Notes for Wednesday – April 15, 2015

April 15th is dreaded, as it is Income Tax Day, in these United States, but it is also Patriot’s Day. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 58 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, …

The Power of Steam – Part 2, by A.Y.

Monitoring and Maintaining the Water Level Remembering the most important thing, which is Do NOT EVER let the water drop below the top of the crown sheet, there are sight glasses mounted on the backhead (rear) of the boiler to monitor the amount of water, and these must be watched constantly. Most boilers have two sight glasses; both are connected to the boiler at the top and bottom and have notches in the glass to help observe how much water is in the boiler. They also have drains on the bottom for cleaning out trash in the sight glass. These …

Letter Re: A Story of Caution in Today’s Police State, by Lebannen

HJL, I appreciate Lebannen’s miltary service, and his desire to serve his community as a local police officer. I do think that it is very, very important to clarify a piece of legal advice that the OP provided in this article. Towards the end of Part 2 of the article the OP states “If the police come to your door and ask you to step outside or open it, you do NOT have to comply. They need a warrant unless an exigent circumstance occurs.” This is patently incorrect in the case of a vehicle stop, and in failing to do …

Economics and Investing:

What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Their Benefits? o o o The Six Too Big To Fail Banks In The U.S. Have 278 TRILLION Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives. – B.B. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Q1 GDP Expectations Are Crashing Video: David Morgan – Silver Is Historically Undervalued Video: James Turk Global Collapse with a Golden Backlash Fed Official Warns ‘Flash Crash’ Could Be Repeated

Odds ‘n Sods:

TSA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men’s Genitals – CBS4 Denver. – T.P. o o o ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm. – P.M. o o o Jade Helm 15 exercise, Colorado backs out. – B.B. o o o Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come for You? (Part One). – J.P.