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  • Five Attorneys General Send Letter To Biden Urging Him To Reject ‘Radical’ Nominee Vanita Gupta
    by Gabe Kaminsky on March 1, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    The letter alludes to Gupta's poor stance on law and order, given her support for defunding the police and the openly Marxist Black Lives Matter organization.

  • Nikki Haley Attempts To Gain Back MAGA Favor, Showcases Her Conniving Decepticon Nature
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    CTH has watched this conniving, manipulating liar who lies for years.  Nikki Haley has absolutely no central value system other than her own manipulative self interest. It really is quite remarkable how Haley thinks she just reverse course after criticizing … Continue reading → The post Nikki Haley Attempts To Gain Back MAGA Favor, Showcases Her Conniving Decepticon Nature appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • President Trump Post CPAC Interview With Steve Hilton
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    President Trump called-in after his CPAC speech for an interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton.  The interview covered a variety of subjects and touched on current events that are critical for our nation.  However, Steve Hilton praising RNC Chairwoman Ronna … Continue reading → The post President Trump Post CPAC Interview With Steve Hilton appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Denies There Is A Crisis At The Border
    by Jordan Davidson on March 1, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters there is not a crisis at the border, despite the hundreds of illegal and unaccompanied migrant children flooding into the United States from Central America.

  • In Memoriam 02/01/1969 – 03/01/2012
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    The best Happy Warrior. We Will Never Forget! Nine years as an angel on our shoulders…. We miss you deeply. Shine on you crazy diamond, we look forward to laughing with you once again.  ~ Sundance The post In Memoriam 02/01/1969 – 03/01/2012 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • ‘Murder Among The Mormons’ Is A True-Crime Masterpiece
    by Emily Jashinsky on March 1, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    As the true-crime boom rolls along, even prestige projects are falling into easy traps. But not "Murder Among the Mormons."

  • United Nations Officials Shepherd Migrants Across Southern Border
    by Tristan Justice on March 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Officials from the United Nations helped usher Mexican migrants into the United States last week after Biden reversed Trump's Remain in Mexico program.

  • If Nasdaq Gets Its Way, All Listed Companies Must Have At Least Two ‘Diverse’ Board Members
    by Gabe Kaminsky on March 1, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    If passed by the SEC, any Nasdaq-listed companies that do not comply with the new rules will have to "provide an explanation" to all shareholders.

  • After Pushing COVID Fear and Public School Closures, Berkely CA Teachers Union President Takes Daughter to Private School For In-Class Teaching
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Watch what they do, not what they say.  Remember, in order to continue advancing their ideological positions leftists have to pretend not to know things.  Those who are pushing COVID panic and fear are not worried about the Coronavirus.  COVID … Continue reading → The post After Pushing COVID Fear and Public School Closures, Berkely CA Teachers Union President Takes Daughter to Private School For In-Class Teaching appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • No, CPAC’s Stage Layout Wasn’t A Secret Nazi Symbol, And It’s An Offensive Claim With Zero Evidence
    by Jason Rantz on March 1, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    The Hyatt brand of hotels is the latest victim of a boycott campaign from leftist activists upset conservative leaders have a place to share their ideas.

  • Teachers Union Head Who Lobbied To Keep Your Kids Home Was Caught Taking His Kid To In-Person School
    by Jordan Davidson on March 1, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    The president of a California teachers union advocating for prolonged, science-denying school closures is facing backlash after videos surfaced of him dropping off his young daughter at an in-person, private school.

  • Our National Faith Will Stand, Steadfast
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    A reminder for a friend… Steadfast doesn’t mean when it’s easy; the term has no meaning when things are working according to our own convenient interests. Steadfast means standing strong when it’s challenging, difficult and unnerving. Just as courage is … Continue reading → The post Our National Faith Will Stand, Steadfast appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Frontier Airlines Under Fire After Booting 18-Month-Old Jewish Baby Off Flight For Not Wearing A Mask
    by Tristan Justice on March 1, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Frontier Airlines kicked a family of Hasidic Jews off a plane Sunday after they refused to force their 18-month-old baby to wear a face mask.

  • DNC Organizers Tried To Shed The Party’s ‘Coastal Elites’ Reputation But Couldn’t
    by Jordan Davidson on March 1, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Democrats failed to shed their "coastal elites" reputation after they realized many featured DNC speakers would be broadcasting from the same summer vacation spot.

  • Is The Rock’s New Series Just A Trial Balloon For A Run For President?
    by Madeline Osburn on March 1, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The wrestler-turned-actor uses his new NBC comedy to tease fans who want him to pursue a political career, but is he just teasing?

  • No, Sen. Ron Johnson Didn’t Promote A ‘Conspiracy Theory’ About The Capitol Riot
    by J. Michael Waller on March 1, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Sen. Ron Johnson was one of the first senators to suspect the riot had been planned. In a Federalist article, I identified four groups that appeared to have planned for violence in advance.

