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  • Rihanna Is Officially A Billionaire And ‘Eat The Rich’ Twitter Doesn’t Know What To Do
    by Evita Duffy on August 5, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Rihanna began trending on Twitter yesterday after Forbes revealed that the 33-year-old singer is now worth 1.7 billion dollars. 

  • With Biden’s Illegal ‘Eviction Moratorium’ Democrats Openly Embrace Lawlessness
    by John Daniel Davidson on August 5, 2021 at 11:15 am

    The president knows what he ordered the CDC to do is illegal. He did it anyway to appease the left wing of his party.

  • The 1619 Project Conveniently Overlooks Racist Past Of The Democratic Party
    by Mark Hemingway on August 5, 2021 at 10:55 am

    The New York Times’ 1619 Project virtually ignores the Democrat Party’s role in advancing and sustaining racism in the United States.

  • If Fauci Really Wanted More Americans To Get Vaccinated, He’d Resign
    by Beverly Hallberg on August 5, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Americans have reasonable questions about the vaccine, which should be answered with a transparent presentation of the facts — not browbeating.

  • What Will It Take To Reverse The Purple Trend In Once-Solid-Red States Like Virginia?
    by Casey Chalk on August 5, 2021 at 10:25 am

    By focusing on crime, small businesses, and working families, Mark Earley Jr. believes he can help revitalize the Virginia Republican Party.

  • Kim Jong Un’s War On K-Pop Is A Sign Of North Korea’s True Weakness
    by Arielle Del Turco on August 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    The leaders of this 'socialist paradise' are threatened by acts of individual expression and what those acts represent — freedom of thought.

  • ‘Rick And Morty’ Season 5 Episode 7 Is The Anime-Mobster Mash-Up You Never Knew You Needed
    by Kyle Sammin on August 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

    A bizarre and disorienting storyline, the latest 'Rick and Morty' was probably the best-written episode of the season, absent a few minor hiccups.

  • Preparedness Notes for Thursday — August 5, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 5, 2021 at 7:04 am

    August 5th is the sad anniversary of the Mann Gulch Fire in Montana that took the lives of 13 firefighters (including 12 smokejumpers and one former smokejumper), in 1949. The intense, fast-moving forest fire took place in what later became the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness. The events of that fire were chronicled in the book Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean and immortalized in the haunting lyrics of the ballad Cold Missouri Waters by James Keelaghan. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today, we begin Round 96 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: … The post Preparedness Notes for Thursday — August 5, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • My Many Fast Failures – Part 1, by M.P.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on August 5, 2021 at 7:03 am

    I just learned the hard way the truth about not counting your chickens before they are hatched. This is but one of the many failures I have experienced over the past several years as I have been trying to climb the learning curve of several different self-sufficiency skills. I wanted to share my experiences with the other readers of SurvivalBlog in hopes—not so much that you can learn from my mistakes though if that happens, wonderful!—but as much as anything to encourage you to start now making your own mistakes and learning from them if you haven’t already. “Fail fast” … The post My Many Fast Failures – Part 1, by M.P. appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 5, 2021 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 software-defined radios (SDRs). A Primer on Software Defined Radios (SDRs) This video is a primer on inexpensive software-defined radios (SDRs): The Coolest Radio You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.  JWR’s Comment: … The post The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 5, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “Cannot you see, cannot all you lecturers see, that it is we that are dying, and that down here the only thing that really lives is the Machine? We created the Machine, to do our will, but we cannot make it do our will now. It has robbed us of the sense of space and of the sense of touch, it has blurred every human relation and narrowed down love to a carnal act, it has paralysed our bodies and our wills, and now it compels us to worship it. The Machine develops — but not on our lines. The … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • August 5th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 198
    by Sundance on August 5, 2021 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 JoeBama Administration and Presidency. “This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. The post August 5th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 198 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Thursday August 5th – Open Thread
    by Sundance on August 5, 2021 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 who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. The post Thursday August 5th – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Ben Domenech: Here’s Why Babies Are Great And Why The Left Hates Them
    by Spencer Lindquist on August 5, 2021 at 4:00 am

    'Progressives hate babies because they’re crying, drooling, pooping refutations of everything woke leftists believe,' Ben Domenech said on 'Primetime.'

