Prepper Address Book

  • Now It's Comey Vs. Lynch: Someone's Lying Again
    on May 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    They both can't be telling the truth! (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Establishment Narrative-Managers Struggling With New Syria Plot Holes
    on May 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    “In summary... there is a higher probability that both cylinders were manually placed at those two locations rather than being delivered from aircraft.” (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Second White House 'Farm Bailout' Could Cost As Much As $20 Billion
    on May 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Rates currently under discussion include $2 per bushel for soybeans, 63 cents per bushel for wheat and 4 cents per bushel for corn growers. (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Mueller Refuses To Testify Publicly Before Congress, Infuriating Democrats
    on May 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    It is now Mueller himself that will now be blamed for his suspicious lack of willingness to cooperate and testify before the American public (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • This Is What Hedge Funds Did In The First Quarter
    on May 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    After a disastrous Q4 2018, hedge funds partially redeemed themselves, with the average fund returning 8%... or about half the return of the S&P500. (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Doug Collins: “Democrats want the work of Mueller, but don’t want to talk to Mueller”…
    by sundance on May 21, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, Doug Collins, points out how Jerry Nadler wants the “theater but doesn’t want the truth”.  Specifically highlighting how the Democrats in congress conspicuously don’t want to present Robert Mueller for testimony. . Jerry Nadler has … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Both Democratic Frontrunners Voted For The Religious Freedom Restoration Act In 1993. Do They Still Support It?
    by David Marcus on May 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Do Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders still believe in the religious freedom they both voted for in 1993? […]

  • Life In The Hollow Golden Age Of Television
    by Ben Domenech on May 21, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Are shows likes Game of Thrones really what we want history to record what we were doing when the debt ballooned and fertility collapsed? […]

  • Obama-Era State Department Official Provides More Evidence Of FISA Abuse
    by Margot Cleveland on May 21, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Kathleen Kavalec’s notes provide at least four more pieces of proof to the already-conclusive case of FISA abuse and wrongful government targeting. […]

  • Carter Page: Obama’s FBI, DOJ May Have Spied On Trump Admin, Not Just Campaign
    by Margot Cleveland on May 21, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Carter Page’s revelation that he remained in touch with Steve Bannon and others during the transition period and following Trump’s inauguration raises a much larger question. […]

  • Is Concern For Rebuilding Notre Dame About Piety Or Aesthetics?
    by Maureen Mullarkey on May 21, 2019 at 11:04 am

    No tears fall for these parishes in Florida's panhandle, devastated by hurricanes, that lack the supernal sheen of great architecture. […]

  • The Conventional Wisdom About Millennial Suffering Is A Myth
    by David Harsanyi on May 21, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Despite a sense of unearned victimhood, millennials haven't had it harder than those who came before them. In most ways, the opposite is true. […]

  • Why Daenerys Targaryen’s Transformation Into A Totalitarian Was Perfectly Logical
    by Jonathan S. Tobin on May 21, 2019 at 11:03 am

    The ending of the TV saga may not have pleased everyone, but its warning about messianic movements like the one Daenerys Targaryen led should be taken to heart. […]

  • In Wake Of Federal Tax Reform, Blue States Scramble To Hide High Taxes
    by Kyle Sammin on May 21, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Democrats insist richer people need to pay more taxes. When that becomes slightly more true because of a Republican initiative, they hide income. […]

  • 3 Negative Consequences From Not Prosecuting Parents For Obtaining Abortions
    by Georgi Boorman and James Silberman on May 21, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Pro-lifers have unintentionally sowed the seeds of injustice by exempting mothers who get abortions from prosecution. They, too, should face consequences. […]

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Icon Leaves A Legacy Of True Anti-Racism
    by Christine Weerts on May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    It was 10:22 a.m. on September 15, 1963, and a dynamite bomb had just ripped a giant hole through Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 25 blocks away, where Chris’s daughter had gone with her mother to celebrate Youth Sunday. […]

  • Immigrant Architect I.M. Pei Was A Shining Example Of American Exceptionalism
    by Helen Raleigh on May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    The world-famous American architect Ieoh Ming Pei once said ‘Life is architecture and architecture is the mirror of life.’ His art is certainly a mirror of his life. […]

  • Pro-Choice Democrats Want To Force Doctors To Perform Abortions
    by Christopher Jacobs on May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    The left wants to prohibit choice in medicine, by forcing doctors and health-care providers with religious objections to perform abortions. Who’s really anti-choice? […]

  • 15 Best Memes About The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale
    by Joshua Lawson on May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Regardless of how the series ended, you knew the Internet would serve up plenty of silly memes to mark the end of HBO's 'Game of Thrones.' […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — May 21, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on May 21, 2019 at 7:07 am

