Notes for Tuesday – May 05, 2015

May 5th is the birthday of Pat Frank (1908-1964). This was the pen name of newspaper journalist Harry Hart Frank. His novel Alas, Babylon is a survivalist classic. His personal life was marred by alcoholism, but his writing is admired and still surprisingly popular, today. (Alas, Babylon is still in print, after more than 50 years!) As an homage to Pat Frank, one of the settings in JWR’s novel Expatriates is Mt. Dora, Florida, which was fictionalized by Pat Frank as Fort Repose in Alas, Babylon. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 58 of the SurvivalBlog …

Watchman Fatigue – Part 1, by J.P.

If you’ve been at the tasks of continually surveying the landscape, monitoring changes in our country, calculating family needs for the coming months or years, spending 95% of your discretionary funds on dried vegetables and wool socks, encouraging anyone close to you to heed the warnings, and wondering if it’s your last time to hear the national anthem, then you can identify with my sense of being tired with it all. Yes, I’m tired beyond fatigue. Worse yet, when I went back to the Bible to reexamine the teaching in regard to the task of a watchman, I discovered I’ve …

Letter Re: Google Almighty

HJL: Search with Google, the candidate “Scott Walker” and then use Duck Duck Go to search the same thing. When I did it, Google queued up 10 articles on him that were all negative. The Duck queued up 6 favorable articles with four negative articles. I’m not necessarily endorsing Mr. Walker, but he is a controversial figure, due to his anti-union measures, making him a good example of Google limiting not just what you see but what you should think. – RV

News From The American Redoubt:

The Conservative Christian Identification Act. Montana citizens should contact their legislators about this dangerous bill. o o o In the same week, Idaho had a Muslim-Turned-Christian Warn of the dangers radical Islam in Idaho and then had to hear about hundreds of Muslim refugees headed to Idaho. o o o Fake Boise lawyer to spend 21 days behind bars, pay back clients. – RBS o o o Snow Melt: ‘It’s about a month earlier than we would expect normally’ o o o Sam Culper (of and Forward Observer Magazine) will be teaching several Intelligence and Analysis courses in the …

Economics and Investing:

Silver and NASDAQ – Long, Medium and Short Trends o o o U.S. Sanctions & Saber Rattling Doesn’t Stop The U.S. From Importing Russian Petroleum o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Video: Peter Schiff – Will the Fed Run Out of Excuses as the Weather Warms? The Forecast That Nailed Q1 GDP Isn’t So Rosy on Q2 More Americans Spending at Least Half Their Pay on Housing

Odds ‘n Sods:

ISIS ‘claims responsibility’ after two gunmen ‘carrying explosives’ killed in attack on anti-Islam art contest near Dallas: Suspects are shot by cops and security guard is wounded at ‘draw Muhammad’ event that offered $10,000 prize. – JBG o o o Want a lawless police force? Federalize it.. – B.B. o o o One Man’s Message To Americans – “Start Giving A Damn!”. – B.B. o o o Medical equipment can be taken over and controlled remotely by hackers. – D.S. o o o Immigrants to U.S. From China Top Those From Mexico