Prepper Address Book

  • Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — November 20, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 20, 2019 at 7:04 am

    National Sovereignty Day (Spanish: Día de la Soberanía Nacional) is a national public holiday in Argentina, celebrated each year on November 20th. It commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, when a small Argentine army stood against an Anglo-French navy that broke into the Paraná River, against the will of the Argentine Confederation. Although the battle itself ended with an Argentine defeat, the losses of Britain and France in the whole military campaign were so high that both countries were forced to the bargaining table and signed a treaty with Juan Manuel de Rosas. The day was enacted as a … The post Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — November 20, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Alex Barron Announces Idaho State Senate Run
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 20, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Alex Barron has just announced that he has filed candidacy for Idaho State Senate in District 3. SurvivalBlog readers will surely recognize Alex Barron’s name. (He is also known as The Bard of The American Redoubt.) State Senate District 3 is in western Kootenai County. This is from his candidacy announcement: With the retirement of Don Cheatham, today, Alex Barron of Post Falls filed his historic candidacy for State Senate District 3 which encompasses Western Kootenai County.  Alex’s initial supporters include Neil Oliver, former Chairman of the Kootenai County Republican Party, Karen Calisterio, former Chairwoman of the Republican Liberty Caucus … The post Alex Barron Announces Idaho State Senate Run appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 20, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how to” self-sufficiency videos. There are also links to sources for both storage food and storage containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This week the focus is on winter greenhouse gardening and sprouting. (See the Books section.) Books: Reader Steve R. wrote to … The post JWR’s Recommendations of the Week: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 20, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “Calling QE not-QE doesn’t make it different than QE, but it does communicate the Fed’s panicky desire to mask its stupendous injection of financial cocaine into the financial system. The Fed’s level of panic is noteworthy, as is the absurd transparency of its laughable attempt to conceal its panic. In the same fashion, the financial media is loudly declaring the current blowoff top in stocks is not a blowoff top. The delicious irony here is these denials are reliable markers of blowoff tops: the louder the denials, the greater the odds that this is in fact the blowoff top that many … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • November 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1035
    by sundance on November 20, 2019 at 5:20 am

    In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Wednesday November 20th – Open Thread
    by sundance on November 20, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • House Case #3, McGahn Subpoena Ruling Will Be Delivered Monday November 25th…
    by sundance on November 20, 2019 at 2:48 am

    There are three current court cases that touch upon whether the House “impeachment inquiry” is following a constitutional process. ♦The first case is the House Oversight effort to gain President Trumps’ tax returns as part of their impeachment ‘inquiry’ and … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Jim Jordan Cuts to The Nub of It All – “Mr. Volker You Did Your Job”…
    by sundance on November 20, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Representative Jim Jordan does an outstanding job of encapsulating the impeachment fiasco and motives of entrenched administrative bureaucrats who didn’t like the diplomatic approach taken by President Trump and Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. In essence State Dept. officials … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Volker, Morrison Testimony Completely Vindicate Trump, Destroy Democratic Case For Impeachment
    by Tristan Justice on November 20, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison both testified that there was no quid pro quo, no bribery, and no extortion committed by the White House with Ukraine. […]

  • President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting – Video and Transcript…
    by sundance on November 19, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Earlier today President Trump held a cabinet meeting while allowing a press availability for comments to media. [Video and Transcript Below] . [Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Well, I want to start by saying that, Rick, you’ve been very special. You’re … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Trump Administration Is Right: Israeli Settlements Do Not Violate International Law
    by Erielle Davidson on November 19, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Mike Pompeo's announcement affirms the inhabitance of Jews in territories recaptured in the Six-Day War in 1967 does not violate international law. […]

  • Afternoon Impeachment Session – Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison – 2:30pm Livestream…
    by sundance on November 19, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    This afternoon at 2:30pm ET, Kurt Volker, former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine and Timothy Morrison, special assistant to the president and senior director for Europe and Russia at the National Security Council will testify to the impeachment committee. Fox … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Vindman Exaggerated His Resume In Prepared Congressional Statement
    by Tristan Justice on November 19, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Vindman claimed to be the “principal advisor to the National Security Advisor and the president on Ukraine." Turns out, he's never spoken to the president. […]

