for Wall Street Banks. – P.K. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Venezuelans Throng Grocery Stores Under Military Protection David Stockman- Here They Go Again—-Subprime Delinquencies Rising In Autoland Copper Prices Slump to 2009 Levels, Sparking Growth Concerns Oil Trades Near 5 1/2-Year Low as Global Surplus Seen Persisting

Odds ‘n Sods:

Australian man dies in Outback a mile from safety. – E.S. o o o American shakedown: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money. – T.P. o o o Arizona CPS Takes 7 Children Away from Parents after Accident. – D.S. o o o A Doomsday Plane Reminder: Nuclear Weapons Haven’t Gone Away. – G.G o o o How to prepare for post-campus America. – P.F. o o o Well worth the watch: Online reviews: Faking It. – T.P.