Notes for Saturday – March 04, 2017

Today is the birthday of James Ellroy (b. 1948), an American noir novelist. He authored L.A. Confidential, which later became a popular film.

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Today, we present another entry for Round 69 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 Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  • A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate that is good for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,195 value),
  • A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses … Continue reading

  • Prepping the Soul: The Skill of Multiplication, by R.S.

    Even a casual glimpse at the headlines will confirm the continued descent of our society into immorality. Violence, illicit drugs, abortion, and the continued assault on the family are not only common place but are being actively sought as acceptable behavior by vast numbers of the public. Politicians are running to their defense, and legislation is following. The decline is steep. It is real, and it will continue.

    Revelation 1:1 tells us that these, “things must come to pass.” John doesn’t say that it might come to pass or even that it should come to pass but that it must. The Lord Jesus will return, and we are more likely to experience that return than any generation before us. If you’re reading this then you’ve likely spent a considerable amount of time and money preparing for any of a number of TEOTWAWKI scenarios. Whatever that end … Continue reading

    Letter Re: Proposed Executive Order Designating Certain Rifles for ‘Militia Purposes’


    The problem with this proposed executive order is that it refers to members of the “militia” rather than the citizenry.

    The militia is defined under law as follows:

    (a)The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
    (b) The classes of the militia are—
    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

    Could this not be used to restrict … Continue reading

    Economics and Investing:

    A disaster in the making: Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation Running Out Of Cash, Millions Affected – H.L.

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    Systems down all Thursday afternoon for multiple banks in Texas – S.L.

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    What’s Next For Gold Miners

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    Bank Of America Sets A Date For The Market’s “Great Fall” – B.B.

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    Odds ‘n Sods:

    Surge in human cases of deadly bird flu is prompting alarm – T.P.

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    Nope – no bias here: 11 Ways Rural Life Is Hazardous to Your Health – T.P.

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    Civil War II – The left throws a tempertantrum. – B.B.

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    Military Holding Drills To Prepare For Massive Immigration Crisis: ‘Hundreds of Soldiers… Millions of Dollars’ – R.V.

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    An interesting find on InfoGalactic: National Redoubt (Switzerland) – DMS

    Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

    “They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high. You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it. You shall cast four gold rings for it and fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on one side of it and two rings on the other side of it. You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them. The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it. You shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

    “You shall make … Continue reading