Notes for Thursday – December 15, 2016

December 15th is Bill of Rights Day. (The Bill of Rights became law on this day in 1791, following ratification by the state of Virginia.) We encourage our American readers to gather publicly and read the Bill of Rights aloud.

The 15th of December, 1923, was the birth day of Uziel “Uzi” Gal (born Gotthard Glas). According to Wikipedia, he was “…born in Weimar, Germany. When the Nazis came to power in 1933 he moved first to England and later, in 1936, to Kibbutz Yagur in the British Mandate of Palestine where he changed his name to Uziel Gal. In 1943, he was arrested for illegally carrying a gun and sentenced to six years in prison. However, he was pardoned and released in 1946, serving less than half of his sentence.” He is, of course, remembered as the inventor of the famous Uzi submachine gun and the … Continue reading

Bees: Security Guard or Grocery Store?- Part 2, by J.P.

Uses for Bees: Security

On the topic of prepping functionality, let’s discuss a topic outside of the traditional bee box; le’s talk about a human home’s security. Yes, it is usually a good idea to protect your hive to keep it safe, but what about the bee’s owners? Are they protected? I have noticed very quickly, since raising bees, the level of fear they invoke in humans. (I’d also like to make a suggestion that human-bee relations can be best improved with a 40-60-inch tall solid fence approximately four feet in front and also to the side of hive entrances; this forces the bees to fly upward rather than outward.) Since bees are like any other animal that will be grouchy if provoked, they can be counted on to do just that in certain scenarios.

A beehive can become a very valuable force multiplier in an engagement or hostile situation … Continue reading

Letter Re: Air Raid Sirens


I was having dinner with a friend of mine and we were discussing preps and situations with some humor added. I mentioned being “overwhelmed”. He just smirked and said, “I have my air raid siren.” Huh? He smiles and says psy-ops! “If I set off my air raid siren, no matter who you are, you’re going to say, ‘Oh, Schumer, what door did I just open and can I escape it?’. People hear an air raid siren and they immediately think you have an army with a lot of troops coming.” It’s not a bad idea. Here’s what he bought, although you can find smaller versions a lot cheaper. His is sick loud! – DMS

Economics and Investing:

Pension Ponzi Squared: New Jersey Wants To Sell Debt To Its Own Insolvent Funds – B.B.

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Fake Silver Coins: 14 Ways to Spot Counterfeits – K.T.

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War On Cash Escalates: Australia Proposes Ban on $100 Bill; No Cash Within 10 Years? – B.B.

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Canada’s Oil Exports Are Dead Without U.S. Shale Production

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Montie Gear is having a 35% off Scratch and Dent Special. They’ve accumulated a few X-Rests that have some minor aesthetic issues.

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99 Dallas cops have quit in last 10 weeks – DSV

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Congressman Serving Time Over Federal Corruption Charges – W.C.

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German police say they “don’t yet know” They are baffled as to motive: Germany: 50 Christian Statues Smashed, Decapitated in Countryside – D.S.

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More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money – DSV

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Scorpion – Russian Ammunition Belt Storage/Feeding Backpack System – W.C.