  • Inspector General Horowitz Releases IG Report Critical of FBI Confidential Human Resources Program…
    by sundance on November 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Dept of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz publishes a report critical of how the FBI evaluates their Confidential Human Sources (CHSs) [Full pdf below].  This is the phase-1 OIG report the “Trust the Plan” crowd said was going to be … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Impeachment ‘Partial Transcript’ Lie Just Got Blown Out Of The Water
    by David Marcus on November 19, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Both witnesses today confirm that the transcript of the July 25th phone call is "substantively accurate," destroying an anti Trump talking point. […]

  • Vindman Was Asked Three Times To Be Defense Minister Of Ukraine
    by Tristan Justice on November 19, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Vindman said it would have been a "great honor" to serve in the position but added that he maintained that his loyalties lied with the United States. […]

  • Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Outs Himself as Source for CIA Whistleblower Complaint (Video)….
    by sundance on November 19, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    HPSCI Ranking Member Devin Nunes questioned NSC official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman about whether he had shared the contents of the phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky with anyone outside the White House. In responding Vindman stated … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Vindman Just Admitted To Leaking To The Anti-Trump Whistleblower
    by Tristan Justice on November 19, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    When pressed on who Vindman spoke with about the call, Vindman said he spoke with two individuals not in the White House, then Adam Schiff cut him off, instructing him not to name the whistleblower. […]

  • Americans Need To Stop Funding The Chinese Gulag
    by Ben Weingarten on November 19, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    The Chinese have for decades banked on the world, and in particular its richest nation, prioritizing money over all else, including evidently its long-term national interest. […]

  • Leaked Xinjiang Papers Confirm The Chinese Communist Party Is Full Of Lying Murderers
    by Helen Raleigh on November 19, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Unprecedented leaked documents confirm the Chinese Communist Party is committing ethnic cleansing, and lying about it to its own people and the world. […]

  • European Union Slaps ‘New Kind Of Yellow Star On Jewish-Made Products’
    by Melissa Langsam Braunstein on November 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    A survey of 2,504 French adults found that 69 percent of respondents would not buy products labeled ‘made in Israel.&rsquo […]

  • Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Rings True Because Much Of It Is True
    by John Daniel Davidson on November 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Whether or not Frank Sheeran really killed Jimmy Hoffa, the underworld Scorsese brings to life in 'The Irishman' is a slice of real American history. […]

  • The Televised Impeachment Proceedings Have Been A Disaster For Democrats
    by Tristan Justice on November 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    The Democrats' own witnesses have exonerated the president and have provided further evidence for investigating the Bidens for their business in Ukraine. […]

  • Johnson: Impeachment Inquiry An ‘Effort To Sabotage The Trump Administration’
    by Tristan Justice on November 19, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    In the letter about his knowledge of the administration's Ukraine policy, Johnson pushes back on the narrative being peddled by witnesses in the Democrats’ latest partisan impeachment efforts. […]

  • The Inside Story Of How America’s Intelligence Agencies Tried To Undo Trump’s Election
    by Krystina Skurk on November 19, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Journalist Lee Smith's new book, 'The Plot Against the President,' reads like a spy thriller, but it's really a warning about how Trump-era abuses by intelligence agencies threaten to undermine American self-government. […]

  • DNC, PBS Object To Reporter With Conservative Ties Co-Moderating Democratic Debate
    by Chrissy Clark on November 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    The DNC and PBS are upset with Politico's choice of Tim Alberta, former National Review employee, as co-moderator for the sixth Democratic debates. […]

  • How Elizabeth Warren Just ‘Swift Boated’ Herself On Health Care
    by Christopher Jacobs on November 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s actions on health care the past several weeks, culminating in the release of her second health plan on Friday, echo the 2004 presidential campaign of her Massachusetts colleague, former Sen. John Kerry. […]

  • As U.S. Democrats Push Single-Payer, England’s Is Killing Cancer Patients
    by Deane Waldman on November 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Americans are profoundly frustrated with health care. Obamacare made health care more expensive and less responsive, but Medicare-for-all will crash the system. […]

