Notes for Sunday – March 12, 2017

Today is the birthday of science fiction author Harry Harrison, who is best known for his Deathworld trilogy. (He was born in 1920 and died in 2012.) On March 12, 1850 the first U.S. $20 gold piece was issued. The current bullion (melt) value of a $20 gold piece (not even considering any numismatic value) is about $1,185. Lesson learned: Trust gold, not paper.

Household Basics in TEOTWAWKI- Part 6, by Sarah Latimer

Well, this series on pantry basics (beyond meat, eggs, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables) is getting long. Yet, I still have several more items on my list to explore and share. These items even go beyond the normal bulk items we think of and beyond spices and herbs, though last week I covered salt and pepper and encouraged readers to use the improved SurvivalBlog search capabilities to go back and read some of the great articles our SurvivalBlog community has previous provided on the subject of “growing herbs” and spices. We have a wealth of information within our community not …

Letter Re: South African Confiscation of White Owned Land

HJL and JWR, In reference to the article on SurvivalBlog concerning the South African Government’s confiscation of white owned land, I thought you may like to know about a group of Protestant White Christian South Africans known as the Suidlanders, who foresaw the coming storm in 2006. They have developed and put in place a detailed evacuation plan that could be adapted for those in Deep Blue States. BTW, these are refugees I wouldn’t mind having in the Redoubt. – J.M.

Economics and Investing:

How Central Banks Enable the Money-Creation Process (Mises Institute) “The key source of money expansion is commercial banks that, via an expansion in lending, set in motion an expansion in the money supply.” o o o ECB Declares Victory Over Deflation: Hallelujah! (MishTalk) “That’s much like shouting hallelujah when you miss the game-winning field goal.” o o o Are Rare Coins Part Of Your Gold Diversification Strategy? (Kitco) “While gold bullion or a typical Gold American Eagle coin tends to track the underlying price of gold higher and lower, rare coins can trade at a premium to spot gold.” o …

Odds ‘n Sods:

City Tries To Bar Artists’ Exercise Of Faith Excerpt: “The opening brief has been filed in a case before the Arizona appeals court after a lower court stunningly ruled that publishing a `religious’ statement is not `religious activity’. “ – Sent in by H.L. o o o N. Korea’s Dangerous Escalation, U.S. Issues New Worldwide Caution – Japan continues to be threatened by N. Korean missiles. – D.B. o o o Another review of the Vault 7 leaks: America in Turmoil: From Deep State Insurgency to Deep State Spying – WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 – DSV o o o Euthanasia on …