Notes for Sunday – July 05, 2015

On July 5, 1810, P. T. Barnum, the great American showman, was born. He died on April 7, 1891. He is often credited with the phrase “There is a sucker born every minute.” While the actual attribution of the quote is suspect with many versions of the story abounding, the concept remains valid, especially when one considers the economic state of the entire world. Only in a world of fools could the economy of entire nations, indeed the vast majority of the world, be driven solely off of debt. o o o We have reached the halfway point in Round …

Aquaponics, by A.M. in NC

Introduction As a forward to this article, let me tell you a little about myself. I’ve been an avid daily reader of SurvivalBlog for about four years now and an avid prepper since my days as a Boy Scout. I’m 30 years old with a wonderfully supportive wife and two adorable girls. About two years ago, after being introduced to the idea of aquaponics, I started thinking about how much the cost would be to get started, how much more of my time toward prepping this would take up, and then finally how I would convince my wife that this …

Letter Re: Illusive Self Sufficiency

Hugh, When I read the letter from RG, I thought, “Did my husband write this?” We have been in the same spot, also at year three of striving for preparedness and self sufficiency. I wrote SB over a year ago; it was the article on Year One at the New Retreat. We have continued our preps and property improvements and are still working very hard. I suspect we will never reach that point where we have thought of everything. Since my husband travels as part of his work, a great deal of the work around the property falls to me. …

Economics and Investing:

Rosy jobless numbers cover up bad news. – J.F. o o o Famous Rothschild Banking Dynasty Facing Fraud Charges In France o o o Non-working America soars by 640,000 in one month to new record of 93.6 million. Not in the labor force Americans up 11 million since 2010. o o o Sugar, flour, rice: panicked Greeks stock up on essentials – G.G. o o o Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse. – G.G. o o o Tax Like It Is July 4, 1776. – PLC

Odds ‘n Sods:

An interesting multi-part look at the history of the ancient world: Production Versus Plunder o o o Government Trolls Are Using “Psychology-Based Influence Techniques” On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter – H.L. o o o Hackers Installed Sophisticated Malware on U.S. Computers. Why Doesn’t Anyone Care? – G.P. o o o Tragic tale of the German who wouldn’t salute Hitler Lives, families, fortunes, and honor. – G.P. o o o Americans Don’t Deserve to Celebrate July 4th This Year. – B.B.

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Mark 11:15-17 (KJV)