Notes for Tuesday – April 04, 2017

On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn. (Next year will be the 50th anniversary of that dark day in American history.) o o o Seed for Security is having a sale right now. All eight of their collections are now 15% off. Plan ahead, plant a garden, learn how to save seeds, or store fresh seeds for future gardens. This offer is for a limited time. o o o Trump Towergate: Susan Rice requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials, sources say JWR’s Comment: It is time for President Trump to call for a Special Prosecutor. I suspect that this scandal of the Obama Administration will go down in history on a par with Watergate. o o o SurvivalBlog is testing an easy-to-use form to help readers submit “Letters to the Editor” on our feature articles. If you have something to contribute to the conversation, try this form. Entries from the form are sent to our email address and tagged with the respective article that the form was related to. Letters are not automatically posted. They must first be reviewed by an editor. Please keep OPSEC in … Continue reading

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My Family Preparedness Plan- Part 1, by R.S.

We live in an uncertain world. Riots have popped up in cities across the United States under the guise of righteous protests of elections or officer-involved shootings. Terrorists have taken to the streets in attacks both large and small. Hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes have wiped out entire cities. Our economy is under siege from within and without. Ebola, Zika, West Nile, and H1N1 have dominated headlines, though admittedly done little damage. The ability and precedent for grid failure are ever present. And finally, and maybe most nefariously, our very own government waits in the wings for any one of these events to transpire with devious plans already devised for containment of the populace through martial law. Each of these scenarios presents unique challenges. While much is made of what to do in advance of any of these events (and rightly so), ultimate survival could depend on what you do in the minutes, hours, and days immediately following an event. I originally wrote this guide for my family and close personal friends. Many of them have little understanding of the scenarios discussed. My hope was to bring some awareness to the issues in hope that, should an event transpire, they would … Continue reading

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Letter Re: Article V Convention

JWR & HJL: After reading the article Bloomberg’s Anti-National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Editorial Shoots Itself in the Foot – DSV, with reference to ten years from now, I was reminded of an article concerning the proposed Article V Convention. This I believe is one of the most, if not the most, important matter we need to keep ourselves aware of and do all in our power to defeat it before the required number of states can be met. This is an outstanding website with untold valuable information concerning our country and Constitution. I believe your readers would benefit from using the info contained to educate themselves and others on how our Republic was set up and how it’s “supposed” to work. This particular article has links referencing one of the supposed new constitutions (there are five already pre-written) that could be enacted should an Article V Convention be called. Reading the one linked is nothing short of scary, and I served three tours in Southeast Asia and don’t scare easily. One in particular: Article I – B – Section 8 reads; “SECTION 8. There shall be a responsibility to avoid violence and to keep the peace; for this reason … Continue reading

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News From The American Redoubt:

I just did some link checking, and I found that several of the web URLs that I had listed for our recommended churches in the American Redoubt region were out of date. I’ve now updated our church listings at our Redoubt static page, with these links: Mountain View Baptist Church, Pierce, Idaho Grangeville Christian Reformed Church, Grangeville Three Lakes Community Bible Church, Troy, Montana Yaak Community Church, Yaak, Montana Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, Bend, Oregon Grace Bible Church, LaGrande, Oregon Reformation Community Church, Spokane, Washington Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), Lander, Wyoming If you are new to the American Redoubt region or if you just want to get back into fellowship, then please visit these churches, and they will surely make you welcome! – JWR o o o Expanded hunting proposed for Jackson, Wyoming elk herd o o o Most Wyoming counties saw population declines in 2016 o o o Montana entrepreneurs find opportunity in facial hair o o o Jason Patrick and Darryl Thorn were convicted of “conspiracy to impede Federal officers” in the latest Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation trial. A separate trial of co-defendants resulted in a not guilty verdict. o o o Union County, Oregon: Proposed bills would … Continue reading

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Economics and Investing:

Over at Gold-Eagle: The Balance Of Gold And Silver JWR’s Comment: Silver is still grossly under-valued in relation to gold, and hence it has the best long-term investment potential. Part of this is because nearly all gold is recovered as scrap, while a lot of silver ends up in landfills. o o o You know that the markets have escaped reality when: The market capitalization of Tesla Motors now exceed Ford Motor Company. JWR’s Comment: Ford had $26 Billion in net income in past five years, while Tesla has racked up 2.6 Billion in losses. Something is horribly wrong with stock market psychology. o o o What the Death of the Penny Means for Our Money – DSV o o o New Study Finds That Six Jobs Are Lost For Every Robot Added To The Workforce – H.L. HJL’s Comment: As hard as that news is to bear, the wrong direction to take is the banning of robot labor. That is a sure-fire way to chase business onto foreign soil. Instead, workers should not stand still expecting to be taken care of by the largess of others. SurvivalBlog will be running a series of articles in just a few weeks … Continue reading

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Journalist Arrested For Defense of First Amendment JWR’s Comment: We’ve mentioned Gary Hunt’s web site in SurvivalBlog in the past. I hope that readers took my advice and saved the content of those pages before they came under a Federal gag order. It was Hunt who named the large number of paid Federal informants that had infiltrated themselves into the Bundy protest group. And these men, we learned, were not just informants. Many of them were in actuality Agent Provocateurs who actively pushed the group to take illegal actions. Federal Judge Anna Brown apparently felt that Gary Hunt publishing that information constituted a threat—not a threat to a safety of the Federal agents but rather a threat by exposing the FBI’s 21st Century modus operandi. (Of the 22 “holdouts” at the Malheur Refuge, seven of them were paid Federal informants!) Hunt’s arrest is a bad precedent, as it indicates that the Federal courts have no respect for the First Amendment—at least not when it comes to journalists who expose Federal perfidy. o o o We just learned that one of our long-time advertisers, Keep Shooting, has the Italian Army Begetato Rucksack back in stock. This large rucksack is by far … Continue reading

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