Prepper Address Book

  • Representative Doug Collins Discusses What to Expect From Mueller Testimony Next Week…
    by sundance on July 22, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Rep. Doug Collins appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the upcoming testimony of Robert Mueller and the status of multiple inquires into the DOJ and FBI activity in 2016. On the Horowitz report, remember to ignore all … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • IMPORTANT – Video Confirms Butowsky Lawsuit Claim: Julian Assange Told Ellen Ratner DNC Emails Received From Seth Rich – Not a Russian Hack…
    by sundance on July 22, 2019 at 12:01 am

    A lawsuit filed a week ago by Businessman Ed Butowsky, alleged that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News analyst Ellen Ratner the DNC leaked emails were received from Seth Rich and his brother Aaron. [Full Backstory Here] Due to … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Bizarre Status of Flynn Partner Trial – FARA Prosecution in Tenuous Disposition…
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    The status of the Eastern District of Virginia case against former partner of Michael Flynn, Bijan Rafiekian is bizarre. Apparently U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr has not engaged into this case, and the current status is a mess. The head-scratching … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Sunday Talks: Stephen Miller -vs- Chris Wallace…
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    White House advisor Stephen Miller appears on Faux-News Sunday to debate swamp gatekeeper Chris Wallace on the topic of the “send her back” manufactured outrage. Wallace is apoplectic with the thought of patriotism, pride and America as an exceptional nation, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Pay Attention Millennials – Bernie Sanders Will Cut Campaign Worker Hours to Achieve $15 Hour Wages…
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Hopefully the Che’ T-shirt crowd will see the logical outcome to the proposed wage/benefit schemes of the socialist ideologues by watching how Bernie Sanders plans to increase campaign workers pay to $15/hr, by cutting their hours – not actually increasing … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Watch David Marcus On ‘Fox & Friends’ Discuss Voters In The Heartland
    by The Federalist Staff on July 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    "[Voters are] not nearly as troubled by Trump’s tone as most people in New York are and are judging him based on his job performance." […]

  • Sunday Talks: Dr. Ben Carson Discusses Ridiculous Racist Accusations and Media Complicity…
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the ridiculous accusations of racism against President Trump. In one of the reference points, Dr Carson reminds everyone about the February 2016 ABC debate when … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • House Judiciary Chairman Nadler Discusses Purpose of Robert Muller Testimony This Week…
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and his staff (two hired from Lawfare) have been coordinating with the aligned DOJ/FBI special counsel group for several months for the upcoming appearance of Robert Mueller on Wednesday of this upcoming week. The objective … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Bids For $260 Million Harlem Apartment Ensemble Disappear Overnight Thanks To New NY Legislation
    on July 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Another great example of more "help" from your local government...(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Why The Fed Could Cut By 50bps & Why It Won't Matter
    on July 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    "Lower rates don’t encourage borrowing unless potential borrowers think it’s a limited-time opportunity. Which they don’t anymore, and shouldn’t, since the Fed shows no sign of ever going back to what was once normal.”(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • The 2nd Cyprus Partition: American Promises vs Turkish Arms vs Russian Money & Missiles
    on July 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    This week a group of US senators has proposed to leave Turkey in control of the northern part of Cyprus, and force the Greek Cypriots to choose between the US and Russia for the economic and political future of the south of the island. (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Trump Slams London Mayor After Hackers Post Offensive Messages On Met Police Website
    on July 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    In one strange tweet that also contained homophobic slurs, the hackers appeared to take aim at other individuals. It read: "We are the police... Cal and dylan are gay btw." (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Dave Collum Goes Deep On "Conspiracy Theories": 9/11, Epstein, Pizzagate, JFK, & The...
    on July 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Cornell professor Dave Collum sounds off on Jeffrey Epstein, Pizzagate, 9/11, the Las Vegas shooting, the Fed, JFK and big pharma. (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Sunday — July 21, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on July 21, 2019 at 7:04 am

    July 21st is the birthday of Ernest Hemingway. He was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He committed suicide in July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho, after being diagnosed with haemochromatosis, and after electroshock treatments failed to lift him from chronic alcoholic depression. He lived a sad life but was a great writer. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 83  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3,000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. … The post Preparedness Notes for Sunday — July 21, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • My Toolbag, by P.G.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on July 21, 2019 at 7:03 am

    One of mankind’s distinctives from the animal world is in our use of tools. While other creatures may make use of twigs to fish insects out of cavities, or crack shellfish by banging them with stones, only man has exercised his mind and used tools to make so many things possible. The history of tool making is a fascinating study in itself, as our parents have progressed from the simple to the complex. Today it’s quite possible for a person of modest means to have a hobby woodshop or machine shop with astonishing capabilities. But what about most of us … The post My Toolbag, by P.G. appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:
    by James Wesley Rawles on July 21, 2019 at 7:02 am

