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If you’ve been following the news the last couple of days, you might have heard about the threat by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab against a particular “family” of shopping malls (blogged about this Sunday). The more I thought about the potential for a mall shooting, the more I wondered if there was anything out in […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 25, 2015, 4:52 am
On January 19, I started reviewing Chicago-area laws concerning self-defense tools for the new year. That day, I blogged about the legality of pepper spray in Chicago. Today, I’m going to look at if collapsible/expandable/retractable/telescopic batons are legal in Chicago, Illinois. Like with that pepper spray post, let’s start at the top. Looking at the […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 24, 2015, 4:56 pm
Back when I was running this blog’s predecessor, Boom2Bust.com, “The Most Hated Blog On Wall Street,” I remember coming across a number of infamous statements made prior to and during the Great Depression by leaders in government, finance, and industry of the day. For example, as Fox News cataloged back on October 26, 2009: “We […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 23, 2015, 6:03 am
Muslim extremists are calling for terror attacks directed against Western malls. From the website of Chicago CBS affiliate Channel 2 Saturday night: A terror group with ties to al-Qaeda released an online video Saturday appearing to call for attacks on Western malls, including at least one U.S. shopping center. There is no credible, serious threat […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 23, 2015, 6:00 am
“‘Rich Dad’s Prophecy’- [Robert Kiyosaki’s] most recent book- predicts that the market will crash around 2016 when the oldest Baby Boomers start cashing out their 401(k) plans. Individuals whose savings are locked into 401(k) plans will suffer because these retirement plans, aren’t flexible and don’t do well in a bear market…” -CNN.com, October 30, 2002 […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 22, 2015, 6:06 am
Firearm enthusiasts in the Chicago area might have heard of Maxon Shooter’s Supplies and Indoor Range in the near-northwest suburb of Des Plaines. While I haven’t visited their new facility (yet), I have had some interaction with Maxon’s in the past, assisting their office manager in late 2012 with populating the “Helpful Resources” area of […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 22, 2015, 6:03 am
“Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you’re stupid and make bad choices.” -Unknown, hat tip Shirley Manson Garbage, Stupid Girl (live 2012) YouTube Video Christopher E. Hill Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)
Author: Editor
Posted: February 22, 2015, 6:00 am
The second topic from earlier this week I’ll be revisiting tonight is Robert Shiller. The Nobel Prize-winning economist was on CNBC’s Squawk Box TV show Wednesday and talked equities (among other things) with Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Brian Sullivan. From their exchange: SHILLER: The things that is really striking- and maybe not today- […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 20, 2015, 5:03 am
Tonight, I’m going to be revisiting two subjects from earlier this week. The first is the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Wingshooting Clinics this year. The Illinois Government News Network page on the State of Illinois ran the following last Thursday about the IDNR-sponsored classes. From a February 13 press release: IDNR Announces 2015 Wingshooting […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 20, 2015, 3:27 am
Like I blogged Monday, the gun “control” crowd is off-and-running several weeks into the new year. In addition to a ban on certain AR-15 rifle ammunition, they’re also pushing to ban “high-capacity” firearm ammunition magazines. From the website of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislation Action (NRA-ILA) last Friday: Anti-gun U.S. Senator Bob Menendez […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 18, 2015, 9:41 pm
When the “balloon goes up,” no doubt there will be people who turn to upland game (bird) hunting to put food on the table- if they aren’t doing so already. And here in the state of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources sponsors training for residents to develop this potentially-lifesaving skill (in addition to […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 18, 2015, 3:46 pm
The last time I blogged about Yale economics professor Robert Shiller, he was saying that the bond market “doesn’t clearly fit my definition of a bubble.” Dr. Shiller knows a thing or two about bubbles, considering he spotted the U.S. housing bubble last decade and the dot-com bubble a few years earlier. Last Thursday, Shiller […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 17, 2015, 6:23 pm
Survival And Prosperity readers looking to obtain physical silver these days may want to drop by the website of affiliate marketing partner JM Bullion (reviewed here) to check out their 1 Ounce Sunshine Silver Round Sale going on. From an e-mail I received from JM Bullion Monday: Sunshine Rounds Just $0.79 Over Spot This week […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 17, 2015, 5:46 pm
The second installment of Peter Schiff’s Gold Videocast for 2015 is out on YouTube. And Euro Pacific Capital’s Schiff shared his thoughts about what’s been suppressing the price of gold these days. He told viewers: ObamaCare forces employers to provide insurance for full-time employees. As a result, employers are hiring more part-time workers than they […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 17, 2015, 4:50 pm
Hope U.S. readers of Survival And Prosperity had a nice Presidents’ Day. Some housekeeping for Tuesday: • Regular readers may have noticed I’ve been using a particular translation tool on this blog for some time. However, because it was straining resources in conjunction with a sustained denial-of-service attack against this blog, it’s been replaced with […]
Author: Editor
Posted: February 17, 2015, 6:00 am




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