Notes for Wednesday – September 09, 2015

On September 9, 1492, Columbus’ fleet set sail west. The rest, you know as history, or is that revisionist history. 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 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 …

The Thorough Planning and Orders Process- Part 1, By J.E.D.

After reading articles on this site and many other similar sites over the last few years, it has surprised me that no one has written about the planning process itself. I have read quite a few well written articles that have contained very good information about planning for tasks such as defending your home, bugging out, and other activities. In this article I would like to address the overall planning process that can be used for everyday life. During this piece, I will be throwing a lot of acronyms at you. My goal is to make this as easy to …

Letter Re: The 20% Solution, by Redoubting Thomas

Hi Hugh, Regarding Redoubting Thomas’ article, in Missouri, we have more Amish than any state west of the Mississippi, not to mention a whole lot of Mennonites. It is true that they are good neighbors, and they do rely on “English” neighbors for a great deal, but I can’t imagine them ever wanting manual labor from an “English”. On the contrary, growing up in large families of 5 to 12 children without modern conveniences means that they can outwork most non-Amish with one hand tied behind their back. They do, however, provide excellent labor for someone establishing a new homestead …

Economics and Investing:

The government admits its own statistics are phony – R.M. o o o Opinion: The Euro and Why the Dollar Will Not be Dethroned – R.M. o o o Record shattering 94 Million Americans not in the labor force: The army of non-working Americans continues to grow. o o o The Truth About The Unemployment Rate o o o Peak everything, charted – G.G.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Christians warned to pull kids from public school – D.S. o o o Judge Orders Kim Davis Freed from Kentucky Jail – T.P. o o o Squatter sells home items on Craigslist – D.S. o o o US College Grads Know Nothing About The Constitution – G.P. o o o UNHCR data confirms it: 75% of the so-called refugees arriving in Europe are MEN