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at Asian Longhorned Ticks. ‘Clone Tick’ Swarms are Killing Cattle Reader Jon C. sent us this: ‘Clone tick’ swarms, new to U.S., are killing cattle by draining their blood, chasing after … The post The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on July 21, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • July 21st – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #913
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 4:20 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 […]

  • Sunday July 21st – Open Thread
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 4:15 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 […]

  • Vice President Mike Pence and NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing…
    by sundance on July 21, 2019 at 1:30 am

    The United States and NASA celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing.  On this incredible anniversary Vice-President Mike Pence and historic astronaut Buzz Aldrin discuss the past (Apollo) and future (Artemis) of space exploration. […]

  • The Candidates That Could Primary Donald Trump In 2020
    by Tristan Justice on July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

    While the Democratic primary gets well underway, Republicans could also be seeing a presidential primary shape up for themselves. […]

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

    Fifty years ago today, on July 20th, 1969, At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, spoke these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Despite the Apollo 1 tragedy which took three lives, the lengthy Apollo moon mission series was an overall success. In all, there were six moon landings. Some of the later missions incorporated electric lunar rovers–such as … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday — July 20, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Hobbies Can Make You a Better Prepper, by Dan Vale
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on July 20, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Preppers are blessed if their family members take prepping as seriously as they themselves do. The children in a prepper family, however, may not be as easily convinced of the need for the prepping lifestyle as will the older generations. These seniors have lived long enough to have encountered natural disasters such as tornadoes and man-made disasters such as the Great Depression and the Great Recession of 2008. If this naivete is a problem, however, all is not lost. “Stealth prepping” through fun hobbies is one way to prepare young, naive children for emergencies. By encouraging your family members to … The post Hobbies Can Make You a Better Prepper, by Dan Vale appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Editors’ Prepping Progress
    by James Wesley Rawles on July 20, 2019 at 7:02 am

    To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready! Jim Reports: I’ve been very busy with my … The post Editors’ Prepping Progress appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

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

    “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • John Delaney Denies Staffers Asked Him To Drop Out Of 2020 Race
    by Tristan Justice on July 20, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Former U.S. representative John Delaney (D-Md.) rejected claims Friday that campaign staffers asked him to drop out of the 2020 presidential race. […]

  • Is Enforcement In Mexico Reducing Illegal Immigration, Or Is It The Heat?
    by John Daniel Davidson on July 19, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    DHS chief says fewer large groups are coming across the border, but the decrease follows a predictable seasonal pattern going back decades. […]

  • DOJ Announces Release Of 3,000 Prisoners As FIRST STEP Act Goes Into Effect
    by Madeline Osburn on July 19, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    The law eases mandatory minimum sentences, reduces sentencing guidelines for felony drug offenses, and allows the early release of some non-violent inmates. […]

  • The First Amendment Shouldn’t Be An Empty Promise To American Jews
    by Melissa Langsam Braunstein on July 19, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Since Congress just introduced the first-ever resolution to boycott Israel, the DOJ's combating anti-Semitism event couldn't have come at a better time. […]

  • Podcast: The Rise Of Young Radicals And Millennial Activists
    by The Federalist Staff on July 19, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Journalist Robby Soave joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, "Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump." […]

  • Bernie Sanders’ Staff Demands $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage—For Themselves
    by Tristan Justice on July 19, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has been a leading advocate for a $15 per hour minimum wage but campaign staffers say they aren't even making that much. […]

  • We Work For Bernie, Here Are Our Demands
    by David Marcus on July 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    We, the workers of Sandernista International Local 101, demand fair and equal treatment from our employer, Bernie Sanders. […]

  • Lineup For Second Round Of Democratic Debates Announced
    by Chrissy Clark on July 19, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    CNN announced the lineup for the second round of Democratic debates on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 in Detroit.&nbs […]

  • Skeptical Of Big Tech? Be More Careful With Your Data
    by Emily Jashinsky on July 19, 2019 at 11:17 am

    A lesson of the FaceApp Challenge? One non-regulatory way to help correct the excesses of Big Tech is for us to become smarter users. […]

  • Latest Development In Flynn Case Proves Special Counsel Was A Cover For Taking Down Trump
    by Margot Cleveland on July 19, 2019 at 11:16 am

    His former lawyer’s latest testimony establishes two facts, both of which benefit Michael Flynn and both of which the media has missed. […]

