Notes for Friday – September 11, 2015

September 11th is of course the anniversary of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks on the U.S. , but it is also the anniversary of the Benghazi Embassy attacks in 2012. Please remember the sacrifice of J. Christopher Stevenson, Sean Smith, and CIA (former Navy SEAL) agents Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Between them, Woods and Dohery reportedly dropped at least 60 of the attackers, before their position was overwhelmed. Please also remember the spineless worms in Washington, D.C. who decided to not back up the embassy staff when they were in dire need of help. Eventually, they will pay for …

My Long Lesson, by D.D.

As an engineer I make my living by solving problems efficiently and with an eye toward the future. I can be stubborn in technical things, which bleeds into other parts of my life. This article is a about how that failed to serve me. Perhaps, it will ring true for you. I remember the day I became a prepper. I was living and working in southern California. One morning in my office, after a discussion of current events a fellow engineer quietly and kindly said to me, “You know, gasoline stations only have about one day of fuel in their …

Letter Re: The 20% Solution, by Redoubting Thomas

Hugh: I have comments to the communications section of Redoubting Thomas’ article. Communication is the process of moving information from one place to another. In a TEOTWAWKI situation, there will not be just one specific communication need, there will be several. You will want to communicate over short, medium, and long distances. Some communications needs will be one way. Some will be two ways. Differing needs require differing means to achieve differing objectives. In my opinion, the CB radio, for very many technical reasons, is a poor solution for many, if not most, of these needs. The author emphasizes that …

Economics and Investing:

Personal Austerity – A.L. o o o Buy Gold, Sell the S&P o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Peter Schiff – Meet QT; QE’s Evil Twin GLOBALIST WARNS FED RATE HIKE WILL CAUSE PANIC, CALLS FOR QE 4 Government Employees Outnumber Manufacturing Employees 1.8 to 1 – News Flash: We are in trouble… Krugman `Really, Really’ Worried Abenomics Might Fail – You need no better proof that sometimes people with high IQ’s can be downright stupid. What alternate universe does he think his beliefs on economics exist?

Odds ‘n Sods:

TSA blunder hits travelers at U.S. airports – D.S. o o o Obama Orders That America Take In 70,000 Islamic “Refugees,” But Now John Kerry Says That The Number Will Be Up To 100,000 Muslims. Be Prepared For ISIS Massacres To Happen In The US Soon – B.B. o o o Bill Whittle – An Illegal Immigrant Catastrophe… In Europe? ISIS Refugees! – MtH o o o Video Shows Cops Tell K9 “Good Boy” as they Let Him Maul a Handcuffed Man – RBS o o o Traditional Family ? The CEO Of Starbucks DOESN’T WANT YOUR MONEY – T.P.