  • An Honest Explanation About Joe Biden Inflation, and It Has Nothing to do With COVID
    by Sundance on August 5, 2021 at 3:31 am

    Repost from June by Request – Several people have written to CTH for an economic review of our current status. Below this post are two primary precursor articles [Primary One and Primary Two] which outline the economic dynamic in play, and how we can look forward with accuracy to what is likely to happen. Despite The post An Honest Explanation About Joe Biden Inflation, and It Has Nothing to do With COVID appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts: “If The Government Can Decide Who is Free and Who is Not, There is No Freedom Only Tyranny”
    by Sundance on August 5, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Many people have looked at what is taking place in Australia with jaws agape.  Indeed, if there exists any system of western democracy that has taken more stronger totalitarian measures during covid than Australia, they are not easily identified. There were reports in early 2020 of the United Nations organizing 5-stages of COVID lock-down plans, The post Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts: “If The Government Can Decide Who is Free and Who is Not, There is No Freedom Only Tyranny” appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Think About This, Joe Biden Openly Admits He is Attempting to Subvert The U.S. Constitution Regarding Private Property Ownership
    by Sundance on August 5, 2021 at 12:00 am

    During the question and answer session following his remarks yesterday, Joe Biden said something out loud the media are desperately trying to hide. In this video segment listen carefully to what he says.  As the Supreme Court and lower courts have determined, the CDC has no legal authority to block the rights of property owners The post Think About This, Joe Biden Openly Admits He is Attempting to Subvert The U.S. Constitution Regarding Private Property Ownership appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Governor DeSantis Brings Heavy Timber – Florida Will Not Be a Biomedical Surveillance State, The Free State of Florida Will Remain Free
    by Sundance on August 4, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis directly responded to the attacks from Joe Biden and the White House over DeSantis’ decision to block forced vaccinations, forced mask mandates, block CDC demanded shut-downs and keep schools open and mask-free for in-person teaching. Earlier today, Governor DeSantis took direct aim at the manipulative control effort from the federal bureaucracy, The post Governor DeSantis Brings Heavy Timber – Florida Will Not Be a Biomedical Surveillance State, The Free State of Florida Will Remain Free appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Deep Inside the Intelligence Rabbit Hole – Was China Behind Pegasus?
    by Sundance on August 4, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    A very odd sequence of events (more on that later) created a need for me to pause the ongoing “Fourth Branch of Government” series.  A rather important discovery connected to Israeli intelligence and China came into view.  I am still evaluating, and researching deeper than comfortable in this rabbit hole. It is very time consuming The post Deep Inside the Intelligence Rabbit Hole – Was China Behind Pegasus? appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Can Pro-Family Populists Actually Change The GOP?
    by The Federalist Staff on August 4, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Conn Carrol argues the GOP should reorient its approach to balance GDP and social capital.

  • MAGA Candidate Mike Carey Wins Crowded GOP Primary Field, Ohio CD15
    by Sundance on August 4, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    President Trump endorsed republican candidate Mike Carey in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District.  With that endorsement, Cary went on to win against a crowded field of candidates, and will now face-off against Democrat Allison Russo in the November general election. As noted in The Daily Mail, “Carey was a little known contender until he earned Trump’s The post MAGA Candidate Mike Carey Wins Crowded GOP Primary Field, Ohio CD15 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • DeSantis Punches Back At Biden After White House Attacked Florida’s COVID Policies
    by Jordan Davidson on August 4, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Press Secretary Jen Psaki pledged to keep calling out Republican states that she claims are hampering the administration's efforts to mitigate the virus.

  • Biden Has ‘No Plans’ To Personally Demand Cuomo’s Resignation Or Impeachment
    by Jordan Davidson on August 4, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    "Why not pick up the phone and ask [Cuomo] to resign at this point?" a reporter asked during Wednesday's White House press briefing.

  • Pardoning The McCloskeys Is What Real Racial Justice Looks Like
    by Eddie Scarry on August 4, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    The McCloskeys are white and wouldn’t back down to the intimidating Black Lives Matter crowd so of course it has the national press shaking in anger.

