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Here’s the latest from “ground zero” for gun “control” in the United States. Voters in Cook County and Oak Park (Cook County, Illinois) will have the opportunity to vote on the following referenda in next week’s election. For Cook County voters: Shall the Illinois General Assembly enact the Illinois Public Safety Act (Senate Bill 3659) […]
Author: Editor
Posted: October 31, 2014, 4:47 am
Something tells me the popular Chicago police blog Second City Cop is going to have a field day with the following. Hal Dardick and Jeremy Gorner reported on the Chicago Tribune website tonight: The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are well below full strength, even as the rate of hiring has increased in recent […]
Author: Editor
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:25 am
Regrettably, I’ve been tied up the last couple of weeks with a number of personal matters, technical issues with my financial/personal safety blogs/websites, a potential business opportunity that arose unexpectedly, and a whole host of other things. Drawing on some of that “energy and persistence” Ben Franklin talked about, I’m now back to blogging on […]
Author: Editor
Posted: October 29, 2014, 6:56 pm
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” -Benjamin Franklin (American scientist, philosopher, printer, diplomat, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States, and Founding Father. 1706-1790) By Christopher E. Hill Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)
Author: Editor
Posted: October 27, 2014, 9:31 pm
“Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.” -William Feather (American author and publisher. 1889-1981) By Christopher E. Hill Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)
Author: Editor
Posted: October 8, 2014, 10:45 pm
I saw a segment last night on the Channel 9 (Chicago) evening news regarding the City of Chicago’s response to that security bulletin issued by the FBI and DHS the other day. From the WGN TV website: A renewed terror warning in the U.S. is prompting security concerns in Chicago. While acknowledging the city may […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 25, 2014, 4:30 pm
Last Wednesday, I blogged about a prepper/survivalist show that took place over the weekend in northwest Indiana (anyone go?). This Wednesday, I’m going to talk about one that’s scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 25, in Appleton, Wisconsin (3 hour 17 minute drive from Chicago according to Google). From the event flyer: Are you […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 24, 2014, 6:30 pm
I received the following e-mail this morning about a one-day only 30 percent off sale from affiliate marketing partner BUDK (review still pending, but I have ordered from BUDK before and I would definitely do business with them again). From the Moultrie, Georgia-based vendor of knives, swords, gear, and more: Christopher – Tick, Tock… It’s […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 24, 2014, 5:10 pm
When I heard last night that the U.S. and its allies had initiated airstrikes against Muslim extremists in Syria, I wondered how long it would be before a retaliatory attack was attempted. It’s nice to see the Feds anticipating the same from the jihadists and/or their sympathizers. From an Associated Press piece today on the […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 24, 2014, 2:50 am
I’ve been wanting to blog about the latest City of Chicago annual financial analysis for some time now. This afternoon I’m finally getting that chance. From Fran Spielman (who’s done a terrific job breaking those analyses down the past couple years I’ve been paying attention to them) on the Chicago Sun-Times website back in August: […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 23, 2014, 7:02 pm
“Survivalism: The stark ideology that may have led to killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper” -Actual headline on the Washington Post website, September 17, 2014 “I love publishing material that readers can sink their teeth into and learn a lot from. I hope to do a lot more of it when things calm down on […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 22, 2014, 10:33 pm
Regular readers of Survival And Prosperity know that I’ve taken the threat of terrorism by Muslim extremists seriously for years now- whether Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, their affiliates, or sympathizers. While it’s obvious to me a number of entities (particularly politicians) are taking advantage of the newly-minted caliphate’s boogeyman factor these days for their own […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 22, 2014, 7:29 pm
“What we went through this weekend, the way we had to get ourselves out, the looting, the vandalism- it was like something right out of a movie.” -Jim Kotrba, Hoffman Estates Fire Department, in a September 18, 2014, Chicago Tribune article October 2005. I was in my office at a fire department in the northwest […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:16 am
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” -Alexander Graham Bell (Scottish scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator. 1847-1922) By Christopher E. Hill Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)
Author: Editor
Posted: September 21, 2014, 4:04 pm
Just wanted to let you know about some terrific sales going on this weekend by two affiliate marketing partners of Survival And Prosperity- BUDK (not yet reviewed) and My Patriot Supply (reviewed here). From an e-mail I received from Muncie, Indiana-based My Patriot Supply, “Your Patriot Owned Survival Store” : We wanted to send a […]
Author: Editor
Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:22 pm




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