On this day, in 1835, the U.S. National Debt reached zero for the first and only time. This is also the birthday of the late Algis Budrys (born 1931, died June 9, 2008). He was the Lithuanian-American science fiction author who wrote the classic survivalist novel Some Will Not Die.
It is well recognized that the biblical Hebrew word for “house” is meant to refer to a man’s wife. The thinking is that a man builds a house by first taking a wife and then together they become one and make a family. So, how important is a wife to a man? Well, she is his home and is the one who enables him to have a comfortable and safe place to go (at least one that’s emotionally safe), a place to build a family, a place he can call his own to bring others, and even a place that demonstrates his honor within the community. She, through the work she does in the home and in the community, brings him honor also. Beyond being a child and a princess of the Most High God, there is no greater honor or role I can have than to be … Continue reading
Yes, this is true. However, while I have not searched a lot of boxes of halves, pretty much I have found at least one or two per box searched with the most being 12. Yes, getting them back to a bank can be a pain, but they can be spent or brought to a counter. It’s kind of fun to search and find the silver at face value. ?- DSV
Over at Zero Hedge: Americans Couldn’t Wait To Ditch These 10 States In 2016. (None, of course, were in The American Redoubt.)
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I noticed that the InfoGalactic free online encyclopedia has moved to a much faster server, making it much easier to use. – JWR
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Eight vegetables you can buy once and then grow forever – G.P.
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Staying Off Grid When “Nearly Everything Is Chipped, Almost Everything Is Tracked” – B.B.
“Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.” – Luke 9:6-11 (KJV)