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 …




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; …




Letter Re: Air Raid Sirens

HJL, 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 …




Economics and Investing:

Pension Ponzi Squared: New Jersey Wants To Sell Debt To Its Own Insolvent Funds – B.B. o o o Fake Silver Coins: 14 Ways to Spot Counterfeits – K.T. o o o War On Cash Escalates: Australia Proposes Ban on $100 Bill; No Cash Within 10 Years? – B.B. o o o Canada’s Oil Exports Are Dead Without U.S. Shale Production o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.




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. o o o 99 Dallas cops have quit in last 10 weeks – DSV o o o Congressman Serving Time Over Federal Corruption Charges – W.C. o o o German police say they “don’t yet know” They are baffled as to motive: Germany: 50 Christian Statues Smashed, Decapitated in Countryside – D.S. o o o More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money – DSV o o o Scorpion – Russian Ammunition Belt …




Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.” – John Locke