  • House Impeachment Hearings – Day Three – 9:00am Vindman and Williams / 2:30pm Volker and Morrison – Livestream Links…
    by sundance on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Today the House Impeachment Committee (HPSCI) begins day three of public hearings toward their goal of removing U.S. President Donald J Trump from office. The first hearing begins at 9 a.m ET with Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the Ukraine … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • US Publicly Backs Iran Protests As Khamenei Says Crackdown On "Thugs" Coming
    on November 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Unrest over extreme gas price hikes has hit 100 cities as banks & gas stations burn.(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • The Roger Stone–Wikileaks–Russia Hoax
    on November 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Astonishingly, in the case of Stone, he has been convicted of saying that the Mueller nonsense is true, and he was a Trump/Wikileaks go-between, when he was not...(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Pope Suddenly Replaces Top Vatican Financial Regulator In Developing 'Mystery' Scandal
    on November 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

    More fallout after a shock police raid on Vatican executive offices in early October...(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Royal Family Biographer Defends Prince Andrew: "Soliciting Sex From Minors Is Not...
    on November 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

    ...none of this looks good for the Royal Family.(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Trump Says Discussed "Negative Rates" In Unscheduled Monday Meeting With Chair Powell
    on November 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

    "At the President's invitation, Chair Powell met with the President and the Treasury Secretary Monday morning at the White House to discuss the economy, growth, employment and inflation."(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 19, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 19, 2019 at 7:04 am

    In an unprecedented move, Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat traveled to Jerusalem on November 19th, 1977, to seek a permanent peace settlement with Israel after decades of conflict. Despite heavy criticism from Egypt’s regional allies, Sadat continued, eventually reaching a peace agreement with Israel at the Camp David accords in Maryland. While Sadat and Begin were jointly awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace prize for their efforts, the peace accord was not admired by the Arabs, eventually leading to Sadat’s assassination. Despite this, the Egyptian-Israeli peace continues today. — Today, I’m posting a feature article by my lovely wife, Avalanche Lily. The post Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 19, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Our Winter Indoor Greenhouse Room, by Avalanche Lily
    by Avalanche Lily on November 19, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I was recently asked for any advice that I could give concerning growing foods indoors. Growing anything indoors or outdoors is always an experiment, because there are so many variables to contend with.  In essence: Indoors: humidity, light, and nutrition. Outside: sunspots (or lack thereof), temperature, cloud cover, rain, drought, storms, bugs, soil nutrition, et cetera. Let me preface that I have no claim at all in thinking that I’m an expert. I’m not. I am no expert at all, nor am I an expert in any subject. I am a “by the seat of your pants” kinda girl.  I … The post Our Winter Indoor Greenhouse Room, by Avalanche Lily appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 19, 2019 at 7:02 am

    This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on the death of Jessi Combs.   (See the Eastern Oregon section.) Idaho Faithful Observations: From 9/11 ashes arose Christian emergency group.  JWR’s Note: I learned that the newspaper had a typo in the contact e-mail address fro the north Idaho representative. His correct … The post SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 19, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “It may be broadly stated that…..of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless.” – Bret Harte The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • November 19th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1034
    by sundance on November 19, 2019 at 5:21 am

    In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Elizabeth Warren Agrees With Trump’s Strategy In Venezuela, ‘Yeah, I Support Economic Sanctions’
    by Chrissy Clark on November 18, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    2020 Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren said she supports using economic sanctions to oust Venezuela's socialist dictator, Nicolás Maduro. […]

  • MSNBC Excludes Andrew Yang From Media Coverage Despite Polling Above Other Candidates
    by Chrissy Clark on November 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    This type of media blackout is consistent for Yang and other candidates that don't favor the conventional Democratic narrative. […]

  • White House Official Sues Politico For $25 Million Over Ukraine Story
    by Erielle Davidson on November 18, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    National Security Council official is using a Politico and reporter Natasha Bertrand for accusing him of providing 'materials' on Ukraine to the president. […]

  • Trump Administration Backs Away From Ban On Flavored E-Cigarette Products
    by Tristan Justice on November 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    The White House had been gearing up to finalize details of a ban on flavored e-cigarette products for two months but now seems to be taking a new direction. […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — November 18, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 18, 2019 at 7:05 am

