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The other day, my girlfriend went to see her physician in the Chicago suburbs for a routine check-up. Upon arriving, she was handed some paperwork to fill out- including a sheet of questions that didn’t look like it originated from the doctor’s office. At the top of the page was my girlfriend’s name already printed […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 28, 2015, 3:58 am
“The first flakes ahead of a potentially historic blizzard began swirling through New York City on Monday morning, with forecasters predicting up to 3 feet (90cm) of snow in the coming day and millions of people facing snarled transportation. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:21 pm
“Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is perilous.” -Confucius (Chinese philosopher. 551 BC-479 BC) Christopher E. Hill Survival And Prosperity (
Author: Editor
Posted: January 26, 2015, 3:22 pm
Regular Survival And Prosperity readers may recall that used to be an affiliate marketing partner of the blog. Great company (specializes in the instruction of precious metals investing and providing world-class gold and silver dealer services and products), but they pulled the plug on their affiliate marketing program not too long ago. Anyway, I […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 21, 2015, 7:08 pm
The Chicago Reader has done a terrific job lately of keeping a tab on public safety in Chicago. And yesterday, the Reader website ran an article entitled “Did Rahm live up to his campaign promises on public safety?” Mick Dumke wrote: During his first campaign for mayor four years ago, Rahm Emanuel kept talking about […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 21, 2015, 5:05 pm
I had a tough choice to make earlier tonight- either watch President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Speech, or finish up doing laundry. After all my clothes were put away, I saw on my Internet service provider’s home page some jibberish about how some “shadow of crisis” had passed. I pulled up a transcript […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 21, 2015, 5:30 am
After ViaMat, one of the world’s leading precious metals storage firms, notified U.S. customers it would discontinue private storage of precious metals for all clients with a U.S. tax liability, some Survival And Prosperity readers may have been under the impression that also applied to affiliate marketing partner BullionVault (reviewed here). Not so. As a […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 20, 2015, 9:17 pm
Early last month I blogged about an interview series with well-known investor Jim Rogers on the Wall Street Daily website that was conducted by Robert Williams, founder of the Baltimore, Maryland-based investment research/market commentary service. Williams followed that up with a three-part interview of Euro Pacific Capital’s Peter Schiff that began on New Year’s Eve […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 20, 2015, 6:36 pm
Illinois residents are waking up to disturbing news this morning. From the “Press Room” over on the website of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois: Illinois faces $9 billion annual deficit and $159 billion in IOUs New analysis (PDF) by the Fiscal Futures Project finds no easy fix to […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 20, 2015, 3:15 pm
The silver market sure is active these days. Looking to acquire physical silver? Affiliate marketing partner JM Bullion (reviewed here) is having a 5 Ounce Sunshine Silver Bar Sale. From an e-mail I received from JM Bullion this morning: 5 oz Sunshine Silver Bars Just $0.89 Over Spot! On sale this week is the 5 […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 19, 2015, 7:09 pm
Last Wednesday, I blogged that I’d begin reviewing Chicago-area laws concerning self-defense tools starting this week. Even though Survival And Prosperity addressed the subject of pepper spray or OC spray (from “oleoresin capsicum”) some time back, here’s a question I still keep hearing asked: “Is pepper spray legal in Chicago, Illinois?” To find out, let’s […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 19, 2015, 6:04 pm
“One of the world’s safest investments- the Swiss franc- has swung wildly this week after the central bank in Switzerland announced it would scrap its policy of limiting the rise of the currency. It may seem like an arcane move, but it’s not. The Swiss National Bank’s surprise decision on Thursday caused the franc to […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 19, 2015, 5:59 am
This year’s Barron’s Roundtable convened on January 12, 2015, at the Harvard Club of New York. And one member of the Roundtable, Swiss-born investment advisor and fund manager Marc Faber, brought up some interesting scenarios for the coming year. Dr. Faber told Roundtable participants: Many surprises could occur in the next 12 months. The president, […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 19, 2015, 3:11 am
Yesterday morning I received an e-mail from affiliate marketing partner CHIEF Supply (reviewed here). The Charlotte, North Carolina-based vendor of public safety equipment and apparel sent a e-flyer with the following sale info: Up To $100 Off + Free Shipping $10 Off Your Order Of $79 Or More + Free Shipping $30 Off Your Order […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 18, 2015, 6:58 pm
Following up on last Sunday’s post about Illinois concealed-carry, the other day I found out the Illinois State Police just released a report entitled Concealed Carry Statistics 2014. I got the chance to examine it this morning and pulled the following which may interest Illinois readers of the blog. From January 1, 2014, to December […]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 18, 2015, 5:59 pm

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