Notes for Thursday – April 23, 2015

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“Internet” Without Infrastructure – Part 3, by R.H.

Basic Techniques and Definition of Terms (continued) Sending a message. Sending a message consists of creating a text file containing the message, naming the file as described above, and getting it into a Postmaster’s pouch or multiple Postmasters’ pouches. If you don’t have a way to create a file yourself, a Postmaster can help you. The smaller your message is the better chance it has of getting through. You don’t need to go crazy with this. A message that is only 20 characters in length is not really any better than a 1K file (1024 characters). When writing out large …

Letter Re: Dogs Tracking Someone

JWR, HJL, SurvivalBlog Readers: I have a few thoughts about tracking dogs. My wife does canine search and rescue for the local CERT team in our rural county. There are two main types of search dogs– area and trailing. A trailing dog will follow a scent from weakest to strongest along a track. They may cut, circle back trails, and follow the strongest scent trail. Area dogs look for the strongest scent, not worrying too much about a specific trail but concentrating on an area. Over many years (doing training) the dogs have always found me. The team dogs have …

Economics and Investing:

War On Cash Intensifies: JPMorgan Chase To Prohibit The Storage Of Cash In Safety Deposit Boxes o o o Massive Derivatives melt-down going on; Fed engaging in enormous RRP Reverse Repo op o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: You Thought the Taper Tantrum Was Bad? Wait Till Fed Lifts Rates – I still believe the Fed won’t raise rates, but if it did things could fall out of bed quickly. The Mystery Of China’s Gold Holdings Is Coming To An End A Third of U.S. Citizens Have Less Than $1,000 for Retirement

Odds ‘n Sods:

VA Sends Veterans’ Medical Info To FBI To Get Their Guns Taken Away . – H.L. o o o You would think that police would get the message that their actions may be recorded by now. – H.L. o o o ‘Lunch lady’ lobby joins GOP to fight Obama’s school lunch rules. – D.S. o o o Nullification is a Natural Right!. – B.B. o o o More than Half of Police Killed in Venezuelan Capital Targeted for Guns. – JBG