Notes for Wednesday – February 08, 2017

On February 8th, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. For 100 years, the BSA stood as a strong bulwark of conservative, libertarian, moral values. They successfully united boys from diverse backgrounds, different religions, and different ethnicities– uniting them based upon the principles required for a boy to become … Continue reading

Prepping with a Terminal Illness, by D.P.

About a month ago I was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of brain cancer– glioblastoma. There’s no cure, and the chances of long-term survival are pretty slim. It’s referred to as “terminal” cancer. However, there are some long-term survivors, and I’m hoping to add to that number. If not, … Continue reading

Letter Re: Intellectual Survival

HJL, I enjoyed reading D.W.’s article on Intellectual Survival and liked the anthology list of resources listed. I know that there are free digital downloads of the Harvard Classics on at least three sites from Open Culture. The links to The Gutenberg Project and Internet Archive are provided. While the … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: All Wrapped Up In Paracord: Knife and Tool Wraps, Survival Bracelets, And More Projects With Parachute Cord The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II Movies: Braveheart Akira Kurosawa: Four Samurai Classics (Seven Samurai / The … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

The Number-One Mind-Control Program At US Colleges – H.L. (Editor’s Note: I’m not sure I trust the site or the author, but the information is interesting and deserves more investigation. It certainly falls in line with what we know about those who commit gun violence. However, correlation does not necessarily … Continue reading