Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game! – Part 3 of 9, by Pat Cascio

[Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game is a Survivalblog exclusive.] Chapter One HAND-TO-HAND With a few exceptions, it takes years and years of training to become proficient at defending yourself with nothing but your bare hands and feet. The “average” person on the street isn’t prepared to undertake this sort of lengthy and time-consuming training process. So, what are the options? I’ve been involved in the martial arts for close to 30 years, now. If there are any shortcuts or secrets, I sure haven’t discovered them. I’m continually amazed at the number of people who come to me for …

Letter Re: Solar Well Pump

HJL, I agree with GL, the Grundfos SQF line of off-grid well pumps are superior products. My well is using the 11-SQF-2 pump. The correct operating voltage range is 30-300 VDC or 90-240 VAC @ 50/60 Hz. Maximum current draw of this set of pump products is 8.4 amps, regardless of input voltage. The pump contains an MPPT power controller. Oh, these are NOT inexpensive pumps. Note, if you are supplying less than 120 volts, the GPM of the pump must be down-rated. This is important when running from solar panels but even more so when running from batteries. See …

Economics and Investing:

Video: Ann Barnhardt exposes the blatant fraud in US financial markets, the IRS scandal, the financial enslavement of the American people, and whether Obama is conspiring to collapse our economy! o o o Why Another Great Stock Market Crash Is Coming o o o The mega Chinese stock market bubble: Over half of new investors only have a junior high education or less and the Shanghai Composite is up 100 percent in one year. o o o Citi Economist Says It Might Be Time to Abolish Cash

Odds ‘n Sods:

Eighth Grader Charged With Felony Cybercrime For Changing Teacher’s Desktop Wallpaper. Whatever happened to a teacher explaining to a child why this was wrong, that the computer is NOT his property (I remember my parents explaining PROPERTY RIGHTS to me before I even went to school), and calling his parents and all of them sitting down and explaining this to the child! Another clueless teacher! – H.L. o o o I don’t recall seeing anything about this in news from the American Redoubt. Wyoming Governor Vetos Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Meanwhile down in New Mexico they got it right, and …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.” Mark 9:2-4 (KJV)