Notes for Wednesday – March 11, 2015

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Practical Personality Assessment, by M.B. – Part 2

Reasons I’d like to articulate three powerful reasons to become a student of personality types. 1) To Explain Preparedness in a Way that Others Will Accept “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.” (Prov. 16:23) One of the best reasons to try to discover someone’s personality type is so that you can more effectively communicate with him or her.  We probably all have family members or friends who refuse to listen, despite our best attempts to convince them of the need to prepare.  Sometimes part of this is because of personality differences.  For example, you …

Letter Re: Scoping the Garand

Hugh, Here is some helpful information when dealing with the Garand rifle. This video shows how to field strip the Garand rifle. You may remove the operating rod without removing the gas chamber/front sight assembly. Remove trigger group, Remove operating spring, Pull operating handle to the rear where it will come out of notch on upper edge of slot, Pull operating rod back and out of gas chamber. Thank you, – V.S.

Economics and Investing:

The young, broke, and indebted American: 45 percent of 25 year olds carry student debt and the median net worth of those 35 and younger is one month of expenses. o o o The Great Middle Class Extinction: “95% of New Homes Built for Rich or Poor”. B.B. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: McDonalds Global Sales Slide Continues… Video: Greg Hunter interviews David Morgan-Market Crash in September 2015 Euro Area Central Bank Buying Crushes Yield Curves Greece Got a ‘Deal’ in February, but Here’s Why Things Still Haven’t Calmed Down

Odds ‘n Sods:

Police lock up elderly in care crisis: Watchdog report reveals OAPs’ ordeal. – P.M. o o o 52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment ‘at risk’. – H.L. It appears that the ATF is backing down, at least temporarily from their position. The official response is that the omission of the “green tip” from the guide was an oversight and was completely unrelated to their move to ban the ammunition. Astute readers will recognize this excuse for what it is – the ATF got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Do not let your guard …