Notes for Wednesday – January 04, 2017

January 4th is the birthday of George Hyde, who was born “Heide” in 1888, in Arpfingen, Germany. He was the chief gun designer for the Inland Division of General Motors (GM) in Dayton, Ohio during World War II. Hyde was best-known as the co-designer of the M3 “Grease gun” SMG and the Liberator pistol, but he also designed the Bendix-Hyde Carbine and the M2 Hyde submachinegun. He immigrated to the United States in 1927. A gent at the Nitro Express Forumsmentioned some details on his life before World War II: Before 1935 Hyde was the shop foreman and metal man …

December 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 December? Gold started December at $1,177 an ounce, a 10-month low. The Trump Rally in both stocks and the dollar showed no sign of slowing down, with precious metals and bonds taking a hit. Gold fell 1% after the far-right candidate’s loss in December 5th’s Presidential election in Austria eased safe haven demand in Europe. The …

Letter Re: Perimeter Security

HJL, Regarding the recent articles on perimeter security, I’d like to add my two bits. Get a solar powered motion detector light from Harbor Freight, Instead of driving the light, have the unit power an HF frequency clock chip like this. When the security light detects motion, it will power the RF transmitter, sending signals to your HF receiver. All that is needed is the chip, 5.1 volt zener diode with load resistor or 5 v regulator like 7805 or two diodes in series to drop the 6V to 5V just, and an antenna. – MH in Texas

Economics and Investing:

The Totalitarian War on Cash – DSV o o o An “interesting” approach by a government to restrict the use of cash: Greece Unleashes ‘Soft’ Cash Ban o o o The Endgame, Trump And Gold o o o Trump & The Next Recession – Mike Maloney & David Morgan o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton Earth Abides by George R. Stewart Movies: Seabiscuit Victory at Sea (The complete documentary series on three DVDs) Television: Survivors (The BBC remake of the Terry Nation television series. This series shows lots of poor choices, which are self-evident. Lesson one: Be armed, constantly.) John Adams (Miniseries) Music: Cold Mountain Soundtrack 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Hank Williams Instructional Videos: Gunsmithing – How to Clean a Rifle Barrel Presented by Larry Potterfield How to Field Strip a Glock JWR Adds …

Odds ‘n Sods:

Archers to the rescue in Madrid as boars invade urban areas o o o Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World – C.L. o o o 4 Children Killed after Pesticide Sprayed Under Home, 6 More Hospitalized – DSV o o o Obama the Modern Day Haman: Will He Hang from the Gallows He Built for Israel? – J.R. o o o The coming crackdown on Free Speech