Notes for Saturday – July 04, 2015

It’s July 4, 2015, and today’s festivities have a disappointing bittersweetness. Instead of a genuine celebration, they seem like more of a wistful memorial to the freedom that we once enjoyed. Just 239 years ago we fought a war of independence, but now we find ourselves under the thumb of globalists, statists, and internationalists. It is time to pluck a few chickens and warm up the tar pot. – JWR 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 include: First Prize: A Gunsite …

Do What You Are Good At, But Work At What You Aren’t, by R.D.

Fear and prudence I’ve never thought of myself as being particularly knowledgeable on specific things regarding preparedness. I wasn’t in the military, so I don’t feel qualified to give “tactical firearms advice”, but I like to shoot and train as much as possible. I’m not an EMT, but I’ve put together several first aid kits that our family feels comfortable using. I’m not a farmer, but we have learned basic gardening over the last seven years in our small urban garden. I’m not a professional mechanic, but I prefer to maintain our cars and equipment largely by myself. I’m not …

Letter Re: Most Important Prepping, by JM

HJL, JM’s article on preppingis very good, well written, and info we need. But, what about senior citizens like myself who are on the downside of 70s, partially disabled by a neurological condition and couldn’t walk a mile if my life depended on it? My wife, who is five years younger and in better shape than myself, can outwork most men. I have adequate weapons, some stored water and food, but I don’t feel we are more than 30-40% prepared. We would like to protect our home as long as possible. We are in an older, smaller sub-division about 45 …

Economics and Investing:

Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse – JBG (requires login) o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Greek Bank Closures May Deplete Supermarket Shelves Greece Maybe Out of Cash by Weekend Greek Banks Considering 30% Haircut On Deposits Over €8,000: FT The Complete Greek Referendum Walk-Thru: When, How, What To Expect; And What Comes Next

Odds ‘n Sods:

Top sheriff: America now ruled by ‘oligarchy’. – H.L. o o o Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing. – D.S. o o o Surplus military Humvees heading to the highway?. – T.J. o o o 128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught At Mexican Border Per Day In May. – B.B.