November 1st, 1923, was the birthday of science fiction writer Gordon R. Dickson (born 1923, died January 31, 2001). Many of his novels and short stories, such as Wolf and Iron, have survivalist themes.
November 1st is also the birthday of economist Martin A. Armstrong. For many years he was a prisoner of conscience, in part because he refused to turn over his proprietary trading algorithms to Federal prosecutors. After seven years in prison without a trial, the longest Federal incarceration for contempt in American history, Armstrong was finally put on trial in a proceeding that was branded as a sham. He was convicted on securities fraud charges based upon some marginal testimony and given a five year sentence. He was released from prison in September of 2011. Notably, Armstrong continued to write his economics newsletter while in prison, producing most of … Continue reading
Prepping for the Inevitable “Zombie Apocalypse”
I have, for years, been a student of prepping for the inevitable. The inevitability could have been one of many options– CME, economic collapse, civil unrest, or one of many more called collectively “The Zombie Apocalypse” by me and my family. We all have our reasons for making our preps. For some it may be relatively simple preps for an ice storm that causes power loss for a few days, to those who go above and beyond to survive a nuclear holocaust.
The preps that I have fall somewhere in the middle, which is the category where I feel most preppers fall. I have the standard “bullets, band aids, and beans” that I feel would carry us through most apocalyptic scenarios while we were living in the wilds of Missouri and Arkansas.
My Job Moved Us To South Texas
Due to my job, we … 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 Offshore Retreat Land. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)
We’ll begin with this news from Zero Hedge: “This Could Be Huge”: Gold Bar Certified By Royal Canadian Mint Exposed As Fake
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Gold Softer As U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Rises To 17-Year High
Canada Stocks-TSX touches fresh record, Shopify tumbles
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Bloomberg: The Biggest Stock Collapse in World History Has No End in Sight
Big Oil Has Learned To … 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 books, movies and sermons on The Reformation. (Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of the movement.)
The Reformation: A History
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Why the Reformation Still Matters
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Israelology: The Missing Link In Systematic Theology
Movies and Television:
Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer (documentary on DVD)
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This Changed Everything: 500 Years of the Reformation
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Jonny Quest: The Complete First Season. This cartoon series dates back to the politically incorrect days when boys were taught to be manly.
“As the world’s finest democracy, we do not do guillotines. But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the populace that order is restored, the Republic cleansed.” – William Greider