Notes for Sunday – August 30, 2015

August 30, 2014 is the 95th birthday of Joachim Rønneberg, a hero of the Norwegian resistance during World War II. His exploits earned him the War Cross Wtth Sword, Norway’s highest military honor. In April 2013, Rønneberg was presented with a Union Jack during a ceremony at the Special Operations Executive (SOE) monument in London to mark 70 years since the successful Gunnerside heavy water plant sabotage mission. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 60 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $10,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three …

Forecasting Disaster Part 2, by ShepherdFarmerGeek

The Unfolding Disaster There is another category of crisis that can be forecast in a sense, and that is the “unfolding disaster”. Some crises don’t just strike out of the blue one day; they begin and gather steam. Keeping an eye on national and global news, we can spot events that are clearly going to worsen and spread. We won’t be able to predict the exact day of the turning point or the milestones as they unfold, but it becomes obvious that something bad is dead ahead and there’s no getting out of it. Others may be in denial and …

Letter Re: Scot’s Product Review: Burris 2-7xx32mm Handgun Scope on the Mexican Mauser

Good morning, Hugh, In reading Scot’s excellent review of the Burris 2-7X Extended Eye Relief rifle scope he mentioned using a ballistics program to determine a 200 yard zero which would also allow hits within four inches of point of aim at 250 yards. Inadvertently, I think, Scot broached the topic of Point Blank Range with that sentence. If one watches movies and television dramas, one probably believes Point Blank Range to be several inches to a few feet in front of a firearm’s muzzle. It is not. The definition of Point Blank Range is: “The maximum distance at which …

Economics and Investing:

Stocks Are Likely in for Another 6 Months of Volatility! o o o Currency wars can quickly spiral downward into a vicious black hole & that makes precious metals all the more attractive…. this time the threatened currency destruction will be global o o o Global Silver Inventories Tipping Point? New Threat To The Fracking Industry o o o Why The Great Crash Is Still In Motion

Odds ‘n Sods:

‘Production Versus Plunder’ Part 22 – The Code of Production o o o A nap a day could save your life, research suggests – D.S. o o o Smith & Wesson investors are celebrating today – D.S. How is it that S&W can be doing so well and Colt is in bankruptcy? o o o Though the author of this piece isn’t as resourceful as many preppers I know: Food items you should never buy in bulk – K.C. o o o Cattle rustling Marion County style – T.J.