Random Shots

Random links to various news stories and blog posts that caught my attention this week:

No One Needs A Trauma Kit – Except those who do. It may not be a terror attack or a mass shooting it could be as simple as a mountain bike ride gone wrong but bad stuff happens in this world and it is up to you to be ready.

Turks Sealed Off Incirlik Again – Turkish police and civilians used heavy trucks to seal off the the Incirlik air base again. Almost 2000 US personnel are stationed at this base in Turkey. It is used as a launching point for air strikes on ISIS in Syria. It is also likely to house US nuclear weapons as part of its role as part of NATO defense strategy.

So Much For Gun Control – firearms are a pretty old and fairly simple technology as Peter Grant points out in this post and no amount of gun control can put the genie back in the bottle. If you have a desire and a few bucks you can make your own shotgun from supplies readily available at your local home improvement store.

Inflation – The government has some creative ways to calculate and share critical economic indicators and inflation is no exception. Despite the assurances that inflation is under control the story at the local taco truck tells a little different story…

God bless and have a great weekend!

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