Notes for Friday – July 03, 2015

JRH Enterprises is having an Independence Day sale on New 3rd Gen Pinnacle Autogated PVS14 High Performance model night vision monoculars. These come with all the standard accessories and JRH is throwing in a FREE weapons mount to the first 20 orders. These PVS14’s are Brand new with a 10 year factory warranty. Also on sale is the NightFighter 2 combo that includes the HP PVS14 as well as ACH helmet, IR laser and more. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 59 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round …

Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI), by N.N.

My experience is based on working with the SMI population in a behavioral health outpatient clinic and through personal experience with a spouse with a SMI diagnosis as well as a parent with an SMI diagnosis. The types of individuals that are in the SMI population vary wildly and can been acutely symptomatic and asymptomatic depending on their diagnosis. This is NOT a complete guide on mental illness; it’s only an experienced perspective on mental illness. Acute symptoms Acute symptoms are often easy to identify; they include talking to self, responding to internal stimuli, depression, aggression, or suicide. Common symptoms …

Letter: The $100 Bet on Greece

HJL, As I write this, Greece and its financial woes are in the news again. There is nothing especially surprising about that, as Greece has been there before. Greece has been in a state of “soft default” since at least 2009. For the last five years Greece and the EU have engaged in on again – off again negotiations trying to tap dance around what has become known as “The Greek Debt Crisis”. The can, as they say, has been kicked down the road several times. At the end of this month (June 2015), Greece is due to cough up …

Economics and Investing:

“It Could Never Happen Here” | The 10th Man Investment Newsletter – D.S. o o o US Dollar Death Guarantee o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar By 640,000 To Record 93.6 Million; Participation Rate Drops To 1977 Levels Since 2007 The US Has Lost 1.4 Million Manufacturers, Gained 1.4 Million Waiters And Bartenders Part-Time Jobs Surge By 161,000; Full-Time Jobs Tumble By 349,000

Odds ‘n Sods:

Survey of 382 U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Shows Far Greater Concern about Anti-Government Extremists than about Islamic Terrorists. – H.L. o o o Video: Standing For Biblical Marriage- Righteous Resistance (5 Minutes) – JFJ o o o This Picture and Video Explain Exactly Why Doomsday Preppers Are Getting Ready For An Imminent Collapse. – B.B. o o o With This Device You Can Connect Anonymously To Wi-Fi 2.5 Miles Away. – J.M. o o o A Picture Every Time You Buy Something? Mastercard Beta Testing ‘Selfie’ Facial Recognition This Fall – H.L.