    On this day in 1978, Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones led hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their Jonestown agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. This incredibly tragic occurrence introduce the term “…drink the Kool-Aid” into our parlance, since poison-laced punch was the vehicle behind most of the deaths. This serves as a stark warning and reminder to those in the prepping/survivalist community who would join with like-minded friends under the leadership of a charismatic leader. Always know who you are following! — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another … The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — November 18, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • EMP Shield, by Pat Cascio
    by Pat Cascio on November 18, 2019 at 7:04 am

    First off, let me state that I’m no expert in anything, just a serious student, who is always learning. I’ve spent a lot of time researching the effects of an EMP attack on our electrical grid. One thing that I’ve learned is that there doesn’t seem to be any one source that agrees with others on just what exactly will happen when there is an EMP strike. No one seems to know how long there will be an electrical outage — will it be weeks, months, years, or longer? Some people in this field state that it might be a … The post EMP Shield, by Pat Cascio appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Recipe of the Week: R.R.’s Iced Pumpkin Cake Bars
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 18, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Reader R.R.. kindly sent us this recipe for iced pumpkin cake bars with a cream cheese icing. Cake Bar Ingredients 4 large eggs, warmed to room temperature 1-2/3 cups granulated white sugar 1 cup of vegetable oil 16 ounces (one can) of solid-pack cooked pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon of baking soda Icing Ingredients 6 ounces of cream cheese, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup butter, room temperature softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk Cake Bar Making Directions Pre-heat oven to 350° … The post Recipe of the Week: R.R.’s Iced Pumpkin Cake Bars appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 18, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at the market for deactivated guns, in England. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Revisiting the Dow to Gold Ratio o  o  o Bank Behind World’s Largest Money Laundering Scandal Offered Russians Gold Bars To Hide Their Fortune Economy & Finance: Reader A.K. mentioned this, over at MarketWatch: The … The post Economics & Investing For Preppers appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 18, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “Almost all great fortunes are based upon one cracking good idea and the guts to go with it.” – Frederick Forsyth The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Sunday — November 17, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on November 17, 2019 at 7:04 am

    On this day in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were submitted to the states for ratification. They differed from the Constitution in that they emphasized the primacy of the states. This brings to mind the dangers of convening a Constitutional Convention, because the last time this happened the Articles of Confederation were thrown out and totally replaced by the Constitution. Do you honestly believe that our politicians today could craft a document that so thoroughly protects the rights of the individual as they did then? — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 85 of the SurvivalBlog … The post Preparedness Notes for Sunday — November 17, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Outdoor Survival: Of Belts and Tins, by Randy in S.C.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on November 17, 2019 at 7:03 am

    M1 Garand cartridge belts and Altoids tins are a match made in prepper’s heaven. You may already have some of these vintage items gathering dust. If not, they are easy to find. Together they can be a literal lifesaver, more capable than smaller survival kits and far less bulky than the typical bugout bag. The M1 cartridge belt is an adjustable canvas belt with 10 snap-closure pockets, each measuring approximately 3 ¾” x 2 ¾” x 1”. It was standard issue from about 1910 until the full adoption of the M14 rifle in the late 1950s. The belt was originally … The post Outdoor Survival: Of Belts and Tins, by Randy in S.C. appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • By: lastmanstanding
    by lastmanstanding on April 18, 2018 at 3:14 am

    The most painful part of TRP Vol. 1 was waiting the 2 months that it took FO to ship it...with absolutely no correspondence to occasional polite emails as to "what the fuck is going on".Forging the Hero was ordered here and showed up less than a week later.Preparedness and self-sufficiency are a way of life for us.Frankly, your personal "fucking" footnotes alone are worth the price of each book. […]

  • By: Jim Scrummy
    by Jim Scrummy on April 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Interesting take. Of course my take, is that when I purchased two of JM's books, it was money well spent, because I go back and re-read certain passages from time to time. I like supporting people who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Still need to buy Vol. 1, to complete the set, which will be money well spent, again. […]

