Preparedness Notes for Monday – February 05, 2018

On February 5th, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announced his plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges. This unconstitutional move was in response to the hostility that the court held towards his “New Deal”, itself an unconstitutional expansion of government authority. Roosevelt was flushed with his landslide victory in 1936, so Roosevelt pressed his advantage. In April of that year, two justices conceded the high moral ground and capitulated to his demands allowing for a narrow victory on the New Deal. The reorganization was now unnecessary and in July the Senate struck it down, but the damage was already done. By 1942, all but two of the justices were Roosevelt’s appointees setting the stage for the collapse of the checks and balances in the government along with the morally disastrous progressive rulings that have followed.

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Ruger’s New Security 9, by Pat Cascio

Whenever Ruger comes out with a new center handgun, people take notice. The all-new Ruger Security 9, 9mm handgun might just be their best offering yet.

Ruger Security 9 – A Perfect 9mm Handgun For Every Day Carry

Ruger never ceases to come out with more and more, and better and better products. Under review today is the all-new Ruger Security 9– a just perfect 9mm handgun for every day carry.

Many Years Ago

Many years ago, when I was working as a private investigator in Chicago, IL, my wife gifted me with a Ruger Service Six revolver. It had fixed sights, fired .357 Mag and .38 Spl ammo, and was made out of stainless steel. The grip area was a bit skimpy, so I changed the grips out for something more substantial. The gun was an excellent shooter, and I rotated it between my S&W … Continue reading

Economics & Investing For Preppers

Economics and Investing

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 Predicting Future Collector Interest. (See the Tangibles Investing sections.)

Precious Metals:

Precious metals prices forecast to rise during 2018, according to survey



The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. Oil Production Tops 10 Million Barrels A Day for First Time Since 1970

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

Fruits Vegetables Grains Nutrition

“Lower the price of burger and people will eat more of it. But food in total is not elastic. There is really no substitute for calories… There are countless fragilities within our agricultural production, purchasing, processing and distribution system. And remember, food is inelastic. The destruction of [civil] order does not require a 70% reduction in calories. It requires that five percent of the population receive 10% less than they need.” – The Eaton Rapids Joe blog