Notes for Wednesday – May 06, 2015

May 6th (1906) is the birthday of Tuvia Bielski. You may remember him as the main character in the movie Defiance. This movie was based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec. 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. …

Watchman Fatigue – Part 2, by J.P.

Make No Mistake – The Watchman’s Warning Is To The Church! Ezekiel 33:8-9 gets us right into the thick of what a watchman had better be about: “When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die fora their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.” …

Letter Re: Bird Flu Becoming Critical

James, Our county department of health is running an exercise to see how well they could do if they had to distribute an anti-viral to the community. They are asking for volunteers to take part in an effort to try to stress their delivery system. I am encouraged that the local officials, even in hyper-liberal Boulder County Colorado, take the possibility of an outbreak seriously enough to run an exercise. – R.R.

Economics and Investing:

The War On Cash: Transparently Totalitarian. – G.G. o o o End of cash?. – D.S. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Video: Peter Schiff – FOMC Rate Hike Hints are a Bluff – The best part is when the commentators say, “The market has rallied on 3% or 4% before, so why couldn’t it now.” This just shows the fundamental lack of understanding of debt and interest payments. Venezuela opposition leader says Jan-April inflation 50 percent Greece Attacks Creditors as ECB Considers Next Liquidity Step (includes video)

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today’s Global Depression by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler Movies Zero Dark Thirty Gravity Instructional Video: ?Patriots – Surviving the Coming Collapse – Trike Flying (The pilot of an experimental trike aircraft flies over the locales of my first novel.)

Odds ‘n Sods:

Muslims, Blacks, and Homosexuals: The Three Faces of Intolerance. – J.C. o o o DHS is working on an RFID biometric ID badge that knows when you go the bathroom. – H.L. o o o Bear believed to have chased runners euthanized by DEEP for study. – H.L. o o o Communication Device Stays on When Power and Cell Service Goes Down. – G.P. o o o Some very interesting ways to carry firearms in your vehicle. As always, pay attention to the firearms laws in the state in which you live and through which you travel.