Notes for Thursday – April 20, 2017

On April 20th, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months, creating the worst known offshore oil spill.

April 20th is also the day that we remember the victims of the Columbine High School tragedy, where two students stormed into a suburban high school in Littleton, Colorado in 1999, at lunch time with guns and explosives, killing 13 and wounding dozens more in what was, at the time, the nation’s deadliest school shooting.

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I just heard that fellow blogger Kevin O’Brien (aka WeaponsMan) has passed away at age 59 of a heart attack. Our condolences to his family. Kevin was a great guy and and served his country well as a Special Forces weapons man. … Continue reading




Should I Bug Out or Survive in Place?- Part 1, by Jonathan Hollerman

Where are you getting your prepping advice? Why?

Should I try to survive in place or should I bug out? This is a hotly debated question in the prepping community with many people firmly entrenched on both sides of the aisle. There are numerous articles discussing the topic, but most are only a handful of paragraphs that never really explain how or why they arrived at their recommendation. To answer the “Bug Out” or “Bug In” question effectively, we must discuss essential background information and context. I will break down the discussion into three sections: your source for prepping advice, what SHTF scenario you are preparing for, and how to bug out if you don’t have a survival retreat. So, grab a cup of coffee, find a comfortable chair, and put on your seat belt as I get ready to challenge a good bit of commonly embraced ideas and “prepper … Continue reading




Economics and Investing:

Bitcoin Drives Revolution and ‘Startup Government’ for Syrian Kurds

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Silver Price Forecast 2017/2018: Silver Prices Likely To Rise In A Concentrated Manner

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US Auto Industry Factory Production Falls Most Since August. “Output at U.S. auto manufacturers fell unexpectedly in March by the most since August of last year, according to Federal Reserve data that was released on Tuesday.” – H.L.

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Will The Gold Price Always Face Resistance At $1,350?. “Is there really something to the idea of a psychological barrier for gold at $1,350, and if so, is there any evidence for it?”

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Don’t Believe The Hype: Oil Markets Far From Recovery. Oil markets are in a slow process of recovery, aided by OPEC and non-OPEC output cuts, but the road to market balance remains long and bumpy.

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has several training events scheduled for May and June near Midvale, Idaho and in Romney, West Virginia. This is top notch training. Be sure to check it out!

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The Liberty Brother podcast: James Wesley Rawles on the possibilities of WW3 and a civil war

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Parents In Germany Face $26,500 Fine If They Don’t Destroy Controversial ‘My Friend Cayla’ Dolls. “After researchers found that My Friend Cayla dolls were recording users and sending this information out to a third party specializing in voice-recognition for police and military forces, officials in Germany told parents to get rid of the toys.”- H.L.

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School-issued devices allow the Feds to spy on everything students have ever done – G.M.

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Bose headphones spy on listeners – lawsuit. “Bose Corp … Continue reading