Round 67 Non-Fiction Writing Contest Winners Announced!

First prize goes to L.M. for “Purchasing Power: Past, Present, Future- Part 1”, “Part2”, “Part 3”, “Part 4”, and “Part 5” which was posted on November 8th through November 12th, 2016. The following prizes were awarded:

  • 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 certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
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  • November in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins

    Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, 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 November? Gold was riding high to start the month, but after Donald Trump’s thrashing of Hillary Clinton in the Presidential election, investors bailed from safe havens like gold and bonds to join the party in stocks. By November 3rd, gold was trading above $1,300 an ounce.

    Factors Affecting Gold This Month

    There was one overriding factor affecting every single market in November:


    Everyone knows about all the politics involved in November’s Presidential election, so we will skip right to the economic news. The Friday before the election saw gold rack up its fourth weekly gain in a row, while stocks hit their longest losing … Continue reading

    Letter Re: Dakota Access Pipeline

    As a resident of North Dakota and having to hear about this every day, the facts are:

  • The pipeline is in a corridor with another older line that goes under the water (90 feet below the riverbed);
  • The water intake for the reservation is a moot point. The old intake at Ft. Yates will be replaced on 1/1/17 with an intake another 70 miles away from the crossing;
  • The Standing Rock tribe was asked for input on the pipeline at least six times, and they never bothered to show up;
  • During the design of the line, it was rerouted in over 100 places to void water concerns;
  • Over 80% of the arrests are non-Native American and not from North Dakota; and
  • The entire route of the pipeline was walked by environmental and archaeological personnel and checked for problem areas.
  • Those are the main facts. Now for my opinions:

    Warren Buffet … Continue reading

    Economics and Investing:

    How Low Can Gold Prices Go Before Rebounding?

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    New Orleans Office of Motor Vehicles to stop accepting cash payments – G.G.

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    U.S. to Forgive at Least $108 Billion in Student Debt in Coming Years

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    Bank of England sees global financial risks after Trump victory

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    SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

    Odds ‘n Sods:

    Reader GJM wrote in about this video review of the Black Aces Firearm: “…this smaller-sized but strong and utilitarian little pup– small enough to be snuggled in one arm; big enough to growl convincingly…so joyously ready to go and so eager to protect and to please…”

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    Huge solar storm which could WIPE OUT modern technology expected by 2020

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    I had an abortion at Planned Parenthood — and I’m not ashamed. This statement pretty much sums up the world view of the Progressive Left, “I didn’t have an abortion because I was raped, or because my life was in danger, or because the fetus was the product of incest. I had an abortion because I had recreational sex, got unintentionally pregnant, and wasn’t ready or willing to be a mother.” (Translation: “It’s not my fault that … Continue reading