Notes for Tuesday – July 19, 2016

July 19th is coincidentally the birthday of handgun designers Samuel Colt (born 1814) and Gaston Glock (born 1929). o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 65 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Tactical Self-Contained 2-Series Solar Power Generator system from Always Empowered. This compact starter power system is packaged in a wheeled O.D. green EMP-shielded Pelican hard case (a $1,700 value), A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate that is good for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,195 value), A course …

Prepper Axioms That I Find Puzzling- Part 1, by N.B.

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Letter Re: Reloading

Hugh, I have been a hand loader for 30 years. The test load technique described by S.B. was shown to me by a retired gentleman that long ago. Like S.B., I had a rifle that would not accurately shoot factory ammo. Using hand loaded ammo that was tuned to that rifle, it delivered groups just over 1 inch at 100 yards. I’ve used hundreds of these loads over time. When I pull the trigger I expect that round to go off as planned. I expect the bullet to land very near where the crosshairs were when the gun went off. …

News From The American Redoubt:

Transgender shopper accused of taking pics of woman in changing room in Idaho TARGET store. Guess their bathroom policy thingy isn’t working out so great there either. – RBS o o o Woman leads officers on 120 mph motorcycle chase o o o Candidate: Export Wyoming coal through Idaho port o o o Montana sets grizzly hunt rules ahead of federal decision o o o In Redoubt News, we read: Judge Rules Against Political Prisoners AGAIN. o o o Radio Free Redoubt: Episode 16-28 Coups, Grievances, And Hypocrisy

Economics and Investing:

The financial system is breaking down at an unimaginable pace – From $0 two years ago to $13 trillion in negative yield government bonds. – G.P. o o o Oil Prices Fall on Product Glut o o o EU Said to Eye ‘Nuclear Option’ to Force May’s Hand on Exit o o o Ireland Hits Brexit Alarm in Biggest Foreign Crisis in 50 Years o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Middle-class Venezuelans liquidate savings to stockpile food o o o Video: Mike Adams suggests a method to keep TSA agents from stealing valuables from your suitcase, using an inexpensive Kryptonite retractable cable lock. o o o Sheriff David Clarke Throw Down Against CNN’s Don Lemon Over Black Lives Matter – Link sent in by C.T. o o o German police kill Afghan teen after train axe attack – A.S. o o o Deranged California Politician Is Blaming The NRA For Baton Rouge Cop Murders