  • Why The Virtual Golden Globes Fell Flat
    by Emily Jashinsky on March 1, 2021 at 11:20 am

    A quasi-virtual presentation replete with technological hiccups and flat punchlines, Sunday's Golden Globes left much to be desired.

  • How Ryan Anderson’s Banned Book, ‘When Harry Became Sally,’ Helped Me With Gender Dysphoria
    by Chad Felix Greene on March 1, 2021 at 11:10 am

    People like me have gone years feeling alone and ignored by the popular discussion of gender identity, but Ryan’s book gives us hope and understanding.

  • Federalism Is How Americans Have Historically Resolved Bitter Disputes
    by Marc Landy on March 1, 2021 at 11:00 am

    A principled defense of American federalism — even if it deprives one of a delicious policy outcome — is necessary now more than ever.

  • The Explosion In Queer Sexuality Among Kids Is Not A Natural Trend
    by Chad Felix Greene on March 1, 2021 at 10:30 am

    For young American women, it appears queer identity may just be the newest fashion trend they are eager to show off on social media.

  • Stanford Mob’s Attempt To Cancel Hoover Institution Scholars Fails
    by Jonathan S. Tobin on March 1, 2021 at 10:25 am

    The left's failed attack on the Hoover Institution was a victory against the academy's intolerance. Yet most conservatives lack the same protection.

  • Seattle Tax Dollars Provide Heroin Pipes, ‘Booty Bumping Kits’ To Homeless Addicts
    by Jason Rantz on March 1, 2021 at 10:20 am

    The city knows addicts will continue their addiction regardless of what case managers say, so instead they offer a free 'booty bumping kit' as a 'good choice if your veins are hard to hit.'

  • The Greatest Living American Writer Finally Renounces The Federalist
    by Neal Pollack on March 1, 2021 at 10:15 am

    In an attempt to save my shattered reputation, I renounce The Federalist. It is too little, too late, and not nearly enough, for our culture has silenced me forever.

  • CPAC Is Still Trump’s, But Something Has Changed
    by David Marcus on March 1, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Four years on, even in defeat, this is still Donald Trump’s party and seems set to be for some time. For now, Trump's populism is here to stay.

  • Biden’s DOJ Appointees Plan To Persecute Nuns, Police, And Female Athletes
    by Mario Diaz on March 1, 2021 at 10:05 am

    President Joe Biden’s selection of Merrick Garland and Vanita Gupta shows how insidious and unserious his calls for unity are.

  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — March 1, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on March 1, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Today is the birthday of the late singer, songwriter, and cowboy poet Allen Wayne Damron. Damron was quite the Texan, through and through. (Born 1939, died August 13, 2005, in Terlingua, Texas.) — Today we present the monthly column that is kindly written by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins Pat Cascio’s weekly product review article will appear tomorrow. (Tuesday, March 2, 2021.) The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — March 1, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • February 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran
    by Steven Cochran on March 1, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance, and the factors that affected gold prices. What Did Gold Do in February? Gold didn’t have a very good month in February, closing at a second monthly loss in a row. This culminated in a $53 drop in spot gold on the last trading session of the month, hitting $1,716 an ounce before recovering back to $1,730. This puts gold on track for the worst month in four years. The pain this month … The post February 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Recipe of the Week: Snow Ice Cream
    by James Wesley Rawles on March 1, 2021 at 7:03 am

    The following recipe for Snow Ice Cream comes to us from SurvivalBlog reader Laura E.: During or after every fresh snowfall, I mix up a batch of snow ice cream for my husband’s sweet tooth.  Kids would love to make this fast and simple seasonal treat, too. Ingredients Snow Sweetened condensed milk Flavor(s) of choice (cocoa, vanilla or peppermint extract, fruit, etc) Directions The density of the snow will influence the amount of condensed milk you need to create a creamy consistency (closer to that of ice milk than of ice cream).  So I use two bowls. 1.  Scoop up … The post Recipe of the Week: Snow Ice Cream appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on March 1, 2021 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 further examine the ammunition shortage. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: See Steven Cochran’s monthly precious metals recap report, also posted today. Economy & Finance: Personal income leaps 10% in January thanks to stimulus, but inflation still in check o  o  o At Zero Hedge: Rabo: We Are About To … The post Economics & Investing For Preppers appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on March 1, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” – Patrick Henry, from: Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • March 1st – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day #41
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 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 JoeBama Administration and Presidency. … Continue reading → The post March 1st – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day #41 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Monday March 1st – Open Thread
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 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 → The post Monday March 1st – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Transcript of President Donald Trump CPAC SPEECH 2021
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 3:20 am

    [TRANSCRIPT] – Well thank you very much CPAC. Do you miss me yet? Do you miss me? A lot of things going on to so many wonderful friends, Conservatives and fellow citizens in this room all across our country. I … Continue reading → The post Transcript of President Donald Trump CPAC SPEECH 2021 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • The Big Ugly Begins, President Trump Targets the DeceptiCons, Those GOPe Establishment Politicians who Need To Be Removed
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 2:46 am

