Notes for Tuesday – April 28, 2015

April 28th is the birthday of Aimo Johannes Lahti (born in 1896). This clever Finn designed (or co-designed) an amazing array of weapons, including the L-35 Lahti pistol, Suomi M-31 SMG, the Lahti-Saloranta M/26 LMG, the the famous Lahti L-39 20mm anti-tank rifle, and even the 20 ItK 40(a 20 mm dual anti-aircraft cannon). 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 Commercial Diver’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness, by A. Diver

Right now you might be thinking, “Why did he use the phrase ’emergency preparedness’ instead of ‘prepping’?” The answer is really simple; “prepping” has a negative connotation in this world. While the rest of the world has been in survival mode for a long time, Americans have been living in the lap of luxury. This world of convenience that we have made for ourselves has made us fat, naive, and lazy. This “lap of luxury” lifestyle has also made us complacent. We take things as they are and expect everything will be alright. If you are reading this, you have …

Letter Re: Your Thoughts on Jade Helm

Mr. Rawles, I was wondering if you could comment on the Jade Helm issue that is all over the Internet. Is this for real? Should we be concerned on what may happen? I would like to hear your opinion. Thanks. – C.F. HJL Responds: JWR will respond more in depth on this issue when he is finished with his current research for his new novel. In the mean time, I’ll answer some of your questions. There is no doubt that the training is intended for the implementation of martial law. However, I do not believe that federal government will just …

News From The American Redoubt:

SurvivalBlog Reader W.W. has informed us that there is an annual fun shoot near Orofino, ID. This year, the Boomer Shoot will be held on May 1st through 3rd. Hope you will be able to attend this year. o o o Jury Convicts Oregon Farmer of Killing Men, Feeding to Pigs. – T.P. o o o Physician-Senator Continues Push to Make Oregon a Medical Police State. – D.S. o o o OREGON SHERIFFS Tell Gun Grabbers To Shove It. – B.B. o o o 2 missing sisters visiting family in Michigan found after nearly 2 weeks. – R.F.

Economics and Investing:

Rock-Paper-Silver o o o Preparing For The Next Market Collapse. – H.L. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Fitch Downgrades Japan, Joins Moody’s in Warning on Fiscal Policy How this Debt-Addicted World Could Go the Way of the Mayans How a World Awash in Debt Devalues Your Money and Quality of Life Greeks Add Pressure on Tsipras to Compromise as Talks Resume

Odds ‘n Sods:

Baltimore Mayor Admits Rioting Crowd was Allowed “Space” to Destroy Property Baltimore police and Freddie Gray rioters turn city into ‘absolute war zone’. – B.B. o o o Visualization – 50 years of crime. – P.S. o o o US Police Departments Using “Spy Rocks” to Spy on Citizens Now (Yes. That’s right. Spy rocks.). – D.S. o o o How only 3% of our population controls 80% of what you view. America’s aggressive homosexual agenda – T.P. o o o 2nd state resisting militarization of cops. – H.L.