    May 21st is the birthday of weapons designer John Douglas Pedersen. (Born 1881, died 1951.) His name is almost synonymous with the short-lived Pedersen Device (pictured) — a conversion kit that turned a Model 1903 Springfield bolt action rifle into a semi-automatic “trench broom.” — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 82  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the … The post Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — May 21, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Advanced EMT for Preppers, by R.S.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on May 21, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Among the most valuable skills for any prepper to possess is the ability to deal with medical issues. Advanced training such as Medical Doctor, Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse are certainly wonderful assets, but they typically require a vocational commitment. This begs the question “what about the rest of us”? Several years ago I requested a trauma kit from my family as a birthday present. Being the loving family that they are, they dutifully provided. However, once I opened the kit to review the supplies and tools inside I suddenly realized: ”I have no idea how to use this!” It was … The post Advanced EMT for Preppers, by R.S. appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt
    by James Wesley Rawles on May 21, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. Today, we focus on William Shatner’s recent appearance in Spokane. (See the Washington section.) Idaho Is the Idaho state government at war with Idaho County?  The following is from an Idaho County press release: “The Idaho County Board of Commissioners will be adding an agenda item to a future regular meeting to publicly discuss a letter received by the Board from the State … The post SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:
    by James Wesley Rawles on May 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”.  Today, we look at Tiny House kits and pre-built Tiny Houses. Lessons From The Battle of Marawi Reader T.Z. recommended this article from an Australian author as an insight about what urban life might be like, post collapse: The Battle of Marawi: Small Team Lessons Learned For the Close Fight Upcoming Tiny House Events The Tiny House Talk web site has put together a links page with Upcoming Tiny House Workshops, Festivals, … The post The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

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

    “There are two basic pathways to systemic collapse: external shocks or internal decay. The two are not mutually exclusive, of course; it can be argued that the most common path is internal decay weakens the empire/state and an external shock pushes the rotted structure off the cliff.” – Charles Hugh Smith The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • May 21st – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #852
    by sundance on May 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 […]

  • Tuesday May 21st – Open Thread
    by sundance on May 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 […]

  • Devin Nunes Challenges FBI to Prove Joseph Mifsud is Russian Operative…
    by sundance on May 21, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Devin Nunes outlines his request to intelligence agencies to prove Joseph Mifsud is a Russian intelligence operative. Apparently the current FBI is avoiding a response. . Hell, it’s not difficult to predict where the Mifsud story ends up.  It’s likely … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Steve Bannon Responds To China Labeling Him “Demon”, Arch-Nemesis of Beijing…
    by sundance on May 21, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Steve Bannon appears on Fox Business news to discuss his new label as global “demon” to Beijing for Bannon’s strategic opposition to the rise of Chinese dragonomics. . Mr. Bannon is correct in outlining President Trump’s long term strategy to … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • President Trump Impromptu Presser Departing White House – (Video and Transcript)…
    by sundance on May 21, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Chopper pressers are the best pressers.  President Trump delivers remarks to media and holds an impromptu presser prior to departing the White House for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. [Video and Transcript] [Transcript] 5:51 P.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: Okay, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Doug Collins Releases Transcripts of Nine Former DOJ and FBI Officials…
    by sundance on May 21, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I hope everyone is ready to do some reading…. Moments ago Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins released the transcripts of nine key figures from the House investigation into DOJ and FBI political activity. The transcript release includes testimony from: … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Comey and Brennan Contradict Each Other on “Crown Material” (ie. Dossier)…
    by sundance on May 20, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    The Christopher Steele dossier was called “Crown Material” by FBI agents within the small group during their 2016 political surveillance operation. The “Crown” description reflects the unofficial British intelligence aspect to the dossier as provided by Steele. Recently, former House … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • President Trump MAGA Rally – Montoursville, Pennsylvania – 7:00pm EDT Livestream…
    by sundance on May 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Tonight President Donald J. Trump will be holding a high-energy MAGA rally at the Energy Aviation Hangar in Montoursville, PA. (North-Central PA)  The President is expected to speak at 7:00pm EDT with pre-event speakers ongoing. RSBN Livestream Link – GST … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Steve Scalise Discusses China, USMCA, Trade and Possible Bid for Louisiana Governor…
    by sundance on May 20, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Louisiana congressional representative and house minority whip Steve Scalise discusses current trade and economic initiatives from President Trump’s agenda.  Representative Scalise outlines the importance of the challenge to China and the benefits within the USMCA agreement. Beyond the economics, Scalise … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • What’s Happening To Britney Spears, Country Music, And Network TV
    by The Federalist Staff on May 20, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Washington Post entertainment reporter Emily Yahr joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the biggest news coming out of Hollywood and Nashville this week. […]

  • The Democratic Party’s Choice: Normalcy, Ambition, Or Aspiration
    by Ben Domenech on May 20, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg are the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination. Will the party seek a return to normalcy, or something more aspirational? […]

  • Why Rashida Tlaib’s Holocaust Comments Were Propaganda
    by Stella Morabito on May 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

    How might Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s comments about the Holocaust play into a campaign against Israel in particular or the Jewish people in general? […]

