Notes for Tuesday – March 31, 2015

March 31 is the birthday of economist Dr. Walter E. Williams, PhD., who was born in 1936. 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 restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is …

The Long Good-bye, by Captnswife

Well, it has begun. Today, I closed my Paypal account. This is just the first step in the slow and admittedly painful process of disconnecting from the Internet. I’ve known it was coming for awhile, but I can’t say that made it easier. Honestly, I love this thing. The greatest joy in my life was the moment, at age six, I realized that because I could read I would never have to stop learning. The invention of the information super highway was beyond my wildest dreams. It’s the largest and most diverse library in the world, and it’s open 24 …

Two Letters Re: Choices, Choices, Choices

Hugh, In response to Choices, Choices by KC, I would like to comment: In the interest of education and operational challenges I once did a show-and-tell to my teenagers and wife of different kinds of rifles. Of the various platforms, my family chose the Ruger Mini-14 (.223) as their rifle of choice. While I personally dislike the tilt in nature of the magazine, they all felt that this was less important to them compared with other operational issues. They practiced the mag insertion and felt most comfortable with this rifle. This might be a good option to consider for non-gun …

Economics and Investing:

BANKING CARTELS’ REAL ENEMY: Physical Silver Investment Demand o o o Oil Prices To Fall Or Fly Depending On Iranian Nuclear Talks o o o Broke? You May Now Be Entitled To a Free Home. – B.B. o o o Half of U.S. Households Struggle to Save Even a Few Cents. – B.B. o o o Chaos In The Gold Market: “There Are Thirty to Fifty Owners For Each Ounce of Gold That’s Out There”

Odds ‘n Sods:

The Real Reason For Partisan Gridlock: Democracy Is Falling Apart. – G.P. o o o The “politically Correct” Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal over Cinco de Mayo school dispute. – P.M. o o o Texas Bill Would Bar Physicians From Talking Guns With Patients. – D.S. o o o 1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy ‘kills MRSA’ o o o Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From American Cattle Become Airborne, But Is It Life-Threatening?