Prepper Address Book

  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — October 14, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 14, 2019 at 7:05 am

    A special note for SurvivalBlog readers who live on or near the east coast: A big pro-Second Amendment rally has been scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 on the Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C..  Please do your utmost to BE THERE! This needs to be much bigger than the crowd gathered for the so-called Million Mom March, back in 2000. (Which was actually only about 150,000 people, pictured.) Again, please BE THERE! — And a personal note: I have absolutely reached my tolerance point for spam. Not counting the more than 10,000 spams that automatically get blocked … The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — October 14, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Kel-Tec RDB-17, by Pat Cascio
    by Pat Cascio on October 14, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I’ve never been a huge fan of Bullpup rifle designs – I’ve shot a few over the years, but they just didn’t ring my chimes for some reason. That has all changed, since I bought a Kel-Tec RDB-17 – my local gun shop is always getting in something that catches my attention, and the RDB-17 really opened-up my eyes for some reason. I’ve played around with the civilian version of the IWI Tavor that is being used in Israel with great success, but it didn’t do anything for me – especially the price tag – it didn’t offer anything to … The post Kel-Tec RDB-17, by Pat Cascio appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Recipe of the Week: K.D.’s Quick Black Bean Hummus
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 14, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Reader K.D. kindly sent us this recipe for a simple and quick black bean hummus. Ingredients 1 cup well-cooked black beans (can be cooked a day in advance, if kept refrigerated) 1 of clove of minced garlic (less or omit, to taste.) 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons of lemon juice — fresh-squeezed juice is best Salt, to taste Ground black pepper (preferably freshly-ground), to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (optional, depending on your like or dislike of cumin) Directions Blend all the above-listed ingredients in a food processor or blender, until nearly smooth. … The post Recipe of the Week: K.D.’s Quick Black Bean Hummus appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 14, 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 farm land. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: The spot and futures silver markets are looking strong. Back In May, spot silver was around $14.50 per troy ounce. But presently, it is around $17.50. It has been solidly above $17 per … The post Economics & Investing For Preppers appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 14, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “They are intent on making every conversation and every form of behavior in the world known to them.” – Edward Snowden The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • October 14th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #998
    by sundance on October 14, 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 […]

  • Monday October 14th – Open Thread
    by sundance on October 14, 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 […]

  • James O’Keefe Previews Hidden Camera Investigation of CNN…
    by sundance on October 14, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Yesterday Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe announced a new series of releases obtained by an CNN insider who has been secretly recording views, and ideological instructions within the organization. [Project Veritas] […] This week, a CNN insider will blow the … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Mark Meadows Discusses Fraudulent Impeachment Process and Upcoming IG Report…
    by sundance on October 14, 2019 at 3:23 am

    North Carolina republican Mark Meadows has been one of the key republican leaders who have remained in Washington DC during the recess break so that he can quickly attend the secret back-room hearings being held by Chairman Adam Schiff.  In … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Ranking Member Doug Collins Discusses Pelosi-Schiff and Lawfare Impeachment Scheme Progress…
    by sundance on October 14, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Representative Doug Collins appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the specific strategy behind the Pelosi-Shiff and Lawfare ongoing impeachment effort. Collins explains why Adam Schiff is holding hearings behind closed doors so they can selectively leak out … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Sunday Talks: Rand Paul Schools Chuck Todd on Pragmatic Foreign Policy – Toad Mutters, and Grumbles Throughout…
    by sundance on October 14, 2019 at 12:41 am