    During his CPAC speech President Trump named some of the DeceptiCons in congress who have blocked the MAGA agenda.  President Trump identified some of the politicians by name in both the House and Senate who need to get primaried.  WATCH: … Continue reading → The post The Big Ugly Begins, President Trump Targets the DeceptiCons, Those GOPe Establishment Politicians who Need To Be Removed appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Strategic and Smart, President Trump Begins “Save America PAC”
    by Sundance on March 1, 2021 at 2:10 am

    President Donald J Trump has taken the reigns on the monetary side of the MAGA movement in a shift that will draw a distinction between the RNC and the priorities of the MAGA movement.   President Trump is starting his own … Continue reading → The post Strategic and Smart, President Trump Begins “Save America PAC” appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Preparedness Notes for Sunday — February 28, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 28, 2021 at 7:04 am

    February 28th is the birthday of famed Swiss investor and economic pundit Marc Faber (born 1946). — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 93 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: 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 certificate from onPoint Tactical for the … The post Preparedness Notes for Sunday — February 28, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The K.I.S.S. Principle and Transceivers – Part 5, by Tunnel Rabbit
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on February 28, 2021 at 7:03 am

    (Continued from Part 4. This concludes the article.) ANTENNA SELECTION Mobile Antennas Selection, and Mounts The following list is very short list as most antennas on the market require the installer to tune the antenna with an SWR meter.  Often this fact is omitted. Fortunately, both these antennas do not need to be tuned and are more than adequate.  There is not much need to look further. Both of these antennas have NMO bases, and there is a variety of heavy to light magenetic mount with various cable lengths available that have MNO fittings.  Magnetic mount bases are very popular, … The post The K.I.S.S. Principle and Transceivers – Part 5, by Tunnel Rabbit appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • JWR’s Meme Of The Week:
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 28, 2021 at 7:02 am

    The latest meme created by JWR: To share this, you can find it here: https://kapwi.ng/c/ZW18AUNF Meme Text: Nancy Pelosi Fought the U.S. Border Fence — And Dragged Her Feet for Four Long Years But Then She Ordered the Three-Mile Long Capitol Fence — And Had it Put Up in Four Days The post JWR’s Meme Of The Week: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 28, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17 (KJV) The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — February 27, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 27, 2021 at 7:04 am

    On February 27, 1902 Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant was executed in Pretoria. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 93 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: 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 certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday — February 27, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The K.I.S.S. Principle and Transceivers – Part 4, by Tunnel Rabbit
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on February 27, 2021 at 7:03 am

    (Continued from Part 3.) The Quad Barreled Cannon, The Wouxun KG-UV980P, $310.00 The Wouxun KG-UV980P Quad Band Base/Mobile Two Way Radio is a quad band, with cross band repeat, a 50 watt transceiver, that transmits using FM only in these frequency ranges: 26 to 29 MHz, 50 to 54 MHz, 136 to 174 MHz, and 400 to 480 MHz.  It can generally be described in terms of Amateur Radio as a 10 meter, 6 meter, 2 meter, and 70cm, yet this unit transmits outside of these Amateur bands, and is much more than simply a Ham radio.  For example, it … The post The K.I.S.S. Principle and Transceivers – Part 4, by Tunnel Rabbit appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Editors’ Prepping Progress
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 27, 2021 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’m back on the road, to … The post Editors’ Prepping Progress appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 27, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth, And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it. Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Preparedness Notes for Friday — February 26, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on February 26, 2021 at 7:04 am

    This day, February 26, is the birthday of Major-General Orde Charles Wingate (born, 1903, died 24 March 1944), an eccentric British Army officer who organized special military units in Palestine in the 1930s, and in Abyssinia, Sudan, and Burma during World War II. He is most famous for his creation of the Chindits, airborne deep-penetration troops trained to work behind enemy lines in the Far East campaigns against the Japanese during World War II. On February 26, 1993: A truck bomb built by Islamic extremists explodes in the parking garage of the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center, … The post Preparedness Notes for Friday — February 26, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The K.I.S.S. Principle and Transceivers – Part 3, by Tunnel Rabbit
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on February 26, 2021 at 7:03 am

    (Continued from Part 2.) Editor’s Note: The following section of the article describes some high power and out-of-band transmission modifications that are not legal under most circumstances. In an absolute disaster situation, anyone can operate outside of normal bands/channels without a license and probably without any legal repercussions. But doing so in normal times will surely get someone arrested, their gear seized, and some hefty fines. Beware! BACK TO THE FUTURE, CB RADIO IS BACK! Although Citizen Band (CB) might not be a part of our primary radio communications plan, we may need to operate a CB to talk to … The post The K.I.S.S. Principle and Transceivers – Part 3, by Tunnel Rabbit 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.