Notes for Monday – February 06, 2017

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6th, 1911. He was an American politician and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as an actor and union leader in Hollywood. Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics”, advocated tax rate reduction to spur economic growth, control of the money supply to curb inflation, economic deregulation, and reduction in government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, escalated the War on Drugs, and fought public-sector labor.

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CRKT Beauty and The Beast, by Pat Cascio

I still remember when I was a mere lad, seeing Beauty and the Beast on television. It was, of course, a stage production. Still, I was pretty scared of “The Beast” in that production. Years later, we had a TV series with Linda Hamilton as “Beauty” and Ron Perlman as “The Beast”, and things weren’t so scary for me with that “Beast”. I must admit it; I watched the show for “Beauty” and not “The Beast”. It was a modern day version of the old fairy tale. There was another similar show on TV, but it didn’t last very long for some reason.

There are many things in life that we often compare to one another– big or small, tall or short, fat or skinny, or a real beauty and a real beast. To be sure, when doing a comparison of beauty and the beast, it … Continue reading

Recipe of the Week: Arroz Con Pollo, by G.L.


  • 1 frying chicken, cut up
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch of saffron powder
  • 3 cups broth or bouillon
  • 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 (16 oz) can peas, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced, stuffed green olives
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  • In a slow-cooking pot, combine chicken with salt, pepper, garlic, and saffron.
  • Pour chicken broth and sherry over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Drain the chicken, saving 2 cups of broth.
  • Turn the control to high and combine the chicken, 2 cups of broth, peas, olives, and cooked rice.
  • Cover and cook on high another 20 to 30 minutes, or until hot.
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    Letter Re: Intellectual Survival


    This is a great article and a tremendous gap in most survival discussions!

    We prepare not to just survive but to thrive in the aftermath of a disaster, and I assume we all have or are trying to have children.

    Imagine how dark the world will become if we let the light of western civilization sputter and die on our watch. If we are to make a difference, if we are to keep our values and our philosophy alive, we need books.

    My parents invested in a complete collection of the Harvard Classics. One summer, recovering from a football related injury, I read the complete collection. This was 35 years ago.

    While I knew what values my parents lived day to day, I didn’t KNOW these values. To put it in other words, I had an intellectual conversion on par with what a man experiences when he comes to … Continue reading

    Economics and Investing:

    The “TRIAL nation” for cashless commerce: Penalty of equal amount for receiving cash over Rs 3 lakh: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia – D.S.

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    Info Wars: How The Cashless Society Will Track You Everywhere – DSV

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    Sanctuary Cities Received $27 Billion From Feds Each Year – H.L.

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    Chasing Golden Dreams

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    Odds ‘n Sods:

    Anyone with an interest in night vision gear or intrusion detection systems should check out this amazing surplus company in southern California: Murphy’s Surplus.

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    Treacherous rioting? Prosecute the Rioters – H.L.

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    Stupid Light: Why lighter is not always right or better – G.P.

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    Solar Power – is it for you? The state of residential solar power – P.S.

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    Over at our spin-off site, there is a fascinating new listing on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island that features an off-grid cabin near Naukati Bay for access by boat or seaplane.