    The background protestations, grumbles and sounds of the insufferable Chuck Todd while his ‘Share Blue’ talking points are being deconstructed is actually a little funny. In this interview Senator Rand Paul explains the pragmatic policy of withdrawing 50 U.S. troops … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Ridiculous Shift – Adam Schiff No Longer Requires CIA Gossip for Impeachment Testimony…
    by sundance on October 13, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Well, this was entirely predictable.  First the impeachment strategy needed the anonymous CIA gossiper to testify.  Then it leaked about how HPSCI Chairman Adam Shiff and his Lawfare staff actually created the “gossiper’s” silly third-hand complaint to an inspector general; … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • President Trump is 100% Correct on Syria Withdrawal – Here’s Why…
    by sundance on October 13, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Eight years ago Zurich Mike penned an analogy of the ‘Islamist Spring’ that still rings true today, when he said: President Obama helped kill the zookeepers and unleashed the big cats…. The Turkish movement into Syria is all part of … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Jumpin’ Ju-Ju Bones – CNBC Finally Gets It – A Stunned Jim Cramer: “Trump’s Trade Strategy Is Working”…
    by sundance on October 13, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Hat Tip OverTheMoonbat for making sure we didn’t miss this segment from last week.  This video also explains why Larry Kudlow, Secretary Mnuchin, Secretary Ross and Peter Navarro have tended to spend more time discussing economic policy with CNBC analysts … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Sunday Talks: Defense Secretary Mark Esper -vs- Chris Wallace Debate Turkey, Syria, Kurds and Ultimately The Ottoman Empire and TheMuslim Brotherhood…
    by sundance on October 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper discusses and defends President Trump’s smart decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria in advance of Turkish forces launching an assault into Syria against Kurdish forces and the SDF. The background here goes back to … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Trade Deal Done? Is 3300 The Next Stop For The Market?
    on October 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    The reality is the financial system is NOT healthy... (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Hunter Biden Emerges; Quits Board Of Chinese Private-Equity Firm
    on October 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Is he going to give back that 2.8-carot diamond? (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Kansas Girl, 13, Charged With Felony For Making "Gun-Like Hand Gesture" Toward Classmates
    on October 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    “I’m really worried about my granddaughter’s future.”  (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Central Bank Issues Stunning Warning: "If The Entire System Collapses, Gold Will Be Needed To...
    on October 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    "Gold is … the trust anchor for the financial system. If the entire system collapses, the gold stock provides a collateral to start over." (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • "Anarchy" As 750 ISIS Prisoners Escape Syria Camp After Turkish Shelling
    on October 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    At least 750 people with suspected links to Islamic State have reportedly fled a displacement camp in northeast Syria, the Guardian reports. (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Sunday — October 13, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 13, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Today is the birthday of songwriter and singer Paul Simon. (Born, 1941.) — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 85 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 from onPoint Tactical for the prize … The post Preparedness Notes for Sunday — October 13, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Optimizing MURS Dakota Alert Sensors – Part 2, by Tunnel Rabbit
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on October 13, 2019 at 7:03 am

    (Continued from Part 1. This installment concludes the article.) — MURS band Dakota Alert systems are very useful, but they often frustrate the user. Read up. It would be a huge loss if one could not operate their sensors correctly. And just like anything else, take one out of the Faraday cage and use it for awhile to gain experience with it. In a time of stress, getting a ‘false alarm’, could be nerve racking, when all hat it needs is batteries. In a pinch, but only in a pinch, would I connect directly to 12 VDC. With higher voltages … The post Optimizing MURS Dakota Alert Sensors – Part 2, by Tunnel Rabbit appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 13, 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 the suspected nascent Grand Solar Minimum. A Grand Solar Minimum? Three pieces of “food for thought, and grounds for further research” from Principia Scientific: Cloud Formations And Plant Growth Cycles … The post The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 13, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — October 12, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 12, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Today, in 1492, after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sighted a Bahamian island, believing that he had reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who had sponsored his attempt to find a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 85 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 … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday — October 12, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Optimizing MURS Dakota Alert Sensors – Part 1, by Tunnel Rabbit
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on October 12, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Editor’s Introductory Note: This essay describes one approach to optimizing the performance, extending the range, and securing the signal of MURS band Dakota Alert intrusion detection sensors–and other low power transmitters. — To begin, here’s some ground thruth on perimeter security: Security will be Job One. Everything else supports that objective. Manpower for most tasks will be greatly lacking. Every trick, hack, or tactic should be considered. If we don’t see’em, hear’em or smell’em coming, then it is over before it starts. You lose. Organizing with your community is the best defense for those without their own manpower. Defend at … The post Optimizing MURS Dakota Alert Sensors – Part 1, by Tunnel Rabbit appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Editors’ Prepping Progress
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 12, 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 took advantage of some rainy … The post Editors’ Prepping Progress appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 12, 2019 at 7:01 am

    “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Kylie Jenner’s Office Is A Working Mom’s Dream
    by Madeline Osburn on October 11, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    As she describes how and she and her team use each space, Jenner continually returns to the unique elements that allow her to simultaneously work and care for her young daughter, Stormi. […]

  • NBA’s Steve Kerr Compares Communist China To Owning An AR-15
    by Chrissy Clark on October 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    "But people in China didn't ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall," Kerr said. […]

  • CNN’s LGBT Town Hall Was Progressive Propaganda
    by David Marcus on October 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    The event held last night by CNN was not a series of town halls, but a pageant of progressive pieties. […]

  • China’s Ultimate Goal Is To Control American Culture, And Companies Should Resist It
    by Helen Raleigh on October 11, 2019 at 11:20 am

    If we let the Chinese government set limits on what we can say or do, if we give up our freedom for a short-term financial gain, we will lose our ability to create the best products. […]

  • Trade With China Has Turned Into Giving Away Our Values For Their Money
    by Kyle Sammin on October 11, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Free trade with communist nations will defeat every law we have. In a free market with an unfree nation, we have created a competition of systems, and bad systems will drive out good. […]

  • 7 Ways Every Single American Can Help Create A Culture Of Life
    by Josh Shepherd on October 11, 2019 at 11:19 am

