Notes for Thursday – March 26, 2015

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“Lay Up” Before Being “Laid Up”, by Wandering Will

Lately, I have seen a growing number of articles stressing that everyone needs to get prepared NOW! They stress that this may very well be your last chance to get prepped up. Is this true? I don’t know, but like many of my friends I do feel that in many areas things are rapidly accelerating. Am I going to give a prediction on when the bottom will drop out? Not a chance. I do, however, feel it’s not a question of “if” but rather one of “when”. Waking Up When did it happen for me? I have always been a …

Letter Re: Water Issues

I have some trepidations about water wells and altering those wells. After reading the comments about Water Issues, I wanted to provide some additional thoughts. A pitless adapter in a well is used to support the submersible pump and allow for the top of the well casing to be terminated below the surface of the ground. The pitless is not just a plumbing fitting but an engineered piece of well hardware that is fitted to the well casing. Altering the well head by installing new well casing above, or over, the original casing will require that the well head be …

Economics and Investing:

Philip Haslam: When Money Destroys NationsUnderstanding how currencies collapse. – G.G. o o o Michelle Obama travel expense update: Your tax dollars at work by Andrew Malcolm. – B.B. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: The Middle Class is Getting Smaller Price of Ground Beef Hits Record in February- Second straight record month Peter Schiff: Give’em the Old Razzle Dazzle How Cold Was It This Winter? So Cold That New Home Sales Hit A 7 Year Record! – This is an interesting break into the housing numbers.

Odds ‘n Sods:

The Importance of Extra Ammo? o o o Ford’s new car will force you to obey the speed limit. – G.G. o o o Police Officer Charged With Homicide for Shooting Unarmed Man. – H.L. o o o Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France. – T.P. o o o Border Security Contractor: Administration Is Deceiving Public on Somali Illegals Apprehended at Border. – B.B.