Notes for Saturday – February 21, 2015

February 21st is the birthday of Zimbabwe’s President For Life, Comrade Robert Mugabe (born 1924). Despite the 2011 revelations of the apparent murder of at least 640 political opponents, Mugabe was elected again in 2013 to a five year term in office. Mugabe and his ZANU-PF henchmen must be driven out office and sent to prison, where they belong! February 21st is also the birthday of Group Captain Douglas Bader (born 1910, died 5 September 1982). He was a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter ace during the Second World War. He lost his legs in a pre-war flying accident, but …

Save A Life, by H.H.

I could not help but reflect, when I read the article under the Odds N’ Sods section about a person being at a range and looking like they did not belong. This was me, too. I appreciate the lady protecting her children. However, I, too, once walked onto a gun range and did not know what I was doing. My first outing at a gun range was while I was in college. I received a Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) from our Sheriff before I was 21 under the circumstances exception rule, as I was driving two hours to college and …

Letter Re: Surviving Homeschool, by M.

I am always excited to read about others Home-Schooling or “home educating” their children. I am a veteran of home-schooling our four children through high-school (or secondary school, for our international friends). They are all now married with small children of their own, and each have become competent adults with a sober view of the future. When we started, home education was only a few years legal in my state. Before the birth of our first child, we had already met two families of “renegade home schoolers” who were educating their children at home secretly because they were appalled by …

Economics and Investing:

The revival of the American debt machine: auto loans, student debt, and credit card debt surge in latest report. Total non-housing debt now at $3.15 trillion. o o o Greece is a sideshow – watch US T-bonds instead. – A.D. o o o Infographic: Too Big to Fail o o o “When central banks print money nothing begins to make sense!”— “It is no longer a free market. Markets are now manipulated by governments and notably by their agents, the central bankers.”

Odds ‘n Sods:

Law enforcement divided over releasing StingRay docs. – K.D. o o o The nanny state strikes again! We’ll see how long it takes this to make it into the school lunch program. America Should Adopt ‘Plant-Based’ Diet. – D.S. o o o Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use. – RBS o o o Too Many Lies, Too Much of the Time o o o From one of our favorite video blogs – Wranglerstar: How To Build A Treehouse