Notes for Thursday – March 09, 2017

Today is the birthday of writer John McPhee (b. 1931), a master of creative nonfiction. One of McPhee’s most widely read books is Coming into the Country, which eloquently describes the Alaskan wilderness. March 9th is the birthday of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin– the first man to ever travel in space. He was born in 1934 and died in the crash of a MiG-15-UTI fighter on March 27, 1968. o o o is selling a Radius P10 Shelter (from an estate sale) for 75% off. If you’re looking for a ready-made shelter that can hold your entire family, this is …

Building An 80% Firearm- Part 3, by Tupreco

Finishing an AR-15 80% Lower During the eight years of Obama’s presidency, a record 144 million pre-purchase NICS background checks were performed. This is almost exactly twice the number we saw during eight years of George W. Bush. Whether the numbers return to Bush-era levels under a Trump presidency remains to be seen. Certainly, while a background check is not an actual gun sale, it is widely believed that the numbers do correlate closely to actual gun sales. This substantial increase in firearms sales also saw a corresponding increase in firearms technology development. Good examples of this include the rise …

Three Letters Re: Dental Emergencies

Jim and Hugh, The Sustainable Prep Expo in Grants Pass, Oregon in May, will feature Dr. Howard Shayne doing hands-on classes in “Emergency Dental Techniques”. Preppers in the Northwest might want to consider attending this. – N.M. o o o HJL, I have bought from these people before. They sell lidocaine and good antibiotics. – Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlogs Editor at Large o o o Hugh, It’s easy to purchase Lidocaine powder, store it long term, and make your own as needed for emergencies. LidoKing – Lidocaine powder How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL – V.F.

Economics and Investing:

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them – H.L. o o o Your Welfare Dollars Feed State Budgets, Not Needy Families – C.F. o o o No Surprise In Recent Moves In Gold And Silver Prices o o o Top 10 Largest Occupations in the United States Dominated by Jobs that pay $20k to $30k a Year. o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Bird flu found at Jennie-O farm in Wisconsin – J.C. o o o The Supreme Court’s dangerous tampering with jury secrecy P.M. o o o South African Pres Calls For Confiscating White-Owned Land JWR’s Comment: This does not bode well. South Africa has already been in a slow slide, with rampant nepotism and crumbling infrastructure, characterized by regularly rotating power outages. For South Africa to go Full Zimbabwe would cause lots of deep drama, massive internal displacement, and most likely a new international diaspora. Please pray for South Africa! o o o A few interesting links on the Vault 7 …