Notes for Wednesday – July 06, 2016

July 6th is the anniversary of the 1994 Storm King Mountain wildfire that took the lives of 14 firefighters. Weather changes, resulting in 45 mph wind gusts, caused a modest wildfire to erupt into a blazing inferno, which threatened homes in and around the town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Firefighters from around the country were called to assist in fighting this

Hillary’s Lies, The Air Gap Rule, and Systematic Perfidy

FBI Director James Comey flat out lied to the American people yesterday, when he described Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s staffers as “extremely careless” and declined to refer her case for prosecution. What they actually did was far more serious than “careless”. Without a doubt, they willfully, criminally, treasonously carried out deliberate steps to copy classified paragraphs to an unsecure private server, and then they lied about it and also tried to delete files and confound investigators to cover their tracks. By not confirming this perfidy with a criminal referral, Mr. Comey just made himself an indirect party to …

June in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, by Steven Cochran of Gainseville Coins where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover the price action of gold and examine the “what” and “why” behind those numbers. What Did Gold Do in June? Gold started the month at $1,212.70 an ounce and ended June at $1,321.70 an ounce, for a gain of $109.00. The worst payroll report in years and the Brexit vote were the main factors in favor of gold. Silver was the big winner in June. It handily beat gold, …

Letter Re: California’s New Gun Laws

Sir, There is a responsive action that should be brought up. Along with the “move”, “boycott” or “transfer arms out of state” options, add “Defy” to the list. There has to be enforcement of the new laws. As a combat veteran, I would never surrender any of my personal pieces due to state or federal “laws”. Fleeing only means you relocate to smaller and smaller areas, until you have nowhere else to run. Hold your ground. Make them work for it. Don’t cave, and force those fools to flinch. – M.S.

Economics and Investing:

Pound Tumbles to 31-Year Low as Brexit Starts to Inflict Damage o o o Silver Price: Independence Day Breakout o o o It’S Not The Brexit Stupid o o o Bad Debt Piled in Italian Banks Looms as Next Crisis o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition Tunnel In The Sky by Robert Heinlein Movies: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi American Sniper Music: Fairport Convention: Best of the BBC Recordings Hans Zimmer; Gladiator Soundtrack Video Blog Posts: Wranglerstar: Back To Basics 2 The Survival Mom: Food Storage Myths Podcasts: Radio Free Redoubt: June 25, 2016 God and Guns Podcast #155 – Orlando Very Useful Gear: Leatherman Wave (My “Truck Console Carry” multi-tool.) Trijicon ACOG 4×32 with .223 Reticle (The next best thing to owning a Starlight Scope.)

Odds ‘n Sods:

America Died At 11:00 ET 7/5/2016 – Excerpt: “The Rule of Law was officially burned and buried today on live television by the Director of the FBI. You therefore no longer have any moral requirement to adhere to same; your entire analysis must now rest on whether you are sufficiently afraid of being shot – and nothing more. America, as envisioned and fought for by the founders, died today at 11:00 AM ET, 7/5/2016. 240 years and one day from birth to death.” o o o FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook – Excerpt: “The added …