Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game! – Part 5b of 9, by Pat Cascio

[Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game is a SurvivalBlog exclusive.] Chapter Three (continued) CASE STUDY: Three Determined Power Plant Thieves At one time or another, both Ralph (who we called Lo-Lo for some reason that I don’t recall) and Rudy worked for me when I was a supervisor at a detective agency. This story deals with Ralph. At this point in time, Ralph hadn’t completed his 30-hour training course in order to be an armed security officer in Illinois. So, Ralph was working unarmed at a very remote location. He was supposed to protect an old Commonwealth Edison power …

Letter Re: Google Almighty

HJL, Do I speak blasphemy? Do I speak heresy against the almighty, all-knowing, all-seeing Google? Yes, I do and proudly proclaim my disgust with Google and their we-know-better-than-you mindset. In fact, they have accumulated so enormously and stupendously much data that they have concluded they know everything, and since they know everything they can decide what you should know and what you should not know. That’s right. Google has decided to filter the search results it presents to you in the name of Internet quality, and I can’t argue that they do not have a right to do this, but …

Economics and Investing:

Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000 Stores. – B.B. o o o Since the late 1980s, panicked governments have responded to slowdowns by herding their most vulnerable savers into excessively risky assets and then pulling away the football. And every time the same groups fall for it. o o o Is The US Worried About Oil Sector Jobs? It Should Be! o o o Consumers Near Collapse?. – Mr. Econocobas

Odds ‘n Sods:

Obama blocks Iraqi nun from describing Christian persecution. – T.R. o o o Looters just wanted to play video games at home, but unemployment won’t let them, says black activist. – B.B. o o o CDC Report: 35,369 Vehicle Accident Deaths, 505 Gun Accident Deaths. – JBG o o o Environmentalists to Plunge Manhattan into Darkness to Protect Mating Frogs. – T.P. o o o Up to 400K Children Born To Illegal Immigrants in U.S. Annually, One In 10 Births. – B.B

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us …