  • Yes, Banning Abortion Reduces Abortion Rates
    by Lyman Stone on May 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Let’s not kid ourselves. Abortion restrictions work. They have large, rapid effects and save tens of thousands of lives from the cruelty of murder in the womb. […]

  • I’m A Legitimate Asylum-Seeker, And I Support Trump’s Border Wall
    by Mahir Ahmed on May 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Like many people, I used to think President Trump was exaggerating the situation at the southern border. Then I learned my application for asylum was being delayed to preference people deliberately breaking U.S. laws. […]

  • Is Sexual Autonomy Worth The Cost To Human Lives?
    by Noelle Mering on May 20, 2019 at 10:49 am

    We might look at the modern dating world and ask ourselves if this life of illusion that we are fighting so hard to preserve is one worth protecting at the price of innocent human lives. […]

  • President Trump Can Still Avert A Catastrophe With Iran, And He Should
    by Sumantra Maitra on May 20, 2019 at 10:49 am

    It appears President Trump is cognizant of the slow drift to war with Iran, and is not very happy about it. Someone needs to remind him who is the president. […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — May 20, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on May 20, 2019 at 7:05 am

    May 20th, 1942 was the birthday of Carlos Hathcock (died February 23, 1999.)  He was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 82  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 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 … The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — May 20, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Rock Island Armory M200 Revolver, by Pat Cascio
    by Pat Cascio on May 20, 2019 at 7:04 am

    The good ol’ fashioned revolver is not dead, not by a long shot. However, the majority of requests I still get from readers are for articles on semi-auto pistols. My local gun shop has just one display case that is devoted to revolvers – everything else is semi-auto handguns. I recently ran into one great deal on a little known revolver, from Rock Island Armory, and its called the M200. We’ll take a close look at it, in this review. I honestly never thought I’d reach the age where folks would start calling me an “old timer” – at least … The post Rock Island Armory M200 Revolver, by Pat Cascio appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Recipe of the Week: A.V.’s South African Melktert
    by James Wesley Rawles on May 20, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Reader A.V. kindly sent us one of her favorite dessert recipes for a delicious South African Melktert (Milk Tart). It makes 8 servings.  This recipe is broken into two sections: one for the filling, and one for the pastry crust.  This recipe requires the use of a set of ceramic pie weights. Melktert Filling: Ingredients 1 quart milk ½ cup sugar 1 Tablespoon butter 2 large eggs (or 3 small eggs) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon Directions for Making the Melktert Filling In a heat proof … The post Recipe of the Week: A.V.’s South African Melktert appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on May 20, 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 turn our attention to collectible cars. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold Stays Cold; Silver Gets Sold; Their Ratio Behold! o  o  o What Does The New Fed’s Regime Imply For The Gold Price? Economy & Finance: The poseurs running the Federal Reserve banking … The post Economics & Investing For Preppers appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

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

    “I believe in freedom, I believe deeply in it. I’ve fought in three wars, and volunteered for all of them, because I believed as a free man, that it was my duty to help those under attack of tyranny. Just as simple as that.” –  Col. Lewis L. Millet (Dec. 15, 1920 – Nov. 14, 2009.) A three war veteran and Medal of Honor recipient in Korea. The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

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

    On May 19, 1796, the first game law was approved in the United States. The law created penalties for hunting or destroying game within Indian Territory.  Modern American fish and game laws make “living off the land” nearly impossible, outside of Alaska. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 82  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 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 … The post Preparedness Notes for Sunday — May 19, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Life in the 12th Century, by Edge
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on May 19, 2019 at 7:03 am

    The following article may offend some miserable gits with no sense of humour. If you are a miserable git, then you have been warned. Don’t come whining to me. To envisage a life after electricity, we must look back to a time without it. Most people can think as far back as the American Civil War for a lifestyle but that is modern history with Morse Code (1844), Railways (1804) and Steam Ships (1787) and not where we need to look at all. We need to go right back. In the 12th century there was a rural population of around … The post Life in the 12th Century, by Edge appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:
    by James Wesley Rawles on May 19, 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”.  Today, we look at Shortwave Broadcasting. The Transmitters of Freedom (Shortwave Broadcasting) Over at Off Grid Ham: The Transmitters of Freedom Should Be Turned Back On! Here is a quote: “The internet affords little privacy, anonymity, or security. IP addresses can be tracked. It’s fairly easy to know who is accessing what content. Plus, the internet depends on a complex system of routers, servers, and data circuits to connect them. Oppressive governments … The post The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

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

    “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

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

    I just heard that novelist Herman Wouk passed away on May17th, at age 103. His novels–some still in print–will certainly outlive him.  From his obituary:  “In 1951, Wouk released his most celebrated novel, The Caine Mutiny. It sold slowly at first but eventually topped best-seller lists and won a Pulitzer.” — On May 18th, 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people. Ash from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota. Seismic activity at Mount St. Helens, which is 96 miles south of Seattle, began on March 16. A 4.2-magnitude tremor … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday — May 18, 2019 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. […]