Notes for Thursday – July 16, 2015

July 16th is the anniversary of the death of Hugh John McCall, in Rhodesia, in 1979. 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 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 …

Don’t Tread On Us, by B.J.

This past July 4th was a somber day for us. We spent the day reflecting on the state of our country, not the least of which was the recent Supreme Court actions and the world and sacrifices our founding Fathers endured. Later in the day my wife and I decided to get off the farm and go to town for a burger. We passed a large city park that was packed full of people making merry. I wondered, “What independence are they celebrating?” Did I miss something? Have we solved the pesky little problem of unreasonable searches and seizures in …

Letter: 501c3

HJL, The IRS is not evil in itself, in my view. They are a tax collection agency for the government. They are pretty good at what they do, albeit with many errors and some corruption along the way. The law makers who write the laws implementing policies that the IRS must enforce are another matter. Most of those folks we elect, and it’s not a pretty picture. I don’t believe the IRS is where the real fight for the soul of our country is or will be. We, as Christians, can either change the law (policy) through lobbying and/or elections, …

Economics and Investing:

Deutsche Bank Potentially On The Verge Of Triggering A Second Global Recession o o o Video: Michael Snyder Gives RED Alert Warning for Economic Collapse in Next 7 – B.B. o o o The ‘Greek Debt Deal’ Is Already Starting To Fall Apart o o o Why cash is the most important asset to own right now – D.S. o o o How Large Was The U.S. Gold Market Trade Deficit In Q1 2015??

Odds n’ Sods

10th Circuit rules that Little Sisters of the Poor must provide contraception – D.S. o o o Man arrested after charging iPhone on London Overground train – D.S. o o o New Immigration Wave Coming: Census Bureau Predicts 1.24 Million More Immigrants To Enter USA in 2015 – B.B. o o o How Long Before You Resist? – B.B. o o o From Wranglerstar: Timber Framed Treehouse Stairs

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“Collectivism doesn’t work because it’s based on a faulty economic premise. There is no such thing as a person’s “fair share” of wealth. The gross national product is not a pizza that must be carefully divided because if I get too many slices, you have to eat the box. The economy is expandable and, in any practical sense, limitless.” – P.J. O’Rourke