Notes for Thursday – May 21, 2015

Today is the birthday of weapons designer John Douglas Pedersen, (born 1881, died 1951). 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. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 …

An Introduction to Gangs – Part 3, by T.N.

WHITE SUPREMECY AND SKINHEAD GROUPS: There are far more groups in this category than I could ever hope to name, but they are usually easy to spot. Unfortunately, they are actually very commonly found in prepper circles and in the survivalist communities. Most white supremacy groups and skinhead groups are far more concerned with their political cause and less with committing acts of violence. This being said many of them have committed isolated acts of violence at some time or another, and many times conduct regular criminal enterprises that include making/selling meth and buying or selling illegal guns. Most violence …

Letter Re: Reverse Mortgages

Hugh, According to the CFPB at this link, interest is charged like a credit card, based on last month’s balance. The lesson here is to read your loan documents. It doesn’t matter what you are told, it only matters what is in the documents that you sign. “Each month, interest and mortgage insurance charges are calculated based on the current loan balance. These charges are added to your loan balance. The amount you pay in interest and mortgage insurance compounds the same way a balance on a credit card does. The loan balance used to calculate interest and mortgage insurance …

Economics and Investing:

An Insane Financial World o o o No, JP Morgan Is Not Buying Silver Eagles. Ted Butler claiming that JP Morgan is the big Buyer of Silver Eagles and Maples takes the credit away from the public who are the real buyers. o o o China has overtaken Mexico as the source of the largest number of immigrants to the U.S. – the Far East is the new Southwest. o o o OPEC Struggling To Keep Up The Pace In Oil Price War o o o It’s Time To Hold More Cash and Buy Gold

Odds ‘n Sods:

Common Core Lesson Plan Pushes Pro-Palestinian Agenda. – H.L. o o o This is what is wrong with the typical American Church, The Apostles would be appalled. – R.G. o o o More “children’s picture books” better utilized on the floor of your hen-house.. – T.P. o o o “If Not Us, Then Who?” In Ukraine, Volunteers Collect Soldiers’ Bodies. – T.P. o o o Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee agree that EMP is a threat to America. – G.P.