Notes for Tuesday – December 06, 2016

On December 6th, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, ending the institution of slavery. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” With these words, the single greatest change wrought by the Civil War was officially noted in the Constitution. o o o Don’t forget, Ready Made Resources has a very limited supply of Knight Vision AN/PVS-30 Night Vision Weapon available. These have seen action in the Gulf but are “like new” or have been refurbished. Normally over $11,000, you can get them for under $5000. What a Christmas gift! o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 68 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $15,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. 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 … Continue reading

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Neophyte Survival Observations and Lessons from Hurricane Matthew- Part1, by S.G. in Florida

Our family of three lives in a suburban area of Florida that was greatly impacted by Hurricane Matthew. While our home survived without damage, we were left without power for approximately a week and without city water for around three days. This article summarizes some observations and lessons, after reflecting on this experience. Hurricane Matthew took a very unusual track in the Caribbean, threading the needle between the mountains of Cuba and Haiti to maintain its strength. After this move, Matthew took a very unusual jog to the West, threatening Florida with a severe Category 4 storm. Once Matthew made its track apparent, we purchased several cases of bottled water for drinking. The stores were way ahead of us and had pallet after pallet of bottled water ready for our dollars. As an additional measure, I filled two six-gallon water storage containers for emergency use or for car use if we needed to quickly evacuate. In hindsight, I should have also filled my pre-prepped 65-gallon bathtub water storage bag, but for some reason we did not do this. Protecting a home from windstorm damage involves protecting exposed windows from debris impacts with boards. I had pre-prepared boards for this purpose … Continue reading

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Letter Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Update

HJL, We went to Bismarck this weekend and had chance to get a bit more information. In talking to one of the “protesters”, he is paid $1500 per week with legal and medical costs covered. In addition, he receives a bonus each time he is arrested. Their encampment receives supplies and propane for free with multiple deliveries each week. He looks on it as a job, and this is not his first protest. In other news, we are expecting a killer cold front this week and the state of North Dakota has plans in place to shelter and feed the “protesters” at state expense. Law enforcement has bent over backwards to treat them with respect while being spit on, shot at, bombarded with nuts/bolts from slingshots and had molotov cocktails thrown at them. Vehicles and machinery have been set on fire or destroyed, livestock killed, grass fires set, and IEDs planted, but we aren’t going to let them freeze to death. They have cost the ND taxpayers millions, but we are expected to pony up more. It should also be noted that when the blizzard hit last week (18″ of snow), the Standing Rock Tribe’s casino refused to rent rooms … Continue reading

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Economics and Investing:

The Warren Buffett War on US Pipelines – P.M. o o o The Problem Is A Single Central Bank…Not A Single Currency o o o Dakota Pipeline Project Halted as Obama Administration Denies Permit for Last Leg o o o Don’t Hold Your Breath on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

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Odds ‘n Sods:

¡Viva La Revolución! Jeep Carrying Fidel Castro Ashes Breaks Down Mid-Funeral – W.C. o o o Forced Psychiatric Treatments Expanded under Fast Track Bill Before Senate – DSV o o o Muslims Rally in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Punished for Blasphemy – D.S. o o o Mizzou Students Urged to Cancel Social Events as Mumps Spread – W.C. o o o Dakota Pipeline Opponents Speak with Forked Tongue – P.M.

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