Notes for Friday – February 13, 2015

Today, February 13th, is the birthday of both Robert Charles R.C. Sproul, Jr.(born 1939), a well-respected American Calvinist theologian, and General Chuck Yeager (born, 1923), the first man to break the sound barrier. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 57 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 prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those …

E-readers: My Personal Alexandria, Now Less Flammable!, by ASC

Imagine that you wake up one glorious morning, except you discover that it has hit the fan. You wake up in a brand new world, filled with dangers and struggles that did not exist the day before. Depending on how you have prepared, you may be bugging out to your pre-determined bug out location, or you may be bugging in and locking down your primary home and using it as your shelter as you move forward in this dangerous new world. You are fully stocked with enough food, water, and other supplies for a long while. However, Murphy’s Law will …

Letter Re: Caring for Babies in a Post-Collapse World

Mr. Hugh, I would like to add to the article on caring for babies. My mother-in-love told me that when her daughter was born, she contracted a stomach virus within hours after birth. She survived the virus, but her intestinal tract was very sensitive. The pediatrician put her on a formula of goat’s milk and rice water– water drained from boiled rice. This might work for the baby in your scenario as well. Goat’s milk is an excellent alternative to human milk, and rice is a grain that is very easy on the digestive tracts of infants and elderly folks …

Economics and Investing:

Sweden cuts rates below zero and starts QE – G.G. o o o This is the first time I’ve seen this gold ‘buy’ signal since 2009 – Dominic Frisby o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Guess What Happened The Last Time The U.S. Dollar Skyrocketed In Value Like This?… US Weekly Jobless Claims Total 304,000 vs 285,000 Estimate Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 39 Straight Months U.S. Foreclosure Activity Rises 5% in January

Odds ‘n Sods:

Bartering After SHTF. – H.L. o o o IRS to pay back-refunds to illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes. – P.M. o o o America is Choking: Operation Chokepoint. – H.L. o o o Government wonders: What’s in your old emails?. – S.A. o o o What’s Behind Big Pharma’s Freak-out Media Blitz Over Measles?. – D.S.