Preparedness Notes for Sunday — May 17, 2020

On this day in 1769, George Washington launched a legislative salvo at Great Britain’s fiscal and judicial attempts to maintain its control over the American colonies。 He brought a package of non-importation resolutions, drafted by George Mason (pictured) before the Virginia House of Burgesses。 This initiated a chain of events that led to Britain’s House of Lords demanding that men involved in the extra-legal Massachusetts convention of towns be tried in England。 Britain’s plan backfired and created an American identity where before there had been none。 — Today we present a guest article selected by JWR that is not part of …




Starting an Old Engine, Part 2, by John Leyzorek

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) Now we come to the oldest parts of our marvelous rediscovered machine, already centuries old in our English Common Law heritage when they were written into our Constitution. Who will indict powerful members of government itself, when they break the law they are sworn to uphold? Everyone knows how the System protects itself, and the law be damned. The Grand Jury, that is who, an institution first described in the year 997 and wholly independent of judges and prosecutors, with lawful power to investigate any suspicion of crime in its jurisdiction and …




The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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 demographic shifts caused by the ongoing Wuhan Flu pandemic. New Trend: “Sell City, Buy Country” Reader Jeanne L. sent this bit of confirmation for a SurvivalBlog premise, published by Politico: …




The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live。 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples。 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole。 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be …