You know why. The writing’s been on the wall for years. You and I think about this stuff all the time. The blue blob cities are a wreck. What a shame this is what San Francisco has turned into. The WSJ reports: Before the pandemic, San Francisco’s California Street was home to some of the […]
Economic Slow Down, Where to Park Your Money
There’s no doubt the economy is slowing down. Diesel prices are half of what they were from last year’s record. The question is will the Fed have the conviction to keep rates at a reasonable level. Savers have been penalized for a generation and deserve a return on their money. My favored Fidelity Treasury Money […]
Just How Strong Is the U.S. Navy?
Originally posted February 28, 2023. This year when the Department of Defense submitted its annual budget request to Congress, unlike any year before, it supplied three alternative plans. All of the plans seek to expand the number of ships in active duty in an effort to keep up with China’s rapid naval expansion. The CBO […]
Stocks Have a Long History of Doing Nothing
With the S&P 500 down hard last year, not to mention Nasdaq, some investors wondered about mutual funds and a diversified approach. What happened? Here’s what I wrote to you back on December 14, 2021, in “TOP HEAVY: Focus on Big Indexing Could Cause Market Chaos”: Originally posted on December 14, 2021. In an excellent […]
What’s the Best Survival Currency?
UPDATE 4.21.23: Gold prices were near all-time highs recently. There may be a more perfect survival currency out there, but gold’s resilience during troubling times is ancient and time tested. UPDATE 2.5.22: On the wine front, I rely on the knock-out one/two punch of French Burgundy & Syrah, end of discussion. If you are in […]
I Meant to Tell You My Recent “Survival Guy” Story
You know from here, here, here, and here that bad stuff happens. More times than I care to admit, I’m involved. Dear reader, is there anything more enjoyable? I get it. But once the feeling of “thankful it wasn’t me” passes, it gets darn serious. “What,” you may ask yourself, “if that happens to me?” […]
U.S. Survival AR-7
UPDATE 4/18/23: In this YouTube! video below, a YouTuber with the username Ghostginthree displays an interesting way to get more ammo stored in your Henry U.S. Survival AR-7. Watch: UPDATE 10/18/22: The Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 is great, lightweight option for a gun on the go. Here’s a great review of the AR-7 by Gun […]
Cheap Reliable Heating – a Life Saver
Originally posted December 29, 2022. “Despite the climate narrative, almost everywhere cold is much more deadly than heat. Cheap and reliable energy to keep us warm used to be the hallmark of prosperous countries; no more because of our climate obsession.” -Bjorn Lomborg to the WSJ, Monday What can be the difference between life and […]
Are You Prepared to Run Out of Water?
UPDATE 3.17.23: This week, our hometown of Key West, Florida, and the Keys along route 1 experienced a number of water main breaks that blocked traffic and cut water supplies. You can imagine how hard it is for bars, hotels, and restaurants to serve the tourist traffic here in town without water. Now there are […]
Hypersonic Scramjet Powered Cruise Missile Aces Its Final Test
DARPA’s hypersonic cruise missile aced its final test in Palmdale, CA on January 30th, 2023. The system preformed as predicted and traveled more than 300 nautical miles reaching heights above 60,000 feet. Read Lockheed’s full press release below: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and […]
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