F.G. sent this: Census: Near-record level of US counties dying. JWR Adds: Of course some of the mentioned “dying” counties in the northern plains states that are de-populating might actually make good retreat locales. Low population density has its advantages!
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Randy F. sent a link showing that CBS News is finally catching on: Gunrunning scandal uncovered at the ATF. (But of course they don’t tell the whole sordid story.) Here is a bit of background on why the BATFE conspirators felt they needed to boost their “traced to U.S. gun shows” numbers: WikiLeaks exposes true origins of Mexican cartels’ weaponry (Hint: It’s not due to the “mythical” gun show loophole). Oh, and for the unvarnished truth on the scandal, read this: “Project Gunwalker” scandal is breaking wide open. The actions of the BATFE are absolutely despicable. For law enforcement officers to become law breakers for the sake of justifying their own budget is reprehensible. That rogue agency should be shut down!
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Joe Huffman (of The View From North Idaho blog) discusses the poor prospects for any attempt to step back to traditional agriculture: We cannot go back.
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Jon in New York sent this tale of liberal urban angst: A climate-change activist prepares for the worst.