    With another Supreme Court battle looming, cultural debates over life issues aren't going away. These seven resources help pro-life advocates know the latest and be a part of the solution.&nbs […]

  • The Hong Kong Protestors Are Fighting The Same Injustices As The Founding Fathers Did
    by Tristan Justice on October 11, 2019 at 11:18 am

    While extradition of those on trial provoked this year’s protests, it is a movement for democracy that is at the heart of the demonstrations. […]

  • Andrew McCarthy Unravels The Real Russia Collusion Narrative
    by Krystina Skurk on October 11, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Former Assistant United States Attorney Andy McCarthy's new book, 'Ball of Collusion,' is a clearheaded look at how the Clinton campaign and Obama administration weaponized a counterintelligence investigation for political gain. […]

  • You Don’t Need To Be A Scientist To Be Legitimately Skeptical Of Climate Alarmism
    by David Breitenbeck on October 11, 2019 at 11:16 am

    An ambiguous, unverifiable climate crisis that only the state has the means or authority to combat is a blank check to power. […]

  • How ‘Sesame Street’ Found Itself Caught Up In Class Warfare
    by Emily Jashinsky on October 11, 2019 at 11:12 am

    There's something odd about 'Sesame Street,' a show developed specifically to boost low-income kids, keeping its content behind a paywall for nine months. […]

  • 4 Wild Moments From CNN’s LGBT Presidential Town Hall
    by Tristan Justice on October 11, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Here are four highlights from CNN's town hall featuring nine 2020 Democratic candidates to discuss their platforms on LGBT policies. […]

  • The Right Doesn’t Need More Courage, We Need Better Training And Bigger Sticks
    by David Hines on October 11, 2019 at 11:09 am

    No magical elves are going to build your community for you. If people are afraid, don’t tell them that they’re cowards. Teach them how to stand up. […]

  • Donald Trump Has Done Far More For Gay People Than The Stonewall Democrats
    by Joshua Herr on October 11, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Stonewall Democrats don’t want you to know gay Republicans exist. But we do, our ideas are better than theirs, and we’re not going anywhere. […]

  • When Hospitals Refuse To Allow Time For Brain-Injured Patients To Heal
    by Bobby Schindler on October 11, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Today’s health care system is making it increasingly difficult for patient advocates to receive the care they are seeking for their loved ones. […]

  • Rembrandt Painted The Best Portrait Of Freedom Ever, And Here It Is
    by Andrei Illarionov on October 11, 2019 at 10:59 am

    No other well-known work of art claiming to reflect the idea of freedom seems to withstand a real competition with The Night Watch. […]

  • Preparedness Notes for Friday — October 11, 2019
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Today is the birthday of novelist William R. Forstchen (born, 1950.) He is best known for his survivalist novel One Second After. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 85 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 … The post Preparedness Notes for Friday — October 11, 2019 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • Black Powder for Self-Reliance – Part 4, by M.B.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on October 11, 2019 at 7:03 am

    (Continued from Part 3. This concludes a four-part series.) Introductory Disclaimer (Repeated): Making black powder, while safe in the author’s experimental experience, can be dangerous. The author and SurvivalBlog.com do not endorse making black powder, and you do so at your own risk. Making black powder could also be in violation of the laws in your jurisdiction. You are responsible for compliance with all laws in your area. Neither the author, nor SurvivalBlog.com, are responsible for your use of the information in this article. The processes described herein are therefore for informational purposes only. Safety Note (Repeated): Black powder can … The post Black Powder for Self-Reliance – Part 4, by M.B. appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com. […]

  • ‘Morning Joe’ Attacks Trump For Honoring Fallen Troops In Dover
    by Chrissy Clark on October 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    On "Morning Joe," an MSBNC guest attacked Trump for discussing his visits to the Dover Air Force Base, the location where fallen soldiers return home.&nbs […]

  • NBA Spokesperson Cuts Off Reporter Asking Players About Free Speech
    by Madeline Osburn on October 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    At a press conference in Japan, an NBA spokesperson said a reporter could not ask about the recent NBA fallout with China. […]

  • Elizabeth Warren Claims To Be A Protector Of Benefits For Coal Workers, Her Record Shows Otherwise
    by Tristan Justice on October 10, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    In the '90s, Warren helped write a SCOTUS petition for the company attempting to dodge federal laws mandating the company to pay for its retired miners’ health benefits. […]

  • Substituting Indigenous People’s Day For Columbus Day Is A False Choice
    by David Marcus on October 10, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Native Americans and their rich traditions deserve their own holiday, not Columbus Day leftovers. We can celebrate both. […]

  • 6 Ways The Salem Witch Trials Were Fairer Than Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry
    by Adam Mill on October 10, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Witches in 1692 knew exactly what law they stood accused of violating because New England witch hunters respected due process more than Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi do. […]

  • 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. […]