Notes for Friday – December 16, 2016

December 16th, 1928, was the birthday of Philip K. Dick, who died March 2, 1982. He penned a remarkable number of sci-fi novels and novellas that have been adapted into movies, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, Screamers, Impostor, Minority Report, Paycheck, A Scanner Darkly, Next, and The Adjustment Bureau. Though he had a troubled personal life (with drug use and several failed marriages), his captivating books certainly had a knack for envisioning potential futures.

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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 … Continue reading

  • Bees: Security Guard or Grocery Store?- Part 3, by J.P.

    Finding Bees: Before and After SHTF (continued)

    You can take a piece of an active hive and wire it into a frame in your hive. (Suit up and use a little smoke, which makes bees think their hive is on fire and they have to eat all the honey to save it). If you pay close enough attention and can access the comb, you will find that some comb cells have what look like tiny grains of rice in them. Using a strong flashlight helps to see them; these are new bee eggs! The best spots to take have flat brownish coverings (called capped brood) with open cells with eggs circling it, and will be mostly in the center of big chunks of dark color comb. By taking just a piece of this comb from a wild hive (with some “nurse” bees that cling to it), you can put it … Continue reading

    Letter: Copper as an Ebola Killer

    Dear Hugh,

    This research has been around for nearly a decade, but it is only beginning to surface. The purer the copper, the stronger the effect. Pure copper, or a 95 percent alloy, will kill 99.999 percent of everything within 30 minutes. Naturally, corporations are making copper alloy fixtures for hospitals that are 60 percent copper!

    Readers can do some of this at home by taking sheets of copper and cutting it into push plates for doors, covering countertops, etc. However, it is extremely difficult to find copper doorknobs, except for cabinets. Perhaps taking regular doorknobs and having them heavily copper plated would help.

    The copper must be left completely bare. Any type of coating on it prevents contact of the bacteria and viruses with the copper surface.

    This might make a good business for some of your readers who do metalwork. Once this news gets around, there will be … Continue reading

    Economics and Investing:

    I predict that there will be a directly proportional relationship between the rapidity with which President-elect Trump implements his planned reduction of government policies and the rapidity of the Federal Reserve banking cartel’s interest rate hikes. The harder that Trump pushes, the harder that The Powers That Be will push back. In the end I believe that they are willing to collapse the credit market, crash the stock markets and collapse the value of the U.S. Dollar on the Forex rather than see Trump make any substantive change. Be ready for the events that will follow January 20th, 2017. There could be some Deep Drama, rather quickly. So go ahead and hedge into tangibles and keep your powder dry.- JWR

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    U.S. SHALE GAS INDUSTRY: Countdown To Disaster

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    Tax Code Compliance Costs Economy $1 Trillion Annually – B.B.

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    Odds ‘n Sods:

    JWR notes that Season 2 of The Man in The High Castle should be available on Amazon video, today—December 16th, 2016. (Free for folks with an Amazon Prime subscription.)

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    Stolen Yahoo Data Includes Government Employee Information

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    Police reports show odd behavior in Boise Airport air traffic control tower – RBS

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    Politicizing Children – DC-Area Marching Bands Opt To Sit Out Trump’s Inaugural Parade – D.S.

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    Reclaiming the Bill of Rights – B.B.

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    EPA Drowning in Lawsuits from Animas River Spill – T.Z.