August 9th, 1831 was the birthday of James Paris Lee (August 9, 1831 – February 24, 1904). He was a Scottish-Canadian and later American inventor and arms designer, best known for inventing the bolt action that led to the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series of rifles.
When the mushroom cloud goes up or the grid goes down, those of us preparing will be fortunate if we are home or at our pre-planned bug out location and with our family. But many of us work away from home, with a sizeable minority of us travelling out-of-country. What then? Are you prepared for international travel?
Getting All The Way Back Home
I’ve been flying to and from work for about three decades, usually not to places high on the “must-see for the party scene” list. On my second-ever expatriate assignment, I got a quick and extremely pointed wake-up call when I was hijacked on the taxi ride in from the airport. Now I may not be able to see ahead to the future, but I am a relatively quick learner from the harsh past. And now, everyday travel prep is second nature, especially when going to places where … Continue reading
Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on investing in Trading Cards. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)
Investors Should Take Advantage Of Gold’s Summer Doldrums – Mickey Fulp
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Stunning Results: Four Top Primary Silver Miners Production Plummets
When Will the Tech Bubble Burst?
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Over at the CNBC Cheering Section: S&P 500 and Dow hit record highs, led by financials
I missed this interesting article when it ran back in … Continue reading
Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on the movie Copperhead.
Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle. Note: Senator Flake is a pseudo-Conservative and a Republican In Name Only (RINO.) I’m recommending that you read the book as an insight on how how the RINOs manipulate and operate. The career-entrenched RINOs in Congress are currently squandering the opportunity of the majority that was handed to them in the last election. They have no intention of “draining the Swamp.” They are are, in fact, the Swamp Creatures.
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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2018: The Official Red Book
“I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” – George Mason