Notes for Thursday – November 17, 2016

On this day in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were submitted to the states for ratification. They differed from the Constitution in that they emphasized the primacy of the states. This brings to mind the dangers of convening a Constitutional Convention, because the last time this happened the Articles of Confederation were thrown out and totally replaced by the Constitution. Do you honestly believe that our politicians today could craft a document that so thoroughly protects the rights of the individual as they did then? o o o Ready Made Resources has some really great Emergency Life Saving Armor that …

Five Acres and Independence- Part 2, by D.C.

Get By With Little and Barter We slept on the floor on blankets for two years, used a Coleman camp stove to cook on, bought a $25 used fridge and a $50 yard sale clothes washer, dried our clothes on a line, traded a .22 pistol for a freezer, and hand dug and turned in a new garden with pitchforks. We have put many deer in the freezer that were taken off our land every year with no cost of a hunting license. We can everything possible from the garden. We stopped getting sick, because our food is simple and …

Letter Re: Fingerprinted To Sell Gold Coin

Hugh, In regards to this letter, I suspect that the ID is not so much an overt surveillance mechanism but rather a tool to prevent and or apprehend those who traffic in stolen merchandise. Locally, pawn shops are required to submit daily reports to the police department cataloging all incoming merchandise, and there is a “pawn shop detail” of officers whose function it is to review and compare those records to reports of stolen goods. Several well-documented arrests of burglars and others dealing in ill-gotten gains have resulted. – C.S.

Economics and Investing:

Why India wiped out 86% of its cash overnight – G.G. o o o War on Cash intensifies: Citibank to stop accepting cash at some branches – DSV o o o Gold Price Forecast: Bearish Pattern Calls For Caution o o o The US Dollar Index just hit its highest point since 2003. This might be a good time to diversify into some select foreign currencies. My current favorite is the Swiss Franc, which just hit parity with the US Dollar. – JWR o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our …

Odds ‘n Sods:

Passerby shoots, kills motorist assaulting deputy after traffic stop – W.C. o o o Two convicted in federal gun case, despite Kansas gun law – This will be an interesting case to keep tabs on. – R.H. o o o Stay Alert, America: The Worst Is Yet to Come – B.B. o o o The Electoral College Can Be Stolen, But It Won’t – DSV o o o Supreme Court now in Trump’s hands