  • Trump’s China Tariff Strategy Is A Bigger Gambit Than Meets The Eye
    by Keith Nobles on July 19, 2019 at 11:16 am

    The trade war between China and the United States isn’t a conflict that will remain confined to the economy. It’s a risky play in a new Cold War. […]

  • The Left Dumps On Apollo 11 As A White, Male Enterprise
    by Warren Henry on July 19, 2019 at 11:15 am

    The cultural events surrounding America putting the first human on the moon are irrelevant to the identity politics left, who care more about people's sex and skin color than their accomplishments. […]

  • Dissent Can Be Patriotic, But Hating Your Own Country Isn’t
    by Edward Chang on July 19, 2019 at 11:14 am

    The grand question of our time may very well be the simple one of whether the United States deserves not only to be defended but preserved. […]

  • Study Finds Most Couples Now Meet Online Instead Of At Work, School, Or Church
    by Libby Emmons on July 19, 2019 at 11:13 am

    People used to meet through family, friends, neighbors, church, or school. Each of these has been in stark decline from the 1940s to present. […]

  • Here’s What Went Into The Soaring American Achievements Of Apollo 11
    by G.W. Thielman on July 19, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Half a century ago, Americans set foot on the moon in a 'giant leap for mankind.' This is the story of Apollo 11. […]

  • Amid A Sea Of Remakes, These 10 Disney Nostalgia Trips Are Worth The Ride
    by Josh Shepherd on July 19, 2019 at 11:12 am

    In contrast to mediocre Disney remakes, here are ten times the Magic Kingdom managed to reimagine rather than ruin their family entertainment classics. […]

  • ‘Top Gun’ Memoir Warns American Military Air Superiority Is In Danger
    by Tony Daniel on July 19, 2019 at 11:11 am

    In Dan Pedersen's engaging new memoir, 'Top Gun: American Story,' Top Gun's original commanding officer tells the story of the famed fighter jet program. […]

  • Biden’s Health Care Plan Demonstrates His Extremism On Abortion
    by Michael J. New on July 19, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Since the first debate, Biden’s campaign has made a concerted effort to rehabilitate his standing with liberal voters––including more emphasis on abortion. […]

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

    July 19th is coincidentally the birthday of handgun designers Samuel Colt (born 1814) and Gaston Glock (born 1929). — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 83  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3,000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value), A course certificate … The post Preparedness Notes for Friday — July 19, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Colonial Era Technology, by B.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on July 19, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I have always loved history. A large part of my fascination with history I believe I can thank my parents for. From an early age I was able to visit historical sites and locations that brought these descriptions of great battles, events, and people into a real-world context that made them seem to come alive. Re-enacting and research into the lives of people piggybacked on my history interest and allowed for a much greater insight into what it meant to live or experience certain eras and events. Later on in my life I began branching out into the preparedness community … The post Colonial Era Technology, by B. appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on July 19, 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. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at investing in collectible Colt firearms. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Commerzbank: ETF Holdings Of Silver Up Sharply Since Start Of June o  o  o Texas Takes Another Step to Facilitate the Use of Its Gold Bullion Depository o  o  o What is … The post Economics & Investing For Preppers appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

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

    “And I hear from the outgoing ship in the bay The song of the sailors in glee: So I think of the luminous footprints that bore The comfort o’er dark Galilee, And wait for the signal to go to the shore, To the ship that is waiting for me.” – Bret Harte     The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Thursday — July 18, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on July 18, 2019 at 7:04 am

    July 18th, 1954 is the birthdate of Ricky Skaggs, an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 83  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3,000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used … The post Preparedness Notes for Thursday — July 18, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Family Medical Preps – Part 2, by Doctor Dan
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on July 18, 2019 at 7:03 am

    (Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) Stockpile Medical Supplies: Basic Household First Aid Kits: These are essential for treating the very minor/nuisance injuries one encounters in their daily lives. This is not as comprehensive as any prepper should have on hand, but its low cost is a starter towards having some medical supplies on hand. Many of the items could prevent worse problems, such as Neosporin preventing a life-threatening infection in a TEOTWAWKI situation. (These kits can be obtained at virtually any retailer for under $20.) More Comprehensive First Aid Kits: Useful for someone with slightly more advanced … The post Family Medical Preps – Part 2, by Doctor Dan appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:
    by James Wesley Rawles on July 18, 2019 at 7:02 am

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at a wolf-attack nightmare. Wisconsin Farm Family’s Wolf-Attack Nightmare Reader Jon C. sent us this: Wisconsin farm family lives wolf-attack nightmare. The article begins: “On July 8, my father-in-law walked down to … The post The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: 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. […]