  • Wisconsin Parents Are Fed Up With Schools’ Attempts To Brainwash Their Kids
    by Jordan Davidson on August 4, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    'I look at what's happening and I'm like, I can't be quiet about this,' one concerned Wisconsin mother told The Federalist.

  • Trump-Backed Candidate Sweeps Ohio Primary In Show Of The Former President’s Strong GOP Sway
    by Tristan Justice on August 4, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Trump's pick to replace Ohio GOP Rep. Steve Stivers defeated a large slate of candidates in a crowded primary by a wide margin on Tuesday.

  • Democrats Are Desperate To Make Virginia Governor’s Race All About Trump
    by Shawn Fleetwood on August 4, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Since securing the Democrat nomination in Virginia, McAuliffe has remained steadfast in bringing up the former president regularly on the campaign trail.

  • 7 Ways The Conservative Movement Should Fight Critical Race Theory
    by Joy Pullmann on August 4, 2021 at 10:10 am

    The professional conservative movement should be moving massive amounts of money to support parents' efforts and harden them as a target of this leftist onslaught.

  • Texas’s Attempt To Cut Illegal Migration Is Legally Doomed But Effective PR
    by Margot Cleveland on August 4, 2021 at 10:05 am

    While the Biden administration won the first round and will likely prevail at later stages, it will be a Pyrrhic victory if Texas succeeds in forcing coverage of the crisis at the border.

  • Why We Love To Watch Stories About Ships
    by G.W. Thielman on August 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

    While unoccupied, a ship is but ordinary inert matter, but when manned by skilled personnel and commanded by a competent captain, she comes to life.

  • SCOOP: California YMCA Hosts Pornographer To Teach Children Art, Holds ‘Youth Only’ Events
    by Spencer Lindquist on August 4, 2021 at 9:25 am

    An LGBT Resource Center associated with Burbank's YMCA recently hosted a pornographic artist at an event for children, and now hosts 'youth only' events.

  • What The Delightful Patriotism Of Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock Says About America
    by Tristan Justice on August 4, 2021 at 9:20 am

    American athletes can make a lot of money demonizing their own country these days. U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock has taken a different route.

  • Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — August 4, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 4, 2021 at 7:05 am

    On August 4th, 1944, 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family were captured by the Nazi Gestapo. The Franks had taken shelter in a small space in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse along with another Jewish family and a single Jewish man. They were aided by Christian friends who brought them food and supplies. Her diary survived the war, overlooked by the Gestapo, but Anne and nearly all of the others perished in the Nazi death camps. — Two of my recent gun auctions at GunBroker.com ended very satisfactorily. But oddly, the third one got no bids. … The post Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — August 4, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Money, Finances and Preparedness, by Mr. Zipph
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on August 4, 2021 at 7:03 am

    As an executive with a multi-billion financial institution, I am a financial insider (boo, hiss). I also believe in preparedness. I believe that I have some insights into the money side of preparedness that you might want to consider. I will not delve too deeply into the fragile nature of the global financial system, but I will share my biggest concerns without going into detail: • The fractional reserve banking system allows your bank to create money out of thin air • The central banks of the world are creating unprecedented amounts of money out of thin air • Fiat … The post Money, Finances and Preparedness, by Mr. Zipph appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 4, 2021 at 7:02 am

    This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. We may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters. We’ll start out today’s column with this:  Pompeo Says ‘Collapse From Within Is Possible’ In Dark Vision Of Nation’s Potential Future. (Thanks to Reader A.K. for the link.) o  o  o Avalanche Lily pointed me to a brief “must read” essay, over at NC Renegades: Bad Things Are Coming! Nothing Is Going To Stop It Now! o  o  o In … The post SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 4, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “Bitcoin is not an actual physical coin, and if computers are shut down, you can’t buy or sell them. That’s why nothing will ever replace gold and silver coins themselves, and all investors should have them at home or in a safe deposit box.” – Mark Skousen The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • August 4th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 197
    by Sundance on August 4, 2021 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 JoeBama Administration and Presidency. “This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. The post August 4th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 197 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Wednesday August 4th – Open Thread
    by Sundance on August 4, 2021 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 who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. The post Wednesday August 4th – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — August 3, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 3, 2021 at 7:04 am