  • By: Big Mike
    by Big Mike on April 10, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I agree with your response John. The books you have written are not available anywhere. As I read your books and worked thru the thought processes with your book Forging The Hero, I had to really make my brain work hard to comprehend and apply the principles to my life. I could understand and "feel the pain" of your efforts. I was hesitant to spend the money you requested for each book, but now I would pay $100 bucks for one because of the content. […]

  • By: Diz
    by Diz on April 10, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Well yeah two good points. First is the material from Mosby is worth it; there are lot of Abn/Ranger/Green Berets (this is how we start our day) out there teaching tactical shit; Mosby goes beyond that with a lot of practical advice for self-sufficient living. Second, I would rather subsidize his group than some outfit I have no clue about. That probably donates to the LGBTQ minority handicapped socialist workers party.Honestly this is nick-picking the fly shit. The only real criticism is he isn't mass-marketed, cheap, and readily available. So if that keeps you from getting his info, you're a dumbass. But not my problem. […]

  • By: jukk0u
    by jukk0u on April 10, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Agreed. And this is one and the same reason to buy domestic product and not Chinese (or whatever labor exploitive extra-national interest's merchandise - and especially from one determined to bring and end to our existence.Save a nickel now, Pay with your life and livelihood later. […]

  • By: TheSpartanMonkey
    by TheSpartanMonkey on April 10, 2018 at 12:45 am

    I wouldn't even call that a negative review. It's like someone who buys a book on nuclear engineering, then complains that it's too deep for his model submarine building fetish. And he got the book for free, so he never had to make the value judgement and plunk down his own cold, hard cash. Being a hobbiest, I'm guessing he never would've bought it. IMO, the negative review you're looking for will come from a True Believer.With regard to the price: much too much is expected for nothing these days. Everyone wants, even demands, free content. I paid the big jing for your books because of the content, but more so because I thought it rewarded you for past work (blog and book) and would help support your future efforts. It's the same reason I willingly pay more for something to a local vendor vs ordering off the internet. We've got to get beyond price shopping and realize that we're not just buying a thing, we're choosing to support a person. […]

  • By: jukk0u
    by jukk0u on April 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Yup. Criticism is essential to improvement. Good reviews are nice, and one must recognize peoples' need to offer praise (I think it is kind of a reflexive affirmation of the validity and importance of their own experiences and opinions), but empty praise is worthless. "Thank you, I appreciate your need to nurture and acknowledge the importance of your feelers, but...what could I have done better?"Good praise: "I like that you offered x,y and z. How you explained such and so with depth. "but should be coupled with effective criticism e.g.:"your exploration of exhibit 1 would have been more effective with some background on its development as well as the current state..." or "more charts and illustrations would have helped"...FWIW: I offered some criticism of your first tome to the effect that editing the fracking sentence fragments, misspellings and misused words would go a long way to bolstering your credibility as both a writer and an expert on the subject. Whether you consciously took that advice or have merely grown in your word-craft, you have improved.As soon as my second mortgage goes through and I can by the next volume 🙂 I have no further input to offer. […]

  • By: Diz
    by Diz on April 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Ha, that is somewhat funny even though it may not be meant so. Typical millennial mindset of intellectual superiority. I put it in my hobby category, so it's not worth it. I have spoken.Well, even though this tool may have his own estimate of the situation, that does not mean everyone else must agree with it. You can do damn near anything you want, but if someone has a different estimate, then these books may damn well be worth every penny.I for one, totally disagree with his assessment. Therefore the books are indispensable to me. I have put it in my get ready for the shit category, so they are totally worth it. Do as you see fit.But he has no real criticism of the material, just the cost of a privately published book. Typical entitlement mentality. All things should be available to me-cheap.This hardly qualifies as any real criticism, IMHO. Just some snarky comments on the cost of the material.It's really hard to find fault with what Mosby is laying down. Only that his standards are really high, but then if that's what the reality is, then that's just shooting the messenger.I may think he's a total dick for pointing out all my weaknesses, but then that's on me to get un-fucked.So doctrinally, I can't really find fault. But can understand people getting butt-hurt by the presentation. Most people aren't used to this kind of thing.Would I leave feedback to say tone it down? No, not really. I think it's for most folks to harden the fuck up on the other side of that equation. […]