Notes for Thursday – July 09, 2015

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 Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three day 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 NATO QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined barrel and a hard case to go …

A Portable and Easily Constructed Manual Water Pump – Part 2, by G.G.

Parts Required First, here is a picture of the necessary parts. All metal parts are made of brass, and all plastic parts are made of PVC. Brass parts and seal: 1 @ 1/2” x 3” brass nib 2 @ 1/2” x 1” brass nibs 2 @ 1/2” threaded brass coupler 1 @ 1/2” threaded brass ring/nut (I had to sand mine down as it was hexagonal) 1 @ piston cup seal – McMaster Carr part # 9411K12 1 @ 1/2” brass check valve (I used Merril 800 series CV50) 1 @ 1 1/2” brass check valve with filter screen PVC …

Letter Re: Churches and the IRS

HJL, Considering recent events, worries about what will happen to churches, and the two letters on SurvivalBlog referring to tax exempt status of churches, I recommend this article. It breaks it down nicely, with bible references throughout. I have no knowledge about the rest of the site. Hope this helps people who are wondering about the implications of putting churches under the authority of the state. – SJB

Economics and Investing:

Banks Quickly Abolishing Your Ability to Use & Store Cash. – D.S. o o o Priorities: Greeks Rush to Buy Laptops and Games Consoles in Anticipation of Economic Collapse. – JBG o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: China ‘Heading Towards 1929 Market Crash’… Chinese Retail Investor Savings ‘fall into abyss’… ‘Greece Is On The Edge of Catastrophe. There Will be Riots and Chaos’ Greek Crisis – Breakdown Of Situation With Mike Maloney

Odds ‘n Sods:

Real time cyber attack map. – P.M. o o o U.S. Military Makes Monumental Shift To Hollowpoint Pistol Ammunition – T.P. JWR’s Comment: To the best of my knowledge the U.S. government has never been a signatory to the Hague Convention, which bans soft nose ammunition for military use. (Here, I must peremptorily state that it is NOT “The Geneva Convention”, as is popularly and incorrectly cited.) For MANY years, the U.S. military has issued riot shotguns with size 00 soft lead pellet buckshot, which is technically banned by the Convention. And as I recall, the U.S. Army has issued …