    On August 3rd, 1914, Germany and France both declared war on each other, formally beginning the First World War. August 3rd, 1846 is the day that the Donner party found a note warning the emigrants that their expected route through the mountains ahead was nearly impassable. Hastings, an unscrupulous trail guide had created his own “short cut” route and wasn’t even at the planned meeting place at Fort Bridger, but had left word for the party to continue on. Hastings had claimed easy passage through the rugged Wasatch Mountains, but had left a note attached to a forked stick for … The post Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — August 3, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Blind Squirrel Report, by The Novice
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on August 3, 2021 at 7:03 am

    It is said that even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. I have some nutty discoveries to pass along. These discoveries do not merit 1,500 words individually. Collectively, they may deserve some attention. I have compiled them into a single article for your edification and entertainment. Fire Starting Cadillac Mink Oil Mink oil is a byproduct of the fur industry, obtained by rendering the insulating fatty layer found under the skin of minks. It is more resistant to rancidity than most other animal and vegetable oils. It is used as a skin moisturizer and in other … The post The Blind Squirrel Report, by The Novice appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 3, 2021 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 Point Zero Energy portable solar power systems. (See the Idaho section.) Idaho One of my consulting clients recommended a backup/off-grid photovoltaic power system. Point Zero Energy in Weston, Idaho (a small town, near the southeast corner of the state) is currently working … 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 August 3, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “If God is your partner, make your plans big!” – Rev. Dwight L. Moody The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — August 2, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 2, 2021 at 7:07 am

    August 2nd was the birthday of Peter O’Toole (1932–2013). When his name is mentioned, Lawrence of Arabia immediately comes to mind. But one of my favorites was his 1971 film titled Murphy’s War. That has some very memorable seaplane flying scenes. — I’ve recently added eight guns, over at Elk Creek Company. And I have several more new acquisitions to add soon, including several stainless steel Ruger Old Army percussion revolvers. Take a look. Keep in mind that we now take payments both in pre-1965 U.S. silver coinage, or in Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) at a multiplier that changes often, … The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — August 2, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Writing Contest Winners Announced: Round 95
    by James Wesley Rawles on August 2, 2021 at 7:05 am

    We’ve completed the judging for Round 95 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prize winners are: First Prize: First prize is awarded to S.B. for An Electric Car for TEOTWAWKI? (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) published on June 3-4-5, 2021. He will receive the following prizes: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value), A course … The post Writing Contest Winners Announced: Round 95 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • CRKT Ripsnort, by Pat Cascio
    by Pat Cascio on August 2, 2021 at 7:04 am

    I like knives, all kinds of knives, big or small, or everything in the middle…even “ugly” knives are a sight to behold if you ask me. However, I’m not sure where the CRKT Ripsnort comes into the play. To be sure, it is a big knife – well, mostly big…and some would say its an ugly knife – I’m not sure where this fits into my idea of ugly – maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. I’ve been covering CRKT products since their second year in business, and one thing for certain is, they produce a wide variety of knives … The post CRKT Ripsnort, by Pat Cascio appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • CPI Comes In Hotter Than Expected On Hotel, Airline Fares; Used Car Prices Drop
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Prices are continuing their modest recovery even though the shelter index posted its smallest annual increase since December 2011.(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Watch Live: FDA Panel Votes On Authorization Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine For Emergency Use
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Here we go...(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Rabobank: It's Orwell, Not Ends Well
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” So said Orwell in 1984. Nowadays one could add or conflate it with “Imagine a boot kicking a can—for ever.”(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Initial Jobless Claims Jump Most Since March As Lockdowns Strike
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    As lockdowns began to spread virally across America, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits has surged higher...(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • AirAsia CEO: Asian Nations "Won't Let Anyone In Without A Vaccination"
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Yet another airline boss admits vaccination will be compulsory to fly...(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • 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

    In reply to <a href="https://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/hes-not-wrong-my-very-first-negative-review/#comment-25177">TheSpartanMonkey</a>.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.