Economics and Investing:

Everyone thinks they are middle class: The false perceptions many Americans hold. – B.B. o o o What If The Oil Rebound Never Happens? o o o The Student-Loan Scam Killed ITT Tech o o o Yellen helps Clinton dodge a bullet o o o Hanjin Gets $45 Million Credit Line From Korean State Lender o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Washington State mall shooting: FBI ‘not ruling out terrorism’ as Turkish man arrested over five killed in Macy’s – Bring some more over – How’s that working out for you? – W.C. o o o U.S. Navy Sailors Disciplined for Joining the Anti-Anthem Protest Movement – It should be noted that this behavior is in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice governing active-duty personnel! – K.B. o o o 4 Stages of Islamic Conquest – B.B. o o o Reader G.P. recommended the Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. YouTube channel for some classic 18th century food prep. o …

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“When heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering, subject his sinews and bones to hard work, […and] place obstacles in the paths of his deeds, so as to stimulate his mind, harden his nature, and improve wherever he is incompetent.” – Mencius, Chinese Philosopher, 372 – 289 BC

Seed Collecting- Part 1, by Sarah Latimer

The fall season has arrived and so have the cool, or downright cold, night temperatures that go with it. The garden has not only past its peaked but mostly “petered out” with relatively little left in the garden. Though you may feel inclined to clear or burn the garden and till the soil in preparation for winter snow, I encourage you to wait. There may be a treasure to be snatched from it first, if you dare engage in the adventure of seed collecting. If you have grown plants that are a heirloom variety or at least are a variety …

Letter Re: Questions on Gas

Hugh, I would like to ask a question to your other readers. What is the difference between butane, propane, CNG, and piped in home natural gas? Can they be used interchangeably? For instance, can I burn butane in my propane camp stove? Can I use propane in my refillable butane lighters? Can all of these be used in propane vehicles, et cetera? – D.H.

Economics and Investing:

Merkel Says No Aid for Deutsche Bank; Depositor Bail-In Coming Up? – P.S. o o o Laws Against “Price Gouging” Aren’t Helpful o o o The Stunning Roadmap To $26,000 Gold o o o Gold After the FOMC o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

The lamestream media recently noted that Hitlery Clinton has demanded a stepstool at the upcoming presidential debate, because she feels height challenged. I think that she must be channeling North Korea’s Comrade Nam II’s penchant for trickery at the Panmunjon Peace Talks. Comrade Clinton certainly is using the Collectivist playbook to full advantage. – JWR o o o A person can dream can’t they? – Man Shouts “Hillary For Prison” And Clinton Responds With “Let’s Make It Happen!” – M.R. o o o LA Police Union: Commission Wants Cops To Run From Armed Suspects – B.B. o o o Suspect …

Notes for Saturday – September 24, 2016

In 1492AD, Columbus set sail with 17 ships on his 2nd voyage to the Americas. Also on this date in 1775, Ethan Allen was captured by the British. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 66 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, …

Why a Higher Alert Level Is Appropriate This Fall, by Kass Andrada

Since time immemorial, the spring and fall have been war-fighting seasons. Aggressors chose Spring if they wanted a lengthy campaign to cover a lot of ground or reduce fortifications before winter. Fall was chosen if they wanted a shorter campaign followed by consolidating gains and regrouping over the winter. It is only in modern times that all-weather fighting has become more common, but even then there are reasons to prefer spring and fall– thaws, road travel, better or worse flying weather, fog, rain, fewer storms or more, more comfortable temperatures, or better mechanical and physical reliability. This fall is shaping …

Even More Letters Re: Paper Road Maps

HJL, Before we beat this map availability issue to a pulp, I would like to mention two more very important sources for maps… Don’t forget forest maps for your specific areas available at any USFS Forest HQ’s or Ranger station (around $9 each), available nation wide. The other is Bureau of Land Management maps, available at any BLM station (primarily west of the Rockies). (I would think State forest also have some type of area recreational maps.) These maps are very large and excellent for directions on logging roads, mining roads, camping areas, and off road trails to name a …

Economics and Investing:

How Much Longer Will Investors Trust the Central Banks? o o o Joe Salerno: Economics is Broken o o o Savings Guarantee? U.N. Warns Next Financial Crisis Seems Imminent o o o The Unthinkable Has Now Become Reality o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Another reason to homeschool: California elementary School student diagnosed with Leprosy. – F.M. o o o Guns Sell Out In Charlotte As Local Police Refuses To Release Shooting Video – B.B. o o o How the FDA Manipulates the Media – M.E. o o o The Terrorist “Wing” Scam o o o National Academies Hides $500 Billion ‘Immigration Tax’ In 495-Page Report